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Interesting Facts about India Post

Published on Monday, March 14, 2016
Interesting Facts about India Post
  • 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.

Quick Facts

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
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