Friday, 18 May 2018

Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands


Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands

No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)
Dated: 17th May,2018
To
The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union - GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,2151/1,New Patel Road,
New Delhi - 110008

Subject : Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter no. AIPEU- GDS/CHQ/Strike/2018 dated 17-05-2018 on the above cited subject and to inform you that a meeting with DDG(SR &Legal) has been fixed on 18.05.2018 at 04:00 P.M in that matter.

Please make it convenient to attend the ibid meeting.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)
No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan,New delhi - 110001,
Dated : 17th May,2018
The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union - GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road,
New Delhi - 110008
APPEAL

On behalf of department of Posts, I hereby appeal to you to call off the proposed indefinite strike from 22th May,2018 as no useful purpose is served by such strikes/agitations.

2. The issues submitted by the Unions under active consideration of the Department. Moreover, at a time when the Department is going through a complete IT makeover such agitation will only allow to strengthen the hands of our competitors which agreeably is not in the overall interest of the Postal Department. The proposed indefinite strike may, therefore, be called off.
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)
Source : NFPE

Amendment of Rule 16(1) of AIS (Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 2018


Amendment of Rule 16(1) of AIS (Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 2018

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 16th May, 2018

G.S.R.457(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (1A) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958, namely :-

1 (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Amendment Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement- Benefits) Rules, 1958 in rule 16, after the third proviso under sub-rule 1, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-

"provided also that a Member of the Service holding the post of Chief Secretary to the Government of Jammu & Kashmir may be given extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months but the total term as Chief Secretary not exceeding three years and up to the age of sixty-two years, whichever is earlier, on the recommendations made by the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir, with full justification and in public interest, with the prior approval of the Central Government".

[F.No. 24012/04/2018-AIS-II]
KAVITHA V.PADMANABHAN, Dy. Secy

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, vide No. G.S.R. 728 (Extraordinary) Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i) dated the 18th August, 1958 and subsequently amended by the following notifications:-

Sl. No.GSR No.Date
1.52604th September, 1964
2.52703rd April, 1965
3.52803rd April, 1965
4.52903rd April, 1965
5.57217th April, 1965
6.21512th February, 1965
7.191517th February, 1966
8.59003rd March, 1968
9.68706th July, 1974
10.75502nd July, 1974
11.94607th September, 1974
12.27(E)24th January, 1975
13.72414th June, 1975
14.226423rd August, 1975
15.263508th November, 1975
16.203020th December, 1975
17.12831st January, 1976
18.19614th February, 1976
19.31606th March, 1976
20.50410th April, 1976
21.75805th June, 1976
22.75705th June, 1976
23.118214th August, 1976
24.176525th December, 1976
25.57907th May, 1977
26.83002nd July, 1977
27.83102nd July, 1977
28.1598(E)6th November, 1977
29.1700(E)24th December, 1977
30.252(E)18th February, 1978
31.253(E)18th February, 1978
32.460(E)08th April, 1978
33.922(E)22nd July, 1978
34.924(E)22nd July, 1978
35.214(E)02nd January, 1979
36.161(E)03rd February, 1979
37.373(E)03rd February, 1979
38.1151(E)15th September, 1979
39.1291(E)22nd October, 1979
40.512(E)10th May, 1980
41545(E)17th May, 1980
42546(E)17th May, 1980
43978(E)27th September, 1980
44248(E)07th March, 1981
45276(E)14th March, 1981
46705(E)01st August, 1981
47293(E)09th January, 1983
48557(E)03rd July, 1983
49712(E)Olst October, 1983
5033(E)21st January, 1984
51559(E)15th June, 1985
52813(E)31st August, 1985
53275(E)22nd May, 1987
54343(E)03rd April, 1988
55271(E)06th July, 1988
56567(E)16th July, 1988
5791(E)25th February, 1989
58420(E)21st February, 1990
59101(E)16th February, 1991
602890(E)23rd November, 1991
61308(E)19th June, 1993
62717(E)19th December, 1997
63718(E)19th December, 1997
64249(E)13th May, 1998
65252(E)18th May, 1998
66259(E)22nd May, 1998
67548(E)31st August, 1998
68719(E)07th December, 1998
6935(E)14th January, 1999
70702(E)01st September, 2000
71355(E)14th May, 2001
72524(E)11th July, 2001
7349(E)18th January, 2002
74779(E)12th November, 2002
75385(E)07th May, 2003
76105(E)06th February, 2004
77820(E)20th December, 2004
78617(E)30th September, 2005
79699(E)30th November, 2005
80727(E)20th December, 2005
81360(E)12th June, 2006
8220(E)12th January, 2007
8358(E)31st January, 2007
84184(E)09th March, 2007
85585(E)28th July, 2011
86612(E)09th August, 2011
87492(E)12th July, 2013
88175(E)05th March, 2014
89170(E)27th February, 2017

Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals


Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/H-1/11/58/Policy
New Delhi, dated 25.4.2018
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units,

Sub: Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals.
Ref:- SER’s letter no.CMD/SER/Hosp. Tie-up/2303 Dated 14.11.2017.

