lost-and-found Category

Lost and Found Ads in Newspaper

What happens to the owner when a possession is lost? It could be a document such as a driving licence, school/college certificate, passport, PAN card, Form 38 of sales tax, bank-related document like fixed deposit certificate, income tax certificate, VAT-related document, property-related document (sale deed, registry, mutation etc.), or share certificate. It might also be an expensive item of jewellery or an heirloom or painting by a world-renowned artist, even the most advanced smartphone. Or a pet dog or cat which has either wandered away or been stolen. Such highly valued possessions must be retrieved when lost.

 So a Lost and Found advertisement in newspaper needs to be placed in newspapers with two objectives: 1) if found, the item is restored to the owner; and 2) if not, some form of compensation in cash or kind — such as certified duplicates — is given to the owner. This announcement notice is published when there is a loss of someone’s passport, lost Aadhar card, mark-sheet, way bill or other similar documents which needs to be retained legally for future use. 

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Actually, since ads for such matters are mere formalities, it is perfectly all right to choose the newspaper with the cheapest ad rate and advertise in the lowest price category of roll-on text classified ads which are charged on a per word or line rate depending on the newspaper. The other two formats – display classified and display ads – are charged on a per-square cm basis and are thus more expensive.

However, such Lost and Found ads are best placed in newspapers in the area where the object was lost. So, for instance, if the loss took place while the Ghaziabad-based owner was travelling in Chennai, it is pointless placing the ad in a Delhi-NCR paper like Hindustan Times but one in Chennai like The Hindu is more to the point.

 Lost and Found ad can be published in leading newspapers such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran, The Indian Express, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Navbharat Times, Amar Ujala, Prabhat Khabar, Hindustan Hindi, Anandabazar Patrika, The Hindu, Daily Thanthi, Andhra Jyothi, Maharashtra Times, Gujarat Samachar, Kashmir Times, Assam Tribune and any of over 1,000 members of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS).

 One can release a text classified and display classified advertisement in the Lost and Found category in any newspapers for various reasons. These include:

•    Society Share Certificate: Simply give the details of the lost society share certificate in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate.

•    Income Tax Certificate: Simply give the details of the lost income tax certificate in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate.

•    Sales Tax Documents: Simply give the details of the lost sales tax documents in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate.

•    Property Sale Deed or Registry: Give the details of the misplaced property sale deed or registry in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate. 

•    Passport: Give the details of the mislaid passport in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any national, regional or local newspaper and, when it is published, apply for a duplicate.

•    School or College Certificates: These are documents that will serve one for life as one’s career depends on them. If lost, this can be advertised in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and, when it is published, apply for duplicates.
 
•    Fixed Deposit Certificate(s): Simply give the details of the lost fixed deposit certificate(s) in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate or duplicates.


•    Share Certificates: Simply give the details of the lost share certificate in an ad in the Lost and Found section of any of the national, regional or local newspaper and wait for its publication. Then ask for a duplicate or duplicates.

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