P&T FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS SERVICES

P&T FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS SERVICES:

As in the case of the Indian Railways there is a separate P&T Finance and Accounts Services. Here an officer works for the Postal & Telecom departments. They are posted in major cities and as this is a comparatively new service, (established in 1974) the promotions are fast. Within 17 years one can be Joint Secretary (SAG) which correspondence with the Super Time Scale of the IAS. Officers start their career as the Assistant Chief Accounts Officer. Within two years, they are the Chief Accounts Officers. After six years they become the Director Finance and Accounts in the Junior Administrative Grade. In another eleven years they enter the SAG as GM Finance which is a field posting or as Deputy Director General at the Directorate. Following this, promotions to the higher posts are limited as there is just one member Finance and one Senior DDG, Finance. However they can go on deputation to other ministries or to the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) or Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) as Director, Finance.