DOP Order regarding 3 Months Relaxation in DPC and Departmental Exam


DOP issued order regarding Relaxation of 3 months in Crucial date in DPC and Departmental Exam Dated 01.10.2021

No. Circular/2021/PA Admn II/1925-1950
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
PA Wing, Dak Bhawan
Sansad Marg New Delhi 110 001

Dated: 01/10/2021


All GMs (PAF)/DsA(P) of PAOs.

Sub: Relaxation in the eligibility service-change in the crucial date i.e. 1st January-Reg.


In exercise of the powers delegated, vide Department of Personnel &Training OM No. AB-14017/17/2018- Estt. RR dated 12.08.2021 (copy enclosed), the Competent Authority has accorded approve for relaxation in eligibility service for vacancy year 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, upto a maximum period of 3 months in cases where the employees would have been eligible for being considered for promotion, but become ineligible due to change in the crucial date from 1st of April to 1st. Of January.

2. Further, the relaxation is subject to the condition that actual promotions are effected only after completion of the eligibility service prescribed the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules.

3. Above relaxation shall not be made applicable for vacancy of 2024 recruitment year and thereafter.

4. Above relaxation shall be applicable in all cases where ‘Promotion Committee (DPS) or Limited Department Competitive Examination (LDCE), for all Circle Cadre posts.

5. This issues with the approval of Sr. DDG (PAF).

Yours faithfully,

(Furqan Akhtar)
Asstt. Chief Accounts Officer

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