Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’ post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 - Gazette Notification

Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’ post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 

No. 03-02/2017-SPB-1 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts 

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi, dated 24.09.2018 
To, 

1. All Chief Postmasters General 
2. All Postmasters General 
3. Director, PSCI, Ghaziabad 
Subject: Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’ post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 
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Madam/Sir, 

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of recruitment rules for the post of Postman and Mail Guard dated 20.09.2018 notified in the Official Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i). 

2. It is requested that the provisions of recruitment rules may be brought to the notice of all concerned. 

End: As above 
Yours faithfully, 

S/d, 
(Satya Narayana Dash) 
Assistant Director General (SPN) 
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MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS 
(DEPARTMENT OF POSTS) 
NOTIFICATION 

New Delhi, the 20th September, 2018 

G.S.R 899(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Department of Posts (Postman and Mail Guard) Recruitment Rules, 2010 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Postman and Mail Guard in the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, namely:- 

1. Short title and commencement.—(1) These rules may be called the Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group ‘C’ post) Recruitment Rules, 2018. 

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 

2.Number of posts, classification and level in the pay matrix.—The number of posts, its classification and level in the pay matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules. 

3.Method of recruitment, age–limit, qualifications, etc.—The method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said posts, shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule. 

4.Disqualification.— No person,— 
  • who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or 
  • who having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post: 
Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and there are other ground for doing so, exempt any person from the operation of this rule. 

5. Recruitment to serve in the Army Postal Service.—Any person appointed to the posts specified in the Schedule shall be liable to serve in the Army Postal Service in India or abroad, as required. 

6. Power to relax.—Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons. 

7.Savings.—Nothing in these rules shall affect reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, ex-Servicemen, Other Backward Classes and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard. 

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SCHEDULE 

Name of post.Number of post.Classification.Level in the pay matrix.Whether selection post or non-selection post.
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
1. Postman.45899* (2018) *Subject to variation dependent on workload.General   Central Service, Group ‘C’ , Non-Gazetted, Non- Ministerial.Level-3 in the pay matrix. (Rs. 21700 to Rs. 69100)Non-selection.

Age-limit for direct recruits
Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits.
Whether     age   and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotes.
Period     of probation, if any
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(i) Between 18 and 27 years.(Relaxable   for  candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste  or  Scheduled        Tribe  or  Other Backward Castes   and  for Government   servants    in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government from time to time).

Note:  The  crucial date for determining the age-limit shall in each case be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of Jammu and Kashmir State, Lahaul and Spiti
District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep).
(ii) The age limit for appointment of Gramin Dak Sevaks* shall be fifty years as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy (ies) belong to or as per the Government of India guidelines issued from time to time (Relaxable for those belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe up to five years and for those belonging to other Backward Castes up to three
years).
*Gramin Dak Sevaks are holders of Civil posts but they are outside the regular Civil Service due to which their appointment shall be treated as direct recruitment.
(i)     12th standard pass from a recognized Board.

(ii)        Knowledge of local language of the concerned State or Union territory. The candidate should have studied local language at  least upto 10th standard.
The local language of a State or Union territory shall be as published by Department of Posts.
(iii)      Knowledge of working         on Computer.
(iv)     Candidates should have a valid license  of   two- wheeler or   light motor  vehicle. Persons       with Disability may be exempted from the possession of licence.
No
For  Direct Recruits: Two  years and successful completion of         the mandatory training prescribed by the Department of Posts.

Method of recruitment whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation or absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods
In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation or absorption, grades from

Which promotion or deputation or absorption to be made
If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists, what is its composition
Circumstances under         which Union Public Service Commission is
to be consulted in      making recruitment
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(i) 25% by promotion by seniority cum fitness of Multi Tasking Staff of the recruiting Postal Division,  failing   which,          the     unfilled vacancies shall be added to the number of vacancies to be filled as per (iii) below;
(ii) (a) 25% by promotion from Multi Tasking       Staff  of          the recruiting Postal Division on the basis  of Limited          Departmental Competitive Examination, failing which;-
By promotion from Multi Tasking Staff of all other Postal Divisions of the Circle on the basis of Limited    Departmental Competitive Examination, failing which;-
By promotion from Multi Tasking Staff of Railway Mail Service Divisions of the Circle on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, failing which, the unfilled vacancies shall be added to the number of vacancies to be filled as per (iii) below;
(a) 50% by direct recruitment on the basis of   Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of the recruiting Postal Division, who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity, as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the guidelines issued by Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(b)     By direct recruitment on the basis of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of all other Postal Divisions of the Circle, who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the          guidelines    issued          by
Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(c)      By direct recruitment on the basis of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of all Railway Mail Service Divisions of the Circle, who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy (ies) belong to or as per the     guidelines          issued          by
Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(d)     By direct recruitment from open market as per the scheme circulated by the Department of Posts from time to time;
Note:- 1: The scheme for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion shall be as per the administrative instructions issued by the Department of Posts from time to time.
2:       The    scheme          for     direct recruitment  of Gramin          Dak Sevaks on          the     basis  of Competitive Examination and direct    recruitment          from  open market shall be as per administrative instructions issued by the Department of Posts from time to time.
(i) Multi Tasking Staff in Level-1 of the pay matrix with six years  regular          service in the grade as on the 1st day of January of the year to  which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the guidelines         issued          by Government         of          India from time to time for promotion by Seniority- cum-fitness.
Multi Tasking Staff in Level-1 of the pay matrix with three years regular          service in the grade as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the guidelines issued          by Government          of          India from time to time for promotion on the basis of          Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.
Note: Where          juniors who have          completed their   qualifying          or eligibility service are being considered for promotion, their seniors would also be considered provided they are not short of the requisite qualifying/ eligibility service by more than half of such qualifying/ eligibility service or two years, whichever is less, and have successfully completed          their probation period for promotion to the next higher grade along with their juniors who have already completed such qualifying or eligibility service.
Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering promotion          / confirmation)
1.       Divisional Head —Chairperson
2. Two Group 13′ (Gazetted) Officer —Members
Not applicable

