Wednesday, 16 May 2018

NFIR: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations


NFIR: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railway (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No.:102/2018

RBE No.63/2018

New Delhi, Dated 27-04-2018

No.F(E)Spl./2008/ADV.3/6 (7th CPC)
The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per Standard List)

Subject: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations.

A copy of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-III section)’s OM No.I.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 31.01.2018 pertaining to small family norms in HBA rules-2017 is sent herewith for applying mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees. As per the said OM, interest rebate avaliable to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017. Ministry of finance's OM dated 07.07.2017 cited in the aforesaid MoH&UA's OM dated 31.01.2018 has already been circulated by pay commission directorate vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28.07.2017 (RBE No.77/2017)
Encl: as above

S/d,
(G.Priya Sudarsan)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board
I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing -III Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 31.01.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Small Familly Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC- reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Ministry of Finance's OM No.12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that interest rebate available to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017

S/d,
(shallendra Vikram singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel: 011-23062798

Source: NFIR

Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres - promotion benefit to the staff vacancies exited as on 01/11/2013

NFIR

No. 1/8/CRC/09/Vol.11

Dated: 08/05/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres - promotion benefit to the staff vacancies exited as on 01/11/2013- reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 4/2014.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. 1/8/CRC/09/Vol. 10 dated 03/06/20t6.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. 1/8/CRC/09Vol. 11dated 04/09/2017.
(iv) Railway Board's lette rNo.PC- lII/2014/FE-II/2 dated 11/09/2017.

In the NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14-11/2017, the Official Side gave position relating to the number of vacancies which existed as on 01/11/2013 and claimed that more than 95% normal vacancies which existed as on 01/11/2013 pertain to the same year i.e. 2013. In response Federation agreed to make back reference based on the facts and position provided by the Official Side.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that on many Zonal Railways vacancies pertaining to the year 2012 continued unfilled. Similarly, Federation takes note that in the year 2011 also, a total of 258 posts which is around 0.46% have also been lying unfilled. This position is sufficient to strengthen Federation's demand to consider for granting proforma benefit to the staff w.e.f. 01/11/2013 who got promoted against these vacancies subsequently.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Railway Board to consider Federation's demand and issue instructions to the Zones etc., to grant proforma benefit to the staff who have been promoted against vacancies existed prior to 01/11/2013. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

Source:NFIR

DoPT: Contract for providing Tent/Furniture/ for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2018-19


DoPT: Contract for providing Tent/Furniture/ for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2018-19
DoPT-CCSCSB

DoPT

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
Department of Personnel and Training
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Government of India
No.43/ 02/ 20 18-19-CCSCSB
361 , B-Wing, 3rd Floor

Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi- 110003
11.05.2018

Sub: Contract for providing Tent/Furniture/ for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2018-19.

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board organises tournaments for Central Government Employees in 19 disciplines of sports at its 5 venues i,e, Vinay Marg Sports Complex, R,K. Puram Lawan Tennis Centre, Bharti Nagar, Brassey Avenue and Nirman Bhawan. The Board also provides tents, furniture etc during the matches organized by the Board at its complexes The Board generally requires following items of Tent and Furniture for its Inter-Ministry and AICS tournaments, which are held at sports facilities of the Board mentioned above.

S.No ItemsRate
1.Tent (15 x 15 with side covers)
2.Centre Table with Cover
3.Chairs with covers
4.Sofa (5 seater)
5.Table with Cover
6.Carpet (15 x iS)
7.Duries
8.Mat(30x5)
9.Haloqen Liqht
10.White Chadder
11.P.A. System

2. Quotations are invited from the firms for all the items indicating rent per day per item including labour & cartage. Taxes if any should also be clearly spelt out. If any ambiguity is seen in the quotation then the quotation will summarily be rejected . The quotation should be addressed to the Secretary CCSCSB and sent in a sealed cover at the above mentioned address latest by 08.06.2018 by 2.30 pm. The quotations will be opened at 3.00 pm on 11.06.2018.

