F. No. W – 17-16/2021-SPN-1
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
September 20, 2021
All Chief Postmasters General
Subject:- Relaxation in the eligibility service — change in the crucial date ie. 1st January.
Madam / Sir,
In exercise of the powers delegated, vide Department of Personnel & Training OM No. AB-14017/17/2018-Estt. RR dated 12.08.2021 (copy enclosed), the Competent Authority has accorded approval for relaxation in eligibility service for vacancy year 2021, 2022 and 2023 prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, upto a maximum period of 3 months in cases where the employees would have been eligible for being considered for promotion, but become ineligible due to change in the crucial date from 1st of April to 1st January, as indicated in below:-
|Vacancy year||Crucial date of eligibility||Maximum relaxation of eligibility service delegated to the Administrative Ministry/Department|
|2021||1.1.2021||Upto 3 months for those who have completed eligibility service prescribed in the RRs by 31st March, 2021|
|2022||1.1.2021||Upto 3 months for those who would have completed eligibility service prescribed in the RRs between 1st January and 31st March, 2022|
|2023||1.1.2021||Upto 3 months for those who would have completed eligibility service prescribed in the RRs between 1st January and 31st March, 2023|
2. Further, the relaxation is subject to the condition that actual promotions are effected only after completion of the eligibility service prescribed in the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules.
3. Above relaxation shall not be made applicable for vacancy of 2024 recruitment year and thereafter.
4. Above relaxation shall be applicable in all cases where ‘Promotion’ is a method of recruitment, whether through Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) or Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), for all Circle Cadre posts.
5. Further above relaxation shall be available to Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) being considered for appointment to the posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant, whether by seniority or by competitive examination limited to GDS.
Enel: As above
Assistant Director General (SPN)