Railway Mail Service was started in October 1854 in India. In 1880 the Travelling Post Office was taken over by the Railway Mail Service, which became responsible for sorting and despatch of all mail carried by rail and river steamers, an organisation which exists to this day. The RMS was organised into a number of divisions, each of which was identified by letters. of the alphabet. \’In 1881, in order to reduce the amount of travelling sorting (owing to the high cost of providing crews) it was decided to set up a network of static sorting offices at important railway junctions. These were of two types, sorting mail offices which dealt with open and sealed bags, and transit mail offices which dealt with sealed bags only – both however accepted mail posted at the railway station.In 1988 a stamp on RMS cancellations was released by India post.