STAMP ON SHYAMACHARAN SHUKLA PRE RELEASED AT JAIPUR
Translation of the news story published in Dainik Bhaskar Jaipur on 24 Feb 2012
Madhya Pradesh Ex. Chief Minister Shyamcharan Shukla Postage Stamps Pre Released in Jaipur GPO.
The Stamp was scheduled to be released on 9th March 2012 but it has come to knowledge that the sale of Stamps has taken place atleast 20 days prior to the scheduled date in Jaipur GPO. The Temporary date of release was 17th Feb 2012 and the confidential letters of release were given to members of Philatelic Advisory Committee. The Jaipur representative of the committee made its confidential letter publicily open in the Jaipur Philatelic Bureau. The date then again temporarily changed to 9th March.
Certain Rules were made two years back regarding release of Stamps. Every year not more than 100 stamps can be released and only 10% of total stamps can be released on Prersonalities. Stamp on any Renouned personality can be released only on its 10th, 25th, 50th or 100th birth anniversary or his death anniversary. Shyamcharan Shukla passed away on 2007 and same stamp cannot be released before 2017.
Stamp on Shyamcharan Shukla will be released on 9th March and it cannot be bought before that. Sale of stamps will take place only after the stamp is released. K. S. Yadav, Additional Superitendent, Philately, New Delhi
The sale of stamp is under Treasury department. S. N. Saini, Postmaster, Jaipur GPO