Revised working hours of Branch Office/Dak Sevaks in departmental office as per Dept. of Posts OM dated 25.06.2018
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
Dated 23rd Oct 2018
All Heads of Circles
Subject: Issuance of clarification and call for the Compliance Report from Circles for the Implementation of Orders assured against the Recommendations of the Ramesh Chandra Committee Report, 2016
Ref: Office Memorandum No. 17/11/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dtd 25.06.2018 vide which new TRCA matrix was introduced. As illustrated in the aforementioned O.M. slabs of working hours depicted as Level 1 (a minimum of 4 hours) and Level 2 (a minimum of 5 hours) has been placed against each ‘BPMs’ and ‘other than BPMs’ categories of GDS. Therefore, payment of TRCA is to be made as per the working hours of the GDS official.
2. Further, in this context, direction contained in para 4 of annexure V of the OM is very clear and re-iterated that the work relating to merging of different TRCA slabs with work load less than 4 hours and those having workload of 4 hours 30 minutes was supposed to have been completed and establishment orders to the effect should have been be issued before 30th of June 2018. The revised TRCA slabs as per Table 1 of this OM shall take effect from 01.07.2018. In case of more than one ABPM is working in a Branch Office/Dak Sevaks in departmental office, those ABPMs/Dak Sevaks should be assigned designation as ABPM I/ABPM II / ABPM III/ Dak Sevak I/ Dak Sevak II etc.
3. Hence, Circles are requested to revise the working hours of BOs immediately as per above mentioned OM and kindly arrange for the compliance reports by 31.10.2018.