Postmen on mobikes soon
The Postal Department is planning to provide motorcycles to postmen,
Post and Telecommunications Minister Jeewan Kumaratunga said.
"The dignity of the Postal Department has to be maintained while
employees' job satisfaction is also important," the Minister said adding
that postmen will be given motorcycles and other facilities.
Addressing a gathering at the Postal Department head office recently,
the Minister said services of certain employees of the Postal Department
who have become a problem to the department, might be terminated.
Every employee of the Postal Department is duty bound to safeguard
the postal service since the proper functioning of the postal sector is
vital for the country's development, he said.
The Department has to play a major role in the society as the main
communicator of the nation.
However the severe financial drawback has become a huge obstacle for
the development of the Postal Department. Additionally, the department
does not meet the present day requirement of the country and citizens.
The Postal Department is behind the aspirations of the people.
Therefore the department is lagging behind in the development path,
The Postal Department has taken steps to regulate the postal
distribution service. Under this, postmen will be given bicycles and
other facilities, the Minister said. DSA