Directorate vide their letter No. 4-17/2008-SPB-II dated 22/11/2010 has issued orders for introduction a separate cadre of Postmasters comprising the following grades by carving out the posts from existing General Line posts as orders in their letter No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated 3/3/2010.
1. Senior Postmaster (116 Posts) - Rs. 9300-34800 + 4800 GP
2. Postmaster Gr. III (495 Posts - Rs. 9300-34800 + 4600 GP.
3. Postmaster Gr. II (511 Posts) - Rs. 9300-34800 + 4200 GP.
4. Postmaster Gr. I (2097 Posts) - Rs. 5200-20200 + 2800 GP.
The recruitment rules of the above stated grades have been framed and notified. the number of posts in various grades of the Postmaster carved out of the existing General Line posts in various Postal Circles will be issued by Directorate separately.
Selection criteria for Postmasters Cadre is as under :
I. A separate cadre of Postmasters has been created at the level of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I and PS Gr. B by carving out the cadre from the existing General Line Cadre posts in Postal Wing and PS Gr. B and designated as Postmaster Gr. I, Postmaster Gr. II, Postmaster Gr.II and Senior Postmaster.
II. Initial constitution of the various Grades of Postmasters shall be done by inviting options/applications from the existing incumbents of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I in post offices and PS Gr. B.
III. In subsequent years all the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. I shall be filled up through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, from amongst PAs with 5 years regular service in the grade.
IV. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr.II posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. I with 6 years regular service in the grade (including regular service in LSG, if any).
V. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. III posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. II with 5 years of regular service in the grade (including regular service in HSG II, if any).
VI. 25% 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) and 75% by Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with 6 years of 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.
Options / applications along with bio-data will be called for from the willing officals holding the posts in the equivalent grades for appointment as Postmaster grade I, II and III respectively. Once an official submits his application he will not be allowed to withdraw the same. The applications received from officials will be placed before Screening Committee for assessing their suitability based on their ACRs and vigilance clearance provided they attain the minimum bench mark of 'Good'. Time line also framed by the Directorate. Last date for receipt of options / applications along with bio-data is 15/1/2011. Appointment orders will be issued on 16/3/2011 and selected Postmasters will be deputed for training.