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The Postal system had been present in India long before the arrival of British. Postal systems in ancient India are used for efficient military and governmental communications. The first Indian Post Office was established during 1837. The first stamp introduced by India Post Scinde Dawk in Sind Province during 1852 was the Asia’s first adhesive stamp. The postal system in India developed into an extensive, and robust network under British East India Company providing connectivity to almost all Indian regions and area controlled by the British in Burma and other areas. The Imperial Posts co-existed with the postal systems of various Indian states. However, British Indian postage stamps were required at the time for sending mail beyond the boundaries of the princely states. More interesting facts can be found in the Drona website. After the Indian Independence in 1947, the Indian postal service continued its function countrywide providing low-cost services to the Indian Public. On 21 November 1947, India released its First Stamp which is valued three, and one-half annas were issued. India prints stamps and other postal stationery for other countries also. Before Independence India used to print stamps for Burma, and still it prints stamps to countries such Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Portugal, and Ethiopia.
Currently, the Department of Posts is a government-operated postal system and is generally referred as “the post office” in the country. It is one of the most widely distributed postal systems in the world. The postal services of Department of Posts comes under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Government of India (GOI). More than 1.55 lakh post offices are present in our country and interestingly 89.86%, i.e., 139,222 post offices are present in rural areas and remaining ten percent in urban areas. The entire country is divided into 22 postal circles and a Chief Postmaster General will head each circle. In addition to these 22 circles, to provides postal services to the Armed Forces a base circle is present and a Director General heads this circle. The jobs in this department comes under Central government jobs. To clear the competitive exam conducted by the India post one required thorough knowledge on current affairs and GK. Hikkim post office which is present in the Himachal Pradesh is the highest post office in the world. This post office is situated at an altitude of about 4,700 m.
Department of posts or postal department releases notifications to recruit eligible candidates for the government posts of Postal Assistant, Multitasking staff, Postman, Sorting Assistant, Mail Guard, etc. Generally an online test will be conducted to filter the eligible candidates. Even Staff selection commission (SSC) recruits eligible candidates to the vacant posts based on the need.
Drona provides comprehensive information on the process of recruitment and also provides tips to crack the exams of all most all the government jobs. It provides complete information on the recruitment process of central govt jobs like Banking, Indian Postal Department, Indian Airforce, Indian Navy,Indian Army, Railways(RRB), Insurance, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Food Corporation of India, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), etc.