Post Office Timings in India – Working Hours And Lunch Time

Indian Post Office plays a major role in several official and personal works even today! Though we are technically advanced, Postal Department has maintained its consistency.

The Director-General of Posts, New Delhi administers The Postal Department. India is divided into 16 postal circles under the postmaster general. Further, Post Offices have been classified into three categories, i.e., Head Post Offices, Sub-Post offices and E.D. Branch Post Offices.

It is essential to have an idea about the timings of Post Offices in India, so that, you could accordingly plan your work and visit the post office without waiting for long hours or returning without doing the work.

Timings and working shifts at Indian Post Offices you must know about:

In general, the working hours of the Post Offices are from 8 AM to 4 PM. But the timing may extend under the instruction of Director General of Posts for certain cases.

  • Post Offices remain closed on Sundays except for the Night Post Offices.
  • Post Offices remain closed on public holidays as well.
  • Post Offices remain opened on Saturday Except Gazetted Holidays
  • Working hours of post office on Saturday is same as like other Days.
  • Apart from the public holidays, the post offices across the country remain closed for another five days, but the day of holidays varies from circle to circle.
  • Lunch hours vary from circle to circle, but the usual lunch timing is from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
 DayTiming
Monday8 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday8 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday8 AM to 4 PM
Thursday8 AM to 4 PM
Friday8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday8 AM to 4 PM
SundayOff

Important Notes: If you wish to avoid the crowd at the Post Office and get your work done easily, you must know the opening timing. Avoid plans to visit the post office just before lunch hour. After the lunch hour, the post office will get highly crowded.

Get an idea about the post office in your region and make sure to get your work done without any trouble! You must also have the idea about the holidays so that you could set your works accordingly!

35 Comments

  1. सर मैं 8:50 पर पोस्टआफिस 212645 पर गया था। पर वो बंद था।

  2. Hi,
    This is Proddatur y.m.r colony branch Andhra Pradesh.
    I want to withdraw the money for MIS but she(officer) told me that where transactions were up to 1 p.m. only we don’t have the further transactions. We send the money to head post office.
    I need immediate money in 2500.

    I am asking so many times could you please provide the ATM.we are going to get the money to ATM.
    She told me that we are not having the rights to give the ATM only head office will give the ATMs.

    Sir could you please concerned and give the ATM as well as possible. otherwise could you please increase the transactions timings. This is the best way to develop the post office.

  3. Gujarat, patan district ki Radhanpur post office ka time 10 se 2 baje Ka he..or 1se2 baje k bich lunch time…aisa kyu?

  4. I went to Lumding post office 782447 at 3.00 pm but no one was there except the office peon. I waited up to 4.00 pm but no one came. Then they told me that it is closed. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE.

  5. Sir, today on 28.12.18 I went to mirthi sub-post office Didihat pin 262550 at 1.15 pm to deposit cash but rudely asked by the young Postmaster that the time is over. It is only up to 01.00 pm so go back. I just want to know what is the working hour at the sub-post office. And why and how the staffs of ur Post office harassed me.

  6. On 29/11/2018 at 1.15 PM at Pune Pimpri branch(227/41, Shastri Nagar, Pimpri Colony), I went to Post office for deposit money and they told me that this is not transaction time, transaction time is only 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Is this the timing for all Post Offices? This is not good.

  7. I have a very bad and disappointing experience at the green park New Delhi 110016 branch post office. I had to collect the cheque for my matured term deposit. I visited thrice there. Sometimes the lady said it’s 2 pm I can’t give you the cheque. I asked her if possible is opened on Saturday, can I come and collect my cheque, she said yes. When I went today ie Saturday, she said you should come before 12. What is this she should tell me this before? Very much disappointed and dissatisfied.

  8. Sir, I went to the post office at 12 pm first but they told me to come to after 1 pm. So then, I went to the post office at 1:30 pm but the workers are still busy in saying that this is lunch time.
    Address: post office near railway station Nabha dist-Patiala.

  9. Sir, I come to the sub-post office sultanganj at 10.am on 7/8/2018.staff of post office says that registry will be done after 10.30 am.

