INDIA POST: Gramin Dak Sevaks के लिए नया (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020

               No. 17-30/2019-GDS
            Government of India
        Ministry of Communications
            Department of Posts
                 (GDS Section)
                Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
                          New Delhi-110001
                Dated: 14th February, 2020
To
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
Subject :Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020 regarding.
Sir/Madam,
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.
2.brief,revision/amendments/insertions made in the existing rules are as
follows:-
These rules called “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement)
(i) 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 in
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 Severancea mount etc.Rule -9 has been amended with regard to Major and Minor penalties.
(viii) Rule 12 has been modified for treating the period of Put Off duty in
(ix) 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.
3.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.
                Yours faithfully
                (SB Vyavahare)
  Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
      TeIe No. 011-23096629

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