Guidelines for settlement of COVID claims for DOP Employees

Guidelines for settlement of COVID claims for DOP Employees


Government of India

Ministry of Communications

Department of Posts

Pension Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi — 110 001

12th June, 2020


  1. Heads of all Postal Circles
  2. Chief General Manager (BD&M) / Parcel/ PLI Directorate
  3. Director, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad
  4. Chief Engineer (HQ), Dak Bhawan

Subject: Provision to extend benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all Departmental employees and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Department of Posts to cover death due to COVID-19 while discharging official duties — reporting of death cases due to COVID19 reg.

I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter No.100-4/2018-Pen. dated 01.06.2018 forwarding therewith guidelines for settlement of claims for compensation on accidents applicable to Department of Posts and PSUs under its control.

2.  The existing Scheme of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to accidents’ victims was extended to the Departmental employees of Department of Posts and GDSs succumbing to COVID-19 disease while discharging official duty vide this Department’s letter dated 17.04.2020. The extension of the Guidelines for the purpose of COVID-19 cases was only for specific purpose and for the time being only.

3.  In supersession of this office letter dated 21.05.2020, the Competent Authority has re-designated Director(Establisliment) as ‘Designated Officer’ for receiving, processing and disposal of claims vide letter dated 09.06.2020. So far only a few Circles have reported officials succumbing to COVID-19 and no case has been received for settlement of any compensation so far. A Circle-wise summary of death cases reported so far is at

4.  In view of above, Circles who have reported death of officials succumbing to COVID-19 are requested to expedite verification process as per prescribed procedure and submit claims of compensation, if any. Further, all Circles are requested to ensure submission of any COVID claims of compensation on account of death due to COVID-19 after due verification along with requisite documents/information with personal recommendation of the HOC to enable this Department to take expeditious and prompt settlement of claims .

Encl: a.a.

( Tarun Mittal )
Asstt. Director General (Pension)
Tel.No.011-2304 4768

Summary of Part IV (Complied on 09.06.2020)

Circle 1. No. of employee who
contracted corona
2. No. of death, in case of any death.
AP 0 0
ASM 14 0
BH 0 0
CG 0 0
DL 41 2
GJ 18 1
HP 0 0
HR 0 0
J&K 1 0
JH 0 0
KL 0 0
KNK 0 0
MP 4 0
MH 64 7
NE 0 0
OD 1 0
PB 0 0
RJ 5 0
TN 21 2
UP 1 0
UKD 0 0
WB 2 0
Total 173 12

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