  10. In South Kolkata, working hours of all of the post offices is 10 am to 10 pm, but you mentioned in your web page, it is mentioned that working hours should be 10 am to 4 pm. Please reply.

  11. Sir, today on 20.07.18 I went to Nanmuhia sub-post office Patna pin 800001 at 3.15 pm to deposit cash but rudely asked by the young Postmaster that the time is over. It is only up to 3.00 pm so go back. I just want to know what is the working hour at the sub-post office. And why and how the staffs of ur Post office harassed a senior citizen.

  12. Hi, sir Saturday not opening a post office in kadiri post the application last date 17/07/2018 tomorrow Sunday solution please me.

  13. I went to a post office in district courts JAGADHRI in Haryana 135003 on 9th July for speed post at 1/20 but he totally refused and says this is lunch time come at 2/30

  14. Sir, I went to zirapur post office-140603 at 2.23 pm on 2nd June 2018 but they saying working hour is 9 to 2 pm(Saturday). After that they the will not work.

  15. Very bad experience with a post office in Shimla Chakkar they don’t have the cash to withdraw even 2000. They ask to collect money before 1 pm. Is this is the way they want to compete for national banking

  16. All the post office is working for half day only for cash deposit.. this is not good when the timing is from 9.30 to 4.30 and closing the accounts by before 1 pm is not serving good.. at least this info to display for well-being of people..same here Kanchipuram Collectorate… @ Post office Administration for your action.

  17. Sir, I went to SEETHANAGARAM 535546
    sub-post office to mail off a registered article 14:55 hours. The postmaster told me that it has been closed to take registered tickets as the time is over. I am the only one customer at that time.

  18. I visited uthangari ( 635207) post office on 2/5/2018 at 9:40 a.m, to send a speed post.But no one on that particular seat, as well as no one response properly, like me more dhan 5 members were waiting for their purpose.such a poor performance.

  19. I went to post my PAN card application at around 3:30 PM but they didn’t accept by saying that we are closed, come tomorrow before 2:30 PM.

  20. Please inform me about the normal working hours of PURBACHAL PO Kol-700097 including Saturday. And also requested to inform if they accept bsnl tel bills(landline & post pd mobile bill.

  21. Dear Sir,
    Regarding delay speed post and not proper reply ranip post office pin 110083 post office window staff tell me our duty time 9:00 to 5:30

    Postman tell me time 4 pm over my duty now who is wrong me or they?
    also told me you can collect your speed post next day like after 5 days,

    back office staff also will not support any kind of postman information how to contact him ? this is a painful duty for postman and window staff and back office staff, do not a responsibility

    sir tell now we are educated person very bad experience from post office just think about the local people like uneducated women or men how can do that?

  22. Dear Sir,
    Regarding delay speed post and not proper reply ranip post office pin 382480 post office window staff tell me our duty time 9:30 to 5:30

    Postman tell me time 4 pm over my duty now who is wrong me or they?
    also told me you can collect your speed post next day like after 2 days,

    back office staff also will not support any kind of postman information how to contact him ? this is a painful duty for postman and window staff and back office staff, do not a responsibility

    sir tell now we are educated person very bad experience from post office just think about the local people like uneducated women or men how can do that?

  23. Are the post office working on 31st March 2018 and will they be taking deposits for PPF n Sukanya Samridhi Accoounts?

  24. Sir I went to Basveshwara nagara post office at 3.15 on 22 March(Wednesday). But they saying working hour is 9 to 2 pm. After that they the will not work.

  25. Sir, I visited Gandhigram Post office Pin 530005 on 24 Feb 18 at 1500 hrs . on Saturday for updating of my MIS Pass book.They did not update pass book because they replied Saturday is half day if half day is observed then working hours timing to be display on board.Timing display only Sunday&and National holiday is closed & mostly a person standing in line for updating pass book when his turn come they told net work problem inspite of cash depositing and cash withdrawal continue is in progress. They simply told come in afternoon and behaviour with customer is not good. So I request u to do need fully sir.

  26. Sir,
    Regarding lunch time you have mentioned that it is generally 1:30 PM to 2:30 pm where as the Pilathara Sub post office Pin 570504 always closes,by shutting the shutter for lunch 12 noon and the customers are to wait for an hour.it is very inconvenience for the customers.

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