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 Speed Post
December 25, 1993

Speed Post

A commemorative postage stamp on the INPEX93, 8th National Exhibition :

Speed Post Letter and Arrows Circling GlobeIssued by India

Issued on Dec 25, 1993

Issued for : The Speed Post completes 7 years this year and since its inception it is a matter of pride that the growth of traffic is more than 6 times and the revenue is more than 9 times. INPEX-93 is the 8th National Exhibition to be held and to mark the inaugural of the INPEX-93 the Department of Posts focussed on one of its services – the Speed Post – by bringing out a special postage stamp, depicting the speed, range and nature of the service. The FDC design has the ‘magic carpet’ of Speed Post flying all over India – a dream come true for all customers and for the department!

Design Credits :
& FDC : Shri C.R. Pakrashi
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma, based on the logo of INPEX-93

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper

Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • Every article and bag is documented, tracked and traced at each stage of handling and transmission point to ensure its prompt sorting, transmission and delivery within the assured time-frame. Because of this strict quality control, the cases of delay are kept to the inescapable minimum. In its bid to provide after sales service, each Speed Post centre has a separate customer-service wing to process enquiries and grievances. These customer-service centres have a well designed MIS on every article booked and the customer wing services at the four metros are easily accessible through fax and telex. The marketing wing in the department ensures monitoring the pulse of the customers by regular market survey, and on assessing the courier needs and the various segments of the customer so that existing services could be redesigned and more value added services be provided. These market surveys are utilised also to assess the quality of systems designed and the service as actually provided and help take the necessary remedial actions.
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