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The Post Office Act 2023 comes into effect from today

Newdelhi:18/6/24: “The Post Office Bill, 2023” was introduced in Rajya Sabha on 10.08.2023 and was passed in Rajya Sabha on 04.12.2023. The Bill was then considered and passed by Lok Sabha on 13.12.2023 and 18.12.2023.

“The Post Office Act, 2023” received the assent of Hon’ble President of India on 24th December 2023 and was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1, dated 24th December 2023 by Ministry of Law & Justice (Legislative Department) for general information.

The Act aims to create a simple legislative framework for delivery of citizen-centric services, banking services and benefits of Government schemes at the last mile.

The Act does away with provisions such as the exclusive privilege of collecting, processing, and delivering letters, to enhance the ease of doing business and ease of living.

No penal provisions have been prescribed in the Act.

This provides a framework for prescribing standards for addressing the items, address identifiers, and usage of postcodes.

“The Post Office Act, 2023” vide Notification no. S.O. 2352€ dated 17th June 2024, comes into force w.e.f. 18th June, 2024, and repeals the Indian Post Office Act, 1898.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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