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India Post NE circle to celebrate postal week

Shillong, Oct 10: The postal department here has made various initiatives to celebrate the postal week.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the Chief Post Master General, Subrat Das (in picture) said as part of National Postal Week-October 9-14, India Post, North East Circle is celebrating World Post Day, Vittiya Sashaktikaran Diwas, Philately Day, Mails and Parcels Day and Antyodya Diwas to focus on various services provided by India Post.

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World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9 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, Japan, in 1969 and since then, it is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.

The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness about the role of the Postal sector in the lives of people and business and its contribution to the social and economic development of the country.

The celebration is aimed at generating a broad awareness about India post’s role and activities in the nation’s development.

National Postal Week celebration planned for the current year is as follows:

09.10.2022, Sunday: World Post Day

10.10. 2022, Monday:  Vittiya Sashaktikaran Diwas

11.10.2022, Tuesday: Philately Day : Celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

12.10. 2022, Wednesday: Mails and Parcels Day

13.10. 2022, Thursday: Antyodya Diwas

The post offices under the North East Postal Circle have ensured banking services to all the customers especially in the rural areas who are deprived of banking facilities and have opened 15,97,574 numbers of Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) live accounts under various schemes out of which 1,44,142 are Sukanya Samriddhi accounts.

At present there are 1,28,416 active Postal Life Insurance & Rural Postal Live Insurance policies.

The North East Circle has covered 500 villages under the Bima Gram Yojana.

In addition to this, 5,86,841 numbers of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) accounts have been opened to provide seamless online banking facilities.

The delivery staff have done 5,86,841 Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) transactions and disbursed about Rs 73.67 crore at their doorsteps.

 

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