Merger of Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre – DOP Order

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Merger of Postmasters cadre (Grade-I, II & III) with the General Line Cadre (LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I) – Department of Posts Order

No. 25-19/2018-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 10th July, 2019


In supersession of Postal Directorate Order No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated 03.02.2010 & 25.11.2010, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to merge the Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre with the following number of posts and designate them as per details given below: –

S. No. Existing Cadre (No. of Posts) Merged with Revised Strength After Merger
1 Postmaster Grade-III (495) Higher Selection Grade-I (HSG-I)/Level-7 HSG-I = 2618 (2123 + 495)
2 Postmaster Grade-II (511) Higher Selection Grade-II(HSG-II)/Level-6 HSG-II = 9090 (8579 + 511)
3 Postmaster Grade-I (2097) Lower Selection Grade (LSG)/Level – 5 LSG = 28591 (26494 + 2097)


2. As per the Directorate Order No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated 03.02.2010, it was stipulated that 116 posts of PS Group ‘B’ will be deemed to have been designated as Senior Postmaster with effect from the dates they are filled up. However, the posts of Senior Postmaster in the Postmaster Cadre were not operated/filled up as per the provisions of the Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade III and II – Group B non-Gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade I – Group C non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2010. Hence, these posts of Senior Postmasters in the Postmaster Cadre did not come into existence. Therefore, 116 posts of PS Group ‘B’ intended to be operated as Senior Postmaster will continue to be in the sanctioned strength of PS Group ‘B’, i.e. 866.

3. Instructions for merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs shall be issued separately in due course of time.

4. The guidelines/instructions for preparation of inter-se seniority list of LSG including Postmaster Grade-I officials, HSG-II including Postmaster Grade-II officials and HSG-I including Postmaster Grade-III officials and posting of officials currently holding the posts of Postmasters Cadre shall be issued by Personnel Division separately.

(Smriti Sharan)
Dy. Director General (Estt.)
Tele: 011-2304 4718