Relaxation in Department of Posts – Postman and Mail Guard (Group-C post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 for existing GDS employees.
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated : 27th March 2019
The Chief Postmaster General
All Postal Circles
Subject: Relaxation in Department of Posts – Postman and Mail Guard (Group-C post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 for existing GDS employees.
Consequent upon notification of Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group-C post) Recruitment Rules, 2018 on 20.09.2018, a number of reference have been received regarding relaxation of provision of column 7 of the recruitment rules, i.e Educational and other qualification require for direct recruitment for existing GDS employee.
2. The mattet has been considered and it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the following relaxation may be provided to all such Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) who were engaged prior to 20.09.2018 i.e the date of notification of said recruitment rules.
a) GDS with 10th standard pass shall be allowed to appear in the competitive examination if otherwise found fit.
b) GDS without license to drive two wheeler or light motor vehicle shall also be allowed to appear in the competitive examination. How ever a candidate not having valid driving license at the time of appointment shall not earn periodical increments in pay till production of such license or for a period of 5 years from the date of appointment which ever is earlier and after production of such license or expiry of such 5 years period, pay shall be restored prospectively to the level pay would have reached had the periodical increment in pay was not withheld and no arrears of pay shall be paid for the intervening period.
3. In view of thr above, circle are requested to take further nacessary action accordingly. Further if any notification has already been issued by the postal circles for conducting the examination to fill up posts of Postman and/or Mail Guard anf such examination is yet to be held, last datebof seeking applications from eligible candidates shall be extended and if necessary, date of examination may be postponed.
Assistant Director General (SPN)