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Lok Sabha question regarding CGHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4758
ANSWERED ON: 23.03.2018
Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals
RAJIV PRATAP RUDY
Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:(a) whether there is a delay in the payment to empanelled hospitals under Government sponsored health programmes such as Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY);(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;(c) whether CGHS and RSBY has been effective in reducing the burden of out of pocket spending of poor households, if so, the details thereof; and(d) the total number of beneficiaries and total funds allocated under CGHS and RSBY over the last four years, State/UT wise including Bihar?ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)(a) & (b): Under CGHS there is some…

KHICHDLI: CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3173 OF 2018 (Arising out of S.L.P.(CIVIL) No. 5456 OF 2018-Pension law in India Khichdi

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3173 OF 2018 (Arising out of S.L.P.(CIVIL) No. 5456 OF 2018)
Union of India   ...Appellant
Versus
R. Sethumadhavan & Anr. ...Respondents
J U D G M E N T  Madan B. Lokur, J .
1.Leave granted.
2.More than 140 years ago, it was said by the Privy Council:  “ These proceedings certainly illustrate what was said by Mr.Doyne , and what has been often stated before, that the difficulties of a litigant in India begin when he has obtained a Decree .”
1 A somewhat similar fate seems to await government servants – on getting retired, they have to struggle for the due pension. This is a classic case of a railway employee who retired as a Train Examiner on 31st March, 1991 1 General Manager of the Raj Durbhunga, under the Court of Wards v.
Maharajah Coomar Ramaput Sing, (1871-2) Vol. XIV Moo, I.A.605
and his pension woes are being decided after 27 years and unfortunately not in his favour.
3.We recommend to the Department of Personnel and Traini…

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Railways to improve Madical Facilities in Railway Health Units & Hospitals

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Aplointment on compassionate grounds

Appointment on compassionate grounds : Second Marriage Policy Order
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
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RBE No. 42/2018
No. E(NG)II/2018/RC-1/5
New Delhi, dated 21.03.2018
The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds.
The issue of considering appointment on compassionate grounds(CG) to sons/daughters, born through other than first legally married wife has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some time, in the backdrop of partial quashing of CG related instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 02.01.1992 regarding such appointments, by the Hon’ble High Court/Calcutta in the case(WPCT 20 of 2009) Namita Goldar & Ors. Vs UOI & Others.
2. In this regard, Railway Board has taken into account following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, on the subject of CG appointment, in the case of State Bank of India & another Vs Rajkumar, (Civil appeal No. 1641 of 2010):
“it is…

Special facilities provided to elderly and disabled by the Banks

Special Facilities provided to Elderly Persons and Disabled by the Banks
Ministry of Finance
Special Facilities provided to Elderly Persons and Disabled by the Banks
23 MAR 2018
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued directions on 09.11.2017 to banks to provide special facilities to the disabled and elderly persons. All banks have put in place the appropriate mechanism for following specific provisions to ease the Banking Services without difficulty to Senior Citizens and Differently Disabled Persons i.e. Dedicated Counters/ Preference to Senior Citizens, Differently abled persons, Ease of submitting Life Certificate, Cheque Book Facility, Automatic conversion of status of accounts, Additional Facilities to visually impaired customers, Ease to filing Form 15G/H and Banking at door step. Banks are taking effective steps to provide these facilities.
Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance has advised all the banks on 22.12.2017 to implement the instructions of RBI in…

Pension laws in India a khichdi

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Pension laws in India a khichdi: Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court on Thursday called pension laws of the country a “khichdi” of instructions, office memoranda, clarifications, corrigenda and so on and so forth.A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta, in a judgment recommended the Department of Personnel and Training “to try and make life after retirement easier for a government servant by having appropriate legislation enacted by Parliament or applicable pension rules.”

Attention Railway pensioners: Saral Pass -Implementation of online receipt of pass application for availing PRC/ widow pass

Attention of Railway Pensioners who are getting Post retirement pass/Widow pass from Divisional office Palakkad
Letter No J/P 721/Ch S&WI/Genl Corres/2018 date d 8.3.2018 addressed to NFRP from Sr.DPO/PGT

Sub:-SARAL PASS- Implementation of On Line receipt of Pass application for availing PRC/Widow pass in favour of Retired Railway employees/Widows reg.

SARAL PASS facilities has been introduced in the Divisional Pass Section, PGT Division for the convenience of Retired employees /Widows so that they can get their post retirement complementary Pass/widows pass sitting at home.
 To avail this facility, the retired Railway employees/Widows need to be registered their email address at the Divisional pass section/PGT by submitting registration form duly filled in. After registering the email address retired employee/widows can apply pass on line by sending email to chospasspbpgt@gmail.com in the prescribed format and the pass will be send as per the request.
Wide publicity may…

Sharing of orders dated 30.01.2018 of Honorable supreme court dt : 22.03.2018

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DR orders fr pensioners/FAMILY PENSIONERS dt : 22.03.2018

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Salary/Pension of central civil employees

