Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Regarding tests / investigations at private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.

S-11045/40/2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd February, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding tests / investigations at private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS

   The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 on the above subject wherein it has been provided under Para 3 that the serving government employees / CGHS beneficiaries shall submit medical prescription in original while claiming reimbursement of expenses incurred on diagnostic tests and investigations, from their office. Keeping in view the inconvenience and difficulties faced by the serving employees / CGHS beneficiaries in submission of prescription in original, it has been decided to relax the above condition and to allow a self attested photocopy of the medical prescription to claim reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on getting diagnostic tests / investigations carried out from a CGHS empanelled hospital / diagnostic laboratory / imaging centre on a valid prescription issued by a CGHS Medical Officer / Govt. Specialist, without a permission letter issued from the Department concerned.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-14

 

·        67 new Express trains to be introduced

·        26 new passenger services, 8 DEMU services and 5 MEMU services to be introduced

·        Run of 57 trains to be extended

·        Frequency of 24 trains to be increased

·        First AC EMU rake to be introduced  on Mumbai suburban network in 2013-14

·        72 additional services to be introduced in Mumbai and 18 in Kolkata

·        Rake length increased from 9 cars to 12 cars for 80 services in Kolkata and 30 services in Chennai

·        500 km new lines, 750 km doubling, 450 km gauge conversion targeted in 2013-14
 
·        First ever rail link to connect Arunachal Pradesh

·        Some Railway related activities to come under MGNREGA

·        For the first time 347 ongoing projects identified as priority projects with the committed funding

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Railway to Introduce Next Generation E-Ticketing System.

   The Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal has that his Ministry will put in place a Next Generation e-ticketing system to bring about a paradigm shift in internet rail ticketing. Presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament today he said, the new system will significantly improve the end user experience in respect of ease of use, response time as well as capacity. He said, the new system shall be able to support 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute at present. It will support 1, 20,000 simultaneous users at any point in time against the present capacity of 40,000 users with capability to easily scale up as demand increases in future. The Minister said, the system will make use of advanced fraud control and security management tools thereby further improving fairness and transparency in disbursal of tickets.

   The Minister also announced several IT initiatives for the benefit of passengers. These are:

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Earmarking of accommodation for On-board Housekeeping Staff (OBHS)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2013/TG-I/20/P/OBHS

New Delhi, dated 22.02.2013

General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.15 OF 2013)

Sub: Earmarking of accommodation for On-board Housekeeping Staff (OBHS)

Ref: Railway Board’s letters

   (a) No.2006/M(C)/165/9 dated 01.10.2007, 04.08.2009, 17.07.2009 and 19.07.2010

   (b) No.95/M(C)/141/1 Vol.II dated 21/28.05.2010

   Instructions have been issued by Board for implementation of On-board Housekeeping Scheme on Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Duronto and important (Mail/Express trains vide letters under reference, In OBHS Scheme, a set of housekeeping staff travels on-board and carries out cleaning activities of coach compartments and toilets.

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PCDA Pension Orders 2013 : One Rank One Pension - Rate of Minimum Guaranteed Family Pension with effect from 24.9.2012 (Commissioned Officers)

   An Important circular has been issued by the Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)-Allahabad regarding that the Dependent Pension (Special) and Dependent Pension (Liberalised) to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen and also issued the table of minimum guaranteed family pension effect from 24.9.2012 (Commissioned Officers). Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries Committee- 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen- Improvement in Casualty Pensionary Awards for pre- 2006 Armed Forces Officers and JCO/ ORs and equivalents.

   The main content of the order is reproduced and given for your information and also given a link to the original order...

Subject : Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries Committee- 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen- Improvement in Casualty Pensionary Awards for pre- 2006 Armed Forces Officers and JCO/ ORs and equivalents.

Reference : This Office Circular No. 503 dated 17.01.2013.

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Budget 2013: 7 expectations of the salaried class.

   According to a survey by Assocham, a majority of salaried people want Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to raise the exemption limit on income-tax and increase deductions under various allowances so that they are left with more purchasing power.

   1. Exemption limit on income-tax: Over 89 per cent of the respondents said that the slab oftax free income has not moved up in line with real inflation. The current basic exemption limit of Rs. 2 lakh should be increased to at least Rs. 3 lakh, while the limit for women should go up to Rs. 3.5 lakh. This will increase the purchasing power of individuals and stimulate demand.

   2. Medical re-imbursement limit: With increasing healthcare costs, the existing tax free limit of Rs. 15,000 should be increased to Rs. 50,000, 89 per cent of the respondents said.

   3. Transportation allowance: Currently, this is tax-free to the extent of Rs. 800 per month. This limit was fixed more than a decade ago, and definitely needs to be revised upwards to at least Rs. 3,000 per month, given the rising commuting costs across the country, according to the survey.

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HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE SCHEME TO KERALA GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE SCHEME TO STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES — ADDITIONAL LOAN FROM RECOGNISED FINANCIAL INSITUTIONS — CREATION OF SECOND MORTGAGE — ENHANCEMENT OF LIMIT — SANCTIONED — ORDERS ISSUED.

FINANCE (HBA) DEPARTMENT

G.O. (P) No.87/2013/Fin.

Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 18.02.2013.

