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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (UNI) The Kerala Circle of Postal and Telegraph Department will soon replace the old system of Telegram service with ePost service across the state, Chief Post Master General (CPMG), Kerala, Dr Udaya Balakrishnan said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the ePost service would be helpful to people to send and receive messages or scanned images through email from Post Offices in the country.

The advantage of the service is that people, who do not have access to internet, would be able to send and receive email messages without possessing an email ID, bridging the digital divide in the arena of public communication systems, he said and claimed that the service was faster than the telegram.

The tariff for sending epost messages by paid users using pre-paid cards will be Rs six per page of the message. Bulk discount will be given over these rates, if the message covers more than 50 pages or more or a single page message is sent to 50 or more recipients, he informed.

Dr Balakrishnan said the speed post system would be introduced to every nook and corner of the state and other facilities would also be introduced.

Formally launching the new logo of the Postal Department, he said it was the recognition of the stellar service in a changed world that had promoted the refurbishment of the India Post Logo.

The existing logo was designed in 1995 in association with IIT Mumbai, he said and added the need for a change in the logo was felt due to the emerging transformation both in the Indian economy and the profile of India Post.

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