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GDS Handbook by Shankar Prasad | A Handbook for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) by Shankar Prasad

A Handbook for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) by Shankar Prasad. Download GDS Handbook by Shankar Prasad in PDF

Chapter 1: Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020

  • Short Title and Commencement
  • Application
  • Definitions
  • Terms and conditions of engagement
  • Eligibility Criteria for Engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks Posts
  • Age limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Residence
  • Knowledge of Cycling
  • Adequate means of Livelihood
  • Furnishing Security
  • Fulfillment of other terms and conditions
  • Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC, Person with Disability (PwD) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs)
  • Production of SC/ST/OBC/Disability/Economically Weaker Sections
  • Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)
  • Fixation formula of TRCA
  • Different types of allowances payable to GDS
  • Combined duty at Single handed Branch Office
  • Addition to GDS engaged as Postman/ Mail Guard/MTS
  • Period of Engagement

Chapter 2: Procedure of engagement on GDS Posts

  • How to apply
  • Procedure of fee payment
  • Uploading of documents
  • Selection of Division & Preferences
  • Selection criteria
  • Selection of verifying authority
  • Communications of selection
  • SOP for Pre-engagement and Joining post engagement activities

Chapter 3: Alternate employment to GDS

Chapter 4: Transfer of GDS

Chapter 5: Substitute arrangements in place of regular Gramin Dak Sevaks

Chapter 6: Method for calculation of income

Chapter 7: Branch Post Office Income Enhancement Plan

  • Roadmap to commensurate revenue contributions from BOs
  • Annexure-1 Target for Single handed BO
  • Annexure-2 Target for Double handed BO
  • Annexure-3 Target for Triple handed BO
  • Annexure-4 Monthly statement on BO Income Enhancement Plan

Chapter 8: Training to GDS

Chapter 9: Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023

Chapter 10: Circle Welfare Fund for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Chapter 11: Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2011

Chapter 12: Children Education Facilitation Allowance for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Chapter 13: Gramin Dak Sevaks Group Insurance Scheme, 2010

Chapter 14: Revision of Time Related Continuity Allowances (TRCA)

Chapter 15: Extracts of Recruitment Rules from GDS to MTS

Chapter 16: Extracts of Recruitment Rules from GDS to Postman and Mail Guard

Chapter 17: Pattern, Criteria and Syllabus of examination for appointment to the posts of MTS, Postman/Mail Guard

Chapter 18: Extracts of Recruitment Rules of Postal Assistant (Circle Offices and Regional Offices), Postal Assistant (Foreign Post), Postal Assistant (SBCO), Postal Assistant (Post Office), Sorting Assistant (RMS) applicable to Gramin Dak Sevak

Chapter 19: Pattern, Criteria and Syllabus of competitive examination limited to Postman/Mail Guard/MTS/GDS for appointment to the posts of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant

Chapter 20: Local Language Examination for MTS/Postman/Mail Guard/Assistants 

Chapter 21: Qualifying mark in papers I,II,III and Dest Examination

Chapter 22: Reservation to PwBDs and EWS

Appendix: Forms/Schedules

  • Notice for Voluntary Discharge from engagement of Gramin Dak Sevak
  • Form for Voluntary Discharge from engagement of Gramin Dak Sevak on medical ground
  • Schedule of Engaging Authority
  • Undertaking to be given by candidate shortlisted for engagement through online process
  • Submission of documents for verification for engagement formalities
  • Undertaking/declaration regarding knowledge of computer
  • Declaration regarding knowledge of cycling
  • Declaration regarding adequate means of livelihood
  • Undertaking/declaration regarding correctness of details furnished
  • Application for transfer of Gramin Dak Sevak
  • Est-5 (proforma for value return)
  • Est-6(a) -Income and cost calculation
  • Application form for joining the Circle Welfare Fund for GDS
  • Application for financial assistance from Circle Welfare Fund for GDS
  • Proforma for submission of case to Directorate for financial assistance beyond the powers of PMG/CPMG in cases of illness of GDS
  • Proforma for grant of financial assistance in cases of natural
  • Application form for grant of loan for construction of room for housing the Branch Post office
  • Form of Security Bond for loan
  • Application form for grant of loan for purchase of Moped/Scooter/Motor Cycle/Laptop/Computer
  • Option form for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2011
  • Application form for seeking closure Permanent Retirement
  • Application form for seeking exit/ closure of Permanent Retirement Account under SDBS due to resignation
  • Nomination form for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2011
  • Nomination under GDS Group Insurance (When GDS has family)
  • Nomination under GDS Group Insurance (When GDS has no family)
  • Proforma-Il Points for revision of TRCA of GDSBPM
  • Data statement for fixation of consolidated allowances of GDSBPM
  • Revised proforma-lll for consolidation of allowances of GDSBPM (Mail Delivery)
  • Revised proforma-lll for consolidation of allowances of GDSBPM (Mail Carrier)
  • Revised proforma-lll for consolidation of allowances of Dak Sevak

Author's Note: The author, Shankar Prasad, shares his insights and experiences gained during his illustrious career spanning over four decades in the Department of Posts, India. Through this memoir, he reflects on the challenges, achievements, and the transformative journey of the postal service during his tenure.

  

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