Monday, 16 February 2015

NMC urges FM to raise IT exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh, exclude DA from IT calculation, Merge DA in Basic Pay & Pension etc

NMC urges FM to raise IT exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh, exclude DA from IT calculation, Merge DA in Basic Pay & Pension etc

The National Mazdoor Conference today asked Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh.

“We urged Union Finance Minister to raise the Income Tax exemption limit to Rs five lakh,” National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) President Subash Shastri said while addressing a series of rallies at Kanjali and Bomyal in Nagrota Block here today.

Shastri also appealed he Finance Minister to announce non inclusion of amount of DA to calculating income tax as the DA instalments are released by the government from time to time to utilise the impact of price rise and inflation.

Shastri emphasised the need for immediate merger of 50 per cent DA into basic pay and pension as per the recommendations of the Fourth Pay Commission.

He added that all these burning issues impacting both the Central and State Governments Employees and pensioners should be addressed by the Union Finance Minister while presenting the budget for 2015-16 in the coming Budget Session of Parliament beginning on 23rd of this month.

He also demanded immediate release two DA instalment of 17 per cent in favour of State Government Employees and pensioners, pointing out that while Central Government is about to release another instalment 6 per cent DA in favour of its employees and pensioners from Jammu 2015 but it is unfortunate that the salaried class in the state has not got the benefit previous two DA instalments.

He also demanded early regularisation of the 62,000 daily rated workers beside release of their wages without any further delay.

Read at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways

Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways.

Government of India
Ministry Of Railways
Railway Board
No.E(P&A)II-2013/PLB-8
New Delhi, dt.11-02-2015
The General Secretary, AIRF
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

The General Secretary, NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055
Sub: Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways.
Sir,
I am directed to state that Ministry of Railways have constituted a Committee of Additional Members vide Board’s Letter No.ERB-I/2014/23/15 dt.21.3.2014 for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus on Indian Railways Keeping in view the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and the views of the Ministry of Finance.

The Committee has held a number of meetings and deliberated on the issue and arrived at a proposed formula for calculation of PLB.

The Committee has been mandated by Board to discuss the issue with the Federations before submitting its recommendations for consideration/approval of appropriate authority. Accordingly, the draft report containing the proposed formula arrived at by the committee is sent herewith for furnishing your views within 15 days positively to enable the committee to finalize its recommendations.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
For Secretary/Railway Board

Proposal for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas

Proposal for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas

No.9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
B Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 15th December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Proposal for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’ ID No. S.14025/9/2011-MS dated 14.08.2014 on the above mentioned
subject.

2. This Ministry agrees with the proposal of MoH&FW that the “FMA being granted to CS(MA) beneficiaries be stopped and they should be governed by the provisions of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 under which medical reimbursement for outdoor treatment as well as indoor treatment is permissible as per rules.”

3. In addition to above, the following provisions for inclusion in the proposal, are also submitted for consideration of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare:
(a) FMA at enhanced rates @ Rs.300/-p.m. may be paid w.e.f. 1.9.2008 till the provisions of CS(MA) Rules at para 2 above is made applicable;

(b) Procedure for appointment of AMA may be simplified and HoD may be authorised to nominate a RMP as AMA in case there is no Govt. doctor available within the radius of 5 kms;

(c) Provision of credit facilities may be made for serving & retired employees and dependent in emergency in Govt. approved hospitals;

(d) Provision for medical advance for Non-approved hospitals;

(e) There may be some isolated areas where no AMA/Govt doctor or RMP is available within the radius of 5 kms. In these areas, FMA @ Rs. 300/- p.m. may be continued to be paid to civilians in terms of Min of H&FW OM dated 17.07.1990 as the same is in lieu of OPD treatment only. The reimbursement of medical expenses for the indoor treatment, in respect employees posted in these areas, may also be allowed under the CS(MA) Rules.

3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary.
sd/-
(Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: BPMS

Processing of files referred to DOP&T for advice/clarification-procedure to be followed

Processing of files referred to DOP&T for advice/clarification-procedure to be followed.

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.43011/9/2014-Estt.D, dated 13.2.2015

Subject: Processing of files referred to DOP&T for advice/clarification-procedure to be followed.

This Department had issued detailed instructions prescribing the procedure to be followed by various Ministries/Departments of Government of India for referring the files to this Department for advice/clarification, vide O.M.No.20034/2/2010-Estt(D) dated 13th August, 2010. These instructions were followed by instructions prescribing the procedure to be followed by various Ministries/Departments of Government of India for referring the files to this Department for advice/clarification to facilitate processing of court cases, issued vide O.M.No.20034/2/2010-Estt(D) dated 30th November, 2011.

2. Inspite of these instructions, the Ministries/Departments continue to refer the files to this Department without following the procedure enunciated in the above mentioned two OMs, resulting in avoidable procedural delays, grievances and unwanted litigations. To avoid such a situation and avoidable delays in decision making and disposal of the cases, while reiterating the above mentioned instructions, all the Ministries/Departments are advised to henceforth observe the following procedure for referring the proposals including court cases to this Department:-

i. All the proposals should be referred to DOP&T with the approval of the Joint Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department.

ii. All the pages should be properly numbered, docketed, referenced/cross referenced.

iii. A legible copy of orders/rules/instructions/circulars/O.M. etc. issued by the Administrative Department or DOP&T etc. and cited in the noting portion should be placed on file under reference. Besides flagging the —zcited documents, page numbers should also be invariably indicated in the noting portions.

iv. Telephone number of the concerned Director/Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary level officer who has processed the case should be indicated in the noting portion.

v. The Proposal relating to amendments of Recruitment Rules etc., for which a proforma has been prescribed, should be referred to DOP&T in the prescribed proforma only.
vi. Any proposal having financial implications referred to DOP&T for advice/clarifications, should have approval or comment of the concerned Financial Adviser(FA) in the Ministry/Department.

vii. The proposal for advice/clarifications should be referred to 1 OP&T only on file.

viii. All the proposals referred to DOP&T should invariably indicate, in the concluding paras, the relevant rule position and the difficulty faced in its interpretation which necessitated the referral to DOP&T i.e. e point(s) of doubt in respect of which clarification/advice of DOP&T has been sought should be clearly brought out.

