Sunday, 4 October 2015

7th Pay Commission may cause inflation

Seventh Pay Commission may cause inflation

New Delhi: It is anticipated prices of goods could rise, causing inflation, as soon as the Seventh Pay Commission announces the revised pay-scale for central government employees and the states government employees would have to bear the brunt.

Accordingly, the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations will ravage the finances of the central and state governments.

Inflation has been whacking Indian budgets over the last few years. What has hurt the common man even more is food inflation. Food prices have risen at a much faster pace than overall prices.

The deficient monsoon rainfall and drought conditions in several parts of the country have accentuated the pressure on food prices, pushing up the overall inflation rate.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut interest rates by 50 basis points on Tuesday in a bid to kickstart economic growth, following a sharp drop in inflation.

The inflation has stayed high in the past few years—the Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) has averaged over 9% in the past eight years, which means cost of living has gone up significantly and hence necessitates higher compensation for workers also.

The dearness allowance of government staff has already touched 119%, which along with the rise in other allowances have more than doubled salaries since 2006.

It is expected the Seventh Pay Commission to recommend 3 times hike in salaries across various grades from Sixth Pay Commission levels apart from a further rationalization of government employees.
There is a perception that government employees’ higher salaries boost spending on housing, automobiles and consumer electronics.

Initial estimates suggest the seventh pay commission could add Rs 1,00,619 crore to the central government’s wage bill.

The central government pay and allowances amount to 1 per cent of GDP today. State wages amount to another 4 per cent, making for a total of 5 per cent of GDP.

The medium-term expenditure framework recently presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Jaitley, which looks at an increase in pay of 16 per cent for 2016-17 consequent to the Seventh Pay Commission award.

That would amount to an increase of 0.8 per cent of GDP. This is a one-off impact.

However, the Seventh Pay Commission is ready with its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, and will soon submit report to the Finance Ministry.

Headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, the Commission was appointed in February 2014 and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often states also implement the panel’s recommendations after some modifications.

As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as defence services.

Meena Agarwal is the secretary of the Commission. Other members are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch and Rathin Roy, an economist.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

Source: Central Government News

Empanelment of AYUSH Hospitals Centers under CGHS

Empanelment of AYUSH Hospitals / Centers under CGHS

F. No Z. 28015/01/2006-HD Cell/CGHS/
Government of India
Ministry of Health & family welfare
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 01.10.2015
Subject: Empanelment of AYUSH Hospitals / Centers under CGHS and CS (MA) Rules for Ayurveda. Unani and Yoga & Naturopathy treatments/ procedures and Fixation of Package rates.

Reference is invited to the Notification. No Z. 28015/01/2006-HD Cell/ AYUSH/ CGHS/HQ/Pt-I, dated 03/7/2015 and O.M. No. Z. 28015/01/2006-HD Cell/CGHS dated 3/7/2015.

The undersigned is directed to state that after following the prescribed proceedure and on submission of required documents like Memorandum of Aggreement, Performance Bank Gaurantee and Acceptance letter etc. by the QCI recommended AYUSH Hospitals and Centers for empanelment under CGHS and CS (MA) Rules were considered by the competant aurhority and approved. The list of such AYUSH hospitals and package rates/rates for treatments/ procedures are enclosed as Annexures “A” and “B” respectively. The rates and the O.M. is valid for a period of 6 months from 3/7/2015 to 02/1/2016 or new rates are finilised through fresh tender process whichever is earlier.

