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GDS Arrear Tables for BPM and ABPM with effect from 1.1.2016

Yesterday Cabinet Committee has approved the revision of pay structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Department of Posts. Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.

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BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS: GDS Pay Revision

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
Central Head quarters, New Delhi

BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS  – HATS OFF
WE HAVE WON THE BATTLE
UNION CABINET APPROVED GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
FULL DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER
GDS UNIONS HAVE COME OUT WITH FLYING COLOURS
16 DAYS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
IF ANY ADVERSE CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE GOVT ORDERS,
IF MAJOR POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DILUTED,
GDS UNIONS SHALL RESORT TO NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME AGAIN
CONDUCT NATIONWIDE VICTORY RALLIES AND CELEBRATIONS

Dear friends / comrades,

Union Cabinet today approved the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. Full details given in the PIB Bulletin is enclosed.

An emergency meeting of all three striking GDS unions (AIGDSU, AIPEU-GDS & FNPO) held today at AIGDSU office and after reviewing the entire situation, unanimously decided to call off the 16 days historic indefinite strike of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The three GDS Unions further decided that, if any adverse conditions are there in the Govt orders, if major positive recommendations are diluted, GDS unions shall resort to nationwide agitational programmes again.

We congratulate the entire GDS who stood unitedly like a rock and defeated all the anti-strike propaganda of the Postal Board and their Agents. We salute the GDS for their courage, bravery and determination. This strike is a history and it will be written in golden letters in the history of Postal Trade Union movement and Indian working class movement. Not only all Central Trade Unions but the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) also extended full support and solidarity to this strike for emancipation of most down trodden section called GDS.

This strike is significant because, it fought against the adamant attitude of the Govt and Postal Board, rejecting their sweet-coated appeals and also threat of “withdraw the strike, then only we will talk” and finally ended in thumping victory and came out with flying colours. All credit goes to the three lakhs GDS who fought heroically and unitedly, even though they are scattered in 1,29,500 rural Branch post offices. This is the great victory of the poor, oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized section of the society who have nothing to loose but chains.

We convey our deep condolences to the families of brave GDS whose shocking sudden deaths and suicide while on strike has shaked the conscience of right thinking persons.

We convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Central Trade Unions, WFTU, Political parties, Chief Ministers, people’s representatives in Parliament and State Assemblies, distinguished personalities and all fraternal organizations and their leaders who stood with GDS in the hours of crisis and extended full support and solidarity to the striking GDS till the end of the strike. We also convey our sincere thanks to the electronic and print media of Delhi and all other states. We seek their continuous support and guidance in our future struggles for achieving our prime demand i.e., grant of civil servant status to GDS.

CONDUCT VICTORY RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

All Circle / Divisional Secretaries are requested to organize nationwide victory rallies, demonstrations and celebrations at all places on 7th & 8th June 2018.

Remember this is only one step forward and there are miles to go before we achieve our final goal – “civil servant status to all GDS”. Definitely our dreams shall become true one day. Keep the unity intact and march forward. Final victory shall be ours.

With struggle greetings,

Yours sincerely

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

Source: Confederation

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Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (1/2)

Cabinet Decision

June 06, 2018

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
  • The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure – Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crare) during 2018-19. 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.

Details:

  • Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other thanBranch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  • The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  • Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
S.No. Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (2/2)

  • It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  • Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  • Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  • A new Riskand hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:

The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

Impact:

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

Background:

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.

PIB

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CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

“CHANGE THE POLICY OR WE SHALL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT”

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE

The unprecedented strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department will enter the 14th day on Monday. Functioning of  rural postal services has come to a grinding halt. Out of 1,55,000 Post offices, 1,29,500 rural Post offices are completely shut down. GDS are not demanding to give them the “Moon” from the sky. They are demanding their legitimate wage revision. If 32 lakhs departmental employees wage revision can be implemented within eight months after submission of Seventh CPC report, why the unjustified delay of eighteen months for implementation of wage revision of only three lakhs low-paid GDS employees? Why lamenting about the deficit of the department only when GDS wage revision comes? Are GDS responsible for the deficit? No, not at all.

