The step is expected to cut delivery time at least by half a day

The Department of Posts on Thursday launched a separate PIN code — 110201 — for the Supreme Court of India.

The function was presided over by Communication Minister Kapil Sibal and attended by Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam.

According to Padmini Gopinath, Secretary, Posts, this is a new initiative of the department to allot customised PIN codes to a few bulk recipients of mail. This will help the court receive mail directly from the sorting office without the intervention of delivery post office. While this will cut the delivery time at least by half a day, it will also reduce the cost of operations for the department.

Mr. Sibal listed the various initiatives being taken by his Ministry to modernise the postal services. There was a proposal to introduce banking functions also which would help the rural people to get credit at a much cheaper rate than banks.

Justice Sathasivam said separate PIN codes would soon be introduced for High Courts which would help in reducing the delivery time of the mails. Chief Post Master General, Delhi circle, Brig. Y.P.S. Mohan, gave a demonstration.

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