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Post Office: Proposal for New Post Office, Details of Post Offices in Country and Shortage of Employees & Dak Sevaks

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2394 ANSWERED ON 05.02.2014 OPENING

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2394

ANSWERED ON 05.02.2014

OPENING OF POST OFFICES

2394 . KAMLA DEVI PATLE

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of post offices in the rural and urban areas in the country, circle/category-wise;
(b) the number of post offices opened in villages during each of the last three years and the current year, circle-wise;
(c) whether the Government has received proposals for opening of post offices and branch post offices in the country separately in urban areas and villages from various States including Chhattisgarh;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereon; and
(e) whether there is a shortage of postal employees and dak sevaks in post offices and if so, the details thereof along with the action taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DR. (SMT.) KILLI KRUPARANI)

(a) The Circle-wise and category-wise number of post offices in rural and urban areas in the country as on 31.03.2013 is at Annexure-I.
(b) The Circle-wise number of post offices opened in villages during each of the last three years and current year is at Annexure-II.

(c)&(d) Yes, Madam. The Circle-wise number of proposals received for opening of post offices including branch post offices and status of action taken on the proposals is at Annexure-III.
(e) No, Madam. Vacancies, whenever arises, is due to reasons like promotion, retirement, death or leave. Vacant positions are managed through ad-hoc appointments by redistribution and combination of duties and paid substitutes in post offices for delivery of postal services. Filling up of such vacancies is an on-going process. Departmental Promotion Committees are held at regular intervals to fill up promotional posts and Departmental examinations are held wherever prescribed and action is taken regularly for holding examinations to fill up posts through direct recruitment according to the provisions of the Recruitment Rules.
Shortage of Grameen Dak Sevaks in post offices does occur from time to time on attaining the age of superannuation, absorption to regular departmental posts, resignation, death, etc. The shortage is met through on going process of engagement, combination of duties or alternatively by allowing the Grameen Dak Sevaks of the neighbouring offices to function as part of stop gap arrangement.
As on 01.01.2013, there had been a shortfall of 12.40% of the sanctioned posts of approved categories of Grameen Dak Sevaks in the country and instructions have already been issued to concerned Postal Circles for filling up of all vacant posts of different categories of Grameen Dak Sevaks within a set time frame after following provisions of the recruitment rules and policy guidelines on the subjects.

LOK SABHA ANNEXURED UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2394 DATED 5.02.2014

Annexure-I

Circle-wise and Category-wise Number of Post Offices functional in the country (as on 31.3.2013)

S. No. Name of the Circle HOs SOs EDSOs EDBOs Total Total No. of Post Offices
Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural
1 Andhra Pradesh 90 5 970 1373 0 0 275 13429 1335 14807 16142
2 Assam 19 0 217 390 0 0 136 3250 372 3640 4012
3 Bihar 30 1 398 617 0 0 45 7969 473 8587 9060
4 Chhattisgarh 10 0 213 120 0 0 11 2790 234 2910 3144
5 Delhi 12 0 409 4 0 0 73 79 494 83 577
6 Gujarat 34 0 658 643 0 0 99 7545 791 8188 8979
7 Haryana 16 0 300 177 0 0 30 2146 346 2323 2669
8 Himachal Pradesh 15 3 98 348 0 0 6 2308 119 2659 2778
9 Jammu & Kashmir 9 0 164 90 0 0 28 1405 201 1495 1696
10 Jharkhand 13 0 216 226 0 0 34 2608 263 2834 3097
11 Karnataka 58 0 830 827 0 0 206 7775 1094 8602 9696
12 Kerala 45 6 473 982 0 0 338 3220 856 4208 5064
13 Madhya Pradesh 43 0 694 325 0 0 107 7148 844 7473 8317
14 Maharashtra 61 0 1135 1016 0 0 107 10534 1303 11550 12853
15 North East 9 0 139 181 0 0 82 2503 230 2684 2914
16 Orissa 35 0 500 660 0 1 49 6920 584 7581 8165
17 Punjab 22 0 410 326 0 0 14 3078 446 3404 3850
18 Rajasthan 47 1 586 711 0 0 34 8948 667 9660 10327
19 Tamil Nadu 94 0 1348 1317 0 0 356 8946 1798 10263 12061
20 Uttarakhand 13 0 177 198 0 0 14 2317 204 2515 2719
21 Uttar Pradesh 71 0 1607 875 0 0 249 14869 1927 15744 17671
22 West Bengal 47 0 945 766 0 0 119 7188 1111 7954 9065
Total 793 16 12487 12172 0 1 2412 126975 15692 139164 154856

HO- Head Post Office

SO- Sub Post Office

EDSO-Extra Departmental Sub Post Office,

EDBO-Extra Departmental Branch Post Office

ANNEXURE-II

Circle-wise number of Branch Post Offices opened during each of last three years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 (upto 31.12.2013)

Sl. No. Name of the Circles 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14

(upto 31.12.2013)
1 Andhra Pradesh 11 5 5 6
2 Assam 8 3 4 0
3 Bihar 8 3 3 1
4 Chhattisgarh 1 3 15 2
5 Delhi 2 1 0 0
6 Gujarat 9 1 4 3
7 Haryana 8 3 4 2
8 Himachal Pradesh 6 3 3 2
9 Jammu & Kashmir 6 0 1 1
10 Jharkhand 10 3 5 2
11 Karnataka 3 3 6 2
12 Kerala 4 3 2 0
13 Madhya Pradesh 2 5 4 1
14 Maharashtra 4 7 4 1
15 North East 8 3 6 0
16 Orissa 10 3 4 0
17 Punjab 8 4 4 3
18 Rajasthan 14 6 4 0
19 Tamil Nadu 14 7 4 3
20 Uttarakhand 6 3 4 3
21 Uttar Pradesh 9 6 3 2
22 West Bengal 8 4 3 0
Total 159 79 92 34



ANNEXURE-III

Circle-wise number of proposals received for opening of post offices including branch post offices and status of action on the proposals

Sl. No. Name of the Circles No. of proposals received Status of the proposals
1 Andhra Pradesh 54 54 – Justified and post offices opened
2 Assam 0 0
3 Bihar 0 0
4 Chhattisgarh 14 6-Justified and post offices opened

8 – Under examination
5 Delhi 98 19-Justified and post offices opened

4- Under examination

75- Not justified

6 Gujarat 9 9- Under examination
7 Haryana 0 0
8 Himachal Pradesh 10 10 –Justified and post offices opened
9 Jammu & Kashmir 33 33- Under examination
10 Jharkhand 6 6-Under examination
11 Karnataka 20 2-Justified and post offices opened

6-Not justified

3-Justified and opening of post offices are under process

9- Under examination

12 Kerala 4 2-Justified and post offices opened

2-Justified and opening of post offices are under process
13 Madhya Pradesh 1 1-Under examination
14 Maharashtra 15 3-Justified and opening of post offices are under process

5-Under examination

7-Not justified

15 North East 6 6- Under examination
16 Orissa 13 13- Under examination
17 Punjab 4 2-Not justified

2-Under examination
18 Rajasthan 33 1-Justified and post office opened

20-Under examination

12- Not justified

19 Tamil Nadu 33 5-Justified and post offices opened

24-Not justified

4-Under examination

20 Uttarakhand 0 0
21 Uttar Pradesh 18 3-Justified and post offices opened

6- Under examination

9-Not justified

22 West Bengal 10 10- Under examination

Annexure Source: http://164.100.47.132/Annexture/lsq15/15/au2394.htm

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