Amid of commemorating the visionary Good Governance Week, Ricoh India said that it has come along with Department of Post to disrupt 1,30,000 post offices across India.
The Imaging and IT solutions enabler is known to have partnered with the Dept. of Post for Implementing and Operating integrated Rural Hardware solution for around 1,30,000 post offices across India.
The solutions will comprise hand held devices with camera and bio metric facility and also a set of solar panels at EDO level and network connectivity.
To make the deployment seamless and hassle-free, the company will also setup service centres across India.
Sharing insights on the development, Manoj Kumar, Managing Director & CEO of Ricoh India Limited said, “Being a company committed to excellence and innovation, Ricoh India is proud to be associated with this ambitious project launched by Department of Posts. India`s postal services is one of the largest networks in the world and with Ricoh established network of services and support infrastructure across India, we are confident of delivering the best value to Department of Posts and ensuring seamless integration of our products and services in this project by Ministry of IT and Communications. We are positive that through our product offerings and services we will be able to increase efficiencies, enhance service offerings and fulfill the objectives of Department of Posts”
Under the project Ricoh India will supply, install and maintain services of hardware, peripheral devices and operating system for “Rural Information & Communication Technology (ICT) – Hardware (RH)” Solution.
As projected through mobile terminals all postal and financial transactions in the rural branch offices will be covered, uploading collected data to India Post data centre; the services is said to enrich the delivery of services in the rural areas.
This project will be introduced at three pilot circles in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan and by March 2017, it is aimed 1.30 lakh hand-held devices will be made available across rural branch offices.
The scope of work includes supply of mobile computing devices and peripherals, installation of solar UPS, connectivity to access the application by service providers along with maintenance for five years.