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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Offering GDS vacant posts to Casual Labourers before filling them by open market recruitment.

Central Head Quarters
2151/1, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Patel Road, New Delhi – 110008

No. AIPCPCCWF/2017                                                                                               Dated - 11.04.2017


Shri. B. V. Sudhakar
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001


Sub: -  Offering GDS vacant posts to Casual Labourers before filling them by open market recruitment.

As per the clarification orders issued by Directorate on 17.05.1989 vide memo no. 45-24/88-SPB-I which was reiterated on 17.06.2016 vide Directorate memo no. 2-53/2011-PCC, all those working on casual basis are called casual labourers.

Directorate has issued clear instructions to all Circles to offer the vacant GDS posts, first to eligible casual labourers before resorting to open market recruitment. But contrary to the instruction of Directorate, many Circles have called for applications from open market candidates to fill up vacant GDS Posts, without offering the posts to eligible casual labourers. The open recruitment notification was issued on 02.01.2017 vide Directorate memo no. 17-23/2016-GDS.

As per the existing orders of the Directorate Casual labourers appointed prior to 01.09.1993 are eligible to apply for GDS posts and also MTS posts. In all Divisions, casual labourers appointed prior to 01.09.1993 are available, who satisfy the other eligibility conditions for recruitment also. By notifying entire GDs vacancies for open market recruitment, the department has denied the legitimate right of the casual labourers to get absorbed at least as GDS.

Further, it may be stated that the 10th Std. educational qualification for casual labourers is relaxed for recruitment to the post of MTS. Hence the same relaxation may be made applicable for recruitment of casual labourers in vacant GDs posts also.

It is once again requested to offer the GDS posts to eligible casual labourers, before resorting to open market recruitment.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM
& National President AIPCPCCWF

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