Postal “Gods” and Central Government are in deep slumber for eighteen months, when poor GDs are waiting..waiting..and waiting. The strike is a natural outburst of pentup discontentment and anger of the marginalized section after desperately waiting for long. Then suddenly the sleeping “Gods” wokeup. Appeal after appeal started pouring in all languages just like distributing chocolates to lure children. But 96% of GDS stood united and continued their struggle. They declared they will not surrender their self-respect and prestige, even if they and their families are made to starve or die by prolonging the strike.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before our country got freedom. Mahatmaji had told the Britishers “you can kill me, but you can not make me surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the most dreaded “apartheid” system is legally banned and abolished in South Africa. Nelson Mandela has taught them “never to give up or surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the “slave system” is legally abolished in United States. Martin Luther King had told them “I have a dream” and his dream had come true later.

GDS system is a “beggar system”and nothing but slavery and bonded labour. This heroic struggle of GDS will definitely mark the beginning of the end of this slave system which is a “black mark in the face of Indian democracy”. Those GDS and departmental employees (though in some states only) who participated in this historic struggle for emancipation of the most down trodden section of the society will be remembered for ever in the history and their sacrifice will never go in vain.

Those Government’s supporters in the bureaucracy are propagating that GDS unions have committed a great mistake and unpardonable crime by going on an “untimely” indefinite strike, that too all the four Unions together. We have only to remind them the old saying “when a beggar come to your house, you need not give money to him if you don’t like, but please don’t unleash your dogs to bite him”.  Let the GDS fight for their own destiny. Government may allow their right or not. This struggle is not the end of history. As long as injustice and discrimination are there, strikes and protests will emerge again and again like phoenix bird from the ashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the Government and Postal Department. It is they to decide how to play. What is wrong in inviting the GDS unions for negotiation and in reaching an honourable settlement, instead of distributing pamphlet type appeals one after another? What is the mindset of the top bureaucracy of the Postal Board? Are they thinking like olden days feudal landlords and expecting the GDS Union leaders “to obey them and not to question them”. Sorry, they are thoroughly mistaken and they should understand the writings on the wall. Only mutual trust and goodwill can build confidence in the mind of striking GDS and that can only lead to an amicable settlement.

We hope that good sense will prevail upon the powers-that-be. We want to make it clear that any attempt to break or crush the strike by attempting to victimization or any other coercive methods will only complicate the situation and the entire Central Government Employees will be forced to come out to defend and protect the striking GDS at any cost.

Source: CONFEDERATION

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CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike

CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike

Demands the Government immediately implement the pro employee recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates the nearly three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal Department for the magnificent united all India Strike. All the four GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BPEDU) are on an indefinite strike from 22 May 2018. All the postal employees’ unions have supported the strike. As per reports the strike is total and 1,29,500 Branch Post Offices remained closed.

More than 60% of the employees of the Postal Department are GDS and more than 80% of the Post Offices are GDS Branch Post Offices. Major revenue of the department comes from GDS. They are not treated as Postal employees and were paid a pittance. The Gramin Dak Sevaks have a great legacy of struggles and whatever facilities they are enjoying at present is the result of their bitter struggles along with the postal employees.

This strike was forced by the NDA government which not only denied to address the long pending demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks for regularisation as government employees, but refused to implement the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on the service conditions of the GDS. The Committee which was appointed by the government to look into the service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks had submitted its report as early in November 2016. The Union Minister had promised to implement the pro-employee recommendations of the report. Even after eighteen months the orders are still awaited. The GDS and their unions were forced to go on an indefinite strike after the government had failed to meet even the latest deadline of April 2018, it had promised.

CITU expresses solidarity with the striking employees and demands that the NDA government must immediately settle the issue by agreeing to the just demands of these grass root level workers who deliver valuable service to the common people.

Issued by
Tapan Sen
General Secretary

Source : CITU

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GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-2018

GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-22018

GDS Committee Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees

EXTEND FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) has given notice for nationwide indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018 demanding immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks.

All NFPE affiliated unions have also given call extending full support and solidarity to make the strike a grand success.

