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Posted by on December 9, 2010


DOP released syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Postmaster Grade – I

No. 137-8/2009-SPB.II

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi, Dated the 08 December, 2010

To,

All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: – Syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Post Master Grade- I in Postal Wing.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to Directorate’s letter No. 13-2/2010-PE.I, dated 03.02.2010 whereby a separate cadre of Postmaters has been constituted in the grades of Senior Postmaster, Postmaster Grade-III, Postmaster Grade –II and Postmaster Grade-I, by carving out the posts from existing General Line posts in Postal Wing.

2. Reference is also invited to Directorate’s letter of even number dated 22.11.2010 forwarding therewith copy of Recruitment Rules, namely, Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade- ‘III and II’ – Group B non-gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade- I Group C non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2010, dated 9th September, 2010. It was stated inter-alia in the said letter that initial constitution of the various Grades of Postmasters shall be done by inviting options/applications from the existing incumbents of LSG, HSG.II, HSG.I in Post offices and PS Gr, ‘B’. In case, after filling up the posts as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules certain number of posts still remain unfilled, the same would be filled up as per the provision contained in col. 12 of the respective Recruitment Rules.

3. The Recruitment Rules for the Grade of Postmaster Grade-I provides for filling up of the vacancies by promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst the Postal Assistants working in Post offices with five years of regular service in the grade. Thus, the unfilled posts, after the initial constitution, if any, and regular vacancies subsequently will be filled up on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. The Pattern and scheme for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination decided by the Competent Authority to fill up the vacancies in the grade of Postmaster Grade-I is forwarded herewith as in the Annexure.

4. It is requested that the provisions of the Recruitment Rules and the Syllabus may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(Suraj Bhan)

Assistant Director General (SPN)



ANNEXURE

Syllabus for Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Post Master Grade-I in Post Offices

The examination for Postmaster Grade – I will consist of two papers of 100 questions; 90 minutes duration each. The questions will be on the pattern of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ).

2. Syllabus for these two questions papers is given as under:

PAPER – I

(i) Customer Service & Grievances

a) Post Office Guide – Part I

b) Compendium of Processing and Disposal of Public complaints

c) Knowledge about DOPG, DOARPG and RTI cases

d) Consumer Forum/Post Forum/Citizen Charter

e) Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules,

f) Conduct Rules

g) General Financial Rules

(ii) Postal Operations

a) Postal Manual Volume V

b) Postal Manual Volume VI (Part I, II & III)

c) FHB Volume II

d) POSB Manuals (Volume I, II and III) OR compilation of POSB Manual Volume I & II written by Kawaljit Singh, AD (FS) Department of Posts

e) Project Arrow-Blue Book

PAPER – II

a) a)Knowledge of products and services of Departments of Posts

b) b) Marketing: Principles of marketing assessment of related products and services

c) c) PLI/RPLI, Post Office Insurance Fund Rule, outline knowledge about Insurance Schemes, Mutual Fund and other financial products and services in the market.

d) d) General Awareness and current affairs including general mental ability test covering logical reasoning (verbal and non verbal), numerical analysis (arithmetic) and basic mathematical equations and statistical tools like mean, median, mode, graphical representation of data, comprehension and basic language skills.

e) e) General principles of technology;

f) f) Basic technology requirement – computer, server, laptop

g) g) Connectivity of computers.

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Posted by on December 9, 2010


CHQ Seeks improvement in Postmaster’s cadre

Ref: – P/4-1/Postmaster’s Cadre Dated – 09.12.2010

To,

Ms. Radhika Doraisamy

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

Madam,

Sub: – Creation of Post master’s cadre – problem there on in the initial constitution – request consideration.

At the outset, we wish to place on record that we are not against to the introduction of Postmaster’s cadre but seek certain modifications in the interest of staff and service. The following are the few which require your immediate kind attention.

