Bihar the most happening and upcoming State in the country and one of the most vibrant states as for as Philately is concerned, having only two Philatelic Bureaus. (1) Patna and (2 )Muzzafarpur. Out of these two Bureaus, Patna Bureau if more active, vibrant n collector friendly. Since presently posted in Patna, therefore I can feel the pulse and sensitivity of the Bureau staff. Having travelled in various parts of the country and visited many Bureaus of India Post, I find that Staff at Patna Bureau is very much conscious of Collectors desire to have neat, clean and appropriate cancellation. If available, Bureau In charge though himself not a collector but goes to any length to suggest the most appropriate stamp for the cover, tries to provide the same, invariably is present to supervise the cancellation and ensure that the Best is delivered.
In steep contrast to this, is the Bureau at Muzzafar pur. Even cancellation was made available at the Bureau after more than 2 months as no cancellation was prepared at the Bureau. No attempt was made to procure n get it prepared. After much persuasion, when I provided the design, the Cachet was got prepared. Earlier the cachets of Muzzafarpur Bureau did not have the name of City and Pin Code, but when I specifically pointed it out , it was ensured that the same is inscribed on the catchet.I shall share the incomplete/defective cancellation provided by the Bureau later on, but till then pl enjoy the cancellations of both these Bureaus.