A post office is a public department that provides a customer service to the public and handles their mail needs. Post offices offer mail-related services such as acceptance of letters and parcels; provision of post office boxes; and sale of postage stamps, packaging, and stationery. In addition, many post offices offer additional services: providing and accepting government forms (such as passport applications), processing government services and fees (such as road tax), and banking services (such as savings accounts and money orders). The chief administrator of a post office is called a postmaster.
Prior to the advent of postal and ZIP codes, postal systems would route items to a specific post office for receipt or delivery. During the nineteenth-century, in the United States, this often led to smaller communities being renamed after their post offices; particularly after the Post Office Department ceased to permit duplicate station names within a state.
The term “Post-Office” has been in use since the 1650’s, shortly after the legalization of private mail services in England in 1635. In early Modern England, post riders – mounted couriers – were placed (“posted”) every few hours along post roads at posting houses, also known as post houses, between major cities (“post towns”). These stables or inns permitted important correspondence to travel without delay. In early America, post offices were also known as “stations”. This term and “post house” fell from use as horse and coach service was replaced by railways, aircraft, and automobiles. Today, the term “Post Office” usually refers to postal facilities providing customer service. The term “General Post Office” is sometimes used for the national headquarters of a postal service, even if it does not provide customer service within the building. A postal facility that is used exclusively for processing mail is instead known as sorting office or delivery office, which may have a large central area known as a “sorting” or “postal hall”. Integrated facilities combining mail processing with railway stations or airports are known as mail exchanges.
There is evidence of corps of royal couriers disseminating the decrees of the Egyptian pharaohs as early as 2,400 BC and the service may greatly precede even that date. Similarly, organized systems of post houses providing swift mounted courier service seems quite ancient, although sources vary as to precisely who initiated the practice. Certainly, by the time of the Persian Empire, a system of Chapar-Khaneh existed along the Royal Road. The 2nd-Century BC Mauryan and Han dynasties established similar systems in India and China. Suetonius credited Augustus with regularizing the Roman network, the Cursus Publicus. Local officials were obliged to provide couriers who would be responsible for their message’s entire course. Locally maintained post houses (Latin: stationes) privately owned rest houses (Latin: mansiones) were obliged or honored to care for them along their way. Diocletian later established two parallel systems: one providing fresh horses or mules for urgent correspondence and another providing sturdy oxen for bulk shipments. Procopius, though not unbiased, records that this system remained largely intact until it was dismantled in the surviving empire by Justinian in the 6th Century.
India Post Office Recruitment 2019: Applications are invited for the post of Gramin Dak Sevaks 10,066 Vacancies. The candidates can apply for the GDS/BPM/ABPM positions in online before 4 September 2019 . The detailed eligibility criteria and application process are given below.
India Post Office Recruitment for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS):
Job Role: Gramin Dak Sevaks
Qualification: 10th Pass
Total Vacancies: 10,066
Salary: Up to Rs.14,500-Rs.35,480/-
Job Location: Assam/Bihar/Gujarat/Karnataka/Kerala/Punjab
Last Date: 4 September 2019
Educational Qualification: Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th std with passing marks in Mathematics and English (having been studied as compulsory or elective subjects) conducted by any recognized Board of School Education by the Government of India/State Governments/ Union Territories in India.
Compulsory knowledge of Local Language: The candidate should have studied the local language at least up to 10th standard [as compulsory or elective subjects] as declared by the State Government or as per constitutional provisions relating to the 8th schedule of
Constitution of India.
Computer Knowledge: Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Govt/State Govt/Universities / Boards/ Private Institutions/ Organizations.
Knowledge of Cycling: Knowledge of Cycling is a pre-requisite condition for all GDS posts. In case of a candidate having knowledge of riding a scooter or motor cycle, that may be considered as knowledge of cycling. The candidate has to submit a declaration to this effect.
Age Limit (As on 05.08.2019): 18 to 40 years.
Relaxation in upper age limit:
5 years for SC & ST candidates
3 years for OBC candidates
10 years for PWD candidates (13 years for OBC, 15 years for SC/ST)
Others as per Govt rules.
Branch Post Master(BPM)
Assistant Branch Post Master(ABPM)
State-wise vacancies: 10,066 Posts
India Post Office Recruitment GDS – Selection Process:
Selection will be made as per the automatically generated merit list as per the rules based on the candidates online submitted applications.
No weightage will be given for higher educational qualification.
Only marks obtained in 10th standard of approved Boards aggregated to percentage to the accuracy of 4 decimals will be the criteria for finalizing the selection.
Application Fee: Rs.100/- (No fee for SC/ST/PWD and Women candidates)
How to apply India Post Office Recruitment for GDS?
All interested and eligible candidates apply for this position in online from 5 August 2019 to 4 September 2019.
Stages of Online Registration:
Stage 1: Registration
Initially, the candidate has to register in the Registration module once per cycle and obtain a unique registration number.
Stage 2: Fee Payment
UR/OBC/EWS/Male need to make the fee payment. Offline payments can be made at any Head Post Office.
Stage 3: Apply Online Step
Fill the Application form with your details.
Upload documents like qualification, Community, photo, and signature.
Submit Post preferences.
Preview and take a print out.
Note: Completion of these three steps will only be treated as submission of application.
Important Dates to Remember:
Registration & Fee Submission Start Date: 05 August 2019
Registration & Fee Submission End Date: 04 September 2019
Application online Submission Start Date: 05 August 2019
Application online Submission End Date: 04 September 2019
For any grievances, while registering the application and after the registration, candidates can use following details:-
Help Desk Details:
Helpline number: 0361-2544881
Helpline number: 0612-2226927
Helpline number: 079-25509381
Helpline number: 080-22392554
Helpline number: 0471-2560758
Helpline number: 0172-2547717 & 0172-2722144
email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
India Post Office Recruitment for Staff Car Driver:
Job Role: Staff Car Driver
Total Vacancies: 6
Job Location: Hyderabad
Last Date: 14 August 2019
Possession of a valid driving license for light & heavy motor vehicles.
Knowledge of Motor Mechanism (The candidate should be able to remove minor defects in vehicle)
Experience of driving in light & heavy motor vehicles for at least three years
Pass in 10th standard from recognised board or institute.
Desirable qualification: Three years of service as Home Guard or Civil volunteers.
Period of Probation: Two years
Age Limit(As on 14 August 2019): 18 to 27 years
5 years for ST
3 years for OBC
For Government Servants up to 40 years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by Central Government
Community wise Vacancies:
UR: 3 posts
ST: 1 post
OBC: 2 posts
Staff Car Driver Selection Process:
The selection process is based on the qualification, license and competitive examination.
Competitive examination comprising of:
Removal of minor defects in the vehicle.
Driving test to assess the competency of candidates to drive the vehicles.
How to apply for India Post Office Recruitment 2019?
Interested and eligible candidates download the application form in the website and attach the following self-attested copies and then send the form through postal on or before 14 August 2019 up to 5:30 PM.
Mail Motor Service,
Hyderabad – 500 095
Self Attested Copies:
Driving experience certificate
Caste certificate of ST & OBC (Creamy layer certificate) issued by competent Authority
Driving License and License Extract issued by Concerned RTA Authorities.
Note: One recent passport size Photograph self-attested by the candidate should be pasted in the application form
Click Here for more details and application form(Car Driver)
Click here for GDS (Gramin Dak Sevak) application Link