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Press Conference of S.C.Maheshwari Secy General Bharat Pensioners Samaj at Dibrugarh (Assam ) on 29.03.2014

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Press Conference of S.C.Maheshwari Secy General Bharat Pensioners Samaj at Dibrugarh (Assam ) on 29.03.2014

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Official monthly publication of NFRP PALGHAT MOU partner of BPS

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by  ‘BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ’ Ironically in India where the poor are struggling to breath with just Rs  27.2 a day in rural areas and 33.3 in cities.  The net worth of the billionaire community increased 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty in this country twice over. In a telling comment, the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that income inequality is increasing dangerously Inequality is a sociological construct. Larger income/wealth Inequality breeds discontent, inefficiency, corruption & finally the revolt which is now creeping up   in the shape of Maoism & Naxalism. India can ignore this only at its own peril. What is worrying is that the monthly per capita consumption expenditure of the top 5% of the rural population is nearly nine times that of the bottom 5%. Where as In cities and towns, the average consumption by the top 5% of the population …

Court wants policy on free medical aid

Mail Today/ New Delhi ANGUISHED over lack of funds or a policy to provide free treatment to critical patients in need of expensive drugs, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi government to look into the matter. The high court added that in case the state failed to devise a way out, the court itself would intervene and come up with a remedy under the Constitution to protect one’s Right to Life. “ There should be a policy. We can’t allow critically ill patients to die because they could not afford treatment. The state shall have to provide for them. It can’t be a bystander,” Justice Manmohan said. “ You can’t say human life is not worth preserving. What is the point of having a Constitution if only the rich and mighty get the benefits? We can’t have Constitution and not implement the same,” the court said. “ If a judge or a government functionary had been suffering from this ailment, then he or she would have been catered to. So why should a common man suffer for want of…

CREDIT TO CGHS BENEFICIARIES IN EMPANELLED PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE

Government of India  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  Department of Health and Family Welfare  Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 
PRESS RELEASE 
CREDIT TO CGHS BENEFICIARIES IN EMPANELLED PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE 
There have been reports in the Media that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. Lower package rates and inadmissible deductions etc. have also been reported to be the other reasons for withdrawal of agreed cashless /credit facilities. 
24 out of 407 Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS decided unilaterally to discontinue credit facility to the eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries. Show Cause Notices stand issued to these Hospitals and the empanelment of five Hospitals has been suspended for a period of six months or till further orders, whichever is earlier. 
In this regard, the CGHS beneficiaries are advised not to be guided by misleading information as most of…

Common main demands for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC as identified by BPS

Common main demands for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC as identified by BPS 1.Bring down the Ratio between maximum & Minimum of Salary to  9:1 ensuring complete equality by adopting uniformly common multiplication factor for revision of Pension: 4th CPC had determined the ratio between minimum & maximum of salary to be 10.7(Chapter 41 & 43) Vth cpc   maintained it to be 10.97 (Appendix ‘I’ summary of recommendations para19) in their recommendations which while implementation was raised to 1:11.76
Pay commissions up-to 5th CPC adopted a multiplication factor of 3.2 to 3.8 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales but VI CPC adopted conversion factor of  1.86 to arrive at the minimum of lowest pay Band, where as it adopted  3.37 for arriving at the highest scale.
This shredded the very basic fiber of the Constitution of Indian Socialistic State by raising  the  ratio  between minimum & maximum of Salary/Pension  to 1: 12.85.  Which is, not only much …

Senior citizens could swing Punjab polls-Next general election they wiil swing polls in all the States

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Senior citizens could swing Punjab polls By Manjeet Sehgal in Chandigarh
THOUGH the impact of the massive youth voter base in the country has been much eulogised, it is the sizeable population of senior citizens that could be the game changer in Punjab. The state has over 30 lakh voters who are above 60 years of age. Also, there are around 13 lakh voters who are above 70. At 43 lakhs, the total number of senior citizens comes close to the 46.66 lakh young voters ( between 20- 29 years). Wooing the elderly for the Lok Sabha elections will be a tall task for the Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD)- BJP alliance as the state government has failed to keep the promise of enhancing the social security pension. The promise to increase the pension from ` 250 per month to ` 400 was first made in the 2007 manifesto. When the government failed to fulfil the promise, it was again made part of the 2012 manifesto. The beneficiaries were then promised ` 500 per month. Doubling the pension would be a tough tas…

Position of Court cases related to Pension & Pensioners-As on 15.03.2014

BPS Secy (PR) R.N.Tripathi's visit to Ahmmadabad

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12.03.2014: Shri R.N. Tripathi, Secy.(PR) Bharat Pensioner Samaj, New Delhi visited BDPA (INDIA) office at Ahmedabad on 11.03.2014 at 16.00 hours and addressed Central Working Committee Members. He assured full cooperation from BPS. Few irritating issues alike (1) issuance of Pre-20006 Pensioners PPO (2) Service Book Not available (3) Disconnection of Family Pensioner’s residential telephone connection by Junagadh GM (4) Not meeting Pensioners by certain CGMs (5) need for separate Pension Adalat by BSNL etc. were discussed. He also spoke on various activities under taken by the BPS and approach to 7th CPC.

