National Health Mission, Nagaland; Public Information:

Kohima, September 17 (NE): This is to inform the general Public that, National Health Mission, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland has partnered with the Department of Post: India, Nagaland Branch for opening India Posts Payment Bank (IPPB) and Post Office Saving Bank (POSB) accounts in areas where there is no Bank.

This is an initiative in connection with the Govt. of India’s mandate to credit various entitlements/ incentives under the Health Department directly to beneficiary’s saving account, so that transparency can be maintained.

The account will be opened for the beneficiary, individual depending on the block, village or jurisdiction falling under India Post Payment Banks service coverage and those which are not under that will be covered under Post Office Saving Bank Service. IPPB saving account is a paperless account where no physical documentation is required. A customer can open an account just by furnishing the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrollment number, mobile number and PAN card (optional) and can be opened with zero balance. For POSB account Know your Costumer (KYC) document is required (i.e ID Proof and Address Proof) along with 2 number passport size photo. POSB account can be opened with a minimum balance of Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only).

The Department of Post: India, Nagaland Branch has started the account opening drive on pilot phase from Sechu Block, Kohima and the rest of the State will be covered in a phase wise manner. The villagers are requested to take advantage of the opportunity and open accounts through the postal savings i.e if they do not have any saving accounts of any sort. This will not only benefit under Department of H&FW but also for schemes implemented by other Departments where Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) is mandatory.

Further information will be disseminated through the Chief Medical Office concerned village authorities.