Sunday, 19 January 2020

Retirement guide for a central government employees

A handbook for retiring central government employees

Retirement guide for a central government employees

 

Retirement guide for a central government employees

Who is Eligible for Pension?

  • A Central Government Employee who joined in pensionable service prior to 01/01/2004
  • Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) beneficiaries in service on 01.01.1986 other than those who chose to continue under the CPF Scheme thereafter.
  • Temporary employees retiring on superannuation pension/ invalidation with not less than 10 years service qualifying for pension.
  • An employee who is dismissed or removed from service forfeits his pension.
  • Resignation from service entails forfeiture of past service.

When can you get Pension?

  • Pension is payable on retirement after attaining the age of compulsory retirement (superannuation) or in advance of this age under certain circumstances.
  • Pension is also payable before the age of superannuation o voluntary retirement after rendering 20 years of qualifying service under Rule 48-of CCS (Pension) Rules or after attaining the age of 50/55 years under FR 56(K) subject to other conditions as laid down in the rules.
  • Family pension is payable to eligible family member on the death of an employee while in service or after retirement.

Classes of Pension 

Pension granted under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 can be:
  • Superannuation Pension
  • Retiring Pension
  • Invalid Pension
  • Compensation Pension
  • Compulsory Retirement Pension or Compassionate Allowance
  • Pension on absorption to a PSU/ Autonomous body

DOs for Retirees for timely processing of their pension papers/claims

During the service Retiree is required to ensure that 

  • His/Her family details are kept updated
  • All Nominations are kept updated
  • Head of Office/ DDO has verified the service – no gaps in service
  • You are entitled to Certificate's of qualifying service on completing 18 years of service and 5 years before retirement. This period is not to be reopened for assessment
  • Leave Record is kept updated

Points to be kept in mind while filling up the forms on Bhavishya Portal 

  • Choose your bank with caution – Please see your easy accessibility to the nearest branch of the bank. This will be helpful as you grow in age.
  • Joint account with spouse is mandatory unless exempted by Head of Office. This is important while sanctioning of family pension after the death of pensioner, the spouse will not face any difficulty, as the process for switch over from pension to family pension is much easier.
  • Primary account holder should be the pensioner. If the spouse is primary account holder, the pension case will be returned by the concerned bank.
  • Name of all family members should be given to Head of office in Form 3. Married sons and married daughters are also the part of the family and the same should be mentioned in form 3.
  • Option to get Pension Payment order (PPO) through Head of office instead of Bank can be exercised.
  • Address of communication should be properly indicated in the Form
  • Mobile number/ email should be updated in the system site. NIC/ GOV Mail should be mentioned as alternate Email and the Email other than NIC/ GOV should be mentioned as primary mail.
  • Name in the bank account and service record should not be mismatched. For example, if the name in the service record is Naresh Kumar Sharma, in bank account also it should be the same (instead of writing N.K.Sharma)
  • Photo uploaded /pasted by the retiree should be clear and as per the guidelines mentioned on Bhavishya. Selfie/ blurred photographs are not allowed.
  • Name and Date of Birth of family members should be correct and matched from the service records and other supporting documents such as educational certificate/Aadhaar Card/Driving license etc.
  • The retiree should consider appropriately before applying to avail the facility of CGHS/ FMA/ CGHS (In-door) + FMA/health facility of previous organization as well as spouse’s health facility.
  • Commutation of the pension is optional and therefore a subjective concept. The retiree should take decision regarding the commutation of pension as per his / her requirement.
  • Late submission of pension forms should be avoided. The Bhavishya system sends message to the retiree 8 months before the date of retirement; intimating the login id and password. The retiree now requires filling his pension papers on Bhavishya system.

Basic Statistical Returns (BSR) Code

It is mandatory to mention BSR code of Bank branch (where pension is desired to be credited) in the pension papers to enable CPAO to transmit the pension to pensioner’s bank account. The BSR codes of the respective banks are available on the website of CPAO (https://cpao.nic.in/Ministry/BSR.php).

What is BSR code and its use?

  • Basic Statistical Returns (BSR) Code is a 7 digit code allotted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to all the registered Banks in India. The first 3 digits out of the 7 represent bank name whereas the remaining 4 digits codify the branch of the bank. BSR is a system to integrate the date relating to various commercial banks and promote the filing of the same with RBI at regular intervals. It is used in 3 particular places:-
  1. When TDS/ TCS returns are to be filled, BSR Code is used in Challan details and deducted details. This system is used to maintain records of the online payments and alerts the Income Tax Department about the payment through Banks.
  2. BSR Codes also assist any international tax authority to track the payment made by an individual to a foreign country.
  3. BSR codes enable the senior citizens to receive pensions also.
  • Although both IFSC codes and BSR codes help uniquely identify a particular Bank Branch, they are different in 2 ways. While IFSC is an 11 digit alphanumeric code, the BSR code consists of 7 digits. An IFSC code is used while making online money transfers through RTGS (Real-Time Gross Settlement Systems) and NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer), While BSR codes are used for filling online TDS/ TCS returns or for easy distribution of pension among retired Government employee.

The Road Map/ Time Frame for Processing the pension cases W.R.T. all the stakeholders is as follows:-

After 18 years and 5 years before retirement: –

Certificate regarding verification of qualifying service. (Notification No. 1/19/13-P&PW (E) dated 29.8.2014)

12-15 months before retirement:-

  • Commencement of service verification process by Head of Office
  • Assessment of outstanding dues
  • Reference to PAO and Directorate of Estates (for NDC)

8 months before retirement:-

Certificate regarding qualifying service and emoluments along with blank Form-5 to be given to retiring employee

6 months before retirement retiring employee to give:-

  • Filled in Form-5 with bank account details and joint photograph
  • Details of family in Form 3, unmarried sons and married daughters are also part of family and the same should be mentioned in Form 3
  • Nomination forms for gratuity, GPF, CGEGIS, Commuted
  • Value of pension and arrears of pension (Form-A)
  • Undertaking for the Bank
  • Anubhav Form

4 months before retirement:-

Pension papers (Form 5, Form 7 and Form 8) to be forwarded by HOO to PAO indicating Government dues to be recovered from Gratuity.

1 month before retirement:-

PPO to be sent by PAO to CPAO.  CPAO to forward it with SSA to the Bank within 21 days.

Copy of PPO:-

To be given by PAO (through HOO) to retiring employee after issue of SSA by CPAO (OM No. 1/27/11-P&PW (E) dated 7.5.2012).

Claims for Gratuity, CVP, GPF, CGEIS and Leave Encashment to be processed simultaneously and paid on last day of service.

(Information that follows relates to benefits on superannuation)

What are your Retirement benefits?

