Postman/Mailguard Job Profile & Salary Details

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Postman/Mailguard Job Profile & Salary Details
Postman/Mailguard Job Profile & Salary Details

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  • Finding Suitable Work as a Postman/Mail Guard
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Postman/Mail Guard Work Information

Finding Suitable Work :-

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Working Duties Expected 

A Postman/Mail Guard deals with the sorting and delivery of letters and small packets working from a district sorting office, delivery office. Depending on duties, they may also be responsible for mail collections from post boxes, post offices and places of work within that district’s area.

Once sorted, the post is delivered to homes and businesses. Postman/Mail Guard, who work delivering mail may have a round or ‘walk’ of several hundred addresses. For some items, such as registered post, speed post, vp, parcel, money order, cod and recorded deliveries, they may have to obtain a signature during delivering the post.

Deliveries are made on foot, bicycle or motorcycle.

Some Postman/Mail Guard work in central sorting offices, dealing with mail coming in and going out across the country. The mail is sorted into mailbags then loaded onto vans and transported to district offices or, depending on the destination, a road freight depot, rail station or airport. Many are engaged in sorting work of mail, Cash overseer (CS) or a mail overseer (OS).

Hours and Environment :-

Full-time Postman/Mail Guard work 8 hours in day. There is a shift system for sorting postman. The early shift often starts at 5am or 6am and would involve preparing and delivering the mail. The later shift, starting between 1pm and 2pm, collects and sorts mail this work is only for RMSs and Speed Post hubs.

Mainly Delivery post office is functioning between 10am to 5pm in day. Only Sunday and central holiday are closed for delivering the mail.

A uniform is provided and there are subsidized meals.

Much of the work is outdoors, at all times of the year and in all weathers.

Sorting the incoming and outgoing mail is done indoors. In a main sorting office, this could include working with noisy machinery.

A Mailguard always functions on road for exchange from one office to another by mail van, train or air.

Skills and Interests :-

As a Postman/Mail Guard you need to be:

  • fit and active – the job can involve a great deal of walking in all weather conditions
  • reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • literate and numerate
  • able to undertake clerical tasks such as re-directing mail
  • able to use a keyboard
  • confident in dealing with the public
  • a good communicator.

Processed to Entry this Job :-

There are no formal entry requirements. Selection usually involves a written test. The test may require you to demonstrate the ability to read addresses properly or check for errors amongst a list of names and addresses. You may also be required to pass a medical examination after selection.

Recruitment for the job of postman/woman is usually from the age of 18.

India Post may require applicants for postal cadet positions to have Passed Matriculation in Examination board of India. They have to pass the competitive examination for getting the Job.

Provision Training :-

Training is carried out on the job. Initially, there may be seven to fifteen days’ induction training at a head office, and then you are relocated to your nearest vacant post office by the direction of sub divisional inspector of post.

You will work under supervision of experienced members of staff. There may also be short external courses in addition to the supervised training. Cadets may attend college on a day release basis for qualifications including the NVQ/SVQ levels 1 and 2 in Mail Operations. Opportunities for cadet posts are very limited so check with your local delivery office.

Opportunities :-

Opportunities exist throughout the country and recruitment is normally done through the local circle office. The large mail centers that sort and distribute mail can also employ hundreds of people.

Promotion to higher posts, such as Cash Overseer, Mail Overseer, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant after three year qualifying service through a departmental examination.

There may be opportunities to move into similar areas of the business such as parcel deliveries, courier work, post office counter work, or customer care and administration within division or main offices.

Salary Descriptions :-

The Salary of Postman/Mailguard in the Pay Matrix Level-III (Rs. 21,700-36,100 + other admissible allowances in different Postal/RMS Divisions in Department of Posts.

The starting basic pay of a Postman/Mailguard is 21,700/-. They also get Dearness Allowance in every six month by the declaration of Central Government.

Other admissible Allowance like, Travelling Allowance, Home Rent, Children Education Allowance and many other allowances are admissible to them time to time.

All category of Postman/Mailguard are getting same Pay Scale but there is difference for their allowance rate. Category wise they get higher allowance for holding higher post.

There is a financial up gradation for a period of qualifying service. They automatically get higher pay for completing the service in same category of Job.

Further information: 

For more information, you can visit India Post website regularly of your nearest Post Office. Addresses are in the local phone book or available from the nearest post office. You can also contact the India Post for information on vacancies.

Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg


Web Information Manager​

Shri. Kishan Kumar Sharma​​

General Manager

Centre For Excellence in Postal Technology​

​Mysore, Karnataka, 570010  ​

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Quick Information about Postman/Mailguard :- 

  • Presently Postman/Mailguard is recruiting by the concerned circle post office by an advertisement.
  •  An aptitude test has been taken for selection of Postman/Mailguard.
  • Total number Marks-100 with four parts having 25 marks in each part [A,B,C(i), C(ii)].
  • For appearing the exam candidate have to pass in Matriculation from a recognized Board or University.
  • Age limit: 18-27 years: (a) For General Category (Unreserved Applicants)
  • Pay Matrix Level III (Rs. 21,700/- – Rs. 36,100/-+ admissible allowances as prescribed from time to time.

8 thoughts on “Postman/Mailguard Job Profile & Salary Details

  1. Sir I am also write a postman exam i got 50 marks.i am qualifing.pls give me a chance in postal cast obc & female

  2. Peduri.nagalakshmi sir I am also write a postman exam I got 35marks. Plg give me a chance in postal cast Bc(a) phc& female

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