Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Policy letter on CTSE situations in empanelled hospitals for retired Railway Employees and their dependent family members


Policy letter on CTSE situations in empanelled hospitals for retired Railway Employees and their dependent family members

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated: 16.02.2017.
TheGMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units/RDSO.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Policy letter on Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency situations (CTSE) in empanelled hospitals for retired Railway employees and their dependent family members.

Please refer to Board's letter No.2014/H/28/1/smartcard/Part A dated 14.07.2016 on the above subject vide which broad outlines of the Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency situations (CTSE) were circulated to all Zonal Railways and Production Units. The Scheme has been launched as a 'pilot scheme' in four (4) Metro cities (Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai) and their suburbs for one year (the period of one year of pilot scheme shall start only after the website starts working and not from the date of issue of Board's letter No. 2014/H/28/1/smart card/Part A dated 14.07.2016).

2. In respect of above, option of CTSE, may be taken from retirees,who intend to settle in the four Metro cities mentioned in para 1 above, in addition to RELHS, at the time of filling of pension papers. Also, this form may be included in the list of ‘forms to be submitted by a retiring Railway servant. The CTSE option may be taken in Annexure 3 of the Board’s letter dated 14.07.2016, a copy of which is enclosed.

3. This issues with the approval of Executive Director Finance (Estt.).
(SANJAY PRASHAR)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board.
D.A.: One
Signed Copy

Report of 3rd Pay Revision Committee for CPSEs


Report of 3rd Pay Revision Committee for CPSEs

Report of 3rd Pay Revision Committee for Central Public Sector Enterprises Effective from 1st January 2017.
3RD PAY REVISION COMMITTEE

The Government of India appointed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee on 9.6.2016 and the committee was assigned the time-frame to submit its recommendation within a period of six months from the date of its constitution.

The Complete Report of the Committee has been published through official portal of Department of Public Enterprises (dep.gov.in).

Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007


Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007
F.No. 11059/01/2016-AIS-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 1st March, 2017
To,
The Chief Secretaries of all the States / UTs

Subject: Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007 - reg.

Sir / Madam;
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject noted above and to say that this Department is in the process of amending rule AIS(PAR)Rules, 2007. The proposed amendments (copy enclosed), inter alia, provide for:-
(i) Mandatory filing of PAR electronically and exceptions thereof
(ii) Modified procedure for submitting representation by the member of service after disclosure of PAR and role of the newly defined competent authority and referral board.
(iii) Seeking comments of reporting / reviewing / accepting authority on relinquishing charge (transfer) and superannuation.
(iv) Revised timelines filling of PAR by AIS officers, as specified in schedule for completion of PARs in para 9 under general guidelines for filling of the PAR form (Annexure-I).
2. Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comments/views on the proposed amendments in AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007 to this Department latest by 15thMarch, 2017 positively. Soft copy of the comments / views may also be sent by email at soais3nic.in.

If no reply is received within the stipulated time, it will be presumed that State Government has no objection to the proposed amendments.

Encl: As above.
Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh K ar Yadav)
Under Secretary (Services)
Source: http://dopt.gov.in

Charges and incentive structure under NPS Lite w.e.f. 01.04.2017


Charges and incentive structure under NPS Lite w.e.f. 01.04.2017

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

CIRCULAR
CIR No: PFRDA/2017/5/SWM/1
To,
All Aggregators
Date: 20th February, 2017
Subject: Charges and incentive structure under NPS Lite w.e.f. 01.04.2017

1. As per the existing revenue structure for Aggregators under NPS-Lite/Swavalamban, till 2016-17 the Aggregators are paid Rs. 100/- for opening/servicing every persistent NPS-Lite/Swavalamban account, provided the contribution deposited by the subscriber is between Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 12000/-in a financial year. However, the incentive is applicable till 31.03.2017 only.

2. In order to continue the incentives for the Aggregators even after 31.03.2017 so that they continue to service the subscriber base of NPS Lite attached to them, the following charge and incentive structure has been approved by PFRDA and will be applicable w.e.f. 01.04.2017:

Charges under NPS-Lite/Swavalamban  w.e.f 01.04.2017*Method of living charges
The charges for any subsequent transaction under NPS- Lite/Swavalamban @ 0.25 % of the total contribution deposited by the subscriber in NPS-Lite/Swavalamban in a financial year subject to a minimum of Rs. 20/-.Through unit deduction by NSDL/CRA at the end of the Financial Year
Any other transaction not involving a contribution from subscriber @ Rs. 10/- per transaction

3. All the Aggregators are hereby advised to take note of the same and also disseminate information regarding the same to the associated nodal offices including facilitators.

4. It is further advised that an Aggregator is not permitted to collect any charge or fee upfront from subscriber. In case of any violation of these instructions, suitable action will be initiated as envisaged in the PFRDA (Aggregator) Regulations, 2015.

Ashish Kumar
General Manager
Signed copy

Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners


Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners

Government Of India
Ministry Of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi : 110 066
Phones: 26174596,26174456,26174438
CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/2016-17/255

Office Memorandum

Subject: Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.

Attention is invited to this Office OM No. CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015­16/45 dated-02.06.2016[Sl. No. (i) a & (i) b] followed by minutes of the meeting dated­22.08.2016[Para II-(b)] on the above subject whereby Heads of all the CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the Banks were advised to Commence the family pension to the spouse immediately on receipt of death certificate of the pensioner, proof of spouse age/date of birth and undertaking of recovery of excess payment latest within a month. However, analysis of reports prepared in CPAO regarding time taken in conversion of pension to family pension in favour of spouse of deceased pensioners shows inordinate delay in many cases. The details of these cases are available in CPPC logins on http://eppo.nic.in.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the banks are advised to review the attached delay report and ensure compliance of the above instructions and submit the status report to CPAO along with reasons for delay by 8th March, 2017 positively by e-mail at vijay.17@gov.in

S/d,
(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts
Phone No. 26174809
Encl: As above
Central-Pension-Accounting-Office

Signed copy

Tax officials to send 50,000 letters to PM for successful GST


Tax officials to send 50,000 letters to PM for successful GST

New Delhi: At least 50,000 letters will be sent by indirect tax officials to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to ensure successful roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of representatives of All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers and those from Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise).
"We have decided that each employee working under Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will write a letter to the Prime Minister seeking his intervention for the successful GST.

"Though there are about 85,000 indirect tax employees working at various levels across the country, at least 50,000 letters will be sent to the Prime Minister within next two days," said Anup Kumar Srivastava, President of IRS officers association.

He said through letters, the Prime Minister will be requested to revisit some of the decisions taken by the GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in its meeting on January 16.

"There are certain issues concerning economic interests of the nation and concerning such a large work force like ours, who have been working for GST tirelessly for last 10 years and we want that these are resolved immediately to make roll-out of GST successful," he told PTI.

The GST Council had in its meeting agreed to give states the powers to levy tax on economic activity within 12 nautical miles of territorial waters and to administer 90 per cent of the tax payers under Rs 1.5 crore annual turnover.

The indirect tax employees unions are demanding that the GST Council decisions are reviewed. They have also expressed concerns over Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) - a private company set up to provide information technology infrastructure for the implementation of the new tax regime, saying that it may be put under the CBEC.

PTI

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