Sunday, September 28, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (G-DS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards – reg.
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 25th September, 2014
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms (PAF)/Director of Accounts (Posts).
Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (G-DS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards – reg.
Consequent upon grant to another installment of Dearness allowance. With effect from 1st July, 2014 to the Central Government Employee vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/2/2014-E-II (B) dated 18.09.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP dated 22.9.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% on the basic time related continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July,2014.
2. The additional of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.
3. The Expenditure on this account shall be debited to the head “salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.
4. This issue with the concurrence of integrated finance wing vide the dairy No. 159/FA/2014-CS dated 25.09.2014.
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
- EA to secretary (P).
- All Members of Postal Service Board.
- JS & FA (Posts).
- Additional DG, APS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110056
- The Director General (Audit), P&T, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110054
- All Directors of Postal Staff College of India & PTCs.
- CGM (BD), BD Directorate.
- CGM (PLI), PLI Dte. Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 21.
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Letter to Department - Irregular and illegal Disciplinary action against innhocent GDS staff – case of Koppal, Gadag division in N.K. Region, Karnataka Circle.
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary: S.S. Mahadevaiah
No. GDS/CHQ/65/2/2014 Dated: 19-09-2014
Ms. Kavari Benarjee, Secretary,
Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan,
Sub: Irregular and illegal Disciplinary action against innhocent GDS staff – case of Koppal, Gadag division in N.K. Region, Karnataka Circle.
This is about irregular and illegal Disciplinary action being contemplated at Gadag division in Karnataka Circle where our innocent and poor GDS are victims. This issue also has been discussion with the CPMG Karnataka Circle on 15.09.2014 by our circle representatives. The matter to undo injustice done to the GDS staff, But it is regretted to inform you that a few more put off duty cases (More than 145 innocent GDS staff) came to light even after the said discussion.
It is reiterated that GDS staff are not responsible for double payment under MGNREGS. The role of BPM is very limited where he had performed his bonafide duties in the routine. His is to carry out the orders of his higher ups on all matters including instructions on MGNREGS. Please imagine the quantum of work over 1,25,000(one lakh twenty five thousand) accounts in Koppal HO alone and the plight of the staff without any support by the administration by way of deployment of additional staff to meet the over burden. As per instructions, Nodal officers of the rank of ASP/IP were also on the job to monitor and supervise the work! The BPMs are not responsible for irregular procedure adopted by the HO/SO/NODAL OFFICERS in the matter.
In order to get excess/double paid amount from the beneficiaries of the MGNREGS, again pressure was mounted upon the GDS for recovery. Barring a very few where the BPMs left the department, retired etc., almost all money has been recovered for the department and the services rendered by the BPMs and GDSMD/MCs of the BOs are neither appreciated nor rewarded. Now STRANGELY disciplinary action is proposed without any valid reason which is opposed vehemently at this end. It is seen of late that harassment of GDS is on increase under the guise of disciplinary action even for small routine issues. THE MATTER OF DISCIPLINE IS NOT REVIEWED TO SAFE GUARD THE INTEREST OF HARD WORKING AND SINCERE STAFF WHICH IS HIGHLY DEPLORABLE.
The GDS are to follow the directions of the Mail Overseers, SPMs, Inspectors and ASPs as the case be and even the divisional head. Most of the instructions are now a days oral, especially in the present scenario where much is said about business, profit, our contribution to the department, hard work, work beyond duty hours, self reliance etc. Everyone should own the responsibility and share the responsibility in adverse situation also and it is not proper to push the poor, innocent and humble GDS to further deteriorating condition.
Under the above circumstances the GDS in the entire Koppal Branch are agitating over the injustice done to them and given a notice of TILL SETTLEMENT FAST INEVITABLY WHEN THE TALKS ARE FAILED WITH THE DIVISIONAL ADMINISTRATION. We therefore request you to look into the matter in the proper perspective and cause to STOP SUCH EXCESSES ON GDS, TAKE BACK POD GDS ON DUTY immediately. We urge upon the Head of the Circle to constitute a committee including staff leaders to arrive at truth and rational conclusion/decision.
Awaiting immediate response,