Read:
1. G O (P) No.436/91/Fin. Dated 31.07.1991
2. G O (P) No.528/97/Fin. Dated 07.05.1997
3. G O (P) No.1610/99/Fin. Dated 22.07.1999
4. G O (P) No.76/08/Fin. Dated 11.02.2008
5. G O (P) No.505/09/Fin. Dated 12.11.2009
6. G O (P) No.85/2011/Fin. Dated 26.02.2011

ORDER

   1) As per the Government Order read 1st paper above, Government employees were permitted to avail House Building loans from recognized financial institutions by creating Second Mortgage on the property already pledged to Government.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S. No. PC-VI/314            
No. PC-VI/2010/1/7/5/2

RBE No.14/2013
New Delhi, dated . 19.02.2013

The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. regarding.

   In accordance with the provisions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.PC-IV/2010/increment/1 dated 19.08.2010 on the subject cited above, the Advance Increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. are treated as pay for all purposes.

   2. Consequent upon implementation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 the concept of Pay Band and Grade Pay has been introduced. Since, there are no fixed rates of increments now, the manner in which advance increment(s) are to be computed has been examined afresh keeping in view the clarification given by DOP&T. Further, after issue of clarifications vide Board's letter of even number dated 11.04.2011, this Ministry has received references from some Railways/Production Unit seeking clarifications regarding grant of advance increments. Accordingly, it has been decided that the grant of advance increments to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying the speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. after 01 .01.2006 may be regulated as under:-

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Procedure for selection for promotion from GP Rs.1800 to GP Rs.1900 against departmental promotion quota.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RB/Estt. No.13/2013

No.E(NG)I-2011/CFP/10

New Delhi, dated 19.02.2013

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways and
Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub:- Procedure for selection for promotion from GP Rs.1800 to GP Rs.1900 against departmental promotion quota.

   In terms of the extant provisions as contained in para 189 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM), Vol.I, (Revised Edition-1989), First Re-Print-2009, 33-1/3% quota of posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks,Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Office Clerks and other categories of Clerks like Store Clerks etc. are to be earmarked for promotion of Railway servants in the categories carrying Grade Pay of Rs.1800, for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists the Group ‘C categories being suitably linked with specified categories in Grade Pay of Rs.1800 on the basis of broad affinity of work.

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Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage & Eligibility of two family pensions - clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 12/2013

No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/32

New Delhi, Dated:11.02.2013.

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: (I) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and
            (II) Eligibility of two family pensions —Clarification regarding

   A copy of Department of pension and Pensioners’ Welfare(DOP&PW)s O.M. No. 1/33/2012-P&PW(E) dated 16.01.2013 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Sub-rules 6, 13-A and 13-B of Rule 54 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to therein correspond to sub-rules 6, 17 and 18 of Rule 75 of the Railway Services(Pension) Rules, 1993 respectively.

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Shortage Of Homoeopathic Doctors In CGHS.

  There are 39 posts of Homoeopathic Doctors currently lying vacant in Department of AYUSH including one post of Adviser and its break-up is as under:-

 
     CGHS-                                                                 28
{13 (Delhi/NCR) and 15(Outside Delhi)}
 
Department of AYUSH-                                               11

 
            A proposal to fill up 27 posts of Homoeopathic Doctors has been sent to the Union Public Service Commission in August, 2012 under Single Window System.  As the remaining posts are required to be revived as per the extant instruction of the Central Government, the process has been initiated to revive these posts in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).  In respect of Adviser (Homoeopathy), the UPSC held the DPC meeting on 04.10.2012 to fill up the post by promotion which, however, did not materialize due to the retirement of the recommended candidate.

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Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension.

No.28 (22)/84-P&PW
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

New Delhi, the 4.2.1986

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & AR's (now Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) O.M. No, 28/10/84-Pension Unit dated 29.8.84 down the provisions for regulating the cases of the Central Government employees going over to a Central autonomous; body or vice-versa for purpose of counting of past service for pension in the new organization, and to say that certain Union Territory Administrations have sought clarification if the autonomous bodies of the UT’s financed wholly or substantially by the UT Administrations can be treated at par with the autonomous bodies of the Central Government for the purpose of implementing the instructions contain in O.M of 29.8.84 referred to above.  In this context it has also been pointed out by the UT Administrations that there are similarities between the administrations of the UTs and the Central Government extending to the terms and conditions of employment of the staff of the UTs, their scales of pay, then governance by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 etc. It has, therefore, been urged that the benefit available to the employees of the Central Government when absorbed in autonomous bodies wholly or substantially financed by the Central Government and vice versa for counting of past service for pension, should also be extended to the employee of the UTs when absorbed in the autonomous bodies wholly or substantially financed by the Govts. Of UTs and vice versa.

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Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

F. No. Misc. 1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 21st February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

   With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 31.10.2011 and to state that ceiling rates for all DCGI approved Coronary Stents have been revised in super cession of the Office Memorandum of even No. dated 31.10.2011 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as per the ceiling rates mentioned below:-

S.No

Type of Coronary Stents

Ceiling Rate

1.

DRUG ELUTING  CORONARY STENTS

All DCGI and FDA approved Drug Eluting Stents

All DCGI and CE approved Drug Eluting Stents

All DCGI approved Drug Eluting Stents

Rs.25,000/-

2.

BARE METAL CORONARY STENTS

COBALT STENTS (including
Coated and other Stents)

All DCGI and FDA approved
All DCGI and CE approved
All DCGI approved

Rs.12000/-

3.

BARE METAL  STAINLESS STELL   STENTS

Rs.10,000/- the rates were already notified vide OM of even number dated 7th February 2013

   Reimbursement to beneficiaries /empanelled hospitals shall be allowed subject to the ceiling rates or actuals, whichever are lower.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants -clarification regarding.

