Wednesday, October 07, 2015

100% CBS Division - Vellore Division, Chennai City Region, Tamilnadu Circle

No. PMG (CCR)/Misc./2015
05 Oct. 2015 

Vellore Division in Chennai City Region with 152 Post Offices became the first Division in the country to roll out CBS and McCamish in all the Post Offices. The last Post Office of the Division Ariyur SO 632055 migrated on 28th September when BSNL laid a dedicated cable to connect the Post Office through SIFY network. 

Congratulations to all the Staff. 

(Mervin Alexander)
Postmaster General
Chennai City Region, 




World Postal Day happens each year on October 9, commemorating the date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communication revolution, allowing people could write to others all over the world. October 9th was first declared World Postal Day at the 1969 UPU Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, World Post Day has been celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.

The Postal Services is under the Department of Posts, which is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Govt of India. The apex body of the department is the Postal Service Board, consisting of a chair and six members. The six board members govern personnel, operations, technology, Postal Life Insurance, Human Resource Development (HRD) and planning. The joint secretary and financial adviser is also a permanent invitee.

India has been divided into 22 postal circles, each circle headed by a chief Postmaster General. Each circle is divided into regions, headed by a Postmaster General and comprising field units known as divisions (headed by SSPOs and SPOs). These divisions are further divided into sub divisions, headed by ASPs and IPOs. Other functional units (such as circle stamp depots, postal store depots and mail motor service) may exist in the circles and regions. In addition to the 22 circles, there is a base circle to provide postal services to the Armed Forces of India. The base circle is headed by a Director General, Army Postal Service (with a rank of Major General).
The highest Post Office in the world is Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India at a height of 15,500 ft (4700m) (postal code-172114).
The first adhesive postage stamp in Asia were issued in the Indian district of Scinde in July 1852 by Bartle Frere chief Commissioner of the region. Frere was an admirer of Rowland Hill, the English postal reformer who had introduced the Penny Post. The Scinde stamps became known as “Scinde Dawks”, ‘Dawk’ is the Anglicized spelling of the Hindustani word Dak or (‘post’). These stamps with a value of ½ anna, were in use until june 1866. The first all India stamps were issued on 01 October 1854.
By - Warrant Officer
Rakesh Swarnkar
Army Postal Service Corps

Instructions for First Log in to the new mail box : India Post

Step 1: Please refer to SMS sent to you. The email id as well as password is indicated in the SMS. If you have any issues in password, please call any one of the following number for assistance. These contact details can be used for any issues on mail solution as well. 
Mail id

Phone number- 

011- 66076729;
Step 3: Sign in using your email ID and new password supplied to you. The screen shot of login page is as follows. 

Step 4: You will be prompted to change your default log‐in password.  YOU HAVE TO COMPULSORILY CHANGE THE PASSWORD. 

Step 5: While changing the password enter the user name as follows against Domain\user name: field. The screen shot is given below. 
Step 6:  Your password must be at least 9 characters in length and have a combination of the following. 

  • English uppercase characters (A through Z). 
  • English lowercase characters (a through z). 
  • Base‐10 digits (0 through 9). 
  • Special Characters (for example! $, #, %). Extended ASCII, symbolic, or linguistic characters.
 Step 7:  You are now ready to use your mail box with new email id and changed password.  

SIFY Helpdesk Contact Details

SIFY Help Desk Contact Details

Sify is network integration partner of India Post. The look after of  network is facilitated by Sify. If there is any problem related to network. Any Post office can contact to Sify through telephonic, web portal or email. The detail of both telephone no., web portal & email are given below.


Phone No : UAN – 1860-345-8888
Phone No : 044-22540985 ( CHENNAI)
Phone No : 022-26100113 ( MUMBAI )


Site :
Site : (In Active Directory)
Helpdesk Email To: CC:

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