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Bharat Pensioners Samaj Salutes Indian Army-Govt. in recognition of their services to AAM Admi should accede OROP

उत्तराखंड में आए इस कहर में  भारतीय सेना ने एक बार फिर से बता दिया की वो ही है देश के सबसे बड़े और सच्चे रक्षक!
भारतीय सेना को उनकी कर्तव्यपरायणता के लिए हमारा लाखों सलाम!
जय हिन्द!
Indian Army has once again established that they are not only the sole defenders of the country but are the oropsole savior of AAM Admi

Grant of Ex-gratia to those pre-1986 Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service

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No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) (Vol.II) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions Department of PensionandPensioner’s Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003 Dated 22nd March, 2004
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Grant of Ex-gratiapaymentto CPF retirees.
          The undersigned is directedtorefer to this Department’s O.M. No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated the 16th December, 1997 on the abovesubjectand to say that references have been receivedin this Department raising a doubt whether the CentralGovernment servants who retired on voluntary basis with CPF benefits are alsoeligibleforgrant of ex-gratiapayment in terms of the said O.M.
2.       The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance.  It is clarified that the CPF beneficiaries who retired on voluntary basis are not entitled to grant of ex-gratia payment under the said O.M. Para 7 of the O.M. dated 16.12.1997 may be treated as modified accordingly as follows:-
The ex-…

Grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing - consolidated instructions

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SR. Citizens are not liable to pay advance I.Tax

I.Tax SR. Citizens are not liable to pay advance Tax Amendment by Finance Act 2012 Ist amendment Advance Tax is not payable by: -An individual -resident in India -Who does not have any income Chargeable under the head “Profits &gains From Business or Profession - and he is of age 60 years or more at any time during the previous year

NATIONAL DEFUNCT MGMNT AUTHORITY

NATIONAL DEFUNCT MGMNT AUTHORITY By Abhishek Bhalla & Bhuvan Bagga in New Delhi Fat cat members on panel enjoy perks of Union ministers Crisis management body did not meet between 2008 &2012 IT’S HEADQUARTERED in South Delhi’s plush Safdarjung Enclave. It holds press conferences about human tragedies in luxurious five- star hotels. The Prime Minister is its ex officio chairman, and its vice- chairman equals a Cabinet minister in status. Other members, mostly retired bureaucrats and police officers, can rub shoulders with ministers of state. Welcome to the National Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA). With its performance — or more accurately, the abysmal lack of it — in the rain- ravaged Himalayan state exposing its defunct status, the NDMA stands exposed for the great man- made tragedy it is. Its National Executive Committee has not met at all between 2008 and 2012. Seven years after it came into being, the authority doesn’t even have a working plan. The Comptroller and Audit…

Elderly turns sleuth to nab man who robbed his home

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By Krishna Kumar in Mumbai BABA Ghatkar may look like just another senior citizen. But, the 69- year- old retired engineer is a man criminals ought to not mess with. Not one to take things lying down, Ghatkar beat the police in the pursuit of the man who robbed his house. On November 21 last year, notorious burglar Munna alias Salim Khan, with more than 100 cases against him in several states, broke into Ghatkar’s house while the latter was away, walking off with a kilo and a half of silver, some cash and his ATM card. While Ghatkar immediately reported the theft to the Worli police, he also began a probe of his own. His first breakthrough came when Munna used his card to withdraw ` 30,000 from an ATM in Vashi. Ghatkar alerted the police and with their help, got the bank to furnish CCTV footage from the ATM to identify the accused. “ The ATM card was stolen along with the document that had its PIN number,” Ghatkar explained. On a hunch that the burglar might be a history- sheeter, Gh…

CBI unearths ` 40 cr scam in health scheme

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By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow A MULTI- CRORE scam has been unearthed in the Central Government Health Scheme ( CGHS), which is operational in 25 cities across the country. The CBI, which conducted a series of raids at offices and dispensaries across the country in connection with the scam, is estimating a swindle worth ` 40 crore in just five states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. CBI sources said ` 40 crore is only a conservative figure based on the documents seized in the raids being conducted since Wednesday. “ About ` 6 crore of the scheme money was embezzled in UP, ` 5 crore in Maharashtra, ` 4 crore in Bihar and ` 2 crore in Jharkhand. So far, it appears that the officers of CGHS siphoned off 60 per cent of the total funds granted by the Centre by awarding contracts to firms involved in supplying substandard medicines. A total ` 40 crore was misappropriated between 2011 and 2013,” a source in CGHS said. This CGHS promises comprehensive healt…

