Department of Post has issued revised set of conduct Rules for GDS namely Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
Dated: 14th February, 2020
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
Subject :Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 – regarding.
The existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 has been amended from time to time by issue of suitable amendments. In supersession of the existing rules issued in 2011, the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 are hereby circulated by incorporating all the amendments.
In brief, revision/amendments/insertions made in the existing rules are as follows:-
(i) These rules called “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020” containing 31 rules are issued replacing the existing set of rules called the “Department of Posts”, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing 31 Rules. Rule 3- B, 3-C, 7-A, 7-B, 10-A to 10-G, 21-A and 21-B have been inserted as new rules in the “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020”.
(ii) Rationalisation of existing 5 categories of GDS in 3 categories Viz Branch Postmasters, Assistant Branch Postmasters and Dak Sevaks under Rule 3 (c) with a suitable note below.
(iii) Rule below 3-A (vii) has been replaced with appropriate sentence relating to applicability of the conditions of residence to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(iv) Rule 3-B and 3-C have been incorporated in connection with Eligibility Criteria for Engagement to GDS Posts and two types of Voluntary Discharge Schemes for GDS respectively.
(v) Rule 4 has been amended by making some modifications.
(vi) Rule- 7 has been amended by incorporating Rule 7-A and 7-B m connection with 5 days Emergency Leave to GDS and 180 days Maternity Leave to Female GDS.
(vii) Rule-8 has been amended by incorporating some modification and also a note regarding non eligibility of GDS Gratuity and Severance amount etc.
(viii) Rule -9 has been amended with regard to Major and Minor penalties.
(ix) Rule 12 has been modified for treating the period of Put Off duty in case the procedure initiated for imposition of a minor penalty.
(x) Rule 23 has been amended by incorporating treatment of Strike period.
(xi) Rule 31 Schedule of Engaging Authority has been amended by incorporating Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority.
(xii) The words ‘Recruiting Authority’, ‘Recruitment’ and ‘Service’ whenever appears in the existing rules have been replaced with words ‘Engaging Authority’ and ‘Engagement’.
(xiii) The Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2020 shall be applicable to all existing categories of GDS including those GDS categories which have been declared as wasting cadre as long as they remain in engagement.
You are requested to ensure that the enclosed revised set of Rules called the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 is further circulated to all concerned in your Circle at the earliest and send confirmation to this office within a week’s time
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (CONDUCT AND ENGAGEMENT) RULES 2020
In supersession of the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevake(Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the following rules are issued under the authority of the Government of India.
- Short fitle and Commencement:-
(1) These rules may be called the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2020
(2) They shall come into force on and from the date of their circulation.
These rules shall apply to Gramin Dak Sevaks of Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, Government of India
3.Definitions,- In these rules unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) “Engaging Authority’ means an authority empowered to engage GDS on the basis of GDS tConduct and Engagemen! Rules, 2020
(b) “Assistant Superintendent Postel inspector Posts” in relation to a Postal Railway Mail Service Sub Division, the Assistant Superintendent or Sub-Divisional Inspector or Railway Mail Service in charge of Sub Division, as the case may be;
(c) “Government” means the Central Governmenti
(d) “Gramin Dak Sevak’means: –
(i) a Branch Poetmaeter
(ii) an Assistant Branch Postmaster
(iii) a Dak Sevak
Note- 1 , Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters(BPMs) and working in Branch Post offrces are desigrrated and called as “Assistant Branch Postmasters (ABPMs)”
Note-2 -Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and working in Departmental Post offices / RMS Offices other offices are designated and called as “Dak Sevak.
The above categories are rationalised vide Department of Posts, OM No 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25 06 2018 and 22 07 2019
(e) “Head of a Circle” in a Postal Circle means head of a Postal circle includes Postmaster-General
(f)”Head of a Division- in relation to a Postal or Railway Mail Service, the Senior Superintendent or Superintendent of a Postal or Railway Mail Service Division, as the case may be;
(h) “Members of the family’ in relation to a Gramin Dak Sevak includes –
(i) any other person related, whether by blood or by marriage to such Sevak or to such Sevaks. wife or husband and wholly dependent on such Sevak, but does not, include a wife or husband legally separated from such Sevak or a child or step child who is no longer in any way dependent upon such Sevak or of whose custody the Sevak has been deprived by any lawi only widow and dependent Daughter-in, law.