Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for engagement of 38,926 Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)as BPM/ABPM/ Dak Sevak. 


Applications are to be submitted online at . INDIANPOSTIGDS WEBSITE Applications submitted through any other mode will not be considered and rejected. Details of vacant posts for which applications are called for are given in Annexure-I.

Engagement Schedule is as under: - 

  1. Application Submission Start Date: 02/05/2022 
  2. Application Submission End Date: 05/06/2022
Emoluments: Emoluments in the form of Time Related Continuity Allowance(TRCA) is paid to GDS.The following minimum TRCA shall be payable to different categories of GDS after engagement: -

Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/Level 1 in TRCA Slab 

  • BPM Rs.12,000/- 
  • ABPM/DakSevak Rs.10,000/-
Note 1: OM. No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 related to payment of TRCA and other allowances to all approved categories of GDS is available on www.indiapost.gov.in under Employee Corner, Circulars, Rules and Latest Orders GDS. 
Note 2: GDSare holder of a Civil post but they are outside of regular Civil Services of Union of India. Note:-3 GDSare governed by GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules,2020issued vide OM. No. 17-30/2019-GDS dated 14.02.2020andamended from time to time, is available on www.indiapost.gov.in under Employee Corner Circulars, Rules and Latest Orders,GDS

Eligibility AGE for India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks Bharti 2022


1. Minimum age:18 years 
2. Maximum age:40 years 
3. Age will be determined as on the last date of submission of application as per notification. 

4. Permissible relaxations in the Upper age limit for different categories are as under:- 

Age relaxation India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks Bharti 2022


1. Schedule Cast/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years 
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years 
3. Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) No relaxation* 
4. Persons with Disabilities (PwD)* 10 years* 
5. Persons with Disabilities (PwD)* + OBC 13 years* 
6. Persons with Disabilities (PwD)* + SC/ST 15 years

Note:-1* There will be no relaxation in upper age limit to EWS candidates. However, the persons belonging to EWS who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC, ST and OBC shall get 10% reservation in engagement to the GDS posts. The instructions issued by the Department vide no.19-11/97-ED & TRG dated 27.11.1997, No. 17-08/2017-GDS dated 26.02.2019and No. 17-09/2019-GDS dated 26.02.2019providing for adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC communities, Persons with Disability and Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) respectively will continue to apply. Thepermissible disability for personswith Disabilitywill be as given below in GDS posts:-

Educational Qualification India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks Bharti 2022

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 GDS


Compulsory knowledge of Local Language 

The candidate should have studied the local languagei.e. (Name of Local language) at least up to 10th standard [as compulsory or elective subjects]. 

Knowledge of Cycling 

Knowledge of Cycling is a pre-requisite condition for all GDS posts. In case of a candidate having knowledge of riding a scooter or motor cycle, that may be considered as knowledge of cycling also. The candidate has to submit a declaration to this effectin Annexure-III. 
Adequate alternate means of Livelihood

The candidate applying for the post shall note that he/she shall have adequate means of livelihood as stipulated in Rule 3-A (iii) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020to support himself/ herself and his/ her family from other sources so as to supplement his/her income. 
However, this shall not be a pre-requisite for candidates for the purpose of selection. Selected candidate shall be required to comply with this condition within 30 days after selection but before engagement. The candidate shall furnish an undertaking in the application form itself in Annexure-IVthat he/ she has other sources of income besides the allowances to be paid by the Government to support livelihood for himself/ herself and his/her family. 
The candidate after selection as GDS shall have to give the undertaking again before engagement.
No person holding an elective office will be considered for engagement to the post. 
The candidate selected as GDS shall not engage in any activity with any outside agency, which would be detrimental to the business or interest of the Post Office. 
Past experience or service of any kind will not be considered for selection.