Nationwide protest demonstrations will be held on 10th May 2018 in front of all offices of Department of Posts.

Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, National Secretariat calls upon all its affiliates and State / District C-o-Cs to extend full support and solidarity to the indefinite strike from 22-05-2018 and also to join the protest demonstration on 10th May 2018.

Yours fraternally

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
(M)&whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

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Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
LOK SABHA

 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1427
ANSWERED ON: 27.12.2017

 

Gramin Dak Sevaks

 

BHEEMRAO BASWANTHRAO PATIL

 

Will the Minister of

COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has constituted any Committee to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks and if so, the details and the composition thereof;

(b) whether the said Committee has since submitted its report and if so, the recommendations thereof; and

(c) the time by which these recommendations are likely to be implemented?

 

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

 

(a) Yes, Madam. A One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.

(b) Yes, Madam, the Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.

(c) The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

 

Source – loksabha

 

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GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

No.14-3/2016-PAP

Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated : 9th October, 2017.

To,

All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/ Directors of Accounts (Posts)

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards -reg

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department. of Expenditures O.M No.1/9/2017-E-II)B) dated 20.09 2017 duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 21.09.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/008-E.II(B) dated 26.09.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances an basic TRCA it the Same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2017. it has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramm Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 136% to 139% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2017

2.The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to an Gamin Dak Sevaks.

3.The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head or account and should be met from the sanctioned grant

4.This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance vide their Dairy No 143/FA/2017/CS dated 09/10/2017.

S/d,
(K.V.VijayaKumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

 

Source : NFPE

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Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

postal-employees-strike-7thCPC

A postal employees’ union has threatened to go on a one-day strike on August 23 to protest against non-implementation of benefits as suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

The National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), which represents around 4 lakh staff, has called for nationwide strike today to press for implementation of benefits suggested by the Gramin Dak Sevaks committee report, the federation’s secretary general, R N Parashar said.

The threat has come at a time when another postal staff union, All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union (AIGDSU) that claims support of around 1.8 lakh GDS, has already been on indefinite strike since last week to press for implementation of the committee’s report. Parashar said, “The GDS committee submitted report in November 2016 for the welfare of gramin dak sevaks (GDS) but the management is holding it back without any genuine reason.” The GDS committee has recommended 2.5 per cent hike in basic pay of rural postal employees along with maternity leave benefits for women employees, proper space to work and all other welfare benefits that are given to regular employees, Parashar claimed. There are over 1.55 lakh post offices, including 1.3 lakh rural post offices. There are around 2.7 lakh GDS who handle operations such as money remittances, delivery of Aadhaar and MGNREGA payments in rural post offices, an AIGDSU official said. “GDS handle 89 per cent of postal services and generate 60-70 per cent of total revenue for Department of Posts but we get only 15-20 per cent of share in the expenses. The salary of GDS is very low. We want the government to implement committee report without any delay,” AIGDSU General Secretary S S Mahadevaiah said. The union has support of about 1.8 lakh GDS, Mahadevaiah said. The NFPE is also demanding filing up of various vacant positions, payment of revised wages and arrears to casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and 7th central pay commission (CPC).

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Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS

7th CPC Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Postmen/Mail Guards & MTS) Clarification on Date of Implementation

No. 7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Date: 12.07.2017

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub :- Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

1 , Attention is invited to this Directorate OM of even number dated 26.04.2017 vide which rate of remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term department vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS was issued. In this context, references are being received from Service Unions that the words “In future” and “with effect from 01.01.2016″ in the Para 3 of the said OM dated 26.04.2017 give different impression over date of implementation of the instructions and has requested to issue clarification.

2. The matter has, further, been examined in this Directorate in the light of the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that the orders contained in the ibid OM dated 26.04.2017 (copy attached) are to be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

(R.L.Patel)
Asstt. Director Gene (GDS/PCC)

7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001,
Dated: 26.04.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

Consequent upon the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations, the matter regarding the rates of remuneration payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS has been reviewed.

