Child Care Leave-frequently asked questions


Many doubts have been raised  regarding  Child Care Leave by central govt. women employees time to time. Gconnect compiled answers for the following  frequently asked questions.

Who are entitled for Child Care Leave?

 Child Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.

 Am I eligible to draw Salary for the period for which Child Care leave is availed?

 During the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

 Whether CCL can be debited against any other type of Leave admissible to the employee?

 Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate).

Whether Child Care Leave can be combined with any other leave?

It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.

Whether Child Care Leave is applicable for third child?

 No.  CCL is not applicable to third Child.

How to maintain Child Care Leave account?

 The leave account for child care leave shall be maintained in the proforma prescribed by Govt, and it shall be kept alongwith the Service Book of the Government servant concerned.

 Whether CCL can be claimed as a matter of right?

 The intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need. However, this does not mean that CCL should disrupt the functioning of Central Government offices. The nature of this leave was envisaged to be the same as that of earned leave.

Whether we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays?

As in the case of Earned Leave, we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays with the Child Care Leave.

Should we have any Earned Leave in Credit for the purpose of taking Child Care Leave?

 There was a condition envisaged in the Office Memorandum relavant to Child Care Leave to the effect that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit. However, this condition was withdrawn by the Government and as such there is no need for having EL in credit to avail CCL.

Whether CCL can be availed without prior sanction?

 Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of the Leave sanctioning authority.

Can we avail CCL for the children who are not dependents?

 The Child Care Leave would be permitted only if the child is dependent on the Government servant.

Is there any other conditons apart from the total number of holidays and the age of the child?

 The Conditions regarding spell of CCL, imposed upon by the Government are that it may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year and that CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.

Further, CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

Whether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as ‘Urgent Work’ but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated?

 Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leabe availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.

Whether all Earned Leave availed irrespective ol’number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year :for example 30 days CCL from 27th December, whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells’?

 No. As the instructions contained in thc OM dared 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to thc next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.

Whether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child C31.e Leave for the remaining period of the current year’?

 No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier.

Whether LTC can be availed during Child Care Leave?

 LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Lcave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.

Whether Child Care Leave is applicable to All India Services?

 Yes.  Child Care Leave is applicable to employees under All India Services.

courtesy:gconnect

Family pension - list of documents to be submitted by a claimant member of family


Many families are struggling to get family pension, due to the confusion in submitting the list of Documents after the death of the pensioner /family pensioner .Various Ministries/Departments of the Government sought clarification from DOP&T regarding the documents for family pension, including certificate of income, required to be submitted by a claimant member of family (other than spouse) along with application form (Form 14), PPO and death certificate after the death of a pensioner/family pensioner. DOP&T now issued a clarification on this


No, 1/16/2011- P&PW(E) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare 
(Desk 'E’)

3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
New Delhi the 8th December, 2011.

Office Memorandum

Sub: Family pension - list of documents to be submitted by a claimant member of family (other than spouse) along with Form 14. PPO and death certificate in respect of the deceased pensioner/family pensioner regarding.

The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has been receiving references for clarification by various Ministries/Departments of the Government regarding the documents for family pension, including certificate of income, required to be submitted by a claimant member of family (other than spouse) along with application form (Form 14), PPO and death certificate after the death of a pensioner/family pensioner. The matter was also discussed at length in the 20mth meeting of SCOVA held on 21st September, 2011 (item No. 92 of the Minutes refers). It was agreed in the meeting that a list of such documents will be made available at the website of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. It was pointed out in the meeting that it is indicated in this Departments Office Memorandum No.45/51/97-P&PW(E), dated 21.7.1999 that a self certificate for the income of those who are self employed or are in receipt of income from sources other than employment may be accepted. It was decided to send a copy of this O.M.to all member associations of SCOVA.

2. This is informed that the claims submitted by a claimant member of family (other than spouse) for family pension after the death of a pensioner/family pensioner, in Form 14 and supported by the death certificate and PPO of the pensioner/family pensioner, may be processed in consultation with the Pay and Accounts Officer, who is the custodian of the pension file which contains all relevant Forms and information of the pensioner. In a very rare case where the name of the claimant member is not available in the records of the Head of Office as well as the Pay & Accounts Officer concerned and the claimant member also fails to submit a copy of PPO or Form 3 containing 'Details of Family submitted earlier by the deceased employee/pensioner, the certificates prescribed at serial number 9(v) of Form 14 may be accepted. In addition to these certificates, PAN Card, Matriculation Certificate, Passport. CGHS Card, Driving License Voter’s ID Card and Aadhar Number may also be accepted. Acceptance of voter’s ID card and Aadhar Number is subject to the condition that the pensioner/family pensioner certifies that he/she is not a matriculate and he/she does not have any of the documents mentioned in Form 14 or above Apart from these documents, the Ministries/Departments may accept any other document submitted by the claimant, which may be relied upon and which establishes the relationship of the claimant with the pensioner and/or contains his/her date of birth.

3. The applicant has also to prove that no other surviving member in the family, who may have a prior entitlement for family pension is eligible. For this purpose, the above and/or any other documents, such as marriage/death/income certificates of the other members which may be essential in a given situation may be used.

4. As decided in the SCOVA meeting, a copy of O.M. No.45/51/97-P&PW(E), dated 21.7.1999 is enclosed for circulation to all Ministries/Departments/Associations.


sd/-
(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary



Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/1-16-2011PPWE_081211.pdf]

Leave Rules for Central Govt. Employees-FAQ


Leave Rules and Procedure for Central Govt. Employees

Leave Rules for Central Govt. Employees

Some important questions are arising among the serving employees of Central Government regarding their leave, the nodal Department of Central Government has now clarified as a method of Question and Answer, Frequently Asked Questions. We have reproduced and given below for your easy convenience to read the clarifications about Leave Entitlement, Earned Leave, Child Care Leave, Leave Encashment, EL Encashment, Encashment on LTC, Calculation of Encashment, CCL for Public Sector Employees…


