Friday, March 8, 2013

Marking of International Women’s Day : India gets first all-women post office

The government on Friday opened the country’s first all-women post office here and announced plans to open more such branches completely operated by women employees.
“In coming days, I believe there will be more all-women post offices across country for convenience of women,” Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said.
While inaugurating first ‘All Women Post office’ in the country on the eve of International Women’s Day, he said the new post office branch will be completely operated by women employees and provide all facilities that are available at any other post offices. “This is first office in the country where all employees will be women. The government is looking into problem faced by woman and this is just a symbolic step,” Sibal said.
In the Union Budget government announced to set up an all-women bank by October-end. P Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, said the department has plans to have one such post office in every metro cities and subsequently include all the large towns. (PTI)
(In Picture :INDIA’S FIRST ALL-WOMEN POST OFFICE : Inaugurated on 8th March by Mr. Kapil Sibbal, Union Minister of Communications & IT. Staff members of India’s first all-women post office soon after its inauguratin at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi, marking International Women’s Day)
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