150th Anniversary Of Indian
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
system was confidential, smooth & fast governance in favour
of british Govt. so Post office Act was passed
in 1837 which bring all three precidencies into one all-India Service.
In Year 1854, Post office
Act was reformed to provide monopoly to british Govt. for conveyance
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 1882
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
retail outlets in every region of country.It also run parrellel
with modernisation & focus is now on
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
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
These set of four commemorative stamps shows differant
mile stones of India posts.