Circle Welfare Fund for GDS

Date : 01.02.2018

GDS CIRCLE WELFARE FUND - ENROLLMENT - LOAN - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - GUIDELINES & REQUIRED FORMS


The Guidelines for Grant of Financial Assistance & Grant of Loan under Circle Welfare Fund for GDS has been issued by the Directorate vide lr. No.19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 02-12-2013.

Important Instructions:

▪All the regularly appointed GDS as on record will become the members  under this scheme.

▪The GDS will have to fill in an application in prescribed format (Form-I) for joining in the CWFGDS and to submit the same in the Divisional office.

▪Leave substitutes & provisionally appointed GDS in leave arrangement are not eligible for the benefits of the Fund.

▪@ Rs.20- per month, a lumpsum of Rs.240- will be deducted in the monthly salary of every April.

▪From Govt. side @ Rs.100- per year for one GDS will be added to the Fund.

▪Applications should be sent through the Divisional Office.

▪A Regional level / Circle level committee will decide the sanction of grant / loan

▪Every quarterly months all the applications will be persuaded for sanction but not for death relief sanctions.

▪Terms & conditions will be applied for sanction of grant / loan.

▪Recovery of Rs.120- has been made in the salary of October 2013 for six months (i.e, from October 2013 to March 2014)

▪Funds are also has been allotted to the Circles vide Lr. No.19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 14-10-2013.

CWFGDS has three components for sanction of grant to GDS:

(i) Financial Assistance :

1. Financial Assistance to families of deceased GDSs to meet immediate expenses following death, irrespective of whether death occurs during duty / outside duty hours. :Rs.10,000/-

2. Death due to terrorist activity / dacoity while on duty. : Rs.1,50,000/-

3. Financial assistance in case of death of GDSs due to riots, attack by robbers & terrorists while not on duty. : Rs.12,000/-

4. Financial Assistance in case of death of GDSs while being on duty due to accident : Rs.25,000/-

5.Funeral expenses on death of GDS (payable in cases in which last rites of deceased GDS are performed by brothers or sisters or near relatives in the absence of any other next of kin) : Rs.5,000/-

6. Financial Assistance in case of major surgical operations in ailments, like Cancer, brain hemorrhage, kidney failure / transplant, heart surgery etc,. :Rs.20,000/-

7. Financial Assistance in case of accident of GDS while being on duty requiring hospitalization for more than three days.
Rs.5,000/-

8. Financial Assistance for nutritional diet to GDS suffering from TB (only once for a maximum period of six months, provided the GDS has put in at least six years of service & treatment is taken in Govt. hospital
▪Indore treatment- Rs.400/- p.m
▪Outdoor treatment- Rs.200/- p.m

9. Grant of scholarship under educational schemes to the children of GDS (as per existing terms & conditions)

▪IIT, AIIMS & IIM = Rs.1,000/- p.m
▪Technical Education
Degree = Rs.280-pm
Diploma=Rs.190-pm
▪Non-Technical Degree
BA/BSc/BCom/Degree in Fine Arts = Rs.150-pm
ITI certificate course = Rs.940- p.a

10. Incentive for excellence in academic achievement for 10th & 12th class position in Circle/Region

1st Position = Rs.10,000/-
2nd Position =Rs.8,000/-
3rd Position =Rs.7,000/-
4th Position =Rs.6,000/-
5th Position = Rs.5,000/-

11. Scholarship for physically handicapped children of GDS (for maximum 8 years & as per the existing terms & conditions) : Rs.200- p.m

12. Maternity Grant to woman GDS
Equivalent to three months TRCA with DA for the birth up to two children only.

13. Financial assistance in case of natural calamities like fire, floods etc., : Rs.5000-

(ii) Repayable Loan at 5% rate of Interest :

1. For construction of one room with flush toilet facilities for housing the Branch Post Office : Rs.50,000/-

2. For purchase of Computer / Laptop to encourage computer literacy among the GDS : Rs.20,000/-

3. For purchase of moped / scooter / motor cycle which will also facilitate travel while discharging duty like exchange of BO Bag, visit to Account office etc., : Rs.20,000/-

(iii) One Time Repayment at the Time of Retirement :

1. Less than 5 years : No amount payable

2. 5 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.1000/-

3. 10 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.2000/-

4. 15 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.3000/-

5. 20 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.4500/-

6. 25 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.5500/-

7. 30 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.6500/-

8. 35 years from the date of start of contribution : Rs.8000/-

(9. 40 years from the date of start of contribution :Rs.9000/-

10. More than 45 years from the date of start of contribution


CLICK HERE  to Download Official Notification and Application Forms.

