10 Lakh Compensation to Postal Employees
During the COVID-19 situation, Department of Posts announced Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation to Postal Employees and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to cover death due to Covid-19.
Department of Posts comes under essential services. Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks are engaged in various essential services like delivery of mails, ease of money withdrawal by customers at his/her doorstep from any bank and any branch etc. Moreover, Post Office is also delivering COVID-19 kits, food packets, rations etc. across the country.
Post Office is providing these services by liaising with local state administration and police authorities. Thus, Post Office is performing departmental duties as well as serving the social cause in COVID-19 crisis times.
In view of circumstances prevailing due to spread of COVID-19, the Competent Authority has approved to extend the existing Scheme as currently available under the guidelines circulated vide letter dated 01.06.2018 for payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all Departmental employees of Department of Posts and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) succumbing to the disease while brought on duty.
The guidelines will come into effect immediately and continue for the entire periods till the crises of COVID-19 is over
Accordingly Department of Posts released the office memorandum No.100-4/2020-Pen dated 17th April 2020 – Click here for the official Office Memorandum from the Department of Posts
Further Department of Posts appointed Designated officer to process settlement of claims vide office memorandum No.100-4/2020-Pen dated 21st May, 2020 – Click here for the official Office Memorandum from the Department of Posts