Department of Posts Targets Private Couriers *

            

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Case Code : CLIBE065
Publication date : 2005
Subject : Business Environment
Industry : Logistics
Length : 04 Pages

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Department of Posts Targets Private Couriers . The Indian Government proposes to restrict private courier companies from delivering letters that weigh less than 300 grams. On April 20, 2006, the Indian Government announced that it proposed to bring about a few amendments to the Indian Post office Act, 1898. Micro Case Studies - ICMR Case Studies and Management Resources

Introduction

The Indian Government proposes to restrict private courier companies from delivering letters that weigh less than 300 grams.

On April 20, 2006, the Indian Government announced that it proposed to bring about a few amendments to the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, which included providing exclusive rights to the Department of Posts (DoP) to carry and deliver letters that weighed up to 300 gm. This was seen as a move to help the DoP tackle the stiff competition it was facing from private courier companies. Further, the government proposed that courier companies with a turnover of Rs 2.5 million and more would have to contribute 10% of their revenue toward the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USO)...


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Key words:
Department of Posts, Private Couriers, Indian Government, Post office Act, 1898, Department of Posts, deliver letters, courier companies, Universal Service Obligation Fund, finance postal services, Express Industry Council of India, TNT India, shipping letters, documents, Mail Regulatory and Development Authority





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