Revision of Pay & Allowances to GDS – Orders issued on 25.6.2018
Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 25th June, 2018
Subject: Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)
One-man committee headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member, Postal Services Board was set up by the Government of India vide Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts Resolution No. 17-13/2013-GDS dated 19.11.2015 for examining the conditions of service and emoluments and other facilities available to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS). The committee had submitted its report to the Government on 24.11.2016. The Government has carefully considered the recommendations of the One-man Committee regarding revision of TRCA and allowances and is pleased to order the following.
2. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)
The entire GDSs posts shall be brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other than Branch Postmasters. GDSs other than BPMs and working in Branch Post offices shall be designated as Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs) and GDSs working in departmental offices shall be designated as Dak Sevaks. There shall be two slabs of working hours Viz. Four (4) and Five (5) hours and two levels of TRCA slabs each for BPMs and other than BPMs. For this purpose, the working hours of GDSs with 3 hours, 3 ½ hours and 3 hours 45 minutes shall be revised to 4 hours and those with 4 ½ hours workload shall be revised as Five (5) hours, with effect from 1.7.2018.
The revised TRCA-slabs – levels applicable to these two categories will be as shown in Table