Job Profile & Work Nature of Postal Assistant under SSC CHSL Exam
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The post of Assistant in the department is of two types, PA and SA. Hence the advertisements mostly show PA/SA or PASA.
PA: Postal Assistants
SA: Sorting Assistants
PAs are posted in a certain post office. This post office may be situated in a town or a remote area. PAs collect mail bags from the mail motor and dispatch the same. Distribution is not their work.
PAs have less offs and less freedom as far as getting offs is concerned. As long as one of the PAs from another post office doesn’t show up, whatever may be the emergency, you can’t leave.
SAs work in shifts. 6 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 10 pm and 6 pm to 6 am. The latter shift has 12 hours in it. If you take the night shift you will have to work every alternative night. Actually, after 6pm, every one hour is calculated as 1 hour 20 minutes. So, 6 hours, from 6pm to 12 midnight is equal to 8 hours and 12 midnight to 6 am is another 8 hours. So, in a night shift, your work profile is credited with 16 hours of work, thats 2 shifts of day shift, right? Hence, every alternative night shifts.
SAs get posted only in the railway stations with a RMS in it. So, their posting place has a better connectivity and most probably has better amenities like electricity.
SAs have a work cycle of 4 weeks. 7days x 4 weeks.
As you have one day off every week, you get 4 offs on in a cycle. Now the best part, you can work for consecutive 12 days and take two days off, or work 18days with three days off. So you can visit your home once in a month.
Plus, you can opt to take the off on any day of the week. You can choose to work on sunday and take the tuesday off and can deal with all the official works.
Salary of PAs and SAs are equal, except for the HRA.
My current net salary is 21.6k.
I am a SA.
I can avail a festival allowance every 10 months amounting 4500 and no interest will be charged for this. A deduction of 450 will be made from my salary for 10 months.
Once in a year, a circular is blown with 30k allowance on loan from the department for bike and up to 25k for a laptop.
SA is the best job for you if you want a decent income and prepare for other exams. like CGL or UPSC.
But people over here discuss a lot about almost vague things in the world and you will really hate the work atmosphere. You need to be content in yourself.
If you are through, just get a place to stay little away from the RMS.
Indian Post is one of the largest employers in India which is another department of Central Government of India. There are already lakhs of employees working in the Indian Post. From this year onwards, recruitment of Postal / Sorting Assistant (PA / SA) have been included under Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam as the Department of Post has decided to conduct the exam through SSC. In view of candidates it’s a welcoming move because they would have to prepare for one less exam from this year onwards.
As lakhs of aspirants prepare for the burning profile of Postal Assistant every year, the competition to crack the exam is getting tougher day-by-day. For starting your preparation or for giving a finishing touch to your preparation you should know everything about the profile you are going to hold in the future.
Many of the aspirants have no idea what actually a Postal Assistant in a Post Office does. So, through this article we have tried to present a clear picture of the Job profile & Work Nature of a Postal Assistant and clear all your doubts regarding the post.
Postal Assistant Exam: Job Nature of all Postal Assistants
Postal Assistants in Indian Posts have responsibilities of office work, database entries on
computers/registers, office management, implement different projects of Indian posts and others.
They have to work like office assistant i.e. mostly office work in their routine hours.
Let us have a look at the Job profile & Work Nature of a Postal Assistant in detail:
- PAPO (Postal Assistant in Post Offices)
Once you get into the job you will be posted in Post Offices and had to work in counter. All of you might have visited Post offices at least once to send a Speed or Registered article. The person who sits in the counter and helps you in booking the article is one such a Postal Assistant. The benefit of PAPO is that you can regularly come across many customers and will always be updated with the latest changes happening in the Post Office environment.
- PASBCO (Postal Assistant in Savings Bank Control Organization)
As the name itself suggests the work will be related to monitoring the Savings Bank related work. Unlike PAPO, PASBCO cannot work in all Post Offices. The posting will only be in Head Post Offices working in the Circle. One thing to note is that the present working procedure of PASBCO is going to change drastically in the coming days. As the Post offices are getting migrated to Core Banking Platform, the nature of working will also change in the days to come.
- PACO/RO (Postal Assistant in Circle/Regional Offices)
Circle/Regional Offices are the administrative wing of Postal Department. PACO/RO is a separate administrative cadre and those selected are posted at Circle/Regional Offices situated in main cities within the circle (maximum 2-5 offices). The benefit of PA CO/RO is that, as it is an administrative office, working days will only be 05 a week (Monday to Friday). But the working hours are more in a day (9 PM to 5.30 PM). The nature of working is also different in this cadre. The nature of work will be mainly file work and PAs will not be dealing directly with the customers.
- PARLO (Postal Assistant in Returned Letter offices)
Mail not delivered for want of address, is re-directed to the sender if that address is there on the article. Otherwise, it is sent to the Returned Letter Office. In the Returned Letter Office, efforts are made to locate the correct address of the addressee, and if located, mail is forwarded to the addressee. When the address of the addressee cannot be located, efforts are made to locate the address of the sender by opening the letter. If located, mail is returned to sender. Mail which cannot be delivered either to the addressee or to the sender is disposed of after detention for the prescribed period. So the working will be related to this.
- PAMMS (Postal Assistant in Mail Motor Services)
It plays an important role in intra-city transmission of mail between Mail Offices and Post Offices.
- PAFPO (Postal Assistant in Foreign Post Organization)
Deals with the foreign articles transmitted through Post office network.
- SARMS (Sorting Assistant in Railway Mail Service)
Work is related to sorting of mails being sent through the Post Office Network. An article booked through Post office will reach the RMS. At RMS the SA will sort the mail according to pin code or address. A SA will not be posted in Post Offices instead they will be posted in RMS Units available within the circle mainly situated in a Railway Station or near it. The benefit of SA is that duty will be in shifts and often had to work in night shifts also. But once you take a night shift the next day you will be free.