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........ CITIZENS DUTY & SLOGAN ::: It shall be the duty of every Citizen of India to defend the Country and render National service when called upon to do so ... SLOGAN ::: "That loyalty to the Country becomes ahead of all other loyalties. And this is an absolute loyalty since one can not weight it in terms of what one receives" (Lal Bahadur Shastri) ..... face book page link for 4th AIC of AIPEU GDS ... ......... .......

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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS ..................... 4th All India Conference of AIPEU GDS - 8th & 9th October 2022 -- Kasaragod - Kerala ......


... ... Dear Comrade newly elected Divisional / Branch Secretaries of AIPEU-GDS -- PLEASE SEND YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS WITH PIN CODE, MOBILE NUMBER, E-MAIL ID THROUGH SMS TO .. 6294343737 / 9748659815.. OR BY E-MAIL TO >< IMMEDIATELY................... CRUSADER TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (2nd Edition -2016) is ready and can place indent to AIPEU GrC (CHQ), NEW DELHI-8....... One copy Rs.225/- (560 pages) ..... Send e-MO for Rs.250/- to receive one copy of the Book by Regd. Book Paket..........

GDS orders of the month

2020 JUNE .....


GDS :: Revision on appointment of 'Designated Officer' - Provision to extend benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakh to all Departmental employees of Department of Posts & all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to cover death due to COVID-19 while discharging official duties -

2020 MAY ......  


DoP :: Appointment of 'Designated Officer" -- to discharge the official duties with regard to - Provision to extent benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all Departmental Employees of Department of Posts and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to cover death due to COVID - 19 .....

01-05-2020 (link)

GDS :: Inclusion of "Transgender" in the application forms as a separate category of gender in GDS online engagement process under Department of Posts ........

2020 APRIL .....

29-04-2020 (link)

DoP :: Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners at current rates till July 2021

24-04-2020 (post)

Uploading videos / audios / texts on social media ..........
20-04-20: (post)

Information regarding Outsourced Employees working under postal circles

17-04-20 : (post)

GDS : Provision to extend benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all Departmental employees of Department of Posts and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to cover death due to Covid-19 while discharging official duties .......

08-04-2020: (Link)


2013 December :
DoP order on abolition of posts in abeyance

Cash Conveyance limits

 Gr.D redesignation as MTS w.e.f 29-08-2008

Revised speed post delivery norms:

D.G. Posts No. 13-45/2008-D dated 10/11/.12.2013

The norms for delivery of Speed Post articles have in the past been revised from time to time and are also contained in the Citizen’s Charter of the Department. The existing delivery norms for Speed Post are follows:
(a)   Local (within municipal limits) : 2 days
(b) Between one to another metro city (included the six metro cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) and limited to Municipal limits of these cities: 2 days
(c)    Rest of the country: 4 to 6 days.
2.       The norms mentioned above are further qualified by stating that they exclude the day of posting, Sundays and Holidays that they denote maximum time and apply only to the articles booked before the cut-off time.
3.       The matter relating to revision of the existing norms for delivery of Speed Post articles was under consideration of this Directorate, and the following has been decided in this regard:
(a)      New delivery (transit) norms have been worked out on a city-to-city      basis for 87 cities where Speed Post Sorting Hubs are located (excluding 1  CBPO & 2 CBPO). The new delivery norms are being circulated to all concerned by e-mail along with this O.M. The same may be downloaded.
(b)      The new norms for a pair of cities have been prescribed in terms of a range. For example,
 The delivery norms between Mumbai and Pune is “1 to 2 days, i.e. D+1 to D+2 where “D”  is the day of booking.
(c)      The new norms would be restricted to the municipal limits of a city (covering only TD PIN codes) under reference.
4.       The new delivery norms for Speed Post would be subject to the conditions that:
*         They are limited to 87 cities, and municipal limit within these cities,
*         They do not apply to the articles booked after the cut-off time on a day(normally) taken as 3 or 4 pm for booking counters at post offices or as decided by the Circle concerned) and an extra day may be added in such cases,
*         The delivery norms do not include Sundays and holidays,
*         Delay occurring due to curfew, bandh or strike in a particular city may adversely affect delivery norms,
*         Delay occurring due to cancellation of flights/trains/buses/other means of transport for carriage of mail or off-load / non-carriage of mail by the   carriers due to any reason is beyond the control of the Department, and therefore, the same may adversely affect delivery norms.
*         Beyond the cities mentioned under the delivery norms document, extra days may be required which would vary from place to place..
5.       Circles may give wide publicity to the new norms among the public and display the norms in the shape of a matrix of prominent/frequently-used destinations at the post office as display of entire matrix perhaps may not be possible.
6.       The new delivery norms would also be placed on India Post website in a user-friendly format so that a user could easily find delivery/transit norms between a pair of cities. In the interim, a PDF version of the document is being uploaded on the Departmental website.

7.       This O.M. supersedes all previous instructions on Speed Post Delivery Norms issued by this Directorate/Business Development Directorate.


