Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Postal officials suspended for not delivering minister’s New Year’s Card

New Year cards Hajipur(Bihar), Jan 13 (PTI) Three postal department officials, including the postof the main post office of Hajipur have been suspended for non-delivery of New Year greeting cards send by Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan to the people of his Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency.

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan

Acting on the complaint of LJP workers and others that greeting cards send by the Minister was found abandoned on the third floor of the district bar council building, Superintendent of Post Umesh Chand Prasad ordered suspension of the three officials.

Those suspended included postmaster of Hajipur main post office Lallan Ram, Public Relations Officer Raj Kumar Shrivastava and postman Deonarayan Mahto, Prasad said.

Prasad said he received a complaint that more than 450 greeting cards were found strewn on the third floor of the district bar council building and preliminary inquiry found the complaint was true. Hence, action was taken, the Superintendent of Post said.

He said arrangements were being made to distribute the greeting cards to the persons concerned at the earliest. A detailed probe was on in this connection and if involvement of more officials come to light, action would be taken against them, Prasad said.

District LJP president Awdesh Kumar Singh said many people had complained about not getting the New Year greeting card of Paswan. Paswan, Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, is the Lok Sabha member from Hajipur (SC reserved) in Bihar’s Vaishali district for the record eighth time.

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