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Friday, July 11, 2014

Circle wise number of Post Offices and Opening of New Post Office



MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 30
ANSWERED ON 07.07.2014
OPENING OF POST OFFICES
30 . Shri NALIN KUMAR KATEEL
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of post offices in the rural and urban areas in the country, Circle/ Category-wise; 

(b) the number of post offices proposed to be opened in the country during the current year; 

(c) the number of post offices closed during the last three years and the current year along with the reasons therefor; 

(d) whether the Government has any proposal to operate Railway Passenger Reservation through post offices in the country; and 

(e) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LAW AND JUSTICE (SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
 
(a) Circle-wise number of Post Offices in rural and urban areas in the country (as on 31.3.2014) is at Annexure-I. 

(b) Circle-wise number of Post Offices proposed to be opened by redeployment & relocation in the country during the current financial year is at Annexure-II. 

(c) Circle-wise number of Post Offices closed during 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 is at Annexure-III. Post Offices were closed down as a result of merger on need to vacate rented premises and relocation of post offices resulting from rationalization to cater to new habitations. 

(d) & (e) The Department of Posts has been providing Railway Passenger Reservation (booking/ cancellation) facility through Post Offices in association with Ministry of Railways since 2007. As on December, 2013 this service is being offered through 281 Post Offices.


LOK SABHA ANNEXURED UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 30 DATED 7.07.2014
 
Annexure-I

Circle-wise number of Post Offices in  Rural and Urban areas in  the country (as on 31.3.2014)

Sl. No.
Name of the Circles
No. of Post Offices in Rural area
No. of Post Offices in Urban area
1
Andhra Pradesh
14815
1335
2
Assam
3642
372
3
Bihar
8591
473
4
Chhattisgarh
2878
266
5
Delhi
83
478
6
Gujarat
8193
788
7
Haryana
2329
344
8
Himachal Pradesh
2662
118
9
Jammu & Kashmir
1502
197
10
Jharkhand
2829
270
11
Karnataka
8607
1072
12
Kerala
4209
858
13
Madhya Pradesh
7476
842
14
Maharashtra
11559
1297
15
North East
2686
228
16
Odisha
7570
596
17
Punjab
3408
445
18
Rajasthan
9668
662
19
Tamil Nadu
10265
1801
20
Uttar Pradesh
15747
1933
21
Uttarakhand
2508
214
22
West Bengal
7955
1111
Total
139182
15700

Annexure-II
Circle-wise number of Post Offices proposed to be opened by redeployment & relocation  in the country during the current financial year 2014-15

Sl. No.
Name of the Circles
No. of Post Offices
1
Andhra Pradesh
11
2
Assam
8
3
Bihar
5
4
Chhattisgarh
9
5
Delhi
4
6
Gujarat
8
7
Haryana
8
8
Himachal Pradesh
6
9
Jammu & Kashmir
4
10
Jharkhand
8
11
Karnataka
8
12
Kerala
2
13
Madhya Pradesh
10
14
Maharashtra
9
15
North East
9
16
Odisha
8
17
Punjab
7
18
Rajasthan
8
19
Tamil Nadu
8
20
Uttar Pradesh
11
21
Uttarakhand
4
22
West Bengal
5
Total
160

Annexure-III
Circle-wise number of  Post Offices closed during   2011-12 , 2012-13,  2013-14 & 2014-15

Sl. No.
Name of the Circles
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
     2014-15
(Upto 30.06.2014)
1
Andhra Pradesh
0
0
0
0
2
Assam
2
0
2
0
3
Bihar
0
0
0
0
4
Chhattisgarh
0
0
0
0
5
Delhi
0
0
0
0
6
Gujarat
1
1
1
0
7
Haryana
1
4
4
0
8
Himachal Pradesh
0
0
0
0
9
Jammu & Kashmir
1
0
0
0
10
Jharkhand
0
0
0
0
11
Karnataka
67
16
0
0
12
Kerala
7
10
2
0
13
Madhya Pradesh
0
0
0
0
14
Maharashtra
0
0
0
0
15
North East
5
3
4
0
16
Odisha
0
0
2
0
17
Punjab
7
0
0
0
18
Rajasthan
0
0
0
0
19
Tamil Nadu
1
0
0
0
20
Uttar Pradesh
0
1
8
0
21
Uttarakhand
0
0
0
0
22
West Bengal
0
0
0
0
Total
92
35
23
0

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