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1 Types of Inland Postal Articles 2.1.1

2 Inland Mail There are 10 classes of articles – Letters – Inland Letter Cards (ILC) – Post Cards – Book Packets – Sample and Pattern Packets – Book Packets containing Printed Books – Book Packets containing Periodicals – Registered News Paper – Blind Literature Packets – Parcels 2.1.2

3 Classes of Mail First Class Mails – Letters, Letter Cards and Post Cards – Free Air transmission wherever possible and advantageous Second Class Mails – Other remaining articles – No free air transmission – Sender has to pay Air surcharge in addition to normal postage, if the article is to be sent by Air – Air surcharge Up to 50 grams Rs.2 Additional 50 grams or partRe

4 Features of Postal Articles 4

5 Letters Used for communication and sending documents Types – Departmental (Embossed Envelope) – Private Maximum Weight – 2 Kgs Tariff: – First 20 grams Rs.5 – Additional 20 grams or part there of Rs

6 Letters Prescribed Size Roll formMinimumMaximum Any single diameter10 cm80 cm Length + twice the diameter 17 cm100 cm Other than Roll formMinimumMaximum Any single dimension11 X 7 cm60 cm (Length Breadth) / Height 90 cm 2.1.6

7 Letters 2.1.7

8 Inland Letter Card (ILC) Used for personal communication Can be used within India No enclosures allowed Private ILC – Superscription Inland Letter Card Types – Departmental & Private Weight : Max 5 grams Tariff: – Rs

9 Inland Letter Card PRESCRIBED SIZE DimensionMinimumMaximum Unfolded28.2 X 18.2 cms30 X 21 cms FlapsLeft and right hand side not exceeding 1.5 cms X 10 cms Top side not exceeding 1.5 X 21 cms MinimumMaximum Folded15.2 X 9 cms21 X 10 cms 2.1.9

10 Inland Letter Card (ILC)

11 Post Card Transmission within India & Economical No secrecy of contents Types : Departmental & Private Facility of Reply Postcard Competition Postcards used for Media competitions Treated as printed Postcard if the matter is printed or cyclostyling or any other mechanical process. Printed matter includes pictures also

12 Post Card Tariff: – Single Post card0.50 – Reply post card Rs.1.00 – Printed Post card Rs.6.00 – Competition post card Rs – Meghdoot post card 0.25 Size :Length X Breadth14 Cms X 9 Cms – Privately manufactured Post cards should conform to the size and thickness of embossed post card

13 Post Card

14 Post Card

15 Practice Exercise (tariff calculation on first class mail and conditions )

16 Book Packets Following items can be sent as Book Packets – Bills – Receipts – Printed Market Reports – Quotations – Price lists – Premium Notices – Prasadams – Horoscopes – Wedding Invitations etc.,

17 Book Packets Superscription optional Should not be closed against inspections Economical than letter No personal communication (except in case of invitations where five words of complimentary nature are allowed) Maximum weight : 5 Kgs Tariff : – Up to 50 gramsRs.4 – Additional 50 gms or PartRs

18 Book Packet Size PrescribedMinimumMaximum In roll form length10 cms80 cms Total length + 2 diameters17 cms100 cms Other than roll form10 cms X 7 cms60 cms X 30 cms X 30 cms Book packet when sent in card form whether folded or not, shall be neither thinner nor more flexible than Inland Post Cards

19 Book Post

20 Sample and Pattern Packets Should be bonafide trade patterns or sample of merchandise without saleable value or objects of natural history without commercial purpose No personal communication It should be open for inspection, if not contents to be declared Maximum weight : 2 Kgs Tariff : – Upto 50 grams Rs.4 – Additional 50 grams or partRs

21 Practice Exercise (tariff calculation on book and sample packet)

22 Printed Books Printed books without Advertisements can be sent Periodicals cannot be sent as Printed books Story books & Text books are best examples printed books Maximum weight : 5 Kgs Tariff: – Every 100 grams or part Re

