GDS Pay Revision is under Active Consideration – Govt Assured in Lok Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3216
ANSWERED ON: 14.03.2018
Gramin Dak Sevaks
BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO
GAJANAN CHANDRAKANT KIRTIKAR
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
ASHOK SHANKARRAO CHAVAN
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise;
(b) whether pay/remuneration of Grameen Dak Sevaks has not been increased as per 7th Pay Commission recommendation and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the Government has received any representation’s from people representatives to increase their pay/ remuneration as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereto; and
(e) the time by which their pay/ remuneration is likely to be increased?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) The number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise is given in Annexure – I.[ Click to See the List ]
(b) Grameen Dak Sevaks are not covered under the purview of the 7th Pay Commission. Therefore a separate one man Committee was constituted to examine the wage structure and service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sevaks. The Committee has submitted its report and the recommendations are presently under consideration of the Government. The details of the recommendations are given in Annexure – II [ Click to Read Key Features ]
(c) Yes, Madam. Government has received several representations from people’s representatives to implement the recommendations of the GDS Committee Report.
(d) & (e) 34 such representations were received between January 2017 to February 2018. The recommendations of the one man Committee are presently under active considerations of the Government, and action will be taken after following due procedure.