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Recruitment in Post Offices: Postal Circle-wise and Cadre-wise Sanction Strength and vacancies

Recruitment in Post Offices: Postal Circle-wise and Cadre-wise Sanction Strength and vacancies GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Recruitment in Post Offices: Postal Circle-wise and Cadre-wise Sanction Strength and vacancies
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 817
ANSWERED ON: 26.06.2019
Vacancy in Post Offices
Umesh G. Jadhav
Bheemrao Baswanthrao Patil
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether there is a shortage of staff in various cadres in post offices across the country and in the Department of Postal Services and if so, the details thereof, State/ UT-wise and cadre wise;
(b) the steps taken/proposed to be taken by the Government to fill these vacancies expeditiously;
(c) whether various post offices in the country do not have upgraded infrastructure; and
(d) if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, LAW & JUSTICE AND ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
(a) & (b) Postal Circle-wise and cadre-wise sanctioned strength and vacancies are given in enclosed statement. Shortage of staff is due to vacancies arising on account of retirement, promotion, death and deputation. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts is done periodically by holding departmental examination, direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission and also by individual Circle as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules. Further, Departmental Promotion Committee is convened regularly for filling up vacancies on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts is a continuous process. 
(c) & (d) Up-gradation of technological and physical infrastructure is a continuous process. All the Departmental Post Offices are computerized. So far total 23692 Post Offices have been migrated under Core Banking Solution (CBS) and 25,573 Post Offices have been migrated under Core Insurance Solution for Postal Life Insurance. 996 ATMs have been made inter-operable. Installation of 202 Solar Power Packs, construction of 252 Rain Water Harvesting structures, installation of ramps & rails in 287 post offices, construction of 2437 toilets and installation of LED lights in 4614 offices have been completed for up-gradation of physical infrastructure

Postal Circle-wise and Cadre-wise Sanction Strength and vacancies
Circle Multi Tasking
Staff
Postman/
Mail Guard
Postal Assistant/
Sorting Assistant
Lower Selection
Grade/
Higher Selection
Grade I & II
Postmaster
Grade I, II & III
Inspector Posts/
Assistant
Superintend
Posts
Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy Sanctioned
 Strength
Vacancy
Andhra Pradesh 1129 242 2391 441 3821 440 1886 921 138 44 237 43
Assam 1087 473 1035 324 2009 286 392 223 56 39 98 9
Bihar 1891 610 1937 691 4237 558 1407 316 125 58 210 3
Chhattisgarh 366 118 626 267 939 224 494 158 27 7 70 20
Delhi 2734 784 2995 766 4091 804 1291 634 62 16 94 0
Gujarat 2474 679 4535 1391 7515 1816 2375 1145 225 161 231 92
Haryana 793 220 947 361 1893 248 779 425 53 15 79 17
Himachal Pradesh 398 97 408 106 1117 146 557 135 49 15 62 15
Jammu & Kashmir 390 212 344 225 933 264 318 299 21 9 40 20
Jharkhand 574 133 974 388 1533 213 689 407 42 15 77 24
Karnataka 1700 431 3935 1029 5752 290 2469 1230 437 155 255 41
Kerala 1472 273 2692 653 6497 584 296 239 196 116 192 37
Madhya Pradesh 1225 392 2087 1049 2967 200 1550 742 95 41 195 40
Maharashtra 5788 2806 10065 5185 11215 2843 4590 3869 418 208 380 71
North East 398 114 626 254 664 18 362 98 35 25 43 9
Odisha 937 306 1445 178 2966 574 1410 423 96 36 175 38
Punjab 1272 166 1840 424 3812 636 321 221 99 50 105 16
Rajasthan 1326 339 2082 653 3362 435 1604 593 90 54 210 33
Tamil Nadu 2920 989 6288 2275 9680 1941 4353 2223 369 140 346 114
Telangana 719 152 1597 358 2414 275 1029 719 71 34 136 54
Uttar Pradesh 2969 1267 4887 2328 8767 1977 3736 1645 272 115 393 50
Uttarakhand 486 214 737 440 1193 157 559 267 44 19 59 5
West Bengal 4105 843 5519 1162 9959 1784 866 553 215 140 281 53
Total 37153 11860 59992 20948 97336 16713 33333 17485 3235 1512 3968 804

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