Frequently  asked Question by Departmental of Personnel and Training…

1. What are the leave entitlement of Govt. servants serving in a vacation Department w.e.f.  1.9.2008? 
Earned  leave  for persons serving  in  Vacation Departments:- 
(1)   (a) A Government  servant(other  than  a military officer) serving in a Vacation  Department shall not  be entitled to  any earned leave in respect of  duty performed  in  any year  in which  he  avails himself of  the full vacation. 
(b)  In  respect of any  year  in  which  a Government  servant avails himself of a portion  of the vacation,  he  shall be  entitled to earned leave in such proportion  of  30 days, as the number of days of  vacation not  taken  bears  to  the  full  vacation: 
Provided that no such leave shall  be admissible  to  a Government  servant not in permanent  employ  or  quasi-permanent  employ in respect of the first year of  his service. 
(c) If, in any year, the Government servant does  not  avail  himself  of   any  vacation, earned leave  shall be admissible to  him in respect  of that year under rule 26. 
For the purpose of  this rule, the term ‘year’ shall be  construed not  as  meaning a  calendar year  in which  duty is performed but  as  meaning twelve months of actual duty in a Vacation Department. 
A Government servant entitled to vacation  shall be considered  to  have  availed  himself  of  a vacation or a portion of a vacation unless he has been  required by general or special  order  of  a higher  authority  to  forgo such  vacation or portion of a vacation: 
Provided  that  if  he has  been prevented by such order from enjoying more than fifteen days of the vacation,  he   shall  be considered  to  have availed himself of no portion of the vacation. 
When  a Government  servant  serving  in  a Vacation  Department proceeds  on  leave  before completing a  full year  of duty, the earned leave admissible  to him  shall  be  calculated  not  with reference to  the vacations which  fall during the  period  of  actual duty  rendered before proceeding on  leave  but with reference  to  the vacation  that  falls during  the  year  commencing from  the  date on  which he  completed  the previous year of duty. 
As per Rule  29(1) the half pay leave account of every Government  servant  (other than a military officer shall  be  credited  with half  pay  leave  in advance, in two installments of  ten days each on the  first  day  of  January  and  July  of  every calendar year.

2. Whether encashment of  leave is allowed  after LTC is availed. 
Sanction of leave encashment should, as  a rule, be lone  in  advance,  at   the time  of  sanctioning the LTC.  However, ex-post facto sanction  of  leave encashment  on  LTC may  be  considered  by  the sanctioning  authority  as  an  exception  in  deserving 
cases  within  the time  limit prescribed  for submission of claims for LTC.

3.  Whether encashment of Leave with LTC  can be availed  at the time when  the LTC is availed by the Government servant only or  can leave be encashed  at the time when LTC is availed by family members? 
A Govt. servant can be  permitted to encash earned leave  upto  10  days  either at  the  time of  availing LTC  himself  or when  his  family avails it, provided other conditions are satisfied.

4. Whether leave encashment should be revised on retrospective revision  of pay/D.A? 
In  terms  of  38-A  of  CCS(Leave)  Rules, encashment  of EL alongwith  LTC  is  to  be calculated  on pay admissible on the date of availing LTC+DA  admissible on  that  date.  If  pay  or  DA admissible  has been revised with retrospective effect,  the  Govt. servant  would  be  entitled  to encashment of Leave on the revised rates.

5. Whether encashment of Earned Leave allowed  to  a  Govt. servant  prior  to  his joining the  Central  Govt.  is  to   be  taken into account while retiring ceiling of leave encashment  on his  superannuation  and retirement from Central Govt.? 
Encashment  of EL  allowed  by  the  State Governments,  Public Sector  Undertakings, Autonomous  Bodies for  services  rendered  in  the concerned Govt. etc. need not be taken into accounl for  calculating the ceiling of   300 days  of   Earned leave to  be encashed as  per CCS(Leave) Rule.

6. Whether leave  encashment  can  be sanctioned  to  a  Govt.  servant  on  his superannuation while under suspension? 
Leave encashment can be sanctioned, however Rule 39(3)  of  CCS  (Leave) Rules,  1972  allows  with holding of leave encashment in the case of a Govt. servant who retires  from  service  on attaining  the age of  superannuation  while  under suspension  or while disciplinary  or  criminal  proceedings  are pending against him,  if  in  view  of  the  authority there  is  a possibility  of   some  money  becoming recoverable  from  him  on conclusion  of   the proceedings against  him. On conclusion of  the proceedings  he/she  will become  eligible  to  the amount so withheld after adjustment of Government dues, if any.

7.Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned  to  a  Govt.  servant  on  his dismissal/removal, from service? 
A  govt.  servant who  is  dismissed/removed  from service  or whose  services are terminated ceases to have any claim to leave at his credit from the date of such dismissal, as per rule 9(1).  Hence he is not entitled to any leave encashment.

8.  Whether interest is payable  on delayed payment of leave encashment dues? 
No, there is no provision in the CCS (Leave) Rule 1972 for payment of interest on leave encashment.

9. Whether  a Govt. servant  who  has  been granted study leave may be allowed  to resign  to  take  up  a post  in  other Ministries/Department  of  the Central Govt.  within the bond period? 
Yes, As per rule 50(5)(iii) a Govt. servants has to submit a bond  to  serve the Govt. for a period  of 3 years.  As the Govt. servant would  still be  serving the Govt. / Department he may be allowed to submit his technical resignation  to  take up another post 
within the Central Govt.

10. Whether women employees  of Public sector  undertakings/Bodies  etc. Are entitled to CCL? 
Orders  issued  by  DOPT are not automatically applicable  to  the  employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, Ranking industry etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to  decide the  applicability  of the  rules/instructions issued  for  the central Government employees  to their employees  in  consultation  with  their Administrative Ministries.

11. Whether Govt. servant can  be permitted  to leave  station/go abroad while on CCL? 
Child care leave is  granted to a woman employee to take care of the needs of the minor children. If the child is  studying abroad or the Govt. servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child, she may do so  subject to other conditions laid down for this purpose.

12. What  is  the intention  behind  the instruction that  CCL  is to  be  treated  like EL  and sanctioned as such? 
The intention  is  that  CCL  should be availed  with prior  approval  of  leave sanctioning authority  and that the combination  of  CCL with  other leave,  if any, should be  as per the restriction of combination with EL.  The restriction of the limit of  180 days at a stretch  as  applicable in the case of  EL  will  not apply in  case of CCL. The other conditions like CCL may  not be granted for less than  15 days or in more than 3 spells, etc., in a year, will apply.
source:cgstaffnews

Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS)


Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) for in-situ promotion of scientists/technical personnel in the scientific Departments as a career advancement scheme is operative as per modified FCS guidelines, issued by DoPT after the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). As per the same, the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), as approved for Central Govt. civilian employees would also be applicable to scientists covered under FCS.

