Guwahati, Oct 24: The Chief Post Master General (CPMG), Assam Circle, has taken exception to resistence put up by some organisations in the state in appointment of lawfully recruited candidates to posts of Inspectors of Post Offices in the state.
The CPMG has brought the matter to the notice of the state administration as well the superior officers in the Department of Posts, according to a Press release issued here.
The CPMG clarified that Assam Postal Circle followed the recruitment procedures prescribed by the Department of Posts and all vacancies of Group C (clerical) are being filled annually from among local candidates through a selection process widely published in leading local dailies. The recruitment is done annually depending on the number of vacancies.
The Inspectors of Post Offices, on the other hand, belong to Group B non-gazetted cadre and are recruited centrally by Postal Directorate, Ministry of Communication and IT. The procedure followed for the recruitment of Inspectors of Post Offices are : (A) Direct Recruitment through Staff Selection Commission and (B) Departmental Competitive Examination.
Postal Directorate, New Delhi, allots the candidates selected by Staff Selection Commission to various postal circles depending on the number of vacancies available. Ten such candidates were recently allotted to Assam Postal Circle and posted to various sub-divisions in the state.
The CPMG alleged that some students' organisations were resisting these candidates from joining their designated posts and such incidents were repported from Jorhat and Nagaon. As per existing rules even if these direct recruit candidates do not join, these posts will not be filled up by local recruitment as the Group-B recruitment is done centrally on All India basis.
He also stated that if the direct recruitment vacancies remain unfilled for more than a year they may be abolished as per the existing instructions and guidelines on the matter.