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SCOVA 26th minutes

DOPW has drawn the minutes to suit their convenience, omitting what members actually discussed. All objections to draft minutes overruled.
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Minutes of the 26th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 03.02.2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi.
The list of participants is at Annexure-A


2. At the outset Joint Secretary (Pension) welcomed Hon’ble MOS (PP), Secretary, Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, representatives of Pensioners Associations and the participating officers of various Ministries/Departments. It was stated that SCOVA is a multi- party forum and a platform for sharing views. Under the able leadership of the Hon’ble Minister, the Department will continue to streamline the various policy issues for the benefit of the pensioners.
3. Thereafter, Hon’ble MOS (PP), Chairman, SCOVA, welcomed all participants to the meeting. He said that presently the number of pensioners is more than the nu…

OROP PCDA Circular 533: Improvement in pension of JCOs/ ORs of Armed Forces retired/ discharged/ invalided out of service prior to 01.01.2006.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014 Circular No. 533
Dated: 21th January 2015.
Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Services Personnel and Ex Servicemen-Improvement in pension of JCOs/ ORs of Armed Forces retired/ discharged/ invalided out of service priorto 01.01.2006.
Reference: This Office Circular No. 501 dated 17th January 2013 [click to view].

A copy of corrigendum of Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1 (13)/2012/D (Pen/Policy) dated 25th November 2014 [View] on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action, which is self explanatory.
2. The rates of improved pension in respect of Honorary Commissioned Officers of DSC were inadvertently left out in Ministry‘s letter No. 1(13)/2012/D (Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 which has circulated vide this office Circular No 501 dated 17th …

Dopt Clarification on Definition of a Dependent Family Member – Whether ‘married son’ can be considered for compassionate appointment?

G.I., Dep.of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.14014/02/2012-Estt(D), dated 25th February, 2015
Department of Personnel & Training Establishment ‘D’ Section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Compassionate Appointment
Definition of a Dependent Family Member
S.No. Question and Answer 60. Whether ‘married son’ can be considered for compassionate appointment?

Yes, if he otherwise fulfils all the other requirements of the Scheme i.e. he is otherwise eligible and fulfils the criteria laid down in this Department’s O.M. dated 16th January, 2013. This would be effective from the date of issue of this FAQ viz. 25th February, 2015 and the cases of compassionate appointment already settled w.r.t. the FAQs dated 30th May, 2013, may not be reopened.
Sr.No.13 of the FAQs dated 30th May, 2013 may be deemed to have been modified to this extent.
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2015-16

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Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - inclusion of NonPracticing Allowance (NPA) in revision of pension of retired medical officers, dt 18.2.15

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Pensions for Elderly Should Be Linked to Real-Value: Rajan Gov. RBI

Indian Express ·Thursday, February 26, 2015
Pensions for Elderly Should Be Linked to Real-Value: RajanPANAJI:RBI governor Raghuram Rajan Friday said that ideally, pensions for the elderly should not just be inflation-indexed but also indexed for real-value (which adjusts for the effect of inflation).

He said this while stressing the need for curbing inflation as it works as a tax against those in their twilight years.

Speaking during an ongoing lecture series here, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor also made a case for equity-linked pension while admitting that as India gets richer, pension in the current form does not help preserve the status of an individual like it used to a decade ago.

"The government can create a minimal pension, which it has in a number of areas, especially for the very poorly off in society. But going forward we have to develop better methods of savings. Savings that ensure... that your pensions are not just inflation-indexed, but even real-value inde…

Improvement in Pension of JCO/OR retired/discharged/invalided out of service prior to 1.1.2006 with respect to CSC 2012 dated:25.11.2014

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No.1(13)2012/D(Pen/Policy) Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Dated; 25th November,2014 To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff.

CORRIGENDUM Subject:- Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen - Improvement in Pension of JCO/OR retired / discharged /invalided out of service prior to 1.1.2006.

Sir, While issuing this Ministry's letter No. No.1(13)/2012-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 [Click here]the rates of improved pension in respect of Honorary Commissioned Officers of DSC could not be included therein inadvertently.  The same are provided as indicated below:-
[i] The rates of pension as indicated in Table No.6 (Army), attached with MoD letter No.1(13)/2012-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 [Click here] in respect of pre-1.1.2006 retirees JCO/OR granted honorary Commissioned O…

NEXT DATE OF DESTINY 17 MARCH 2015

NEXT DATE OF DESTINY 17 MARCH 2015

DEAR  FRIENDS,

FIRST TIME THE  BIG BUNCH OF CASES - 53 IN ALL - HAD COME UP BEFORE THE BENCH.

