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Letter to DG Posts by NFPE on the recruitment of PA/SA through examination conducted by an outsourced agency --
Regarding the direct recruitment selection of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant etc., through examination conducted by an Outsourced Agency, most of the candidates including GDS appeared for the examination expressed their dissatisfaction on the pattern and selection process of such examination. With some facts finding in the selection process, NFPE wrote to DG, Posts .....
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL
Ref: PF/GENL/2013 Dated – 11.11.2013
Ms. P. Gopinath
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Sub: - Non filling of notified
vacancies in Direct recruitment of PAs/SAs/PA (SBCO) categories – Declaration
of results – reg.
We are rather dismayed to
convey our sentiments regarding unfilling of PAs/SAs/PASB (CO) to the extent of
notified vacancies due to paucity of available applicants securing the minimum
The recruitment process
prolonged for more than a year by the private agency (CMC Ltd) and the main
reason for is said to be the quantum of applications came in lakhs. As per the
provisions of the present recruitment rules, the vacancies thrown to GDS under
direct recruitment as residuary vacancies are also to be filled through this
process of examination. After declaring the result in many circles, it has
become clear that so many vacancies are still remaining unfilled due to dearth
of qualified candidates securing prescribed minimum marks of the relevant
It may not be disputed that
most of the applicants are over qualified and even they are unable to get the
pass standard for a clerical post is not a sign of fair pattern of setting of
questions. If in one circle, out of one lakh highly qualified applicants, even
about 200 candidates are not qualified that it is not the fault of the
candidates but faulty procedure and unrealistic framing of question etc is the
reasons of such mass-scale failure.
The following are our
suggestions to recover from such situation of non availability of suitable
hands for clerical posts among the mass of educated youths applied.
recruitment agency shall suitably be insisted to maintain the necessary level
of setting of question papers to ensure filling up of all vacancies. We are not
pleading for lower standard, but the reality is to be taken in to account that
even after a lengthy process, sufficient number of eligible recruits are in
need despite big crowd were in fray.
the private recruitment agency is not succeeded to secure the sufficient number
required, by the department it is requested to reconsider the continuance of
such private agencies in our recruitment process. As the contract period of CMC
Ltd is nearing completion we may not renew it based on our experience not only
in framing question, but also in giving wrong answer keys in the examination it
some draw backs it seems that the earlier system of recruitment process by Circle/divisional
heads is even better atleast to fill up all the vacant posts.
residuary vacancies notified for GDS is not filled to the extent of even one
percent due to dearth of qualified GDS shows the necessity of relaxing the
standards of age and percentage of marks in the qualifying and the competitive
examination is to be considered. It is noteworthy to mention here that an SC in
open market with 45% of marks in 12th class is eligible to apply, but for
an SC in GDS category requires 50%. The marks relaxation to OBC, SC & ST
categories in GDS is not provided in the recruitment rules and it is needed to
the recruitment process, all the vacancies are arranged to be filled up and
carrying over to next year will be deemed injustice to the applicants. Further
failing to fill up the vacancies will result in overloading of work to the
existing staff. Hence, the process of recruitment may be revamped to make sure
the filling up of all vacancies in existence at the time of declaration of
the unfilled vacancies for the year 2011 and 2012 is in higher side, it is
requested to notify supplementary recruitment immediately exclusively to fill
up the existing vacancies.
To sustain the above said
points the position prevailing in Tamilnadu circle is given in the table below.
Announced DR vacancies for the
year 2011, 2112
477 unfilled vacancies
Anticipated DR vacancies for
the year 2013
(yet to be
- 350 unfilled