Clarification on Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’) Recruitment Rules, 2018
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
1) All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
2) Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
3) Director, RAKNPA / GM, CEPT / Directors of aII PTCs
4) AddI. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
Subject: Clarification on Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’) Recruitment Rules, 2018.
Madam / Sir,
I am directed to refer to Department of Posts Postman and MaiI Guard (Group ‘C’) Recruitment Rules (RRs), 2018 notified on 20.09.2018 which superseded Department of Posts (Postman and Mail Guard) Recruitment Rules, 2010. In this regard, a few Circles have sought clarification on certain points, which are clarified as under:
|1||Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka: Whether the educational and other qualifications (Knowledge of computer Language and possessing valid driving license of two-wheeler) required for direct recruits detailed in column 7 of RRs of Postman/Mail Guard is applicable for GDS candidates (direct recruitment).
Andhra Whether having Pradesh: the candidates two wheelerlicense only should be allowed for examination/ selection OR can license be obtained afterwards.
|Provisions of Column 7 of Postman/ Mail Guard RRs have been relaxed for existing GDS (who have been engaged prior to notification of New RRs) as per letter no. 03.02/2019-SPN-I dated 26.03.2019. Following relaxations have been provided to the GDS candidates:
a) GDS with 10th standard pass shall be allowed to appea4 in the competitive examination, if otherwise found fit;
|2.||Andhra Pradesh: Procedure to be followed for testing the knowledge of computer.||Syllabus and pattern of LDCE examination has been revised as per Directorate’s letter no. 17’08/2018′ SPB-I dated 10.05.2019.|
|3.||Andhra Pradesh: Keeping in view, work involved and time sensitivity for conducting separate examinations for filling the vacancies of Postman / MailGuard among both MTS and GDS, whether a common examination may be conducted for filling the postman I MailGuard vacancies by both MTS and GDS.||A common examination may be held across the Circle for filling up of vacancies of Postmar:/ Mailguard from both MTS and GDS.
Seekine Option from Candidate
a. At the time of inviting application for appearing in examination, candidates may be asked to exercise order of preference for Recruiting Units (All Divisions).
Preparation of Merit List and allocation of Division
Publication of Results
a) Postman: Division wise lists of candidates in order of merit who have been allocated to parent unit followed by list of surplus qualified candidates, who were not allocated to Parent Unit / Division and allocated to other Recruiting Units/Divisions based on merit, shall be published for each division.
b) MailGuard: Division wise lists of candidates in order of merit who have been allocated to parent unit followed by list of surplus qualified candidates, who were not allocated to Parent Unit / Division and allocated to other Recruiting Units/Divisions based on merit, shall be published for each division.
|4.||Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka: The revised syllabi and pattern for LDCE for the cadre of Postman / MailGuard as per the educational qualification i.e. L2th standard, prescribed in the Revised Recruitment Rules of Postman / Mail Guard 2018.||Syllabus and pattern of LDCE examination has been revised as per Directorate’s letter no. 17’08/2018- SPB-I dated 10.05.2019.|
|5.||Andhra Pradesh: Whether the DR vacancies of the year 2017’18 can be offered to GDS surplus qualified candidates as per the provisions of New RRs under Rules 10 (iiil(b) & (c) OR these vacancies can be included in the vacancy position of 2019 to fill up as per new Recruitment Rules.
North East: Whether vacancy of Postman to be calculated from 01.04.2018 to date of publication of above said Gazette as per old RRs or as per new RRs. Telangana Whether the DR vacancies of the year 2017-18 can be offered to
GDS surplus qualified candidates as per the provisions of New RRs under Rules 10(iii)(b) & (c) OR these vacancies can be filled up by issuing open notification as per old Recruitment Rules
GDS surplus qualified candidates as per the provisions of New RRs under Rules 10(iii)(b) & (c) OR these vacancies can be filled up by issuing open notification as per old Recruitment Rules.
|o.M No. A8.14017/13/201S-Estt.(RR)(1349) of Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) states as under:-
“The legal position is that the posts arc to be filled up as per. the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules in force at the time of occurrence of vacancies unless the Recruitment Rules are amended retrospectively. The practice has however been to give effect to the Recruitment Rules prospectively.”
|6.||Haryana: As per old RRs of Postman/Mail Guard, 2010 service conditions for GDS is five years of regular service in the grade as on l.t April of the year. But in new RRs of PM/MG, 2018, nothing has been mentioned about the service condition for GDS to apply for the post of PM/NIG||Point No. (iiil under column 10 of the Schedule of Department of Posts (Postman and MailGuard) Recruitment Rules, 2018 may be referred to in this regard. Only those GDS who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1.t day of January of the year to which the vacancy (ies) belongs are eligible.|
|7.||Rajasthan Circle: In the RRs of Postman and Mail Guard, it is mentioned that age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will not apply in the case of promotes. However, there is no mention about the other qualifications in the column no. 8 of RRs as mentioned in column no. 7.||Observations of the Circle have been noted. Amendment of Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’) Recruitment Rules (RRs), 2018 to this extent is under consideration.
Till further revision of RRs, other qualifications may not be made applicable for considering promotion.
|8.||Karnataka Circle provide SOP departmental examination. To for||SOP for Departmental Examinations is under process.|
2.The above clarifications may be brought to the notice of all concerned and action taken to conduct DPC/Examination for promotion/appointment to the cadre of Postman/ Mail Guard at the earliest.
Assistant Director General (SPN)
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