2. It has now been decided that the remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS may be calculated on the basis of the minimum pay of the respective levels of the pay matrix in whiCh the substitute is engaged as defined in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and as mentioned in Table below:

S/No. Post Pre-revised in Pay Band Pay under Pay Matrix
1. Postman/ Mail Guard Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000 Min. 7200) Level 3 (Min. Rs.21700 Max. Rs.69100)
2. Group-D (Now MTS) Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1800 Min.7000 Level 1 (Min. Rs. 18000 Max. Rs.56900)

3. In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective Levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell, DoE, ID Note No. 30-1/17 (ii) /2016-IC (Pt) dated 20.04.2017.

(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

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REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

No, 17-1/2017-GDS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 1 10001
Dated:30.05.2017

To

All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General

Sub: REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

I am directed to refer to this office letters Nos. 17-1712010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 and 17.12.2015 vide which instructions on engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevak on compassionate grounds have been issued.

2.The Scheme has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks. Under the revised scheme point system has been dispensed with and scheme has been extended to dependents of missing GDS also.

3.The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of the letter and will be applicable to all cases pending and arising on or after the said date. The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened.

4.The revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks is attached.

sd/-
(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General
(GDS/PCC)

REVISED SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS.

1.Object

The object of the Scheme is to grant engagement on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying while in service as a GDS, to relieve the family of the GDS concerned from financial destitution and to help it to get over the emergency.

2.To Whom applicable

To a dependent family member of a regularly selected and engaged Gramin Dak Sevak who dies while in service (including death by suicide)

Note 1 “Dependent Family Member” means the following:

(a) Spouse; or

(b) Son including adopted son; or

(c) Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS; or

(d) Daughter including adopted daughter; or

(e) Married/widowed daughter/divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of hislher death: or

(f) Daughter in law of deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on GDS, if the only son of the GDS is predeceased, provided she gives an undertaking that she is not availing the same benefit from her own parenthood.

(g) Brother or sister in the case of unmanied GDS wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death.

Note 2 “Gramin Dak Sevak” for the purpose of these instructions means a GDS engaged on regular basis after undergoing a formal selection procedure and not one working on adhoc/provisional basis or as a substitute or trainee.

3.Authority competent to make compassionate engagement.

(a) Head of Circle will be competent to make compassionate engagements to GDS posts within the Circle.

(b) All cases will be considered by a Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) and recommendations of the Committee will be put up to the Head of the Circle for final decision.

(c) The composition of CCE the will be same as the one constituted for cases of departmental officials.

(d) The Committee will meet bi-monthly i.e. in March, May, and July and so on for considering the cases arising during the previous two months. For example, the cases received during Jan and Feb will. be considered in March and cases received during March and April will be considered in May.

4.Posts to which such engagements can be made

Compassionate engagements will be made only to GDS posts.

5.Eligibility

(a) The family deserves immediate assistance of relief from financial destitution; and

(b) Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects as per the conditions prescribed for normal regular selection to the GDS post for which being considered.

6.A. Exemptions

Compassionate engagements are exempted from the observance of the following requirements:-

(a) Engagement procedure such as notification of vacancies, reference to employment exchange etc.

(b) Checking of availability of surplus posts or posts identified for redeployment etc.

B.Relaxations

  1. a) Generally, there shall be no relaxation in age conditions except as prescribed for reserved categories. However Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age. Powers to relax the Upper age limit of the applicant are vested with Head of the Circle.
  2. b) There shall be no relaxation in basic educational qualifications prescribed for the GDS post for which the applicant is being considered.

Note 1 Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of engagement.

7.Determination/availability of vacancies

(a) Engagement on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too only, against regular GDS vacancies.

(b) To the extent possible, compassionate engagement should be offered to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased GDS normally resides. However, if there are no suitable vacancies to immediately engage the applicant, any post in the same sub division or division may be offered.

8.Time limit for considering applications for compassionate engagements.

(a) Subject to instructions on the subject issued and amended from time to time, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit of each case.

(b) Within 15 days from date of death of a GDS, the family should be informed about the scheme of Compassionate Engagement along with a list of regular GDS vacancies available in the division, as on the date of death of the GDS and acknowledgement should be obtained and kept on record.

(c) Head of the Circle should consider and decide the case within three months from the date of receipt of application.

