No. GS/AIAIASP/PS Gr. B/2012 dated 19st May, 2012
Ms Manjula Prasher,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Subject : Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for
promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2012.
Ref. : Postal Directorate memo No. A-34012/3/2011-DE dated
10th April, 2012
Kindly refer to this Association letter of even number dated 3/5/2012 (copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject.
This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that many of our members who have received any adverse within a span of five years and few members induction training period spent before entering in IP cadre was not counted as qualifying service are not allowed to fill the OMR sheet and even not given opportunity by providing kit thereby making them ineligible to appear for the said examination.
As per the GOI Instructions contained in Rule 11(21) of CCS (CCA) Rules-1965, an official can be admitted to the examination if though the official is under suspension or disciplinary case is contemplated but here the official having good record and let off with warning by virtue of his minor lapse has been debarred by Circles. Moreover, the condition and procedure governing the selection for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts are given in the relevant para of a set procedure that cannot be ignored.
Regarding condition and procedure governing LDCE, the provisions of relevant Recruitment Rules and administrative instructions issued from time to time needs to be referred to. It is not understood why the Department is going against the rules to promote officials of their choice without any healthy competition. Under such circumstances nobody will own responsibility because, madam you can see that in our Department ‘warning’ is a meagre issue and is imposed even without wrong doing.
It is pertinent to mention here that Directorate vide letter no 23-1/2012-PE-II dated 10-5-2012 has called for comments of Circles to revisit the norms for creation of new postal divisions and up-gradation of existing Class-II Divisions into Class-I Divisions. This will again disturb established arrangement. It is not understood why department is inclined to conduct examination without completion of the prerequisites.
Furthermore, the department is in the process of amending Recruitment Rules and there will be definite variation in number of vacancies under each quota. That is why the Department could not calculate and advertise number of vacancies for the given examination. The new casting will definitely disturb the present settled position. This Association therefore request that in order to make the entire process transparent, our Association should be consulted before the revision of Recruitment Rules and other related issues such as debarring the officials from examination so that our members are not taken as surprised.
This Association further brings to your kind notice that, PS Group ‘B’ Recruitment Rules are not revised since years together and as per the clause 3.1.5 of Department of Personnel and Training OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 31st December, 2010 “The Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such changes as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reduction in the strength of the lower and higher level posts”. This Association has already submitted the detailed proposal under letter dated 4/7/2011 regarding distribution of quota for PS Gr. B Examination and Sr. Postmaster Examination and also requested to notify the vacancies of both the examinations together. But till date vacancies are neither notified nor Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre are amended.
In view of the above submissions, your kind honour is once again requested to look into the matter personally and arrange for withdrawal of the notification issued to conduct the PS Gr. “B” examination scheduled to be held on 3rd June 2012 and hold the said examination only after the issue of Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B Cadre along with vacancy position of both Examinations (PS Gr. B and Sr. PM) together. It is also requested to issue necessary instructions to all Circles to allow the IPs/ASPs who are declared ineligible on the above mentioned grounds & allow them to fill OMR sheets to avoid litigation in the matter.
Hoping for favourable action please.