SSC CGL Exam for Postal Inspector Recruitment 2021: Check Eligibility, Govt Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details

SSC CGL Exam for Postal Inspector Recruitment 2021: Check Eligibility, Selection Process, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details of an Inspector in Department of Posts.

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SSC CGL Exam for Postal Inspector Recruitment 2021: Check Eligibility, Govt Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details
SSC CGL Exam for Postal Inspector Recruitment 2021: Check Eligibility, Govt Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details

SSC CGL Exam for Postal Inspector Recruitment 2021: Candidates between the age group of 18 to 30 years are eligible to apply for the Inspector Posts in the Department of Post under SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment. The educational qualification for the Inspector Posts in Postal Departments requires Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent. Therefore, graduates between the age group of 18 to 30 years can apply for this post.

Recently, on the basis of the results of the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2018, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recommended 69 candidates for appointment as Inspector Posts in the Department of Posts. Download PDF

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Age Limit (18 to 30 Years)

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1991 and not later than 1st January 2003 for 2020-21 recruitment process:

Age Limit 18-30 years

Name of Post/ Name of Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre

Classification of Posts/ Nature of Physical Disabilities permissible for the post/ Pay Level/ Grade Pay

Inspector Posts in Department of

Post

Group “B”/

 

LV, Hard of Hearing (HH), OA, OL, OAL, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and multiple disabilities from amongst disabilities mentioned in the notification

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Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Permissible relaxation in the upper age limit, as well as category-codes for claiming age relaxation as on the date of reckoning, is as follows:

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PwD + Gen

10 years

PwD + OBC

13 years

PwD + SC/ST

15 years

Ex-Servicemen

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a  disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)

8 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Below are the essential qualification details according to the post under SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment:

SSC CGL Post

Educational Qualification

Inspector Posts in Department of

Post

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

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NATIONALITY/CITIZENSHIP

(i) A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Note: Provided that a candidate belonging to categories b), c), d) and e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Salary Structure of Postal Inspector

The pay scale of a Postal Inspector ranges from Rs. 44900 to 142400 with grade pay of Rs.4600 in addition to permissible allowances by the Central Govt. As per the 7th Pay Commission, Postal Inspector would get a salary of around 50,000/- pm initially (can be varied a little as per place of posting).

Pay Level

7

Pay Scale

Rs 44900 to 142400

Grade Pay

4600

Initial Pay

Rs. 44900

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Postal Inspector will be entitled to the following major allowances:

-Limited mobile bill

-Petrol allowance

-House rent allowance (HRA) (If housing quarters are not provided by the concerned authority)

-Travel allowance (TA)

-Dearness allowance on total pay above (DA)

-They are provided with a laptop and internet expenses

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Job Posting/Location of Postal Inspector

The nature of the job of an Inspector in Postal Departments is transferable. They can be posted anywhere in India, starting from a metropolitan city to the outskirts of any state. Below are the 23 postal circles where the shortlisted candidates will get posted:

S.No.

Postal Circles

States Covered

1

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

2

Assam

Assam

3

Bihar

Bihar

4

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh

5

Delhi

Delhi

6

Gujarat

Gujarat

7

Haryana

Haryana

8

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

9

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

10

Jharkhand

Jharkhand

11

Karnataka

Karnataka

12

Kerala

Kerala

13

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

14

Maharashtra

Maharashtra & Goa

15

North East

Arunachal Pradesh

Sikkim

Meghalaya

Nagaland

Tripura &

Manipur

16

Odisha

Odisha

17

Punjab

Punjab

18

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

19

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

20

Telangana

Telangana

21

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

22

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand

23

West Bengal

West Bengal

Under 2018 SSC CGL Recruitment, candidates are allocated to one of the 17 Postal Circles for Appointment as Inspector of Posts, which had reported the vacancy:

Job Profile of Postal Inspector

For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s social-economic development. It touches the lives of Indian citizens in many ways: delivering mails, accepting deposits under Small Savings Schemes, providing life insurance cover under Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI), and providing retail services like bill collection, sale of forms, etc. The DoP also acts as an agent for the Government of India in discharging other services for citizens such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) wage disbursement and old age pension payments. With more than 1,55,000 post offices, the DoP has the most widely distributed postal network in the world.

Major duties performed by Postal Inspector are:

- To maintain and work on several documents, papers, and files for the entire day.

- Responsible for appointing disciplinary authority for Postmen & other staff and also sanctioning leave for postmen working in the Sub Division.

- Doing investigation into all loss and fraud cases and also assisting Senior Officers in carrying out Inspection of Head Post Offices, Divisional Offices, Regional Offices, Circle Offices, Postal Accounts Offices, etc.

- To be in charge of 60-70 post offices under their supervision and will have to purchase postal insurance from the respective post office.

- To examine or canvass people and educate them regarding the various schemes and plans launched by the government.

- Additionally, they will have to go and collect funds for the post office.

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Promotion Policy for Postal Inspector

Postal Inspectors are first promoted to the post of Assistant Superintendents in postal subdivision/ divisional/ regional/ circle offices or in the Postal Directorate in New Delhi. The first promotion could take approximately 5 years of work experience as Postal Inspector in any particular division. After that candidates may get promoted to the level of Superintendents in Postal/RMS Divisions and Assistant Directors in regional/circle offices. The senior positions are achievable after a long work experience, almost at the near end of the career, based on the skills and performance of the respective candidates.

Working as Postal Inspector can be a great opportunity where you will get a prestigious government job with a good pay scale along with perquisites and other benefits.

FAQ

What is the Education Qualification for Postal Inspector Recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

What is the Age Limit for Postal Inspector Recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

18-30 years

When will SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Exam will be conducted for Postal Inspector Recruitment?

The exam has been postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Earlier it was scheduled from 29th May to 7th June 2021
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