Thursday, 8 February 2018

Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

HPCA-PCA-Railway-Employees
  
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/91
RBE No.15 /2018
No.E(P&A)II-2017/AL-3
New Delhi, dated 30.01.2018

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub:- Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics-regarding.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) was introduced on the Railways in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6, dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008). Subsequently, on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, the rates of HPCA/PCA have been revised vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3, dt. 20.02.2013 (RBE No.15/2013) and dt. 14.07.2014 (RBE No.74/2014).

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the President is pleased to decide that Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) shall be admissible only to existing eligible Group 'C' and 'D'  (Non-Ministerial) Railway employees as per R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix ( Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above).

3. The revised rates of HPCA/PCA shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.

4. The other terms and conditions regarding admissibility of HPCA/PCA as contained in Board’s letter dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008) and subsequent letters in this regard will remain in force.

5. These orders would be subject to any modification after issue of instructions by the Nodal Ministry i.e. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Hindi version is enclosed.


(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy.Director, E(P&A)II
Railway Board
Source: www.airfindia.org

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA


PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Subject: Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka - reg.

READ:
1. Letter dated: 06-10-2004 by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
2. W.A. No.441ll20l1 Sri Nijaguni V/s the High Court of Karnataka & Ors.
3. CCC No.1241 & 124412016, Nijaguni.M.Karadigudda &Anr., V/s Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors.
4. SLP (C) No.23220-2322112017, Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors.V/s Nijaguni.M. Karadigudda & Anr.

PREAMBLE:
The officers and staff of the High Court of Karnataka are inherently given State Scales of pay. As and when the State pay scales are revised as per the recommendations of the Expert Bodies, the benefit thereof is extended to Officers and Officials of High Court on par with State Government employees.
However, the Hon'ble Chief Justice in his letter dated: 6-10-2004 read at (1) above had opined that the Pay Scales of the High Court employees should be raised to the level of Central Government pay scales annexing therewith his proposal and had sought the financial conculrence for the same.
The Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka in its judgement dated: 12-10-2011 passed in W.A. No.441ll20l1 read ar (2) above had directed the Respondent State Government to place the recommendations of the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Karnataka dated: 06-10-2004 before the Cabinet and to take appropriate decision to implement the recommendation of the Hon'ble Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka dated: 06- 1 0-2004 in the light of the observations made by the Apex Court in the matter of Union of India V/s S.B.Vohra (AIR 2004 SC 1402).

Sequel to the Order of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka dated: 14-07-2017 passed in CCC No.1241 & 124412016 read at (3) above the State Government preferred Appeal against the said Order before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of Iqdia vide SLP (C) No. 23220-232211201,7 read at (4) above. However, the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in its order dated: 18-09-2017 dismissed the Appeal preferred by the State Government and directed the Appellant therein to comply with the orders of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka and to report the compliance within 4 months from the date of order.

In furtherance thereof and in terms of the judgment dated 12-10-2011 directing implementation of the recommendations of the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court dated 06-10-2004 in the light of the observation made by the Hon'ble Apex Court in the matter of Union of India vs. S.B.Vohra, said judgment mandating the communication by the Hon'ble Chief Justice to be treated as the "Rule" made by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the Court, in terms Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India, further requiring the approval of the Governor of the State; steps are required to be taken.
Accordingly, the State Cabinet in its meeting held on 02-01-2018 has accepted and approved the proposal of the Hon'ble Chief Justice dated: 06-10-2004 vide its decision in Case No.868/2017 advising for such approval by the Governor. Subsequently, the proposal was submitted for the approval of His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka as required under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India. His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka was pleased to approve the proposed Rule.

In the circumstances and for the reasons stated above the following orders are issued.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO.F'D 38 SRP 20I7
BANGALORE, DATED 11TH JANUARY 2018

Govemment are pleased to accord financial concurence on the approval of the Governor under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India to the proposed Rule of the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court as sought in letter dated: 06-10-2004 to extend the Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the High Court of Karnataka.

2. Law Department shall constitute a Joint Consultative Committee in consultation with the High Court of Karnataka with the following terms and conditions.
i) The Joint Consultative Committee shall consists of Members from the High Court of Karnataka and State Government.
ii) The Committee shall work out a suitable fitment table by determining the equivalence of posts between different category of posts in the High Court of Karnataka and in the Central Government.
iii) The Committee shall suggest a suitable Pay Rules.
3. The decision taken pursuant to the recommendations of the Committee shall be intimated to the State Government.

By Order and in the name of the Governor of Karnataka,
(D.S.JOGOJE)
Deputy Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)

Visit, the Official Website of Finance Department, GOK : www.finance.kar.nic.in

Women Joining Army - Defence


Women Joining Army

DEFENCE-WOMEN-ARMY
Posted On: 07 FEB 2018

The induction of women in Indian Army is based on the organizational requirements, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality. Presently, women are recruited in Indian Army in the Military Nursing Service and as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis in specific branches like Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General, Signals, Intelligence and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering branches.

Government has taken a number of measures to encourage both men and women from all parts of the country including Maharashtra to join the defence forces, viz. (i) sustained image projection; (ii) publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career; (iii) participation in career fairs and exhibitions; (iv) motivational lectures in schools and colleges etc.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamrein a written reply to Shri Ashok MahadeoraoNetein LokSabha today.

PIB

Filling up the post of Financial Adviser in National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Filling up the post of Financial Adviser in National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

F. No. 9/2/2018-EO (MM-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Officer of the Establishment Officer) 

North Block, New Delhi
Dated, the 7th February, 2018
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Filling up the post of Financial Adviser in National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

This is regarding filling up the post of Financial Adviser in NCLT under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on deputation basis.

2. Officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary/Director level from any Organized Finance & Accounts Service of the Government of India or equivalent level, eligible for appointment under Central Staffing Scheme are eligible for the post. The period of deputation is 4/5 years at Deputy Secretary/Director level respectively.

3. The post may be circulated amongst officers eligible to be appointed at Deputy Secretary/Director or equivalent levels in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the Ministries/Departments may be forwarded to this Department along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and CR Dossiers for the last five years. For officers working in the cadre, it may also be ensured that the 'Cooling off, after a previous stint on deputation, if any, is completed and the officer is eligible for appointment on Central Deputation as per extant instructions.

4. The Post is a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post to be filled up through the Civil Services Board (CSB) procedure. It may be noted that no 'Mandatory Posting Certificate' for allotment/retention of Government accommodation would be issued by this office to the officer appointed on the above referred post. However, those officers who have served and are currently serving on Central Staffing Scheme post in Delhi for at least four years and require to retain Government accommodation, would be issued a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned has served for at least four years in CSS post and he/she needs to retain Government accommodation for his/her tenure on non-CCS post.

5. It is requested that the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded so as to reach this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.

Yours faithfully,

(J. Srinivasan)
Director (MM)
biodata

Source: DoPT

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