Ludhiana post offices occupied with sending driving licences, RCs

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2016 17:34 IST
Post office near mini-secretariat on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Not only letters and sessions court summons, the Ludhiana Post office are occupied in delivering driving licences (DL) and vehicle registrations certificates (RCs) from district transport office (DTO).

The DTO that had begun the initiative of sending driving licences through post in January 2015, has now started sending the RCs by post on trial-basis, which is very well being received by residents.

According to the officials, the postal department receives an average of 10,000 posts from district transport offices, while around 250 summons are delivered by them on a monthly basis

Suresh Kumar, superintendent of Ludhiana post office said: “We receive the DL and RCs in two colours of envelops- yellow and red. Yellow coloured envelops are the ones which have to be delivered under the municipal corporation (MC) limits, while the red color posts are to be delivered outside the MC limits. The rate of Rs 17 was fixed for posts to be delivered under the MC limits, while for the other category the rate is fixed at Rs 40.”

Kumar further added, “An average of 250 summons are coming from session court in a month and department is charging Rs 34 per post- Rs 17 each for sending and reply,”

Meanwhile, Dalwinderjit Singh, district transport officer said, “We have recently started delivering registration certificates of vehicles through post on trial-basis and we are getting good response from people. Earlier, we had started delivering driving licenses, which was also welcomed by the people. These services provide ease to the public.”

Jaskaran Singh, a resident of Dugri, said, “I received my driving license through post a week ago. It’s a very good initiative as earlier people had to visit the DTO office for collecting their driving license and registration certificate”.

Meanwhile, SP Pahwa, senior post master at Bharat Nagar Chowk, head post office said: “Not only summons, driving licenses and registration certificates, many banks, mobile companies and many other institutes send their posts through the postal department.”

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