Village Post Office
I am a resident of village Hgobarghati in Jajpur district. There is a branch post office in our village.
Our post office is located in the center of our village. It is very close to Haldia High School. The weekly market of our village is on its right side.
The post office building is made of mud and cattle. The roof is made of bamboo and straw. this building is divided
in two rooms. One is bigger than the other. A post peon lives in a small room.
The bigger one is the postmaster’s office room. There is a window in the wall near the postmaster’s seat. A letter box hangs on the front wall of the post office.
There is a signboard bearing the adjective, Haldia branch post office. There is a yard in front of this building. Our post office looks like a simple thatched hut.
Our post office staff includes postmaster and post peon. The post peon lives inside the premises. The postmaster is a local person. He lives in his house and comes to his office every working day.
The name of our postmaster is Shri Gurucharan Routre. He is about forty years old. He writes an excellent hand. He is very popular among the local public.
Usually, the post office opens at 10-30 in the morning. and closes at 4 pm. But our post office timings have been slightly adjusted for the convenience of the common people. Till 1 PM the postmaster keeps himself busy with his routine duties.
People come to buy tickets, cards, envelopes, and inland covers. Some people come to put their letters in the letter-box. Some people come to send their money orders, registered parcels, and registered letters.
The postmaster is very busy this time for everyone. No transaction is allowed after 2 pm. and on Saturdays after 12 noon. Sunday is a weekend holiday.
There are other holidays in the post office as well. at 2 pm. The runner brings the postal bag from the concerned sub-post office. The postman receives the bag. He breaks the seal and opens it. The postal peon stamps and sorts the letters.
Some letters are made in spot-delivery, they are delivered through a window. The rest are taken by the post peons on their daily beats.
The mail bags of our post office are sealed by the peon under the eyes of the postmaster. The runner receives this bag and leaves.
The post office of our village serves the people in its jurisdiction. It serves about a hundred villages, large and small. We should do our part to make this work easier.