MB Post Office building cries for attention

Report by: 
KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
10 Dec 2017

The recent stormy weather left a devastating effect on the Sub Post Office, Mayabunder, exposing the inertia of the authorities towards ensuring timely repair and maintenance of government buildings. When rains lashed the region recently, functioning of the Sub Post Office took a hit due to leaking roofs, poor electrical wirings. Sources say that crucial office documents were damaged after rain water accumulated inside the office building, while computers and peripherals also suffered damages. However, repeated pleas to the higher authority in the Andaman and Nicobar Postal Circle to undertake steps for repair and maintenance of the building have proved futile.

“Though the Andaman and Nicobar Circle of India Post has accommodation facilities and office buildings constructed in different parts of these islands, lack of proper maintenance has become a major source of concern for the employees of the department particularly those posted in out-station islands. The Sub Post Office building here needs urgent repair and renovation, but the higher authorities have till date failed to take appropriate steps. Not a single room in the Post Office building is in a proper condition. Though the services provided by the Post Office here has increased manifold after the entry of online shopping agencies, customers here deter from enter the premises due to its poor state,” said an employee of the Post Office on conditions of anonymity.

“Immediate attention is required for the Post Office building here. The condition of the building is deteriorating day by day. The roofs of the building leak, walls have begun to crumble, electrical appliances have gone defunct and employees posted in the office are facing a tough time dealing with customers. The higher authorities in the Postal Department should act immediately and carry out repair and renovation of the Post Office building in the interest of the employees and customers,” added the employee.