Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
No. 21-8/2010-GDS Dated: 18 Apr 2011
All Chief Postmaster General
SUBJECT: THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (CONDUCT AND ENGAGEMENT) RULES, 2011-REGARDING
The existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Emplacement) Rules, 2001 as amended from time to time have been suitably amended/revised. In supersession of the existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Employment) Rules, 2001, the revised rules called the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 are hereby circulated.
2. In brief, revisions/amendments/insertions made in the existing rules are as follows:-
(i) The rules called "Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011" containing 31 rules are issued replacing the existing set of rules called the "Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Employment) Rules, 2001 containing 31 rules. Rule 3-A, 5-A & 29-A have been inserted as new rules in the "Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011"
(ii) Non-existent categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks such as Gramin Dak Sevak Sub Postmaster, Gramin Dak Sevak Mailman & Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Messenger have been deleted under Rule 3(c) with a suitable note below.
(iii) The word 'Employment/Appointment' wherever appears in the existing rules has been replaced with word 'Engagement'.
(iv) Note II earlier appearing below Rule 3 has been replaced by new Rule 3-A with title "Terms and Conditions of Engagement" with appropriate changes in sub para (vii) relating to applicability of the condition of residence to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(v) New Rule 5-A has been incorporated in connection with entitlements of Time Related Continuity Allowance for the Gramin Dak Sevks on the basis of workload as per standards of assessment decided by the Department.
(vi) Rule 6 has been amended with regard to entitlement of GDS to ex-gratia gratuity.
(vii) Rule 7 has been amended by incorporating the admissibility of 20 days paid leave in a year without accumulation.
(viii) A note below Rule 9 has been incorporated to clarify that recovery under Rule 9(iv) can be enforced fully without any restriction.
(ix) Existing Rule 19(1)(i) has been modified to make it clear that revision petition would now lie to Regional PMG if the GDS is working in a Region and in other cases to the Head of the Circle.
(x) Existing Rule 20 has been modified by inclusion of time limit of preferring review petition as two years as also the authority competent to decide the review petition of GDS on behalf of the President.
(xi) A new Rule 29-A has been incorporated providing for prohibition regarding engaging in any business detrimental to the business of the post office.
(xii) Recruiting Authority laid down in the schedule referred to in Rule 4 relating to GDS BPM has now been modified, which include JAG officers also.
(xiii) The Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2011 shall be applicable to all the existing categories of GDS including those GDS categories which have been declared as wasting cadres as long as they remain in service.
3. You are requested to ensure that the enclosed revised set of Rules called the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 is further circulated to all the Postmaster General (Regions)/Postal Training Centers/Other Recruiting Authorities in your Circle at the earliest and sent confirmation to the office within a week's time.
4. The receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged to the undersigned.
Hindi version will follow.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
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