Mail Carrier

Letter Carrier

Letter Box Peon

The tasks a Mail Carrier is expected to perform include:

Transports mail bags in van or cart to and from different post offices and railway station in his area

Collecting mail bags from head post office or railway station 

Counting and acknowledging their receipt

Loading mail bags in proper order in mail van or cart

Accompanying mail bags in van or cart for security, delivers them at railway station or post office and obtains receipt of delivery

Adept with collecting outgoing and local mail bags from post office, counting them and acknowledging their receipt 

Well-versed with delivering them at head post office against receipt

Ability to assist in stamping, sorting and distributing letters 

Knowledge of carrying mail bags manually

Physically fit 

Good interpersonal skills


Diligent and hard- working

Time management skills

Ability to work independently

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

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 Leg (OL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous 

Occupational hazard includes heat exhaustion, stroke, physical strain, dermatological problems, fatigue, etc.

Health risk includes exposure to dust, extreme temperature, 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 155,333 post offices that employs more than 520,000 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 Lakhs post offices, of which 1.3 Lakh are rural post offices. The IT Modernisation 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 Govt. 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 is only going to increase the job opportunities in the Postal services industry across towns and cities in India.

Post offices across India