24 August 2011

25 years of Speed Post Service in India….



25 Years of Speed Post : 24 August 2011


A special Cover was issued in Ahmedabad on completion of 25 years of Speed Post service in India. CPMG, Gujarat Circle Mrs. Humera Ahmed through an elegant function held at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad arranged to release a special cover today .  The Chief-Guest at the function  was  Padmshree and Padmvibhushan Mrs. Ela Bhatt - founder of Internationally reputed organization SEWA .

Coutresy - Shrikant Parikh – Ahmedabad

Speed Post

It is an express mail service of India Post for letters and documents offered in league with the international EMS service. It was started on 24 August 1986 for providing time-bound and express delivery of letters, documents and parcels across the nation. It links more than 1200 towns in India, with 290 centres in the national network and around 1000 centres in the state network. For regular users, Speed Post provides delivery ‘anywhere in India’ under contractual service. For corporate customers, Speed Post provides ‘Home collection’, credit facilities, on-line tracking, account management and personalized services.

Speed Post ushered in a new era when ‘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 upto 50 grams @ INR  12, inclusive of Service Tax.  .

Speed Post Home Collection

With a view to provide convenience for the customers , Speed Post provides collection from the premises of the customers  through on-call collection and regular collection at some of he towns.

Speed Post Passport Service

In a unique partnership, Department of Posts and MEA have come together to provide convenience in getting passports. Applicants need to buy the Passport application form available with the Speed Post Centre, fill it and submit it along with the fee. Speed Post Centres will check the forms , send them to the designated Passport Office for further processing and issue of Passport. The service is available only for issue of new passports and not for the renewal of passports.

State-wise list of post offices providing Speed Post Passport Service

Speed Post International Service

Backed by Universal Postal Union, EMS Speed Post offers economical and faster service to 97 foreign countries.  Be it an important letter or University application form, be it an export consignment or a business sample, Speed Post will take it across with care. For international Speed Post tariff and destinations, click here

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