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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Postal dept reaps benefit from teaching vacancies

Postal department is reaping benefits from the new job vacancies for youths by the state and central governments. A glaring example is purchase of Indian postal orders (IPO) worth Rs 1.25 crore by applicants in ongoing recruitment drive for LT grade posts in the month of October.

This amount of sale of postal orders is said be unprecedented by the departmental officials. "Before the declaration of the exams, the sale was meagre but after declaration of LT grade recruitments by UP government, 5 to 10 lakh worth of postal orders are being sold on daily basis. In Sangam city, IPOs worth more than 1.25 crore have been sold", said Krishna Kumar Yadav, director postal services, Allahabad region. The department charges Rs 10 as commission on Postal Order of Rs 100. More than 3 lakh speed post and registered letters have been booked in the month of October. In view of the huge number of applicants, additional counters have been opened in Allahabad head post office and Allahabad Kutchery Head post Office by extending working hours. It may be mentioned here that UP Secondary Education Council has declared recruitment for 6,645 BEd LT grade assistant teachers in government intermediate college.

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