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Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks Posts

Provision of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks Posts – Department of Posts Order – No. 17-11/2019-GDS – Dated 25.03.2021

No. 17-11/2019-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001

Dated: 25.03.2021


Subject :- Provision of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks Posts-reg.

I am directed to refer to this Directorate Office Memorandum of even number dated 04.06.2019 and letters of even number dated 21.10.2019, 27.11.2019, 09.12.2020 and para II (ii) of letter No. 17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019 wherein provision of local language for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.

2. In this context, the Competent Authority has approved to circulate the consolidated list of local languages as mentioned below for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks Posts:-

Sl.No. Name of Circle Name of State/ Union
Territory covered
under Postal Circle
Local language as prescribed
by Department of Posts
1 Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh and Yanam Telugu
2 Assam Assam (Excluding Three Districts of Barak Valley and Bodoland Territorial Council Areas) Assamese
Three Districts of Barak Valley Bengali
Bodo Land Territorial Council Areas Bodo
3 Bihar Bihar Hindi
4 Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh Hindi
5 Delhi NCT of Delhi Hindi
6 Gujarat Gujarat Gujarati
Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
7 Haryana Haryana Hindi
8 Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Hindi
9 J & K Circle J & K & Ladakh Urdu, Hindi
10 Jharkhand Jharkhand Hindi
11 Karnataka Karnataka Kannada
12 Kerala Kerala, Lakshadweep and Mahe Malayalam
13 Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Hindi ‘
14 Maharashtra Maharashtra Marathi
Goa Konkani and Marathi
15 North East Arunachal Pradesh Hindi/English
Manipur Manipuri and English
Meghalaya Hindi/English
Mizoram Mizo
Nagaland Hindi/English
Tripura Bengali
16 Odisha Odisha Odia
17 Punjab Punjab Punjabi
Chandigarh (Chandigarh) Chandigarh Hindi/English
18 Rajasthan Rajasthan Hindi
19 Tamilnadu Tamilnadu Tamil
Puducherry(Excluding Mahe and Yanam Tamil
20 Telangana Telangana Telugu
21 Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Hindi
22 Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Hindi
23 West Bengal West Bengal Bengali
Andaman and Nicobar Islands) Hindi/English
Sikkim Nepali
Darjeeling Division Bengali and Nepali
Post offices under
Gorkha Territorial
Administration (GTA)


3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Dr. Vincent Barla)
Director (GDS/PCC)

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