Retirement Benefits comprise the following:-
  • Pension or family pension subject to a guaranteed minimum of Rs. 9000/- per month (since 01.01.2016).
  • Lump sum payment resulting from commutation of a portion of pension.
  • Retirement / death gratuity limited to a maximum of Rs. 20.00 lakh (since 01.01.2016).
  • Dearness Relief on pension/ family pension at rates prescribed with reference to price rise (this remains suspended during employment /re-employment under the Government)
(For a qualifying service of less than 10 years only service gratuity is payable)

How are your Pension/Retirement Benefits worked out?

For Retired Employees

Service Gratuity
  • You are entitled to receive only service gratuity (and not pension) if your total qualifying service is less than 10 years.
  • It is calculated @ 1/2 month’s emoluments for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service.
  • An emolument for this purpose includes DA admissible at the time of retirement.
  • There is no limit for minimum amount
  • This is a one-time lump sum payment in lieu of pension and is distinct from and is paid over and above the retirement gratuity referred to later in this section.
Pension
  • If you retire under the rules and have qualifying service of 10 years, your pension is calculated @50% of last pay or average emoluments (i.e. average of the basic pay drawn by you during the last 10 months of your service), whichever is more beneficial to you.
  • Guaranteed minimum pension is Rs. 9,000 (Rupees Nine thousand only) per month. In addition, Dearness relief is also payable thereon.
  • Maximum limit on pension is Rs. 1, 25,000 (Rupees one lakh twenty five thousand only) per month. In addition, Dearness relief is also payable thereon.
  • Pension is payable upto and including the day of death.
Commutation of Pension
  • You have an option to commute a portion of pension, not exceeding 40% of it, into a lump sum payment.
  • You need not undergo any medical examination if you exercise this option within one year of retirement.
  • The lump sum payable to you is calculated with reference to the commutation table as provided in CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.
  • Your monthly pension will stand reduced by the portion commuted
  • But, your dearness relief entitlement will be calculated on the basis of the full pension (i.e. including the commuted portion)
  • The commuted portion of pension will be restored to you on the expiry of 15 years from the date of commutation.
  • In the event of death of pensioner, commuted portion is not deducted from family pension.
Retirement Gratuity
  • 5 years of qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/ pension is essential to get this one-time lump sum benefit.
  • Your retirement gratuity is calculated at the rate of ¼ month’s emoluments for each completed six-monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum 161/2 times the monthly emoluments.
  • Emoluments for this purpose will include DA admissible at the time of retirement.
  • There is no guaranteed minimum amount.
  • The maximum retirement gratuity payable is 161/2 times the emoluments limited to Rs. 20.00 lakh from 01.01.2016.
Dearness Relief
  • Dearness Relief is sanctioned as compensation against price rise.
  • The quantum payable will be governed by the orders issued by the Government from time to time.
  • All pensioners, irrespective of the amount of their pension, are eligible for this benefit (expect these on re-employment).
  • There is no ceiling in regard to the total of pension plus dearness relief which a pensioner can receive.

For Families

Death Gratuity
  • Widow/Widower or the nominee of an employee, dying while in service is entitled to receive Death Gratuity.
  • There is no requirement of completing any minimum length of qualifying service by the decreased employee for this purpose.
  • Entitlement is regulated as under:

Length of Qualifying ServiceRate of Death Gratuity
Less than 1 year2 times of emoluments*
One year or more but less than 5 years6 times of emoluments*
5 years or more but less than 11 years12 times of emoluments*
11 years or more but less than 20 years20 times of emoluments*
20 years or moreHalf of emoluments* for every completed six-monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times.
* The total of death gratuity payable cannot exceed rupees twenty lakh in all cases. Emoluments for this purpose include dearness allowance admissible at the time of retirement.Family Pension
  • Family pension becomes payable to the Widow/Widower or an eligible family member from the day following the date of death of the employee either while in service or after retirement.
  • The decreased employee should had either one year of continuous service or should have been declared medically fit for government service if death takes place before completion of one year of continuous service.
  • It is normally payable only to one member of the family at a time barring cases wherein more than one widow is left behind, twin children, etc.
  • The Guaranteed minimum pension is Rs. 9,000 (Rupees Nine thousand only) (Since 01.01.2016). In addition, Dearness relief as per prescribed rate is also payable.
  • Entitlement is calculated as shown below:

Basic PayAmount of Monthly family pension
All levels30% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs. 9000 per month since 01.01.2016
  • In case of a Govt. Servant who dies while in service family pension at enhanced rate is admissible for a period of ten years from the date following the date of death. In case of death of a pensioner, family pension at enhanced rate would be payable for a period of seven years or till the pensioner would have attained the age of 67 years, whichever is earlier.
  • Like pension, family pension is also payable upto and including for the day of death of the recipient.
  • But, family pension is payable for life to a son/ daughter who is suffering from any disorder/ disability of mind or is physically crippled /disabled/ thus rendering him/ her unable to earn a living. Dependent, divorced, widow and unmarried daughter, dependent parents, dependent disabled siblings are eligible for family pension for life subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.
Dearness Relief
Dearness relief to family pensioners is paid at the same rate and on the same conditions as for pensioners.

Family Pension on Death/ Discharge for government employees under National Pension System (NPS)

  • National Pension System (NPS) was introduced for central government civil employees w.e.f. 01.01.2004 by Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. National Pension System is mandatory for all new recruits joining the central government service (except armed forces) from 01.01.2004. Accordingly, the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are applicable to government servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003
  • However, the benefits under Old Pension Scheme were extended to the central government employees covered under NPS vide Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. No. 38/41/06 – P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 in the event of their death or discharge from government service on account of invalidation/ disability.
  • In the case Government servant or his family avails the benefits under the old pension scheme in accordance with DoP&PW’s O.M. dated 05.05.2009, the entire accumulated pension fund of the Government servant under NPS would be surrendered into the Government account in accordance with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under NPS) Regulations, 2015.
  • The benefits of Retirement gratuity and death gratuity have also been extended to the central government employees covered under NPS vide DoP&PW’s O.M. No. 7/5/2012-P&PW(F/B) dated 26.08. 2016 on the same terms and conditions as are applicable under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

How to Claim Pension

  • Pension claims are processed by your Head of Office. He is also responsible for setting the entitlements consequent to the death of an employee in harness.
  • The process of sanctioning your pension claims is required to be initiated by the Head of office 12 to 15 months in advance of the retirement date.
  • Eight months prior to the retirement date, you are to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with wife / husband, family details, name of bank through which you desire to draw your pension, etc.) to your Head of Office in Form-5.
  • Your co-operation with the head of office is vital to ensure timely settlement of your claim. Head of Office will send the pension papers to P&AO in form 7 & 8 within 4 months prior to your date of retirement.
  • Pension is sanctioned by the Accounts Officer who is required to issue you Pension Payment Order (PPO) not later than one month in advance of the retirement date. He will send the PPO to CPAO who will issue SSA to designated pension paying bank within 21 days thereafter.
  • If any delay is anticipated in this, the Head of Office is required to sanction provisional pension and provisional gratuity.
  • Normally, family pension is also sanctioned to spouse at the same time as pension and indicated in the PPO. Family pension is to be drawn only after the death of the pensioner. In such cases no separate sanction for family pension is required. The spouse has to submit an application along with death certificate to the Bank, if he/she had a joint account with the decreased pensioner.
  • For getting family pension in other cases, the decreased pensioner’s family should apply in form-14.
– To the pension disbursing authority for payment, if the name of family pensioner and amount of family pension is already indicated in the PPO, or
– To the Head of Office for sanction of family pension in all other cases.

