Transfer of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) on Administrative / Vigilance Ground – Implementation
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Subject :Implementation of recommendations on Transfer of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) on Administrative/Vigilance Ground.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 3-A (iv) of GDS regarding transfer of GDS from one post/unit to another post/unit in public interest specified in Rule 3-A (iv) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.
2. After taking into consideration the recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on transfer of Gramin Dak Sevak on Administrative/Vigilance Ground, the Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in Rule 3-A (iv) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing the transfer of GDS on Administrative/Vigilance Ground:-A. Transfer on these grounds shall be a rarest exception and should not be done in a routine manner.
B. Transfer on vigilance ground:-
(i) GDS revoked from put off duty, ordinarily should not ordinarily be posted on the same post and should be transferred to any other vacant post.
(ii) GDS against whom there are regular complaints substantiated by documentary evidence should be considered for transfer under vigilance ground.
C. Transfer on Administrative ground:-
(i) Non-improvement in delivery of services rendered by Department to member of public by a GDS supported by documentary evidences. Before applying this condition, engaging authority shall ensure that, sufficient opportunity has been given in writing to GDS to improve.
(ii) Abolition of post being held by GDS due to closure of office / redeployment of post. Under this condition to the extent feasible, GDS shall be transferred to a place/office after taking into consideration the preference given by the GDS in writing.
D. Conditions of transfer of GDS:-
(i) BPM Level 2 to BPM Level-2 in TRCA slab-3.
(ii) BPM Level-1 to BPM Level-1 in TRCA slab-2.
(iii) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level – 2 in TRCA slab-2.
(iv) BPM Level-1 to ABPM /Dak Sevak Level- 2 in TRCA slab- 2.
(v) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 in TRCA slab-1.
(vi) There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of transfer and number of increments earned by GDS will be retained if no such penalty has been awarded to GDS.
(vii) In order to avoid long dislocation, GDS may be transferred within jurisdiction of Sub Division to the extent possible, otherwise within Division or within Region.
(viii) While transferring GDS BPM Level 2, it may be ensured that, GDS BPM is transferred to the BO in level 2 which is located in Gram Panchayat Accommodation, Building owned by Central Govt. or by State Government such as Schools or Offices as far as practicable.
(ix) BPM/ABPMs/Dak Sevak shown at para 2-D-(iii), (iv) & (v) may also be transferred from Post Offices to RMS Units in the same TRCA Level. Dak Sevak from RMS units should not be transferred to Postal units.
E. Committee for Transfer and Placement :-
(i) Transfer within a Sub Division shall be considered by a committee comprising Head of Division, ASP (HQ)/ Office Superintendent of Divisional office and concerned Sub Divisional head.
(ii) Transfer within the Division shall be considered by a committee comprising Head of Division, ASP (HQ)/ Office Superintendent of Divisional office and concerned Sub Divisional heads of both the Sub Division where GDS is working and where he/she is being transferred.
(iii) Transfer within the Region shall be considered by a committee comprising Divisional Heads of both the Divisions, Sub Divisional head concerned and another Sub Divisional head of the concerned Division.
(iv) Committee shall not recommend transfer of a GDS on administrative / vigilance grounds, to a post to which request of the GDS is pending under Limited Transfer facility available to them.
F. Process of Transfer:-
(i) In case of transfer within the Region the case with full details shall be referred to PMG.
(ii) In case of transfer of GDS within Division or within sub division also, as the case may be, prior approval of Regional PMG should be taken by the Divisional Head.
(iii) Divisional Head shall order transfer of a GDS only after approval of the minutes of Transfer and Placement Committee by Regional PMG as mentioned in 2 E (i) & (ii). Reason for any deviation from recommendations of the committee shall be recorded in file. In case of vacancy of ASP/OS/Sub Division head, the senior most ASP/IP may be included as member of the Committee.
3. The above instructions shall come into effect from the date of issue of this 0.M.
4. Hindi version will follow.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)