Facilities Available For Postal Assistant who are on deputation to APS 

Equivalent Rank Structure in Army Postal Service at the time of induction:- 

  •  PA/SA     - Warrant Officer

Age limit and medical category for deputation to APS

The officials below 40 years of age and in the medical category of SHAPE-1 are eligible to join APS 

Special status of Warrant Officers in APS 

(a) Warrant Officers are treated at par with JCOs for accommodation, messing and travel entitlements through specific Government orders.

(b) Parchment Warrant is being issued by the President of India.

Pay and Allowances   deputation to APS 

(a) Option to draw Army Rate of Pay in Pay band level-5 for PAs/SAs with Military Service Pay (MSP) of Rs 5200/-as per 7th CPC.


Civil rate of pay plus 15% Field Allowance on Basic Pay as per 7th CPC.

(b) Special Compensatory Allowances while serving in Field/Modified Field and Concessional Areas as admissible to Regular Army personnel areas under:-

Facilities Available For Postal Assistant who are on deputation to APS

(c) Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance Rs 180/- per month.

(d) Acting Allowance to JCOs who are employed in place of Officers against clear vacancy. Present rate is Rs1200/- pm.

(e) Ration Money Allowance while serving in peace station. Present rate of Ration Money Allowance is Rs 117.29 per day.

(f) Free boarding and lodging for those officials who are living single.

(g) JCOs/WOs/OR will get one time Dress Allowance of Rs10000/- per year.

(h) One time Mufti Clothing Allowance of Rs 600/- while undergoing training at APS Centre.

(j) Accommodation Allowance (HRA) (A1City) for married personnel who have not been provided with Govt married accommodation get the HRA as per 7th CPC.

(k) Accommodation Allowance (Outliving CILQ) for married personnel who are staying single at the duty station and their family staying in other towns will get outliving CILQ as per 7th CPC.

(l) WOs get one time Outfit Allowance of Rs 1500/- on promotion to JCOs.

Leave in APS

(a) 56 days Annual Leave at home plus journey period subject to maximum of 60 days Annual Leave per year.

(b) 30 days Casual Leave per year.

(c) Sick Leave on recommendation of medical authorities over and above the Leave mentioned above.

(d) Civil Leave account will be frozen during the period of deputation in APS. However, Leave accumulated at APS plus balance Civil EL will be encashed subject to maximum of 300 days at the time of retirement.

(e) 10 days Leave encashment alongwith LTC per year is also available in APS over and above 300 days Leave accumulation. Maximum Leave encashment is 60 days.

Travel Concessions 

(a) Free conveyance (LTC) every year for self & dependent family members to visit home town from duty station in the following entitled class:-

(i) Sepoy/Naik - AC-III-Tier

(ii) JCOs/WOs - AC-II-Tier

(b) One additional free conveyance (LTC) in a year for self to visit hometown/Selected Place of Residence (SPR) from field duty station if not stayed with family.

(c) Unlimited 50% concession voucher to visit anywhere in India from either duty station or home town for self and family members in entitled class.

(d) Free conveyance to the dependent family members to join head of family (self) at duty station first time & also on subsequent postings.


(a) Free single accommodation for individuals at duty station.

(b) Free furnished accommodation with free conservancy and water & electricity (100 units) at family stations for married personnel who are staying at Government married accommodation.

(c) P & T accommodation can be retained/allotted while on deputation to APS.

(d) When no married accommodation is available, the individuals can keep their family at Selected Place of Residence (SPR)/home town and claim CILQ as applicable. Families can be shifted to separated family accommodation (SF Accn) which are available in peace stations.

(e) Free conveyance of personal effects while on postings with maximum limits as per 7th CPC:-

(i) Level-6 and above - 6000 Kgs

(ii) Level-5 - 3000 Kgs

(iii) Level-4 - 1500 Kgs

Army Group Insurance Cover (In addition to CGEGIS)

(a) Rs 37.50 lakhs insurance coverage for JCOs/WOs/NKs/Sepoys from Army Group Insurance (AGI) on payment of monthly premium of Rs 2525/-

(b) Advances for purchase of Computer and Two wheeler from AGI Fund.

(c) Maximum 90% balance at credit can be drawn from AGI Fund for higher education/ marriage of children.

(d) Amount accumulated in AGI Savings Fund will be refunded to the Officials on their repatriation to Dept of Posts.

Canteen Facilities  

(a) All types of Fast Moving Consumer Goods(FMCG) on concessional Rates.

(b) Two/Four wheelers on concessional rates

(c) Electronic items on concessional rates

(d) Liquor on concessional rates as per entitlement

(e) After repatriation, Canteen facility with liquor is available if the official served in APS for 5 years and more.

Medical facilities  

Free medical treatment for self & dependent family members in renowned Army/Air Force/Navy Hospitals available throughout India.

Education & Scholarships

(a) Admission of children in Army Public school, KV and other pvt school in the Military station.

(b) Admission of children in the following Professional Colleges for JCOs/OR who have completed 10 years of service in Army:-

Facilities Available For Postal Assistant who are on deputation to APS

(a) Children will get reservation for getting admission in professional colleges under State Govt.

(b) Scholarships are available for children of personnel from APS Corps Regimental Fund and from Army (ESSA).

Other facilities/concessions

(a) Grant to wives for enhancement of their academic qualification.

(b) Grant to personnel for enhancement of their academic qualification while serving in APS.

(c) Talented sports personnel can participate in Army teams at various levels.

(d) Eligible for applying to dwelling units from Army Housing Welfare Organisation (AWHO) after completing 10 years & more service in APS

(e) The officials on deputation to APS shall be granted grace marks in IP examination @ 1% of marks obtained for each completed year of deputation in APS, as on date of examination, subject to maximum of 10% grace marks.

(f) JCOs can be promoted to Officer Cadre on recommendation of SSB (Services Selection Board) within 45 years of age and within 3 SSB chances while serving in APS.

(g) Officials will get choice posting in Dept of Posts on repatriation.

Foreign posting

 Officials may get posting to Foreign Assignment. Around 30 personnel are being sent to FPOs of UN Missions & HQ IMTRAT/Project Dantak (Bhutan) every year.

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