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Postmen back to khaki uniform

K. Lakshmi

It gives distinct identity, they say

Photo: S. Thanthoni

IDENTITY: Postmen in khaki uniform at the Anna Nagar office. —

CHENNAI: The Department of Posts has recently reverted to khaki uniform from blue for the postmen in view of a demand to that effect from the personnel.

Officials said the uniform for the field staff was changed to light blue shirt and dark blue trousers in 2004 as part of the Department's emphasis on a corporate look. Following the recent change, many of the staff had started donning khaki again, with the new India Post logo.

Postmaster General, Chennai City Region, M. S. Ramanujan, said the delivery staff had been demanding a change in the colour of the uniform for two years now. “As staff members of many other professions also wear uniforms in similar shades, they wanted to revert to khaki for the distinct identity it gave them,” he said.

For sometime, the field staff wore maroon uniforms. Nearly 1,500 personnel in the city delivering various types of posts would undergo a change in their official attire, he said. In an attempt to differentiate those delivering speed posts, the Department has provided khaki T-shirts with orange collars. About 250 personnel are engaged in delivering speed posts in the city, Mr.Ramanujan added.

The Department has also regulated work areas for the field staff from this month as part of efforts to expedite delivery of posts. Officials of the Department said earlier, two postmen in the same shift would visit an area to deliver ordinary posts and registered posts and money orders separately. Now, the same staff member who delivers ordinary posts would distribute the other mails as well. On an average, a postman travels 7 km to 10 km a day. Besides speeding up distribution of posts, this would also help in enhancing rapport with the residents, an official said.

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