Friday, July 5, 2013

India Post to carry relief material free to Uttarakhand.

 ALLAHABAD: The Department of Posts has decided to carry relief material for Uttarakhand flood victims without any postal charges.

Director, Postal Services, Allahabad Region, Krishna Kumar Yadav, said that the facility would be available at all head post offices up to July 20. India Post would collect relief material from general public/institutions / agencies /NGO and dispatch the same to Uttarakhand.

Yadav said that the package containing relief material should not more than 35kg in weight. It should be securely packed and marked as "relief material for Uttarkhand".

He said that the sender will not be required to pay any postage. Relief material containing clothes, blanket, woolens, medicines, tarpaulin, plastic sheets, torch, long shelf-life food etc may be sent through this arrangement. However, while sending the relief material sender should ensure that the relief material should not contain liquid, breakable items or any other items prohibited for transmission through Post Offices.

Yadav further added that the package containing the relief materials should be addressed to "senior post master, Dehradun GPO, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand)". Relief material transmitted through Postal channel would be delivered by the senior postmaster, Dehradun GPO to 'Centre for Collection & Distribution of Relief Material, Maharana Pratap Sports College, Rajpur Road, Dehradun' set up by the state government.

For booking packages containing relief material, special receipts with the heading "Relief material for Uttarakhand flood victims" will be printed by the postal authorities. The original copy may be handed over to the sender and the carbon copy will be kept as office copy by the post offices, added Yadav.

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