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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

287) Sesquicentennial (or 150th Anniversary) of setting up the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad: i) Commemorative Postage stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India in the denominations of Rs.15/- and Rs.5/- on 13.03.2016. ii) A set of two Commemorative coins issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai in the denominations of Rs.150/- and Rs.5/- iii) A Rs.5/- coin issued for general circulation by the Mumbai Mint::


287) Sesquicentennial (or 150th Anniversary) of setting up the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad:
i) Commemorative Postage stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India in the denominations of Rs.15/- and Rs.5/- on 13.03.2016.
ii) A set of two Commemorative coins issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai in the denominations of Rs.150/- and Rs.5/-
iii) A Rs.5/- coin issued for general circulation by the Mumbai Mint:

Establishment of the Allahabad High Court:


The High Court of Allahabad was established by a Royal Charter as the “High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Province” on 17.03.1866 and was seated at Agra.

At that time, it comprised of the First Chief Justice Walter Morgan and five other Judges – Alexander Ross, William Edwards, William Roberts, Francis Boyle Parson and Charles Arthur Turner.

The High Court had its first sitting on 18.06.1866 at Agra. Thereafter, it was shifted to Allahabad in 1869 in the building on Queen’s Road (presently called Sarojini Naidu Road). The building in which the High Court is seated at present was designed by the architect Frank Lishman and its foundation stone was laid on 18.03.1911.

The main building with a dome shaped pedimented centre, engrailed arches, stone balustrades and arcaded wings is a blend of Eastern and Western architectural styles.

The construction of the building was completed on 27.11.1916 and the building was inaugurated by the then Governor General of India.

Lucknow Bench:

The construction of the building in which the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court is located began in 1900 and its architecture incorporates the best Rajasthani and Mughal architecture with domes and pillars.

New Name:

The High Court got its new name “High Court of Judicature at Allahabad” through supplementary Letters Patent on 11.03.1919.

On 26.07.1948, the Chief Court of Awadh/Oudh merged with the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad under the United Provinces High Court (Amalgamation) Order, 1948.

The first Indian “Vakils”:

At the time when the High Court shifted from Agra to Allahabad, the Bar was composed of barristers of English and Irish Bar, the advocates of Scotland and Indian “Vakils” (meaning “Barristers or advocates”). Ram Prasad, J.N. Chaudhary, Sundar Lal, Moti Lal Nehru were the first batch of “Vakils” to be admitted to the status of advocates by the Chief Justice in 1896.

The first Lady Advocate:

The Allahabad High Court took the lead when other High Courts rejected applications for enrolment of women advocates/lawyers, by enrolling Cornelia Sorabji as the first Indian Lady Vakil of Allahabad High court on 24.08.1921, by a decision of the English Committee of the Court (as the administrative Committee was then called).

In 1995, a retiring room for Lady Advocates was inaugurated and was named as the Cornelia Sorabji Hall.

The Registry:

The Registrar General is the Administrative Head of the High Court. He is assisted by several Officers and Officials collectively known as the Registry of the Court including Registrars, Joint registrars, Dy. Registrars, Asst. Registrars, Section Officers, Review Officers, Asstt. Review Officers et al.

The Museum:

The High Court has its own Museum both at Allahabad and Lucknow with a rich collection of judgments, deeds, photographs, dress, furniture and the original charter of Queen Victoria dated 17.03.1866 by which the High Court was created and established.

Present Day:

The High Court had started functioning with six Judges and at present this number has grown to a sanctioned strength of 90 Permanent and 70 Additional Judges, making a total of 160 Judges, the largest number of Judges in the country.

Starting from Walter Morgan, the High Court has had a total of 45 Chief Justices so far.

The High Court of Allahabad has the distinction of having given the country five Chief Justices of India so far.

The Bar of the High Court in the beginning i.e. in 1866 consisted of 6 Advocates, a number which has swelled to about 15000 at present, as per the rolls maintained by the Registry of the High Court.

The first Government Advocate/Counsel to be appointed for the North West Provinces, William Jardin was nominated in 1869-70 and this tradition of appointing Government Counsels at the Allahabad High Court has continued ever since.

The Advocates of the High Court at the Principal Seat at Allahabad are grouped in two different recognised Associations viz., High Court Bar Association and Advocate’s Association.

