Going gets tough for postal agents in Chennai

Over the past two years, the number of postal savings agents has reduced drastically in the city.

Unable to cope with the heavy cut in commissions and mounting daily expenses, many of the 42,000 postal savings agents have either diversified to other careers or remain inactive.

In Chennai, of the 2,000 agents, only 500 continue to serve depositors. These agents are involved in popularising postal saving schemes and act as a link between investors and the postal department.

Read more: Going gets tough for postal agents in Chennai – The Hindu.