The period between 1971 and 2017.

The period between 1971 and 2017.

The next change in the postal stamp of Novi Bečej occurred after the introduction of postal codes for the cities of the former SFR Yugoslavia on January 1, 1971. The postal stamp remains circular, but instead of the Cyrillic and Latin inscription NOVI BEČEJ, the name of the place is now written in Latin at the top of the stamp. In the middle of the stamp is the date (day, month, and year), and below the date is the postal code for Novi Bečej, 23272. The first two digits of the postal code indicate the area (district) that corresponds to the telephone area code of that region. Areas in Serbia were marked with initial numbers 1, 2, and 3, in Croatia – 4 and 5, in Bosnia and Herzegovina – 7 and 8. Serbia continues to use the system inherited from the former Yugoslavia to this day.

In Novi Bečej (as in most cities), it took more than six months for the use of the new postal stamp with the postal code to begin in 1971, as evidenced by numerous letters from that time. On labels for registered shipments, the postal code for the city is also written in front of the name of the place since then.

In the part of Novi Bečej called Novo Selo, a post office with the code 23275 Novi Bečej (Novo Selo) was opened on April 20, 1986. Its postal stamp was similar to the previously used circular one, with the name NOVI BEČEJ written in Latin and the date, but it differed only in the new postal code. On labels for registered shipments, in addition to the postal code of this post office (23275) and the Latin inscription N. Bečej, in parentheses, it said NOVO SELO.

The post office was located in the adapted part of the community building in Toza Marković Street, number 8. A telephone line was also introduced at that time, and Katica Tarabić managed and worked in the post office. In addition to receiving registered shipments, the post office in Novo Selo also handled regular financial transactions and had a public telephone booth. The post office operated continuously until 1996, when Katica Tarabić retired. After that, there were attempts to continue operating, but it lasted only 2–3 months, so Novo Selci definitively lost their post office.

In 2000, the postal office received bicycles for delivery for the second time. The bicycles were yellow with two bags attached to the rear, containing mail for delivery. These two-wheelers greatly facilitated the delivery of postal shipments.

From January 1, 2005, the use of the postal address code, abbreviated PAK, began in Serbia, which is used together with the postal code. PAK is a six-digit number that precisely determines the location of the addressed postal shipment according to the street name and does not change if there is a change in the name of a street, which is also the main reason for its introduction. All registered shipments must have a barcode label with the "R" mark and the shipment number in the upper left corner of the address side, below the sender's address (if it is there).

The third adaptation of the post office began in the spring of 2008 and lasted until October 20, 2008. Thorough renovation of the interior and facade of the building took several months, but the wait paid off. The citizens of Novi Bečej finally got a very nice, modern, and functional postal facility. The working hours did not change significantly compared to the previous period: on weekdays from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm – so the expectations of the citizens regarding the introduction of double working hours were disappointed. It is worth noting that the signs with the name of the institution on the Post building are written in Serbian and Hungarian. While the works were ongoing, the Novi Bečej post office provided its services in the building of the former People's University, located at the corner of Petra Drapšina and Ive Lola Ribara streets (sunny side corner – towards the Tisa River). An agreement between the local government and the postal administration of Novi Bečej resulted in the opening of a counter on the ground floor of the municipal administration building. The payment of citizens' fees and taxes was handled by postal officer Nikola Josimović. The counter operated from 2008 to 2013.

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