Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 14 Jan 2015

All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

The review of selection criteria and eligibility conditions for engagement to GDS posts has been engaging the attention of the Department for quite some time. A Committee, namely the DKS Chauhan Committee, was constituted by the Department to look into various aspects related to the Gramin Dak Sevaks. Based on the recommendations made by the aforesaid Committee, it has been decided by the Department to revise the eligibility/ selection criteria for engagement to GDS posts.

The selection to GDS posts will now be based purely on the marks secured in an Objective Aptitude Test which will be conducted for the purpose at Circle level on six monthly basis. This will replace the present selection criteria which were based on marks secured in Matriculation/VIII Standard. The detailed selection process is being notified separately vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14 Jan 2015.

The eligibility conditions for engagement to the posts of GDS have also been revised and comprehensive instructions on the subject are issued as given below. The revised eligibility conditions & criteria of selection will be effective for the vacancies notified on or after 01.04.2015. The engagement process initiated before 01.04.2015 shall be finalized as per the existing instructions.
A. Age
B. Educational Qualification
C. Residence
D. Adequate means of Livelihood
E. Furnishing of Security
F. Fulfillment of other terms and conditions
G. Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC & Physically Challenged

(Surendra Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)

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