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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1402

ANSWERED ON 06.03.2013

GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS

1402 . Shri DILIP SINGH JU DEV
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of Grameen Dak Sewaks working in post offices in various States including Chhattisgarh tribal region, State-wise;
(b) the monthly stipend being paid to these Sewaks;
(c) whether the Government proposes to increase their stipend in view of steep rise in inflation and also introduce welfare measures for them; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Dr. (Smt.) KILLI KRUPA RANI)

(a) As on 01.01.2013, the total working strength of various categories of Grameen Dak Sewaks is 263326 including 2458 Grameen Dak Sewaks working in Chhattisgarh Tribal Region. State-wise and UT wise details is at Annexure I.

(b) Grameen Dak Sewaks are paid Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) & other admissible allowances as approved by Cabinet and not stipend, the details of which are at Annexure II.
(c) Grameen Dak Sewaks are in receipt of Dearness Allowance which is linked to price rise/ inflation on the admissible TRCA at the same rate as allowed to regular Central Government employees and which is revised twice in a year based on price index. The Government has also introduced various welfare measures for these Grameen Dak Sewaks.
(d) The details of welfare measures introduced for the Grameen Dak Sewaks are at Annexure III.
LOK SABHA ANNEXURE UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1402 DATED
6.03.2013
ANNEXURE I
S.
No.
Name of Circle/State/UTs
Working
Strength of Gramin Dak Sevaks as on 01.01.2013
GDS
SPM
GDS
BPM
GDS
MD
GDS
MC
GDS
MP
GDS
SV
Others
Total
1
Andhra Pradesh
0
13139
4694
4242
1941
175
2646
26837
2
Assam
0
3216
2906
1639
283
39
371
8454
3
Bihar
0
6307
5165
2598
360
86
553
15069
4
Chhattisgarh
0
2423
855
1545
147
13
26
5009
5
Delhi
0
77
26
14
24
30
6
177
6
Gujarat
0
6768
4619
1396
702
63
296
13844
6a
Dadar & Nagar Haveli (UT)
0
5
45
0
0
0
0
50
6b
Daman & Diu (UT)
0
7
17
0
0
0
2
26
7
Haryana
0
1972
1050
708
233
18
4
3985
8
Himachal Pradesh
0
2247
2614
1068
312
13
61
6315
9
Jammu & Kashmir
0
1368
506
754
95
8
0
2731
10
Jharkhand
0
2461
1539
1286
154
35
407
5882
11
Karnataka
0
7777
4681
1235
1789
66
249
15797
12
Kerala
0
3443
5765
852
1259
138
165
11622
12a
Lakshadweep (UT)
2
1
1
0
5
0
0
9
12b
Puducherry (UT)
0
3
5
1
1
0
0
10
13
Madhya Pradesh
0
5632
2498
4056
290
22
229
12727
14
Maharashtra
0
10122
6939
1644
1115
46
27
19893
14a
Goa (State)
0
147
128
21
54
1
2
353
North East
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
Arunachal Pradesh (State)
0
198
166
27
30
2
11
434
16
Manipur (State)
0
591
495
627
40
1
1
1755
17
Meghalaya (State)
0
332
389
262
41
0
0
1024
18
Mizoram (State)
0
285
234
281
12
0
98
910
19
Nagaland (State)
0
279
254
237
35
3
0
808
20
Tripura (State)
0
514
416
290
53
1
65
1339
21
Orissa
1
5798
4863
3209
929
41
110
14951
22
Punjab
0
2831
1642
960
227
15
0
5675
22a
Chandigarh (UT)
0
8
13
0
16
2
0
39
23
Rajasthan
0
7460
2371
3014
439
37
49
13370
24
Tamil Nadu
0
8656
8475
1325
2168
269
682
21575
24a
Puducherry (UT)
0
41
49
0
15
4
0
109
25
Uttar Pradesh
0
12659
10991
4127
1311
315
1262
30665
26
Uttarakhand
0
2122
2218
1322
236
9
217
6124
27
West Bengal
0
5370
4985
3337
777
315
339
15123
28
Sikkim (State)
0
53
74
19
5
0
0
151
28a
Andaman & Nicobar (UT)
0
171
203
102
0
8
0
484
Total
3
114483
81891
42198
15098
1775
7878
263326
Chhattisgarh Tribal Region
0
1068
422
911
48
2
7
2458
Annexure II
Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) of Gramin Dak
Sevaks
[Implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2006]
S.
No.
Category of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
TRCA effective from 01.01.2006
For Work  load ( in hours ) 
1
GDS Branch Postmaster
Rs 2745-50-4245
Up to 3 hours
Rs 3200-60-5000    
More than 3 hours and up to 3 hours 30 min
Rs 3660-70-5760
More than 3 hours 30 min and up to 4 hours
Rs 4115-75-6365
More than 4 hours and up to
4 hours 30 min
Rs. 4575-85-7125
More than 4 hours 30 min and up to 5 hours
2
GDS Mail deliverer/
Stamp
vendor
Rs 2665-50-4165
[for new entrants]
Up to 3 hours
Rs 3330-60-5130
More than 3 hours and up to 3 hours 45 min
Rs 4220-75-6470
More than 3 hours 45 min and up to 5
hours
  3
GDS Mail Carrier/
Packer/ Mailman
Rs 2295-45-3695
[for new entrants]
Up to 3 hours
Rs2870-50-4370
More than 3 hours and up to 3 hours 45 min
Rs 3635-65-5585
More than 3 hours 45 min and up to 5
hours
Note:
Besides the TRCA, the GDSs also get Dearness Allowance at
the same rate as admissible to Central Government employees. Gramin Dak Sevak
Branch Postmasters get Office Maintenance Allowance @Rs.100/- per month &
Fixed Stationery Charges @Rs.25/- per month.  Other categories like
Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverers and Mail Carriers get Cycle Maintenance
Allowance @ Rs.60/- per month.
Annexure III
EXISTING WELFARE SCHEMES INTRODUCED FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
1
Maternity Grant
Women GDS are provided Maternity Grant for
each child up to the birth of maximum of two children limited to maximum of
two confinements resulting into birth of first two children only during the
entire engagement period of a Woman GDS equivalent to three months TRCA with
DA.  Women GDS’s like Mail Deliverer and Mail Carrier have also
been prescribed to be considered for lighter duties wherever possible during
the pre and post confinement period.
2
Maternity Leave
Women GDS have also been provided to be
granted maternity leave not exceeding six months covering the pre and post