9.Consideration of belated requests

(a) As per para 8 (b) above, the family will be informed about the scheme and vacancies by the Department within 15 days from the date of death of the GDS. Request for compassionate engagement should be submitted within a reasonable time.

(b) Requests received after one year from date of death of the GDS will be considered as belated requests. Such cases should be recommended by the CCE only if the reasons given by the applicant are found to be genuine and convincing.

(c) While considering belated requests, the CCE/Head of Circle should keep in mind the fact that the concept of compassionate engagement is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the GDS in order to relieve it from economic distress. The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow for long should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence. Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection. The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only after thorough scrutiny of all facts by Committee on Compassionate Engagement.

(d) Whether a request for compassionate engagement is belated or not may be decided with reference to the date of death of the GDS and not the age of the applicant at the time of consideration.

10.Widow engaged on compassionate grounds getting remarried

A widow engaged on compassionate grounds will be allowed to continue in service even after re-marriage.

11.Where there is an earning member

(a) Detailed examination will be required in cases with special features, like cases of belated requests or where there is another earning member in the family etc.

(b) In deserving cases even where there is already an earning member in the family a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate engagement, if the Compassionate Engagement Committee is satisfied that grant of compassionate engagement is justified having regard to number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the GDS, income of the earning member as also his liabilities including the fact the earning member is residing with the family of the GDS and whether he/she should not be a source of support to their members of the family.

12.Missing Gramin Dak Sevak

Cases of missing Gramin Dak Sevaks are also covered under the scheme for compassionate engagement subject to the following conditions:-

(a) A request for grant of compassionate engagement can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the GDS has been missing, provided that:

(i) An FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,

(ii) The missing person is not traceable, and

(iii) The competent authority feels that the case is genuine;

(b) This benefit will not be applicable to a GDS :-

(i) who had less than two years for normal discharge from service on the date from which he/she has been missing; or

(ii) who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organization or suspected to have gone abroad.

(c) Compassionate engagement in the case of a missing GDS also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to the fulfillment of all the conditions, including availability of vacancy, laid down for such engagement under the scheme:

(d) While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and

(e) A decision on any such request for compassionate engagement should be taken at the level of the Head of Circle.

13.Procedure

(a) Prescribed pro forma may be used for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate engagements in normal cases.

(b) An officer not below the rank of an Inspector should meet the members of the family of the GDS in question immediately after his/her death to advise and assist them in submitting necessary information for considering compassionate engagement. The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him.

(c) All cases of compassionate engagement including belated requests and cases with special features (like presence of other earning members in the family etc.) may be considered by the CCE on bi-monthly basis and its recommendations should be submitted to the Head of Circle. A final decision maybe taken by the Head of Circle based on the recommendations of the Committee

(d) An application for engagement of a dependent of the deceased GDS as a GDS on compassionate grounds should be considered and decided by the Head of Circle within three months from the date of receipt of application.

(e) If, due to any grounds, a request for compassionate engagement is rejected, a speaking order should be issued by the Head of Circle.

14.Undertaking for maintenance of the family of the deceased GDS

A person engaged on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will properly maintain the other family members who were dependent on the GDS in question and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not being maintained properly by him/her, the engagement may be terminated forthwith. Such a clause will also be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of engagement applicable only in the case of engagement on compassionate grounds.

15.Request for change in post/person

When a person has been engaged on compassionate grounds to a particular GDS post, the circumstances, which led to such engagement, should deem to have ceased to exist. Therefore,

(a) he/she should strive in his/he career like any other GDS for future advancement and any request for engagement to any higher post on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.

(b) an engagement made on compassionate grounds cannot be transferred to.any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected

16.Seniority

Seniority of the person engaged as GDS on compassionate ground will be determined on the basis of his/her initial date of joining the GDS post and his/her position in the seniority list of GDS of the unit concerned will be determined accordingly.

17.Termination of engagement

(a) The compassionate engagement can be terminated on the ground of non compliance of any condition stated in the offer of engagement after providing an opportunity to the person concerned by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of engagement and for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow the detailed disciplinary procedures prescribed in rules/instructions.

