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Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
effective 01.01.2018 onwards -reg.
upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st
January,2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India,
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 1/1/2OL8-E-II (B)
dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department's letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP
dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM
No.1/3/2008-E.ll(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also
become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same
rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from
01.01.2018. lt has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable
to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to
142% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January,
Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin
3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head
"Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from
the sanctioned grant.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance
Wing vide their Diary No 05 /A/2018/CS dated 24.04.2018.