India Post Provides License in three categories for using Franking machines:
- Individual- An Individual licensee will be a person / firm or organization who uses the franking machines for his / its own mail or those of his/its sister concerns. Sister Concern is one functioning in the same premises as that of the licensee/applicant and If corporate, the holding or a subsidiary company, or a company having a common Chairman or Managing Director or If proprietary, owned wholly or in partnership by a common owner.
2) Commercial- The Franking Machine User can avail Commercial License only if he submitted a list of clients along with their consent letters on whose behalf he wants to frank the mail. The Commercial Licensee may be:
i) A Mailing Agent who is a person, a firm or a company performing the work of sending articles through the Post Office on behalf and in the name of a third party for mutually agreed remuneration or,
ii) A Registrar who is a person, firm or a company performing the work of sending articles through the Post Office on behalf of a third party but in the name of the Registrar on mutually agreed remuneration.
3) Departmental - exclusively for Department of Posts.
However, customers can apply for Individual and commercial licenses.