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Friday, May 15, 2015

Money Order service not discontinued: Dept of Post

Mumbai, May 13 (PTI) The Money Order service, the old and trusted mode of remittance, was very much available, the Department of Post today said, strongly refuting the reports otherwise.

"It has been noticed since last few weeks that news items have been repeatedly appearing in Hindi and other regional news (media) regarding alleged discontinuation of Money Order services by the Department of Posts. This appears to be a sponsored negative publicity campaign,"
said the statement issued by Department of Post, Maharashtra circle.

Only Money Order `Videsh' service had been stopped while other services were operational, it said.

MO services had been, in fact, strengthened and made faster through electronic mode of transmission, it said.

The use of service was robust, the statement said, adding that several options had been provided for domestic money transmission such as Instant Money Order (iMO), eMO and Mobile to Mobile Money Order. 

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