The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry organized an Interactive Meeting with Ms. Karuna Pillai, IPS., Chief Post Master General and Ms. K. Sandhya Rani, IPS., Post Master General (BD), Andhra Pradesh Circle on 9th November, 2012 at 3.00 pm at JS Krishnamurthy Hall, Federation House, Hyderabad.
Sri Srinivas Ayyadevara, Senior Vice President, FAPCCI in his welcome address stated that in recent years, the Department of Posts has leveraged its reach and remittance facility as well as the credibility, by diversifying the range of financial products and services that the Department of Posts can offer to its customers. With the induction of technology and progressive computerization of the network, the Department has increased its capability to provide more value added services such as Mutual Funds & Bonds, Electronic Fund Transfer, International Money Transfer Service, Postal Life Insurance etc.
Ms. Karuna Pillai, IPS., Chief Post Master General, Andhra Pradesh Circle in her address stated that postal department gets 80% of revenue comes from delivery of mails. She also informed that all offices of the department is computerized during the 11th five year plan itself and now in 12th five year plan, we are strengthening and sustaining it. The postal department is catering in three areas i.e., 1) Rural 2) Urban and 3) Business Community. She further informed that the department is more reliable on which the government can depend for financial inclusion like widow pensions, old age pensions etc., Earlier the department was a social organization but today it has become both social and commercial organization.
Ms. K. Sandhya Rani, IPS., Postmaster General (BD), Andhra Pradesh Circle in her presentation stated that the total number of post offices all over india is 1,55204 and in Andhra Pradesh there are 16142 post offices out of which 91% are in Rural area. India Post is the largest postal service providers globally, when compared to US, Germany and China.
In India, Postal Services, the mail is central core area and they are also playing vital role in Insurance, Saving Bank, Remittances, Retailing also.
She stated that Mail Delivery Services per annum for unregistered is 646 Crores and Registered is 21.7 Crores and Delivery of UIDAI Aadhar letters in AP is 4.47 Crores.
She also informed that lot of new projects are coming up, one such is Project Arrow which transfers the India Post by working out on infrastructure as well as focusing on core postal operations.
Sri Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI also attended the meeting.