The India Postal department is under the purview of the Central Government. This department will be under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It is one of the largest employers in India. Every year a good number of new employees join the Indian Post. India Post has started recruiting GDS or Gramin Dak Sevaks in every village of India. This initiative is good for all villages in every corner of the country.
The details of the posts are as under
Gramin Dak Sevak Work, Job Description
GDS BPM – Branch Post Master
GDS MD – Mail Deliverer
GDS MC – Mail Carrier
BPM Post – Gramin Dak Sevak Work
BPM – Branch Post Master
Every village gram panchayat will have a branch of Post Office called as the Gramin Dak Seva.
The job of BPM or Branch Post Master will have to administer the working of the respective branch of Gramin Dak.
If the Gram Panchayat consists of more than 1 village, then you will have to lead the MD, MC, and Packers that will be appointed there.
You have to make sure that you open a maximum number of accounts in your branch.
With the help of the MD, you will have to promote Government Schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, etc. and P.L.I. or Postal Life Insurance Policies.
The BPM will also book register posts, speed posts, MO's (Money Orders), parcels etc.
Basically, you will be heading the Branch.
MD Post – Gramin Dak Sevak Work
MD – Mail Deliverer
The job profile of the Mail Deliver or GDS MD is to assist the BPM or Branch Post Master.
You will be given targets to complete.
You will have to persuade and help villagers regarding the opening of Savings Accounts in your branch.
As MD comes under MTS i.e. Multi Tasking Staff, MD will also have to collect Mail from the Head Office/Sub Office and Deliver it to your respective Branch.
If the MC is on leave, the Mail Deliverer will also have to Deliver the mail in the village.
MC Post – Gramin Dak Sevak Work
MC – Mail Carrier
As the name suggests, the job of Mail Carrier is to carry the mail from the branch and deliver it within the village.
Though it may seem like a Post-Man, as MC's come under MTS, i.e. Multi Tasking Staff, they will have to assist the BPM and MD is the smooth functioning of their Branch.
Packer – Gramin Dak Sevak Work
The work of GDS Packer is to perform a variety of functions.
You will have to open the mailbag that will reach the Branch every morning.
You will have to sort the mail according to their preference.
You will also have to pack the mails that need to send to other places in mailbags, for the mail van to come and collect it every evening.
You will also have to assist the BPM, MD & MC in their jobs.
Gramin Dak Sevak – Salary & Promotion
If you are wondering about the Pay Scale of Gramin Dak Sevak, you will need to check out the official notification of your particular state. However, here is what you should expect overall:
The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35, 480/- per month after you go through promotions & multiple stages of raise for BPM or Branch Post Master.
The Starting Salary for MD, MC & Packer will be in the range of Rs. 5000/- to Rs. 7000/-
The mentioned salary is different for various postal circles.
This Salary Structure is subject to increase.
You can also appear for Departmental/Internal Exams to speed up promotions.