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Railway Pensioners National Digest December 2018 Issue

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Re-engagement of Retired Gazetted Officers in Exigencies of ServicesConsideration of re-engagement of retired Senior Scale Officers against Junior Scale vacant posts.



Wish dear friends, their families, friends and colleagues a joyous 2019, full of happiness, pink of health, peace of mind and prosperity                                            S C Maheshwari

Exract of Mann ki baat 30.12.18

Extract of Mann ki baat today by PM "My dear countrymen, there are many good events happening in the country, which are not widely discussed. Such a unique effort is being attempted by F.S.S.A.I viz Food Safety and Standard Authority of India. Many programs are being organized across the country in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. In this regard F.SA.A.I. is engaged in promoting good eating or Safe and Healthy Diet habits. Under the aegis of "Eat Right India" campaign, ‘Swasth Bharat’ trips are being carried out across the country. These campaigns will last till Jan 27th. At times, government organizations are tagged as a regulator, but it is commendable that F.SA.A.I has been working beyond this brief for public awareness and public education. A clean and healthy India will spell a prosperous India also. Nutritious food is most essential for good health. In this context, I extend hearty greetings to F.S.S.A.I for this initiative. I urge you

PM Launches SAMPANN software fr Pension

Read more at: A message from Joint CCA Kerala: .......... Sir, Many existing pensioners seem to have lot of queries on SAMPANN.Below message may be conveyed in your group for information It may be noted that it is immediately implemented only for newly retiring employees.The website is  not registration based. The user credentials are automatically generated for the Telecom pensioners once they start receiving pension directly from CCA offices and the user credentials(login and password) is shared via SMS/Email. For upcoming retirees, on their retirement the user credential shall be sent to them along with Pensionary benefits like DCRG/Commutation. For the Telecom pensioners who are currently taking pension via Bank or post office, the user IDs will create

CGHS circular -All empanelled HCO may give priority to Sr Citizen patients


Rly Bd Circular RBA 126/018- Inclusion of names of the widowed or divorced daughters/parents in PPO


Sub :Revision of guidelines regarding simplification of referral system under CGHS

OM No. Z 15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS dt : 10.12.18 from GOI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Deptt of Health & Family Welfare, EHS Section, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. Sub :Revision of guidelines regarding simplification of referral system under CGHS With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has been receiving representations for simplification of procedure for undergoing treatment/investigations at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS_ In this regard attention is drawn to the guidelines issued under Office Memoranda No. Z.15025/117/2017 /DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated 15.01.2018 and S.1045/40/2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P), dated 22.02.2013 and to state that the matter has been reviewed by this Ministry and it has now been decided to revise the guidelines for consultation and treatment at CGHS empanelled private hospitals as per the details given under:- i) Referral from CGHS Medical Officer / CGHS Specialist for consultatio

CGHS Circular- empanelled HCOs,Specialists to put their Signatures with rubber stamp on prescription slips


Merger of 33 postal dispensaries with CGHS-Reg dt : 21.12.18


7th CPC Maharashtra Govt extends benefits to its employees and pensioners

7th Pay Commission – Maharashtra Govt Implementation will Benefit many as 20.50 Lakh Government Employees December 28, 2018  Maharashtra Govt Decided to Implement 7th Pay Commission Benefit – Central Government Employees News 7th Pay Commission Pay Hike for Maharashtra Govt Employees The State Government of Maharashtra decided to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission to its employees and Pensioners. After taking the decision in the Cabinet Committee Meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Finance Minister of the Maharashtra State Mungantiwar announced the implementation will benefit as many as 20.50 lakh government employees. The permanent State Government Employees and Teachers will get the pay hike benefit and also get arrears form the retrospective date from 1.1.2016. The Pay Commission Arrears will be issued in Five Installments. The arrears amount will be credited to the GPF account of the employees. A

Extension of the benefits of 7th CPC to the pensioners/fp of Tobacco Board


Extension of benefits of 7th CPC to Coffee,Tea & Rubber Board Pensioners/family pensioners


PRC passes online to Railway Pensioners


Appeal toStreamline the Pension/Family pension rules and toissue consolidated orders.


Appeal to extend Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgements to similarly placed pensioners & family pensioners


Ward entitlement in Private hospitals







National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly(NPHCE) ( HOSPITALS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Government of India is implementing National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) with a view to provide dedicated health care facilities to the elderly people. The programme is State oriented and basic thrust of the programme is to provide dedicated health care facilities to the senior citizens (>60 year of age) at various level of primary, secondary and tertiary health care. The programme envisages establishment of 10 bedded geriatric wards at District Hospitals and Department of Geriatrics with 30 bedded geriatric wards at Government Medical Colleges/Hospitals sanctioned under the programme. As on date, 599 districts of 35 States/UTs and 19 Regional Geriatric Centres (RGCs) in 18 States/ UTs have been sanctioned to provide various health care services to elderly people under the programme. The details of State-wise/UT-wise districts approved under NPHCE

Revision of pension of pre 2016 retirees -Stagnation increment regarding

Pre 2016 Retirees are not eligible for Notional Increment on 1.1.2016 No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003 Dated the 21st December, 2018 Office Memorandum Subject: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners – Stagnation Increment regarding The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Deptt’s OM of even number dated 12.5.2017 for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notionally fixing pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which the Government servant / pensioner retired/died. Concordance tables for fixation of notional pay / pension of pre-2016 pensioners were issue

