Asked April 27, 2017

Recruitment process postman post

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I have qualified a one stage written examination organised by Department of Posts to recruit POSTMAN/ MAILGAURD (WEST BENGAL CIRCLE) held on 29TH MAY, 2016 [No. Rectt / X – 16 / DR /2015] The result of this aforesaid examination was declared on 23/12/2016 almost after 7 months after examination. It was officially announced and published on the wb posts official website Along with the result, there was a notice / Recruitment order [No. Rectt/X-16/DR/2015/ADR] to start the recruitment process: "Divisional/unit heads should collect of the dossier of the short listed candidates a/w merit list of the Division concerned and vacancy statement in r/o his Divisions from circle office by deputing a responsible officer with proper authorization from o4-ot-2o17 to 12-01-2017. Any mistake or omission detected should be got set right before issuing formal appointment letter under intimation to circle office." I was shortlisted so I was waiting for my call for document verification but no intimation was made by the Department of Posts. I went to my Division office to inquire after the matter, but they kept me in complete darkness. Sometimes the said, "There is no order from the Circle office to start the process", sometimes they said, "Internal investigation is going on prior to Recruitment". Almost after 4 months of the publication of result, surprisingly they put up a new notice RECTT/X-16/DR/2015/AD(R) on 17-4-2017 "The result for Postman recruitment held on 29-05-2016(Sunday) is kept in abeyance." The result was also withdrawn from the official website on that day, 17-4-2016. Well, that was the story of my suffering for almost one year. now, I want to know, 1. Is it possible to cancel the published result and to provide a new one? 2. Is it possible to cancel the total process by them? 3. Is it possible to take a re- exam after publication of a result? 4. The recruitment process is now under abeyance, what could be the possible steps taken by the authority? 5. Will it be wise or tactful to file a case in High court on this? What should be my approach? 6. Or should I wait until cancellation of this result? What should I do? 7. Where should I file a case CAT or in High Court? 8. What is the possibility and how much time it may take? I also want to know about some case history of similar cases. If possible, discuss. 

Answer 1

Sir, it is very evident that grave injustice has been done to you. The results of government exams cannot be canceled and withdrawn after it has been conducted expect apart for grave circumstances to prevent the injustice that should be announced publicly giving reasons. In your case, no such instance is evident and it seems like a failure of the system or some ulterior motive behind the cancellation of the results.

However, to address the question of abeyance and what the authority can do during this time you can draft an RTI application addressed to the Department seeking reasons for the delay and all relevant questions you want answers to.

It is advised that once RTI results are obtained (will take about a month) then you can

approach the High Court of West Bengal instituting a writ Mandamus under Article 226 of

the Constitution of India against the Department of Posts, for arbitrary cancellation, to

reinstitute the original list and conduct timely recruitments as per due process of law. –

Amarnath Singh Vs UOI.

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