Monday, October 10, 2011

JK Minister Launches ‘Apple Post’

Dear Comrades,

Srinagar, October 10 (Scoop News) - Postal Week celebrations were launched in Srinagar by Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora at an impressive function, organized by Srinagar General Post Office here today.
This is a new and inventive service offered by J&K Postal Circle to market the sale of Kashmir apples through Mail Order Business. ‘A-Grade’ Kashmir apples of export quality would be delivered through postal network as a gift product. The service would initially be available in General Post Office Srinagar and Head Post Office Jammu.
Launching the service, the Minister lauded the efforts taken by Postal Circle in introducing the new services including Philately Exhibitions, Floating Post Office, Special Covers in Siachen Glacier, etc. He said that the ‘Apple Post’ will boost the sale of apples through Postal network.
As a part of motivating the staff, Chief Postmaster General’s Awards were given to the postmen by the Minister. Aftab Ahmad Mir, Sorting Postman and Abdul Gani Dar, Postman Srinagar GPO, and Shri Jalal-ud-din Wani, Postman, Tral got the ‘ Best Postman’ Awards.
On the occasion, Chief Postmaster General announced Dak Seva Awards for more than 20 postal officials which would be given during the next month.
In his address, Chief Postmaster General J&K Circle Shri John Samuel announced that the Circle would launch the initiative to make Ladakh region as a ‘fully banked’ region in the next 3 months. “Every house in Ladakh would be given Post Office Savings Bank facility and Postal Life Insurance facility. Such a step will develop the region in a big way,” he maintained
He said a new Post Office would be inaugurated at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu on 13th October, 2011. He said in Srinagar three new Post Offices would be opened soon and the first one would be set up at Lal Bazar.
Samuel said that as a part of developing the Ladakh region, 2 new Post Offices would be opened in remote areas. He said recently Post Office had launched Special Covers at various tourist destinations in the State including Khardungh La and Chang La Passes and Siachen Glacier. These special covers are very valuable for the tourists, he added.
Chief Postmaster General declared that J&K Postal Circle has been taking many initiatives to develop the tourism and trade in J&K. ‘Apple Post’ is one such step under which the best apples of Kashmir can be sent as ‘Gift’ to customers through Post Office. The service is available to customers across India, he informed.

As a part of the Postal Week celebrations, India Post Gold Coins will be launched at Srinagar GPO from 11th October, 2011. Gold Coins manufactured by Valcambi from Switzerland will be sold at the Post Offices, Chief Postmaster General announced. On the day of inauguration, special discount would be given to the customers buying gold coins. The gold coins are of .5 gram, 1 gram,5 grams, 8 grams, 10 grams and 20 grams, he said.
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