Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
File No. 1-20/2008-PCC (pt)
Sub: – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs 1800 to Group D/MTS who retired/expired from service after 31-08-2008 without having- been imparted training.
The issue of allowing Grade pay of Rs. 1800 to those erstwhile group D non- matriculate employees who retire/died beyond 29-08-2008 without being imparted prescribed training for one reason or the other is currently under examination in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.
2. Initially, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide UO No. 7- 6/7/2009-IC dated 12.03,2009 had permitted grant of grade pay of Rs. 1800/- to the erstwhile Group D non-matriculate employees subject to imparting computer training. Training Division of this Department had accordingly issued guidelines on training on computer operations to non-matriculate erstwhile Group D employees vide No. 1-55/2009-Trg dated 06.04.2009. The issue related to non-matriculate physically disabled erstwhile Group D employees was subsequently taken up and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide UO No, 16/10/2010-Legal dated 12.08.2010 took the view that if such erstwhile Group D could perform his duties inspite of the disability, the Department may design and administer training. Orders were accordingly issued by this Department empowering Heads of Circles to devise local training programme and allow grade pay of Rs. 1800 from 01.01,2006 on imparting the required training vide No. 1-20/2008-PCC dated 23.09.2010.
3. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has sought the details of training programme organized by various Postal Circles to consider the proposal further.
4. You are requested to forward the aforesaid details immediately for further examination of the issue in consultation with Nodal Department. Details of such officials with reason for not imparting training & resultant non-allowing of GP Rs,1800/- effecting from 01-01-2006 may also be sent in the annexure.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)