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Court Cases Affecting AAO LDCE Exam: Request for Information from the Department of Posts (DOP)


The Ministry of Communications, through its Department of Posts and the Postal Accounts Wing at Dak Bhawan in New Delhi, has issued a directive concerning court cases related to the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for the post of Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) for the years 2018 and 2022. This article delves into the details of the request, the nature of the court cases, and the information being sought by the Department.


The LDCE for the position of AAO is a crucial examination within the Department of Posts, aimed at promoting eligible candidates to higher ranks. However, in recent years, several court cases have arisen concerning the results and the appointment processes of this examination for the years 2018 and 2022. The courts, including the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and various High Courts, have issued orders that impact the filling of these positions.

Nature of Court Orders

The specific nature of the court orders includes:

  1. Post Vacancy Restrictions

    • Courts have ordered that a particular post should not be filled without the tribunal’s leave.
  2. Vacancy Reservations

    • Orders stipulate that one AAO post should remain vacant for the vacancy year starting April 1, 2018.
  3. Vacancy Preservation

    • Directives have been issued to keep one vacancy reserved from the total vacancies of 2018.
  4. Post Vacancy Until Further Notice

    • The courts have mandated that one post of AAO should remain vacant until the next hearing date.
  5. Similar Orders

    • Any other orders with similar stipulations have also been acknowledged.

These orders have a significant impact on the overall appointment process, potentially delaying the filling of positions and affecting the career progression of the candidates involved.

Request for Information

In light of these court orders, the Department of Posts is seeking comprehensive details on all such cases where interim or final orders have been pronounced by the Hon’ble CAT or High Courts. The specifics of the request are as follows:

  1. Case Details

    • Information on all court cases concerning the LDCE AAO exams for 2018 and 2022 where such orders have been issued.
  2. Timely Submission

    • The requested information must be furnished by July 5, 2024, without fail.
  3. Nil Information

    • Even if no relevant cases exist, a ‘Nil’ response is required to be communicated to ensure complete transparency and accountability.

The information should be sent via email to: palegal.dte@indiapost.gov.in.

Approval and Compliance

The directive has been issued with the approval of the competent authority within the Department of Posts. The urgency of the request underscores the importance of complying with court orders and ensuring that the legal process is followed meticulously.


The request from the Department of Posts highlights the legal complexities and challenges faced in the administration of departmental examinations and promotions. The prompt and accurate submission of the requested information is crucial for adhering to court directives and ensuring the smooth functioning of the promotion process for AAO posts. All concerned offices are urged to respond promptly to this directive to facilitate compliance with judicial orders and maintain the integrity of the examination process.

Contact Information:

Keywords: LDCE, AAO Exam, Department of Posts, Court Cases, CAT Orders, High Court Orders, Vacancy Reservations, Postal Accounts Wing


  • Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts
  • Postal Accounts Wing, Dak Bhawan


  • No. PAF/Misc/Court Cases/2024  Dated: July 04, 2024

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