Panel to study wage, service conditions of rural postal workers

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New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government has formed a one-man committee to examine wage structure and service conditions of the gramin dak sevaks in the Department of Posts, an official statement said here on Friday.

Kamlesh Chandra, a retired member of Postal Services Board, will constitute the committee. It will be assisted by T.Q. Mohammad, a senior administrative grade officer, who will act as secretary to the GDS Committee.

“The committee will go into the service conditions of gramin dak sevaks (rural postal workers) and suggest changes as considered necessary,” the statement said.

The committee’s terms of reference include reviewing the existing facilities, the service discharge benefit scheme and other social security benefits of rural postal workers.

It will also examine the system of branch post offices, engagement conditions and the existing structure of wage and emoluments paid to rural postal workers and recommend necessary changes.

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The committee has been asked to examine and suggest any change in the method of engagement, minimum qualification for engagement for rural postal workers and their conduct and disciplinary rules, particularly keeping in view the proposed induction of technology in rural post offices.

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