Department of Posts – Merging the Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 10th July, 2019
supersession of Postal Directorate Order No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated
03.02.2010 & 25.11.2010, it has been decided with the approval of
the Competent Authority to merge the Postmasters Cadre with the General
Line Cadre with the following number of posts and designate them as per
details given below: –
|S. No.||Existing Cadre (No. of Posts)||Merged with||Revised Strength After Merger|
|1||Postmaster Grade-III (495)||Higher Selection Grade-I (HSG-I)/Level-7||HSG-I = 2618 (2123 + 495)|
|2||Postmaster Grade-II (511)||Higher Selection Grade-II(HSG-II)/Level-6||HSG-II = 9090 (8579 + 511)|
|3||Postmaster Grade-I (2097)||Lower Selection Grade (LSG)/Level – 5||LSG = 28591 (26494 + 2097)|
2. As per the Directorate Order No.
13-2/2010-PE-I dated 03.02.2010, it was stipulated that 116 posts of PS
Group ‘B’ will be deemed to have been designated as Senior Postmaster
with effect from the dates they are filled up. However, the posts of
Senior Postmaster in the Postmaster Cadre were not operated/filled up as
per the provisions of the 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.
Hence, these posts of Senior Postmasters in the Postmaster Cadre did not
come into existence. Therefore, 116 posts of PS Group ‘B’ intended to
be operated as Senior Postmaster will continue to be in the sanctioned
strength of PS Group ‘B’, i.e. 866.
3. Instructions for merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs shall be issued separately in due course of time.
The guidelines/instructions for preparation of inter-se seniority list
of LSG including Postmaster Grade-I officials, HSG-II including
Postmaster Grade-II officials and HSG-I including Postmaster Grade-III
officials and posting of officials currently holding the posts of
Postmasters Cadre shall be issued by Personnel Division separately.
Dy. Director General (Estt.)
Tele: 011-2304 4718