Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees

F.N0.31011 /S/2018- Estt. A- IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Persons
Department of Personnel &Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
New Delhi. 17th July, 2018
Sub:- Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the proposal of Ministry of External Affairs to include five Central Asian Countries namely Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the scheme of LTC with some ceiling and to seek the comments of Ministry Civil Aviation (MOCA). Ministry of tourism (MOT). Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Expenditure at the earliest possible.
(Surya Narayan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 23040341

Reversion to Old Pension Scheme

In accordance with the scheme for National Pension System (NPS), as notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)’s Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003, the System is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service (except armed forces) from 01.01.2004. Accordingly, as per Rule 2 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, as amended on 30.12.2003, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed to civil posts on or before 31.12.2003. The date on which the vacancies arose or the date on which the examination was conducted for filling up the vacancies is not relevant for deciding the applicability of the Central Civil Services (Pension) rules, 1972.

Ministry of Home Affairs have not sought any advice from Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare on the question of having a policy to cover the paramilitary personnel appointed after 01.01.2004 under the Old Pension Scheme on the ground that the vacancies arose, or the examination was conducted, in the year 2003. However, a reference was received from Ministry of Home Affairs in a specific case relating to appointments as Sub-Inspector in various Central Para Military Forces after selection in August, 2003 on the basis of an Examination conducted in 2002. Appointments on the basis of these selections were made in Central Reserve Police Force in 2003 and the candidates appointed were covered by the pension scheme under Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. However, in the Border Security Force, offers of appointment on the basis of the same examination/selection were issued in January, 2004. On a petition filed by some personnel appointed in the Border Security Force on the basis of that examination, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi directed to cover the petitioners under the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 on the grounds of administrative delay on the part of Border Security Force in making appointments. The order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi was implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Border Security Force in view of the peculiar circumstances of that case. The decision taken in that case is, however, not relevant for deciding applicability of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules to all appointments made on or after 01.01.2004 in the Central Para Military Forces or in any other Department/organization on the basis of year of examination/selection.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


Extending Old Pension Scheme to Casual Workers regularised on or after 1.1.2004

Procedure for extending the benefits of Old GPF / Pension Scheme to those casual workers covered under the Scheme of 1993 and regularized on or after 01.01.2004.
CPAO Order
CPAO/IT & Tech/Clarification/P&PW/ 13 [Vol- III) / 2018-19/68
Office Memorandum
Subject: -Procedure for extending the benefits of Old GPF / Pension Scheme to those casual workers covered under the Scheme of 1993 and regularized on or after 01.01.2004.
It has been observed that the pension cases of casual labour who were regularized on or after 01.01.2004 and eligible for old GPF/Pension Scheme vide DOpT 0M No.49014/ 2/2014-Estt(C) dated 28.07.2016 have not been processed by the concerned Ministries/Departments. In order to avoid the hardship to the pensioners all the Ministries/ Departments/PAOs have been requested to finalise the pension cases of the pensioners after following the procedure below:-
1) Deptt. may issue the order that the old GPF Scheme/ Pension Scheme is applicable to the concerned official.
2) CPAO may be requested through concerned Pay & Accounts Office to stop Provisional Pension after cancellation of PPO, if issued.
3) NSDL may be requested by the concerned PAO to deposit the NPS subscription, Govt. Contribution plus interest thereon into the Govt. Account through ERM of NSDL.
4) On receipt of the amount it may be classified by the concerned PAO as below:-
Procedure for Extending Old Pension Scheme
5)GPF and Pension case of the concerned official may be processed as per the CPF Rules and CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 after adjusting the Provis10nal Pension paid to the pensioner, if paid This issues with the approval 0f the Chief Controller〔 Pensions〕
[Praful Dabral]
Sr.Accounts Offlcer〔 IT&Tech〕
Ph No.011‐ 26166758

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7th CPC National Anomaly Committee: Minutes of Meeting held on 17.07.2018 by NC JCM - Less hope on Minimum Pay/Pension & Pay Matrix Anomaly

National council(Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C,Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
Dated: 17/07/2018
The All Member of the
National Council (Staff Side) JCM
The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramouli, Secretary (P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion: 
  1. Item No. 3- Removal of condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit 
  2. Item No. 4- Fixation of pay on promotion 
  3. Item No. 5- Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix 
  4. Item No 8- Lesser Pay in higher level of Pay Matrix 
  5. Item No. 9 - Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure 
  6. Item No. 14 – Grant of GP 5400 to Sr Section Officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts) 
The above items were subjected to discussions and the following decisions were taken. 
Item No 3 – The Govt. will consider as to how the matter could be resolved after assessing financial implications 
Item No 4 – The suggestion of the Staff Side to fix the pay on promotion at the next higher stage after granting one increment was not accepted. After discussion it was agreed that Govt would address the issue on case by case basis. Those who are covered by the anomaly described under this item have been advised to make representation to Fin. Ministry directly. The staff side however insisted that the entire anomaly would he resolved if two increments are granted while on promotion/MACP. 
Item No. 5 & 8 – it was agreed by the official side that this is an aberration ·and shall be addressed. 
Item No 9- Rejected by official side 
Item No 14 – The matter is under consideration of the Govt.
Alter completing discussions on the above items, the Staff Side insisted that the following remaining items may also be taken up for discussion.

