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Saturday, April 29, 2017

EOD instructions for the day 29.04.2017


Date: 29 April 2017 at 18:39

Subject: EOD instructions for the day 
29.04.2017 – reg

Dear Team(s),

I am directed by the competent authority to convey the following:

The situation is not clear and CSI have some issues which they say it will be resolved by 19.00 hours.   Please plan for officials presence at CPC to remain up to 21.00 hours and ask the PO users to leave office.

Kindly ensure that CPCs are manned till the DC is closed for the day 29.04.2017.

Kindly ask the users to be present in the sols tomorrow and ensure that the work pertaining to 29.04.2017 is completed by all means so that there is no issue on Monday  01.05.2017. 

Kindly ensure that the SOLs are ready for work on 01.05.2017 with proper BOD.

Kindly ensure that the Divisions going live for CSI complete the work by all means.


​N. Sivakumar​
CEPT (EOD Central Team),

Standing Committee Meeting held on 25.10.2016 - ATS in respect NAC meetings held after 6th CPC

NFPE Circular dated 26.04.2017

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
   Phone: 011.23092771                                                 e-mail:
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981               website:

Ref:PF/Agitation/17-18                                          Dated – 26.04.2017


All General Secretaries/NFPE Office bearers
All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries


First of all I would like to congratulate you all for making the 16th March one day strike a grand success in Postal. The Strike has clearly exhibited the anger of employees against betrayal by the Govt. on 7th CPC related issues and not fulfilling the assurances given by Group of Ministers on Minimum wage and fitment formula. Besides this the report of Committees to look in to allowances, advances, Pension, NPS, Anomalies etc. has also not been declared. We have to continue our agitation further.

The National Secretariat of Confederation held on 13th April 2017 in New Delhi has decided the following programme of action.

(1)   Protest Demonstration in front of office of Finance Minister on 23.05.2017.
(2)   Formation of human chain at all important centres to exhibit our protest on 22.06.2017.

For protest demonstration in front of office of finance Minister at North Block, New Delhi, Confederation has allotted quota to NFPE – 500.

Therefore it is allotted to all affiliates as below.
P3- 200,           P4-150,            R3-100,            R4-50,              Admn-20,        Postal Accounts-20
SBCO-20,         GDS-100

NFPE appeals to all to come with placards and assemble at NFPE office North Avenue by 10 AM on 23.05.2017.


As already informed the Confederation Trade Union Education Camp will be held at Trivendrum from 6th to 7thMay 2017 from 10 AM. Venue - BTR Bhavan, Melai Thempanoor, Near Gandhari Amman Kovil, Manjalikulam Road, Trivendrum – (Walkable Distance from Railway Station & Bus Stand)
Delegate Fee – Rs.800/-
Quota of 100 Delegates was allotted to NFPE which we have already allotted to all of our affiliates.

All are requested to attend the camp well in time.


Confederation and All India State Govt. Employees Federation have decided to organize National Convention on NPS on 10 June 2017 from 2 PM to 6 PM at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Club Road, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054 (Near Civil lines Metro Station).

Quota of 200 delegates has been allotted to NFPE Accordingly it is allotted to affiliates as under.

P3-60,              P4-40,              R3-30,              R4-20,              Admn-20,        Postal Actts.-20

Delegate Fee – Rs.100/-

All General Secretaries are requested to allot quota to nearby circles and ensure their participation well in time.


NFPE Federal Executive will be held at NFPE office North Avenue, New Delhi in which some serious programme action can be taken against non-settlement of long pending problems of Postal Employees.

