Services Associated With Traditional Postal Communication  
 
 
 
  1. Certificate of Posting:  
 
             A certificate of posting is given as an assurance that letters and other articles entrusted to servants or messengers for posting have actually been posted. India Post charges a nominal fee of Rs 3 for three articles or less, for this service.  
 
 
  2. Recall of Articles:  
 
             During the course of transmission a sender could request the recall of postal article or ask to deliver it to another addressee, provided the following conditions are met.
(a) It has not been delivered to the addressee.
(b) It has not been confiscated or destroyed by the competent authorities of the country in which the article may be for the time being.
(c) It has not been seized by virtue of any law of the country of destination.
 
 
 
  3. Poste Restante:  
 
             It is intended to cater to postal communication needs of travelers. All articles superscribed C/O POSTMASTER or in any other similar way are called poste restante articles. A poste restante article has to be collected by the addressee from the Post Office.  
 
 
  4. Post Box:  
 
             Customers may get their mail at the post office through Post Boxes which are rented out by the post office. Only fully prepaid articles except parcels are delivered through post boxes. The customer has to pay prescribed rent and a deposit. The customer will be supplied with a Delivery Ticket which should be produced by the customer/his agent when demanded.  
 
 
  5. Post Bag:  
 
             This system is available in all delivery post offices. In this system a bag with a lock and keys in duplicate are to be supplied by the customer. All fully prepaid unregistered articles addressed to the customer will be placed inside the bag and handed over to the customer during the business hours prescribed for window delivery.  
 
 
  6. Identification Cards:  
 
             Post office issues Identity cards for the benefit of travelers, tourists and other customers. The card contains photograph of the holder, his signature and full description. The validity period is three years.  
 
 
  7. Business Reply Service:  
 
             A person who wishes to get reply from his client can use this facility on payment of prescribed fees. Such cards, envelopes can be posted by the client without any postage.  
 
 
 
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