POST-CARD POLITICS WILL PROVE COSTLY TO EXCHEQUER: POSTAL DEPARTMENT SHOULD ENSURE NON-DELIVERY OF RUBBER-STAMPED OR PRINTED POST-CARDS AT SUBSIDIZED POSTAL-TARIFF
New Delhi,06/06/19:Post-card politics has begun between BJP and TMC where BJP will be sending 10 lakh post-cards to West Bengal Chief Minister with message Jai Shriram because of Mamta Banerjee unnecessarily provoked on greeting her with Jai Shriram by BJP workers. Now TMC has decided to counter the move by sending 20 lakh post-cards to Prime Minister Narender Modi with slogans of Jai Hind- Jai Bangla.
But post-card politics will cost heavily to postal-department because heavily subsidised post-card with postal-tariff of just 50 paise has multiple times the actual operating-cost. It is noteworthy that neither the users of post-card nor even postal-department are aware of the fact that rubber-stamped or printed post-cards have a much higher postal-tariff of rupees six.
There is a flood of rubber-stamped ordinary post-cards of 50 paise tariff delivered at All India Radio against postal-rules where listeners often send rubber-stamp message to listen any song as their choice just to listen their names on radio-programme for listener-choice of film-songs. Postal-department must not deliver such rubber-stamped post-cards without complete postal-tariff of rupees six for printed and rubber-stamped post-cards.
Since heavily subsidised post-cards and Inland-Letter-Cards are not being used by common people, these should be discontinued because of being heavily misused firstly for commercial purposes like by chit-fund companies to send reminders and now for political purposes by BJP and TMC.