Thursday, June 9, 2016


CHENNAI: To popularise the use of postboxes among IT employees, India Post, in association with Nasscom, will on June 10 launch an 'Own Your Post Box' scheme for 150 per year at the Tidel Park post office.
Postmaster general for Chennai City Region Mervin Alexander said India Post is launching the scheme since many IT companies refuse to accept letters and parcels for their employees. Hundreds of letters and articles sent by speed post to IT companies in are being returned daily as companies do not have the means to distribute the items to staff, he noted.

Postboxes are already available on rent in certain post offices for fully pre-paid unregistered mail, like inland letter cards, post cards, aerogrammes, newspapers and books but there is little awareness about this. The tie-up with Nasscom is expected to increase the number of users.

Nasscom senior director K Purushottam said, "This will enable IT pros to use India Post services effectively."

The scheme will also boost the safety of women employees, said Alexander. "Some postmen are not given any respect by IT companies and return without delivering letters. We urge all employees, especially women, to make use the scheme," he said

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