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Issuance of devices and SIM cards to GDS, GDS substitutes and temporary staff posted at BOs(Branch Post Offices) for DARPAN 2.0

Subject: - Regarding issuance of devices and SIM cards to GDS, GDS substitutes and temporary staff posted at BOs(Branch Post Offices).


No. 1-2/2017-PBI Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts (PBI Division) Dak Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 14 September 2023

To, The CSMO, India Post Payments Bank, Corporate Office, New Delhi-110001


I am directed to refer to IPPB's letter number IPPB/CSM0/2023-24/63 dated 01.09.2023 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the proposal for providing a new set of devices (mobile+fingerprint scanner+ thermal printer) and SIM card to GDS substitutes/temporary staff for working in BOs in the absence of GDS concerned for use in IPPB owned mobile devices for a limited period not exceeding 3 months has been agreed to by the Competent Authority subject to the following conditions:-


(i) Provision of a new set of devices (mobile+fingerprint scanner+ thermal printer) and SIM card to GDS substitutes/temporary staff will be based upon specific recommendation and vetting of KYC details of identified temporary staff by Divisional Head concerned (no delegation of authority allowed).


(ii) IPPBs proprietary banking applications and other services will not be allowed in such devices operated by temporary staff.


(iii) In case of provision of above mentioned devices to GDS-substitutes, the responsibility for upkeep and maintenance of these devices and SIM card will lies with the concerned GDS substitute only.


(iv) In case of provision of above mentioned devices to temporary staff, the responsibility for upkeep and maintenance of these devices and SIM card will lies with the concerned temporary staff only.


2. This is issued with the approval of DDG (PBI).

Yours faithfully,


(Dr. NiGona Yasmin)

Director (PBI)


Copy for information and necessary action to: -


1. All CPMsG with request to kindly ensure implementation of the above-mentioned instructions.


2. DDG (RB & Pig) with request to provide necessary support to IPPB in the matter.


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