With fraternal greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General

2017 May Day- Challenges Before the Working Class

“The Day will come when our Silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today”
These are the words engraved on the Haymarket Monument in Chicago. The origin of May Day is related to workers struggle for shorter working hours. In the 19th century, in the United States of America, this struggle for shorter hours gained momentum after August 1866 when the National Labour Union at its founding conference voted for action to secure legal enactment of the 8 hour day. Later, the American Federation of Labour was formed which in its convention in 1885 took a decision for strike on May 1, 1886. Preparations started for the strike. The 8-hour movement culminating in the strike on May First 1886 became in itself a glorious chapter in the fighting history of the American working class.
On May 4, a demonstration was held at Hay Market in Chicago to protest against the brutal attack of the police on a meeting of striking workers at the McCormic Reaper Workers on May 3rd, where six workers were killed and many wounded. The meeting was peaceful and about to be adjourned when the police again launched an attack on the assembled workers. Somebody threw a bomb, killing a police man. A battle ensued with the result that seven police men and four workers were dead.
After a farce of legal proceedings, workers leaders – Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fischer and Louis Lingg were sentenced to death, while three others, Samuel Field on, Oscar Neebe and George Schwab were awarded 15 years in jail. Parsons, Spies, Engels and Fischer were hung to death. Lois Lingg committed suicide the night before. Fieldon, Neebe and Schwab were pardoned six years later by Governor Altgeld who publicly termed the judgment as a travesty of justice.
On November 11, 1887, the prisoners were brought to the hangman’s platform. Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel and Adolph Fischer stood before the crowd with hoods covering the faces. And then Spies spoke: “The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today”.
In June 1893, a monument was unveiled in Chicago’s Waldheim Cemetery in the honour of these May Day Martyrs.
            It was at the first congress of the Second International, held at Paris in 1889, that May First was set aside as a day upon which the workers of the world organized in their political parties and trade unions, were to fight for the demand of 8-hour day. Since then, the working class in countries all over the world started celebrating the May Day.
            May Day was first celebrated in India on May 1, 1923 in Chennai. Founder of Labour Kisan Party and one of the founders of the Communist Party of India, Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar was the spirit who organized the May Day celebration for the first time in India. The red flag – now a symbol of left movement –was used for the first time during the event, held on the beach opposite Madras High Court.
            This Indian working class is now facing a very adverse situation. Their hard won rights are under attack. Whatever legal protections and rights the Indian working class got after almost ten decades of struggles and sacrifices in the form of various labour laws are being diluted in the name of labour laws are being diluted in the name of labor law reforms.
            Contract work and outsourcing of work has become the order of the day. Violating all norms of law and even violating the principle of “equal pay for equal work” has become a norm. Regular nature of work is carried out through contract /casual workers who are paid much less than a regular workers despite doing the same work. Labour laws are being violated with impunity. The right to organize a union is under attack. The right to collective bargaining is under attack. Some workers, especially all those in the information technology sector are not allowed to form a union. Concerned government officials just refuse to register unions. Union workers are victimized. Workers are prompted by the employers not to join the union. Social securities are being diluted. So much so that the right to assured pension has been curtailed for government servants and others, and a new pension scheme, which does not assure pension and is share market linked, has been imposed. Public sector units are being sold at a song. Contract /casual workers as also many regular workers are forced to work for more than 10, even 12hours a day without any compensation. The workers in the information technology sector are the worst victim of this, most of whom are engineers and they are forced to work more than 10 and even 12 hours a day.
            Against this, the working class is mobilizing and uniting itself to face this challenge. It has organized several protest actions and nationwide strikes to defend its rights. The last such big action was the all India strike on September 2, 2016, which was unprecedented in terms of participation of workers, its spread and mobilization. But despite all such united and country wide protest actions and strikes the government is going ahead with its anti-working class stance and continues taking more and more decisions against the interests of the working class.
            The May Day calls for carrying out more struggles to counter the offensive of the government. The central trade unions realize the serious challenge before the Indian working class. They are organizing a massive convention workers in Delhi sometime in the last week of June or first week of July to chalk out an action programme.
Long live May Day! Workers of the world unite!!

Now, posts offices can do employment registration

 | Apr 28, 2017

JODHPUR: Post offices will now be acting as employment exchange for the unemployed youth. After the success of the pilot projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the project has been extended two nine more postal circles of the country, including Rajasthan. 

To begin with, Employment Registration Centres will be opened at the post offices under all these postal circles very shortly, where the interested unemployed youths will be able to get themselves registered. 

"This registration can be done by the youths on the portal of National Career Service by approaching post offices, where they will be charged of Rs 15 for registration, Rs 5 for updating job seeker profile and Rs 10 for getting printout of application form," said Krishna Kumar Yadav, director of postal services, Rajasthan Western Region, Jodhpur. 

He said that once they are registered on this portal, they will have an access to the rich repository of career content on over 3,000 of occupations across 52 sectors with aplenty employment job opportunities matching with the skills and qualifications of the youths. 

The portal will not only provide job matching services in a highly transparent and user friendly manner but also build a bridge between a net-connected urban areas and non-connected rural areas, helping the youth to avail facility to register for employment at their doorstep hassle free.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between department of posts and ministry of labour and employment to leverage post offices as employment registration centres early this year, following which, a pilot project had been rolled out in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Circles in February this year.

Yadav said that the necessary training with regard to above project, has been imparted to the staff and on getting formal inauguration date, the registration will begin at all the post offices of the Rajasthan Circle.

Apart from Rajasthan, the project comprises Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East Postal Circles whereas the remaining circles will be covered during the next phase of project.