VITAL QUESTION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE HONOURABLE BENCH :  HOW ALL THE  CASES IN SUCH A BIG LOT CAN BE SIMILAR? - THE GOVT COUNSELS APPEARED TO HAVE FUMBLED TO ANSWER. THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY SR COUNSEL WITH THEM AS THEY WERE NOT EXPECTING THE BUNCH OF CASES  AT SL NO 206 OF SUPPL. LIST TO COME UP TODAY .

 (A FEW OF US HERE FAR AWAY SITTING BEFORE THE COMPUTER AND WATCHING THE PROGRESS (VN & NSR & NAGARAJAN R AT DIFFT PLACES) WERE ASTONISHED AT THE PACE AT WHICH THE CASES WERE BEING DISPOSED AND IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE THAT THIS BINCH REALLY CAME UP AT 02 30 PM!)

AS USUAL, GOVT COUNSELS SOUGHT TIME . THE HSC HAS OBLIGED. 

NDH APPEARS TO BE 17 MARCH 2015.

LET US HOPE FOR THE NEXT D-DAY.
THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER SO FAR.......A BEGINNING HAD BEEN MADE.......

WE GAIN CONFIDENCE THAT HSC CAN NOT BE SO EASILY HOOD-WINKED BY THE DIVIDE AND LINK TECHNIQUE OF T…

Exemption from physical appearance for the purpose of life certificate

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pension,dt:18.2.15

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Revision of rates for various treatment procedures under CGHS.

F. No.S-11011/48/2014 – CGHS (HEC) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General Central Govt. Health Scheme (Hospital Empanelment Cell)
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi, Dated the February 18, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Revision of rates for various treatment procedures under CGHS.


With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to O.M. No. S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 1.10.2014 whereby CGHS package rates for various treatment procedures were notified by the Government empanelled hospitals under CGHS Delhi and NCR. This Directorate has been receiving representations from different stake holders regarding discrepancies in these notified rates. The matter was examined in this Directorate and now it has been decided with the approval of competent authority to revise the rates of following treatment procedures under CGHS.
Sr. No.TREATMENT PROCEDURERevised Rates Non-NABHRevised RatesNABHGynae & Obst1RVF Repair18975218212USG for…

Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendations of the VI CPC-Clarification regarding.

No. 9(6)/2014/D(Civ-II) Government of India Ministry of Defence Sena Bhavan, New Delhi Dated, 30th December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendations of the VI CPC-Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the above mentioned subject and to state as follow:

As per MoH&FW ()M No. S-11012/1/98-(‘GHS‘(P) dated 10.12.2008 issued with the commence of Deptt of Expenditure vide ID No. 566/EV/2008 dated 4.11.2008- “It has been decided, in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, to revise the income limit for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to the family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees to “Rs. 3500/- glus the amount of dearness relief on basic pension of Rs. 3500/- as on the date of consideration.
The income limit for dependency of Rs. 3500/- plus amount of the de…

Revision of 43% and 45% commuted portion of pension of Armed Forces absorbees who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous bodies

Revision of 43% and 45% commuted portion of pension of Armed Forces absorbees who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous bodies

No 1(4)/2007/D(Pen/Policy) Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi Dated, the 19th January, 2015
To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject: Revision of 43% and 45% commuted portion of pension of Armed Forces absorbees who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous bodies -Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission reg.
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to say that orders were issued vide this Ministry’s letter No 1(4)12007/D(Pen/Policy) dated 21.8.2009 amended vide letter No 1(4)/2007/ D(Pen/Policy) dated 9.2.2011 regarding revision of restored amount of commuted portion of pension as well as notional full pension with effect from 1…

BPS to 7th CPC - presentation

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BPS- As Principal stake holder of Civil Pensioners at 7th CPC round-table on 17.2.15

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As a rare distinction 'Bharat Pensioners Samaj' & its one affiliate CGPA Noida only were shortlisted to represent Civil Pensioners on  7th CPC round -table. the other three organizations who participated were of Defence Pensioners. Secy General BPS pleaded : No cutoff dates, min.pension to be 65% family Pension 45% of last drawn,include DA in pension emoluments,bring down ratio bet.minimum-maximum paid, equal % rise in pension to all, take ahead Vth CPC parity formula,Smart card to all pensioners for cashless Medical care,periodical upward revision of CGHS rates to match market rates,relaxation of restriction for grant of family pension to divorced & widowed daughters,restore, 100%  commuted value to PSU absorbees, Ex-servicemen status to Defence civilian, BSNL pensioners be treated at par with C.G.Pensioners fr pension fixation,rectify anomalies created by GP & implementation of 6th CPC. etc.etc'.
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Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

Additional empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR :-
No: S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) Government of India Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme Department of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. Dated the 10th February, 2015 OFFICE ORDER Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR. In continuation of this Directorate’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 01.10.2014 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories as per the list attached have also been empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR. The newly empanelled hospitals (including d…