Changing the Name of Postman as Postmaster
In Rajya Sabha, Minister Shri Manoj Sinha has replied in a written form to a question regarding the designation of Postman on 3rd February 2017. He said that the Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster (GDS BPM) or Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer distribute letters in villages.
However, there is no comparison in the pay scales of these two cadres since Central fourth class (now termed as Multi Tasking Staff – MTS) are regular employees whereas Gramin Dak Sevaks are part-time sevaks.
The allowances of Gramin Dak Sewaks are revised periodically as in the case of Central Pay Commission.