World Post Day 2021 | History, Advantage, Schemes

World Post Day 2021: World Post Day is celebrated on 9 October. Postal services are used even today. Postal services have played a very important part in our life.

 

 

A few years ago, when mobile, internet facility was not available, then messages were exchanged through post only.

Post has been the most reliable, easy and cheap medium of conveying messages from one city to another.

Today, through this article, we will give you all the information related to World Post Day.

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Why is World Post Day celebrated?

World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October. The main purpose of celebrating World Post Day is to tell the importance of postal services and postal department and to make people aware of postal services.

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The theme of World Post Day 2021 is “Innovate to Recover”.

This theme is great for the theme of World Post Day as it depicts the problems of the Postal Service.

From personal letters and important documents to e-commerce and online shopping packages, the postal service continues to offer its services today.

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Although its use has decreased due to digitization, postal services still hold an important place in the society.

History of World Post Day
The history of World Post Day began in 1840. In 1840, Sir Rowland Hill introduced a new system in Britain in which letters were prepared.

Sir Rowland Hill is said to have started the world’s first international postal service. World Post Day was first celebrated in 1969 at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Tokyo, Japan.

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This proposal has been presented by an Indian delegation named Anand Mohan Narula. Since that time World Post Day is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of postal services.

India became a member of the Universal Postal Union on 1 July 1876. India was the first country in Asia to become a member of the Universal Postal Union.

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Four category post offices

There are four categories of post offices in the postal network – Head Post Office, Sub Post Office, Extra Departmental Sub Post Office and Extra Departmental Branch Post Office.

All post offices provide similar postal services. However, the work of delivery remains with the specific post offices.

Postal system started in India
The modern postal system in our country started before the 18th century. The postal system established by Lord Clive in the year 1766 was developed by Warren Hastings by establishing the Kolkata GPO in 1774.

The General Post Offices of Chennai and Mumbai came into existence in the year 1786 and 1793 respectively.

Postal service connecting with new technology

In the era of digitization, postal systems around the world have associated themselves with new technical services. Express services have been started for delivery of mails, parcels, letters.

Post offices have also linked financial services with modern technology. Now people have also increased their trust in online postal transactions.

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Interesting facts related to postal department and postal workers
According to reports, 82 percent of the global population gets the benefit of home delivery from the postal department.

A postal worker serves an average population of 1,258. At present 55 types of postal e-services are available worldwide.

Post has provided 77 per cent online services. 83.62 per cent of international postal material is delivered within the standard time of five days.

142 countries have postal codes
Postal code available in 142 countries. The Indian Postal Department does the work of postal delivery in the country on the basis of Pincode Number (Postal Index Number). Pincode number was introduced on 15th August, 1972.

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Information about World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated every year on 9 October. World Post Day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 AD in Bern, Switzerland.

The purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness of the post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global, social and economic development.

* World Post Day was chosen to be celebrated as World Post Day at the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969 AD.

*YPU focuses on the objectives of the communication revolution all over the world keeping in mind that people can write letters to each other and share their ideas.

*YPU member countries are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate this event, including the organization of open days in post offices, mail centers and postal museums, to introduce new postal products and services Or publicity etc everything is included.

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*YPU facilitates awareness with its World Post Day by distributing posters and designs for display around the world.

*World Post Day is not guided by a specific theme, but UPU’s latest poster designs symbolize UPU’s three strategic pillars: Innovation, Integration and Inclusion.

* India became a member of the Universal Postal Union on July 1, 1876. India is the first country in Asia to take this membership. On October 1, 1854, the Government of India established a separate department for the post.

* The first post office in India was opened in Kolkata in 1774, speed post was started in India in 1986.

* Money order system started in India in 1880. Dakshin Gangotri Antarctica is the first post office in India outside the Indian border which was established in 1983.

Advantages of Post Office

The postal department has a very important contribution. Let’s know the advantages of postal department…

* About 82 percent of the global population gets the benefit of home delivery from the postal department.

* The postal department has provided 77 percent online services.

*The Department of Posts has about 133 posts providing financial services.

*83.62 per cent of international mailings are delivered within a standard time of approximately five days.

Best post office scheme: Deposit only Rs 2000 and get Rs 1,39,395 like this

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The 1.5 lakh post offices of the Indian Postal Department spread across the country also provide a variety of banking and remittance services. Where different schemes give different returns.

The Indian Postal Department runs many schemes through the post office for the convenience of the common people.

One of these best schemes is the recurring deposit scheme of the post office. Actually the concept of recurring deposit is considered to be the oldest in India.

Earlier this scheme was prevalent in most of the banks but with time now this scheme is available in many places including the post office. Actually its biggest feature is that you can easily make a big fund by depositing a small amount.

In this savings scheme of the post office, an interest of 5.8 percent is available. In this scheme, you have to deposit a fixed amount every month. If you have opened an account with Rs 2000 and run it for 5 years, then on maturity you will get full Rs 1,39,395.

In this way an amount of Rs 1.39 lakh will be received

The basic mantra of this post office saving scheme is to deposit a fixed amount every month on a fixed date. If you have opened an account for 5 years and deposit an amount of 2000 rupees every month, then in 60 months you have deposited an amount of about 120000, on which you get interest at the rate of 5.8 percent.

It is around Rs 19,395. In this way, you can get Rs 1,39,395 on maturity by depositing just Rs 2000.

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These are also features

More than one account can also be opened in this savings scheme of the post office. This account can be opened in any post office branch of the country.

If the account holder wants, 2 people can also operate this account together. The 1.5 lakh post offices of the Indian Postal Department spread across the country also provide a variety of banking and remittance services. Where different schemes give different returns.

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Some Popular Post Office Schemes

Post’s 9 such savings schemes which are very popular among the people. Especially savings schemes related to saving and recurring because even investing less money in these schemes gives good returns.

Among them, Post Office Savings Account, National Savings Recurring Deposit Account, National Saving Time Deposit Account, National Savings Monthly Income Account, Senior Citizen Saving Scheme, Sukanya Yojana are very popular.