Location India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks Bharti 2022-

The GraminDakSevak Branch Office (GDS BO) should be located in the main busy part of the village.The candidate selected forthe engagement of BPM shall have to provide centrally located accommodation in the Branch Post Office village within 30 days for use as Post Office premises and the expenditure of the hiring, if any, needs to be borne by the candidate

Method of Submission of Application and Fee 

The application can be submitted online only at https://indiapostgdsonline.gov.in. Applications received through any other mode shall not be entertained. Fee: A fee of Rs.100/-/-(Rupees one hundred only) is to be paid by the applicants for all posts notified in the chosen Division. However, payment of fee is exempted for all female candidates, SC/ST candidates, PwD candidates and Transwomen candidates.

The procedure of Fee Payment:- 

i. Applicants, except the exempted category of candidate, should pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred) for all posts within the chosen Division. Candidate who requires to make the payment of fee may pay the fee through an online mode of payment using the link provided for payment. All recognized Credit/Debit cards and Net Banking facility/ UPI can be used for this purpose. Charges applicable for usage of Debit/Credit cards and net banking as per the rules from time to time will be levied to the candidates. Fee may also be paid at any Head Post Office in India. 

ii. For making the payment of the fee the candidate should refer to the Registration Number. 

iii. Fee once paid will not be refunded. Hence, the candidate is requested to ensure his/her eligibility for applying to a particular Division before making the fee payment. 

iv. Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee may apply online directly.

Uploading of documents:-

The candidates must upload the following documents in the formats and sizes as prescribed. Hence, it is advised to keep the scanned documents ready in softcopy form before applying online.
  • Passport Size Photograph.jpg/.jpeg Not exceeding 50kb Mandatory
  • Signature.jpg/.jpeg Not exceeding 20kb

Job Profile India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks Bharti 2022 :- 

(i) BRANCH POSTMASTER (BPM) The Job Profile of Branch Post Master will include

a) Carrying out transactions (offline and online) of Branch Post Office and India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) using the handheld device/mobile device/smartphone. 
b) Marketing of Postal products and services, India Post Payments Bank services, various services provided by Customer Services Centres (CSC), procurement of business in the villages or Gram Panchayats within the jurisdiction of the Branch Post Office. This would include organizing meals and door-to-door canvassing for business requirements and popularising schemes of the government.
c) Maintenance of records, and upkeep of handheld device/mobile device/smartphone. 
d) Branch Postmaster has the overall responsibility of smooth and timely functioning of the Post Office including mail conveyance and mail delivery. He/she might be assisted by Assistant Branch Post Master. BPM will be required to do combined duties of ABPMs as and when ordered. In some of the Branch Post Offices, there may not be ABPM post and the BPM has to do all the work of the BO. 
e) Any other work assigned by superiors like IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs etc

(ii) ASSISTANT BRANCH POSTMASTER (ABPM) The Job Profile of Assistant Branch Post Master will include:- 

a) Sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail at doorstep, deposits/payments/other transactions of IPPB. 
b) Assisting Branch Postmaster in counter duties using handheld device/mobile device/smartphone. 
c) Marketing of Postal products and services, India Post Payments Bank services, various services provided by Customer Services Centre (CSC), procurement of business in the villages or Gram Panchayats within the jurisdiction of the Branch Post Office. This would include organizing meals and door-to-door canvassing for business requirements and popularizing schemes of the government. 
d) ABPM will also be required to do Combined Duty of BPMs as and when ordered. 
e) Any other work assigned by superiors like IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs etc.

(iii) DAK SEVAK 

Dak Sevaks will be engaged in Departmental offices like Sub post offices, Head Post offices etc. The Job Profile of DakSevak will include:-

a) Sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail at doorstep, deposits/payments/other transactions of IPPBand any other duties assigned by Postmaster/Sub Postmaster. 
b) Dak Sevaks may have to work in sorting offices of Railway Mail Service (RMS). 
c) Dak Sevaks in mail offices and Business Offices will handle receiving and dispatching of mail bag, transhipment of bags
 d) DakSevaks also have to 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 Master or IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM etc.

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