Postal dept officials suspended for not delivering Paswan’s New Year cards

, 5:12 PM IST

Hajipur: Three postal department officials, including the postmaster of the main post office of Hajipur have been suspended for non-delivery of New Year greeting cards send by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to the people of his Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency.

Acting on the complaint of LJP workers and others that greeting cards send by the Minister was found abandoned on the third floor of the district bar council building, Superintendent of Post Umesh Chand Prasad ordered suspension of the three officials.

Those suspended included postmaster of Hajipur main post office Lallan Ram, Public Relations Officer Raj Kumar Shrivastava and postman Deonarayan Mahto, Prasad told PTI on Wednesday.

Prasad said he received a complaint that more than 450 greeting cards were found strewn on the third floor of the district bar council building and preliminary inquiry found the complaint was true.

Hence, action was taken, the Superintendent of Post said.

He said arrangements were being made to distribute the greeting cards to the persons concerned at the earliest.

A detailed probe was on in this connection and if involvement of more officials come to light, action would be taken against them, Prasad said.

District LJP president Awdesh Kumar Singh said many people had complained about not getting the New Year greeting card of Paswan.

Paswan, Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, is the Lok Sabha member from Hajipur (SC reserved) in Bihar’s Vaishali district for the record eighth time.