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The Postman’s still knocking on the door

DNMUM398175 | 10/8/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :1637

Tomorrow is World Post Day. Yogesh Pawar pays tribute to the foot soldier of this timeless institution — the postman, whose underpaid and overworked life is rarely acknowledged

You’d be forgiven for believing the post office is redundant today. Although volumes of regular mail in the form of inland letters and postcards has reduced by 50 per cent in India, it is still among the highest and most widely distributed postal systems in the world. The Indian Posts and Telegraph Department (IPTD) continues to have a network of 1,55,021 post offices across the country. As many as 92.16 per cent of these (1,42,785) are located in rural areas while 7.84 per cent (12,236) in urban ones, according to the IPTD.
Keeping India connected
Abha Singh, former Postal Services director for Maharashtra & Goa circle says the Department has been India’s backbone for years. “The IPTD has played a crucial role
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