India Post Payments Bank Set up Soon

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The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has got approval to set up as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts by the Union Cabinet with 100 % Government of India (GOI) equity.

  • It will be established with total expenditure of 800 Crore rupees. And by March - September 2017 the IPPB will get banking license from RBI.

Key Facts

  • From March 2017 IPPB will start its operations in about 50 districts and it will cover the whole country up to the end of FY 2018 - 19.
  • It will also generate around 3,500 skilled banking professionals՚ employment opportunities for 650 branches and 5,000 ATMs across the country.
  • Through 650 payments bank branches, IPPB will provide its services across the country.
  • Its services will be connected to post offices and alternative channels equestrian on modern technology counting ATMs, mobiles, simple digital payments and PoS/m-PoS devices etc.
  • It will also create occasions for propagating financial literacy crossways the country and help expanding the cause of financial inclusion.
  • The Part time Non-Executive Chairman of the Bank will be the Secretary and Department of Posts.


  • The India Post Payments Ban will be advantage for all citizens, particularly the 40 % of the country՚s population that is outside of the range of formal banking in the country.
  • It will regulate the Department of Post՚s network, resources and reach, to make simple, low-cost, worth financial services easily accessible to customers all over the country.


  • During 2015 - 16 announcement of IPPB is financial addition was one of the budgetary.
  • The Department of Posts with other 10 entities had expected in-principle agreement of the RBI to set up Payments Bank in September 2015.
  • Functions of Payments Bank:
Functions of Payments Bank

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