According to a reply given in the Parliament by the Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, there is a total of 1,54,882 Post Offices in the country, 1,39,182 in rural areas and 15,700 in Urban areas. During the period 2011-14, 150 Post offices have been closed. It is proposed to open 160 Post offices in 2014-15.
The Post is one of the most important mode of Communications for the last two centuries and will continue also despite the latest technologies and carrier services etc. This was once the part and parcel of every day life of the people, participant of their joy and sorrow. This will continue, may be with less impact.