Downgradation of 89 posts of Stenographer Grade-I to
Stenographer Grade-II in various Postal Circles
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No. Q -2513 I 2023’PE.-I-DOP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
Dated: 27th October, 2O23
All Heads of Circles,
Subject: – Downgradation of 89 posts of Stenographer Grade-I to
Stenographer Grade-II in various Postal Circles – reg
With reference to the proposal received from the Personnel
Division of this Directorate, approval of the Competent Authority is hereby
conveyed for temporary downgradation of 89 posts (Circle-wise details may
be seen in Annexure) of Stenographer Grade-I to Stenographer Grade-II in
various Postal Circles to solve the problem of shortage of Stenographer staff
and also to avoid falling of these posts into the category of “Deemed
Abolished” as the posts cannot be filled up through promotion due to
unavailability of eligible candidates in the feeder grade i.e. Stonogretpher
The downgradation of 89 posts of Stenographer Grade-I shall remain
effective till the officials in feeder grade, i.e. Stenographer Grade-II, become
eligible for promotion to Stenographer Grade-I, i.e., as and when an official
holding the post of Stenographer Grade-II becomes eligible for promotion to
Stenographer Grade-I, the official shall be promoted and the post of
Stenographer Grad.e-II held by the official shall automatically be upgraded
to the level of Stenographer Grade-I. However, such automatic upgradation
gf Stenographer Grade-II post to Stenographer Grade-I post shall be limited
to the 89 posts of Stenographer Grade-I (as indicated Circle-wise in
Annexure) only which have been downgraded as Stenographer Grade-II.
Further, the Personnel Division (SPN-I Section) is requested to
ensure that the downgradation may not create issues regarding
transfer/promotion of Stenographer Grade. Inter-se seniority among the
existing and new incumbents of Stenographer Grade-II shall be as per
This issues with the concurrence of IFW vide their Dy.
No. 92/2023- 24/F A- CS(P) dated 04.10.2023.
(R. N. Bharti)
Encl: As above (Annexure).
Copy for information to: –
- PSO/Sr.PPS to Secretary (Posts) / Director General Postal Services.
- ST.PPS/ PPS to Member (P).
- Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser.
- AII General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Accounts / DDAP
(through India Post web site).
- DDG (P)/Director (SPM – for further necessary action w.r.t the
proposal received vide Note no. w-05/3/2023-sPN-I dated L7.07.2023
- GM, CEPT- for uploading the order on the India Post website.
- Guard File
Section Officer (PE-I)
Caution – This is an extract of the original notification, always refer to the official website & official notification first.