Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates AMRIPTEX 2023

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The Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated AMRITPEX 2023 - National Philatelic Exhibition on 11 February in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • This five day Mahakumbh of Stamps (11th to 15th February, 2023) in Hall 5, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, is being organized as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations. 

  • The themes of the exhibition include Amrit Mahotsav of Independence and New India, women power, youth power, nature and wildlife, and culture and history of India.

  • The Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan, Secretary, Department of Posts, Vineet Pandey, Director General Postal Services, Alok Sharma were present on the occasion. 

Commemorative Postage Stamp

  • The Department of Posts also released a commemorative postage stamp on the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.

  • This stamp has been prepared from the best entries of the National Comprehensive Design Competition in which more than 4 lakh students participated.

  • The competition was organised on an all India basis in collaboration with the Department of School Education and Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

India Post

  • India Post is the central postal system of India and was established on 1 April 1854.

  • It works under the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

  • India's postal system is one of the most widely distributed networks in the world.

  • India is divided into 23 postal circles headed by the Chief Postmaster.

  • Postal Index Number is a 6 digit code of post office introduced on 15 August 1972.

  • The Department of Posts has transformed into a digital network for banking, service delivery and social security payment network.

  • India Post has become vital to the common people in the fields of services, banking and insurance through a dense network of 1.5 lakh postal branches across the country, especially for rural India.

  • It is quite popular in rural India as it is one of the oldest institutes in India in terms of better service.

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