PCMD/SER vide their letter under reference had sought necessary guidelines to be followed while empanelling private hospitals in consequence of powers delegated to the GMs for empanelment of private hospitals vide Railway Board letter no. 2017/Trans/01/Policy dated 18/10/17 and to the DRM’s for divisions and CWMs for workshops vide letter no.2017/Trans/01/Policy/Pt 1 dated 30/11/17. Such powers are to be exercised by the delegated officers in person and shall not be delegated below. Hence now no proposal for empanelment is required to be sent to Railway Board.
A comprehensive guideline for procedure and checklist to be followed while empanelling private hospitals are being issued as per Annexure enclosed. Any new guidelines issued from MoH & FW as and when issued shall be duly incorporated and advised.

This is in surprise of all earlier guidelines issued from Railway Board on this subject.

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

(Mrs. H.K. Sanhotra)
Joint Director-II/Health

Comprehensive Procedure Guideline & Check List For Empanelment of Private Hospitals
The empanelled hospitals have been broadly categorised into two groups:-

A. CGHS / E$l / ECHS empanelled hospitals and Government of India / Public Sector Undertaking hospitals like of SAIL, BHEL, Coal India, etc.
B. Other private hospitals which are neither empanelled by CGHS, ECHS & ESI nor are run by Government of India Public Sector Unit. (PSU).

The following guide lines and check list are to be kept in consideration while empanelling hospitals by Railways. The point common to both these types of hospitals are given below:-

1. Justification for the proposal mentioning the present status of Railway Hospital i.e. number of Doctors & Paramedical on roll vis. a vis. sanctioned strength, services provided by it, any future plan for expansion, no. of Honorary Consultants/Visiting Specialists (specialty wise) & CMPs and despite existing facilities why referral services are still required.

2. Justification for empanelment with technical aspect i.e. number of beds/ facilities/specialties/services offered/medical set up etc. at the proposed hospital.

3. Total number of Railway beneficiaries catered by the Railway Hospital.

4. In the Specialties Specialties for which Railway hospital do not have facilities if there are any reputed Government Hospitals rendering services in those specialties.

5. In CGHS covered states/cities, hospitals should be empanelled only at CGHS rates (in case of Government of India, PSU hospital their own rate) or even lower or some discount etc offered by them. Names of the hospital empanelled by CGHS / ECHS /ESI can be obtained from respective website. Even in places not covered by CGHS, all out efforts should be made to empanel hospital on CGHS (city-specific) rates only. In case of any deviation from CGHS rates, justification to be given by MD / CMS / CMO in charge, duly concurred by Associate Finance before being approved by Competent Authority.

6. Comparative statement of package rates as well as diagnostic charges of the proposed hospital with (i) other empanelled hospitals in the city and (ii) the CGHS rates of that city or the nearest city in tabulated form.

7. Two copies of rate list of hospital duly verified by competent authority. After approval, one copy along with sanction letter to be sent to HQ for uploading on Zonal website.

8. Concurrence of the Associate Finance as applicable along with their verbatim comments

9. Proposal to be sent for approval of GM /DG (RDSO) /DRM /CAO /CWM as the case may be (both for the first time and as well as further renewals).

10. Validity of empanelment will be two years or till it is empanelled or revoked by CGHS / ECHS /.ESI whichever is earlier and for Government of India PSU hospitals too it will be for two years, Same for non CGHS / ECHS / ESI hospitals too. Overall performance of the hospital, patient’s feedback etc. to be kept in mind while extension

11. Further extension may be done with mutual consent of both parties, arid will be sanctioned by GM /DG (RDSO) /DRM /CAO /CWM as the case may be (also see para
A((a) & B(d)).

