COST & standard of living, POSTAL service, RURAL poor, LIVING conditions, and HOUSEHOLDS
Financial inclusion is the key to empowerment of poor & underprivileged rural households as they constitute 70 percentage of the total Indian population. Financial Inclusion can help the down trodden to improve their financial condition and the standard of living. To provide greater financial inclusion, the Government of India in 2008 declared that wage payments, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme be made through banks and post offices. It is in this context, the present study has been conducted to know how the scheme is helping in promoting financial inclusion in virudhunagar district. It will also highlight that workers employment participation. Besides these, the study also makes few recommendations for enhancing better financial inclusion. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Indian Economic & Social History Review; Oct-Dec2015, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p409-437, 29p
FINANCIAL institutions, POSTAL service, FINANCIAL services industry, BANKING industry, and REMITTANCES
The Post Office of India has evolved tremendously from an institution of ‘communication’ to an important ‘financial’ institution of the early twenty-first century. This article traces the evolution of two key mass financial services offered by the Post Office over the past 130 years—money orders that have primarily served as a mechanism for internal and international migrants’ remittances and the small savings system that has mobilised deposits from millions of rural and urban citizens. It assesses the contribution of the Post Office in enhancing ‘financial inclusion’ in the twentieth century and argues that the financial history of modern India remains incomplete without integrating the Post Office—currently the largest bank in India in terms of network, accounts and personal deposits—as a key institutional actor in the narrative. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
INTERNAL revenue stamps, POSTAGE stamps, and POSTAL service
Presents a brief history of the postage and revenue stamps of the Indian feudatory state of Jasdan which features the sun. Background of the foundation of the Indian state which is part of Gujarat in Western India; Administration of local postal services by the Indian feudatory states; Features of the postage stamps which were printed in myrtle-green in small panes.