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.
 Day Timing
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
Sunday Off

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!


  1. District banda ke Tindwari Post Office Me bolte h Ki 2 Bje ke Baad Kaam Nhi Hoga or Bahut Der Tk Rok Ke Rakhte h Jaldi koi Kaam hi Nhi Karte h Log Preshan Hote Kisi Bhi Kaam Ke Liye Bolo To Kahenge Ki I’d Block ho gyi h Server Nhi h 30 mint Ke Baad Ya Fir Kl Aaiye Tb kaam Hoga…

  2. I AM FROM SASWAD, PUNE. HERE WORKING HOURS ARE LESS. TILL 9 AM TO 11 AM ON SATURDAY. So always we waste our time going there. very hectic.

  3. I am a SR citizen and opened a scss account in a sub post office nearer to my residence . I have very much difficulty to withdraw my pension due to lac of sufficient cash with them. I feel very sad to tell this. To withdraw the quarterly payment , I have to go member times to the post office.

  4. Dakshin Puri Extension post office time or very different 1pm close for customers deposits

  5. I go to begusarai main post office Saturday at 1 pm on 19.11.22. but the speed post has not received another person received the back door. I complain postmaster but he protests the backdoor person.

  6. I am from bankura west Bengal usually I go to lalbazar sub post office on Saturday they told me cash transaction time up to 12 pm, I am asking the postal department that your time upto 4 pm so why they are abuse to the account holder

  7. Always server down, they don’t accept digital payment, for everything they need cash, very very slow and lazy workers in Bangalore most of the post office

  8. Sir today i.e on 8/2/2022, I visited Achrol sub-post office IN Jaipur Rajasthan to open a KVP Account. It was just 11:50 PM. They gave me the Account opening form and once I filled the form and was about to give the cash for the Account opening, they told me its time over 12 PM is the Cutoff time for Account opening. The Behavior is very rude and rough. Similar circumstances I had experienced here many times. If this is the attitude in post offfice, people will lose hope in this Government-backed offices. Please take the necessary action

  9. This is to bring to your kind notice that the postal system is losing its hold on providing services to customers. Earlier there is a speed post counter at Vijayawada railway station which provided good services 24 hours. That counter had been removed and
    There are no such services in Vijayawada junction. I request to revive the services and protect the Indian Postal System.

  10. I am residing in Suncity, Rohtak (Haryana) 124001, on 18.09.2021 Saturday I visited the post office branch situated at Jat Bhawan sector 1, Rohtak for speed post of a letter at 2.05 pm as usually others day, I asked for speed post, but the dealing person, but she refused to accept the same and said that today working time is up to 1 pm only and asked me to come on Monday, sir please tell me the Saturday timing of Post office, if the dealing person misguided me then what action will be taken. Please reply

  11. आज पोस्ट ऑफिस रानीवाड़ा एस ओ जिला जालोर राज्य राजस्थान में ३.०० बजे स्पीडपोस्ट करवाने गया तो साहब बोलते हे की स्पीड पोस्ट २.०० बजे तक ही होते है ! अब छुट्टी लेकर पोस्ट करना पड़ेगा कोई लेटर …??? ये कैसी सुविधा हे sir

  12. Bhogipura post office 10Am par open hoga or 3pm se sare kaam band kar dethe hai of chote se kaam me ghanto laga dethe hai

  13. Sector 16 post office Faridabad ki bhi yahi condition hai. 10 baje open karte hai. Maximum time server nahi chalta. Chote se kaam ke liye ghanto khada hona padtha hai. Behaviour sahi nahi hai. Koi observer bhi nahi hai. Main apni beti ki sukanya policy post office me khulwa kr bahut pachta rha hu.

  14. Hamare gaav me post 8 baje chaalu nahi Ku 9.45 Ku chaalu tha.magar staff 50% nahi tha.him govt teacher hai.him school ko 10baje jaana padta hai.staff 9.45 Ku aayetho hum school ko post ka kaam khatam karko kaise pahunche?

  15. Kholi sub-post office Vadodara Gujarattoday I have deposited for my sukanya account but replay only pension work today is this any notification for that

  16. Rk Puram sector 5 mein to speed post or normal post ke liye bahut request karna perta hai. Indian postal service walo ko Sector 5 Rk Puram post office walo ka duty karne ka tareeka ek baar sting karke dekhna chahiye. Sabse ghatiya customer dealing hota hai vaha.

  17. greater kailash me sirf 3 baje tak paket lete hai jab ki time bord pe 4 baje tak likha hai

  18. आजमगढ़ सिटी उप डाकघर 09:46am तक खुला नहीं जनता के कार्य कैसे होंगे.

  19. अभी 1बजकर 58 मिनट पर पोस्ट आफिस पहुँचा स्पीड पोस्ट के लिए कार्मिक यह कहकर ओर टिफिन लेके चल दिया कि 3 बजे आना लंच टाइम है क्या यह ठीक है??
    रुद्रपुर पोस्ट ऑफिस 263153 पिन कोड

  20. Bad experience for two times at Satara City post their office staff not cooperative no proper inform sb AC and regained line from withdrawal.

  21. Adra post office, Purulia, West Bengal
    Now today at 1.25 p.m at this post office for a cash deposit, But there is no one received my deposit, and tell me that all Saturday cash deposit time is 1 p.m close. Why this type of behavior for customers

  22. I k.n.raju visited post office maharanipeta,visakhapatnam on 31st, Dec 2019 had a very bad experience with the staff working proper response, vulgar taking by them with customers. I kindly request you, sir, to go through this post office and take strict action. Thank you, Sir

  23. respected sir today I am going to the velampeta post office Visakhapatnam at 3:00 15 pm but they are saying 3 o’clock is the closing time is it true so please give me a reply
    thank you sir
    Mohan Patti

  24. Dear Sir/Ma’am
    I visit the Kedar Gauri Sub Post Office, 751014. On Date 09-DEC-2019 10:00 am to 10:16 am this post office not yet open. May I know the reason why the office not yet opened.

    Jaganmohan Behura

  25. I went sub-post office Jehanabad railway station at 1:12 P.M for speed post of something. The door was closed. Inside five-person was engaged in gossip. As I asked to open the door they told working hour is over.

  26. आज मुझे सब पोस्ट आफिस पुरहीरां(होशियार पुर) में एक बजे दोपहर को यह कहकर पैसे जमा करने से इन्कार कर दिया गया कि अकॉउंट कलॉज हो गया है।
    क्या यह ठीक है ? प्लीज़ जबाव दें।

  27. me Garha Jabalpur k Hu, me Garha post office jb h jati hu Bo khte h k kam bs 2 bje tk h hota h, uske bad koi kam nahi hoga. plz tell me sir is this a timing for post office, jb timing 4 bje tk h t fr q y apni manjane krte h, janta ko bewakuf bnate h khud kbhi kisi b kam k sahi process nahi batate or koi mistake ho jae to kitna pdhi ho itna b nhi ata is type k comment pass krte h or janta ko dawate h.. is this a reality of govt. office. I want to complaint against it. plz provide me suggestions.

  28. Sir I have gone to post office at 3:30. They said that the working hours for customer service is up to 3 pm only.

  29. I am from Banglore. I want to open an SSA account, for my daughter. I am working now. can I open the account on Saturday at 3 PM??

  30. There must be many working there appointed by reservation.
    This reservation problem is why India stays down.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Today is any holiday or half day workings hrs of AK Nagar Post Office, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, due to we going to cash deposit for our daughter SSA & Myself / Family PPA, but the Post Office Staff, avoid or not entering the post office timing is around 11:00 am and they said 08-11 am only working hours for Saturday only. please come to post office on Monday on 10.06.2019, is it correct..?

      This is for your kind information and necessary action, please.


  31. General timings are 9 am to 5 pm
    Lunch break 2-2:30
    Cash dealing up to 2 pm on weekdays
    Up to 12 pm on Saturday

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

  33. 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.

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

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

  44. 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

  45. Dear Sir, kindly reply me as what is the timing for deposit of PLI in Indian post office?

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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?

  54. 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?

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

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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 is very inconvenience for the customers.

    • Please bring report this to the Superintendent of Post Offices Kannur Division Kannur 67001

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