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Vidyasagar Setu
  From The Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal

Dear Colleagues,

You may be knowing that I took charge of the Chief Postmaster General of West Bengal, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th of December,2018. This Circle has a golden tradition in providing high quality postal services to the residents of the area and I am proud to be here.

In recent months India Post took many new initiatives that brought back our organization in the limelight of the society. I believe that the RICT devices (DARPAN Project) that have been activated in our Branch Post Offices will have a long lasting impact on people residing in the rural areas about benefits of Information and Technology in day to day work. India Post Payments Bank is a new milepost in our efforts to realize the dream of digital India in the rural areas. Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) and Aadhaar centers are also playing a very important role in delivering government services in the door step of the citizens.

I will look forward to work with you all and as head of the postal family in the Circle; I believe we should be able to fulfill the expectations of the society from the new generation Post Offices.

I wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all of you and to your families.

(Gautam Bhattacharya)
- Chief Postmaster General,
West Bengal Circle, Kolkata – 700012

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News and Events
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the commemorative postal stamp to mark the 75th anniversary of the first flag hoisting at Port Blair, accompanied by Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha and Andaman & Nicobar Islands’ Lt. Governor Admiral (Retd.) D.K. Joshi, in Port Blair on Dec 30, 2018.
  • Presentation of Dak Sewa Award for 2018 by Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh, Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle to postal employees of this Circle in recognition of their meritorious performance and outstanding service to the Department.

  • Inauguration of Oralkatcha Post Office of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Division by Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh, Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle.

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) launch programme of Kolkata Branch at Mahajati Sadan on 1st September, 2018.
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    Article published in ANM News on 16th August, 2018, based on exhibits displayed in Postal Museum of Kolkata GPO, regarding true story of runners who were the pillars of the postal communication system of earlier age including use of their different bags, weapons (javelin, sword), lantern, anklet, dress materials, etc.

  • Inauguration of POPSK at Chinsurah Head Post Office by Shri M. J. Akbar, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt. of India.

  • Article published in Ananda Bazar Patrika on Postal Museum at Kolkata GPO mentioning display of different exhibits in the Museum including 'Advertisement on sale of quinine from Post Offices', 'Savings Passbook of Rabindranath Tagore' 'Signature of Rabindranath Tagore', 'Coin cutting machine', 'Old dresses, bells, lamps & weapons used by Postmen', 'Old maps, letter boxes, seals, stamps', etc.

  • Students participating in National Level DHAI AKHAR Letter Writing Competition on the theme "Letter to my Motherland" for the year 2018-19.

  • Students participating in Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana for 2018-19 - a Philately Scholarship Scheme for students of Class VI - IX.
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    Letter of Appreciation awarded by Unique Identification Authority of India, Regional Office, Ranchi, Jharkhand under Ministry of Information & Information Technology, Govt. of India for organizing Special Aadhaar Services Camp at Durgapur by West Bengal Postal Circle.

  • Excellence Awards received by Kolkata GPO, Midnapore HO, Siliguri HO and Gangtok HO from UIDAI authority at National level for Best Performance in West Bengal Circle for Aadhaar Enrolment & Updation work.?

  • Photographs of Yoga Day - West Bengal Circle.

  • Visit of Heritage committee at Kolkata GPO.

  • Release of special cover on Stephen Hawkins.

  • Inauguration of POPSK at Barrackpore.

  • Recipients of Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana Scholarship with Chief Postmaster General.

  • West Bengal Circle received award in Heads of Circle Conference,2018 in Highest growth rate in Speed Post Revenue category.

  • Inauguration of Aadhaar Enrolment and Updation Centre at Asansol Head Post Office on 23rd January, 2018 by Shri Babul Supriyo, Hon'ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

  • First RICT Roll-Out in West Bengal Circle at South Presidency Division on 11-12-2017.
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