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Restoration of business hours in Post offices.
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Ref:9/NAPE-C/174 /2016                                                                      02/12/2016                               

Shri. Tilak De,
Member (Banking &HRD)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001.
Sub:  Restoration of business hours in Post offices.
Consequent on Demonetization, the business hours of Post Office & Banks have changed as 8.00 am to 8.00 pm to meet the needs of the public. 

Now the business hours of Banks have been restored. But the Business Hours of Post Office have not yet been restored as in the case of Banks. The reason is not known.

 Directorate is aware that the banks are housed in thickly populated area whereas most of our Post offices are located in a remote & Rural area and therefore cannot be kept open till late hours. Further, the receipt of cash in such post offices are to be remitted to its HOs or concerned A/C office, which is also risky.
 According to the press report there is no rush in Post Offices/banks.                          
In view of the above business hours of post offices may be restored.

Yours Sincerely,
Secretary General.