Guidelines / Instructions on delivery of EP parcel & BP Parcel on CoD facility:

Gazette Notification (English part) on Express parcel & Business parcel

2013 November :
GDS - Combined Duty Allowance - for Clarification -MP circle

Payment of incentive / commission for RPLI&PLI through POSB accounts

2013 October:
Counting of Trg period for drawl of increments:

SDBS-one more option before 31-01-2014

RPLI Bonus for the year 2009-10
Allocation of funds to CWFGDS

Vacant MTS(Gr.D) through SSC

Grade Pay sanction of Gr.D/MTS after 1-8-2008 - clrification :

Orissa as Odisha - DoP order:

GDS appointments through select panel - clarification:
Copy of Directorate memo No. 19-14/2010-GDS dated  18 October,  2013


I am directed to refer your office letters No. STA/22-12/BG-West/III dated 12.03.2013 & 26.06.2013 and this Directorate letter No. even dated 25.06.2010 on the subject cited above and to clarify the doubts as follows:-

Point of doubt
If the approved candidates in the merit list declined to accept the offer of appointment and still there are number of eligible candidates in the merit list, whether the selection may be made by listing another select panel of 5 more candidates applied to the original notification or re-notification is to be issued in such cases?
No. In case all five approved candidates decline, the select panel gets exhausted and, therefore, in such cases selection process is to be initiated afresh.
A panel of 5 candidates was finalized during December 2012. First candidate did not turn up and the next meritorious candidates was selected and appointed on 16.01.2013. But he was terminated from service w.e.f. 01.04.2013 for his unsatisfactory work. Whether third candidate in the panel of selection made in the said case may be appointed or to go again for fresh appointment by fresh notification?
Apart from the contingencies mentioned in Para 6(i) to (iii), the select panel may be utlized in other contingencies as well provided the select panel is valid reckoning one year from the date of finalization of the select panel initially.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)

GDS - Compassionate appointment - clarification

Bonus order (@Rs.3500-) for GDS

10% DA order to GDS

2013 - September
Significant instructions on the delivery of Speed post / Registered articles:

Circle Welfare Fund for GDS

GDS SDBS clarification

GDS GIS table - 2013-14

2013 - August
Aadhar card as ID & address proof

GDS substitute arrears - clarification

Unique bar code for Pass Post Speed Post Articles 

2013 - July


No. 19-31/2012-WL & Sports                          Dated at New Delhi the 12th July 2013


    All the Head of Postal Circle

    All the Heads of Postal Regions

Subjects: - Circle Welfare Fund for Gramin Dak Sevaks – Regarding.


     This is regarding introduction of the Circle Welfare Fund for GDSs in all the Circles as part of the ‘one year initiatives of the department of Posts,’ under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister of Communications and information Technology. The draft Schemes of Circle Welfare Fund for GDSs formulated by the Directorate is enclosed herewith.

2.  Before finalizing the scheme you are requested to send your valuable suggestions/ comment / views on the draft scheme, latest by 29th July 2013

                                                                                                              Yours Faithfully

(L.N Sharma)
Deputy Directorate General

(Training & Welfare) 


Abeyance order on entrusting work on Sundays & Holidays in POs (copy)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business Division
Dak Bhawan,
Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001

No. 34-03/2013-D                                                                             Dated 11-07-2013

All Heads of Circles

Sub:- Need to ensure prompt delivery of mail on the day of receipt    at the Post Offices.

     This has reference to the Directorate D. O. letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 on the above subject vide which Circles were asked to bring skeleton staff on Sundays/ holidays on duty so that accountable mails can be processed and kept ready in advance to be included in the first delivery of next working day.

2. In this connection, it is intimated that the Directorate is further examining the issue of calling skeleton staff on duty on Sundays/ holidays for processing of mail.

3. Instructions regarding calling of skeleton staff on Sundays/holidays in delivery offices for processing of accountable mail are, therefore, held in abeyance until further orders.

4. However, other instructions contained in Directorate DO letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 will continue to be operative.

 (M B Gajbhiye)
Assistant Director General (MO


Reassessment of requirement of Bicycles to BOs – DO letter to all HoC by Dte.
D.O. Letter of CGM (MB)
S.K. Sinha

DO No. 17-3/2013-MV                                                                                Dated  05/07/2013


          There is a proposal to supply bicycles to Branch Offices for providing better postal access to the rural areas and also for delivery of mail.

2.       In this context, requirement of bicycles regarding their utility in your Circle for procurement of rural business like booking of articles, money orders, etc. through hand held devices need to be re-assessed. It may be kept in view that bicycles will also be used delivery of mails pending on local terrain, climate conditions like heavy rainfall, extreme heat and cold, etc. You may also like to have views / comments on this issue from the field offices, and especially from divisions falling in difficult areas like hilly areas, and desert areas, areas having very high rainfall.

3.       Kindly communicate your requirement of bicycles accordingly within one week positively. 

          With regards,

Yours Sincerely

(S.K. Sinha)

All Head of Circles


Revised structure of incentive for MNREGS related work in POs - 03-07-2013