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DEPARTMENT  ISSUED  ORDERS TO FILLING UP OF GDS POSTS IN BRANCH POST OFFICES – REVIEW OF GUIDELINE REGARDING

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001

No. 17-103/2007-GDS                                                                       Dated : 29 Dec 2010

To

            All Chief Postmaster General

            All Postmasters General

 

Sub:   Filling up of GDS Posts in Branch Post Offices-review of guideline        regarding.

Sir/Madam,

Reference in invited to this Directorate letter No. even dated 14th Jul 2009 on the subject cited above which provided for the manner of filling up of GDS vacant posts in single handed branch offices and branch post offices having two or more hands.

2.            Provisional appointment for a brief may be resorted to only on account of sudden death, dismissal, removal, put off duty, absorption against the departmental post of Gramin Dak Sevaks and unauthorized absence for long period in case regular arrangements cannot be made immediately.

3.            In the case of posts falling vacant due to discharge form service of the GDS BPM or absorption of the GDS BPM on the regular departmental posts, efforts should first be made to fill up the posts by adjusting identified surplus GDS fulfilling the prescribed qualification & other prescribed conditions failing which action should be taken in advance to fill the vacant post of GDS BPM on a regular basis by following the prescribed procedure and following other conditions prescribed under letter No. 17-103/2007-GDS dated 14 Jul 2009. The list of all the GDS, category wise, due to be discharged from service in calendar year may also be displayed on the Department's website in the month January of each calendar year.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

                                                                                                           
Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                                                                        

 Sd/-
(AK Sharma)
Deputy Director General (Estt.)
Phone No. 011-23096098





--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

SPECIAL CONCESSIONS/FACILITIES TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

WORKING IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED / SUBORDINATE OFFICES OR PSUS

FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

 

 

No. 180 16/3/2010-Estt. (I)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)

 

North Block, New Delhi.

Dated, the 28th  December, 2010

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub:  Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the           control of Central Government.

 

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department of even Number dated 15.3.2010 extending the Special concessions / facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government, for the period with effect from 1.1.2010 to 3 1.12.2010 and to say that the Annexure attached with the OM stands partially modified to include the Notes. The Annexure as modified is attached herewith.

                                                                                                                  Sd/-

(Simmi R. Nakra)

Director (P&A)

 

All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

(As per standard mailing list)

 

                                                                                                                 .Annexure

 

Details of package of Concession/Facilities to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in Attached/Subordinate Offices or PSUs falling under the control of

Central Government:-

 

I.          Additional H.R.A. and other concessions:

 

(A)         Employees posted to Kashmir Valley

 

(i)         These employees have an option to move their families to a selected place of      their choice in India at Government expense. T.A. for the families allowed as          admissible in permanent transfer inclusive of transportation of personal effects, lump-sum payment

            for packing etc.

 

(ii)        Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to place of work             for employees.

 

 

(iii)       HRA as for Class 'A' city applicable for employees exercising option at (i). Such

            employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of

            posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/her stay.

 

(iv)       The period of temporary duty extended to six months. For period of temporary      duty daily allowance at full rate is admissible, apart from departmental             arrangements for stay, security and transportation.

 

(B)       Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence;

 

            A per diem allowance of Rs. 10/- is paid for each day of attendance to        compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc.    This will be in addition to the transport allowance, which the employee is           otherwise eligible for under Ministry of Finance order No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B)     dated 29.8.1008.

 

II. MESSING FACILITIES:

 

            Messing Allowance to be paid to the employees at a uniform rate of Rs. 15/- per day by all Departments, or in lieu messing arrangements to be made by the Departments themselves. This rate of allowance will have to be adhered to uniformly by all the Ministries/Departments with effect from 01.07.1999. The slightly higher rate of Rs. 25.50 adopted by the Department of Telecom and Posts and allowed to be continued as a special case by the Department of Personnel in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, would, however, continue to be paid at the said rate.

 

III. ADJUSTRMENT OF MIGRANT EMPLOYEES:

 

            As a purely temporary measure, the employees migrated from the Kashmir Valley are accommodated to the extent possible in the available vacancies under the respective Ministries/Departments in offices located outside but adjacent to the union Territory of Delhi.

 

IV. PAYMENT OF LEAVE SALARYIAD HOC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

 

            Arrangements were made for payment of leave salary for the period upto 30' April, 1990 in respect of employees who may not have received their emoluments after migration. Such employees were allowed to be given either leave salary at the minimum of the scale or some adhoc financial assistance as an advance to be adjusted from their dues after they join duty. Further the migrant employees who were unable to join their respective places of posting in the Valley due to the prevailing circumstances, were extended this facility till they were adjusted in accordance with (iii) above.

