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No. W-17/55/2022-SPN-I Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts NOTICE Dated, the 08th November, 2023

Dates for submission of online applications for India Post Sports Qouta Recruitment 2023

Start date for receipt of online applications 10.11.2023

Last date for receipt of online applications 09.12.2023

Last date for making online fee payment 09.12.2023

Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ 10.12.2023 to 14.12.2023

Online applications are invited from meritorious sportspersons who fulfills other eligibility conditions, such as, age, educational and other qualifications, etc., for recruitment to the vacancies in following Group ‘C’ posts: -

(1) Postal Assistant

(ii) Sorting Assistant

(iii) Postman

(iv) Mail Guard

(v) Multi Tasking Staff (MTS)

The recruitment process will be based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India vide O.M. No.14034/01/2013-Estt(D) dated 03.10.2013 and O.M. No. DOPT 1668767575965 dated 18.11.2022, as amended / amplified from time to time till 09.11.2023.


SL Name of the Post Pay level in the Pay Matrix, specified in Part A of No. schedule of Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules 2016, plus admissible allowances.

(a) | Postal Assistant Level 4 (Rs 25,500 - Rs.81,100)

(b) Sorting Assistant Level 4 (Rs 25,500 - Rs.81,100)

(c) Postman Level 3 (Rs 21,700 - Rs.69,100)

(d) | Mail Guard Level 3 (Rs 21,700 - Rs.69,100)

(e) | Multi Tasking Staff Level 1 (Rs 18,000 - Rs.56,900)

3. VACANCY: Postal Circle-wise and cadre-wise vacancy is at Annexure-1.

4. AGE:

(a) Age limit of the applicants for different posts shall be as given in the Table below. The crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of online applications.


SI. No Post Age Limit

(a) Postal Assistant Between 18-27 years

(b) Sorting Assistant Between 18-27 years

(c) Postman Between 18-27 years

(d Mail Guard Between 18-27 years

(e) Multi Tasking Staff Between 18-25 years

Relaxation in upper age limit by five (5) years shall be allowed in each case. In addition, relaxation in upper age limit of five (5) years shall be allowed only to candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) in each case. Accordingly, total 10 years of age relaxation is allowed to candidates belonging to SC/ST only. Although additional age relaxation as mentioned above shall be provided to SC/ST candidates, no post shall be reserved for any category of candidates.


(i) For the posts of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant: -

a) Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.

b) Knowledge of working on computer.

(ii) For the posts of Postman / Mail Guard: -

a) 12th standard pass from a recognized Board.

b) Should have passed local language of the concerned Postal Circle or Division as one of the subjects in 10% standard or above. Local language of a Postal Circle or Division shall be as at Annexure-2.

c) Knowledge of working on Computer.

d) Valid license to drive two-wheeler or Light Motor Vehicle (For the post of Postman only). Persons with Benchmark Disability are exempted from the possession of license.

Note 1.- A person not possessing the knowledge of local language of the Postal

Circle or Division concerned shall also be eligible for appointment. However, such person after appointment shall pass local language test to be conducted in the manner as may be decided by the Postal Circle concerned and passing of such local language test shall be a pre-condition for completion of probation.

Note 2.- A person not possessing a valid license to drive two-wheeler or light motor vehicle shall also be eligible for appointment for Postman. However, such person not having valid license to drive two-wheeler or light motor vehicle at the time of appointment shall not earn periodical increment in pay till production of such license or for a period of five years from the date of appointment, whichever is earlier, and after production of such license or expiry of such five years period, pay shall be restored prospectively to the level pay would have reached had the periodical increment in pay was not withheld and no arrears of pay shall be paid for the intervening period.

(iii) For the posts of Multi Tasking Staff: -

a) 10% standard pass from a recognized Board.


A candidate shall be considered as meritorious sportsperson for the purpose of recruitment under this notification with reference to following criteria:

a)  Sportspersons who have represented a State or the Country in the National or International competition in any of the sports / games mentioned in para 7 of this notification.

b)  Sportspersons who have represented their university in the Inter-University Tournaments conducted by the Inter-University Sports Board in any of the sports / games mentioned in para 7 of the notification.

