India Post’s Own Report CardBy
This is a terrific piece that will lighten the heart of anyone who hopes India will speed up its development, and thus the welfare of its diverse population. This is India Post’s own record of its accomplishments for 2011. The posts in the developed countries are struggling to (1) find new products and services to satisfy investors and (2) fulfill the universal service obligation to deliver to every residence and business in the face of a rapidly deteriorating volume of mail.
India Post has the challenges of under-development in a two-speed economic environment. Many strands of development phases that took place seriatim in the West are occurring simultaneously in India – addressing system installation, identity proofing, parcel delivery, mechanization of mail sortation, e-services. India Post is thus a very busy place with an important portfolio of responsibilities. Many of them have their counterparts in Europe and North America, and some do not.
Very intriguing. As you read, please note that a “crore” is the equivalent of 10 million, and a “lakh” is 100,000.
Happy New Year!