Non Payment of Bonus to Postal Employees 2022 before the Durga Pooja, disappointment and anguish prevailing amongst the staff
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2021-22 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty)Days to the employees of Department of Posts in MTS, /Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly engaged after observing all engagement formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual laborers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period.
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
T-24 Atul Grove Road, New Delhi- 110001 Ph:- 011- 23321371
Letter No. GDS/JCA/5/1/ 2022
Department of Posts,
New Delhi – 110001
The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Sub:- Non Payment of Bonus to Postal Employees before the Durga Pooja, disappointment and anguish prevailing amongst the staff.
It has been customary all these years that productivity linked bonuses used to be paid before the Durga Pooja so that the employees of the department could celebrate the occasion and Diwali to follow up with the same sort of enthusiasm. But this year has been a big exception. We do not know the reason. One of the causes could be that the Postal Department could not submit the bonus proposal to the Finance Ministry. Whatever the reason, we must acquaint you with the ground reality where a great amount of resentment and anger is prevailing. The Puja Festival has passed with despair in the postal employees, especially the GDS and Diwali is knocking at the door. We must reiterate that the Bonus is not alms doled to the employees. It is a deferred wage and is paid at the time of some festival. There are well studied norms for measuring productivity which have no relation with profit or loss. The railways paid the bonus much in time and the condition of the postal employees as compared to the railway employees and dissatisfaction prevailing can be well imagined.
We would, therefore, request you to kindly take personal interest in the matter to ensure immediate payment of bonus to the Postal Employees to arrest the anger of the employees lest it explodes.
With high regards