India Post starts Speed Post Service to 6 new Foreign Countries

The Department of Posts under Union Ministry of Communications has announced commencing of International Speed Post (EMS) Service to six new foreign destinations in Asia, Europe and South America.

Key Highlights

India Post has expanded speed post service to 6 new foreign destinations namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia. The Express Mail Service (EMS) to these 6 countries will henceforth be available at major post offices across India.

India Post currently provides speed post service to nearly 100 countries, as per the information available on its website.

What is Express Mail Service?

EMS is a premium service that enables its users to send documents as well as merchandise faster. It also provides added facility of being able to track movement of the item on internet.

This facility is expected to increase people to people contact with newly added 6 countries and foster trade as EMS is popular channel for small and medium enterprises.

Month:  Categories: International


Cabinet approves Payment of PLB to railway employees (for FY 2018-19)

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees for Financial Year (FY) 2018-19. The eligible non-gazetted railway employees for payment of PLB exclude Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) personnel.

About Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)

PLB to all non-gazetted railway employees is an acknowledgement of their contribution to efficient running of Indian Railways. PLB is for maintaining industrial peace and motivation of railway men.

PLB to more than 11.52 Lakh eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) would entail an expenditure of Rs.2024.40 crores to exchequer.

This is 6th consecutive year that Union Government led by PM Modi has maintained a bonus of 78 days wages. It has never lowered it.


Payment of PLB results in motivating the recipient railway employees to further improve performance of Indian Railways, enhance productivity levels as well as maintain industrial peace.

There being large number of railway men and their families, this acknowledgement by payment of PLB will enhance sense of inclusiveness and equity among them.

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


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