GDS Committee wrote Letter to Federations to submit Memorandum within a month
Gramin Dak Sevak Committee
Department of Posts
Ministry of Communications & IT
Government of India
Dated the 3rd February,2016
The Department of Posts has constituted a one committee to look into the existing conditions of service and wage structure etc. of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), vide its resolution on. 17.13/2013-GDS dated 19.11.2015
2. The terms of reference of the Committee, inter alia, includes the following;-
(a) To examine the system of Branch post Offices, engagement conditions and the existing structure of wage and emoluments paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and recommend necessary changes;
(b) To review the existing service Discharge Benefit scheme/other social security benefits for the Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest necessary changes.
(c) To review the existing facilities/welfare measures provided to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest necessary changes.
(d) To examine and suggest any changes in the method of engagement, minimum qualification for engagement as Gramin Dak Sevaks and their conduct and disciplinary rules, particularly keeping in view the proposed induction of technology in Rural Post Offices.
3. I am sure that being sensitized about the issues related to the staff, especially the Gramin Dak Sevaks, your Federation will be able to give useful suggestions to the committee in formulating concrete recommendations on above mandates which are mutually beneficial for the Gramin Dak Sewaks as well as for the Government.
4. It is pertinent to note here that this committee has been constituted at a time when large scale transformation is on the anvil in the rural post offices, with rural information and communication Technology (RICT) and post Bank of India (PBI) to be rolled out shortly. I request you to send the memorandum on behalf of your federation on each item of the terms of reference of the Committee by post within a month to shri T.Q.Mohammad, Secretary, GDS Committee, 1st Floor, Malcha Marg Post Office Building, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021 or through email to gds email@example.com.
5. We will be calling your federation for a meeting on a mutually convenient date after receipt of your memorandum.
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