India is going to take over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) this month, as notified by the Ministry of Communications.

The elections for the same were conducted during the 13th APPU Congress in Bangkok in August-September. Following the successful elections,

There are 32 members in this international organisation from the Asia-Pacific. It is a specific department inside the UN. The sole Restricted Union of the Universal Postal in the area is this one. The Asia Pacific Postal Union’s headquarters are in Bangkok, Thailand.

Postal Services Board, will take the charge as the APPU’s Secretary General for a period of four years. While stating his vision for the Union,

Secretary general leads the activities of the Union and is also the director of the Asian Pacific Postal College (APPC) which is the largest inter-governmental postal training institute in the region.

Shri Vineet Pandey, Secretary of the Department of Posts, stated that it is a privilege for the department to have its officer lead the activity of the union, especially starting from 2023, which is also the year of India’s G20 presidency

The goal of APPU is to extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between member countries and to promote cooperation in the field of postal services. As the regional center for various UPU projects

APPU also takes the lead in ensuring that all technical and operational projects of the UPU are fulfilled in the region so that the region is integrated into the global postal network in the best possible way.