GDS Recruitment 2017 apply online

Department of Posts conducts GDS recruitment 2017 for recruiting Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster, Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Carrier, Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer and Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Packer. This gds recruitment 2017 is going to be massive and biggest recruitment drive of 2017 and 2018 also. The indiapost already released notification for around 13000 posts, now its released notification for another 3139 vacancies in November 2017. Department of Post updating their infrastructure and technology to serve rural India. Approval for IndiaPost Payment Bank(IPPB , Core banking system implementation, Core System Integration, mobile banking, internet banking are some of new technology update in department of post.

gds recruitment 2017

After getting approval for IndiaPost Payment Bank, the department of post has decided to strengthen their rural branch post offices to serve banking solutions to rural India. India Post has 80% of post offices in rural india, serving and strengthening the Branch Post Offices important one for becoming a financial institution. Hence IndiaPost recruiting gramin dak sevaks with maximum effort.

GDS recruitment 2017 Eligibility Criteria :


The minimum and maximum age to apply gds recruitment 2017 is 18 and 40 years. The maximum age relaxations are available as per government of India Orders. The maximum age relaxation for OBC candidates is 3 years and 5 years maximum age relaxation for SC/ST candidate. 10 years and above for physically challenge and other higher categories. In short OBC candidate with 43 years can apply, SC/ST candidates with 45 years age can apply, PH or other higher categories with 55 years age can apply gramin dak sevak recruitment 2017.

Educational Qualification :

The candidate should have passed in 10th standard / S.S.L.C or equivalent from the state board/central board approved institutions. No weight-age marks given for higher educational qualification than mandatory educational qualification. Only marks secured in 10th standard/SSLC consider for the gds recruitment 2017, marks secured in higher education will not consider.

Computer Knowledge :

Due to recent technology up gradation in IndiaPost, its important to gramin dak sevak also must have basic computer knowledge.  Candidates must have produce a computer certificate for minimum 60 hours training from recognized training institution. candidates studied computer as one of the subject in their higher education is need not to produce their computer certificate.

Residence :

The candidate selected as Gds Bpm must have residence in selected post office village or within delivery limit of that post office. The selected gds bpm need to take residence in post office village within a month from appointment. Gds bpm has to arrange place for locating branch post office, it should done by gramin dak sevak branch postmaster’s own cost. Other than Gds bpm such GDS MD, GDS MC, GDS MP is not mandatory to take residence is respective post office village and within the delivery limit of that post office.

GDS Recruitment 2017 Selection Process :

The final merit list is calculated based on the marks obtained by the candidates in 10th standard. The four digits after decimal is considered for the accuracy in percentage. No weightage given for higher educational qualifications other than 10th standard. In case candidates get same mark in final merit list, merit list order will be higher DOB(Date of Birth), ST Female, SC Female, OBC Female, UR Female, ST Male, SC Male, OBC Male, UR Male.

Post Office Recruitment 2017 How To Apply Online :

Candidates who desires to apply for postal gramin dak sevak job, should register through or with basic details.  There are two stages for applying online for post office recruitment 2017.

  1. Registration and
  2. Apply online.

Candidates should register online in order to get registration number that used to apply online process. Candidates must have following details to apply online.

  • Name(in capital letter as in 10th std mark list).
  • Father name
  • Mobile Number
  • DOB(Date of Birth)
  • Gender
  • Community
  • In case of PH- Type of Disability and Percentage of Disability.
  • State where you studied 10th Std
  • Board in which 10th std passed
  • Year of Passing 10th std.
  • 10th Mark Sheet number or Roll number.

Candidate should enter above details as given in screen shot below,

GDS Recruitment 2017

Once you applied, registration number will be sent to mobile number. Keep it safe for further use and apply online.

Gramin Dak Sevak online application Form

After paying fees amount, click apply online to apply for particular circle you want apply. Like given below give registration number and select circle you want to apply.

gramin dak sevak online application form 2017

after clicking next you will get redirect to postal gramin dak sevak online application form, there you need to fill your basic details like Address, Adhaar Number, Email Id.


postal gramin dak sevak apply onine

after completion of personal details session you have to upload your scanned photo and scanned signature. The scanned photo and signature must be prescribed size and format. Once the completion of gds online application, take the print of online application for future references.

What is Gramin Dak Sevak means ? what are the duties for Gramin Dak Sevak?

Gramin Dak Sevaks are heart of Department of Post, engaged to work in rural places and remote villages in India. Post offices in rural places are called Branch Post Office. In charge for Branch post office in called as Gds Bpm(Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster). There 6 types of Gramin Dak Sevaks such as

  • GDS BPM(Branch Post Master)
  • Gramin Dak Sevak MC(Mail Carrier)
  • GDS MD(Mail Deliverer)
  • GDS MD/MC(Work as both mail carrier and mail deliverer)
  • Gramin Dak Seval Packer
  • GDS Stamp Vendar

As I told earlier GDS BPM is highest level in branch post office. The Gramin Dak Sevak job roles and job profiles are carring Account bags and delivering mails, hand over account bags to Account Office/Sub Post office.

