Postal Stamp Image : INSURANCE LOGO 1113 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/02/1984
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1113
Postal Stamp Name : INSURANCE LOGO
Stamp Information : POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE Postal Life Insurance, introduced on 1st Feb., 1884, is one of the oldest welfare schemes for Government employees. Even in the last century, the Govt. of the day was greatly exercised about the financial distress of its employees and their dependents, particularly after their retirement from service or disease. The question of establishing an institution to mitigate the hardships of employees was considered at length and it was in 1884 that the suggestion of the then Director General of the Post Office for the introduction of the Postal Life Insurance was implemented. Initially, the scheme was introduced on a limited scale on an experimental basis and was meant only for the postal employees. Later, its benefit were extended to the telegraph employees. Gradually, the scheme was extended to the employees of other Govt. departments. Today, it caters not only the Govt. servants of the Centre and the States but also to the employees of the Local Bodies, Government aided educational institutions, Universities, Nationalised Banks and some other autonomous and financial institutions of the Govt. of India. The scheme at the time of its inception made provision only for life insurance and two classes of monthly allowances, which were abolished in 1930. The Endowment Policy was introduces in 1898 and later the Convertible Whole Life Insurance Policy was introduced. For still greater benefits of Postal Life Insurance is introducing the Anticipated Endowment Insurance Policy from 1st February, 1984. The Postal Life Insurance Fund is administrated by the Govt. of India exclusively in the interest of the policyholder. Convenient terms are offered to give greater benefits to the insurants. Amongst the advantages of the scheme are deduction of prima at source, availability of the facility of nomination, coverage of the risk involved in war without payment of enhanced rates of prima, easy availability of loans and easy terms for their repayment, lower premium and higher bonus. Though, it has had its ups and downs, owing to its inherent advantages, Postal Life Insurance has grown into a highly evolved institution, operating all over the country. The magnitude of the growth in its operations can be gauged from the fact that from a mere 4656 active policies representing an aggregate insurance of Rs. 73.40 lakhs in the year 1900 and 92,000 active policies for an aggregate amount of insurance of Rs. 19.10 crores in 1947, the number of policies in force has gone up to 10,06,910 of a value of the order of Rs. 685.32 crores in 1983. The insurance fund balance has also similarly registered a sharp increase in recent years. From a mere Rs. 14.36 lakhs in 1900 and Rs. 11.35 crores in 1947 it has grown to a hefty Rs. 190.63 crores in 1983. After independence, with the growth in the Governmental activities, lakhs of Govt. and semi-Govt. employees has reposed their confidence in Postal Life Insurance which has reciprocated their faith with matching returns. Because of its built-in capability to serve its clients with faith and dedication, this Department is confident that the institution will continue to spread happiness and well being amongst its clients for many years to come. The Posts & Telegraphs Department feels proud in commemorating the centenary of Postal Life Insurance by issuing a special stamp.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The design prepared by Shashi Kant Jha shows the logo of Postal Life Insurance encircled by light green and dark green leaves of peepul tree. The peepul tree represents growth, stability and protection. The light green leaves show youth and dark green leaves indicate maturity. The first day cover has been designed by C. R. Pakrashi and the cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.9
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
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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