Simplification of referral system under CGHS File No.Z15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS Z 15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare EHS Section Nirman Bhawan,New Delhi Dated the 15th January, 2018 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: 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 CGHS beneficiaries to undertake treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS. The guidelines issued earlier on referral/ permission under Office Memorandum No S 11011/6/96 —CGHS (P) dt. 11/6/97 and 02/09/99, S-12020/4/97 —CGHS (P) dt. 07/04/1999, S.11011/1/200-CGHS (P) dt. 10/04/2001 and RA/Cons/Hyd/09-10/CGHS-IV, dated 11/06/2010 and Z.15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS dt. 09/11/2017 has been reviewed 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) All CGHS beneficiaries (in all CGHS Cities) shall be permitted for seeking OPD consultation from Specialists at Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS after being referred by any Medical Officer/CM0 of CGHS Wellness Centre. The referral may be mentioned on the computer generated Prescription slip. After consultation at empanelled hospitals beneficiary shall report back to concerned wellness centre, where MO/CMO would endorse listed investigation and issue medicines as per guidelines mentioned below. For unlisted investigation/treatment procedure CMO Incharge shall submit the prescription to competent authority for consideration in case of pensioner beneficiaries. Serving employees shall seek permission for unlisted investigation/treatment procedure from their department as per prevailing guidelines. ii) The medicines prescribed by specialists shall be supplied by CGHS as per the available generic name at the CGHS Wellness Centre. In case the medicine prescribed by the Specialist is available by an alternative brand name having the same composition, it shall be supplied by the brand name available at CGHS Wellness Centre. If, the medicine prescribed by the spcialist is not available at CGHS Wellness Centre either by generic name or alternate brand name,it shall be indented by the same brand name through Authorized Local chemist. (iii) With reference to OM Z.15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS dated 09-11-2017, it is clarified that the validity of the advice of Central Government /State Government Specialist/CGHS Medical Officer for listed treatment procedures shall be treated as valid for three months unless mentioned otherwise and no other referral (permission) letter is required to undergo, the treatment procedure at any of the empanelled Hospitals. It is also clarified that once a specific treatment procedure (listed) has been advised by a Specialist of Central Government/State Government or a CGHS Medical Officer, it is the option of CGHS beneficiary to undergo at any of the CGHS empanelled hospitals of his/her choice and it is not compulsory that specialist/CGHS Medical Officer shall refer the beneficiary for treatment to any CGHS recognized hospitals. iv) In case of Haemo-Dialysis, the advice for treatment can be made upto six months and in such cases the advice shall be valid for upto six months. v) In case of Radio-therapy/Chemotherapy advised by a Government Specialist the advice shall be valid for all the cycles of Radio-therapy/Chemotherapy. The specialist has to specify the specific Radio-therapy procedure. Self-attested (by beneficiary) photo-copies of the permission letter is required to be submitted. vi) In case of post-operative follow up treatment in six conditions as specified in OM dated 10.04.2001, permission for follow-up treatment shall be required from competent authority. vii) In case of non-listed investigations/treatment procedures permission from competent authority is required to be obtained. 2. This issues with the approval of competent authority in supersession of earlier guidelines. S/d, (Dharminder Singh) Under Secretary to Government Of India Tel: 011-23062666 Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Pay and allowances of Retired/Released Armed Forces Officers on re-Employment in the Armed Forces No.1(14)/2017-D(Pay/Services) Government of India Ministry of Defence New Delhi, dated the 09-1-2018 To The Chief of the Army Staff The Chief of the Naval Staff The chief of the Air Staff Subject: Pay and allowances of Retired/Released Armed Forces Officers on re-Employment in the Armed Forces Sir, The pay fixation of re-employed officers on re-employment in Armed forces, is being done in accordance with this Department’s letter No.1/69/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 24 July 2009. Officers re-employed in Defence services after retirement have been excluded from the purview of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017 vide Rule 2 thereof. The question of extension of the benefit of the revised pay rules to these officers and the procedure to be followed for fixing their pay in the revised pay structure has been considered by the Government. The president is pleased to decide that the pay fixation in respect of the Officers who were in/came into re-employment on or after 1st January,2016 will be done in accordance with the provisions contained in this order. This order will cover all re-employed officers on re-employment in Armed Forces. 2. Exercise of Option: Re-employed officers who become eligible to elect revised pay structure in accordance with these orders should exercise their option in the manner laid down in Rule 5 and Rule 6 of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017,within one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of these orders or in cases where the existing scales of pay of the posts held by them are revised subsequent to the issue of these within one hundred and eighty days of the date of such order. This facility of option is available to the re-employed officers who were re-employed before 1.1.2016 only. Fixation / drawal of pay of Officers re-employed prior to 01.01.2016 and who were in re-employment as on 01.01.2016: 3. (a) The initial pay of a re-employed officer who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised structure from the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 7 of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017. Revised Pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension,if any), as admissible on relevant date of coming over to the revised pay structure,effective from 1.1.2016 or later, shall be deducted from his/her pay in accordance with the general policy of the Government on fixation and subsequent drawal of pay of re-employed Officers. Revised Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1.1.2016. (b) In addition to the pay so fixed, the re-employed officer would continue to draw the retirement benefits he / she was permitted to draw in the pre-revised scales, as modified based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, orders in respect of which have been issued separately by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare. (c) In the case of persons who were already on re-employment as on 01.01.2016, the pay may be fixed on the basis of these orders, with effect from the date of coming over to the new pay structure, i.e. 01.01.2016 or later, as per the option exercised by them in terms of para 2 above. In such cases, their term would be determined afresh as if they have been re-employed for the first time from such date of coming over to the new Pay Structure. 4. Officers Re-employed on or after 01-01-2016 Officers who are re-employed on or after 1-1-2016 shall be allowed to draw pay only in the revised Pay Structure. (a) Officers who Retired from pre-revised scales of pay and were re-employed in the Revised Pay Structure. The initial pay shall be fixed in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulation 2017 read with para 5 below, with reference to the rank held at the time of retirement. Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1-1-2016. However, an amount equivalent to the revised pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension) effective from 1-1-2016 or after shall be deducted from his pay so fixed in accordance with the general policy of the Govt on fixation of pay of re-employed officers. (b) Officers who retired and are re-employed in the Revised Scale of pay. The initial pay in the Level (read with Para 5 below) shall be fixed at the same cell in the Level as the last pay drawn. Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1-1-2016. Having fixed the Pay in the manner indicated, an amount equivalent to the revised pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension) effective from 1-1-2016 or after shall be deducted from his pay so fixed in accordance with the general policy of the Govt on fixation of pay of re-employed officers. 5. Pay in the Level In the case of retired Armed Forces Officers (a) who were re-employed before 01.01.2016 (b) who retired from pre-revised pay scales and were re-employed on or after 01.01.2016 in the revised pay structure, and (c) who retired and are re-employed in the revised pay structure, on their re-employment in the Armed Forces, the pay of the officers will be fixed by granting them the pay in the Level of the rank held by them at the time of their retirement or Level of Colonel (Time Scale)’s pay whichever is lower. 6. Ignorable part of Pension The President is also pleased to enhance the ignorable part of pension from Rs. 4000/- to Rs.15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) in the case of Commissioned Service Officers who retire before attaining the age of 55 years. The existing limits of military pensions to be ignored in fixing the pay of re-employed Officers will therefore, cease to be applicable to cases of such Officers who are re-employed on or after 1-1-2016. As Brigadiers retire at the age of 56 years they will not be eligible for ignorable portion of pension. 7. Drawal of increments Once the initial pay of the re-employed officer has been fixed in the manner indicated above, he will be allowed to draw normal increments as per the provisions of Rule 9 and 10 of Army/ / Air Force/ Navy Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017. 8. Further, the existing ceiling of Rs. 80,000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on reemployment is enhanced to Rs.2,25,000/-, i.e. the pay plus MSP @Rs.15,500/- plus gross pension should not exceed the ceiling of Rs.2,25,000 pm, the maximum basic pay prescribed for officers in Level 17 under Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017. 9. Allowances: The drawal of various allowances and other benefits in the revised structure based on pay shall be regulated with reference to pay that is fixed on re-employment. Pay for these allowances will be the pay fixed before deducting the pension. 10. Gratuity/Death cum Retirement Gratuity The re-employed officers shall not be eligible for any gratuity/Death cum Retirement Gratuity for the period of re-employment. 11. Some illustrations to cater for pay fixation in various situations arising are given in Appendix ‘A’ to this letter. 12. These Orders shall take effect from 1.1.2016. These Orders supersede the existing orders on the subject. 