Subject : Merger / de-merger of IPO/IRM careminimum working experience about Postal / RMS wing before promotion to Assistant Superintendent / Superintendent cadre.
IP/ASP Association intends to bring to your kind notice that the PE Division Directorate has recently issued an order vide letter no. 25-02/2001-PE-I effective from 9th September 2013, prescribing a compulsory service of minimum of 2 years in RMS/Postal side for being eligible for promotion to the cadre of ASP and a compulsory service of minimum of 3 years in RMS/Postal side for being eligible for promotion to the cadre of PS Group B.
While admitting that field experience in both the sides is need of hour for our cadre, but at the same time, it is important to keep in mind the huge difference in ratio of posts between the two sides. After excluding posts of CO/RO/Foreign Post etc, there are 476 number of IP/ASP posts in RMS side while number of IP/ASP posts in Postal side is 3040. Apparently, the huge difference would certainly pose practical problems in implementing the aforesaid orders. Besides, it may be seen that in almost all the Circles more than 90% of the IP/ASP cadre came from Postal side. Eventually, it would be too difficult for the administrative to accommodate the officials for the mandatory service of 2/3 years in RMS. Further the posts in RMS side are scattered across the Circles and to accommodate all those Postal side officials for completion of required service, a massive reshuffling would be involved, causing much hardship to our members, besides steep rise in huge expenditure involved towards TA/TP.
Furthermore, non-completion of aforesaid mandatory service would jeopardize the promotional prospects of IPs/ASPs in all the Circles. The Sorting Assistants would be benefited from the proposition and there is every apprehension that the juniors (Sorting Assistants) would getearlier promotion to their seniors. This would further complex the position and cause spurt in litigations.
As such, we request your good self to examine the matter and cause necessary action to withdraw the mandatory condition of aforesaid service, which is per-se detrimental to the interest of the cadre and department.