The post of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) is common at various Post Offices under the Union Ministry of Telecommunication. Gramin Dak Sevaks are appointed in different posts offices in 23 states/circles spread across the country. The post of GDS is different from the regular salaried posts and it is governed by the GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2011. The appointment on GDS post is done different rules than those applicable for regular for regular employees.
On GDS post, rather than providing a fix and regular salary, allowances are given according to the ‘Time Related Continuity Allowances (TRCA). The working hours on GDS posts are lower, approximately 5 hours, than regular employees. Gramin Dak Sevaks are posted in various categories – GDS Branch Post Masters, GDS Mail Deliverers, GDS Mail Packers and GDS Mail Carriers.
The appointment on GDS posts are done as a substitute to those for regular vacancies, hence these are permanent posts. However, candidates will always have to work on the GDS post only. But GDS has the option to appear for the departmental exams and get selected as on various regular departmental posts, like Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) or Group D or Class IV employees.
In whichever category a candidate is appointed on GDS post, it’s the lowest and working posts in the hierarchy. The functions of GDS include the tasks as assistant and help the senior officials to dispense the departmental duties category wise.
Eligibility Conditions for Gramin Dak Sevak
To become a Gramin Dak Sevak a candidate needs to have qualified Secondary (10th) with any stream or subject from a recognized university or educational institution. Additionally, the candidate must have done a computer course of minimum 60 working days duration from a recognized institution.
Age Limit for Gramin Dak Sevak
To become a Gramin Dak Sevak a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 18 years to 40 years. The reserved category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD/ ExSM) candidates get relaxation in upper age limit according to the rules laid down by the Government.
Selection Process for Gramin Dak Sevak
The selection of candidates for Gramin Dak Sevak posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, in which a merit list prepared according to the marks obtained in the Class 10. Persons having higher qualifications are not given any kind of preference in the selection process.
Salary Structure of Gramin Dak Sevak
For the post of Gramin Dak Sevak no fix and regular salary is given. GDS are paid allowances according to the ‘Time Related Continuity Allowances (TRCA)’, laid down by the Government for this post.
Job Updates for Gramin Dak Sevak
The post of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) is common at various Post Offices in 23 states/circles spread across the country. So the vacancies for Gramin Dak Sevak are notified by the State wise or Circle wise directly. These notifications are advertised in weekly Employment News being published by the Publication Division of the Government of India, in various national daily newspapers and various portals and mobile application publishing government job updates.