Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-07 16:49 Bengaluru: The Postal Department’s novel initiative ‘My Stamp’ – launched during the world Philatelic exhibition ‘Indipex 2011’ – is slowly gaining popularity among citizens, with the facility now available online as well.For Rs300, a person can get 12 personalised stamps with his/her image printed on it. An individual can choose to submit one’s own photograph or from any occasion (wedding anniversary or birthdays). Those landing at the department sans photographs need not fret. The postal department is equipped with a studio to take photos.“Ten per cent discount is given to those buying two to 100 sheets of stamps. Likewise, 20 per cent discount is available for above 100 sheets of stamps,” says Lakshmi, assistant chief post master, GPO, Bengaluru.Corporates too can have their personalised photographs but they have to be ordered in bulk. For corporate companies, a minimum of 100 sheets are mandatory.The advantage with ‘My Stamp’ is that it becomes easy for the addressee to identify the person who has sent them the post. “There is no need to write return address on the back of cover,” says Dinesh Khare, Deputy Chief Postmaster, GPO, Bengaluru.Right now, ‘My Stamp’ is available in four districts apart from GPO in Bengaluru.Recently, India Post released ‘My Stamp’ for Amazon to commemorate its three years presence in the country. Also, HAL had ordered 30 lakh stamps with their own logo. But Dinesh has one complaint. “While queries are being received every day from citizens, seldom has any celebrity approached us,” he says.