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What is the difference between Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant job in India Post?


Date: 08 Sep 2012   Posted By: T Syed Rizwan     Group: Government    Category: Central Government   

Recently in the postal recruitment announced by India Post, I could see there were two posts Sorting Assistants and Postal Assistants. I want to know the nature of work of these two posts. Are these both same or different. Are there any job level difference in these posts? Any difference in salary for these posts? Is the selection process same for both the posts?

Want to know the difference between Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant jobs in the India Post? Compare salary / pay scales, facilities, eligibility and other details of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts.


Author: Hafeezur Rahman P    12 Sep 2012      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Sorting Assistants job is to sort the letter for each area within post office limit. Sorting job will be like there could be ten small area or street within post office limit to cover and has to sort the letter based on each street or cross or block wise to deliver accordingly - there will be registration and normal post plus they have to register each entry.

Postal Assistants is could be of office assistance work or delivering the letter to respective address like outdoor work of a postman or courier boy.

Both the posts nature of work is different, pay scale is same due to lower grade post while recruiting. Selection process is almost same and have no much differences but for office category.


Author: Nidhi    13 Sep 2012      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Nature/ job description of Postal Assistant job:
Candidate applying for the job of postal assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of office environment as a whole. He will do database entries, office management, planning and implementation of different projects etc.

Salary of Postal Assistant:
Rs. 5200-20200 + GP Rs. 2400 + admissible allowance.

Nature/ job description of Sorting Assistant job:
Candidate applying for the post of sorting assistant will have to sort or arrange the letters according to their district/ state/ area/ city wise. This work is done within his employer post office limits.

Salary of Sorting Assistant:
Rs. 5200-20200 + GP Rs. 2400 + admissible allowance.

Thus, it is clear that both jobs are different in nature from each other while compensation paid for both of them is same. Both are government jobs and will be employed under Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.

Presently, there are numerous postal assistant and sorting assistant jobs available across India. last date for application is 1 October 2012. If your age is less than 27 years as on last date of application, then you can apply for these India Post office jobs 2012.


Author: rishikesh    13 Oct 2012      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

not a big diffrence. both are same in pay band and grade pay. and therd work is diffrent only by officly as on paper. but in prctacly any work in a post office will do by both post. like on counter, handle the customer or may be soring of speed post.




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