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August 13, 2012

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification, Form & Eligibility

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification Form EligibilityDepartment of Posts, Govt. of India is coming up with recruitment notification 2012 for  Postal Assistants & Sorting Assistants in the postal circle of Kerela, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana & Uttrakhand. While Department of Posts in its recruitment website "India Post" has put-up the recruitment notification of only Kerela circle, Karnataka circle &  Himachal circle so far, notifications for the other circle is going to come up very soon.
You can click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Kerela postal circle.
click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Karnataka postal circle
click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Himachal postal circle.
As soon as notifications for other postal circle comes up, I am going to update this blog post. So you need to visit here again. As per the notification, application form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 would be available from 11th August and the last date for sale of form is 25th September, 2012

This post summarizes the important information contained in the above notification, also archiving the same, so that the information can be used by future Postal Assistant aspirants, say for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2013/2014 Exam.

In another subsequent blog post titled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books, I have covered how to prepare the same, giving you the study materials.

But before that, a small discussion on what is Department of Post in a nutshell:

What is Department of Post:
Department of Post is a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the Govt. of India. It was founded in 1764. Headquartered in New Delhi, it has 155,333 post offices in each and every nook and corner of India, manned by over 5 lakh employees. Owing to this far-flung reach and its presence in remote areas, the Indian postal service is also involved in other services such as small savings banking and financial services.

India has been divided into 22 postal circles, each circle headed by a Chief Postmaster General. Each Circle is further divided into field units, called Divisions, headed by a Postmaster General. Other functional units like Circle Stamp Depots, Postal Stores Depots and Mail Motor Service may exist in the Circles and Regions. Besides the 22 circles, there is a special Circle called the Base Circle to cater to the postal services of the Armed Forces of India.

More about Department of Post can be found in this About us page.

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant vacancies in Department of Post:
As per above notification, there are vacancies in following offices:
a) Postal Assistants in Post Offices
b) Postal Assistants in Circle Office and Regional Offices.
c) Postal Assistants in Savings Bank Control Organization.
d) Sorting Assistants in Railway Mail Service.
e) Postal and sorting Assistants in Army Postal Service.
f) Postal Assistants in Foreign Post Offices.
g) Postal Assistants in Mail Motor Services.
h) Postal Assistants in Postal Stores Depots.

Duties/ Job nature of Postal Assistants:The duties of a postal assistant in Indian postal departments are as follows:
:: Receipt and registration of dak.
:: Disposal of dak by submitting in files.
:: Maintenance of rulings and circulation thereof.
:: Noting and drafting.
:: Maintenance of reminder diary, guard files.
:: Processing of Parliament Questions and VIP references.

In addition to above, Postal Assistants working in PLI (Postal Life Insurance) Branch discharge following other duties:
:: Data entry operation on computers.
Generation of various information reports for –
:: Preparation of History sheets.
:: Issue of new policy.
:: Posting of premium in individual a/c.
:: Processing of loan applications.
:: Settlement of claim.
:: MIS

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant salaries:
Salary (scale of pay ) for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant being offered by Department of Post is Rs. 5200 - 20200 + Grade pay Rs. 2400/- + admissible allowances.

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: (as on last date of receipt of of application i.e. 01/10/2012)
Min. age: 18 years, Max. age: 27 years

Educational Qualifications Eligibility:
a) Eligibility for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistants :
i) Minimum 60% (For OBC: 55% & sc/st: 45%) in Class-XII Examination with English as a compulsory subject from a Board
iii) Should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the Postal Circle concerned or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.

Selection process for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Department of Post:
The selection process for these positions in Department of Post consists of 100 mark written test followed by a qualifying Computer Typing Test.

More about the pattern/format of Postal Assistant Exam Pattern with prep materials can be found in my subsequent blog post tiled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books.

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Application form:
Application Form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 is being sold for Rs. 50 in all Head Post offices and identified Post offices in the Circles. You can find the list of Post offices where these application forms are available in last pages of the notification.

Details on how to apply for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant recruitment exam can be found in Section-"9. Examination Fee:" & "12. How to apply:" of the recruitment notification.

If the Application Form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 is exhausted in the nearest PO, do not worry - you can apply through the Online form.
Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Online Application form

Important dates for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012:
Date of advertisement/notification/form availability: 11th August, 2012.
Last date of sale of application form: 25th September, 2012 
Last date of receipt of completed form: 1st October, 2012. (For remote areas: 11th October, 2012.)
Date of Postal Assistant Exam 2012: To be notified later.

Hope with above information you can apply confidently for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012. How do you prepare for Postal Assistant Exam? This is the subject matter of my blog post titled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books, Please visit me again!

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