Mumbai Gets Its Second All-Women post office

Post Master General of Mumbai Region Swati Pandey stated that 70 per cent visitors in post office are women and therefore having an all-women staff post office would make the visitors feel more comfortable.

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After an all-women post office (dakghar) in Town Hall at Fort, Mumbai gets another one at Mahim Bazar. This post office was innaugrated on Saturday, January 25 by operations member, Department of Posts, Arundhaty Ghosh . Post Master General of Mumbai Region Swati Pandey stated that 70 per cent visitors in post office are women and therefore having an all-women staff post office would make the visitors feel more comfortable. 

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She further stated that to create a conducive work environment, they are providing facilities such as sanitary napkin dispensers et al. The male staff of this post office have been transferred to other branches. As the Mahim Bazar branch had the least number of employees as compared to other branches, it was easier to transfer the male staff.

With an aim to induct more women employees, India Post will be opening up five more all-women post office in Mumbai. These post offices will be located in Andheri, Borivali and Wadala. Notably, the first all women post office was set in New Delhi in 2013. India Post was founded in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie who also laid the foundation for the modern Indian postal service. India Post currently comes under the Ministry of Communication. 

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