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INDIA POSTS RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF UN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

INDIA POSTS RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF UN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

Context

Department of Posts (DOP), Ministry of Communications released a commemorative postage stamp on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Organisations.

Details

  • The timely initiative of Department of Posts to propose the UN@75 Commemorative Postage Stamp on the eve of the founding of the United Nations has been widely acclaimed.
  • As a founding member of the United Nations, India was deeply invested in UN’s success and had been at the forefront of UN Peacekeeping Operations.
  • It may be noted that Department of Posts has previously released similar such commemorative postage stamps on UN’s 9th, 40th and 50th Anniversaries in 1954, 1985 and 1995 respectively.

About Department of Posts

  • Warren Hastings had taken initiative under East India Company to start the Postal Service in India in 1688.
  • It was initially established under the name “Company Mail”. It was later modified into a service under the "crown" in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie.
  • Dalhousie introduced uniform postage rates (universal service) and helped to pass the India Post Office Act 1854 which significantly improved upon 1837 Post Office act which had introduced regular post offices in India.
  • It created the position Director General of Post for the whole country.

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