ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President: M. Rajangam
Letter No. GDS/CHQ/10/6/2016 Dated: 12/09/2016
Sri B.V. Sudhakar Jee,
Department of Posts,
Sub : Enhancement of bonus ceiling.
Ref : Your office letter No. 26-01-2015 PAP Date 02-09-2016
The bonus ceiling for all employees and workers has been raised from Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000 with effect from bonus for 2014-2015 for employees and workers and it implies that the same include G.D.S. employees as well. But it has been learnt that some quarters are trying to misinterpret it. Historically the G.D.S. employees (formerly E.D. employees) have been getting the bonus under the same ceiling as the departmental employees except for a short period after the report of Sri Nataraja Committee which gave a discriminatory report with regard to the bonus. This created severe concern and dissatisfaction among the G.D.S employees who were ultimately given their due in the year 2013.
The bonus ceiling of G.D.S. employees was raised to Rs 3,500 at par with Departmental employees vide dt letter No. 08-04/2012-SR dt 27-09-2013. Thus the wroag created by Sri Nataraja Murti Committee was righted. The lettr no. 08-04/2012-SR clearly says that the bonus ceiling of the G.D.S employees has been “at par with the departmental employees”. This continues to be so. There can be no reason what-so-ever for not applying the bonus ceiling for G.D.S. employees at par with departmental employees at this juncture. We understand that the confusion crated in this regard is without reason.
We have every confidence that your goodself will not allow any injustice to be perorated against the G.D.S employees. But orders not mentioning or being simultaneously issued for G.D.S. employees has been creating severe confusion and misgivings. Bringing the bonus ceiling for G.D.S. at par with departmental employees is a conscious decision of the Government of India is absolute.
We, therefore, request you kindly to get orders issued immediately bringing the G.D.S. employees under bonus ceiling of Rs 7,000 to clear the clouds of confusion and misgivings.
We are going for our all India conference from 17-09-2016 to 19-09-2016. It will be highly appreciated if the orders are issued before that.
With high regards