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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Commemorative Stamps:

         After Independence of India, since August, 1948 to February, 2011 total 815 Commemorative Postage Stamps on prominent personalities/dignitaries have been issued.

         Applications containing proposal for release of stamp in the name of various personalities received are placed before Philately Advisory Committee (PAC) for consideration. A list of proposed ninety eight personalities is awaiting consideration of the Philatelic Committee. Decisions will likely be taken after the recommendation of the PAC at its next meeting.

         This reply was given by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in response to a question in Parliament.

PIB Release, March 17, 2011

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