The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday issued a notice to the Haryana government and the chief postmaster general, Haryana circle, on a petition seeking directions to make available revenue stamps in post offices across the state.
The petitioner, Gurgaon resident Aseem Takyar, told the court that residents in areas such as Gurgaon were spending up to Rs 100 on petrol to get revenue stamps of Re 1, as these were not available these days in post offices in Haryana.
The court was further told that these stamps were being sold through post offices, which are in every nook and corner of villages and towns in the state, but the sale was discontinued after a dispute arose between the state government and the postal department over the commission paid by the state to the department.
In 2011, both agreed to restart the sale of revenue stamps on the condition that the government would pay 3% commission, but the decision was yet to be implemented, which was resulting in harassment to the common man.
Acting on the petition, the court bench of justice SK Mittal and justice Shekher Dhawan has sought a response from the state government and the postal department by January 11, 2016.