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Posting a raise

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Posting a raise

Modern telecommunications might have made the postal service redundant for many of us in urban areas, but in many small villages on the edges of the map, the Indian postal service still provides an important service connecting these outposts of civilisation back to the rest of the world. It was therefore shocking to learn that Gramin Dak Sevaks , 2.6 lakh of them across India got a paltry sum of between Rs 2295-4115 every month and it is fitting that the government has decided to give them a massive raise. We might scoff at the postal service in big cities, but with the advantages of high-speed data networks restricted to high-density urban areas, these Gramin Dak Sevaks are the internet for millions of unconnected India. It is good that they are finally getting their due

 
 
 
 
 

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