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Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1.1.2020

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Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1.1.2020



13 MAR 2020

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2020.

There will be an increase of 4 percent over the existing rate of 17 percent of the Basic Pay / Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.12,510.04 crore per annum and Rs.14,595.04 crore in Financial Year 2020-21 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2020 to February, 2021). It will benefit about 48.34 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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Postman and Mail Guard Group C post Recruitment Rules 2018


MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
(Department of Posts)


NOTIFICATION
Postman and Mail Guard Group C post Recruitment Rules 2018
New Delhi, the 5th March, 2020


G.S.R. 157(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules to amend the Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group "C" post) Recruitment Rules, 2018, namely:-

Short title and commencement.-
(1) These rules may be called the Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group "C" post) Recruitment (Amendment) Rules, 2020.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group 'C' post) Recruitment Rules, 2018, in the SCHEDULE, -

(A) in serial number 1 relating to the post of Postman, under column (7), for the existing entries, the following entries shall be substituted, namely:-

"(a) 12th standard pass from a recognised Board;
(b) 10th standard pass from a recognised Board for the persons who are working as Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS). The candidate shall also possess the following, namely:-
  • knowledge of local language of the concerned Postal Circle or Division and the candidate should have studied local language upto 10th standard.
  • knowledge of working on computer.
Note 1: The local language of a Postal Circle or Division shall be published by the Department of Posts.

Note 2: The person appointed to the post of Postman shall acquire a driving licence to drive two wheeler or three wheeler or light motor vehicle within a period of two years from the date of his appointment. However, persons with disability shall be exempted from the requirement of driving licence.

Note 3: A candidate not having valid driving license at the time of appointment shall not earn periodical increment in pay till production of such license or for a period of five years from the date of appointment whichever is earlier and after production of such license or expiry of such five years period, pay shall be restored prospectively to the level pay would have reached had the periodical increment in pay was not withheld and no arrears of pay shall be paid for the intervening period.”;

GDS - Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (DoP)

(B) in serial number 2 relating to the post of Mail Guard, under column (7), for the existing entries, the following entries shall be substituted, namely:-

"(a) 12th standard pass from a recognised Board;
(b) 10th standard pass from a recognised Board for the persons who are working as Gramin Dak Sevak. The candidate shall also possess the following, namely:-

(i) knowledge of local language of the concerned Postal Circle or Division and the candidate should have studied local language up to 10th standard;

(ii) knowledge of working on computer.

Note: The local language of a Postal Circle or Division shall be published by the Department of Posts.I.
[F. No. 03-02/2017-SPN-I]
SATYA NARAYANA DASH, Director (SPN)

Footnote: - The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 899(E), dated the 20th September, 2018

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