Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details

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We all know that the India Post is the largest employer in India. According to Wikipedia there have 4,48,840 number of employee as on 31st March 2016. There are may post like Multi Tasking Staff(MTS), Postman/Mail Guard, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Inspector Post and many more. Here we try to discuss Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details.

Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details
Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details

When we discuss Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details then we have to know some important points regarding Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant. This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant please visit this section of GDSePost.

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  • Finding Suitable Work as a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
  • 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 for PA/SA:-

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We feature many Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Jobs live online at this site and these posts are updated regularly. Please book mark this page and return here on a regular basis or register with our site for Jobs by email so that you don’t miss out on the latest work opportunities. Find out the information below regarding the Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details.

Working Duties Expected of PA/SA:-

A Postal Assistant deals with the general public mainly they work as counter clerk. They Transact various services of postal department like transaction of savings bank, booking speed post or register post, collection of premium, taking of deposit from customer and giving them the desire withdrawals, keeping the records of all transaction etc. They also help their senior post.

Not only counter transactions, A Postal Assistant also engage with other work, they work as System Assistant for helping smooth functions of postal system and they work administrative office also for design post. But their grade is Postal Assistant.

A Sorting Assistant 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. and also keeping its records on SAP.

The sorting Assistant mainly engage with mail sections of post offices like Speed Post Hub, Railway Mails Service (RMS) and transit Post offices of India.

Working Hours and Environment of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-

As we discuss Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details so, there is mandatory to know the working wors and enviremwnet.

Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant have a full time 8 hours duty but they can’t fulfil their work during working hours. They presently working on Finacle System (CBS), MacCamish System (CIS) and CSI which is mainly mail and accounting system.

They work in indoor work on computer. Counter PA directly deals with customer and other PAs are working for managing the whole system of Postal Department.

Skills and Interests of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-

If you are searches or interest to know about Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details then you need to be the following.

  • 10+2 from any recognised board or university.
  • fit and active – the job can involve a great deal of writing and typing speed on the computer.
  • reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • literate and numerate
  • able to undertake clerical tasks such as attracting the customer attenuation on.
  • able to use a mouse and keyboard i.e computer knowledge on word, excel and powerpoint and also knowledge of internet and security.
  • dealing with the public accordingly.
  • and finally, a PA or SA would be a good communicator.

Processed to Entry as a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant :-

There are formal entry requirements. Selection usually involves a written test. Presently recruitment of Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) have been included under Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam as the Department of Post has decided to conduct the exam through SSC.

The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III). The Tier-I exam has been taken 50 question with 100 marks.

After completing the examination, postal department will give the candidates a provisional appointment for three years.

Recruitment for the job of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant is usually from the age of 18 to 27 years. Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PH and Economically Weaker Section(EWS) also applicable.

Provision Training of a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-

After selecting as a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant they have to complete 6-month training of postal training centre. They need to successfully complete this training for getting the provisional appointment.

During this training the selected Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant may paid their design pay and allowance by monthly basis.

Opportunities of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-

A Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant has many opportunity to improve their service financially and professionally. Opportunities exist throughout the country and promotion is normally done through the local circle office.

Promotion to higher post is available. A PA/SA can get promotion to Inspector Post, Grade I ,II,III Postmaster etc. through departmental examination.

They can improve their service condition professionally and financially. The PA/SA may get financial up gradation periodically with TA/DA and other allowance.

Salary Descriptions of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-

It is mandatory to know when a candidate searches Job profile and Salary Details of a Post. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Job Profile and Salary Details are one of the best searches topics on the internet.

After implementations of 7th CPC, A Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant has to get a handsome salary package as mention below.

Basic 25,500/-
DA 12%=3060/- (w.e.f 01-01-2019)
HRA 8%=2040/- (minimum) 16% and 24% depend on different city
TA 1800 + 12%= 2016/-
Minimum Take home Pay :25,500+3060+2040+2016=32,616/- with other admissible allowance.

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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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