Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 17
The Punjab Postal Circle organised ‘Dak Sewa Award’ at the Bal Bhawan, Sector 23-D, here, today to felicitate employees for their excellence and outstanding contribution to public service. A total of eight people received the award. Out of this, five are from Chandigarh.
The programme began with a welcome address by Manisha Bansal Badal, Postmaster General, Punjab West Region. VK Gupta, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab, gave away the awards.
Radhika Dhir, Director Postal Services, Punjab (HQ), apprised the gathering of various initiatives such as Postman mobile app for real-time update on delivery, time-bound delivery of mails by the department to enhance delivery efficiency. Nodal delivery centres have been set up in Sector 17, 19, 22, 36 and 55 to ensure delivery to public through single point.
A press conference was also held during the event. Gupta intimated the press about various citizen-centric services being offered to the public by the department such as Aadhaar updation and enrolment, various services such as payment of utility bills, applying PAN card, recharging FASTag, payment of insurance premium, loan EMIs, new gas connection etc. through common service centres and delivering driving licence, voter ID cards, e-challan, intakal/fard documents, passports through Speed Post.
He said India Post was consistently striving to provide all kinds of citizen-centric services at the doorstep of customers. The department was evolving and adapting itself regularly to meet the changing needs of the country and its citizens.
Shilpi Sinha, Director (Finance), Chandigarh, and other officers of the department were also present during the function.
The awardees are Sanjeev Kumar from Amritsar; Parminder Singh, MTS, Mani Majra PO, Chandigarh; Kirandeep Kaur, OA, Divisional Office, Chandigarh; Vinod Kumar, PRI (P), Ludhiana HO, Ludhiana City; Balbir Singh, Assistant Director (Staff), Punjab Circle, Chandigarh; Manoj Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Chandigarh Division, Chandigarh; Sanjay Coundal, System Manager, Chandigarh Division; and Veeran Rani, Postman, Faridkot Head Post Office, Faridkot Division.
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