Interest on delayed payment

You are entitled to receive interest on the amount of retirement/death gratuity if its payment is delayed due to administrative lapse beyond a period of 3 months. The interest shall be paid at GPF rates prescribed from time to time.

How Pension is paid

  • The monthly pension to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners is paid through public sector banks and through a few specified private banks. The Postal and Railway pensioner have also option to draw pension through post offices.
  • Nomination/ Cheque Book/ Standing Instruction facilities have been extended to pensioners drawing their pension through banks.

Redress of grievances

  • If you have any grievance / complaint in pension matters you may take it up with your Head of Office, the pension sanctioning authority or the pension disbursing authority, as the case may be.
  • You may also approach the Integrated Grievance Cell and Call Centre of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, 8th floor, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, (Toll Free Number 1800-11-1960) which provides the platform for facilitating redress of the grievances of pensioners. You can also lodge your grievance / complaint through Centralized Web-based Pension Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS) for speedy redressal and effective monitoring of grievances by various Central Government Ministries / Departments/ Organizations. How to use this system is explained in the website of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare at pensionersportal.gov.in.

Non-Pensionary Retirement Benefits

Retired Employees or their families are also entitled to the following non-pensionary retirement benefits:

  • Cash equivalent of leave salary for earned leave due to the employee, subject to a maximum of 300 days.
  • Encashment of half pay leave sue to the officer to the extent of shortfall in earned leave to make up the maximum of 300 days ceiling on Earned leave for encashment above.
  • Insurance cover and/or accumulation in the Saving Fund under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.
  • Normal dues from the GPF account and in the case of death of the employee while in service, additional amount limited to Rs. 60000 from the Deposit –linked Insurance scheme under the General Provident Fund Rules.
  • On retirement, you are entitled to travel entitlement consisting of (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance as detailed below:-

Travel Entitlements

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour / transfer, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R.147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)

  • The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80%of the last month’s basic pay in case of those employees, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km. However, in case of settlement to and from the island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc., at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
  • As in the case of serving employees, government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

Transportation of personal effects

Presently the scale of transportation of personal effects for which re-imbursement is admissible is as follows:-

Level in Pay MatrixBy Train/ StreamerBy Road
12 and above6000 kg by goods train/ 4 wheeler wagon / 1 double containerRs. 50/- per Km
6 to 116000 kg by goods train/ 4 wheeler wagon / 1 single containerRs. 50/- per Km
53000 kgRs. 25/- per Km
4 and below1500 kgRs. 15/- per Km

Transportation of conveyance


Level in Pay MatrixReimbursement
6 and above1 motor car etc. or 1 motor cycle/ scooter
5 and below1 motorcycle/ scooter/ moped/ bicycle

Fixed Medical Allowance

  • Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs. 1000 per month is paid to the pensioners/ family pensioners who are residing outside the jurisdictional area of CGHS scheme and other such schemes of other ministries/ department and would have been eligible for this scheme while in service.
  • Medical facilities under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in various cities/ areas covered by the scheme are also available to eligible Central Govt. Pensioners on contribution / payment basis. CGHS facility (both OPD and IPD) is also available to pensioners residing outside CGHS area.
  • Pensioners residing outside CGHS area but in receipt of FMA, are not eligible to avail OPD facilities at wellness centers. They can, however, avail IPD facilities on making contribution under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Anubhav

DoP&PW has also provided you a platform to share your experience of working with the Government through a write-up- the write-ups which the Government may share online with other Miniseries / Departments. This platform has been provided with the intention to garner the resources of retiring employees to help create wealth of information for the Government. An annual award scheme is also in existence to attract quality write-ups. The details can be seen at http://pensionersportal.gov.in/Anubhav.

Sankalp

Believing that the life after retirement is a second inning in the life of a Government Employee, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has taken up an initiative to motivate and channelize the skill, experience and time available with Central Government Pensioners into meaningful social activities through a platform entitled “SANKALP”. Under this initiative, you can register yourself for voluntary work on SANKALP platform http://pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp/

Disbursement of Monthly Pension

  • Payment of pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners is made by all nationalized banks authorized by Reserve Bank of India. In addition RBI has also authorized HDFC Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., IDBI Bank Ltd., and UTI Bank Ltd., (now Axis Bank Ltd.) to make payment of pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners.
  • The time schedule to be followed by various offices for start of pension is as follows.


Name of the OfficeTime Schedule
(i)Pay & Accounts Officer issuing PPODespatch of PPO by PAO to the CPAO on the last working day of the month preceding the month of retirement.
(ii)Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO)Despatch of PPO by CPAO to CPPC/ link branch of Authorized bank by 20th of the month of retirement.
(iii)Link BranchDespatch of PPO by link branch to paying branch by 23rd of the month of retirement.
(iv)Paying BranchPaying Branch will complete all formalities and ensure that the pension has been credited to the pensioner’s account on the 1st date of the month

Payment of CGEIS Accumulations and Interest Thereon

The individual accounts of contributions made by IAS officers, irrespective of their places of posting during the entire service, are centrally maintained by Controller of Accounts DoP&T. As such the final payment due on the date of retirement in respect of accumulations under CGEIS is authorized by Controller of Accounts DoP&T.

For Pensioners becoming Non-Resident Indian after Retirement

  • A Pensioner on becoming the NRI should intimate the fact that he has become NRI to the pension paying branch in India and on receipt of the same the paying bank branch in India should convert the account of pensioner to Non-resident Ordinary (NRO) account.
  • The authorized bank then may credit the pension amount of such NRI pensioners to a non-resident (ordinary) account opened/maintained as per provision of the Exchange Control after ensuring the personal identification and other requirements as may be necessary under the scheme for payment of pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners.

