Career Prospects of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants In Department of Posts
1. Eligible to be promoted to MACP-1 with grade pay Rs.2800/- and MACP-II with grade pay Rs.4200/- and MACP-III with grade pay of Rs.4600/- on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service respectively as per Modified Assured Career Progression scheme.
2. Eligible to appear for Postmaster Gr.1 examination on completion of 5 years of service. On passing the above examination they will be appointed as Postmaster (Gr.1) and thereafter will be promoted to the cadre of Postmaster, Gr.II,Gr.III according to eligibility. PM Gr. 1 officials can not appear for Sr. postmaster Examination for the time being. PM Gr.III officials with 2 years service are eligible to be promoted to the post of Sr. postmaster under 25% quota . Depending upon their performance and eligibility , they can be appointed as Chief Postmaster(Gr.A) in metropolitian cities like Mumbai, Calcutta etc.
3. Eligible to be promoted to the Supervisory cadre of LSG (Lower Selection Grade) norm based posts with grade pay of Rs. 2800/- and thereafter to the cadre of HSG-II (Higher Selection Grade) with grade pay of Rs.4200/- and subsequently to the cadre of HSG-I with grade pay of Rs.4600/- respectively on completion of requisite period of satisfactory service.
4. Postal Assistants promoted to the LSG Supervisory cadre on completing 5 years of satisfactory service will be eligible to appear for limited departmental competitive examination for selection as Superintendent Postal Service group B directly and on passing the above examination they could be posted as Head of Postal/RMS Divisions in the cadre of Superintendent and Assistant Director in postal Administrative wings such as Regional, Circle offices and Postal Directorate New Delhi as the case may be.
5. Eligible to appear for Inspector (posts) examination on completion of 5 years of satisfactory service. On passing the above examination they will be appointed as Inspector (Posts) in Postal/RMS Sub Divisions and thereafter will be promoted to the cadre of Asst. Superintendents in Postal Sub Divisions, Divisional/Regional /Circle offices and Postal Directorate,New Delhi and eligible to be promoted as Superintendents in Postal/RMS Divisions and Asst. Directors Regional /Circle offices and Postal Directorate,New Delhi according to eligibility. Inspector (Posts) having 5 years of service can directly appear for Postal Service Group B Examinations. Those who have satisfactory service record in the cadre of Superintendent Postal Service Group B are eligible to be promoted in the cadre of Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices /Asst. Postmaster General (Gr. A) and Director of Postal Services etc. based on their performance.
6. In addition to the above Graduates working as Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (even though not having minimum service) can apply for Combined Graduate level examination being conducted by Staff selection Commission every year depending upon their eligibility and choice can be appointed as Inspector (Posts) under Direct Quota .
7. Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (who are graduates) working in the Department of Posts can appear for Civil Service Examination and are eligible to be appointed as Sr. Superintendent of post Offices directly with promotional prospects to the cadre of Director of Postal Services, Postmaster General , Chief Postmaster General, Member Postal Service Board, and Director General /Secretary Posts based on their performance and eligibility.
8. Another advantage is relaxation of upper age limit for applying for Government recruitment examination for selection to various officer posts under staff selection commission and Union Public Service Commission. For example, though certain upper age limit has been prescribed for appearing for Combined Graduate level Examination for selection to the posts detailed below, RELAXATION IS ADMISSIBLE TO POSTAL ASSISTANTS/SORTING ASSISTANTS AS PER GOVERNMENT ORDERS, AS THEY ARE GOVERNMENT SERVANTS.
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The NORMAL AGE LIMIT FOR SELECTION AS : Inspector of Income Tax , Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/ Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts-/ Assistant Enforcement Officer /Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs /Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant /Sub-Inspector (CBN) :27 years
Statistical Investigator Gr.II: Not exceeding 26 years
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI :27 years
AGE RELAXATION APPLICABLE
For Group “B” posts
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service:5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC))
who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 8 (5 +3)years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST)
Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 10 (5+5) years
For Group “C” posts
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application : Upto40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application ;Upto 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST)who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application : Upto 45 years of age