confinement period.
3
Extra Departmental Group Insurance Scheme
Gramin Dak Sevaks are provided with
insurance coverage of Rs. 50000/- under the Group Insurance Scheme available
to them on death.
4
Service Discharge Benefit Scheme
A Service Discharge Benefit Scheme has been
introduced by the Government for the benefit of Gramin Dak Sevaks working in
the Department of Posts on monthly contribution basis (from Department’s side
only @ Rs. 200/-pm) devised on the basis of New Pension Scheme (NPS)-Lite
scheme launched by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority
(PFRDA). This Scheme has been offered in lieu of the existing
Severance Amount Scheme on an optional basis for the existing Gramin Dak
Sevaks while it is mandatory for the new Gramin Dak Sevaks entering into
service with effect from 01.01.2011.
  The Scheme provides a
certain percentage as lump sum at the time of discharge plus mandatory
investment of certain percentage in annuity that would provide them monthly
benefits in the shape of pension.
5
Leave
Gramin Dak Sevaks are allowed to be granted
20 days paid leave in a year without accumulation.
6
Limited Transfer Facility
Gramin Dak Sevaks are provided with the
facility of limited transfer in cases of posting at a distant place on
redeployment in the event of abolition of the post, on being appointed on
compassionate grounds and posted at distant place, on marriage/remarriage of
woman GDS, on suffering extreme hardship due to a disease and for medical
attention/treatment of self on production of valid medical certificate from
the medical officer of a Government Hospital and on requirement of looking
after the welfare of a physically handicapped/mentally handicapped
person/dependant requiring to move to different places to give support to
such dependant. Such facility is provided for only one transfer during the
entire career and on rendering a minimum service of 3 years subject to
fulfillment of other conditions. Based on recommendation made by one man
Committee, an exception has been made for women Gramin Dak Sevaks, who
availed the transfer facility on the ground of extreme hardship due to a
disease and for medical attention/treatment before their marriage and now
they can avail the facility for a second time in the event of their
marriage/re-marriage.
7
Assistance from Welfare Fund
Following assistance from welfare fund are allowed to
the Gramin Dak Sevaks:-
S.
No.
Name of Welfare
Scheme
Admissible amount of
Financial Assistance
1
Financial Assistance in case of death
Rs. 7000/-
2
Death occurring due to enemy action in war or border
skirmishes or action against militants, terrorists, extremists, etc.
Rs. 1,50,000/-
3
Funeral Expenses*
Rs.500/-
4
Nutritional diet to the GDS suffering from
Tuberculosis :
(a)     Indoor
treatment.
(b)   Outdoor
treatment.
Rs.400/- p.m.
Rs.200/- p.m.
5
Financial Assistance in case of prolonged and serious
illness / major surgeries
Rs. 5000/-
6
Scholarship and book award scheme
To ensure better coverage for GDSs, their wards be
granted relaxation by 10% marks as in case of SCs/STs and OBCs, in so far
as grant of book award is concerned.
*Payable from the Circle Welfare Fund, only in cases in
which last rites of deceased Postal Employee are performed by brothers or
sisters or near relatives in the absence of any other next of kin.
8
Compassionate Engagement
A new transparent Scheme for engagement of dependents
GDS on compassionate grounds with merit points and procedure for selection
has been introduced allocating points for each attribute of indigence on a
100 Point Scale. Spouse [widows] has been allowed 15 grace points over and
over. Hard and deserving cases have been prescribed as cases over and above
50 Points.
9
Medical Facilities
GDS being a separate and distinct category, they are
not covered by CS (MA) Rules and they are also not extended the CGHS
facility. Under the existing provisions, they are allowed financial
assistance to the extent of Rs. 5000/-from Circle Welfare Fund provided such
GDS must have put in at least six years of service in the Department, treatment
should have been taken from Government hospital and produced medical
certificates and the illness is at least 2 months old. Regional/Circle Heads
have been conferred discretionary powers to sanction financial assistance to
the extent of Rs. 10000/- in each case. In rare and exceptional
circumstances, further financial assistance can also be considered from
Central Welfare Fund.
10
Avenues for absorption on regular departmental posts
GDS being Extra Departmental, their absorption as
departmental employee to the cadre of MTS/Postman/PA is through direct
recruitment under the statutory recruitment rules. Under the statutory
Recruitment Rules of the cadre of MTS, GDS are considered for 25% vacancies
against seniority quota and further 25% vacancies through Limited
Departmental Examination (LDE). As per Recruitment Rules of Postman cadre,
GDS are considered against 50% vacancies through LDE. In addition, GDS can
also be considered for direct recruitment to the post of Postal Assistant
(PA) / Sorting Assistant (SA) against unfilled promotion quota vacancies of
PA/SA on the basis of examination subject to fulfillment of the following
conditions as on 01st January of the vacancy year:-
(i)                 GDS
should have obtained at least 50% marks in 10+2 standard or 12th class
with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams) and have
put in a minimum service of 5 years
(ii)               They
should be within 30 years of age (35 years for SC/ST & 33 years for OBC)

