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Emergency Leave For GDS(Gramin Dak Sevaks)

Emergency Leave for Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS) implemented as a recommendation given by the Kamlesh Chandra committee. In 2019 January department of Posts introduced Emergency Leave for the GDS. It is a fundamental provision given to GDS to take leave in unforeseen and emergent situations. In this article we will try to delineate the rules and guidelines set down by the India Post to approve Emergency Leave for GDS.

Emergency Leave Guidelines and Instructions

While implementing the Emergency Leave facility department of Posts issued some instruction to avail it. Below are the guidelines given to get leave approved.

  • Total leaves in a year : GDS officials will get up to maximum of 5 days in a calendar year. More than 5 days are not allowed as a emergency leave in any circumstances.
  • Leave Period : Leave period should not be more than 2 days. Only two consecutive days leave will be granted at a time. No half day leave will be granted. Sundays/Holidays won’t be fall under emergency leave. GDS officials can add Sunday/Holiday as a prefix or suffix to approved emergency leave. If GDS took more than 2 days of a leave then the entire leave period will be considered as a Paid Leave. If Paid Leave is not available then his/her leave will falls under unauthorized absent.
  • TRCA : During the emergency leave total TRCA will be paid to GDS. No deductions will be done at department’s end.
  • Substitute : No substitute will be allowed to work during emergency leave. While GDS is on emergency leave his/her duty will be combined to the other GDS working along with him/her in the same BO. This means if BPM is on leave then his/her work needs to be done by ABPM vice versa. There is an exemption in case of a single handed BO’s.
  • BPM’s should send a leave letter on a white paper to the divisional head(SP) to avail emergency leave. In case of ABPM/Dak Sevaks they need to get approval from sub divisional head(ASP)/PM/SPM.
  • Emergency Leave cannot be encashed or carried forward. If you didn’t use emergency leave in a year then they will simply expire. You cannot combine emergency leave with Paid Leave.
  • GDS who are under put off duty could not avail emergency leave.

During personal and family emergencies Emergency Leave will be more helpful to the Gramin Dak Sevaks. Before and after leave period proper communication and documentation with the department would be necessary.

Children Education Facilitation Allowance(CEFA) for GDS

CEFA, children education facilitation allowance is a provision given to Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS) for the assistance of children education in their families. It was came into accomplishment as a implementation of recommendations of a one-man committee in the year 2019. Before that no education allowance facility available for GDS.

No need of introduction about GDS life, we know Gramin Dak Sevaks are small breadwinners. Their income or salary is very small-scale. In these days with small-scale salary no one can run wheels of their family smooth. Of course Department of Posts granting very low amount as a education allowance but, that would be more than half of a GDS monthly salary. It may not reimburse total fees but it could provide a little assistance to the GDS.

Guidelines of Children Education Allowance for GDS in Department of Posts

India Post have imposed certain conditions for availing CEFA. GDS have to follow the below given guidelines to get education allowance for their children.

  • Children Education Facilitation Allowance can be claimed for only two of surviving children in the GDS official family. Their is an exception in case of second child birth is multiple or twins.
  • Total Amount : The total reimbursement amount would be 6000/- rupees per child in a financial year. It is fixed and no extra benefits or fees will be paid.
  • In case both spouses are in Postal Department working as a GDS then only one of them can avail CEFA.
  • The reimbursement amount will be paid to Gramin Dak Sevaks once in a year for the previous year education expenditure. Present year’s allowance will be paid in next financial year.
  • Children performance in school will also be considered while reimbursing. If he/she fails in an academic year then CEFA won’t be stopped but, In case he/she is passed and studying the same class again in another school then he/she will not be eligible for allowance.
  • Age Limit : GDS children can get CEFA up to 12th class(intermediate) from nursery onwards. Maximum age limit for children who is availing CEFA is 20 years. That means he/she should complete 12th class within 20 years of age limit. Where as for Divyaang children it is up to 22 years.
  • If GDS is under put off duty or on leave then he/she will not get any type CEFA from the department.

How to apply for Children Education Facilitation Allowance

This is a simple form filling process and attaching required documents. We try to give an explanation of application process.