(b) The power of termination of engagement for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of compassionate appointment will vest only with the Head of Circle, in all cases.

Proforma to be used for intimating the family about the scheme is given in Annexure I and Form for seeking compassionate engagement is given in Annexure 2.

Original Circular

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Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months

Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship.

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

  • Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS
  • Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS
  • Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent.

The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application.

Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

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India Post Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Recruitment 2017 – 10935 vacancies in various circles

India Post Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Recruitment 2017 – 10935 vacancies in various circles

India Post under Ministry of Communication has issued notification through all circles regarding the recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS). A total of 10935 vacancies have been notified at present by the appointing authorities. Moreover, some of the state/circle not yet published their vacancies.

Detailed information such as post name, qualification, age limit, pay scale, selection process, application fee and important dates etc. given in the notification separately for Circle/State.

 

S.No Circle/State Vacancies
1 Andhra Pradesh 1126
2 Assam 467
3 Bihar 0
4 Chattisgarh 123
5 Delhi 16
6 Gujarat 0
7 Haryana 438
8 Himachal Pradesh 391
9 Jammukashmir 0
10 Jharkhand 256
11 Karnataka 1048
12 Kerala 0
13 Madhya Pradesh 1859
14 Maharashtra 1789
15 North Eastern 0
16 Odisha 1072
17 Punjab 0
18 Rajasthan 1577
19 Tamilnadu 128
20 Telangana 645
21 Uttar Pradesh 0
22 Uttarakhand 0
23 West Bengal 0

Candidates are advised to go through the official notification and follow the instructions for applying the post.

Click to know more about How to apply online?

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Historic Strike of Central Government Employees will begin within a few hours : Confederation

Historic Strike of Central Government Employees will begin within a few hours – Confederation

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

16TH MARCH 2017

BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN
WELL SET FOR ACTION

Within a few hours the historic strike of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual, Part-Time, Contingent, Daily rated and Contract workers will begin. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from North East to Gujarat the strike will be a thundering success. It is an outburst of anger and protest against those who betrayed the central government employees and pensioners.

NDA Govt’s Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu cheated and betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 34 Lakhs pensioners.

Justice is on our side
Betrayers are on the other side

Ultimate victory will be ours as we believe in
Truth, Justice and Fairplay

We are not ready to surrender the self-respect and prestige of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners. Confederation is not an organization of cowards to run away from the battle field half way.

WE SHALL FIGHT AND FIGHT AND FIGHT AND FIGHT TILL OUR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS ARE SETTLED

COME WHAT MAY, WE SHALL STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE AND STRIKE

We are ready for any sacrifice to protect the interest of Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners and also for the larger interest of the toiling masses of our country.

Where other organizations failed and compromised, it is confederation – Confederation alone – which has accepted the challenge to fight against the Government which betrayed the entire Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners.

Confederation is the only glorious organization of hope and inspiration for the entire Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners.

Come one, Come all, Come in Hundreds and Thousands and Lakhs.

Let us make the 16th March 2017 Strike a resounding success.

Let us march forward with determination and courage.

We are not alone, we are not afraid and we shall overcome.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp – 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Dearness Allowance order to Gramin Dak Sevaks July 2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) on basic TRCA from 125% to 132% at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

Postal Department Circular on Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

    No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Dated 24 Nov, 2016,

To

All Chief Postmaster General

All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors or Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st July 2016 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No, 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 9th November 2016 duly endorsed by this Department vide letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 18th November, 2016, the Gamin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect than 01.07.2016. It has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% an the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2016.

2. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall he paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Bead “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 227/FA/2016/CS dated 24/11/2016.

(K. V. Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director , General (Estt.)

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2 DAYS POSTAL STRIKE ON 9TH & 10TH NOVEMBER 2016

2 DAYS POSTAL STRIKE ON 9TH & 10TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisations to extend full support and solidarity to the Postal employees strike and Conduct demonstrations on 9th & 10th in front of important Postal/RMS offices.

