Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mylapore post office rakes in money by routing hall tickets

Dear Comrades,

In the internet era, India Post has over the last one decade learnt the art of survival. At the Mylapore business post centre , over 25 employees are busy completing the task of dispatching five lakh hall tickets for candidates appearing for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC ) Group-II services exam . The huge mission , to be completed in five days , does not just display the professionalism and commitment of India Post employees . It also brings in an additional. 50 lakh in revenue to the Mylapore post office, considered one of the best in the country.

India Post gets . 10 for each hall ticket dispatched apart from the pre-mailing charges . All these hall tickets have to reach over five lakh candidates in various place in the state before July 25. R Venkataraman , senior superintendent of post offices, city central division , said the department had deployed special staff for the important operation . "These hall tickets have to be dispatched on time and we ensure that there is proper coordination with district officials of India Post," he said . India Post has over 2,500 delivery offices in Tamil Nadu and the department has already alerted staff at these centres to make sure the tickets are dispatched properly.

The Mylapore post office , recently elevated to the status of a business post centre , provides complete mailing solutions for individual and bulk customers and earns a monthly revenue of . 1 crore in normal times . "In this particular job, we dispatch 80 ,000-1 lakh mails everyday . The TNPSC is paying the charges for pre-mailing activities , including folding and inserting the hall tickets in envelopes ," said a senior official at the Mylapore centre .

"The department has been giving us frequent training in customer-handling and for efficient services . Despite having a lot of private competitors in the parcel and courier sector , we still maintain the largest mailing network across the state . We have services in even remote villages ," said an employee .

TNN Jul 20, 2011, 05.58am IST
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