Tamilnadu Postal Circle Postman/Mail Guard Recruitment 2017-18

Tamilnadu Postal Circle under Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and IT is going release the postman/Mail Guard notification 2017-18. Tamilnadu Postal Circle Postman/Mail Guard Recruitment 2016-17 was cancelled due to irregularities found in the examinations. Hence the vacancies of postman/mail guard recruitment 2016-17 will be added in this year’s postman/mail guard recruitment 2017-18. For operational purpose the Department of Posts named states as postal circle. Each Circle has the its own authority to recruit the Postman/Mail Guard. Tamilnadu postal circle postman/mail guard recruitment 2017-18 is going to release the notification in the month end of October or the first weeks of November. Before step into the recruitment details Read Tamilnadu postal circle postmen/mail guard syllabus 2017-18.

tamilnadu postal circle postman/mail guard recruitment 2017-18

Finally After 7th pay commission implemented for central government employees, the postman/mail guard posts lies in the range of 21700-69100 in the pay matrix table. Most of all salary of postman/mail guard is much more than many state government jobs.  If you are pursuing a central government job with moderate salary, postman/mail guard is the suitable job for you. The further more details as follows,

Tamilnadu Postal Circle Postman/Mail Guard Recruitment 2017-18 Important Dates:

As per official working in department of posts, the tentative dates are give below and vacancies are also based on the information given by the officials working with the recruitment process.

Notification Release Date : End of October 2017/ First of November 2017.

Last Date for Apply Online : November 2017

Examination Date : End of December 2017 / First weeks of January 2018

Vacancies : 800+(2015-16 vacancies 390 and 2016-17 vacancies 410=390+410)

Pay Scale :

After the implementation of 7th Pay Commission the Salary of Postman/Mail Guard level three in the pay Matrix. The basic salary of Postman/Mail Guard Salary is 21700, take home postman/mail guard salary is depends upon the city they are working and allowances.

Pay Matrix level 3 = 21700-69100.

Educational Qualification :

The educational qualification for Postman – Matriculation(10 Std) from recognized board or university.

Similarly the educational qualification for Mail Guard – Matriculation(10 Std) or equivalent from recognized board or university. Candidates should passed the 10th standard as on closing date of application.

Age Limit :

The Age limit for tamilnadu postal circle postman/mail guard recruitment 2017-18 = 18-27 years. The age limit calculated as on closing date of application. The relaxation for upper age limit is available based on government of India orders.

For Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe = +5 years on upper age limit (maximum 32 years can apply).

Similarly Other Backward Class = +3 years on upper age limit(maximum 30 years candidate can apply).

Physically Handicapped(Here after we call its as Physically challenged) = +10 years of upper age limit(max of 37 yrs)

For Physically Challenged + SC/ST = +15 years upper age limit(maximum 42 years can apply).

Physically Challenged + OBC = +13 years (maximum 40 years can apply).

For Ex-SM = +3 years

Ex-SM + SC/ST = 8 years(3+5 years).

In conclusion the age relaxation applicable for vacancies against respected categories only. Hence age relaxation not applicable for vacancies against General/UR. Candidates should have community certificate as on the closing date of online application.

Probation Period

The probation period for postman/mail guard is 2 years. After completion of 2 years of satisfactory service, your permanent order will be issued.

Promotion Benefits :

Same as other government employees the postman/mail guard are eligible to write the department exam for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant after the completion of three year service.

Application and Examination Fee :

Postman/Mail Guard Application Fee – Rs.100.

The application fee is mandatory for all registered candidates.

Examination Fee – Rs.400.

Male candidates belongs to OBC and General categories are need to pay examination fee of Rs.400. Candidates belongs to SC/ST/Physically Challenged/Women Candidates are exempted from paying examination fee. Hence paying application fee in enough for women/sc/st/ph candidates

Mode of Payment

Applicants need to pay fees through post offices having epayment facility. Candidates have to pay the fee using system generated challan within 3 days of closing date of online application. Once fee paid candidate have to update payment details through website before closing date of online application.

How to apply online :

  • Applicants need to visit dopchennai.in
  • First of all Before apply online candidates should have scanned photograph and signature with prescribed size.
  • 10th mark sheet in addition.
  • Applicants must enter all the mandatory fields before submitting online application.
  • once the application submitted any changes cannot be made.
  • Print the system generated challan and pay the fee in epayment facility post offices.
  • and Payment details have update through the website before last day to apply online.

For furthermore details visit dopchennai.in.


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