Provision of access to financial services to low-income households and small businesses has been a long-standing goal of Government Of India. The setting up of India Post Payments Bank will translate into more than three lakh Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks providing assisted banking at doorsteps in rural, urban and remote areas. IPPB is a seminal part of an objective to promote financial inclusion of the weakest and least accessed segments of the country.
India Post issued a Rupees Five denomination stamp on 30 Jan 2019. The stamps have been printed by Wet offset process at Security Printing Press Hyderabad. The Print quantity is 5.0 Lakhs (500,000). A FDC is listed.
First Day Cover – Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology – India 2019
India Post issued a stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary on Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology on 24 Jan 2019. Stamp of Rs 41 (Rupees Forty One) was released. It was established in 1968 at Guindy.
Pro Patria Stamps of Switzerland 1936 -2019 -An Introduction
Pro Patria (Switzerland) is a Swiss patriotic and charitable organisation founded in 1909 by a group of spirited citizens led by a merchant named Albert Schuster. Its purpose is to collect donations for the benefit of social and cultural works of national public interest. Pro Patria principally collects donations through the sale of postage stamps, postcards & badges, in co-operation with Swiss Post. Post offices sold Federal celebration postcards from 1910 to 1960 and postage stamps since 1936.
Each year a set of Postage stamps with a theme is issued by Swiss Post and the surcharge represents the donation to Pro Patria.
Since 1923 Pro Patria have also produced an Annual Federation Celebration Badge which is sold in Post Offices and by Volunteers.
Pro Patria Philately – It is a popular field of Philately throughout the World. Though the collection of stamps since 1936, used and mint condition may not be very difficult, both rarity wise and financially, but the interests lie in varieties of used products associated with stamps like FDCs, FDCs sent from Switzerland, Used Postcards and such like products.