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Merger of Postmaster Cadre (Grade-I, II & III) with General Line (LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I)

Merger of Postmaster Cadre (Grade-I, II & III) with General Line (LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I)

No. 25-19/2018-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 31st October, 2019

 ORDER

This is in continuation of this office Order of even number dated 10.07.2019, which was regarding merger of Postmaster Cadre (Grade-I, II & III) with General line (LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I). In para 3 of merger Order dated 10.07.2019, it was stated that instructions for merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs shall be issued separately in due course of time.
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2. In this regard, this to mention that the Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to the Postmasters Cadre had observed that consequent upon restructuring of Group-C posts of General line, Post Offices earlier headed by LSG officials are now being headed by HSG-II officials. Similarly, Post Offices earlier headed by HSG-II officials are now being headed by HSG-I officials. Therefore, the Committee recommended that the Post Offices currently being headed by Postmaster Grade-I and Postmaster Grade-II may be headed by HSG-II and HSG-I officials respectively after merger. Post Offices currently being headed y Postmaster Grade-III may be headed by HSG- I.

3. Further, this is to mention that the Postmasters Cadre was created/introduced by carving out posts from the existing General Line posts of LSG, HSG-II, and HSG-I and designating them as Postmaster Grade-I, Postmaster Grade-II and Postmaster Grade-III to preferably head HOs, MDGs, offices identified for CBS, major delivery office and major LSG SOs located in prime locations. Now, the Postmaster Cadre (Grade-I , II & III) stands merged with General Line (LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I) and there is a single unified cadre of General Line having LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I level posts.

4. Therefore , the Post Offices which were being headed by Postmaster Grade-I officials should be headed by HSG-II officials, Post Offices which were being headed by Postmaster Grade-II officials should be headed by HSG-I officials and Post Offices which were being headed by Postmaster Grade-III should be headed by HSG-I. However, no new post of HSG-II/HSG¬ I has been created for the purpose.

5. Therefore, it is requested to upgrade the posts of SPMs of Postmaster Grade-I POs to HSG-II,by downgrading equal number of SPM posts of Triple Handed POs and other norm based LSG posts in POs (which were upgraded to HSG-II after Cadre Restructuring of Group C posts) to LSG status. The posts of Postmaster Grade-I(Now LSG) may be redeployed/diverted to Triple Handed POs/LSG posts in POs which shall be downgraded to LSG status for this purpose.

6. Similarly, the posts of SPMs of Postmaster Grade-II POs may b upgrade to HSG-I , by downgrading equal number of HSG-I posts which were upgraded to HSG- I level from HSG-II level after Cadre Restructuring of Group-C posts, preferably in the following order:-
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(i) By downgrading the HSG-1 posts available as Dy. PM/APM/AD etc. in the bigger POs where there is more than one HSG-I posts.

(ii) By downgrading other HSG-I posts available in any other Unit/Office having more than one HSG-I posts.

(iii) At last, if sufficient number of posts are not available by exercising above two options, some HSG-I POs may be downgraded to HSG- I level which were upgraded to HSG-I level after Cadre Restructuring of Group C posts.

7. Further, the all the Postmaster Grade-III POs may be designated as HSG-I POs, as the Postmaster Grade-III and HSG-I were same level posts.

8. All the Postmaster Grade POs shall be de-identified and re-designated as per the guidelines given above.

Sd/-
(Smriti Sharan)
Dy. Director General (Estt.)

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