Department of Posts Current Affairs - 2019

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9-15 October: National Postal Week 2019 celebrated

National Postal Week is being celebrated in the country from 9 October to 15 October 2019 to create awareness about the role and contributions of postal sector in social and economic development as well as in lives of people and business. The National Postal Week involves various programmes which started with celebration of the World Post Day on October 9.

About National Postal Week 2019

The week is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Swiss capital Berne. The weekly celebrations which will conclude on 15 October 2019 are also aimed at generating a broader awareness about India Post’s role and activities among the public and media at national level.

Regions Celebrated: The postal circle is observing National Postal Week in each of 6 regions under its jurisdiction- Goa, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Aurangabad.

To focus on various services provided by Department of Posts as part of week-long exercise, the department would celebrate-

  1. World Post Day- on October 9
  2. Savings Bank Day- 10 October
  3. Postal Life Insurance Day- 11 October
  4. Philately Day- 12 October
  5. Business Development Day- 14 October
  6. Mail Day- 15 October

India Post starts Speed Post Service to 6 new Foreign Countries

The Department of Posts under Union Ministry of Communications has announced commencing of International Speed Post (EMS) Service to six new foreign destinations in Asia, Europe and South America.

Key Highlights

India Post has expanded speed post service to 6 new foreign destinations namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia. The Express Mail Service (EMS) to these 6 countries will henceforth be available at major post offices across India.

India Post currently provides speed post service to nearly 100 countries, as per the information available on its website.

What is Express Mail Service?

EMS is a premium service that enables its users to send documents as well as merchandise faster. It also provides added facility of being able to track movement of the item on internet.

This facility is expected to increase people to people contact with newly added 6 countries and foster trade as EMS is popular channel for small and medium enterprises.