FCS is applicable to Scientists and Engineers who possess academic qualification of at least Master’s Degree in Natural/Agriculture Sciences or Bachelors Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine. It is necessary that the Scientists are engaged in scientific and innovative activities as distinct from the mere application of technical knowledge.

Under the Modified FCS guidelines, issued after 6th CPC, MACP as approved for Central Govt. civilian employees would also be applicable to those scientists, covered under FCS, who do not get in-situ promotion under the FCS. This is expected to provide an alternate channel for development for Scientists.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

source-pib

Fourth Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee


IMMEDIATE

F.No.11/2/2008-JCA Vol.(II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
(JCA Section)

North Block, New Delhi, 
Dated the 2nd December, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fourth Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Fourth Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission is scheduled to be held on Thursday, the 5th January, 2012 at 3.00 P.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will chair the Meeting.

2. Agenda papers for the meeting will be sent shortly.

3. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting. A line in confirmation may kindly be sent at the under mentioned email address also.

sd/- 
(Ashok Kumar) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA) 
Tel : 2309 2589

To
All Official and Staff Side members of the National Anomaly Committee as per list attached.

List of Staff Side of the National Anomaly Committee

1. Shri.Umraomal Purohit, President, AIRF,
42/13, Railway Quarters,
Malad (East),
Mumbai – 400 071.

2. Shri.S.G.Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF,
Gauri Niwas,
Mavaiya,
Lucknow.

3. Shri.Shiv Gopal Mishra,
General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

4. Shri.Rakhal Das Gupta, Working President, AIRF,
P.O.Bongaigaon,
Distt.Bongaigaon,
Assam.

5. Shri.Ch.Sankara Rao, Asst.General Secretary AIRF,
Railway Quarter No.566/3,
Rail Nilayam Colony,
Secunderabad 500071 (AP)

6. Shri.Guman Singh, President, NFIR,
B-9, Nand Puri Hawa Sarak,
Baisgodam,
Jaipur-302019.

7. Shri.M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR,
Railway Quarter No.428/1,
Chilkdlguda,
Secunderabad – 500025 (AP)

8. Shri.R.P.Bharnagar, Working President, NFIR,
Railway Quarter No.F/3, Near Loco Workshop,
Parel, Mumabi-400012

9. Shri.K.S.Murthy, Vice President, NFIR,
Block No.112/6, Unit 2,
Garden Reach,
Kolkata-43

10. Shri.S.K.Vyas,
13-C, Ferozeshaha Road,
New Delhi-110001

Source: AIRF and NFIR

RENEWAL OF CGHS CARDS


RENEWAL OF CGHS CARDS

1986 Shri TUFANI SAROJ

QUESTION

(a)    the process of renewal and issuance of CGHS cards to the beneficiaries;

(b)     whether the CGHS beneficiaries have to stand in queue for several days for obtaining the CGHS cards;

(c)     if so, the reasons for not adopting any centralised system for distribution of the CGHS cards;

(d)     whether there is any proposal to adopt any new convenient procedure for renewal of the said cards; and

(e)     if so, the details thereof and the time by which it is likely to be implemented?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

(a)     The eligible persons are required to make an application in the prescribed proforma for issue of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) card for self and dependent family members. Serving employees are supposed to submit these forms after getting the entries verified and forwarded through their departments. Pensioners submit the application form with the requisite fee through Demand Draft as per their entitlements and period of validity. On receipt of the application and after due verification, a paper print out of the index card is issued to the applicant. This printout is valid for availing CGHS facilities till a plastic card is issued to the beneficiary.

(b) & (c)     The process now is a centralized one. All card related activities like submission of forms, distribution of cards, on line uploading of data and photographs, correction in database, addition and deletion to data base, receipt of subscription from departments and individuals etc. are managed by Card & Programme Section of Delhi CGHS (HQ). However, because of some manpower, logistic and infrastructure constraints, initial inconveniences have taken place. The situation has improved significantly.

(d) & (e)     Action has been initiated to further streamline the entire process of CGHS card making in order to make it hassle free and more convenient to the beneficiaries. Different systems for serving employees and pensioners beneficiaries are contemplated in which the CGHS cards are proposed to be delivered at the residence of the pensioners and at office of the serving employees.

INDUCTION OF TRADE APPRENTICES FOR TRAINING in OFB


INDUCTION OF TRADE APPRENTICES FOR TRAINING UNDER THE APPRENTICES ACT1961 AND DISABILITIES ACT 1995 IN ORDNANCE & ORDNANCE EQUIPMENT FACTORIES

Ordnance Factory Board-OFB (Ministry of Defence) published an advertisement for Induction of Trade Apprentice for Training under The Apprentice Act 1961 and Disabilities Act 1995 in Ordnance & Ordnance equipment Factories. Eligible candidates can apply only through ON-LINE in its Website ‘www.ofb.gov.in’

On-line’ Application is invited from Indian Citizen for TRADE APPRENTICESHIP training in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for the year 2011-12.Particulars of training and induction process are given below:-
AGE:
1. Between 14 to 22 years – As on 01-10-2011
2. Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted by -
(a) For SC/ST Candidates – 05 (Five) years.
(b) For OBC candidates – 03 (Three) years
(c) For Physically Handicapped (PH) / Physically Challenged (PC) Candidates- 10(Ten) years.
(d) For ITI Candidates – upper age limit will be relaxed by the period of training already undergone by them in any Institute recognized by NCVT or SCVT, duly covered through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour & Employment.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION:
1. For non-ITI applicants: – Passed Madhyamik (Class – 10th Standard) or Equivalent Examination with 40% marks in aggregate and 45% marks in each of Mathematics & Science (Physics and Chemistry).
2. For ITI applicants: – Should be passed out from the ITI, duly recognized by NCVT or SCVT and covered through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour & Employment, with minimum two years duration.

