All service organisations, notified by the Govt. as “essential” are trying their best to keep the life move on in this phase of countrywide Lockdown, side by side Doctors and other Health Service workers. More we can make the Lockdown bearable in these hours of crisis, our resolve to fight Coronavirus will be strengthened.
Post Office in India in its turn has shouldered the responsibility of transporting and delivery of Parcels containing medicines and medical equipments all over the country. Whether it is medicines, kits or ventilators: India Post is transporting them from one corner of the nation to other in collaboration with the Cargo flight operators and then taking them to the destination point by traditional red Mail Vans which are normally used for transportation of parcels and mails within the city. In the absence of Passenger flights, Mail Trains more than 2 tonnes of medicines were transported yesterday in the Mail Van from Govt. Medical Stores Depot Kolkata to Patna and Varanasi.
This is the time when common people also need cash in their hand. So every effort was taken to ensure Post Office Savings transactions continued unhindered, to the extent possible. In first two working days of the current week 2,84,036 savings transactions took place worth of ₹611.53 crores in West Bengal, Sikkim and Andaman Nicobar Islands.
Today disbursement of Pension has started for family pensioners and retired Central Govt. employees (those who opt to draw pension from Post Office Savings Bank Accounts). Whereas pension is deposited on line in one’s account, many are in the habit of withdrawing cash from their account in the beginning of the month. West Bengal Postal Circle has taken an initiative to handover the amounts in the residence of the pensioners if one is 80 years or above by age or if one is unwell or infirm. Others (who are not on the habit of withdrawing from ATMs) have been organised to turn up in the Post Offices in a staggered manner so as to avoid rush and ensure social distancing. At the same time efforts were taken to disinfect the offices keeping in mind the safety of the visitors and the employees on duty.
India Post, West Bengal Circle, launched Digital Parcel Locker service to allow addressees to collect their consignments from specified Post Offices at their convenience, free of cost.
As a pilot, this add-on delivery facility was launched in Kolkata today and is expected to help the growing population of professionals who often miss at receiving parcels when Postman visits them and have no one at home to receive the consignments. Postman will now drop the parcels in the Digital Locker Kiosks, placed just outside the Post Office building and accessible 24x7.
The addressee will be informed through a system-generated SMS with an One-time Password (OTP) for collecting the consignment. There will be no human involvement in the receipt. The addressee can access the Kiosk anytime in the day or night and open the Locker with the help of the OTP.
To begin with, the facility is available in two Post Offices of the City - Nabadiganta IT Post Office and in New Town Action Area-1 Post Office. These are the two neighbourhoods where most of the new generation companies are concentrated and where thousands of professionals from other cities live and work. A substantial number of e-Commerce parcels are also addressed to these areas.
This year Department of Posts,
West Bengal Circle is celebrating
by releasing Special Unique
“THE FESTIVAL OF SPRING”
‘Postage Stamp’ of flower is provided inside
a jacket attached to the card to mark the essence
of the Spring and for joyfully welcoming of
Spring, the season of hope with colours and
fragrance of flowers
Anyone who wishes to get a chance to witness
this elegant way of celebrating Holi in Bengal
may visit and collect 3 types of Greetings Card
from POST SHOPPE - SHIULI at Kolkata GPO for
- Rs.52/- (with inside stamp of Rs.25/-)
- Rs.42/- (with inside stamp of Rs.15/-)
Happy “Basanta Utsav” to all!
Prof. Sukumar Sen (1900-1992) is one of that generation of academicians who was known all over the country for their dedication in work and contribution to the subject ... Prof. Sen of University of Calcutta was one of the most eminent historical linguists of the 20th Century and a literary historiographer. His pioneering works included: Use of Cases in Vedic Prose (1928), An Outline of Syntax of Middle Indo-Aryan (1950), A Comparative Grammar of Middle Indo-Aryan (1951), Historical Syntax of Middle Indo-Aryan and so on. Prof. Sukumar Sen was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1990.
Gautam Bhattacharya, Chief PMG, West Bengal Postal Circle, released a Commemorative Philatelic Special Cover today on the occasion of 120 years of Birth Anniversary of the linguist, at a programme organised by the University of Calcutta, Dept. of Linguistics. Eminent writer-linguist- literary critic, Prof. Pabitra Sarkar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Asis Kr. Chattopadhyay, the Pro VC (Academics) welcomed the delegates, teachers, researchers and students on the occasion.
Calcutta Book Fair (now known as International Kolkata Book Fair) is the world’s largest non-trade Book Fair and in terms of the annual conglomeration of books considered to be next only to the fairs at Frankfurt and London. For the city-dwellers, Kolkata Book Fair is an integral annual festival and in terms of the number of footfall it is the world’s largest Book Fair.
In recognition of organizing this stupendous task every year by the Booksellers & Publishers Guild, India Post commemorated the event by bringing out a Special Cover in the auditorium at the venue of the 44th International Kolkata Book Fair, today, on 3rd February, 2020. Large number of Book-lovers attended the programme. Shri Sudhansu Sekhar Dey, the Hony. General Secretary, Publishers and Booksellers Guild was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The fair, which commenced on January 28th, will continue till February 9, 2020.