Jharkhand Postal Circle GDS Cycle 3 Recruitment Notification


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NOTIFICATION FOR THE POSTS OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS CYCLE – III/2020-2021 JHARKHAND CIRCLE
R&E/GDSONLINEENGAGEMENT/2020 DATED 10.11.2020
Applications are invited by the respective engaging authorities as shown in the annexure ‘I’against each post, from eligible candidates for the selection and engagement to the following posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks.
I. Job Profile:-
(i) BRANCH POSTMASTER (BPM)
The Job Profile of Branch Post Master will include managing affairs of Branch Post Office, India Posts Payments Bank ( IPPB) and ensuring uninterrupted counter operation during the prescribed working hours using the handheld device/Smartphone/laptop supplied by the Department. The overall management of postal facilities, maintenance of records, upkeep of handheld device/laptop/equipment ensuring online transactions, and marketing of Postal, India Post Payments Bank services and procurement of business in the villages or Gram Panchayats within the jurisdiction of the Branch Post Office should rest on the shoulders of Branch Postmasters. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA, since the same is being done on incentive basis.Branch Postmaster will be the team leader of the Branch Post Office and overall responsibility of smooth and timely functioning of Post Office including mail conveyance and mail delivery. He/she might be assisted by Assistant Branch Post Master of the same Branch Post Office. BPM will be required to do combined duties of ABPMs as and when ordered. He will also be required to do marketing, organizing melas, business procurement and any other work assigned by IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM and other Supervising authorities. In some of the Branch Post Offices, the BPM has to do all the work of BPM/ABPM.
(ii)ASSISTANT BRANCH POSTMASTER (ABPM)
The Job Profile of Assistant Branch Post Master will include all functions of sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and Delivery of mail at doorstep deposits/payments/other transactions under IPPB, assisting Branch Postmasters in counter duties using the handheld device/Smart phone supplied by the Department. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA, since the same is being done on incentive basis.He will also be required to do marketing, organizing melas, business procurement and any other work assigned by the Branch Postmaster or

IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM and other Supervising authorities. ABPMs will also be required to do Combined Duty of BPMs as and when ordered.

(iii)DAK SEVAK The Job Profile of Dak Sevaks will include all functions of viz sale of stamps and stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail and any other duties assigned by Postmaster/Sub Postmaster including IPPB work in the Departmental Post Offices/RMS. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA, since the same is being done on incentive basis.He may also have to assist Post Masters/Sub Postmasters in managing the smooth functioning of Departmental Post Offices and do marketing, business procurement or any other work assigned by the Post Master or IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM and other Supervising authorities. In Railway Mail Services (RMS), GDS has to handle the work related to RMS, like, closing/opening of bags, transport of bags from one place to other manually and any other works allotted by the RMS authorities.

II. Time Related Continuity Allowance(TRCA)

The following Minimum TRCA shall be payable to the categories of GDS as mentioned in Directorate Order No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018.

Sl.No. Category

1

BPM

Minimum TRCA for 4 Minimum TRCA for 5

Hours/Level 1 in TRCA Slab hours/Level 2 in TRCA slab

Rs.12,000/-

Rs.14,500/-

2

ABPM/Dak Sevak Rs.10,000/-

Rs.12,000/-

(ii) However, in respect of GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation of TRCA will be done on the first stage of Level-I of the respective category.

III. Details of vacant posts for which applications are called for are shown in the Annexure-I.

IV. Eligibility

AGE The minimum and maximum of age for the purpose of engagement to GDS posts shall be 18 and 40 years respectively as on 12.11.2020 the date of notification of the vacancies. Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories is as under:-

Sl.No.
1. 2.

Category
Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Permissible age relaxation 5 years 3 years

3.

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

4.

Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

5.

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + OBC

6.

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + SC/ST

No relaxation* 10 years* 13 years* 15 years*

Note:- 1*

There will be no relaxation in upper age limit to EWS candidates. However, the persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in engagement to the Gramin Dak Sevak posts in the Department of Posts as per Directorate instructions circulated vide no. 17-09/2019-GDS dated 26.02.2019.

