Kamlesh Chandra Committee will study wage structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks [ Current Affairs ]


The Union Government has constituted a Kamlesh Chandra’s committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the Department of Posts (DoP). It will be one member committee comprising of Retired Member of Postal Services Board Kamlesh Chandra.

T. Q. Mohammad will be Secretary of Committee, who will be assisting as Senior Administrative Grade Officer.

Terms of reference of the Committee

  • The Committee will suggest changes which are necessary to do and go into the service conditions of GDS.
  • The committee member will examine the present system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions and existing structure of wage and enrolments paid to the GDS and suggest changes which are necessary.
  • They will also review the existing Services Discharge Benefits Scheme and also other social security benefits for the GDS and suggest necessary changes.
  • The committee will also review the existing facilities as well as welfare measures provided to the GDS and suggest necessary changes.
  • Examine and suggest any changes will make in change in the Method of minimum qualification for engagement as GDS and Conduct and disciplinary rules of GDS, particularly keeping in view the proposed induction of technology in the Rural Post Offices.

Gramin Dak Sevaks:

  • They are extra-departmental agents which will serve in rural areas recruited by the Department of Post (DoP).
  • DoP has around 2.6 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks currently and they have been demanding for pay and facilities at par with regular postal department employees.

- Published on: January 8, 2016