Grave Digger

The tasks a Grave Digger is expected to perform include:

Digging graves with pick and shovel in grave-yards, cemeteries and church-yards

Marking out dimensions of grave on ground, digging earth with pick and shovel to excavate soil to required depth

Bracing sides of excavation with wooden props, when necessary to prevent coverings during or after burial of body

Refilling grave with earth after burial of dead body or lowering coffin in grave and covering it with planks or stone slabs to protect body being exhumed by carnivorous animals such as jackals, stray dogs, etc.

Assisting in lowering coffin into grave using ropes or cloth, etc.

Skilled in digging grave using pick and shovel

Skilled in measuring techniques required for checking the dimensions of a grave

Ability to lower coffin into graves

Will be updated


Physically fit




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of working required

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as mental stress, risk of infection, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 2,500 to INR 3,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market trend of Public Administration in India

Public administration is a system through which the government carries out its business of ruling and controlling effectively. This system has been created in order to maintain a civil society and to cater to the needs of the public. Any unelected public employee who deals directly with the general public can be said to be a public administrator. They perform a wide range of functions, including managing city budgets, developing policy and legislation, implementing policies, analysing data to determine and solve public needs, ensuring security, etc. Its functions come under the spheres of public well-being. Maintaining public administration is the first and foremost responsibility of any government.

There are a number of jobs for a Grave Digger and have a promising career in India in future.


Mosques and churches

Cities and towns across India