5639 new post offices have been opened in the country

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2501
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21st DECEMBER, 2022 

NEW POST OFFICES

2501. SHRI SUKHBIR SINGH JAUNAPURIA

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes to open new post offices across the Country, if so, the details thereof;
new post offices have been opened in the country
(b) the number of post offices opened during the last five years, State-wise;

(c) the details of number of post offices opened in Rajasthan during the last five years;

(d) whether the Government proposes to open a new post office in Mitrapura Panchayat of Bauli Panchayat Samiti in district Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan; and

(e) if so, the time by which it is likely to open?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS 

SHRI DEVUSINH CHAUHAN

(a) Opening of new post offices is an ongoing process. New post offices are opened through redeployment of posts and relocation of post offices to increase access to postal network in needy and justified areas based on norms. In addition, new post offices have been opened in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas by creation of new posts.

(b) During last 5 (five) years, 5639 post offices have been opened in the country. Postal Circle- wise details (including States and Union Territories) are given in Annexure.

(c) The  number  of  post  offices  opened  in  Rajasthan  during  last  five  years  is  given  in
Annexure.

(d) & (e) There is no proposal for opening of new post office in Mitrapura Panchayat of Bauli Panchayat Samiti, district Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, as a Branch Post Office is already functioning there.
 
ANNEXURE

Annexure referred to in reply to Part (b) & Part (c) for Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2501 to be answered on 21st December, 2022 regarding “New Post Offices”.

Sl No.

Name of the Postal Circle

Number of post offices opened in last 5 years

1

Andhra Pradesh

354

2

Assam

7

3

Bihar

268

4

Chhattisgarh

1142

5

Delhi

11

6

Gujarat (including Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu)

73

7

Haryana

16

8

Himachal Pradesh

12

9

Jammu and Kashmir (including Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh)

5

10

Jharkhand

909

11

Karnataka

46

12

Kerala (including Union Territory of Lakshadweep)

13

13

Madhya Pradesh

530

14

Maharashtra (including Goa)

860

15

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

9

16

Odisha

338

17

Punjab (including Union Territory of Chandigarh)

38

18

Rajasthan

60

19

Tamil Nadu (including Union Territory of Puducherry)

40

20

Telangana

517

21

Uttar Pradesh

365

22

Uttarakhand

13

23

West Bengal (including Sikkim and Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

13

Grand Total

5639



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