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India's President inaugurated Bank and Post Office in President Estate's new buildings

Jul 25, 2014 12:43 IST

Pranab MukherjeeThe President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 24 July 2014 inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India and Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in their new buildings.

The Bank and Post Office were relocated from a heritage building as part of measures to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the President’s Estate.

Apart from these two buildings, a fitness centre for the staff of the President’s Estate was also inaugurated by the President.

Important Facts

The President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India was established on 28 February 1976. It was inaugurated by the then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at Shimla on 10 June 1904.

In the year 1948, Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office was renamed as Governor-General Post Office. In 1950 it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. Finally, on 7 December 1950, it was named Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate.

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