PREPAYMENT OF POSTAGE IN CASH
Certain important post
offices are authorised by the Head of the Circle to realise the postage charges in cash
from firms or other persons who post a very large number of unregistered packets subject
to a minimum of 500 packets at a time in big cities and 250 in small towns. Certain post
offices in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Nagpur and Delhi are also authorised by the Heads of
the Circle to realise the postage and registration fee on ordinary registered articles of
letter mail in cash provided the sender uses special registered journals for booking
of registered articles and the total number time is not less than 50. Particulars of this
facility can be ascertained from the nearest principal post office. The facility of
pre-payment of postage in cash in also available at selected Gazetted and H.S.G. Post
Offices to Firms or business establishments who post not less than 500 articles at a time
in respect of letters (closed covers). Inland Letter Cards, Post Cards and un-registered
POSTING OF NEWSPAPER
WITHOUT PRE PAYMENT
The facility is available for Registered
Newspaper posting more than 500 copies at a time. It requires licence from the the
Regional Postmaster General/ Chief Post Master General.
The proprietor, manager or publisher should
apply in the prescribed form to the Regional Postmaster General, furnishing:
average number and weight of (i) single
copy of the paper and (ii) packets containing more than one copy, posted each time.
postage payable on each copy and each
packet to be posted at a time.
total postage on each posting, for single
copy and packet.
number of days of posting in a month.
The applicant should deposit amount equal
to the total of one month's postage as security in Post Office Savings Bank Security
Deposit account or in National Savings Certificate(s), pledged to the Regional Postmaster
General, or provide guarantee from a public sector bank for the amount.
Licence should be renewed when registration
of the newspaper is renewed.
License is subject to the following
Licence ceases when the registration of
the newspaper with the Post ceases
Licence number along with the words LICENSED
TO POST WITHOUT PREPAYMENT shall be printed below the registration number on the
An invoice in duplicate in the prescribed
form giving details of the posting should be handed over when the newspapers are presented
at the counter.
Bills will be issued by the office of
posting on the 16th for the posting(s) between 1st and 15th of the month and on the 1st
for the posting(s) between 16th and the end of the previous month.
The bill should be paid within 7 days of
presentation and, in any case, within a fortnight, failing which further posting under the
licence will be stopped and the licence deemed to have been cancelled. The dues, in that
case, will be adjusted from the security deposit, and further outstanding dues, if any,
recovered under the provisions of the Indian Post Office Act. Licence may be renewed, in
that case, only in the discretion of the Divisional Superintendent, and on further terms
and conditions, if necessary.
The licensee should enhance the security
deposit, if called upon to do so by the Divisional Superintendent, failing which his
licence may be cancelled.
The licence can be cancelled on 7 days
written notice without assigning any reason, by the Divisional Superintendent.
Decision of the Director - General on any
issue or dispute shall be final.