DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
Office of the Chief Postmaster General,
Kerala Circle, Thiruvananthapuram – 695033
The SSPOs, Tvm North/ Kollam
The SPOs, Tvm South/ Pathanamthitta/ Tiruvalla
No: ST/ 9-2/ SR/ 2011 Dated: 25.08.2011
2. Now a days Postmasters of all categories upto single-handed offices are also allotted with specific revenue targets in SB, RPLI etc. The induction training imparted can only give a brief idea about the various administrative duties and responsibilities including coordination with delivery staff. They can acquire sound knowledge of these aspects only by working in larger offices in different branches at least for a minimum period of ten years. The Divisional Heads have not sought any clarification before posting these junior most officials as in-charge of sub offices. This is not acceptable, in the face of directions available from the Directorate.
3. Prior to the introduction of MACP scheme, as per the then existing instructions, when posting of SPMs other than norm-based posts is to be made, officials working in BCR and TBOP are to be considered and for single-handed and B-class offices, if there is no willing official belonging to the above categories, the junior most TBOP should be posted. After the introduction of MACP scheme, when such contingency as mentioned, officials in MACP-3 and MACP-2 are to be considered when postings are made. Therefore, the following instructions may be followed hereafter:
(a) For filling up of HSG-I vacancies locally due to the delay in making regular appointments at Circle level, officials in MACP-3 may be considered. When no official is willing, the junior most official in MACP-3 may be posted.
(b) For filling up of HSG-II vacancies locally, officials in MACP-2 and MACP-3 may be considered. When no official is willing, the junior most MACP-2 may be posted against this vacancy.
(c) For filling up of LSG vacancies locally, officials in MACP-1, MACP-2 and MACP-3 may be considered and if there is no willing official, the junior most MACP-1 official may be posted.
(d) For posting as SPMs in A-class, B-Class and single-handed post offices, willing MACP-3, MACP-2 and MACP-1 officials may be considered. While posting in B-class and single-handed offices, it may be ensured that no official is granted a second tenure in the same office. If there is no willing official to be posted as SPM against any of the above categories, the junior most MACP-I official may be posted.
4. While following the above instructions, the hierarchy to be followed is to post willing MACP-3 officials, followed by MACP-2 and MACP-1 officials. However, it may be ensured that MACP-3 and MACP-2 officials are not posted against single-handed, B-class and also at A-class and LSG Offices, keeping the HSG-I and HSG-II posts vacant or manned by MACP-2 and MACP-1 officials in respectively. There is no dearth for MACP-3, MACP-2 and MACP-1 officials in any postal division. Hence there is no justification in posting newly recruited officials as SPMs in single-handed and B-class offices. It is reiterated that, time-scale PAs should not be posted as SPMs of any post officesunder any circumstances.
5. In this matter, a review may be undertaken immediately and action taken to shift such junior most officials by filling up the posts as mentioned above. Details of such arrangements presently made may also be intimated within 3 days for the information of CPMG.
C R Ramakrishnan
APMG (Staff & Vigilance)
Copy to: AD (staff), Office of PMG, Kochi/ Kozhikode – for similar action at his end.