Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BPS Pensioners Network : BPS Pensioners Network : PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA- .PENSIONERS PATRIKA MARCH 015-A PUBLICATION OF AIBSNL-PWA

BPS Pensioners Network : BPS Pensioners Network : PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA- .PENSIONERS PATRIKA MARCH 015-A PUBLICATION OF AIBSNL-PWA: BPS Pensioners Network : PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA- .PENSIONERS PATRIKA MARCH 015-A PUBLICATION OF AIBSNL-PWA

BPS Pensioners Network : BPS Pensioners Network : PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA- .PATRIKA MARCH 015-A PUBLICATION OF AIBSNL-PWA

BPS Pensioners Network : BPS Pensioners Network : PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA- .PATRIKA MARCH 015-A PUBLICATION OF AIBSNL-PWA

Cancer Treatment under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944 – 27 hospitals recognized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


G.I., Health Ministry, O.M.No. 1-1/13/Hospital Cell/R&H/CGHS (Pt.l)/CGHS (P), dated 23.2.2015

Subject:- Cancer Treatment under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 2nd September, 2008 and to state that in view of empanelment of several Cancer hospitals under CGHS the matter was re-examined, and it has now been decided to modify the Office Memorandum as follows:


i) CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries covered under CS(MA)Rules, 1944 shall be permitted to get themselves treated from any of the under mentioned 27 (Twenty seven) hospitals recognized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under the National Cancer Control Programmes that are funded by the Government of India, subject to the condition that the reimbursement will be as per the rates fixed in the Regional Cancer Centers under Central Government, if any or as per actual, whichever may be less.

1 Andhra Pradesh – M.N.J. institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad.
2 Assam – Dr. B. Borooah Cancer institute, Guwahati.
3 Bihar – Indira Gandhi institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
4 Chandigarh – Post Graduate institute Medical Education Research, Chandigarh.
5 Chhattisgarh – Pt. ,i.J.N Medical College & Dr. BR. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur.
6 Delhi – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi.
7 Gujarat- Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ah medabad, Gujarat.
8 Haryana – Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak.
9 Himachal Pradesh- Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.
10 Jammu & Kashmir- Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar.
11 Jammu & Kashmir- Government Medical College -Jammu.
12 Karnataka – Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.
13 Kerala – Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.
14 Madhya Pradesh – Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Gwalior.
15 Maharashtra – Rashtrasant Tukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital Research Centre, Nagpur.
16 Maharashtra -Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
17 Manipur- Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.
18 Mizoram – Civil Hospital, Aizwal.
19 Odisha – Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack.
20 Puducherry – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research.
21 Rajasthan – Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment & Research Institute, Bikaner.
22 Tamil Nadu – Govt. Arignar Anna Memorial Cancer Research Institute & Hospital, Kancheepuram.
23 Tamil Nadu – Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai.
24 Tripura – Civil Hospital, Agartala.
25 Uttar Pradesh – Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
26 Uttar Pradesh – Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital, Allahabad.
27 West Bengal – Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata.

ii) In cities where there are no facilities for cancer treatment in any of the empanelled private hospitals powers are hereby delegated to the Addl. Directors of CGHS of the concerned cities in respect of CGHS and to HOD/ Head of Office in respect of serving employees covered under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 for grant of permission for undergoing treatment at any hospital that provides treatment to cancer patients, subject to the condition that the reimbursement shall be limited to the prevalent CGHS rates or actual expenditure – whichever may be lower. Permission shall however be granted for the specific treatment procedures as advised by a Government specialist.

iii) Powers are also hereby delegated to the Additional Directors of CGHS of the concerned cities in respect of CGHS and to HOD/ Head of Office in respect of serving employees covered under CS(I\/IA) Rules, 1944 for grant of permission for post-operative follow up treatment from the same centre, where permission has been granted earlier for cancer treatment as per the terms and conditions of OM dated 10.04.2001 regarding Post-operative follow up treatment.

2. These orders shall be in force till further orders.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide CD No. 115650 /2015 dated 15-01-2015.



Source: CGHS Website

Monday, March 30, 2015

Anubhav: Amendment in Form 5 under Rule 59 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972:-


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTEE OF INDIA
(EXTRAORDINARY) PART II, SECTION 3, SUB - SECTION (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, dated the 30 March, 2015



G.S.R.............(E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in relation to persons serving in the lndian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2015.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, in Form 5, under the heading “Check List of Documents to be submitted along with Form 5", after serial number 8 and the entry relating thereto, the following serial number and entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“9. Form for submitting details under ‘Anubhav' (optional)”

[F.No.4/2/2014-P&PW(Coord.)

sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

JCM Delegation proposed before the 7th Central Pay Commission: Open Ended Pay Scale, 3.7 multiplication factor, Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/-, 5% Increment rate, 5 promotions, HRA - 60%,40%,20%, Wage ratio 1:8, CEA for Higher Studies, Minimum Pension 67%....



NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055
Affiliated to
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended Pay Scales
JCM DELEGATION PROPOSED BEFORE THE 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs. 26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the Pay Commission are listed below:

  • Wage ratio between the lowest and highest should be 1:8.
  • Revised pay scales and allowances should be given effect from 01/01/2014.
  • 3.7 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the revised pay. Special Pay concept should be restored back.
  • HRA should be revised to 60%, 40% and 20% of pay for ‘X’ ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ class localities/cities respectively.
  • Children Education Allowance should be revised and extended to cover higher studies also.
  • Increment rate should be 5% of pay.
  • Five promotions during service.
  • Special Duty Allowance for North Eastern Region be revised to 37-1/2%.
  • House Building Amount should be increased and interest rate should be reduced.
  • 6th CPC Anomalies may be got addressed through a special mechanism.
  • Flexi timings for women employees besides additional leave facilities etc.,

Pension
  • Pay Commission was urged to recommend parity in Pension.
  • Minimum Pension should be fixed at 67% of last pay drawn.
  • Gratuity amount should be upwardly revised.
All the issues contained in the J CM memorandum were explained to the Commission with cogent logic, merits and Precedents. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader JCM (Staff Side), Guman Singh, NFIR President, R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President and BC. Sharma, Joint General Secretary have participated in the deliberations.

No.IV/NFIR/7TH CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated : 28/03/2015 V

(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan): CPAO O.M. Dated 20.03.2015


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE.
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan /2014-15/218-259
20.03.2015

Office Memorandum



Subject:- Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan)

The Hon’ble Prime Minister has launched “Jeevan Aadhaar”(Aadhaar based biometric verification system for pensioner). To make its implementation successful Department of Financial Services has constituted a sub-group comprising of RBI, Indian Bank’s Association (IBA),, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank.  Accordingly,'RBI, IBA and Department of Financial Services have issued necessary guidelines/ instructions to all banks for their convenience. To implement Jeevan Pramaan it is necessary on the part of banks to seed the Aadhaar number with Pension Payment Order and bank account number. To complete this task, all banks have to take special drive to collect the Aadhaar number of pensioners and make it a part of their master data.

In the above context Addl. CGA has taken a meeting on 24.12.2014 with the discuss the further strategy for speedy implementation of the system. In the meeting, it was decided that to ensure the genuineness of the pensioner it is necessary to seed the Aadhaar number with PPO and pensioners bank account. Because at present banks are not having pensioners’ data base on their server to link them with the details of PPOs and Aadhaar numbers, they were advised to prepare a data-base of pensioners account first at the earliest and link them with Aadhaar server. For this purpose, they will call the pensioners to come to bank alongwith their original Aadhaar card and its photocopy for identification. The designated officer of the bank will identify the pensioner with reference to the PPO and KYC document and seed his pension account with Aadhaar server.

He will keep the photocopy of Aadhaar Card in the pensioners’ folder for record. The bank will apply this strategy immediately with those pensioners whose life certificates are still pending and are interested to opt for digital certification of their life. Thereafier, they may complete this task well before November, 2015, when life certificate becomes dues. 

A column for Aadhaar number has been provided in the format of master data and made available on CPAOs website. All CPPCs are advised to update their master data duly seeded with PPO number & bank account numbers and send the same to CPAO by e-mail at cpao.masterdata{@}gmail.com at the earliest so that CPAO also updates its master data for validation purpose.

This task must be completed on top priority basis.

(Dilip Kumar)
Controller of Accounts

Source: http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/CPAO_Tech_Jeevan_Praman_2014-15.pdf

Notification of Fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under continuous empanelment scheme of CGHS, Meerut:-



OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR 
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME
SURAJ KUND ROAD, MEERUT 

No. 9-4/14-15-CGHS/MRT /ESTT/Hospital Cell
Dated: 16-03-2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Notification of Fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under continuous empanelment scheme of CGHS, Meerut 

In reference to Directorate email dated 31-12-14 & Notification issued by this office letter No. 9-4/15-CGHS/MRT/ESn dated 07-01- 2015 & corrigendum dated 19-02-2015 and last date of application submission on 28-02-2015 for continuous fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under CGHS Meerut, a committee was formed with two CMOs headed by undersigned including Office Superintendent. Inspection for authentication of documents submitted was carried out by Transparency officer, CGHS Meerut, Office Superintendent CGHS Meerut & Vigilance Officer CGHS Meerut. The qualified list of Hospital is according to category and purpose attached as given below (on the recommendation of Hospital Committee) for One Year or Fresh Empanelment whichever is earlier. 

