By Anil Kr Pujara
Recently one of my philatelic friends called me up on phone to take confirmation from me that is there any order or instruction for Ajmer Philatelic Bureau from India Post officils that no sheet/sheetlet of London Olympics shall be torn to prepare FDC. If anybody is wanting any fdc then only ms of london olympics should be torn and fdc shall be prepared. When asked to show any such order, Bureau Incharge refused to show but did not give fdc also. He(Bureau Inchrge ) further confirmed that no fdc shall be supplied in PDA a/c also.When he was informed that other Bureaus of Rajasthan are giving, he gave a spat reply that if others are doing wrong let them do, atleast he shall not follow them.This approach is going to leave the collectors of Ajmer cancellation with incomplete collection or force them to take cancelled fdc from other bureaus.
Further, It was informed that no FDC been supplied to PD Account holders of SHAYAMA CHARAN SHUKLA on the plea that there is order not to give fdc of SHAYAMA CHARAN SHUKLA as this stamp was released from Ajmer Bureau prematurely.Copy of such like order is shown or supplied but fdc is also neither supplied nor given at the counter.Is any one from India Post listening?Is there any future of philately in India with this type of Babudom ruling the scene?