Note:-2*

All Engaging Authorities shall maintain reservation for persons with disabilities to all categories of GDS posts except for persons with benchmark of disability “Blind” ( for all categories of GDS). Percentage of reservation may be maintained as in the case of SC,ST and OBC categories in GDS posts as per Directorate order no. 17-08/2017-GDS dated 26.02.2019. Relaxation in upper age limit is subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 55 years.

V. Educational Qualification

(i) Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard with passing marks in Mathematics, local language 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 shall be a mandatory educational qualification for all approved categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks.(Referred to in Directorate Order No 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018).
(ii) 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.List of Official languages of the state are shown below:-

NAMES OF CIRCLE AND OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF THE STATE/UT UNDER EACH CIRCLE

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1 2
3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17
18 19

Name of Circle
Andhra Pradesh Assam
Bihar Chhattisgarh Delhi Gujarat
Haryana Himachal Pradesh J & K Circle Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra North East
Odisha Punjab Chandigarh (Chandigarh) Rajasthan Tamilnadu

Name of State/ Union Local language as for

Territory covered under the Postal Circle

Postal Circle

Andhra Pradesh and Telugu

Yanam

Assam (Excluding Three Assamese

dists of Barak Valley and

Bodoland

Territorial

Council Areas)

Three Dist. of Barak Valley Bengali

Bodoland

Territorial

Council Areas

Bihar

Chhatisgarh

Delhi

Gujarat

Dadra Nagar Haveli

Daman and Diu

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

J & K

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kerala ,Lakshadweep and

Mahe

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Goa

Arunachal Pradesh

Manipur

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Nagaland

Tripura

Odisha

Punjab

Chandigarh

Bodo
Hindi Hindi Hindi
Gujarati
Hindi Hindi Urdu, Hindi Hindi Kannada Malayalam
Hindi Marathi Konkani/Marathi Hindi/English Manipuri Hindi/English Mizo Hindi / English Bengali Odia Punjabi Hindi / English

Rajasthan Tamilnadu Puducherry (excluding Mahe and Yanam)

Hindi Tamil Tamil

20

Telangana

21

Uttar Pradesh

22

Uttarakhand

23

West Bengal

Telangana Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal (Other than Darjeeling Postal Division) Darjeeling Postal Division (other than GTA* Area) Post Offices under GTA* Area (Gorkha Territorial Administration) Andaman and Nicobar Islands Sikkim

Telugu Hindi Hindi Bengali
Nepali/Bengali
Nepali
Hindi / English
Nepali/English

(iii) Basic Computer Training
The candidates for all approved categories of GDS referred to in (i) above will be required to furnish Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Government/State Government /Universities / Boards / Private Institutions Organizations.This requirement of basic computer knowledge certificate shall be relaxable in cases where a candidate has studied computer as a subject in Matriculation or class XII or any other higher educational level and in such cases, a separate certificate will not be insisted upon.
VI. RESIDENCE
The condition of residence shall apply as stipulated in Rule 3-A (vii) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020.The candidate who is applying for the post of BPM must provide accommodation for Branch post office after selection but before engagement. The accommodation should meet the following prescribed standards: -
(i) The building may be owned by a Gram Panchayat or Central government or by State government such as school or offices or BPM’s own house or a proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the post village.
(ii) Location- The Branch Office (BO) should be located in the main busy part of the post village.
(iii) Size- The minimum size of Branch Post Office should not be less than 100 sq. feet preferably in 10’x10’ dimensions and in ground floor.
(iv) Approach- The Branch Post Office should have direct access/approach from village road and should be located in front portion of the building in which it is housed. The Branch Post Office should not be housed in Verandahs, Courtyards, Kitchen, SPWC under the stairs, bed room, damaged rooms, makeshift accommodations,