2. The undersigned is further directed to clarify as under

(a) “Package Rate” means rates for a package of treatment of standard set of procedures that are administered to the patient while undergoing treatment for a pre-diagnosed disease condition for the specified time period. The package rates which are specified for diagnosed diseases/conditions in Annexure “B” should strictly be adhered. Procedures other than the package rates listed in Annexure “B” for a nonspecific disease condition which is not mentioned under package rates will be considered as per the list. The duration of the treatments should not exceed 34 days for Ayurveda and 28 days for Yoga and Naturopathy in the light of P.M. dated 1-1-2008.
i) This includes all charges pertaining to a particular treatment/procedure including registration charges, admission charges, accommodation charges, cost of medicines, Panch Karma charges, Labor Room charges, charges for Kshar sutra operation/procedure charges Doctor/Consultant visit charges, Monitoring charges, operation theatre charges, procedural charges/Surgeon’s fee , cost of disposable surgical charges and cost of all sundries used during hospitalization related to routine investigations, physiotherapy charges etc. from the time of admission to till discharge. This also is inclusive of all sub-procedures and related procedures to complete the treatment.

ii) No additional charge on account of extended period shall be allowed if that extension is due to any improperly conducted procedure.
(b) The rates not indicated in Annexure “B” in respect of items under the head of admission fee, consultation fee, laboratory Investigations/diagnostic tests/procedures, hospitalization Nursing care, Transportation, engagement of attendants etc. will be the same as prescribed for recognized private Allopathic Hospitals under the CGHS. The rates pertain to 2008 of allopathic system are applicable as the O.M. of the dated 1-1-2008 of AYUSH procedures are extended.

(c) Re-imbursement for treatment/procedures for which prescribed rates have not been indicated in Annexure “B” will be charged as per actual. The Hospitals are not required to give medicines in OPD or at the time of discharge of the patient. Medicines so provided shall not be reimbursable. Procedures / Treatments given to the beneficiary outside the list will be discouraged if justification is not given for doing outside procedures.

(d) Ward entitlement and rates for room charges will be as prescribed earlier for CGHS beneficiaries. Room rent is applicable only for treatment procedures for which there is no prescribed package rate and will include charges for occupation of bed, diet for the patient, charges for water and electricity supply, linen charges, nursing charges and routine up-keeping. Expenses on toiletries, cosmetics, telephone bills etc. are not reimbursable and are included in rates/package rates.

(e) The prescribed rates as indicated in Annexure “B” shall be valid for the period of Memorandum of Agreement required to be signed by the Hospital/ Centre with the CGHS in general but in the present case the period is specified in the second pargraph of the O.M.The additional time taken in the MOA is meant to address any dispute arise between the parties while the activities are in operational or in case if extension is required to be obtained from the aurhorities in exgensis.

3. The treatment at these empanelled AYUSH Hospitals/Centers may be taken only with the prior authorization/ permission in accordance with the CGHS Rules or the CS (MA) Rules as the case may be in force at the time of taking treatment.

4.        (i) In respect of the CGHS beneficiaries permission for treatment is granted by CMO In charge/ Additional Director / Joint Director, CGHS in case of pensioners, former Governors , Former Vice-president Ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters etc. and by Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in case of Members of Parliament by the Registrar General of Supreme Court and by the Registrar Delhi High Court in respect of serving employees and pensioners of case of serving Govt, employees serving employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies covered under CGHS such permission shall be issued on the basis of recommendation from CMO/SMO I/C of the concerned AYUSH dispensary.

ii) In respect of the Government employees covered under the CS (MA) Rules, authorization/permission is to be issued by the concerned administrative Ministry/Department based on the recommendations of the AMA of the concerned system of the medicine.

iii) For Yoga & Naturopathy Office Memorandum NO. 15/11-21/2009/CGHS (SZVCGHS (P) dated 27th October, 2009 which is in free will continue.

5. The AYUSH Hospitals/Centers will not refuse admission/treatment to Central Government Employees or their dependant family members who are not CGHS beneficiaries if they produce certified/ attested copies of identity cards issued by the Government of India and have been referred to the Hospital/Diagnostic centre by the organization in which they are working and shall not charge more than the prescribed package rates/ rates in such cases.

6. An AYUSH Hospital/centre empanelled as above, whose rates for treatment procedures/tests are lower than the prescribed rates shall charge as per actual.