*Know Your Idea, Audience, and Objective Before Giving a Speech*

You need to have three things clear in your mind before giving a speech: your main idea, your audience, and your objective. Start preparing by focusing on your idea: Why are you the right person to deliver this talk? What unique perspective can you offer? Then, consider who will be in your audience and craft your talk with them in mind. For example, if you’re speaking on a small panel, you can frame your remarks in more intimate, personal terms. If you’re at a conference for professionals, you can use technical terms. Speaking the same language as your listeners increases the odds that they will understand and be inspired by you. And finally, make sure you’ve pinpointed your objective. Maybe you want to get the audience to donate to a worthy cause, or spread the word about the importance of your topic. Whatever your goal is, it will inform your preparation and delivery. Ref from “To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words,” by Tricia Brouk

Unmukt festival at Hyderabad 0n 15.12.18 Ms. Bhagayavathy Bharat Pensioners Samaj Managing Committee member clarifying doubts of pensioners

Ms. Bhagayavathy Bharat Pensioners Samaj Managing Committee member  clarifying doubts of pensioners and explaining   new developments affecting pensioners.. Ms. Bhagayavathy was felicitated by Unmukt  as one of the model senior citizens who are making an impact both at a personal and community level in the city of Hyderabad.

English version of HINDI speech by S C Maheswari Secy Genl BPS at Ambala on 9/12/2018 & at Saharanpur on 22.12.2018

Dignitaries on the Dais, Ladies & gentlemen, Bharat Pensioners Samaj needs no introduction to our affiliates, associates and members. It was founded way back in 1955 by Justice (Retired) Shankar Saran of Allahabad High Court. It is to-day is the largest All India Federation of Pensioners’ Associations recognized by GOI M/O Personnel, PG & pensions and is also an associate association of International Federation on Ageing (IFA).The organization has connectivity with pensioners organizations located in far-flung remote areas of the country and with grass-root level active pensioners through a well-developed network of SMS, email, WhatsApp, website, blog, Facebook, twitter, yahoo group and YouTube etc.             Over the decades BPS has been instrumental in getting several benefits to Pensioners and Family Pensioners pay commission to pay commission such as inclusion of pension & other retirement benefits in the terms of reference of 4th CPC through an executive order


Dear Mr. Maheshwari, On behalf of the Unmukt Festival, I would like to thank you and Bharat Pensioners Samaj for participating in the Festival held at HITEX, Hyderabad on 15 & 16 December, 2018. Unmukt Festival was designed as a single platform for products and services designed for senior citizens. In addition Unmukt had multiple sessions, to create awareness about issues affecting senior life in India. As we know, the proportion of senior citizens in India is growing at a rapid rate and the impact of this shift in the demographic of the country is bound to change social and economic dynamics of the country sooner than we expect.  There is an urgent need to reach out to relevant groups affected by this change to bring to their awareness products and services that have the potential to improve the quality of life of seniors in their families and communities. Unmukt was planned and implemented to address that need and we feel that the objective was well met.  The launch even

Redressal of grievances Lok Sabha Question answer

Redresasal of Public Grievances & CPGRAMS Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Redresasal of Public Grievances 19 DEC 2018 As per the data available on the online Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), the year-wise number of grievances received and disposed off during the period from 1.1.2014 to 13.12.2018 in respect of Ministries/Departments of Government of India is as under: There has been about fivefold increase in the number of grievances received in CPGRAMS from 2014 to 2017.  The rate of disposal has also kept pace with the number of grievances received during the period.  High rate of disposal has been achieved since the Government has taken every possible step to put in place a strong Grievance Redress Mechanism. Government has taken several steps to make the Grievance Redressal Mechanism effective for quick disposal of public grievances which are as under: (i)    Review of Grievances of identified Ministry/Dep

TDS deduction under section 194A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in case of Senior Citizens

F. No. Pr. DGIT(S)/CPC(TDS)/Notification/2018-19 Government of India Ministry of Finance Central Board of Direct Taxes Directorate of Income-tax (Systems) New Delhi Notification No. 06 /2018 New Delhi, 06th December, 2018 Subject: - TDS deduction under section 194A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in case of Senior Citizens - reg. It has been brought to the notice of CBDT that in case of Senior Citizens, some TDS deductors/Banks are making TDS deductions even when the amount of income does not exceed fifty thousand rupees. The same is not in accordance with the law as the Income-tax Act provides that no tax deduction at source under section 194A shall be made in the case of Senior Citizens where the amount of such income or, the aggregate of the amounts of such income credited or paid during the financial year does not exceed fifty thousand rupees. (Please refer to the third proviso to sub-section 3 of section 194A) 2. Under sub-rule (5) of Rule 31A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Dire

Latest List of CGHS Hospitals and Rates 2018

List of CGHS Hospitals and Rates 2018 CGHS Hospitals, Eye, Dental and Diagnostic Centres and Package Rates 2018 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS) (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) We compile here a list of CGHS General Hospitals, Eye Care Centers, Dental Clinics and Diagnostic Centers with Treatment Package Rates updated on November and June 2018 for your information… No CITY \ LINK LINK 1 Ahmadabad Rates 2 Allahabad Rates 3 Bangalore Rates 4 Bhopal Rates 5 Bhubaneshwar Rates 6 Chandigarh Rates 7 Chennai Rates 8 Dehradun Rates 9 Delhi Rates 10 Guwahati Rates 11 Hyderabad Rates 12 Indore Rates 13 Jabalpur Rates 14 Kanpur Rates 15 Kolkata Rates 16 Lucknow Rates 17 Meerut Rates 18 Mumbai Rates 19 Nagpur Rates 20 Patna Rates 21 Pune Rates 22 Ranchi Rates 23 Shillong Rates 24 Trivandrum