He announced that the sale would gradually extended to other palces based on public response.
He said, during Phase-II of the project, Post Offices will be selling gold coins with India Post logo.
Thiru A Raja observed that the Post offices, known for their trust and reliability, would serve as an ideal location for the people to buy quality gold coins.
"India Post will continue to maximize the network, by making the post office a one stop shop for communication, distribution and retail solutions. The time has come for India Post to boldly venture into new services that will make the Post office as the hub for various businesses," he added.
India Post has launched this pioneering venture in association with World Gold Council and Reliance Money.
World Gold Council will help market the Swiss Medallions supplied by Reliance Money, making it available to Indian consumers through Post offices in a convenient and cost effective manner.
The gold coins will be packed in a sealed cover with the certification from Valcambi, Switzerland.
It has the benefits like internationally recognized certification, low risk of duplication, quality packaging, product standardization, numbering and assayer certificate.
Gold is the latest addition to a range of retail activity that India Post has already taken up.
India Post has been selling various products under retail post category and there is sustained growth in the revenue from these activities.
Post Office sells UPSC applications and university applications, it retails Darjeeling Tea in West Bengal, it markets Aloe Vera products in Gujarat and it takes orders for distribution of Prasadams of various temples in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Apart from enhancing the revenue of the Department, this will enable India Post to usher in a new image of India Post as a modern and relevant organization to the public in all areas of life.