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Issuance of Identity cards to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) – Implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee

Issuance of Identity cards to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) – Implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee

No 17-31/201.6-GDS 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts 
(GDS Section) 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi – 110001 
Dated 17th October, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub : Implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) 

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority on recommendations of One-Man Committee on Issue of Identity Cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks, GDS. 

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to Issue consolidated instructions in suppression of all earlier OMs on the subject of Issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks as under :-

(i) Identity cards will be issued free of cost to all Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are engaged after due engagement formalities as prescribed In GDS Engagement Rules, as per attached format .

(ii) The size of the Identity card will be standard size as issued by the Department / Government.

(iii) The Divisional Head will be the competent authority for Issuing of identity cards.

(iv) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a simple paper along with two passport size photographs for the purpose of issue of Identity cards by the Branch Postmasters / Assistant Branch Postmasters / Dak Sevaks through/duly recommended by Sub Divisional Heads. In case of Dak Sevaks serving in the Head post Offices/MDG the application will be submitted through/duly recommended by the Sr. Postmaster/Postmaster respectively.

(v) A separate register Is to be maintained at Divisional Office for issue cards to GDSs. Records for returned identity cards invariably be maintained at Divisonal Office and these returned identity cards will be destroyed in due course under the supervision of Divisional Head.

(vi) A duplicate card can be issued to GDSs. If the card is lost / stolen / invisible due to carelessness of GDSs by taking a fee of Rs. 50/-

(vii) At the time of Promotion / Discharge / Removal / Dismiss / Death / Transfer (to another Sub Division / Division) of GDSs, card will be resumed / surrendered.

(viii) While issuing of identity cards to the GDS, the unique employee Identity numbers assigned in CSI will mandatorily be mentioned on the identity cards.

(ix) No Identity card shall be issued to substitute engaged on leave vacancy. 

3. These above Instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M. 
4. Hindi version will follow. 
(S.B. Vyavahare) 
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)