Friday, October 19, 2018

7th CPC: Revised entitlement of wards in Railway empanelled Hospital for Railway Medical beneficiaries - Railway Board Order

7th CPC: Revised entitlement of wards in Railway empanelled Hospital for Railway Medical beneficiaries - Railway Board Order
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board 

No. 2016/H-1/11/69/Hospital Recognition
New Delhi, Dated 08.05.2018 

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units. 

Sub: Entitlement of Hospital Wards for Railway Medical beneficiaries in Railway empanelled Hospitals. 

The issue of revision of entitlement of wards in railway empanelled hospitals for railway medical beneficiaries as contained in para 5 of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) circulated as an annexure to Board’s letter of even number dated 23.12.2016 has been under consideration of this Ministry. 
2. Keeping in view the guidelines circulated by M/o Health & Family Welfare pursuant to acceptance of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), the matter has been examined in consultation with Finance Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that revised criteria for entitlement of wards in railway empanelled hospital for railway medical beneficiaries will be as under:
S. No.Corresponding basic pay drawn by the officer in
7th CPC per month
Entitlement
1
Upto Rs. 47,600/-General ward
2
Rs. 47,601/- to Rs. 63,100/-Semi-private ward
3
Rs. 63,101/- and abovePrivate ward

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

(This disposes of Southern Railway’s letter No. MD.34/I/Referral Hospital dated 21.02.2018).

(Mrs. H. K. Sanhotra)
Joint Director-II/ Health

 Source: IRTSA
[http://www.irtsa.net/pdfdocs/Entitlement-of-Hospital-wards-for-Railway-Medical-beneficiaries.pdf]

Supreme Court: Daughters-in-law should be treated as family and not housemaids

The Supreme Court expressed their concern in the wake of a surge in the instances of burning and torture of daughters-in-law in the country

In a statement that has come as good news, the Supreme Court has expressed that daughters-in-law should be treated as a family member and not a housemaid, and she cannot be "thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time."
The Supreme Court expressed their concern in the wake of a surge in the instances of bride burning and torture in the country. The apex court was quoted as saying that a bride must be respected in her matrimonial home as it reflects "the sensitivity of a civilized society."

What the court said

"A daughter-in-law is to be treated as a member of the family with warmth and affection and not as a stranger with respectable and ignoble indifference. She should not be treated as a house maid. No impression should be given that she can be thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time," a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said.
"Respect of a bride in her matrimonial home glorifies the solemnity and sanctity of marriage, reflects the sensitivity of a civilised society and eventually epitomises her aspirations dreamt of in nuptial bliss."
"But the manner in which sometimes the bride is treated in many a home by the husband, in-law and the relatives creates a feeling of emotional numbness in society," the bench is quoted as saying.

They also said...

The apex court reportedly made these observations while upholding a seven-year jail term to a man who was found guilty of torturing his wife, who sadly committed suicide.
The bench also said that it was a matter of great concern for India that brides in many cases were being treated with total insensitivity, which in turn was destroying their desire to live.
"It is a matter of grave concern and shame that brides are burned or otherwise their life-sparks are extinguished by torture, both physical and mental, because of demand of dowry and insatiable greed and sometimes, sans demand of dowry, because of cruelty and harassment meted out to the nascent brides, treating them with total insensitivity, destroying their desire to live and forcing them to commit suicide, a brutal self-humiliation of life," the bench said.

Reaction to the observations

The apex court's observations have attracted strong reactions from Indian women across the country. Many daughters-in-law shared that they were happy with the observations; and it was time this reaction came from the apex court in their support.
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148% DA to 6th CPC Pay Scale Railway employees w.e.f 01.07.2018


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD) 

S.No. PC-VI/390 
RBE No.152/2018 

No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 
New Delhi, dated 8.10.2018 
The GMs/CAO(R), 
All Zonal Railways & Production Units, 
(as per mailing list) 
Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission. 
Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 12.4.2018 (S.No. PC-VI/385, RBE No.58/2018) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission. 

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 142% to 148% w.e.f 01.07.2018. 

Also Read : Dearness Allowance to Railway employees from July 2018 – Railway Order 

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders. 

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. 
(Authority- MoF’ s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 11.9.2018) 

(U.K.Tiwari) 
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI 
Railway Board