The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India and Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in their new buildings today (July 24, 2014).
The President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India was established on February 28, 1976 and inaugurated by the then President of India, Late Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at Shimla on June 10, 1904. In 1948, it was renamed as Governor-General Post Office and in 1950, it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. On December 7, 1950 it got its present name. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate.
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.
A fitness centre for the staff of the President’s Estate was also inaugurated by the President today.