Government Offices in Varanasi
Let’s take a closer look at some of the major government offices located in Varanasi:
Food Corporation of India
Food Corporation of India came into existence in 1964 under Food Corporation Act. The main aim of this body was to ensure proper distribution of food grains in all regions and safeguarding rights and interests of farmers. It also looks after the level of buffer stock of grains for National Food Security. There are total 11 food depots in Varanasi of which 3 belongs to Food Corporation of India, 6 number of depots belong to State Warehousing Corporation and 2 depots of Central Warehousing Corporation.
Food Corporation Of India Address: Hasanpur Road, Near Santoshi Mata Ka Mandir, Manduadih, Varanasi- 221004
Phone no.: 0542 2370697
Central Silk Board Varanasi
The main headquarters of Central Silk Board is in Bangalore and has a regional branch in Varanasi. This board is the apex body operating for the expansion of sericulture and silk throughout India. Established in 1948 under Act of Parliament, the board is a subsidiary organization of Government of India’s Ministry of Textile.
The main purpose of this department is to promote the growth of silk industry in Varanasi region through various research, development and technology transfer, to encourage empowerment in silk industries, and finally, to improve the quality and productivity of silk.
Central Silk Board Address: 13, Vivekananda Colony, Near State Bank Of India, Maldahiya, Varanasi- 221001
Phone no.: 0542 2207635
Varanasi Nagar Nigam
Varanasi Nagar Nigam is perhaps the most important government body in the city. Without proper functioning of Municipal Corporation, the entire city will come to a standstill. Nagar Nigam came into existence on March 1959 and since then has been providing a host of services for its residents and expats.
Varanasi Nagar Nigam Address: Sigra, Varanasi
Phone no.: 2222600, 2221702, 2220505, 2223902
Civil Court Varanasi
Civil Court in Varanasi was established way back in 1913 across river Varuna. During those times, the court was headed by District judges. Civil Court was the primary court in the city, other courts such as Civil Judge, Small Causes Court, Munsif City, Munsif Hawali were other secondary courts that came under the jurisdiction of Allahabad High Court.
In present times there are about 53 courts under Varanasi Judgeship which also include District Judge and Session Judge. There are two Bar Associations under Judgeship:
- Central Bar Association
- Benaras Bar Association
Varanasi Civil Court Address: Kachehari Rd, Collectorate Compound, Hamrautia, Varanasi – 221002
Life Insurance Corporation in Varanasi
There are as many as 28 Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) offices in Varanasi.LIC began its operation in 1956 after Life Insurance of India Act was passed in parliament. LIC offers various plans and schemes such as insurance plans, unit plans, micro insurance plans, special plans, health plans, group schemes, gratuity plus NAV and withdrawn plans.
LIC Office Varanasi
Daulatpur Rd, Pandeypur
Varanasi – 221102
Gauri Ganj, Kabir Road
Phone no.: 09415313098
Pollution Control Board in Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has its branch in Varanasi. The function of the board as directed under Water Act 1974 and Ait Act 1981 is to prevent and control air and water pollution. The Board also organizes awareness programmes to educate people on the negative effects of pollution. It also takes legal actions against law - neglecters.
U P Pollution Control Board Varanasi Address: Jawahar Nagar, Bhelpur, Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 0542 2275951
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) falls under the wings of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. ICCR was inaugurated in Varanasi on December 14, 2007. The organization is directed to take care of the activities of foreign students, cultural performances for foreign delegates, organizing seminars and exhibitions.
Indian Council for Cultural Relations Address: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, C-3/3, Tagore House, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
Phone no.: 0542 2368631, 09793050044
India Post office Varanasi
Post offices in India have a long history and its originated way back in 1774. Post India’s independence, post offices came under the supervision of Government of India. There are a number of post offices in Varanasi and presently also acts as a bank.
Lanka Post Office Address: BHU Campus, Near Kiran Commercial Complex, Lanka, Varanasi- 221001
Phone no.: 0542 2369017
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Other important government organisations present in Varanasi are:
Maqbool Alam Road
Irrigation Colony, Near Sajan Cinema
Phone no.: 9412163505, 0542 2221568
India Tourism Office (Ministry Of Tourism)
15-B The Mall Road, Stranger Rd
Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi - 221002
Phone no.: 0542 2501784
Hours: Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Government Of India Tourist Information Counter Varanasi
UP Government Tourist Office
Tourist Bungalow, Parade Kothi
Near Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station
UP Government Tourist Information Counter
Near Railway Station
U P Jal Nigam
Bhagvan Pur, Lanka,
Phone no.: 9473942517, 2368733
Varanasi Development Authority
Raja Udai Pratap Marg
Panna Lal Park, Varanasi
Phone no.: 0542 2280326, 2282455
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Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd
Dlw Bhikaripur, Vidyut Nagar
P O-Dlw, Varanasi - 221004
Phone no.: 0542 2318437