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Active Post Offices and Letter Boxes in the Country


The year-wise number of post offices and letter boxes operational in the country from 2003- 2004 to 2011-12  are given in the table below.
Number of Post Offices and Letter Boxes in the Country
from 2003-04 to 2011-12


Year
No. of Post Offices(*)
No. of Letter Boxes (*)


2003-04
1,55,669
5,97,149

2004-05
1,55,516
5,84,006

2005-06
1,55,333
6,01,319

2006-07
1,55,204
5,89,666

2007-08
1,55,035
5,91,054

2008-09
1,55,015
5,85,087

2009-10
1,54,979
5,79,595

2010-11
1,54,866
5,73,749

2011-12
1,54,822
5,62,075

(*) Numbers  as on 31st March


28,877 letter boxes were removed in the last nine years.

 Complaints were received in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala Circles and those complaints were settled with restoration of letter boxes  wherever justified as per  prescribed norms.

Government has decided to install 66,666 new letter boxes in rural areas under the Plan Scheme –“Rural Business & Acess to Postal Network” in the current Plan subject to availability of plan funds.

This information was given by Dr. (Smt.) Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for C&IT in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB Release, 26 April, 2013

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