Sunday, July 23, 2017

Extension of CGHS facilities to the pensioners of post and Telegraph Department

No.S-11016/2/2015-CGHS(P)EHS 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
Deprtment of Health & Family Welfare 
CGHS(P)/EHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011 
Dated the 19th July, 2017 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Extension of CGHS facilities to the pensioners of post and Telegraph Department

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S-11011/46/95 -CGHS D-II/CGHS(P) dated 1st August 1996 and to state that it has now been decided to revoke the OM dated 1.8.1996, in compliance of the orders of Hon’able Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench dated 12th July 2005 in O.A.No 563/2004 and 590/2004 and Order dated 01.06.2017 in C.P./180/21/2017 arising out of OA No. 180/563/2004 between Central Government Pensioners Association (Kerala) and Ors. Vs UOI & Others.

2. The retired employees of Post and Telegraph Department shall hereinafter, be entitled to the CGHS facility, irrespective of whether they were members of CGHS prior to retirement or not, subject to the payment of prevalent subscription for availing themselves of this facility as per rules in the case of other Central Government pensioners.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta) 
Under Secretary to Government of India 

Source:http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4715
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Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Subject: Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

The Standing Committee on Defence (16th Lok Sabha) directed vide para 56 to 58 of its 2nd Report that rate of marriage grant to needy ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows be enhanced from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters). The Standing Committee also desired that an additional allocation of Rs 10.30 crores may be provided to DESW to meet the requirement of enhanced Marriage Grant,

2. Accordingly Army. Navy & Air Force has agreed to provide the additional funds on pro-rata basis i.e. 85:5:10, annually w.e.f. 2016-1 7.

3. Approval of competent authority is conveyed to the enhancement of the rates of marriage grant from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters) to ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows w.e.f. 1.4.2016.

(Santosh)
Joint Secretary (Res-II)

Secretary, KSB
1. Secretary, KSB
2. COAS
3. CNS
4. CAS


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MoD, I.D. No. 102/AFFD/Marriage Grant/2016-D(Res-II) dated 15th July, 2016

Source:http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/default/files/marriage-grant-DESW-MoD.pdf

Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries

F. No. 44/ 22 /2014/MCTC/CGHS/2211-44
Directorate General of CGHS, MOHF
Monitoring, Computerization & Training Cell,
CGHS Wellness Center Building, 15th Floor,
Kalibari, New Delhi-110001

Dated: 9.5.2017


Office Memorandum

Sub: Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries

For the convenience of CGHS beneficiaries and with an objective of reducing the waiting time at the Wellness Centers, CGHS is pleased to announce a new initiative of booking online appointments. Existing beneficiaries can now book an appointment for Medical Officer or, Specialist consultation online. The steps involved in booking an appointment online are given below

Online Appointment by Beneficiary himself

1 Visit the website cghs.nic.in

2 Click on the option “Book Appointment” available on RHS of the screen

3 Enter beneficiary ID and click on “Generate OTP".

4 An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent on registered mobile no. of the beneficiary or to the main card holder’s mobile if that is the only registered number.

5 Enter OTP and click on "Proceed".

6 Beneficiary details are displayed on screen. Click on “Proceed” button if the details displayed on screen are correct otherwise click on “NOT YOU”. In that case login again and proceed as above.

7 Select Specialty, Dispensary, Doctor as per your choice and click on “Proceed” button. A beneficiary can select a GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) or a Specialist of any of the CGHS wellness centre for appointment.

8 A calendar is displayed to choose a date that has the availability of appointment for the selected doctor. Select date for appointment.

9 On selecting date, top of the screen shows the slot timings and the appointments available. A beneficiary can choose the desired slot.

10 Click on “Proceed to Book Appointment”. One can go back and make changes by using the ‘Change the Specialty’ button.

11 On clicking the button “Proceed to Book Appointment", beneficiary details and the appointment details are displayed on the screen for confirmation.

12 Click on the option “Confirm to Book Appointment”, Confirmation status page is displayed. One can print the confirmation slip, or book another appointment. System would also send an SMS to registered mobile number.

13 Appointment for the GDMO can be taken within 72 hours of date of appointment whereas appointment for the Specialist can be taken within 1 month of date of appointment. Online appointment cannot be made for th e same day/date. (This window period may change depending upon the decisions taken from time to time)

14 If a self registered patient arrives at the indicative time slot and by that time his “Q" number has already passed, he will be called as very next patient, barring emergencies. However, if the indicative time slot has passed beyond half an hour then he will have to get fresh registration from WC registration counter.

15 If patient fails to turn up on appointed time thrice in a row the facility for him may be blocked for a month.

For walk in patients who directly visit the center without a prion self booked appointment, the facility of online registration at the registration counter of Wellness Center is available.

The introduction of this facility may be given due publicity by all Wellness Center in-charges.

Sd/-
Dr. D.C. Joshi
Director, CGHS

To

1. A Ds of all cities/Zones
2. ADD DDG (HQ), CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
3. AD MSD Udyan Marg, New Delhi.
4. PPS to Secretary, HFW Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
5. PPS to AS&DG,CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
6. PS to Director CGHS Nirman Bhawan New Delhi.
7. PS to AD (HQ) CGHS, RK Puram Sec-12, New Delhi

Source: http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4716

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7th pay commission house rent allowance (HRA),transport allowance (TA) issues discussed in standing committee-NC JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: July 21, 2017

All Constituents of National Council JCM(Staff Side),

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held today with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure

A meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, has taken place today to discuss about the issues arising after the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

At the beginning of the meeting: the Official Side briefed about the decision taken by the Government on the Allowances. The Staff Side thereafter raised the following issues:-

1. The Central Government Employees are dissatisfied by the decision taken by the Government not to revised the HRA percentage recommended by 7th CPC. The demand of the Staff Side is reiterated for retaining the existing percentage of 30%, 20% and 10%.

2. The low paid employees who were getting Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600 + DA a on 1.1.2016 is subject to huge financial loss since their Transport Allowance has been reduced to Rs.1300+DA. This injustice should be rectified. Official Side agreed for a review.

3. Even though the demand of the Staff Side is that, Allowances should also be revised from the date of revision of pay i.e.1.1.2016, at least Government should have given the same from the date of notification of 7th CPC as was done during the previous pay commissions. The Official Side is requested to consider this demand. The Staff Side also drawn attention of the Official Side towards the Awards given by the Board of Arbitration in favour of the employees in the past in the regard.

4. As regards Minimum Pay Fitment Formula, the Staff Side has already the justification for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor. However, Official Side has not yet responded till date on this demand. Since Minimum Pay is not derived on the basis of Dr.Akryod Formula / 15th ILC norms and Supreme Court judgement, the issue requires the review by the Government. Morever, even in the existing Pay Matrix there is discrimination between the low paid employees and high paid officers. Therefore, this demand should be discussed with the Staff Side by the Official Side so as to settle this major issue which was agreed to be considered by the Group of Ministers.

5. Government may restore various advances withdrawn and should also issue orders for revision of HBA as recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Cabinet.

6. While thanking the government for restoring Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian Employees, the revised rate is very negligible. It should be at least at par with the Risk Matrix given to the Fire fighting Staff.

7. Staff Side, while thanking the government for restoration of some of the allowances, abolished/subsumed by the 7th CPC, asked the Finance Ministry to remove the barrier of coming back to Finance Ministry in case of 12 allowances meant for the Running Staff of the Indian Railways, being bilateral settlement with the Railway Ministry.

The Staff Side informed the Chairman that, considering the discontentment prevailing amongst the Central Government Employees, the Official Side may convey the feelings of the Staff Side to the Government on the above issues, and in case if ther is no positive approach from the Government, then there will be alternative than to plunge into Action Programmes.

The chairman, after a patient hearing, responded as follows :-

1. The views expressed by the Staff Side would be conveyed to the Government.

2. As regards, Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor, the Staff Side may give additional grounds and justification for any revision, so that the Official Side can consider the same.

3. After receipt of the above note from the Staff Side, the next meeting would be convened.

Comradely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Friday, July 21, 2017

NPS: Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government employees covered by New Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)-regarding.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSION)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD-211
Circular No C-170 

No.G1/C/MISC/NPS-II/Tech 
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 13-07-2017 

Sub: – NPS: Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government employees covered by New Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)-regarding.

Ref:- This office Circular No. 79 dated 29/10/2010 and No. 110 dated 12/08/2013

Benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government employees covered by New Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) has been extended vide Govt. of India, Ministry of PPG & P, Deptt. of P&PW in their O.M. No. 7/5/2012-P&PW (F)/B dated 26.08.2016 (copy enclosed)on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. The Ministry has further clarified vide O.M.No.28/03/2017-P&PW(B) dt. 18/05/2017, that CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are otherwise not applicable to the Central Government employees covered under NPS. Hence, they would obviously not be eligible for Service Gratuity or Pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules.

2. The phrase ‘terms and condition’ in the ibid O.M. dated 26.08.2016 refers to the requirement of qualifying service, the rates on which retirement gratuity is to be paid, the limit of amount of gratuity, nominations, disciplinary provisions, etc. in the CCS(Pension) Rules. All these condition would be equally applicable for grant of gratuity to employees covered under NPS. The decision to extend retirement gratuity and death gratuity vide the O.M. dated 26.08.2016 is absolute and not provisional. Separate rules on gratuity for Central Government employees under NPS would be framed in due course.

3. Now, it has been decided that to submit the claims of above beneficiaries for Retirment Gratuity and Death Gratuity, the following procedures shall be adopted by HOO and Pay Audit Controllers:-

i. H.O.O. will prepare a claim in case of NPS beneficiaries going to retire in accordance with the procedure as prescribed for Defence Civilian Personnel appointed before 01.01.2004 and will submit the same along with service boom and all the relevant documents (Which is required in case of pre 01.01.2004 Cases) to PAO concerned i.e.LAO/RAO. The Permanent Retirement account No. (PRAN) of the concerned Government Servant Allotted by National Security Depository limited (NSDL) will also be indicated. In cases where PRAN has not been allotted by NSDL to a NPS subscriber being non-effecting account as on 0104.2008, permanent pension account No.(PPAN) allotted to subscriber will be indicated.

ii. PAO will carry all necessary checks with reference to the entries in service book and as admissible under the OM No.38/41/06 P&PW (A) dated 05.05.2009 (already circulated under this office circular no.79 dt. 29-10-2010) to ensure that entries made in claim are in as per records in the service book of the individual. After signing and affixing the seal, the PAO concerned i.e.LAO/RAO will pass on the claim to the PCDA(P) Allahabad. The service book will be returned by PAO to HOO concerned.

iii.HOO will also maintain a separate register for recording entries for PRAN /PPAN No., Name of Government Servant, PPO No. and awards notified.

iv. On receipt of PPO from PCDA(P) Allahabad, HOO will check the same and after recording the entries in the register retransmit PDA’s copy to PDA, Pensioner copy to Pensioner and retain
HOO copy for their own record.

v. Other procedures prescribed for pre 01-01-2004 pensioner will also be followed by the HOO in case of NPS beneficiaries.

4. In view of the foregoing, you also are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control to ensure that claim on the subject matter henceforth are floated in accordance with instructions given in above Para.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar) 
Dy.CDA (P) 

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/6cpc/Circular-c170.pdf
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Difficulties being faced by the Family pensioner at the Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) about furnishing of Non-Marriage Certificate.

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No.192

No. AT/Tech/30-XVIII 
Dated: 06.07.2017

Sub: Difficulties being faced by the Family pensioner at the Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) about furnishing of Non-Marriage Certificate.

Instructions for payment of family pension and submission of Non-Marriage/Re-Marriage certificates from defence family pensioners (including Defence civilian family pensioners) are provided in Para 39 of DPPI-2013 and para 12.3 & 12.4 of Scheme for Payment of Pension of Defence Pensioner by Public Sector Banks revised edn. 01.01.1987.

Periodicity of submission of Non-marriage/ re-marriage certificate for various kinds of recipients of family pension is different. Difference in periodicity of submission of certificate was a cause of inconvenience to the family pensioners and was attracting representations from various agencies. Accordingly, the matter was referred to the competent authority to consider the periodicity of submission of Non-marriage/ re-marriage certificate for all kinds of recipients of family pension as once a year. The competent authority has advised that certificate may be sought for from the family pensioners at the time of annual identification.

In view of the above, all the pension disbursing authorities are advised to seek submission of non-marriage certificate from all kinds of recipients of family pension at the time of annual identification (i.e. in the month of November each year).

(Sandeep Thakur)
Jt.CDA (P)

Source : http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/6cpc/Circular-192.pdf

Grant of Extra Work Allowance in 7th pay commission-

No.12-3/2016-E.III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.III-A Branch

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th July, 2017


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Extra Work Allowance- (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).

