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Aadhaar Updation Centre opened at HPO

he Department of Posts opened an Aadhaar Updation Centre at the Head Post Office (HPO) in the city on Monday. It is set to open another one at the Perambalur head post office.

Aadhaar Updation Centres will be opened at 10 more head post offices in the Tiruchi region soon, D. Veena Kumari, Postmaster General, Central Region, Tamil Nadu, Tiruchi, said after inaugurating the Aadhaar Updation Centre at the HPO in Tiruchi.

The centres will be manned by staff of the Department of Posts. Persons holding Aadhaar cards can update details, including bio metric and other details such as name, gender, date of birth, address, email address and mobile phone numbers, on payment of Rs. 25. Printouts of the corrected cards can be had on payment of a nominal fee.

10 more centres

The Aadhaar updation centres would function in the other 10 post offices as soon as the hardware was ready.

In a brief interaction with reporters, Ms. Kumari said India Post Payment Banks would be established at the head post offices at Cuddalore, Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur and Pudukottai before the end of the current financial year.

Ms. Kumari, who also inaugurated the sale of Sovereign Gold Bond-2017-18 Series II, said post offices under the Central Region had sold gold bonds of the last tranche for 19.30 kg to the tune of Rs. 5.60 crore. “This was one of the highest among postal regions in the country.”

Special counters will be opened at post offices for sale of the gold bonds of the Union government till July 14. The gold bonds will be available at all post offices under central region. Investors can buy the gold bonds for a minimum of one to 500 grams per financial year.

The issue price of the bond is Rs. 2,780 per gram, after deduction of a discount of Rs. 50 per gram.

The scheme provides investors an easier option to buy gold as it does not require storage and helps in reducing the demand for physical gold.

The maturity value of the gold bond will be the price of the value of pure gold on the previous weeks fixed by the Indian Gold Merchants Association.

Investors will also get 2.5% of fixed interest per year that will be paid on a half-yearly basis.

The maturity period of the bonds will be fixed as eight years from the date of issue of bonds.

However, investors also have a choice of pre-mature redemption from the fifth year of the date of issue on the interest payment dates. The bonds can be used as collateral for loans and traded through stock exchange, she said


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