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Facility for Pensioners

Procedure to get a CGHS card for Retiring Employee

  • For availing CGHS facility after retirement, pensioners need apply in the prescribed from (available on CGHS web portal cghs.nic.in and website www.cghs.gov.in and also in the wellness Centers)
  • The form should be completely filled up with individual photographs pasted as specified in the form along with the following documents:-
(i) Proof of residence
(ii) Proof of stay of dependents.
(iii) Proof of age of son
(iv) In case of differently abled dependent son above 25 years, disability certificate from competent authority as specified
(v) Surrender certificate of CGHS Card (Only if CGHS Card was issued during Service Period)
(vi) Attested copies of PPO/Provisional PPO/Last Pay Certificate (in case PPO is not readily available immediately after retirement.)
(vii) Demand Draft in the name of “PAO CGHS New Delhi”.
  • The amount of Demand Draft will be for contribution due for one year if the card is to be made for yearly renewal basis and for 10 years if whole life card is required.

Dependency Criteria

For availing the medical facilities under the scheme, parents (or parents-in-law in case of female employee), unmarried son till 25 years of age, dependent unmarried/ windowed/ divorced/ separated daughters and sisters, minor brothers are deemed dependent on the government employee if they are normally residing – with him and their income from all sources including pension and pension equivalent of DCRG benefit is less than Rs. 9000 + DA per month. This criteria does not apply to spouse and disabled son irrespective of age (please see definition of disability in instructions for filling CGHS card)

Channel of Submission

The application with enclosures is to be submitted to Addl. Director (HQ) in Delhi or concerned Addl. Director (CGHS) of the city, where the facility is required.

Provision for making Pensioner CGHS Card while in service

  • A serving employee can apply for a pensioner CGHS Card along with his pension papers.
  • Application with enclosures and bank draft is to be forwarded to the CGHS through the office of the employee. The pensioner card will be issued on the day of retirement (provided it is applied for at least six weeks before retirement date) and will get activated from next day.

Online Application for CGHS Card

The card can be applied online by visiting CGHS web portal www.cghs.nic.in or CGHS website www.cghs.gov.in.
However at present provision for uploading the supporting documents is not available. After online submission of the application, the applicant is required to take a print out of the application and submit it with supporting documents (duly endorsed by the Head of the Department/Office in case of serving employees) in the office of the Additional Director HQ in Delhi or Additional Director in other cities.

Addition / Deletion of Names in CGHS Cards

  • On the death of the main card holder, the card becomes invalid and fresh card has to be applied for by the spouse after he/she starts drawing the family pension. Old CGHS card and a Death certificate need to be attached with the application.
  • A serving employee on marriage or on the birth of his/her child may get the names of spouse / child added to the card after submitting the form for addition duly endorsed by his department
  • After the death of spouse and death/marriage/employment of a son/daughter/ dependent it is the responsibility of main card holder to inform CGHS for necessary deletion of the card.

Validity of the CGHS Card

  • In case of yearly contribution pensioner cards, in order to continue validity, contribution is to be made prior to completion of the continuing year.
  • CGHS card is valid in all CGHS cities for treatment/ investigation/ Hospitalization. There is no need for transit permit to get treatment in another CGHS city except for receiving high value medicines classified as “lifesaving” / restricted supply medicines for which temporary attachment to a wellness center is required

CGHS Card for Pensioners Residing Outside CGHS Cities

Pensioners residing outside CGHS covered area can opt for a regular CGHS Card or an IPD (Indoor treatment) CGHS Card with fixed medical allowance (in lieu of OPD treatment) from the nearby CGHS city. IPD card holders will not be eligible for OPD treatment & issue of medicines from CGHS wellness centers.

Self – Printing of CGHS Card

  • As soon as the application for CGHS card is accepted at the CGHS card section, an acknowledgement letter is issued to the applicant mentioning the card number and the Ben ID of all family members. The plastic cards are normally available after one month of the application at the parent wellness center of the card holder.
  • In the meantime the acknowledgement letter can be used to avail the facilities from the wellness center.

Print your own card online facility

  • A beneficiary can also self-print his and his dependents cards online through Beneficiary login. This e-CGHS Card is equivalent to the plastic card. After downloading the card in PDF format beneficiary can take a color print out and get it laminated for further use.
  • The beneficiary can print his/her or family members’ card using following steps
  1. Visit CGHS portal cghs.nic.in
  2. Click Beneficiary Login
  3. Enter your Ben ID, password and sign in
  4. Click Print card for the beneficiary whose card needs to be printed
  5. Enter the onetime password sent on your registered mobile
  6. Click Print CGHS Card
  7. A message appears on the screen requesting to take a colored print out and get the card laminated. Click OK
  8. Download or open the e-CGHS card in PDF format
  9. Print e-CGHS card using control P command
  • A beneficiary may use an e-CGHS card for availing health care facilities. The credentials of the beneficiaries can be verified by the Health Care Organisations (HCOs) through the computer database using the beneficiary ID number, if required.

Importance of CGHS Card

  • All the CGHS beneficiaries and their dependents are provided with photo ID plastic cards individually with unique beneficiary ID number which need to be produced at each service point to avail the facilities.
  • Safe custody of the CGHS Cards is the responsibility of the beneficiary and in case of loss of the card beneficiary is required to inform the police and CGHS authorities.
  • Duplicate CGHS card can be obtained against lost card by applying for the same to be concerned Additional Director along with a copy of FIR and will be charged Rs. 50/-

General

  • Your PPO is a valuable document containing a running account of your pensionary entitlements. Please keep it in safe custody.
  • All pensions/ gratuities and dearness relief are payable in rupees in India only.
  • Payment to NRI pensioners is paid through non-resident (ordinary) account opened/maintained as per provisions of the exchange control.
  • They are expressed in whole rupees, the fraction being rounded off to the next higher rupee.
  • No employee can earn two pensions in the same service/post at the same time or by the same continuous service. However, there is no bar to an employee drawing more than one pension due to a combination of pension and family pension or civil & military pension.
  • Pension/family pension is payable upto and including the day on which its recipient dies.
  • A pensioner is entitled to nominate any other person to receive his life-time arrears. The nomination is to be submitted to the Head of Office while the pension claims are being processed or to the pension disbursing authority any time thereafter.
  • Grant of pension and its continuance are subject to future good conduct of the pensioners.
  • Pension finally authorized cannot be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioner except to correct a clerical error.
  • Pension cannot be attached, seized etc., for any demand against a pensioner; nor can a pensioner make any assignments, etc., in anticipation of pension.
  • But, if a pensioner is convicted of a serious crime or it’s found guilty of grave misconduct or negligence, pension may be withheld or withdrawn fully or partly for a specified or indefinite period. Recovery from pension may also be made for any pecuniary loss caused to the Government.
  • Government dues (pertaining to government accommodation, outstanding balance of advances, overpayment, etc.) are adjustable against gratuities (other than service gratuity) and/or Dearness Relief.
  • Acceptance of certain kinds of post-retirement employment (e.g. commercial employment before expiry of one year from retirement, employment under foreign governments, etc.) by pensioners who retired from Group-A service /post requires prior permission of the Central Government. Failure to comply with this requirement could lead to stoppage of pension for such period as may be decided by the Government.

