Sunday, 21 December 2014

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions. 

DoPT Order: Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.


F.No.19017/1/2014-Estt (A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated : 16th December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
Subject : Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions. 

Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.

2. As per Note 6 below the aforesaid Rule, the date of on which a Government servant attains the age of fifty-eight years or sixty years, as the case may be, shall be determined with reference to the date of birth declared by the Government servant at the time of appointment and accepted by the Appropriate Authority on production, as far as possible, of confirmatory documentary evidence such as High School or Higher Secondary or Secondary School Certificate or extracts from Birth Register. The date of birth so declared by the Government servant and accepted by the Appropriate Authority shall not be subject to any alteration except as specified in this note. An alteration of date of birth of a Government servant can be made, with the sanction of a Ministry or Department of the Central Government, or the Comptroller and Auditor-General in regard to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, or an Administrator of a Union Territory under which the Government servant is serving, if —

(a) a request in this regard is made within five years of his entry into Government service;
(b) it is clearly established that a genuine bona fide mistake has occurred; and
(c) the date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University of Union Public Service Commission examination in which he had appeared, or for entry into Government service on the date on which he first appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered Government service.

3. The Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No.502 of 1993 — Union of India Vs. Harnam Singh — Judgement dated 9th February, 1993 had observed that : “Inordinate and unexplained delay or laches on the part of the respondent to seek the necessary correction would in any case have justified the refusal of relief to him. His inaction for all this period of about thirty five years from the date of joining service, therefore precludes him from showing that the entry of his date of birth in service record was not correct”.

The observations of the Apex Court was also circulated to all Ministries and Departments of the Government of India vide OM No.19017/2/92-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-1993.

4. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for change.

ECHS Order: Guidelines on Oncology Treatment – Rates for Cancer Surgery for empanelled Hospital

ECHS Order: Guidelines on Oncology Treatment – Rates for Cancer Surgery for empanelled Hospital

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010
B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy
09 Dec 2014

GUIDELINES ON ONCOLOGY TREATMENT: RATES FOR CANCER SURGERY FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS

1. Reference:-

(a) This office letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy dt 30 Jan 2012.

(d) CGHS Office Memorandum of No S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dt 01 Oct 14.

2. Rates applicable for treatment of Cancer patients have been revised by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their Office Memorandum No S-11045/36/2012-CGHS(HEC) dated 26 Nov 2014. ECHS rates for Cancer Surgery at hospitals empanelled under ECHS shall be as per the details given below:-

(i) Rates of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (2012), as mentioned below for Cancer surgical procedures are treated as CGHS rates for NABH accredited hospitals. For Non NABH accredited hospitals the rates would be reduced by 15%. These rates are for treatment for Semi private ward entitled class with 10 % decrease for General Ward and 15% enhancement for Private ward entitled beneficiaries.

(ii) The duration of treatment for different categories of Surgery will be as follows:-


 Source: http://echs.gov.in/images/pdf/med/med117.pdf

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways: Ministry of Finance and it has not been found feasible to agree to the demand for parity in the pay structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSSS/RBSSS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. PC-VI/2011/IR-A/S
New Delhi, Dated : 04.12.2014
The General Secretary,
AlRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110 055.

Sub : Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways – PNM/AIRF Item No. 26/2011.

Dear Sir,

Undersigned is directed to refer to AlRF’s letter No. AlRF/405 (VI CPC)(13)(602) dated 6.10.2010 (PNM/AIRF Item No. 26/2011) on the above cited subject. in this regard, it is stated that the matter has been examined in consultation with nodal Ministry, viz., Ministry of Finance and it has not been found feasible to agree to the demand for parity in the pay structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSSS/RBSSS. It is further stated that the Government has already constituted the 7th Central Pay Commission which will review the entire pay structure so the present issue could be appropriately considered by the Commission in the light of the all relevant factors.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary Railway Board
Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Railway%20Board%27s%20reply%20on%20AIRF%27s%20PNM%20Item%20No.26%20of%20%20%202011.pdf

Charging higher fares in Premium Tatkal tickets

Charging higher fares in Premium Tatkal tickets


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3119
ANSWERED ON-19.12.2014
Premium Tatkal tickets
3119 . SHRI SANJAY RAUT

(a) whether under the new policy and rules of Government, train passengers are being looted by charging higher fares in the name of premium Tatkal tickets, whereas several trains are running with vacant seats; and
(b) if so, the reasons for such kind of injustice with passengers?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a)&(b): In order to improve the earnings from passenger services, w.e.f. 01.10.2014, in some of the selected trains by Zonal Railways which are most in demand, 50% of the existing accommodation under Tatkal Quota has been earmarked as Premium Tatkal Quota and is being booked on dynamic pricing.

This is a distance-slab based fare scheme where the fare increases by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to a cap (maximum fare chargeable).

Tatkal is a facility over and above the normal booking of reserved seats/berths.

