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 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 CircleHOsSOsEDSOsEDBOsTotalTotal No. ofPost Offices
UrbanRuralUrbanRuralUrbanRuralUrbanRuralUrbanRural
1Andhra Pradesh9059701373002751342913351480716142
2Assam19021739000136325037236404012
3Bihar3013986170045796947385879060
4Chhattisgarh1002131200011279023429103144
5Delhi120409400737949483577
6Gujarat3406586430099754579181888979
7Haryana1603001770030214634623232669
8Himachal Pradesh15398348006230811926592778
9Jammu & Kashmir90164900028140520114951696
10Jharkhand1302162260034260826328343097
11Karnataka580830827002067775109486029696
12Kerala45647398200338322085642085064
13Madhya Pradesh43069432500107714884474738317
14Maharashtra61011351016001071053413031155012853
15North East901391810082250323026842914
16Orissa3505006600149692058475818165
17Punjab2204103260014307844634043850
18Rajasthan47158671100348948667966010327
19Tamil Nadu9401348131700356894617981026312061
20Uttarakhand1301771980014231720425152719
21Uttar Pradesh7101607875002491486919271574417671
22West Bengal470945766001197188111179549065
Total79316124871217201241212697515692139164154856

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 Circles2010-112011-122012-132013-14
(upto 31.12.2013)
1Andhra Pradesh11556
2Assam8340
3Bihar8331
4Chhattisgarh13152
5Delhi2100
6Gujarat9143
7Haryana8342
8Himachal Pradesh6332
9Jammu & Kashmir6011
10Jharkhand10352
11Karnataka3362
12Kerala4320
13Madhya Pradesh2541
14Maharashtra4741
15North East8360
16Orissa10340
17Punjab8443
18Rajasthan14640
19Tamil Nadu14743
20Uttarakhand6343
21Uttar Pradesh9632
22West Bengal8430
Total159799234


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 CirclesNo. of proposalsreceivedStatus of the proposals
1Andhra Pradesh5454 - Justified and post offices opened
2Assam00
3Bihar00
4Chhattisgarh146-Justified and post offices opened
8 - Under examination
5Delhi9819-Justified and post offices opened
4- Under examination
75- Not justified
6Gujarat99- Under examination
7Haryana00
8Himachal Pradesh1010 –Justified and post offices opened
9Jammu & Kashmir3333- Under examination
10Jharkhand66-Under examination
11Karnataka202-Justified and post offices opened
6-Not justified
3-Justified and opening of post offices are under process
9- Under examination

12Kerala42-Justified and post offices opened
2-Justified and opening of post offices are under process
13Madhya Pradesh11-Under examination
14Maharashtra153-Justified and opening of post offices are under process
5-Under examination
7-Not justified
15North East66- Under examination
16Orissa1313- Under examination
17Punjab42-Not justified
2-Under examination
18Rajasthan331-Justified and post office opened
20-Under examination
12- Not justified
19Tamil Nadu335-Justified and post offices opened
24-Not justified
4-Under examination
20Uttarakhand00
21Uttar Pradesh183-Justified and post offices opened
6- Under examination
9-Not justified
22West Bengal1010- Under examination


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

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