Any citizen of India can avail the facility of online purchase of Government Publications.
All Government Publications as per list (list of Government Publications) including Government Diaries and Calendars which are meant for sale are available for online sale subject to availability. The lists of Government Publications are subject to modification from time to time.
No limitation for purchase of Government Publications except Government Diaries and Calendars. The Government Diaries and Calendars can be booked only twice with one user ID for a particular year.
The period for online booking of Government Diaries and Calendars are normally be one month which is commenced from the month of December to January of next year depending upon the availability of stock.
The packing cost is calculated as per the Government norms framed for the purpose. The forwarding cost will be the actual cost as per the tariff of India Post. The packing and forwarding cost will be charged extra over basic cost.
India Post of Government of India.
The payment towards the online sold Government Publications are made online through the “Payment Gateway” of HDFC Bank which accepts the majority of Credit cards, Debit Cards, Net Banking systems, UPIs etc.
Normally there is no provision for return of Government Publications once sold online and despatched. However, the defective Government Publications only against the manufacturing defects can be replaced by person during working hours in any Government working days within one week of the receipt of the consignment.
Government Publications once booked online can be cancelled within 24 hours of online booking.
The cost of Government Diaries and Calendars varies every year depending on its quality, size and contents. The cost of other Government Publications remains same.
Normally Government Diaries and Calendars are also available in offline mode for sale in the sale counters meant for the purpose at Odisha Government Press, Cuttack and at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. Apart, sale counters are also being opened at different branch presses located at Keonjhar, Deogarh, Bhawanipatna, Sambalpur, Chhatrapur and Balangir to facilitate offline sale of Government Diaries & Calendars. Facility of MPOS is also available for payment through credit card and debit card during offline sale. However, for the year 2021, keeping in view the covid-19 pandemic situation and for ensuring non-spreading of corona virus the offline sale of Govt. Diaries & Calendars to public has been restricted.
Yes, the beneficiary can track the consignment with the help of POD(Proof of Delivery) in the Government Website of India Post i.e. www.indiapost.gov.in.