Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001
All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General
Subject: Regarding opening of Head Post Offices (HOs) on 13.11.2016 (Sunday) for the exchange of Withdrawn Old Series (WOS) bank notes and for opening SB Counters
The competent authority has ordered that all the Head Post Offices across the country will remain open on 13.11.2016 (Sunday) for exchange of Withdrawn Old Series (WOS) of bank notes in denominations of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- with new currency/ prevalent notes, and for opening SB Counters.
2. The Head Post Offices should arrange for drawal of sufficient cash from the linked Banks in advance. The purpose of keeping the Post Offices open on 13.11.2016 is specifically for exchange of WOS notes with the new/prevalent ones and opening SB counters and not for other operations. Sufficient number of counters should be operationalized to avoid any kind of inconvenience to the public. The information about availability of cash for exchange purpose may be displayed on the notice board of respective Post Offices well in advance. This may also be widely published through the press. Requirement of staff shall be as per local assessment.
3. A compliance report in this regard may be sent to this Directorate by 1100 hrs of 15.11.2016 on email id firstname.lastname@example.org
(M. S. Rana)