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 17
  • Manu 1 year ago

    Will the employees who delivers post in gds get any vehicles like bicycle, 2 wheeler like that or they should have their own vehicle?
    Please anwer anyone…

  • Unknown 2 years ago

    Just tell me is there any problem if a GDS is not work more than 5 hours????

  • Unknown 3 years ago

    Sir gds bpm is permanent job or temprory i get a 92percentage in sslc but govt does not gives much salary any health fecilities it is very ashamed thing of central govt alva

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    any promotions after joining GDS MD

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    what is the gross and net salary for GDS (MD) post

  • GDS Job profile 3 years ago

    what is the job profile of Branch Post Master (BPM) – GDS Post in gds ??

  • BPM SALARY 7 PAY COMMISSION REPORT
    1.wages 12000×12=144000
    2.DA 23% = 33120
    3.INCREMENT:3%= 360
    4.allowance: CEA,OMA,OA=18000
    5.INCENTIVE:Rpli,TD=24000
    6.bonus=7000×2=13816
    TOTAL = 233296

  • Ganesh Bommana 4 years ago

    Is gds job permanent or temporary?

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    is this job is good for girls or not. and what is the work. should we travel like a postman from 1 place to another after selection pleas reply

  • KRISHAN 4 years ago

    Is there any chance of promotion after selection as a GDS.

  • HOW MUCH WE GET SALARY IF GDP MC CANDITATES

  • It is known that GDS are eligible for grant of bicycle advance. Can you provide with the Government order thereof?

  • Anonymous 6 years ago

    when will be the promotion based recruitment for unfilling promtion quota postal assistant and sorting assistant vacnacies to the gds employees in hyderabad region in 2015 and 2016?