One more option given to GDS to enroll in Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) – Directorate order:
The Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for GDS came into effect from 1st April, 2011 (vide OM No.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 01-04-2011). It is noticed that only 70% of GDS has opted the Scheme.
On request of Service Unions / Federations, it is now considered to give one more option to the remained willing GDS; the Directorate issued guidelines / instructions on the subject on two items :
(i) Extend one extra option for enrollment:
= GDS having less than 3years of service as on 01-01-2014 are not eligible.
= Enrolment must be made before 31st January 2014
(Govt. contribution shall be commenced from that month only)
(ii) Personal subscription / contribution towards this scheme:
= It is now allowed to made personal contribution / subscription from GDS towards the Scheme.
= Same rate of Rs.200/- permonth can be made as personal subscription for the Scheme with effect from the month of October 2013.
= The personal contribution / subscription can be deducted from the monthly TRCA on application to the concerned DDO.
The interested GDS can now enroll themselves in the Scheme.