Revised GDS Gratuity, Severance Amount and SDBS contribution - Social Security Benefits for GDS No. 17-31/2016-GDS Government of India Ministry
Subject: Implementation of recommendations of one-man committee on Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
|Sl No.||Scheme||Existing Benefits||Revised Benefits|
|1.||GDS Gratuity (erstwhile Ex-gratia Gratuity)||Granted at the rate of half month’s basic TRCA drawn immediately before
discharge of service, for each completed year of service subject to a
maximum of ₹ 60,000/- or 16.5 times basic TRCA last drawn, whichever is
less. Minimum service prescribed for eligibility of Ex-gratia gratuity
is 10 years.
|The nomenclature of Gratuity is changed as ‘GDS Gratuity‘
Continuation of the existing formula for grant of GDS Gratuity (earlier
|2.||Severance Amount||Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of ₹ 1,500 for every
completed year of service subject to a maximum of ₹ 60,000, provided, a
GDS has completed 10 years of continuous service.
|The Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of ₹ 4,000/- for every
completed year of service from 01.01.2016.
Maximum ceiling on Severance
Severance Amount would be applicable only in case of those GDSs who have
|3.||Service Discharge||Benefit Scheme (SDBS) The rate of monthly contribution to SDBS is ₹
200/- for both sides i.e. Department’s contribution and the GDS
|The monthly contribution to SDBS shall be ₹ 300/- for both sides i.e.
Department’s contribution and the GDS