Exclusive: Govt refuses to recruit around 2000 rank-holders in postal department, no reasons given


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.

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 4.03.10 pmEarlier this year in May, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had assured that there would be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts.

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.

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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.


  1. Dear sir/madam
    I read the report you share in ur site. I want to inform you the followings.
    1- The postal department made an abeyance on joining of newly recruited PA/SAs of 2014 on 27/4/2015 till further orders. This effected only to those candidates who didn’t get joining till that time. So the situation is some cadidates have joined and some are effected due to uncertaininty in its removal.
    2- In some circles the inhouse trainings of the candidates been stopped due to this abeyance while there is no such order in that letter.
    3- In some circles some candidates completed inhouse training(from 23/4/2015-5/5/2015) and made seated at home while some candidates got joining after completing inhouse training(from 5/5/2015-18/5/2015)

  2. I wrote the exam and appeared the 2nd test. After publishing the list I filed a RTI to know my marks in part 1 &2 as I have high mark in part 1 than the other people who are in the list. I didn’t get the details of my marks still. My frieds got their marks who filed rti before and after me. I also gone for 1st appeal. But no use. What’s the problem with them ???


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