  • You need to fill education allowance form with appropriate information. Ask your higher authorities for the application form or download it from online.
  • We can use a single application form for two children. No need of an extra form required for this.
  • GDS Details : In the beginning of form filling we will be asked to enter GDS employee details. Provide every single detail in the table.
  • Children Details : Details of the children of the Gramin Dak Sevaks needs to be entered. Here, we will be asked to enter the name of the children, date of birth and age.
  • Furnish previous financial year reimbursement details along with children details who availed or claimed.
  • Provide last academic year details such as school name, class studied and residential address. If the child is disabled then we need to enter disability type and provide disability certificate.
  • Attach Bonafide or study certificate from the school/institution.

After completing the form filling process staple with required certificates and send it to the Superintend of Posts of your division through Assistant Superintend of Posts from your sub division.

Maternity Leave for Female GDS(Gramin Dak Sevaks) Officials

Maternity leave is an essentials aspect in female employees professional career. At the time of labor they will undergo severe physical and mental stress. Maternity leave will benefit the women to recover, breastfeeding and stay mentally fit. In this article we will explicate the rules and regulations of maternity leave provided to Gramin Dak Sevak female officials. Alike other departments India Post also provided same benefits to the female GDS.

On June 27th 2018 maternity leave for GDS has been introduced by the India Post. Here are the rules and regulations to avail maternity leave as a female Gramin Dak Sevak.

GDS Maternity Leave Rules and Regulations

As per the guidelines given by the India Post, female candidates can avail maternity leave under the following conditions.

  • Leave Period : Female GDS are allowed to get up to 6 months (180 days) as a maternity leave. Acquiring more than 180 days is not allowed. If your condition is not fit and need extra holidays then you may request department for extra leaves in LWA(Leave Without Allowance) section. In this kind leave, you will not get paid anything ‘no work no pay’ rule will be considered.
  • During this leave period she will be paid full amount of TRCA and allowance before proceeding on leave. If funds are not available then the amount would be paid in installments
  • Female Gramin dak sevaks can avail maternity leave twice in their entire engagement period. It is applicable up to two surviving children. if you want to bear a third one then no leave will be granted under maternity leave segment.
  • In case of any miscarriage or abortion happen then up to 45 days of leave might be granted to the female GDS official. In this case leave will be granted irrespective of surviving children and the dak sevak need to provide medical certificate from the approved medical practitioner.
  • Paid Leave : If you want, you can also apply for a paid leave along with maternity leave. Those 10 days of leave will be paid separately and will not be substracted from maternity leave.

How to Apply for Maternity Leave as a female Gramin Dak Sevak

Applying for maternity leave is straight forward. Follow department rules and regulations to get leave approved.

  • Before applying for Maternity leave you need to decide the leave period according to your delivery date and feeding months.
  • Fill up the leave form same as you do while applying for other leave types. Mention the leave type as maternity under nature of leave and grounds on which leave is required. Starting and ending dates of leave period are needs to be entered.
  • Submit substitute details who are willing to work under your surety during this period.
  • May need to provide medical certificates if necessary
  • Submit all details that are required for leave to divisional head through sub divisional head(to SP through ASP or IPO).
  • Request full amount of salary for these 180 days in advance.

Overall maternity leave is very crucial because it plays a key role in women’s life. It promotes health, parental presence, attachment and child development.

GDS Recruitment 2024 Notification – India Post Vacancy – Apply Online

India Post continuously filling vacancies without delay to overcome hurdles in providing Postal services to rural people. It is releasing recruitment notifications twice a year and simplified application process through online. In recent years newly joined officials mostly are from younger generation. They are leaving early from the department for higher studies, highly paying jobs and other reasons. This could be a reason that in every year Gramin Dak Sevak vacancies are in more number and offering more chances to younger generation to get into Postal Department as extradepartmental staff. Everyone is looking for GDS Recruitment 2024 Notification.

Gramin Dak Sevak Engagement Notification

GDS engagement notification for the year 2014 yet to be released and most of the unemployed youth with more enthusiasm waiting for it. After notification released by the India Post we will update here without delay. As per the information up to now there could be more number of vacancies in the upcoming notification. Until then we have given clarification regarding notification release date and eligibility criteria etc.

  • Notification Release date: Notification could be released on July or August (Tentative).
  • Daily visit our website for updates will post every single piece of information regarding notification.

Eligibility Criteria for All GDS Posts

Eligibility criteria for all Gramin Dak Sevaks posts will be the same unlike other departmental jobs. Of course little bit of salary differences are there but, the eligibility criteria would be the same for BPM, ABPM and Dak Sevaks.