Friday, 17 January 2020

CGHS Package Rates for 15 Investigations under CGHS 2020


CGHS Package Rates for 15 Investigations under CGHS 2020
CGHS Package Rates for 15 Investigations under CGHS 2020

CGHS

S-1101110912019/ Addg.HQ/ CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 14th January,2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Notification of CGHS Rates for 15 Investigations under CGHS

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office memorandum No S.11045/ 36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 vide which CGHS package rates for various treatment procedures and investigations were notified by the Government for Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS and to state that representations from various stake holders regarding non-availability of CGHS rates for some of the investigations have been received in this Ministry. The matter was reviewed and it is now decided to notify CGHS package rates for the following investigations and their inclusion in CGHS rate list as under:

S. No.Name of Unlisted Investigations/ Unlisted ImplantRecommended Rates (in Rupees)
1.Kappa Lambda Light Chains, Free, Serum3500/-
2Serum IGE level300/-
3NT-Pro BNP1800/-
4CECT Chest2500/-including CD
5MRI-Prostate (Multi-parametric)6000/-including CD
6HCV RNA Quantitative1500/-
7Tarcolimus2300/-
8Protein Creatinine Ratio, Urine120/-
9Fibroscan Liver1000/-
10HLA B27 (PCR)500/-
11Montoux Test175/-
12Procalcitonin1800/-
13TORCH Test1120/
14Lntracoronary OCT (AIIMS Rates)65000/-+GST
15FFR Wire cost (AIIMS Rates)Wire as per AIIMS rates of Rs. 23500 + GST And procedure charges as per existing CGHS rates of Rs. 15000 for NABH and Rs. 12750 for Non NABH hospitals

The rates for investigations from S.No.1 to S.No.13 are for Non-NABL/ Non-NABH accredited HCOs. The rates for NABL/ NABH accredited HCOs shall be 15% more. The rates from S.No.14 &15 shall be common for both NABH-accredited /Non-NABH accredited HCOs.

Also check: CGHS medical facilities reimbursement to Central Government pensioners

These rates shall come in to force from the date of issue of the letter.

This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD No 3495 dated:13.01.2020.

Sd/-(Dr. Manoj Jain)
Addl. DDG (HQ), CGHS

Read this: CGHS - Medical benefits to dependent parents of Central Government Employees

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Central Government Gazette Notification: Amount of monthly wages EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT


Central Government Gazette Notification: Amount of monthly wages EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT
Central Government Gazette Notification: Amount of monthly wages EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT


MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd January, 2020

S.O. 71(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1B) of section 4 of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923) and in supersession of the notification of the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued vide number S.O. 1258 (E), dated 31st May, 2010; published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), dated 31st May, 2010, the Central Government hereby specifies, for the purposes of sub-section (1) of the said section, the following amount as monthly wages, with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, namely:-

Fifteen thousand rupees

[F. No. S-37025/03/2016-SS-I]
VIBHA BHALLA, Jt. Secy.

Also check: Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation on accidents applicable to the Department of Public Enterprises

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 1258(E), DATED 31-5-2010

NOTIFICATION
EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT

Section 4(1B) of the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923 – Employees’ compensation - Amount of compensation - Amount of monthly wages specified for purposes of section 4(1)

NOTIFICATION NO. S.O. 1258(E), DATED 31-5-2010

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1B) of section 4 of the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923), the Central Government hereby specifies, for the purposes of sub-section (1) of the said section, the following amount as monthly wages, with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, namely :-

Eight thousand rupees

Section 4(1) (a) & (b) of the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923

Amount of compensation.- (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the amount of compensation shall be as follows, namely :–

(a) where death results an from the injury : an amount equal to fifty per cent. of the monthly wages of the deceased * [employee] multiplied by the relevant factor; or an amount of * [one lakh and twenty thousand rupees], whichever is more;

(b) where permanent total disablement results from the injury : an amount equal to sixty per cent. of the monthly wages of the injured * [employee] multiplied by the relevant factor; * [one lakh and twenty thousand rupees], whichever is more;

*[Provided that the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, from time to time, enhance the amount of compensation mentioned in clauses (a) and (b).]

Explanation I. - For the purposes of clause (a) and clause (b), “relevant factor”, in relation to a * [employee] means the factor specified in the second column of Schedule IV against the entry in the first column of that Schedule specifying the number of years which are the same as the completed years of the age of the *[employee] on his last birthday immediately preceding the date on which the compensation fell due.

Sub-section (1B) of section 4 of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923)
*[ (1B) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, for the purposes of sub-section (I), such monthly wages in relation to an employee as it may consider necessary. ]

Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System for Railway Employees


Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System for Railway Employees

AIRF

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF /24(C)

Dated: January 10, 2020

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System for Railway Staff

Aadhaar-enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) was introduced in the Railways vide Office Order No.08 of 2014 dated 01.12.2014 of the Railway Board.

In the year 2016, Ministry of Law and Justice got Aadhaar Act, 2016, enacted in the Parliament, which was notified on March 26, 2016. Aadhaar Act, 2016 clearly states that identity of an individual through Aadhaar can only be established in case of receipt of subsidy and other benefit of services which are being provided by the Government. Meanwhile Hon’ble Supreme Court in its landmark judgement on Aadhaar Act, 2016, delivered on 26th September, 2018, has categorically struck down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which says that, “Nothing in the Act shall prevent the use of Aadhaar for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose whether by the state or anybody, corporate or person”. In view of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement, the following points are highlighted:-
  • AEBAS was introduced in the year 2014 in the Indian Railways and the system has not been revised after implementation of Aadhaar Act, 2016 and the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court thereafter in September 26, 2018.
  • Section 8(2) of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 made it mandatory to obtain the consent of an individual before collecting his identity information for the purposes of authentication. In this connection, it is to be pointed out that, getting consent of the employee for Biometric Attendance, as per Aadhaar Act, 2016, is totally against the Act, which says that, authentication, as per Aadhaar Act, 2016, is only for welfare scheme.
  • An additional step has been introduced in the Biometric Machines which seeks consent of the Railway Employees and demographic locations before Biometric Attendance is marked, making marking of attendance cumbersome and the employees are made to wait in long queues to mark their attendance on Biometric Machines.
  • Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 says that, “Nothing contained in this Act shall prevent the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose, whether by the State or anybody Corporate or Person, pursuant to any law for the time, being in force or any contract to this effect. As per Aadhaar Act, this is the only section where anybody, Corporate or Person can use Biometric for authentication, but Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 has been declared void and unconstitutional by Hon’ble Supreme Court in its judgement in September 2018.
  • Since Biometric Machines belong to the Third Party, and having software developed and modified by the manufacturer and these machines are connected with the internet, thus make data vulnerable for misuse. Consent of the Railway Employees to use their Aadhaar Number and Biometrics on Third Party’s entity for attendance has put personal data (Biometric and Aadhar Number) of Railway Employees at severe risk in the hands of hackers, who can peep into various Aadhaar linker services of an individual, such as Bank Accounts, Income Tax details and other welfare services linked with the Aadhaar Card.
“Classic example of leakage of Aadhaar linked data has been witnessed in the case of Shri R.S. Sharma (TRAI Chairman and Former Director General of UIDAI (Aadhaar) by the country, in whose case leakage of Aadhar Number made hackers to sneak into 14 services being used by him, that include his Bank Accounts, PAN details and other details, including his family members”.

