India Post Information
The Department of Posts comes under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and operates the largest postal network in the world. With 155,333 post offices in 22 circles across India, the network spans the length and breadth of the country. India Post employs over half a million people and serves over 300 million customers each year.
India Post provides various services depending on customer requirements to extend the benefit of its huge network in the area of Communication Services (Letters, Postcards etc.), Transportation Services (Parcels, Logistics Post), Financial Services (Savings Bank, Money Order, International Money Transfer Service, Public Private Partnership for extending financial service outreach through the post office network, Postal Life Insurance) and Premium Value added Services (like Speed Post, Business Post, Retail Post). India Post provide the communication, transportation and Banking Services in all places in the country.
For providing postal services, the whole country has been divided into twenty two postal circles. Each Circle is co-terminus with a State except for Gujarat Circle ( which also administers the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli), Kerala Circle (which includes the Union Territory of Lakshadweep), Maharashtra Circle (which has within its jurisdiction the State of Goa), North East Circle (which comprises six North Eastern States-Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura), Punjab Circle (which has within its administrative jurisdiction, the Union Territory of Chandigarh), and Tamil Nadu Circle (which also administers the Union Territory of Pondicherry).