7. (a) Hospitals shall provide credit facility to the following categories of CGHS beneficiaries (including dependant family members, whose names are entered on CGHS Card) on production of valid permission letter:
• Members of Parliament;
• Pensioners of Central Government drawing pension from central estimates;
• Former Vice-presidents, Former Governors and former Prime Ministers;
• Ex-Members of Parliament;
• Freedom Fighters;
• Serving CGHS employees;
• Serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (including attached / subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare); and
• Such other categories of CGHS cardholders as notified by the Government.
(b) Bills should be submitted to the Office of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Lok Sabha Secretariat in case of sitting Members of Parliament and to Additional Director. CGHS (Hqrs), Delhi / concerned CGHS city, in case of beneficiaries enlisted above, once in a month.

8. Reimbursement in case of pensioners, former Governors, former Vice-Presidents, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters, etc.. Is made by Additional Director of concerned CGHS city through BCA and by Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Lok Sabha Secretariat in case of sitting Members of Parliament and by concerned Ministry / Department/ Organization in case of serving Govt, employees, serving employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies covered under CGHS.

9. Any legal liability arising out of such services, responsibility solely rests on the hospital and shall be dealt with by the concerned empanelled hospital/diagnostic centre. Services will be provided by the Hospitals/Diagnostic centers as per the terms of agreement

10. The Hospitals/Diagnostic centers will give a discount 5% on every cash payment charged directly from the beneficiaries.

CGHS beneficiaries are entitled to facilities of private, semi-private or general ward depending on their basic pay / pension. The entitlement is as follows:-

S.No Basic Pay (without the inclusion of grade pay) Entitlement
1 Up to Rs.13,950/- General Ward
2 Between Rs.13,951/- and Rs.19,530/- Semi-Private Ward
3 Rs.19,540/- and above Private Ward

The room rent will be Rs.500/-, Rs.1000/- & Rs.1500 for General Ward, Semiprivate Ward and Private Ward. It is clarified that indoor package rates for Yoga & Naturopathy are inclusive of room rent as per entitlement of the beneficiary.

11. A hospital empanelled under CGHS, whose normal rates for treatment procedure / test are lower than the CGHS prescribed rates shall charge as per the rates charged by them for that procedure / treatment from a non-CGHS beneficiary and will furnish a certificate to the effect that the rates charged from CGHS beneficiaries are not more than the rates charged by them from non-CGHS beneficiaries.

12. Private ward is defined as a hospital room where single patient is accommodated and which has an attached toilet (lavatory and bath). The room should have furnishings like wardrobe, dressing table, bed-side table, sofa set, carpet, etc. as well as a bed for attendant. The room has to be air-conditioned.

13.Semi Private ward is defined as a hospital room where two to three patients are accommodated and which has attached toilet facilities and necessary furnishings.

14.General ward is defined as halls that accommodate four to ten patients.

15.Normally treatment in higher category of accommodation than the entitled category is not permissible. However, in case of an emergency when the entitled category accommodation is not available, admission in the immediate higher category may be allowed till the entitled category accommodation becomes available. However, if a particular hospital does not have the ward as per entitlement of beneficiary, then the hospital can only bill as per entitlement of the beneficiary even though the treatment was given in higher type of ward.

Annexure- A

The following hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS/C.S.(M.A) Rules for Ayurvedic System from 03-07-2015

