Gangtok Post Office, Gangtok
Gangtok Post Office is located at Gangtok, Gangtok, East Sikkim of Sikkim state. It is a head office (H.O.). A Post Office (PO) / Dak Ghar is a facility in charge of sorting, processing, and delivering mail to recipients. POs are usually regulated and funded by the Government of India (GOI). Pin code of Gangtok PO is 737101. This Postoffice falls under Sikkim postal division of the West Bengal postal circle.
Gangtok dak ghar offers all the postal services like delivery of mails & parcels, money transfer, banking, insurance and retail services. It also provides other services including passport applications, P.O. Box distribution, and other delivery services in Gangtok. The official website fo this PO is http://www.indiapost.gov.in.
Types of Post Offices
are basically classified into 3 types, namely – Head Post Office, Sub-Post Office including E.D. Sub-Office and Branch Postoffice. Gangtok P.O. is a Head Post Office. So far as the public is concerned, there is basically no difference in the character of the service rendered by Sub-Post Offices and Head-Post Offices except in regard to a few Post Office Savings Bank (SB) transactions. Certain Sub Post Offices do not undertake all types of postal business. Facilities are generally provided at Branch Post Offices for the main items of postal work like delivery and dispatch of mails, booking of registered articles and parcels accepting SB deposits and effecting SB withdrawals, and issue and payment of money orders, though in a restricted manner.
|Post Office Type|
|Head Post Office|
|Sub-Post Offices including E.D. Sub-Offices|
|Branch Post Office|
- Gangtok Post Office & Its Pin Code
- Branch Office Information
- Gangtok Post Office Services
- ePost Office
- Financial Services
- Post Office Timings
- India Post Tracking
- Gangtok Post Office Recruitment
- Location Map
- Contact Details
- About India Post
Gangtok Post Office & Its Pin Code
Often Post Offices are named after the town / village / location they serve. The Gangtok Post Office has the Postal Index Number or Pin Code 737101. A Pincode is a 6 digit post code of postal numbering system used by India Post. The first digit indicates one of the regions. The first 2 digits together indicate the sub region or one of the postal circles. The first 3 digits together indicate a sorting / revenue district. The last 3 digits refer to the delivery post office type.
|P.O. Name||Gangtok PO|
The first digit of 737101 Pin Code '7' represents the region, to which this Post Office of Gangtok belongs to. The first two digits of the Pincode '73' represent the sub region, i.e, West Bengal. The first 3 digits '737' represent the post-office revenue district, i.e, Sikkim. The last 3 digits, i.e, '101' represent the Gangtok Delivery Head Office.
Head Office Information
The Gangtok Post Office is a head office. The Delivery Status for this PO is that it has delivery facility. Postal division name for this Dak Ghar is Sikkim, which falls under North Bengal and Sikkim region. The circle name for this PO is West Bengal and it falls under Gangtok Taluka and East Sikkim District. The state in which this Dakghar is situated or located is Sikkim. . The phone number of Gangtok post office is +91-359-220-1218.
|PO Type||Head Office|
|Postal Region||North Bengal and Sikkim|
|Postal Circle||West Bengal|
|Town / City / Tehsil / Taluka / Mandal||Gangtok|
|Gangtok Post Office Phone Number||03592201218|
Gangtok Post Office Services
Traditionally the primary function of Gangtok post office was collection, processing, transmission and delivery of mails but as of today, a Post Office offers many other vital services in addition to its traditional services. The additional services provided by a Dak Ghar include – Mail Services, Financial Services, Retail Services and Premium Services.
Mail Services are the basic services provided by Gangtok P.O. Mails and mail services include all or any postal articles whose contents are in the form of message which may include Letters, Postcards, Inland letter cards, packets or parcels, Ordinary mails etc.
Mail Service also includes transmission and delivery of Parcels. A parcel can be anything ranging from a single written letter or anything addressed to an addressee. No parcel shall be by any chance be in a shape, way of packing or any other feature, such that it cannot be carried or transmitted by post or cause serious inconvenience or risk. Every parcel (including service parcels) that needs to be transmitted by post must be handed over at the window of the post office. Any parcel found in a letter box will be treated and charged as a registered parcel. Delivery services are provided by some selected delivery and branch post offices. This dakghar have the facility of delivery, thus the people of Gangtok and nearby localities can avail all the types of mail services.
Post offices in India serve in various ways and Gangtok Post Office offer most of the retail services. They offer the facility to accept or collect constomer bills like telephone or mobile bills, electricity bills for Government and private organizations through Retail Post. Some of the aditional agency services that Post offices offers through retail services are as follows - Telephone revenue collection, e-Ticketing for Road Transport Corporations and Airlines, Sale of UPSC forms, university applications, Sale of Passport application forms, Sale of Gold Coins, Forex Services, Sale of SIM and recharge coupons, Sale of India Telephone cards, e-Ticketing of Railway tickets etc. The postal customers of Gangtok can pay their bills and avail other retail services from this Dak Ghar.
