Hello Friends, recently an order has been issued by the Establishment Division (GDS Section) of Postal Directorate regarding grant of Combined Duty Allowance to Branch Post Master (BPM) working at Single Handed Branch post office. It means a specific CDA rate/amount will be paid on monthly basis to BPM of the single-hand post office for mail delivery work and mail conveyance work. 

BPM Combined Duty Allowance

Single Hand Post Office BPM Combined Duty Allowance (CDA)


No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Establishment Division
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi .110001
Dated, 01.02.2022

Subject: Grant of Combined Duty Allowance to Branch Postmasters (BPMS) working at Single-handed Branch Post Offices-regarding.

This is regarding the grant of Combined Duty Allowance (CDA) to Branch Postmasters (BPMs) who are working at single-handed Branch Post Offices. 


The proposal for grant of Combined Duty Allowance (CDA) to Branch Postmasters (BPMs) who are working at single-handed Branch Post Offices has been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance on examination of the proposal has agreed to grant Combined Duty Allowance w.e.f  01.07.2018 as under:-

Combined Duty of

Revised rates of CDS per month

Mail Delivery or Mail Conveyance by BPMs of Single Handed Branch Post Office

Rs. 1170/-

Mail Delivery plus Mail Conveyance by BPMs of Single Handed Branch Post Office

Rs. 2340/-


This OM issues with the concurrence of AS & FA Diary Number 158/2021-22/FA-CS(P) dated 01.02.2022 and Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their ID Note Number. A-27O23l5l2077/E.IIB (7th CPC) dated 24.01.2022.

The Hindi version will follow.


(Smriti Sharan)
Dy. Director General (Establishment)

BPM CDA Allowance Order PDF download

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BPM CDA allowance rate