The post man is an important member of the society. He can be seen in the morning and noon during rounds in his area disturbing letters. The letters can be ordinary registered. Parcels and money orders are disturbed by them. During Mughal period, the Dak was disturbed on horseback. Britishers founded the system of modern postal department.
Normally, they wear Khaki uniforms. At times they are in ordinary clothes also. In winter they put on woolens of specific type or simply woolen clothes.
The postman is attached to a post office. He reaches the post office in the morning and selects the dark of the regions. All these are then placed in order of streets, lanes and house numbers.
Consequently, the postman leaves his post office and goes round with letters, money orders, parcels, registered articles etc. For registered articles they obtain signature from the recipient. Money orders are also disturbed after having the due receipt.
The job of a postman is hard. He has to perform his duties in all seasons. They have very little leisure. He has to be very careful towards his duties. Late or wrong delivery of postal articles may cause havoc. So he is very conscious about his duties.
Normally the postman walks on foot or takes the assistance of his cycle to distribute ‘dak’ in time. Most of the families are known by the postman. He mostly sought for dark delivery.
Inspite of his hard and honest work the postman receives a poor salary. His status, too, is not high. The post man must be treated with honour.