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Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs) Revised Wages and Allowances: Implementation Order by DoPT

Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs) Revised Wages and Allowances: Implementation Order by DoPT


No. 17-31/2016-GDS 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts 
Establishment Division 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi – 110001 
Dated: 25th June, 2018 

Subject: Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs) 

One-man committee headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member, Postal Services Board was set up by the Government of India vide Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts’ Resolution No. 17-13/2013-GDS dated 19.11.2015 for examining the conditions of service and emoluments and other facilities available to the Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS). The committee had submitted its report to the Government on 24.11.2016. The Government has carefully considered the recommendations of the One-man Committee regarding revision of TRCA and allowances and is pleased to order the following. 
4 Other Allowances: 
Other allowances namely, Office Maintenance allowance, Fixed Stationery Charges, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Combined Duty Allowance, Risk and Hardship Allowance have been revised as detailed in Annexure-I
5 Dearness Allowance 
The existing practice to grant the Dearness Allowance will continue, as per the Seventh CPC recommendations, as a separate component, and also as revised from time to time, whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants. 
6 Productivity Linked Bonus 
Present calculation of Ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of 7,000 as basic TRCA + DA shall continue until further orders. 
7 Date of Effect 
The revised TRCA as per the matrix at Table-3 for all GDSs shall be applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018. The revised rate of other allowances at Annexure-I shall also take effect from 01.07.2018.

9. The payment due to GDSs, according to instructions at Para-8 above may be initiated immediately so as to ensure disbursal latest by 15th July, 2018 Likewise, the process of fixation of TRCA in the new TRCA matrix as at para 2.2 may be completed before 25th July 2018. With regard to the payment for the period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018, an undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure-IV) should be obtained from each Gramin Dak Sevak and kept on record before disbursement of the arrears. 
10. The Circle Postal Accounts Office shall carry out cent percent verification of fixation of TRCA consequent on revision. The entire process of verification should be completed by 31.12.2018. 
11 This OM issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID Note Number 7/31/2006-E.III (A) dated 02.04.2018. 
(Smriti Sharan) 
Deputy Director General (Establishment) 
AnnexureV  – Instructions on fixation of TRCA in new TRCA matrix and payment of arrears [Click to view]

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