No. CHQ/AIAIASP/PS Gr. B Exam 12-17/2016 Dated : 17/11/2016
Shri B. V. Sudhakar,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Sub: Conduct of LDCE on 04.12.2016 for promotion to the cadre of P.S Group ‘B’ from the vacancy year 2012–13 onwards---Regarding request for its postponement thereof.
Ref : Directorate Notification No. A-34012/8/2016-DE dated 07th October 2016
With profound regards, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts would like to submit following few lines for your kind consideration and favourable orders please:-
1. Directorate vide memo no. F. No. A- 34012/8/2016- DE dated 07th October, 2016 notified for conduct of PS Group B examination on 4th December 2016, the contents of which were received/communicated to all concerned during the mid of October 2016. As you are aware, there is vast syllabus in this Exam, which needs to be covered to get through the same. Evidently, aspirants need to have thorough knowledge of all Postal Manuals / Volumes / Acts & procedures relating to Criminal and Civil cases, latest enactments, Acts / Rules governing service regulations & amendments thereto/ General Financial Rules / other Central Govt Rules on Conduct and Discipline / Financial Hand Books / Fundamental–Supplementary Rules / Various instructions issued by Directorate from time to time, current affairs etc. To prepare for it, one needs to have at least 90 days time, while the period left for preparation is only forty days. Sir, time period given for preparation is not adequate and sufficient.
2. This competitive exam was required to be conducted every year against each vacancy year whereas it was not conducted in each year since 2012. All of sudden, Directorate has decided to conduct a single exam, for the vacancy years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and notified the same vide letter dated 07.10.2016. All IPs/ASPs eligible for the year for the year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 are, thus, losing their chances of appearing in the examination against respective vacancy years separately.
In this regard, this Association has taken up the case with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) vide letter of even number dated 19/10/2016 and also discussed the aspect during informal meeting held on 20/10/2016 with a request to conduct the exam separately for separate year but no decision has been taken and no response has been received so far.
3. All of sudden, on 8th November 2016, the Central Government had announced demonetization of currency by withdrawal of old series (WOS) of currency notes of higher denomination of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/-. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had announced the scheme at 0830 p.m. and directed to involve Postal Department in the process of exchange of currency notes and accepting deposits of WOS. This war footing exercise scheme was started immediately in all the post offices with effect from 9th November 2016 and work is being carried out in all post offices upto extended hours, including Sundays and Post Office holidays. This arduous work is being monitored in close circuit and, in addition to regular work, all Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts have been deployed and directed to;
(a) perform duty in control room formed at all administrative offices of department daily upto 20.00 hrs towards reporting about exchange of WOS and accepting deposit by old series notes, etc.,
(b) involve in the work of exchange of notes/accepting deposits/conveyance of cash/ Providing escort for cash conveyance/ Queue Management of Public & over all monitoring etc.,
While each and every IPs/ASPs is striving for completion of annual inspections before 31.12.2016 as per the approved inspection programme, apart from running for achievement of BD targets and other targets of this year, the work relating to demonetization of currency has overburdened more. Under these circumstances, no time has left for IPs/ASPs to prepare for PS Gr B exam which is scheduled to be held on 4th December 2016.
In view of above, this Association earnestly requests Secretary (Posts) to kindly intervene in this matter and cause action to postpone PS Group ‘B’ examination scheduled to be held on 04th December 2016 to some other date i.e. after end of this financial year.
Copy to :-
Shri S. V. Rao, Director (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001. He is also requested to kindly look into this vital issue and arrange for postponing the PS Group B examination after end of this financial year.