Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Ministry of Communications & I T
Department of Posts

New Delhi-110001.
Dated 25.9.20L4
         All Chief Post Masters General 

Subject:- Appointment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants by direct recruitment. 


I am directed to refer to this Directorate's letter of even No.60-9/2009-SPB-| dated 08.05.2012 on the above mentioned subject and to say that earlier, after the completion of pre-appointment formalities the candidates selected for appointment of PA/SA were required to undergo training in PTCs before they could be appointed. It often caused delay in making the offer of appointments because of non-availability of seats with the PTCs with the result that the selected candidates found opportunities elsewhere and ultimately a good percentage of them did not become available for appointment and thet vacancies remained unfilled. Therefore, in the above cited letter dated 08.05.20L2 there is no such condition that the candidates selected for appointment of PA/SA are required to undergo training in PTCs before they could be appointed. 

2.         In view of the above, the Circles should take immediate action to ensure that the pre-appointment formalities of the selected candidates are completed at the earliest. For that matter, the Circles should liaison with the concerned authorities in the States so that the pre-appointment formalities are completed at the earliest. lf need be, CPMsG may use their good offices to expedite the completion of formalities. 

3.         On completion of the pre-appointment formalities, the candidates may straightaway be issued offer of appointment by the Circles. This would motivate them to join as PA/SA immediately. Thereafter, when they join, they may be deputed for training as soon as the slots become available in the PTCs. Pending their training in PTCs, the Circles shall issue their posting orders and commence their in-house training chalking out course, as far as possible, based on the PTC syllabus depending on the resources available with them. The in house training that may be imparted to the candidates by the Circles shall in no way be treated as substitute for the formal training to be imparted by PTCs. Till they are trained by PTCs, they may not be detailed on sensitive seats nor deputed to man the counters and may be posted in back office etc. under effective supervision.

Yours faithfully,

(Alka Tewari)

Assistant  Director General (SPN)

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