isolated buildings outside the village etc. which are difficult to access/approach by the Customers.
(v) Structure - The Branch Post Office accommodation should preferably be a Brick Mortar structure to ensure safety and security. The room should be properly ventilated and lighted and should be properly maintained and neatly white washed.
(vi) Power supply – The post office room should have electrical power connection for charging of handheld devices and for fan, electricity bulb etc. It should have suitable place to install solar panels.
(vii) The accommodation for the Branch Post Office should be exclusively available for Post Office use. It may work from a village shop but Post office working from shop should have an exclusive space to keep the registers, micro ATM or hand-held device and other items apart from space for prominently exhibiting the signage etc. giving due importance to Post Office.
(viii) At present DARPAN/ Computer/ Laptop devices are using all of the four Network Service Providers(NSPs) viz, Airtel & BSNL for ensuring connectivity to Branch Post Offices. While providing accommodation for Branch Post Office, it should be ensured that, Network is available for any one of these NSPs.
Further, it is clarified that the candidate who has applied for BPM has to provide the above prescribed standards of accommodation if got selection well before engagement and if he is engaged as BPM will be entitled for the drawl of Composite allowance @ Rs.500/-per month as prescribed in Directorate OM. No 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 & No 17-31/2016-GDS (pt) dated 28.09.2018. Further, if the candidate selected and engaged as BPM provides accommodation for Post Office in a rent free government accommodation and staying in the Post village will be entitled for the Composite allowance Rs.250/- equal to that of BPMs who provide non-standard accommodation (those who are not fulfilling above standard are treated as non-standard accommodations), as prescribed in Directorate OM. No. 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 & No 17-31/2016-GDS (pt) dated 28.09.2018.
VII. 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.
VIII. Adequate means of Livelihood
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 have 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 condition of adequate means of livelihood shall apply as stipulated in Rule 3- A (iii) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020. However, this condition shall not be a pre-requisite for candidates for the purpose of applying to the GDS post or selection there to and the selected candidate shall be required to comply with this prescribed condition within 30 days after selection but before engagement and will continue till discharge.
IX Furnishing of Security
On engagement as GDS, the person so engaged shall be required to furnish security in such manner as may be prescribed from time to time. The existing security amount in case of Branch Postmaster and other approved categories of GDS is ABPM & Dak Sevak is Rs.1,00,000/. (vide Dte. lr.no. 17-18/2018-GDS dated 14.01.2020)
X. ACCOMODATION FOR LOCATING BRANCH POST OFFICE
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.
XI. No person holding an elective office will be considered for engagement to the post.
XII. 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 Office.
XIII. Past experience or service of any kind will not be considered for selection.
XIV. A Gramin Dak Sevak shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union and governed by GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2020 as amended from time to time.
XV. Fulfillment of other terms and conditions
Terms and conditions of engagement to GDS posts shall apply as stipulated in the relevant rules of GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2020.

XVI. Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC, Persons with Disability& Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs).

The instructions issued by the Department vide no.19-11/97-ED & TRG dated 27.11.1997, No. 17-08/2017-GDS dated 26.02.2019 and No. 17-09/2019-GDS dated 26.02.2019providing for adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC communities, Persons with Disability and Economically Weaker Sections ( EWSs) respectively will continue to apply. Thepermissible disability for persons with Disability will be as given below in GDS posts:-

(i) Sl. No. 1

Name of the Posts BPM/ ABPM/ Dak Sevaks

Categories of disability suitable for the post. a) Low vision (LV), b) D(Deaf), HH (Hard of hearing), c) One Arm (OA), One leg (OL), Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victim, d) Specific learning disability.

Multiple disabilities from amongst disabilities mentioned at (a) to (d) above except Deaf and Blindness.

XVII. Production of SC/ST/OBC/Disability/ Economically Weaker Sections Certificate

Production of SC/ST/OBC/disability/EWSs certificate in the prescribed format would be compulsory in case of such candidates.

