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Abolition of late fee charges on postal articles | Indian Post Office (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022 - GSR 912 (E) Dated 29th December 2022

Indian Post Office (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022. MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS. (Department of Posts). NOTIFICATION. Dated 29th, December, 2022

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G.S.R. 912(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 7 and sub-section (1) of section 10, read with section 74 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Indian Post Office Rules, 1933, namely:-


1. (1) These rules may be called the Indian Post Office (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


2. In the Indian Post Office Rules, 1933 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), for rule 196, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:


“ 196. During such hours as the Post Master General may prescribe, any postal article intended for dispatch by any mail may be presented at the window of any post office and the articles so presented or posted shall be accepted for dispatch by inland or foreign post.”.


3. Rules 197 of the said rules shall be omitted.


Note: The principal rules as amended up to the 1st January, 1975 were published in the Posts and Telegraphs Manual Volume - 1, Legislative Enactments, Part I, Fifth Edition and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 402 (E), dated the 30th May, 2022.


List of Amendments in Indian Post Office Rules, 1933

Note : The principal rules as amended up to the 1st January, 1975 were published in the Posts and Telegraphs Manual Volume-1, Legislative enactment, Part-I, Fifth Edition and Subsequently amended vide notifications-



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