McLeod Ganj Post Office Sets Record  Earning 

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 26 June: The McLeod Ganj post office has set a record for earnings in the country in 2023-2024,  for any post office in India in 2023-2024, earning a record Rs 1.81 crore, The Tribune reported citing Nitin Dixit, Postmaster of the hill stations’s post office on Tuesday.

The earnings are from 7,330 parcels and speed post dispatched abroad, including Australia, Japan, China and Canada, says the postmaster. The beneficiaries of the services or the clients for the post office are foreign tourists and those engaged in business activists in the town, according to the report. Large number of Tibetans living in the town with family members living abroad are also frequent visitors to the post office. 

The report, citing Divisional Superintendent of Post Office Ravindra Kumar Sharma, said that destinations of the parcels and speed post include 100 countries, including Ethiopia, Japan, China and Canada. “In 2023-2024, Rs 1.15 crore was earned by sending 3,024 parcels and Rs 66.7 lakh from 4,306 Speed Posts. In the previous year, 2,815 parcels were sent to the US, England, France, Germany and Australia to earn around Rs 92 lakh,” he added.

The small post office began its service from a rented building in McLeod Ganj in 1979. 

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