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Postal department kicks of National Postal Week celebrations

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Maharashtra and Goa Circle of the India Post department Tuesday kicked off National Postal Week celebrations here starting with World Post Day.

It is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital Berne.

Harish Agrawal, Chief Post Master General (CPMG) of Maharashtra and Goa Circle said that October 10 would be celebrated as Savings Bank Day, October 11 as Postal Life Insurance Day, October 12 as Philately Day, October 13 as Business Development Day and October 15 as Mails Day.

"The department is aware of the changing requirements of customers and has introduced services like speed post, express/ business parcel, business post, e-post, money remittance services etc," he said.

"Moreover, in order to develop business, we have tied up with Regional Transport Offices (RTO), the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), as well as Maharashtra Police for e-challan payment for traffic violations," Agrawal said.

He said that the department is in the process of opening business parcel centres in Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Satara on the lines of the one opened at Parel here.

Moreover, the parcel product has been revamped and Cash on Delivery (CoD) facility too has been introduced, he said, adding that the department currently has commercial tie-ups with dozens of e-commerce companies.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:55 IST