Indian Post Office

Domestic Postal Rate

Sr. No. Postal Article / Item Description Postal Rates
(in Rs.)
1. Post card
Single
Reply
Printed
Competition
0.50
1.00
6.00
10.00
2. Letter Card [Inland]   For a Letter Card 2.50
Weight 3 grams.
No enclosures allowed
3. Letter For every 20 grams or part thereof 5.00
4. Book Packets & Pattern and Sample Packets
For the first 50 grams or part thereof
For every additional 50 grams or part thereof
5.00
4.00.
3.00
 5. Book Packets Containing periodicals Value of Periodical From Rs.1/- to Rs.20/- For First 100 gms or part thereof
For Every Additional 100 Gms or part thereofValue of Periodical From Rs.21/- to Rs.50/- For First 100 gms or part thereof
For Every Additional 100 Gms or part thereofValue of Periodical From Rs.51/-and above For First 100 gms or part thereof
For Every Additional 100 Gms or part thereof
2.00

3.00

4.00

5.00

8.00

9.00

6. Book Packets Containing Printed Books
For the first 100 grams or part thereof
For every additional 100 grams or part thereof
1.00
1.00
.
7. Registered
Newspapers (single copy)
For a weight not exceeding 50 grams
For a weight exceeding 50 grams but not exceeding 100 grams
For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof
0.25
0.50
.
0.20
.
8. Registered Newspapers
(more than one copy)
For a weight not exceeding 100 grams
For every additional 100 grams or fraction thereof, exceeding 100 grams

 

0.50
0.20
.
9. Parcels
For the first 500 grams or part thereof
For every additional 500 grams or part thereof in excess of
500 grams
19.00
16.00
.
10. Blind Literature Packets These are exempted from payment of postage, fee for registration & acknowledgement. However, air surcharge will be levied wherever necessary.
11. Registration
Fee for Registration
Concessional Registration Fee for VP Packets containing printed books the cost of which is
Rs. 50/- or less
17.00
2.50

.

12. Insurance
Where the value of Insurance does not exceed Rs. 200/-
For every additonal Rs. 100/- or fraction thereof
10.00
.
6.00
.
13. Acknowledgement Fee for an Acknowledgement 3.00
14. Fee for Attested Copy of receipt of a registered article
Per Article
For Blind Literature Packets
2.00
Nil
15. Certificate of Posting For three unregistered articles 3.00
16.
Air Surcharge on inland articles
(i)  Parcel
For the first 50 grams
For every additional 50 grams
(ii)  Packets
For the first 50 grams
For every additional 50 grams
2.00
1.00
2.00
1.00
17. Late Fee on articles
on unregistered articles (per article)
on Registered articles (per article)
Special additional late fee charge (per article)
2.00
3.00
3.00
18. Value Payable Posting Fee
Not  exceeding Rs. 20/-
Exceeding Rs. 20/- but not exceeding Rs. 50/-
Exceeding Rs. 50
2.00
3.00
.
5.00
19. Inquiry Fee for VP. Article  Per Article 1.00
20. Demurrage Charges on VP Articles.
For parcels (per day)
For other articles (per day)
3.00
2.00
21. Home Delivery Charges For each Parcel including VP Parcels weighing more than
5 kg
5.00
22. Recall of Postal Articles   Fee for each article 6.00
23. Money Order
(Re. 1 to Rs. 5000)
Commission for every remittance of Rs. 20/- or part thereof
Price of Money Order  Form
1.00
0.25
24. Supplementary fee on telegraph money order
Upto Rs. 50
Above Rs. 50 & Upto Rs. 200
Above Rs. 200
3.00
5.00
8.00
25. Speed Post Money Order
(Rs. 20/- to Rs. 5000/-)
Ordinary M.O. Commission + Rs.5/- as Speed Post Charges
26. Family Allotment Money Order (Re. 1/- to Rs. 5000) Commission is @ 6% on the total value
27. Express Money Order (Rs.300/- to Rs. 5000/-) Commission same as Ordinary Money Order
28. Indian Postal Order
Denomination
Re.1, Rs. 2.00, 5.00, 7.00 & 10.00
Rs. 20
Rs. 50
Rs. 100
Commission
1.00
2.00
5.00
10.00
29. International Reply Coupon
Selling Price
Exchange Value (In Postage Stamps)
44.00
15.00
.
30. Fee for Issue of Identification Cards To be affixed in the form of Postage Stamps (Valid for 3 years) 9.00
31. Franking Machines Licence Fee
Renewal to be done every 5 years
375.00
32. Supplementary charge for issue of a foreign telegraphic money order 2.00
33.  Rent for Post Boxes & Post Bags
 

For One Financial Year
(1st April – 31st March)
For three calendar months or part thereof
Post Box or Post Bag, if taken separately, Rs. 150.00 Rs. 50.00
Post Box & Post Bag combined together with the same or different number Rs. 250.00 Rs. 80.00
.
34.   Business Reply Post Card or Envelope
 

Permit applied during Fees
1st April to 30th June 200.00
1st July to 30th September 150.00
1st October to 31st December 100.00
1st January to 31st March 50.00

Handling charges for delivery of Business Reply Post Cards or Envelopes in addition to postage per article Rs. 1.00

FOREIGN POSTAGE TARIFF ON LETTER POST ITEMS
REVISED FOREIGN SURFACE POSTAGE RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

  1.

Name of Service Item Name of the country Rate in Rupees
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

 

 

08.00

 

30.00

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

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

 

 

05.00

 

20.00

Blind Literature Packets For all the countries Exempted from postage
Post Card (Single) (1) Pakistan, Bangladesh,  Nepal and Bhutan

(2) APPU Countriesexcept Pakistan, Bangladesh,  Nepal and Bhutan

(3) Universal Postal Union (UPU) Countries other than those referred to in (1) & (2) above

04.00

 

06.00

 

07.00

Note :

Asian Pacific Postal Union Countries (APPU) : Afghanistan, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Peoples Republic), Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea (R), Laos (R), Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua, New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Island, Srilanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Magnolia and Vanuatu.

2. SAL (Surface Air Lifted)

For the postal articles to be sent by Surface Air lifted (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
Name of Service Item Name of the country Rate in Rupees
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, to the countries and places mentioned in the Schedule and to which such mode of transmission is available.

SCHEDULE

Name of 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 12.00 08.00 12.00 12.00
AEROGRAMME  15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
AIR SURCHARGEFor every 20 grams or part thereof 03.00 03.00 05.00 05.00
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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