By Anil Kr Pujara
Recently I got a print of internal circular issued by India Post duly signed by Sh Gaurav Srivastav, Asstt DIirector General (Philatelly) wherein the details of all Philatelic Bureaus are given therein vis a vis the details/no of Desk Calendars have been supplied for sale. Out of anxiety, I started reading the list of 68 Bureaus. I found that names of 2 Philatelic bureaus as of 1.1.2014 are mentioned i.e. DURGAPUR(SR. NO.24) and AURANGABAD at sr. no.(11). Wonderful. As far as I know there is no Philatelic bureau in DURGAPUR EVEN TODAY n PHILATELIC BUREAU AT AURANGABAD IS INAUGURATED ON 1.3.2014
More confusing is that the names of two Bureaus i.e. RANCHI n Port Blair are not included in the list. Are these two Bureaus closed or not under India Post.It is very sad state of affairs. The official as high as ASSTT. DIRECTOR GENERAL(PHILATELY) in India Post does not know what he is signing or where Bureaus exist or functioning in India. If this is the state of affairs then what better u can expect.