23 Periodicals Registered with Registrar of News paper for India, New Delhi (RNI) Superscription as Periodical registered with RNI-New Delhi under No……. Price to be printed Free circulation- no concession, it should be accepted under Book Post rate Tariff depends on weight & value of the periodical Maximum weight : 5 Kgs

24 Tariff : Value of periodical For first 100 gms For additional 100 gms or part thereof Up to Rs.20Rs.2Rs.3 Above Rs.20 and up to Rs.50 Rs.4Rs.5 Above Rs.50Rs.8Rs

25 Practice Exercise (Tariff on periodicals & printed books)

26 Registered Newspaper News Paper containing wholly or in great part of political or other news or other current topics or articles related to them with or without Advertisement can be registered as RNP Should have a bona fide list of subscribers Registered with RNI-New Delhi Registered with Divisional Supdt. to avail concessional postage Permitted to post in the post office or mail office on specified dates mentioned in the license

27 Registered News Paper License is valid for3 years after which it has to be renewed (in the month of November) If not renewed – penal fees Rs.50 DG Posts prescribes the fee for Registration Published at an interval of not more than 31 days Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly & Monthly Registered be printed in 10 size font – KA/SK/CKM/656/ – CKM/680/ (w.e.f ) Printer, publisher, Editor and cost should also be printed For posting, the newspapers should be presented at PO counters only and not posted in letter boxes

28 Registered Newspaper If free circulation- No concession Registered News Paper Bundle – To Agents only – Bundles to be handed over at the PO counters only – Bundles will be delivered at PO counters only – Bundles should contain RNP of same date/issue

29 2.1.29

30 License to post without prepayment (WPP) Salient features & Conditions – Permit by CO/RO – For posting more than 500 – WPP License Number should be printed on the address slip or wrapper of RNP – Security Deposit needed for applying for license Advantages – Customer need not have to affix the stamps/Frank on each article – It saves lot of time and energy – No payment need be made while posting – account adjusted on 16 th and 1 st of each month

31 Registered News Paper with WPP

32 License to post without prepayment (WPP)

33 Registered Newspaper- Tariff Single copy – Up to 50 grams0.25 – Above 50 up to 100 grams0.50 – Each additional 100 grams/part0.20 Bundle (More than one copy) – Up to 100 grams0.50 – Each additional 100 grams

34 Practice Exercise 2.1.4[Tariff calculation (Regd newspaper)]

35 Blind Literature Should contain literature for the blind like Braille script May contain CDs meant for blind No written or printed communication except title and table of contents, key or instructions, a label for return of packet Can be sent from – Blind to blind – Blind to blind institution & vice versa – One blind institution to another blind institution Maximum weight : 7 Kgs Tariff : Free Air Surcharge is applicable if the BLP is to be sent by Air

36 Blind Literature

37 Parcels Useful for transmission of goods Not to be posted in letter box To be presented at counter One personal communication can be sent inside the parcel Should not contain prohibited items Should be properly packed Registration compulsory for parcels weighing more than 4 Kgs

38 Parcels Maximum weight : 20 Kgs – For URP 4 Kgs – For BO 10 Kgs Tariff – Up to 500 grams Rs.19 – Additional 500 grams or part Rs.16 – Home delivery Charge Rs. 5 For parcel weighing more than 5 Kgs – Redirection fee 50% of ordinary postage

39 Parcels Articles Prohibited from Transmission by Post – Anything injurious. – Explosive, dangerous, filthy, noxious or deleterious substance. – Any sharp instrument not protected. – Any living creature which is either noxious or likely to injure postal articles or postal officer in course of transmission by post. – Tickets, proposals etc relating to unauthorized lotteries (does not include lottery organized or authorized by government.) – Anything indecent

40 Parcels SIZEMINIMUMMAXIMUM LengthAs per letter100 cms Length + Girth combined As per letter180 cms

41 Parcel

42 Practice Exercise (tariff on parcels)

43 Air surcharge Recall the air surcharge rate applicable for second class mails Attempt exercise &

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