The number of posts lying vacant in the Postal Department category-wise and scale-wise is as under:
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘A’ lying vacant
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘B’ lying vacant
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘C’ lying vacant
The vacancies are either meant to be filled up by promotion or by direct recruitment according to the provisions in the Recruitment Rules. The Departmental Promotion Committees are meeting periodically to fill up the posts by promotion. Also the Departmental Examination is held regularly to fill up promotional posts wherever the Departmental examinations are prescribed. The vacancies meant to be filled up by direct recruitment are also being filled up in accordance with the policies of the Government.
The shortage of manpower due to promotions, retirement, death or leave is managed by adhoc arrangements, redistribution and combination of duties and by engagement of Short Duty Staff in the Post Offices and paid substitutes for delivery of postal articles. These steps ensure that postal services are not adversely affected.
This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot in written reply to a question today in Rajya Sabha the Minister of Stare for Communication and Information Technology,