Indian's Deccan Herald
reports, "The Department of Posts (DoP) is the first government organisation to join the social networking site Twitter. The DoP page titled ‘PostOfficeIndia’ already has around 200 followers from both India and abroad, in less than two months of its operations."
Reporter Ajith Athrady pens, "The DoP has posted information about its services, new schemes and promotions for users on its Twitter page. It has posted links to its website, telling users how they can calculate postage tariffs or know pin codes of their respective areas. "
A senior official in the Department of Posts is quoted as saying, "“If anybody has any query regarding the department’s services, they can seek clarifications by tweeting and the department will reply promptly."
"The page has also become a boon to those who pursue philately as a hobby, as it has been informing them about limited edition stamps that India Post keeps on issuing from time to time. The DoP has already started a ‘tweet-campaign’ for India’s biggest-ever stamp show that will be held in Delhi next February, " according to the article."
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