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GDS Rule 3 Online Transfer Guidelines (Process)

Rule 3 Online Transfer Guidelines for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS): A Comprehensive Overview

Rule 3 transfers for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have been streamlined through an efficient online portal, providing convenience and transparency to applicants. Here's a detailed insight into the key points regarding Rule 3 transfers:

  1. Application Process through Online Portal:

    • GDS individuals seeking transfers can apply through the dedicated online portal:
    • The online platform simplifies the application process, ensuring ease of access and efficient processing.
  2. Transfer Limits:

    • Male GDS personnel are eligible for Rule 3 transfers up to two times during their service period.
    • Female GDS personnel can avail Rule 3 transfers up to three times during their service tenure.
  3. Completion of One-Year Engagement:

    • Applicants must have completed at least one year of engagement before becoming eligible for Rule 3 transfers.
  4. Publication of Transfer Lists:

    • Two transfer lists are published in each cycle:
      • Clear Vacancy List: Includes vacancies resulting from discharge, resignation, and promotion.
      • Transferee Vacancy List: Tentative post vacancies are listed. (Note: No Tentative Vacancy Transfer in May 2024 Transfer)
  5. Transfer to Post Office with Same TRCA:

    • Currently, transfers are permitted only to post offices offering the same Time-Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) as the current posting.
  6. Spouse Ground Transfer:

    • GDS individuals with spouses employed in the postal department, other central or state departments, or Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) can apply for transfers on the spouse ground.
    • A certificate issued by the relevant department certifying the spouse's employment status is required. The format for this certificate is provided for easy reference.
  7. Priority Criteria for Multiple Applications:

    • In cases where multiple applications are received, priority is determined based on the following order:
      1. Priority given to Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

This comprehensive framework ensures that Rule 3 transfers for GDS personnel are conducted efficiently, taking into account various eligibility criteria and prioritization factors. The online portal enhances accessibility and transparency, facilitating smoother transitions and better management of postal services nationwide. 

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