Department of Posts: Implementing the recommendations of Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevas
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Subject : Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee on Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate 0.M of even number
dated 27.06.2018, wherein approval of Competent Authority on the above
noted subject was conveyed.
2. The Competent Authority
has now approved the following modification in payment of Severance
Amount and GDS Gratuity with effect from 01.01.2016 instead of
01.07.2018 as mentioned below:-
(I) GDS Gratuity ( erstwhile Ex-gratia Gratuity):
Existing Benefits: The
nomenclature of Ex- gratia Gratuity is changed as ‘GDS Gratuity’
Continuance of the existing formula for grant of Ex-gratia Gratuity
subject to a maximum of Rupees One lakh fifty thousand ( Rs 1,50,000/-) .
Revised Benefits: No
change in nomenclature and other conditions mentioned in Department of
Posts OM of even number dated 27.06.2018.Revised rate of GDS Gratuity
(i.e. Maximum ceilingRs 150000* shall be paid w.e.f01.01.2016 instead
(II) Severance Amount
Benefits: The Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of24,000/- for
every completed year from01.01.2016.Maximum ceiling on Severance Amount
shall be Rupees One lakh fifty thousand ( Rs 1,50,000/ -) .
Amount would be applicable only in case of those GDS who have opted to
remain with Severance Amount andhave not shifted to Service Discharge
Benefit Scheme(SDBS), and has completed 10 years of continuous service
Revised Benefits: No change in nomenclature
and other conditions mentioned in Department of Posts OM of even number
dated 27.06.2018.The Severance Amount shall be paid at the rate of Rs.
4000/- for every completed year of engagement w.e.f01.01.2016.**
Revised rate of Severance Amount (i.e. Maximum Ceiling of Rs 150000/-) shall be paid w.e.f 01.01.2016 instead of 01.07.2018.
Difference Amount of GDS Gratuity (i.e Z.150000/ – Z.60000/-)= @ Z
90,000/-shall be paid to those GDS who were discharged between
01.01.2016 to 30.06.2018, as they have been paid old. rate of GDS
Ex-Gratia Gratuity i.e @ Z 60,000/-.
Amount. of Severance Amount (i.e Z 4000 – Z15000= @ 2500/- for every
completed year of engagement we.f. 01.01.2016 shall be paid to those GDS
who were discharged between 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2018, as they have been
paid old rate of Severance Amount i.e @ Z. 1500/- for every completed
year of engagement we.f. 01.01.2016 subject to a maximum Ceiling of Z
3. All other existing eligibility conditions
for the aforesaid schemes have undergone no change and will be
applicable to all GDSs
4. This issues in consultation
with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their ID Note
No. 3(1)/E-V/2018 dated 05.04.2018 and AS &FA Diary No 37/2019-FA-CS
5. Hindi version will follow.
( SB Vyavahare )
Assistant Director General ( GDS/PCC )
Tele No . 011-23096629