The Advocates at High court, Lucknow Bench have their own recognised Bar Association in the name of Avadh/Oudh Bar Association.

A Mediation and Reconciliation Centre has been established in the High Court at both Allahabad and Lucknow for persons willing to settle their disputes amicably by negotiations.

The High Court has made full use of the digital media and has uploaded copies of Judgements and Orders on the Internet immediately after delivery from 2009 onwards.

A mammoth task of digitalisation of all the files has been undertaken by the High Court. Processes are in place to make the entire work paperless by adopting e-Filing and also by running e-Courts.

The High Court celebrated its Centenary in 1966.

In 2016, the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad is celebrating the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of its establishment.

i) A set of two Commemorative stamps have been issued by the department of Posts, India to celebrate the Sesquicentennial or 150th Anniversary of the setting up of the Allahabad High Court in the denominations of Rs.15/- and Rs.5/-:
The above is an image of the Miniature sheet of the two stamps in the denominatons of Rs.15/- and Rs.5/-  showing the premises of the Allahabad High Court. Depicted on the stamps are images of the Allahabad High Court (Rs.15/- stamp) and the Lucknow Bench (Rs.5/-). Mentioned at the bottom is "HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD _ SESQUICENTENNIAN CELEBRATIONS". On the left is shown a Judge's Gavel and towards the right are represented the "Scales of Justice".
The Rs.15/- Stamp showing the image of the Allahabad High Court.

The Rs.5/- Stamp showing the image of the Allahabad High Court.
 The above is an image of a Special Edition First Day Cover titled "150 Varsh Ilahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya" (in Hindi) and "150 Years HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD" (in English). The Rs.25/- stamp shows the Allahabad High court and the Rs.5/- stamp depicts the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The Cancellation Stamp is inscribed " "150 Varsh Ilahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya" (in Hindi) and "150 Years HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD" (in English) and the Cancellation stamp is of Allahabad GPO and is in the golden ink  and is dated "13.03.2016".
 This First Day Cover issued on the occasion has the Cancellation stamp of New Delhi GPO. 
 This First Day Cover issued on the occasion has the Cancellation stamp of Pune GPO. All three of the above FDCs are in my Philately collection.
The sheet of stamps depicting the Allahabad High Court together with the Lucknow Bench
 The Information Brochure issued on the occasion of release of the Stamps.

A Presentation Pack/Folder brought out at the Philately Exhibition held at Allahabad High Court on the occasion & bought by me from the epostoffice, New Delhi: 
The Cover of the Presentation Pack/Folder issued on the occasion. It shows a picture of the Allahabad High Court & is inscribed "ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT".
 The inner page of the Presentation Folder containing the set of two stamps showing the Allahabad High Court (Rs.25/-) and the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court (Rs.5/-) and the Miniature sheet of stamps.
 The Third page of the Presentation Folder containing the Special Edition First Day Cover, with the Cancellation Stamp in the Golden ink of the Allahabad GPO and the Information brochure. Only a few of these Cancellations in the Golden Ink are available & I was lucky to order one from epostoffice for my Collection. 
 The Back Page of the presentation folder shows a Judge's Gavel.
Technical Data:
Issuer: Department of Posts, Government of India

Date of Issue:13.03.2016

Denomination: 1500 paise and 500 paise or Rs.15 and Rs.5

No of Stamps printed: 0.4 million or 400,000

Miniature Sheets: 0.05 million or 50,000

Printing Process: Wet Offset

Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

 ii) A set of two Commemorative Coins issued by the Mumbai Mint in the denominations of Rs.150/- and Rs.5/-:
The Reverse of the Quaternary silver coin issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai showing the building of the Allahabad High Court, together with a copy of the Indian Constitution. The peripheral inscription reads" Illahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya Ka 150van Varshikutsav" (in Hindi) and "150th Anniversary of Allahabad High Court" (in English). Notice the "M" mint Mark at the extreme bottom, which is reserved for Proof coins only which are issued by the Mumbai Mint.

 The Obverse of the Quaternary silver coin issued by the India Government Mint, Mumbai showing the emblem of the Government of India - the Lion Capitol of Emperor Ashok - together with the words "Satyameva Jayate" (in Hindi - meaning "Truth Always Prevails"). The denomination of the coin Rs.150/- is engraved at the extreme bottom. On the flanks is the name of the country "Bharat" (in Hindi) and "India" (in English). 

