Postinfo is an android mobile application developed by the department posts. It is a citizen centric android mobile application of Department of Posts developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology.
Postinfo app comes under the category of Communication in the Google Play Store. The app requires an android device of 4.0 and up. The app is developed by Centre of Excellence in Postal Technology. It is last updated on 7th November 2019. The current version of the app is 2.9 and it has got 1,000,000+ installs in the play store. The size of the app is 11M. The app can be used by individuals aged 3 and above. The app has been reviewed by 66,912 users and it has got 4.2 rating in Google play store.
Postinfo app provides the following facilities:-
- Post office search
- Postage calculator
- Insurance premium calculator
- Interest calculator
Tracking – The tracking facility is made available in the mobile app for tracking speed posts, registered letters, insured letter, value payable letter, insured value payable letter, registered packets, registered periodicals, registered parcels, insured parcel, value payable parcel, insured value payable parcel, business parcel, business parcel COD, express parcel, express parcel COD and electronic money order (e-MO).
The users are able to view the status of the above mentioned articles by entering the article number and tapping the track button. The app saves the results for future reference. It shares with others through android native sharing apps such as Bluetooth, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.
Post Office search – By entering the first four characters of the name of the post office or by entering the PIN code of the office the users can get the details like the name of the post office, street address, contact details for the selected post office. The name of the Division and contact details of the Divisional Superintendent, details of the Regional Post Master General and the Chief Post Master General will also be displayed
Postage calculator – The app helps users to calculate the postage (tariff) to be paid for all types of articles based on the weight entered by the user. The unique feature of the postage calculator is that in single query it shows the tariff chargeable for the items like ordinary letter, speed post domestic, registered letter, ordinary parcel, registered parcel, registered book packet, etc.
Premium calculator – The department is offering various types of life insurance policies through Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance. The users can check the premium payable for all the eligible types of Postal / Rural Life Insurance Policies on the basis of the inputs entered.
Interest calculator – Post office is offering different types of small savings schemes like Sukanya Samriddi Youjana (recurring deposit), Time deposit ( 1 year, 2 year, 3 year and 5 year), monthly income scheme, senior citizen savings scheme, national savings certificate and kisan vikas patra. The calculator shows the interest rate of each savings scheme based on the input.