Gramin Dak Sevak Salary after 7th CPC

Post office plays a vital role in the rural economy all over India. This postal network is the largest in the world and the only link between inaccessible remote rural homes and the townships. Gramin Dak Sevak is the vital link and backbone of the  Indian Post Department, the largest widely distributed network of messengers – money transferors and bankers of rural savings, which has come a long way in adopting new technology in the fast-changing world

Facing stiff competition from courier service industry, the Postal department has computerized money order and started speed post services. When post offices work as banks in a full-fledged manner, commercial banks may face the competition in the rural areas. The GDS(Gramin Dak Sevaks)will continue to play a major role in the rural economy.

Who is Gramin Dak Sevak

Today, Gramin Dak Sevak is part of the multi-task workforce who not only delivers mail to the remote village home,  in rain, cold winds, and scorching summer heat but also sorts the mail, acts as a carrier, works at post office counter and promotes post office saving schemes.

Job of the Gramin Dak Sevak

Gram Dak Sevak has to work in different roles (Multi-task) such as

  • Mail article/parcel   Sorter(Packer)
  • Mail/parcel  Transporter( carrier)
  • Mail/parcel/ Money Order Postman ( deliverer)
  • Counter  in charge (Branch/sub-postmaster)

 Mail/Parcel  sorter (Packer)

GDS is accountable for routine tasks in Packer role. During morning hours She/He opens the postal parcel/speed post/  mailbag which arrives at the Branch Post Office every morning.

Contents are sorted into registered AD parcel/ post, speed post article, articles for other branch offices, corporate mailbag articles, Govt priority articles and normal articles to be delivered at the doorstep. Articles of other branches to be packed in postbag and sent through  Bus/Van or Cycle. During free time He/she assists Counter in charge/ mail deliverer as well as other roles.

Mail  Bag Carrier

GDS in this role carries and distributes the mailbags from  Head post office/branch office to sub-post offices in the villages. As a multi-task employee She/he assists all other roles as well.

Mail (Parcel/mail/Money order) deliverer (postman) stamp vendor

Postman delivering letters and money order to doorstep was the visible face of the post office for a century. Now the task belongs to Gramin Dak Sevak.  As parcel/mail/money order deliverer, the GDS collects and sorts articles as per priority and location of the house. Apart from delivering postal articles in the villages, She/He canvasses/ promotes various postal small saving schemes, like Recurring Deposit/ Public Provident Fund, Savings bank, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, postal insurance, national savings certificate, Monthly Income Scheme, Time Deposit.

Sub-postmaster/branch postmaster (counter in charge)

In this role, GDS has to supervise either sub-post office or branch post office as branch/sub-postmaster. Each Gram panchayat has a sub-post office or a branch post office.

GDS takes care of counter providing service of sale of stamps, booking registered post, speed post, booking parcels, opening savings account, Recurring Deposit account,  senior citizen account, Monthly Income Scheme  account, Public Provident Fund account,  sale of NSC,Kisan Vikas Patra,manage MANAREGA account, providing service to account holders, keeping branch  account of cash received and paid as well as cheque transactions at the branch or sub-post office.

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary

Recently government of India approved the 7th CPC for the GDS cadre in the Post Office India. All working GDS and newly appointed will get the benefit of revised and enhanced pay. The following chart represents the revised salary structure of GDS post.

Post NamePre-Revised SalaryBasic pay after 7th CPCGross Salary Per MonthWorking Hours
GDS Sub Postmaster4575-85-712514500188504 – 5 hours
GDS Branch Postmaster2745-50-42451250016250Up to 3 hours work
3200-60-5000More than 3 hours up to 3 hrs.30 min
3660-70-5760Up to 4 hours
4115-75-63651450018850More than 4 hours up to 4 hour 30 min
4575-85-7125More than 4 hrs 30 min up to 5 hours
GDS Mail deliverer/2665-50-41651000013000For work up to 3 hrs for new entrants
3330-60-51301250016250For Work load Up to 3 hours 45 minutes
4220-75-64701450018850More than 3 hours 45 minutes up to 5 hours
GDS Mail Carrier/2295-45-36951000013000For work up to 3 hrs for new entrants
2870-50-43701250016250More than 3 hrs up to 3 hrs 45 min
3635-65-5585More than 3 hours 45 minutes up to 5 hours

How to become a Gramin Dak Sewak

Applications to be made and submitted online after paying fee.,  if applicable. Notification for Online applications being released postal circle wise (e.g.Andhra Pradesh circle and Uttarakhand circle released recently).

Eligibility criteria

Age between 18  years and 40 years. (relaxed for OBC (3 years)/SC (5 years)/ST (5 years)/PH  CATEGORY 10 years  as per rules).

Academic qualification and skill

Matric or 10th class (pass)  of a Govt. recognized board. Computer skill with Computer training certificate of minimum 60-day duration OR  computers TAUGHT IN SCHOOL AT CLASS 10 OR CLASS 12 or at a higher level supported by the certificate.

Must have other means of livelihood,(apart from allowance received as GDS).

For Branch Post Master GDS post, must reside within the village of service.

Must know cycling.

Procedure for online application:

Register on the official website

Obtain registration number by filling detail required, A candidate can make up to 5 applications in the order of preference.

Use single registration number to fill in an online application and upload scanned 10th marks card,  certificates/Testimonials, photo, signature.

Check carefully before submitting the application online along with application fee.

Merit list is made automatically on basis of marks obtained in 10th  standard board exam.

Wrap Up: Candidates desirous of applying as GDS,  can read official website and notifications for more information.

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