Monday, August 13, 2018
Com.Somnath Chatterjee was the Chairman of the Parliamentray Standing Committee for Communications Ministry when the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Act was moved in Parliament by Govt for giving license to courier services for collection, processing, booking, transmission and delivery of articles including letter mail articles.
Chairman gave opportunity to our Federation leaders to tender evidences before the Standing Committee. After hearing all the stake holders, he gave a report in which it was categorically stated that licence for collection, processing, booking, transmission and delivery of "letter mail articles" should not be given to couriers.
Because of the objection of the Standing Committee, Govt allowed the Bill to lapse.