Most of the premium services can be availed by the Gangtok peoples and nearby living people. The premium services provided by Gangtok Post Office are - Speed Post, Business Post, Express Parcel Post, Media Post, Greeting Post, and Logistics Post.
Speed Post is a time bound service in express delivery of letters and parcels. The max weight up to which an article or parcel be sent is 35 kgs between any two specified stations in India. Speed Post delivers 'Value for money' to everyone and everywhere, delivering Speed Post upto 50 grams @ INR 35 across the country and local Speed Post upto 50 grams @ INR 15, excluding applicable Service Tax. Kindly check official website for updated Speed Post service charges.
India Post Speed Post Tracking
Speed Post offers a facility of on-line tracking and tracing that guarantees reliability, speed and customer friendly service. Using a 13 digit barcode that makes a Speed Post consignment unique and identifiable. A web-based technology (www.indiapost.gov.in/speednettracking.aspx) helps the Gangtok customers track Speed Post consignments from booking to delivery.
Except Speed Post, India Post also allows people to track their order information for certain products like Parcels, Insured letters, Speed Post, Registered Post, Electronic Money Orders (EMO) and Electronic value payable parcel (EVPPs) etc. The tracking number is available on the receipt given at Gangtok Post Office. Using the tracking number postal customers can find out the date and time of dispatch of an article at various locations. The time of booking and the time of delivery of article.
India Post Tracking Number Formats
Different types of postal service have different kinds of tracking number formats. The tracking number for Express Parcel is a 13 digit alphanumeric format. The format for Express Parcel is XX000000000XX. The tracking number for a Registered Mail is a 13 digit alphanumeric number and its format is RX123456789IN. But a Electronic Money Order (EMO) has a 18 digit tracking number and its format is 000000000000000000. For domestic Speed Post (EMS) there is a 13 digit alphanumeric tracking number with the format EE123456789IN.
|Bharatiya Dak Ghar Seva||Tracking Number Format||Number of Digits|
|Electronic Money Order (eMO)||000000000000000000||18|
|International EMS Artilces to be delivered in India||EE123456789XX||13|
|Speed Post (EMS) Domestic||EE123456789IN||13|
Express Parcel Post
In Express Parcel Post, the Gangtok postal customer gets time bound delivery of parcels. These parcels will be transmitted through air or any other fastest mean available at that time. Minimum chargeable weight for which Express Parcel consignments will be booked is 0.5 Kg. Maximum weight of Express Parcel consignments which shall be booked across the Post Office counter by a retail customer shall be 20 Kg and maximum weight that can be booked by corporate customer is 35 kgs.
India Post offers a unique way or concept to help the Indian corporate organisations and the Government organizations reach potential customers through media post. Through media post people can advertise on postcards, letters, aerogramme, postal stationary etc. Customers get to see the logo or message of the respective corporate or government organizations. The Aerogramme even gives the organizations the opportunity to make their product have a global impact.
Greeting Post is yet another innovative or unique step by India Post. It consists of a card with an envelope with pre-printed and pre attached postage stamp on the envelope. The stamp on the envelope is a replica of the design that appears upon the card but in miniature form. Thus there is no need affix postage stamps on the envelope implicitly saving your time of going to post offices and standing in the queue. All the rules and that are applicable for the postage dues will also be applicable to the Greeting Post.
Logistics Post manages the entire transmission and distribution side of the parcels. It deals with collection of goods, storage of goods, carriage and distribution of the various parcels or goods, from order preparation to order fulfilment. And that too at the minimum possible price. Logistics Post services provides the Gangtok postal customer with cost-effective and efficient distribution across the entire country.
The advent of internet made communication very rapid through emails. But, the internet has not yet reached most of the rural parts of India. To change this division between rural & urban life, and to get the benefit of internet technology to Gangtok people's lives, Indian Postal Department has introduced e-post. e-post is a service in which personalized handwritten messages of customers are scanned and sent as email through internet. And at the destination address office, these messages are again printed, enveloped and delivered through postmen at the postal addresses. E-post centres are established in the Post Offices, covering a large geographical area including major cities and districts. These e-post centres are well equipped with internet connection, scanners, printers and other necessary hardware equipment. However, this e-post service doesn’t particularly need a e-post centre, but can this facility can be availed at any normal Post Office or you can visit www.epostoffice.gov.in to access postal services on your desktop, laptop or even on mobile. If a message is booked at Gangtok post office, the post is scanned and sent to an e-post centre by e-mail and a mail received at e-post centre is printed and sent to nearby Post Office for dispatch.
