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1st Ever Joint Conference Conducted by Customs and Post Department

First ever Joint Conference was conducted by the Indian Customs and Department of India Posts in New Delhi.
1st Ever Joint Conference Conducted by Customs and Post Department
  • The Conference aimed to deliberate on streamlining of imports and exports by post.
  • Commissioners of customs and postmaster generals from all states with Foreign Post Offices (FPOs) were present in the Conference.
  • It is a move made by the customs department to cater to the small and medium enterprises and boost the Make in India program.
  • Customs is also planning the introduction of non-intrusive technologies such as X-ray scanning at foreign post offices to expedite release of goods.
  • Imports and exports by post are the 6th highest cited citizen grievances under Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMs). 
  • Customs and Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) have worked together since a year to liberalise, reform and align laws relating to imports by Post.

Expected Questions

Question 1. When did the 1st GPO (General Post Office) open in India?
1774

Question 2. What does PIN stands for?

Postal Index Number

Question 3. Which is the 1st Indian post Office outside Indian Territory?
PO at Dakshin Gangotri, Antarctica

Question 4. When was the IPPB (India Post Payments Bank) formed?
2014

Question 5. World Postal Day is observed on?
9th October
1st Ever Joint Conference Conducted by Customs and Post Department 1st Ever Joint Conference Conducted by Customs and Post Department Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on May 14, 2018 Rating: 5

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