 

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL THE WEAK AND DOWNTRODDEN NEED PROTECTION

The Government of India decided to extend the benefit of enhancement of bonus calculation ceiling from 3500 to 7000, to Central Government employees also, in the wake of 2016 September 2nd General strike, in which this was an important demand of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and NFPE. Orders enhancing the ceiling to 7000/- was issued by Government of India on 29th August 2016 with retrospective effect from 01.04.2014. i.e; from Financial year 2014 to 15. Payment of arrears for the year 2014-15 was made to the departmental employees in the month of September 2016 itself.

Unfortunately, the benefit of enhanced bonus calculation ceiling is not extended to three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks till this date. They have neither been paid arrears for 2014-15 nor the enhanced bonus for 2015-16 also. Each GDS employee has suffered a loss of Rs. 14,000 for two financial years on account of limiting the bonus to the old ceiling of 3500. There is no convincing or valid reason for denial or delay in payment of enhanced bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Last time, the Nataraja Murthy committee’s recommendation had resulted in denial of enhancement of bonus calculation ceiling from 2500 to 3500. Nataraja Murthy has recommended that GDS should be paid only 50% of the bonus of regular employees, as their productivity is only 50% of full time employees. Government accepted this recommendation and refused to grant enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of 3500/- to GDS, Against this decision of the Government NFPE, Al PEU-GDS and Postal Joint Council of action conducted series of agitational programes including strike and finally Government approved 3,500/-bonus calculation ceiling to GDS also. Thus the issue was settled once for all and there is no need of raising any doubt by the Postal Board, this time.

But, surprisingly, the Postal Board instead of issuing orders for grant of enhanced bonus to GDS referred the issue to GDS Committee. Fortunately, unlike Nataraja Murthy (a sadist officer who snatched away many of the benefit of GDS through his most retrograde and inhuman recommendations), the present GDS committee Chairman Shri Kamalesh Chandra (Retired Postal Board Member) submitted a reasonable, balanced and judicious recommendation to the Postal Board. In his recommendation Shri Kamalesh Chandrahas made it clear that the difference between the revenue generated by Branch Post Offices (GDS) and the expenditure incurred for running the BOs is only 200 Crores, where as the total deficit of the Department of Posts is more than 6000 crores. That shows that major portion of the loss of the Postal Department is not due to GDS system. He recommended that as the productivity of GDS is equal or in some cases more than departmental employees, GDS are eligible for enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.7000/-.

Inspite of this unambiguous recommendation, the Postal Board refused to issue orders. Instead, it has referred the file for approval of Finance Ministry. Now the file is pending with Finance Ministry. More than two months are over, after the Government issuing the enhanced bonus calculation ceiling order. Three lakhs GDS are totally disappointed and their anger and protest is increasing day by day. Grave injustice is done to the GDS and it cannot be tolerated.

There are 5.5 lakhs employees working in the Postal Department, out of that 2.75 lakhs are Gramin Dak Sevaks. Denial of enhanced bonus to 50% of the work force is a clear case of discrimination. It is not a case of GDS alone. In a family if somebody is affected, then it becomes the issue of all members of the family. Every member of the family shall stand together to help the affected member and to resolve the problem. Here also, the problem of GDS who are the most oppressed and down-trodden section of the Postal department is the problem of all. An injury to one is an injury to all.

It is in this background, Postal JCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS has decided to organise two day’s nationwide strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding (1) enhanced bonus to GDS and (2) payment of arrears of revised wages from 01.01.2006 to all casual labourers.

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BONUS ORDER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST

BONUS ORDER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2015-2016.

F, No.26-0112015-PAP
Government of lndia
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 05 October, 2016

To

1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. All Postmasters General
3. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts.
4. All General Managers (Finance)
5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Dlrector, RAKNPfuDirectors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2015-2016.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of lndia to the payment of productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2015-16 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group’D’/MTS, Group’C’and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:

Average emoluments x Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The term emoluments for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs. 7000/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) in any month during the accounting year 2015-16, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) per month only.

