Merger of PA (FPO) with PA (PO)


Merger of PA (FPO) with PA (PO)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
March 26, 2024


The Chief Postmaster General
(Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal Circles)

Subject: – Merger of PA (FPO) with PA (PO) – regarding.


Reference is invited to letter no. Q-25/11/2022-PE-I-DOP dated 16.11.2022 of Establishment Division regarding the subject cited above.

  1. The issue of posting of Postal Assistant in FPO Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata has been

reviewed and the Competent Authority has approved following guidelines in this regard:-

  1. Incumbents of PA (FPO) cadre of Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata as on 31.12.2022 shall continue to be posted in FPO till they are promoted to next higher grade or cease to be in However, such official may make a request for transfer to Postal Division which may be considered as per administrative requirements.
  2. If any PA of FPO, Chennai / Delhi / Kolkata) has been transferred to Postal Division without making any request for such transfer, such official (s) may be posted back to FPO.
  3. Existing officials who choose to continue in PA (FPO) cadre of Chennai / Delhi / Kolkata will be considered for promotion in the same manner as was being done prior to issue of aforesaid letter dated 11.2022.
  4. Fresh appointment, whether through Direct Recruitment or through Departmental Examination, shall not be made in FPO.
  5. Posting in FPO against vacant posts shall be done from Postal Division on tenure basis. An official who has completed minimum 2 years of service in Postal Division shall be eligible for posting in FPO.
  6. Official posted in FPO from Postal Division shall be posted back to Postal Division after completion of one post tenure in FPO. Such an official can be posted back to FPO after completion of one post tenure in Postal Division.

3. Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal Circles are requested to take action as above.


Yours faithfully
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Copy to: – DDG (Estt.) — for information


Merger of PA (FPO) with PA (PO)
Merger of PA (FPO) with PA (PO)


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