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Sunday, January 31, 2016

There Is No Proposal For Introduction Of New Post Office Bill Or Bifurcation Of The Postal Department


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4022
ANSWERED ON: 23.12.2015
Streamlining Postal System SANJAY(KAKA) RAMCHANDRA PATIL Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) the budget allocations made for the Department of Posts during the last three years and the current year along with the target fixed and achieved during the said periods and the shortfall, if any, in achieving the targets;

(b) whether the Government also proposes to introduce new post office bill and also bifurcate the postal Department with a view to streamline the postal system and compete with the challenges posed by courier companies; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) Details of budget allocations and achievements for Department of Posts under Plan, for which targets were fixed, for financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and the current financial year 2015-16, are furnished as under:-

Financial Year
Budget allocation (in Rs. Crore)* Actual Expenditure booked during the financial year** % Achievement
2012-13 222.40 185.21 83.28
2013-14 430.00 393.80 91.58
2014-15 300.00 306.71 102.24
2015-16 468.61 174.86 Under implementation

*Final Grant for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 and BE for 2015-16

**Booking up to 31st March for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 and up to 30th November, for 2015-16 Amount in Crore) 

(b) No, Madam. There is no proposal for introduction of new post office bill or bifurcation of the postal Department.

(c) Not applicable in view of (b) above.

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