A Gangtok customer can also avail these services of an e-post, at his/ her home. All he/ she has do is to register as a user at www.epostoffice.gov.in website. After registration, a user can use e-post by scanning and sending messages, printing and receive messages. The message to be scanned must not be written in a paper not more A4. There is no limit for sending number of sheets of messages in e-post.
E-Post Office offers certain services like – Philately, Postal Life Insurance, Electronic Indian Postal Order, Information Services, Track & Trace and Complaints & Guidelines services.
Philately service deals with collection, sale and study of postage stamps. Philately includes lot of services Philately Information, Stamp issue Program, Stamps List and Buy Stamps service.
Postal Life Insurance (PLI)
A service offered by the Government to pay a given amount of money on the death of an individual to his prescribed nominee. The amount may also be paid to the person himself, in case he survives that maturity period. The two services offered under Postal Life Insurance are – Pay Premium service and PLI information.
Electronic Indian Postal Order
eIPO or Electronic Indian Postal Order is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office. This service is launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.
eIPO can now be used by Indian Citizens living in India for paying online fee, whoever seeks information under the RTI Act, 2005. eIPO offers 2 types of services – eIPO information and payment of online fees.
This helps Gangtok customers to get information regarding certain products like – Pin Code search, Speed post, Banking, Insurance, Business Post, Logistics Post, IMTS and many more other services.
Track & Trace
The track & trace service is very helpful as it aids in getting information of our valuables. Track & Trace service offers 5 different services – Pin Code search, EMO tracking, Speed Post tracking, WNX tracking and International mail service.
Complaints & Guidelines
Using e-post office service Gangtok postal costumer can access services based on – complaint registration, complaint status and guidelines on complaints.
|ePost Office Website||www.epostoffice.gov.in|
The customers of Gangtok can enjoy the various savings schemes available in this post office that prove to be highly beneficial for the people living in Gangtok area. The Financial service offered by PO includes Savings and Postal Life Insurance (PLI). There are various options available to save and invest with post-offices. The commonly used ones include - Savings account, Recurring Deposit, Monthly Income Scheme, Monthly Public Provident Fund, Time Deposit, Senior Citizen Saving Scheme, National Savings Certificate, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. Post Office also offers Insurance product through Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) schemes that offer low premium and high bonus.
|Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)|
|Monthly Income Scheme (MIS)|
|Monthly Public Provident Fund (PPF)|
|National Savings Certificate (NSC)|
|Recurring Deposit (RD) Account|
|Savings Bank (SB) Account|
|Senior Citizen Saving Scheme (SCSS)|
|Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts (SSA)|
|Time Deposit (TD)|
Savings Bank (SB) Account
A Savings bank account serves the need of regular deposits for its customers as well as withdrawals. Cheque facility is also avail by Gangtok postal consumers.
Recurring Deposit (RD) Account
A post office offers a monthly investment option with handsome return at the time period with an option to extend the investment period. Insurance facility is also available with certain conditions.
Monthly Income Scheme (MIS)
MIS offers a fixed investment technique for five or more years with monthly interest payment to the account holder. There is also a facility of automatic crediting of interest to SB account of the Gangtok postal customer.
Monthly Public Provident Fund (PPF)
This service offers intermittent deposits subject to a particular limit for a time period of 15 years with income tax exemptions, on the investment. It also offers loan and withdrawal facilities for the postal customers.
Time Deposit (TD)
Fixed deposit option for periods ranging from one, two, three to five years with facility to draw yearly interest offered at compounded rates. Automatic credit facility of interest to SB account.
Senior Citizen Saving Scheme (SCSS)
Offers fixed investment option for senior citizens for a period of five years, which can be extended, at a higher rate of interest that are paid in quarterly instalments.
National Savings Certificate (NSC)
NSC is offered with a fixed investment for 5 or 10 years on certificates of various denominations. Pledging facility available for availing loan from Banks.
Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)
Kisan Vikas Patra is a saving certificate scheme in which the amount Invested doubles in 110 months (i.e. 9 years & 2 months). It is available in denominations of Rs 1,000, 5000, 10,000 and Rs 50,000. Minimum deposit is Rs 1000/- and there is no maximum limit. The KVP certificate can be purchased by any adult for himself or on the behalf of a minor. This certificate can also be transferred from one account holder to another and from one post office to another. This certificate can be en-cashed only after 2 and 1/2 years from the date of issue.
Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts (SSA)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana offers a small deposit investment for the girl children as an initiative under 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign. This yojana is to facilitate girl children proper education and carefree marriage expenses. One of the main benefits of this scheme is that it is very affordable and offers one of the highest interest rates. Currently its interest rate is set as 8.6% per annum that is again compounded yearly. The minimum deposit allowed in a financial year is INR. 1000/- and Maximum is INR. 1,50,000/-. Subsequent deposits can be made in multiples of INR 100/-. Deposits can be made all at a time. No limit is set on number of deposits either for a month or a financial year. A legal Guardian can open an account in the name of a Girl Child. Account can be closed only after completion of 21 years of the respective child. The normal Premature closure allowed is after completion of 18 years only if that girl is getting married.
Post Office Timings
The official working hours of Post Offices vary from one another, but the general Post Office opening time starts from 08:00 AM or 09:00 AM or 10:00 AM and the closing time is 04:00 PM or 05:00 PM or 06:00 PM respectively. The working days are from Monday to Saturday, Sunday being a holiday. This doesn't include the public holidays or the extended working hours. You can verify the working hours of Gangtok Head Post Office from the official resources.
India Post Tracking
Online tracking of India Post allowed Gangtok people to access their postal article tracking information and confirm the delivery of their postal article by using the tracking number assigned to them at the time of Booking. They can find the tracking number on the Postal acknowledgement handed over to them at the Gangtok Head Post Office counter at the time of postal article booking. Following items can track through the www.indiapost.gov.in/articleTracking.aspx official website.
- Business Parcel
- Business Parcel COD
- Electronic Money Order (e-MO)
- Electronic Value Payable Parcel (eVPP)
- Express Parcel
- Express Parcel COD
- Insured Letter
- Insured Parcel
- Insured Value Payable Letter
- Insured Value Payable Parcel
- International EMS
- Registered Letter
- Registered Packets
- Registered Parcel
- Registered Periodicals
- Speed Post
- Value Payable Letter
- Value Payable Parcel
The India Post tracking system is updated at regular intervals to give the Gangtok postal customers with the most up to date information available about the location and status of their postal article. They'll be able to find out the following:
- When their postal article was booked
- When their postal article was dispatched at various locations during its Journey
- When their postal article was received at various locations during its Journey
- When their postal article was delivered, or
- When a delivery intimation notice was issued to notify the recipient that the postal article is available for delivery
Gangtok Post Office Recruitment
For latest Gangtok post office recruitment kindly visit www.indiapost.gov.in/recruitment.aspx.
Gangtok Head Post Office is located in Gangtok, Gangtok, East Sikkim.
All the queries or complaints regarding Bill Mail Service, Booking Packets, Business Post, Direct Post, Flat Rate Box, Indian Postal Orders, Inland Letters, Instant Money Orders, Insurance of Postal Articles, Insurance of Postal Parcels, Letters, Logistics Posts, MO Videsh, Money Orders, Parcels, Post Office Savings Bank, Postal Life Insurance, Postcards, Registration of Postal Articles, Registration of Postal Parcels, Rural Postal Life Insurance, Saving Certificates, Small Saving Schemes, Speed Post, Value Payable Post etc. services in Gangtok Post Office, can be resolved at Gangtok Head Post Office. You can send letters to "Postmaster, Gangtok Head Post Office, Gangtok, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India, Pincode: 737 101". You can also contact customer service of this post office on +91-359-220-1218. The official website of the Berhampur University Sub Office is http://www.indiapost.gov.in.
- Gangtok Head Office
- Address: Gangtok Head Post Office, Gangtok, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India
- Pin Code: 737101
- Phone Number: 03592201218
- Website: www.indiapost.gov.in
About India Post
India Post is a government-operated postal system, which is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India. It has the largest Postal Network in the India with over 154882 Post Offices. There are around 139182 Post Offices in the rural India and 15700 Post Offices in urban India. The individual post office serves an area of 21.22 Sq. Km. and a population of 8221 people. The slogan of India Post is Dak Seva Jan Seva. There are 25464 departmental post offices and 129418 extra-departmental branch post offices in India.
Gangtok Post Office Summary
|Dak Ghar Name||Gangtok Head Post Office|
|Dakghar Type||Head Office|
|Post Office Delivery Status||Delivery Head Office|
|Postal Region||North Bengal and Sikkim|
|Postal Circle||West Bengal|
|Town / City / Tehsil / Taluka / Mandal||Gangtok|
|Gangtok Post Office Phone Number||03592201218|
|ePost-office Web Site Address||www.epostoffice.gov.in|
|Speed Post Tracking Website||www.indiapost.gov.in/speednettracking.aspx|
|Recruitment Web Site Address||www.indiapost.gov.in/recruitment.aspx|