Monday, 16 October 2017

Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period


Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period
Leave during probation period

No.28020/1/2017-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th October, 2017

Subject: Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0.M No. 28020/1/2010-Estt(C)
dated 21st July 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central
Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions "if during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course..., the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation"

2. This has been examined in the view that some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. It has been decided that in such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/ her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

3. So far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India.

(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 
Source: DoPT

Over 69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs. 2690 crores


Over 69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs. 2690 crores

Secretary DFS: Still Scope for increasing pension coverage

Atal Pension Yojana currently has over 69 lacs subscribers with contribution of Rs. 2690.00 crores. Chairman, PFRDA Shri Hemant G Contractor however emphasised the need of increasing the pension coverage in India at a recently concluded conference on Atal Pension Yojana. The conference organised by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in the national capital saw participation from all major banks, representatives from NPCI, SCHIL, SIDBI, Access Assist and some major MFIs.

A large section of the society still does not have access to pensions and this is a cause of concern for PFRDA and Government, Shri Contactor said. Congratulating the winners of the contest organised by PFRDA the Chairman said that APY has made progress in covering the intended subscribers but much remains to be done. He mentioned that on an average, a little less than 2% of the eligible population is covered under APY and hence a lot has to be done to provide people a regular access to old age income. He also touched upon the issues of persistence in the APY accounts and asserted that the objective of the scheme is to provide pension and this will only happen if the contribution in the account has been regularly paid. He urged the APY Service Providers to educate the subscribers on the importance of the same. He also urged upon the APY Service Providers i.e Banks and Post Offices under Department of Post to achieve the targets allocated by government by putting in their best efforts.

A video message of Shri Rajiv Kumar, Secretary DFS was played during the occasion. Shri Rajiv Kumar mentioned that Atal Pension Yojana is flagship program of the Government of India under financial inclusion and financial security. The pension coverage in this country is at around 12% and banks and other stakeholder need to work towards greater coverage under the scheme. He also said that DFS is monitoring the progress under the scheme and targets allocated under the scheme to banks should be accomplished. He touched upon the subject of providing a digital platform for APY by PFRDA i.e e-APY. Secretary Shri Rajiv Kumar congratulated the banks on their performance under the campaigns and urged them to continue the work.

While the government has a pension scheme for the BPL persons but the amount is meagre and is not sufficient for old age needs. 9% of the population of India, i.e 110 million people are over 60 years and by 2030 this figure is expected to cross 180 million. The 60 plus age groups is the fastest growing demographic in the country. With increase in longevity of the people, disintegration of the joint family system in India and inflation, there is greater need for old age than ever before. Currently pension benefits are available India basically to the organised sector. Atal Pension Yojana introduced in 2015 by Government of India provides a self- contributory savings pension scheme with guaranteed pension of Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- with a very low contribution by the subscriber. All banks and Department of Post have pushed the product to the interiors of the country. APY has option for increasing the pension amount from Rs. 1000/- to any other amount up to Rs. 5000/- as per the savings capacity of the subscriber, and further allows the spouse to continue the account in the event of the death of the subscriber before the age of sixty years. PFRDA has also been engaging with various State Governments for providing co-contribution under the scheme. With the introduction of e-APY through Aadhaar, the banks will be able to effectively utilise the digital platform for greater coverage.

PIB

Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS: Suspension of Empanelment


Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS: Suspension of Empanelment
F. No: 4-3/2017/CGHS/VC
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Empanelment Cell)

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 011, dated the 09.10.2017

OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Suspension of empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS.

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 vide which Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was empanelled under CGHS and to state that Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was asked to submit reply to a show cause notice issued regarding permission letter obtained by the hospital for treatment of one CGHS pensioner beneficiary in the hospital. However, the reply submitted by the hospital has not been found to be satisfactory and so it has been decided to suspend empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi from CGHS with immediate effect for a period of three months or till further orders.

The CGHS beneficiaries already admitted in the hospital for treatment prior to the issue of this order shall continue to be provided treatment at CGHS rates till their discharge within a period of 7 days. Bill of patients discharged after 7 days of issue of this order shall be submitted with proper justification for consideration by CGHS.
Sd/-
Dr. D. C. Joshi
Director CGHS
Source: http://cghs.gov.in/

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