India’s 1st digital parcel locker service launched in West Bengal

The Department of Posts, Kolkata (West Bengal circle), has launched free digital parcel locker service in 2 post offices Nabadiganta IT post office of Salt Lake City & post office in New Town’s Action Area. Under this service, customers will be able to collect their parcel from the post office according to their convenience.

This facility is quite popular in European countries but is starting for the first time in India. This service has been done for such people of working-class, who do not have to receive any parcel at home. Such people can take their parcel and letters addressed to them from the kiosks at 24×7.

How Digital parcel locker service works?

A customer will be given a specific locker number as the address where India Post will drop the parcel. Consignments will be dropped into the digital parcel locker and an SMS will be issued along with an OTP number to the customer concerned. The consignment will remain accessible to customers for seven days during which they can collect the parcel any time of the day.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Indian Post: New Delhi.
  • Indian Post is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications.
  • Union Minister of Communications: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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