¢)  Sportspersons who have represented the State School teams in the National Sports / Games for schools conducted by the All India School Games Federation in any of the sports / games mentioned in para 7 of the notification.

d)  Sportspersons who have been awarded National Awards in Physical Efficiency under the National Physical Efficiency Drive.



SI No. | Name of Sports/Game SI No. | Name of Sports/Game

1 Archery 2 Athletics

3 Atya-Patya 4 Badminton

5 Ball-badminton 6 Base ball

7 Basketball 8 Billiards and Snooker

9 Body Building 10 Boxing

11 Bridge 12 Carrom

13 Chess 14 Cricket

15 Cycling 16 Cycle Polo

17 Deaf Sports 18 Equestrian Sports

19 Fencing 20 Football

21 Golf 22 Gymnastics

23 Handball 24 Hockey

25 Ice-Hockey 26 Ice-Skating

27 Ice-Skiing 28 Judo

29 Kabaddi 30 Karate

31 Kayaking and Canoeing 32 Kho-Kho

33 Kudo 34 Mallakhamb

35 Motor Sports 36 Net Ball

37 Para Sports 38 Pencak Silat

(for Sports discipline included in Para Olympics and Para Asian Games)

39 Polo 40 Powerlifting

41 Shooting 42 Shooting Ball

43 Roll Ball 44 Roller Skating

45 Rowing 46 Rugby

47 Sepak Takraw 48 Soft Ball

49 Soft Tennis 50 Squash

51 Swimming 52 Table Tennis

53 Taekwondo 54 Tenni-Koit

55 Tennis 56 Tennis Ball Cricket

57 Tenpin Bowling 58 Triathlon

59 Tug-of-War 60 Volley Ball

61 Weightlifting 62 Wushu

63 Wrestling 64 Yachting

65 Yogasana



S1 Competition Authority awarding certificate Form in which

No certificate is to be awarded.

1 International Secretary of the National Federation of the 1 Competition Game concerned Secretary of the National Federation or the

2 | National Secretary of the State Association of the 2 Competition Game concerned

3 | Inter-University | Dean of Sports or other officer in overall 3 Tournaments charge of sports of the university concerned National / Director or Additional/ Joint or Deputy

4 | Sports / Director in overall charge of sports/games 4 Games for schools in the Directorate of Public for Instructions/ Education of the State Schools Physical Secretary or other officer in overall charge

5 | Efficiency of physical efficiency in the Ministry of 5 Drive Education and Social Welfare, Government of India

Note: -Specimens of the Forms- 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 referred to above are given in Annexure

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.


a. All those candidates who fulfill the conditions at para 4, 5, 6 & 7 and possess certificate in the prescribed form issued by the competent authority mentioned in para 8 shall be eligible for inclusion in the provisional merit list as per their preference for both Cadre as well as Postal Circle to the extent of number of vacancies notified for each Cadre (Post).

b. A candidate shall be considered for the first preferred cadre for all opted Postal Circles followed by for the 2" preferred cadre for all opted Postal Circles and so on. He / she will not be considered for cadres/Postal Circles not opted by him / her.

Cc. Provisional merit list shall be prepared only on the basis of information provided in the online application portal and no additional information shall be entertained in offline mode before preparation of provisional merit list. Candidates are advised to give only the details of their highest participation / achievement in sports. For example, if a candidate has participated in both National and International events, she / he shall submit details of all such International events, for which he/she has valid Form-1, and need not give details of all other achievements.


(i) First Preference: First preference will be given to those candidates who have represented the country in an INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION with the clearance of the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports.

(ii) Second Preference: Next preference will be given to those who have represented a State/U.T. in the SENIOR OR JUNIOR LEVEL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS organized by the National Sports Federation recognized by Department of Youth Affairs and Sports or National Games organized by Indian Olympics Association and have won medals or positions up to 3" place. Between the candidates participating in Senior and Junior National Championships / Games, the candidates having participated and won medal in Senior National Championship shall be given preference.

