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Modernised Sanasd Marg

New Delhi: Mr. A Raja, the Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, in the presence of Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, dedicated the Sansad Marg Head Post Office, modernized under Project Arrow, to the public here today. Referring to the availability of funds, Shri Raja said that all the post offices can not be transformed immediately. The post offices are being modernized in a phased manner to achieve the goal of changing and transforming post offices all over the country, he added. Pointing to the unique bond between public and postal staff, the minister said that delivering mail is not delivery only of postal cargo but in fact it is the delivery of trust which has been imposed by a person sitting thousands of miles away from the receiver. Urging the Department of Posts to utilize the opportunity offered by Project Arrow, the Minister asked, to prepare for the launch of Core Banking services that is planned to be rolled out in 4000 Post offices by next year.

Earlier in her welcome address, Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary, Department of Posts, outlined the objectives of Project Arrow as improving not only the look and feel of the selected Post Offices but also its core operations in order to provide quality services to the customers. The Secretary pointed that since its launch in 2008, Project Arrow has been rolled out in over 1000 Post offices across the country. She congratulated the Delhi Postal Circle for modernizing 36 Post offices in the current year under Project Arrow and expressed that this modernization drive is the Department’s contribution towards the city’s preparation for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games 2010.

Also present on the occasion were Sh. P K Gopinath, Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Postal Circle and other senior officers of the Department.

The foundation stone of this building of the General Post Office and the Posts and Telegraph Directorate New Delhi was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India on Friday 17th September, 1954. This Post Office was made as model Post Office on 26.6.1962 in Lower Selection Grade Sub Office. This Lower Selection Grade Sub Office was upgraded to the level of Head Post Office with effect from 1.4.1963 under Gazetted (Group ‘B’) post. This Post Office is fully computerized since 26th June 1998.The colour of the building was changed from grey to white in 1991, in consultation with its original architect Shri Habibur Rahman.


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