3. The rate contract would be valid initially for one year and the Board reserves the right to extend the va lidity of contract on mutual consent on the same rates and terms & conditions for a maximum of two more years. The contract wi ll be extended after assessment of services and quality of goods supplied by suppliers and found to be satisfactory.

4. The bidder should have the requsite experience of providing similar works for at least one year in any of the Department/Autonomous Institutions/Universities/Public Sector Undertakings of the Government of India or Government of NCT of Del hi or any other State Government or Public Sector Banks or Local Bodies/Municipalities/Stadiums. Proof to this effect to be attached with Bid Document.

5. The tenderer firm/agency/company should have valid registrations such as Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Income Tax Deptt; Service Tax Registration Number; Registration No. of the Agency/Firm.

6. The tenderer should submit an undertaking with the Bid to the effect that he or his firm has not been black listed by any of the Departments/Organizations of the Government of India/Government of NCT of Delhi and no criminal case is pending against the said firm on the date of submission of this bid .

7. The Bids will be rejected in the event of information being found false or detected incorrect or incomplete at any stage prescribed in the tender or any ineligibility being detected, and no correspondence thereof shall be entertained, whatsoever.

8. The payment shall be made on submission of the bills (In triplicate) after the satisfactorily completion of the work assigned, at approved rates after deducting penalties if any No advance payment will be made.

9. In case of any dispute, CCSCSB/any office authorized by the Board on their behalf will be the sole arbitrator to settle the dispute and his decision will be binding on both the parties.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary(CCSCSB)

Source: DoPT

Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries


Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Office of the Director, CGHS

No: Z.15025/38/2018 /DIR/CGHS

545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 14th May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the OM No Z 15025/79/1/DlR/CGHS dated the 5th October 2016 and to state that it has now been decided to review the timelines prescribed for processing and settlement of medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries in compliance of the directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in their Judgement in the WP(CiviI) No 694 of 2015 between Shiva Kant Jha Vs UOI delivered on 13th April 2018 and in supersession of the earlier guidelines as per the details given under:

Medical Claims not requiring Special approvals
Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries shall submit the Medical claims to the CMO I/C of the CGHS Wellness Centre , where the CGHS Card is enrolled . CMO I/C of CGHS Wellness Centre issues Serial Number and sends the claim papers to the office of the Addl. Director, CGHS for processing. The Bills shall be processed by the Dealing Asstants and CMO and after the approval by the Additional Director, the bill for payment shall be sent to the Pay & Accounts Office for payment to the beneficiary by ECS. The payment shall be completed within 30 days of submission of the Medical claim papers at the CGHS Wellness Centre.

Medical claims reguiring approval of higher authorities
Total time within 45 days in Delhi
Total time within 60 days in other cities
Medical claims reguiring opinion of specialists
Total time 45 days
2. Chief Medical Officer in charge shall thoroughly check the papers initially for the completeness of the requisite documents before accepting the claim papers to ensure that the claim papers are not returned subsequently for want of some documents.

3. If approval of Directorate or Ministry is involved, the Addl. Directors shall submit only e-file with self-contained note and recommendation, enclosing only relevant scanned documents. Care shall be taken not to regret medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries on minor technical objections if , they fall under procedural lapses, which can be condoned.
Sd/-
(Dr.D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS
Source: cghs.gov.in

CGHS Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS Facility


Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS Facility

No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: the 7th May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a, CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility - Reg.

Permanently Disabled CGHS Facility


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memoranda of even number dated 31.05.2007, 29.08.2007 and. 02.08.2010 vide which the entitlement of the son of a CGHS beneficiary beyond the age of 25 years was conveyed. As per the two Office Memoranda under reference, it was indicated that an unmarried son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years.

