PIL Seeks Postal Stamp to Mark 150th Year of Madras High Court


Chennai: A public interest writ petition seeking a commemorative postal stamp to mark the 150th year of the Madras high court has been filed in the court. The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice A Arumughaswamy, before which the PIL of M Swaminathan came up, adjourned the matter to August 31, after counsel for the Centre informed the court that he would get necessary instructions from the authorities by then.

To mark the ongoing 150th year celebrations, Swaminathan submitted, the department had issued special stamps in respect of the Calcutta high court on April 21 and a special cover for the Bombay high court on August 14. But, in the case of the Madras high court no postal stamps have been readied for the occasion, though the court is scheduled to celebrate the 150th anniversary on September 8.(Source-The Times of India)

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4 Responses to PIL Seeks Postal Stamp to Mark 150th Year of Madras High Court

  1. Recently Mumbai High Court had completed 150 years in August2012 n Maharashtra Circle had released one Special Cover only. No surprise that Babudom of India Post must be busy in finalizing n releasing on some stamp to commamorate some Political family of remote corner of the country not known even to the people of his own community/ extended family. Such important events/ institutions are ignored/not remembered.


    Sounds logical. Afterall, institutions should be above individuals.
    So, Malviya, Tagore got theirs. Motilal Nehru is in the pipeline.
    Why not such humongous Public Institutions like High Courts
    should be getting their due. Awake Philatelic Advisory Committee…

  3. K Sridhar says:

    Somebody should not remind the Philatelic Advisory Committee on these anniversaries of the prestigious Institution(s)… They should consider the anniversary stamp releases automatically when finalizing the Yearly Philatelic calender…

  4. Then why concerned officials of India Post are forgetting that this year Mumbai n Kolkatta High Court also completed 150 years like Madras(Chennai) High Court. What way these two High Courts are less deserving to be graced with a Commamorative Stamp.

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