Proposal under consideration to call 'postman' as 'postperson'
"The proposal to rename postman as postperson is under consideration. It is also submitted that word 'dakia', which is generally used is gender neutral," the Department of Posts said in its submission to the panel.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, has recommended to the postal department to use the gender-neutral term and call 'postman' as 'postperson'.
"The committee in its Report of Demands for Grants felt a need to make the nomenclature for delivery personnel in the Department of Posts and suggested that to further call 'postman' as 'post person'," the report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.
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