Treatment of strike period in respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks No.17-37/2018-GDS Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts
Subject : Treatment of strike period in respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(i) The period of strike will not only result in deduction of TRCA for the period of absence during the strike but also break in engagement on account of incitement, violence and sabotage. GDS who resort to action of the above kind violate Rule 23 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 and disciplinary action can also be taken against them. It may be noted that the list of activities which are covered under the definition of strike as enumerated above is only illustrative and not exhaustive. It only clarifies the position in respect of practices which are often resorted to at present.
(ii) GDS who is absent from engagement hours for participating in the strike shall not be entitled to draw TRCA, DA, bonus, Paid leave TRCA etc.
(iii) The strike period shall not be adjusted or regularised by grant of any kind of leave.
(iv) If, it is specifically ordered by the competent authority after show cause notice on account of incitement, violence and sabotage, the strike period would also result in break in engagement.
(v) The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period for payment of GDS Gratuity, Severance amount at the time of discharge from engagement.
(vi) The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period for absorption of GDS against Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) posts, which is done on seniority basis.
(vii)The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period of GDS to appear at the LDCE for the cadre of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/Postmen /Mail Guard/Multi-Tasking Staff etc.