Since PA (RLO) officials are treated as a separate and independent cadre, they are unable to request transfer under Rule 38, and there is no uniformity between Postal Circles.
No. X-12/6/2021-SPN-II (2)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 11th February, 2022
a) All Chief Postmaster General
b) Chief General Manager, PLI / Parcel / BD Directorate
c) Chief General Manager, CEPT / Director RAKNPA / Director of all PTCs
d) Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service
e) All General Manager (Finance) / Director Postal Accounts / DDAP
Subject: Cadre management of PA (RLO) and LSG(RLO) – reg.
References have been received from Postal Circles regarding cadre management of Postal Assistants in Return Letter Office. It has been observed that different Circles are following different Recruitment Rules and also treating PA (RLO) as separate and distinct cadre due to which these cadre officials are unable to seek transfer under Rule – 38 and also there is no uniformity across Postal Circles.
2. The matter has been examined in the Directorate and it has been decided that Postal Assistant and LSG in Return Letter Office shall be treated as part of Postal Assistant (CO/RO) and LSG(CO/RO) cadre respectively. Accordingly, roster for reservation maintained at Circle Office for PA(CO/RO) / LSG(CO/RO) shall include the sanctioned posts of PA(RLO) / LSG(RLO) in the Circle.
3. Incumbents borne on the gradation of PA(RLO) and LSG(RLO) shall be interspaced in gradation list of PA(CO/RO) / LSG(CO/RO) of the Circle as per instructions on fixation of seniority issued by Department of Personnel and Training from time to time. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for immediate compliance.
Assistant Director General (SPN)