GDS/CHQ/10/6/2008 Dated: 19-11-2012
P. Chidambaram jee,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Government of India,
New Delhi – 110001.
NOTE ON BONUS DEMAND:
Grass injustice and discrimination has been done to Gramin Dak Sevaks of postal department by denying Bonus Ceiling of Rs. 3500/- at par with Departmental Staff. Grant bonus Ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS without any discrimination as this section is neglected, discriminated and ill treated throughout right from British regime to till date. It is not the Agency system in existence but the Sevaks are really sevaks for the department of posts and the rural India. Unscientific assessment of workload, compensation of Rs.500/- for the work of 3-5 hours daily, incentive for insurance (not commission like LIC), detaining GDS at the office to assist departmental staff etc., are a few examples how this section of the society is exploited in the system. So, we feel grave injustice would be caused if the benefit already given to GDS like Bonus ceiling is snatched. The 2.7 lakh GDS employees are urging in one voice to end this blatant injustice without any further delay. If there was not justification, the Bonus file would not have been resubmitted by the communication ministry time and again. It is high time we believe to settle the issue in favour of the GDS who are the key nerve of the postal net work.
Kindly look into the matter in the best interest of this toiling GDS and cause to grant Bonus ceiling of Rs.3500/- at the earliest for which we are ever grateful.
We once again respectfully crave your indulgence for judicious settlement of the issues.
With profound regards,