.................................... (Associate Member of National Federation of Postal Employees) .................,............
.... An organisation born with the ideals of Trade Union democracy and Unity & United struggle for the emancipation of GDS.....
delegation of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS consisting of Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretaryy General, Com.P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation Com.K.V.Sridharan, former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com. Giriraj singh President, NFPE and Com. Balwinder Sing, Financial Secretary, Gr.C (CHQ) tendered oral evidence before the Chairman, GDS Committee, headed by Shri Kamalesh Chandra in New Delhi on 26-05-2016.
The following are the gist of discussions and the demands
placed by delegation.
FOR DISCUSSION IN THE GDS COMMITTEE
TO BE HELD ON 26.05.2016
The GDS are ‘holders of civil post’ as per the Supreme Court judgement
and they can not be kept apart as a separate class with in the class. They
should be covered under Article 309 & 311 of the Constitution of India.
They should be treated as ‘civil
servants’ apart from regular service but within the ambit of ‘Civil
service’ with pro rata benefits as
applicable to the regular employees according to the working hours and also the
Notwithstanding our claim for
departmentalization of GDS and Grant of Civil status, under Article 309 &
311 of union constitution the following issues are requiring consideration.
(i)The Nomenclature of GDS shall be declared as
‘Rural Postal Employees’ or Gramin Dak Karmachari”.
(ii)Make GDS full time job by extending various
wages at par with regular civil servants.
Norms may be introduced
for calculation of wages instead of honorarium & incentives.
(i)Work related to RPLI like procurement of proposal & issuing
(ii)Work related to verification of Electoral & Election work
(iii)Work related to collecting statistics for Census etc.
(iv)Work related to M.G.National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
(v)Verification of Mobile Phone Bill Connections of various
companies & BSNL
(vi)Collection of Telephone Bills at BOs
(vii)Acceptance of Electricity Bills at BOs
(viii)Acceptance of Water Bills at BOs
(ix)Carrying out business activities through BOs like delivering of
(x)Various social security schemes & Direct Benefit Transfer
schemes introduced in various States through BOs.
(xi)Cash remittance from BOs to Accounts office.
(xii)Opening of new accounts
(xiv)Old age Pension & Disability Pension
(i)No GDS should be employed less than 5 hours work, per day.
(ii)Maximum of 8 hours with ½ hour lunch break.
GDS BPM : Postal Assistant
GDS MD/SV: Postmen
GDS MC MTS
(iv)Increment shall be at par with regular employees.
(v)The Nomenclature of TRCA shall be replaced with pay.
(vi)Weightage:The length of service shall be taken and Point to
Point fixation for GDS.
(vii)Date of effect shall be 1.1.2016
(viii)Wages should not be reduced under any circumstances.
(i)HRA must be granted to GDS at Par with regular employees.
(ii)Transport Allowance proportionate to regular employees.
(iii)For attending holiday & Sunday duties, double the allowance
shall be paid
(iv)TA/DA shall be granted to seasonal Post offices.
(v)Split Duty Allowance for GDS Packrs in Sub Offices
(vi)Children Educational Allowance has to be introduced.
(vii)Boat allowance shall be Rs.350/- PM.
(viii)Special Duty Allowance to GDS (NE) – Proportionate to regular employees.
(ix)Revival of Uttarakhand Allowance @ Rs.1000/- PM.
(x)Grant of Remote Area/Naxalite Threat Area/Hill Area Allowance to
(xi)Miscellaneous Allowances viz., bad climate Allowance, Project
allowance may be extended.
(i)Medical Attendance facilities – Reimbursement of
Medical Claims for in Patient & out Patient treatments.
(ii)Funeral Allowance of Rs.10,000/- to the family
of deceased GDS.
(iii)Circle Welfare Fund Scheme – Subscription shall
be Rs.50/- per month.
6.LEAVE :All kinds
of leave to be granted at par with regular employees-
(i)Encashment of leave salary to be extended to
(ii)Provision of Commuted leave facilities.
(iii)Retrograde Provisions of 180 days shall be
(iv)Maternity leave – 180 days from Government exchequer and not from the Circle Welfare
Fund. Circle Welfare fund shall meant for grant for illness, education etc.
(v)Child care leave, Child Adoption leave to GDS.
(vi)Special disability leave to GDS – can also be
extended from Dog, Snake bite etc. as in the case of Postmen.
