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Phrases for Greeting Telegrams
Sl.No Service Slab Cost Slab
a. First 10 words or less
b. Each additional word
Rs. 3.50
Rs. 0.50
Charges at double the rate
a. First 50 words(excluding address)
b. Each additional 5 words
Rs. 0.75
Rs. 0.10
Charges at double the rate
a. First 10 words or less
b. Each additional words
Rs. 3.50
Rs. 0.50
Charges at double the rate
Deluxe Telegram
Additional Charge Rs. 0.50
Cancellation Fee
a. Before the transmission has begun

b. In the course of transmission or after transmission
Rs. 2.00

Rs. 2.00 plus charge at the Express or Ordinary rate (at the option of sender) for a service advice
Rs. 2.00 + Telegram charges
Searching Fee
a. For searching either sent or received telegram of one telegraph office for one day

b. For searching both sent and received telegram of one telegraph office for one day
Rs. 10

Rs. 15
Late Fee (In all cases)
Rs. 3
Messenger Fee
Rs. 3/- per telegram
Registration Fee for Abbreviated Address
a. For a Calender year
b. For a period of less than a calender year
Rs. 200
Rs. 20/- of each calendar month
Multiple Telegrams(Non-Press)
a. upto 30 words
b. For every additional 30 words or part thereof
Rs. 5/-
Rs. 3/-
Inspection of Telegram
Rs. 5/- per telegram
Phote Telegram
a. Up to 335 Sq.Cms
b. For every additional 100 Sq.Cms
Rs. 50/-
Rs. 20/-
Certified Copies of Telegram
a. For first 100 words or part therof

b. For every additional 100 words after the first words

c. The charges for photographs of originals or copies of telegrams

Rs. 3/-

Rs. 2/-

Rs. 30/-
Charges for Telegrams to some Important Countries (Rupees per word)

Country Name Ordinary
(Minimum 7 words)
Indian Govt.
(Minimum 7 words)
Sri Lanka Rs. 1.50 Rs. 1.50
Commonwealth Countries Rs. 2.00 Rs. 2.00
France Rs. 2.00 Re. 0.80
Iran Rs. 2.00 Rs. 2.00
Italy Rs. 2.00 Re. 0.65
Japan Rs. 2.00 Rs. 0.80
Rwanda Rs. 2.00 Re. 0.80
U.A.R Rs. 2.00 Rs. 2.00
U.S.A & Possessions Rs. 2.50 Rs. 2.50
Russia Rs. 2.00 Re. 0.65
Afghanistan Rs. 2.00 -

Charge for urgent press telegram is the same as that for an ordinary telegram (Private) to the destination. Urgent press telegrams to commonwealth countries are charged at half the rate for ordinary private telegram to commonwealth countries. The charge for letter telegram is half of that of ordinary telegram, subject to a minimum charge of 22 words.

Overseas Telegrams to Other Foreign Countries

Countries Ordinary
(per word)
(per word)
All countries in Asia, Africa, Oceania and Europe
Rs. 2.00 Re. 0.50
All countries in American Continent and other placed in Western Hemisphere
Rs. 2.50 Re. 0.60
Collective Call Sign Service
a. Short Range Service Collection Rate

i. Single transmission through any one coastal station

ii. Single transmission throught more than one coast station through 2 coast stations.

iii. Single transmission through 3 coast stations.

b. Long Range Service (Beyond 480 kms)

i. Two transmissions through one coastal station

ii. Two transmissions through more than one coast station

iii. Two transmission each for 2 coast stations.

Rs. 2.00

Rs. 4.00

Rs. 6.00

Rs. 8.00

Rs. 16.00

Rs. 24.00
Ship Shore Traffic (Radio Telegrams) Collection Rate

a. Charges for Radio Telegrams transmitted from offices in India to ships at sea through coast stations in India transmitted from offices in India

b. In the case of Radio Telegrams to ships of Indian Navy

c. The charges for radio-telegrams to be transmitted to a ship through any coast stations abroad, not situated in India. The charges of telegram to the country in which the coast station is situated at full rate + A flat rate

d. Low Rate Radio Telegrams
Rs. 3.00

Re. 0.80
Note: The minimum charge for a radio-telegram is for 7 words
Rs. 3.00

Rs. 1/- per word subject to a miimum charge of 8 words.
Telegraph Rates (Foreign)

Country Name Non-press Ordinary
Nepal First 8 words
each additional words
Rs. 5.00
Re. 0.40
Pakistan Minimum 7 words Rs. 1.50 per word
Bangladesh First 8 words
each additional word
Rs. 5.00
Rs. 0.40
Burma Minimum 7 words Rs. 1.50 per word
  Press Ordinary
Nepal First 50 words
each additional 15 words
Rs. 2.50
Re. 0.20
Pakistan Minimum 14 words Re. 0.45 per word
Bangladesh First 50 words
Each additional 5 words
Rs. 2.50
Re. 0.20
Burma Minimum 14 words Re. 0.40 per word
Srilanka Minimum 7 words Re. 0.15 per word
Code Phrases
1 Heartiest Diwali Greetings
2 Id Mubarak
3 Heartiest Bijoya Greetings
4 A Happy New Year to You
5 Many Happy Returns of the Day
6 Hearty congratulations on the new arrival
7 Congratulations of the Distinction Conferred on you
8 Best Wishes for a long and Happy Married Life
9 A Merry Christmas to you
10 Congratulations on your Success in the Examination
11 Best Wishes for a Safe and Pleasant Journey
12 Hearty Congratulations on Success in Election
13 Many thanks for your Good Wishes I/we Reciprocate Most Heartily
13(a) Heartiest Greetings on the occasion of Chatrapati Maharaja Shri Agrasen Jayanti
13(b) I Pray at the feet of Maharaja Shri Agrasen for the success of programme organised
14 Congratulations
15 Loving Greetings
16 May Heaven's Choicest Blessings be showered on the Young Couple
17 Wish you Both a Happy and prosperous wedded life
18 Kind Remembrances and all good wishes for the Independence Day
19 Sincere Greetings for the Republic Day Long live the Republic
20 Heartiest Holi Greetings
21 Wishing the Function Every Success
22 Many thanks for your kind message of Greetings
23 Best Wishes for your Success in the Examination
24 Best Wishes for your Success in the Election
25 Blessings to the Newly Married Couple
26 Heartiest Pongal Greetings
27 Heartiest Gur Parb Greetings
28 Greetings on the Occasion of Paryushan a day of universal forgiveness
29 Heartiest Onam Greeting
30 Best Wishes on your Weeding Aniversary
31 Wish you a Happy Retired life
32 Wish you a Speedy Recovery
33 Heartiest Ugadi Greetings
34 Congratulations on your Victory
35 Wish you a Happy Bihu
36 A Happy Easter
37 Heartiest Greetings on Buddha Jayanthi
38 Heartiest Congratulations on Graha Pravesh
39 Heartiest Guru Ravidas Prunima Greetings
40 Heartiest Greetings on Navroz
41 Heartiest Greetings on the Occasion of Jhulelal Jayanti
42 Heartiest Greetings on the occasion of Makara Sankaranthi
44(a) Happy Varsh Pratipada(Hindu Nav Varsh)
44(b) Happy Gudi Padwa (Hindu Nav Varsh)
100 Our Deepest Condolence