Atleast One demand of Postmaster Cader accepted by the 7 CPC:-
One of the main demand of the Postmaster cadre is to allow them to LDCE for PSGr-B and Sr. Postmaster exams (from PM gr-I level to all PM cadre levels) Postmaster cadre is distinct notified the dept. hence asked all PM cadre posts should be filled by PM grade officials only. .
But 7 CPC considered only PM gr-II and PM Gr-III are allowed to appear the Sr.PM exam at par with IPOs.
Present situation of Senior Post Master examination eligibility :-
As per the Recruitmentrules framed by the department, only Inspector Posts with 6 years of regular service are eligible to appear for the Sr Postmaster Examination. Inspectors who have completed 6 years regular service in IP cadre as on 01st January are eligible to appear for the LDCE scheduled to be held on that year. ASPs are not eligible to appear for the Examination.
VI. 25% of vacancies in the grade of Sr. Postmaster will be filled up by promotion of Postmaster Gr. III with 2 years of regular service in the grade (including regular service in HSG, I if any) and75% by Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with 6 yearsof regular service in the grade on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).
VII.The officials in PS Gr ‘B’ and Senior Postmaster (Gazetted) would be eligible for induction in IPoS Gr ‘A’ on the basis of a consolidated eligibility list.
Now many Sr. Postmaster Posts are working by opted PSGr-B cadre.
NEXT:-DOPT will take up this issue and issue Gazette Notification for revised Recruitment rules for Sr. Postmaster cadre, Eligibility conditions for PM gr-II and Gr-III officials to appear this exam. IPOs are eligible with 6 –years of service similarly PM gr-I with 6- years (GR-II) perhaps eligible.