S.No. Name and Address of the Hospital/centers Recommended System
1 Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital, Block-B, Pocket-P, Shalimar Bagh (West) Delhi-110088. General Ayurveda
2 KLE Ayurveda Hospital Medical Research Center Shahapur Belgaum-590003 Karnataka (India) General Ayurveda
3 Punarava Ayurveda Hospital Edappally North P.O. Cochin Kerala-682024 General Ayurveda
4 Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Moonga P.O. Near Thachottukavu Trivandrum Pin-695573 General Ayurveda Shalakya
5 Addlife Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital And Research Institute 1st Avenue Road No. 14 Banjarahills, Hyderabad-500034 General Ayurveda
6 Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College & Dabour Dhanwantari Hospital Sector-46/B Chandigarh-160047 General Ayurveda
7 Lavanya Ayurvedic Cancer Hospital & Research Centre74/2 Maidangarhi Extension Chhatarpur Maidangarhi Rd Nr Chhatarpur MandirNew Delhi General Ayurveda
8 Lavanya Ayurvedic Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Dhawa Estate Deva Road Near Telco Chinhat Lucknow (UP)227105 General Ayurveda
9 Parathuvayalil Hospital Keezhillam P.O., Ernakulam District,Kerla State India, PIN-683541. General Ayurveda
10 B.S.D. Trust’s Ayurved Hospital & Research Centre Vishwashatidham Off Kesnand Road At Post Wagholi Taluka Haveli Dist Pune (MH)412207 General Ayurveda
11 Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College Hospital Kozhipara P.O. Palakkad (Dist) Kerala General Ayurveda
12 Jaipur Ayurveda Hospital Village-Vatika Tehsil-Sanganer, Distte- Jaipur, Rajasthan General Ayurveda
13 Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing Home Karikkamkulam Karaparamba PO Calicut-673010 Kozhikode Dist Kerala. General Ayurveda
14 Alvas Ayurveda Medical College Hospital Vidyagiri Moodbidri South Canara Dist Karnataka State Pin-574227 General Ayurveda
15 Kailash Institute Of Naturopathy Ayurveda & Yoga26 Knowledge Park-1 Greater Noida Gautam Budh Nagar Uttarprades-201308 General Ayurveda
16 Pragati Sparsh Ayurvedic Panchkarma Centre Pragati Resorts Proddatur Village, Shanker Palli Mandal Hyd. General Ayurveda, Ksharsutra & Shalya Karma
17 Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital, Elanjichodu Elookkara Munnathadam P.O Aluva Ernakulam Kerala. General Ayurveda
18 Dr.Augustine’s Arya Vaidya Asramam Ayurveda Hospital, Thiruvanchikulam, kodungallur P.O, Trissur Distt, Kerala, Pin. 680664. General Ayurveda
19 Ayurvaid Hospital, 230, Amarjyoti Layout off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Ext., Banglore, Pin-560071. General Ayurveda
20 Vasudeva Vilasam Nursing Home Near Padma Theertham Fort TVM-695023. General Ayurveda
21 Sitaram Ayurveda Speciality Hospital, Veliyannur Road, Thrissur Pin- 680021, Kerala. General Ayurveda


The following Hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS/C.S.(M.A.) Rules for Yoga & naturopathy System from 03-07-2015

