Navi Mumbai: Awardee postman causes noted advocate distress

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 11:33am IST | Place: Nerul | Agency: DNA
Parcels for a Bombay HC advocate are not being delivered to his home, forcing him to go to the post office each time it happens.
  • Nandu Kurne DNA

A well-known advocate of the Bombay high court, DSV Ranji, is the resident of sector 21, Nerul. Though his career is giving him a nice time, his postman seems to be on his back. Ranji has a complaint about not receiving his parcels at his doorsteps by the postman, many a times.
The ignorance by the postman for Ranji’s parcels forced the latter to complain at the post office.

According to Ranji, even when his 75-year-old mother-in-law is always available at home at all times,  the letters are not delivered. The postman, according to Ranji, once gave an excuse of his not being at home, which is why he took the letters back to the post office for Ranji to collect it by himself. This happened when Ranji was at the Chennai high court. Later, Ranji’s friend collected the parcel from the post office.

On October 30, Ranji went for the third time to complain at the post office, but the postman was on leave. Further, he complained to the deputy postmaster but the response he got from him was that the same postman has received an award for his work which implies that he works properly.

After such an unexpected response, Ranji wrote a complain letter referring to the law that says, a postman’s duty is to leave the parcel at the doorstep of the concerned person if he is available at home, rather then taking it back. He also added that the incident had been repeated several times but there were no actions taken by the post office.

Another such incident faced by Ranji was on November 18, when he was not at home and his daughter opened the door for the parcel and the postman refused to give it to her. When Ranji told this to the postmaster, the latter claimed that as per law, the parcel should be given to the society watchman or a concerned person to whom the letter or parcel has been addressed to, instead of dropping it at the doorstep.

Ranji regrets this incident as no action has been taken by the post office. The postmaster was unavailable for the comment.

Ranji’s distress tale

According to Ranji, even when his 75-year-old mother-in-law is always available at home at all times,  the letters are not delivered.

On November 18, when Ranji was not at home and his daughter opened the door for the parcel and the postman refused to give it to her.


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