7th CPC - No controversies with Bureaucrats pl.

Bharat Pensioners Samaj No controversies with Bureaucrats pl. ! This time let us go in the reverse gear. Let 7 th CPC calculate the topmost Scale first, divide it by 9 & fix minimum basic. Drive uniform common multiplication factor on this basis to arrive at pay in pay Band/Scale/Pension with the condition that minimum Pension shall not in any case be less than 65% of Pay in Pay Band/Scale & family pension shall not be less than 45% of Pay in Pay Band/Scale. As for finances : 1. As disclosed by Rahul Gandhi on 20.11.2013 There is no dearth of money in this country  2. Present Pensioners contributed sufficient by foregoing 8.33% matching contribution to their PF by the employer & by accepting lower salaries with wide spread-over during their service life.

24.02.2014:Pensioners Dharna at Jantar Mantar under the aegis of Bharat Pensioners Samaj

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Main demands for inclusion in Memorandum to 7th CPC

For comments & corrections by MOU Partners, Affiliates/Members/Supporters & Welwishers Few of the main demands of C.G. Pensioners’ identified by BPS for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC (Department wise issues will be attached as Annexure) 1.Bring down the Ratio between maximum & Minimum of Salay to 1: 9 Some 25 years back 4th CPC had determined the ratio between minimum & maximum of salary to be 10.7(Chapter 41 & 43) Vth cpc   maintained it to be 10.97 (Appendix ‘I’ to VOl.III of 5th CPC report “ Summary of recommendations” para19) in their recommendations which while implementation was raised to 1:11.76
Shredding the basic fiber of the Constitution of Indian Socialistic State, after implementation of 6th CPC   this ratio stand raised to 1: 12.85. Both for salaried employees & Pensioners. Which is much more, than even the capitalist countries like America & Britain.
This negative and socially regressive effects of the 6th Central Pay Commission has had…

7th CPC- Ratio between Minimum & maximum of Salary /Pension

4th CPC had determined the ratio between minimum & maximum of salary to be 10.7(Chapter 41 & 43) Vth cpc   maintained it to be 10.97 (Appendix ‘I’ summary of recommendations para19) in their recommendations which while implementation was raised to 1:11.76 by the Bureaucrats for their own advantage. Shredding the basic fiber of the Constitution of Indian Socialistic State, after implementation of 6th CPC   this ratio  stand raised to 1: 12.85. Both for salaried employees & Pensioners. Which is much more than even the capitalist countries like America & Britain. This negative and socially regressive effects of the 6th Central Pay Commission has had the effect of worsening wealth and income inequality not only between pre-and post-2006 retirees, but even within pre-2006 retirees where in higher-ups got full parity in Pension.

BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ  demands that the ratio between the lowest and highest scale be immediately brought down to at least 1:10 and full parity be…

BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ monthly magazine March 2014 issue

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DOT order CGHS for Pensioner

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Attention Affiliates, Members, Friends & Supporters

Attention Affiliates, Members, Friends & Supporters All affiliates/Members / Friends & Supporters are requested to send department wise issues/demands they will like Bharat Pensioners Samaj to include in the Memorandum to 7th CPC. A brief justification should accompany each issue/Demand should accompany a brief justification. Communication may be sent through e.mail : bharatpensioner@gmail.com

RPND -Monthly publicatio of NFRP Palghat MOU partner of BPS

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CREDIT TO PATIENTS IN PVT HOSPITALS WILL CONTINUE: CGHS

6 Mar 2014Hindustan Times (Delhi)Sidhartha Dutta sidhartha.dutta@hindustantimes.com CREDIT TO PATIENTS IN PVT HOSPITALS WILL CONTINUE: CGHS NEW DELHI: Refuting media reports that the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) will withdraw cashless medical service to government employees in empanelled private hospitals, the union health ministry said on Wednesday that hospitals will continue providing credit facilities to patients. “As far as CGHS is concerned, there are some issues regarding payment to private hospitals. We have procured additional funds. We’ll try to clear the bills soon and the pendency is not as major as they claim. Most of the hospitals are aware of it and they have agreed to provide credit facilities to government employees,” said a senior official in the union health ministry. “Moreover CGHS has signed an MoU with individual hospitals and not with any association or organizations. We do not recognize them. If any particular empanelled hospital withdraws providing …

TOI - Private hospitals to stop CGHS cashless scheme from March 7

,TNN | Mar 5, 2014
BANGALORE: In a blow to government employees, including those who have retired, theCentral Government Health Service has announced withdrawal of cashless medical service in private hospitals empanelled with the CGHS scheme from March 7. Patients will henceforth have to cough up hospital charges and later claim the amount from the government, according to the new rule.

The move will affect 50 lakh serving employees and over 30 lakh pensioners, as well as their family members. At a conservative estimate, the total number of persons affected could well be over two crore.

The move was necessary, said the Association of Healthcare Providers India (or AHPI, the nodal body of private empanelled hospitals) for a number of reasons, the main ones being CGHS owes these hospitals around Rs 200 crore in unpaid services as well as "unreasonably low" CGHS tariffs that haven't been revised for the last four years. A doctor's consultation fee, for exam…