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Military Engineer Service dt : 30.06.2017

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Babysitting not a duty for grandparents: Mumbai Judge

‘Don’t presume grandparents are babysitters: Family court | TNN | May 22, 2018, 06:32 IST
Excllent Verdict: Babysitting not a duty for grandparents: Mumbai Judge:   .
MUMBAI: Parents ought to steer away from a presumption that grandparents are meant to be babysitters, a family court has said, adding grandchildren should not become their burden in old age.

“It is the duty of the parents and not grandparents to take care of their children. Grandparents may be there to support, guide and assist in raising the children. However, they should not be burdened to babysit grandchildren as their primary duty, by compromising their relaxation, entertainment and travel plan,” said a Pune court while passing orders on a woman’s plea for maintenance. It said the woman’s tone in holding her in-laws responsible for having to place her kids in a crèche, was ‘absolutely wrong’. “Grandparents cannot be blamed, if a child needs to be placed in a crèche,’’ said the court.

Cases involving central govt at courts record 100% jump in 1 year

Cases involving central govt at courts record 100% jump in 1 year Who is responsible for clogging up the courts in this country? It is government in general, at both Centre and states. The former however, is a 'repeat offender'. Consider this: Over the last one year, there has been an unprecedented 100 per cent jump in the cases involving the central government - swamping the courts and raising an alarm in legal circles.   As per Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS), the central government is a party in 2,71,861 lawsuits across the country. In June last year the figure stood at 1,35,060 - almost half. In a letter addressed to his Cabinet colleagues, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had recently said, "The government must cease to be a compulsive litigant... The judiciary is spending most of its time in tackling cases where the government is a party, and the burden on the judiciary can only be reduced if the cases are filed after taki…

7th CPC: Revised entitlement of wards in Railway empanelled Hospital for Railway Medical beneficiaries - Railway Board Order

7th CPC: Revised entitlement of wards in Railway empanelled Hospital for Railway Medical beneficiaries - Railway Board Order
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board No. 2016/H-1/11/69/Hospital Recognition
New Delhi, Dated 08.05.2018 The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units. Sub: Entitlement of Hospital Wards for Railway Medical beneficiaries in Railway empanelled Hospitals. The issue of revision of entitlement of wards in railway empanelled hospitals for railway medical beneficiaries as contained in para 5 of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) circulated as an annexure to Board’s letter of even number dated 23.12.2016 has been under consideration of this Ministry. 2. Keeping in view the guidelines circulated by M/o Health & Family Welfare pursuant to acceptance of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), the matter has been examined in consultation with Finance Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that revised criteria for entit…

Pension Procedure Latest updates PENSION PROCEDURE

Pension Procedure Latest updates
PENSION PROCEDURE
(1) What is the meaning of the following terms?
(a) Pension Disbursing Authority
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority
(c) PPO Issuing Authority

(2) What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?
During service each Govt. servant should satisfy himself that service is being verified and recorded so in the service book and that there are no gaps in this. He should also ensure that nomination for all payments due to him are current and valid.
Six months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorized bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5.
The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 one year before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. After co…

Invitation of nominations for National Awards for Senior Citizens (Vayoshreshtha Samman) 2018 to eminent senior citizens and institutions for distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons - reg

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Non-acceptance of Nomination Form for Life Time Arrear(LTA)

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Non-issue of Pension slip by banks.

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Recovery of excess payment made to pensioners.

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Modicare to offer 20% lower rates than CGHS rates

Modicare to offer 20% lower rates than CGHS ratesSushm Dey | TNN | Updated: May 24, 2018, 10:14 ISTTNNHIGHLIGHTSThe health ministry has finalised the rates for 1,354 packages, which will be covered under NHPS.The packages include 23 specialties such as cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, urology and oncology, etc, an official said.NEW DELHI: In a move likely to set new pricing standards for medical procedures in the country, the government-sponsored National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), popularly known as Modicare, will offer common treatments such as coronary bypass, knee transplant and C-section at a rate which is around 15-20% lower than Central Government Health Scheme(CGHS), which provides comprehensive medical care to government servants, pensioners and their dependants.The health ministry has finalised the rates for 1,354 packages, which will be covered under NHPS. The packages include 23 specialties such as cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, urology and oncology…

Relaxation of Rules fr consideration of reimbursement in excess of approved rates pertaining to medical claims

Relaxation of Rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates pertaining to medical claims
Government of IndiaMinistry of Health and Family WelfareDepartment of Health & Family WelfareEHS Section
No: Z.15025/38/2018/DIR/CGHS/EHS Nirman Bhawan, New DelhiDated the 22nd May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: - Relaxation of Rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates pertaining to medical claims
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. 4-18/2005- C&P [Vo]. l-Pt (1)], dated the 20th February 2009 and to state that it has now been decided to modify the Para 3 (2) of the above referred Office Memorandum as per the details given under the succeeding paragraphs.a) The requests for full reimbursement which fall under the following defined criteria shall be examined by Directorate General of CGHS and submitted to AS&DG (CGHS) for consideration of approval. A…

Non acceptance of nomination Form for Life Time Arrears

CPAO/IT &Tech/Bank Performance/37 [Vol-111)/2018-19/22
Dated: 15.05.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Non-acceptance of Nomination Form for Life Time Arrear (LTA)
It has been observed that Pension Payee Scheduled Bank branches are not accepting Nomination Form for “Life Time Arrear” on the pretext that their branch has not received any instructions from their head office.
As per para 23 of the Scheme Booklet on acceptance of Nomination Form for Life Time Arrears provides that where the Nomination for the payment of arrears does not exist then the Authorized Bank will seek instructions of the CPAO, who will in turn, refer the matter to AG/CCA/CA/Dy.CA for obtaining the requisite sanction of Head of the Office. As such, the claimant can also approach the Head of Office where the pensioner served before his/her retirement/ death.
Moreover para 4.5.7 of the Scheme Booklet clearly states that “CPPCs may ensure that the responsibilities assigned to Home Branches are enforced so that the …

