India Post GDS Salary and Qualifications Important Details 2021

India Post GDS Salary and Qualifications – Check Eligibility, Selection Process, Educational Qualification and Salary details for India Post GDS Recruitment. India Post time to time invites online applications from eligible candidates for the posts of Dak Sevak, Branch Postmaster (BPM) and Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM) for different circles. Eligible candidates may check Eligibility, Selection Process, Educational Qualification and Salary details here.

India Post GDS Salary and Qualifications Details

India Post GDS Salary

The following Minimum TRCA shall be payable to the categories of GDS

CategoryMinimum TRCA for 4 Hours/Level 1 in TRCA SlabMinimum TRCA for 5 Hours/Level 2 in TRCA slab
ABPM/Dak SevakRs.10,000/-Rs.12,000/-

For GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation of TRCA will be done on the first stage of Level-I of the respective category.

Educational and Essential Qualification for India Post GDS Recruitment 2021

  • 10th standard with passing marks in Mathematics, local language and English (having been studied as compulsory or elective subjects)
  • Compulsory knowledge of Local Language
  • Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Government/State Government /Universities / Boards / Private Institutions Organizations.
  • For the post of BPM, the candidate must provide accommodation for Branch post office after selection but before engagement.
  • Knowledge of Cycling.
  • On engagement as GDS, the person so engaged shall be required to furnish security in such manner as may be prescribed from time to time. The existing security amount in case of Branch Postmaster and other approved categories of GDS is ABPM & Dak Sevak is Rs.1,00,000/.

Age Limit

Please check the relevant notification for the critical date for calculation of age.

Minimum AgeMaximum Age
18 Years40 Years

Age Relaxation

CategoryPermissible age relaxation
Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)No relaxation*
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)10 years*
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + OBC13 years*
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + SC/ST15 years*

Note:- 1*    There will be no relaxation in upper age limit to EWS candidates. However,   the persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in engagement to the Gramin Dak Sevak posts.

Note:-2*          All Engaging Authorities shall maintain reservation for persons with disabilities to all categories of GDS posts except for persons with the benchmark of disability Blind” ( for all categories of GDS). Relaxation in upper age limit is subject to the condition that the maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 55 years.

India Post GDS Salary and Qualifications Details

Selection Criteria India Post GDS Recruitment

  • Selection will be made as per the automatically generated merit list.
  • No weightage will be given for higher educational qualification. Only marks obtained in 10th standard of approved Boards aggregated to percentage to the accuracy of 4 decimals will be considered for finalizing the selection.
  • Candidates have to apply with marks only. In case any candidates apply with grades only his application liable for disqualification.
  • In case of the marks lists containing the Grades/ Points, marks will be reckoned by taking conversion of Grades and points with the multiplication factor (9.5) against the maximum points or grade as 100.
  • A candidate can apply for a maximum of twenty posts as per cycle of online engagement.
  • If a candidate opts for five posts with preference post1, post2, post3, post4, post5 etc and selected as meritorious in more than one post, the post in the order of preference will be offered and the candidature for all the remaining posts will be forfeited. Similarly, in case of a candidate if joins at any selected post, offers to the remaining choices will automatically be forfeited. If a candidate has applied for more than one circle only one post will be offered per circle.
  • Applicants submitting incomplete/incorrect applications will also be rejected from consideration.

Application Fees

The fees has to be paid through online mode only. Once paid the fee is non-refundable.

CategoryApplication Fee
UR/OBC/EWS Male/Trans-manRs.100/-

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