Merger of PA (SBCO) and PA (FPO) with PA (P0) with effect from 01.01.2023

DOP – Merger of PA (SBCO) and PA (FPO) with PA (P0)

No. Q-25/11/2022-PE-I-DOP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 16th November, 2022

All Heads of Circles.

Subject: Merger of PA (SBCO) and PA (FPO) with PA (P0) regarding.


As you are aware, the proposal for merger of PA (CO/R0)/(SBC0)/(FP0) with PA (PO) was under consideration of this Directorate for quite some time.

2. In this regard, it has been decided, with the approval of the Competent Authority, to merge the PA (SBCO) and PA (FPO) with PA (P0) with effect from 01.01.2023. The detailed modalities for merger of PA (SBCO) and PA (FPO) with PA (PO), formulated in consultation with Personnel Division (SPN Branch), are attached as Annexure-A and Annexure-B respectively.

3. However, the PA (CO/RO) shall remain a separate cadre.

4. Further, modalities regarding merger of LSG and HSG posts of SBCO and FPO with Postal Operative Side would be conveyed in due course.

5. If the Circles face any issue related to merger of posts, the matter may be referred to ADG (PE-I), and issues pertaining to merger of personnel, seniority, Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV and other related issues may be referred to Director/ADG (SPN) directly.

Yours faithfully,

(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (PE-I)
Tele: 011- 2304 4867


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