April 09, 2012

LIMITED TRANSFER FACILITY TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS – CLARIFICATION THEREOF.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS :: (GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Dehil – 110 001
No.19-10/2004-GDS(Part) Dated:19 Mar 2012
To
Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 033
Sub:-LIMITED TRANSFER FACILITY TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS – CLARIFICATION THEREOF.
This has a reference to your office letter No.ST/120/RLGS/IX, dated 27th Jan 2012 regarding issue of clarification on competent authority empowered to allow limited transfer facility to the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the light of revised instructions concerning powers & functions of Chief Postmaster General/Postmaster General (Region) issued under this Directorate letter No.33-1/88-PE-II dated 05th Dec 1989 read with para 4 of this Directorate letter No.19-10/2004-GDS dated 17th Jul 2006, para 5 of letter No.19-10/2004-GDS (Part) dated 21-07-2010 and in particular the judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench dated 16th Feb 2009 in OA No.286/2008 wherein it was held that the request of the applicant should not have been considered and rejected by the lower functionary.
2. The issue has been examined in this Directorate. As a matter of fact, the issue of extending limited transfer facility to GDS was considered by the Postal Services Board in its 3rd meeting held on 29-06-2006 & it did not agree with the proposal vesting the power for this purpose with the Head of the Region instead approved the proposal restricting the vesting of power only with the HoC. It was thus made clear in para 4 of this Directorate letter No.19-10/2004-GDS dated 17-07-2006 that “power in this regard will vest with the Heads of Circles who will decide each individual case on merit keeping in view the aforementioned criteria and standard of “public interest”. Following recommendations made by Shri RS Nataraja Murti Committee, the issue was considered for certain modifications in this Directorate & it was made clear in para 5 of this Directorate letter No.19-10/2004-GDS (Part) dated 21-07-2010 that “the Heads of Circles are requested to keep the above modifications in view while deciding the case of transfer application of Gramin Dak Sevaks”.
3. In view of the foregoing, I am directed to clarify that the power for the purpose vests only with the HoC & the lower functionaries including Regional PMG are not empowered to consider and reject the requests even in cases where such requests are not covered under the terms and conditions of limited transfer facility. Thereby, the role of the lower functionaries is restricted to receive, verify details and forward such cases with recommendations for consideration of the empowered authority and finally conveying the decision of the empowered authority. Further this facility as extended under this Directorate letter No.19-10/2004-GDS dated 17th Jul 2006 & further modified under this Directorate letter No.19-10/2004-GDS(Part) dated 21st Jul 2010 holds good under GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.
This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
Sd/- (Surender Kumar)Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC
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