Postal Rates

 

 

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Mail Based Products and Services

Tariff in INR

1

Postcard

Single Postcard

0.5

Reply Postcard

1

Printed Postcard

6

Competition Postcard

10

2

Inland Letter Card

Weight 3 grams. No enclosures allowed

2.5

3

Letters (Maximum 2 kg)

For a weight not exceeding 20 grams

5

For every additional 20 grams or fraction thereof

5

Embossed Envelope

5

4

Registration Envelope

22.50

5

Book Packets, Pattern & Sample Packet

For the first 50 grams or fraction thereof

4

For every additional 50 grams or fraction thereof in excess of 50 grams

3

6

Book Packets, containing Printed Books

For the first 100 grams or fraction thereof

1

For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof in excess of 100 grams

1

7

Book Packets, containing Periodicals
(Maximum 5 kg)

For periodicals of value INR 1/- to 20/-

For the first 100 grams or fraction thereof

2

For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof in excess of 100 grams

3

For periodicals of value INR 21/- to 50/-

For the first 100 grams or fraction thereof

4

For every additional 100 grams or part thereof in excess of 100 grams

5

For periodicals of value INR 51/- and above

For the first 100 grams or fraction thereof

8

For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof in excess of 100 grams

9

Must be registered with Registrar of Newspapers; Registration number should be printed. (Compact Discs and Floppies etc with periodicals are not allowed under this category. The Periodicals without price shall be classified as "Book Packets, Sample and Pattern Packet" for the tariff calculation.)

 

8

Registered Newspapers

In case of a Single copy of a Registered Newspaper

For a weight not exceeding 50 grams

0.25

For a weight exceeding 50 grams. But not exceeding 100 grams

0.5

For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof exceeding 100 grams

0.2

In the case of more than one copy of the same issue of Registered Newspaper being carried in the same packet

For a weight not exceeding 100 grams

0.5

For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof exceeding 100 grams

0.2

Must be registered with Department of Posts; Registration number should be printed on the first or last page. Bundle containing more than one copy should be addressed to the Newspaper Agent and it is delivered at Post Office counter.

 

9

Blind Literature Packet
(Maximum Weight 7 kg)

Postage, Registration and acknowledgement charges are free

Free

10

Parcels

For the first 500 grams or fraction thereof

19

For every additional 500 grams or fraction thereof in excess of 500 grams

16

Home delivery charges for article weighing more than 5 kgs. 10 kgs if booked or deliverable at BO. 20 kgs in other cases

5

Parcels should be presented at the counter. Should be registered, if the weight is more than 4 kgs. Redirection fee for Parcel - 50% of ordinary postage.

 

11

Late fee for posting 

On Unregistered articles (per article)

2

On Registered articles (per article)

3

Special late fee charge (per article)

3

12

Late fee for renewal of license for Registered Newspaper

Not later than the last working day of the third calendar month preceding the last month of the period of previous registration

50

After the date of expiry of previous registration

100

13

Certificate of Posting   

For every 3 unregistered articles or less

(NOW DISCONTINUED)

3

14

Registration 

Registration Fee

17

Concessional Registration Fee for VPP containing Printed Books upto INR 50

2.5

Fee for Attested copy of addressee's receipt

2

Acknowledgement Delivery fee (AD)

3

15

Insurance Fee

Where the value of insurance does not exceed INR 200

10

For every additional INR 100 or fraction thereof in excess of INR 200

6

Limit for insurance

Booked at Branch Office INR 600
Currency Notes INR 20000
Other INR 100000

 

16

Recall of each Inland Postal article

Head Postmasters and Sub Postmasters are competent to issue

6

17

Fee for Postal Identity Card

Valid for three years from the date of issue

9

18

Rentals for Post Boxes and Post Bags

Post Boxes/Post bags at any place per annum - one financial year

150

For 3 calendar months

50

Post Box and Post Bag with same or different numbers per annum - one financial year

250

For 3 calendar months

80

For Post Box deposit should be made towards cost of lock and key; for post bag, lock and key should be met from renter.

 

19

Business Reply Permit fee if applied during

Full Year

200

From 1st April to 30th June

200

From 1st July to 30th September

150

From 1st October to 31st December

100

From 1st January to 31st March

50

Plus Handling charges per article

1

20

 

 

Franking Machine

Rebate - 3% on franked postage. Concession to bulk mailers - 2% on posting for Post Office wise pre-sorting of letters

License Fee (for 5 years)

 

 

375

 

 

21

Value Payable Post (VPP)

Posting Fee for a value not exceeding INR 20

2

For a value exceeding INR 20 but not exceeding INR 50

3

For a value exceeding INR 50

5

Warehousing charges on VP articles (for a maximum of 7 days from 8th days from the date of delivery of intimation)

VP letter per day

2

VP Parcel per day

3

22

Air Surcharge for second class mail articles

For packets (other than letters, post cards and letter cards)

For the first 50 grams or fraction thereof

2

For every additional 50 grams or fraction thereof

1

Parcels

For first 50 grams or fraction thereof

2

For every additional 50 grams or fraction thereof

1

23

International Reply Coupon

41

24

Money Order

(Fraction of a rupee not allowed. Maximum value INR 5000. No limit for Service Money Order.)

