New Delhi [India], Jan 30 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh and Minister of State (Independent Charge) Communications Manoj Sinha on Tuesday jointly launched the khadi uniforms for the India Post staff.
The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi has designed this new dress code keeping in view the functionality, comfort and durability.
"Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promoting khadi. We started the process around 25 days back and decided to come up with this khadi uniform in khaki colour. There is immense potential for Khadi (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) and Department of Posts," Manoj Sinha said while addressing the gathering yesterday.
"Prime Minister Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' said that khadi is connected with the livelihood of the artisan. Khadi for nation, khadi for fashion and now khadi for transformation," he added.
Sinha further noted that "The main aim of the new uniform is to provide the brand identity of the Postal Department and for easy identification. As many as 90,000 postmen and postwomen of India Post will be attired in the new uniform from February 2018."
The uniform will be gradually made available at over 7,000 retail outlets of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and will be priced at Rs 1,500 for men and Rs 1,700 for women.
Yesterday, India Post took to Twitter and said "Launch of redesigned uniforms for Postmen & MTS employees in DoP by Shri @manojsinhabjp in august presence of Shri Giriraj Singh, Mos (I/C) for MSME. #DakBhawan #Delhi."