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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Preservation period of Postal Records for Cleanliness Drive

Click here to view the periods of preservation of various Postal records to be observed while carrying out the weeding out of old records in connection with Cleanliness Drive.

Introduction of combined Money order form for iMO/eMO/MMTS

Click here to view Postal Directorate letter no 27-6/2014-PO dated 17.07.2014 on the above subject matter.
     

Gramin Dak Sevaks are not regular Govt. Employees not eligible for PF, Pension Gratuity


    Gramin Dak Sevaks are not regular Govt. Employees not eligible for PF, Pension Gratuity: Govt said in Lok Sabha in reply of undermentioned Lok Unstarred Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 490
ANSWERED ON 14.07.2014
GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS

490 . Shri RAM TAHAL CHOUDHARY
Will the 
Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Gramin Dak Sewaks are not eligible for normal facilities like 
Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity etc. like the other postmen in the country;

(b) if so, 
the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(c) the corrective steps taken/being taken by 
the Government in this regard?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LAW AND JUSTICE (SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) No, Madam, They are not eligible.
(b) Gramin Dak Sevaks are not regular govt. employees. They are part time workers and are governed by a separate set of Conduct and Engagement Rules. They do not form part of the regular civil service. They are engaged for only 3-5 hours daily work. It is mandatory for them to have an independent source of livelihood before being engaged as Gramin Dak Sewak. Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India and Others vs. Kameshwar Prasad 1998 SCC (L&S) page 447 held that P&T Extra Departmental Agent (C&S) Rules, 1964 are a complete code governing service, conduct and disciplinary proceedings against Extra Departmental Agents [now called Gramin Dak Sevaks]. On discharge from service on attaining the age of 65 years or on death, Gramin Dak Sevaks [GDS] are paid Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount as approved for them by the Cabinet.

The Ex-gratia Gratuity is paid at the rate of half months basic Time Related Continuity Allowance [TRCA] drawn immediately before discharge of service for each completed year of service subject to a maximum of Rs. 60000 or 16.5 months basic TRCA last drawn whichever is less. The minimum service prescribed for this is 10 years. In addition, Severance Amount is paid at the rate of Rs. 1500 for every completed year of service subject to a maximum of Rs. 60000. The Government has already introduced Service Discharge Benefit Scheme in lieu of severance amount scheme effective from 01.04.2011 for the benefit of Gramin Dak Sevaks on the basis of the New Pension Scheme (NPS), specifically NPS Lite Scheme launched by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). Under this scheme, the Government as well as Gramin Dak Sevaks concerned now contributes @ Rs. 200/- per month.

(c) Does not arise in view of reply to (b) above.

POSTMASTER GRADE-I EXAM QUESTION PAPERS HELD ON 20 JULY 2014

To view PAPER - I, please CLICK HERE.   

To  view PAPER - II, please CLICK HERE. 
To view the points on which information is likely to be collected from all Ministries by 7CPC, please CLICK HERE. 
To view details, please CLICK HERE. 

Philately Exhibition....

          Philately exhibition at Bagalkot on 19th and 20th July 2014. The exhibition comprises the Bagalkot, Chikodi,Gokak and Belgaum Divisions. Sri M Mariappan DPS North Karnataka Region Dharwad , Sri S Vijayanarasimha ASP BDC RO Dharwad, Sri Koragappa Naik SPO's Bagalkot Division, Sri G S Hungund SPO's Chikodi Division, Sri S S Mutnal SPO's Gokak Division and Sri S S Patil SPO's Belgaum Division Belgaum were present in the exhibition. The exhibition is in befitting manner and the people attended the exhibition enjoyed the philately environment...