Engagement of GDS • Governed By Gramin DakSevak (Conduct and Engagement) Rules-2011. • Came in to effect from 18-04-2011.
Categories of GDS • GDS BPM; • GDS Mail Deliverer; • GDS Mail Carrier; • GDS Mail Packer; • GDS Stamp Vendor.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement of GDS • GDS need not perform duty for more than 5 hours a day. • Should give an undertaking that he has other sources of income for livelihood of himself and his family.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement of GDS • He shall not be retained in service beyond 65 years of age. • A Sevak can be transferred from one post/unit to another post/unit in public interest.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement • He shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union. • He shall not claim to be at par with Central Government employees.
Terms and Conditions of engagement • He should take up residence in the BO village/within jurisdiction of post office within one month after selection but before engagement. • This is a mandatory condition for a Sevak.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement • Failure to reside in place of duty shall be treated as violation of conditions of engagement and liable for disciplinary action under Rule 10 of the Conduct Rules requiring removal/dismissal.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement • Post Office is located in the accommodation to be provided by the GDS BPM and must be suitable for use as Post Office premises. • Combination of duties of a Sevak shall be permissible.
Terms and Conditions of Engagement • GDS is eligible to receive the Time Related Continuity Allowance (Pay). • Not entitled to any pension. • Entitled to ex-gratia Gratuity and any other payment decided by the Government.
Recruiting Authority for GDS BPM • The Recruiting authority for the posts of GDS BPM is the SSP/SP of the Division.
Recruiting Authority for Other GDSs in Sub Divisions • GDS MD, GDS Packer and GDS Mail Carrier is the Sub Appointing Authority, • IP/ASP of the Sub Division in respect of all the offices which are coming under his administrative jurisdiction.
Recruiting Authority for Other GDSs in HOs/LSG SOs • In respect of Head Post Offices, HSG II and LSG Sub Offices which are Sub Appointing Units, the Postmaster/SPM is the competent person.
Recruiting Authority for Other GDSs in HOs/LSG SOs • In respect of posts falling within the jurisdiction of HSG II and LSG Town SOs, the IP/ASP of the Sub Division in whose jurisdiction those offices are situated, is the competent authority to make appointments.
Assessment of vacancies • Records to be referred to- • Personal files of GDS • Record of service • Register of services • Seniority list • Punishment registers
Representation for Reserved communities • SC/ST/OBC and physically handicapped categories will have representations in the appointment of GDS. • (DG Posts Letter No.17-132/94-ED&Trg dated 5th October 1994) • The reservation should be made as in the case for the Departmental Group ‘C’ and ‘MTS’ categories of officials.
Representation in Engagement of GDS • The Compendium of Instructions on reservation for OBCs issued by the Department of Personnel and Training would also apply. • The recruitment to the post of GDS should be made following the instructions relating to reservation.
Permission for filling up GDS vacancies • Every permanent engagement can be made to the post of GDS , only after sanction is received from the Postmaster General of the Region for the retention of the post.
Reference to Waiting List of Surplus GDSs • While the post of GDS is being filled up, it should be seen whether any post has been rendered surplus in the Establishment review and it is yet to be transferred for want of vacancy.
Reference to Waiting List of Surplus GDSs • For this, the register of Waiting List of Surplus GDSs (retrenchment register) is to be consulted. • If such a person is available, the vacant post should be filled up with that person provided that person is eligible to be posted to the post.
Notification of Vacancy • A notification has to be issued calling for applications from the prospective candidates giving 30 days time for submission of application.
Notification of Vacancy • Notification should specifically state the category for which it is reserved and applications from other community would not be considered.
Notification of Vacancy • After notifying the reservation for a community, change of community or selection of a candidate of an unreserved community or any other community for such notified post is violation of instructions.
Re-Notification of Vacancy • If there are less than three applications for a post, a re-notification has to be issued noting the reasons in the register. • Re-notification has to be issued only for the community, for which the original notification was issued.
Notification to Employment Exchange • A copy of the notification has to be sent to the Employment Exchange which serves the area of vacancy. • They should be asked to sponsor the candidates immediately after the receipt of the notification.
Employment Exchange Candidates to be addressed • The candidates sponsored by Employment Exchange, should be supplied with a copy of application form and notification (for giving him the conditions of engagement). • The candidate should be informed that he should apply for the post within 10 days from the date of receipt of the communication.
Eligibility conditions for GDS other than BPM • The applicant should have attained the age of 18 years. • The minimum educational qualification for the post is a pass in VIII standard however preference is given for SSLC or Matriculation. • No weightage is given for higher educational qualification (above matriculation)
Conditions for Selection of GDS other than BPM • The engagement is purely temporary and in the nature of a contract, liable to be terminated by the competent authority at any time with one month's prior notice. • The work is part time for 3 to 5 hours a day and the engagement will not confer any right on the candidate to claim any regular full time post in the Department.
Conditions for Selection of GDS Other than BPM • The merit list of all eligible candidates will be drawn. • A panel of selected candidates strictly as per merit will be prepared. • The candidates in the panel will be asked to attend the Sub Divisional Office for verification of documents. • The top meritorious candidate will be considered for selection. • This is just one of the method followed in a particular circle
Acts which Disqualify candidature • Bringing Recommendation or canvassing in any form. • The candidate should not be an agent of LIC or any other financial/insurance company. • The candidate should not be a member of any political party or an organization banned by the Central Government.
Acts which Disqualify candidature • Persons holding elective office as ward member of Town Panchayat etc. will not be considered. • The candidate should not have married a person who is already having a spouse or should not have two spouses living.
Security to be furnished • BPM-25000/- • Other than BPM- 10000/- • In the form of FG Bond(Fidelity Guarantee bond) obtained from LIC or Co-operative Society or National Savings Certificate pledged to the President of India