The undersigned is directed to say that the decisions of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary have since been notified vide Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC, dated 6th July, 2017.

2. As mentioned in the Appendix-II of the said Resolution, dated 6th July, 2017, the existing allowances viz. Caretaking Allowance (SI. No. 22 of Appendix-II, as at present governed under this Department’s OM No. 7(21)/2008/E.IIIA dated 22.9.2008), Extra Duty Allowance (Sl. No. 57 of Appendix-ll), Flag Station Allowance (SI. No. 64 of Appendix-II), Flight Charge Certificate Allowance (SI. No. 65" of Appendix-ll), Library Allowance (SI. No.100 of Appendix-II), Rajbhasha Allowance (SI. No. 136 of Appendix-ll) and Special Appointment Allowance (SI. No. 157 of Appendix-II) have been abolished as a separate allowance and the eligible employees are now to be governed by the newly proposed Extra Work Allowance.

3. Accordingly, the above allowances shall stand abolished and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible employees shall now be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:

a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c) This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payabale will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

4. In respect of the existing Special Appointment Allowance, which stands abolished, apart from the existing eligible employees, Assistant Sub-Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) are also to be included in the list eligible for Extra Wok Allowance at the rate of 2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.

5. These orders shall effective from 1st July, 2017.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-

(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Source  :http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/7%20CPC%20orders_Extra%20Work%20Allowance_English_1.pdf

Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016

F .No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 21st July, 2017

Corrigendum

Subject: Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 23-06-2017 on the above subject. As per the said OM, the benefit of the orders of Hon’ble High Court of Madras dated 02-08-2007 and the Orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 01-09-2016 would be extended to all similarly placed absorbee pensioners. Accordingly, the words “absorbee petitioners” in para 8 of the above OM may be read as “absorbee pensioners”.

Sd/-
Director

To

All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India (As per standard mailing list)

Copy to

(l) Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Pocket-9, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi-110124.

(2) Controller General of Accounts, Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan, GPO Complex, Block E, Aviation Colony, INA Colony, New Delhi-1 10003

(3) Chief Conroller (Pension), Central Pension Accounting Office, Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110 066.

(4) CMDs of All Pension Disbursing Banks.

(5) NIC, DoP&PW for uploading on the Website.

Source: http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ABSORBEE_21JULY2017.pdf
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Construction Projects - Grant of Project Allowance.

No.6/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Construction Projects - Grant of Project Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, the President, is pleased to decide that, in modification of this Ministry's -O.M. No. 20011/5/73-E.II(B) dated.17.01.1975 as amended from time to time and OM. No. 6(3)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 on the subject mentioned above, the Central Government employees shall be paid Project Allowance, which has been covered in the Risk/Hardship Matrix, at the following revised rates:-
Level in Pay MatrixCell NameRate per month(Rs.)
Level 9 and aboveR3H2 3400
Level 8 and belowR3H22,700

3. The term ‘Pay Level’ in the revised pay structure means the ‘Level in the Pay Matrix.

4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised pay- structure, corresponding Grade Pay in the prescribed pay band as indicated in CCS(Revised) Pay) Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance under these orders.

5. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent.

6. All other terms and conditions governing the grant of this allowance shall remain unchanged.

7 These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

8. These orders shall also apply to the. civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be charge-able to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates in regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

9. In so far as the employees. working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

sd/-
(Annie George Mathew)

Source:http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/Project%20allowance%20Eng_0.pdf

Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Conveyance Allowance

F.No. 19039/03/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMEORANDUM

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Conveyance Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department OM No. 19039/2/2008-E.IV, dated 23rd September, 2008 the President is pleased to revise the rates. of Fixed Conveyance Allowance admissible under SR~25 to Central Government employees as indicated below:
Average Monthly Travel on Official DutyFor Journey by Own Motor CarFor Journeys by other Modes of Conveyance
201-300 km1680556
301-450 km2520720
451-600 km2980960
601-800 km36461126
>800 km45001276
2. These rates shall automatically increase by25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

3. Conditions and provisions mentioned in SR 25 shall continue to apply

4. These orders will be effective from 1st July, 2017

5. In so far as the staff serving in the. Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General'of India.

Hindi version is attached.

sd/-
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/Convey.%20Allow.%20Eng_0.pdf