26 March 2014

New Special Covers..


Tenzin Hospital Panthaghati, Shimla


A special cover was released on Tenzin Hospital Panthaghati Shimla during SIMPEX 2014 being held at Shimla.

Special Covers to mark India Aviation 2014 - 12th March 2014.


Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Jointly with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry organised the 4th Edition of India Aviation 2014 from 12th - 16th March, 2014 at Begumpet Airport, Sardar Patel Road, Hyderabad. Conference on Civil Aviation sector with focus on policy issues and business aspects was held concurrent to the exhibition.


During the India Aviation 2014 exhibition, two special covers were released from Hyderabad. One cover was on Air Bus A380 at India Aviation 2014 and second cover was on 4th International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation. (Sp. Cover approval nos. AP/01/2014 & AP/O2/2014)

Special Cover to mark National launch of ATM Service by India Post - 1st March 2014.


The country’s first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated in Chennai on 27th February 2014 by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. On 1st March 2014 two ATM were launched in New Delhi. The department will open 2,800 more such ATMs by March 2015 which is part of its core banking system (CBS) project. The initiative is part of modernisation project under which around 1.6 lakh post offices will be equipped with core banking system by 2015.

To mark the National launch of ATM service by India Post a Special Cover was released on 1st March 2014 at New Delhi.

Special Cover to mark Silver Jubilee of St. Paul Sr. Secondary Co-Ed School, Bhopal - 26th January 2014.

St. Paul School, one of the best Catholic Schools in the Arch Diocese of Bhopal, was founded in 1988 and commands a unique position in the field of education as the school becomes a second home where the children feel perfectly at home and they are imparted education through play way methods and are motivated through various child friendly activities and projects.

To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of St. Paul Sr.Secondary Co-Ed School, Bhopal a Special Cover was released on 26th January 2014.


Extension of First Day Cancellation availability from 4 weeks to 8 weeks

Philately Division of India Post has decided to extend the availability of First Day Cancellation from 4 weeks to 8 weeks with effect from 1st April 2014. This change has been notified vide Postal Directorate Office Memorandum, F. No. 38-1/2014-Phil, dated 14.03.2014 issued by Director, Philately. Instructions mentioned in Philatelic Handbook related to first day cancellation are modified in accordance with this order.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest ; Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum

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