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Thursday, May 25, 2017

NFPE writes to Secretary (Posts) on remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short-term vacancies of Postmen, Mailgaurd and MTS

 National Federation of Postal Employees
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Ref: PF/NFPE/GDS                                                                                         Dated – 25.05.2017

            The Secretary
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi – 110001
Sub: -  Remuneration to be paid to the GraminDakSevaks engaged as substitutes in short-term vacancies of Postmen, Mailgaurd and MTS.

Ref: -   Directorate’s Memo No. 7-9/2016-PCC dated 26.04.2017.

            Your kind attention is drawn to para-3 of the above referred OM dated 26.04.2017.

            Para – 3 – “In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport Allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.”

            The words, “in future “appearing at the beginning of the above para creates an impression that enhanced substitute wage is eligible from date of issue of the orders only, whereas the words “with effect from 01.01.2016” appearing in the last line of the same para gives an impression that the revised substitute wage should be paid from 01.01.2016.

            As the minimum pay of the Postmen, Mailguard and MTS is revised with effect from 01.01.2016, the substitutes shall be paid the revised wages with effect from 01.01.2016 itself on the principle of equal pay for equal work. But the framing of the para – 3 has created confusion as the meaning of the whole para is ambiguous. As a result many lower level authorities had refused to pay revised substitute wages with effect from 01.01.2016.

            It is requested to issue necessary clarification removing the ambiguity appearing in para- 3 of the OM.
Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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All General Secretaries/Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

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