This day is celebrated as World Postal Day.October 9th is celebrated as World Postal Day. This day was selected in memory of the day on which 'Universal Postal Union' was established at Switzerland in 1874. In India a week from today is celebrated as Postal Week.
Earlier we were having Post and Telegraph Department. In 1985 It was separated and the Postal department became independent. Post Offices started functioning in almost all parts of the country. At present there are 1,54,910 post offices of which about 90% are in rural areas. The introduction of Postal Index Number code (PIN) improved the services of post offices. Now the rural people are mainly depending on post offices. Modern communication methods like mobile phones and it's applications have almost replaced the Postal facility. Many depend it only for sending registered articles. Courier services also are playing a major role in replacing Postal service.