Valley to have 25 post offices by this fiscal end
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Oct 24: Kashmir Valley will have at least 25 modern Post Offices by the end of this fiscal.
Chief Post Master General, John Samuel said this at a function here today.
He said five modern Post Offices would be made operational in November including four in the City alone. He said many other postal facilities like ‘same day delivery’ are also being introduced.
An attraction at the post offices, John said, would be introduction of “Singapore Pattern” of mail delivery. “Under this, mails would be delivered on the same day, a first of its kind facility in the country,” he said.
“We are going to provide new services including Speed Post and Parcel Delivery. The mails or couriers for this should reach the Post Offices up to 8 AM only. This is the Singapore Pattern and J&K will be the first place in entire India to offer the facility,” he said, adding that the facility of delivery of such assignments would be intra-state.
“There will also be a special facility for inter-district courier services. The consignment should reach us by 11 AM for this service,” John said.
John said launching of these schemes would create many jobs in the department. “The posts would be filled up on merit especially in the rural areas.” “Rural Post offices will be focal point for the development,” he added.
He said the post offices shall operate round the week without observing any holiday including Sunday. He said the post offices shall remain off only on three days a year namely October 2, January 26, and August 15.
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