Česká pošta, s. p. is an organisational unit of the ministry. The economic management of the Post, set up on 1 January 1925, followed similar rules to those applied to private businesses. The efforts to reform the postal service soon made the enterprise profitable, and the profitability era lasted until the global economic crisis. The final decision was made at the top government level: Czech Post became a state-owned enterprise as of 1 January 1993, together with the formation of an independent Czech Republic. This allowed the Post to further develop the tradition of the interwar state-owned enterprise Czechoslovak Post and to prove the viability and sense of its existence in the conditions of market economy.