Amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks are performing various departmental duties as well as serving the social cause in the crisis times. Therefore, 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 continues for the entire period till 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 above, 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.