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GDS Welfare Scheme | Download GDS Welfare Schemes 2023 in PDF

 1.  56.1% average hike in remuneration

2. Rate of increment revised to 3% of last basic allowance instead of a fixed amount

3. Introduttion of children education allowance @ Rs. 6000/-

4. Introduction of Risk and Hardship Allowance @ Rs. 500/-

5. The amount of GDS Gratuity increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1,50,000

6. The amount of Severance Amount increased from Rs. 1500/- to Rs. 4, 000

7. Dispensing with security of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. one lakh) on engagement as GDS

8. Introduction of combined duty allowance to the Branch Postmasters working at single handed Branch Post Offices over and above the remuneration.

9. Introduce the online process of engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks through online engagement process from 2014 onwards GDS have been engaged throuh more than 1,55,000 post offices

10. Minimum service for transfer of GDS reduced from three years to one year.

11. No. of chances for transfer increased from one to two in case of male GDS and three chances for female GDS.

12. Online Portal for request transfer introduced in November, 2022 in which more than 17000 GDS have been transferred till now. Transfer is done every quarter.

13. Grant of financial assistance upto Rs. 50,000/- from welfare fund to the GDSs affected by Covid-19.

14. Maternity leave of 180 days with full remuneration plus DA.to female GDS

15. 20 days paid leave along with emergency leave of five days 

16. A special drive was launched for disposing pending cases of engagement of dependents GDS on compassionate grounds during which compassionate engagement was given to the dependents of 4135 GDSs, including those who died during the Covid19 pandemic.

17. Relaxation in prescribed educational qualification for engagement on compassionate grounds in ‘Dak Sevak' category.


18. Provision made for representation against the rejection of compassionate appointment. Till now, more than 100 have been benefitted.


19. Revision of compassionate engagement (May, 2017 and June, 2023) Decentralized at Divisional level


20. Online Portal compassionate appointment of GDS has been launched on 11.12.2023


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