Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Presentation of DAK SEVA Awards at Hyderabad on 04.08.2015
Hon'ble Governor of AP and Telengana Sri E.S.L.Narasimhan has presented "DAK SEVA" Awards to the Postal employees in a colourful function held at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public gardens,Hyderabad on 04.08.2015.
Addressing the impressive gathering, the Hon"ble Governor Sri E.SL.Narasimhan has said that despite the strides on the information and communication technology front and though he himself uses a lot of technology in his daily life, he was very conservative on several counts.
“Notwithstanding the advent of technology, the Postal Department is the most dependable, efficient. WhatsApp may give you texts and pictures instantly, but post brings you the personal touch,” he said, to thunderous applause.
Sri BV. Sudhakar Chief PMG AP Circle outlined several initiatives that the Department had taken in AP and Telangana and how they were being replicated in other postal circles across the country.
“Contrary to popular perception that the numbers are on the wane, our postmen made 19 lakh deliveries in 2013-14 and it went up to 21.5 lakh in 2015, representing a growth of 18 per cent that is more than the industry average. On the efficiency of SpeedPost, he said it went up from 67 per cent in March, 2013 to a whopping 97 per cent in June, 2015,” he said, summing up.
Towards the close, Post-Master General (PMG), Vijayawada, M. Sampath presented Mr. Narasimhan a philatelic album and while PMG-Visakhapatnam, Sarada Sampath gave him a pictorial postcard, PMG-Business Development gifted him a ‘My Stamp’ with his photograph on it.