1. The Hospital who have qualified to be empanelment under CGHS, Meerut have submitted the Draft MOA with CGHS along with performance Bank Guarantee are approved for empanelment of Private Hospitals under CGHS, Meerut with effect from date of notification of the OM. 

2. The empanelment shall be for a period of one year from the date of notification or till new empanelment process whichever is earlier. 

Encl: As above

Dr. C.M. KOHLI
ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
CGHS MEERUT


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Feedback of the meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th CPC


No.NC/JCM/2015 Dated: March 25, 2014
Dear Comrades,
The 7th CPC had asked the JCM Staff Side to present their case before the Commission for wage revision on 23rd and 24th March 2015. Accordingly, the Standing Committee of the Staff Side met on 22nd March and again 23rd March 2015. The presentation was made on 23rd and 24th March 2015 before the Commission.
We have discussed the memorandum, chapter wise and the Commission made a very patient hearing and interacted with us seeking clarifications on certain matters. It is not possible to provide a detailed account of the discussions. However, we are to inform you that we came out of the discussion with a very good impression and satisfaction.
1. The Commission will adopt Minimum Wage Concept(Dr. Aykhrod Formula) as the principle of wage determination. They will however, collect the retail rates of the commodities that go into the basket.
2. We have pleaded for the adoption of the best international practices while fixing the highest salary.
3. On the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA, the Commission finally said that those can only be considered if Terms of Reference are amended.
4. The Commission agreed that there had been reduction in the sanctioned strength and working strength over the years despite the increased workload.
5. They have also noted that there was substantial reduction in percentage terms of the expenses on salary and wages over the years.
6. The Commission enquired, as to how multiplication factor of 3.7 was arrived at. The same was explained in detail.
7. Fitment Formula and the demand on Fixation of Pay on Promotion, were appreciated as the rationale was explained.
8. Date of effect: No commitment or comment was made by the Commission. The Staff Side explained, as to how they compromised by shifting the date from. 01.01.2011 to 01.01.2014.
9. The institution of Special Pay, especially in the wake of de-layering was explained.
10. Common Categories: We have requested the upgradation and amalgamation of the cadres of LDC with UDC and the need for bringing about parity in pay scales of the Subordinate Offices with the Central Secretariat. The problems of Staff Car Drivers were also elaborated. The contractorisation and casualisation at lower level positions and the consequent exploitation of the labour were discussed at length. The Commission has made a proposal to do away with the contractorisation/casualisation. Staff side will discuss the proposal and will send its views to the Commission in due course.
11. Classification of Posts: Our proposal has not been found favour.
12. GDS: While sympathizing with the Staff Side, the Commission wanted them to approach the Government with a view to amend the Terms of Reference.
13. Allowances and Advances: Detailed discussions were held on HRA, CCA, Transport Allowance, CEA and Special Allowance for personnel posted at North East Region. Chapters dealing with the facilities was also discussed at length, including compassionate appointment. On holidays, we have requested to include May Day in the list of holidays. The background of observance of May Day was enquired by the Commission and explained.
14. Pension and Retirement Benefit – NPS: Commission stated categorically that NPS being an Act of Parliament, they will not make any comment thereon.
Pension Computation: The rationale of 67% was explained and appreciated.
Minimum Pension: our demand for 2/3rd of the Minimum Wage was also explained.
Parity in pension of past and present pensioners was fully explained, linked with one rank -one pension scheme for Defence Personnel. We have pleaded that Civilian Pensioners should not be discriminated against. Demand for Additional Pension for both Pensioners and Family Pensioners was explained. All matters concerning Family Pension were also discussed. So also, gratuity to be computed in accordance with the Gratuity Act.
There was good response for the demands from the Commission.
Restoration of commuted value of pension: The Commission will enquire the views of the Government as to what is their objection to the demand.
Medical facilities for pensioners and discrimination between Pensioners in CGHS area and CCS(MA) Area as also the Postal Pensioners was brought home including the higher Fixed Medical Allowance for ESI persons.
Certain clarifications/elucidations have been asked for by the Commission. To provide such clarifications, another meeting with the Commission might be held after the Commission’s interaction with other organizations. The Staff Side may meet the Commission after their interaction with the other organizations are over.
With greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary/Staff Side NC JCM