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Join the Postal Revolution: Become a Gramin Dak Sevak with India Post Today!

Step-by-Step Guide to the Engagement Process for Assistant Branch Postmaster, Dak Sevak, and Indian Postal Payments Bank Operations

The Department of Posts, India, commonly known as India Post, is a government-operated postal system in India. It is one of the largest postal systems in the world and has a long history, dating back to British colonial rule. Today, India Post serves millions of people across the country, providing essential services such as mail delivery, financial services, and more.

In an effort to ensure that India Post continues to provide the highest level of service to its customers, the department has announced a recruitment drive for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS). This recruitment drive is open to Indian citizens who meet the eligibility criteria specified by the department.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the GDS recruitment, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Age: The candidate must be between 18 and 40 years of age, as of the date of notification.
  • Educational Qualifications: All Approved Categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks Must Hold a 10th Standard Certificate with Passing Grades in Mathematics and English.
  • Knowledge of Local Language: The candidate must have knowledge of the local language of the state in which they wish to apply.
  • Computer Knowledge: The candidate must have basic computer knowledge and should be able to send and receive emails.

Age relaxations:

S. No.CategoryPermissible age
1.SC/ ST5 years (Max age 45 years)
2.OBC3 years (Max age 43 years)
3.General / EWSNo age relaxation
4.PwD10 years (Max age 50 years)
5.PwD+ST/ SC15 years (Max age 55 years)
6.PwD+OBC13 years (Max age 53 years)

Registration Fee

To apply for the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) positions in India Post, applicants must pay a fee of Rs.100/-. This fee applies to all posts notified in the choice of division. However, female applicants, SC/ST applicants, PwD applicants, and Transwomen applicants are exempt from paying the fee.

This fee can be paid through the online portal www.indiapostgdsonline.in during the application process. The payment process is secure and straightforward, and candidates can use a credit card, debit card, or net banking to make their payment.

So if you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to join India Post as a Gramin Dak Sevak, don’t forget to pay the fee (if applicable) and complete your online application at IndiaPostGDSOnline.in.

Selection Process

Get Shortlisted for Gramin Dak Sevaks Engagement: Learn About the Selection Criteria

Are you interested in becoming a Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) in India Post? If so, it’s important to understand the selection criteria. The selection process is based on a system-generated merit list. Here’s how it works:

(i) Shortlisting: Applicants will be shortlisted for engagement based on the merit list generated by the system.

(ii) Merit List Preparation: The merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in the Secondary School Examination of 10th standard from any recognized Board of School Education approved by the Government of India/State Governments/Union Territories in India. The marks will be aggregated to a percentage with accuracy to 4 decimals. It is mandatory for applicants to have passed all subjects as per the respective approved board norms.

To be considered for the Gramin Dak Sevaks engagement, be sure to meet the selection criteria outlined above. Stay informed and up-to-date on the latest information at IndiaPostGDSOnline.in.

Salary and Benefits

As a GDS, you will receive emoluments in the form of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus Dearness Allowance. The TRCA for different categories are as follows:

  1. Category BPM: TRCA Slab from Rs.12,000 to 29,380.
  2. Category ABPM/DakSevak: TRCA Slab from Rs.10,000 to 24,470.

It’s important to note that GDS holds a civil post but operates outside the regular Civil Services of the Union of India, following the GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020. This information can be found in the OM. No. 17-30/2019-GDS dated 14.02.2020, which is revised from time to time and available on the website www.indiapost.gov.in.

Information regarding the payment of TRCA and other allowances to all approved categories of GDS can be found in OM. No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018. This document is available on the website www.indiapost.gov.in and can also be accessed at https://indiapostgdsonline.cept.gov.in/Notifications/GDS_Orders.pdf.

Branch Postmaster (BPM)

The job profile of a Branch Postmaster (BPM) involves the following tasks:

a) Handling day-to-day postal operations and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) activities, as prescribed by the Department.

b) Marketing and promoting the products and services offered by the Department and operating customer service centers.

c) In single-handed Branch Post Offices (BOs), BPMs have overall responsibility for the smooth functioning of the office, including mail conveyance and delivery.

d) In BOs with multiple staff, BPMs may be assisted by ABPMs, but are still required to perform combined duties and other assigned tasks by superiors.

e) Residence/Accommodation: Upon selection as a GDS BPM, you must provide accommodation for the Branch Post Office before engagement and make a declaration with the details of the accommodation. You are required to reside in the Post Village (where the BO is located) and the accommodation must meet the standards outlined in Directorate Letter No. 17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019, as amended from time to time.

Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM)

As an Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM), you’ll have an important role in supporting the day-to-day operations of the postal service. Your responsibilities include:

a) Providing top-notch customer service by selling stamps, stationery, and completing mail conveyance and delivery to customers. Additionally, you’ll also handle IPPB deposits, payments, and other transactions.

b) Assisting the Branch Postmaster (BPM) in the postal operations and implementing the policies set by the Department.

c) Contributing to the marketing and promotion of the Department’s products and services, as well as operating customer service centers to ensure customer satisfaction.

d) You may also be required to take on the combined duties of the BPM when needed, in addition to your regular responsibilities.

e) Responding to any additional tasks assigned by superiors, such as IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs, to ensure the smooth functioning of the Post Office.

f) Residency: As an ABPM, you must reside within the delivery jurisdiction of the Head Office (HO), Sub-Office (SO), or Branch Office (BO) you’re assigned to, to ensure you can efficiently carry out your duties.

Dak Sevak

As a Dak Sevak, you will be playing a crucial role in India’s postal department, working in various departmental offices like Sub Post Offices and Head Post Offices. Your responsibilities will include a wide range of tasks, including:

a) Sales of stamps and stationery, delivering mail to customers’ doorsteps, handling deposits and payments, and conducting transactions with IPPB. You may also be required to perform other duties assigned by the Postmaster or Sub Postmaster.

b) Dak Sevaks may also work in sorting offices of the Railway Mail Service (RMS), handling the receipt and dispatch of mail bags and overseeing transhipment operations.

c) In Mail offices, Dak Sevaks will assist Post Masters and Sub Postmasters in ensuring the smooth functioning of Departmental Post Offices. This may involve marketing, business procurement, and other tasks assigned by Post Master or IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM, etc.

d) Residence: To be a successful Dak Sevak, it is important that you reside within the delivery jurisdiction of the Post Office (HO/SO/BO) where you will be working.

If you’re interested in working in India’s postal department and have a passion for delivering quality services to customers, then the role of Dak Sevak may be perfect for you.

How to Apply

Join India Post as a Gramin Dak Sevak: Submit Your Application Online Only at IndiaPostGDSOnline.in”

The Department of Posts, India, is now accepting applications for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) through its official online portal www.indiapostgdsonline.in. Candidates are strongly advised to submit their applications online as any other mode of application will not be entertained.

To ensure a seamless and straightforward application process, the department has provided brief instructions for registration, payment of fee, uploading of necessary documents, and selection of posts. These instructions can be found in Annexure-V, which is available on the IndiaPostGDSOnline.in website.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to join India Post as a Gramin Dak Sevak should not miss this opportunity. Submit your application online now at IndiaPostGDSOnline.in and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the postal service.

Important Dates

The recruitment drive for Gramin Dak Sevaks will begin on the date of notification and will continue until the department has filled all available positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their eligibility.

Registration & and application submission date27 January 2023 to 16 February 2023
Last date to apply16 February 2023
Correction/ application edit17 February 2023 to 19 February 2023
Last date of result announcement30 June 2023

Selection Notification & Result announcement

The selection process for engagement as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), Dak Sevak, or any other position in the Department of Posts, involves the following steps:

  1. Release of shortlisted applicants: The Department will publish the list of shortlisted applicants on its website and the GDS Online Portal. Applicants are advised to regularly check the website/portal for updates.
  2. Document Verification: The selection of applicants will be subject to verification of original documents by a Verifying Authority chosen by the applicant at the time of application. The Engaging Authority (Divisional head for BPM, and Sub Divisional head for ABPM/Dak Sevak) may also verify the documents.
  3. Notification of shortlisted applicants: Upon declaration of results, shortlisted applicants will be notified through SMS or email on their registered mobile number/email address.
  4. Submission of documents: Shortlisted applicants must bring original documents (as listed in Annexure-VII) and two sets of self-attested photocopies for submission to the Verifying Authority. They will have a total of 15 days to submit the documents, with a reminder generated after the initial 10 days.
  5. Provisional engagement: If document verification is successful, a provisional engagement will be offered. If the applicant fails to report to the Verifying Authority within 15 days, or if verification is unsuccessful, the candidature will be rejected.
  6. Report to Engaging Authority: The applicant must approach the designated Engaging Authority within 15 days of receiving the provisional engagement, with the same reminder process as for document submission. The Engaging Authority will verify the documents, and upon successful verification, the candidate will undergo pre-engagement formalities including prescribed training. If verification by the Engaging Authority is unsuccessful, the candidature will be cancelled.
  7. Supplement lists: The Department may issue supplementary lists of shortlisted applicants in case of non-turned up or rejected candidates, who will have to undergo the same process for document verification and pre-engagement formalities. No further lists will be issued after June 30, 2023, and applications pending after this date will not be considered for engagement.

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