What is the working time of post offices in India?

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As per official data of the Department of Post, a total of more than 1 lakh 55 thousand post offices are working in India. These are situated in rural as well as urban areas across the country. 

These post offices work under a specific postal circle and the timing of post offices is decided by the CPMG of the respective circle. 

Many people still don't know post office timing in India. If you also have the same question then this post is for you.

Here you will find the business hours and working timing of post offices in detail.

What is the working time of post offices in India

Working time of Post Offices in India

The working hours of the post offices are generally fixed by the Head of the Circle (CPMG) according to the timings given in clause 5 of the Post Office Guide. 

However, the Director-General may extend the working hours of any post office up to 8:30 PM and keep them open on Sundays also.

For example, the working time of post office in Rajasthan State is decided from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM from Monday to Saturday.

It means post office opens at 9 o'clock in the morning and closes at 5 o'clock in the evening.

Business Hours of Post Office in India

At every Post Office, the hours during which business is transacted with the public and the times at which mail is delivered and dispatched are conspicuously notified. 

The public business hours are also fixed with regard to local convenience and the arrival and departure timings of the mail and all work at the Post office counters is stopped precisely at the latest hours fixed. 

The business hours in the principal Post Offices are generally as indicated below on normal weekdays, which are not post office holidays.

  • For Reference and inquiries, sale of the postage stamps and stationery and grant of certificate of posting- During the entire working hour of the office. 
  • For booking of registered and insured articles, including value payable articles parcels, and telegraphic money orders.- For about six to seven hours (On Saturdays usually for five hours stopping at 3 pm)
  • For issue of money orders, sale and payment of postal orders, Savings Bank and Post Office Certificate transactions, and payment of telephone bills. Etc. - For about five hours (One Saturday for three hours stopping at 1 p.m.)

Note - Post Offices in charge of extra-departmental agents are kept open for a maximum period of five hours only.


Question 01- What is the working time of post offices in Rajasthan?

Answer- From 0900 AM to 0500 PM.

Question 02- Who decides the working time of post office in India?

Answer- CPMG (Head of Circle)

Question 03- Does India Post Office work on Sunday?

Answer- No, Sunday is a holiday for post offices.

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