Anniversary Of Indian Postal Dpt
It was 1st October 1854,
when first postage stamp was released for people of
undevided India with postal network of 701 post offices.
The postal service established from
this day was a convenient & affordable way for
every citizens to convey door to door messeges. Till
that day this service was reserved for State officials
Only. Stamp released on this day was useful across
whole India & charged according to weight of Parcel
and not according to Distance. This Postal facility
bought revolution in life of people & became one
of the major factor in Social development.
According to history, in India Postal
system was existing in era of King Maurya but,well
organised postal system established by British Govt.
by Lord Clive in 1776 & boost up by Warren Hastings,
who established GPO at calcutta in 1774,Madras in
1786 & Bombay in 1793. Major interest for estd.
of British postal
system was confidential, smooth & fast governance
in favour of british Govt. so Post office Act was
in 1837 which bring all three precidencies into one
In Year 1854,
Post office Act was reformed to provide monopoly to
british Govt. for conveyance of
letters.Railway & sea mail service also started
in this year as per provision of this act. First sea-mail
service was introduced from India to China & Britain.
Mail order service started in 1877 & money
order service for delivering money at doorstep was
estd. in 1880.Post office savings bank started in
which made banking facility accessible to all. As
a result, by 1908, 635 princely states was provided
with british postal service out of 650.Remaining 15
princely states like Hyderabad, Gwalior, Jaipur, Travancore
have their own Postal System & they didn't cast
their post with Indian Post office.Postal system of
these 15 states were merged with Indian Postal Dpt.
only after Indipendance.
Now a days, after 150 Years of Indian
postal Dpt., It became largest
postal network with over 1,55,000,
retail outlets in every region of country.It also
run parrellel with modernisation & focus is now
computerising the network to improve governance &
to enhance E-based services like E-post.
In the era of Compitition & Globelisation,Indian
Postal Dpt. didn't forgot its responcibility towards
Common man & there by to nation by providing its
services at compatitively low rate.
Since last decade, Dpt. also doing
well in field of philatelly by active efforts to increse
interest of people in this field, presenting colourful
face of India on Commemorative stamps.
These set of four commemorative stamps
shows differant mile stones of India posts.