Post office

Minimum -10th standard pass

Postmasters are usually promoted to the post from within, hence prior experience in various departments in a post office is preferred

The tasks a Post Master is expected to perform include:Controlling and co-ordinating the work of all reporting employees in the post-office Ensuring efficient service is provided to the public in accordance with prescribed rules and regulations

Allocating and assigning responsibilities of subordinate personnel in the office Maintaining counters to facilitate service provided to public Displaying relevant postal rules and regulations and publicizes sales of special and commemorative stamp issues, Government bonds, etc. Controlling sale of postage envelopes, stamps and other postal stationery and checking timely collection and delivery of letters, money orders, etc. within area prescribed Checking cash book amounts, saving bank accounts and other prescribed records Rendering accounts to audit offices and sub-offices Disbursing pay and allowance to all categories of staff working in the post office or branch offices Supervising functions of telegraph office, if attached to post office Keeping cash and valuables in joint custody with the treasurer

Thorough understanding and experience in all post office operations

Understanding of the equipment and technology used in a post office

Expertise in training employees in post office operations

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the process and sequences followed in all operations related to a post office

In-depth knowledge of locations and geography across the region

Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Relationship management skills

Negotiation skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Performance management skills

People management skills

It is a desk job

The role involves team handling

Travelling maybe required especially when there are multiple post offices/branches

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Post Master usually work for 5/6 days a week and minimum 8 hours every day

Shift work is available in case of night post offices

Post offices are closed on Sundays and P.O. holidays, however night post offices work

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), for the Blind (BL), Low Vision (LV) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Postmaster Grade I INR 5,200 to INR 20,200 per monthPostmaster Grade II, Grade III INR 9,300 to INR 34,800 per monthThey are also paid TRCA (Time Related Continuity Allowance) above fixed salary(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Increase in Human Resource requirement in Telecommunications

The sector currently employs over 2.08 million employees and is slated to employ more than 4.16 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~2.1 million jobs in the nine-year period. The period 2013?17 will see a marginally higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2017?22 due to expected changes in infrastructure integration and shared services along with increasing share of organised retail leading to higher productivity levels of workforce.

Indian Telecom Industry Trend

Indian Telecom has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the 2nd largest and fastest growing market, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade (subscribers).

Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for Telecom infrastructure equipment.

With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country.

Various post offices

Across the country