13. An undertaking may be obtained from re-employed officers who opt / are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure to the effect that, they understand and agree that the special dispensation provided through this order is subject to the condition of deduction of pension as admissible to them from time to time, wherever required as per extant instructions and also to recovery in case of over-payment made, if any. 14. This letter issues with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training vide their ID Note No. 1279783/2017-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 12.12.2017 and concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID Note No.3(16)/08-AG/389-PA, dated 05-01-2018. Yours faithfully, S/d, (M. Subbarayan) Joint Secretary to the Government of India Appendix 'A' ILLUSTRATION -1 1. Initial pay fixation in revised scales of a re-emp officer who has retired in pre-revised scales and re-emp in pre-revised scales prior to 01 Jan 2016. Example of a Col retired on 31 Jul 2015 and re-emp on 01 Aug 2015. (a) Col Retd on 31 Jul 2015. (i) Pay in Pay Band - Rs 55000/- (ii) Grade Pay - Rs 8700/- (Hi) MSP Rs 6000/- (iv) DA @ 119% - Rs 82943/- Total - Rs 152643/- (b) Fixation of Pay on Date of Re-employment as on 01 Aug 2015. (I) Re-emp Pay - Rs 63700/- (c) Re-fixation of Pay on 01 Jan 2016 in accordance with Pay Rule / Regulations. (i) Level - Level 13. (ii) Revised Pay (63700 x 2.57) - Rs 163709/- (iii) Rounded off to next higher Cell in Level 13 - Rs 165400/- (iv) Revised Military Service Pay - Rs 15500/- Total - Rs 180900/- (d) Revised Pension. (i) Rs 34850 x 2.57 - Rs 89565/- (e) Fixation of Pay on Re-employment. (i) Pay - Rs 165400/- (ii) Less Pension - Ignorable limit (89565 - 15000) - Rs 74565/- (iii) Net Pay admissible - Rs 90835/- (f) As pay has been fixed on 01 Jan 2016, the re-employed officer will be entitled for annual increment as per the existing provisions of Army/ Navy/ Air Force Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations 2017. DA will be admissible as per rates announced from time to time. Revised MSP @ Rs. 15500/- and DA … Continue Reading…
GDS Pay Committee Recommendations -- Sought Under RTI Dear Comrades, The vital information sought under RTI regarding the recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee is reproduced here under for favour of information. P.Pandurangarao General Secretary AIPEU-GDS No. 7/2/2018-E-III-A/RTI (V-II) (R-916) Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure E-III (A) Branch North Block, New Delhi Dated : 08/01/2018 To Sh. Guinness Madasamy Abitta Cottage, Peermade, Idukki, Kerala: 685531 Sir, Please refer to your RTI application dated: 18/11/2017. In this regard, a copy of DOE's ID Note No 7/3112006-E,III(A) dated 12.12,2017 is enclosed. 2.The Appellate Authority is Shri Amarnath Singh, Director (E.III-A) Department of Expenditure, Room No,74-C, North Block, New Delhi, and email ID is [email protected] and Tel Ph No. is 23093811. Appeal, if any, may be preferred within 30 days from the receipt of this letter. Yours faithfully S/d, (Ashok Kumar) Under Secretary to the Government of India & CPIO Email : [email protected] in Ph No.23095650 Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Department of Posts may please refer to their notes on pages 121-128/n of their file (No. 17-31/2016-GDS) and their Letter No.5-1/2017-PAP dated 10.11.2017 regarding revision of wages, allowances, etc. in respect of GDS based on the recommendations of the One Man Kamlesh Chandra Committee). 2. The proposals of Department of Posts contained in their notes on pages 107-117/n of their above mentioned LF have been considered in the light of the clarifications given by them as mentioned above. This Ministry agrees to the proposal as under:- (i) The revised TRCA Levels for GDS, as proposed by Department of Posts in paras 5.1 & 5.2 of their note on page 107-117/n of their LF are agreed to from 1.1.2016. This will be subject to the condition that wherever the revised TRCA Level is linked to higher working hour than the existing working hour slab, the revised TRCA Level would be given prospective effect from the date working hours are revised and during the period from 1.1.2016, proportionate payment would be made, as proposed by Department of Posts. The nomenclature may continue to be TRCA, as mentioned by Department of Posts on page 124/n of their file. (ii) The fitment factor of 2.57 is agreed to. (iii) The rate of annual increment of 3% is agreed to. (iv) The proposed rates of allowances of Composite Allowance, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Stationery Charges for those other than BPM, Combined Duty Allowance and Risk and Hardship Allowance are agreed to. (v) The Boat Allowance may be revised @ Rs. 115 p.m. as against the proposed rote of Rs. 125 p.m. (vi) The proposed rate of Children Education Facilitation Allowance may be decided by Department of Posts in consultation with DOPT, the Nodal Department. If DoPT agrees, this Department has no objection. (vii) As regards Welfare Benefits (Chapter 16), Department of Posts is advised to remove the para on welfare benefits from the proposal and take decision independent of the proposal for pay and allowances. (viii) Except revised TRCA, all other issues would be given prospective effect, as mentioned by Department of Posts. 4. This has the approval of the Finance Minister. 5. Department of Posts may like to seek approval of the Cabinet as on the last occasion. S/d, (Amar Nath Singh) Director Source - http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/ … Continue Reading…
