Singpost Fined $30,000 for losing over 400 letters
SINGAPORE – The Infocomm Development Authority has fined SingPost $30,000 for dropping a mail bag containing between four hundred and 500 letters meant for residents in Woodlands final September.
The bag was misplaced when a publish lady had left it unattended in a nook to go to the toilet.
She had determined to cover the trolley as an alternative of bringing it together with her because it was raining and she or he did not need to get it moist. However, when she got here again, the trolley was gone.
Despite a police report being filed and employees looking the world over the subsequent few days, the mail was by no means recovered.
The lack of mail is a breach of SingPosts’ Postal Licence circumstances, subsequently it was fined by IDA for failing to make sure that mail loss is minimised.
IDA commented that SingPost might have prevented the loss if it had issued gear corresponding to covers and locks for the mail trolleys. It additionally discovered that the luggage utilized by postmen weren’t sufficiently water-proof to stop mail from getting broken within the rain.
To rectify the problems, waterproof luggage, locks and covers at the moment are issued to every postman.