(iii) Third Preference: Next preference will be given to those who have represented a University in an INTER-UNIVERSITY COMPETITION conducted by Association of Indian Universities / Inter University Sports Board and have won medals or positions up to the 3rd place in the finals.

(iv) Fourth Preference: Next preference will be given to those who have represented the State Schools in the NATIONAL SPORTS / GAMES FOR SCHOOLS conducted by the All-India School Games Federation and have won medals or position up to 3rd place.

(v) Fifth Preference: Next preference will be given to those who have been awarded National Award in Physical Efficiency under National Physical Efficiency Drive.

(vi) Sixth Preference: Next preference will be given to those, who represented a State / Union Territory / University / State School teams at the level mentioned in categories (ii) to (iv) but could not win a medal or position in the same order of preference.

Note 1: In the event of tie, candidate who has secured a higher position shall be given the preference. If there is still tie, candidate who has won more number of medals shall be given the preference.

Note 2: Participation in individual and team event / item shall be given the same preference.

Note 3: Except in case of tie, no preference will be given for winning more than one medal /


Note 4: In case of any doubt about the status of a tournament, the matter will be decided in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.


(A)- No person, -

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or

(b) who, having a spouse living has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment under this notification.

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of these provisions.

(B)  Misrepresentation of facts or information / incomplete application form / without prescribed application fee. No correspondence will be done in this regard.

(C) Submission of more than one application form by one person will result in cancellation of all such applications by the same person.


a) Application shall be submitted only in online mode at” giving order of preference for both Cadres (i.e. Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Postman, Mail Guard and Multi Tasking Staff) as well as Postal Circles.

Before submitting the application, the candidate should carefully read the notification containing eligibility conditions and satisfy himself / herself that he / she fulfills all the eligibility conditions for the post for which he /she intends to apply. Candidates should take utmost care to furnish the correct details while filling the online application. Candidates are advised to carefully go through ‘Instructions to Candidates” available on the online application portal.

FORM 1/2/3/4/5 issued by authorities mentioned in para 8 of this notification is sufficient for considering the eligibility of an applicant, if the candidate is otherwise eligible w.r.t. age and educational qualification applicable for the post. Candidates are advised to give only the details of their highest participation / achievement in sports. For example, if a candidate has participated in both National and International events, she / he shall submit details of all such International events, for which he/ she has valid Forml, and need not give details of all other achievements.

If the prescribed/ required documents are not submitted along with the application, his/her application will be rejected outright and request for submission of revised preferences / additional documents / revival of candidature shall not be considered.

Before submission of the online application, candidates must check through Preview/ Print option that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. Closing date for submission of online application form is 09.12.2023.

After closing date for submission of online application form, a special window of five (05) days will be provided to make correction in the application form submitted by candidate.


Fee payable: Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only)

Women candidates, Transgender candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) are exempted from payment of fee.

Fee can be paid online through UPI, Net Banking, Credit / Debit Cards, etc. Online fee can be paid by candidates up to the closing date for receipt of application.

Candidates who are not exempted from payment of fee must ensure that fee payment is successful. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-payment of fee will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the closing date shall be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure successful payment of fee well in advance.

Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other purpose or other notification.

14. Window for Application Form Correction [10/12/2023 to 14/12/2023]

After the closing date for receipt of online applications, a period of five (05) days will be provided to candidates to correct/modify online application parameters, wherein candidates will be allowed to re-submit applications after making requisite corrections/changes.

Only those candidates will be allowed to make corrections in the application form, whose completed online applications along-with payment of requisite fee, wherever applicable, have been received within the specified period.

A candidate will be allowed to correct and re-submit modified/corrected application during the ‘Window for Application Form Correction’. However, candidate shall not be allowed to withdraw the original application. In case of not completing the process of modification/correction of application, such incomplete revised application shall not be accepted and the previously submitted application shall remain valid.