Retirement Age of Doctors: Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2018 MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS (Department of Personnel and Training) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 5th January, 2018 G.S.R. 27(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :— (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2018. (2) In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, for clause (bb), the following shall be substituted, namely:— “(bb) The age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health sub-cadres of Central Health Service, AYUSH doctors, Civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Medical officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services, dental doctors working under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service and dental doctors under Ministry of Railways, doctors of General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years: Provided that notwithstanding anything contained in any other rules, above doctors except in Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall hold the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of sixty-two years and thereafter their services shall be placed in Non-Administrative positions.” [F. No. 25012/4/2016-Estt. (A-IV)] GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy. Note : The Fundamental Rules were published in the Gazette of India, on the 1st January, 1922 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 279(E), dated the 22nd March, 2017. Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies regarding No.A-26011/3/2016-KVI (II) (Part-II) Government of India Ministry of Micro, Small and Medum Enterprises Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011 Dated the 15th January, 2018 To, The Chief Executive Officer Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Gramodaya, 3 Irla Road, Vile Parle (West) Mumbai – 400 056. Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies regarding. Reference: KVIC’s letter No. Adm-II/7th CPC/618/Pen./2017-18/(389-A) dated 27.4.2017. Madam, I am directed to refer to the KVIC’s letter cited under reference on the subject mentioned above and to convey the approval of the Government to implement the orders extending the pensionary benefits of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) pensioner/family pensioners strictly in terms of the instructions contained in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.1(13)/EV/2017 dated 23.05.2017 and Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 04.08.2016 and subject to the following conditions for meeting the additional expenditure on the above account:- (i) 80% of the additionality will be met by the Central Government (ii) 20% of the additionality will be met by the KVIC through additional generation of revenue 2. This issues with the concurrence of IF Wing of the Ministry vide their Dy.No.492/US(Fin-I)/2017 dated 15.12.2017. Yours faithfully, S/d, (J.K. Sahu) Under Secretary to the Government of India Source: Confederation … Continue Reading…
First Milestone On Legal Fight For GDS Departmentalisation
NFPE claimed that its legal fight over GDS Departmentalisation in the court of law has been won. It states that it is a First Milestone On Legal Fight For GDS Departmentalisation. The content of the article posted in its blog is given below
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servantsfor all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011.
THIS IS A TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF GDS
NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) DID IT
FINAL LEGAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN
We shall fight for GDS both legally and organizationally
Join AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and strengthen further the fight for the cause of GDS. Nobody can break the unity among NFPE & GDS. Isolate and expose those renegades who betrayed GDS and joined anti-NFPE camp and tried to break the unity between GDS & NFPE. Participation of more than 10000 GDS in the GDS (NFPE) Parliament March proved that we are already recognised by the GDS Employees all over India.
Donate Liberally to NFPE Legal Expense Fund
The National Federation of Postal Employees and the All India Postal Employees Union (Gramin Dak Sevaks) had approached Hon’ble Supreme Court of India by way of filing Writ Petition (C) No.1003 of 2013. There were two basic prayers apart from the consequential prayers in the Writ Petition. These prayers are:-
“(i) that a direction be issued to the Respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants for all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits, and
(ii) the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.”
The matter was heard at some length on 13.12.2013 in Court No.2 as Item No.8 before a Bench comprising of Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.M. Lodha & Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh. The Federation and the Union were represented before the Hon’ble Supreme Court by Shri M.R. Calla, Senior Advocate [Former Judge of Rajasthan High Court & Gujarat High Court] along with Shri Uday Gupta, Advocate. Their Lordships were of the view that the issues raised in the Writ Petition are of importance and keeping in mind the fact that about 3 lakhs persons are serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Gramin Dak Sevaks) and are posted at various places in the Country, the issues raised can be considered by Hon’ble Delhi High Court and this would also avoid multiplicity of legal proceedings.
Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated 13.12.2013 directed as under :-
(i) That Writ Petition (C) No.1003/2013 be transferred to Hon’ble Delhi High Court for consideration;
(ii) That Registry of Hon’ble Supreme Court to transmit the entire record and proceedings to Hon’ble Delhi High Court;
(iii) That Registry of Hon’ble Delhi High Court to register the Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and proceed with the matter.