Govt loses Rs 7 per post card, Rs 5 for inland letters, says Prasad

In 2011-12 and 2012-13, there was a 3.3 percent and 5.2 percent fall in traffic of inland letters, while the same grew 1.1 percent to Rs 87.45 crore in 2013-14.

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Govt loses Rs 7 per post card, Rs 5 for inland letters, says Prasad

New Delhi: Department of Posts incurred a loss of Rs 7.03 per post card and Rs 4.93 on every inland letter in 2013-14, Parliament was informed today.

Govt loses Rs 7 per post card Rs 5 for inland letters says Prasad

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"Losses are being incurred on every post card and inland letter. As per the cost allocated for the year 2013-14, loss on post card and inland letter was Rs 7.03 and Rs 4.93, respectively," Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Citing figures the minister added that traffic of inland letters and letters has also increased after two years of decline.

In 2011-12 and 2012-13, there was a 3.3 percent and 5.2 percent fall in traffic of inland letters, while the same grew 1.1 percent to Rs 87.45 crore in 2013-14.

Similarly, for letters, the traffic declined 6.3 percent in 2011-12 and 2.7 percent in 2012-13. The traffic grew 3.1 percent to Rs 208.72 crore in 2013-14.

Speed post traffic grew 14.8 percent in 2011-12, fell 17.8 percent in 2012-13 and came back to growth in 2013-14 with 7.8 percent rise in traffic to Rs 39.87 crore.

In a separate query, the minister said the department has printed 18.16 lakh stamps under the personalised postage stamp scheme 'My Stamp' and has earned a total revenue of Rs 4.57 crore.

The highest revenue was garnered from Tamil Nadu (Rs 54.20 lakh), while no revenue came from Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland under the scheme.

PTI

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