The Post Office Act, 2023

On 24th December, 2023, the President gave assent to the Post Office Bill, 2023.

  • It replaces the Indian Post Office Act, of 1898 which regulates India Post, a departmental undertaking of the central government.

Salient Features

Removal of Exclusive Privileges

  • The Act significantly alters the landscape of the postal sector by removing the central government's exclusive right to convey letters, which was a cornerstone of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898.

Defined Services under Rules

  • Under the new Act, the specifics of the services provided by India Post will be determined by the central government through prescribed Rules.
  • This approach ....
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