Odia IPoS Officer Appointed Secretary, Department of Posts
New Delhi: Pradipta Kumar Bisoi has been appointed Secretary, Department of Posts, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved his appointment with effect from October 31, ANI reported.
A native of Odisha, he is an an officer of the 1985-cadre of Indian Postal Service (IPoS). In 2018, he got a promotion while serving as Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad, and was posted as Member (Personnel), Postal Services Board, Postal Directorate, New Delhi. He had earlier served as Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle.
After joining the service, Bisoi worked as Senior Superintendent of Railway Mail Service / Postal and handled the Postal and RMS operations of the concerned divisions between 1987 and 1990. From 1990 to 1998, he was posted as Vice-Principal, Postal Training Centre, Vadodara and Director, Postal Training Centre, Saharanpur.
He worked as Director Postal Services (HQs) in Odisha and Karnataka Circle from 1998 to 2005. As a Regional Director of Postal Services, he monitored all aspects of postal management very closely and contributed immensely in upgrading infrastructure in the region and improving efficiency of postal operations.
As Director (Technology) from 2005 to 2007, he contributed towards the implementation of the 10th Plan Computerisation Scheme for post offices all over India. He then proceeded on deputation to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. From 2007 to 2009, he was involved with the approval of Plan Schemes of Prasar Bharati for setting up of transmitters and other hardware in All India Radio and Doordarshan all over India.
He also held the post of Postmaster General, Sambalpur Region, in 2010.
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