6 New Postal Training Centres to start in 12th Plan period.


VADODARA: The department of posts will start six postal training centres (PTCs) across the country during the 12th Five Year Plan. Kamleshwar Prasad, member, human resource development in the Postal Services Board, New Delhi informed media persons here on Sunday. 

Prasad was in the city to inaugurate golden jubilee celebrations of PTC, Vadodara and release a special cover to mark the occasion. He informed that at present the department has six full-time training facilities across the country, including PTC, Vadodara to meet the requirement of a workforce of five lakh.
"We are adopting National Training Policy 2012, which will provide all employees of the department three career development opportunities. This centres will be helpful in providing training to the workforce," he said, adding that the department is also moving ahead with its plans to go for complete computerization of post offices. 


"This should be implemented by end of this year or early next year," he said. At present, there are nearly 1.55 lakh post offices across the country of which 9,500 are in Gujarat. 

The PTC at Vadodara was established on July 1, 1962 to cater to the training needs of postal employees of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh postal circles.
The centre had started its functioning from a rented accommodation provided by Gujarat government on the premises of Karelibaug-based mental hospital. It was in 1985 that the centre was relocated to its present premises, opposite Harni airport. At present, it has a capacity of handling more than one lakh trainee days in a year. 

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