No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/LDCE-PS Gr. B/2016 Dated: 19/07/2016
Shri S. K. Sinha,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.
Subject: Regarding LDCE for promotion to PS Group B Cadre.
With due deference, it is submitted that IP/ASP Cadre is being at a recurring loss due to non-conducting of LDCE for promotion to PS Group B for the last three years. Not even a single examination was conducted to fill up the examination quota vacancies since 2013 for one reason or the other best known to the administration. Consequently, the prospect candidates also lost their further promotions in JTS Group A cadre. While DPCs were held regularly to fill up posts under seniority quota, set of persons aspiring for examinations were rendered neglected.
It has been learnt that Department is likely to conduct PS Gr. B examination of all these years one by one during the ensuing year. Eligibility will be determined on the basis of cut off date of respective years examination. Needles to say, successful candidates would also get benefit of seniority in terms of year of examination. It is a cheerful moment for all aspiring candidates. But there are certain set of persons who shall become ineligible due to aforesaid situation. Mean to say, a person who is an aspiring candidate but due to his promotion in PS Group B cadre would be rendered ineligible for the examination. Had the examinations been held in the respective year, he would have succeeded in that year without availing benefit under seniority quota. Eventually, he would not be at loss in terms of seniority.
In order to obviate loss to such aspirants, Association earnestly request your kind honour to make these aspirants (PS Group B officers promoted under Seniority Quota since 2013) eligible as a one-time measure, so that they may compete among others in respective examination and avail opportunity to set right their seniority benefit.
In view of the above submissions, it is seriously requested to take appropriate action to give justice to the IP/ASP cadre officers and to avoid further litigations etc.
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :
- Shri Ashutosh Tripati, Member (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
- Ms Manju Pandey, DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Room No. 216, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
- Shri S. V. Rao, Director (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
- Shri Rajkumar, Director (Staff), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Views of Odisha Circle:-
What about the IPs/ASPs already retired from Service during the period i.e from 2013 to the date of examinations? Should not they been also allowed for the examination on the same analogy? It is a Pandora's box!
Delay in promotion affects the manpower planning and impedes the career progression of the employees. As per DOP & T guidelines issued from time to time and Department of Posts (Personnel Division) Letter No.137-15/2014-SPB-II dated 19/05/2015, the approved select panel for the year 2016-17 was to be kept ready by 31st March, 2016. This has not happened in case of Promotion to the cadre of PS Group-B so far. We need to emphasize on timely holding of DPC and conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Group-B.