|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:22|
Public Utility services offer a different kind of comfort level to women when operated totally by women. Sensitizing to this, the government has taken up an initiative to open all women post offices across the country. On March 8th 2013 on the occasion of International Woman’s Day, India got its first all women operated post office in New Delhi at Shastri Bhawan, a hub for government offices.
At the inauguration, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal announced, “This is first office in the country where all employees will be women. The government is looking into problems faced by woman and this is just a symbolic step. In coming days, there will be more all-women post offices across the country for convenience of women.”
P Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, said the department has plans to have one such post office in every metro city and subsequently include all the large towns particularly where there are lot of working women.
Following New Delhi, India Post opened all woman post offices in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
On July 9th 2013, the state of Uttarakhand also opened its account by getting its first all woman post office at the Telbhawan, Dehradun. All counters are manned totally by women. Hopefully, more such post offices will be opened all across the city and state very soon.