CHAPTER II -- SUPPLY OF STAMPS
Introductory . . . . . . 3Post offices . . . . . 4Supply of stamps from Stamp Depot . . . 6Railway Mail Service Offices . . . 11International Reply-Coupons . . . 12
3. Rules for supply and distribution of stamps of all descriptions (including Postage stamps)laid down by the Government are printed as Appendix 2 to this Handbook.
4. The officer-incharge of each Post Office is required to hold a stock of ordinary postagestamps, revenue stamps and saving certificates of such denominations as are frequently requiredfor sale to the public or for supply to Railway Mail Service Offices, and of such aggregate amountas may have been fixed for the Post office. The maximum value of stamps to be kept in stock willbe fixed by Divisional Head for Non-Gazetted Postmasters, DPS for Group ‘B’ Postmasters andCPMG/PMG for Group- ‘A’ Postmasters.Note 1:- The word "stamps' in this rule and in Rule 5-10 includes postage stamps, non-postalstamps, envelopes and Post cards.Note 2:- Detailed rules regarding fixation of stamps balances of Post offices are given in chapters1 and 2 of the Posts and Telegraphs manual, Volume VIII.5. Head Post Offices will obtain their supply of stamps , not exceeding their respectiveauthorized maximum stamp balances,from Central Stamp Depots (CSD). Head Post Offices willobtain their requirement of revenue stamps from Treasuries on payment of cash. Payments intoTreasury for purchase of stamp should be accompanied by a requisition in form ACG 39 whichwill be prepared in duplicate. One copy thereof will be returned to the Post Office through theofficial actually deputed to purchase the stamps with the actual supply duly noted therein andsigned by the Treasury and the other copy will be retained by the Treasury.
Supply of stamps from Stamp Depot
6(a) The Head Post Offices within the jurisdiction of Stamps Depot obtain their supplies ofPostage Stamps, Postal Stationery, CRF Stamps and other type of Stamps, creditable to PostalRevenues from the circle stamp depots wherever these exists.(b) On receipt of stamps and the Postal Stationery from the Circle Stamp Depot, the HeadPostmaster or any other person authorised in this behalf shall check and verify thearticles received, with reference to the invoice, accompanying the package without anydelay and return one copy of invoice, duly acknowledged to the officer-in-charge of theStamp Depot, immediately after verifying the stamp and stationery and not later than 3days of the receipt of the supply.(c) The face value of the articles received from the Circle Stamp Depots shall, be entered inthe column headed as 'Receipt from the stamp depots" in the Treasurer's Cash Book, the