Army Post Awards have been instituted to commend excellence in service, team building and spreading financial awareness among the troops. Army Postal Service has been in service of the armed forces for more than 150 years. It provides a vital communication link between Jawans and their families. On 25th Aug. The Army Post Awards were distributed at a function organized by the Army Postal Service in the DRDO auditorium. Lt Gen Chetinder Singh, Quarter Master General was the chief guest and Ms Manjula Prasher, Member Postal Services Board, Govt of India presided over the function. Northern Command bagged the Rolling Trophy consecutively for the 4thyear for providing maximum insurance coverage to the troops. In addition to the Postal Life Insurance awards, the best performing Postal Units and Field Post Offices (FPOs) were also given ‘Brig DS Virk’ and ‘Brig OP Raghava’trophies.. Savings Bank trophies were also given to the FPOs and Postal Units functioning in CI ops, Field and Peace areas.
Army Postal Service provided Postal Life Insurance (PLI) cover to around 1.25 lakh soldiers during 2010-11 and has an insurant base of more than 10.6 lakh. PLI covers war risk without charging any extra premium. The Corpus has settled 6226 maturity claims for Rs. 39.64 crores and also 519 death claim cases during the previous year.Lt Gen Chetinder Singh commended the role of the APS for providing efficient mail, financial and insurance service to the troops. He appreciated the newly introduced ePost and Express Parcel Post services. Ms Manjula Prasher, Member Postal Services Board assured full support of the Deptt of Posts to APS in extending its value added and technology enabled new services for the benefit of the troops through the Field Post Offices.