Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions on Abolition of Posts

Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions

Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions – Get here the list of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question on Abolition of Posts in details.

Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions on Abolition of Posts

Check the list of unstarred questions no. 2019 asked by Shri Suman Balka on the abolition of posts. Find all the questions and their respective answers in this article and also the Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions PDF.

Brief Overview of Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the Lower house of India’s bicameral Parliament. The upper house is known as the Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is mainly composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election. The maximum strength of the House is 552, which is comprised by election of up to 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Honorable President, if,  in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is the same for all States.

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Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions on Abolition of Post – Questions

Questions are as follows

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state: 

(a) whether the Government is planning to abolish all posts which are vacant for more than five years and has directed all the ministries and the department to submit a comprehensive report on it;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

Answers to the question

The questions were asnwered by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions and minister of state in the prime minister’s office

(a) & (b): Yes Madam. Department of Expenditure in its consolidated compendium of instructions/guidelines dated 12.04.2017 directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years and submit a report. At the same time, Department of Expenditure has also decided that now vacant posts would fall under deemed abolished category after a period of two/three years against earlier norm of one year subject to laid down conditions. Deemed abolished posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.

Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions no. 5304 to be Answered on 28th March 2018

(a) The details of vacancies in the postal department of the country, State/ UT-wise and post-wise;

(b)Whether the postal services are affected due to the said vacant posts and if so. the details thereof and steps taken by the Government to fill up the vacancies; and

(c)Whether the Government proposes to launch any mechanism for taking feedback for the services offered and problems faced by the customers of post offices and if so. the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?


The answers to the above Lok Sabha Unstarred Questions were provided by Shri Manoj Sinha, The minister of state (ic) of the ministry of communications &

minister of state in the Ministry of Railways

Answer a)

Postal Circlewise and postwise vacancies in the Department of Posts are as under:

Name of



Tasking Staff

Postman Postal

11.ssistant Sorting 11.ssistant

Postmaster Grade (I, II, Ill) I

Lower Selection Grade I Higher Selection Grade

{I, II}

Inspector Posts

Asst Superintendent osts

Andhra Pradesh 194 414 831 227 31 1697
Assam 362 269 247 95 4 977
Bihar 103 172 392 453 1 1121
Chhattisaarh 99 252 333 452 17 1153
Delhi 681 645 627 109 1 2063
Guiarat 433 1075 1035 791 86 3420
Harvana 178 249 437 132 8 1004
Himachal Pradesh 17 39 174 61 6 297
Jammu &


175 20< 230 58 16 683
Jharkhand 83 253 153 274 14 777
Karnataka 341 897 975 363 32 2608
Name of Postal Circle Multi Tasking Staff Postman “OStal Assistant Sorting Assistant



Grade (I, II, Ill) I Lower Selection Grade I Higher Selection Grade

I. Ill

nspector Posts Asst Superintendent osts Total
Kerala 0 594 624 359 17 1594
Madhya Pradesh 328 746 162 249 29 1514
Maharashtra 2615 4552 3117 1028 78 11390
North East 42 67 82 78 8 277
Odisha 98 128 283 372 20 901
Punjab 108 454 609 234 11 1416
Raiasthan 274 316 788 373 36 1787
Tamilnadu 635 1073 895 2665 85 5353
Telanaana 264 297 644 220 39 1464
Uttar Pradesh 1471 2338 3123 1497 28 8457
Uttarakhand 205 399 409 86 1 1100
West Benoal 546 951 895 766 52 3210
Total 9252 16384 17065 10942 620 54263

Answer b)

Shortage of staff is due to the vacancies arising on account of retirement. promotion.death and deputation.Recruitment to fill up vacant posts is done periodically by holding a departmental examination, direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission and also by individual Circle as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules.

Answer c)

The Department of Posts has a well laid out procedure for handling public grievances for. and feedback on, its services. A monitoring mechanism to ensure the quality of services and prompt redressal of public grievances is in place. The facility of feedback is available on Centralized Public Grievance Redress And Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) for customers. The customers can also give their feedback on social media platforms i.e. on Twitter and Facebook and India Post Help Centre 1924. Oak Adalats are organized on a quarterly basis at Circle and Divisional level for the customers. Department of Posts has launched an online customer feedback survey for three months from 16.02.2018 to 15.05.2018 on India Post website ( www.indi apost.gov.in) and on mobile application of the Department, viz. Post info App. This survey is to reflect the Customer’s viewpoint on a part cular service of a particular post office. In addition to the above, the customer complaint I suggestion book is available in each post office.


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