UPSC-IPoS, Application Details and Eligibility & All Information You Need to Know

Indian Postal Service:

                    In this, we article are going to see in detail the Indian Postal Service( IPoS). As usual, This is also one of the Indian civil services. The entrance exam of this service is also UPSC, ie. Union Public Service Commission. This service looks after the ‘India post.’ This service comes under the Ministry of communication and information technology.


This is also called the cadre controlling authority of IPoS. the higher grade officers of the post office hierarchy in India are The IPoS cadre officers. It also provides non-commercial services such as the disbursal of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) wages and old-age pensions.

UPSC-IPoS 2020 Exam Dates, Application Details
UPSC-IPoS 2020 Exam Dates, Application Details

Eligibility criteria:

  • The eligibility criteria are as same as that of the other civil services.
  •  The candidate must clear the UPSC examination. Once he or she makes the UPSC examination, He must undergo the specified training.
  • Another way to enter the service is to get promoted to Group B officers.
  • But the condition is that they should have worked at this post for at least 3 years.

Roles and Responsibilities:

          The major responsibility of the IPoS officers is the overall management of the India Post. He /take specifically to take care of a Postal Division he/she is appointed.

  1. Productive management and monitoring of postal services and strategies.
  2. Overall administration of the Post Offices and Mail Offices.
  3. Planning for optimization and development of the postal network within a division
  4. Dealing with customer associations and Public Grievance Redressal System.
  5. Trading of India Post services and products such as Banking and Insurance
  6. Harmonizing with various government agencies such as Police, District Administration, etc.

Training Process:

The directly recruited officers are initially sent for FC Training (Foundational Course) at 3threedifferent places (level 1)

Institution Located at
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussourie
National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) Nagpur
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy Hyderabad

Level 2:

Once the selected candidates complete training in the above institutes, they undergo a skillful training is conducted in Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy(RAKNPA) in Ghaziabad.

  • This training is on the professional administration ,management and supervision of postal services.

Posts and salary:

Grade Pay scale
Junior level Rs15,600 – 39,100 + Grade-Rs 5,400
Senior level         Rs15,600 – 39,100 + Grade- Rs 6,600
Junior Administrative level: including NFSG Rs37,400 – 67,000 + Grade-Rs 8,700 for NFSG  Rs 15,600 – 39,100 + Grade  Rs 7, 600
Senior Administrative level Rs 37,400 – 67,000 + grade- Rs 10,000

Career Prospects:

  • IPoS officers relish the same bonuses and facilities as other officers from ‘Group A’ Services of the Indian Government. They are also capable of meeting other services and can proceed with research vacations sponsored by the government.
  • The IPoS cadre officers are capable to perform as Superintendent of Railway Mail Service and also as Director-General of Posts
  • IPoS cadre officers can also act as the head of post offices as Postmaster and also serve as General Chairman of the Postal Services Board.
  • In the field, they would work in the position of Chief Postmaster and Additional Postmaster General.      
  • IPoS cadre officers can work as Senior Superintendent of Post Offices during their junior levels.
  •  And also they could serve as Secretary to the Government of India during their senior levels
  • At last this article is concluded by saying among the Group ‘A’ Services, IPoS is supposed to possess the best promotional possibilities .

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