Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
Dak Bhavan, N Delhi-110001
Subject: LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Group “B” 2011 to be held on 29th May 2011.
Ref: i) Directorate No. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 21-04-2011
ii) Directorate No. A 34012/!/2011-DE dated 06.04.2011
In continuation of our Association letter of even no. dated 28.03.2011 and 11.04.2011 , it is further brought to your kind notice that Post Office Guide Part II and Foreign Post Manual are not available on the India Post Website. In view of this, it is requested to kindly ensure that there will be no deviation in setting the Question Papers and questions will be from the Postal Manuals appearing on the India Post Website.
2. Department took a decision to conduct the PS Group “B” examination by Multiple Choice Questions vide letter no. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 8/3/2011. It was mentioned in this letter that there will be two Papers each having 150 MCQs of two marks each. Now, marks allocation of Paper I has been modified vide letter no. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 21-04-2011 and 25 MCQs of two marks each have been given relating to current affairs and two paragraphs of 200 words having 25 marks each to be written on separate answer sheet has been added. Our Association is of the view that this change will defeat the purpose of timely declaration of result as it is understood that paragraphs will be evaluated by different examiners manually. As such, there will be every possibility of inviting complaints from different quarters as well as litigation.
3. In view of para 2, it is suggested that MCQs relating to current affairs should be raised to 50 instead of 25 and paragraph writing may be abolished as this will enable the Department to announce the result well in time as there will be no manual process in the examination.
It is humbly requested that the above suggestions may kindly be considered positively by the Department and suitable amendments may be made in the marks allocation of Paper I of PS Group “B” examination.