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Proposal under consideration to call 'postman' as 'postperson'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government is considering a proposal of the parliamentary panel on to call 'postman' as 'postperson' for the sake of neutrality.

"The proposal to rename postman as postperson is under consideration. It is also submitted that word 'dakia', which is generally used is neutral," the said in its submission to the panel.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Anurag Thakur, has recommended to the postal department to use term and call 'postman' as 'postperson'.

"The committee in its Report of Demands for Grants felt a need to make the nomenclature for delivery personnel in the and suggested that to further call 'postman' as 'post person'," the report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

The panel noted that both postman and post woman are serving the department and therefore feels that there is a need to change the nomenclature.

The committee agreed that word 'dakia' is gender but said it is a Hindi vocabulary.

"They (panel members) desire that likewise, in English also, a gender word 'post person' should be used for delivery personnel of the postal articles," the report said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 16:40 IST