Staff Reporter

DINDIGUL: The Department of Posts has introduced the new scheme of delivering cash at the doorstep of savings bank account holders here on Friday.

Under the scheme, account holders need not come to the post office for withdrawing money. Withdrawals could be made through postman but they should call the postmaster of Head Post Office (HPO) over phone and inform him about the amount of withdrawal. Within short time, postman would deliver the cash to the account holders at their residence and inform them about the balance.

The account holders should hand over duly filled withdrawal slip to him.

Postal Superintendent L. Gurusamy said this scheme was aimed at helping customers who were in need of service at their doorstep.

Nominal service charge of Rs.20 would be levied for each transaction. The charges would be deducted from the customer's savings account.

People could draw amount up to Rs.5,000. Necessary service mechanism has been formulated in the operational procedure of the scheme.

Account holder could come to the office for updating their accounts once in three months.

This scheme has been introduced in 92 HPOs and 30 important posts offices in the State. To begin with, Dindigul, Nilakottai and Palani HPOs would offer this facility to customers from Friday. Customers under jurisdiction of HPO alone could avail this service.

Business hours extended

All business transactions such as money order, registered posts, payment of telephone bills and SB account operation would be done between10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days, he said. (Earlier, these transactions were closed at 3 p.m.).