Jamia Nagar post office cries for attention
OT, October 23, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/JMI
As the communication ministry under Kapil Sibal is ready to unroll an ambitious modernization scheme for the up-gradation of post offices in India, the UPS battery in Jamia Nagar post office is not working properly for the last few years. A Jamia Nagar postman says on the condition of anonymity: “It is fine that the government has come out with such a wonderful idea. But if the government is not able to fix small things how come big things would be done. The UPS battery of this post office located in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has not been working for the last one and a half years. Despite many complaints no efforts have been made to repair it.
“Once the power is gone computers go off automatically and people, including university students, are made to stand in queue for hours. Whenever we post a complaint letter we are told to use generator. But the thing is that even generator takes ten to fifteen minutes to get operational. During this whole process we lose half hour.”
Effort to get official version from senior officials failed as they were unwilling to speak on record. Improvement in infrastructure is pivotal to the success of post offices.
Other issues that ail post offices are dearth of staff and infrastructure, claims an officer, who doesn’t want to be named. Will the government act and get the UPS fixed?
Post a comment