Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (I P & T AFS) Group 'A' was constituted in 1973. It is an organized Accounts and Finance Service and caters to the Department of Telecom & Department of Posts. This position carries with it a definite responsibility for posting in throughout the country.
The eligibility criterion for the Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service exam is the same as for other civil services. So, if the candidate emerges successful in qualifying the civil services and thus gets an allotment to the service according to their rank, he/she would have to go for a special training session.
The selected candidates are given training in the Foundation Course from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie. Later a complete training session in the financial management at the National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad, for a period of 48 weeks is offered. Besides, several sessions about organized accounts and finance services are given. The last stage of training is at the advanced level telecom training centre at Ghaziabad with a focus on postal and telecom functioning and rules. After these training programs, the officers would be able to handle posts in the Departments of Telecom and Posts, TRAI and a number of PSUs under the control of Communications Ministry.
Some the primary duties are :
The hierarchy of the posts in the IP&T AFS, Group-A, their pay scale and minimum span of service for promotion is mentioned below:-
|Sl. No.||Name of the Post & Pay Scale||The minimum qualifying service for promotion|
|1||Junior Time Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 +Grade Pay Rs. 5400||Min. service for promotion: On initial Recruitment|
|2||Senior Time Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 6600||Min. service for promotion: On completion of four years of approved service as on 1st January of the year|
|3||Junior Administrative Grade PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay of Rs. 7600||Min. service for promotion: On completion of 9 years of approved service as on 1st January of the year|
|4||Selection Grade in Junior Administrative Grade PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000 + Grade Pay of Rs. 8700||Min. service for promotion: Junior Administrative Grade officers who have entered into 13th year of service on 1st January of the year of examination|
|5||Senior Administrative Grade PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000 + Grade Pay of Rs. 10000||Min. service for promotion: On completion of 17 years of approved service with four year regular service in Junior Administrative Grade as on 1st January of the year|
|6||Higher Administrative Grade Rs. 67000 (annual increment @ 3%)-79000||Min. service for promotion: Senior Administrative Grade Officers with three years of regular service in the Grade as on 1st January|
|7||Higher Administrative Grade Rs. 75500--80000||Min. service for promotion: Officers in Higher Administrative Grade or Senior Administrative Grade Officers with three years of regular service in the Grade as on 1st January|