Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants/Postman under SPORTS Quota(Kerala circle)-Notification issued

Notification for appointment of Meritorious Sports persons in the Department of Posts, Kerala Circle in the cadre of 
                                                  Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant / Postman

No Rectt/31-4/2008 dated at Thiruvananthapuram 695 033 the 10 th September 2012

Applications are invited from meritorious Sportspersons in the following disciplines for appointment as Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and Postman in the Department of Posts against the vacancies for the years 2004 to 2010 under sports quota in Kerala Postal Circle, including 7 vacancies set aside for special consideration as per the Hon. High Court of Kerala  orders in this regard.

  1. The details of vacancies  and the disciplines are as follows
CadreNo of vacancies 
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant           

No of vacancies 
8  (4 Men & 4 Women)
2  (Men only)
Shuttle badminton                                  
5  (3 Men & 2 Women)
9  (Men only)
8  (Men only)
Weight lifting, Power lifting and  Best physique
2  (Men only)
Volley ball                                                  
9  (Men only)
4  (Men only) 
5  (Men only)               

Meritorious Sports Candidates will be selected for appointment based on the instructions contained in the Department of Personnel & Training  OM No. 14015/1/76-ESTT.(D) dated 04.08.1980 as amended from time to  time in the following order of preference and on their performance in the selection trials.
First Preference:  The candidates who have represented the country in an INTERNATIONAL competition with the clearance of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Second Preference:    The candidates who  have represented and won medals or positions up to third place in the Senior or Junior Level National Championships organised by the recognised Sports Federations or National Games organised by the Indian Olympic Association.  Between the Senior and Junior Levels, candidates who have won the medal in the Senior National Championship will get preference.

Third Preference:    The candidates who have represented a University in an Inter-University competition conducted by the Association of Indian Universities /Inter-University Sports Board and have won medals or positions up to the third place in finals.

Fourth Preference:    The candidates who have represented the State Schools in the National Sports/Games for Schools conducted by the All India School Federation and have won medals or positions up to the third place.

Fifth Preference:       The candidates who have been awarded a National Award in physical efficiency under the National Physical Efficiency Drive.

Sixth Preference:  The candidates who have represented a State/Union        Territory/ University / State School Teams at the Levels (II) to (IV)   above but could not win a medal or position in the same order of preference.

1.In case of any tie among similarly placed candidates, preference will be given for their  recent performance
2. For candidates serving as GDS in the department, some weightage will be given for their performance as members of the Circle team over the years. 

for the Vacancies of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant18 to 27 years as on  10 -10-2012
(Age relaxation for SC/ST- Five years)
for the Vacancies of Postman18 to 27 years as on 10-10-2012
(Age relaxation for SC/ST- Five years)

Age relaxation upto five years (10 years for SC/ST candidates) will be available for meritorious sportsmen in both the above categories.

Note:- For the sportspersons already working as Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts, for whom certain directions are available from the Hon. High Court of Kerala, and who wish to compete in the trials along with candidates from the open market for these posts, internal guidelines will apply.

Educational qualifications

(a) Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:-
  1. 10+2 Standard or 12th class pass with at least 60% marks, from recognised University/Board of School Education/ Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams), 55% for Other Backward Classes and 45% for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
  2. Should have studied local language of the State of Kerala ie. Malayalam or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.
(b)Postman :-
    A Pass in Matriculation from a recognised Board/University
Scale of Pay
  1. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant :- Rs. 5200-20200 + Grade Pay Rs.2400 + admissible allowance

  2. Postman :- Rs. 5200 -20200 + Grade Pay Rs.2000 + admissible allowance

          The sports persons who satisfy the above conditions may send their application in the following proforma on PLAIN PAPER duly affixing their recent passport size photograph.

Specimen of application form is given below

Postage stamps for Rs 50 should be affixed on top of the application form.

The following are the relevant documents to be attached with the application.

Attested copies of
  1. Educational qualification.
  2. Evidence of date of birth (SSLC Mark sheet etc)
  3. Prescribed Community Certificate in respect of SC/ST/OBC
  4. Proof of Sports Qualification and position achieved, received in Form 1,2,3,4,5 etc., from the competent sports authority concerned, duly attested.

The applicant should be prepared to attend the Open Selection Trials to be conducted at Thiruvananthapuram for the vacancies notified in the Annexure, at their own  cost. No allowance shall be paid to the candidates for  attending the selection trials.

The application, duly signed by the candidate along with the enclosures, should be send in an envelope superscribed “Application for recruitment under Sports Quota” and addressed  to the Chief Postmaster General,  Recruitment Section, Kerala Circle, Thiruvanthapuram 695033 so as to reach on or before 10th October 2012 either by Registered  Post or Speed Post only.

Application received by any other means shall be rejected.  Application not signed by the candidate, application without  photo of the candidate and without attested copies of certificates as required above and applications received after the due date are liable to be rejected summarily
The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in Kerala Circle. They will have to participate in any sports activity pertaining to the discipline under which recruited, that would be conducted by the Department of Posts for a minimum period of five years from the date of appointment 

Recruited Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants will have to undergo a training of 48 working days and Postmen, a training of ten days, after the appointment.
The Department reserves the right either to restrict the selection up to the  number of players required, or to cancel the recruitment, if so warranted.
Any type of canvassing by the applicants in the middle of the recruitment process will make their application to be rejected summarily.

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