New Delhi, Jul 31: Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asked Department of Posts to leverage technology to strengthen Digital India by adopting artificial intelligence, IoT and cloud computing for citizen centric services.
Mr Prasad urged the officers of the Department at all levels to think to reform and perform in order to transform.
Addressing the Srinagar officers over a video conference, he said the many start-ups coming up in the country are the plus points of the nation that need to be supported and harnessed by the postal service.
Most importantly, he urged the department to tap the rising demand for e-Commerce in rural and semi- urban India by fast tracking the access of e-Commerce participants to this emerging segment.
The Minister recalled the powerful use of the “Letter” by Mahatma Gandhi and suggested that as mark of the association of the Postal Department with the Father of the Nation, the Department should pay an appropriate tribute to him on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary on October 2, 2019. (UNI)