Saturday, 13 February 2016

Draft Memorandum of NFPE to be submitted on GDS Issue to the Chairman, GDS Committee

Draft Memorandum of NFPE to be submitted on GDS Issue to the Chairman, GDS Committee


From: – …………………………………………
To Shri Kamlesh Chandra
Gramin Dak Sevak Committee
Ministry of Communication & IT
Government of India
Malcha Marg Post office Building
New Delhi – 110021
Sub: – Memorandum on GDS issues,

With due respects and regards, we submit the following for your kind consideration and favourable recommendations to the Government.
  1. Departmentalization of GDS by declaring them as Civil Servants and grant all benefits of regular employees on pro rata basis.
  1. Change the nomenclature of GDS as “Gramin Dak Karmachari” or “Rural Postal Employees”
  1. Considering the need and requirement of Rural Post Offices after modernization viz., Core Banking Solutions (CBS), Core Insurance Solution (CIS) and introduction of handheld computers at BOs and additional responsibilities, the working hours of all BOs may be extended to 8 hours and all GDS may be granted full time Civil Servant status. There should no combination of duties. The illegal condition that GDS shall not on duty for more than five hours should be removed.
  1. Minimum five hour wages should be paid even if the work load is less than 5 hours and if work load is more than five hours wages for full time (8hours) should be paid. Nomenclature of TRCA should be changed and it should be called as ‘Pay’. There should not be any reduction in wages under any circumstances.
  1. The Branch Postmaster shall be paid at the pro rata wages of Postal Assistants; GDSMD/GDSSV shall be paid equal to Postmen; and all other categories with the comparison of MTS. GDS shall be appointed and not engaged and the word ‘engagement’ shall be deleted in the existing rules.
  1. Time bound promotion (ACP) to higher pay scale on completion of 10 years, 20 years and 30 years may be granted to GDS. Point to Point fixation is requested for senior GDS. The pay shall be fixed to the seniors in the revised pay based on the number of years of service rendered to that extent by granting notional annual increments. The percentage of annual increment shall be at par with regular employees to whom the comparison is being made. The nomenclature of increment shall be introduced in the place of ‘future entitlement’.
  1. The GDS may be considered for grant of HRA, Transport Allowance, Split duty Allowance on pro rata basis at par with regular departmental employees whom we are comparing for wage fixation. The rent of the building in which BO is housed may be paid by the department.
  1. TA/DA may be granted to GDS if ordered in the interest of service and all other Allowance like Boat Allowance, SDA, may be extended to GDS.
  1. The GDS shall be covered with the Children Education Allowance and hostel subsidy at par with regular employees.
  1. The GDS shall be covered under the CS (MA) Rules or a new set of rules equal to that which provide full reimbursement of medical expenses to the GDS and their families.
  1. The GDS may be granted leave on the following norms.
(i)           E.L – One Day for each completed calendar month with accumulation.
(ii)          HPL – 20 days per year, with accumulation facility.
(iii)        Commuted leave may be introduced.
(iv)         Maternity leave – 180 days at par with regular employees with full pay & allowances. Pay shall be made from salary head and not from the welfare fund of GDS.
(v)          Child care leave shall be granted at par with regular employees.
(vi)         Special Disability Leave – As applicable to regular employees.
  1. Notwithstanding our claim of introduction of pension scheme at par with regular employees prior to 01-01-2004, we request to modify the S.D.B.S scheme to the extent of 10% recovery from the officials; 20% from the department. Ex-gratia gratuity shall be granted on completion 10 years service. Family pension shall also be introduced.
  1. All vacancies in the departmental posts viz. MTS, Postmen, shall be filled only by GDS and there shall be no other open market direct recruitment. In respect of PA cadre, the GDS possessing Qualifications and computer knowledge shall be permitted to write the competitive exam along with postman & MTS for the Departmental Quota vacancies.
  1. The GDS Conduct & Engagement rules 2011 shall be scrapped and CCS (Conduct) Rules 1964 may be made applicable to GDS also. It shall be covered under Article 309 of the Union Constitution.
  1. 50% of the past services of GDS shall be counted as regular service on promotion for pensionary benefits including gratuity.
  1. GDS shall also be covered under LTC Scheme to have recreation in life.
  1. GDS may be provided with uniforms and also grant of Washing Allowance.
  1. All advances like festival, medical, LTC, Tour TA, scooter, HBA, Motor Cycle Advance shall be extended to the GDS. All incentives, honorariums shall be introduced for the excess work performed by GDS.
  1. Furnishing of security band shall be dropped. Similarly the residential condition may also be dropped in the recruitment rules.
  1. Transfer facilities may further be liberalized; there shall be no loss of service or pay on transfer. Identity cards to GDSs are a must and that shall be supplied to GDS free of cost of the Department.
  1. Compassionate appointment may be granted to the dependents of deceased GDS, removing the existing conditions.
  1. GDS may be granted all Trade Union rights at par with regular employees.
  1. The amount payable under Group Insurance Scheme may be enhanced to five lakhs.
  1. The 50 years age limit for appearing for departmental examination may be removed.
  1. One point may be granted for Rs.4000- of cash handling in BOs.
We submit that these poor and down trodden 2.76 lakhs of Gramin Dak Sevaks should not be neglected and shall be extended with all benefits applicable to departmental employees. As Justice Talwar Quoted that ‘the weak and downtrodden need protection’. We hope that the respected Chairman, GDS Committee will look in to the prayers made by the All India Postal employees Union GDS (NFPE) also we made in the pre paras and render justice to this down-trodden section of the Postal employees.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
Place: -
(Name of the GDS with Designation)

OROP Pension Discrepancies : Details of Nodal Officers of respective PSA

OROP Pension Discrepancies : Details of Nodal Officers of respective PSA

Nodal Officers : In case of any doubt relating to revision of pension in terms of these orders, PDAs may immediately take up the matter with Nodal Officers of the respective PSAs by name as under:-

For commissioned officers

Army: Shri. R.B.Sharma, Sr. AO(P)
O/o the PCDA (P) Allahabad- 211014
Phone – 0532-2421877 Extn. 144
Email –

Navy: Smt Vandana Shetty, Sr. AO
O/o the PCDA (NAVY), Mumbai- 400039
Phone – 022-22696139
Email –

Air Force: – Shri Ravinder Grover, Sr. AO
O/o the JCDA (Air Force) New Delhi- 110066
Phone – 011-25695012

For JCOs/ORs
Army: – Shri S.C. Saroj, Sr. A.O(P)
O/o the PCDA (P) Allahabad- 211014
Phone – 0532-2421877 Ext. 206
Email –

Navy: Smt Vandana Shetty, Sr. AO
O/o the PCDA (NAVY), Mumbai- 400039
Phone – 022-22696139
Email –

Air Force: – Shri Amar Singh, Sr. A.O
O/o the Jt. CDA (Air Force) New Delhi
Phone – 011-25695012
Email –

Note- Pension cases to be referred in respect of Commissioned Officer and JCOs/ORs, pensioners and family pensioners of Air Force and Navy retired/discharged/invalided out up to 31.10.1985 shall be forwarded to the PCDA (P) Allahabad, and the cases pertaining to retirement/ discharge/invalidment after 31.10.1985 shall be forwarded to the office of the Jt. CDA (Air Force), Subroto Park, New Delhi and PCDA (Navy), Mumbai as the case may be, as indicated above.

Authority: pcda circular 555

OROP Pension Calculation – Rounding of Qualifying Service

OROP Pension Calculation – Rounding of Qualifying Service

Rounding of Qualifying Service : While calculating the length of qualifying service for the pensionary benefits, a fraction of a year equal to 3 months and above but less than 9 months is treated as one half (1/2) year period, and nine months or more but less than a year is treated as a completed one year for determining the amount of pension w.e.f. 28/06/1983. Prior to 28/06/1983, the broken period of service of 180 days or more is to be treated as 1⁄2 years w.e.f. 22/04/1960. In view of above, if qualifying service has been mentioned as 17 years 10 months in PPO/Corr PPO, it should be rounded upto 18 years for post 28.06.1983 retirees, 17.5 years for pre-28.6.1983 but post 22.04.1960 and 17 years for pre-22.04.1960 retirees.

The provisions of this circular shall be applicable to all Pre-01.07.2014 pensioners/family pensioners and their pension/family pension shall be stepped up with reference to rank, group and qualifying service in which they were pensioned. Note: -a) The officers retired on or after 1.1.1996 in the rank of Major and who have completed 21 years of service have been allowed the pay of Lt.Col. Accordingly, pension of these officers have been revised by issue of Corr. PPOs.

It is therefore, requested to revise the pension of post-96 Army Officer with rank Major and its equivalent in the Air Force and Navy who have completed 21 years. b) In case of pre-1.1.2006 retirees, rank for pension and rank last held may be different. While revising the Pension/Family Pension under these orders, rank for pension, which is shown in the PPOs, may be considered for pre 1-1-2006 retires. c) A JCOs/ORs pensioner, who had retired with a particular rank and granted ACP-I will be eligible for revision of pension of next higher rank; if ACP-II has been granted, he will be eligible for revision of pension of next higher rank of ACP-I; and if ACP-III has been granted, he will be eligible for revision of pension of next higher rank of ACP-II w.e.f. 01.07.2014.

For example- a Sepoy granted ACP-I will be eligible for revision of pension of Naik rank, sepoy granted ACP-II will be eligible for revision of pension of Havildar rank and sepoy granted ACP-III will be eligible for revision of pension of Naib Subedar rank.

Full pension of PSU absorbees, who had opted for 100% commutation of pension, shall be revised by concerned PSAs under these orders with reference to revised pension of the rank determined for regular category of pensioners. However, there shall be no change in restored amount of pension already notified by respective PSAs in their cases.

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