Postal/ Post Office Employee Grade Pay, Pay Scale, Salary Allowance, Perks Under 7th Pay Commission
Indian Post or the department of Posts is a government-operated system and is the most widespread postal system in the world. India is divided into 22 postal circles and each of them is governed by a chief postmaster general. Since it is a huge network, it is obvious that the system has several people working in it. Like other government employees, even Indian Postal employees are paid according to their post or rank.
Below listed table discuss the unknown facts and interesting myth of Indian postal services in brief
|S.No||Some Unknown facts about the Indian Post Office||Detailed Information|
|1||Number of Existing Indian Post Offices||India owns the record of having the largest postal network in the world by having over 1.5L post offices across the nation. Including one FLOATING post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar.|
|2||Digitalization of Indian Post offices||In India majority of post offices are located in rural areas. Recently government Indian decided to digitalize about 1.5Lak post offices across the nation, among those 1.3 lakhs post offices are from rural India|
|3||Purchasing Exclusive Postal Stamps Collection in online.||Recently, Indian postal services allowed e-commerce sites like a snap deal and Shop clues to sell exclusive collections of stamps released by the Indian postal department to date.|
|4||Post ATM’s||Around 500 locations across the nation, postal ATMs have been installed and they are functioning well.|
|5||Other Services||Apart from delivering mails, the Indian postal department handles various other schemes like money savings and so. According to recent stats, more than 33.03 crores money-saving account holds exist under the postal money-saving scheme.|
- Indian Postal Service
Without having a separate ministry just like railway, the Indian postal department managed to own the record of having a large number of post offices in the world. Currently, the Indian postal service has been merged with the Ministry of Communication. The Indian government has taken various steps to boost the functionality of Indian postal services by including e-postal services and so.
Below listed table below illustrate the things about the Indian postal service which every Indian citizen should know.
|S.No||Things need to know about the Indian Postal service||Detailed Explanation|
|1||Indian post office Act||Indian Legislature passed The Indian Post Office Act in 1898|
|2||PIN Code||A Special 6 digit Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced for all regions of the nation in order to deliver mails without any confusion.|
|3||Indian Postal Department Motto||The motto of the Indian postal department is “Service Before Self” and it was adopted in April 1959.|
|4||The First Stamp Released in Independent India||The stamp portrays the Indian Flag with the slogan ‘Jai Hind’ was released on 21st November 1947, was the first stamp released after India got independent.|
|5||How Indian Postal Works?||Indian postal services divided entire India into 22 postal circles and each circle managed by a separate Chief Postmaster General.|
Postal Or Post Office Employee pay scale
The employees of the Post Office are paid basic pay according to their post and part from that they are paid Dearness Allowance, Non-Practicing Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special allowance, and a Distributed Area Allowance. So the total amount that the employee of the Post Office would receive would be a sum total of all the allowance apart from the basic.
Postal pay grade
Like other government employees, the Postal employees have a Grade Pay. It is a fixed payment that is given to the employees on the basis of the grade of their job. In Postal service also there are Pay Bands according to which the Grade Pay will be decided and given to the employee. For example, an employee who belongs to a Pay Band 4 will receive a Grade Pay which will range between Rs8000 to Rs10000. And an employee who belongs to Pay Band 3 is eligible for a Grade Pay ranging from 5000 to 8000.
All the Postal employees receive basic pay which differs from the employee’s designation. The pay scale and the allowances also vary from which group of employees in the Post you belong to. There is Gazetted Group A and B, then there is Non-Gazetted Staff B and C. According to the group, the pay will also change. The monthly salary of the employee depends on his or her position. The highest basic salary is of the Secretary who belongs to the Gazetted Group A, salary being Rs26000.
The perks that the Postal employees receive include housing rent allowance, travel allowance, vacation travel allowance, paid leaves, free medical facilities, insurance and low rates of loan, fixed work hours, further study facilities, etc.
As mentioned earlier the employees receive different kinds of allowances along with their basic pay. They also have overtime pay and workload pay allowance. There is travel and cycle maintenance allowance given to the employees of the Post.
The employees of the post are allowed to take their salary in advance if they want to. In order to take an advance, the employee needs to fill a Postal Advance form which is available in all the Post Offices and also available online. The officer will have to sign saying that he or she will continue service until the money is recovered.
Postal Or Post Office Employee designation/ post/ rank with pay scale
Here the current pay scale under the 6th pay commission recommendation of postal employees are listed below
|Ranks||Payscale (Rs.)||Grade Pay (Rs.)|
|Secretary||Fixed amount Rs. 80,000||NA|
|Member Postal Services Board||75,500 – 80,000||NA|
|Postmaster||9,300 – 34,800||4600|
|Asstt. Manager, Inspector of Posts, Office Supdt., Accountant, Supervisor of Foreign Post, Record Clerk, Head Clerk, Dy. Manager, Head Asstt.||9,300 – 34,800||4200|
|Dy PM, Jr Accountant, Asstt. SPM||5,200 – 20,200||2800|
|Postman/Mail Guard||5,200 – 20,200||2000 – 2800|
|Caretaker-cum-Khansama||5,200 – 20,200||1800|
Postal employee’s benefits after 7th pay commission
The increment rate has been increased to 3% and also the minimum pay has been increased to Rs18000. The Commission has recommended a 23.55 percent hike in pay and allowance. The pay will go up by 16 percent; the increase in allowance will be 63 percent and the increase in pension 24 percent.
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