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Definitive Stamps
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Definitive Stamps

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Definitive stamps are used for day - to - day postal mailing purposes and are available in various ascending denominations from 25 paisa onwards at all post offices. ​

List of definitive stamps:​

DEFINITIVE AND SPECIAL DEFINITIVE STAMPS

Year & Date of Issue Name of Stamp Demn. Category
1949
8/15/1949 Ajanta Panel 3ps Definitive-I-Archaeological

Konark Horse 6ps

Trimurti 9ps

Bodhisativa 1a

Nataraja 2a

Sanchi Stupa East  Gate 3a

Bodh Gaya Temple 3-1/2a

Bhuvaneswara 4a

Gol Gumbad Bijapur 6a

Kandarya Mahadeva Temple 8a

Golden Temple, Amritsar 12a

Victory Tower, Chittaurgarh 1r

Red Fort, Delhi 2r

Taj Mahal, Agra 5r

Qutab Minar, Delhi 10r

Saatrunjaya Temple, Palitana 15r
1951
30/04/1951 Bodh Gaya Temple 2-1/2a
30/04/1951 Bhuvaneswara 4a
15/07/1951 Bodhisativa 1a
1955 Definitive-II-Five Year Plan
26/01/1955 Tractor 3ps

Powerloom 6ps

Irrigation 9ps

Tillaya Dam (Damodar River) 1a

Charkha Spinning 2a

Naga Women Weaving 3a

Yoked Bullocks 4a

Malaria Control 6a

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works 8a

Bombay 10a

Aircraft Factory 12a

Kashmir 14a

Telephone Industry 1r

Cape Comorin 1r2a

Kanchenjuga 1r8a

Viral Mitti Ka Karkhana (Rare Earths Factory) 2r

SindriFactory 5r

SteelIndustry 10r
1957 Definitive-III
01/04/1957 Star Watermark 1np

2np

3np

6np

8np

10np

13np

20np


25np

50np

75np
1958
16/01/1958 Star Watermark 15np

90np
07/05/1958 8np
27/10/1958 Ashoka Pillar Watermark 1np

2np

3np

5np

8np

10np

20np

25np
1959

Telephone Industry 1r

Rare Earths Factory 2r

Sindri Fertilizer Factory 5r

Steel Industry 10r





Ashoka Pillar Watermark 5np

75np
1960


1np


15np


90np
1963


6np


13np
1965 Definitive-IV
15/08/1965 PluckingTea 15p
14/11/1965 Atomic Reactor Trombay 10r
1966
01/07/1966 Konark Elephant 6ps

Electric Locomotive 10ps

Mediaeval Sculpture 1r
1967
15/03/1967 Chital 8ps

Dolls 30ps

Mangoes 50ps

Hampi Chariot 70ps

DalLake 2r

Bhakra Dam 5r
16/10/1967 Bidri Ware 2ps

Brass Ware 3ps

Family Planning 5ps

Gnat 20ps

16/10/1967 Somnath Temple 60ps
1968
15/05/1968 Coffee Berries 4ps
02/10/1968 Calcutta GPO Building 40ps
1974 Definitive-V
20/08/1974 Family Planning (Unwatermarked) 5ps

Chital 25ps
01/10/1974 Tiger 15ps

Veena 1r
1975
01/03/1975 BidriWare 2ps

Family Planning (Star Watermark) 5ps
15/07/1975 Tiger 15ps
15/07/1975 Handicraft Toy 20ps

Flying Crane 50ps
15/07/1975 Veena 100ps

Kashmir Landscape 200ps
1976
01/04/1976 Family Planning (Change in Set From 90 to 100) 5ps
01/11/1976 Bidri Ware 2ps

