Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
Dated: 14th February, 2020
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
Subject : Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 – regarding.
The existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 has been amended from time to time by issue of suitable amendments. In supersession of the existing rules issued in 2011, the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 are hereby circulated by incorporating all the amendments.
2. In brief, revision/amendments/insertions made in the existing rules are as follows:-
(i) These rules called “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020” containing 31 rules are issued replacing the existing set of rules called the “Department of Posts”, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing 31 Rules. Rule 3- B, 3-C, 7-A, 7-B, 10-A to 10-G, 21-A and 21-B have been inserted as new rules in the “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020”.
(ii) Rationalisation of existing 5 categories of GDS in 3 categories Viz Branch Postmasters, Assistant Branch Postmasters and Dak Sevaks under Rule 3 (c) with a suitable note below.
(iii) Rule below 3-A (vii) has been replaced with appropriate sentence relating to applicability of the conditions of residence to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(iv) Rule 3-B and 3-C have been incorporated in connection with Eligibility Criteria for Engagement to GDS Posts and two types of Voluntary Discharge Schemes for GDS respectively.
(v) Rule 4 has been amended by making some modifications.
(vi) Rule- 7 has been amended by incorporating Rule 7-A and 7-B m connection with 5 days Emergency Leave to GDS and 180 days Maternity Leave to Female GDS.
(vii) Rule-8 has been amended by incorporating some modification and also a note regarding non eligibility of GDS Gratuity and Severance amount etc.
(viii) Rule -9 has been amended with regard to Major and Minor penalties.
(ix) Rule 12 has been modified for treating the period of Put Off duty in case the procedure initiated for imposition of a minor penalty.
(x) Rule 23 has been amended by incorporating treatment of Strike period.
(xi) Rule 31 Schedule of Engaging Authority has been amended by incorporating Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority.
(xii) The words ‘Recruiting Authority’, ‘Recruitment’ and ‘Service’ whenever appears in the existing rules have been replaced with words ‘Engaging Authority’ and ‘Engagement’.
(xiii) The Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2020 shall be applicable to all existing categories of GDS including those GDS categories which have been declared as wasting cadre as long as they remain in engagement..
3. You are requested to ensure that the enclosed revised set of Rules called the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 is further circulated to all concerned in your Circle at the earliest and send confirmation to this office within a week’s time.
4. Hindi version will follow.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)