Post Office Timings & Working Days

Post Office Timings

Even though India is currently one of the world’s most technologically advanced countries, particularly in terms of telecommunications, there are still a few things that have remained constant during this period of rapid change. For example, the Indian postal system has remained technologically innovative while providing efficient service across the country for nearly a century.

The operating hours of the Indian Post Office are listed below so that you can visit them without having to wait in line for a long period.

Post Office Open Today

Except on Saturdays, the Indian Post Office is open every working day. In India, the post office is closed on Sundays.

Post Office Working Days

Indian Post Office Timing
Days  Start End
Sunday  Closed  Closed 
Monday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Thursday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Friday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
*Indian Post Office hours can differ from one branch to the next.

Post Office Holidays

To know more about the Indian Post office holidays. Click here.

Holidays at the Post Office in 2021:

Holiday Date Day
Republic Day 26-01-2021 Tuesday
Good Friday 02-04-2021 Friday
Mahavir Jayanthi 25-04-2021 Sunday
Id-ul-Fitr 14-05-2021 Friday
Buddha Purnima 26-05-2021 Wednesday
Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) 21-07-2021 Wednesday
Independence Day 15-08-2021 Sunday
Muharram 19-08-2021 Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanthi 02-10-2021 Saturday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 15-10-2021 Friday
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad(Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) 19-10-2021 Tuesday
Diwali( Deepavali) 04-11-2021 Thursday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday 19-11-2021 Friday
Christmas Day 25-12-2021 Saturday

Post Office Lunch Time

The post office takes a lunch break from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Lunch times may differ between branches.

Post Office Working Hours

Post offices open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 a.m. At 5:00 p.m., post offices close. Different branches may have varied working hours.

Post Office Opening and Closing Time

Post offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and close around 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Post Office NEFT timings

Customers of IPPB, or Indian Post Payment Bank, can use payment transfer services like NEFT and RTGS.

Clients can use NEFT services at any time, day or night. On Sundays and holidays, the service is also available.

Post Office RTGS timings

RTGS is also available throughout the clock. Customers can use the service even on post office holidays.

Post Office IMPS timings

IMPS is available around the clock. Even on post office holidays, customers can use IMPS.

Post Office Speed Post Timings

During the post office’s operating hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., postal services such as speed post are available.

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