Cemetery Caretaker


Cemetery Ground keeper

Minimum Basic reading and writing

Will be updated

The tasks an Caretaker, Burial Places and Cremation groundsis expected to perform include:

Looking after maintenance of grave-yard, crematorium or tower of silence

Arranging requisite material and keeping record of dead bodies buried or disposed

Receiving and recording particulars of deceased

Allocating or marking place for burial or cremation, arranging supply of necessary implements for digging of grave, firewood for cremation, and other assistance where required

Keeping premises clean and tidy and arranging removal of remains of cremated body not collected

Undertaking responsibility for disposing unclaimed bodies or destitute

Knowledge about funeral arrangements so that chairs, lowering devices, and other burial items are set up properly

Knowledge and skill to perform cemetery maintenance work

Proficient in setting tombstones

Understanding the requirements and procedures for headstones/markers/niche covers (e.g., setting, maintenance, inspection and disposal)Well-versed with operating procedures for grounds maintenance equipment and vehicles (e.g., small utility vehicles, riding mower and tractors)Knowledge of gravesite preparation and accountability procedures

Ability to handle cemetery housekeeping and janitorial duties

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving skills

Good eyesight

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Reliability and honesty

Attention to detail

Time management

Judgement and decision making

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Tourism and hospitality industry usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

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

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include exhaustion, back aches, work-related pain or discomfort, general fatigue, stress, slips, falls, burns, etc.

Health risks include kneeling, crouching, crawling or standing for long hours, physical workload, time pressure, fire, vandalism, exposure to changing weather conditions, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 11,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with over 6 years of experience INR 14,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Tourism Industry Growth in India

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India have been consistently increasing in the last 30 years. Ever since the turn of the millennium, the number of FTAs has grown at a CAGR of 9%, until 2012. Going forward, FTAs are expected to grow at a slower pace of ~5.9%.

Hoteliers are looking to hire younger candidates for entry-level positions. The sector witnessed tremendous growth at ~12.4% CAGR (current prices) during 2007?12. Intrinsic growth of the sector at constant prices was approximately 2.2% in the same period. The subsequent period of 2013?17 is expected to witness a marginally higher growth rate of 2.6% at constant prices, highlighting the continuation of the sector?s golden period.

With the increased thrust of inbound tourism, a large number of people might be required in the travel and tour operators segment in tier 2 and 3 cities and in popular tourist destinations in India.

With increasing competition and the need to both attract and retain customers paramount for operators, high quality of service offerings becomes critical.

This can only be met by employing a highly motivated and highly skilled staff across functions and roles in a hotel. This highlights the need for good quality skill imparting and training provision from supply institutions, viz. vocational, degree/ certification, graduation or finishing schools.

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