Cabinet move to enhance performance of postal administration

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New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) In a move that will enhance the performance of the country's postal administration, the Cabinet today approved the ratification of the seventh additional protocol to the constitution of the Universal Postal Union adopted by the Congress of the Union in Bucharest in 2004.

The aim of the Union is to assist the postal sector in its member countries in improving and developing their postal services and to promote the development of international collaboration.

The Union at present has 191 countries incuding India as its members.

Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said the move will enable the postal administration of India to have the instrument of ratification signed by the President of India and have the same deposited with the Director General of the Interational Bureau of the Universal Postal Union(UPU) through diplomatic channels along with approval of other acts of the Union.

The cabinet nod will also enable the department of posts to bring out administrative orders to enforce the provisions of the UPU convention.

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