The Director General of the Universal Postal Union (DG UPU), Masahiko Metoki, met here today with the Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw. Metoki is on a three-day visit to India for the inauguration of the UPU regional office.
Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw shared the transformation of post offices into a digitally powered network capable of delivering government services at home in remote areas. Post Offices in India have been a successful model for financial inclusion through UPI and IPPB.
During the interaction, DG UPU appreciated the expansion of physical post offices in India riding the waves of digital infrastructure and supported the replication of similar models in other countries. It also agreed to evaluate the UPI platform to integrate it with cross-border money remittances through postal channels.