Directorate letter dated 17.09.2013

















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Suggestions sent to Directorate regarding Circle Welfare Fund for GDS

Suggestions :

Financial Assistance

1. Prolonged illness or major surgical operations :The CPMG/PMGs are delegated with the power to sanction financial assistance up to Rs.20000/- in each case of proved exceptional hardship resulting from serious or prolonged illness or major surgical operations to GDS employees and up to Rs.5000/- in case of accident while being on duty , requiring hospitalization for more than three days.

Suggestion : This may kindly be maximized to Rs.50000/-  & Rs. 20000/- respectively.

2. Nutritional diet to GDS suffering from TB : For the period a GDS remains hospitalized for treatment of Tuberculosis as an Indoor patient, he/she being granted financial assistance of Rs.400/- per month for Nutritive Diet. Thereafter , when he is discharged from hospital and continues to take treatment as an Outdoor patient, the present grant for  financial assistance of Rs.200/- per month for Nutritive Diet.

Suggestion : This may kindly be maximized to Rs.2000/- & Rs.1000/- respectively. And minimum service should be removed. 

3. In case of death of GDS while being on duty due to accident : Rs.25000/-

Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.50000/-.

Scholarships:

1. Grant of Scholarship under educational schemes to the children of GDS
a)IIT, AIIMS IIM  : Rs.1000                     
  Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.2000/-

b)Technical.     : Rs.280/- for Degree  
                             Rs.190/- for Diploma                        
   Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.600 & Rs.400/- respectively.       
        
c)Non Technical : Rs.150/-
   Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.400/-

d) ITI Certificate Course : Rs.940/- per anum
    Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.3000/- per anum.

2. Scholarship for physically handicapped children of GDS : Scholarships for physically Handicapped / Mentally Retarded / Blind / Deaf / Dumb Children of GDS are being granted at the rate of Rs.200/- per month.

Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.400/ per month.

Incentives

Incentive for excellence in academic achievement for 10th and 12th Class:
1.1 st position in the Circle / Region         : Rs.1000/-
2 2nd Position.          ,,                                      : Rs.800/-
3.3rd position           ,,                                       : Rs.700/-
4.4th position.          ,,                                        : Rs.600/-
5.5th position.         ,,                                         : Rs.500/-

Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.5000/- , Rs.4000/-, Rs.3000/-, Rs.2000/- & Rs.1000/- respectively.

• Purchase of moped/scooter/Motor Cycle 
             Maximum amount of Loan of Rs.20000/- can be granted.

            Suggestion : This may kindly be enhanced to Rs.50000/-



Grant of Scholarship to the Children of Postal & GDS Employees
File No.20-9/2017-WL&Sp
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(welfare & sports Section)
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg
New delhi – 110 001
Dated: 30.08.2018
To
All Heads of Postal circle
Subject: Grant of Scholarship to the Children of Postal & GDS Employees.

I am directed to inform you that with reference to letter No.13-1/93-WL&Sports dated 20.05.1993, 1-1/2017-WL & Sports dated 30/31.01.2018 and 19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 02.12.2013, scholarship for the wards of postal as well as GDS Employees, the following decisions have been taken which are conveyed as under:


S.NOSUBJECTREVISED PROVISION
1If a Postal/GDS employees who could not apply to the scholarship for his ward initially at the year of taking admission to the college i.e. in 1st year degree/diploma course after passing 12th exam, can he/she be considered eligible to the scholarship for subsequent years i.e. 2nd/3rd/4th year as the case may be, in which he/she appliesHe/she may apply in 2nd year and eligible for the Scholarship from current year i.e. 2nd yr to final yr
2If a Postal/GDS who applies for the scholarship first time directly in the final (3rd or  4th as the case may be) year academic degree/diploma course and requested to grant Scholarship for previous academic years of his ward (1st year /2nd year/3rd year as the case may be) along with current year, can he be given scholarship for each previous year + current year altogether, if applied forHe/she may apply in 3rd year and eligible for the scholarship from current year i.e. 3rd yr to final yr and in case of apply in final yr, eligible only for final yr.
3If a postal/GDS who applies for the scholarship first time directly in the after completing academic degree/diploma course and requested to grant scholarship for previous academic years of his ward (1st year /2nd year/ 3rd year/final year as the case may be) can he be given scholarship for each previous year altogether, if applied forHe/she may not apply after completing academic Year/diploma course.
2. This will be applicable for the ward of postal as well as GDS Employees
3. These change will be applicable for the wards studying in IIT/AIIMS/IIM Medical/Technical Education/PG in Degree/Diploma and non technical Education. This will be applicable from FY-2018-19.
4.This issues with the approval of Members (Planning)
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (W&S)

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