With the upcoming International Women’s Day on 8th March 2024, the Goa Postal Division has issued an appeal to women to avail themselves of the Mahila Samman Savings Certificate. In a bid to empower women and foster a culture of savings, the Government of India introduced the Mahila Samman Savings Certificate 2023, a small savings scheme dedicated to women beneficiaries. 

The scheme, which aims at not only securing women’s financial futures, but the economic empowerment of daughters, can be availed at the nearest post office. 

The Mahila Samman Savings Certificate 2023 presents a host of salient features and benefits aimed at empowering women and securing their financial future. Women have the flexibility to open an account either in their name or on behalf of a minor girl child by the guardian. The investment term period spans 2 years, ensuring a dedicated avenue for wealth accumulation.

Accounts will mature after 2 years from the opening date, providing a structured approach towards financial planning. To initiate the account opening process, essential documents such as two photographs, the birth certificate of the girl child (if applicable), along with PAN card and Aadhaar card copies of either parent, are necessary prerequisites. 

With an attractive interest rate of 7.5% per annum, credited quarterly and compounded, the scheme presents an enticing opportunity for financial growth. Moreover, investors can withdraw up to 40% of the balance after one year from the date of opening, offering a degree of liquidity when needed.
The scheme also imposes a reasonable account limit, allowing individuals to open any number of accounts within a maximum limit of Rs. 2,00,000/-. However, a prudent measure mandates a time gap of 3 months between existing accounts and new openings, ensuring a balanced approach to investment.

The Mahila Samman Savings Certificate 2023, emphasises inclusivity, with no age limit for investors, and ensures flexibility in investment with a minimum deposit of Rs. 1000.

This initiative, announced in the Union Budget FY 2023-24 by the Central Government, aims at nurturing the habit of financial prudence among the women of India. The scheme, operational since 1st April 2023, is set to conclude on March 31, 2025.


The Postmaster General, Goa Region, has announced the convening of the 57th Regional Level Dak Adalat on 19th March 2024 at 11:00 Hrs.  This initiative aims to provide a platform for aggrieved customers to voice their concerns directly to departmental functionaries and seek resolution promptly. The Dak Adalat will be held at Office of Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji. 

The Dak Adalat will address complaints and grievances pertaining to postal services within the Goa Region, which have remained unresolved for a period exceeding six weeks. Grievances related to Mails, Speed Post, Counter Services, Savings Banks, and non-payment of money orders will be diligently considered.

Customers are urged to provide comprehensive details in their complaints, including dates, names, and designations of the officers to whom the original complaint was addressed. This will facilitate a thorough examination and expeditious resolution of the issues raised.

Interested individuals are requested to submit their complaints in duplicate to the Asstt Director Postal Services-1, Office of Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji. The deadline for the receipt of complaints is 11th March 2024.

Postal services constitute a vital component of the socio-economic fabric of our nation, touching the lives of citizens across diverse segments. Acknowledging the significance of seamless communication and service delivery, the Department of Posts remains committed to ensuring the utmost satisfaction of its customers. However, recognising that occasional lapses may occur, the Department endeavours to address grievances and complaints effectively.


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