Friday, April 17, 2015

Clarification regarding application of FR 49 - regarding, dt : 05.04.15

F.No. 4/2/2014-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated 5th April, 2015


Subject: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 - regarding
This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. it has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge

(i) The provisions of FR 49 apply only to Government servants. Appointments of an employee of an autonomous body/PSU etc to another such body would be governed by the Rules of the individual's employer;

(ii) The provisions of FR 49 are applicable to cases where the post held by the Government servant and the post to which he is appointed are under the Government.

(iii) Additional pay for holding additional charge of the posts in PSUs, autonomous bodies etc. is not permissible under FR-49.

(iv) Appointments made under FR 49 should follow the spirit of the FR to meet short term requirements only and it may be ensured that the provisions are not used to indirectly confer promotional benefits in lieu of promotion.

(v) Instructions of Ministry of Finance issued vide OM No. 7(7)/E.Coord/93 dated 3rd May 1993 read with oM No. 7(4)/E.Coord(I)/2001 dated 27th March 2001 regarding ‘economy in administrative expenditures - guidelines for abolition of posts' may be kept in view in this regard so that approval of Ministry of Finance for revival of post(s) is obtained wherever necessary before assigning the additional charge of posts.

(vi) While, the language of the FR 49 provides for appointment to a higher post, no occasion for appointing a Government servant to a post next above or even higher than the post next in hierarchy should arise. Such appointments may not be made without the approval of Department of Personnel and Training.

(vii) Though appointments covered under FR 49(i) are not promotion. the Government Servant so appointed gets the pay of the higher post. While it may not be necessary to go strictly by seniority in making such stop gap arrangements, as far as possible the senior most officer holding the lower post in the Department may be so appointed. The suitability of the officer for discharging the functions of the post should also be assessed. If the post requires any specialised skill/experience/training, the person most suited for the task may be appointed.

(viii) No person who is facing a disciplinary proceeding or is otherwise not suitable (for example who has an adverse entry in a recent APAR) should be given the additional charge.

(ix) The orders for appointments may be issued only after obtaining the approval of the authority competent to make appointments to the post.

2. It is requested that the above information may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of india

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Payment of Uniform Allowance in Cash in lieu of uniform to Group C&D employees of CGHS, dt : 09.4.15

F.No. 35 2/2011-12/MSD/CGHS
Government of India
Office of the Additional Director (MSD)
D17 Area, Udyan Marg, Sec-11
Gole Market, New Delhi-110001
Dated 09.04.2015

Office Memorandum

Sub: Payment of Uniform Allowance in Cash in lieu of uniform to Group C&D employees of CGHS

The undersigned is directed to refer to office memorandum No. 14/8/90-JCA dated 29.06.1990 and 14/8/86-JCA (Vol. III), dated 23.07.1987 regarding supply of uniform to certain identified category of group C&D employees and considering the request of All India CGHS employees Association on the above noted subject, it has been decided to pay Uniform Allowance in cash in lieu of uniform to entitled group C & erstwhile group D employees (now called group C) staff except nursing staff.

2. The scale of payment will be as under.
S.No.CategoryAmount of Uniform Allowance
1.Group C (Para Medical)Rs. 500/-
2.Erstwhile group D (now group C) including driversRs. 2,500/-

3. There will be no change in Payment of Washing Allowance.

4. The Entitled group C and group D (now group C) employee will have to submit undertaking that they would wear complete uniform and penalty by way of withdrawal of uniform allowance would be initiated in case of non compliance in addition to disciplinary action.

5. This issue with the concurrence of integrated finance division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide their diary no. c-2777 dated 27 3.2015

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India



BPS writes to the Prime Minister

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hounourable Prime Minister's letter to the ELDERLY

Yes, honourable Prime minister Sir ,we pensioners of today belong to the privileged generation which has had contributed to India's independence & consequent Nation building. But then why in the matter of Healthcare & Pension parity we are being treated like 2nd class citizens.Why each one of the affected Pensioner is being pushed to Court again & again, in the matters already decided by S.C.?

Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi under CGHS..dt : 31.03.15

No: S-11011/12/2012-CGHS(HEC)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan

31st March, 2015, New Delhi 110108


Subiect: Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number No S.11011/12/2012/CGHS-(HEC) CGHS (P) dated 07.05.2013 vide which empanelment of Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, Mayur Vihar New Delhi was restored initially for a period of six months and later on empanelment of Bapu Nature Cure Hospital & Yogashram was extended repeatedly till 31.03.2015 on same terms & conditions as defined in the OM dated 7th May, 2013.

2. It has now been decided to further extend the validity of empanelment of Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, Mayur Vihar New Delhi under CGHS for a period of six months w.e.f 01.04.2015 (till 30.09.2015) or till empanelment of Ayush Hospitals is finalized, whichever is earlier on same terms and conditions as defined in OM dated 07.05.2013.

[Dr. D.C. Joshi]
Director CGHS


Promotion of prescription of generic drugs by medical practitioners - reg. dt : 8.4.15

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi 110 001

No. S-11011/16/2012-CGHS(P)
Dated the 8th April 2015

Sub: Promotion of prescription of generic drugs by medical practitioners - reg
Reference is invited to MoHFW OJVI. No. H-11013/4/2010-DFQC dated 19th May 2011 followed by a Circular No. H-11013/7/2012-CGHS (P) dated 8th February 2013 and No.S-11011/16/2012-CGHS(P) dated 3rd May 2013 emphasizing the need of prescribing generic drugs. in this regard, it is reiterated that all Specialists/Doctors working in CGHS are hereby directed to ensure that generic drugs are prescribed to the maximum extent possible with a view to make medical treatment cost effective and affordable.

(Bindu Tewari)
Director (CGHS-P)