Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients


Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

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Recipients of the gallantry awards are entitled to the monetary allowance as per the letter of 1972 of Ministry of Defence (MoD), superseded by letter in 1995 of the MoD, which have been revised from time to time. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance, the allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her re-marriage or death. The payment of the allowance will, however, be continued to a widow who re-marries the late husband’s brother and lives a communal life with the living heir eligible for family pension.

Representations were received from various quarters to remove the condition of the widow's remarriage with the late husband's brother for continuation of the monetary allowance.

This issue was considered by the Government of India and it has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow's remarriage with the late husband's brother for continuation of the monetary allowance vide MoD letter dated November 16, 2017.

The revised condition for grant of monetary allowance for recipients of gallantry awards is as under:
The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death.

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Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries


Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries

F.N. 44-42/2016/MCTC/CGHS/2451- 83
Monitoring Computerization and Training Cell
Directorate of CGHS
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
CGHS Building Kalibari , New Delhi 110001
Dated: 17/11/2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries

With the objective of further strengthening the services to CGHS beneficiaries it has been decided to provide following e-services to the beneficiaries through ernails
  • Prescription by Medical Officer at the VVC
  • Intimation of medicines issued by Pharmacy
  • Intimation of medicines indented
  • Intimation of issue of indented medicines
  • OTP to book online appointment
  • Confirmation/ cancellation of online appointment
  • Permission letter for procedures/ investigations etc.
In order to enable above services. it is required that email ids of all CGHS beneficiaries are registered with CGHS.

A beneficiary can visit CMO In change of parent Wellness Centre to get his/her email id registered with CGHS or can himself/herself register It by logging on to CGHS portal cahs.nic.in through following steps
  • Visit CGHS Portal cghs.nic.in
  • Click beneficiary login
  • Enter your Ben Id, password and sign in
  • Click Update Email
  • Enter OTP sent on your registered Mobile
  • Enter your email ID
  • Update your email ID
  • Similarly email ID for other family members can be updated
Vide publicity to this notice may be given through verbal communication and display at the notice boards of Wellness Centers.

Authority: http://cghs.gov.in

GDS News: Demanding Immediate Implementation of The Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report


GDS News: Demanding Immediate Implementation of The Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HON'BLE DY.MINISTER OF FINANCE, UNION OF INDIA, CAMP AT NAGERCOIL-629001 BY THE CIRCLE SECRETARY OF TAMIL NADU, ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION

Respected Sir,

1. As per the decision of the Central Government one man committee was appointed to submit the report for the wage revision of GDS employees headed by Sri.Kamalesh Chandra Ex.Member (Personal) of this Department in leiu of seventh CPC to Central Government Employees and submitted its report to the Government on 24th November ,2016.Most of our suggestions have been given due consideration by the committee . The Secretary Post submitted this report to the Minister of communication and now the same is kept in the Ministry of Finance for approval.

2. In our department other departmental employees were getting their wage revision by the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

3 Since there is an inordinate delay in considering and implementation of the Kamalesh Chandra Committee's report, our AIGDS Union has announced indefinite strike from 16.08.2017 to 22.08.2017 and a mutual agreements were reached between our leaders and the Government after completion of 7 days strike. Due 10 the promise by our high dignitaries of the department at the time of discussion the indefinite strike was called off and gentleman agreement was reached between Government and the leaders and assured that the committee’s report would be implemented soon. But it is learnt that it is kept pending with the Ministry of Finance for a long period.

Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers on Indian Railway


Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers on Indian Railway

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(LL)/2015/PNM/AIRF/1 New Delhi,
Dated 17.11.2017
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers on IR.
Ref: Board's letter of even number dated 20.10.2015

Payment of minimum wages to workers employed on Railways under the various provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 has become a pivotal issue in the present economic scenario. A meeting in this regard was held by Chief Labour Commissioner (Centre) on 15.11.2017 wherein the following issues, inter alia, were discussed:
(i) Whether new rates of minimum wages w.e.f. 01.04.2017 are being paid to the contract workers;
(ii) Mode of payment to contract workers through bank/cheque/cash;
(iii) Whether provident fund is deducted from the payment made to the contract workers and the same is credited to that PF account;
(iv) Whether medical facilities from ESI are made available to contract workers;
(v) Issue of slips towards payment made to contract worker to bring out transparency in the system.
2. Since the factual report is to be submitted to Ministry of Labour & Employment within 15 days, the Railways are requested to provide the information at the earliest at Fax No. 011 - 23070939.

(M.S. Manju)
Joint Director/E(LL)
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)


7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)

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Instruction regarding Grant of Extra Work Allowance, Dress Allowance and Tough location Allowance
No.PC-1(16)/2017/D (pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 16th Nov, 2017
To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to MoD letter No.1 (54)/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 04.11.2008 and Department of Expenditure OM No.12-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017 and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No.11-1/2016-1C, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance has been abolished as a separate allowance and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible personnel shall now to be covered under a New Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:
(a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

(b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duty again.

(c) This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties and is ellqible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent of basic pay.

(d) The other terms and conditions would continue to be applicable along with their admissibility (unless otherwise stated) as mentioned in MoD letter dated 04.11.2008 and otherwise.
3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 20174.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Diary No.446/AG/PD dated 05.10.2017.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Jayant Sinha)
Joint Secretary to the Govt of India
Authority: https://mod.gov.in/

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