Details of the number of customers served by post office savings banks in the country

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4457
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30TH MARCH, 2022

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK

4457.  SHRI VIJAYAKUMAR (ALIAS) VIJAY VASANTH
           DR. KALANIDHI VEERASWAMY

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the number of customers served by post office savings banks in the country, State-wise including the estimated savings thereof; and

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK

(b) the steps taken by the Government to promote the post office savings in the coming years?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS 

(SHRI DEVUSINH CHAUHAN)

(a) Details of the number of customers served by post office savings banks in the country, State-wise including the estimated savings thereof is provided in the Annexure.

(b) Implementation of core banking solution, installation of ATMs, facility of intra-operable internet banking, intra-operable mobile banking, inter-active voice response facility, credit of maturity value in bank accounts through electronic clearing system are some of the steps taken by the Department to promote the post office savings in the coming years.

 Annexure

State-wise number of the customers served by post office savings banks in the country and the estimated savings, as on 31.03.2021

Name of Postal Circle

Number of customers

Estimated Savings in Rs.

Crore

Andhra Pradesh

1,54,27,479

47,852

Assam

98,45,900

22,220

Bihar

1,50,12,761

62,570

Chhattisgarh

35,45,010

16,432

Delhi

33,23,627

59,336

Gujarat (including Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu)

1,35,45,516

95,645

Haryana

51,20,207

39,197

Himachal Pradesh

51,00,939

25,842

Jammu and Kashmir (including Ladakh)

18,68,852

12,338

Jharkhand

78,93,116

22,867

Karnataka

1,46,87,046

51,823

Kerala (including Lakshadweep)

91,45,228

31,163

Madhya Pradesh

2,64,32,652

129,173

Maharashtra (including Goa)

2,30,13,032

40,751

North East

(including Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura)

24,35,877

8,929

Odisha

1,38,16,560

39,208

Punjab (including Chandigarh)

60,06,371

61,268

Rajasthan

1,05,20,787

54,765

Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry)

2,71,92,440

79,703

Telangana

1,34,98,807

6,054

Uttarakhand

52,98,953

23,204

Uttar Pradesh

3,65,95,204

141,927

West Bengal

(including Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sikkim)

2,35,33,440

187,315

Total

29,28,59,804

12,59,582


Note 1: -The Department maintains the details Circle-wise. The Postal Circles are almost co- terminus with the States, except Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, North East, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Note 2: -The estimated savings includes savings in post office accounts and certificates.


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