India Post has a history of supporting the country when citizens need the most. With a vast network of 1,56,000 post offices, India has one of the largest postal networks and the whole world. At the time of the COVID-19 crisis, India Post is delivering services to dispatch medicines, PPE kits, and testing kits across the country. Not only this, but it is also providing special financial services and charitable drives for the past few days.
Take a look at some of the special services India Post is performing while helping the country deal with COVID-19:
- The Post offices have undertaken food distribution drives to support the poor and underprivileged. In Hyderabad, they arranged food for 4500 migrant workers. Central Postal Ladies’ Organization – an NGO by female employees and wives of India post employees -did fund collection with the aim of supporting 500 families with ration. Similar donation drives are being conducted in many places.
- Not only this, India Post has launched special Corona related postcards and stamps that are promoting social distancing.
- The red mail vans which are normally used in delivering parcels have now become the transportation medium to faraway locations during the nationwide lockdown. Some branches of India Post has also made door-to-door distribution of pensions to the super senior citizens during the lockdown.
- For all the PLI / RPLI customers, India Post has given an extension for payment of their due premium of March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020 upto June 30, 2020 without charging any penalty/default fee.
- In a tie-up with Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR, India Post will deliver through its 16 regional depots to the 200 additional labs for Covid-19 testing in the country.
- India Post launched a special ‘Post Office on Wheels’ service in Kerala to provide services like SB withdrawals and deposits, booking of mail and e-MOs, etc.
- All these things make us feel proud about India Post and other Government-controlled organizations are doing their best in this tough situation.
— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) March 29, 2020