Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2010 scheduled to be held on 6th & 7th August 2011

As per DG, Posts letter No.A-34012/02/2010-DE dated 16-03-2011, the examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2010 will be held from 6th to 7th August 2011.

2. The examination will be held for the vacancies of the year 2010. There are no vacancies in the cadre IP for the year 2010 in Kerala Circle.

3. The revised Pattern & syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Inspector of Posts communicated vide DG, Posts letter No.7-14/2011-SPB-II dated 9th March 2011 has already been circulated vide this office letter No. Rectt/48-1/Rlgs dated 16th March 2011.

4. Eligibility condition:

(a) Not less than five years of regular service in the grade of Postal/Sorting Assistants, Lower Selection Grade officials, Stenographers in:

- Post offices, Railway Mail Services

- Postal/Railway Mail Service, Divisional offices, Circle Office

- Foreign post

- Returned Letter Offices

- Postal Stores Depots

- Savings Bank Control Organization

- Internal Check Organization of the Circle.


(b) (i) Not less than five years regular service in Postal Accounts Office in the grade of:

- Stenographers,

- Junior Accountants:

Provided that they may opt for appearing in the Inspector Posts line in case of selection while appearing in the Inspectors Examination.

(b) (ii) Not less than nine years regular service in the grade of Lower Division Clerks in Postal Accounts Office

Provided that they may opt for appearing in the Inspector Posts line in case of selection while appearing in the Inspectors Examination.

© Postal Assistant and/or Junior Accountant with 5 years regular service is eligible to Departmental Examination of Inspector of Posts.

3. Age limit

The applicant should not be over 40 years of age as on 01-07-2010. Relaxation of Upper age limit is permissible as indicated below:

(i) SC/ST: 5 years i.e. the age should not exceed 45 years as on 1.7.2010

(ii) In respect of officials who are on deputation to APS and officials who have served in APS, the period of service rendered in the APS will be reduced from their age for the purpose of upper age limit.

4. Number of chances:

(i) A candidate is allowed a maximum of four (4) chances to appear in the examination provided that those candidates who secure more than 70 % aggregate marks in the 4th chance may be allowed one more chance as a special case and provided further that a candidate belonging to SC/ST may, subject to his eligibility, be allowed a maximum of six (6) chances to appear in the examination provided further that the said candidate shall, if he is successful in the examination on his 5th or 6th chance be entitled to be appointed only to a post reserved for the SC/ST as the case may be.

(ii) The following concessions are admissible to officials who are serving or have served in the Army Postal Service.

(a) The period of service rendered in the Army Postal Service will be deducted from their age for purposes of the upper age limit.

(b) If they have not already availed themselves of the maximum number of chances before joining the Army Postal Service, they will be allowed to have a maximum of two chances while serving in Army Postal Service, which will not be counted against the maximum number of four chances admissible.

5. Ability to ride a bicycle:
The applicant should be able to ride a bicycle. If the applicant is unable to ride a bicycle at the time of application, he will be given two months time to learn it after he has been selected. If he fails to learn it within two months his name will be removed from the approved list.

6. Submission of application by willing candidates:

(i) Application from willing candidates may please be obtained from 1st July 2011 onwards on plain paper (specimen enclosed) with his service details to decide his eligibility by Divisional office /Regional Office/Circle Office/Controlling units. Receipt of such application form at Circle Office is fixed on 11-07-2011

(ii) In respect of applicants working in the Office of the Chief Postmaster General, RLO Trivandrum and Office of the Postmaster General Kochi/Kozhikode the applicants may submit the applications to the Asst.Director (Rectt) , Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle, Trivandrum- 695 033 on or before 11-07-2011

(iii) The applications in respect of willingness of candidates received should be forwarded to this office duly checked, so as to reach this office on or before 11-07-2011. The fact of recommendation/Non recommendation should be mentioned in the application under the signature of the Divisional Superintendent etc. The word Recommended/Not Recommended should be scored out accordingly and in the case of non-recommendations the reason therefore in respect of each of the official should be furnished in the forwarding letter/statement. If no application is received a Nil report may be sent. The last date for receipt of application by Heads/Units shall be 08-07-2011. If no report is received by 11-07-2011 it will be presumed that there are no applications from that unit.

7. The Application Form kits will be issued to the eligible candidates on receipt of willingness from the eligible candidates.

8. Concessions to officials serving in APS.

The concessions regarding absorption as Inspector Posts on certain conditions in respect of candidates serving in the APS who secure minimum qualifying marks will continue as may be decided by the Central Government, from time to time.

9. It is noticed that quite a large number of officials request for withdrawal of candidature under one or other reasons. These are received months after the exam. In future, such applications received will be considered only if they satisfy the conditions in Rule 279 (5) of Postal Manual Volume IV (Pt-1).


1 comment:

  1. Sir,

    Iam an Ex-servicemen joined as a Postal Assitant and would like to appear for Inspector of Posts examination. Presently my age is 45 years. am I eligible to appear for IP exam in Postal Dept.
    Please let me know the eligibility conditions in the category of Ex-servicemen