FACTORY-WISE TRADE- WISE VACANCY:
(One Candidate is Eligible to apply against one Factory & one Trade only)

Application is to be addressed to the Senior General Manager/ General Manager of any of the factories, where from the applicant intend for the Trade Apprenticeship training and to appear for the competitive induction Examination.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please keep the following data / details ready before you start filling up the form ONLINE:
Candidate must apply online through Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) website http://ofb.gov.in . After submission of the on-line application , the applicant should take a print of the registration slip, as submitted through on-line, affix recent colour passport size photograph, sign and put left thumb impression in the specified place and send to the concerned Ordnance Factory, where he/she intends to apply. The hard copy of the application must be supported with the following documents .
(a).Age proof certificate.
(b).Qualification Certificates(Madhyamik or Equivalant Examination/ITI Examination)(All copy of Certificate must be attested by any central/state Govt. Gazetted officier/Principal/Headmaster/Mistress of the college/ School .).
(c).SC/ST/OBC/PH (PC) Certificate(issued by competent authority) .
(d).Indian postal order (where applicable).
(e) . IPO of Rs. 30/-, in favor of the Sr.GM/GM of the Ord. Fy. where the candidate has applied for
Grade and CGPA to be converted into percentage as per guidelines given on your marksheet.
Valid e-mail id with validity for minimum period of six months,kindly keep the record of the same for your future reference.

TO APPLY ONLINE CLICK HERE

TO VIEW THE ADVERTISEMENT CLICK HERE

FREAQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSCLICK HERE

Online Registered User to check submission of application or viewing or re-printing your applicationCLICK HERE 

source:OFB
courtesy: gservants.com

VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest-INDWF


Today the INDWF –Indian National Defence Workers Federation is Celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year in New Delhi. A rally to Talkatora stadium is organized by the Federation as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebration. In which around 10000 of its delegates across India are expected to participate. Sources Close to the INDWF revealed that the Supreme command of the Congress Party Smt. Sonia Gandhi is also expected to participate in the Meeting to be held at Talkatora Stadium in the evening. The Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh,Defence Ministers and Shri.Ragul Gandhi.are also invited to attend the meeting.

A list of around 30 Demands also been published by the Federation to put before the Government in its Meeting.The Federation Demands the Government, Particularly the Ministry of Defence that,

  1. The Defence Procurement Policy to be reviewed, so that privatization and out sourcing may be avoided.
  2. MACP should be granted to Central Govt.Employees on Promotional Hierarchy.
  3. VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest so that it can be reviewed and implemented in time.
  4. Employment should be provided to the wards of employees those who are willing to go in VRS Scheme like in Railways.
  5. The Bonus ceiling to be removed and one full month salary may be granted as Bonus to all Central Govt.Employees
  6. One Increment should be granted to Central Govt.Employees whose annual increment falls between 01-02-2006 to 30-6-2006

source:gservants

Revision of Pension of pre and post-1986 pensioners/family pensioners


No 45/86/97-P&PW (A)-Part-III 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan 
Khan Market, New Delhi 110 003

Dated 9th November, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject - Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission — Revision of Pension of pre and post-1986 pensioners/family pensioners etc — Consideration of application for revision or pension/family pension.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 21/12/2006 wherein the date of submission of applications for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 of pre-1986 pensioners/family pensioners in terms of this Departments OM. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part III dated 10.02 1998 was extended up to 31/12/2007. It was also decided to extend the date of submission of applications for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners with reference to this Departments OM No 45/86/97 P&PW(A)-Part IV dated 08/05/1998 read with OM dated 30/9/1998 and dated 17/12/1998 for submission of applications by the pensioners/family pensioners covered under these OMs up to 31/12/2007.

2. In spite of extension of deadline for submission of application from time to time, there may be a few pensioners/family pensioners who could not submit application for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 under the above mentioned orders. Some pensioner associations have requested for extending the date for submission of applications beyond 31/12/2007 in such cases. The matter was discussed in the 20th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA). It has now been decided that in case any pre-1996 pensioner/family pensioner submits an application for revision of pension/family pension in terms of the orders mentioned in para 1 above, the same may be considered and pension/family pension may be revised w.e.f. 1/1/1996 without insisting on any deadline for this purpose.

3 Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of heads of Departments/Controller of Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officer and attached and Subordinate Offices under them on top priority basis All Pension Disbursing Authorities are also advised to prominently display these orders on the notice boards for the benefit of the pensioners/family pensioners.

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(Harjith Singh) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised Pension Disbursing Banks


NOTIFICATION

GOVENMENT OF INDIA,
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE

CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Trikool-II Bhikjl Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

ATTENTION: Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised Pension Disbursing Banks

1. The Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner lo any Branch Manager of Pension Paying Bank in the months of November each year. The scheme booklet (4th edition, 3 Dec 2004) detailing the “Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Bank’s has been amended to include para 15.2 (i) which provides for an exemption from personal appearance of the pensioner in the bank. The same is quoted below for ready reference of all concerned.

“A pensioner who produces a life certificate in the prescribed form in, Annexure-XVII (given below) signed by any person specified hereunder, however, is exempted from personal appearance:
i. A person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure code:
ii. A Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act.
iii. A Gazetted Government servant:
iv. A Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector in-charge of a Police Station:
v. A Class-I Officer of the Reserve Bank of India an officer (including Grade II officer) of the State Bank of India or of its subsidiary:
vi. A pensioned Officer who, before retirement, exercised the powers of a magistrate:
vii. A Justice of Peace:
viii. A Block Development Officer, Munsif, Tehsildar or Naib Tehsìldar:
ix. A Head of Village Panchayat. Gram Panchayat Gaori Panchayat or an Executive Committee of a Village;
x. A Member of Parliament, of State legislatures or of legislatures of Union Territory Governments/Administrations;
xi. Treasury Officer.

It is further stated that in the case of a pensioner drawing his pension through a Public Sector Bank the life certificate may be signed by an officer of a Public Sector Bank. In the case of a pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension through any other bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act. 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank. A pensioner not resident in India in respect of whom his duty authorised agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance.

It is requested that all banks may give the above wide publicity and circulate to all the branches for strict compliance and for information to pensioners.

