Contextualise postal services: Minister Rijal

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Contextualise postal services: Minister Rijal

Oct 9, 2014-

The postal service which once used to deliver hundreds of personal mails, parcels and other government documents in a single day is now struggling to keep its legacy alive.

Of late, the advancement of communication technology, especially in the sector of personal mailing services, has apparently pushed aside the postal service but there is still no alternative to the traditional mode of communication.

“Though the number of personal mails, parcels through postal service has decreased significantly over the years, traditional mailing services still deliver messages and information related to government bodies via postal service,” said Shirish Upadhyaya, section officer at the Postal Service Department, at a programme organised to mark the World Post Day in Kathmandu on Thursday.

He said in order to enhance the importance of the postal service in the age of modern technologies, the department has been working to revamp its working areas, focusing on contextual services, including express mail service, money order, telecentre services, in all 75 districts.

“We are trying to diversify our services to meet the needs of the present day users,” he said.

The department, on the occasion, issued four sets of stamps depicting Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Rishikesh Temple of Ridi in Palpa district, Mount Choyu Diamond Jubilee Celebration and Nepal Scout Diamond Jubilee celebration, respectively.

Nepal became a member of the World Postal Association, established on October 9, 1874, in 1956.

At the programme, Information and Communication Minister Minendra Rijal stressed on the need to contextualise the postal services as per the need of the present day beneficiaries and enhance the importance the service both at individual and institutional level.

Published: 10-10-2014 09:02

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