Fact Check We performed a keyword search and could not find any report to corroborate the release of such postal stamp. Next, we performed another search using the 'My Stamp' filter seen in the frame, which led us to a page on the India Post website. It states that ‘My Stamp’ is the name for India Post's new personalized postage stamp sheetlets. These stamps can feature thumbnail photographs of individuals, photographs and logos of institutions, or images of artwork, heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, or animals and birds on a selected template sheet with postage. The page also contains Information about the My Stamp initiative. As part of this, any individual can get a sheet of stamps printed with the image of their choice by paying Rs 300 as a fee. The terms and conditions for getting a customized 'My Stamp' printed by a corporate, organization or institution are also outlined here, as follows:
कैसा लगेगा जब आप लेटर पर पोस्टल स्टांप लगाने जा रहे हों और उस स्टांप पर आपकी ही तस्वीर हो। ऐसी ही खुशी मुझे हुई जब मैंने देखा कि भारत सरकार ने मेरे नाम और फोटो का स्टांप जारी किया है। यह एक गर्व करने वाला पल था। इस सम्मान के लिए मैं भारत सरकार/डाक विभाग को दिल से धन्यवाद करता हूं pic.twitter.com/uMwVo6r16Z— Dr. Vivek Bindra (@DrVivekBindra) January 11, 2023
- Any corporate, organization or institution can get the stamps made by placing an order for printing at least 5000 sheets (one sheet contains 12 postage stamps). There is also a provision of 20% discount for corporate customers.
- To place an order for printing Customized My Stamps, the interested organization or company has to email India Post.
- The request for getting customized My Stamp printed must be submitted by an authorized signatory along with the order form.
- Along with this, the authorized signatory in this application must have a valid ID proof issued by the institution or company.
— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) January 12, 2023To sum it up, motivational speaker Dr. Vivek Bindra falsely claimed that the Indian government issued a stamp featuring his name and image. The stamps were made as part of India Post’s customized postage stamp scheme called ‘My Stamp’. Under this, any interested individual can get a customized sheet of 12 Rs 5 postage stamps for Rs. 300 rupees. For corporate bodies, institutions or companies, the minimum order is 5,000 sheets i.e., 60,000 postal stamps.