Swachhta Pakhwada

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PENSIONERS HAND BOOK-2018 e-VERSION

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PENSION NOT A BURDEN

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Extension of benefits of 7th CPC to the Pensioners & family pensioners of Autonomous bodies under the control of department of commerce

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Where the elderly are vulnerable to abuse

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Where the elderly are vulnerable to abuse A strong rights­based mechanism providing comprehensive support to victims is required IN GENERAL, THOSE WORKING WITH IN THIS FIELD CLASSIFY ELDER ABUSE IN FIVE BROAD CATEGORIES: PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL, FINANCIAL OR EXPLOITATION, NEGLECT, AND SEXUAL ABUSE Recent studies, research by HelpAge India and Agewell Foundation, the recently published book Elder Abuse and Neglect in India, to name a few, indicate the increasing number of elder abuse and neglect cases. These numbers are likely to grow with an expanding elderly population. Elder abuse and neglect, which was until a few years ago seen as a developed world phenomenon, is now visible in developing countries, including in India, where family care and reverence for the elderly is supposed to the norm. Elder abuse is an unacceptable attack on human dignity and human rights. Ignoring the rights of older people makes the senior citizens vulnerable to the risk of abuse, neglect, ex…
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Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals – Railway Order

Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals – Railway Order
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/H-1/11/58/Policy
New Delhi, dated 25.4.2018
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
Sub: Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals.
Ref:- SER’s letter no.CMD/SER/Hosp. Tie-up/2303 Dated 14.11.2017.
PCMD/SER vide their letter under reference had sought necessary guidelines to be followed while empanelling private hospitals in consequence of powers delegated to the GMs for empanelment of private hospitals vide Railway Board letter no. 2017/Trans/01/Policy dated 18/10/17 and to the DRM’s for divisions and CWMs for workshops vide letter no.2017/Trans/01/Policy/Pt 1 dated 30/11/17. Such powers are to be exercised by the delegated officers in person and shall not be delegated below. Hence now no proposal for empanelment is required to be sent to Railway …

The recently-notified Finance Act 2018, which is applicable from 1st April 2018, has done away with exemption for transport allowance and medical reimbursement for salaried employees. How will you get impacted now? By: Sanjeev Sinha May 18, 2018  11:27

The recently-notified Finance Act 2018, which is applicable from 1st April 2018, has done away with exemption for transport allowance and medical reimbursement for salaried employees. How will you get impacted now?
By: Sanjeev Sinha  May 18, 2018  11:27
Tax experts say that employers need to understand the mechanism of tax deduction at source while providing the benefit of standard deduction to the employees.
If you are a salaried employee working in any organisation, then most probably you would have by now received a mail from your HR department that with the recent changes in the Finance Act, both medical reimbursement and transport allowance have become taxable with effect from 1st April 2018, and accordingly, both these allowances have been merged with your special allowance. This has left many employees wondering, will they now have to pay tax on these two allowances? If yes, then what about standard deduction? Has this already been taken into account by their employers while co…

The Illness Within-Courtesy Indian Express 14.05.2018

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The Illness Within Doctors, barring exceptions, are complicit in the commercialisation of healthcare.
SHARE Written by Sanjay Nagral | Updated: May 14, 2018 1:05:56 am

Eligibility of permanently disabled unmarried son of a CGHS beneficiary to avail CGHS facility

Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 7th May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility – Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated 31.05.2007, 29.08.2007 and 02.08.2010 vide which the entitlement of the son of a CGHS beneficiary beyond the age of 25 years was conveyed. As per the two Office Memoranda under reference, it was indicated that an unmarried son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years.
2. Since then this Ministry is in receipt of several representations for inclusion of more conditions in view of modification to the PwD Ac…

Gujarat launches new healthcare project for Elderly

Gujarat launches new healthcare project for elderly peopleOUR BUREAUCitizens above 70 years will get all basis health facilities at their doorstepAHMEDABAD, MAY 16The Gujarat government has launched a unique initiative to provide doorstep primary healthcare assistance for elderly people. A pilot project for the same is launched for Gandhinagar urban area.Announcing the initiative, the Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister, Nitin Patel, said, "Citizens above 70 years need to get themselves registered with the government hospital by paying a token amount of Rs 1,000. Under the scheme, they will be provided all the basic health facilities at their doorstep by trained attendants, staff nurse and doctors."The decision is taken considering the growing population of senior citizens and lonely elders. A team consisting of a doctor, staff nurse and an attendant, would visit the elderly every fortnight at their doorstep for routine check-up and provide them necessary guidance and consultancy …

Delhi High Court Ram Phal vs Union Of India & Ors. on 3 August, 2016

Delhi High Court Ram Phal vs Union Of India & Ors. on 3 August, 2016 $~16 * IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI % Date of Decision : August 03, 2016 + W.P.(C) 3035/2016 RAM PHAL ..... Petitioner Represented by: Mr.Ankur Chibber, Advocate with Mr.Manu Padalia, Advocate versus UNION OF INDIA & ORS ..... Respondents Represented by: Mr.Dev P.Bhardwaj, CGSC with Mr.Abhishek Khanna, G.P. Mr.Rajiv Kapur, Advocate for R-6 CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE PRADEEP NANDRAJOG HON'BLE MS. JUSTICE PRATIBHA RANI PRADEEP NANDRAJOG, J. (Oral) 1. The petitioner challenges the applicability of paragraph 5 of the Office Memorandum dated Februar…