In recent years India Post has introduces Rule-3 transfer procedure for Gramin Dak Sevaks through Transfer portal. This transfer procedure is limited, GDS male official will have 2 chances of transfer whereas women will have 3 chances though his/her entire engagement period. GDS officials have to request transfer through online. Every year India Post runs transfer cycle for GDS.

Important Dates related to Transfer cycle

Below we have given expected or tentative dates.

Note: These are not exact dates announced by the department.

  • Vacancy List preparation by Divisions : May 2nd week
  • CEPT portal opens from 4th Week of May from 21th May to 27th May
  • Verification process at division level : June 1st week
  • Final approval list 1 may be announced at the end of the June 1st week tentatively on 7th June
  • Relieving list 1 candidates and 2nd approval list will happen in June 3rd week(22nd June)
  • Relieving 2nd list of officials will be done on end of June or July

Also Read : GDS Recruitment Notification

How to apply for GDS BPM, ABPM and Packer transfer?

GDS officials have to apply only through online for transfer from current working place. He/She can opt 10 preferences for transfer. India Post will decide the transfer location based on eligibility of transfer seeking officials. Follow below steps to complete transfer request procedure through online.

  • Registration : One has to get registered at divisional office for applying on transfer portal. He/She has to provide details of his/her seeking transfer from current working place to another location. Once enrolled on transfer portal from your current divisional level office then you can proceed for further steps.
  • Login : Begin transfer process by visiting After landing on GDS transfer Portal you will have a login page. Here, you have to login with your credentials. GDS ID would be employee ID. Login by entering GDS id and password. If you are new to portal then you have to reset your password for login
  • Password Reset : Click on “Reset Password” to create new password for your account. you will be redirected to password reset page. Here, you have to provide your id and choose confidential password as you wish and re-enter the same in the next box also. Tap on submit then you will receive an OTP to registered mobile. Registered mobile number would be the one that you have given to department. Enter OTP and click on “submit otp”. Now, our new password saved to portal database and we can now login into portal through id, new password.
  • Fill Details : After login you will be redirected to user dashboard. Here, you can see “Utilities” in the menu, click on it. On the utilities page you can have transfer form, most of the details will be auto fetched from department database. Enter remaining fields and validate all details.
  • Choose Preferences : Finally, choose preferences that you re wiling to transfer. Here, you can set 10 posts or locations based on your interest and click on confirm. After successful submission of application you will receive a reference number save it for future enquiries.

After submission of all applications across all divisions, very next to the modification period, all the summitted applications will be verified at division level. Approved lists will be released on 2 stages and GDS’s will be relieved as per the department norms.

Common problems and Troubleshooting tips

  • Employee ID Not Available: This error will rise when employee details not found on database. Contact your division office to update your details in portal database system.
  • Username/Password Incorrect : If you have seen error like this while logging in that means you are first time user to the portal then, you have to reset your password and perform login again or you are entering wrong credentials. So, please check before login.
  • Mobile number is not updated: This happens when your mobile number is not updated in the DO records. you need to update your mobile number through division.

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