GDS Online Engagement Notification for West Bengal Circle

Engagement & Promotion

Applications are invited by the respective appointing authorities as shown in the annexure ‘B’ against each post, from eligible candidates for the selection and engagement to the posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks under West Bengal Circle as listed in the Annexure.

Application online Submission Start Date: 05/04/2018
Application online Submission End Date: 04/05/2018

OBC : 1328
PH-HH : 86
PH-OH : 83
PH-VH : 51
SC : 1184
ST : 286
UR : 2760
Total : 5778


A. AGE:-

The minimum and maximum age for the purpose of engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts shall be between 18 and 40 years as on 05.04.2018. The maximum age shall be relaxable by 03 (three) years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 (five) years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. [10 years for PH above the respective category]


The candidate should pass 10th standard from approved state boards by the respective State Govt. / Central Govt. No weightage will be given for possessing any qualification(s) higher than the mandatory educational qualification. The Candidate passed Xth class examination in first attempt will be treated as meritorious against those passed compartment ally.


The candidate should have computer knowledge and will be required to furnish basic computer training certificate for at least 60 days from a recognized Computer Training Institute. Certificates from Central Government/ State
Government/ University/ Boards etc., will also be acceptable for this purpose. This requirement of basic computer knowledge certificate shall be relaxable in cases where a candidate has studied computer as a subject in Class X or Class XII or higher educational qualification provided the candidate submits a certificate of Class X or Class XII or higher educational qualification in which he/she has studied computer as a subject.


The candidate selected for the post of GDS BPM must mandatorily take up his/her residence in the Branch Post Office village within one month after selection but before engagement as Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster. The candidate shall submit a declaration to this effect in the application. The candidate selected for the post  of other than GDS BPM should reside in post village/delivery jurisdiction.


The candidate applying for the post shall note that  he/ she will have adequate means of livelihood to support himself/ herself and his/ her family from other sources so as to have to supplement his/her income. However, this
shall not be a pre requisite for candidates for the purpose. Selected candidate shall be required to comply with this condition within 30 days after selection but before engagement. The candidate shall furnish an undertaking in the application itself that he/she has other sources of income besides the allowances to be paid by the Government
for adequate means of livelihood for himself/ herself and his/her family. The candidate after selection as Gramin Dak Sevak shall have to give the undertaking again before engagement.


The candidate applying for the post shall note that he/she shall furnish security amount of Rs. 25,000/- in the event of his/her engagement for the post of BPM and Rs. 10,000/- for other categories. The security shall be in the form of
Fidelity Guarantee bond or National Savings Certificate pledged to the Department of
Posts in the name of the President of India.


The candidate selected for  the engagement of BPM shall have to provide centrally located accommodation in the
Branch Post Office village within 30 days for use as Post Office premises and the expenditure of the hiring if any needs to be borne by the candidates.

H. No person holding an elective office will be considered for engagement to the post.

I. The candidate selected as Gramin Dak Sevak shall not engage in any activity with any
outside agency which would be detrimental to the business or interest of the Post

J. Past experience or service of any kind will not be considered for selection.

K. Cycling knowledge is a pre-requisite condition for GDS posts attached with outdoor

L. A Gramin Dak Sevak shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union and governed by GDS
(Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2011 as amended from time to time.

For GDS Mail Carrier Post: One Leg affected (OL), Low Vision (LV), Hearing impaired (HH).
(1) Production of disability certificate as applicable and in the prescribed format for
employment in central government would be compulsory.


1. Selection will be made as per the automatic generated merit list as per the rules
based on the candidates online submitted applications.

2. 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. Passing of
all the subjects as per the respective approved board norms is mandatory for
taking candidate into account for calculating the merit.

3. In case candidates get the same marks, the merit order would be taken as
DOB(higher age as merit), ST female, SC female, OBC female, UR female, ST
Male, SC Male, OBC male, UR male.

