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Allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status: Clarification by DoP


Allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status: Clarification by DoP
No. 01-07/2016-SPB-1
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Dated: 22 May, 2017
To,
1. All CPMsG
2. All PMsG
3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy, Ghaziabad
4. All Directors, PTC
5. All Directors, Postal Accounts
6. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
7. Heads of all other Administrative Offices.

Subject: Regarding allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status.

Sir,
Reference is invited to Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I of even No. dated 12.09.2016 vide which clarifications in respect of Casual Labourers with temporary status were issued. The Directorate has received references from Postal Circles seeking clarification as to whether GPF account numbers should be allotted to Temporary Status Casual Labourers covered under the Scheme formulated vide Directorate’s letter No. 45-95/87-SPB-I dated 12.04.1991.

2. In this regard, it is clarified that Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I dated 22.07.2016 restores the provisions of the scheme as it existed prior to this Department’s letter no. 45-6/2005-SPB-I dated 02.09.2005. Since, the benefit of GPF was available to temporary status Casual Labourers prior to 02.09.2005, GPF account numbers may be allotted to such Casual Labourers for the purpose of contribution in GPF including those Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have not been regularized as yet. In this context, provisions of above said letter, dated 12.09.2016 may also be taken into consideration.

Yours faithfully,
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)
Source: [Department of Posts]

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc

No. 4-3/2017-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
23rd May, 2017
To
All Head(s) of Circles
All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (P)
APS Headquarter
Head of PLI and BD Directorate
Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad

All Directors of Postal Training Centres

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc-reg.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that based on the decisions of the Government, Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has issued O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 for fixation of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners to the higher of the two formulations. A copy of the OM. is circulated herewith for information and necessary action.

2. The pension/family pension of all pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners shall be revised in line with instructions contained in the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.05.2017. The higher of the two formulation i.e. (i) the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with DoP&PW O.M. dated 4.8.2016 or (ii) the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.5.2017, shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f 1.1.2016. It shall be the responsibilities of the Head of Department and concerned Director of Accounts (Postal) to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with these orders and to issue a revised pension payment authority.

3. As envisaged in the DoP&PW O.M., the Pension sanctioning Authority (PSA) would impress upon the concerned Head of Office for fixation of pay on notional basis at the earliest. The information can be obtained in Proforma A. Based on notional pay so fixed, the revision proposal will be sent by Pension Sanctioning Authority to concerned DA (P) to apply necessary checks and issue revised authority under the existing PPO number. To facilitate fixation of notional pay, DA (P) will provide copy of PPO/pension papers to concerned PSA immediately on requisition. All PSAs will maintain records of processing cases of retirees year-wise in Proforma 8. DA (P) will maintain data of proposal received and authority issued in software as has been done in case of 6th CPC revision of PPOs.

4. Since there will be large number of cases for revision, concerted efforts of all authorities will be required to accomplish the task. It is requested to take immediate action for revision of pension/family pension at the earliest.

This issues with approval of Secretary (Posts).
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(Smriti Sharan)/
Dv. Director General (Estt.)
Source: [Click here to view full O.M]

Reimbursement of Medical Claims to Pensioners under CS(MA) Rules 1944 as directed by various CATs and Courts


Reimbursement of Medical Claims to Pensioners under CS(MA) Rules 1944 as directed by various CATs and Courts
No. 5.14025/23/2013-MS.EHSS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 29 September, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Reimbursement of medical claims to pensioners under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 as directed by various CATS/Courts - Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that various references are being received in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the above mentioned subject. it is hereby clarified that CS (MA) Rules, 1944 are not applicable to pensioners till date.

2. It is further informed that the following options to avail medical facilities are available to Central Government pensioners:

a) Pensioners residing in CGHS covered areas:
1) They can get themselves registered in CGHS dispensary after making requisite contribution and can avail both OPD and IPD facilities.
2). Pensioners residing in CGHS areas cannot optout cf CGHS and avail anyother medical facility {i.e. Fixed Medical Allowance). Such pensioners, if they do not choose to avail CGHS facility by depositing the required contributions, cannot be granted Fixed Medical allowance in lieu of CGHS.

b) Pensioners residing in non - CGHS areas:
1). They can avail Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.500/- per month
2) They can also avail benefits of CGHS- [OPD and IPD] by registering themselves in the nearest CGHS "city after" making the required subscription.
3) They also have the option to avail FMA, for OPD treatment and CG HS for IPD treatments after making the required subscriptions as per CGHS guidelines.

3. In view. of the above, reimbursement of medical claims to pensioners under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 as directed by various CATS/Courts, need not be referred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The respective Administrative Department/Ministry may take their own decision in this regard.

4. Further, all Departments/Ministries are requested to intimate their employees proceeding for retirement regarding the above options for medical facilities available to the Central Government pensioners.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.
(SUNIL KUMAR GUPTA)
UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA
Source: [CGHS.GOV.IN]

Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)


Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: May 23, 2017
All Constituents of Staff Side(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)
Today I met the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) and handed him over a copy of our letter regarding inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Ashok Lavasa Committee on Allowances.
Also shown him our anguish regarding other demands, pending with different committees, such as Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula and NPS, etc. etc.

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he has fixed date of 1st June, 2017 for perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee by the Empowered Committee, and soon after that, he will send a memorandum to the Cabinet for their consideration.
This is for your information.
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
Source: NCJCM Staff Side

Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances


Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: May 23, 2017
The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances
It is a matter of regret that, in spite of all the persuasions made by the Staff Side(JCM) there is inordinate delay in finalization of recommendations of the Ashok Lavasa Committee on Allowances. More than one year and three months have passed after implementation of the report of the VII CPC, but the employees are still getting allowances at the old rates as had been recommended by the VI CPC.

The Committee on Allowances took longer time while finalizing its recommendations, but it is a matter of deep regret that, even after submission of the report by the said committee, the same has not been made available to the Staff Side(JCM), therefore, we do not know what recommendations have been made by the said committee.

Staff Side(JCM), therefore, requests that the recommendations of the Allowances Committee should be made available to the Staff Side(JCM).

Moreover, it would be highly appreciated that, the Allowances should be implemented without any further delay, and the date of the implementation should be w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
With Kind Regards!
Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
Source: NCJCM Staff Side

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