RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005
MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDIES
The difference between the cost and revenue is equivalent to the subsidy for each of the products mentioned above where the cost is more than the revenue.
- Inbuilt Subsidy:
In the inherent norms for opening of post offices, subsidies are inbuilt as post offices in hilly, tribal, desert and remote areas are opened even if they cover just 15% of their costs, in normal areas if they cover 33.33 % of cost.
- Subsidy in Transmission of Articles:
Transmission of Registered Newspapers, Periodicals & Blind Literature is made on subsidized rates. There is provision for registration of Newspapers and Periodicals under Section 9 of Indian Post Office Act, 1898 and Rules made thereunder.