MO Commission - For every sum of INR 20 or fraction thereof

1

Cost of a single Money Order form or a VP Money Order Form

0.25

6% commission will be taken on family allotment money order booked by an Army Record Office. Calculation will be made in multiples of 10 paise and any amount less than 10 paise shall be regarded as 10 paise.

 

25

Telegraphic Money Order

(Commission as for ordinary money order plus Telegraphic charges for the words in the telegram Ordinary or Express as the case may be plus supplementary fees where the amount of remittance:-)

does not exceed INR 50

3

exceeds INR 50 but does not exceeding INR 200

5

exceeds INR 200

8

26

Indian Postal Order
Available denominations of INR 1,2,5,7,10,20, 50 and 100

For denomination upto INR 10

1

For denomination upto INR 20

2

For denomination upto INR 30

3

For denominatin upto INR 40

4

For denomination upto INR 50

5

For Denomination upto INR 100

10

27

Telegraph Charges

Ordinary upto 10 words

3.5

For each additional word

0.5

Express - upto 10 words

7

For each additional word

1

12% of the Service tax is to be levied on telegraph charges

 

3% on Service Tax as Education Cess

 

INR 0.50 and above to be rounded off to the next rupee and less than 0.50 to be ignored.

 

On the address portion of Telegram : 1 to 6 words are chargeable, 7th to 10th words are free. 11th onwards are chargeable. Destination with PIN in one word.

 

                 International Postal Tariff

 

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Name of Service

Item

Name of the country

Rate (In INR)

( i )

LETTERS

Up to 20 grams

 

For every additional 20 grams or part thereof up to 500 grams

 

Beyond 500 grams, for every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams

For all the countries

20.00

 

8.00

 

 

 

30.00

( ii )

SMALL PACKETS

Up to 100 grams

 

 

For every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams

For all the countries

40.00

 

30.00

( iii )

PRINTED PAPERS

Up to 20 grams

 

For every additional 20 grams or part thereof up to 500 grams

 

Beyond 500 grams, for

 

every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams

For all the countries

10.00

 

5.00

 

 

 

20.00

( iv)

BLIND LITERATURE PACKETS

 

For all the countries

Exempted from postage

(V) POST CARD (Single)    (i) Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan
(ii) Asian Pacific Postal Union countries except Pakistan, Bagladesh Nepal and Bhutan*
(iii) Universal Postal Union countries other than those referred to in (i) and (ii) above.
4.00


6.00





7.00

Note : Details of Asian Pacific Postal Union Countries:-

Afganistan, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China (People Republic), Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea (Republic), Laos

(Republic),Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, new Zealand, papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon island, Srilanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Mangnolia and Vanuatu.

2. SAL (Surface Air Lifted)

For the postal articles to be sent by Surface Airlifted (SAL) mail, the surcharge of Rs 4 for 20 grams or part thereof for all countries other than SAARC countries shall be charged in addition to normal surface mail rates.

3. Bulk Bag

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Name of Service

Item

Name of the country

Rate (In INR)

1

BULK BAG

Not exceeding 5 kg

Per kg exceeding 5 kg

 

For all the countries

350.00

 

100.00

4. The rates of postage and air mail fees specified in the Schedule below shall be chargeable on postal articles posted in an Indian Post Office for transmission by air routes, in the countries and places mentioned in the Schedule and to which such mode of transmission is available.

SCHEDULE

SERVICE

SAARC countries Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives

 

Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal and Bhutan

Asian Pacific Postal Union member countries except Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

Universal Postal Union Member countries

Airmail Postcard

INR

12.00

8.00

12.00

12.00

Aerogramme

15.00

15.00

15.00

15.00

Air surcharge for every 20 grams or part thereof

3.00

3.00

5.00

5.00

Note:

1.   The rates are uniform for all the countries except wherein mentioned.

2.   The service “Registered News Paper” has been discontinued.

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Name of Service

Item

Rate (In INR)

1

Registration Charges (per item)

(Both for Air Mail and Surface Mail)

For Letter, Postcard, Aerogramme, Small Packets and Printed Papers

50.00

Bulk Bags

200.00

Literature for the Blind

No fees

2

Advice of Delivery (Acknowledgement)

(Both for Air Mail and Surface Mail) other than Literature for Blind

For Nepal and Bhutan

05.00

For other foreign countries, except Nepal and Bhutan

10.00

3.

Warehousing charges for inward foreign packets (bags) of printed papers and foreign small packets weighing more than 500 gms and inward value payable packets (bags) of printed papers weighing more than 500 gms. (No warehousing charges are levied on letters and postcards.)