Also check: Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System for Railway employees - Railway Board Orders

Taking consent from the Railway Employees before usage of Biometric and Aadhar Number, as per Aadhaar Act, 2016, virtually means that, Railways will not take any responsibility if Aadhar or Biometrics of the Railway Employees are misused or in case of fraudulent transaction happens with Aadhaar linked Bank Accounts.

It is evident that, use of Biometric Attendance System in the Railways, to authenticate an individual for attendance, as per Aadhaar Act, 2016, is totally unconstitutional and violates Aadhaar Act, 2016, against the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court and blatant attack on the privacy of the Railway Employees.

AIRF, therefore, is of the considered opinion that the above-mentioned issues be given thorough consideration and remedial action taken urgently.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions - for information.

 Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System for Railway Employees

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Deduction of TDS in respect of Cash Withdrawal above One Crore by a National Savings Schemes account holder - DoP

Deduction of TDS in respect of Cash Withdrawal above One Crore by a National Savings Schemes account holder - DoP

TDS-National-Savings-Schemes-DoP


SB Order No. 02/2020
F.No 109-27/2019-SB
Govt. of India Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts (F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 09.01.2020

To,
All Head of Circles / Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi

Subject :- Deduction of TDS in respect of Cash Withdrawal above Rs. 1 Crore by an account holder of National Savings Schemes regarding .

Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to inform that Government of India has inserted Section 194 N in the Income Tax Act, 1961, through Finance Act (No.2) 2019 for deduction of TDS @2% on cash withdrawals in excess of Rs. 1 crore in a year, from 1.9.20 19, and the new provision mentioned in Section 194 N is applicable from the financial year 2019·20. Text of the new Section is reproduced below :-

Payment of certain amounts in cash.
194 N. Every person, being,-
  • a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);
  • a co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking; or
  • a post office,
Also check: National Savings Certificates Scheme 2019 - Gazette Notification

who is re possible for paying any sum, or, as the case may be, aggregate of sums, in ca h, in excess of one crore rupees during the previous year, to any person (herein referred to as the recipient) from one or more accounts maintained by the recipient with it shall, at the time of payment of such sum , deduct an amount equal to two per cent of sum exceeding one crore rupees, as income tax:
Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall apply to any payment made to,
  • the Government;
  • any banking company or co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking or a post office.
  • any business correspondent of banking company or co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking, in accordance with the guidelines issued in this regard by the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 ( 2 of 1934);
  • any white label automated teller machine operator of a banking company or co­ operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking, in accordance with the authorization issued by the Reserve Bank of India under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (51of 2007);
  • such other person or class of persons, which the Central Government may, be notification in the Official Gazette, specify in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India ;
Further Clarification issued by CBDT on 30.8.2019
(extract from press release of CBDT dated 30.08.2019)

“…..The CBDT, having considered the concerns of the people, hereby clarifies that section 194N inserted in the Act, is to come into effect from 1st September, 2019. Hence any cash withdrawal prior to 1st September, 2019 will not be subjected to the TDS under Section 194N. However, since the threshold of Rs. 1crore is with respect to the previous year, calculation of amount of cash withdrawal for triggering deduction under section 194N shall be counted from 1st April, 20 19. Hence, if a person has already withdrawn Rs. 1crore or more in cash up to 31st August , 2019 from one or more accounts maintained with a banking company or a cooperative bank or a post office, the 2% TDS shall apply on all subsequent cash withdrawals made on or after 1st September, 2019.”

Also read: National Small Savings Schemes 2020 interest rate

2. With this amendment, now TDS @2% will be applicable on all cash withdrawals above Rs. One Crore taken by an account holder in his/ her all type of Small Savings Schemes Accounts / Certificates taken together, from 1.4.2019 onwards. However, for the current financial year (2019-20) as per clarification issued by CBDT, TDS will be deducted on cash withdrawals taken on or after 1.9.2019, even if cash withdrawals are taken in excess of Rs.1 Crore from 1.4.2019 to 31.8.2019. The TDS @ 2% is to be deducted on all subsequent cash withdrawal (from 01.09.2019) to be taken by a customer who has taken cash withdraw als in excess of Rs. lcrore during 2019-20 in his/ her all accounts.

3. Necessary changes in FINACLE will be done in due course to automatically deduct TDS at the time of such cash withdrawal. Till these changes are done, CEPT Team will inform details of such Account Holders in the first week of every month to the respective CPC which will inform the concerned Post Office to deduct TDS @2%. Post Offices have to ensure that PAN number of such account holder are invariably taken and fed in Finacle. TDS so deducted should be accounted under Section 194N and incorporated in TDS return of HO (for HO and its SOs). Account holder should be informed of such deduction at the time of cash withdrawal.

4. It is requested to circulate this amendment to all concerned for information and guidance and necessary action.

5. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours Faithfully,
(Devendra Sharma)
Assistant Director (SB)

Monday, 13 January 2020

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019


No.45/08/2017-FF(P)
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya
Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division

2nd Floor, NDCC-11 Building,
Jai Singh Road,New Delhi - 110 001,
Dated,the 5th November, 2019.

To
The Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts(Home),
Ministry of Home Affairs,
MDCNS, New Delhi-110 001

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No.45/08/ 2017-FF(P) dated 26.03.2019 (copy enclosed) regarding 10% Dearness Relief to be paid to the freedom fighter pensioners w .e.f. 01.01.2019 and to say that recently Dearness Relief in respect of Central Government pensioners has been enhanced by 5% by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi’s O.M. No.42/04/ 2019-P&PW(D) dated 21.10.2019. Hence the Dearness Relief admissible to the Central Freedom Fighter/ spouse/ daughter pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 10% to 15% w .e.f. 01.07.2019. All the banks are requested to calculate the arrears w.e.f. 01.07.2019.

