ONE morning I went to the post office for posting a letter under registered cover and was shocked to find that the registration fee has been raised from Rs20 to Rs30 effective. Sept 12. Sending a letter under registered cover will now cost Rs38 instead of Rs28.
The sum of Rs20 was already a heavy charge for this facility and to raise it by one-third is downright fleecing the public. Besides, the increase, if at all it was found necessary, should have been taken care of while preparing the 2015-2016 budget.
I would urge the postal department to undo the increase in the registration fee and realise that it is not just a business concern out to earn profits but a public utility service for the benefit of society.
Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2015
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