Fe-mail power: Karnataka gets 28 all-women post offices

In Bengaluru, post offices in Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate, Yelahanka Satellite Town and Madhavan Park are fully managed by women.

Published: 11th March 2020 06:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2020 07:20 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: Following a directive from the Postal Directorate, the Karnataka Postal Division has put in place 28 post offices fully managed by women across the state. The posting of women was effected in the months leading to International Women’s Day with the formal announcement being made on Monday. Now, there are only four post offices which are not entirely managed by women.  

Speaking to TNIE, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Charles Lobo said, “By April, when transfers are carried out, we will ensure that places, which do not have an all-women office, will have one.”

“Most of the offices entrusted to women are smaller ones. We planned it that way so that in case any employee takes leave, the show can continue running somehow. If bigger post offices are made all-women ones, then we have to only post a woman as a substitute and it would be tough to find only a woman employee as replacement,” Lobo added.

In Bengaluru, post offices in Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate, Yelahanka Satellite Town and Madhavan Park are fully managed by women.

Sowmya V Agadi, who works as a Postal Assistant at the Rajaji Nagar PO, which is a three-member office, said, “It is really nice to have women as your colleagues with whom you can discuss all your problems. Women fully understand the struggle to maintain the balance between home and work.”
Sub Post-Master T R Radha Mani, said, “People always express their happiness when they see an all women-team here.”

Rajendra S Kumar, Post Master General, South Karnataka Region, said, “Post offices have substantial representation of women in the workforce. So, offices fully run by women is a good step.”



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