The Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks are performing various departmental duties as well as serving the social cause even during the lockdown.
Respecting this service, it has been decided to grant payment of compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs to all the Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) succumbing to the disease while brought on duty.
The above guidelines have been implemented immediately and continue for the entire period until the crises of COVID-19 is over.
During the lockdown situation due to COVID-19, the Postal employees including the Gramin Dak Sevaks are doing various duties such as providing mail delivery to customers, Post Office Saving Bank, Postal Life Insurance, the ease of money withdrawal at his/her doorstep from any bank and any branch under the AePS facility
Apart from this, they are also delivering COVID-19 kits, food packets, rations and essential medicines etc. across the nation by cooperating with local state administration as well as police authorities, hence serving the social cause as well as their departmental duties in the COVID-19 crisis times.