postage stamp is used for official mail posted by Government /
Semi-Government / Quasi Government establishments.
can use Service Stamps
authorised officials can use service postage stamps and the mail
should be in the business of the establishment.
of Local Authority can be Official Postal Article only when an
officer of Government acts as its secretary or president.
persons, as per official requirement, can send official articles.
Such an article, if SERVICE UNPAID and accepted by the addressee,
will be charged only single postage.
must bear the superscription ON INDIA GOVERNMENT SERVICE if
posted by any other authorised official.
article must bear the signature of the dispatching official along
with the designation stamp of the office. Postmaster may recognize
facsimile impression for signature.
of service article is according to the official designation of the addressee, not the name of the addressee.
files containing notes, orders, draft letters, and fair copies may
be sent by post as letter, packet or parcel at the option of the
parcel may contain office files and each such file may contain one
letter having the character of personal communication.