Salary / Pension to Retired Employees
Central Government civil servants appointed before 1.1.2004 are governed by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. In accordance with Rule 49 of these rules, on retirement after completing a qualifying service of not less than 10 years, a Government servant is entitled to a pension calculated @ 50% per cent of his last drawn pay or 50% of the average of last 10 months’ pay, whichever is more beneficial to him, subject to a minimum of Rs. 9,000/- per month and a maximum of Rs.1,25,000/- per month.
Government servant appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is governed by the National Pension System. Under this system, a Government servant is required to mandatorily contribute during service 10% of his pay and dearness allowance to his pension account and an equal amount of 10% of pay and dearness allowance is contributed by the Government to the employee’s pension account. On retirement on superannuation, the retiring Government employee is manda…

23YRS GONE . Indian Railway fail to sanction family pension to the legitimate widow of an employee died in harness in 1995 BPS seek enquiry by Central Vigilance Commission(CVC)

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Grant of family pension to Widowed/Divorced /un married daughters Ref : No GJT/DOT-Cell/15/3/Q478 dated 12.02 of Account officer (Pension) office of GOI-DOT Controller of communication Accounts (Copy attached ) Regarding Sanction of family pension to widowed daughter SmtJivubn N Makwana.

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30th Meeting of SCOVA

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Exemption of Railway Employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS) is not feasible - FM

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Government of India (BHARAT SARKAR) 
Ministry of Railways (RAIL MANTRALAYA) 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4-Pt 
New Delhi, Dated : 13.02.2018
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

Sub : Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS) – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIRs letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part- I dated 13.02.2017, 26.10.2017 and 11.12.2017 on the above subject.

2. In this regard it is informed that on the request of NFIR, Hon’ble former Minister of Railways, Sh.Suresh Prabhu had written a D.O letter dated 11.04.2017 to the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Sh.Arun Jaitley, to have a second look on the issue of exemption of Railway employees from the application of National Pension System (NPS). In reply, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Sh. Arun Jaitley has communicated that the matter was reconsidered in consultation wit…

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment from open market in Level -1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC in CEN No.02/2018 issued by RRB (RBE No. 31/2018)

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.31/2018
No.E(NG)II/2017/RR-1/12(3192238) 
New Delhi, dated : 28.02.2018
Sub : Minimum educational qualification for recruitment from open market in Level -1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC in CEN No.02/2018 issued by RRB.
Attention is invited to instructions issued, vide this Ministry’s letter under RBE No 73/2017 dated 27.07.2017, laying down qualification for recruitment from open market to posts in Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5200-20200 having Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (now Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC), through all modes, against direct recruitment quota in Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and S&T departments as 10th pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or 10th pass plus ITI. 

2. The same has been reviewed and it has been decided by this Ministry that for recruitment notification published under Centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards, the minimum educ…

Inclusion of accidental death/injury due to natural calamities while performing in operational duties/movements during deployment on Line of Actual Control (LAC) in MoD letter dated 3rd February 2011

No. 2(3)/2012/D(Pen/Policy)Vol. II Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, New Delhi, 7th March, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief ofthe Air Staff

Sub: Inclusion of accidental death/injury due to natural calamities while performing in operational duties/movements during deployment on Line of Actual Control (LAC) under Category D of Para 1 Clause (iii) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 2(1)/2011/D(Pen/Policy) dated 3rd February 2011.
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 2(1)/2011/D(Pen/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 vide which it was inter-alia decided to cover three new circumstances under category D of Para 4.1 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.

2. Following amendments are carried out under category ‘D’ of Para 1 Clause (iii) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 2(1)/2011/D(Pen/Policy) dated 3rd February 2011

For :- Accidental death/injury sustained due to…

7th CPC Dearness Allowance from Jan-2018: Cabinet approves 2% DA to CGE

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Cabinet
07-March-2018 19:21 IST
Cabinet approves two percent Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 5% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.6077.72 crore per annum and Rs.7090.68 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2018 to February, 2019). This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
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Amendment of instructions regarding dearness relief to re-employed pensioners consequent on revision of ignorable part of pension for fixation of pay in the re- employment post-reg

F .No. 42/14/2017-P&PW(G) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare'
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan 
Khan Market, New Delhi-110008 
Date:- 08th March, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Amendment of instructions regarding dearness relief to re-employed pensioners consequent on revision of ignorable part of pension for fixation of pay in the re- employment post-reg
The undersigned is directed to refer to subject cited above and to say that the grant of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners/family pensioners is presently regulated in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999 and subsequently amended vide this Department's dated 38/88/2008- P&PW(G) dated 09.07.2009 

2. DoPT, vide their OM No.3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay 11) dated 01.05.2017 have issued instructions for revision of ignorable amount of pension from Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 15000/-  (Rupees Fifteen Thou…

Delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension : PCDA (Pension) Circular No. 597

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD - 211014
Circular No. 597 
Dated: 08.03.2018 

Subject: Amendment of GOI, MOD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 and revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension. Reference: GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206)  Copy of GoI, MoD letters No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 11.10.2017 and 22.12.2017 are forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end. 
2. Minimum guaranteed pension table for all the ranks of Defence Forces Personnel for service pension and family pension have been issued vide GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206). 
3. Consequent upon issue of GoI, MoD letter dated 11.10.2017 following amendments are made in GoI, MoD letter No.12(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016: 
Anne…