The Rs.5/- coin exhibits similar features, and is in the Nickel-Brass variety. 

Booking for this two-coin set both in the Proof and Uncirculated qualities is currently going on from 13.03.2016 to 13.05.2016.


Posted on 11.07.2016:


I have today received a two coin Proof Quality Coin set on 150 years of the Allahabad High Court from the Mumbai Mint containing a Rs.150/- Quaternary silver coin and a Rs.5/- coin.



The cover of the two coin album titled “Illahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya Ka 150 Van Varshikotsav Smarak Sikke (1866-2016)” (in Hindi) and “150th Anniversary of Allahabad High Court Commemorative Coin (in English).

Notice that the printers of this album have “forgotten” that this is a “two coin set” – while they have rightly mentioned “Sikke” (meaning “coins”) in the Hindi title, they have only mentioned “coin”, instead of “coins” in the English title through a careless oversight. This kind of an “error” is not expected from one of the India Government Mints, particularly the Mumbai Mint.

Seen on the Cover is a picture of the Allahabad High Court, with an open volume of the Constitution of India, before it.



The inner pages 2 and 3 of the coin album.



Page 2 gives a brief description of the history of the Allahabad High Court and mentions:

“The High Court of Allahabad, a glorious temple of justice of the British-Era, was established by a Royal Charter as the High Court of Judicature for the North Western Province on 17th March 1866 and was seated at Agra. At that time, it was comprised of the first Chief Justice – Walter Morgan and five other judges – Alexander Ross, William Edward, William Roberts, Francis Boyle Parson and Charles Arthur Turner.


The High Court had its first sitting on 18.06.1866 in Agra. Thereafter, it was shifted to Allahabad in the year 1869 in the building on Queen’s Road (now known as Sarojini Naidu Road). Its foundation stone was laid on 27.11.1916 and was inaugurated by Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy & Governor General of India. The high court got the name of “High court of Judicature at Allahabad” through a supplementary Letters Patent on 11.03.1919. In the Year 1948, the Chief Court of Oudh merged with High Court of Judicature at Allahabad under the United Provinces High Court (Amalgamation) Order, 1948.


The High Court started functioning with 06 Judges, but at present, when it is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, it has a sanctioned strength of 90 permanent and 70 additional judges, a total of 160 judges, making it the biggest in the country. The High Court of Allahabad has the distinction of having given the country five Chief Justices of India namely, Sarvshri K.N.Wanchoo, Mirza Hameedullah Beg, Raghunandan Swarup Pathak, Kamal Narain Singh and V.N. Khare. The Allahabad High court took the lead when other High Courts rejected applications for enrolment of women lawyers, by enrolling Miss Cornelia Sorabji as the first Indian Lady Vakil of Allahabad High Court on August 24, 1921 by a decision of the English Committee of the court (as the Administrative Committee was then called) consisting of Chief Justice  Grimwood Mears.


In the year 2016, the high court of Judicature at Allahabad is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and the Commemorative Coin Set is being issued to mark this event.”



The Obverses of the two coins set – Rs.150/- and Rs.5/- issued by the Mumbai Mint to commemorate the occasion. In the background is a picture of the Allahabad High Court.



The Obverse of the Rs. One Hundred and Fifty (Rs.150/-) coin 
This face  shows the Emblem of the Government of India – the Lion Capitol of the legendary Emperor Ashok of ancient India, together with the words “Satyameva Jayate” (meaning “Truth Always Prevails”, coined by Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Founder of the Banaras Hindu University.

The name of the country flanks the Emblem on both the left and right peripheries respectively – “Bharat” (in Hindi) and India (in English).

The denomination of the coin – (Rupee symbol) 150/- (in numerals) is on the bottom.



                         The Obverse of the Rs. Five (Rs.5/-) coin 
This face shows the Emblem of the Government of India – the Lion Capitol of the legendary Emperor Ashok of ancient India, together with the words “Satyameva Jayate” (meaning “Truth Always Prevails”, coined by Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Founder of the Banaras Hindu University.

The name of the country flanks the Emblem on both the left and right peripheries respectively – “Bharat” (in Hindi) and India (in English).

The denomination of the coin – (Rupee symbol) 5/- (Numeral) is on the bottom.



