Difference between Selection Post and Non Selection Post
What is the difference between ‘Selection’ and ‘Non‐Selection’ posts in the Recruitment Rules?
In case the promotion to a given post is based upon merit only, the recruitment is defined to be by way of ‘Selection’. In other words, seniority is not given precedence over performance (or grading in the performance reports) for recruitment to the given post. Thus, an incumbent with less qualifying service in the feeder grade can be selected if possessing better performance appraisal vis‐à‐vis Recruitment Rules Branch another who has more qualifying service in the feeder grade but with a lower grade in performance appraisal.
However, when promotion to a post is made on the basis of seniority only subject to the rejection of a pre‐defined grade of ‘fit’ and ‘unfit’, the process is specified as ‘Non‐Selection’. In other words, if the grade for ‘fit’ is defined as ‘Very Good’ in the Performance Appraisal, the posts to the given Grade shall be filled up from amongst incumbents in accordance to their Seniority in the feeder grade subject to their possessing the performance appraisal defined to be necessary for declaring a candidate as ‘fit’.