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GPF Interest 8% from 1.1.2019 to 31.3.2019

GPF Interest 8% from 1.1.2019 to 31.3.2019
GPF and similar funds Interest Rate - 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019

F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 03 January, 2019

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018 -2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019.

This rate will be in force w.e.f.1st January, 2019. The funds concerned are:
  1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
  2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
  3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
  4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
  5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
  6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
  7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen's Provident Fund.
  8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen's Provident Fund.
  9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
  10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.
(Akhilesh Kumar Mishra)
Director (Budget)

Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre's decision to grant 10 pc quota to poor in general category

Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre's decision to grant 10 pc quota to poor in general category

The Supreme Court Friday decided to examine the Centre's decision to grant 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to poor candidates belonging to general category.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the central government on various petitions challenging the validity of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019, which paved the way for grant of quota to poor belonging to general category.

"We are examining the matter and hence issuing notice returnable within four weeks," the bench said.
The bench, however, did not stay the operation of the Centre's decision granting quota to the poor in the general category.

In poll year, the Narendra Modi government had come out with the constitutional amendment bill giving quota benefits to the poor among general category candidates.

The petitions were filed by parties including organisations like Janhit Abhiyan and Youth For Equality challenging the Centre's decision.

The petition, filed by Youth For Equality, has sought the quashing of the bill saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.
The plea has said the bill violates basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general categories and the 50 per cent ceiling limit cannot be breached.

A similar plea has been filed by businessman Tehseen Poonawalla seeking to quash the bill, saying that backwardness for the purpose of reservation cannot be defined by "economic status alone".
The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation to SCs, STs and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha cleared the Bill on January 8 and 9 respectively and it has also been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Source: PTINews

Guidelines for merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries with CGHS + DoP Order dated 25.01.2019

Guidelines for merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries with CGHS + DoP Order dated 25.01.2019

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
No S.11011/01/2016/CGHS-III
Dated the 25th January, 2019
Subject: - Guidelines regarding Merger of 33 Postal dispensaries with CGHS

With reference to the above subject reference is invited to the Order no. S.11011/01//2016-CGHS-III-EHS dated 21.12.2018 vide which orders have been issued for takeover of 33 postal dispensaries by CGHS. In this regard a communication No 2-3/2009-Medical dated the 23rd January 2019 from Assistant Director (Medical) Department of Posts has been received vide which it was clarified that the budget for the current financial year has already been allocated to the Circles (subordinate offices)

in connection with Postal Dispensaries and hence, Department of Posts agrees to bear the expenditure for the remaining part of financial year prior to merger/takeover instead of transferring the allocated budget for Postal Dispensaries to the MoH&FW. It is also requested that all necessary formalities for takeover w.e.f. 01.04.2019 may be undertaken forthwith so that beneficiaries or doctors are not put to any difficulties. A copy of the communication is enclosed.

In view of the above, the undersigned is directed to state that necessary action may be taken by the concerned Additional Directors of CGHS to complete the requisite formalities, so that the 33 dispensaries shall function as CGHS Wellness Centres w.e.f. 01.04.2019. The guidelines to be followed in this regard along with the list of Additional Directors under whose administrative control the 33 dispensaries shall function are enclosed.

Encl as above.
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS

1. Administration / Manpower related:
Meeting with the concerned local Postal Authorities for obtaining the following information /Data.
(a) Sanctioned staff strength and the staff in position as on date.
(b) Last Pay Certificate of the doctors and staffs available as on 28.02.2019.
(c) Detailed list of consumable and dead stock article available as on date.
(d) Detail of infrastructure like area, land holding etc.
(e) Liabilities as on 31.03.2019.
Formation of a coordination committee for merging of dispensaries:-
A committee will be constituted with four members. Postal Authorities shall nominate two persons and two persons shall be nominated from CGHS.
iii) Allocation of permanent advance imprest money to that dispensary

2. Beneficiary /CGHS Card / Computerization related:
To take note of existing number of beneficiary in the postal dispensary and approximate number of pensioner beneficiaries who are likely to be shifted from nearby CGHS Wellness Centres to the newly formed dispensary may be ascertained-
The subscription after takeover by CGHS shall be at CGHS rates and deducted from the Salary in case of serving employees.
Action may be taken for procurement of computer, printer, Flat Bed Scanner and accessories and Leased Line Connectivity/ Telephone with Broad Band. Data Card for immediate operations may be procured, wherever they are needed.
Necessary Electrical wiring / points and LAN wiring for computers may be undertaken. Action may be initiated for online UPS as in case of other CGHS Wellness Centres
NIC may be contacted and meeting may be organized with NIC for subsequent computerization and putting IP address of the system- User names /Pass words in consultation with NO, CGHS(MCTC)
Areas covered under the new CGHS Wellness Centre shall be identified and notified- since it is a new WC it shall be limited to a radius of approx…5 Kms.
Training of the staffs of Postal dispensary in receipt and entry of Data for issuance of CGHS card.

3. Medicines Related:
Estimate of the medicine required for those dispensaries may be ascertained based on the basis of approximate number of beneficiary in those dispensaries.
Action may be initiated for procurement of medicines as per the guidelines prevalent and action may be taken to register with GMSD.
The exiting local chemist of the postal dispensary may be contacted to continue to provide services on the same terms and conditions as an interim measure and approval of Directorate General of CGHS may be taken for engaging the chemist on same terms and - conditions for six months or till finalization of new tender process, whichever is earlier.

4. Accommodation Related
In dispensaries functioning in rented accommodation the owners of the building may be contacted to continue the existing agreement for at least one year and seek approval of Directorate. For revision of rent assessment by CPWD may be undertaken subsequently.

5. Meeting may be held with the local Pensioners' Association and action may be taken for formation of Local Advisory Committee.

6. E-Tender Processes
Action may be initiated for e-tender for appointment of Local Chemist and for outsourcing of House-keeping and Security Services.

7. Empanelment of private Hospitals / Diagnostic Centres at the CGHS rates of the City of the concerned Additional Director.

Minimum Disability /War Injury Pension, Special and Liberalised Family Pension Rs.18000 w.e.f. 01.01.2016

Minimum Disability /War Injury Pension, Special and Liberalised Family Pension Rs.18000 w.e.f. 01.01.2016

It is announced in the official twitter handle of the Minister of Defence @DefenceMinIndia that Minimum Disability/War Injury Pension, Special Family Pension and Liberalised Family Pension shall be Rs.18000 with effect from 1.1.2016. The tweet of the Raksha Mantri is given below

Raksha Mantri

With approval from Smt @nsitharaman, it has been decided that the disability/war injury pension, special family pension and liberalised family pension shall be minimum Rs 18,000 per month for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, with affect from 1/1/2016.

Payment of Dress Allowance - CGDA

Payment of Dress Allowance - CGDA

10-A, SA. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001
Part I Office Order No. AT- 02
Dated: 17 /01/2019
Subject: Payment of Dress Allowance : Civ Emp

A copy of CGDA, Delhi Cantt AT Order No. AT/II/2366/Dress Allowance/Vol-I dated 31-12-2018 regarding payment of dress allowance is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action, please. It is also requested to circulate the same to all AOs under your jurisdiction, please.

Encls: As above.
Dy. Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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