Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to each CGHS Beneficiary CGHS vide Circular No. Misc.6024/2007/CGHS(HQ)/CGHS (P) dated 17/12/2007 made it mandatory for each CGHS beneficiary to have Individual Plastic Card in place of Index Card for the family. All existing CGHS Card Holders in Delhi/NCR, who have not applied for Plastic Cards so far, may apply immediately. CGHS Card holders are requested to apply for individual Plastic Cards in the prescribed application form and the duly filled in application form may be deposited to Chief Medical Officer In-Charge of their respective Dispensaries. The last date for submission of completed application forms in the Dispensary is 30th April, 2009. The application form can be downloaded click here (20 KB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)


Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority The issue of Investor Awareness and Protection has been one of the main focus areas for regulators, Government and other stakeholders in the Indian financial system. The global financial crisis has further highlighted the importance of financial awareness and education for stability of the financial systems. It was accordingly decided to set up a Committee to examine the issue of regulating investment advice including the regulations thereof, by various financial sector regulators in the larger context of investor awareness and protection. A Committee chaired by Shri D. Swarup, Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority has been constituted by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance vide Office Order No 5/26/CM/2006 dated 17th March 2009. The other Members of the Committee are: 1. Shri M.S Sahoo, Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India, 2. Shri G. Prabhakara- Member, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority 3. Shri K. Subrahmanyam, Executive Director, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority 4. Dr. Sujatha Prasad- General Manager, Reserve Bank of India 5. Dr. K. P. Krishnan, Joint Secretary (CM), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. 2. The first meeting of the Committee was held on 30th March 2009 at the office of PFRDA, New Delhi. In the meeting it was, inter-alia, decided to prepare an inventory of information/status report on the work already been done in regard to financial education and investment advisers by Government agencies, regulators, financial institution, micro-finance bodies, etc., to co-opt experts in this area as members, including a representative from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and also to engage knowledge partners/resource persons. Source:press release by PFRDA


Payment of C.A.A. to Disabled Pensioners An order was issued by the Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions on 16th April 2009 regarding the provisions by which the payment of C.A.A should be governed . In the case of pensioners who retired on disability pension under the CCS (Extraordinary Pensions)Rules 1939, for100% disability (where the individual is completely dependant on somebody else for day to day functions), a Constant Attendant Allowance of Rs.3000/-p.m.shall be allowed in addition to the disability pension, on the lines existing in DEFENCE FORCES. Accordingly, the payment of Constant Attendant Allowance (C.A.A) shall be governed by provisions which are described in the order issued by Ministry of Personnel . To see this order go to IMPORTENT ORDERS in this page.

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