05.00 per day


Speed Post International Postal Tariff

 

No

Country/Continent/Sub-continent

 Document

Merchandise

First 250 gms or part thereof

INR

For every additional 250 gms or part thereof

INR

First 250 gms or part thereof

INR

For every additional 250 gms or part thereof

INR

01

Afganistan

  460

  30

460

30

02

Argentina

  775

  175

-

-

03

Australia

  610

  150

610

150

04

Austria

  765

  75

765

75

05

Bahrain

  655

  50

655

50

06

Bangladesh

  460

  30

460

30

07

Barbados

  590

  150

590

150

08

Belarus

  665

  75

665

75

09

Belgium

  755

  100

-

-

10

Bermuda

  465

  150

575

150

11

Bhutan

  360

  30

470

30

12

Botswana

  910

  100

910

100

13

Brunei Darussalam

  390

  50

500

50

14

Bulgaria (Rep)

  515

  75

515

75

15

Cambodia

  485

  50

485

50

16

Canada

  890

  150

890

150

17

Cape Verde

  795

  150

-

-

18

Cayman Island

  750

  150

750

150

19

China (People's Rep)

  385

  50

500

50

20

Cuba

  615

  175

615

175

21

Cyprus

  730

  75

730

75

22

Democratic Republic of Congo

  910

  100

-

-

23

Denmark

  830

  100

-

-

24

Egypt

  730

  75

730

75

25

El Salvador

  755

  175

-

-

26

Eritrea

  505

  75

505

75

27

Estonia

  390

  75

505

75

28

Ethiopia

  730

  75

730

75

29

Fiji

  465

  150

575

150

30

France

  675

100

860

100

31

Georgia

  650

  50

650

50

32

Germany

  705

  100

855

100

33

Ghana

   440

  100

550

100

34

Greece

  890

  75

890

75

35

Guyana

  795

  150

-

-

36

Hong Kong

  495

  50

645

50

37

Hungary

  890

  75

890

75

38

Iceland

  920

  100

920

100

39

Indonesia

  390

  50

-

-

40

Iran

  865

  50

-

-

41

Iraq

  570

  50

-

-

42

Ireland

  985

  100

985

100

43

Israel

  730

  75

730

75

44

Italy

  935

  75

935

75

45

Japan

  410

  75

520

75

46

Jordan

  730

  75

730

75

47

Kenya

  885

  75

885

75

48

Korea (Republic of)

  395

  75

510

75

49

Kuwait

  640

  50

-

-

50

Latvia

  670

  75

670

75

51

Luxembourg

  830

  100

-

-

52

Macao (China)

  380

  50

495

50

53

Malawi

  675

  75

675

75

54

Malaysia

  860

  50

860

50

55

Maldives

  365

  50

-

-

56

Mauritius

  735

  75

735

75

57

Mexico

  845

  175

-

-

58

Mongolia

  645

  50

645

50

59

Morocco

  770

  100

770

100

60

Namibia

  615

  100

615

100

61

Nauru

  560

  150

560

150

62

Nepal

  355

  30

470

30

63

Netherlands

  845

  100

845

100

64

New Zealand

  500

  150

500

150

65

Niger

  435

  100

-

-

66

Nigeria

  805

  100

-

-

67

Norway

  1215

  100

1215

100

68

Oman

  625

  50

625

50

69

Pakistan

  470

  30

470

30

70

Panama (Rep)

  980

  175

-

-

71

Papua New Guinea

  430

  100

-

-

72

Philippines

  390

  75

505

75

73

Poland

  745

  75

745

75

74

Portugal

  695

  100

695

100

75

Qatar

  710

  50

710

50

76

Rwanda

  670

  75

-

-

77

Romania

  960

  75

960

75

78

Russia

  850

  75

850

75

79

Saudi Arabia

  495

  50

-

-

80

Senegal

  790

  150

790

150

81

Singapore

  380

  50

495

50

82

Spain

  705

  100

705

100

83

Sri Lanka

  365

  30

-

-

84

Sudan

  510

  75

510

75

85

Sweden

  970

  75

-

-

86

Switzerland

  900

  100

900

100

87

Taiwan  

  495

  75

495

75

88

Tanzania

  740

  75

740

75

89

Thailand

  370

  50

480

50

90

Tunisia

  675

  100

-

-

91

Turkey

  625

  75

625

75

92

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  635

  50

635

50

93

Uganda

  890

  75

890

75

94

United Kingdom of  Great Britain

865

  100

865

100

95

Ukraine

  885

  75

885

75

96

United States of America

  540

  150

540

150

97

Vietnam

  375

  50

490

50

98

Yemen

  500

  50

-

-

Service tax and education cess will be charged in addition to Speed Post charges

 

For more details contact

The Postmaster

Aizawl Head Post Office – 796 001

Tel # 0389-2328023

E mail = pmaizawl@rediffmail.com

Or

 

Manager

National Speed Post Centre

Aizawl Head Post Office – 796 001

Tel # 0389-2316297, 2312349

E mail = spcaizawl@rediffmail.com

Or

Asst. Postmaster (Mails)

Aizawl Head Post Office – 796 001

Tel # 0389-2322348

 

 

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