Did you know India has largest number of Post Offices in World?

Indian post offices

As of 31 March 2011, the Indian Postal Service has 154,866 post offices, of which 139,040 (89.78%) are in rural areas and 15,826 (10.22%) are in urban areas. It has 25,464 departmental PO s and 129,402 ED BPOs. At the time of independence, there were 23,344 post offices, which were primarily in urban area. Indian Postal Service has a total of 4,66,903 (As of 31 March 2011)Employees that include,

  • 588 Group-A Officers
  • 3573 Group-B Gazetted Officers
  • 3460 Group-B Non Gazetted:3460
  • 1,70,748 Group-C(excluding M T S)
  • 30,678 Group-C (M T S) Officers

Total = 2,09,047 Departmental Employees + 2,57,856 G D S Employees = 4,66,903 Employees

(Source : wikipedia)