ANNEXURE-XVII

LIFE CERTIFICATE
(To be submitted by Pensioner once a year in November)

Certified that I have seen________________________________________________________________________ the pensioner
Shri./Smt./Ms.____________________________________________________________________ (Name of Pensioner) holder of
Pension Payment Order No. ____________________________________________________ and that he/she is alive on this date.

Name : ___________________________
Place : ___________________________

Designation of Authorised Officer

Chief Controller (Pensions)

Source : www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary /Vascular Stents for CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries


F No Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
Department of Health&Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 31 October 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary /Vascular Stents for CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries.

In supersession of the Office Memorandum of even No dated 12.09.2007 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the revised rates and guidelines for Coronary / Vascular Stents for reimbursement of CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries, all DCGI approved Coronary / Vascular Stents are approved for reimbursement to CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries as per the ceiling rates mentioned below

1, DRUG ELUTING CORONARY STENTS-

i. All DCGI and FDA approved Drug Eluting Stents –Rs 65,000/- 
ii. Ail DCGI and CE approved Drug Eluting Stents —  Rs.50000/- 
iii All DCGI approved Drug Eluting Stents -           – Rs 40000/-

2 BARE METAL CORONARY STENTS

i) STAINLESS STEEL STENTS                          – Rs.12000/- 
ii) COBALT STENTS                                       – Rs.20,000/.

a) All DCGI and FDA approved 
b) Ail DCGI and CE approved                          – Rs. 18,000/- 
C) All DCGI approved                                    – Rs 15,000/-

iii) COATED I OTHER STENTS                                – Rs 25,000/-

3. BARE METAL VASCULAR (NON CORONARY ) STENTS

i) STAINLESS STEEL STENTS                       – Rs 20000/- 
ii) COBALT STENTS                                    – Rs 22,000/- 
iii) NITINOL / OTHER STENTS                       – Rs 25,000!- 

Reimbursement to beneficiaries /empanelled hospitals shall be limited to ceiling rates or as per actuals, whichever is lower.

2. Coronary Stents shall be permitted on the advice of Govt. Specialist, of which not more than two shall be of Drug Eluting Stents. Permission shall be granted as per the laid down procedure.

If more than two drug eluting stents are implanted in an empanelled hospital and no written informed consent was obtained from the beneficiary that he!she would bear the difference in cost between the DES and Bare Metal Stent, arid the hospital has charged this amount from the beneficiary, the additional amount shall be deducted from the pending bills of hospitals and shall be paid to the beneficiary

3. It is essential for the empanelled hospitals to quote the Batch number when a coronary/vascular stent of any type is implanted in the case of a CGHS/CS (MA) beneficiary and also enclose a copy of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals. In addition to this, the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed shall also be enclosed with the medical bill for claiming reimbursement from the Govt. In case of treatment from a private non-empanelled hospital, 
where the treatment was taken in an emergency, it is the responsibility of the beneficiary to obtain the batch number, invoice and outer pouches of the stent(s) before the submission of the medical claim to CGHSI concerned department, as the case may be.

4 The empanelled hospital shall submit a self certified undertaking that the hospital has not charged the CGHS / CS(MA) beneficiary more than the rate at which the stent has been procured by the hospital and incase of any detection and establishment that the hospital has overcharged the hospital shall be removed from the list of hospitals empanelled under CGHS without any further notice

5. UTI-TSL, while processing the hospital bills of coronary I vascular stents shall ensure that the hospitals have enclosed copies of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals and the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed and that the prescribed rates and the guidelines have been followed, before making provisional payments to the hospitals

6. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be in force for a period of one year or tilt they are revised, whichever may be earlier.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division vide Dy.No 2979 dated 
20.10.2011 of the office of AS&FA Min. of H&FW

(JAI PRAKASH) 
UNDER SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

source-http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File413.pdf

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Commuted Leave to a Govermnent Servant who has opted out of CGHS facilities and is availing the medical facility provided by the employer of his / her spouse – clarification


No.13015/1/2011-Estt. ( Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.O. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi. the 19th October, 2011

Office Memorandum

Sub: Commuted Leave to a Govermnent Servant who has opted out of CGHS facilities and is availing the medical facility provided by the employer of his / her spouse – clarification.

This Department has been receiving references from various Ministries Departments seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Commuted Leave on the basis of medical certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse. The matter has been considered in the light of clarification given by the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare.

It is clarified that leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals / Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases.

Hindi version will follow.

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(Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12012_2_2009-Estt-L-20102011.pdf]

Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments


No.12012/2/2009-Estt.(L) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
*****

New Delhi, the 20th  October, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments

The undersigned is directed to state that the matter regarding extension of the benefit of Child Care Leave to civilian industrial employees working in Defence Establishments at par with the Non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 has been under consideration of this Department.


It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to extend the benefit of Child Care Leave to civilian female industrial employees working in Defence Establishments at par with the non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 subject to the conditions provided in rule 43-C of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, as amended from time to time.

These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

Hindi version will follow

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(Zoya C.B.) 
Under Secretary to Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12012_2_2009-Estt-L-20102011.pdf]

Railway Employees Cadre Restructuring meeting is scheduled to be held on 20.9.2011 and 21.9.2011


After the implementation of 6 CPC  recommendations with effect from 01-01-2006, subsequently cadre re structuring proposals in all the Departments would have been worked out for implementation well before.If sources are to be believed,very few Departments only asked the Federations of unions to come out with cadre review proposals for discussion.As for as settling the issues related to government servants,the railway federations are doing well comparing to the other federations. Now the General Secretaries of AIRF and NFIR are invited by railway board to attend  the meeting of Cadre Restructuring Committee,which is scheduled to be held on 20.9.2011 and 21.9.2011

AIRF News

Railway Employees Cadre Restructuring meeting is scheduled to be held on 20.9.2011 and 21.9.2011

The Railway Board has informed to the General Secretaries of AIRF and NFIR that the meeting of Cadre Restructuring Committee will be held on 20.09.2011 and 21.09.2011 at 1500 hrs in the Committee Room, 3rd Floor, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. Board also requested to them to attend alongwith thier nominated member

source:gservants.com

Central Civil Services (Leave) (Fourth Amendment) Rules. 2011 for Child Care Leave


CCS (Leave) (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2011.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA. EXTRAORDINARY.

