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India Post officials say few residents of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts are applying for these posts

India Post officials say few residents of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts are applying for these posts

India Post has launched a call for applications for 237 positions of Dak Sevak, Assistant Branch Postmaster and Branch Post Officer in post offices spread across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. On May 3, the department issued a notification calling for applications for 39,000 positions across India, including 2,410 positions in Karnataka.

Chief Superintendent of Posts, Mangaluru Division, N. Shriharsha said those who have passed their Class 10 or SSLC exam can apply for the post. “The selection will be made solely on the basis of the marks obtained in the Class 10/SSLC exam. There will be no written test or interview,” he said and added that applications should be submitted online at by June 5.

Dak Sevak’s job includes performing packing duties and delivering mail to homes in rural and suburban areas. The duty of the Assistant Branch Postmaster includes delivering mail, expedited postage and providing home banking services. The branch postmaster manages the affairs of the Grameen Dak Service post office and performs other duties.

Unlike in the past, when candidates used to apply for positions all over India, the candidate, this time, has to apply for the positions in a particular division. There are 75 vacancies in Mangaluru postal division covering Mangaluru, Mulki and Ullal, and 97 in Puttur division which covers Bantwal, Belthangady, Sullia, Puttur, Kadaba and Moodbidri taluks. There are 65 vacancies in Udupi, Kundapura and Karkala taluks.

Residents not interested

Just like other government jobs, few people from Dakshina Kannada apply for Dak Sevak and two other positions.

“Of the 81 vacancies for which applications were launched in 2021, only 53 have been filled. Out of these 53 people, only eight people were from Dakshina Kannada,” Mr. Shriharsha said. He hopes that this time there will be more applications from local people, which he said are needed to have a stable administration.

A Branch Postmaster will receive a minimum of ₹14,000 per month for a four-hour workday, while a Branch Assistant Postmaster/Dak Sevak will receive a minimum of ₹10,000 for a four-hour workday. four hours and ₹12,000 for a five hour working day. An allowance of 34% of base salary and other allowances will be paid for the three positions. They will be covered by the national pension scheme.

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