(i)Proportionate Minimum pension/Family Pension at
par with regular employees.
(ii)GDS shall be brought under the Gratuity Act.
(iii)SDBS Pension Scheme shall be replaced with
regular scheme. At least 10% of Pay shall be recovered from GDS & 20% shall
be credited by Government as a Welfare Scheme. The present sanction of Rs.1500/- per year for Severance Amount to Pre 2011 GDS shall be enhanced.
(iv)Commutation Pension shall be introduced.
(v)Group Insurance Scheme – Monthly subscription
Rs.100/- for the insurance coverage of Rs.2,00,000, 50% of Subscription shall
be borne by the Department. Savings Fund shall be reviewed and enhanced.
(i)The word ‘engagement’ shall be replaced with
(ii)100% Posts in MTS & Postmen cadres shall be
reserved for GDS.
(iii)GDS shall be permitted to write LGO Exam
alongwith Postmen/MTS for recorded vacancies.
(iv)Three Financial upgradations after completing
10, 20 & 30 years of service.
(v)No Minimum service for appearing Postmen
(ii)The GDS Rules must be declared as statutory
Rules as per proviso of Article 309.
(i)Present income & cost of BOs calculation should
be reviewed along with all the new items of work
(ii)Foot beat & cycle beat may be revived.
(iii)Idle wait of GDS MCS shall be include in the
(iv)Uniforms to outdoor staff.
(v)Rationalisation of GDS into three categories of
GDS one Postmaster, the second Postmen and third auxiliary MTS staff. They may
be fixed with only two scales of running pay (Minimum 5 hours & for upto 8
hours with uniform annual increase of 3% per annum.
(vi)BO shall open for minimum 5 hours and maximum of
(vii)GDS in Metropolitan cities shall be upgraded to
(viii)All GDS MM Posts in larger Platforms shall be
upgraded to Mailmen MTS posts.
(ix)FSC at par with Departmental Post offices to
(x)LTC facilities may be extended to GDS
(xi)Lunch break/Tea break shall be provided
(xii)Total length of the GDS Service shall be taken
as Qualifying service for all purposes.
(xiii) Rescind the restrictions and restore status Quo ante in case of compassionate
appointments in GDS cadre.
(xiv)Advances like Festival, HBA, Motor Car, Computer
Advance shall be introduced to GDS. Flood Advance shall be revised to
(xv)Rent for BOs shall be fixed as per the market
rates and paid by the Department.
(xvi)Office Maintenance Allowance shall be modified
as ‘office rent’.
(xvii)Electricity charges for BO shall be borne by the
(xviii)Combination of duty which is having adverse
effect shall be dispensed with.
(xix)Alternate source of Income shall not be insisted
for GDS appointments.
(xx)Incentive for promoting small family norms shall
be introduced to GDS also.
(xxi)Incentive to GDS Sports Person has to be
(xxii)Grant of TA/DA for conveyance of cash – At least
Rs.100/- per occasion shall be granted.
(xxiii)Any GDS summoned for witness in Inquiry shall be
(xxiv)All terminal benefits shall be paid to GDS on
the date of retirement at par with regular employees.
(xxv)The date of retirement of shall be the last date
of the month.
(xxvi)If any additional work is entrusted, the establishment
review must be under taken to enhance the pay.
(xxvii)Security Bond system to be dropped, as per Vth
(xxviii)Co-operative dues can be recovered from GDS.
(xxix)BO Rule book with updated correction shall be
supplied once in two years.
(xxx)The exam fee shall be waived.
(xxxi)Identify card to the GDS shall be supplied by
the Department at departmental cost.
(xxxii)There should be no loss of annual
increase/increment on availing the transfer facilities to GDS.
(xxxiii)Revenue generated from all items of work has to be added for apportioned income of BOs.
(xxxiv)BPM should be treated as a skilled worker as it
requires a technical certificate for the recruitment.
(xxxv)Training & retraining must be given
frequently in the guise of Rural ICT and introduction of various new schemes.
(i)All Trade Union facilities like meetings,
special casual leave etc. as if available to regular staff at all levels.
(ii)The Facility of Foreign Service and JCM
Provision shall be extended the GDS. Allocation of seats in the JCM (DC) for
GDS shall be considered.
DATED : 26-05-2016
GENERAL SECRETARY AIPEU-GDS
The Chairman, GDS Committee gave a patience hearing on the
above all items and assured consideration.