No. CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012 Dated : 7/5/2012.
Smt. Manjula Prasher,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001.
Sub: Convening of regular DPC for promotion to PS Group ‘B’
I intend to bring to your kind attention one of the areas, where delay is occurring in non-convening of DPC for promotion of IP/ASP to PS Group ‘B’.
2. In this connection, attention is invited to the consolidated instructions on DPC, circulated vide DOP&T’s OM No.22011/5/86-Estt.D dated 10.4.89, which, interalia, provides that DPCs should be convened at regular intervals to draw up panels which could be utilized for effecting promotions/against vacancies occurring during the course of a given year. These instructions enjoin upon the concerned authorities to initiate action to fill up the existing as well as anticipated vacancies well before the expiry of the previous panel in their respective reservation quota that is not covered in adhoc promotion. Moreover adhoc promotions can not provide uniformity amongst Circles as the vacancy positions differ from Circle to Circle.
3 According to the standing instructions, action for convening the DPCs should be initiated before the commencement of the vacancy year and that DPCs should be held against future vacancies so that justice is met to all and no category feel isolated. Non convening of timely DPC is effecting next financial up-gradation (MACP) to the officers.
4. It is understood that 22 TO 23 vacancies out of 649 posts of PS Gr. B earmarked for 75% quota are lying vacant for the vacancy year 2011, so supplementary DPC for the vacancy year 2011 may please be ordered to conduct before any promotion through LDCE. Any overlapping under different quota can lead to legal complication and cause creation of supernumerary post for the promotion of all seniors being set rules and procedure.
5. In view of the above, it is requested that suitable orders may kindly be passed to put in place immediately for calling records and required planning is done to convene the DPC, not only for the left out vacancies for the year 2011, but also for the vacancy years 2012, so that panels are prepared in time allowing sufficient time is given to the officers to join well before time and that the extant orders on the subject are followed, both in letter and spirit.