Seluophe village, which has been adopted by Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio as
model village under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) programme got its
branch post office (BPO) on Monday to provide basic postal facilities to
the people of the village.
The BPO was formally inaugurated by SAGY, Seluophe chairman Lutsoü Rakho in the presence of Director Postal Services (DPS) headquarters, North East circle, Shillong, Som Kamie. Superintendent of Posts (HQ) Kohima, K.I. Singh and Sub Divisional Inspector of Postal Services (SDIPOs) A. Akha-e Agnes and members of Seluophe village were also present in the inaugural function.
In his speech, Kamie said Seluophe village was one of the luckiest village to be adopted under SAGY. He said that all facilities including post office, telecom, water and electricity would be provided to the villagers under the centrally-sponsored scheme.
He also formed that the Centre has directed all departments to provide maximum facilities to the people of the model villages adopted under SAGY scheme undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the centre.
Kamie assured that the BPO would be fully computerize within one to six years time. He said that branch post master will have a hand held device with internet connectivity which would work like an ATM. He added that ATM cards would be provided to all account holders in Nagaland for banking transaction in the ATM booths of the Post Office.
BPO will also provide all benefits of the schemes, including postal life insurance, Sukanya for girl child to the people of Seluophe village and neighboring villages, he further said.
Superintendent of posts (HQ) Kohima, K.I. Singh narrated on the functions of BPO. Short speech was delivered by Seluophe village chairman, Wepfute Chirah where he expressed gratitude to Lok Sabha MP, Neiphiu Rio for adopting the village.
Earlier in her welcome address, SDIPO, A. Akha-e Agnes informed that the BPO has opened 43 saving banks (SB) accounts, 13 recurring deposit (RD) accounts and four Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts (SSA) and three Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) from Seluophe village.
The programme was chaired by L. Imtikumzuk, invocation prayer was pronounced by United Christian Church, Seluophe deacon K. Rengma and vote of thanks was offered by Amongla Jamir.