2. Since then this Ministry is in receipt of several representations for inclusion of more conditions in , view of modification to the PWD Act, 1995 by "The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (Act No. 49 of 2016)" as notified by WHO Law and Justice, Govt. of India on 27.12.2016. The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is now decided that for the purpose of extending the CGHS benefits to dependent unmarried son of CGHS beneficiary beyond 25 years of age , the definition of 'Permanent Disability' shall include the following conditions:

I. Physical disability:

A. Locomotor disability including
a) Leprosy cured person- suffering from loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity or suffering from manifest deformity and paresis or having extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from gainful occupation
b) Cerebral palsy - caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain usually occurring before, during or immediately after birth.
c) Dwarfism- a medical genetic condition resulting inLan adult height of 147 cms or less;
d) Muscular dystrophy - a. group of hereditary genetic muscle diseases characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness
e) Acid attack victims - disfigured due to‘ violent assaults by throwing acid or similar corrosive substance

B. Visual impairment:
a) Blindness - where a person has any of the following conditions alter best correction:
(i) Total absence of sight or
(ii) Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction
(iii) Limitation of field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree
b) "Low vision" means any of the following conditions:
(i) visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the bettereye with best possible corrections; or
(ii) limitation of the field. of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree upto 10 degree

C. Hearing Impairment
(a) "deaf" means persons having 70 db hearin g loss in speech frequencies in both ears;
(b) "hard of hearing" means persons having 60 db to 70 db hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;

D. "Speech and Language disability" - permanent disability arising out of conditions such as Laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neuronal causes.
II. Intellectual disability- characterized by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior , which cover a range of every day, social and practical skills , including, social and practical skills , including-
(a) "Specific language disabilities" a heterogeneous group of conditions Wherein there is deficit in processing language, spoken. or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do the mathematical calculations and includes conditions such as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia
(b) "Autism spectrum disorder" - a neuro-developmental disorder typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand. relationships and relate to others, and frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviour.

III. Mental behaviour
"Mental illness"- a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgement, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation.

IV. Mental Retardation

V. Disability caused due to
(a) Chronic neurological conditions such as
(i) Multiple Sclerosis
(ii) Parkinson's disease

(b) Blood disorder
(i) Haemophila
(ii) Thalassemia
(iii) Sickle Cell Disease

VI. Multiple Dis-abilities ( more than "one of the above disabilities)- including deaf blindness

3. Bench Mark Disability- unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of CGHS beneficiaries suffering 40% or more of one or more- disabilities as certified by a Medical Board shall be eligible to avail CGHS facilities even after attaining the age of 25 years.

4. This OM will be effective from the date or its issue.
Sd/-
(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: CGHS.GOV.IN

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh discusses Insurance and Pension related issues with Dr Jitendra Singh


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh discusses Insurance and Pension related issues with Dr Jitendra Singh

14 MAY 2018

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Pension issues

A delegation of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), represented by its Pratiraksha (Industrial) unit called on 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 here today and discussed wide range of issues related to Central Government employees, including Insurance, Pension, promotions and other matters.

In a memorandum presented to the Minister, the delegation submitted that the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme was notified on 1st November 1980 and came into effect from 1st January 1982. The scheme is intended to provide Central Government employees, at a low cost, on a wholly contributory and self-financing basis, the twin benefits of an insurance cover to their families in the event of death in service and a lump-sum payment to augment their financial sources on retirement. However, the BMS demands that the government should immediately notify the customized Group Insurance Scheme for Central Government employees with low premium and high risk cover.

The memorandum also expressed discontentment of a section of employees for being left out from the provision of minimum guaranteed pension under National Pension Scheme (NPS). It requested that a minimum pension be guaranteed equivalent to 50% of the employee's last drawn Basic Pay plus Dearness Relief for neutralization of price rise.

Among other issues raised by the delegation was the demand for one-time relaxation for compassionate appointments. This has become important because a large number of wards are waiting for their appointment on compassionate grounds to look after their family.
The delegation also demanded the framing of an appropriate transfer policy in all cadres in favour of single woman/single mother employees. They requested that whenever such women are given postings, it should be mandatorily ensured that they are placed at stations closest to their hometown or the place of their choice.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that he will direct the DoPT to process the issues related to them, while other issues related to other Ministries will be referred for the perusal and views of the respective Ministries.

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