Cash and Mail Overseer

Head Postman

Reader Postman

The tasks an Overseer, Postmen, Head Postman is expected to perform include:

Assigning and supervising work of postmen

Ensuring punctuality of staff and delivery of mail promptly and to correct addresses

Investigating complaints against postmen, reporting cases of fraud and misappropriation to higher authorities

Adept with allocating and supervising work of sub-ordinates

Well-versed with ensuring that staff maintain punctuality and mails are promptly delivered to correct addresses

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Team player

Problem-solving attitude

Time management skills

Physically fit

It is a desk job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Post offices usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from one post office to another post office

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm One Leg (OAL),  Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous 

Occupational hazards include ergonomics related physical illnesses, in-door air quality problem, ventilation, working in confined spaces, etc.

Health risks include upper respiratory tract infection, dermatological problems, exposure to dust, temperature variations, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,500 to INR 10,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,500 to INR 20,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Postal Services Industry

The Indian Post Office Act, 1898 governs the postal services provided by the Department of Posts. In the present scenario, the Indian Postal Service under the Department of Posts is the world?s biggest post office system with more than 1,55,333 post officesthat employs more than 5,20,000 people. The Department of Posts is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India and commonly known as ?India Post?. Most of these postal services are provided at manually-operated counters; however, counter operations are now being progressively computerized to provide a greater range of services to customers from a single window leading to services that are more responsive and error-free.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Postal Services Sector in India

The Department of Posts has a network of approximately 1.55 lakh post offices, of which 1.3 lakh are rural post offices. The IT Modernization project will rebuild the rural postal infrastructure to create institutional last mile connectivity for service delivery of post, IT based services including banking & insurance, and government schemes like MGNREGS, Social Security, etc. This infrastructure will form the platform for the electronic delivery of postal, financial, insurance and Government services to the 80 crore plus rural population through Post Offices.

The project will also unlock revenue streams previously stymied due to lack of automation and radically improve delivery of mail to urban customers. This will help increase revenues in the banking and mail businesses thereby leading to the economic sustainability of the Department of Posts.All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for Overseer, Postmen, Head Postman in the Postal services industryacross towns and cities in India.

Post offices across India