Delhi Postal Circle – Post Office Closure during Weekend Curfew


Delhi Postal Circle issued Order on 07.01.2022 that Only Delivery and Head Post Office will be functional on Saturday due to weekend curfew imposed by Govt of Delhi. Here it is detailed Order below.

Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Office of the Chief Postmaster General
Delhi Circle, New Delhi – 110001

No. PO-5/Misc-COVID-19 Instruction/2021-2022 Dated:- 07-01-2022


The General Manager (Finance)
DAP, Civil Lines,
Delhi- 110054

All Heads of Units (Postal/RMS/Foreign Post)

Subject:- Preventive Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 – reg.

As per the current situation of COVID cases in delhi it has been observed that there has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases during last few days along with high positivity rate. Therefore, it is necessary to take immediate remedial actions to contain the spread of COVID-19. The following steps have been decided in view of the instructions issued by Ministry of Home Affairs letter no. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 27-12-2021 & DO letter no. Z.28015/318/21-EMR dated 21-12-2021 received from Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare circulated vide ADG (Coord.) letter no. Z-92011/25/2022-Coord./O&M dated 30-12-2021 :-

a. Physical attendance of the staff in post offices and divisional offices of Postal & RMS may be restricted to 50% of the actual strength. The Division Head/controlling officer concerned should draw weekly duty roster in this regard. It must be ensured that officials not Physically present in the office shall work from home on that particular day. Divisional Head/Controlling Officer, however, may call more than 50% of the staff in case of any exigency.

b. In case of mail offices, the divisional head will continuously assess the workload and reduce the manpower accordingly so that crowding of offices to the extent possible is reduced.

c. Staff allowed to work from home shall be available on telephone and promptly respond to calls, mails etc. at all times during regular office hours.

d. All the officers/officials shall strictly comply with the guidelines on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour including wearing face mask, hand hygiene and social distancing as issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Training and Govt. Of NCT Delhi from time to time.

e. All the employees shall get themselves vaccinated, Officials who have not been vaccinated shall not be allowed to enter office premises. They may immediately take the first dose failing which , any absence from duties will be treated as unauthorized absence.

f. The Officials are also advised to avoid unnecessary travel, social gathering and remain at home. If the officials have to visit outstation or attend social gathering, it is advised to get tasted himself/herself for COVID-19 and join office with a negative COVID-19 report. On Saturday during weekend curfew, only delivery officers, Head Offices, GPOs and Foreign Post Office shall be functioned. The 24 × 7 speed Post booking counter shall be functional from 0800 to 2200 Hrs.

g. A noticed should be displayed of the post offices (on Saturday) mentioning the following.

“This Post Office shall be functional from Monday to Friday only.
This Post Office is closed due to weekend curfew imposed by the Govt. of NCT Delhi”.
You may avail postal services from the following Head Post Offices in Delhi:-
Inconvenience caused is regretted.

h. Fumigation/sanitization of all offices should also be ensured of regular intervals HOs/GPOs and mail offices must be fumigated on Saturday or Sunday invariably.

i. Divisional Heads/Controlling Officer may review any decision of their discretion keeping in view the instructions/advisories issued on the subject from time to time reviewed as COVID-19 situation evolves.

Assistant Director (PO-Coord.)

Copy to:-
I. PS to CPMG, Delhi Circle, New Delhi- 110001.
II. PS to PMG (M&BD)/PMG (O), Delhi Circle, New Delhi- 110001.
III. PS to DPS (O&HQ)/DPS (M&BD), Delhi Circle, New Delhi- 110001.
IV. All Group Officers O/o the CPMG, Delhi Circle, New Delhi- 110001.

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