Andhra Pradesh

A.P. Postal Circle HQ to come up in Amaravati

Chief Postmaster General says land is being offered on payment basis

The headquarters of the Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle is all set to come up on 2.25 acres at Amaravati, the new capital city and the paper work has already begun, according to Chief Postmaster General (A.P. Circle) K. Balasubramanian here on Sunday.

Speaking to the mediapersons, he said the land was being offered on payment basis and once the new facilities, including staff quarters, were established, the temporary headquarters in Krishna Lanka would be shifted.

Postal banks

Announcing the development activities of the circle, he said 25 postal banks would be set in the circle in 2018 to cater to the needs of the customers.

“These banks, authorised by the Reserve Bank, will offer more interest and advanced services on par with established commercial banks.”

Rapid computerisation

He said the branch post offices in the A.P. Circle were witnessing rapid computerisation and 1,800 post offices in villages had been covered.

“We are also tying up with e-commerce players to boost our courier services and despite hectic competitions from the private players, Speed Post continues to remain popular with people. We are also concentrating on Internet and Net banking,” he pointed out.

He said the Speed Post was following all the technological norms such as tracking and SMS alerts to ensure safe and speedy delivery.

Mr. Balasubramanian said as part of value addition, the A.P. Circle would see 120 ATMs coming up.

“The department is keen on making use of the road transport along with the Indian Railways and has identified four major routes this year. They are Vijayawada- Guntur, Kurnool-Kapada, Tirupati-Kapada and Anantapur-Kurnool.”

Delving on recruitment, he said 160 employees would be recruited for the posts of postal assistants and sorting assistants in the circle.

“We are also appointing 32 candidates in sports quota this year in various games and they will join in six months,” Mr. Balasubramanian said.

He said postmen would continue to function despite technological advancements and added that they would serve as long as there was documentation and paper work .

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