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||
|Head Post Offices||15||01||2||18|
|Sub Post Offices||98||326||23||447|
|ED Branch Post Offices||6||2175||134||2315|
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|
|Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’||68|
|Gramin Dak Sewak||6765|