30 March 2011

A letter from CHQ to Directorate

No. CHQ/Exam./2011 Dated 28.03.2011


The Director General
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, N Delhi 110001

Sub: Revised pattern and syllabus for Sr. Postmaster and PS Group “B” examination –reg.

Ref: Directorate memo No. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 8/3/2011

Respected Madam,
At the outset, we thank the Department for revising the pattern and syllabus of P.S. Group “B” examination. However, our Association would like to put the following points for clarification in the interest of members as well as the Department.
i) (a) In revised Paper I , it is not clear that whichc Acts / Departmental books should be consulted for preparation relating to Inland & Foreign Posts, Mail Operations, Money Remittances, Savings bank Schemes & Certificates, RPLI / PLI.
(b) It is also not clear which books/materials are to be consulted for preparation regarding Organization of Department, Office Procedure & Material management for optimum utilization of network, Establishment & Administrative matters.
ii) In respect of revised Paper II the syllabus is clear in respect of all items except “Accounts”. Normally accounts is covered under FRs & SRs and FHBs. In addition to FRs & SRs and FHBs, it is not understood why “ Accounts” has been mentioned separately.
iii) As per CCS (CCA) Rules 1965, an official placed under suspension is eligible to appear in Departmental examination. As such, condition as mentioned in the Directorate’s memo cited above that “No adverse entry in the APAR / ACR in the last five years” is contradictory to the instructions contained in CCS (CCA) Rules 1965.
iv) The number of vacancies identified for Sr. P.M. and PS Group" B” for the year 2011 has not been notified.
v) Since the revised pattern of the examination is new to the candidates, the Association requests the Department to circulate a model question paper in respect of Paper I & II of Sr. P.M. and PS Group “B” for the benefit of the officials.
It is therefore, requested to kindly issue necessary clarifications on the points mentioned above immediately before conduct of P.S. Group “B” examination scheduled to be held on 15.05.2011.

Yours sincerely,

(Roop Chand)
General Secretary