Parcel

Contents :

Anything may be sent in a parcel excepting articles the transmission of which is prohibited. A parcel may contain a single written communication of the nature of a letter, or having the character of a personal communication, addressed to the addressee of the parcel.

Cloth or woolen material, Gold, Bullion, Jewellery, Liquids and substances, Live-bees, Human and other viscera, Plague culture, & Anthrax Spore Vaccine, Tuberculosis Sputum, Strong Smelling Articles, Celluloid inflammable films raw or manufactured celluloid, Osmic Acid and Perfumes can be sent through parcel subject to various conditions for packing.

Weight and size :

The weight of an un-registered parcel should not exceed 4 kilograms (4000 grams). The weight of a registered parcel should not exceed (a) 10 kilograms if posted at or addressed to a branch post office; and (b) 20 kilograms in other cases.

The length of a parcel should not exceed 1 metre and the length and girth combined should not exceed 1.80 metres.

No parcel shall be such that, by reason of its shape, manner of packing or any other feature, it cannot be carried by post, without serious inconvenience or risk.

Packing :

A parcel should be packed and enclosed in a reasonably strong case wrapper or cover fastened in a manner calculated to preserve the contents from loss or damage in the post, to prevent any tampering therewith, and to protect other postal articles from being damaged in any way.

Manner of Prepaying Postage :

The postage on a parcel, and also the registration fee, if the parcel is to be registered must be prepaid fully. Postage stamps must be affixed to, or impressions of stamping machine taken on the cover of the parcel or an official label which can be obtained free at the post office.

Manner of Posting :

Every parcel (including service parcels) intended for transmission by post must be presented at the window of the post office. Any parcel found in a letter box will be treated and charged as a registered parcel.



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