Notice by Chief PMG, Odisha Circle for supply of blood to postal staff

भारतीय डाक विभाग
                Department of Posts, India
       मुख्य पोस्टमास्टर जनरल का कार्यालय
   Office of the Chief Postmaster General,
    ओडिशा परिमंडल,  भुवनेश्वर   - 751 001
      Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.      
                  Phone:- 0674 2396223,

No. WL/BLOOD DONATION/2003                            Dated at  Bhubaneswar, the 25.04.2017


It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that after  successful conducting of Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at Circle Office, Bhubaneswar on 07.03.2017, the CPMG Office has received 04(four) Blood Donation Coupons from Red Cross Blood Bank, Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar for supply of Blood to Donor/ relative of Donor & Postal staff in case of  emergency. The facility can be  availed within one year(valid up to  06.03.2018). Therefore, all staff  are requested to take  advantages of the same and contact to  the AD(Welfare), O/o CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar in case of  emergency  to get Blood  from Blood Bank, Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar through this coupon. 

Asst. Director (Welfare)
O/o the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar-751 001.
Copy information to:-
1.      All Group Officers, Circle Office, Bhubaneswar.


      3.   The Manager, Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar .

      4.   The Office Supdt, Circle Office, Bhubaneswar ..

      5.   The Sr.Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO, Bhubaneswar.

Selection of Treasurer/Asst. Treasurer in Bhubaneswar Division.

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar-751009

 No.B.12-10/Ch.V                                                Dated at Bhubaneswar the 27.04.2017

1.  The Senior Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO, Bhubaneswar-751001
2.  The Superintendent, Postal Stores Depot, Bhubaneswar-751007
3.  The Superintendent, Circle Stamps Depot,Bhubaneswar-751007
4.  All the Postmasters / Sub Postmasters in Bhubaneswar Division
5.  All the OAs, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar

Sub:    Selection of Treasurer/Asst. Treasurer in Bhubaneswar Division.

            The following posts of Treasurer/Asst Treasurer are vacant.
1.  Asst. Treasurer-I, Bhubaneswar GPO
2.  Treasurer, Pipli SO
·   The above said posts will be filled up amongst the intending eligible Time Scale Postal Assistants having five years service on seniority – cum – fitness basis.
·   The TBOP/MACP-I Postal Assistants may also apply for the said posts and their cases will be considered if no applications are received from the Time Scale Postal Assistants or no such Postal Assistant found suitable for the post.
·   The cases of Leave Reserved Postal Assistants shall not be considered for selection as Treasurer / Asst. Treasurer as their services are to be utilized for the vacancies caused by the absence on leave of the officials
Preference shall be given to all eligible applicants belonging to same office / same station to minimize TA expenses.
·   Officials completing tenure as Treasurer / Asst. Treasurer in any post Office within last two years are not eligible for consideration. 

            You are requested to bring it to the notice of all eligible Postal Assistants working in your office and the applications of the willing officials should be forwarded through proper channel so as to reach this office on or before 05.05.2017.  
Sr Supdt of Post Offices,

Bhubaneswar Division

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
28-April-2017 16:38 IST

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 

Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

Signing of Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

28-April-2017 17:35 IST

Signing of Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices 
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today among BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices in rural areas. The MoU signed under the chairmanship of Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha is the first tri-partite agreement to provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh, post offices in rural areas and 25,000 sub-post offices for high speed internet connectivity to the rural masses.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sinha said that the first phase of connecting about one lakh Gram Panchayats is nearing its completion and in the remaining one and a half lakh Gram Panchayats 100 mbps broadband connectivity will be completed by December, 2018. In reply to a question, the Minister said that BharatNet is one of the 9 pillars of realising the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India.

Shri Sinha said that provision of citizen services is the focus of BharatNet and in the agreement signed today, BSNL is the service provider, that would provide broadband services, the cost of setting up of infrastructure and the operational expenses would be paid by the Department of Posts. Since the BharatNet is the National Network, BBNL would facilitate and coordinate this entire operation. In future, MoUs with other Government Departments are also proposed to be signed.

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
28-April-2017 12:51 IST

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents 

EPF members will now only be required to submit a self-declaration for the advance in case of illness of members/ dependents. Differently abled members will also get advance on the basis of self-declaration. A member will no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or proforma whatsoever to avail advances under paragraph 68-J or under paragraph 68-N of EPF Scheme 1952. 

Ministry of Labour & Employment has amended Paragraph 68-J and Paragraph 68-N of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and It will come into force from the date of its publication in the official Gazette. According to it, a member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the composite claim form, to avail advance under the EPF Scheme in case of illness of members/ dependent and also in case of differently abled members.