4. Candidate can opt any choice of eligible posts in circle/circles and preference of
priority will be made circle wise as per the order of posts applied as appeared
in the submitted application. Selection will be made circle wise and preference
will be given as per order of choice in the circle. In case if the candidate is
selected in more than one choice of posts with in a circle, selection will be
offered to the first selected post in the choice of preference in order for the
circle and candidature for all other selected posts will be forfeited for the
circle. Same is applicable to all circles for the candidate applied. However one
post is offered for each circle if applied and selected for one or more posts in
each circle.
Ex : If a candidate opts for five posts with preference post1, post2, post3, post4,
post5 etc and selected as meritorious in more than one post, the post in the
order of preference will be offered and the candidature for all the remaining
posts will be forfeited.

5. In case candidate willfully uploads wrong documents/information and
unnecessary documents, his candidature will not be considered. Similarly in case
the candidate enter marks erroneously either high or low with reference to
marks list uploaded then the candidature will also not be considered.

6. Candidates having both marks and grades in the marks list have to apply with
marks only. In case candidate apply with grades is liable for disqualification of

7. The candidate will get an SMS on his provisional selection on the prescribed date
after selection. Mere getting SMS or any other communication on selection will
not entitle the candidate to claim for regular selection/appointment. The final
selection/appointment will be based on satisfactory completion of verification
and genuineness of all educational & other documents produced by the
candidates by the concerned appointing authorities.

a) Department is not responsible for non-receipt of email/SMS by the candidate
due to any specific reason or without any reason arising out of providers
services and other dependencies. However, a physical communication in
regard to provisional selection intimation will be sent by respective recruiting
authorities in due course as per the selection procedure.

b) Applicants submitted applications without complete data will also be
rejected from consideration.

8. Candidate can view his/her result status in the website by providing the
reference number till the results are announced. once results are declared and
post is filled, it can be viewed in the results status which provides all details of
the candidates applied for that post.

O. How to apply:-

Candidate who desires to apply online will have to register himself / herself
in the portal through or
with the basic details to obtain the Registration Number. Candidates already once registered in need not register again. The same registration number should be
used for submission of application. Any candidate who forgot the registration number can
retrieve the registration number through option ‘Forgot registration’.

1. For registering the candidature, the candidate should have the following
essential data.

i) Name (In capital letter as per X class certificate Marks Memo including spaces)
ii) Father Name
iii) Mobile Number
iv) Date of Birth
v) Gender
vi) Community
vii) PH – Type of Disability – (HH/OH/VH)- Percentage of disability
viii) State in which Xth class passed
ix) Board in which Xth class passed
x) Year of Passing Xth class
xi) Xth Class Certificate Number / Roll Number (optional)
2. Any candidate will be allowed to register only one time in the portal. With this
registration number he/she may apply to any of the Circles or any number of optional posts.
Candidate should not attempt willful duplicate registrations since duplicate registration entitles
disqualification of the registration.

P. Fee Payment:-

1. Applicant of category OC/OBC Male should pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one
hundred) for each set of five options. Candidate who requires to make the payment has to visit
any identified Post Offices in the circle where online notification is current to make the
payment. Names of the offices are available in the website
For making the payment candidate should inform Registration Number at the PO Counter.

2. However, payment of fee is exempted for all Female, SC/ST and PH candidates.
They may apply online directly through the provided link in the Website.

3. For applying online candidate should submit the application by providing
information of Registration Number (and Fee payment Number once, in case of fee to be paid)
to proceed to fill up the subsequent information. Documents once uploaded against one
registration number will remain, hence for submission of subsequent posts or for other Circles,
candidates need not upload any documents further. The candidates need to upload documents
in the following format.


The appointing authority of each post reserves the right to modify or cancel the notification of a post at any time without assigning any reason.

Help Desk number for West Bengal Circle: 033-22120578

All queries of candidates may be mailed to and queries
related to website may be given to


The candidates who have already registered and paid the fee in response to the earlier notification of above two Circles (which stands cancelled) need not register themselves against the new notification and need not to pay the fee again. They are allowed to apply online afresh based on the old registration number and fee already paid in response to the earlier notification.

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