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Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) from July 2023

Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) from July 2023

F.N. PP-14/1/2021-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi — 110 001.
Dated: 1st November, 2023.


  1. All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Dte/Parcel Dte/ PLI Directorate
  3. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  5. All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.07.2023 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July, 2023 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No.1/4/2023-E-II (B) dated 20.10.2023, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. PP-8/2/2021-PAP dated 23.10.2023, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2023. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be at the same rates as payable to Central Government Employees, i.e., @ 46% (percent) with effect from the 1st July, 2023.

2. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No. 109/ 2023-24/FA-CS(P) dated 01.11.2023

(Ravi Pahwa)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC/PAP)

Encl.: As above.

Copy to:

  1. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/ PS to Director General Postal Services.
  2. Addl. DG (Co-ordination)/ Member (P)/ Member (O)/Member (PLI)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (Tech)/ Member (Plg& HRD)
  3. AS & FA
  4. Sr. DDG (Vig) & CVO/ Sr. DDG (PAF)/ Director General P&T (Audit)
  5. Secretary, Postal Services Board
  6. Chief Engineer (Civil) Postal Directorate
  7. All Sections of Postal Directorate
  8. GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India Post website
  9. Guard File/Spare Copies.

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