A commemorative postage stamp on the Golden Jubilee of Indian Police Service (IPS, Bhartiya Police Seva), an all-India service for policing :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 13, 1999
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a stamp commemorating the Golden Jubilee of IPS. The stamp is dedicated to the memory of all police personnel, who have laid down their lives in the Course of their duty.
Stamp : Kamleshwar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
FDC (Concept) : IPS (Central) Association
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 300 Paise
Overall size : 2.9 x 3.9 Cms.
Printing size : 3.45 x 2.50 Cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.7 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
- The Indian Police Service (IPS) was conceived by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as a cadre of professional and committed officers to lead the police, security and intelligence organisations in Independent India. In his words, the IPS was to be ‘…..an efficient disciplined, contented Service assured of its prospects as a result of diligent and honest work….’. Having come into existence in 1948 to succeed its colonial predecessor, the IP, the IPS has successfully passed through manifold trials and tribulations.
- In the task of building up of modern India, ensuring the rights of all its people and maintenance of law and order so essential for development, the IPS has played an effective role. The Indian Police Service has led the police, security and intelligence agencies from the front in making its democratic polity stronger and enduring. Be it the maintenance of law and order, detection of crime, controlling communal violence, disaster management, protection of dignitaries, holding public elections or maintaining the unity of the nation by standing up to the dangers of terrorism and insurgency, it has provided yeoman service to the country, thereby earning its place among the nation-building forces of Modern India. The nation has recognised the contributions of IPS Officers through the award of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padmashri, Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra, besides various President’s Police Medals and other awards and honours from Government and non-Government organisations, both nationally and internationally, including the Magsaysay award and UN awards.
- The future of the Service calls for greater grift, determination and professional excellence as continuing new challenges are faced. The threats from white collar and electronic crimes loom large. The greatest challenge comes from the fissiparous tendencies raising their heads though terrorism and insurgency. As the IPS celebrated 50 years of its existence, it is conscious of the challenges and the imperative need for confronting the same with greater expertise and fortitude in the discharge of duty to the nation.
- Text : IPS (Central) Association.