Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for filling up the posts of Postman / Mail Guard for the vacancies for the year 2016-17 as per revised recruitment rules and revised syllabus.
Department of Posts, India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.
No. RE/30-22/2016, dated at Bhubaneswar 12th September,2016.
The PMG, Berhampur Region / Sambalpur Region
All SSPOs/ SPOs in Odisha Circle
All SRMs/SSRM in Odisha Circle
Sub : Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for filling up the posts of Postman / Mail Guard for the vacancies for the year 2016-17 as per revised recruitment rules and revised syllabus.
I am directed to intimate that the above said Examination is scheduled to be held on 23.10.2016 (Sunday) as per the revised recruitment rules i.e. the Department of Posts (Postman and Mail Guard) Recruitment Rules, 2010 as amended from time to time and as per revised syllabus. The detailed time schedule for holding the examination is as follows:
1. Time schedule of the Departmental Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postman/ Mail Guard
Last date for submission of application by candidates in the prescribed proforma to immediate controlling authorities concerned
Last date for receipt of applications at Divisional Office from controlling authorities
Date of submission of proforma report with number of candidates to appear in the Examination to CO/RO by Divisions
Issue of Admit cards by Divisions
Date of Examination at CO/RO HQ
Timings of Examination
10.00 AM to 12.00 AM
2. Method of filling up of the vacancies :-
As per the Department of Posts (Postman and Mail Guard) Recruitment Rules, 2010, Column (11) (a) & (b) and 12 (i) & (ii) circulated vide CO letter No.RE/30-13/1975(Rlg)/Corr dated 02.02.2011 & Department of Posts(Postman & Mail Guard) Recruitment(Amendment) Rule 2012 circulated vide CO letter No.RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/ corr. dated 19.07.2012.
3. Eligibility condition to apply for the Examination :-
(i) Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) of the recruiting Division with three years regular service in the grade including service put in, if any against an erstwhile Group-D post on regular basis as on 1.4.2016 with satisfactory record of service are eligible to appear in the Departmental Examination for promotion to Postman cadre (against 50% of vacancies).
(ii) Gramin Dak Sevaks of the recruiting Division who have worked for at least five years in that capacity as on 01.04.2016 are eligible to appear in the Departmental Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postman (against 50% of vacancies).
For Mail Guard:
(i) Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) of the recruiting Division with three years regular service in the grade including service put in, if any, against an erstwhile Group-D post on regular basis as on 1.4.2016 with satisfactory record of service are eligible to appear in the Departmental Examination for promotion to Postman/ Mail Guard cadre (against 25% of vacancies).
(ii) Gramin Dak Sevaks of the recruiting Division who have worked for at least five years in that capacity as on 01.04.2016 are eligible to appear in the Departmental Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postman/ Mail Guard (against 25% of vacancies).
The age limit of Gramin Dak Sevaks for appearing in the LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postman / Mail Guard shall be 50 years as on 01.04.2016 (Relaxable for those belonging to Schedules Caste/ Scheduled Tribe upto five years and for those belonging to Other Backward Castes upto three years).
4. Educational Qualification:
No educational qualification is prescribed for direct recruitment on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.
The vacancy position for the years 2016-17 for Postman and Mail Guard is at Annexure-IV. The vacancy position may also vary depending on mistakes being detected and reported by the units subsequently.
6. General Conditions:
(i) The Departmental Examination shall be common for both MTS and GDS.
(ii) Reservation benefit as applicable to SC/ST/OBC/PH will be provided in case of recruitment of GDS to the cadre of Postman/ Mail Guard etc.
(iii) The Departmental Examination may also be conducted for the Divisions where no vacancies are declared. The cases of candidates of such Divisions will be considered as per rules.
(iv) There will be no limit to the number of chances allowed to an MTS (Group-C) official or GDS for appearing the Postman/Mail Guard Examination provided he/ she is within the prescribed age limit (Directorate letter No. 44-31/87-SPB-I dated 28.8.90).
