Thursday, August 9, 2018


The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, Chaired by BJP MP Anurag Thakur has asked the Department of Posts to use gender neutral term and call 'Postman' as 'Post person'.

The Committee in its Report of Demands for Grants felt a need to make the nomenclature for delivery  personnel in the Department of Posts and suggesed that to further call 'Postman' as 'Post person', the report tabled in Parliament, said today.

The panel noted that both postman and post woman are serving the department and therefore feels that  there is a need to change the nomenclature.

The department in its reply to the panel said that the proposal to rename postman as post person is under consideration and submitted that work 'dakia', which is generally used, is gender neutral.

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