 

V. REGULARISATION OF THE PERIOD OF ABSENCE OF J&K MIGRANT

EMPLOYEES:

 

            In August, 1992, it was decided that the period of migration of a Central Government employee, who migrated from Kashmir Valley in view of the disturbed conditions would be treated as Earned leave to the extent which may have been due to him on the date of proceeding for migration. However, the position was reviewed by the Ministry of Personnel in April, 1997 and if was decided that the Earned Leave which was at the credit of the Central Government migrant employee at the time of migration will not be adjusted against the migration period, but will remain available for the purpose of leave encashment on the date of their retirement in respect of the employees who had already retired or would retire in future. The period of absence would however count in the service for the purpose of pension, but shall not count for earning any kind of leave. During the period of absence, a migrant employee is entitled to his pay (excluding special pay and local allowances) dearness allowance, which he would have been otherwise paid from time to time including benefit of increment had he reported for duty immediately after expiry of his Earned leave.

 

VI. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY

 

            Pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PA0 treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

 

NOTE:- I. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley     comprising of six districts, namely Ananhag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara,    Pulwama and Srinagar.

 

            2. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual labourers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of para 5(i) of the Casual            Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of   Government of India. 1993.

 

            3. The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package   shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir           Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose       to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the         grant of these allowances.

 

            4. The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem allowance shall also be       allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.
--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, December 30, 2010

ISSUE OF INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC CARDS TO EACH CGHS BENEFICIARY-GUIDELINES TO PENSIONER BENEFICIARIES




SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION.

 

 

 

No. 17-17/2010-GDS

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.

New Delhi-110116

Dated: 14 Dec. 2010

To,

 

            Chief Postmaster General

            Postmasters General

            General Managers (Finance)

            Director of Accounts  (Postal).

 

 

Subject:        SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF GDS ON COMPASSIONATE                                       GROUNDS-MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION.

 

Sir/Madam,

 

            To objective of the Scheme for engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks on compassionate grounds is to engage dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying in harness, thereby leaving his family in penury and without adequate means of livelihood.

 

2.         Keeping in view the objective of the Scheme, the existing instructions relating to compassionate engagement have time and again been reviewed/modified/simplified so that the system finally derived at shall be more transparent, efficient and uniform in nature.

 

3. Currently, there is no laid down transparent criteria for adjudging degree of indigence of the GDS family while considering their cases for compassionate engagement. Therefore, a need is felt to lay down transparent criteria for considering a request for engagement on compassionate grounds by a Committee. A balanced and objective assessment of the financial condition of the family has to be made taking into consideration of his/her assets and liabilities, and all other relevant factors such as presence of an earning member, size of the family and the essential needs of the family including social obligations, etc. in order to assess the degree of indigence of all the

applicants to be considered for compassionate engagement. The Department of Personnel &Training has provided for limiting compassionate appointment of wards of departmental employees to 5% of the total vacancies and no such stipulation has been made for this purpose in respect of GDS. This, however, does not mean that all applicants are to be engaged as GDS on compassionate grounds in relaxation of normal and only the exceptional and deserving cases are to be considered for compassionate engagement as the scheme stipulates that compassionate engagement is to be given only in indigent and deserving cases.

 

4.         The existing procedure has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided by the competent authority that to achieve the objective of the scheme of the compassionate engagement and to ensure complete transparency, merits of the cases can be conveniently indicated by allocating points to the applicants based on various attributes. Accordingly, the Department has worked out a system of allocation of points to various attributes based on a hundred point scale as indicated in the tables below:-

 

1.    NO. OF DEPENDANTS:

Ser

Points

Proposed for GDS Dependants

1

10

3 & above

2

7

2

3

3

1

 

2.    OUTSTANDING LIABILITIES FOR EDUCATION/MARRIAGE OF

DEPENDANT CHILDREN

 

Ser

Points

Criteria

1

10

For education of minor children

2

15

For marriage of daughter

 

      3. LEFT OVER SERVICE FOR DICHARGE

 

Ser

Points

Proposed slabs for left over service in context to maximum age for discharge

1

10

Over 20 years

2

8

Over 15 & up to 20 years

3

6

Over 10 & up to 15 years

4

4

Over 5 & up to 10 years

5

2

0-5 years

 

     4. OWN AGRICULATURAL LAND AND HOUSE

 

Ser

Points

Criteria

1

10

No house and land

2

5

Own house only or land

3

0

Own house and land

 

 

 

    5. FAMILY EARNINGS OF MEMBERS OF FAMILY PER MONTH

 

