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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Letter to India Post on non-issuance of thematic series of stamps

      Speed Post / Priority
Smt.  P. Gopinath
Secretary (Posts) & Chairman PS Board
Govt. of India
Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street
New Delhi – 110, 001.
26th June 2013
Sub :  Thematic series of stamp, not issued in accordance
to India Post list announced in January 2013.
 Respected  Madam ,
 I would like to draw  your attention towards India Post stamp issue program list of 2013 announced in Jan. 2013.  From the list out of Twelve thematic series, until June (in Six month time) only two thematic series of stamp so far released. Moreover, 100 years of Indian Cinema stamp series issued released on dated 3rd May 2013 is not available to India Post Philatelic Bureaus even after 45 days of its issue.

For the rest thematic series stamp issue date kindly be announced, and see all those announced in the program list are issued in 2013 on the given date. Here is the list for India Post Thematic Series stamp  Jan. to Dec. 2013 as per their announcement yet to release :
 Thematic Series                                                      

  • Headgears of India–                April
  • Stepwells of India)-                 April
  • Musicians (set of 8 stamp) –    July
  • Boats of India –                       August
  • Wildlife and flora & fauna-     June
  • Means of transport –               August
  • Railway workshops at
kanchrapara & jamalpur –      Nov.
  • Indian metal crafts –                Nov.
  • Tribal dwellings –                   June
  • Traditional embroideries –    Dec.

You will kindly see Four Thematic Series issue an between April to June not released, nor even communicate further through India Post website. These are the serious lapses to your own announced list which brings a bad name to our India Post in overseas market.

Thematic series of stamps are part of the culture and tradition of India and are very well received   in India and abroad. It should be well planned a year before and its publicity is highly important to attract a large number of collectors. India Post Philatelic division needs to be efficiently equipped with technology and human resource to handle such thematic series. It is the lack of planning with last minute decision-making that causes the products non-availability to the public who wish to buy thematic stamps but condition remain always chaotic.
 Madam, I shall request you kindly look into the matter for the sake of Philately, and addressed the same on priority.
 I shall be glad to hear from you soon.
 With kind regards,
 ( Pradip Jain )
Chairman communication : Bihar Chamber of Commerce
Ex Member :  Philatelic Advisory Committee, Govt. of India
Mob : 093341 32162,  Email :

  • Copy to  Smt. Meera Handa, DDG Philately, India Post for kind information and necessary action.
  • Copy to Smt. Rashi Sharma, Director Philately, India Post for kind information and necessary action. :
  • Copy to Shri Kamleshwar jee,  Member HRD, India Post for kind information and necessary action. :
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