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Source- http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

Revision of retirement age topic echoes also in Parliament today. Dopt Minister replied in a written form to a question asked by the members of Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr.T.Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today. Minister said that there is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

He also said, the Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively. The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

Read our exclusive article on this subject “The Motive behind Reducing Retirement Age for Central Government Employees – An Analysis”

And another stir article published on 10.12.2014 “Retirement Age to be Reduced from 60 to 58 for Central Government Employees?

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Why are central government employees so keen to know about the interim report?

A few months ago, excitement was sparked by an opinion expressed by the Karnataka Pensioners Association’s chief, Ramnath Rao, after his meeting with the members of the 7th Pay Commission.
He said that the chairman of the 7th Pay Commission had told him that an interim report would be presented only if the Government gives its direction.

Last month, on the 25th, the Ministry of Finance presented a written reply to a question raised during the Parliamentary session. The reply stated that the Government had given complete autonomy to the Pay Commission to function without any interference from them. The Commission has, until now, not presented any report to the Government. And, as stated in the Terms of Reference, the Commission will submit its report to the Government within the stipulated time.

Why this curiosity about interim report?
The transparency in the functioning of the Commission is a laudable one. The regular updates on its website about the Commission’s activities too have received positive response from one and all.

For more than three years, there has been a demand to add 50% Dearness Allowance with the basic salary of the Central Staff. After the demand for interim relief too has strengthened. All Central Government employees federations are fighting in order to get these demands fulfilled.

The Centre continues to reject these demands. The Government explains that 50% DA was added to the basic salary only because the 5th Pay Commission had made the recommendation. There were no such recommendations in the 6th Pay Commission. The Government has also clarified that interim relief will be granted only if the Pay Commission recommends it. It is under these circumstances that the Pay Commission’s interim report gains significance.

Nearly ten months have passed since the 7th Pay Commission was constituted. With only eight more months to go, it remains to be seen if an interim report will be presented. Even if a report is presented, will it recommend interim relief to the employees?

All things come to those who wait..

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Why are central government employees so keen to know about the interim report?

A few months ago, excitement was sparked by an opinion expressed by the Karnataka Pensioners Association’s chief, Ramnath Rao, after his meeting with the members of the 7th Pay Commission.
He said that the chairman of the 7th Pay Commission had told him that an interim report would be presented only if the Government gives its direction.

Last month, on the 25th, the Ministry of Finance presented a written reply to a question raised during the Parliamentary session. The reply stated that the Government had given complete autonomy to the Pay Commission to function without any interference from them. The Commission has, until now, not presented any report to the Government. And, as stated in the Terms of Reference, the Commission will submit its report to the Government within the stipulated time.

Why this curiosity about interim report?
The transparency in the functioning of the Commission is a laudable one. The regular updates on its website about the Commission’s activities too have received positive response from one and all.

For more than three years, there has been a demand to add 50% Dearness Allowance with the basic salary of the Central Staff. After the demand for interim relief too has strengthened. All Central Government employees federations are fighting in order to get these demands fulfilled.

The Centre continues to reject these demands. The Government explains that 50% DA was added to the basic salary only because the 5th Pay Commission had made the recommendation. There were no such recommendations in the 6th Pay Commission. The Government has also clarified that interim relief will be granted only if the Pay Commission recommends it. It is under these circumstances that the Pay Commission’s interim report gains significance.

Nearly ten months have passed since the 7th Pay Commission was constituted. With only eight more months to go, it remains to be seen if an interim report will be presented. Even if a report is presented, will it recommend interim relief to the employees?

All things come to those who wait..

One rank one pension announcement of implementation expected in 4 to 8 weeks

One rank one pension announcement of implementation expected in 4 to 8 weeks

For many ex-servicemen the wait has been a long one. Their demand and fight for One Rank One Pension will become a reality soon.

One of the source that the defence ministry is working over time to ensure that the same is implemented in quick time. Manohar Parrikar, the defence minister of India was recently quoted as saying that the announcement of its implementation would be made in 4 to 8 weeks.

Significance of OROP

It is an equal demand for pensions. If an officer has retired last year and there is an increase in the pensions the following year owing to enhancements by the pay commissions then it is implemented only prospectively. Basically if an officer has retired in 1990 in the current scenario he is not entitled for an enhanced pension if the same is implemented during the later years. The argument has been that the pension for officers of the same rank should remain the same at all times. This the ex servicemen had demanded as the costs of living was going up and the hike in pensions should benefit all and not just those who have recently retired.

7th pay Commission next visit to Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Commission’s visit to Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Kolkata from 04th to 06th January 2015 and Andaman & Nicobar from 08th to 10th January 2015. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 31st December 2014 (1700 hours).

Source- http://7cpc.india.gov.in/index.html

No proposal to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years

No proposal to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
18-December-2014
No reduction in retirement age

There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today.

Source- Pib

7th Pay Commission interim report-Official Statement by Finance Ministry

7th Pay Commission interim report-Official Statement by Finance Ministry


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-230

ANSWERED ON-25.11.2014
7th Pay Commission
230 . SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK

a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;
b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;
c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;
d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;
e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and
f) if so, the details thereof?
 
ANSWER
SHRI JAYANT SINHA
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations.

(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.

(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.

Source- http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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