Family Planning 5ps

Electric Locomotive 10ps
01/11/1976 Somnath Temple 60ps

Bhakra Nagal Dam 500ps

Atomic Reactor, Trombay 1000ps
1979
01/03/1979 Bidri Ware (Change in Set 90 to 100) 2
15/03/1979 Bidri Ware (Change process PG to O/S) 2
01/05/1979 Handicrafts 30
05/07/1979 Electric Locomotive 10
03/09/1979 Bumper Harvest 30 Definitive-VI
26/11/1979 Fish 5

Poultry 25
1980
10/03/1980 Technology 15
31/03/1980 Adult Education 2
17/06/1980 Hybrid Cotton 100

15/09/1980 Family Welfare 35
23/11/1980 Rubber Tapping 500
07/12/1980 Handloom Weaving 200
1981
25/03/1981 Childand Nurition 20

Cashew 225

Apple 280
1982
25/01/1982 Minor Irrigation 10

Dairying 50
05/07/1982 Fish 5

Minor Irrigation (1982 Aissue) 10

Tranferof Technology 15

Childand Nurition 20

Poultry 25

Family Welfare 35

Dairying (1982 Aissue) 50
06/09/1982 Bumper Harvest 30
29/11/1982 Fish (1982 Aissue) 5
28/12/1982 Orange 325
1983
11/08/1983 Rubber Tapping 500
22/10/1983 Atomic Reactor 1000
10/11/1983 Hybrid Cotton 100

Handloom Weaving 200
1984
24/02/1984 Afforestation

1985
05/09/1985 Agriculture & rural Development 25
1986 Definitive-VII
05/11/1986 Windy Energy 5000
1988
01/01/1988 Solar Energy 500
15/10/1988 T.V.Screen With Tower 40
30/11/1988 BioGas 2000
1991
30/01/1991 Mahatma Gandhi 100
1994
04/04/1994 Sanchi Stupa 500
11/07/1994 Family Welfare 75

Family Welfare 100
1995
18/02/1995 Oil Conservation 100
19/11/1995 Communal Harmony 200
1998
21/09/1998 Pulse Polio Immunisation 300
2000 Definitive-VIII
30/04/2000 Leopard Cat 500

Tiger Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve 1000
20/07/2000 Black Buck 25

Nilgiri Tahr 50

Saras Crane 100

Smooth Indian Otter 300
30/10/2000 Paradise Fly Catcher 5000
20/11/2000 Butterfly 1500
20/11/2000 Amaltaas 2000
2001
20/09/2001 Painted Stork 400
2002 Definitive-IX
16/08/2002 Rose 200
20/07/2002 Smooth Indian Otter 300
2008 Definitive-IX "Builder of Modern India"
01/12/2008 Jawahar Lal Nehru 25p

Mahatma Gandhi 100p

Dr.B.R. Ambedkar 200p

Satyajit Ray 300p

Homi Jahangir Bhabha 400p

Indira Gandhi 500p

Rajiv Gandhi 500p

J.R.D Tata 1500p

Mother Teresa 2000p
2009 Definitive-IX "Builder of Modern India"
11/05/2009 E.V. Ramaswamy 50p

C.V. Raman 1000p

Rukmani Devi Arundale 5000p

SPECIAL DEFINITIVE STAMPS

Year & Date of Issue Name of Stamp Demn. Category
1976
27/05/1976 Nehru (42 to a set) 25

Nehru (corrected Hindi script) 25

Gandhiji (48 to a set) 25

Nehru(48 to a set) 25
1978
02/10/1978 Gandhiji (100 to a set) 25
1980
27/05/1980 Gandhiji 30

Nehru 30
01/09/1980 Nehru 35

Gandhiji 35
1982
05/07/1982 Gandhiji 35

Nehru 35
1983
25/01/1983 Nehru 50

Gandhiji 50
1987
27/02/1987 FamilyPlanning 35&60
1989
14/10/1989 Pincode
2000 200
31/10/2000 Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel 200
2001
23/01/2001 Netaji Subhas Ch.Bose 100
14/04/2001 B.R. Ambedkar 300