Five Days Emergency Leave to GDS
Maximum 5 Days Emergency Leave for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
Department of Posts (Ministry of Communications) notified on 3rd January 2019 regarding the ‘Emergency Leave for a maximum of Five Days in a calendar year for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevkas (GDS).
Earlier, the Central Government approved and implemented the recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee report to GDS Employees. Now, Central has decided to sanction the Emergency Leave to GDS Employees recommended by the Kamlesh Chandra Committee.
Consolidated instructions provided in the office memorandum and the benefit effective from 1.1.2019.
Emergency Leave 5 Days to GDS granted – DoP Order
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Implementation of approved recommandations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on introduction of ‘Emergency” leave for a maximum of 5 days in a calendar year for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority an approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on introduction of ‘Emergency’ leave for a maximum of 5 days in a calendar year for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are engaged on regular basis after due engagement formalities as prescribed in GDS Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011 and amended from time to time as per instructions of Directorate,
Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions on the subject of emergency leave for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) as under :
(i) Emergency’ leave will be granted for a maximum of 5 days in a completed calendar year of the engagement period or proportionate thereof The GDS will be paid TRCA as applicable during the period of emergency leave.
(ii)Emergency leave will be granted to GDS to take care of any emergent personal requirements.
(iii) Not more than two days emergency leave will be granted at a time No half day emergency leave will be granted.
(iv) Emergency leave cannot be carried forward or encashed or combined with paid leave.
(v) Sundays and Postal holidays falling during the period of emergency leave are not counted as part of emergency leave.
(vi) Sunday Postal holidays can be prefixed/suffixed to emergency leave.
(vii) Prior sanction from Divisional Office for (BPM) or Sub Divisional Office. Sr. PM, PM for (ABPM / Dak Sevak) is required
(viii) No full time substitute will be engaged against the resultant vacancy and duty/work of Branch Post Offices should be managed with combination of duties except in case of single handed BOS.
(ix) Emergency leave will not be granted to GDS who are under put off duty
(x) ALL GDS who are engaged on regular basis on the date of notification of introduction of Emergency leave and who fulfill all other conditions will be eligible for availing this leave
(xi) When a GDS stays beyond two days emergency leave at a time, the whole period shall be dobited against his/her paid leave account due. In case he/she is not having paid leave the period in excess of such leave due will be treated as unauthorized absence and the GDS shall not be entitled to any TRCA.
(xii) GDS will submit emergency leave application on a plain paper to
leave sanctioning authority by indicating the reason for availing such leave.
(xiii) Proper record of the emergency leave availed by GDS will be maintained by the leave sanctioning authority in the following proforma:-
EMERGENCY LEAVE AVAILED BY GDS
Name & Designation of the Leave Sanctioning Authority
3.This OM issues with the concurrence of Department of Personnel and Training vide their ID Note Number 14029/1/2017-Estt (Leave dated 14.12.2018.
4.The instructions guidelines contained in this OM shall take effect from 0101 2019.
5.Hindi version will follow.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
The Kamlesh Chandra Committee has recommended on Leave as follows…
- Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
- The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from
salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
- The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
- Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced