Sanction of 3114 new Double Handed Branch Post Offices

The approval of the Competent Authority is hereby conveyed for opening of 3114 new Double Handed Branch Post Offices by creation of new posts (3114 BPM and 31142 ABPM) at Gram Panchayats Headquarter Villages.

40-5/2016-Plg (Pt I)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Planning Division

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 02.11.2021

To,

The Heads of the Postal Circles,
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra,
Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh Circle.

Sub: Sanction of 3114 new Double Handed Branch Post Offices for opening in 90 LWE districts-regarding.

The approval of the Competent Authority is hereby conveyed for opening of 3114 new Double Handed Branch Post Offices by creation of new posts (3114 BPM and 3114 ABPM) at Gram Panchayats Headquarter Villages having no Post Offices within a distance of 3 kms in 90 LWE districts in the nine Circles of the country.

The Postal Circles & District wise distribution of these newly sanctioned BOs are as under:

SI No.Name of CirclesNo. of
LWE
districts
Name of DistrictsNos of new GDS-
BPM posts sanctioned
Nos of new GDS-ABPM posts sanctioned
1.AP6Visakhapatnam66
Guntur4949
East Godavari1616
Srikakulam8282
Vizianagarm2323
West Godavari1111
2.Bihar16Gaya2121
Arwal1313
East Chanparan00
Jehanabad00
Lakhi Sarai11
Nalanda2525
Samui2727
Aurangabad2222
Banka1818
Kaimur1616
Muzzafarpur00
Munger22
Nawada1616
Vaishali00
Rohtas
99
West Champaran00
3.Chhattisgarh14Bastar3838
Balod2020
Balrampur5757
Bijapur88
Dantewada88
Kanker2525
Narayanpur3333
Rajandgaon55
Sukma55
Kabirdham3030
Kondagaon7272
Dhamtari3030
Gariyaband3030
Mahasamund3030
4Jharkhand19Chatra22
Giridih00
Gumla00
Khunti00
Latehar00
Lohardaga00
Koderma66
Ramgarh1818
Simdega00
Saraikela-Kharaswa6262
West Singhbhum2929
Garhwa2626
Bokaro1414
Hazaribagh22
Palamu55
Ranchi00
Dhanbad88
Dumka4545
East singhbhum2727
5 Kerala3Wayanad00
Malappuram00
Palakkad00
6Madhya Pradesh2Balaghat247247
Mandla264264
7Maharashtra3Gadchiroli128128
Chandrapur231231
Gondia328328
8Odisha15Kalahandi7171
Angul2020
Boudh00
Deogarh2020
Kandhmal00
Malkangiri00
Koraput00
Bargarh3939
Bolangir2020
Nabrangpur1616
Nayagarh55
Nuapada3131
Rayagada2424
Sambhalpur1313
Sundargarh1313
9Telangana8Bhadardi-Kothagudam154154
Adilabad1111
Jayashankar-Bhupalpally6565
Komaram-Bheem1313
Mancherial99
Khammam5858
Peddapalli3838
Warangal Rural7171
10Uttar Pradesh3Chandauli1616
Mirzapur192192
Sonebhadra166
11West Bengal1Jhargram00
9031143114

2. All the branch post offices should be double handed post offices and each should be manned by one GDS-BPM and one GDS-ABPM 3114 BPM posts are approved. However, the creation of 3114 GDS-ABPM posts for the proposed BOs are approved with the condition that heads of the circles may decide the creation of ABPM posts in view of the requirement, i.e. workload of the BOs, the geographical terrain, local conditions etc and that the overall number of BPM and ABPM posts created in in any case should not exceed the overall sanctioned posts. The recruitment of suitable candidates against these posts are to be made as per the provisions under gramin dak sevak (conduct & engagement) rules, 2020.

3. The expenditure involved shall be met from plan funds under plan scheme-“rural business & access to postal network” for opening and infrastructure requirements. The allowances to BPM and ABPM will be paid from the relevant non-scheme funds. Fund allocation would be intimated separately.

4. The commensurate posts of Inspectors and mail-overseers will get communicated shortly.

5. The process for opening of 3114 Branch Post Offices will be completed by the end of March, 2022. The information of the same may be submitted on a monthly basis along with the revenue generated by them separately for Phase-l & ll. The list of Branch Post Offices to be opened are Annexed for reference.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing, vide Dy N,.121/2021-22,F.A- CS(P) dated 02.11.2021.

This has approval of Secretary (Posts).

Encl: As above

Anubrata Das
Director (R B)

Copy for information to:-

  • 1. Director General (Posts), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • 2. All Members of the Postal Service Board, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • 3. AS&FA (Posts), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • 4. DDG(PAF) DDG(CP) DDG(Establishment), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • 5. All GM (Finance)/ Director Accounts (Postal) of the Postal Circles concerned.
  • 6. GM CEPT lvlysore with a request to upload india post website.
  • 7. Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • 8. Ministry of Home Affairs, LWE Division, North Block, New Delhi.
  • 9. Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance), North Block, New Delhi.
  • 10. ADG( GDS cell) for ensuring inclusion of the same in Recruitment Cycle.
  • 11. DDG (Budget) for ensuring payment of allowances from Non-scheme funds
  • 12. DDG (CP) for Plan fund
  • 13. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts)

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