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Saturday, October 13, 2012

News on World Post Day and National Postal Week observed by Divisions / Circles

To remind people about the existence and variety of services given in this era of technological advancements, the Jharkhand Circle of the Indian Postal Department is celebrating World Postal Week.
At a Press meet on Tuesday, Chief Postmaster General KK Sinha said, “We celebrate World Postal Week from October 9 every year. It marks the establishment of Universal Postal Union (1874). In 1969, a conference was organised in Tokyo where UPU Congress decided to celebrate World Postal Week.”
“At present, there 1.55 lakh post offices across the country, of which more than 80 per cent are in rural areas. Different kinds of programmes will be organised on each day of the week,” he added. “October 10 will be celebrated as Saving Bank Day, in which information about saving schemes of postal departments will be disseminated. Likewise, October 11 will be celebrated as Mail Day, October 12 as Philately Day, October 13 as Business Development Day and October 15 will be celebrated as Postal Life Insurance Day,” Sinha said.
Customer meets will be organised on October 13 in division offices in the State. School children will be made aware about the channel through which a mail passes.    

World Postal Day celebrations in Vijayawada

A week-long programme will be organised to mark the World Postal Day from October 9, said Vijayawada Director of Postal Services D.S.V.R. Murthy.
A philately workshop, customer meets, visit of school children to postal and mail offices etc. will be part of the celebrations, said Mr. Murthy. All these events were planned to mark the formation of Universal Postal Union on October 9 in 1874, which is celebrated as ‘National Postal Week’ also, he said.
The Department of Postal Services, for the past 156 years, had been catering to the needs of people in mail transfer services, savings bank services and insurance, said Mr. Murthy. Giving details of performance of Vijayawada Region in business development, savings bank, and core banking solutions, he said 2.90 lakh savings bank accounts operations were registered last year.
The department earned Rs.32.36 crore from business services in 2011-12. The services, included speed post, express parcel post, retail post, sale of stamps, commission of money orders etc., he said. In the current fiscal year as of August 12 it had earned Rs.15.83 crore from this sector, he said. The Core Banking Solution was introduced to ensure quick money transfer services to public, said Mr. Murthy. It will help us in providing world class services to customers at reduced cost and time, he said

World postal week organized

KANPUR:World postal week was organised on the occasion of World postal day today at Head post office Bada chauraha kanpur.A mobile van which will spread the message of postal department have been shown green flag by postmaster General Sukhdev Raj.This mobile van will will visit HBTI,Vikas bhavan,Labour office Indian pulse institute,University campus,Police line,Kesa house and other areas of the city.People will be awared about the different schemes and services of postal department like post office saving account,speed post,business post,EPP,money order etc.During postal week World postal day,saving bank day,mail day,philitely day business development day will be celebrated.On this occasion Chief postmaster Narsingh rao,Assistant director S.R Pal and others were present.

World Post Day observed

KOLKATA, 9 OCT:  The West Bengal circle of the Department of posts has taken up several initiatives, including awareness campaign, about the extended services of the department to celebrate the World Post Day.
As a part of their week-long celebration of national postal week, the department is organising a philatelic exhibition on 12 October at Kolkata GPO. Roadshows will also be organised at various places in Kolkata to make people aware of various postal services.
                Thousands of villagers who work under NREGA projects get their wages through the postal department within a very short time. “The wage seekers get their payments within two days through rural post offices. It has been made possible because of the extended services of the department and the dedicated services of the employees,” said Ms Sharda Sampat, post master general, Kolkata. She also said that last year the postal department delivered the question papers of Madhymik and Higher Secondary examination to the examination centres in the remote areas. The revenue of the department has been increased in the West Bengal Circle this year by 26 crore which shows that the department is on the right path of growth, Ms Sampat said. Last year the department had a revenue generation of Rs 536.19 crore in the West Bengal Circle. As a part of its celebration of World Post Day, the department is also planning to organise workshops on postal life insurance in rural areas and important post offices on 15 October.  Sns
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