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All You Need to Know About Gramin Dak Sevak: Salary, Job Profile & Pay Scale

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A Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) is a government job recruited by the India Post. This blog covers details relevant to the Gramin Dak Sevak. It discusses the salaries for various roles under the India Post, pay scale, roles and responsibilities of a GDS, etc. If you want to join the India Post as a Gramin Dak Sevak, read this blog to learn more about it.

Did you know? A Gramin Dak Sevak has to work for 4-5 hours daily and gets a remuneration of ₹10,000 - ₹12,000 per month.

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 2022

The Department of Posts, a section of the Indian Ministry of Communications, recruits the Gramin Dak Sevak via GDS Online Engagement. Other than the Gramin Dak Sevak, this recruitment drive is also responsible for hiring Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), Branch Post Master (BPM), and Dak Sevak. The Dak Sevak Salary is slightly lower than the average Indian salary.

The Gramin Dak Sevak Salary is also known as Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA). Unlike most jobs, a GDS is expected to work for 4-5 hours to earn their monthly salary. In general, India Post GDS salary is ₹10,000 per month for employees who put in four hours and ₹12,000 for the employees who put in five hours of work. The ABPM salary is the same as the GDS salary. However, the BPM post office salary is ₹12,000 per month for those who put in four hours and ₹14,500 for the employees who put in five hours of work. These details are given below.

A new GDS is hired under the TRCA for 4 hours of work. The salaries mentioned above are the minimum net salaries. The gross pay includes various kinds of allowances and perks mentioned in the upcoming sections.

Category

Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours of work

Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours of work

Branch Post Master (BPM)

₹12,000

₹14,500

Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM)

₹10,000

₹12,000

Gramin Dak Sevak

₹10,000

₹12,000

 

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India Post GDS Salary

The GDS pay scale related to the various positions in the India Post is as follows:

Post

5 Hours

4 Hours

 

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

BPM Post Office Salary

₹14,500

₹ 35,480

₹12,000

₹ 29,380

ABPM Post Office Salary

₹12,000

₹ 29,480

₹10,000

₹ 24,470

Post Office GDS Salary 

₹12,000

₹ 29,480

₹10,000

₹ 24,470

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 7th Pay Commission

The Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 7th Pay Commission has brought about a lot of advantages:

  • Employees working as a Gramin Dak Sevak in the India Post can receive an allowance of about  ₹6,000 per annum for the education of their children.
  • Employees can receive an allowance of about ₹25 per month for office stationery.
  • Employees can also apply for regional transfers, which are limited to one transfer for the male employees and two transfers for the female employees.
  • The Branch Post Master also receives an allowance of ₹500 per month for standard bureau rental and ₹200 for non-standard bureau rental.
  • Employees can also retire voluntarily after working for 10 years with the India Post.

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India Post GDS Salary: Perks and Allowances

Apart from the Dak Sevak Salary, the India Post offers various perks and allowances to its employees. Some of them are listed below:

  • Office Maintenance Allowance
  • Cash Conveyance Allowance
  • Cycle Maintenance Allowance
  • Combined Duty Allowance (CDA)
  • Fixed Stationery Charge
  • Boat Allowance (if applicable)

India Post GDS Job Profiles

Some of the job profiles of India Post GDS are as follows:

Branch Post Master

  • BPM is in charge of the complete postal network of the Gram Panchayat.
  • They must also manage the branches of the Post Office and the India Post Payment Bank.
  • They must ensure continuous operation during work hours by using computers, mobile phones, etc.
  • The BPM is expected to manage all the records and documentation.
  • Being the head of the branch, he is in charge of delegating all the tasks and activities in the sub-branch offices. He is also expected to ensure the efficient operations of the post office.
  • They are also responsible for promoting schemes launched by the government and opening bank accounts in the area where the branch operates.
  • They are responsible for money orders, speed posts, book posts, etc.
  • Other supervising authorities may also delegate some tasks to the BPM, such as marketing, mela organisation, business procurement, etc.
  • They are in charge of managing the mail/parcel distribution network among the postmen.

Assistant Branch Post Master

  • ABPM  is expected to assist the BPM in the efficient operations of the post office.
  • They have to take care of the sale of stamps & stationery and delivery of posts to the doorstep if the post contains payments, deposits, etc.
  • They are also expected to aid the BPM in business procurement, marketing and other tasks assigned by higher authorities. 
  • ABPM is also responsible for performing the BPM's duties if asked to do so.

Dak Sevak

  • Gramin Dak Sevak is expected to help in all activities of the branch, such as the delivery of posts, sale of stationery & stamps, or any other activity as instructed by the Branch Post Master or Assistant Branch Post Master. 
  • They are expected to provide assistance to the Branch Post Master or Assistant Branch Post Master to ensure the efficient functioning of the bank. 
  • They are responsible for conducting business procurement, marketing or other tasks assigned by superior authorities.
  • GDS is expected to open/close the bags with posts, transport the posts from any point A to point B, etc., in the Railway Mail Services (RMS).

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GDS Mail Deliverer/Postman Salary

The basic salary of a Postman: 

Post

Salary for 3 hours

Salary for 3 hours 45 minutes

Salary for 5 hours

Postman

₹2,665

₹3,300

₹4,220

GDS Mail Deliverer/Postman Job Profile

  • The postmen are mainly responsible for distributing mail and posts to the public.  
  • They will handle the collection of packages from the Branch Post Master (BPM) and the distribution of the package to the public.
  • The postmen are also expected to spread awareness about government schemes and encourage the community to take part in the schemes.

GDS Mail Packer/Carrier Salary

The basic salary of a packer or a carrier who 

Post

Salary for 3 hours

Salary for 3 hours 45 minutes

Salary for 5 hours

Mail Packer/ Carrier

₹2,295

₹2,810

₹2,810

GDS Mail Packer/Carrier Job Profile

  • The packers are expected to help the mail collectors and deliverers.
  • They are also responsible for packing all the mail bags, opening the mail bags and distributing the mail bags to the deliverers and collectors.
  • The mail carrier can be asked to perform the duties of the mail deliverer.
  • The carrier is in charge of bringing the mail bags from the accounting office to the post office and vice versa.

Also Read: What is the Average Salary in India?

Conclusion:

According to the 7th Pay Commission (most recent salary revision in government jobs), the Gramin Dak Sevaks enjoy a lot of extra allowances in addition to their basic pay. A Dak Sevak Salary depends on the number of hours the employee works. There are lots of possible job opportunities in the India Post such as the position of Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM),  Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS), Postman/Mail Deliverer, Mail Carrier and Mail Packer.

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FAQs

Q: Is GDS a permanent job position?

Ans:

Yes. After you complete the probation period of two years, you obtain a permanent post as a Gramin Dak Sevak.

Q: What positions are available under the India Post GDS recruitment notification in 2022?

Ans:

The positions available under the India Post GDS recruitment notification in 2022 are Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), and Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS).

Q: How many new employees will be appointed in total by the India Post GDS recruitment notification in 2022?

Ans:

The India Post GDS recruitment notification will hire a total of 38,926 new employees by the end of 2022.

Q: How much is the basic India Post GDS Salary in 2022?

Ans:

The minimum Gramin Dak Sevak salary is ₹10,000 per month for working 4 hours per day.

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