Payment of DA to GDS effective from 01.01.2019 onwards
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated:27th March, 2019
All Chief Postmasters General
All G.Ms. (PAS)/Directors of Accounts (Postal).
Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.01.2019 onwards -reg.
Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January, 2019 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.1/1/2019-E-II (B) dated. 27.02.2019, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No.8-1/2016-PAP dated 28.02.2019, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) 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 01.01.2019. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be at the same rates as payable to Central Government Employees i.e.@12% (percent) with effect from the 1st January, 2019.
2. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of TRCA matrix of March, 2019.
3. 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.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No. 1235 dated 26/03/2019.
Assistant Director General (Estt.)