There are many means of communication which are present now a days but still post plays an significant role in our daily life especially in the villages. Keeping this fact in mind, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot, launched a service discharge benefit scheme to facilitate Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs), who work mainly in rural and far-flung areas across the country.
According to the scheme:
The government will deposit Rs 200 per such worker for over 2.7 lakh of them, involving an annual expenditure of about Rs 70 crore to provide financial security to the workers and their spouses after retirement. This scheme will introduce by giving away the permanent retirement account number cards to selected Gramin Dak Sevaks. Enrollment under the scheme will be done by central record keeping agency, National Securities Depository Limited. The complete report on this is available here
Features of the scheme:
- The scheme will provide the financial protection to the postal workers after retirement.
- It will help them in the social security.
- The scheme will enhance the postal labor resource.