M A I L   S E R V I C E S




 To provide secure transmission of customer’s articles. A record is kept at all stages the article passes through. Also the registered articles are transmitted, under special precautions. 

How to Register

An article intended for registration must be presented at the counter of the post office. A receipt will be given to the person who presents an article for registration at the post office window during the hours prescribed for posting registered article

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Anything may be sent in a parcel excepting articles the transmission of which is prohibited. 

Weight and Size:-

(1) The weight of an un-registered parcel should not exceed 4 kilograms (4000 grams), the weight of a registered parcel should not exceed

(a) 10 kilograms if posted at or addressed to, a branch post office, and

(b) 20 kilograms in other cases.

(2) The length of a parcel should not exceed 1 meter and the length and girth combined should not exceed 1.80 metres.

(3)  No parcel shall be such that, by reason of its shape, manner of packing or any other feature, it cannot be carried by post without serious inconvenience or risk.

How to Pack

(1) A parcel be packed and enclosed in a  reasonably strong case wrapper, or cover fastened in a manner calculated to preserve the contents from loss or damage in the post, to prevent any tampering therewith, and to protect other postal articles from being damaged in any way thereby. If a parcel contains cloth or woolen material it must be packed in a strong wrapper with an outer covering of stout card-board or cloth. It is suggested to use a wooden or a stout cardboard case according to the nature of the article for packing a parcel.

(2) Liquid and substances which liquefy easily must be dispatched in a double receptacle. Between the first receptacle (bottle, talks, box etc) and the second (which must be a box of metal or strong wood) some space must be left to be filled with saw-dust, bran or some other absorbing material in sufficient quantity to absorb all the liquid contents in the event of breakage.

(3) Live-bees must be enclosed in suitable cases and so packed as to prevent all risk of injury to other postal articles in course of transmission by post or to officers of the Post Office.

How to  Post

Every parcel (including service parcels) intended for transmission by post must be presented at the window of the post office.  Any parcel found in a letter box will be treated and charged as a registered parcel.

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Fast and reliable delivery of parcels

Express Parcel Post is an ideal service for sending the parcels upto 35 kg within India. It’s fast and reliable!

VPP service (Cash On Delivery):

Customers can avail VPP service along with Express Parcel Post on payment of VPP charges. Cash will be collected on delivery and will be paid back to the consignor.

Insurance facilities: 

Valuable consignments can be insured on payment of insurance charges.

Proof of Delivery:

 Customers can also get Proof of Delivery along with the signature of the consignee, on payment of INR 10 as POD charges.

Rate structure


Rate upto 2kg


For every additional KG        3kg to 10 kg


For every additional KG beyond 10 kg






Upto 500 km




501 – 1000 km




1001-2000 km




Above 2000 km





Plus services tax and education cess as applicable

Maximum weight limit 35 kg

Distance between stations will be calculated as per the Railway Time Table

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Speed Post, the market leader in the domestic express industry, was started by Department of Posts in August 1986 for providing time-bound and express delivery of letters, documents and parcels across the nation and around the world.

‘One India, One Rate’ scheme was launched @ INR 25 for all destinations across India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

 Now, Speed Post delivers ‘Value for money’ to every one every where, delivering local Speed Post up to 50 grams @ INR 12, inclusive of Service Tax.

Walk into any of the Speed Post booking centers across the country and experience the ‘joy of communication’.

‘One India One Rate’ Speed Post @ INR 25

Given below are the revised Speed Post rates effective 11th June 2007




Upto 200 km

201 to 1000 km

1001 to 2000 km

Above 2000 km

Upto 50 grams

INR  12*

INR  25*

INR  25*

INR  25*

INR  25*

51 to 200 grams

INR  20

INR  25

INR  30

INR  50

INR  60

201 to 500 grams

INR  20

INR  40

INR  45

INR  70

INR  80

Additional 500 grams or part thereof

INR  5

INR  7.50

INR  15

INR  30

INR  40

* includes services tax and education cess

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The value payable system is designed to meet the requirements of persons who wish to pay for articles sent to them at the time of receipt of the articles or of the   bills or railway   receipts relating   to them, and also to meet the requirements of traders   and others who wish   to   recover, through the agency of the Post Office the value of article supplied by them.

Value Payable Articles

Registered Parcels, registered letters, registered book    packets and newspapers    prepaid with postage of newspaper rates of postage and with registration fee  may be transmitted by the inland post as value payable postal articles, provided that the amount specified   for remittance to the sender in the case of any such postal article does not exceed Rs.5,000/- and provided  that such parcels, letters and packets do not contain coupons, tickets, certificates of introduction designed for the sale of goods on what is known as the “Snowball System”.

An article   may be sent by the   value payable post even though it possesses no intrinsic value. Thus legal documents, bonds,    policies of insurance,   promissory note railway goods and parcel receipts, bills of leading or ordinary bills for collection may be sent as value payable postal articles.

Post Office from and to which Value Payable Articles may be sent

Value payable postal articles can be posted at any post office that is a money order office (with a few exceptions) for transmission to any other post office that is a money order office.

Manner of Posting

Every postal   article   intended to be   transmitted   by   post as   a value   payable postal article must be presented at the post office with the prescribed printed form in which the sender must specify the sum to be remitted to himself full in the required entries (in ink)   and sign the declaration   required by clause 188. The sender must also write clearly on the face of the article itself:

(a) in the upper left hand corner the letters “VP” followed by an entry in figures and words of the amount for remittance to himself and

(b) in the lower left hand corner – his own name and full address

NOTE: The sender’s name and address may be indicated by clear impression of a stamp   on the value payable articles.

(2) Value payable articles will not be accepted unless the   town of   payment   shown in  the value payable money order form is the one where the article has been booked.

(3) A receipt will be given to the person who presents the article.


No article will be accepted at any post office for transmission by post as value payable postal article if it is so small or so covered with writing or sealing wax on the address   side or otherwise made   up in such a manner as to render    it impracticable to   affix to the article   the prescribed official labels of the Post Office.

Payment to Sender:

When the amount due is recovered from the addressee, the sum for payment, to the sender will be remitted to him by means of money order.

Detention in Office of Delivery and levy of demurrage

If the addressee of a value payable postal    article omits    to take delivery of it within 7 days following the date of its first   presentation or the date   of delivery to him    or   to   his accredited agent of an intimation of its arrival, the article will be returned to the sender on the 8th day:  Provided that if in the meantime the addressee has applied in writing to the post office for detention of the article for a further period not exceeding seven days beginning  with the said 8th day and pays the prescribed fee the article shall not be   returned to the sender until the expiration of the further period covered by the application. Any fee so paid shall in no circumstances be refunded.

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