Monday, 12 March 2018

Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC


Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC
South Eastern Railway

No.SER/P- CKP/IPAS/CEA/7th CPC/18
Office of the Sr. Divl. Personnel Officer,
Chakradharpur,
Dated: 08.02.2018
To, All Concerned  of CKP Division.

Sub: Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC.

Ref: 1) Rly Board’s letter No.E(W) 2008/ED-2/4 Dated 01.10.2008.

2) RIY Board’s letter No.E(W) 2017/ED-2/3 Dated-12.10.2017.

In terms of RBE NO.147/2017 vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(W) 2017/ED-2/3 Dated- 12.10.2017, the mode of application and of Children Education Allowance has been modified. Accordingly, it has decided to adopt the following procedure as per new methodology for payment of CEA re-imbursement as under:

1) Application Procedure:

1) The amount fixed re-imbursement of CEA shall be Rs.2250 PM and Rs.6750 PM Hostel subsidy w.e.f. 01.01.2017

2) The above allowance will be double for Disabled children.

3) The application for re-imbursement shall be done after the completion of the evry financial year i.e. application for FY 2017-18 will be made on or after 01.04.2018. Draft format of application is placed below at Annexure 'A' for approval.

4) The application for re-imbursement shall contain a bonafide Certificate from the Head of Institution, where the ward of government employees studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. Draft format of certificate to be obtained from Head of Institution is placed below at Annexure 'B' for approval.

5) The Bonafide certificate to ensure that the child has studied in the school in that Financial year should be issued as per the prescribed format only and that may or may not be necessarily in the School Letter Head.

6) Similarly for claiming Hostel Subsidy, a certificate from Head of Institution will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. So that the amount of expenditure incurred, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee.

7) If the both the Spouses are Government employee, the applicant should declare his/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable to be taken under D&AR if it is found to be false at later date.

8) All other eligibility criteria's, terms & conditions as given by Railway Board time-to-time shall remain in force for re-imbursement of CEA.


II) Schedule of Payment and forwarding of application:

1) The complete application alongwith all necessary enclosures should reach Sr.DPO's office or Bill Compiling Unit by 15th May of every next financial year i.e. application for claims of 2017-18 should be submitted by 10.05.2018.

2) The CEA claims shall be eligible for the first two (02) surviving children whose name are included in the Family composition i.e. Pass declaration & register, Form-6 of the employee and in IPAS family details also. Before submitting an application for CEA, the concerned employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the family composition records available with 'P' Branch or Unit. The Bill dealer should also ensure that the entire family composition of the claimant has been entered in the IPAS family details modules.

3) The applications as received from the Units, the respective Bill dealers will scrutinize the application and make necessary entries in IPAS CEA module by 10th June of every year and forward the same to associated Accounts for vetting and similarly accounts will vet the CEA by 10th July of the year.

4) The vetted CEA shall be uploaded in Pay Roll system in the salary payment for the month of July of the year. If sufficient funds are not available, the payment shall be in the consequent month whenever the funds are available.

5) Belated application shall be processed separately for arranging payment in the subsequent months.

6) It would be the primary responsibility of the Unit In-charge/Supervisor to collect the CEA applications alongwith necessary Bonafide certificates and Hostel subsidy receipts from the employees under their control and forward the same to Sr.DPO's office or Bill compiling unit by 15th May duly certifying the family composition details available in Pass declaration/register. The all consolidated CEA applications shall be accepted only with proper forwarding/covering letter and the applications should not be forwarded in piece meal manner.
NB: The CEA & Hostel Subsidy claims from April-17 to June-17 shall payable at the old rates as per 6th CPC and new rates of 7th CPC shall be applicable from July-17 onwawrds.

This has the approval of Sr.DPO/CKP and Sr.DFM/CKP.

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Asstt. Personnel Officer
For Sr.Divl. Personnel Officer
Chakradharpur
Source: http://www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in

New Methodology of Application and Schedule of Payment towards Children Education Allowance


New Methodology of Application and Schedule of Payment towards Children Education Allowance

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Divisional Office
Personnel Department,
Mysore-570 001
Dated: 05.03.2018
No.Y/P. 483/Gen/Bills
Sub: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018.
Ref: 1. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008

2. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No. 147/2017)
Railway Board has communicated the revised rates for Children Education Allowance (CEA) and the new method of application and payment/reimbursement of CEA, vide letter under reference, as per the Board’s letter are as under:

1. The amount fixed for reimbursement of CEA will be Rs. 2250/- om., and Rs.6750/- pm for Hostel Subsidy.

2. The reimbursement will be done just once a year, i.e. after completion of the financial year.

3. For reimbursement of CEA, a Certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the government employee studies, will be sufficient. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. (Proforma-I enclosed)

4. However, for hostel subsidy, a similar certificate from the Head of the Institution with additional requirement regarding amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex are to be furnished. (RBE No. 147/2017). The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling, Rs.6,750/- pm, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee. Employees are required to be submitted bonafide certificate for hostel subsidy as per the proforma-II enclosed.

5. Hostel subsidy is reimbursable only in case of child studying in a residential school and staying in hostel of the said residential school.

