Thursday, February 24, 2011


GDS/CHQ/4/1/2011 Dated: 23.02.2011


Smt. Meera Kumar Jee,
Hon'ble Speaker (Lok Sabha)
Parliament House,
New Delhi-110001

Respected Madam,

We venture to draw your benign attention and through you the kind attention of the parliament, the highest temple of democracy, towards the plight of the Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of posts, by way of this memorandum.

The Department of Posts is the only department of the Government of India where there is a special category of employees working called Gramin Dak Sevaks. In fact the Gramin Dak Sevaks are the backbone of the postal department. The postal functions rendered at the nook and corner villages of the country covering 74% of population by the Gramin Dak Sevaks are of high order and quality. Almost every postal service i.e. M.N.R.E.G.S., Postal Life Insurance (P.L.I/R.P.L.I), old age pension is provided in one or the other way at the Branch offices manned by the Gramin Dak Sevaks. The GDS officials are working more than ten hours a day to serve effectively to the villagers. But they are getting wages only for three to five hours work. Unfortunately, most of the facilities granted by the department to the departmental employees are denied to these low paid poor employees where as the duties, services, functions, risks and responsibilities of the G.D.S employees are similar and equal to those of departmental employees.

We, on behalf of the three lakhs of GDS employees urge your goodself to take necessary action to grant status/Regularisation as Government servant to GDS employees.

The Hon'ble supreme court of India in its land mark judgment dated 22-04-1977 has hold that the Extra Departmental agents (now Gramin Dak Sevaks) are holders of civil post.

ACP promotion or financial upgradation to GDS, Medical benefit, HRA for Urban GDS, All leave facilities, Grade pay, 3% increment at par with regular employees, Rs.3500/- ceiling as bonus, removal of tightening of norms for GDSBPMs, SDA and Uttarakhand allowance and all trade union facilities to GDS union may be kindly granted.

We, therefore, most respectfully solicit your kind intervention and advice to Government to accept our genuine demand.

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