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Gramin Dak Sevaks are not Central Government employees and this issue is within the domain of DoPT andMinistry of Finance

Gramin Dak Sevaks are not Central Government employees and this issue is within the domain of DoPT andMinistry of Finance


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1784
ANSWERED ON-07.02.2014

Grameen Dak Sevaks

1784 . SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH MAHRA

(a) the State-wise number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working throughout the country at present;

(b) whether the Ministry proposes to appoint these Grameen Dak Sevaks to the posts of postman and MTS on the basis of their seniority;

(c) if not, by when these Grameen Dak Sevaks are likely to be appointed to the posts of postman and MTS;

(d) whether the Ministry has received a demand letter from them demanding better facilities; and

(e) if so, the details of the action taken in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DR. (SMT.) KILLI KRUPARANI)

(a) As on 01.01.2013, the total working strength of various categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks is 263326. State-wise and UT wise details is at Annexure-I.

(b) Statutory recruitment rules of MTS already provide for their absorption to the posts of MTS on the basis of seniority. However, there is no proposal for their absorption to the posts of Postman on the basis of seniority.

(c) Absorption of Gramin Dak Sevaks to the posts of postman and MTS can only be made as per the provisions of statutory recruitment rules of postman and MTS.

(d) It is not clear from the question, which specific letter is being mention. However, some letters regarding inclusion of the category of Gramin Dak Sevaks within the purview of 7th Central pay Commission have been received.

(e) Gramin Dak Sevaks are not Central Government employees and this issue is within the domain of DoPT and Ministry of Finance.

 ANNEXURE I

S. Name of Circle/State/UTs State/UT wise actual strength of Gramin Dak Sevaks as on 01.01.2013
No.
1 Andhra Pradesh 26837
2 Assam 8454
3 Bihar 15069
4 Chhattisgarh 5009
5 Delhi 177
6 Gujarat 13844
6a. Dadar & Nagar Haveli (UT) 50
6b. Daman & Diu (UT) 26
7 Haryana 3985
8 Himachal Pradesh 6315
9 Jammu & Kashmir 2731
10 Jharkhand 5882
11 Karnataka 15797
12 Kerala 11622
12a. Lakshadweep (UT) 9
12b. Puducherry (UT) 10
13 Madhya Pradesh 12727
14 Maharashtra 19893
14a. Goa (State) 353
15 Arunachal Pradesh (State) 434
16 Manipur (State) 1755
17 Meghalaya (State) 1024
18 Mizoram (State) 910
19 Nagaland (State) 808
20 Tripura (State) 1339
21 Odisha 14951
22 Punjab 5675
22a. Chandigarh (UT) 39
23 Rajasthan 13370
24 Tamil Nadu 21575
24a. Puducherry (UT) 109
25 Uttar Pradesh 30665
26 Uttrakhand 6124
27 West Bengal 15123
28 Sikkim (State) 151
28a. Andaman & Nicobar (UT) 484
Total 263326

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