The Reverses of the two-coin set – Rs.150/- and Rs.5/- issued by the Mumbai Mint to commemorate the occasion. In the background is a picture of the Allahabad High Court.



The Reverse of the Rs. One Hundred and Fifty (Rs.150/-) coin shows an engraving of the Allahabad High Court, with an open volume of the Constitution of India, before it.

On the upper periphery from left to right is the inscription “Illahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya Ka 150 Van Varshikotsav” (in Hindi) and on the lower Periphery from left to right is the inscription “150th ANNIVERSARY OF ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT”.

The Commemorative years – “1866 – 2016” are below the engraving of the Allahabad High Court.

Notice the Mint mark “M” of the Mumbai Mint at the extreme bottom of this face, which is reserved for Proof Quality coins only.

The Specifications of this coin are:

Denomination: Rs. One Hundred and Fifty (Rs.150/-); Shape: Circular; Diameter: 44.0 mm; No. of Serrations: 200; Weight: 35 gms; Metal Composition: Quaternary Silver: Silver: 50%; Copper: 40%; Nickel: 5%; Zinc: 5%.



The Reverse of the Rs. Five (Rs.5/-) coin shows an engraving of the Allahabad High Court, with an open volume of the Constitution of India, before it.

On the upper periphery from left to right is the inscription “Illahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya Ka 150 Van Varshikotsav” (in Hindi) and on the lower Periphery from left to right is the inscription “150th ANNIVERSARY OF ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT”.

The Commemorative years – “1866 – 2016” are below the engraving of the Allahabad High Court.

Notice the Mint mark “M” of the Mumbai Mint at the extreme bottom of this face, which is reserved for Proof Quality coins only.



The back cover of the Commemorative two Coin Set gives a brief description of the Mumbai Mint which was established in 1829 and is one of the oldest Mints in India.

Posted on 30.08.2017:

iii) Rs.5/- coin issued for general circulation by the Mumbai Mint:
The undernoted coin received in  general circulation by my friend Sanjeev Hukmani at a toll tax barrier has been contributed for my collection by him:

The Reverse of the Rs. Five (Rs.5/-) coin shows an engraving of the Allahabad High Court, with an open volume of the Constitution of India, before it. 
On the upper periphery from left to right is the inscription “Illahabad Ucchh Nyayalaya Ka 150 Van Varshikotsav” (in Hindi) and on the lower Periphery from left to right is the inscription “150th ANNIVERSARY OF ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT”.

The Commemorative years – “1866 – 2016” are below the engraving of the Allahabad High Court.

Notice the "Diamond" Mint mark  of the Mumbai Mint at the extreme bottom of this face, which is meant for corculation coins as against the "M" mint mark for the Proof Coin sets.
                          The Obverse of the Rs. Five (Rs.5/-) coin 
This face shows the Emblem of the Government of India – the Lion Capitol of the legendary Emperor Ashok of ancient India, together with the words “Satyameva Jayate” (meaning “Truth Always Prevails”, coined by Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Founder of the Banaras Hindu University.

The name of the country flanks the Emblem on both the left and right peripheries respectively – “Bharat” (in Hindi) and India (in English).

The denomination of the coin – (Rupee symbol) 5/- (Numeral) is on the bottom.










Links to posts on Indian Post-Cards:

1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chandratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by india Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 
  
Maximum or Maxim Cards: 

1) Did You Know series (33): 1) Maxim or Maximum Cards 2) A set of 5 Maximum Cards issued by the Department of Posts, India to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad

"My Stamps" Albums:

1) "Ajanta & Ellora Caves": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita and Rajeev

 2) "Ghats of Varanasi": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita

3) "Sun Temple, Konark": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

4) "Fairy Queen": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

5) "Mahabodhi Temple": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 
  
 6) "Port Blair Island": "My Stamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2016:

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau

Postage Stamps issued by Hongkong Post:

1) Working Dogs in Government Service: A sheetlet showing six dogs issued by Hongkong Post in June 2012

Postage Stamps issued by New Zealand Post

1) ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015 14 Commemorative Stamps issued with the theme "Have A Ball"

International Philately Exhibitions :

1) World Stamp Show New York 2016

2) Thailand 2016 - FIAP 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition 10-15 August 2016







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  1. Jayashree Mukherjee has commented:
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