ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary: S.S. Mahadevaiah
Sri Narendra Modi Jee,
Hon’ble Prime Minister,
Government of India,
Most respectfully we are submitting herewith Memorandum on behalf of Two Lakh Sixty Five Thousand Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts on most important problems for your kind perusal.
Regular Postal services in India were established in the year 1766. The history of Extra Departmental (Now Gramin Postal Services) system can be traced prior to 1868.
At the time of independence the total number of post offices in India was total 44, 191 out of which 23,445 were departmental post offices and 20,746 were extra departmental offices. There after the postal services saw phenomenal growth and the number of post offices as in the year 2012-13 was 1,54,822 out of which 25,444 were departmental post offices. And 1,29,378 were extra departmental. The rural post offices i.e. ED post offices played very vital role in generating small savings. Almost every postal service i.e. MNREGS, PLI, RPLI and old age pensions is provided in one or the other way at the Branch offices manned by the Gramin Dak Sevaks 89% of the postal network is being manned by these Gramin Dak Sevaks.
Unfortunately, most of the facilities granted by the department to the departmental employees are denied to these low paid poor employees where as the duties, services, functions, risks and responsibilities of the GDS employees similar and equal to those of departmental employees.
Recently the Govt. of India appointed 7th Central Pay Commission to examine the wages, service conditions of the Central Government employees. The inclusion of pay structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks in the purview of CPC is denied for long time.
The inclusion of wage structure and service conditions of EDAs (now Gramin Dak Sevaks) were consider by the 1st Central Pay Commission. The 4th Central Pay Commission also opened that the wage structure and service conditions of EDAs (now Gramin Dak Sevaks) may be included in the purview of Central Pay Commission.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its land mark judgement dated 22.04.1977 has hold that the Extra Departmental Agents (now Gramin Dak Sevaks) are holders of Civil Posts, even though this section of employees are kept in dark.
This union has got agreement with the Dept. of posts at the time of withdrawal of indefinite strike held from 18th to 21st February, 2014. Based on that agreement, the inclusion of wage structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks in the purview of 7th CPC is recommended by Dept. of posts to DOPT. The DOPT is also positively responded and the file was sent to the Ministry of Finance for consideration. Now the file was with Finance Ministry. This union humbly requested the Hon’ble Prime Ministers kind intervention to settle the issue positively. This union also requested the Hon’ble Prime Minister to grant all the benefits to the Gramin Dak Sevaks at par with departmental employees to scrap the discrimination subjected to hundred and fifty years immediately.
With high regard