Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) [Branch Postmaster (BPM)/Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM)I in Branch Post Offices (BOs) Recruitment

Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts (GDS Section)

NOTIFICATION NO: No.17-31/2023-GDS Dated: 20.05.2023

Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Online Engagement-Special Cycle, May, 2023

Online applications are invited from the eligible applicants for engagement as Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) [Branch Postmaster (BPM)/Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM)] in Branch Post Offices (BOs) created in the year 2023. Applications are to be submitted online at Details of the vacant posts are given in Annexure-I.


SI No.




Registration and submission of online applications by candidates 22.05.2023 to 11.06.2023
(ii) Edit/Correction Window for Applicants: 12.06.2023 to 14.06.2023

3. 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: -

SI. Category TRCA Slab
i. BPM Rs.12,000-29,380
ii. ABPM 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 delivery.

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 can also be assigned by superiors like Mail Overseer (M.O)/lnspector Post (IPO) I 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.

5.1. 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, i.e., 11.06.2023.

(a) Relaxations in upper age limit:

SI. No. Category Permissible age relaxation
1. Schedule Caste/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

(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.

(C) There will be no relaxation in upper age limit to EWS applicants. 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.



(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 GDS.

(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



Applications are to be submitted online only at Applications received from any other mode shall not be entertained. Brief instructions for registration, payment of fee, documents to be uploaded with application, selection of posts etc. are given in Annexure-V.