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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Revised welfare schemes for Gramin Dak Sevaks

The Department has issued orders revising the existing welfare schemes for the Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the department. The Department order is given below:

Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi-110001

No. 19-3/2010-WL/Sports Dated: 13/01/2011

All Heads of Postal Circles.

Sub: Recommendations of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) Committee.


As a follow up of the recommendations made in Nataraja Murthi Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to make the following changes in existing Welfare Schemes of Department in regards to their applicability to Gramin Dak Sevaks:-


Name of the Welfare Scheme

Existing Provision/Amount of financial Assistance

Revised Provision/Amountof financial Assistance


Death occurring due to enemy action in war or border skirmishes or action against militants, terrorists, extremist etc.


` 1,50,000/-


Funeral expenses*


` 500/-


Nutritional diet to the GDS suffering from tuberculosis:

a) Indoor treatment

b) Outdoor treatment

200/- p.m.

100/- p.m.

` 400/- p.m.

` 200/- p.m.


Financial Assistance in case of prolonged and serious illness/major surgeries


` 5000/-


Scholarshipp and book award scheme

At present GDS are treated on par with regular Govt. Servants

To ensure better coverage for GDS, their wards be granted relaxation by 10% marks as in case of SCs/STs and OBCs in so far as grant book award is concerned

*Note: Payable from the Circle welfare Fund, only in cases in which last rites of decided Postal Employees are performed by brothers or sisters or near relatives in the absence of any other next of kin (Ref. No. 1-17/97-WL&Sports dated 17.09.1997)

2. The above changes are applicable subject to fulfillment of other terms and conditions laid down from time to time on the above issues.

3. This will take effect from the date of its issueYours faithfully,

(Subhash Chander)
Director (WL/Sports)

Copy to:
1. DDG (Estt.) With reference to his note No. 6-1/2006-PE-II dated 14.01.2010 for information and further necessary action.

(Subhash Chander)
Director (WL/Sports)

19th All India Conference of NAPE Gr C

The 19th All India Conference of National Association of Postal Employees, Group C was held at Siliguri in West Bengal, from 6th to 8th of January 2011. A total of 412 delegates and more than 1200 visitors from various Circles have actively participated in the conference. A huge rally was organized before the open session on 6th January.

The open session was inagurated by Shri. Pradip Bhattacharya, President of West Bengal INTUC. Shri. S K Chakrabarthy, Cheif PMG, W B Circle was the cheif guest. FNPO Secretary General Shri. D Theagarajan, Shri. T N Rahate, General Secretary, NUPE Postmen & Gr D, Shri P U Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS and several other leaders spoke on the occasion. The meeting was presided over by Shr. Rajat S Das, President (CHQ), NAPE Gr C.

More than 50 delegates/ visitors from Kerala Circle has participated in the conference. The meeting seriously discussed various problems faced by the postal staff. The details will be hosted shortly.

Shri. Johnson D Avokkaran, Circle Secretary, NAPE Gr C, Kerala was again elected as Assistant General Secretary (CHQ).

The organizing committee has made excellent arrangements for holding the conference and making it a huge success.

The following officials were unanimously elected as the office bearers of CHQ.

Sri, Rajat.S.Das, Asst. Supdt. Forgin Post, Kolkota, (WB)

Vice President:
1) Sri, Niranjan Sing Saini, PRI (P) Hoshiarpur PO,(Punjab)

2) Sri, V.S.Singh, P.A., Civil Lines PO, Sultanpur, (UP)

3) Sri, B.C. Parida, SPM, Tirtol PO, (Orissa)

General Secretary:
Sri, D.Kishan Rao, PA,Khairatabad PO, Hyderbad, (AP)

Asst. General Secretary:
1) Sri G.P.Muthukrishnan, PA, Anna Road PO, (TN)

2) Sri A.V.Salvi, SPM (HSG-I), Mazgaon PO, Mumbai (Maharastra)

3) Sri, B.Shivakumar, PA, JNR 3rd Block PO, Bangalore (Karnataka)

4) Sri, Johnson D Avokkaran, O.A, PSD, Thrissur, (Kerala,)

5) Sri, B.K.Mishra, SPM, Punaichak PO, (Bihar)

Financial Secretary:
Sri, Shri Bhagawan, PA, Delhi GPO (Delhi)

Asst. Financial Secretary:
Sri, N.K.Pandya, SPM, Raigadh (SK) (Gujarat)

Organizing Secretaries:
1) Sri, Ashok Pawa, (Hariyana)

2) Sri P.Jaiswal, PA, Nandanageri PO Indore (MP)

3) Sri V.K.Mehre (J&K)

FNPO, Kerala congratulates all the newly elected office bearers and wish them all success.......

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006.

No. 1-9/2010-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Pay Commission Cell

Dated – 05.01.2011


All Heads of the Circles

Subject: - Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006

This is regarding stepping of pay of promote senior with reference to direct recruit junior appointed after 01.01.2006.

2. The issue was examined in this office and referred to Ministry of Finance for clarification. Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Legal Cell vide U.O. No. 18/28/2010-Legal dated 29.12.2010 has clarified that the stepping up of pay of the promote senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006 may be agreed to subject to fulfillment of the following conditions: -

(a) Stepping up of the basic pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list for all purposes.

(b) Further, government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 01.01.2006 as laid down in Section II of part A of First Schedule to the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.

(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors in accordance with the present advice of this Department shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increment at the time of recruitment.

3. The issues prevailing in the Circle may be decided as per above clarifications.

(Surender Kumr)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
General (GDS/PCC)