Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Postal department will train its staff to meet challenges of e-world

In a move to strengthen postal services in the country, Indian postal department will set up six additional Postal Training Centres (PTCs) in the country. 

To ensure committed and efficient employees, the department is mulling over setting up additional training centres under the 12th Five Year Plan, said S K Sinha, member of human resources development, Postal Services Board. 

Delivering the keynote address of golden jubilee celebrations of PTC (Mysuru) here on Monday, he said that the proposed centres will impart training in recent technologies and enable employees meet present-day challenges. 

Commitment from employees is much required to meet the challenges, he said, adding that training would play an important role in changing the attitude of employees. 

The department is also planning to impart training among group A and B employees to make them efficient, he added. Since 1980s, the nature of business has changed, he pointed. 

He also lauded PTC (Mysuru) for its training programmes and other activities. Ever since its inception on April 20, 1965, the centre has trained 1,16,590 employees in various courses. It follows Universal Postal Union Train Post Methodology to train the employees. PTC (Mysuru) has been catering to the needs of the postal circles of Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. 

Chief postmaster general (Karnataka circle) M S Ramanujan said that the department is gearing up (to meet the challenges), but it takes some time to absorb recent technologies and services. He said that e-commerce business needs the help of post department, and "it is certain they will come to us". e-commerce is the new baby of the department, and it will nourish the baby, he said, asking employees to be sensitive in handling e-commerce services. 

On the occasion, former directors of PTC were felicitated and a special cover on PTC (Mysuru), picture post cards on the wood works of PTC and a sovereign were unveiled. PTC (Mysuru) director D Veena Kumari presented a report on the journey of PTC.