- The Department of posts was founded in India on 1st April, 1774.
- This department serves as an agent of Govt.
- It provides services like letter post, parcel service, EMS, delivery, freight forwarding , third-party logistics and deposit accounts, saving banks retailing, life insurance, remittance, life saving, remittance etc.
- Indian post has been terminated two of its major services such as Telegram and Money order in July.
|Founder ofTelegraph and postal in India||Governor General Lord System Dalhousie|
|First General post Office opened in India||1774(Kolkata)|
|First postage stamp of india||Sinde Dawk (1852)|
|Pin system started in India||1972|
|The first Indian Post Office Outside India||Dakshin Gangotri in Antartica ( 1983), indian Territory|
|Speed Post started in India||1986|
|Money Order system||1880|
|Postal Life Insurance started||1884|
|Postal staff college situated at||Ghaziabad(UP)|
|World Postal Day is Observed on||9th October|
|Indian Postal Day is observed on||10th October|