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First Postal ATMs opened in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar, April 28: Odisha Circle Chief Postmaster General Tikal De on Monday inaugurated the much awaited State’s first post office savings bank ATM at the Bhubaneswar General Post Office (GPO).

Another ATM was also opened at the Cuttack GPO. Three more ATMs would be launched at Puri, Rourkela and Sambalpur shortly while as many as 39 more ATMs would be opened at various places during this financial year.

“Today’s launching of ATM at the Bhubaneswar GPO would revamp the CBS (Core Banking Solution) network in the Department of Posts,” said Circle Chief Postmaster General Tikal De.

The ATM and the ATM card have the brand red colour of postal department giving essence of fast marching of the Postal Banking System.

Now the ATM facility is being provided only to the account holders of Postal savings bank. Later, it will be extended to all the savings bank account holders of all commercial banks coming under the ATM folder.

Among others, Director Postal Services (Business Development) Anil Kumar Singh, Bhubaneswar Division Senior Superintendent of Post Offices Subash Chandra Barik and Bhubaneswar GPO Senior Postmaster General Priyanath Pattnayak were present at the ceremony.

Notably, the first CBS post office was last opened at the Bhubaneswar GPO on December 1 last year. As on date, 36 CBS post offices are operating in the State.

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