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Postal dept staff sore over workload,lack of uniforms

Although the postal department claims that it conducts recruitment tests on a regular basis,it continues to grapple with staff shortage

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
September 13, 2013 2:32:49 am

Although the postal department claims that it conducts recruitment tests on a regular basis,it continues to grapple with staff shortage. With many areas coming under the civic limits,the strength of staff continues to be the same.

“We do not have uniforms and we have to travel to fringe areas as there aren’t sufficient employees,’’ said a postal staff from NIBM post office. While another from the city post office adds that low percentage of recruitment continues to see shortfall in staff.

While the postal department said that uniforms were ready,most staff do not have the mandatory uniform. “We have been waiting for the past three years for the uniform,’’ said a women staff.

Although exams are carried out intermittently,the recruitment is not 100 per cent and so several positions continue to be vacant,another staff said.

The postal department has three divisions – Pune east,Pune west and mofussil region. While there are 338 posts in the Pune east division,only 295 have been filled. In Pune west,there are 449 posts,but only 364 have been filled,while for mofussil areas,just 81 of 112 posts have been filled.

The postal department maintained that though they conducted staff tests on a regular basis,they did not have enough people to fill up the vacant posts.

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