PUBLIC AUTHORITIES SHOULD USE INDIA POST SERVICES NOT PRIVATE COURIER SERVICE
It is observed that several government-departments, public-authorities and public-sector-undertakings (PSUs) use private courier service rather than postal services.
With premium postal-services like Speed Post now available at most post offices and destinations, it should be made compulsory for all bodies under central and state governments for compulsorily using only normal postal-services. Registered Post should be used at destinations not covered by premium Speed Post service. Postal Department should take up the matter with Department of Public Enterprises and others concerned.
In Focus Public sector services should be utilised by all public authorities as far as possible to encourage public sector and to prevent the public money from going to services under private sector.
Postal department can also provide special privilege to Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) by introducing sponsored postal stamps against some minimum purchase of postal stamps where such sponsored postal stamps can carry design advertisements from these PSUs but only after being approved by the postal department.
Such sponsored postal stamps can have some advertisement cost per stamp like in case of inland-letter cards and post cards. This idea will give increased revenue earning for postal department, and an advertisement-field for PSUs.
However Speed Post tariffs will have to be rationalized and revised to be uniform for local and non-local services with equal tariff-rise for every additional 50 gms rise in slab-weight to compete charges of private courier services.
SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENGAGEMENT TO ALL APPROVED CATEGORIES OF GDS POSTS - REVIEW THERE OF
Copy of the above letter :
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
No.17-17/2016-GDS dated 23-06-2016
All Heads of Circles
Sub:- Selection process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS posts – Review thereof.
Reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 vide which the revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.
2. It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum age limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.
3. Further reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 and letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 in para 2(b) (vii) of aforementioned letter it has been stipulated that “the authority higher to the recruiting authority will nominate a committee constituting of three members including recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Beside the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection”
4. The above orders have been reviewed and the following amendments are approved by the competent authority and shall take into effect from the date of issue of this letter.
(a) The entry age to the GDS posts shall be raised up to 40 years of age (further relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. Maximum age of Casual Labourers shall be 45 years (48 years for OBC & 50 years for SC/ST) subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility.
(b) The instructions about formation of committee consisting of three members prescribed vide para 2 (b) (viii) of this Directorate letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 be withdrawn and the recruiting authorities may be allowed to continue engagement of GDS without formation of such committee.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Copy forwarded to :
1.Senior PPS to Secretary (Posts)
2-7.PS to Member (P), Member (Tech), Member (O), Member (PLI) and
Chairman( Investment Board), Member (Planning), Member (Banking & HRD)
8-10. Ps to CGM (BD)/PLI Directorate/MB
11.All DDsG in Postal Directorate
12.Director, RAKNPA/ Postal Training Centres
13.All Recognized Federations/Unions