The postal department has introduced the One India One
Rate scheme from today which means articles weighing up
to 50 gm can be sent anywhere in India by Speed Post for
Rs.25. However, the rate would not apply to local Speed
Post, which are lower than Speed Post.
minister of communications and information technology
Dayanidhi Maran launched the scheme in Chennai on the
occasion of Independence Day, as part of the 20th anniversary
celebrations of Speed Post.
One India One Rate scheme replaces the existing system
where the tariff was calculated on the basis of the distance
of the destination. Customers can now use Speed Post to
send articles to any nook and corner of the country at
a uniform rate.
department plans to launch schemes for delivery of Speed
Post on the same day of the booking and launch of an air
(cargo) service to
the North-East. Speed Post generates Rs.400 crore revenue,
and includes such features as round-the-clock booking,
insurance cover up to Rs.1 lakh and volume discounts.