Taxation of Salaried Epmployees & Sr Citizens

Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and Employees of EPRO : Enhancement in the rate of used Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 2000/- p.m. w.e.f 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment - regarding.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)

No, HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-117/6160
Dated 13 JUN 2013
To,
All Addl. Central P F. Commissioner (Zones)
Director (NATRSS)
All RPFCs-In-Charge of the Region/ZTIs
RPFC (ASDL), Head Office
All Officer-in-charge of SROs

Sub:. Enhancement in the rate of used Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 2000/- p.m. w.e.f 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to convey the approval of the 76th Executive Committee, CBT, EPF held 25/02/2013 and Hon'ble Labour & Employment Minister, Government of India for enhancement of the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for pensioners and employees of EPFO from Rs. 1200/- p.m. to Rs 2000/- p.m w.e.f. 1st March, 2013, subject to the following conditions :-

(i) The enhancement of fixed medical allowance will be available to serving employees and pensioners (includi…

Appeal

Dear all,
Utrakhand ki tabahi bohot dil dukhane waali hai...I request all my friends to help the victims at thier own level or jo ho sakey wo Bharat Pensioners Samaj ke madhyam se unki madad k liye bhejiye

All friends are requested to help Utrakhand calamity victims.Donate librally through Bharat Pensioners Samaj or directly.
S.C.Maheshwari
Scy. Genl. BPS

Delay in payment of pensionary benefits to the Ex-Servicemen.

To (i). The Chief Executives of all Pension Paying Banks. (ii). The Chief General Manager, In-charge, Customer Service Department, Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai.
Sub.: Delay in payment of pensionary benefits to the Ex-Servicemen.
Sir, I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that a case of non-payment of ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9 lakhs by the UCO Bank, Jhajjar Branch came to the notice of the Department of Financial Services with the approaching that there may be more cases of nonpayment of pensionary benefits to ex-servicemen causing frustration and feeling of isolation in the minds of those who gave their best of life for defence of nation. Such instances may be easily lapped up by the media to paint a negative picture of the PSBs and the Government which could be avoided with a little alacrity on the part of the banking officials.
2. It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter on top priority basis by sensitizing the bank officials …

Breaking News A meeting of the Advisory Committee of users for Web based “Pensioners Portal” was held on 18.06.2013 under the chairmanship of Sh. Sanjay Kothari Secy. GOI DOP &PW to discuss the following Agenda

1Discussion on the Action taken on the decisions taken in the meeting held on 05.2011 2. Discussion on Further improvement in Web based “Pensioners Portal” 3. Any other item with the permission of Chair
Secy .Genl BPS Er. S.C.Maheshwari attended as member of the said committee. 
It was decided to integrate a  “Discussion Board “ in the “Pensioners Portal” where in Pensioners will be able to discuss their issues among themselves.It was also agreed that DOPPW will review the comments & will reply the same on need base basis. The facility will be fully operational by 30.06 .2013
For ATR Visit URL:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxzJmujVle3cSzVkTkVCcUl6djQ/edit?usp=sharing

CPAO Orders 2013 : Submission of life certificates with additional information in November every year

Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Central Pension Accounting Office Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place New Delhi 2nd Reminder CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2013-14/61 Dt: 10/06/2013 Office Memorandum
Subject: Submission of life certificates with additional information in November every year.
Attention is invited to Para 6 of the notification No.CPAO/Tech/CFI/2012 of this office published in the leading newspaper on 21st October 2012 in which banks were instructed to update their master data based on the life certificates submitted by the Pensioners / family pensioners and forward the updated master data through the CPPC to CPAO. The additional information submitted may also be scanned and send through CPPC to CPAO.
These instructions were further retreated wide CPAO’s office memorandum dated 23rd Oct 2012 and 14th Jan 2013. But till date no hank has responded positively and not send the desired instruction in the prescribed in Para 6 of the notification dated 21.10.…

Minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters

F. No. 42/7/2013-P&PW(G) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 Dated : 12th June, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:Minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters.
The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith a copy of minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of the Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension, AR&PG) in room No. 310, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi for information/necessary action.
sd/- (Sujasha Choudhury) Dy. Secretary (P)
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE
MINUTES OF THE MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM) ON PENSIONARY MATTERS UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY (PENSION, AR&PG) ON 28.5.2013 AT LOK NAYAK BHA…