A commemorative postage stamp on the XIIth Plenary Assembly of International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), one of the permanent organs of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) :
Issued on Jan 21, 1970
Issued for : India is proud to play host to this Assembly which is meeting for the first time in Asia. The P.&T. Department is equally happy to issue a special postage stamp to commemorate this eventful occasion. The stamp depicts symbolically inter-linking of the world community through radio and telecommunications.
Description of Design : The stamp design is horizontal. A television set with the Antenna and a telephone receiver has been depicted in the faint back ground of a half global top in white lines.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Gravure Blue Grey
Denomination : 20 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.56 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number Printed : 30,00,000
Number per issue Sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The XIIth Plenary Assembly of the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) meets in New Delhi on 21st January, 1970 to study technical and operating questions relating specifically to radio communication and to issue recommendations on them. The CCIR Plenary Assembly meets once in about every 3 years.
- The CCIR which was established in 1927 is one of the permanent organs of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which investigates and advises the ITU on technical and operation matters connected with radio, including new problems of space communication.
- The CCIR provides agreed technical criteria upon which international radio discussions and agreements can be based. It also decides the technical characteristics to be recommended for equipment and systems used in international radio communication. This work is carried out through a number of study groups which cover diverse subjects like radio transmitters and receivers, sound and television broadcasting, radio propagation, international radio monitoring, satellite communication, maritime and aeromobile radio systems, etc.
- The International Telecommunication Union with its headquarters at Geneva has the distinction of being the oldest International Organisation. It functions now as a specialised agency of the United Nations with the object of, maintaining and extending international co-operation for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds. At present, 137 countries are members of the ITU. A member of the Union, ever since 1869, India has been actively associated with it over the last hundred years. Particularly after Independence, she has made significant contribution as an elective member of the Council and a nominee in a number of study groups. It is natural that India sets great store on the fascinating prospect of the countries of the world getting linked up in international telecommunication network through a world-wide communication system. The holding of this Plenary Assembly of the CCIR this year in India is an important event in the field of radio communication in this country.