Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Group B examination to be held in May 2010

Many members expressed concern about the department's attitude in fixing the eligibility criteria for appearing the ensuing Group B examination to be held in May 2010 as 01-01-2008 instead of 01-01-2010.  We had already discussed this issue with the concerned officer.  A letter addressed to the Secretary (Posts) is reproduced for information to our members.

No.108  dated 23rd February, 2009


Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi 110 001


Sub: - Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group ‘B’ 2009 to be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th May, 2010

Ref: - Your office No. A-34020/15/2009-DE dated 4th February, 2010

The above communication has not been sent to this Association though it was found in the communication that copy forwarded to “Associations/ Service Federations s per standard list.”

In the above said communication it is said that Clerical Line officials working in Post Offices with five years regular service in the Lower Selection Grade (LSG) and above as on 01-01-2008 are eligible to appear for the P S Group B examination.

The crucial date fixed for determining the eligibility has effectively debarred General Line officials from appearing for the above examination. The reason is best known to Madam. In almost all Circles, no LSG postings were made for the last so many years and the Circles started issuing notional promotions from the year 2004 and 2005 after the receipt of instructions from the Postal Directorate.

In as much as the examination is scheduled to be held in the year 2010, the department can fix the crucial date of eligibility as 1.1.2010 to enable General Line official’s eligible to appear for the above examination in view of good number of vacancies exist now. Altering the crucial date of eligibility will not hamper the prospects of anybody. The successful candidates in this examination, however, will not be given seniority from the year 2009,but only from 2010. The rule fixing the crucial date of eligibility was framed by our department only long back when everything went on well and the Circles scrupulously followed the instructions/ rules of the Postal Directorate. Now the situation is changed and each Circle acts and functions in its own way.

In fine, my Association urges Madam to fix the crucial date to become eligible to appear for the above examination as 1.1.2010 instead of 1.01.2008.

My Union shall be thankful for urgent action and a line in reply.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,



Copy to:
The Director (SR), Department of Posts for favor of information and necessary action.