HANDLING OF COURT CASES ON THE ISSUE OF APPLICABILITY OF CCS
(PENSION) RULES INSTEAD OF NPS IN RESPECT OF GDS APPOINTED TO REGULAR
DEPARTMENTAL POSTS AFTER 01-01-2004
RAJYA SABHA Q & A-ON GDS DESIGNATION ETC
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.220
ANSWERED ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2017
CHANGING THE NAME OF POSTMAN AS
†220. SHRI MOTILAL VORA:
Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has
changed the designation of Postman distributing letters in villages to
(b) whether this change in
designation has been done only in the State of Rajasthan or it has been done at
(c) whether it is a fact that
the pay scale of Postmaster ranges from ` 4500 to ` 13,000;
(d) whether this pay scale
remains even lower than that a Central fourth class employee; and
(e) if so, the steps being
taken by Government to provide proper pay scale to Postmaster distributing
mails from one village to another?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) No, Sir. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster (GDS BPM) or
Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer distribute letters in villages.
(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) No, Sir.
(d) Yes Sir. However, there is no comparison in the pay scales
of these two cadres since Central fourth class (now termed as Multi Tasking
Staff – MTS) are regular employees whereas Gramin Dak Sevaks are part-time
(e) The allowances of Gramin Dak Sewaks are revised periodically
as in the case of Central Pay Commission.