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New Delhi: A one-man committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions, etc of Gramin Dak Sevaks (rural postal employees) in the Department of Posts has been constituted by the Government of India.

A group of Rural Postal Employees in Gulbarga demanding implementation of the GDS committee report Photo: N Anandkumar, Meri News
A group of Rural Postal Employees in Gulbarga demanding implementation of the GDS committee report
Photo: N Anandkumar, Meri News

Retired Member of Postal Services Board Kamlesh Chandra will constitute the committee. It will be assisted by senior administrative grade officer TQ Mohammad who will act as the secretary to the GDS Committee, which will go into the service conditions of the said employees and suggest changes as considered necessary. The terms of reference of the committee will inter alia include:

  • Examining the system of branch post offices, engagement conditions and the existing structure of wage and enrolments paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and recommend necessary changes;
  • Reviewing the existing services discharge benefits scheme and other social security benefits for the said employees and suggest necessary changes;
  • Reviewing the existing facilities and welfare measures provided to the employees and suggest necessary changes;
  • Examining and suggesting changes, if necessary, in the method of engagement, minimum qualifications for engagement as Gramin Dak Sevaks and their conduct and disciplinary rules, particularly keeping in view the proposed induction of technology in the rural post offices.

The Department of Post has 2.6 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks. All these GDSs will come under the purview of the GDS Committee.

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