20 Nov, 2021 8:15a.m.

Dept. of Posts discontinues FG / security bonds from Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

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No. 17-18/2018-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delthi-110001
Dated: 17.11.2021

To
All Chief Postmaster General
All Postmasters General
Director, RAKNPA Ghaziabad
Director, Postal Training Centres
Director of Accounts(Postal)
Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service Corps,
APS Bhawan New Delhi

Subject:- Review of Security amount to be furnished by the Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Madam/Sir

Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 14.01.2020 wherein instructions for obtaining of FG/Security Bond were circulated.

2. Various references from GDS Union were received on the issue. The issue of obtaining FG/Security Bonds from GDS has been examined. The Competent Authority has decided to discontinue the practice of obtaining FG/Security Bonds from GDS with immediate effect.

3. Therefore, the following actions to be taken by Circles:-

(i) No new FG/Security Bonds needs to be obtained from newly engaged GDS or GDS who are yet to furnish FG/Security Bond.
(ii) Existing FG/Security Bond need not be renewed after expiry of currency of the current Bond.
(iii) Circles to review all the pending Vigilance/Disciplinary cases related to loss and fraud where GDS is involved. Circles are to ensure that amount involved in loss and fraud be recovered from the FG/Security Bond furnished by such GDS before expiry of currency of Bond.

(iv) As soon as the validity of existing FG/Security Bond is expired, recovery from GDS in loss and fraud cases shall be regulated as per the provisions of Rule 9 and Rule 10 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020. :

4. I am therefore, directed to request you to take action accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Phone-011-23xxxxxxx






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