The Department have already issued detailed orders vide 4-17/2008-SPB.II dated 2211/2010 creating a separate Postmaster Cadre in Postal Wing. According to this Senior Postmaster in Gazetted cadre was carved out of PS Gr.B/Postmaster Gr. B service, and no. of Posts identified were 116. Consequently, the department also framed Recruitment Rules for Senior Postmaster Class II vide 137-03/2009-SPB.II dated 9/9/2010.
The anomaly in the posts given to General Line officials for Sr.PM was challenged by our Association. It is learnt from Directorate that there is a proposal under consideration for revision of Recruitment Rules framed on 11/3/1988 and amended in 1994 vide 9-36/92-SPG dated 29/6/1994 in respect of the Postal Superintendent Service Gr. B. The proposal is said to be under examination in consultation with UPSC to provide for filling up of 97% of vacancies of PS Gr. B from IP line officials, and 3% by promotion of HSG-I officials from General line through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. CHQ is continuously perusing this issue with Directorate and we are not in favour to curtail / surrender a single post from our quota.