About: Indian Postal Service
For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played an important role within the country’s social-economic development. It touches the lives of Indian citizens in many ways: delivering mails, accepting deposits under Small Savings Schemes, providing life assurance cover under Postal life assurance (PLI) and Rural Postal life assurance (RPLI) and providing retail services like bill collection, sale of forms, etc. The DoP also acts as an agent for the state of India in discharging other functions for citizens like Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) wage disbursement and adulthood pension payments. With 1, 55,531 Post Offices, the DoP has the foremost cosmopolitan postal network within the world.