Gramin Dak Sevak Selection Process

Once the last date for gramin dak sevak apply online is over, auto generated merit list prepared for selection process based the details given by the candidates. No weightage marks given for higher educational qualifications. Only marks obtained from 10th standard eligible for final merit list and four digits after decimal point are considered for accuracy in percentage.

Incase candidates gets same mark the following merit order prepared in order of DOB(higer Date Of Birth as merit), ST Female, SC Female, OBC Female, UR Female, ST Male, SC Male, OBC Male, UR Male. Candidate can make preference while applying online. Post and circle preference are considered for final selection, In case candidate selected for more than one job preference or more than once circle, selected based on their first preference.

Candidate will get a SMS on provisional selection. Getting SMS candidate cannot claim regular appointment. Its purely provisional order only, not a regular appointment. After completion of certificate verification and selection formalities finally candidates get regular appointment order.

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 2017

The salary for gramin dak sevaks is relatively smaller than other government employees with same job level. However the salary gramin dak sevak might get a gradual increase after 7th pay commission. The honorable kamalesh chandra committee recommended lot of modifications in favor of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Gramin Dak Sevak Pay Scale 2017

Currently the Gramin Dak sevak Pay Scale are referred as TRCA (pre revised). The full form of TRCA is Time Related continuity Allowance. TRCA is based working time of gds and workload of gds, depending upon this salary of GDS can be increased or decreased. There are 11 TRCA for Gramin Dak Sevaks based on their workload and working time.

  1. GDS MC/MP/MM (3 Hrs) 2295-45-3695
  2. GDS MC/MP/MM (3 Hrs 45 Mins) 2870-50-4370
  3. Gramin Dak Sevak MD/SV (3 Hrs) 2665-50-5130
  4. GDS MD/SV (3 Hrs 45 Mins) 3330-60-5130
  5. GDS MC/MP/MM (5 Hrs) 3635-65-5585
  6. Gramin Dak Sevak MD/SV (5 Hrs) 4220-75-6470
  7. GDS BPM (3 Hrs) 2745-50-4245
  8. GDS BPM (3 Hrs 30 Mins)
  9. Gramin Dak Sevak BPM (4 Hrs) 3660-70-5760
  10. GDS BPM (4 Hrs 30 Mins)
  11. GDS BPM (5 Hrs) 4575-85-7125

as per above TRCA, the newly recruited Gramin Dak Sevak get salary. If a GDS Mail Packer newly recruited, firstly he will get salary under TRCA-1. The basic the salary of GDS Mail Packer initially fixed as 2295. In every additional years he will get a increment rs 25. Once the GDS MP reaches the higher basic pay after increment over the years, GDS MP will move to next TRCA son on such as TRCA-2 in this case.

Branch Postmaster Pay Scale.

As stated above there are 5 different TRCA for Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. The TRCA currently varies from 2745 to 4575, every time the GDS BPM workload increased their salary also increased to next level. The salary of gds bpm is purely based on work load of branch post office where they work.

Gramin Dak Sevak Pay commission

The Gramin Dak Sevak Pay commission is formed by government of India to revise the salary of Gramin Dak Sevaks headed by honorable shri Kamalesh Chandra. This committee has recommended tons of favorable recommendations to gramin dak sevaks. The committee had submit his report to government of India. Some of the features of abolishing the Time Related Continuity method (TRCA), Minimum salary for GDS Branch Postmaster is 12000 and other gramin dak sevaks in 10000, Group Insurance for 500000, Composite allowance, Earned Leave, Leave Encashment like department employees…

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary chart

The existing 11 TRCA are demolished and 3 new levels introduced for GDS. The level 1, level 2 and level 3 are having initial basic salary as 10000, 12000 and 14500. The existing basic salary multiplied by 2.57 fitment factor, the resulting value compared in 3 new levels respectively. TRCA 1 to TRCA 4 are comes under Level 1 Gramin Dak Sevaks with 10000 basic salary, TRCA 5 to TRCA 9 are comes under Level 2 Gramin Dak Sevaks with 12000 as basic slary. TRCA 10 and TRCA 11 are come under Level 3 Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Gramin Dak sevaks Salary chart

In order to find your new salary find your new salary multiply your existing basic pay with 2.57 fitment factor and compare the resulting value in New Wage Matrix table. If the resulting value is not exactly matching in the given table, fix the next higher value as your new basic salary.

For new recruited Gramin Dak Sevaks other than GDS BPM the basic salary is Rs.10000. For newly recruited Gramin dak sevak branch postmaster the minimum salary is Rs. 12000. Use gds salary calculator for salary after 7th pay commission.

New Wage Matrix Table recommended for gramin dak sevaks after 7th pay commission for

Gramin Dak Sevak Salary Chart

Gramin Dak Sevak Result

Gramin Dak Sevak recruitment 2017-2018 are going on and its going to conduct the recruitment in upcoming year also. Hence the gramin dak sevak result is published by india post circle wise and division wise in phase manner. If you are applied for Gramin Dak sevak you need to check the result page consistently once in a week. In order to check gramin dak sevak results 2017, go to result page. click on the result link circle where you applied for Gramin Dak Sevaks. By clicking the results link you can download gds merit list. The list of selected candidates for gramin dak sevak recruitment  2017-18 with details of post and place where they selected given in merit list.



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