PART II. SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Notification

New Delhi, the 27th August. 2011.

G.S.R -In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972. namely :-

1. (i) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Fourth Amendment) Rules. 2011

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

2. For rule 43-Col the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972. the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

43—C(I). Subject to the provisions of this rule, a woman Government servant may be granted child care leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of 730 days during her entire service for taking care of her two eldest surviving children. whether for rearing or for looking after any of their needs, such as education, sickness and the like.

(2) For the purposes of sub—rule (I). “child” means

(a) a child below the age of eighteen years: or

(b) a child below the age of twenty—two years with a minimum disability of forty per cent as specified in the Government of India in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Notification No.16-18/97-NI.I. dated the 1st June. 2001.

(3) Grant of child care leave to a woman Government servant under sub-rule (I) shall he subject to the following conditions namely:

(i) it shall not he granted for more than three spells in a calendar year:

(ii) it shall not he granted for a period less than fifteen days at a time: and

(iii) it shall not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied about the need of child care leave to the probationer. Provided that the period for which such leave is sanctioned is minimal.

(4) During the period of child care leave, the woman Government servant shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

(5) Child care leave may he combined with leave of any other kind.

(6) Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate contained in sub-rule (I) of rule 30 or sub-rule (I) of rule 31, leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted Leave not exceeding sixty days and Leave Not Due) upto a maximum of one year, if applied for, be granted in continuation with child care leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(7) Child care leave shall not he debited against the leave account.

[F.No. 13018/4/2011-Estt.(L)

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(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/13018_4_2011-Estt.-Leave-27082011.pdf]

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO BE PAID FROM JULY-2011 TO ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS 58%


DEARNESS ALLOWANCE  TO BE PAID FROM JULY-2011 TO ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS 58%

The Union Cabinet committee  today decided to Enhance the Rate of Dearness Allowance by 7% to all the Central Government employees.

Dearness Allowance (DA) will be enhanced from 51% to 58% w.e.f.July -2011.

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance for this year to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners from July-2011 is to compensate the price hike of essential commodities.

The revised rates of Dearness Allowance from 1.7.2011 to 31.8.2011 may be paid in cash as arrears and for the month of September 2011 may be disbursed with the salary.

The enhancement of Dearness Allowance is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Government Order from Finance Department will be published very soon.


Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11


Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11

Finance Ministry has published an Office Memorandum (No.7/24/2007 /E.III(A)  dated 13th September, 2011) in its website regarding that grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11. Non-PLB for the year 2010-11 granted equivalent to 30 days emoluments to the Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’.

The calculation ceiling of Rs.3500 will remain unchanged.

The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions as follows…

Only those employees who were in service on 31.3.2011 and have rendered at least six months of continous service during the year 2010-11.

To calculate bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. For example, Non-PLB for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500 x 30 / 30.4 = Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454).

The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at lest 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (incase of 5 days in a week, 206 days in each year for 3 years or more).

To calculate the bonus for casual labur will be Rs.1200 x 30 / 30.4 = Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184).

All payments will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

For more details pl. visit www.finmin.nic.in
(Ref: http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification

/bonus/bonus2011.pdf)

source:cgstaffnews

Employees of Autonomous Bodies to get Ad-hoc Bonus


Employees of Autonomous Bodies to get Ad-hoc Bonus

Earlier the Central Government has announced to grant of Non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11. Now it may be extended with some terms and conditions to the employees of Autonomous Bodies.

An important another office memorandum[No.7/24/2006 E-III (A)] issued by the Finance Ministry today related to Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus). The Government has decided that the Non-Productivity Linked Bouns (Ad-hoc) may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, party and fully funded by the Central Government.

The detailed order is availble in the Finance Ministry website (www.finmin.nic.in).

Minister promises for 78 days bonus for Railway employees


Railways is planning to give Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages to its 12 lakh employees.

In this connection, Railway Minister Mr.Dinesh Trivedi assured in a meeting with federations that 78 days’ productivity-linked bonus (PLB) would be given to employees in the grade pay ranging from Rs 1,800 to Rs 4,600.

The sanction of Bonus would result in additional burden of Rs 600-700 crore for Railways.

During previous year, Railway employees were granted bonus for 77 days. Out of total employees of 13.26 lakh railway employees, around 1.26 lakh employees will not be covered by productivity linked bonus on account of ceiling of pay received.

It is estimated that if PLB is granted as per the above calculations, the maximum amount of bonus an employee can get will be around Rs.8900 as the maxium bonus that can be sanctioned for 30 days is fixed at Rs.3500 in the bonus Act.

M Raghavaiah, General Secretary of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, said, "We had demanded 80 days bonus this year because Railways have carried more loadings than last year. Loadings have gone up from the 876 million tonnes (MT) in 2010 to 924 MT till March 2011."

The union leader has also added that "It is true that Railways' financial position is not good. But its employees should not be deprived of their due because of that. We have suggested passenger fare hike to improve finances."

Source: Business Today


DA increase of 7% likely to be approved by Cabinet


The Cabinet may on Thursday raise dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and dearness relief (DR) for pensioners by 7 percentage points to 58% of the basic pay/pension.

The last hike in DA was in March when the government increased it by 6 percentage points. The Cabinet is expected to take a decision in this regard on Thursday, sources said. The Cabinet is also expected to clear a proposal for giving productivity linked bonus to Railway employees for the year 2010-11, sources added.

With the proposed DA hike, the basic pay of the central government employees (or pensioners as the case may be) would go up by 36% over a two-year period. The hikes will be implemented from July 1, 2011. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR increase between January 2009 and January 2011 is estimated to have crossed Rs 16,000 crore. The measure is set to provide relief to a total of around 5 million central government employees and around 4 million pensioners.

The change in DA, which is linked to the consumer price index, has lead to a further change in other allowance structure since rate breached the 50% of basic pay mark in March. For instance, payments like conveyance allowance and children’s education allowance have also gone up by 25%. This hike is in accordance to the formula given in the sixth pay commission report which says: “The rates of these allowances will be increased by 25% every time the DA payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.” As a result, there will also be an increase in the special compensatory allowance for the central government employees posted in remote areas such as the north-east and Jammu & Kashmir. Their special allowance also goes up by 25% the moment the 50% trigger was breached. The increased DA and DR are expected to help the households of central government employees and pensioners who are already exposed high inflation.