A candidate, who was exempted from payment of fee during submission of the original application, if during the ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ changes the gender/category, which is not exempted from payment of fee, will have to pay requisite application fee, as per para 13 above. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.

Before submission of the corrected application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After expiry of “Window for Application Form Correction’, no change/correction/modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.

15. Candidates figuring in provisional merit list shall have to produce following

documents in original at the time of verification: - Printout of the application form submitted Valid documents relating to age, educational and other qualification applicable for the post (s) applied for.

Certificate of Knowledge of Computer

Form 1/2/3/4/5 (Refer para-8 above)

Proof of date of birth (as submitted during online application)

Candidates seeking age relaxation, fee exemption, driving license etc. must submit requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format when such certificates are sought at the time of document verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/EWS/PwBD category will not be entertained and their candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

The formats of the SC/ST/OBC/EWS certificates are annexed with the Notice of this Examination (Annexure — 4, 5 and 6). PwWBD candidates shall submit a Certificate in the prescribed format for recruitment in Central Government from the competent Medical Authority.

Two (2) passport size colour photographs identical to the one submitted online.

If a candidate has changed his/her name or dropped /added part of his/her name

after Matriculation /Higher Secondary/SSC or he/she has changed his/her name

after matriculation etc., relevant legally valid documents.

16. Physical verification of documents of candidates figuring in provisional merit list:

While submitting online application form, each candidate shall choose a Postal Circle where he/she wants to go for physical verification of documents. Usually such verification will take place at the Circle Office.

No change in the Postal Circle selected for Physical verification will be permitted after the “Window for Application Form Correction’ is over.

Candidate shall bring the registered mobile number for receipt of OTP at the time of Physical verification. Physical verification of documents will not be feasible if the candidate does not bring the mobile number entered in the application form for receipt of OTP.

Candidate shall bring three copies of documents along with the original documents for physical verification.

17. Other important instructions:

The vacancies notified are subject to change without assigning any reason.

Department of Posts reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process, if so warranted without assigning any reason and the Department of Posts shall not be liable to return the fee or pay any compensation on the applicant’s application.

The selected candidates shall be liable to serve anywhere in India as and when required at the sole discretion of the appointing authority.

Candidates furnishing false information/suppressing facts will be disqualified and shall be liable for debarment and legal/criminal action. Candidates who attempt fraud/impersonation shall be liable to be debarred from future recruitment process conducted by Department of Posts.

The selected candidates after appointment shall be on probation for a period of not less than two (2) years. Confirmation after successful completion of probation shall be governed by prevailing rules/regulations/instructions of the Government of India.

Selected candidates will have to undergo training as may be specified by the Department of Posts, which may be a pre-condition for completion of probation.

18. In case of variation between Hindi version and English version of this notice, provisions of English version shall prevail.

Director (SPN)

Department of Posts,

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi



Circle Postal Sorting Postman | Mail Guard | Multi

Assistant | Assistant Tasking Staff


Andhra Pradesh 27 2 15 0 17

Assam 0 2 2 0 4

Bihar 15 7 0 0 0

Chhattisgarh 7 2 5 0 8

Delhi 34 14 10 0 29

Gujarat 33 8 56 0 8

Haryana 6 4 6 0 10

Himachal 6 1 4 0 6


Jammu & 0 0 0 0 0


Jharkhand 29 0 15 0 14

Karnataka 32 7 33 0 22

Kerala 31 3 28 0 32

Madhya Pradesh 58 6 16 0 1

Maharashtra 44 31 90 0 131

North East 6 0 10 0 8

Odisha 19 5 20 0 17

Punjab 13 4 0 0 0

Rajasthan 15 2 11 0 32

Tamilnadu 110 19 108 0 124

Telangana 16 5 20 2 16

Uttar Pradesh 15 5 32 0 45

Uttarakhand 12 5 29 0 18

West Bengal 70 11 75 1 28

Total 598 143 585 3 570

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