2.3 Average Emoluments for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2015-16 for the period from 1.4.2015 to 31.3.2016, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No, 26-4/87-PAP(PI.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have processed on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the bonus admissible will be as per provisions of paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3 GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2015-16, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2015 to 31.3.2016 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 3500/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to RS.3500/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA x Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 ,The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen/Group 0 Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he w,ill be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Oak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2016 will also be entitled to.,proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Oak Sevaks, the Exgratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Oak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No.26-04/87-PAP (P.II) dated 8-2-1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS (INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (Including Temporary Status Casual Labourers) who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31 .03.2016 will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of RS.1200) x (Number of days of bonus)
———————————————————————————–
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will work out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
———————————————-
365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2015 to 31 .3.2016. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2015 to 31 .3.2016, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of bonus / ex-gratia payment / Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head Salaries under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2016-17.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.
7. This issues with the concurrence of JS&FA vide Diary No. 190/FAl2016-CS dated 05.10.2016.
8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

( K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

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Service Discharge Benefit Scheme for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Service Discharge Benefit Scheme for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Department of Posts clarifies to All India Gramin Dak sevaks Union (AIGDSU) that Gram Dak Sevaks are eligible for New Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) utilizing the platform of the “NPS-Lite” Scheme of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

New Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the Gramin Dak Sevaks utilizing the platform of the “NPS-Lite” Scheme of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).  Issue of PRAN Card will be discussed with PA.

Ministry Of Communication & Information Technology has issued a communication to All India Gramin Dak sevaks Union (AIGDSU) regarding Provisional Pension to GDS.

F.No.6-11/2009-PE-II(Pt.)/PAP

Government Of India
Ministry Of Communication & Information Technology
Department Of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P.Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated:15th January, 2016

To
The General secretary,
All India Gramin Dak sevaks Union (AIGDSU)
Central Headquarters
First Floor, Post Office Building
Padamnagar, Delhi – 110 007

Sub: Implementation of a New Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the Gramin Dak sevaks – reg.

Please refer your letter No.GDS/77/6/2015 dated 16.10.2015 on the subject cited above.

2. In this context, I am directed to inform you that as far as the provisional pension is concerned, SDBS is operated utilizing the platform of the “NPS-Lite” Scheme of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). As per Gazette Notification of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development authority (Exits and withdrawals under the National Pension System) Regulations 2015, Copy enclosed there is no provision for provisional pension of any amount, as requested by the union, as far as the matter of non-issuance of PRAN Card and non-settlement of the case is concerned, the matter is being forwarded to PA wing for providing status in the matter.

(Major S.N.Dave)

Assistant Director General (Estt.)

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Committee set up to Review Wage Structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Committee set up to Review Wage Structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks
A one man Committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions, etc. of the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts has been constituted by the Government of India.
Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member of Postal Services Board, will constitute the Committee. The Committee will be assisted by Shri T.Q. Mohammad, a Senior Administrative Grade Officer, who will act as Secretary to the GDS Committee. The Committee will go into the service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest changes as considered necessary. The terms of reference of the Committee will, inter-alia, include the following:-

a) To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions and the existing structure of wage and enrolments paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and recommend necessary changes;

b) To review the existing Services Discharge Benefits Scheme/other social security benefits for the Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest necessary changes;

c) To review the existing facilities/welfare measures provided to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest necessary changes;

d) To examine and suggest any changes in the method of engagement, minimum qualification for engagement as Gramin Dak Sevaks and their conduct and disciplinary rules, particularly keeping in view the proposed induction of technology in the Rural Post Offices.

The Department of Post has 2.6 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks. All these GDSs will come under the purview of GDS Committee.

PIB

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2015 onwards

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2015 onwards

 

No.14-01/2011-PAP
Government Of India
Ministry Of Communication & IT
Department Of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.

 

Dated 06th October, 2015.

To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms.(PAF/Directors of Accounts (Posts).

 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2015 onwards – reg.

 

consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st July, 2015. to the Central Government Employees vide government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.1/3/2015-E-II (B) dated 23.09.2015, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No.8-1/2012-PAP dated 28.09.2015, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basis TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2015. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% on the basic Time Related continulty Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2015.

 

2. the additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

 

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

 

4. This issues with the concurrence of integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No.167/FA/2015-CS dated 06.10.2015.

(Major N.Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Signed Copy

DA Order

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