Close on the heels of the Centre announcing its plan to launch the first women’s PSU bank, an all-woman post office was opened here on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday.
The government has plans to open similar post offices in other parts of the country. The initiatives are part of the UPA Government’s focus on women empowerment, safety and gender equality.
“In the coming days, I believe there will be more all-woman post offices across the country for the convenience of women. This is first office in the country where all employees will be women,” Union Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said.
The Centre intends to open all-woman post offices in every metropolitan city and in large towns, especially where there are more working women. “There is a different comfort level when women interact among themselves. We have identified Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Bangalore to start with,” said P Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, adding that there will be more branches in Old Delhi in the next couple of weeks.
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal launching the India’s first ALL WOMEN post office, in New Delhi on March 08, 2013.
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal being presented the MY STAMP Album at the launch of the India’s first ALL WOMEN post office, in New Delhi on March 08, 2013
Staff members of India’s first all-women post office soon after it was inaugurated by Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology Kapil Sibal at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday marking International Women’s Day.