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SSC CHSL 2021 Postal Assistant (PA/SA) Postal Circle/Division Preference (Allocation)

Subject: Seeking preference of Postal Circles from candidates recommended by Staff Selection Commission, on the basis of CHSLE-2021, for appointment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant in Department of Posts- reg.

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F.No.W-04/6/2023-SPN-I Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg New Delhi- 110 001. Dated 15th June, 2023


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published the results of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSLE), 2021 on 27.04.2023, recommending candidates for appointment as Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), in Department of Posts in Level-4 of the Pay Matrix.

2.  List of selected candidates compiled from the results published by SSC on its official website is placed at Annexure-lI. Candidates are requested to bring the discrepancies, if any, found in the list to the notice of Department of Posts.

3.  A candidate will be allocated to one of the 23 Postal Circles, for appointment as PA/SA. Thereafter, the respective Postal Circle, where a candidate is allocated, will take appropriate action for completion of other procedural requirements leading to issue of offer of appointment. Allocation of Postal Circle will be made as per the following criteria:

(a) A candidate shall be allocated to a Postal Circle on the basis of her/his merit (rank), order of preference (option), and vacancy available at her/his turn in the category she/he has been selected. [For removal of doubt it is clarified that OBC, SC or ST candidate selected against Unreserved vacancy will be allocated Circle where unreserved vacancy is available at respective turn.]

(b) Person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates irrespective of their ranks will be allocated Postal Circles first followed by Ex-serviceman candidates in the manner mentioned in (a) above.

(c) After allocation of Circles to PWBD candidates and Ex-serviceman candidates, remaining candidates will be allocated Postal Circles in the manner mentioned in (a) above.

(d) Candidates, who do not exercise their preference / option (PNR candidates), shall be allocated Postal Circle after completing the allocation of circle to all other candidates, whose preference has been received. Such candidates shall be allocated Postal Circle randomly where vacancy is available in their respective category of

(e) All candidates, who have been nominated for the posts of PA/SA by SSC, shall be allocated Postal Circle irrespective of status of receipt of their dossiers. However, their candidature shall be subject to confirmation of nomination and receipt of dossiers from SSC. They shall have no claim for appointment to the said posts in Department of Posts in case candidature is cancelled by SSC or whose dossiers(s) is / are not received.

3. Postal Circle-wise, category-wise vacancies are enclosed at Annexure-II for information. All candidates recommended by SSC for appointment as PA/SA are requested to register themselves in the web portal developed by Department of Post and to indicate their preference for all 23 Postal Circles. The candidates must give their order of preference for all 23 Postal Circles.

4. Direct link for registration on the web portal is as under:-

5. Candidates must register themselves on the aforesaid portal well in advance and submit their order of preference of Postal Circle by 30.06.2023. Preference received by any other mode will not be entertained. [Note: Candidates may note that further updates/information with regard to Circle allocation on the basis of CHSLE-2021 will be placed only on the website of Department of Posts ( — “New & Updates”). They are, therefore, advised to regularly visit website of Department of Posts further updates.]

6. After list of Circle Allocation is published, candidates will be able to exercise their preference for Cadre and Division/ Unit of the allocated Circle through the aforementioned same web portal where preference of Circle is submitted ("). For this purpose candidates shall use their initial login credentials and will not be required to register afresh.

Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above 

(Dileep Singh Sengar)

Assistant Director General (SPN)

Copy to:

(a) Under Secretary (C-1/1), Staff Selection Commission, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Block No.12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 for uploading this communication alongwith its enclosures on the website of SSC.

(b) GM (CEPT), Mysore for uploading this communication alongwith its enclosures on the India Post website under ‘New & Updates’ tab.

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