Item No.l  Anomaly in computation of Minimum Wage

Item No.2. 3 % Increment at all stages

Item No.6 Anomaly due to index rationalization

Item No.7 Anomaly arising from the decision to reject option No. 1 in pension fixation

Item No. 10 Minimum Pension

Item No.11 Date of Effect of Allowances -HRA. Transport Allowance, CEA etc.

Item No.18 Anomaly in the grant of D.A. installment w.e.f. 1.l.2016

 After discussion on the above items. the official side informed that the DOPT had already examined those issues and have come to the conclusion that those items will not come under the ambit of the definition of Anomaly. The Staff Side contested this. It was decided that the DOPT will convey the reasoning to the staff side and hold meeting with the Staff Side to sort out the differences.

The following items has been referred to Departmental Anomaly Committee of the respective Department/Ministries.

Item No.15. Technical Supervisors of Railways

Item No.16 Anomaly in the assignment of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence. Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers

Item No. 17 Anomaly in the assignment of pay Levels in the case of Research Assistants in Ministry of AYUSH. Homoeopathic Department.

The staff side then raised the following other issues.

1. Central Govt employees may be granted one more option to switch over to 7 CPC from a date subsequent to 25th of July 2016 - the official side informed that the matter is under consideration and a decision would be taken shortly.

2. The issue of pay fixation of ex-servicemen in the last pay drawn by them before retirement from armed forces is remaining unsettled - the official side informed that the matter has been referred to Min. of Defence by DOPT for their comments. Decision would be taken after receipt of comments from MOD.

3. The Staff side raised the issue of not convening meetings of the National Council. JCM and Standing Committee.

4. The staff Side also informed of the decision taken by the NJCA in its meeting held on 3-7-2018 of the revival of the deferred indefinite strike by the Central Govt Employees if no settlement is brought about on major demands like upward revision of minimum pay. fitment factor and NPS before 7-8-2018.

With Greetings

Yours faternally,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty

No 18017/1/2014-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 17.07.2018
Subject: Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty — Reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 have been amended vide Notification G.S.R. No. 438 (E) dated 03.04.2018 (copy enclosed) to bring them in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Accordingly, it has now been decided that leave applied under rule 20, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Government servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form ‘3A’ which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016(49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.
2. These orders are to be effective from 19.04.2017.
3. Hindi Version will follow.
Encl: As above
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Signed Copy

CGHS Orders – Reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries

No. Misc.12014/2005/CGHS(R&H)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the9th July, 2018
Subject:- Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, lntra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries
With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandam of even Number dated 23/06/2006 and 4/12/2008 and OM No.S.3849/09/CGHS(R&H)-CGHS(P) dated 8/12/2014 vide which the rates and guidelines for Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, Intra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries were notified and to convey the approval of competent authority to allow reimbursement of cost of the above mentioned neuro-implants under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules at the same ceiling rates and guidelines and conditions till the rates for the above mentioned implants are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
(Bindu Tewari)
Director (EHS)
Signed Copy

Friday, 13 July 2018

25வது வெள்ளி விழா மாநில மாநாடு

Friday, 6 July 2018

25வது வெள்ளி விழா மாநில மாநாடு

Extension of validity period of empanelment of already empanelled Health care Organizations under CGHS

F.No:S-11045/36/2016-CGHS (HEC)
Government Of Indiaa
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 28th June,2018
Sub: Extension of validity period of empanelment of already empanelled Health care Organizations under CGHS.With reference to above mentioned subject attention is drawn to office order dated 01.04.2018 whereby empanelment of all existing empanelled health care organizations under CGHS was extended till 30.06.2018
In this regards it has been now decided to extend empanelment of all Health Care Organizations already empanelled under CGHS for a further period of three months w.e.f 01.07.2018 till 30.09.2018 or till next empanelment whichever is earlier on same terms conditions and rates on which they are presently empanelled.
Director (CGHS)
Tel: 011-23062800

Immediate Relief Advance Rs.25,000 to families of Government Servants who die while in service: Finance Ministry Order

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A) Branch
North Block, New Delhi
20th June, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance - Amendment to Rule 80 of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants. 

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of a reference received from the Department of Personnel & Training regarding the demand raised by the Staff Side in the National Council (JCM), the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances - Rule 80 - relating to Amount of Advances to the families of Government Servants who die while in Service, are retained and amended, as per attached annexure.
2. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened. 
3. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 
4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information. 
Hindi version of this Office Memorandum is enclosed.
(H. Atheli)

DOPT Order – Child Care Leave

Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.(Leave) Section
JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 22.06.2018
Sub: Child Care Leave – reg
The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the limit of 22 years in case of disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 43-C of the CCS (Leave) Rules,1972 has been removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.
2. These orders shall take effect from 13.06.2018.
3. Formal amendments to the relevant provisions of Rule 43-C of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 have already been issued vide Notification dated 13.06.2018.
4. Hindi Version will follow.
(sunil Kumar)
Section Officer