Monday, 1 January 2018

Revised rates of ECHS contribution and entitlement of Ward in Empanelled Hospitals/Medical Facilities

Revised rates of ECHS contribution and entitlement of Ward in Empanelled Hospitals/Medical Facilities.Dated 29.12.2017.
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex- Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 29th Dec., 2017
To,

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject : Revised rates of ECHS contribution and entitlement of Ward in Empanelled Hospitals Medical Facilities.
Sir,

In supersession of the Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.22(16)/05/US/(WE)/D(Res) dated 19 July 2005 and dated August, 2011, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government to revise rates of ECHS contribution to be paid by ESM and ward entitlement as under :

S.No. Category One time Contribution Ward Entitlement
(a)Recruit to Havs & equivalent in Navy

& AF
Rs.30,000/-General
(b)Nb Sub/Sub/Sub Maj or equivalent in Navy & AF

(including Hony Nb Sub/MACP Nb Sub and Hony Lt/Capt.
Rs.67,000/-Semi Private
(c)All

Officers
Rs.1,20,000/-Private

2. The revised order will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No.32(09)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 22-11-2017.Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(A.K.Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated its 29th Foundation Day today in the service of the Central Civil Pensioners


Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated its 29th Foundation Day today in the service of the Central Civil Pensioners. 

The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated  here today its 29th Foundation Day in the service of the Central (Civil) Pensioners. CPAO   (website www.cpao.nic.in) was established on 1st January, 1990; primarily to cater to the needs of central civil pensioners and other stakeholders in the Ministries/ Departments and Banks. The Central (Civil) pensions are authorized through Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) functioning under the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

CPAO is administering the 'Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks (both Public Sector and some Private sector Banks).  Its functions include, issue of Special Seal Authorisations (SSAs) for pension payments to Authorised Banks, preparation of budget for the Pension Grant and accounting thereof, reconciliation with and performance review of banks with respect to pension payments and disbursements & maintenance of the database of the Central Civil Pensioners etc.

CPAO was created with the primary objective of simplifying procedure and reducing the number of agencies for pension payment and to expedite the process of authorization, revision and transfer of pension through Authorized Banks.  The working of CPAO is fully computerized and it maintains a database of over 12 lakh Central (Civil) pensioners through Pension Authorisation, Retrieval and Accounting System (PARAS). These pensioners are being provided pension related services by the CPAO through more than 70,788 paying bank branches all over the country.

CPAO has Pension Tracking System to check the latest status of the pension processing and SMS facility is also being provided to the pensioners at each stage. CPAO has taken many steps under Digital India Mission like e-Scroll, e-SSA, e-PPO project etc. to reduce the paper movement and creation of digital record of the Special Seal Authorities (SSAs), PPO (Pension Payment Order) etc.  CPAO is also handling the grievances of the Central (Civil) Pensioners through its Grievance Redressal Mechanism which includes Web Responsive Pensioners Service (WRPS) facilitating information to pensioners on pension payments, facility to view and download latest orders and special seal authorities (SSAs) issued by CPAO among others.

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Government announced 8% GOI Savings (Taxable) Bonds


Government announced 8% GOI Savings (Taxable) Bonds

The Government of India (GoI) announced here today that 8% GOI Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2003 shall cease for subscription with effect from the close of banking business on Tuesday, the 02nd January, 2018.

The Government of India (GoI) announced here today that 8% GOI Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2003 shall cease for subscription with effect from the close of banking business on Tuesday, the 02nd January, 2018.

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Direct Recruitment to Group C - Reservation Fixed on the basis of Population


Direct Recruitment to Group C - Reservation Fixed on the basis of Population
"In case of direct recruitment to Group C posts normally attracting candidates from a locality or a region, the percentage of reservation is generally fixed on the basis of proportion of their population in the respective States/Union Territories"
Reserve category representation
Article 16(4) of the Constitution enables provision of reservation to backward class of citizens, who are not adequately represented in the services under the State.

As per extant instructions, reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the rate of 15%, 7.5% and 27% respectively in case of direct recruitment on all India basis by open competition. In case of direct recruitment on all India basis otherwise than by open competition, the percentage fixed is 16.66% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes and 25.84% for Other Backward Classes.

In case of direct recruitment to Group C posts normally attracting candidates from a locality or a region, the percentage of reservation is generally fixed on the basis of proportion of their population in the respective States/Union Territories.

The services under the State come under the List II of the Seventh Schedule i.e. State List of the Constitution. The information on the state-wise provisions for reservation is not centrally maintained.
As per the 9 Judge Bench Constitutional judgment of the Supreme Court in Indira Sawhney case, total reservation cannot exceed the limit of 50%. In the same judgment, the Supreme Court has also observed that clause (4) of Article 16 of Constitution speaks of adequate representation and not proportionate representation.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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