No.20/16/1998-P&PW(F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 19th February 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants -clarification regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from each retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pension- Contributory Pension Scheme- Employees contribution and Government contribution- Enhancement of rate of interest at the rate of 8.6% - Orders - Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2013

FINANCE (PGC) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.38,  Dated: 11th February, 2013

Pension- Contributory Pension Scheme- Employees contribution and Government contribution- Enhancement of rate of interest at the rate of 8.6% - Orders - Issued.

Read the following:-

   1. G.O.Ms.No.222, Finance (Pension) Department, dated.3.6.2008.

   2. G.O.Ms.No.106, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 30.3.2012.

   3. From the Principal Accountant General, Chennai-18 letter No.GPF-14/CPS/SO/382- 119134, dated 24.8.12 and 27.12.2012.

   4. Government letter No.49690/PGC/2012, dated 2.1.2013.

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Government Initiatives on proposed Strike by the Central Trade Unions.

   As directed by the Prime Minister, senior Ministers in the Union Cabinet – Shri A.K. Antony, Defence Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar, Minister for Agriculture and Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister for Labour & Employment held a round of discussions with the representatives of the Central Trade Unions on the evening of 18th February to convey the serious intent of the Government to resolve the various issues raised in their charter of demands. The list of participants is at.

   The representatives of the Central Trade Unions reiterated their demand for the Government to take concrete measures to contain price rise, to ensure employment generation, strict enforcement of labour laws, universal social security for unorganized and organized workers, stoppage of disinvestment in Central and State Public Sector Undertakings. Some of the issues raised by them also related to payment of minimum wages of Rs.10,000/-, abolition of contract labour, payment of equal wages and benefits to contract workers at par with regular workers, removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund, increasing the quantum of gratuity, assured pension for all, compulsory registration of trade unions within 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Convention No.87 and 98.

  The Ministers explained to the representatives of the Central Trade Unions the various measures taken by the Government to control price-rise and contain inflation in the country. Particular attention was drawn to the huge food subsidy incurred by the Government to ensure availability of food grains to the poor at very concessional rates through the Public Distribution System. The Government’s efforts to pass the Food Security Bill in the Parliament will further increase the availability of subsidized food grains to the larger segments of the population and the Government is prepared to meet the extra burden on this account. The Government’s commitment to help the poor is also evident from the large amount of subsidy for fertilizers and fuel to ensure their supply at reasonable rate to the people.

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Air India LTC-80 Fares updated as on 10th February, 2013.

Air India LTC-80 Fares updated as on 10th February, 2013.

Remarks & Notings:-
 
   1 a) EAP30/ERT30/E30PP, SAP14/SRT14/S14PP & SAP 7/ SAPRT/S7PP Fares Levels are Advance Purchase Fares which are  available for sale upto 30 days/ 14 days, & 7 days respectively in advance before schedule date of departure of the flight.

2 Taxes, Fee & Charges

   In addition to the above fares, Passenger Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever applicable) and Service Tax would apply.

   a)  Passenger Service fee is Rs. 233 except  (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar  Leh where it is 207 (b) ex Bengaluru, Hyderabad  & Kochi it is 225/-& ( c ) ex Delhi & Mumbai Rs.147/-

   b) (a)  User Development Fee (IN)  ex  Hyderabad Rs. 484, Bengaluru Rs. 260, Jaipur Rs. 150, Amritsar Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 124, Mangalore Rs. 150, Varanasi Rs. 150.

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Opening of new Kendriya Vidyalaya(KV) at Thiruvarur (Tamilnadu)

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016.

F.11073 -3/2011-KVSHQ (Admn.-I)

Date: 05.02.2013

OFFICE ORDER

   Sanction of the Chairman, KVS is hereby accorded to open a new Kendriya Vidyalaya at the campus of Central University of Tamilnadu at Thanjavur Road, Thiruvarur (Tamilnadu) under Institute of Higher Learning Sector from 01.04.2013. The Vidyalaya will function from Class I to V (single section) during the academic session 2013-14 with consequential growth based on feasibility.

   The Sponsor i.e. Central University of Tamilnadu at Thiruvarur will be responsible to provide:-

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Various forms of protest action on two days Nationwide General strike on 20th and 21st February,2013.

MOST IMMEDIATE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI-110001

D.O. No. 33012/1(s)/2013-Estt-B

  Dated the 15th  February, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

   The Joint Platform of Action of Government and Associate Services Employee's Organizations — All India Committee has given a notice that the affiliated organizations of JPA and the mass of employees working in Government services throughout the country will boycott work and resort to various forms of protest action on two days Nationwide General strike on 20th  & 21 st  February, 2013 in pursuance of their Charter of Demands.

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary - Implementation of Courts Judgement.

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command) Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

TOP PRIORITY

Speed Post

No. PT/3088/CGDA/Corr                                                                          

Date: 04/02/2013

To,
All Sub Offices

Sub -: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary - Implementation of Courts Judgement.

Ref -:    HQrs Office Letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA-VIII dated 01/02/2013.

    The copy of HQrs Office Delhi Cantt. letter No. cited under reference on above subjects is forwarded herewith for your information and information required as per Para 2 of MOD/D (Civ-II) U.O Note bearing NO. 17(4)/2012/D (Civ-II) dated 04.01.2013 (Copy enclosed) may please be forwarded to this office with in 5 days i.e by 08.02.2013 by Fax as the same is required to be furnished to HQrs office on TOP PRIORITY.

