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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Framing of Recruitment Rules in respect of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts.
 D.G. Posts No. 37-47/2010-SPB-I dated 18.11.2011 
      I am directed to forward herewith a copy of revised Recruitment Rules dated 3.11.2011 for the Posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts notified in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated 3.11.2011. 
      It is requested that the provisions of Recruitment Rules may be brought to the notice of all concerned.  
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Department of Posts) 
NOTIFICATION 
New Delhi, the 11th November, 2011 
      GSR 794(E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Department of Posts (Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants) recruitment Rules, 2002, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method or recruitment to the posts of Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants  in the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, namely:-
  1. Short title and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the Department of Posts (Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants) (Group ‘C’ non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules,-2011.
    1. They shall come into force of the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Number of Posts, their Classification and Pay Band and Grade Pay/Scale of Pay: - The number of posts, their classification and the scale of pay attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the said Schedule annexed to the rules.
  1. Method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications, etc. - The method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said posts shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.
  2. Disqualifications.: No person,-
    1. Who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or
    1. Who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said posts:
    Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule..
  1. Power to relax. - Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of the rules with respect to any class or category of persons.
  2. Saving.-Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations relaxation of age –limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Ex-serviceman, Other Backward Classes and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

 
    SCHEDULE
    Name of postsNumber of postsClassificationPay Band and Grade Pay/Pay ScaleWhether selection post or non-selection postAge limits for direct recruits
    (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
    1. Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistant(in offices other than Foreign Post Organization)120291*(2011)Subject to Variation depended on work loadGeneral Central Service
    Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted Non Ministerial)
    PB—I Pay Scale Rs. 5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs. 2400Selection18-27 years,(relaxable for candidates belongings to Scheduled Casts/Scheduled Tribes up to 5 years and for candidates belongings to other Backward Classes up to 3 years  and for Government servants up to 40 years  in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government of India.
    Note1: The crucial date for determining the age –limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates India(and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam , Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division  of  Jammu and Kashmir State , Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division  of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep).
    Note 2 : In the case of recruitment made through the Employment Exchange,the crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the last date upto which the Employment Exchange is asked to submit the names.

    Educational and other qualification required for direct recruitsWhether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promoteesPeriod of probation, if any
    (7)(8)(9)
    (i) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass with at least 60% marks, from recognized University/Board of School Education Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject(excluding vocational streams), 55% for other Backward Classes and 45% for Scheduled Casts/Scheduled Tribes.
    (ii) Should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.
    NoTwo Years

    Method of recruitment: Whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods.In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation or absorption, grade from which promotion or deputation or absorption to be made.
    (10)(11)
      
    (a)    50% of posts  by promotion  through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination failing which the unfilled vacancies shall be filled up by direct recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks* of the recruiting division or unit on fulfilling the following conditions ,as on 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy (ies) pertain to, on the basis of examination limited to such Gramin Dak Sevaks and if the posts still remain unfilled by direct recruitment from amongst other open market candidates of the same year, fulfilling the age and qualification  conditions. 
    (i)  The Gramin Dak Sevaks should have obtained at least 50% marks in 10+2 Standard or 12th Class with English Compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams) and have put in a minimum service of five years: 
    (ii) They should be within 30 years of age (35) years for those belonging to Scheduled Casts/Scheduled Tribes and 33 years for other Backward Classes). * Gramin Dak Sevaks are holder of Civil Posts but they are outside the regular Civil Service due to which their appointment will be by direct recruitment. 
    (b) 50%by direct recruitment.
    Explanation: The examination for promotion and direct recruitment shall be governed by the instructions issued by the Department of Posts regarding the short listing criteria of the applicants, syllabus and pattern of test etc., from time to time.
    Promotion
    1.  Postman/Mail Guard ,in the Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-20200+Grade Pay Rs.2000 of the concerned Unit/Division with three years of regular service in the Grade.
    2.  Despatch Rider in the Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-20200+Grade Pay Rs. 1900 of the concerned Unit /Division with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’ post on regular basis.
    3.  Multi Tasking Staff, in the Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-20200+Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 of the concerned Unit /Division with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’  post on regular basis.
    Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1st day of January,2006, the date from which the revised pay structure based on the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations has been extended ) shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Pay Commission . 

    If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists, what is its CompositionCircumstances in which Union Public Service Commission to be consulted in making recruitment
    (12)(13)
    Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering  confirmation):-
    (i) Senior Superintendent of Post Offices/Superintendent of Post Offices                                                           -Chairman
    (ii)Two Group ’B’(Gazetted) Officer                     -Members                                                            

    Consultation with Union Public Service Commission not necessary.





    (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
    1. Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistant(in offices other than Foreign Post  in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai &and Mumbai.457*(2011)Subject to Variation depended on work loadGeneral Central Service
    Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted Ministerial)
    PB—I Pay Scale Rs. 5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs. 2400Selection18-27 years,(relax able for Government servants up to 35 years for candidates Castes/Scheduled Tribes up to five years and for candidates belonging to other Backward  Classes up to three years in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government of India.
    Note1: The crucial date for determining the age –limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates India(and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam , Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division  of  Jammu and Kashmir State , Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division  of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep).
    Note2.-In the case of recruitment made through the Employment Exchange, the crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the last date upto which Employment Exchange is asked to submit the names.

    (7)(8)(9)
    (i) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass with at least 60% marks, from recognized University/Board of School Education Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject(excluding vocational streams), 55% for other Backward Classes and 45% for Scheduled Casts/Scheduled Tribes.  
    (ii) Should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.
    NoTwo Years

    (10)(11)

    (a)    50% of posts by promotion  through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. 
    (b) 50%by direct recruitment.
    Explanation: The examination for promotion and direct recruitment shall be governed by the instructions issued by the Department of Posts regarding the short listing criteria of the applicants, syllabus and pattern of test etc., from time to time.
    Promotion
    1.  Despatch Rider in the Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-202000+Grade Pay Rs. 1900 of the concerned Unit /Division with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’ post on regular basis.
    2.  Multi Tasking Staff, in the Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-20200+Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 of the concerned Unit /Division with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’  post on regular basis. 
    Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1st day of January,2006, the date from which the revised pay structure based on the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations has been extended ) shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Pay Commission . 

    (12)(13)
    Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering  confirmation):-
    (i) Senior Superintendent of Post Offices/Superintendent of Post Offices                                                           -Chairman
    (ii)Two Group ’B’(Gazetted) Officer                          -Members                                                           
    Consultation with Union Public Service Commission not necessary.