Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates ‘All Women Post Office’ in JK

Srinagar: Union Minister for Communications, Law & Justice, Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad today inaugurated an ‘All Women Post Office’ in Srinagar.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, Secretary Posts, GoI, P.K Bisoi, Secretary Telecom, Anshu Prakash, Principal Secretary to LG, Bipul Pathak, CMD BSNL, P.K Purwa, DC Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary and CEO Youth Mission, Dr. Sayeed Abid Shah.
On the occasion, the Minister said that the Government of India is striving hard for the overall development and prosperity of the youth of J&K. “The initiative of opening of All Women Post Office is to encourage and empower the women of our country,” he added.
During the programme, the Minister stated that Circuit Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal will be started soon in Srinagar, besides 350 lawyers of JK will become notary soon.
He also inaugurated parcel hub Srinagar which will be gateway for incoming and outgoing of parcels -a key milestone in a Post’s transformation from an old world of letters to new world of an e-commerce logistics.
While praising BSNL services in JK, Prasad said that BSNL is strategic asset of the country. He stressed upon the officials of BSNL to expedite the process of connecting 3,500 villages with the rest of the country.
The Minister also launched the Annual Unlimited Voice Calling @1099 for J&K BSNL landline customers which provides free calling on every BSNL number.