Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks – Implementation
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
( GDS Section )
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Subject : Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee on Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) .
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate O.M of even number dated 27.06.2018, wherein approval of Competent Authority on the above noted subject was conveyed.
2. The Competent Authority has now approved the following modification in payment of Severance Amount and GDS Gratuity with effect from 01.01.2016 instead of 01.07.2018 as mentioned below:
|S1 No||Scheme||Existing Benefits||Revised Benefits|
|The nomenclature of Exgratia Gratuity is changed as ‘GDS Gratuity’Continuance of the existing formula for grant of Ex-gratia Gratuity subject to a maximum of Rupees One lakh fifty thousand (Rs. 1,50,000/-)||No change in nomenclature and olher conditions mentioned in Department of Posts OM of even number dated 27.06.2018Revised rate of GDS Gratuity (i.e. Maximum ceiling Rs.150000/-)* shall be paid w.e.f 01.01.2016 instead of 01.07 2018|
|2||Severance Amount||The Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of (Rs.4,000/- for every
completed year from 01.01.2016.Maximum ceiling on Severance Amount shall be Rupees One lakh fifty thousand (Rs.1,50,000/-)
Severance Amount would be applicable only in case of those GDS who have opted to remain with Severance Amount and have not shifted to Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), and has completed 10 years of continuous service
|No change in nomenclature and other conditions mentioned in Department of Posts OM of even number dated 27.06.2018.The Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of Rs. 4000/- for every completed year of engagement w.e.f 01.01.2016.**
Revised rate of Severance Amount (i.e. Maximum Ceiling of Rs.150000/-) shall be paid w.e.f 01.01.2016 instead of 01.07.2018
* Difference Amount of GDS Gratuity (i.e Rs.150000/- – Rs.60000/-)= @ Rs.90,000/- shall be paid to those GDS who were discharged between 01.01.2016 to 30.06,2018, as they have been paid old rate of GDS Ex-Gratia Gratuity i.e @ Rs.60,000/-
** Difference Amount of Severance Amount (i.e Rs.4000 – Rs.1500/-)= @Rs.2500/- for every completed year of engagement w.e.f. 01.01.2016 shall be paid to those GDS who were discharged between 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2018, as they have been paid old rate of Severance Amount i.e @ Rs.1500/- for every completed year of engagement we.f. 01.01.2016 subgect to a maximum Ceiline of Rs.1,50000/-
3. All other existing eligibility conditions for the aforesaid schemes have undergone no change and wiII be applicable to all GDSs .
4. This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their ID Note No. 3(1)/E-V/2018 dated 05.04.2018 and AS &FA Diary No 37/2019-FA-CS Dated 01.07.2019.
5 . Hindi version will follow
Assistant Director General ( GDS /PCC )