Summary of Significant Events of DoP for the Month of Feburary
The significant events pertaining to Department of Posts for the month February ,2012 include disbursal of wages amounting to Rs. 662 crores to 5.39 crores MGNREGS account holders across the country except in Bihar Circle during January, 2012.
Two postage stamps were issued during the month of February, 2012. One on the India International Centre (09.02.2012) and the other on Employees State Insurance Corporation (24.02.2012).
A special cover was released by Karnataka circle on 15.02.2012 on the occasion of the 175th Birth Anniversary of Shri. Sadguru Siddharoodh Swami, Pujyashri Vishveshwaranandagiri. Mahamandaleshwara Swami Harihara released the special cover
A Philately exhibition on Science and Technology was organized by Karnataka Philatelic Society in collaboration with India Post on the occasion of National Science Day at Philately Bureau of Bangalore GPO from 14.02.2012 to 29.02.2012. Kerala Circle also organized the 12th KERAPEX-2012 at Calicut from 14-17 February 2012, which attracted a number of school children and philatelists.
Other significant events include one day strike on 28.2.2012 by Postal Unions affiliated to Postal Joint Council of Action in the wake of nationwide one day strike call given by Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers; A “Round Table” on National Postal Policy chaired by Hon’ble MOC&IT seeking inputs from key stake holders related to the Postal sector and continuing endeavour of Department of Posts to provide complete solution for delivering the Unique Identification Number to all the residents in the country. The Department has ramped up it’s capacity of booking Aadhar letters being printed by the three empanelled printers of UIDAI from Manipal, Medak& Mumbai. So far, Department of Posts has booked more than 6.84 crore Aadhar letters since June’ 2010. Ever since, there has been a monumental increase in booking capacity.