The Cabinet is also expected to clear the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project being implemented in collaboration with Japan at Thursday’s meeting. The project was conceived five years ago and envisages setting up of industrial corridor along the Delhi-Mumbai stretch. It will comprise seven new cities, nine industrial parks, three ports, six airports and a 1,483 km high-speed rail and road line will be developed as a trading hub. The States covered by the project include Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

The Cabinet will also take up for consideration the national manufacturing policy that aims at raising contribution of manufacturing in GDP from 16% to 26% by 2025 and creating 100 million jobs in next 10 years. Manufacturing sector contributes over 80% to the overall industrial production.

Source: The Financial Express


Herbal Care Product for Leucoderma Launched by DRDO


Herbal Care Product for Leucoderma Launched by DRDO

Lukoskin, a herbal product for Leucoderma developed by DRDO, was launched by Dr. W. Selvamurthy, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller Research & Development (Life Science & International Cooperation) in New Delhi, yesterday. The product will be a boon for the patients of Leucoderma and is backed by extensive R&D work by the scientists of Defence Institute of Bio-energy Research (DIBER) (formerly Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory), Haldwani. DIBER, a DRDO laboratory has carried out extensive work in the area of medicinal plant and is also engaged in R&D in generating bio-energy solutions for energy security. The product, Lukoskin, was developed under the leadership of Dr Narender Kumar, Ex Director DARL and his team. Special efforts in the development of this herbal product were made by Dr. P.S. Rawat, ex Head, Herbal Medicine Division and Dr. H.K. Pandey, Scientist presently heading Phyto-Chemistry Division at Pithoragarh. The herbal product will be available in the form of ointment and oral liquid. Dr. Zakwan Ahmed, Director – DIBER, Haldwani and Dr G Ilavazhagan, Director – Life Sciences have pursued the case to bring the product into the market and render much needed service to mankind. This herbal product would be a new hope and boon to the vitiligo affected person. Under the leadership and guidance of Dr. W. Selvamurthy, the ‘Transfer of Technology’ has been granted to the AIMIL Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd., New Delhi to manufacture and market this research product based on their technological and marketing credentials.

Leucoderma or vitiligo is an idiopathic acquired disorder of skin. Patients with vitiligo develop white spots in the skin with varying size and location. The world wide incidence of leucoderma has been reported 1-2%. In India, its incidence is around 4-5% in some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat it is very high more than 5-8%. This skin disorder is considered as social stigma in our country and people confuse it with leprosy. The affected individuals are always remain in constant depression with the feeling of being socially outcast. There are many existing remedies of this disorder viz., allopathic, surgical and adjunctive. None of the therapies has satisfactorily cure of this disease. Secondly, these are either costly or single component based, with very low level of efficacy and develop blister, edema, irritation in the skin with the result most of the patients discontinue the treatment. The scientists of DIBER (DRDO) have therefore focused on the causes of disease (aetiology) and researched out a comprehensive formulation for the management of leucoderma from Himalayan herbs by exhaustive scientific studies led to the establishment of the safety and efficiency of the product which extends the benefits on all fronts with very good efficiency. Clinically, the product is quite effective and helps not only in restoring the normal complexion in the affected area but also relieves the affected ones from mental stress, emotional and psychological trauma and thereby, enhancing the confidence and efficiency. 

The product was launched by Dr. W Selvamurthy in the presence of Dr. Narender Kumar, Dr. Zakwan Ahmed, Dr. G Ilavazhagan, Mr. KK Sharma, Managing Director, AIMIL Pharmaceuticals and senior officials of DRDO and AIMIL Pharmaceuticals.

Voluntary Retirement by CRPF Personnel


Voluntary Retirement by CRPF Personnel


The details of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Personnel who took voluntary retirement during 2009-2010 are as under:- 
  
Number of Personnel took voluntary retirement 
2009     -    3587 
2010     -    2812 
  
Generally, the CAPF personnel have cited personal/domestic problems as reasons for seeking voluntary retirement. 
  
            Following steps have been taken by the Government to deal with the situation:- 
  
i.Implementing a transparent leave policy; 
ii. Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among commanders, officers and troops; 
iii. Revamping of grievances redressal machinery; 
iv.  Provision of basic amenities/facilities for troops and their families; 
v. Better medical facilities for troops and their families; 
vi.   Increased Risk, Hardship and other allowances; 
vii.  Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch with their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations; 
viii.Yoga Classes for better stress management; 
ix.   Recreational and sports facilities etc.; 
x.   Central Police Centeen facilities to the troops and their families ; etc. 
  
   This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Jitendra Singh,  in written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.

Railway Recruitment Policy


Railway Recruitment Policy
Functioning of Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has been reviewed in October 2009 and instructions for streamlining the working of Railway Recruitment Boards have already been issued in order to make the system of recruitment more transparent and fair. Under the new methodology, examination for the particular post will be held on the same date simultaneously by all the Railway Recruitment Boards and in addition to Hindi, Urdu and English, the question papers shall be set in local languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India falling within the jurisdiction of that Railway Recruitment Board. Fee for Railway Recruitment examinations has also been waived for women candidates, minorities candidates and candidates belonging to economically backward classes having annual family income of less than Rs. 50,000/- 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Guidelines to Streamline Pension Payment Issued; Banks Advised to Formulate Pension Friendly Measures


Guidelines to Streamline Pension Payment Issued; Banks Advised to Formulate Pension Friendly Measures

Guidelines regarding dealing with pension related matters have been issued by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide their circular dated 1.10.2008. These guidelines, inter-alia, stipulate that to streamline pension payment arranged in banks, it would be necessary to establish and operationalise the Central Pension Processing Centers (CPPCs) at an early date. The arrangement of disbursement of pension through the CPPCs would entail following advantages:

A centralized pension cell in a bank would be in a position to; (a) focus exclusively on pension matters; (b) acquire expertise in payment and calculation matters; (c) interact as a single window with the Government Departments; and (d) ensure accuracy and speedy payments every month and thus avoid innumerable complaints from the pensioner.

