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'Khadi' The New Look Of India Post Personnel From February 2018

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| January 30 , 2018 , 14:06 IST

Khadi has now become a new uniform for post staff of India. From the start of February, the men and women working in Post Offices across the nation will be wearing Khadi-made uniforms.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh and Minister of State (Independent Charge) Communications Manoj Sinha jointly launched the Khadi uniforms for the India Post staff.

This move comes into force in order to encourage the Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) and an order of Rs.48-crore given to them for their supply of uniforms.

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"Our Prime Minister has been promoting khadi. We started the process around 25 days back and decided to come up with this Khadi uniform in khaki colour. There is immense potential for Khadi (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) and Department of Posts," Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said while launching the uniform.

An official related to this move said, "It is really encouraging that the KVIC has bagged this prestigious order of approximately Rs.48 crore from the Department of Posts to supply new uniforms for postmen and postwomen. This order will certainly increase the income of our artisans."

While providing the information about the uniform the official further said, "The women will be given two pairs of salwar-kameez, designed with a chic look costing Rs. 1,700 for each pair. Postmen will be given two pairs of shirts and trousers each pair costing Rs. 1,600. The uniforms all be of 'khadi' fabric and in khaki."

All the postal circles have been informed about the procurement uniform through KVIC. Department of Post will give Rs 5000 to each of its employee for purchasing two sets of uniforms in the year.  

Around 90,000 postman and postwomen of India Post will be walking in Khadi uniform in the boundaries of their offices from Feb 2018.