Monday, 13 March 2017

CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual and co-terminus basis Loksabha Q&A

CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual and co-terminus basis
Loksabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1742
ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2017

CGHS Facility
Adhikari Dibyendu Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government issues CGHS cards to all Central Government employees including the persons working on contractual and or co-terminus basis and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Government is not giving CGHS pensioner facilities to the person or families at the end of contract and termination of employment therefor;

(c) if not, the reasons behind thereof;

(d) the total number of cards that have been issued to the contractual and the coterminous employees drawing salary from the central exchequer during the last three years therein; and

(e) the proposal of the Government to facilitate them with one time/whole life CGHS pensioner cards therefor?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a): CGHS Cards are issued to Central Government employees and employees on co-terminus basis who are residing in CGHS covered areas. CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual basis.

(b) & (c): CGHS facilities are not provided to the employees on the termination of employment on co-terminus basis since CGHS facilities are primarily meant for Central Government Employees/Pensioners drawing salary/pension from Central Civil Estimates.

(d): No separate category is maintained regarding co-terminus employees and therefore, this information cannot be provided.

(e): There is no such proposal.

Loksabha Q&A

Chief of Defence Staff

Chief of Defence Staff

Creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was recommended by Group of Ministers in 2001. A decision in this regard was to be taken after consultation with political parties. The consultation process however is not yet complete as all political parties have not responded. Subsequently, Naresh Chandra Task Force on National Security recommended creation of the post of Permanent Chairman Chief of Staff Committee in 2012. Both the proposals are simultaneously under consideration of the Government.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ravneet Singh in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

No Limits on Cash Withdrawal from Savings Accounts from Today


No Limits on Cash Withdrawal from Savings Accounts from Today

"Effective March 13, 2017, there will be no limits on cash withdrawals from Savings Bank accounts - RBI"

Keeping up with the pace of re-monetisation, Reserve Bank of India has lifted all the limitations that were placed on cash withdrawals that were placed since November 8th last year.

This means the state of pre-demonetisation in the banks is restored.

Removal of limits on withdrawal of cash from Saving Bank Accounts

In the wake of withdrawal of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) since November 09, 2016 Reserve Bank had placed certain limits on cash withdrawals from Savings / Current / Cash credit /Overdraft accounts and withdrawals through ATMs. On a review of the pace of remonetisation, Reserve Bank partially restored status quo ante by removing the restrictions on cash withdrawals from Current / Cash credit / Overdraft accounts and ATMs effective January 31, 2017 and February 01, 2017 respectively. However, the limits on cash withdrawal from Savings Bank accounts continued to be in place.

In line with the pace of remonetisation, it has now been decided to remove the restrictions on cash withdrawals from Saving Bank accounts (including accounts opened under PMJDY) in a two step process as under:

Effective February 20, 2017, the limits on cash withdrawals from the Savings Bank accounts will be enhanced to Rs.50,000 per week (from the current limit of  Rs.24,000 per week); and Effective March 13, 2017, there will be no limits on cash withdrawals from Savings Bank accounts.

President accepts Parrikar's resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence


President accepts Parrikar's resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Manohar Parrikar’s resignation from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.

As advised by Prime Minister Modi, the President has directed that Arun Jaitley, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios.

This development as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form the government in Goa under the leadership of Parrikar, who will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister tomorrow.

Governor Mridula Sinha invited Parrikar to form the next government in the coastal state last night after he submitted a letter of support of 21 legislators. Three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents have pledged support to Parrikar.
The BJP, which won 13 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly, managed to garner support from other parties and Independents to attain majority under Parrikar.

The Congress got 17 seats in the recently concluded polls.

ANI

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees wait for higher allowances more than for Holi


7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees wait for higher allowances more than for Holi

New Delhi: Just one day remains to Holi and more than 48 lakh serving central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners have not received higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from August last year due to Union cabinet hasn’t still approved the higher allowances.

The central government employees received higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance has yet to materialize.

The sources in the Finance Ministry told us on condition of anonymity, "in June last year, the cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations but the allowances referred to the 'Committee on Allowances' headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

"The Cabinet is likely to approve the higher allowances in the next week as the Assembly election results in five states were declared yesterday and the model code of conduct enforced ahead of the elections ceased to be in operation with immediate effect.

The employees can't receive the higher allowances without the Cabinet approval. In contrast, the higher allowances might not impact employees much but since Holi is round the corner, they will feel the pinch."

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, has managed to disburse the higher allowances to its employees including pensioners. "FM Jaitley is making all possible efforts to pay them the higher allowances with April salaries", said the sources.

