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Mokokchung post office gets a facelift

The chief guest inaugurating the renovated Post Office Mokokchung, Saturday. (NP)
Published on 31 Aug. 2008 1:04 AM IST
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Mokokchung Post Office or Mukhya Dak Ghar Saturday got a major facelift and upgraded in various services. The up-gradation was done under the pilot project titled "Arrow" by S.K. Chakrabarti, Chief Post-Master General (CPMG), N.E Circle Shillong who attended the function as the Chief Guest. Under this project, around 200 post offices across the country would be upgraded in terms of e-enabled services enabling these post offices to act as window to the world for the Aam Aadmi. For the first phase of this project, only two places were selected under the North East Circle, viz., Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya and Mokokchung in Nagaland. The project is aimed at up-grading post offices with services like e-Post, Western Union Money Transfer, Instant Money Order Service (domestic version of the Western Union Money Transfer). Through this project, the department has taken up renovation of various buildings of the post office making available a congenial atmosphere to work for the staff, and also the public to a user-friendly ambience. It may be mentioned under this plan; interiors of all post offices across the country should be look-alike. Delivering the inaugural address, the chief guest said Mokokchung post office joins the few classified post offices across the country with such facilities. He also stressed that the main purpose of the whole project was to formulate post offices act as "Windows to the world for the common people". Though urban areas are going at a fast pace technologically, however, he added technological penetration is low in rural areas, and at such a time, post offices cannot remain aloof, affirming the gap between the urban and the rural would be narrowed with such technological steps. With technology, the system of personal letter is gone but the department wants to come back to the people re-enforced with services like the e-Post and the like, adding from now onwards, the department is trying to get the people involved through this project through the post forum added Chakrabarti. He further alleged that in the 2nd phase, 11 more post offices will be upgraded including Wokha and Kohima in Nagaland. The chief guest after his speech did the first booking of e-post to the Secretary Post, New Delhi. The program was attended by M. Bendangnukshi Longkumer, President Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industries. In his brief speech, Bendangnukshi appreciated the department for selecting Mokokchung for up-gradation under the project, and expressed hope that through such services the people would be largely benefited. The President also called for co-operation between the department and the public as a whole to make the project a success.

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