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MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (CENTRAL COMMAND) LUCKNOW CANTT


Part II O.O.No. 732                                                      

Dated 13.02.2013

Sub:- MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

    In the implementation of financial up gradation under the MACP Scheme as introduced by the Govt. of India vide DOPT OM No 35034/3/2008 Estt (d) dated 19.05.2009 and further clarification received from HQrs Office New Delhi under their No AN/XI/11051/MACP/2009/Vol-I dated 22.07.2009, AN/XI/11051?MACP/2009/Vol-II dated 17.11.2009 and No. AN/XI/12240/MACP/2012/Vol-I dated 24.05.2012, individuals as per Annexure-A to this Part-II O.O. have been granted financial up gradation in the next higher grade pay as per details mentioned against their names.

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Revival of ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS.

No: S. 11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/ Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 14th February 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revival of ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS

   With a view to ensuring comprehensive health care to CGHS beneficiaries, CGHS has been, apart from the Government Hospitals, empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres by floating tenders periodically. The latest tender process in this context commenced in the second half of 2009. Even the already empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) / diagnostic centres under CGHS were required to submit the bids under this tender process. Through this process, package rates for different treatment procedures and investigations were notified in 2010. As a part of this process, certain hospitals and diagnostic centres which accepted these rates and also signed MOAs with CGHS were notified in CGHS covered cities. Subsequently, with a view to empanel more hospitals and diagnostic centers , continuous empanelment scheme was initiated in December 2010 and was in operation till July 2011 in some cities & till 26th December 2011 in some other cities.

   2. However, it has been noticed that the number of hospitals and diagnostic centres notified as empanelled under CGHS is not adequate to provide a satisfactory level of healthcare to CGHS beneficiaries in all areas of CGHS covered cities.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Default ASP and Annuity Scheme for subscribers exiting from NPS and Seeking withdrawal of Accumulated Pension Wealth.

Pension Fund Regulatory and
      Development Authority
        
CIRCULAR

PFRDA/2013/5/PDEX/4

                                 14th February 2013

To,
All POP’s/Aggregators/CRA/ dealing offices of Central & State Governments,

Subject: Default ASP and Annuity Scheme for subscribers exiting  from NPS and Seeking withdrawal of Accumulated Pension Wealth

   PFRDA has empanelled seven Annuity Service Providers (ASP’s) for providing annuity services to NPS subscribers. As per current National Pension System (NPS) exit norms,the subscriber is mandatorily required to select one of the empanelled ASP’s along with an Annuity scheme from those offered by the chosen ASP at the time of exiting from NPS and seeking withdrawal of accumulated pension wealth (for reasons other than death of the subscriber).

   Based on the feedback received from stakeholders seeking provision of a default option to be exercised by the subscriber at the time of selection of the ASP and choosing of an annuity scheme, PFRDA has examined the matter and decided to assist the subscriber by providing a default option.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Raise I-T exemption limit to Rs 4 lakh: Congress.

   In a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister P Chidambaram here on Thursday, Congress leaders have asked the UPA government to increase the taxable income exemption limit to Rs 4 lakh from the current Rs 2 lakh, while suggesting a pro-people budget with sops for the middle class and farmers keeping  the upcoming elections in mind.

   The meeting was held at the Congress party headquarters. With the rise in fuel prices impacting the ‘aam aadmi’, the meeting saw suggestions for varied pricing of petrol, diesel and cooking gas for people living below poverty line and low income group.

   Senior party leader Oscar Fernandes suggested there was a need to bring down the dependence on petroleum import and more focus on having alternative sources of energy like ethanol, sources said. Fernandes also wanted the government to reduce tax on bidis, noting that employment levels were coming down in the labour-intensive sector due to current tax slab.

   Congress leader Jagdish Tytler suggested that the budget should be formulated in a way that helps the party to connect with people as elections were ahead, sources said.  AICC Secretary P Sudhakar Reddy mooted raising the tax exemption limit of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh, which was endorsed by many other office bearers.

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Removal/Suspension of Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi — regarding.

No: S. 11031/CGHS(HEC)/2012- 13-CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 13th February 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Removal/Suspension of Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi — regarding.

   With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No S 11011/23/2009/CGHS DII / Hospital Cell (part I) dated 7.10.2010 vide which Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi were empanelled under CGHS, Delhi and to state that Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre and Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi have conveyed their unwillingness to continue their empanelment under CGHS. It is also stated that Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi informed that the hospital shall not provide credit facility to CGHS beneficiaries. The matter has been examined by this Ministry and it has been decided that Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi shall stand removed from the list of empanelled hospitals under CGHS, Delhi with immediate effect.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

All India Railwaymen's Federation Support to “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions.

All India Railwaymen's Federation

4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055
INDIA

No.AIRF/376

Dated: February 13th 2013.

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Corms.,

Sub: Support to “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions.

   As you are aware that the 88th Annual Conference of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, met at Vishakhapatnam from 18th to 20th December, 2012, had decided to reiterate its all out support to the programme drawn in the National Convention of all the Central Trade Unions, held on 4th September, 2012 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi(Resolution No.5). It has, therefore, been decided by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation to extend its fullest support to the countrywide two days “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions on 20th and 21st February, 2013 on the following demands:-

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Latest Railway Board Order: Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 11/2013

No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/12

New Delhi, Dated: 11.02.2013.

The GMS/FA&CAOS,
All Indian Railways/production Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-reg.

   A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare(DOP&PW)’s O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Rules 49 and 54(3)(a) of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to therein correspond to Rules 69 and 75(4)(i) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 respectively. The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O. M. No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008 mentioned in DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 28.01.2013 has been adopted on Railways vide Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.09.2008.