3. Further, as regards Court Cases referred for advice to this Department by various Ministries/Departments, it may be mentioned that this departments 0.M.No.4036/23/1988-Estt(D) dated 06.01.1989 provides that since each court case is to be contested on the basis of the specific facts and circumstances relevant to it, the administrative Ministry/Department will be in a better position to defend the case. If, however, any clarification is required on the interpretation or application of the rules or instructions relevant to the case, the concerned Department in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions may be approached for that purpose. It further provides that the primary responsibility, however, for contesting such cases on behalf of the Government will be that of the administrative Ministry/Department concerned. Also, the Cabinet Secretariat’s D.0 letter No. 6/1/1/94Cab dated 25.02.1994 and the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 7(8)/2012-El-11(A) dated 16.05.2012 inter-alia provide that (i) a common counter reply should be fled before a Court of Law on behalf of the Union of India by the concerned administrative stand should be adopted instead of bringing out each Department’ /Ministry’s Department/Ministry where the petitioner is serving or has last served and (ii) a unified stand should be adopted instead of bringing out each Department’ /Ministry’s point of view in the said reply. It further provides that it is primarily the responsibility of the Administrative Ministry to ensure that timely action is taken at each stage a Court case goes through and that a unified stand is adopted on behalf of Government of India at every such stage. In no case should the litigation be allowed to prolong to the extent that it results in contempt proceedings.

4. Kind attention is also invited to the directions of Cabinet Secretary, conveyed vide his D.O. letter No.403/1/4/2014-CA-V dated 24th December, 2014 wherein he has pointed out that in many litigation cases pending before various Courts, where the Union of India (UoI) is either the Petitioner or the Respondent, Government interest is not being defended with adequate diligence. The Cabinet Secretary has, therefore, emphasized the need of putting a system in place so that the cases are regularly monitored and the interests of the UoI are properly safeguarded before the Courts of Law.

5. All the Ministries/Departments are, accordingly, advised to keep the procedure/instructions mentioned in the preceding paragraph in mind while dealing with Court Cases. Further, while referring Court Cases for advice to this Department, the referring note should invariably indicate:
i. Brief history and facts of the case;
ii. Relief sought by the petitioner/applicant;
iii. Earlier advice/opinion of DOP&T/DOLA in the matter;
iv. Stand taken by the Department before the Court/CAT;
v. Opinion of the Government Counsel on the Court/CAT order;
vi. Operative part of the judgment/direction;
vii. Action proposed to be taken by the Department .
viii. Present rule position and specific point on which advice/opinion of DOP&T is sought.

6. The content of this OM may be given wide publicity and brought to the notice of all concerned.

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Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR

Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR

No. S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC)
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 10th February, 2015
OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

In continuation of this Directorate’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 01.10.2014 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories as per the list attached have also been empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR. The newly empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories may be treated as included in the existing list with same terms and conditions as have been indicated in the Office Memorandum dated 01.10.2014.
[Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Verma]
Director (CGHS)


LIST OF HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES, EXCLUSIVE EYE AND DENTAL CENTRES UNDER CGHS. DELHI &NCR EMPANELLED THROUGH CONTINUOUS EMPANELMENT SCHEME w.e.f. 10.02.2015. 


HOSPITALS: – DELHI
1. Jeevan Anmol Hospital
Empanelled w.e.f. 10.02.2015
Mayur Vihar Phase-I, opp. Pratap Nagar, Delhi – 110091. Tel.No. 011-22750380,22795237
NABH
General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obst, Orthopedic, Eye, ENT, Endoscopic / Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Urology, nephrology, Dental and Diagnostics.


EXCLUSIVE EYE CENTRES: – DELHI
1. Suraksha Eye Surgery Centre
Empanelled w.e.f. 10.02.2015
B-15, Ground Floor, Rana Pratap Bagh, Delhi-110007. Tel. No. 9811130168, 011-4561469
Non-NABH Exclusive Eye Care Centre


EXCLUSIVE DENTAL CLINICS: – DELHI
1. Muskan Dental Care
Empanelled w.e.f. 10.02.2015
11/26, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi -1100008.
Non-NABH
All Available Dental Care Facilities


HOSPITALS: – FARIDABAD
QRG Central Hospital & Research Centre
Empanelled w.e.f.
10.02.2015 69, Sec-20A, Near Neelam Flyover, Ajronda Chowk, Mathura Road, Faridabad. Tel. No. 0129-4090300.
Non-NABH
General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obst, Orthopedic, Eye, ENT, Endoscopic / Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Urology, nephrology, Dental and Diagnostics.


HOSPITALS: – NOIDA
1. Yatharth Wellness Hospital & Trauma Centre
Empanelled w.e.f. 10.02.2015
32, Omega-I, Greater Noida. Tel. No. 8800447777, 8826447777.
Non-NABH
General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obst, Orthopedic, Eye, ENT, Endoscopic / Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Urology, nephrology, Dental and Diagnostics.

2. Surbhi Hospital
Empanelled w.e.f. 10.02.2015
Golf Course Road, Morna, Sector-35, Noida. Tel. No. 951202508841, 42, 8750044324
Non-NABH

General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obst, Orthopedic, Eye, ENT, Endoscopic/ Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Urology, Nephrology, Dental and Diagnostics.

Source: CGHS Portal

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