Saturday, September 26, 2015

World postal news: New cutting edge technology for Post Office

In the UK, Post Office Ltd has signed a five-year contract with the DVLA that will enable drivers to renew their photocard driving licences using new world-class technology.
The enhanced service means that from next spring, selected Post Office branches will have a dedicated counter position where drivers renewing the photograph on their 10-year licence will have their paperwork scanned into a computer, their photograph taken, an electronic signature captured and the data sent immediately by secure electronic link to the DVLA. The DVLA will then check the application and post a new photocard licence to the driver.
Alan Cook, Post Office’s managing director, said: “We will be the first post office in the world to use groundbreaking technology for document and identity verification technology in this way and it puts us in a strong place to use the trusted Post Office brand, our unrivalled network and our experienced staff to bid for other major government contracts.”
The new technology will be installed in up to 750 Post Office branches around theUK. Initially the technology will just be used for 10-year photocard renewal but it may be extended to include other driver transactions.

Do you think India post also move in this way to get more revenue ?? 

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