Also check: Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/ family pension of October, 2019. The revised amount of pension for various categories of pensioners after increase of 5% DR i.e. total 15% Dearness Relief will be as follows:

SI No.Category of freedom fightersBasic amount of pension (per month) Enhanced amount of pension after adding 15% DR (per month)
w.e.f. 01.07.2019.
1.Ex-Andaman Political prisoners/ spousesRs.30,000/-Rs.34,500/-
2.Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/ spousesRs.28,000/-Rs.32,200/-
3.Other Freedom fighters/ spouses including INARs.26,000/-Rs.29,900/-
4.Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters
at any point of time)
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the
freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.13,000/- to
Rs.15,000/-
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the
freedom fighters, i.e. in the range of Rs.14,950/- to
Rs.17,250/-

Further, it is also clarified that as per Policy Guidelines dated 06.08.2014, TDS is not applicable in respect of Central Samman Pension.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Meenu Batra)
Deputy Secretary to the Government India & CPIO
Tele no: 23438062
e-mail: meenu.batra66@ nic in

DEFENCE Gazette Notification - Army Amendment Rules, 2019 - Chief of Defence Staff


DEFENCE Gazette Notification - Army Amendment Rules, 2019 - Chief of Defence Staff

 DEFENCE Gazette Notification - Army Amendment Rules, 2019 - Chief of Defence Staff




MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th December, 2019

S.R.O. 17(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 191 of the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Army Rules, 1954, namely :-

(1) These rules may be called the Army (Amendment) Rules, 2019.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
After rule 15 A of the Army Rules, 1954 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“15 B. Certain rules not to apply.-Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 19 of the Act, nothing contained in rules 14, 15 and 15 A shall apply to the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.”

In rule 16 A of the said rules,-

(i) in sub-rule (4), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-
“Provided that the Central Government may, if considered necessary, in public interest, so to do, give extension of service to the Chief of Defence Staff, referred to in the Explanation to clause (a) of sub-rule (5), for such period or periods as it may deem necessary subject to maximum age of 65 years.”;

(ii) in sub-rule (5), in clause (a), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely :-

Explanation. – For the purposes of this clause, the expression “General” includes the Chief of Defence Staff or the Chief of the Army Staff, as the case may be.”;

(iii) in sub-rule (6), for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted, namely :-

“(a) the tenure of the Chief of the Army Staff shall be three years or up to the age of retirement, whichever is earlier;”.

[F. No. F.14(3)/98/D(AG)]
M. SUBBARAYAN, Jt. Secy.

Foot Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide S.R.O. 484, dated the 27th November, 1954 and were last amended in 2018.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th December, 2019

S.R.O. 18(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Navy (Discipline and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1965, namely :-

(1) These regulations may be called the Navy (Discipline and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
In the Navy (Discipline and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1965, after regulation 218, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely :-

218A. Certain regulations not to apply. Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 15 of the Act, nothing contained in regulations 216, 217 and 218 shall apply to the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.”.

[R.No.F.14(3)/98/D(AG]
M. SUBBARAYAN, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th December, 2019

S.R.O. 19(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Naval Ceremonial, Conditions of Service and Miscellaneous Regulations, 1963, namely :-

(1) These regulations may be called the Naval Ceremonial, Conditions of Service and Miscellaneous (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
In regulation 179 of the Naval Ceremonial, Conditions of Service and Miscellaneous Regulations, 1963 (hereinafter referred to as the principal regulations),-

(i) in sub-regulation (1), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely :-

Explanation. For the purposes of this sub-regulation, the expression “Admiral” includes the Chief of Defence Staff or the Chief of the Naval Staff, as the case may be;

(ii) after sub-regulation (2), the following sub-regulation, shall be inserted, namely :-

“(3) An officer who has attained the age of retirement or has become due for such retirement on completion of his tenure, may be retained in the service for a further period as may be determined by the Central Government, if the exigencies of the service so require:

Provided that the Central Government may, if considered necessary, in public interest, so to do, give extension of service to the Chief of Defence Staff, referred to in the Explanation to sub-regulation (1), for such period as it may deem necessary subject to maximum age of 65 years.”.

[F. No. F.14(3)/98/D(AG)]
M. SUBBARAYAN, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th December, 2019

S.R.O. 20(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 189 of the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Air Force Rules, 1969, namely :-

(1) These rules may be called the Air Force (Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Air Force Rules, 1969, after rule 17, the following rule shall be inserted, namely :-

17A. Certain rules not to apply. Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 18 of the Act, nothing contained in rules 16 and 17 shall apply to the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.”.

[F. No. F.14(3)/98/D(AG)]
M. SUBBARAYAN, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th December, 2019

S.R.O. 21(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 190 of the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Air Force Regulations, 1964, namely :-

(1) These regulations may be called the Air Force (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Air Force Regulations, 1964, (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations), in regulation 213,-

(i) for the words “appointment in the ranks of Air Chief Marshal”, the words “Chief of the Air Staff in the rank of Air Chief Marshal”, shall be substituted;

(ii) the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely:-

Explanation.- For the purposes of this regulation, the expression “Air Chief Marshal”, includes the Chief of Defence Staff or the Chief of Air Staff, as the case may be.

In the said regulations, after regulation 213, the following regulation, shall be inserted, namely :

213A. Extension of service.- An officer who has attained the age of retirement or has become due for such retirement on completion of his tenure, may be retained in the service for such further period as may be determined by the Central Government, if the exigencies of the service so require:

Provided that the Central Government may, if considered necessary, in public interest, so to do, give extension of service to the Chief of Defence Staff, referred to in the Explanation to regulation 213, for such period or periods as it may deem necessary subject to maximum age of 65 years.”.

