Postal System In India Important Dates & Years

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  • 1774 – Establishment G.P.O. in Kolkata by Warren Hasting
  • 1766 – Establishment of first indian Postal system in India
  • 1854 – Kolkata,Madras and Mumbai  G.P.O.s Brought under One director General
  • 1863 – Railway Mail Service ( RMS) Was Started
  • 1873 – Sale of engraving envelops was started 
  • 1876 – Started Parcel Postal unit 
  • 1877 – Started of V.P.P
  • 1879 – Post Card Was Started
  • 1880 – Money order Service was started
  • 1911 – First airmail was sent from Allahabad to Naini
  • 1935 – Indian Postal Order was started
  • 1972 – Pin code was started
  • 1984 – Postal life Insurance was started
  • 1985 – Post and Telephone department were separated
  • 1986 – Speed post service was started
  • 1990 – At Mumbai and Chennai,two automatic postal edition centers were started
  • 1995 – Rural Postal Insurance was started
  • 1996 – Media Postal Service was started
  • 1997 – Business Postal Service Was Started
  • 1998-  Satellite Postal Service Was Started
  • 1999 – Data Dak and Express Dak Services Were Started
  • 2000 – Greeting Post Service was started
  • 2001 – Electronic fund transfer service was started
  • 3rd January 2002-  Track and Tax Service based on internet was started
  • 5th September 2003 – Bill Mail service was started
  • 30th January 2004 – Beginning of E postal Service
  • 10th August 2004 – Logistics post service was started
  • 2004 – 150th Year of Postal Department Celebrated
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