Postal Recruitment Notification | Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Online Engagement: Schedule-II, July, 2023

'Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Online Engagement: Schedule-II, July, 2023 
Online applications are invited from the eligible applicants for engagement as 
Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) [Branch Postmaster (BPM)/Assistant Branch 
Postmaster (ABPM)/Dak Sevaks]. Applications are to be submitted online 
at Details of the vacant posts are given in Annexure-I.
Activities Schedule 

(i) Registration and submission 
of online applications by 
candidates 03.08.2023 to 23.08.2023

(ii) Edit/Correction Window for 
Applicants:24.08.2023 to 26.08.2023

EMOLUMENTS: Emoluments in the form of Time Related Continuity Allowance 
(TRCA) plus Dearness Allowance thereon are paid to the GDS. The applicable 
TRCA to different categories are as under: -

i. BPM Rs.12,000-29,380
ii. ABPM/Dak Sevak Rs.10,000-24,470

The Job Profile of Branch Post Master include: 

a) Day to day postal operations of Branch Post Office (B.O) and India Post 
Payments Bank (IPPB) in the manner as prescribed by the Department from 
time to time.

b) Marketing and promotions of products and services being provided by the 
Department and operating various services in the Customer Services’ Centres 
(CSC) of the Department etc.

c) In the single-handed BOs, BPMs have the overall responsibility of smooth 
and timely functioning of the Office, including mail conveyance and mail 

d) In the BOs other than single-handed, the BPMs may be assisted by 
ABPM(s). However, BPM will be required to do combined duties of ABPM(s) 
as and when ordered or in the case of non-availability of ABPM (s). Any 
other work may also be assigned by superiors like Mail Overseer
(M.O)/Inspector Post (IPO) / Assistant Superintendent of Post (ASPO)/
Superintendent of Post offices (SPOs) /Senior Superintendent of Post Office 
(SSPOs) etc.

e) Residence/Accommodation: The applicant selected as GDS BPM 
will have to provide accommodation for Branch Post Office after selection 
but before engagement. A declaration to this effect with details of accommodation is to be submitted before engagement. The applicant so selected will be required to reside in Post village (the village in which the BO is functioning) only. The accommodation should meet the standards as prescribed by this Directorate letter No. 17-02/2018-GDS  dated 08.03.2019 as amended from time to time.


The Job Profile of Assistant Branch Post Master include: 

a) Sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail at doorstep, 
exchange the mail with account office etc. deposits/payments/other 
transactions of IPPB. 

b) To assist BPM in postal operations in a manner as prescribed by the 
Department from time to time.

c) Marketing and promotions of products and services being provided by 
Department and operating various services in the Customer Services’ Centres 
(CSC) of the Department etc.

d) ABPM may also be required to do combined duties of the BPM as and 
when ordered or in case of non-availability of BPM in addition to his/her regular 

e) Any other work assigned by superiors like 

Residence: ABPMs are required to reside within the delivery  jurisdictions of the Post Office (HO/SO/BO) concerned.

(iii) Dak Sevak Dak Sevaks will be engaged in Departmental offices like Sub Post offices, 
Head Post offices etc. The Job Profile of Dak Sevak include:-

a) Sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail at  doorstep, deposits/payments/other transactions of IPPB and any other  duties assigned by Postmaster/Sub Postmaster.

b) Dak Sevaks may have to work in sorting offices of Railway Mail Service 

c) Dak Sevaks in the Mail offices will handle receipt- dispatch of mail 
bags, transhipment of bags etc.

d) Dak Sevaks will also assist Post Masters/Sub Postmasters in 
managing the smooth functioning of Departmental Post Offices and do 
marketing, business procurement or any other work assigned by the Post 

e) Residence : Dak Sevaks are required to reside within delivery 
jurisdictions of the Post Office (HO/SO/BO) concerned.


AGE Limits:

(i) Minimum age:18 years
Maximum age:40 years [subject to relaxations as per sub para (a) below]

(ii) Age will be determined as on the last date of submission of applications.

(a) Relaxations in upper age limit :

(b) Process of Certification and Format of Certificates: Applicants, who 
wish to be considered for reserved vacancies or seek age relaxation, will have 
to submit the requisite certificate from the competent authority in the prescribed 
Format. In case of failure to do so, their candidature will be cancelled.



(a) Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard having 
passed in Mathematics and English (having been studied as compulsory or 
elective subjects) conducted by any recognized Board of School Education 
by the Government of India/State Governments/ Union Territories in India 
shall be a mandatory educational qualification for all approved categories of 

(b) The applicant should have studied the local language, i.e., (Name 
of Local language) at least up to Secondary standard [as compulsory or 
elective subjects]. 


(i) Knowledge of computer 
(ii) Knowledge of cycling 
(iii) Adequate means of livelihood 


(a) Engagement of GDS will be subject to the instructions issued by the Department 
of Posts regarding the reservation of SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD categories. The 
applicants may go through the following instructions available on the official website 
of the Department:-


Applications are to be submitted online only at 
Applications received from any other mode shall not be entertained. No 
communication in this respect will be entertained. Brief instructions for 
registration, payment of fee, documents to be uploaded with application, selection of 
posts etc. are given in Annexure-V.


(i) The applicants will be shortlisted for engagement on the basis of a system 
generated merit list.

(ii) The Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained/ conversion 
of Grades/Points to marks (as explained in sub paras - iii to ix below) in 
Secondary School Examination of 10th standard of approved 
Boards aggregated to percentage to the accuracy of 4 decimals. Passing of 
all the subjects as per the respective approved board norms is mandatory.

(iii) For applicants where their Secondary School Examination of 10th
standard mark sheet containing the marks as mentioned in each subject or 
marks and Grade/Points both, their total marks will be worked out by taking 
into account the marks obtained in all compulsory and elective/optional 
subjects (other than extra subjects, if any). This will ensure that applicants 
with higher marks get selected.

(iv) Applicants having both marks and grades in the marks sheet have to 
apply with marks only. In case any applicant applies with grades instead of 
marks, his/her application will be liable for disqualification. However, if for 
any particular subject (s) only grades are mentioned in the mark sheet 
then for that subject (s) grades can be mentioned and the same need 
not to be converted to the marks by the candidate

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