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Tuesday 31 January 2017

भारतीय डाक कर्मचारी महासंघ के आवाहन पर दिनांक 30 -01-2017 को देश के सभी डिवीज़नल मुख्यालय पर एक दिवसीय धरना दिया गया जिसकी फोटो  
Bhilwara Dn. (Raj)

Hooghly North Dn (W.B.)

                                                                        Itarsi RMS (M.P.)

                                                             Jhansi RMS (U.P.)

                                                                            Delhi RMS (Delhi)

Vidisha Dn (M.P.)

                                                                    Ahmedabad RMS (Guj.)

Gorakhpur DN. (U.P.)

Mumbai GPO (Maharashtra Circle )

                                                                     Hyderabad (Telengana Circle )

                                                           New Delhi GPO (Delhi Circle 

Lucknow (U.P.)

Vanarashi West Dn. (U.P.)

                                                               Lucknow GPO (U.P.)

                                                          Kanpur Postal & RMS (U.P)

Contai Dn. (W.B.)

Lucknow Dn. (U.P.)

Friday 27 January 2017

No. 08-02/2017-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
                                  Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001

Dated:  24th January, 2017
All Heads of Postal Circles.

Subject:      Notice for nationwide Agitational Programme served by Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation and its affiliated unions/associations to be held from 23.01.2017 to 30.01.2017– Instructions – Regarding.


          I am directed to inform you that Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF) and its affiliated unions/associations have jointly served a notice vide letter No. BPEF/Affiliated Unions/Dharna-/Notice/2017 dated 16.01.2017 (copy enclosed). BPEF and its affiliated unions/associations have decided to go on nationwide agitational programme at all Divisional Headquarters in support of Charter of Demands as per following schedule:-

Ø  Lunch hour demonstration before duty place – 23.01.2017 to 29.01.2017
Ø  One Day Dharna at Divisional Headquarter to protest in favor of Charter of Demands –30.01.2017.

2.       It is requested that necessary steps may be taken to tackle the agitation/hunger fast situation as per instructions issued by the Department from time to time, especially the Contingency Plan circulated vide letter No. 8-8/2001-SR dated the 8th January, 2002.   Further, adequate security arrangements may be made for the safety of Departmental Property, particularly the sophisticated equipments including AMPC, Server etc. and to see that the employees willing to perform their duties are not harassed/prevented from entering office to perform duty, by the striking employees.   Wide publicity should be given to the consequences of participating in strike viz. apart from the application of the principle of ‘No work, no pay’, it may also invite action under provisions of FR 17A.   The GDS may invite action in terms of provisions contained in GDS (Service and Conduct), Rules. The staff may also be apprised of the fact that the Department is committed to consider the issues raised in the Charter of Demands within the framework of the existing rules and instructions of the Government of India/Department of Posts.

2.       This may please be given wide circulation at all levels. The receipt of this letter may also be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully,
Encl: - As above
 (Swwarupa Saraan)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

Copy for necessary action to:

1.      All Postmasters General. 
2.      Director Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002, (U.P.).
3.      CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi.
4.      CGM (BD & M)/Secretary (PSB)/ DDG (PAF)/DDG (Estt.)/DDG (P)/Chief Engineer (Civil)/ Director (Mail Management)/ADG (GA)
5.      Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
6.      All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
7.      Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
8.      All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).
Copy for information to:

Sr.PPS to Secretary (Posts), PPSs to all Members.

(Swwarupa Saraan)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)



 The Department of Posts started the process to fill up the vacant GDS posts by adopting online procedure.

    First it starts in four pilot Circles and early in other Circles.

    Instructed all Circles to identify GDS vacancies after fill up the vacancies with eligible Casual Labourers by manual procedure. 


Sunday 22 January 2017


The Committee’s major recommendations are summarized below.

1.      The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

New Wage Scales
1. 10,000               -           24,470 (Other than BPM Level 1)
2. 12,000               -           29,380 (Other than BPM Level 2 & BPM Level 1)
3. 14,500               -           35,480 (BPM Level 2)

2.      The minimum working hours of GDS Post offices and GDSs is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
3.      The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
4.      The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level- 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
5.      The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
6.      The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level – 1 to Level – 2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.
7.      The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
8.      The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms.
9.      The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B, C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
10.  The six approved categories of GDs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
11.  The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
12.  The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
13.  The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.
14.  The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
15.  A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
16.  Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
17.  Risk & Hardship Allowance@ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
18.  A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
19.  The Celling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-.
20.  The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
21.  The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/- to Rs.5,00,000/-.
22.  The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
23.  The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
24.  The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
25.  The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head “Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
26.  Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
27.  The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
28.  The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
29.  The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum.
30.  Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
31.  Online system of engagement has been recommended.
32.  The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
33.  Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Department cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
34.  Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
35.  Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
36.  The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
37.  The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
38.  The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
39.  The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
40.  The Compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.