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Delhi Government Orders To Ban All One-Time Use Plastic Products

On the World Environment Day in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to end the use of single-use plastic by 2022.

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Eliminate single-use plastic items, officials told, Pixabay

The Delhi government has directed all its departments to abolish the use of single-use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, plates, jugs, folders, banners and glasses in offices and at official events.

Delhi’s Environment Ministry has issued an order to all the government departments telling them to phase out the use of single-use plastic items in their offices and at exhibitions, workshops, seminars and conferences, an official told IANS on Monday.

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A plastic bottle washed up by the sea . (VOA)

The action, he said, will help safeguard Delhi.

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On the World Environment Day in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to end the use of single-use plastic by 2022 and pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic items from the country.

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India Post Partners TCS to Modernize its Services

It supports the HR needs of over 500,000 employees, services over 40,000 concurrent users and processes over three million postal transactions a day

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The cyber security lab was inaugurated at the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy. IANS

India Post has partnered with IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become a multi-service digital hub, modernize the delivery of mail and packages, enhance customer experience and launch innovative services.

TCS on Monday said it has implemented its Point of Sale (PoS) solution across 24,000 post offices with over 80,000 PoS terminals, making this among the largest such implementations in the world.

Additionally, it has built a web portal with consignment tracking capabilities and set up a multi-lingual call centre for customer support, the company added.

To enable India Post to benefit from the burgeoning e-commerce opportunity, while fulfilling a vital social obligation, the web portal has an e-marketplace to help rural artisans, self-help groups and women entrepreneurs reach out to buyers throughout the country.

“In a digital era, postal services across the world are reinventing themselves to stay relevant to a new generation,” Debashis Ghosh, Business Group Head – Public Services, TCS, said in a statement.

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Tata Consultancy Services, Vadapalani. (Wikimedia Commons)

“We are proud to have partnered with the Department of Posts in this pioneering, mission mode initiative to build a world class, future-ready digital platform that the nation can be proud of,” Ghosh added.

At the heart of this transformation is the Core System Integration (CSI) programme designed and implemented by TCS, the company said.

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This involved deploying an integrated Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that caters to mail operations, finance and accounting, and HR functions, and connects its vast network of more than 150,000 post offices.

It supports the HR needs of over 500,000 employees, services over 40,000 concurrent users and processes over three million postal transactions a day, TCS said. (IANS)