reply postcards and Competition Postcards for transmission by the
inland post are issued by the Post Office for the use of
the public. These
post cards have a stamp of the prescribed value impressed on them.
One part of the reply postcard is intended to contain the sender’s
communication while the annexed part is for addressee’s
answer, and when detached and posted by the latter will be carried
to destination through post in the same way as a single post card.
Post cards introduced W.e.f. 14.11.1996, are to be used for sending
responses to the competitions organized on TV/Radio/Press etc.
The response to the competitions through other stationery
will be treated as unpaid or insufficiently paid.
These post cards are available at all
Cards of Private
and reply cards of private manufacture may be transmitted by post as
post-cards provided that the postage is prepaid in full.
: “Folded paper
type”, post cards of private manufacture made by folding and or
pasting together two or more layers of paper cannot be transmitted
by post as a post card.
14 cm. X 9 cm.
A Postcard cannot have
anything attached to it. It
should not be folded, cut or otherwise altered except that the
impressed postage stamp may be perforated with initials, nor should
it be enclosed in cover of any kind.
– manner of packing
Post Card shall not be folded, cut, or otherwise altered except that
the impressed postage stamp (if any) may be perforated with
initials; not should a post card be enclosed in a cover of any kind.
of the article
post card should bear the title Post card on the address side.
The right side of the face article is reserved for the
and Insufficiently Paid Post Cards
a post-card be posted unpaid or insufficiently paid it shall be
taxed on delivery with double the pre-paid rate or double the
deficiency as the case may be and unpaid or insufficiently paid
Reply Post card will be taxed with double the pre-paid rate or
double the deficiency as the case may be on the original half only.
chargeable on infringing article
any of the conditions regarding the size, thickness etc. be
infringed, the Post card shall be treated as a letter.
If an inland post card be addressed to a country served by
the foreign Post, it will be treated as insufficiently paid post
card and returned to the sender, if the address is available,
otherwise forwarded to the sender, if the address is available, otherwise forwarded to the RLO.
: When a post
card is treated as a letter, the amount for recovery is the
difference between the minimum postage payable on a letter and the
postage already paid on the post card.