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Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners - reg.

F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-ll0 003.
Dated the 13th February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners - reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government' s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pension vide this Department's OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time.

   2. The pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners was stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 with effect from 24.9.12 vide this Department OM of even number dated 28th January, 2013.

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LTC entitlement of fresh recruits.

Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi cantt- 10

AN/XIV/ 14162/TA/DA/LTC/ Vol-II

Dated: 12/02/20 13

To
All CsDA/PsDA/IFAs

Subject:- LTC entitlement of fresh recruits.

   This is regarding admissibility of All India LTC to fresh recruits, where the HQr’s and Home town happens to be same.

   2. In terms of Para 4 of DoP&T O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt (A) dated 23.9.2008 —“fresh recruits have been allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in and to any place in India on the fourth occasion in a block of four years reckoned from the initial date of joining Govt. service for the first time”.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mallikarjun Kharge Assure Central Trade Union Leaders to Brief Prime Minister about issues Raised by them

   Mallikarjun Kharge Assure Central Trade Union Leaders to Brief Prime Minister about issues Raised by them
Appeal to the Central Trade Unions not to Inconvenience the General Public and the Workers and to Withdraw the Notice for the Proposed Strike.

   The Union Minister for Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge and the Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K.Suresh today met the representatives of eleven major Central Trade Unions here at Shram Shakti Bhawan in New Delhi to discuss the proposed country-wide General Strike on the 20th and 21st February, 2013. Senior officers of various Ministries also attended the meeting.

   The representatives of Central Trade Unions reiterated their demands for the Government to take concrete measures to contain price rise, to ensure employment generation, strict enforcement of labour laws, universal social security for unorganized and organized workers, stoppage of disinvestment in central and state public sector undertakings. Some of the specific issues raised by them related to payment of minimum wages of Rs.10,000/-, abolition of contract labour, payment of equal wages and benefits to contract workers at par with regular workers, removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund, increasing the quantum of gratuity, assured pension for all, compulsory registration of trade unions within 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Convention No. 87 and 98.

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Fixation of pay in the post wise revision of pay scales-clarification regarding grant of next increment on the revised Grade Pay.

No.Fin(PR)-B( 7)-64/2010
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pay Revision) Department

From:
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.

To:
I. All Administrative Secretaries to the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
2. All Heads of Departments in Himachal Pradesh.
3. The Registrar General, High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla171001.
4. The Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabba, Shimla-171004.
5. All Deputy Commissioner in Himachal Pradesh.
6. All District and Session Judges in Himachal Pradesh.

Dated, Shimla-17l002, the 30th January, 2013.

Subject:- Fixation of pay in the post wise revision of pay scales-clarification regarding grant of next increment on the revised Grade Pay.

Sir,
      I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that pay band and grade pay of certain categories of Government employees have been re-revised w.e.f 1-10-2012 as per the provisions of HP Civil Services (category/post wise Revised Pay) Rules, 2012. References are being received from various Departments seeking clarification regarding the grade pay to be taken into account for the purpose of grant of next increment in respect of such employees whose annual increment falls on 1-10-2012.

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Repairing/Renovation of Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata - reg.

D-11020/1/2013-Regions
Govt. of India
Min. of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Regions Section

Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108
Dated: 11/02/2013

To,
Sh. P.P. Bandopadhyay,
Estate Manager,
5-Esplanade East,
Kolkata - 700 069

Subject: Repairing/Renovation of Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata - reg.

Sir,
   It has been decided at the competent level to get the entire Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata renovated. For this purpose, the entire Guest House building is required to be handed over to the Central Public Works Department for carrying out necessary repairs and renovation with effect from 01.04.2013.

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Govt. urges Tax Payers to disclose true income & pay Tax.

   Government Once again urges all Tax Payers to Disclose their true income and pay Appropriate Taxes within the Current Financial Year;

   Nodal Cell set up to Capture the Response and take Follow-up Action; an Online Monitoring System to Ensure Follow-up Action and Track Return Filing and Tax Payment of the Target Segment.

   The Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has repeatedly emphasized that there is need for a non–intrusive tax administration to enable the tax payer to file his return and pay appropriate taxes.

   In the statement made by the Revenue Secretary to the media on 10th December 2012, he had stated that there is no advantage in suppressing the true income or avoiding paying income tax that is due because, sooner or later, the information available with the Income Tax Department will lead the department to the doors of such persons.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act 2005.

F. No.12/31/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated : 11.2.2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act 2005.

   It has been brought to the notice of the Central information Commission that some CPIOs inform the information seeker about the additional fee under sub section 7(3) of the RTI Act at the fag end of the thirty days period prescribed for providing the information under sub-section 7(1) of the RTI  Act.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

7th Pay Commission Projected Pay Scale.

   People may think that the babus again started to make voice over pay revision and next pay commission or 7th Pay commission. There is a saying that “The crying baby gets the milk”. The need makes the man to act.

   One should try to understand the fact that being a government servant one can witness a considerable pay hike at least twice or thrice of his/her entire service period. Because, other than promotion, only the pay commission recommendation will give them considerable pay hike. But it takes place once in ten years. Now a days a government employee can render service 20 or 30 years only due to non availability of employment opportunity in government service below the age of 25. So there is no need to be get annoyed by hearing the voice for seventh pay commission from central government employees. Because constituting next pay commission is for nothing but to review the salary of the govt. servants with the current economical condition of the country.

   How the pay of a govt. employee had been fixed at the beginning of the Independence India.

   Till now there are six pay commission had been constituted to review and recommend pay structure of central government employees.

