Showing posts from April, 2012

‘ Caring’ son keeps mom in cowshed'

Image ‘ Caring’ son keeps mom in cowshed By Mail Today Bureau in Bangalore MOTHER’S Day came a couple of weeks early for 80- year- old Mallamma from Mysore. And in her case, she got the greatest gift: freedom. The widow’s first reaction after being freed by the police from a cowshed — her home for the past two years — was: “ I am seeing the sun properly after so many months!” Her youngest son Javarappa, “ concerned” about his mother’s health, had confined her to the shed, which she shared with a cow and a calf. According to the police, Mallamma had been living for many years with her husband Mariyappa, son Javarappa and daughter- in- law Nagamma in the locality of Ittigegudu for many years. But after Mariyappa’s death three years ago, Javarappa allegedly started treating her as a liability. Two years ago, he reportedly asked his mother to move into the shed citing lack of space inside t

A national programme for the elderly A national programme for the elderly IT IS being discussed that India is apprehensive about its rapidly increasing number of aged people. How can a country, where the scriptures proclaim that one should respect one’s mother and father as living gods, the aged are being considered a burden to be shunted in old age homes? But this is the true story of this country where a large number of the youth are aspiring day and night to scale new heights in their careers. But with this the number of the cases related to indifference, callousness, and cruelty towards elders by, unfortunately, their own kith and kin are rising alarmingly. Therefore, accepting the bitter truth and without losing time, the government must put in place a concrete national programme with adequate budget support to take care of the elderly. This programme should aim at providing them decent facilities such as food, shelt

Govt under pressure over health insurance for senior citizens

Govt under pressure over health insurance for senior citizens Pressure is building up on the government and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to chalk out a health insurance strategy for senior citizens. The elderly are the worst impacted with the upward revision of health insurance products in 2010, when insurance companies stopped cashless hospitalisation and treatment claiming that hospitals were inflating bills. A joint action committee for senior citizens said that while insurance regulator IRDA has asked insurance companies not to discontinue a policy based on age, it has not given any directive on pricing. Members of the committee are slated to meet IRDA chairman J Hari Narayan next month to discus the issue. The regulator had indicated that that re-pricing would be applicable for all policy-holders, including the elderly. “Pricing must be different for health insurance products for senior citizens as they are finding it difficult to co

Elderly Power in India & Pensioners' role

Elderly Power in India & Pensioners' role

No age limit to good health

No age limit to good health 23 April 2012 Older people need better access to affordable and appropriate healthcare. Healthy ageing on World Health Day Healthy ageing was the focus of this year’s   World Health Day   on 7 April. The urgency to address good health is underlined by World Health Organization (WHO)   data showing that non-communicable diseases   (NCDs) are the main health risks for older people. In poor countries, millions of older people die from these conditions each year, despite the fact that they are largely treatable. “For anyone to live in chronic pain or die too soon from highly preventable diseases is simply unacceptable,”   said Richard Blewitt , HelpAge International’s CEO. Indeed, more and better preventive strategies for NCDs are needed,   John Beard, Di

S.C. dismissed Rlys. SLP 9581/2011 on 26.3.2012,

With S.C. dismissing Rlys. SLP on 26.3.2012, matter has reached finality. Judgment of Punjab & Haryana granting Rs. 5000-8000 scale for revision of pension in the case of Mistries retired between 1.1.1986 and 31.12.1995 equally apply to other categories such as Head Clerks, JE etc. RB citing S.C. Judgment of 23.11.2006 in K.S.Krishnasamy case do not hold good any more, after the latest S.C. orders. K.Srinivasan                                                         Click to read  S.C.Order dismissing SLP                                                                                                                                                                   Click to read Punjab Haryana H.C. Judgement

Apex Court judgement in medical expenditure reimbursement cases of Pensioners

Apex Court judgement  m edical reimbursement cases of Pensioners and others. SLPs filed by UOI Dismissed by Supreme Court on 03/04/2012 ITEM NO.15 COURT NO.10 SECTION IX,IVA,XI, IVB, XV, XII S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No(s).10659/2005 (From the judgement and order dated 02/04/2004 in SCA No.3843/2004 of The HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD) UNION OF INDIA & ANR. Petitioner(s) VERSUS PRABHAKAR SRIDHAR BAPAT Respondent(s) (With prayer for interim relief and office report ) SLP(C) NO. 10660-10661 of 2005 (With prayer for interim relief and office report) SLP(C) NO. 22812 of 2004 (With prayer for interim relief and office report) SLP(C) NO. 3714 of 2005 (With prayer for interim relief and office report) SLP(C) NO. 4193-4194 of 2005 (With prayer for interim relief and office report) SLP(C) NO. 5921 of 2005 (With prayer for interim relief

Secondary Family Pensioners are entitled to FMA

Letter No. 4/6/2011-P&PW-(D) dt 26.08.2011 of Deptt of Pension & Pensioners welfare Sub.: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter in receipt of family pension. 1. In this regard attention is drawn to the instructions contained in OM dated 19.12.97 which stipulates the primary conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as under- “.... sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not covered by Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & family welfare and orresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/ Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization.These orders shall apply to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners, who at the time of retirement/death were (governed byCC

Bharat Pensioners Samaj at new height

3rd National Convention of Railway Pensioners Associations a grand success with largest ever gathering BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ AT NEW HEIGHTS On 29.3.2012, with the sunrise in the ‘East’, a new rhythm rose from New Jalpaiguri. Mount Kanchanjunga, with the fragrance of its flowers, echoed with “Vande Matram”. Eleven Hundred delegates representing Rly. Pensioners Associations from across the country plus 440 members of NFRPA(North East Railway Pensioners Association Guwahati), got up with a new spirit and inspiration, imbibed by Bharat Pensioners Samaj, to struggle afresh for their Rights & Welfare. Another voice then thrilled across NF Railway Community Hall New Jalpaiguri & thrice filled the atmosphere with high pitched sounds and the sky–rocketing slogans of “Pensioners’ Unity ZINDABAD – ZINDABAD”, “BPS ZINDABAD – ZINDABAD”, “NFRPA ZINDABAD – ZINDABAD”. And then, all the heads bowed in prayer seeking peace to the departed Souls. Thus began the first session

BPS monthly magazine April 2012

Bharat Pensioner- The monthly magazine of Bharat Pensioners Samaj : April 2012 issue

Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e- Payment from 1st April 2012

Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e- Payment from 1st April 2012

Do’s and Don’ts for Pensioners and Family Pensioners

Do’s and Don’ts for Pensioners and Family Pensioners Do's 1. A copy of every communication regarding pension is required to be endorsed to the pensioner by each node of pension delivery. Please ensure that your full contact postal address (preferably with PIN code) is always updated. Promptly intimate any changes of address to: - a. Your Bank Branch b. The Head of Office and the PAO in the Ministry from where you retired; c. Central Pension Accounting Office 2. There should be proper nomination for pension account. Please retain the acknowledgement received from the bank carefully. It is advisable to open a joint account with your spouse if you are pensioners so that she/he does not hardship later. 3. Please direct your bank branch with proof establishing your Identity for first appearance at Paying Branch along with the copy of the special seal authority. 4. CPAO has sent two halves of PPO – the pensioner’s and the Bank’s. Your