6. The allowance will be double for differently abled children. (RBE No. 10/2018)
Scheduled for payment of CEA for the year 2017-18:
1. Applications for reimbursement/payment of CEA will be collected after the completion of financial year 2017-18 i.e. from 01.04.2018 up to 15.05.2018.

2. The received applications will be scrutinised and processed for sanction and vetting from Associate Finance through online i.e. on IPAS.

3. To ensure that the child/ward has studied during the academic Year, a bonafide Certificate from the school has to be obtained as per the prescribed proforma-I enclosed. This can also be in any format given by the school.

4. If both the spouses are Government servants, the applicant should declare that His/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable for action under D & AR if it is found to be false at a later date.

5. Claims shall be admissible only for the First two surviving children whose names are included in the Family Composition. Before submitting an application for CEA, every employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the Family Composition Certificate which was sent to Personnel Department for scanning and uploading to IPAS system or else such claims will not be processed.

6. It is also necessary to enclose the copy of employee’s Family Composition Details along with CEA application duly certified by the concerned supervisory officials.

7. The supervisory officials are requested to collect the applications of the employees working under them with bonafide certificates or original fee receipts/cash bills for hostel subsidy and forward the same to this Office in a one bunch under a covering letter duly listing the names for further process. Applications without covering letter shall not be entertained.

8. CEA application can also be downloaded from SWR website i.e. www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in on the following link:- About us -> Division -> Mysuru -> Personnel Branch -> Forms to download.
This has the approval of Competent Authority

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(BUBBLE YADAV)
DPO/I/MYS
For Sr.DPO/MYSURU
Source: http://www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in/

7th CPC Grant of Military Service Pay


Ministry of Defence
7th CPC Grant of Military Service Pay

7th-CPC-Grant-of-Military-Service-Pay

12 MAR 2018
Delhi High Court in its order dated 28 November 2017 has not given any specific direction to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks. It may be informed that the court in its order mentioned that the conduct of the petitioners in withholding material information and at the same time, trying to invoke equities under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is deprecated.
The 7thCentral Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7thCPC in respect of MSP has accepted the same and have already been notified.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.

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Defence: Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities


Ministry of Defence
Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities
12 MAR 2018
Empanelment of private hospitals with ECHS depends on the willingness of the hospitals to accept CGHS Rates and to abide by the procedures and rules of ECHS. The Government is continuously empanelling private hospitals, which are applying for empanelment and are found eligible for empanelment as per ECHS rules. In the recent past 217, 189, 123, and 85 private hospitals have been empanelled on 10.11.2016, 2.06.2017, 05.12.2017 and 04.01.2018 respectively. A total of 2609 hospitals are empanelled with ECHS as on date.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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CHANGE OF NAME OF A PASSENGER ON CONFIRMED RESERVATION TICKET


Indian railways announced that can able to Change Passenger name in IRCTC Reserved Ticket
Indian-Railways-Change-Passenger-name-IRCTC-Reserved-Ticket


CHANGE OF NAME OF A PASSENGER ON CONFIRMED RESERVATION TICKET

A change of name in reservation is permitted only by Sr.Divisional Commercial Manager of concerned division. Where there is no post of Sr.Divisional Commercial Manager, the change of name in reservation is permitted by Divisional Commercial Manager of concerned division on written requisition tendered by party along with documents as required under the rules 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of train in following circumstances.

(i) Government servant proceeding on duty on production of a letter from the appropriate authority.

(ii) Between family members due to unavoidable circumstances, viz. father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. No cancellation and reservation charges are recovered in this case. The station Manager will be competent to permit alteration of reservation under the condition mentioned above.

(iii) However, in case of group travelling together, party's written request should be tendered in writing 48 hours before scheduled departure of train and change of name is not permitted in excess of 10% of total strength of the group/party.

Change in the Name of Passenger Holding Confirmed Reservation

1. Save as otherwise, a berth or a seat reserved in the name of a person shall be used only by the person and shall not be transferable to any other person.

2. Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely :
(a) Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains

(b) Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife.

(c) Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, that the reservation made in the name of any student be transferred to any other student of the same institute.

(d) Where the passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed to be Head of such party makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any member of the marriage party be transferred to any other person.

(e) Where the passengers are a group of cadets of National Cadet Corps and any officer who is the head of the group, makes a request in writing at least 24 hours before the departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any cadet be transferred to any other cadet.
Such request will be granted only once. Regarding item no. (c), (d) and (e), such request for change in excess of 10% of the total strength of group shall not be granted.

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Public Provident Fund (PPF) account


Ministry of Finance
Public Provident Fund (PPF) account
09 MAR 2018
At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme.

There are some ambiguities due to multiple Acts and rules for small savings schemes and the same are as under:
i. Certain provisions are not uniform in the existing three Acts.
ii. Some provisions have become redundant with time, which have been proposed to be deleted, with a view to simplify and avoid confusion.
iii. Some provisions are not clearly defined in existing Acts, leading to legal issues.
The Government proposed to merge Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873. The main objective of the common act is to bring uniformity in the provisions of different small savings schemes presently governed by the three Acts.

The grievances relating to small savings are addressed by the banks and Department of Posts. Some grievances are also handled by Ministry of Finance.

This was stated by Shri P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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