Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983

Principal objects of postal company.

12.—(1) The principal objects of the postal company shall be stated in its memorandum of association to be—

(a) to provide a national postal service within the State and between the State and places outside the State,

(b) to meet the industrial, commercial, social and household needs of the State for comprehensive and efficient postal services and, so far as the company considers reasonably practicable, to satisfy all reasonable demands for such services throughout the State,

(c) to provide services by which money may be remitted (whether by means of money orders, postal orders or otherwise) as the company thinks fit,

(d) to provide counter services for the company's own and Government business and, provided that they are compatible with those services and with the other principal objects set out in this subsection, for others as the company thinks fit, and

(e) to provide such consultancy, advisory, training and contract services inside and outside the State as the company thinks fit.

(2) Nothing in this section shall prevent or restrict the inclusion among the objects of the company as stated in its memorandum of association of all such objects and powers as are reasonably necessary or proper for or incidental or ancillary to the due attainment of the principal objects aforesaid and are not inconsistent with this Act.

(3) The company shall have power to do anything which appears to it to be requisite, advantageous or incidental to, or which appears to it to facilitate, either directly or indirectly, the performance by it of its functions as specified in this Act or in its memorandum of association and is not inconsistent with any enactment for the time being in force.