Mysore, Jan 13: A Technology Development Centre (TDC), reckoned to be first of its kind in the country, will come up at the Postal Training Centre (PTC) premises here by December, 2008, official sources said today.
They told the sources that it was planning to develop high-end technologies to improve postal administration in the country.
The TDC would not only evolve advanced technologies for India Post, but also for several foreign countries, as the technologies developed in the country were rated one of the best in the world.
Though the country had five regional PTCs, the Ministry zeroed in on the PTC in Mysore for establishing the TDC due to its achievements in designing packaged training programmes for postal employees over the years, the sources said.
It had developed software packages for Dhakapost (Bangladesh), Tain Taman (Myanmar post) Nepal Post (Nepal) Bhutan Post (Bhutan) MPL (Maldives) and Uzbek Post (Uzbekistan).
PTC had developed domestic software such as point of sale, postman, sub-account, treasurer, accountant, philately explorer, database workshop, touchinfo oplus and personalised stamps which were being used in the postal circles of India Post.
Meanwhile, the India Post, strongly vying to bring the proposed South Asian Postal Technology Centre to Mysore, had sent a formal request to the Berne-based Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Asia Pacific Postal Centre in Bangkok to establish the premier centre to train officers from South Asian countries in developing state-of-the-art postal technology, in Mysore, the sources added.