- There are 21 High Courts in the country, three having jurisdiction over more than one State
- Among the Union Territories, Delhi alone has a High Court of its own
- The 18th Law Commission was reconstituted on 1 September 2006 for a period of
three years with Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.R. Lakshmanan as its Chairman. A.R.
Lakshmanan has been appointed its Chairman w.e.f. 28.5.2007
- The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was raised on 21 October 1962 after the Chinese
- Border Security Force (BSF) raised in 1965, is entrusted with the task of maintaining
permanent vigilance on India’s international borders.
- The Assam Rifles raised as Catchar Levy in 1835 is the oldest Police Force in the
- Rapid Action Force (RAF) is an integral part of the Central Reserve Police Force. With
10 battalions it has been conceived in 1992
- The Indian Succession Act was enacted in 1925
- The postal system, established by Lord Clive in the year 1766, was further developed by Warren Hastings by establishing the Calcutta G.P.O. under a Postmaster General in the year 1774
- The country has 1.55 lakhs post offices, of which, 1,39,074 are in rural areas and 16,259 in
- India is a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) since 1876 and of the Asian
Pacific Postal Union (APPU) since 1964.
- Speed Post service was introduced on 1st August 1986.
- The first Telegraph line between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour was opened for traffic in 1851
- On 1 October 2000 a new public Sector Undertaking, viz. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been formed to take over all the service providing functions of the erstwhile Department of Telecommunication Services
- The first automatic exchange was commissioned at Shimla in 1913-14 with a capacity of 700 lines.
- In early 1997, the telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established
under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 to regulate the
- The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) came into existence on 1 April
1986.MTNL is entrustd with the Management, Control and Operation of telecom services (excluding public telegraph service) in metropolitan limits of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai (including Kalyan, and Thane, for mobile service) and Delhi (including four towns Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad & Ghaziabad for mobile service).
- The Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) was launched on 25 September,
2001 by merging the on-going schemes of EAS and the JGSY
- Survey of India (SOI), the national survey and mapping organisation under the
Ministry of Science & Technology was set up in 1767. In its assigned role as the
National Principal Mapping Agency
- India has the largest constellation of Remote Sensing Satellites
- Antrix, the commercial front of the Department of Space, is a single window agency
for marketing Indian space capabilities