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
2. Mail Guard.
1870* (2018)
*Subject             to             variation dependent on workload
General Central Service, Group ‘C’, Non-Gazetted, Non Ministerial.
Level-3 in the pay matrix (Rs. 21700 to Rs. 69100)Non-selection.

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(i)      Between      18          and    27 years.(Relaxable    for          candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled          Tribe or      Other Backward    Castes          and    for Government servants of different categories in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government from time to time).
Note: The    crucial          date   for determining the age-limit shall in each case be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam,        Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,          Mizoram,          Manipur, Nagaland,    Tripura,          Sikkim, Ladakh Division of Jammu and
Kashmir State, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba      District        of          Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep).
(ii) The age limit for appointment  of Gramin Dak Sevaks* shall be fifty years as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy (ies) belong to or as per the Government of India guidelines issued from time to time
(Relaxable for those belonging to Scheduled          Caste or          Scheduled Tribe up to five years and for those  belonging        to          other  Backward Castes up to three years).
*Gramin Dak Sevaks are holders of Civil posts but they are outside the regular Civil Service due to which their appointment shall be treated as direct recruitment.
(i)      12th          standard Passfrom a recognized Board.
(ii)         Knowledge of local language          of the concerned State or Union territory.The          candidate should have studied the local language at  least          upto   10th standard. The local language of a State or Union territory shall be as published by Department of Posts.
(iii)         Knowledge of working  on Computer.
No and completion

For    Direct Recruits: Two years successful of the mandatory training prescribed by the Department of Posts.

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12
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(i)      25%  by          promotion by seniority cum fitness of Multi Tasking Staff of the recruiting Railway Mail Service Division,  failing          which,         the unfilled vacancies shall be added to the number of vacancies to be filled as per (iii) below;
(ii) (a) 50% by promotion from  Multi          Tasking       Staff          of      the recruiting Railway Mail Service Division, on the basis of Limited Departmental          Competitive Examination, failing which;- By promotion from Multi Tasking          Staff  of      all          other Railway Mail Service Divisions of the Circle
(b)     on the basis of Limited          Departmental Competitive          Examination, failing which;-
(c)      By promotion from Multi Tasking Staff of Postal Divisions of the Circle on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, failing which, the unfilled vacancies shall be added to the number of vacancies to be filled as per (iii) below;-
(iii)    (a)      25%  by          direct recruitment          on      the     basis          of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of the recruiting Railway Mail Service          Division,     who          have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the          guidelines    issued          by Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(b)     By direct recruitment on the basis          of      Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of          all      other Railway Mail Service Divisions of the Circle, who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per  the    guidelines          issued by Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(c)      By direct recruitment on the basis          of      Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks* of          all      Postal Divisions     of the Circle,          who have worked regularly for five years in that capacity as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to  or as per the guidelines issued by Government of India from time to time, failing which;-
(d)     By direct recruitment from open market as per the scheme circulated by the Department of Posts from time to time;
Note:- 1:       The    scheme          for     Limited Departmental          Competitive Examination for promotion shall  be          as       per     the          administrative instructions  issued          by      the Department of Posts from time to time.
2:       The    scheme          for     direct recruitment  of          Gramin        Dak Sevaks        on   the          basis  of Competitive Examination          and direct recruitment  from          open market          shall   be      as          per administrative          instructions issued by the Department of Posts from time to time.
(i) Multi Tasking Staff in Level-1 of the pay matrix with six years regular service in the grade as on the 1st day of January of the year to       which          the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the guidelines issued by Government  of India from time to time for promotion by Seniority-cum-fitness.
(ii)     Multi Tasking Staff in Level-1 of the - Pay Matrix with three years regular service as on the 1st day of January of the year to which the vacancy(ies) belong to or as per the guidelines issued by Government of India from time to time for promotion on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.
Note: Where juniors who have completed their   qualifying    or eligibility     service          are being  considered   for promotion,  their seniors would also be considered provided they are not short of the     requisite qualifying/   eligibility service by more than half    of      such qualifying/eligibility service or two years, whichever is less, and  have successfully completed   their probation period          for promotion to the next higher grade along with their juniors who have  already completed   such qualifying or eligibility service.

Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering promotion/confirmation)
1.       Divisional Head—Chairperson
2. Two Group ‘B (Gazetted) Officer—Members
Not applicable

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