Somatirtha Purohit

The Department of Posts has started inviting applications from eligible Indian citizens to fill up vacancies in various trades.

As per the official notification, the post of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) (Branch Postmaster (BPM)/Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM)/Dak Sevak) to be filled up.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website at

The deadline to apply for the respective posts is February 16.

India Post GDS Recruitment Details

Total Vacancy: 40,889 posts

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have passed the Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard having passed in Mathematics and English (having been studied as compulsory or elective subjects) conducted by any recognized Board of School Education by the Government of India/State Governments/Union Territories in India shall be a mandatory educational qualification for all approved categories of GDS.

Age Limit

The age of candidate must be between 18 years to 40 years. 

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) + OBC: 13 years

  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + SC/ST: 15 years

Pay Scale

  • BPM: Rs 12,000 – Rs 29,380

  • ABPM/Dak Sevak: Rs 10,000 – Rs 24,470

Application Fee

A fee of Rs 100 is to be paid by the applicants for all posts notified in choice of Division.

However, payment of fee is exempted for all female applicants, SC/ST applicants, PwD applicants and Transwomen applicants.

India Post GDS Recruitment: How to Apply

  • Visit the official website,

  • Register and proceed to fill out the application form

  • Upload all the required documents

  • Pay the application fee

  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to finish the application process

  • Take a printout for future reference

For more details, check the official notification.