Further banks have also been advised to formulate following pensioner friendly measures:-


(i) Consequent on establishment of the CPPCs, pension payment branch would not have any pension related papers and therefore would not be able to settle pensioners’ complaint directly. Banks should evolve a system so that the pensioners have a regular forum for interaction and settlement of grievances;

(ii) At locations outside the CPPC there should be designated nodal Officers for pension related complaints who should be easily accessible to the pensioners and who should hold regular meetings at different locations in their jurisdiction on the lines of Pension Adalat:

(iii) Each bank should establish a toll-fee dedicated pension-line manned by trained persons with access to the database to answer queries, note-down and redress complaints, etc;

(iv) Bank’s internal inspections of its branches should include specific points such as, delays in the start of pension, payments of Dearness Relief, correctness of pension/ family pension etc;

(v) Nodal Officer/ Inspection Officers should randomly contact the pensioners who visit the branch during inspection and check on the quality of service provided or any problem faced by the pensioners;

(vi) Regular training sessions for bank personal dealing with pension maters may be organized in consultation with the concerned Government Department.

Further, the Government advises all Public Sector Banks to attend to the issues concerning pensioners on priority. As and when any grievance of a pensioner is received, the matter is taken up with the concerned bank for expeditious and effective redressal of the same.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena in a written reply to a question raised in Rajya Sabha 

Fixation of pay under restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff in Defence Establishment as per modification of recommendations of 6 CPC


Important Circular

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)

10-A, SK Bose Road, Kolkata: 700001

No. Pay/Tech-II/04/2011/15

26/08/2011

To

1) All Controllers of Finance and Accounts ( Fys)

2) All Br. A.Os

Sub:- Fixation of pay under restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff in Defence Establishment as per modification of recommendations of 6 CPC

After restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff vide MoD letters No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) dated 14-06-2010 and 01-12-2010 references have been received from various Branch Accounts Offices regarding fixation of pay. Following clarification may be noted for compliance:

Issues      and       Clarifications

A: How pay will be fixed

  • In respect of skilled workers under RPR’08 w.e.f. 01/01/2006 due to restructuring.
  • On promotion from Skilled to Highly Skilled after 01/01/2006
  • Pay of Skilled workers is to be fixed in PB-I as per the fitment table for the scale of Rs.3050 – 4590 and Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- is to be allowed.
  • Promotional benefit in the form of increment @ 3% shall be given on Band Pay and Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- on promotion to the grade of Highly Skilled-II after 01/01/2006, in addition HS-II Grade Pay of Rs.2400/- is to be allowed.


B : How pay will be fixed in respect of the individuals who have become HS-II w.e.f. 01/0112006 due to restructuring.

  • Pay, which they were drawing as Highly Skilled would be the pay of HS-II and that pay would have to be revised under RPR 2008 in PB-I as per the fitment table for Rs.4000-6000. In addition they will be allowed Grade Pay of Rs.2400/- w.e.f. 01/01/2006.
  • This placement would not count for the purpose of ACP/MACP as per MoD order dated 20.06.2011.


C : How pay will be fixed in respect of the individuals who have become HS-I w.e.f. 01/01/2006 due to restructuring.

  • Before 01/01/2006 HS-I and HS-II were merged into one single grade i.e. H.S.(Pay Scale: 4000- 6000) As per MoD order No.11 (5)/2009-D (Civ -I) dated 14/06/2010 HS worker have been divided into HS-II (Grade Pay of Rs.2400/-) and HS-I (Grade Pay of Rs.2800/-) w.e.f. 01/01/2006. Movement from HS-II (4000-6000) to HS-I (4500- 7000) is a promotion.
  • Since SRO 11E dated 28/08/2009 has split up HS workers into HS-II (4000-6000) and HS-I (4500- 7000) w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and the movement from HS to HS-I has been treated as promotion as per MoD No. dated 14.06.2010. it is viewed that promotional benefit under pre-revised scale of pay i.e. from 4000-6000 to the notional scale of 4500-7000 is not to be allowed.
  • The pay will be fixed under RPR’08 as per fitment table corresponding to pre revised scale of 4000- 6000/- and thereafter, promotional benefit in the form of increment @ 3% shall be given on pay in the Band pay and Grade Pay of Rs.2400/- on promotion to the grade of Highly Skilled-I on or after 01/01/2006. The Grade Pay of HS-I i.e. Rs.2800/- is to be given.


D : How pay of H.S already holding the post of MCM prior to 01.01.2006 will be fixed on 01 .01 .2006 due to restructuring.

  • Their pay would be fixed as per Note 2A below Rule 7 of CCS RP Rule,2008 i.e. by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 01.01.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off to the next multiple of Rs. 10/-. If the minimum of the Pay Band-2 is more than the amount arrived at as per above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the PB-2. The Grade Pay corresponding to the post of MCM i.e. 4200/- in PB-2 will also be allowed.


E : Whether Bunching increment benefit as per Min. Defence notification F.No.11(1)/2008/D(Civ-I) dated 09/09/2008, has to be given to the employees who were drawing pay between Rs.4500/- to Rs.5000/- as on 01/01/2006 since they will be fixed at the minimum of the pay band of RS.9300/-

  • Benefit of bunching increment may be considered as per provisions laid down below Rule 7 (A) (ii) notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2008.


F: Whether on IE who was placed to MCM before 1-1-2006 and promoted to MCM on 1-1-2006 is eligible for 3rd MACP with grade pay of Rs.4600 after 30 years on the plea that he was granted only two up-gradations in his entire service i.e. skilled to H.S. and H.S. to MCM.

  • Yes. Such MCM is eligible for 3 MACP with GP 4600 after 30 years of service if found otherwise eligible, as they got two promotions prior to 01/01/2006 ie. Skilled to HS and HS to MCM. But those IEs who were not placed to MCM before 1 -1-2006 are not eligible for 3 MACP because such persons have got or shall get promotion from skilled to H.S. II, from HS-II to H.S-I and H.S I to MCM. So, there is no scope for 3rd MACP up-gradation.


2. However, it is opined that in all aforesaid cases, the individuals may submit their options for fixation of pay as mentioned in MoD order dated 14/06/2010 and arrear may be calculated based on option of the individuals.

sd/-

Jt. C. of A. (Fys)

source-http://www.pcafys.nic.in

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