   All the six pay commissions have taken many aspects into consideration to prescribe the pay structure for government servants.

   In the first pay commission the concept of ‘living wage’ was adopted.

   In second pay commission it had been reiterated that the pay structure and working condition to be crafted in a way so as to ensure the effective functioning of government mechanism.

   The third pay commission adopted the concept of ‘need based wage’

   The Fourth CPC had recommended the government to constitute permanent machinery to undertake periodical review of pay and allowances of Central Government employees, but which got never implemented.

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VII CPC : Short Description about Sixth Pay Commission.

Before discuss about the VII pay commission let us see about sixth pay commission…

SIXTH PAY COMMISSION

   Initially the then government refused to set up sixth pay commission to review the pay and allowances of central government employees. The then finance minister told that there was no need to constitute next pay commission since 50 % dearness allowance was already merged with the basic pay. The employees had threatened to go on a nationwide strike if the government failed to set up 6th pay commission. In July 2006, the Cabinet approved setting up of the sixth pay commission. This commission has been set up under the Chairmanship of Justice B.N.Srikrishna with a timeframe of 18 months to submit the report. The cost of hikes in salaries is anticipated to be about Rs. 20,000 crore for a total of 3.5 million government employees. The commission submitted the Report to the Government on March, 24, 2008.

   The Sixth Pay Commission mainly focused on removing ambiguity in respect of various pay scales and mainly focused on reducing number of pay scales .It recommended for removal of Group-D cadre.

   The Fifth CPC had compressed many scales. The number of pay scales was reduced from 51 pay scales as on 31.12.1995 to 34 pay scales by the Fifth CPC. In many cases, this led to the promotion and feeder cadres being placed in an identical pay scale. Although Department of Expenditure issued orders that existence of the feeder and promotion posts in the same pay scale will not constitute an anomaly, however, these orders have consistently been rejected by the various courts of this country. The sixth pay Commission, therefore, decided to evolve a new system of pay scales that would effectively address most of the existing anomalies.

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7th Pay Commission : Fourth CPC pay scale and Fifth Pay commission.

It will be very use full to know all the pay commissions recommendations before getting into VII pay commission

FOURTH PAY COMMISSION
     The Fourth Pay Commission was constituted in June 1983 and its Chairman was Shri. P N Singhal. But the report of 4th CPC was submitted to government in three phases within the period of four years. There from it was started maintaining huge gap between lowest grade and highest grade as for as pay is concerned.

       There was a huge difference in basic pay between lowest grade and highest grade in IV pay commission pay scales. The basic pay of lowest grade was Rs.750, where as highest grade was Rs.9000. The pay of top most grade was 12 times higher than the pay of Group D employee. The Fourth CPC had recommended the government to constitute permanent machinery to undertake periodical review of pay and allowances of Central Government employees, but which got never implemented.

FIFTH PAY COMMISSION
      The Fifth Pay Commission was set up in 1994. The chairman of fifth pay commission was Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian. The commission gave its report in January 1997. Government accepted most of the recommendations and issued appropriate order in July 1997. The recommendations were implemented with effect from 1-1-1996. It recommended to reduce the number of pay scale from 51 to 34. It is noted that about 93% of the employees were in Group 3 and Group 4

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VII Pay Commission : First CPC to Third CPC Pay Scales.

   Now all the central government employees federations are demanding the govt. to set up seventh pay commission soon. So far six pay Commissions have been set up till date from 1946 by Government of India to review and recommend wage structure for all the central government employees including postal, railway, defence civilian employees and armed forces. All the matters pertaining to the government servants like Pay and Allowances ,promotion policy, retirement benefits, service condition also been thoroughly reviewed by these Pay commissions after every ten years and they submit recommendations to the government for the approval.

   At the advent of First Pay Commission, there was 1934 th year pay Scales were remained in effect. The pay scales prescribed by first pay commission replaced the 1934 pay Scales.

First Pay Commission

   The first pay commission was constituted in 1946 and the government appointed Srinivasa Varadacharia as Chairman of this commission. The first pay commission was based upon the idea of “living wages” to the employees, this idea was taken from the Islington Commission and the commission observed that “the test formulated by the Islington Commission is only to be liberally interpreted to suit the conditions of the present day and to be qualified by the condition that in no case should be a man’s pay be less than a living wage.The minimum basic pay for Class IV staff has been raised from Rs. 10/- to Rs. 30/- and for Class III from Rs. 35/- to Rs. 60/- per month. The Commission had fixed Rs. 55/- as minimum wage (Rs. 30 plus Rs. 25 as Dearness Allowance). The recommendations were accepted and implemented in 1946.

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Recruitment of Various Posts of Semi-Skilled (691) in Ordnance Factory Khamaria (Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Indian Ordnance Factories
Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482005

Advertisment No.2613/EA/LB/OFK-III

   On-line applications are invited for the following posts of Semi-Skilled in the Pay Band of Rs. 5200-20200/- with Grade pay of  Rs. 1800-/ plus allowances as admissible to the Central Government employees, from the citizens of India, who fulfill the requisite qualifications/ specifications as mentioned below.

(1) Name of the Post and No. of Vacancies:

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Revision in documentary requirements in case of exits arising from Death of the subscriber under NPS-Swavalamban.

CIRCULAR

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PFRDA/2013/3/PDEX/3 

                                            Date: 06/02/2013

To,
Dear Sir/Madam,

Subject:   Revision in documentary requirements in case of exits arising from Death of the subscriber under NPS-Swavalamban.

