National Postal Week celebrations from October 9


Mumbai, Oct 6: In a bid to create awareness about its role and contribution made to social and economic development of people, India Post will be organising National Postal Week celebrations from October 9, a senior official from Maharashtra Postal Circle said today.
"The week-long celebrations will conclude on October 14 and will highlight the various value added services launched by the postal department in the recent past including several customer-centric products," H C Agrawal, Chief Post Master General (CPMG) of the Maharashtra Circle said. The World Post Day is being celebrated today to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital Berne.
It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo in 1969 and since then, it is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.
Announcing the details of the National Postal Week, Agwaral told reporters, "During the week-long celebrations, we are going to spread a broader awareness about India Posts role and activities among the public.
"As part of the celebrations, our establishments across the circle will be celebrating World Post Day on October 9, Banking Day on October 10, Postal Life Insurance Day on October 11, Philately Day on October 12, Business Development Day on October 13 and Mails Day on October 14 this month."
Agrawal said that the department was well aware of the changing needs of the customers and therefore, has introduced a plethora of consumer-friendly services, besides updating the operating system of our core activities. "We have customised our services like speed post, express/business parcel, e-post, money remittance services, business post, besides, tying-up with dozens of e-commerce companies by opening fast-disposing business parcel centre at Parel in Mumbai," he said.
The official said that the department is in process of opening business parcel centres in Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Satara districts given the successful results given by parcel centre at Parel in Mumbai. Moreover, in-tune with the emerging e-commerce market, the parcel product has been revamped and Cash on Delivery (CoD) facility too has been
introduced, he said.

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