1. At present more than 60% of LSG posts 70% of HSG II posts & HSG I posts in all circles remain unfilled up. As such seeking options from the existing LSG for Post master’s cadre will end with futile results. To off shoot the problems, the following is suggested.

(i) Please cause instructions to fill up all vacant LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I posts either permanently or on adhoc basis and thereafter willingness may be called for among the LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I officials.

(ii) In case if the same is not possible due to recruitment rules, minimum service etc, the officials in MACP I, II & III may be considered in the initial constitution of the Postmaster cadre.

(iii) It may be ensured that at the initial constitution of Postmaster’s cadre, 100% of posts should be filled up among the existing willing officials either on seniority in LSG or MACP or length of PA service. Thereafter, the element of examination may be introduced.

2. All the LSG officials working in Accounts line may be permitted to opt for Postmaster’s cadre since they are entitled to work as Postmaster in HSG-II & HSG-I as per the existing recruitment rules.

3. In the initial constitution of various grades of Postmaster while obtaining option from the existing officials, the requisite minimum service should not be insisted since in many cases the promotions to HSG-II & HSG-I were not accorded in time properly. To cite an example, the adhoc HSG-I is continuing over three years by granting extension once in six months.

4. Similarly, 25% earmarked for HSG-I in Postmaster Group B shall be filled up with the existing HSG I officials without insisting the minimum required service in the initial constitution of the cadre.

5. It is further requested to cause instructions that the opted officials shall be given preference in posting in the same division in case of identified posts are available in the division to avert maximum dislocation in the initial constitution.

Apart from the above, the following improvements may please be considered.

(i) Since the Postmaster Grade-I is supervisory post, it should be elevated to Pay Band II with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- Similar elevation is required in higher cadre also.

(ii) Since a separate cadre is carved out, 100% of the Senior Postmasters, and Chief Postmasters posts shall also be filled up only among officials in the Postmaster’s cadre only. There is no need for any reservation to other categories other than the Postmaster cadre.

It is requested to arrange a meeting at the earliest with Staff Side to discuss all the points stated above in order to ensure smooth implementation of the scheme, minimize dislocation of staff and more volunteers to the newly carved cadre etc. Unless the above issues are sorted out at the initial constitution, it will have a perennial loss to the employees which will result in resentment only.

It is requested to consider the above and cause appropriate orders at the earliest.

With profound regards,

Yours sincerely,

(K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

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Posted by on December 1, 2010


POSTMASTER CADRE

Number of posts to be carved out of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I of Postal Wing and designated as Postmaster Gr. I, II and III respectively

No. 13-2/2010-PE.I

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(Establishment Division)

*****

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110001


Dated: 25th November, 2010

ORDER

In continuation of this Department’s order of even number dated 03.02.2010, it has been decided by the Competent Authority in the Department to carve out the number of posts of Postmaster Gr. I, Postmaster Gr.II and Postmaster Gr. III from the existing General Line Cadre posts for various Postal Circles as given in the Annexure.

2. Chief Postmasters General of respective Circles shall accordingly identify the Head Post Offices/Sub Post Offices to the extent of number indicated in the Annexure where the Postmasters of the respective grades in each of the identified offices are to be deployed.

3. As per the information furnished by the Circles, it is anticipated that there would be sufficient number of Higher Selection Grade-I and Lower Selection Grade Head Post Offices/Sub Post offices to identify the Offices for deployment of Postmaster Gr. III and Postmaster Gr. I respectively. While identifying the Offices, preference may be given to Head Post Offices, Mukhya Dak Ghars, Offices identified for Core Banking Solution (CBS), major delivery offices and offices located in prime locations serving as face of India Post. In case of such circles where sufficient number of Head Post Offices/Sub Post Offices of the level of HSG-II is not immediately available for deployment of Postmaster GR.II, the Chief Postmaster General of the concerned Circles may identify major Lower Selection grade Sub Post Offices to deploy them, While identifying LSG Sub Post Offices care may be taken that such offices are identified which are located in prime locations and have the potential to generate more business in future.

