07 Jun, 2022 1:28p.m.

Reservation for Handicapped for the engagement as Gramin Dak Sevaks


No. 17-08/2017-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 02.06.2022

Office Memorandum

Subject: Reservation for Handicapped (Persons with Disability) in the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Reference this office letter of even number dated 26.02.2019 and 08.03.2019 vide which instructions on reservation for Handicapped (Persons with Disability) in the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks were circulated.

2. Various references have been received for the inclusion of the sub-category “Intellectual Disability” of Persons with Disability (PwD). The matter was examined in consultation with the Department of Empowerment, Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Accordingly, the Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in the existing guidelines.

Sl. No. Name of the Posts Categories of disability suitable for the post. Per cent of reservation for each categories
1 BPM/ ABPM/ Dak Sevaks (a) Low vision (LV); –> 01 %
(b) D (Deaf), HH (Hard of hearing), –> 01%
(c) One Arm (OA), One leg (Ol), Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victim, –> 01%
(d) Specific learning disability/ Intellectual Disability


Multiple disabilities from amongst disabilities mentioned at (a)to (d) above except Deaf and Blindness.

–> 01%

3. Further, where in any engagement cycle/schedule/year, any vacancy cannot be filled up due to non-availability of a substitute person with benchmark disability or for any other sufficient reasons, such vacancy shall be carried forward in the succeeding engagement cycle/schedule/year. If in the succeeding engagement cycle/ schedule/ year also suitable person with benchmark disability is not available, It may first be interchanged among the above categories and only when there is no Person with Disability available for the post in that cycle/schedule/year, the engagement authority shall fill up the vacancy by engagement of a person, other than a Person with Disability.

4. The undersigned is, therefore, directed by the Competent Authority to request you to circulate the above changes to all concerned.

5. The rest instructions in this Office Memorandum of even number dated 26.02.2019 will hold good.

(Jagdeep Gupta)
Director (Establishment)

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