Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023

Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023 : The Department of Posts has issued order dated 22.01.2024 regarding Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023 with some Addendum .

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Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023 : DoP order Dated 22.01.2024

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 22.01.2024


Subject: Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023.

In continuation of this office OM No. 17-01/2017-GDS of even number dated 14.06.2023 whereby the GDS (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023 was issued and addendum dated 09.11.2023, the following provisions are hereby added as Note 3 to para 4 of the GDS (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023:

Note 3: The applications for compassionate engagement in which the personal files (containing verification reports viz., PVR/education/caste certificates etc.) of the deceased/missing GDS is not traceable or not available, the following procedure will be adopted for condonation of the aforesaid requirement of production of verification reports in appropriate cases:

a. The Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) headed by the Divisional Head may consider such applications of the applicants in whose cases the verification reports (in respect of
Antecedent/Education/Caste Certificates etc.) of deceased GDS are not traceable; provided the CCE should explicitly recommend CCE minutes for condonation by the competent authority.
b. The competent authority for approval of the CCE minutes may condone such cases while approving the CCE minutes taking into account the length of service of the deceased GDS and efforts made to trace out such reports, on case to case to case basis.
c. In the cases where the requirement of verification reports are condoned, at the time of engagement, the engaging authority, would obtain an undertaking from such dependent of the deceased GDS [in the format given in Annexure XI] to the effect that if in future any thing adverse is noticed in respect of such condoned verification reports, the compassionate engagement of the dependent of such deceased GDSs will be liable to be terminated by Head of Region/Head of Circle in accordance with Clause 20 of the Scheme dated 14.06.2023.

(Ravi Pahwa)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC/PAP)

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