However, the employees now get allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

TST

Service personnel are authorized to HRA, CILQ and FAA


Service personnel are authorized to HRA, CILQ and FAA

Service personnel are authorized to House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ) / Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)

Accommodation facilities to Officers
Government has sanctioned construction of 1,76,065 Dwelling Units (DUs) for the Married Army officers / soldiers. Apart from construction of DUs, hiring of houses is also undertaken for Defence personnel to meet the deficiency of housing. In addition, Service personnel are authorized to House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ) / Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA).

Married Accommodation Project was approved in 2002 for providing approximately 2 lakh Dwelling Units (DUs) to serving defence personnel. Under this project DUs with improved specifications are being constructed. Besides, under Annual Major Works Programme (AMWP) residential accommodation projects are undertaken as per special needs from time to time.

47383 DUs of Phase-I completed. Out of 58250 DUs meant for Phase-II, 27268 DUs constructed & balance 30982 DUs are under construction. 70432 DUs are planned for Phase-III projects.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

KV School Online Admission 2017 - Last date extended to 15.3.2017


KV School Online Admission 2017 - Last date extended to 15.3.2017

KV School Online Admission 2017-18 : Last date of Online Registration extended upto 15th March 2017 (4:00 PM)

  • In veiw of heavy demand for admission, the last date for registration in Class-1 is extended by 5 days. The revised last date: 15 March 2017 till 4.00 PM.
  • Parents are requested to check their ward's online registration form and correct the mistakes, if any. No corrections will be possible after 15th March.
  • Till date more than 6 lakh children have registered for admission in class 1.
  • Registration for Class 2nd to 9th (subject to availability of seats) will start from 3.4.2017 at 8.00 AM to 10.4.2017 till 4.00 PM.
  • Declaration of Admission List and commencement of admission process for class 1st will start from 22.3.2017 and for classes 2nd to 9th from 15.4.2017.
  • The admission process for class 11th will commence after declaration of class 10th CBSE results subject to availability of vacancy after admitting KV Students.
  • The whole admission process is Online and Cloud-based, hence it is completely transparent and there is no need to approach any KV Employee, Principal or any higher official personally in this regard.
  • Log on to https://darpan.kvs.gov.in for registration.
Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission Report


Implementation of 7th Pay Commission Report

The following steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission Report in respect of Armed Forces personnel:
(i) Issue of Resolution dated 25th July 2016 by Ministry of Finance.
(ii) Issue of Resolution dated 5th September 2016 by Ministry of Defence.
(iii) Issue of orders dated 10th October, 2016 by Ministry of Defence for payment of ad-hoc arrears equal to 10% Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance.
The order for revision of pension to ex-servicemen pursuant to the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission Report was issued on 29th October, 2016. As per information available in respect of pre-2016 pensioners, 24 public sector banks have revised pension of 18,99,697 pensioners and have paid Rs.5883.27 crore (approx) on account of arrears of pension / family pension.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

7th Pay Commission: As Budget session starts tomorrow, all eyes on Arun Jaitley to announce hike in allowances


7th Pay Commission: As Budget session starts tomorrow, all eyes on Arun Jaitley to announce hike in allowances

The Committee on Allowances has already submitted its report to the Finance Ministry in which it has reviewed the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances.

With the second part of the Budget session in Parliament starting on Thursday, all eyes are on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who may just announce a hike in allowances for Central government employees.
The Committee on Allowances has already submitted its report to the Finance Ministry in which it has reviewed the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances.

The Committee under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa is believed to have suggested that the house rent allowance be kept as it is and not brought down as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The pay hike under the Seventh Pay Commission has been the lowest in the last 70 years and a decrease in allowances is unlikely to go down well with nearly 50 lakh government employees.

THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION STORY:
  • With Uttar Pradesh and Manipur voting in the final phase today, the model code of conduct will be lifted by the end of the day. The Narendra Modi government, which could not make any major announcements during the poll season, is expected to speak on the allowances soon.
  • The second part of the Budget session will continue for a month till April 12, and it is widely believed that Arun Jaitley can make an announcement during the session, and employees may start getting revised allowances from the new fiscal in April.
  • On allowances, this pay commission has not had the best news for government employees with the panel recommending axing 53 of the 196 allowances and merging a few others.
  • Following protests by employees, the government formed a committee under Ashok Lavasa to look into the recommendations. The pay commission had suggested bringing down the house rent allowance (HRA) to 24 per cent from 30 per cent of basic pay for metros.
  • While the Committee on Allowances decided against a slash in HRA, reports suggest that it has agreed with Seventh Pay Commission's recommendation on no hike in transport allowance.
  • To add to the growing resentment among employees, the dearness allowance (DA) is likely to be hiked by just 2 per cent this year. "The dearness allowance as per the agreed formula by the Centre works out to be 2 per cent which would be effective from January 1, 2017," Confederation of Central Government Employees President K K N Kutty said.
  • Representatives of employees unions are not happy with the hike and said it is not in sync with price rise and inflation. According to some reports, employees union are planning to protest against the "meagre" hike in DA.
Via: Indiatoday

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