New law to streamline courier services

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Chennai, Apr 26 (UNI) Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A Raja today said that a new law would be implemented soon to streamline courier services in the country.

Talking to newspersons here on the sidelines of the launching of 'Electronic International Money Offer' between India and United Arab Emirates, he said ''I have already moved the consultation papers to various departments to receive their feedback regarding the implementation of a new law in regulating courier services in India''.

''Till now there no seperate law to regulate courier services'', he said, adding ''a new Bill would be implemented very soon, which would benefit the people and the postal department'', he said.

He said the Centre would also introduce various new schemes to reduce losses incurred by the postal department.

Mr Raja urged the postal department especially in the rural areas to utilise their infrastructure for other busines.

''The postman in rural areas does not stick on to carry only letters. They should also concentrate to do other business utilising the massive infrastructure'', he said.

He pointed out that after the Railways, Indian postal deparment was the only organisation in the country which has massive infrastructure and assets.

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