A. CGHS / ESI/ ECHS empanelled hospitals and Government of India / Public Sector Undertaking hospitals like of SAIL’ 3HEL, Coal India, etc. -

(a) In case of CGHS / ECHS / ESI empanelled & Government of India/PSU run hospitals, a letter of willingness from the hospital be obtained and can be empanelled any time Rates as and when revised by CGHS can be agreed to.

B. Other private hospitals which are neither empanelled by CGHS, ECHS & ESI
a) An open advertisement should be floated once a year or as per requirement for empanelment of private hospitals.

b) Empanelment of such hospitals should be considered only if there is no other CGHS/ ECHS / ESI nor any hospital run by Government of India - Public Sector Undertaking like SAIL, BHEL, Coal India etc. empanelled hospital, preferably within a vicinity of 5kms from the hospital already empanelled.
c) Search committee should be constituted by MD / CMS / CMO, consisting of 3 doctors of at least JAG level and they may co-opt another doctor of particular speciality when required. They will visit the hospitals and give clear justification for approving this hospital.

d) For any increase in rates, at the time of extension same should be justified by MD/CMS/CMO and concurred by Associated Finance and accepted by the concerned competent authority. If such increase in rates is more than 5%, the proposal duly justified by medical in charge and vetted by associate finance and approval of DRM /CWM in case of Division and workshops to be sent to Headquarters for sanction of General Manger. In case of headquarter controlled Central hospitals and Pus, General Manager / DG*(RDSO) will approve such proposals. However, no enhancement in rate is permissible during that period of recognition of two years.

Source: http://www.cghs.gov.in/

Revision of rates of damage for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation


Revision of rates of damage for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(X)I-99/11/1
New Delhi, dated 10.05.2018
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways including Production Units,
(As per Standard Lists No.s I, II, III)

Sub : Revision of rates of damage for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation.
Ref.: (i) Board's letter No.2018 /Trans. Cell/Process Reforms/Estt. dated 05.04.2018.
(ii) Ministry of Urban Development, Directorate of Estates' O.M. No. 18011/1/2015-Pol.III dated 07.09.2016.

Transformation Cell in Board's office vide their letter No.2018/TransCell/ Process Reforms/Estt dated 05.04.2018 on the subject "Process Reform- Comprehensive Housing Policy" referring to 'Conclave Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad held on December 16, 2017', has directed all GMs/CAOs/DGs that full Board in its meeting held on 4th April, 2018 considered the issue of improvement in housing policy and approved among other items, implementation of telescopic penal charges in case of unauthorized retention of railway quarters in the line of GPRA (MoUD). Accordingly, it has further been advised that GMs/CAOs/DGs may evolve their comprehensive guidelines for uniform implementation at their end.

2. The flat rates of licence fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation over the Indian Railways were last revised w.e.f. 01.07.2010, 01.07.2013 and 01.07.2016 vide Board's letter No.F(X)I-2002/11/2 dated 26.12.2017 circulated to all Zonal Railways, Production Units etc .

3. All Zonal Railways and Production Units etc. may take necessary action accordingly.
S/d,
(Rohit Parmar)
Director, Finance (Exp.)II
Railway Board

Source : AIRF

Amendment in the provisions for retention/allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation on re-appointment


Amendment in the provisions for retention/allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation on re-appointment

No.12035/ 28/ 96-Po1.II(VOI.III)
Government of India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110108
Dated the 25th April, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Amendment in the provisions for retention/allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation on re-appointment in an eligible Central Government Office or fresh appointment/re-appointment in Statutory/autonomous/quasi-judicial bodies etc.

Reference is invited to the Directorate of Estates O.M No.12035/28/96-Pol.II(Vol.ll) dated 8.12.2016 on the subject cited above. The matter has been reviewed by the competent authority and it has been decided to amend the para 1(g) of the O.M No.12035/28/96-Pol.II(Vol.II) dated 8.12.2016 as follows:-

"The officers re-employed by the ACC to continue in the same post after superannuation for the extended period shall be permitted to continue in the residential accommodation occupied by them till the end of the tenure and they will be further eligible for retention on of the said accommodation as per the provisions of rule 40 of the Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation Rules, 2017 on completion of tenure. If officers are re-employed by the ACC in any other post, further retention of the said accommodations as per provisions of rule 40 of the Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation Rules, 2017 will not be allowed. Further retention of three months only will be granted on completion of the tenure of re- appointment."

2. The other terms and conditions of O.M No.12035/28/96-Pol.II(Vol.II) dated 8.12.2016 will remain same.

3. The above mentioned modification will be effective from date of issue.
Sd/-
(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

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