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CIC recommends postal department to introduce reforms in postal-orders
It refers to CIC-verdict dated 15.12.2014 in appeal-number CIC/BS/A/2014/000100/6573 wherein Central Information Commission has taken note of obsolete-styled and outdated printing of postal-orders recommending postal-authorities to improve.

It is indeed shocking that Postal Department has failed to revise postal-commission as printed on postal-orders apart from continuing with age-old practice of writing post-office where payable in an era when multi-city clearing should make postal-orders payable at par at all post-offices without necessitating mention of post-office where payable.

Such age-old practice makes handling of postal-order even much costlier which already costs postal-department heavily. Departmental action is necessary for officers responsible for not caring to induce such simple reforms in printing of postal-orders.

It is time that postal-department issues special RTI-stamps for saving hundreds of crores of rupees involved in handling large number of postal-orders used for payment of RTI fees and copying charges under RTI Act. Then postal-orders can be in minimum denominations of rupees 50 with higher denominations of rupees 200, 500 and 1000 added. 

It is a wastage of hard-earned tax-payers' money in continuing postal-orders in small and unused denominations like of rupees one, two, five and seven apart from rupees ten and twenty.

Presently postal-orders are available only at select post-offices that too in restricted timings of just two hours or so. These should be available at all post offices during their complete working hours like postage-stamps are sold. Postal-orders should also be available for frequent users in convenient booklet-forms with ten postal-orders each.

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