Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001 .
Subject:Review of Rule 12 of GDS (Conduct and EngagemenQRules-2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 12 of GDS regarding Put off Duty of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.
2.The Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in Rule -12 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules,2011 containing the Put off Duty for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks in supersession of all earlier instruction/order on the subject:-
12. Put Off Duty
(1) The Engaging Authority or any authority to which the Engaging Authority is subordinate or any other authority empowered in that behalf of by the government, by general or special order, may put a savak off duty;
(a) Where a disciplinary proceedings against him is contemplated or is pending ; or
(b) Where a case against him in respect of any criminal offence is under investigation, inquiry or trial:
Provided that in case involving fraud or embezzlement, the Sevak holding any post specified in the Schedule to these rules may be put off duty by the Inspector of Post Office or the Assistant superintendent of Post offices of the Sub Division as the case may be, under immediate intimation to the Engaging Authority ….