4. After the Head Post Offices/Sub Post Offices are identified and notified for deployment of Postmasters, the information regarding name/status of the identified Head Post Offices/Sub Offices should be furnished to the Directorate as per the attached proforma. The Decision once taken by the Chief Postmasters General would be final and no change in future would be permissible without consulting the Directorate.

5. The Posts will be deemed to have been designated as postmaster Gr. I, Postmaster Gr. II and Postmaster Gr. III w.e.f the dated those are filled up.

Sd/-

(Raj Kumar)

Director (Estt. & DE)


ANNEXURE

Number of posts to be carved out of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I of Postal Wing and designated as Postmaster Gr. I, II and III respectively:


Sl. No.

Name of the Circle

No. of posts of Postmaster Gr. I

No. of posts of Postmaster Gr. II

No. of posts of Postmaster Gr. III

1

Andhra Pradesh

140

35

34

2

Assam

34

12

10

3

Bihar

70

25

25

4

Chhattisgarh

20

04

03

5

Delhi

42

10

10

6

Gujarat

145

40

40

7

Haryana

40

07

06

8

Himachal Pradesh

35

07

07

9

Jammu and Kashmir

13

04

04

10

Jharkhand

30

07

05

11

Karnataka

170

50

50

12

Kerala

125

36

35

13

Madhya Pradesh

70

13

12

14

Maharashtra

300

60

58

15

North East

25

05

05

16

Orissa

60

18

18

17

Punjab

70

15

14

18

Rajasthan

60

15

15

19

Tamilnadu

270

52

50

20

Uttar Pradesh

196

40

38

21

Uttarakhand

32

06

06

22

West Bengal

150

50

50

Total

2097

511

495

PROFORMA

Details of Post Offices identified for deployment of Postmasters Grade-I:


Sl. No.

Name of Post office

Category and Status of Post Office

Whether it is a [(Please tick the appropriate box(es)]

HO

SO

Status (HSG.I/HSG.II/LSG)

MDG

CBS

Located at Prime Location

Major delivery Office

Details of Post Offices identified for deployment of Postmasters Grade – II:


Sl. No.

Name of Post office

Category and Status of Post Office

Whether it is a [(Please tick the appropriate box(es)]

HO

SO

Status (HSG.I/HSG.II/LSG)

MDG

CBS

Located at Prime Location

Major delivery Office

Details of Post Offices identified for deployment of Postmasters Grade-III:


Sl. No.

Name of Post office

Category and Status of Post Office

Whether it is a [(Please tick the appropriate box(es)]

HO

SO

Status (HSG.I/HSG.II/LSG)

MDG

CBS

Located at Prime Location

Major delivery Office

Note: Please give the information as per the above proforma in separate sheets for each grade of Postmasters viz Grade-I, Grade-II and Grade-III.

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POSTMASTER CADRE CREATION ORDERS UNILATERALLY ISSUED BY DOP

Posted by on February 5, 2010


DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS

FOR CREATING POSTMASTERS CADRE UNILATERALLY AS PUBLISHED IN OUR WEBSITE EARLIER.

2097 LSG Postmasters [POSTMASTER GRADE – I]; 511 HSG-II Postmasters [POSTMASTER GRADE – II]; 495 HSG-I Postmasters [POSTMASTER GRADE -III]; & 116 PSS GROUP -B POSTS [SENIOR POSTMASTER] HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS POSTMASTERS.

The Procedures to fill up these posts have not been spelt out in this order -But we gathered that the first time absorption in all these posts will be by one-time option from LSG – HSG-II -HSG-I officials. – But in future LSG Postmasters vacancies will be filled up only through competitive examination from PA/SAs.

Postal JCA has already decided on its 3rd February 2010 meeting to organise protest on such unilateral action of the DoP and called for a nationwide protest with a Massive Parliamentary March on 2.3.2010 along with important GDS, casual labouers and Attack on RMS issues.

The full text of the order is placed here for the information and comments of the membership.

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