Sl.No System of Medicine and Treatment/Procedure Unit cost in Rupees
1 Abhyanga (Sarvanga) 200
2 Tail Shirodhara 300
3 Takra/Dugdha Shiro Dhara 150
4 Pizhichi 1 (Sarvang) 350
5 Pizhichil (Ekang) 250
6 Dhanyamla Dhara 300
7 Nasya (Inclusive of Abhyanga & Svedana of Shira, Griva etc.) 100
8 Shiro Vasti 300
9 Kati Vasti 150
10 Prishta Vasti 150
11 Shiro Lepa 100
12 Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda (Navarakizhi) 350
13 Patra Potali Pinda Sweda 200
14 Anna Lepa (Sarvang) 300
15 Upanaha Sweda 100
16 Avagaha Sweda (with Abhyanga) 200
17 Kati Avagaha Sweda 100
18 Sushka Sweda (Sarvanga) 150
19 Sushka Sweda (Ekanga) 100
20 Udvartana 150
21 Sneha/Anuvasana Vasti (Inclusive of Abhyanga & Swedana) 200
22 Kashaya/Niruha vasti (Inclusive of Abhyanga & swedana) 150
23 Matra Vasti 100
24 Uttara Vasti 100
25 Yoga Vasti Package ( 5 Anuvasana and 3 Niruha Vasti) 1250
26 Kala Vasti package ( 10 Anuvasana and 6 Niruha Vasti) 2500
27 Karma vasti package ( 18 Anuvasana and 12 Niruha Vasti) 5000
28 Vaitarana Vasti 150
29 Ksheer Vasti 150
30 Vashpa/Nadi Sweda (Sarvanga) 150
31 Vashpa/Nadi Sweda (ekanga) 100
32 Vamana Package (inclusive of Poorva Karma, Pradhan Karma and Paschat Karma) 1000
33 Virechana package (inclusive of poorva karma, Pradhan karma and paschat karma) 1000
34 Netra Trapana/Aschyotana 100
35 Netra Putapaka 100
36 Rakta Mokshana (siravedha & Abhyanga) 150
37 Prachhana/Jaloka Avacharana 100
38 Snehapana Package 750
39 Ksharsutra application in Bhagandara (Initial) 400
40 Follow up Ksharsutra application in Bhagandara 250
41 Ksharsutra application in Parikartika (Anal Fissure) 250
42 Ksharsutra application in piles 250
43 Ksharsutra application in other conditions 250
44 Agni Karma 200
45 Kshar Karma 150
46 34-day Pakshaghata treatment Package inclusive of Snehana for 7 days, Svedana for 3 Days, Virechana for 1 day, Vasti for 8 days, Nasya for 7 days and Shiro Vasti/Shiro Dhara for 8 days. 5,650
47 28- day Pakshaghata treatment package inclusive of Shirodhara & Pizhichi 1 for 14 days and Pinda Sweda & Vasti for 14 days 17,150
48 28- day Vata Rakta /Sandhi Roga Treatment package inclusive of Pizhichil for 14 days and Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda & Vasti for 14 days 12,950
49 11- Day Shwasa Rog etc. treatment package inclusive of Snehana (Abhyanga & Sneha pana) for 7 days, Swedana for 3 days, Vamana/Virechana for 1 day. 2,650
50 11- Day Vrikka Roga Treatment package inclusive of Snehapana for 7 days , Avagaha sweda for 3 days and Virechana for 1 day 1,750
51 23- Day Sthoulya treatment package-1 Inclusive of Snehapana for 7 days, Vamana for 1 day, Virechana for 1 day, Takradhara/ Udvartana for 14 days. 3,650
52 23- Day Sthoulya treatment package-11 Inclusive of Swedana with Udavartana for 14 days, Vamana/Virechana for 1 day and Vasti for 8 days 6,550
53 19- day treatment package for Amlapitta/Parinaamshool/Yakrita-Pleehodara/other Udara Roga inclusive of Snehana for 7 days, Swedana for 3 days, Virechana for 1 day and Khseer vasti for 8 days 2,950
54 23-day Manasa Roga ( Unmada/Apasmara/Anidra/Bhrama) treatment package inclusive of Snehana ( Bahya& Abhyantara) for 7 days, Svedana for 7 days, Vamana for 1 day, Virechana for 1 day and Shiro Vasti or Shiro dhara for 7 days 5,750
B Yoga & Naturopathy
1 One week package of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation Minimum one hour per day 150
2 Two Weeks package of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation Minimum one hour per day 250
3 Four Weeks package of Asana, pranayama and Meditation Minimum one hour per day 400
4 Shatkarma procedures per week 150
5 One week package of Nine Naturopathic treatment including special diet 2100
6 Tow week package of Nine Nine Naturopathic treatment including special diet 4000
7 Three week package of Nine Naturopathic treatment including special diet 6000
8 Four week package of Nine Naturopathic treatment including special diet 8000
9 Naturopathy Massage 200
10 Physiotherapy applicable to Naturopathy 100
11 Steam bath 100
12 Whole body mud-bath 150
13 Local Mud-pack/Application 50
14 Plantain Leaf Bath 50
15 Thermoleum bath 50
16 Magneto therapy 50
17 Special Yoga/Naturopathy diet 75

Note: the room rent will be Rs.500/-, Rs.1000/- & Rs.1500/- for General Ward, Semiprivate Ward and Private Ward. It is clarified that indoor package rates for Yoga & Naturopathy are inclusive of room rent and diet as per entitlement of the beneficiary.
Director (CGHS)

Signed copy:

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