Implementing the GDS (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023-GDS Ruling

The Gramin Dak Sevaks (Compassionate Engagement) Scheme, 2023 is a revised scheme introduced by the Government of India’s Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts. The scheme aims to expedite the processing of compassionate engagement cases for eligible dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks.

I am directed to refer to this office letters No. 17-1/2017-GDS dated 30.05.2017 whereas the instructions regarding engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks on compassionate grounds (the Scheme) were issued.Based on the references received, a need was felt to further review the scheme to expedite the processing of the compassionate engagement cases. With this view the scheme has been reviewed and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of eligible dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks to be known as GDS (Compassionate engagement) Scheme, 2023.

The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of this Scheme and will be applicable in all cases yet to be put up before Compassionate Committee on Engagements (CCE). The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened. A copy of the scheme is attached.

Circles are requested to circulate the revised Scheme to all concerned and ensure its implementation.

Download GDS Compassionate Rule 2023

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