Postal Service in Assam

 

 

The Assam Postal Circle has a network of 4014 Post Offices (as on March 2014) out of which 3726 post offices are located in rural areas. On an average, each Post Office serves a population of 7774 persons and covers 19.54 Sq.Km. areas. There are 3 Night Post Offices also functioning in the State located at Guwahati GPO, Dibrugarh HO and Silchar HO for convenience of the people. In addition, there are 353 modernised post offices and 634 computerised post offices in the State. Apart from the above, there are 4 National Speed Post Centre and 16 speed Post Centre in the State and Postal Mail Conveyance covers 4428 railway kilo metre.

 

The Assam Postal Circle has taken initiative to start Core Banking solution (CBS) in 12 selected post offices of Assam under Pilot Project to bring the postal customers under postal banking coverage so that the customers can access their savings bank accounts from any of the above selected post office. Assam is among the six states across India selected for the Pilot. After successful implementation of CBS in these pilot offices, other post offices will be brought under coverage of CBS in a phased manner. In addition; Assam State has also been selected for the Rural-ICT project for computerisation and networking of rural post offices (also called Branch Post Offices). A total of 375 Branch Post Offices of Sivasagar Postal Division comprising of three districts- Sivasagar, Jorhat and Golaghat are the pilot offices covered under Rural-ICT project for Assam Circle.

 

The Circle is utilising services of Indian Airlines & Jet Airways for transmitting outward airmails from all the Air Centres of the region. From Guwahati, outward airmails are transmitted in direct flight for Kolkata by Indian Airlines and for Delhi Sector by Jet Airways. For mail transmission in the North East Region freighter air craft service has been used which is running in the Kolkata- Guwahati- Imphal- Agartala Sector. The service of ASTC and Private Night Super Buses are also utilised for transmission of local mails to all District Headquarters except Morigaon and Dhemaji.

 

District wise Number of Post Offices in Assam, 2013-14:

 

District wise Number of Letter Boxes in Assam, 2013-14:

 

District wise Number of Post Offices in Assam, 2012-13:

 

District wise Number of Letter Boxes in Assam, 2012-13:

 

District wise Number of Post Offices in Assam, 2009-10:

 

District wise Number of Letter Boxes in Assam, 2009-10:

 

District wise Number of Post Offices in Assam, 2008-09:

 

District wise Number of Letter Boxes in Assam, 2008-09: