Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A ROUTINE ANSWER FROM THE GOVT SIDE ON THE ISSUE OF GDS - RECENT REPLY IN RAJYA SABHA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1784
Grameen Dak Sevaks
1784 . SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH MAHRA
(a) the State-wise number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working throughout the country at present;
(b) whether the Ministry proposes to appoint these Grameen Dak Sevaks to the posts of postman and MTS on the basis of their seniority;
(c) if not, by when these Grameen Dak Sevaks are likely to be appointed to the posts of postman and MTS;
(d) whether the Ministry has received a demand letter from them demanding better facilities; and
(e) if so, the details of the action taken in this regard?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DR. (SMT.) KILLI KRUPARANI)
(a) As on 01.01.2013, the total working strength of various categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks is 263326. State-wise and UT wise details is at Annexure-I.
(b) Statutory recruitment rules of MTS already provide for their absorption to the posts of MTS on the basis of seniority. However, there is no proposal for their absorption to the posts of Postman on the basis of seniority.
(c) Absorption of Gramin Dak Sevaks to the posts of postman and MTS can only be made as per the provisions of statutory recruitment rules of postman and MTS.
(d) It is not clear from the question, which specific letter is being mention. However, some letters regarding inclusion of the category of Gramin Dak Sevaks within the purview of 7th Central pay Commission have been received.
(e) Gramin Dak Sevaks are not Central Government employees and this issue is within the domain of DoPT and Ministry of Finance.