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Post offices to remain open for 3 hours during general holiday

  • Published at 11:00 pm April 2nd, 2020
Dhaka-GPO-Mehedi Hasan
File photo of the General Post Office in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Along with services, post office savings bank transactions will continue under special arrangement

All GPOs and main post offices across Bangladesh will remain open from 10am to 1pm for providing services to people on a limited scale during the general holidays from April 5 to April 9.

“From April 5, all GPOs and main post offices across Bangladesh will remain open on a limited scale from 10am to 1pm considering the public interest and urgency,” said a Posts and Telecommunications Division press release on Thursday.

During the period, counters of all post offices will remain open to provide e-commerce, mobile money order and parcel services, reports BSS.

Along with the services, post office savings bank transactions will also continue under the special arrangement.

The Posts and Telecommunications Division took the decision on instructions from Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.

As per the decision, upazila post offices will remain open for providing services on a limited scale. However, the  postmaster general or deputy postmaster general will take appropriate action in this regard through keeping in close contact with the local administration.

In order to provide emergency postal transport services at the district level, the postal department’s own mail car will run only during day time under special arrangements.

In case of mail movement at the upazila level, the local postmaster general or deputy postmaster general will take necessary steps after consultation with the local administration.

Sub-post offices in metropolitan cities can remain open on a limited scale. The government on Wednesday issued an order extending the holiday for all public and private offices from April 5 to April 11, inclusive of weekly holidays.

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