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Shifting of sub-post office irks residents

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT



SILCHAR, May 15: The arbitrary shifting of a sub Post Office which was located at Chittaranjan Avenue, near tiol Highway by-pass, under ward No. 17 to the top-floor of an unhygienic go-down of Rangirkhari sub Post Office has created problems and caused great hardship for the people. Despite public complaint against the move, it has been carried out.

Professor Dilip Kumar Dey, secretary, Proactive Senior Citizens’ Forum addressed two letters on March 23 and April 26 to the officials of the Postal Department. On May 12, another letter was addressed Sushmita Dev, MP, Cachar and Professor Niharendu Purkayastha, vice-chairman, Proactive Senior Citizens’ Forum has also wrote a letter to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, government of India Central Secretariat, New Delhi. The two letters are identical and clearly reflect the hardship that people have to bear.

The letters state that it seems that the Senior Superintendent of Posts, Silchar, and the Chief Postmaster General of Assam are not paying full attention to the public demand for retention of the C R Avenue Post office within its area of operation and the officer did not also responded to their letters. Professor Dey told that the people are suspecting the Senior Superintendent of Posts, Silchar, does not want the sub Post Office to confirm its place and wants to abolish it. Prior to this, C R Avenue sub Post Office have been downsized by withdrawing the facility of delivering letter and this has caused inconvenience for the people.

Dilip Kumar Dey mentioned that all the members of Proactive Senior Citizens’ Forum have appealed for redressing to the Secretary to the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which is at New Delhi and are waiting for a response from the same.

Following the iction on the part of the authorities concerned, Professor Dey has addressed another letter to the Assistant Director (Building), office of the Chief Postmaster General, Assam Circle, at Guwahati on May 14. He mentioned in the letter that the local or district authority is well aware that the top floor of Rangirkhari Post Office where the C R Avenue Post Office has been shifted temporarily, gets hot in the summer season and that it is very poorly furnished.

The appearance of the office resembles a go-down stacked with broken and unused materials. The unhygienic ambience is makes it more difficult. The staircase of the Post Office is also very stiff and rrow, as such makes it very difficult for women and senior citizens to climb.

On behalf of the people, the members of Proactive Senior Citizens’ Forum which is a non-political organization with its office at Ramkrish Sarani, C R Avenue of the town, has demanded a proper relocation and repositioning of the C R Avenue Post Office to its jurisdiction and also have urged the authorities concerned to restart the facility of delivering letters.

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