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KOLKATA, March 29 HOW would you react if you were told that courier companies in India are not supposed to carry letters?
And that's because they are not allowed to do so as per the provisions of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898. Then what do they carry? Only documents and parcels, if the express (read courier) industry is to be believed.
Believe it or not, Article 4 the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 confers on the Union Government the "exclusive privilege of conveying letters" except in a few cases where there are no commercial considerations involved. The Act states that "wherever within India posts or postal communications are established, the Central …