Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards

No. 144/2016-PAP 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communication 
Department of Posts (Establishment Divislon)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001

Dated : 27.04.2017


All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts),

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards-reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1? January, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/3/2008-E-II (B) dated 07.04 2017, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 12.04.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GM) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2017. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 132% to 135% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1? January, 2017.

The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.
The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No14/FA/2017/CS dated 27/04/2017.

(K.V. Vijayakumar) ,
Assistant Director Ge erai (Estt.)


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