In 2002, the World Bank released its report on India Post, exploring the new opportunities and threats the future holds for India Post, from the time the report was released. Around 10 years later, India Post announced its plan to partner with e-commerce providers in 2013, to increase its business opportunities in search of a possible avenue for profits. India Post, is one of the biggest Public organizations in the country, with over a million employees and over 1,50,000 centres of operation. The icing on the cake is that, more than 80% of the centers are present in rural areas. This provides India Post with the unique opportunity to reach out to the rural masses with e-commerce and other related e-services which the retailers are unable to service as they do not have a presence in most of the rural locations. Whether India Post took a cue from the World Bank report or it simply followed the path of other Postal Dept. in the world, this a leap made in the right path.