Sunday, May 1, 2011


In consultations with CHQ, Punjab Circle Branch through its Circle Secretary has filed an  application in Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh  against the following orders to get  the appropriate reliefs:-
(1)                           Application is made against the Postal Directorate letter dated 06.04.2011 by which the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Services Group ‘B’ 2011 has been  ordered to be held on 15.05.2011 which is against the  Department of Posts, Postal Superintendents / Postmasters Group B Recruitment Rules, 1987 as amended from time to time and  consider the case of the applicants  under these rules  in their quota for promotion from due date with all the consequential benefits and it be declared that the bifurcation of quota now carried out by the respondents is illegal, arbitrary and bereft of any discernible principle.
(2)                           Against the Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Gazetted Group B) ,Postmaster (Non-Gazetted Group B Grade-III & Grade-II) and Postmaster (Non-Gazetted Group C Grade-I) Recruitment Rules, 2010 i.e Postmaster Cadre Rules, 2010 run contrary to the Postal Services Postmaster Group B Rules, 1987 as amended from time to time, as the quota of the Inspector Line, has also been reduced from 19% and 75% by carving out the posts whereas these are to be carved out from General Line as per original notification. 
The case was listed for hearing on 29-04-2011. After hearing our counsel, the Hon’ble CAT sent a motion notice to the Department of Posts for 11.05.2011.

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