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The Post Office Act, 1898

( ACT NO. VI OF 1898 )

Chapter II


License for Mailing Operators and Courier Services, etc
1[4B. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 4, any person or company may be granted license under sub-section (2) for operating the business of Mailing Operators or Courier Service to provide the specialized and premium postal services to the people.
(2) Where the Licensing Authority is satisfied that the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under have been complied with, it shall grant a license to the applicant.
(3) If it is found that the applicant has not complied with the provisions of the Act and the rules made there under, Licensing Authority may refuse to grant license applied for and inform the applicant in writing within thirty days of its refusal.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, any person or company who has already been operating the business of Mailing Operator or Courier Service shall apply to the Licensing Authority for license within three months from the date of constitution of the Licensing Authority under section 4C of this Act.
Explanation : For the purpose of this section-
(a) “Mailing Operator” means an operator other than the designated national public postal operator which provides certain specific mailing or postal service or delivery services but is not responsible for providing Universal Postal Services. Its services may include Parcels, Logistics, Delivery, Courier & Express services;
(b) “Courier Service” means a person or company which provides mailing services to certain customers other than Universal Postal Services with higher or premium standard and price. Its services may include Parcels, Logistics, Delivery, Courier & Express services.]

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    Section 4B was inserted by section 3 of the Post Office (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. I of 2010).
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