Each n every State in India has a Philatelic Bureau. Some States have more than 1 Bureau.By n Large all Bureaus in the country are well maintained with very few exceptions. Surprisingly, capitol of the largest democracy of the World has no proper Philatelic Bureau.You visit SANSAD Marg Post Office..You will find in one corner of the main hall, one counter in the hall is earmarked as Philatelic Counter. A small Notice Board is fixed on the wall which displays the material available at the counter.At times complete material is also not available.
Behind this counter there is one lobby where one sofa, chairs, one table is kept but entry to this lobby is restricted. Most of the time it is lying unoccupied. At times even dust is visibly seen on the table.In the other corner of the hall is one small cabin where Bureau Incharge with his colleagues occupies his seat. They are nice n coordial but have their own limitations.This chamber is purely Govt. Office type n access to this is also very restricted only.
Philately is one of the biggest revenue earner for India Post.India is member of U.P.U.Small small countries across the globe have proper Philatelic Bureaus which are properly designed, well laid out n well equiped. Visiting such Bureaus gives collectors a feeling of pride n tempts them to visit again n again to enrich their collection n knowledge.Surprisingly, India Post has not paid any attention towards this aspect.Delhi is visited by one n all.Philatelic Bureau of SANSAD MARG Post Office is visited by one n all collectors of the World visiting Capitol.Then why no Proper Philatelic Bureau in the Capital of the largest Democracy of the World.Any answer?