Thursday, October 28, 2010

‘India Post has to reinvent its image'

Dear Comrade,

The discussion in the panel hold on the occasion of National Postal Week at Vijayawada among eminent personalities are published hereunder:-

VIJAYAWADA: India Post was not a business entity and earning profits could not be its motto. The main objective of the department was to serve all sections of society, and while doing so it could expect reasonable earnings, opined speakers at a panel discussion here on Thursday.
“India Post will have to reinvent its identity in the fast changing economic scenario,” the speakers said during the discussion on the topic “Role of India Post in fuelling the socio-economic growth”, conducted by the Departments of Posts as part of its ‘National Postal Week celebrations-2010'.
N. Rama Mohan, Chief Manager, Indian Bank, said that India Post with its pan-India footprint has the responsibility to fuel economic growth. But the department must take note of the changing circumstances like rapid increase in the use of mobile phones.

All India Radio Station Director Mangalagiri Aditya Prasad reciting an old Telugu song that talked of clouds conveying a message, and said that communication was important for mankind. P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science Principal N. Satyanarayana stressed the need to mobilise the resources for developmental activities.
In countries like India with a good socio economic growth, the postal department could play a vital role. Acharya Nagarjuna University Rector K. Viyanna Rao said that more services have to be provided by the departments like posts towards underprivileged sections of the society.
The department should also focus more on business strategy. K. Chandrasekaran, Regional General Manager, The Hindu, lauded the services and the guidance being provided by postmen in rural areas.
The efficiency and the punctuality of the department was something to be emulated by everyone. Elaborating the services of the India Post, D.S.V.R Murthy, Director of Postal Services, A.P Eastern Region, said that the important work of disbursement of payments for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in rural areas was a challenging task for the department.

The Hindu
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