Around 2,000 rank-holders from various states who had appeared for the 2013-14 Indian postal examinations have been denied appointment for the postal assistant position, applicants allege.
One such applicant has told Jantakareporter.com that despite repeated RTIs having been filed in this matter, no answer is being provided by the government as to why the appointments were held through a stay order issued three months ago. The government, which maintains that a vigilance case is currently on in this matter, has refused to take heed of the concerns of the applicants.
Prasad has now failed to take cognisance of this issue despite him having assured the same to affected parties on Twitter, say applicants.
Also, in response to an RTI application that enquired how long it will take to remove the stay on issuing appointment letters for deserving candidates, the government said no such information was available with them.
The postal department reportedly made an abeyance on joining of newly recruited PA/SAs of 2014 on 27/4/2015 till further orders. This, however, affected only those candidates who didn’t get a joining letter till that time. The situation now is that while some candidates have joined, some are affected due to the uncertainty.
Candidates also allege that in some circles, the inhouse training of rank-holders has been stopped due to this abeyance while there is no such order in that abeyance letter. Also, in some cases the candidates who completed their inhouse training were made to sit at home while others who had completed their training got their due joining letter.
One of the reasons for the government taking this extreme step in states like Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka could be an attempt to cut costs, an applicant told Jantakareporter.com.
Almost two years have passed but the government has refused appointment letters for some candidates who have scored better marks than some of those who have already been employed as postal assistants in the Department of Posts.
— Prasad (@gprasad378) July 25, 2015