The department of posts has extended the international
money transfer service (IMTS), which facilitates instantaneous
transfer of funds from abroad to India, to seven more
sub-post offices in the Coimbatore postal division.
facility, first introduced in the state of Tamil Nadu
in May 2001, is currently available in the Coimbatore
head post office (HPO) and the RS Puram HPO in the city.
It is being extended to the post offices of Coimbatore
Central, Karunyanagar, Peelamedu, Podanur, Kuniamuthur,
Madukkarai and Ondipudur with effect from 14 May.
to P Nallathambi, senior superintendent of post offices,
Coimbatore division, the IMTS launched by the department
in association with Western Union Financial Services,
US, enables immediate remittance of money from 185 countries
to India. "The recipients will be able to collect
the money within minutes after the sender makes the remittance."
full amount will be paid in Indian currency and any of
the following documents voter ID card, passport,
driving licence or PAN card may be produced to
establish identity to receive the payment.