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Report No. 38

16. Section 2(h) and (k)-Definition of Post Office.-

Section 2, clauses (h) and (k), contain two definitions of the same expression "Post Office", as spelt with small letters and with big letters respectively. Sir James Westland, while presenting the Report of the Select Committee on the Bill which led to the Act, admitted that there was a certain incongruity in this1, but he said, that there was no difficulty in distinguishing which of the two expressions is used wherever they occur; one refers to a particular building or place, and the other refers to the Department of the Post Office. Since no difficulty has been experienced on this account, the definitions need not be disturbed.

1. Gazette of India, March 19, 1898, Pt. VI, p. 99.

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