Postal Stamp Image : GLOBE & SATELLITE 1087 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 18/07/1983
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1087
Postal Stamp Name : GLOBE & SATELLITE
Stamp Information : WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR 1983 The United Nations General Assembly, during its 36th Session held in November 1981, proclaimed the year 1983 as the 'World Communications Year'. This was done in recognition of the fundamental importance of communication infrastructure as an essential element in the economic and social development of all countries. The main objectives of the 'World Communications Year' are:- (i) to provide opportunity for all countries to undertake an in-depth review and analysis of their policies on communications development, and (ii) to stimulate the accelerated development of communications infrastructure. The United Nations envisages the 'World Communications Year' as the "beginning of a new era where every nation will be in a position to benefit from the services provided by equitable and harmoniously developed communication infrastructure". The Postal and Tele-communications networks are major constituents of the communication infrastructure and have shown a steady growth at both national and international levels. Today postal services reach the doorsteps of the common man, even in remote, isolated, hilly, desert and inaccessible areas. By the end of the year 1982, the country had 1,42,955 post offices, the majority of them being in rural areas. The postal services handle more than one thousand crore pieces of mail articles per year. Advantage has been taken of scientific and technological developments in this field. The Railway Mail Service is being rationalised and electronic sorting introduced. Pilot projects have been undertaken to improve rural communication system by installing fully automated secondary area network and long distance telephones, induction of electronic switching system, digital electronic exchanges and containerized electronic exchanges. Improvement is also being made in the working of coast stations and long distance satellite communication system. In the international trunk service, Gateway Switching Systems have been commissioned at Bombay, New Delhi and Madras, as a result of which direct subscriber dialing will become available to a large number of countries in the near future. There has also been a rapid growth in both sound and television broadcasting services, an equally important ingredient of tele-communications in its wider sense. Captive communication support for public utilities and private needs, mainly employing wireless medium, has also shown significant growth. India is actively participating in all the programmes connected with the 'World Communications Year'. During this year postal and tele-communication service are being geared to serve the people in a better way and to develop worldwide communications. The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to issue a special stamp to commemorate the 'World Communications Year'.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Design: The stamp and the first day cover have been designed by M. Mondal. The First day Cover shows the logo of the 'World Communications Year'. The cancellation has been designed by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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