At Anna Nagar Post Office
CHENNAI: Principal Chief Postmaster-General of Tamil Nadu Circle, Indira Krishna Kumar, on Thursday launched ‘Finance Mart’ at Anna Nagar Post Office. The new service offers the customers specialised financial services such as easeTicket, Western Union Money Transfer, passport processing and mutual funds.
For the corporate customers, the post office offers Business Post Centre for processing bulk corporate mails through special pick-up agents for same day delivery irrespective of the volume and Logistic Post for very large consignments to Bangalore, Madurai, Nagercoil and Coimbatore.
Individual customers are being offered Pack Post for sending 30 kg of parcel across the globe by post and Modernised Speed Delivery with the intention to deliver speed parcels much quicker. Air, bus or train tickets can be booked using easeTicket. Individual customers are also being briefed about mutual funds. Besides, the working hours of speed post counters have been extended to 10 p.m. from Thursday onwards. These counters will also accept registered articles.
Ms. Kumar said that apart from Anna Nagar Post Office, these services are available in nine post offices in Chennai and in other cities in the State and eventually, this service would be extended to other post offices too.
Detailing the Tamil Nadu Postal Circle’s growth in 2007-2008, Ms. Kumar said it recorded 34 per cent growth in business development programme through speed post, express parcel post and business post. In the last six years, the number of transactions through Western Union Money Transfer scheme had increased from 8,000 to 8 lakh accounting for over Rs. 1,000 crore payout through 778 outlets.
Last year, Tamil Nadu Circle received and processed 98,000 passport applications and the rejection rate was minimal owing to rigid procedure followed by the officials. The services in the Madurai region would start by this month end. “It is now possible to seek particulars under Right To Information (RTI) Act of other departments through India Post,” she said.