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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Postal Deptt making efforts to reach out to people: CPG

The Postal Department is committed and ready to provide latest technology based services to its customers and the general public, Chief Postmaster General Chandra Prakash said today.
The National Postal Week is celebrated from October 09 – which is also observed as World Post Day – to October 15 every year. The World Post Day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union.
Speaking at a press conference to mark the culmination of the celebration of National Postal Week, Prakash said that the workforce of the J&K Postal Circle will be stronger by 142 persons as they will enter services by the middle of next month after completion of joining formalities. He also said that computerization of 1450 branch post offices of the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be completed by the end of next year.
Talking about the event, Prakash said that Postal Week celebrations are meant to showcase the various products and services being provided by the Department and to connect with the people. He said that India Post has been serving every nook and corner of the country for the last 150 years through its vast network of over 1,50,000 post offices, which is the largest in the world. He said that the Department of Posts is providing a spectrum of services which include mail, parcel and related services, money orders, post office savings bank scheme and postal life insurance among others. 
He said services of post offices are being modernized and computerized booking of mails and track and trace service for Speed Post, registered letters, parcels and money orders have been arranged. Electronic Money Order facility has also been provided in all the post offices, he added.
The official added that Post Office Savings Bank has been computerized and by December 2015, all departmental post offices will have core banking services. ATM machines will also be provided at 13 post offices which will start functioning within three to four months.
Prakash said that Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance will also migrate to Central Server based working by December 2015. Computerization of rural post offices has also been started by the Department and will be completed within a year he added.
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