   Attention of all stakeholders is invited to the requirement of Death Certificate in original for claiming the benefits of the accumulated pension wealth in the account of a deceased subscriber by the nominee/legal heirs under National Pension System (NPS).

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Improving further the structure of pay of Haryana Government employees.

GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

No. 1/53/2012.1PR (FD)

Dated, Chandigarh the  05-02-2013

ORDER

(Made under rule 17 and the rule 19 of the Haryana Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and rule 26 and rule 28 of the Haryana Civil Services (Assured Career Progression) Rules, 2008)

Subject: - Improving further the structure of pay of Haryana Government employees.

   Whereas pay scales of the State Government employees were revised w.e.f. 01-01-2006 vide Haryana Government Notification No. G.S.R.-44/Const./Art. 309/08, dated 30th December, 2008 and No. G.S.R.-45/Const./Art. 309/08, dated 30th December, 2008.

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Central Vigilance Commission's jurisdiction over employees of Multi-State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc.

No. 399/9/2010-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 1st  February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:  Central Vigilance Commission's jurisdiction over employees of Multi-State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc.

   The undersigned is directed to say that a question has been recently raised as to whether Central Vigilance Commission functioning under the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 has jurisdiction/superintendence over the Multi- State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc.

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Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees - clarification-regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S. No.PC-VI/313
No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2

RBE No.08/2013
New Delhi, dated 31/01/2013

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject :- Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees - clarification-regarding.

   Reference is invited to the Board’s letter of even number dated 10-06-2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to Railway employees. Pursuant to the discussions in the meeting of National Advisory Committee held on 17-07-12 and subsequent meeting on 27-07-2012 held with the Staff Side and in continuation to clarifications issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010, it is further clarified as under:-

2 (i). Financial upgradation under MACPS in the case of staff who joined another unit/organization on request.

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Allotment of General Pool residential accommodation (C-I houses to Secretary/Secretary equivalent officers and Chairpersons / Members of Commissions / Tribunals etc.

No. 12035/9/2007-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 31.01.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: - Allotment of General Pool residential accommodation (C-I houses to Secretary/Secretary equivalent officers and Chairpersons / Members of Commissions / Tribunals etc.

   Attention is invited to this Directorate’s O.M. of even number dated 11.09.2007 modified vide OM dated 08.10.2010 and 29.12.2011 wherein decision to allot C-I houses among Secretaries, Secretary equivalent officers and Chairpersons/Members of Commissions/Tribunals in the ratio of 2:1:1 and to prepare three waiting Lists i.e. List-A, List-B and List-C was communicated. Further it was also decided vide OM dated 11.05.2011 that no HAG officer waiting in list A or list B will be allotted C-I house if an Apex Grade officer is waiting in the other list. Thus, HAG officers will be allotted C.I houses only after meeting the claim of the Secretary/Secretary equivalent officers irrespective of availability of units as per the above ratio.

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Revision of Ceiling Rates for Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon for CGHS beneficiaries.

 

F.No. Misc. 1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Latest CGHS Orders

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 7th February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon for CGHS beneficiaries.

   With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S.11011/23/2009 /Hospital Cell dated 17.08.2010 and other Office Memoranda issued subsequently whereby the CGHS package rates for Coronary Angioplasty were fixed by the Government for empanelled hospitals under CGHS in Delhi and NCR and other CGHS cities and to state that in supersession of the earlier CGHS rates ceiling rates the following ceiling rates are approved for reimbursement to CGHS beneficiaries/CGHS empanelled hospitals as per the details given below:-

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Revision of Ceiling Rates for Stainless Steel Bare Metal Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

F. No. Misc. 1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 7th February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Stainless Steel Bare Metal Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

   With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even No. dated 31.10.2011 and to state that the ceiling rates for reimbursement of Stainless steel bare metal coronary stents for CGHS/ CS(MA) beneficiaries as mentioned at para (1) (2) (i) of the said order are hereby revised and the new ceiling rates for reimbursement to CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries are fixed as under:-

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Leveraging Aadhaar for improving the services of EPFO — regarding.

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

R-I/UID/2010/37496

date: 06.02.2013

To
All ACCs (Political states),
All RPFC-I (In-charge of Regions),
All RPFC-II (In-charge of SROs)
(Through web circulation)

Subject:- Leveraging Aadhaar for improving the services of EPFO — regarding.

Sir,
     This is in reference to Head Office letter No. RI/UID/2010/30051 dated 21.01.2013 on the subject cited above.

   The issue of expeditious enrolment of the EPF members was discussed with UIDAI Officials. It has emerged that UIDAI through its registrars has been organising enrolment camps in 18 states only. Register General of India (RGI) has been collecting data in respect of the remaining states through National Population Register (NPR). While the data collected by RGI is also being processed for issue of Aadhaar numbers by UIDAI, the methodology used by RG1 for setting up enrolment camps is different i.e. it is being done on the basis of house-to-house data collected by enumerators during Census Operations 2011, unlike UIDAI camps, where any resident, irrespective of the place of residence, can get himself enrolled for Aadhaar number. Thus enrolment may take considerable time.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS(1500) IN STATE BANK OF INDIA

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013

PAYMENT OF FEES - ONLINE : 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013

PAYMENT OF FEES - OFFLINE : 01.02.2013 TO 28.02.2013

DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION : 28.04.2013

   Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.  Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

EMOLUMENTS:

   PAY: The starting basic pay is Rs 16,900/- (with 4 increments) in the scale of Rs. 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale I. The official will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A & C.C.A as per rules in force from time to time. The compensation per annum at Mumbai is Rs.8,00,000/- plus. The break-up of monthly compensation is as under:-

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Fixed Medical Allowance to railway beneficiaries of New Pension Scheme drawing additional relief on death /disability of railway servants.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VI/ 311  
No. PC-V/2010/A/Med./1

RBE No. 05/2013. 
New Delhi, dated 22-01-2013.