(v) The heads of the Unit/ Division will call for the applications in the prescribed proforma (enclosed vide Annexure-I), scrutinize those applications as per Department of Posts Postman/Mail Guard Recruitment Rules, 2010 & Department of Posts Postman/Mail Guard Rectt(amendment) Rules, 2012 and then issue Admit Cards to the eligible candidates by the scheduled date(13.10.2016). A specimen copy of the proforma for issuing Admit Cards is enclosed in Annexure-II. The candidates should also be instructed to submit two copies of recent passport size photographs duly attested along with their applications duly filled in the prescribed proforma.
(vi) One copy of the photograph will be pasted on the application form at the space provided for the purpose and another photograph to be used at the time of issue of Admit Card.
6. A list of candidates separately for Departmental candidate and GDS should be prepared in the prescribed proforma enclosed as Annexure-III and the same should be submitted to this office by the scheduled date. The name of the Departmental candidates as well as GDS should be furnished in separate proforma report in order of their seniority in their respective post/ cadre. At the end of the list in the proforma report a summary should be drawn as follows :
(i) Total no. of Departmental candidates - (MTS) applied for examination.
(a)Total no. of Departmental candidates permitted to appear the Examination.
(b)Total no. of Departmental candidates not permitted to appear the Examination.
(ii) Total no. of GDS applied for the examination.
(a)Total no. of GDS permitted to appear the examination.
(b)Total no. of GDS not permitted to appear the examination.
7. The Examination will be conducted at the HQ of three Regions in the Circle. The Officer nominated by CO/RO will conduct the examination as per schedule.
8. The pattern and syllabus for examination
The pattern and syllabus for examination to fill up the posts of Postman & Mail Guard by promotion on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination by promotion from amongst MTS & Direct Recruit from amongst GDS will be as per revised syllabi and pattern issued vide Directorate letter NO.45-14/2012-SPB-I dated 17.01.2014 circulated vide CO letter No.RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/Corr/Ch-III dated 24.02.2014 and as follows. The qualifying marks will be as mentioned in the annexure to the Directorate letter No. 45-14(ii)/2012-SPB-I dated 31.07.2012 circulated vide CO letter No. RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/Corr dated 18.09.2012
Day and Date
Time of Examination
Part ‘A’- 25 marks- 25 Multiple Choice Questions
General Knowledge, Reasoning and Analytical ability
Part ‘B’- 25 marks- 25 Multiple Choice Questions
Part ‘C’-Segment(i)- 25 marks- 25-Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions
Part ‘C’-Segment(ii)- 25 marks- 25-Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions
Regional language (Odia)
a. The Centre Supervisor nominated by Circle Office / Regional Office will select venue for the examination and will intimate to the respective Divisional units before the scheduled date for issue of Admit Cards.
a) The examination will be conducted by Centre Supervisors strictly in accordance with the rules and regulations as contained in appendix-37 of P & T Manual Vol. IV.
b) At the conclusion of the examination the Centre Supervisors concerned will arrange to send the following reports/ documents to the undersigned immediately for further action.
i) Statement of candidates permitted to appear the examination.
ii) Necessary certificate of the Centre Supervisor and the Invigilators.
iii) Diagram of the sitting arrangement in the examination hall.
The contents of this letter may please be circulated among all concerned at once including APS candidates, if on deputation to APS and applications from them should be called for accordingly in the prescribed proforma vide Annexure-I.
The Divisional Heads are requested to notify the community wise vacancy of their Divisions along with this notification.
Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Encl : As above
Asst. Director (Recruitment)
For CPMG, Odisha Circle
Copy of this letter is issued for information and necessary action to:
1. The ADG (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 for kind information w.r.t letter No. A-34012/01/2016-DE dated 08-03-2065.
2. The Officer In-charge, P & T Administrative Cell, C/o 56 APO and also C/o 99 APO
3. The APMG (Vig), C.O, Bhubaneswar.
4. All Circle Secretaries of recognised Service Unions / Associations in Odisha Circle.
5. The AD(Staff)/AD(Estt),C.O,BBSR.
Asst. Director (Recruitment)
For CPMG, Odisha Circle Bhubaneswar-751001