Post Office Network

The Circle has a Network of 2862Post offices, Franchise Outlet and PSSKs out of which 119 post offices are in urban area,2502 post offices in rural area and the remaining 160 post offices are located in Tribal areas of the State.  The area-wise distribution of the post offices and PSSKs is as under. Besides, 25 Franchise outlet and 57 PSSKs  are functioning in the Circle.

Status of Post Offices

Urban

Rural Tribal Total
Head Post Offices 15 01 2 18
Sub Post Offices 98 326 23 447
ED Branch Post Offices 6 2175 134 2315

Franchisee Outlet

25 25

PSSKs

 – 57 1 57

Total

144 2559 160 2862

There are 20118 villages in the Circle, out of which 3037 are Gram Panchayat villages. Out of­­­­­­ these 3037 Gram Panchayat villages, 2429 villages have  Post Offices and 178 villages are covered under Panchayat Sanchar Seva Kendra scheme.  All the villages are provided with daily delivery service. The Network of post offices serves a population of 60.77 lacs.  On an average, a post office serves an area of 20.02 Sq. Kms. and a population of 2186.06 persons. This compares favourably with the national average of 6613 persons per Post Office with an area coverage of 21.17 sq.kms. The details of coverage of population and area per post office in Rural, Urban and Tribal areas are as under: –

Average Coverage Per Post Office Rural Urban Tribal Combined
Population served 2124.99 heads 4957.34 heads 1081.79 heads 2186.06 heads
Area served 20.86 sq.km. 1.74 sq.km. 148.76 sq. km. 20.04 sq. km.

Mail collection is done through 7640 letter boxes. Every village having  a population of 300 souls or above has a letter box installed.

Mail is also collected through Delivery Staff.

In all, 9776 employees are engaged in administration, maintenance and operations of postal services in the circle.  The details of the staff deployed in the Circle are as under:-

 

Category Of Staff Number
Gazetted 51
Non-Gazetted  Group ‘B’ 68
Non-Gazetted 2892
Gramin Dak Sewak 6765

Total

9776

 


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