This is in continuation of initiatives taken by EPFO as part of next phase of its e-governance reforms with a view to make the services of EPFO available to its stakeholder in an efficient and transparent manner. An administrative order was issued on 20.02.2017 in the matter of Introduction of Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non-Aadhar ) to replace existing Claim Forms No. 19, 10C & 31 and Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C(UAN) & 31 (UAN). EPFO has since implemented Universal Account Number (UAN) for its subscribers. It is now possible for subscribers, who have seeded their UAN with Aadhar Number and Bank account details, to submit claim forms directly to EPFO without the attestation of employers.





        From time immemorial relentless battles are being waged against the slavery and misery of the humanity.  The rebellious flag of Spartacus against the Roman Empire, the heroic fight of Africans for generations together in search of Freedom from slavery, the flutters of red flag to save the human values which are under deadly attack on the anvil of industrial revolution.... all are noble struggles to stop the human exploitation.  19th Century stood mute witness to the bloody human history writ with oppression and suppression to maximize the profit at the cost of human lives.  Later part of the19th Century ushered in a new creed of slavery to machines.  The madness for profits peaked and the workers were reduced to the state of machines and the worker in the factory was a mere tool to earn profit for his master.  There were no definite working hours.  There were no respect for labour.   There was no value for labourer.  It is not exaggeration to say that the smoke ridden factories sucked out the life of a labourer at the young age of mere 20 years.  This was the state of condition of workers world over.

          Many dreamt a great society free from exploitation; many wished for a society of eternal source of full realization of human potential in a pleasant and healthy environment; respect for labour, equal opportunities are the hall marks of a new ideal society.  Many dedicated their lives to realize their dream society.  Many more risked their lives to realize and reach that goal.  Every defining moment, every upheaval in the history was the result of the struggles waged by progressive  minds.  These are the struggles that steered and decided the course of history of mankind.

          At its national convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labour Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labour), proclaimed that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labour from and after May 1, 1886.”  Working class heroes of Hey Market embraced the hanging noose with smile on their lips.  The fight for eight-hour working day spread like a wild fire throughout the Continents.  European and Russian workers jumped into strikes and walked out of their factories.  In India for the first time Howrah Railway workers went on strike for working hours in the year 1882.  Later on Indian workers struck the work for more than 25 times on the demand of working hours between 1882 - 1890.  Eight-hour work; Eight-hour recreation; Eight-hour sleep had become the slogan of the workers worldwide.

          The struggle for eight-hour work has become a stepping-stone for future architect of a new society.  The thought itself is horrifying that, had those struggles not happened and but for their sacrifices what would have been our condition in the present day society!  How degrading it would be to have no control on our own lives?  The struggle for eight-hour work challenged that de-humanizing state annihilating all the atrocities, laid a solid foundation for building a better future society.  Thus, the struggle which appears simple and of no consequence for this generation, stood as a single cause for sweeping changes in the present day society.

          This May Day is the occasion for remembering reverently all the sacrifices and prepare to shoulder the responsibilities.  Still the exploitation is continuing.  Only deference is that the exploiter and exploitation has wrapped in sophistication!  The form of exploitation changed but the reason and essence remains the same.  This situation encompasses all the countries in the world.  The three decades of implementation of so called omnipotent new economic policies destroyed the economic fabric of our country.  The country became dependent on foreign powers.  Our agriculture sector doomed.  Monopoly of our farmers on their own seeds ceased.  Health and education is not within the reach of common man.  Wealth of the nation has been handed over to the private corporates for plundering.  Corporate Sector dented the jealously guarded right of 8-hour work. Now we will find casual and outsourced labour working for 12 hours a day. Technology has not ceased the drudgery of the worker.  Instead workload increased due to the ban on filling up of vacancies.  Unemployment and under-employment increased alarmingly. Central government employees are facing onslaught on their dignity by not honouring the assurance given on the minimum pay, fitment factor and allowances.  Attempts are afoot to weaken and render the unions and working class irrelevant.

          As the conscious workers, employees and citizens of this country, this May Day has manifolded our responsibilities.  The silenced voice of the Chicago Martyrs should explode in reverberation in the raised fists, throats and thoughts of millions of workers.  Let’s march in unison with the inspiration of May Day!  Let’s protect our own rights and be part of that great effort to build a society of equality, justice and usher in peace and prosperity to the toiling millions of our countrymen.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grant of Dearness Relief to the Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd resorted commuted portion of pension.-Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017.

Inviting proposals for grants to ATIs and AICs under the various components of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in government through effective implementation of Right to Information Act for the year 2017-18

Grant of funds for Modernisation of Non-statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central government Offices

Acceptance of declination to promotion to LSG (Postal) cadre consequent upon implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Group-C employees

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks : Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
27-April-2017 11:50 IST

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks 

Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months
Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship. 

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

•Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS

•Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS

•Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent. 

The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application. 

Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards.

Remuneration to be paid to Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.