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & Pus
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Fixed Medical Allowance to railway beneficiaries of New Pension Scheme drawing additional relief on death /disability of railway servants.

   The Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) is granted,to Railway pensioners/family pensioners in terms of instructions, contained in Board’s letter dated 21-4-99, 1-3-2004 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Holidays to be observed in Govt. offices during the year 2013.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Dehi-110 016

F11090-1/2011-KVS(S&S)

Date: 23.1.13

Subject : Holidays to be observed in Govt. offices during the year 2013.

   List of Govt of India Holidays / Restricted Holidays for the year 2013 to be observed in Sangathan's offices at Delhi / New Delhi is enclosed for information and necessary action.

sd/-
[BCD KUMAR]
Asstt. Commissioner (Fin./S&S)

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Two private Health Care Organisations have been assessed under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

Notification

No. 619-F (MED)
FN/0/2/87/09

Date: 24.01.2013

   The following private Health Care Organisations have been assessed as Service Provider by the Health & Family Welfare Department on the basis of the facilities available there for rendering service to the Government employees/ Government
pensioners and their beneficiaries under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008. The Health Care Organisations have came into agreement with the Government of West Bengal on the basis of Memorandum of Agreement for a period of 2 (two) years or till they are modified or revoked whichever is earlier from the date of the notification.

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Launching of Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS.

IMMEDIATE

No. 21/11/2010-CS.I (U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi

Dated : 4th February 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Launching of Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS

   The undersigned is to refer to this Department’s d.o. letter of even number dated 15th June 2012 and subsequent communications on the subject mentioned above. CS Division, Department of Personnel & Training is the cadre controlling authority for the three Central Secretariat Services viz. Central Secretariat Service (CSS),Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) and Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS). The cadre management functions of these services are being carried out through paper communications. It involves manual updatation of data by keeping track of each and every cadre management activity which is found to be a cumbersome task and unreliable as many of the orders issued by Ministries/Departments for posting/ transfer/ relieving on deputation / disciplinary proceedings are not received by CS Division. Absence of accurate, updated information leads to delay in carrying out cadre management activities and avoidable reworking.

   2. To obviate various difficulties presently being faced in the cadre management activities, this Department has undertaken the task of development of a web based cadre management system for the three Central Secretariat Services. The software has since been developed and is being tested at CS Division level.

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Special discount scheme for serving / retired Govt. / PSU employees and visually impaired persons under EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan -reg.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
(A Government of India Enterprise)
Tariff & Costing-CM Section, Corporate Office,
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
H.C. Mathur Lane, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 001.
Tel. No.011-23037109/200  Fax No.011-23329125 

No. 24-8/2009-R&C           

Date: 31.01.2013

Circular T&C-CM No. 115/12-13

Sub:-  Special discount scheme for  serving / retired  Govt. / PSU employees and visually impaired persons under EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan -reg. 

   Kindly refer to this office order of even No. dated 29.10.2010 and  orders issued from time  to time vide which promotional discount  scheme for serving Govt. / PSU employees under EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan was offered. Now,  based on feedback received from field units  it has been decided by the competent authority to  reintroduce the promotional scheme of discount/rebate @ 20% on usage and FMC for Central Govt./State Govt./PSU  employees including BSNL  staff,  retired  Govt./PSU employees  and  visually impaired customers of EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan for a period of one year from the date of implementation, after checking the bonafide of the customer.

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Govt. to raise income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh in revised DTC.

   The government will come up with a modified Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill after incorporating the suggestions of the Standing Committee on Finance, which among things had suggested raising annual income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh.

   “Will come out with modified DTC (Bill) in response to Standing Committee suggestions,” said Advisor to the Finance Minister Parthasarathi Shome at a FICCI event here.

   He said the Finance Ministry is looking at the Bill and working on tax structures as suggested by the Parliamentary committee.

   The Parliamentary panel headed by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in its report (March 2012) had suggested raising the annual income exemption tax limit to Rs 3 lakh as against Rs 2 lakh proposed in the original DTC Bill. Current tax exemption limit is Rs 1.8 lakh.

   It has also suggested that subsequent tax slabs be adjusted accordingly to provide relief to people reeling under the impact of inflation. The DTC will eventually replace the over five decades old Income Tax Act.

   “We are trying to see what could be the best in terms of transparency so that issues that are hurting industry could be covered adequately,” Shome said.

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Suspension of Booking of holiday home at Mysore for two more months (from 01.01.2013 to 28.02.2013) regarding.

NOTICE/MOST IMMDIATE

No. D-11016/16/87-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 30.01.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Suspension of Booking of holiday home at Mysore for two more months (from 01.01.2013 to 28.02.2013) regarding.

   The work of vertical extension of existing holiday home at Mysore has not completed till now and it will likely to take two more months. Due to construction activities, there is disturbance within the premises of holiday home at Mysore.

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Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi/ New Delhi.

MOST IMMEDIATE

No.32/1/2012-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Room No.361, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 31st January, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi/ New Delhi.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the officers, whose particulars are shown in the enclosed list have been nominated as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the Calendar years 2013 and 2014 for the Areas in Delhi/New Delhi indicated against their names, with the approval of Joint Secretary and Chief Welfare Officer, DOPT.

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