XVIII.Method of Engagement
Method of engagement will continue to be as online engagement process for engagement of all categories of GDS as notified vide Directorate Letter No 17-23/2016-GDS dated 01.08.2016.
Transgender: “Transgender person” means a person whose gender does not match with the gender assigned to that person at birth and includes trans-man or trans-woman (whether or not such person has undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery or hormone therapy or laser therapy or such other therapy). Person with intersex variations,genderqueer and person having such socia-cultural identiies as kinner,hijra,aravani and jogta.
(i) Exemption of fee for applying on GDS Posts

Applicant belonging to the category UR/OBC/EWS Male/trans-man have to pay a fee of Rs.100/-(Rupees one hundred only) for each set of five options.Payment of fee is

exempted for all female/trans-woman candidates, all SC/ST candidates and all PwD candidates.
(ii) Option for applying on GDS Posts
A candidate can apply for a maximum of twenty posts all over India per cycle of online engagement. This inter alia means that a prospective candidate can apply for twenty posts on a single application spread across one Circle or several Circles. This cap of twenty posts is inclusive of vacancies arising in candidate’s home Circle. Home Circle means belonging or native / domicile state of a prospective candidate in which he is permanently residing and that Postal Circle is providing opportunity. Hence, candidates should exercise due care while utilizing the twenty choices available to her/him in each Cycle. However, only one post will be offered for each Circle if she/he has applied for one or more posts in each Circle.
Example: - 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.
XIX. The revised eligibility conditions and criteria of selection will come into effect for the vacancies to be notified on or after the date of issue of this notification. The engagement process initiated before this date shall be finalized as per the existing instructions.
XX. SELECTION CRITERIA:-.
i. Selection will be made as per the automatic generated merit list as per the rules based on the candidates online submitted applications.
ii. 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 subject to the conditions referred in Clause B of Notifications pertaining to Required Educational Qualifications for taking candidate into account for calculating the merit.
iii. Candidates having both marks and grades in the marks list have to apply with marks only. In case any candidates apply with grades only his application liable for disqualification.
iv. In case of the marks lists containing the Grades/ Points, marks will be reckoned by taking conversion of Grades and points with the multiplication factor (9.5) against the maximum points or grade as 100.
v. In case candidates get the same marks, the merit order would be taken as DOB(higher age as merit), ST trans-woman, ST female, SC trans-woman, SC female, OBC trans-woman, OBC female,

EWS trans-woman, EWS female, UR trans-woman, UR female, ST trans-male, ST Male, SC transmale, SC Male, OBC trans-male, OBC male, EWS trans-male, EWS male, UR trans-male, UR male.
vi. A candidate can apply for a maximum of twenty posts as per cycle of online engagement. This inter alia means that a prospective candidate can apply for twenty posts on a single application spread across one or all Circles. However, this count of twenty posts is inclusive of vacancies arising in candidate’s Home Circle. (Home Circle means the circle in the native/ domicile state of prospective candidate in which he/she is permanently residing and studied SSC where Postal Circle is providing opportunity). Hence, candidates should be advised to exercise due care while utilizing the twenty choices available to her/him in each Cycle. However, only one post will be offered for each Circle if she/he has applied for one or more posts in each Circle.
vii. 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.Similarly, in case of a candidate if joins at any selected post, offers to the remaining choices will automatically be forfeited. If a candidate has applied for more than one circle only one post will be offered per circle.
viii. Applicants submitted applications with incomplete/incorrect data will also be rejected from consideration. Candidate should select appropriate Board basing on the year of pass and Board of pass from the respective states which recognised the Boards. Any deviation with reference to the documents submitted and data entered will also liable for rejection of the candidature.
XXI. Cycle of Notification:
a. In a Year all the circles will notify required GDS vacancies in one or more times. Each time will be referred with cycle number.
b. In case candidate willfully uploads wrong documents/information and unnecessary documents, his candidature will not be considered. Similarly, in case the candidate enters marks erroneously either high or low with reference to marks list uploaded then the candidature will also not be considered.
c.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 Engaging authorities.
d. 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 Engaging authorities in due course as per the selection procedure.
e. Department of Posts does not make any phone calls to the candidates. The correspondence, if any, is made with candidates through respective Engaging Authority only. Candidates are advised

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