Preference to Casual Labourers in selection to GDS posts – Department of Posts Instructions
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.
New Delhi-110 001
Subject : Implementation
of recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on giving preference to
Casual Labourers in selection to GDS posts-reg.
undersigned is directed to refer to para 14.26 of GDS Committee on
giving preference to Casual Labourers in selection to GDS posts. The
Committee observed that, the scheme of employing casual labourers is not
in vogue from 01.09.1993 onwards and those eligible among those who
were selected before 01.09.1993 would have been selected to eligible
posts by now. Department has earmarked 25% of vacancies for them for
recruitment as Multi Tasking Staff in Post/Mail Offices as per
Recruitment Ru1es. The committee is of the view that there is no need to
notify GDS vacancies to Casual Labourers as of now. Such a provision
will indirectly pave the way for backdoor entry of ineligible candidates
to GDS service. Department may examine this aspect.
2. The matter has been examined and following orders are issued:-
As per the scheme for Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and
Regularisation, temporary status is granted to those Casual Labourers
who were in employment as on 10.09.1993, subject to fulfillment of
certain conditions. Such Casuai Labourers who complete 3 years of
service are to be treated at par with temporary MTS employees and are
entitled to various benefits viz. leave, holidays, CGEGIS, GPF, Medical
aid, LTC etc. and counting of temporary service after regularization for
retirement benefits. Further, engagement of Casual Labourers is not
permissible after the cutoff date.
(ii) There is
already provision in the Recruitment Rules of MTS 2018 issued vide
Directorate letter no.37-33/2009-SPB-I dated 27th August 2018 giving
preference to Casual Labourers for regularization in service on
seniority basis. Department has earmarke d. 25% of vacancies for Casual
Labourer. If Casual Labourers are engaged as GDS, there may be a
scenario wherein a Casual Labourer, who was about to get regularized as
per the Recruitment Rules 2018 of Multi Tasking Staff, may not be
considered for regularization as MTS.
(iii) In view of
the above, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that, GDS
vacancies should not be notified for Casual Labourers from the date of
issue of this OM.
3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M
4. Hindi version will follow
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)