Age Limit for applying GDS posts

  • Minimum Age limit: 18 years
  • Maximum : 40 years
  • Age relaxation: Upper age relaxations would be given according to rules and it will be clearly mentioned in the notification. Relaxations varies between ST/SC, OBC, EWS and PWD.

Educational Qualification for applying Gramin Dak Sevak vacancies

  • Candidates who are applying for GDS engagement should have passed 10th class or Matriculation.
  • Other Qualification: Knowledge of computer and cycling.

GDS Salary

DesignationTotal Salary
BPMTRCA(12000)+DA
ABPM/Dak SevakTRCA(10000)+DA

How to apply for GDS recruitment online

Candidates who are ready to apply for GDS recruitment they has to make sure their eligibility before getting enrolled. Please go through the below given steps one by one for completing the application process. Visit official website of India Post https://indiapostgdsonline.gov.in/ to apply online.

  • Registration : Registration is mandatory for candidates who are willing to apply for GDS posts. He/she needs to provide their mobile number and email id for the registration. Otp will be sent to verify the given details.
  • Personal Details :
    • Applicants have to fill all the fields without fail. He/she needs to enter his/her full name according to their secondary school certificate.
    • Father name/Mother name has to be entered according to the 10th class or matriculation certificate.
    • Provide Date of birth and Gender in their respective fields
    • Community selection should be same as their community certificate and later community certificate will be verified. So, be accurate while filling every single detail.
    • Secondary school studied place and passing year should be mentioned as per the 10th calss memo.
    • Enter Aadhaar number in the Aadhaar field
    • If the applicant belongs PWD category then has to select type of disability and it’s sub category respectively.
    • Languages studied in 10th and if employed previously then he/she has to provide NOC details of previous employement.
    • Upload : Upload recent photograph and signature in JPEG format. Their sizes should not exceed prescribed sizes. Photo should be maximum of 50kbps and signature is about 20kbps.

Candidates needs to provide genuine details in every field. After selection every document related to the application process will be verified.

Candidates needs to select post preferences before submitting application. Available posts will be shown based on eligibility , age and community. Allowed to apply for one division across any one circle will be accepted.

Gramin Dak Sevaks Application Fee Payment

Applicants need to pay fee for applying vacancies. Everyone needs to pay fee of Rs 100/- as application fee. Where as all female applicants and SC/ST candidates are exempted from the application fee. Need to pay fee in online mode only no other payment would be accepted.

Note : During entire process candidate has to save or note down important details like registration number or payment reference number for future needs.

Please comment below for any queries or questions. We will respond as soon as possible

GDS Rule 3 Transfer Cycle Portal 2024

In recent years India Post has introduces Rule-3 transfer procedure for Gramin Dak Sevaks through Transfer portal. This transfer procedure is limited, GDS male official will have 2 chances of transfer whereas women will have 3 chances though his/her entire engagement period. GDS officials have to request transfer through online. Every year India Post runs transfer cycle for GDS.

Important Dates related to Transfer cycle

Below we have given expected or tentative dates.

Note: These are not exact dates announced by the department.

  • Vacancy List preparation by Divisions : May 2nd week
  • CEPT portal opens from 4th Week of May from 21th May to 27th May
  • Verification process at division level : June 1st week
  • Final approval list 1 may be announced at the end of the June 1st week tentatively on 7th June
  • Relieving list 1 candidates and 2nd approval list will happen in June 3rd week(22nd June)
  • Relieving 2nd list of officials will be done on end of June or July

Also Read : GDS Recruitment Notification

How to apply for GDS BPM, ABPM and Packer transfer?

GDS officials have to apply only through online for transfer from current working place. He/She can opt 10 preferences for transfer. India Post will decide the transfer location based on eligibility of transfer seeking officials. Follow below steps to complete transfer request procedure through online.

