With the heavy slump in gold prices, the Postal department is also trying to overcome the burdensome situation. India Post is offering a special discount of 7 per cent on the price of all gold coins sold through Post office on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, which falls on the May 13.
The offer is valid for a period up to June 30, 2013. Gold coins are available with India Post Logo in tamperproof packaging along with certification by internationally recognised Assayers in the denominations of 0.5 g, 1 g, 5 g, 8 g, 10 g, 20 g and 50 g of 24 carat with 99.99% purity. India Post retails gold coins in association with World Gold Council and Reliance Money Infrastructure Limited. Coins are manufactured by the world renowned Valcambi SA, Switzerland.
Gold coins are sold through select 60 post offices in all the districts except Malappuram and Kasargod. The listed post offices include Trivandrum GPO, Pattom Palace, Trivandrum Medical College SO, Trivandrum Fort SO, Sasthamangalam SO, Thycaud HO, Neyyatinkara HO, Nedumangad SO, Kollam HO, Kottarakkara HO, Karunagapally HO, Thiruvalla HO, Chengannur HO, Pathanamthitta HO, Adoor HO, Punalur HO, Alappuzha HO, Cherthala HO, Kanjirapally HO, Thodupuzha HO, Kattappana HO, Mavelikkara HO, Kayagulam HO, Kakkanad SO, PD Hills SO, Kuruvilangad SO, Ettumanoor SO, Palai HO, Vaikom HO, Irinjalakuda HO, Kodungallur MDG, Ernakulam HO, Chalakudi HO, Edapally SO, Kottayam HO, Tripunithura, Changanacherry HO, Kochi HO, Ernakulam High Court SO, Ernakulam MG Road SO, Chavakkad SO, Gandhinagar SO, Trissur HO, Guruvayur SO, Kunnamkulam HO, Calicut HO, Kalpetta HO, Feroke SO, Calicut Civil Station HO, Kallai SO, Calicut Beach SO, Kunnamangalam SO, Kannur HO, Thalassery HO, Vadakara HO, Koyilandi HO, Ottapalam HO, Shoranur MDG, Pattambi MDG and Palakkad HO.
courtesy: Indian Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM