Thursday, February 19, 2009

Facilities being given to Gramin Dak Sewaks

The Government is giving the following facilities to Gramin Dak Sewaks:
i) Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA): On the pattern of pay scales for regular Government employees, following 7 TRCAs (plus Dearness Allowance on pro-rata basis) have been prescribed for the Gramin Dak Sewaks:
For GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Sub-Postmasters Rs.2125-50-3125
Rs.1280-35-1980 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours)
Rs.1600-40-2400 (For those with work-load more than 3 hours)
For GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Mail Deliverers/Stamp Vendors
Rs.1375-25-2125 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours 45 minutes)
Rs.1740-30-2640 (For those with work-load more than 3 hrs 45 mts)
For other Categories of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKSs viz. GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Mail Carriers/Mailmen/Mail Packers/Mail messengers
Rs.1220-20-1600 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours 45 minutes)
Rs.1545-25-2020 (For those with work-load more than 3 hrs 45 mts)
(ii) Dearness allowance: On the same pattern as applicable to regular departmental employees, on pro rata basis.
(iii) Ex-gratia gratuity of up to Rs. 18,000/-.
(iv) Paid leave at the rate of 10 days for every half year without the provision of carry forward or encashment.
(v) In case of discharge from employment at the age of 65 years or death, the amount of Severance Amount Rs.30,000/- if the period of continuous employment is minimum 20 years. However if a Gramin Dak Sewak has completed only 15-20 years of continuous employment, the Severance Amount will be Rs.20,000/-. On absorption to regular Departmental post, the Severance Amount of Rs.20,000/- is payable after 15 years of continuous employment.
(vi) Office maintenance allowance of Rs.50/- per month to Gramin Dak Sevak BPMs/SPMs
(vii) Delivery/Conveyance Allowance @ Rs.75/- per month is admissible to the Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs/SPMs who are entrusted the additional work of conveyance of mails or delivery work.
(viii) Cycle Allowance @ Rs. 30/- per month (subject to condition that distance covered is 10 Kms or more)
(ix) Fixed Stationery Charges is paid to Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs/SPMs @ Rs.10/-per month and @ Rs.25/-per month to Gramin Dak Sewaks Mail Deliverers.
(x) Combined duty Allowance @ Rs.75/- per month is paid to such Gramin Dak Sewaks Mail Deliverer who performs the work of Gramin Dak Sewaks BPM in addition to their normal duties.
(xi) The Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs who convey cash to the account office are also paid Rs.10/- plus actual bus fare as cash remittance allowance.
(xii) The Gramin Dak Sewaks SPMs/BPMs are paid Rs.20/- per month as retainership allowance for PCO and Paise 40 for each inward and out ward telegram transmitted on phone.
(xiii) Bonus is also paid to the Gramin Dak Sewak’s on the pattern of regular central government employees on pro rata basis i.e.
Bonus = Average Emoluments X No. of days / 30.4
(xiv) The GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs are covered under the Group Insurance Scheme 1992 and are eligible for Rs.10000/- as insurance cover. In addition, the element of Savings fund is also available under the scheme.
(xv) Financial assistance from Welfare Fund: An amount of Rs.7000/- is paid to the dependent of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who die in employment.
(xvi) An amount of Rs.50,000/- is paid from Welfare Fund to the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who are killed in attack by dacoits/robbers due to terrorist violence/riots while on Government duty.
(xvii) Funeral Expenses: An amount of Rs.250/- is also paid from Welfare Fund on death of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs while on duty and there are no relatives or friends available for voluntarily bearing the funeral expenses.
(xviii) Flood Advance: An amount of Rs.200/- is admissible to the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs as Flood advance.
(xix) Financial Assistance in illness (TB): GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs suffering from TB are paid financial assistance @ Rs.200/- p.m. for nutritious diet and @ Rs.100/- after their discharge from hospital/in case of OPD treatment.
(xx) Compassionate Appointment: There is provision of compassionate appointment to one of the family members of the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who die in harness leaving the family behind in indigent circumstances This was informed by the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in the Rajya Sabha today.