  • Registration : One has to get registered at divisional office for applying on transfer portal. He/She has to provide details of his/her seeking transfer from current working place to another location. Once enrolled on transfer portal from your current divisional level office then you can proceed for further steps.
  • Login : Begin transfer process by visiting https://rule3.cept.gov.in/. After landing on GDS transfer Portal you will have a login page. Here, you have to login with your credentials. GDS ID would be employee ID. Login by entering GDS id and password. If you are new to portal then you have to reset your password for login
  • Password Reset : Click on “Reset Password” to create new password for your account. you will be redirected to password reset page. Here, you have to provide your id and choose confidential password as you wish and re-enter the same in the next box also. Tap on submit then you will receive an OTP to registered mobile. Registered mobile number would be the one that you have given to department. Enter OTP and click on “submit otp”. Now, our new password saved to portal database and we can now login into portal through id, new password.
  • Fill Details : After login you will be redirected to user dashboard. Here, you can see “Utilities” in the menu, click on it. On the utilities page you can have transfer form, most of the details will be auto fetched from department database. Enter remaining fields and validate all details.
  • Choose Preferences : Finally, choose preferences that you re wiling to transfer. Here, you can set 10 posts or locations based on your interest and click on confirm. After successful submission of application you will receive a reference number save it for future enquiries.

After submission of all applications across all divisions, very next to the modification period, all the summitted applications will be verified at division level. Approved lists will be released on 2 stages and GDS’s will be relieved as per the department norms.

Common problems and Troubleshooting tips

  • Employee ID Not Available: This error will rise when employee details not found on database. Contact your division office to update your details in portal database system.
  • Username/Password Incorrect : If you have seen error like this while logging in that means you are first time user to the portal then, you have to reset your password and perform login again or you are entering wrong credentials. So, please check before login.
  • Mobile number is not updated: This happens when your mobile number is not updated in the DO records. you need to update your mobile number through division.

If you have any queries related to the above post please do comment below.

Who Are Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS) and What do they do?

Gramin Dak Sevaks or GDS are the rural postal workers in Indian Postal department under ministry of communications. Of course, they are working under India Post but, they aren’t fall under Postal departmental civil servants and considered as a extradepartmental staff . GDS acts as a bridge between rural communities and government.

India Post operating Post offices in every village or Panchayat. Post Office in panchayat or village called branch office. Branch office could hold up to maximum of three number of GDS officials. Gramin Dak Sevaks are divided into GDS BPM, GDS MD, GDS MC and GDS Packer. In recent years GDS MC and MD named as GDS ABPM.

Gramin Dak Sevaks

GDS BPM

BPM or Branch Post Master works at village level. If villages are small with less number of people then near by villages can together have a single Post Office. Every Branch Office holds a BPM. The role of Branch Post Master bounds to several responsibilities.

  • Mails : Overseeing incoming and outgoing mails. Maintaining records of mails related to BO Delivery area. Selling stamps, products and other stationary. Needs to keep up to date transaction records.
  • Banking services : Providing India Post Banking related services to customers. Providing several banking deposits and withdrawals of SB,RD,TD,SSA,MIS and KVP etc. Additionally IPPB(India Post Payments Bank) services also delivered by GDS BPM.
  • Doorstep Banking : BPM mingles with village people and provides various Post Office schemes via Doorstep Banking at their homes.

GDS ABPM

Assistant Brach Post Master(ABPM) works together with BPM in the rural areas of India Post. plays vital role in Postal services. GDS MC and MD falls under ABPM category.

  • Mail Carry : GDS ABPM needs to carry mail bags between Sub Post Office(SO) and BO or between two BO’s viceversa. He/She is responsible for mail bags until handing over to appropriate authority. Should not open or mishandle the bags during mail carry.
  • Delivery : After bag reached to Branch Office BPM will open it and note down every single article that has been received by BO. BPM will hand over articles and delivery manifest to ABPM. Now, Assistant Branch Post Master will deliver all articles in time. Returns or hand overs remaining articles to BPM.
  • Doorstep Banking : ABPM Provides Doorstep Banking services to people in his/her BO delivery beat area.

GDS Packer

GDS Packer mainly works in the main offices like Sub Post Office or Head Post Office. His/her work would be packing mail bags. After sorting articles or mails according to their “To” addresses then packer will pack everything in the bags then hand overs to Mail Carriers. If packer is working in the HO, then he/she pack bags to Sub Offices’ or Divisional Offices vice versa. if he/she is working in Sub Office then he/she handles bags between SO to Bo or So to Ho vice versa.

Conclusion

We have reached to end of the article regarding Gramin Dak Sevaks and their vital role in the Indian Postal department. As, technology developed now, everything became digital but, during 19th century everyone depended on Gramin Dak Sevaks and India Post to communicate with others and to send money orders to people who love all over the world.

If have any doubt or query please do comment below.

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