Classifier, Mail

Assorter, Mail

Arranger, Mail

The tasks a Sorter, Mail is expected to perform include:

Sorting out incoming or outgoing mail such as letters, parcels, registered articles, etc. for delivery to addresses or despatch to appropriate post offices

Collecting mail to be sorted and reading addresses for sorting 

Sorting mail, beat or area-wise, according to addresses, into different bins or postal bags for distribution to Postmen for local delivery or despatch to appropriate offices through Railway or Air Mail service

Knowledge of arranging incoming or outgoing letters, registered articles, etc. for delivery to addresses or despatch to appropriate post offices

Adept with reading addresses for sorting after having collected the mail to be arranged

Physically fit

Knowledge of working in a post office or R.M.S van and ensuring the dispatch of all mail bags to the correct destination

Good communication skills

Eye for details

Team player

Problem-solving attitude

Time management skills

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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 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), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous 

Health risks include ergonomic related physical illnesses, indoor air quality problems, poor ventilation, working in confined spaces, temperature variations, standing for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include upper respiratory tract infection, dermatological problems, leg pain, stress, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 2,500 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the 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 offices that employ 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 is 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 the 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 the service delivery of post and 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 will radically improve the 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 job opportunities in the postal services industry across towns and cities in India.

Post offices across India