Global IT and consultancy firm Accenture said that it has bagged an order from the Postal Department to modernise the post offices across the country.
The financial details of the deal were not known. As per the modernisation contract, Accenture would design an enterprise IT architecture and migrate the Department of Post (DoP) to a more efficient IT system, Accenture said in a statement.
The project is designed to help the DoP, which has been reporting losses to drive revenue and regain market share in different services and products such as bill payment, e-posts, life insurance, money transfer and banking.
The technology upgrade would also benefit citizens via speedier banking and insurance services, track and trace abilities and would help the postal department to compete effectively with the local and international courier firms.
Accenture would also advise DoP on the development of a wide-area network that helps connect all post offices on which various online services can run.
Krishna G V Giri, who leads Accenture’s Management Consulting practice (Health and Public Service operating group) in the Asia Pacific region said, “Armed with efficiency at DoP, the government will be better positioned to share various social schemes, such as Mahatma National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, with even the most remote citizens.”