Friday, June 3, 2011

DoP announces Speed Post Home Collection, IMO in J&K

Dear Comrades,

Srinagar, June 2 (PTI) With private courier services making fast in-roads into Kashmir's postal market, the Department of Posts today announced Speed Post Home Collection and Instant Money Order (IMO)' services in the valley in order to regain some of its lost market share. "We have started booking of Speed Post Home Collection and IMO services for the benefit of the people including tourists," Chief Post Master General Jammu and Kashmir Circle John Samuel told reporters here.

He said a speed post would be collected from the home of people and there is no need to visit any post office for the purpose. Elaborating on the new service, Samuel said Rs 12 would be charged for handling the posts within the city, Rs 25 across country and Rs 20 within Valley. The speed post will be delivered next day within valley. Samuel said the IMO Service is the easiest way to transfer money from one place to another and would be available at 27 Post Offices in the Valley. "Not only in India, even one can send money to foreign countries and the money will be transferred quickly to the Recipient," he said, adding, a form has to be filled-up and submit it with money at IMO Post office counter. "A 16 digit IMO number in a sealed condition will be given along with the receipt. Customer has to convey the confidential IMO number to the receiver who will present this number at any designated IMO Post Office and receive the amount," he said. He said the receiver would get the payment in cash up to Rs 50,000 or the payment would be transferred through his post office savings bank account in the same IMO office.

He said the General Post Office premises would have a post shop where stamps, inlands, envelopes and other stationery items can be procured. The old building of GPO in Srinagar is being renovated and will be restored as a heritage building, he said. GPO will have export centre where parcels can be booked for delivery in the country and abroad, he said. For the scanning of parcels, x-ray machines are being installed and a custom office will be opened, he said.

He said Post office is a link between 'Aaam Admi' (common man) and Postal System. An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is being opened outside GPO to facilitate the people to withdraw hassle free money, he added.

PTI  08:06 PM,Jun 02,2011
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