Free Press Journal
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for booking an international parcel: India Post

    New Delhi: Aadhaar is not mandatory for booking international parcel but is one of the optional identity documents, the Department of Posts said Monday. “…Aadhaar, as per the prevailing norms in the country, is not a mandatory document to be produced at the time of booking,” the  Department of Posts said in a statement.

  • Proposal under consideration to call ‘postman’ as ‘postperson’

    New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal of the parliamentary panel on information technology to call ‘postman’ as ‘postperson’ for the sake of gender neutrality. “The proposal to rename postman as postperson is under consideration. It is also submitted that word ‘dakia’, which is generally used is gender neutral,” the Department of Posts said in its submission to the panel.

  • Government expects new telecom policy to be in place by July 2018 end

    New Delhi: The new telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Union Cabinet by the end of next month, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said today. “I am hopeful of getting Cabinet approval on NDCP (6x increase in public spending from Rs 9,000 crore in 2009-14 to Rs 60,000 crore in 2014-19 (actual +planned) by end of July,” he said while talking about the achievement of the government in the last 4

  • Select post offices in Maharashtra begin Aadhaar enrolment

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra circle of the Department of Posts has started its Aadhaar enrolment facility at select post offices across the state. The facility was inaugurated at the GPO by Chief Post Master General (CPMG) H C Agrawal on Thursday. Four-year-old Soham Sonawane became the first individual to get enrolled for his Aadhaar card at the GPO.