As we all know, the Post Office plays a major role in our daily lives.
The postal department has been offering plenty of services to a range of people and communities, not only in India but across the globe.
The postal service has been around for a century. You can imagine how mature the DOP (Department of Postal) is.
The department plays a pivotal role in economic development and is considered the backbone of communications in India.
Post Office hours on Saturday are 8 AM to 4 PM. There is no half working day as before. It's as usual and the same as normal business hours for the department.
At present, the India Post Office functions as a bank in continuation of its usual postal services.
You may find all the business parameters the same as those of other banks. You can open a bank account, and enjoy Internet Banking for fund transfers of all sorts.
You can even purchase insurance policies and make investments in mutual funds and the like. So, literally, the Post Office is a bank cum postal service.
With their vast presence in the market and the number of branches and penetration level that they have, India Postal has a huge potential to give us much better services.
Post Office Hours on Saturday.
Saturday is something no one likes to wait for. Either you complete the task well before Saturday or try not to wait until Saturday.
The reason is logical, the day after is a holiday, and most of the employees, especially the front desk staff, would like to end their work on time to reach home early.
Though Saturday is open for business, you must know that there are services that they provide during limited hours. Banking-related services, such as the opening of a bank account and its services are limited between 9 AM and 2 PM.
However, you may get an extended period for booking registered letters and parcels, which can be from 9 AM to 6 PM.
It means that if your task is important, you must not take the risk of not getting it done. As you know, we have all gone through this at some point in time. Knowing the basic functionality of the post office work environment would ease your task.
Speaking of which, during Post Office hours on Saturday, it’s normal business as usual. That would be 8 AM to 4 PM. And the Post Office opens on second and fourth Saturdays as on any other day.
Apart from the above-mentioned working hours chart for India Postal, you may find holidays on certain days. These holidays may be understood pointwise as stated below:
- The Post Office does close on public holidays.
- It remains closed on Sundays.
- You may find them closed under specific conditions announced by the competent authority of the state.
- 5 days of additional holidays are implemented, which vary from circle to circle.
Facts: India Postal is owned by the central government and falls under the Department of Post, Ministry of Communication. There are 24 postal circles, headed by the chief postmaster general. It is headquartered at Sansad Marg, New Delhi. One may find the Post Office branch in the remotest part of the country. In India, the Post Offices are classified as GPO: General Post Office, HPO: Head Post Office, SO: Sub Post Office and BO: Branch Post Office.
Post Office Hours on Weekdays.
Keeping all these aside, let’s see the working hours of the Post Office. The business hours of the Post Office are as follows:
|Monday||8 AM to 4 PM|
|Tuesday||8 AM to 4 PM|
|Wednesday||8 AM to 4 PM|
|Thursday||8 AM to 4 PM|
|Friday||8 AM to 4 PM|
|Saturday||8 AM to 4 PM|
Exceptions to the above office hours can be seen at the Night Post Office. From time to time, you may have seen some of their offices work late until 8.30 PM.
Yes, the director-general of the postal service has the official incumbency to extend business hours under certain conditions. These branches may even work on holidays, such as Sundays.
A Night Post Office is a branch that works beyond the normal business hours of the postal service.
Under normal circumstances, the business hours of the Post Office are 8 AM to 4 PM. But you should know that these office hours are different in different regions.
There are 24 circles in India, and you may see that the branches under these circles have different working hours.
They have different opening and closing business hours. Though generally, it’s Monday to Saturday except for public and general holidays.
Saturdays are one of the weekdays that you get confused about. When we have a task at hand and many times we skip going to the Post Office thinking today’s Saturday and the postal service might be off.
Postal service on Saturdays is as usual as a normal day. Including the second Saturday and the fourth Saturday the post office work as usual if it’s not a public holiday.
Overall, the business hour is 8 AM to 4 PM but you may see variable work schedule in different regions.
For example, the working hours in Mumbai may be different than in other places. Some postal branches may open from 8 AM to 4 PM and other branches may open from 10 AM to 6 PM and 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. This means it varies from place to place.