Indian Post Office Act, 1898
34. Transmission by post of value-payable postal articles
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that, subject to the other provisions of this Act and to the payment of fees at such rates as may be fixed by the notification, a sum of money specified in writing at the time of posting by the sender of a postal article shall be recoverable on the delivery thereof from the addressee, and that the sum, so recovered, shall be paid to the sender.
Provided that 34[the Central Government shall not] incur any liability in respect of the sum specified for recovery, unless and until that sum has been received from the addressee.
Explanation.- Postal articles sent in accordance with the provisions of this section may be described as "value-payable" postal articles.