CS asks Postal Deptt to keep pace with techological growth
Jammu, Apr 25: Chief Secretary Madhav Lal today highlighted the importance of modern postal service in day-to-day life activities stressing on upgrading and universalizing this service in the State keeping pace with the technological advancement.
“Technological growth has put greater challenge for postal service”, he said adding that Postal Department has to modernize and fast track its activities to keep pace with new trends.
The Chief Secretary said this after inaugurating a Modern Post Office in Civil Secretariat premises here this morning.
The Post Master General, Jammu and Kashmir Circle, John Samuel, Commissioner Secretary ARI, Trainings, Ajaz Iqbal, Secretary GAD, Mushtaq Ahmad, Director Estates, Khurshid Ahmad and various officers from postal service were present on the occasion.
Madhav Lal emphasized the need for upgrading and modernizing other Post Offices functioning in the State in a phased manner. He asked the Postal Department to work out a strategy to reach out the people across the State in prompt service delivery.
The Chief Secretary asked the Postal Department to work out a plan of introducing communication facility in the Post Office to enable the people visiting to use it for their benefit.
Post Master General, John Samuel said that more than 1700 Post Offices are functioning presently in the State. He said 24 post offices have been identified to be modernized and computerized during the current year. Of these, 12 are in Srinagar and equal number in Jammu.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Postal Circle has registered a growth of 22.5 percent during the last year. He said that a similar computerized Modern Post Office will be opened in the Civil Secretariat Srinagar in next month. He said Lal Chowk Post Office is being converted into Tourist Post Office with post shop facilities.
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