Post Office Timings & Working Days

Post Office Timings & Working Hours

Post Office Timings

Although India is now considered one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, especially when it comes to telecommunications, there are still a few things that manage to stay consistent during this time of extreme change. For example, the Indian postal system has managed to withstand technological innovation and maintain a nearly century-long history of efficient service across the country.

Here we give you the working hours of the Indian Post Office so that you can visit them without having to wait a long time in line.

Post Office Open Today

The Indian Post Office remains open on every working day except Sundays. Sundays are the off days for the post office in India. 

Post Office Working Days

Indian Post Office Timing
Days StartEnd
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 Timings can vary from one branch to another branch.

Post Office Holidays

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

List of Post Office 2021 Holidays:

HolidayDateDay
Republic Day26-01-2021Tuesday
Good Friday02-04-2021Friday
Mahavir Jayanthi25-04-2021Sunday
Id-ul-Fitr14-05-2021Friday
Buddha Purnima26-05-2021Wednesday
Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)21-07-2021Wednesday
Independence Day15-08-2021Sunday
Muharram19-08-2021Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanthi02-10-2021Saturday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami)15-10-2021Friday
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad(Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)19-10-2021Tuesday
Diwali( Deepavali)04-11-2021Thursday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday19-11-2021Friday
Christmas Day25-12-2021Saturday

Post Office Lunch Time

The lunch break timings for the post office are between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m or 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Lunch timings may vary from branch to branch. 

Post Office Working Hours

Post offices start operating from around 9:00  a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Post offices close at 5:00  p.m. Working hours may be different for different branches.

Post Office Opening and Closing Time

Post offices open at around 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Post Office NEFT timings

IPPB or Indian Post Payment Bank offers its customers to use payment transfer services such as NEFT and RTGS. 

Customers can use NEFT services on a 24*7*365 basis. The service is also available on Sundays and holidays. 

Post Office RTGS timings

RTGS is also available 24*7. Even on post office off days, customers can use the service. 

Post Office IMPS timings

IMPS is available on a 24*7 basis. Customers can use IMPS even on post office off days. 

Post Office Speed Post Timings

Postal services like speed post can be availed of during the working hours of the post office which are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.