Ser

Points

Proposed slab for family earning

1

10

No income

2

8

2500 or less per month

3

6

2501 to 3500 per month

4

4

3501 to 4500 per month

5

2

4501 to 5500 per month

6

0

5501 & above

6. DICHARGE BENEFITS i.e. EX-GRATIA GRATUITY, SERVERANCE AMOUNT, SERVICE DISHCARGE BENEFITS UNDER NPS LITE AND GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS RECEIVED BY FAMILY

 

Ser

Points

Proposed slabs for benefits discharge

1

10

Below  Rs. 25000

2

8

25000    to 50000

3

6

50001    to 75000

4

4

75001    to 100000

5

0

Above 100000

 

  7. EDUCTATIONAL QUALIFICATION OF APPLICANT:

 

Ser

Points

Proposed slab on education of applicant

1

25

Graduate

2

20

10+2

3

2

Below 10+2

 

 

5.         The above system of weightage not only brings more objectivity to the method but also ensures complete transparency and uniformity in the selection process. The above method is being introduced for considering cases of compassionate engagement to the dependents of the GDS in the event of death of the bread winner. The cases which are more than five years old or having an earning members (s) in the family shall continue to be referred to this Directorate as hitherto before.

 

6.         Shri RS Nataraja Murti Committee had recommended in Para 17.20.2 as under:- "Keeping the spirit of compassionate appointments as enunciated by the Nodal Ministry and also the ruling of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, there is need to provide compassionate appointment to the dependents of GDS in hard and deserving cases. The purpose would be served if the engagement of GDS on the division in a year. The vacancies may be computed separately for GDS BPM and other categories.

The period of consideration of deserving cases may be kept as three years. While considering the cases there need not be any relaxation in educational qualification for the post of BPM. In hard and deserving cases requiring relaxations of educational qualification, the engagement may be offered in other categories of GDS subject to the condition that the incumbent can satisfactorily discharge the duties assigned". While the intention behind the scheme of engagement of GDS on compassionate grounds is to allow engagement of GDS on compassionate ground in hard and deserving cases only and not in all cases, the recommended percentage is twice the percentage prescribed for regular Government employees. The above recommendations have been examined

in this Directorate and it has been decided to accept the same. However, in view of the

Department's plan to computerize the Branch Offices and to use hand held devices etc. besides the requirement of combination of duties in various circumstance, it all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks including GDS BPM.

 

7.         The number of vacancies and ceiling of 10% now being proposed may be calculated in the following manner:-

 

(a)       The vacancies occurring in a calendar year age to be computed separately for the GDS BPM and other categories of GDS by their appointing authorities for each division well in advance. The appointing authorities while calculating the same shall take into account the vacancies that are likely to occur due to discharge of Gramin Dak Sevaks on attaining the age of 65 years for this purpose during the ensuing calendar year. However, the vacancies arisen due to absorption of Gramin Dak Sevaks in regular departmental posts and due to death occurring during the currency of the calendar year will be added to the vacancies occurring in the next calendar year for computation. The requisite information therefore needs to be compiled at all levels and finally sent to the Head of the Circle concerned by 30th Nov in advance along with cases complete in all

respect.

 

(b)       Circle Relaxation Committee shall consider all cases and approve the same subject to guidelines on the subject and ceiling of 10% of the vacancies calculated separately for GDS BPM and other categories of GDS strictly on application of the Point System for determining the indigence. Cases prescribed to be sent to the Directorate more than 5 years old and cases in which one or more member is earning shall continue to be recommended as per existing provisions subject to this overall 10% limit to be applied on divisional basis.

 

(c)        In units where on application of the ceiling percentage, the number of vacancies for consideration of cases for compassionate engagement works out less than 1 (not zero), one vacancy may be earmarked in that division/unit for compassionate engagement.

 

(d)       This percentage of 10% shall only apply to cover cases of wards of deceased GDS and not to GDS acquiring disability during service defined in the persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 provides that no establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires a disability during his service as also no promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability. In case a GDS acquires a disability during his service and is considered to be unsuitable for the GDS post he was holding, could be shifted to some other post with the same TRCA.

 

(e)       Period of consideration of deserving cases is prescribed as three years i.e. in case where it is not possible to offer engagement of GDS on compassionate grounds due to the application of prescribed ceiling, the case may be considered by the CRC in the subsequent CRC meetings of the next two years to the maximum.

 

(f)        No relaxation in educational qualification for the post of GDS BPM or any other category of GDS would be permissible.

 

            The above instructions will be applicable for all the compassionate engagement case to be considered on or after 01.01.2011. These issues with the approval of Secretary Posts.

 

These instructions may be communicated to all concerned.

 

Yours faithfully,

(Surender Kumar)

Asst. Director General (GDS

 

 

 

 

--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE