India Post will Release Postal Stamps On Popular Personalities

ravi shankar prasadNew Delhi : The NDA rulled Central govt set plan to release new version postal stamps on popular persons. The government will release a series of postal stamps on well-known singers, writers, freedom-fighters and painters and it also seeks designs of philatelic stamps through crowd sourcing.The decision was taken by the philatelic advisory committee, which met under the chairmanship of Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday.According to an official statement, it was also decided that ceremonial stamps issued so far may be made available in all post offices, and stamps with picture postcards may be released on tourist places such as Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora, Belur Math, Khajuraho etc.The Minister suggested to have designs of philatelic stamps through crowd sourcing.

Commemorative postage stamp on ‘Swachh Bharat’, the theme of clean India, was released by Department of Posts on January 30, 2015. The design of the stamp was decided through an open competition.

A commemorative postage stamp on Women Empowerment will be released on August 15, 2015. Its design has been decided by crowd sourcing.

Prasad also said a mobile app should be developed so that people can have information about philatelic stamps.(The Samaya)

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3 Responses to India Post will Release Postal Stamps On Popular Personalities

  1. Aparna says:

    Do we need more stamps on personalities? Are they thinking Philatelists are cash milking cows?

  2. Releasing stamps is one thing but trained Bureaus is another area which needs attention. The quality of cancellation is another area which needs immediate attention. Most of the collectors of FDCs are frustrated on receipt of cancelled covers particularly from those bureaus where fdc is cancelled manually n not by machine. The size of cancellation, the design of cancellation n the main features on catchet vary from one bureau to another at times to the extent of shocking the nerves.

  3. N.A. MIRZA says:

    A good move. But it should cover the living personalities who have contributed immensely

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