Post Office Act 2024 Comes into Force

  • 19 Jun 2024

According to a Ministry of Communications notification “The Post Office Act, 2023,” comes into force with effect from 18th June 2024, and repeals the Indian Post Office Act, 1898.

Key Points

  • The Act received the assent of the President of India on 24th December 24, 2023,
  • The Act aims to create a simple legislative framework, for the delivery of citizen-centric services and the benefits of government schemes up to the last mile, enhancing ease of living.
  • The exclusive privilege of collecting, processing, and delivering of letters granted to the Post Office previously, has been discontinued.
  • In order to promote “maximum governance and minimum government,” no penal provisions have been prescribed in the act.