Joining Procedure of APS (Army Postal Service) from Post Office


Here below the full process to join APS (Army Postal Service) from Post Office (Department of Posts) on deputation basis. Subject to issue notification by APS.

Many of us wants to join APS (Army Postal Service) on Deputation basis from Department of Posts (Post Office). Today I am sharing enrollment process to APS.

1. Application Form

Candidate will fill up part 1 and part 2 of Application form and Submit to Divisional Head.

2. Divisional Head

Divisional Head will scrutinize the application of candidate and recommend in Part IV of the application. Divisional Head will prepare a nominal roll of recommended candidates and forward their application to Office In charge, APS Records PIN 900746 c/o 56 APO alongwith following documents in one lot by 5th March and 5th August every year under intimation to APS Directorate:

  • A Certificate issued by divisional head as per appex A mentioned in para 3 of APS Dte letter no. 90413/rtg/APS-1C dated 08th August 2019.
  • Last Month’s Pay Slip.
  • First Page of Service Book.

3.OIC APS Records

(a) Check the correctness of certificates and requisite documents issued by Divisional Head as mentioned above.
(b) If the Application is completed in all respects, enter the name of candidate in Field Force List and inform divisional heads and AROs.
(c) Forward a confirmation letter to designated ZROs/AROs certifying that the candidate is eligible to be enrolled in the category he is applying for.
(d) Inform the Concerned Divisional Head to relieve the candidate and instruct to report the specified ZROs/AROs by 5th in the month of April and September every year for physical and medical exam.
(e) APS records will forward the list of eligible candidates to APS Directorate for whom the confirmation letter has been issued for onward submission to recruiting directorate.

4. Divisional Head

Divisional Head to relieve the candidate so as to report to specified ZROs/AROs by 05th in the month of April and September for physical and medical exam along with following documents.

  • Application for enrollment.
  • Relieving Memo from the Divisional Head.
  • 10th Certificate and Mark sheet in original.
  • 12th Certificate and Mark sheet in original.
  • Higher Education/Diploma Certificate and Mark sheet in original.
  • Domicile/Nativity Certificate in original.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • PAN Card.
  • 20 * Latest Passports Size Photos.

5. ZROs/AROs for Physical and Medical Exam

(a) ZRO/ARO will conduct physical and medical exam of the candidate from 5th in the month of April and September.
(b) Intimate Divisional Head about the medical fitness of the candidate of the candidate to relieve from civil duties before the end of the month of April and September for further enrollment to APS.

6. Divisional Head

Relieve the Candidate immediately from his civil duties and direct him to report to ZRO/ARO before the end of the month of April and September along with all required documents and Last Pay Certificate (LPC).


Preparation of Rahdari certificate and final Despatch of the candidate to APS Centre by the end of the month of April and September.

Rank Structure in Army Postal Service at the time of induction

Designation in DOPDesignation in APS
Multi Tasking StaffSepoy
Postman / Mail GuardNaik
PA/SAWarrant Officer
LSG/HSGNaib Subedar / Subedar
Inspector, PostsNaib Subedar
Asst Supdt, PostsSubedar
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – HAGMajor General
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – SAGBrigadier
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – JAG(NFSG)Colonel
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – JAGLieutenant Colonel
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – STSMajor
IPoS Group ‘A’ Officers – JTSCaptain
PS Group‘B’Officers-4 years & above serviceCaptain
PS Group‘B’Officers-below 4 years of serviceLieutenant

The Officers in the APS are promoted on time scale as under:-

(a)On commissioning– Lieutenant
(b)After completing 2 years service– Captain
(c)After completing 6 years of service– Major
(d)Aftercompleting13 years of service– Lieutenant Colonel
(e)After completing 26 years of service– Colonel (Time Scale)

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  1. Gurdeep Singh says

    Please tell about service eligibility of gds and mts and details about fitness.

  2. Basant Singh says

    Maine loan liya tha aur mera bond kahan per milega sar loan manage jama kar diya hai bond paper nahin mila

  3. Reddy says

    Sir, i am an exservicemen retired from navy. presently working in postal dept my age is 41. Sir plz inform to me regarding I am eligible for APS. Plz guide me

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