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Friday, August 12, 2016

OPENING OF NEW POST OFFICES AND MODERNISATION OF EXISTING ONES - RS _ Q & A


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS  

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3002
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12TH AUGUST, 2016

OPENING OF NEW POST OFFICES AND MODERNISATION OF EXISTING ONES

3002. SHRI SHADI LAL BATRA:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a)       whether Government has any proposal for opening of new post offices and modernization of the existing post offices in various States/UTs, including Haryana;

(b)       if so, the details thereof, State/UTwise including Haryana; and

(c)        the time by which these post offices are likely to be opened in the country?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
 MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a)       Yes, Sir. There are proposals for opening of 93 new Branch Post Offices (BOs) and 90 new Sub-Post Offices (SOs) in the country including Haryana during current financial year 2016-17. 131 post offices have been selected for modernization under ‘Look & Feel’ activity during the current financial year 2016-17.

(b)       The Postal Circle-wise number of BOs & SOs proposed to be opened and post offices selected for modernization under ‘Look & Feel’ activity during 2016-17 are given at Annexure. 

(c)        The proposed post offices are likely to be opened in the country by 31st March, 2017.

Annexure

Postal Circle-wise Targets for opening of  Branch Post Offices (BOs) and Sub-Post Offices (SOs)  and Post Offices selected for modernization under ‘Look & Feel’ activity during  the current financial year 2016-17

Sl. No.
Name of Circles
Physical Target for opening of BOs
(in number)
Physical Target for opening of SOs
(in number)
Post Offices selected for modernization under ‘Look & Feel’ Activity
(in number)
1
Andhra Pradesh
2
Assam
4
4
8
3
Bihar
6
5
2
4
Chhattisgarh
6
6
0
5
Delhi
0
3
5
6
Gujarat including Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
4
3
9
7
Haryana
4
4
1
8
Himachal Pradesh
4
2
2
9
Jammu &Kashmir
2
2
0
10
Jharkhand
6
6
1
11
Karnataka
4
4
17
12
Kerala including Lakshadweep
0
4
11
13
Madhya Pradesh
5
4
12
14
Maharashtra including Goa
5
5
2
15
North East [ includes Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura States]
7
7
24
16
Odisha
6
5
0
17
Punjab including Chandigarh
3
3
3
18
Rajasthan
4
3
9
19
Tamil Nadu including Puducherry
4
4
4
20
Telangana
3
4
2
21
Uttar Pradesh
5
5
6
22
Uttarakhand
2
2
0
23
West Bengal including Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Sikkim State
3
3
7

Total
93
90
131



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