[F. No. F.14(3)/98/D(AG)]
M. SUBBARAYAN, Jt. Secy

Sunday, 12 January 2020

CBIC Rules for allotment of Central Government Departmental Guest Houses - dated 27-11-2019

CBIC Rules for allotment of Central Government Departmental Guest Houses - dated 27-11-2019

LIST OF DEPARTMENTAL GUEST HOUSES

Central Government Departmental Guest Houses

AHMEDABAD CGST ZONE



Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Central GST- Ahmedabad South
A-901 & 902, Sarjan Towers, Near Subash chowk, Behind Manav mandir, Memnagar, Ahmedabad-380 054.
1 Suit Room
1 AC Room with attached bathroom
3- AC Rooms with Common bathroom
YesSh. Sachin Gusia, JC, (Adm.) , CGST Ahmedabad South
Tel: 079- 26300533
Fax: 079- 26309997
ahmedabadsouthpro [@] gmail.com
 (B) CGST & Cex. Rajkot, Commissionerate, Type V/20, Central GST
& Customs Colony, Race Course Ring Road, Rajkot-360001.
2 AC Room with attached bathroomsNoShri R. K. Chandan, Additional Commissioner, CGST, Rajkot
Tel: 0281- 2433295
gso.cgstrjt [@] gov.in

BENGALURU CGST ZONE





Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Central Tax Staff Quarters,
No. M1 & M2, BTM II Stage, Behind Silk Board Madiwala, Bengaluru-560068. Tel: 080-26681054
2 Rooms (VIP)
3 Double Rooms (AC)
1 Double Room (AC) -attached
YesJoint Commissioner (Preventive) Bengaluru South.
Supdt. (Preventive) Bengaluru South GST Commissionerate, Tel: 080- 22869007
Fax: 080- 22863449 Fax: 080- 22864170
b1.prevent [@] gmail.com
 (B) 517 & 524, 5th Floor, ‘B’ Godavari Block, National Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru-560047.
Tel: 080-25713632
2 Double Rooms (AC) (VIP) 2 Double Rooms (AC) -Non attached
1 Single Room (AC) -Non attached
YesJoint Commissioner (Preventive) Bengaluru South.
Supdt. (Preventive) Bengaluru South GST Commissionerate, Tel: 080-22869007
Fax: 080- 22863449 Fax: 080- 22864170
b1.prevent [@] gmail.com

BHOPAL CGST ZONE





Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) CGST & Central Excise, NRI Colony, HB-65, Bhopal3 Rooms (AC)YesAddl. Commr. (Prev) Tel: 0755- 2560504cexhqpbpl [@] gmail.com
 (B) Indore Commissionerate
Customs and CGST & central excise, Near daly Collage, Indore.
Tel: 07312702143
8 Rooms (AC)YesJt. Commr.
Tel: 0731- 2476425
Fax: 0731- 2470898
preventiveindore [@] gmail.com
 (C) Raipur Commissionerate GST Bhawan Tikrapara, Raipur6 Rooms (AC)YesSh. Rajesh Kumar, Supdt.prerentrpr [@] gmail.com
 (D) Ujjain Commissionerate
29, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, Ujjain
2 Rooms (AC)YesSh. Ghanshyam singh Khati, Asst. Commr.

BHUBANESWAR CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Bhubaneswar Commissionerate Adjacent to Central Revenue (C.R.) Building (GST Bhawan) , Rajaswa Vihar, Near Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar, Dist: Khurda, Odisha, PIN-7510071 VIP Suit
3 Rooms (AC) (Double bed)
YesAsst. Commr. (CCO-Admn)
& Superintendent (CCO- Admn)
Tel: 0674- 2589160
Fax: 0674- 2589938
ccbbsr [@] rediffmail.com
 (B) Bhubaneswar Commissionerate,
GST & Central Excise Holiday home, Near Indian Metereological Department Office, Sea Beach Road, Puri- 752001, Odisha
2 VIP Suites
7 Rooms (AC) (Double bed)
YesAsst. Commr. (CCO-Admn)
& Superintendent (CCO- Admn)
Tel: 0674- 2589160
Fax: 0674- 2589938
ccbbsr [@] rediffmail.com

CHANDIGARH CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
1. Customs & GST Guest House, H.No. 2343. Sector-29-C, Chandigarh.
Tel: 0172-2653279
3 Rooms (AC)YesPr. Commissioner Tel: 0172- 2721602
Fax: 0172-2721607
prcommr-chd [@] gov.in
2. Customs & GST Guest House, H.No. 4093-A & 4094-A, Sector-37-C, Chandigarh.
Tel: 0172-2625303
4 Rooms (AC)NoSuperintendent (Hqr.) Tel: 0172- 270237
Fax: 0172- 2721607
hqrsgstchd [@] gmail.com
3. Central Goods & Service Tax , Ground
& Firest Floor, Commercial Parking Complex, Shimla -171002.
C-4/C-5/ J-2/J-4, Nigam Vihar, Knollswood, Shimla-171002.
1 Room VIP (Non AC)
3 Double Bed Rooms (Non AC)
YesSh. Hir Bhagat Negi (Commr.) /
Sh. Prinjal (Inspector, Hqrs

4 (A) . Ludhiana Commissionerate
GST Bhawan, F– Block , Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana
1 AC Suite with ante room and attached toilet / bathroom
2 AC rooms with attached bathroom
YesDeputy Commr. (Admin)
Tel: 0161- 2679403
Balwan.singh.12 [@] gov.in
4 (B) . Central Goods & Service Tax Commissionerate, Ludhiana
O/o The Deputy Commissioner, Goods & Service Tax Division, Patiala – I Near Radio Station, Phase-III, Urban Estate, Patiala – 147002 (Pb.)
3 Rooms (AC) with attached toilet/ bathroom
Deputy Commr.
Tel: 0175- 2280612
patialadivision [@] gmail.com
aditya.lakra [@] gov.in

CHENNAI CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
O/o the Principal Commissioner of GST & C.Ex. (GST Bhawan) , 26/1 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 6000342 Suits
6 Rooms (AC)
YesSh. N. Balasundar,
Superintendent
Tel: 044 -28335021
Fax: 044- 28331033
cgstcentralexcise [@] gmail.com

COCHIN CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
Customs Comm’te Customs Departmental Guest House, Near Embarkation Jetty, North End, Wellington Island, Cochin- 682009 Kerala3 double bed Rooms (AC)NoSuperintendent (PRO)
Tel: 0484- 2669466
Tel: 0484-2667794
Fax: 0484- 2668468
cochincustomsprd [@] gmail.com

DELHI CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Delhi Customs & CGST ICE Club, 518/519, Hawa Singh Block, Asiad Village Complex, New Delhi.6 Rooms (VIP Suite)YesSuperintendent (Hqrs)
Tel: 011-23370115
Tel: 011- 23378983
Fax: 011-23370648
supdthqrs [@] gmail.com
(B) B-21, Hill Side Road Pusa, Near by Rajender Nagar, New Delhi3 Rooms (AC) YesSuperintendent (Hqrs)
Tel: 011-23370115
Tel: 011- 23378983
Fax: 011- 23370648
supdthqrs [@] gmail.com
(C) Flat A-13A, Vatika Apartment, Mayapuri, New Delhi6 Rooms (AC)YesSuperintendent (Hqrs)
Tel: 011-23370115
Tel: 011 -23378983
Fax: 011- 23370648
supdthqrs [@] gmail.com

HYDERABAD CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Hyderabad Commissionerate VBG Gardens, Navodaya Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-50002803 Rooms (AC) NoSuperintendent (PRO) Tel : 040- 23230052
(B) Hyderabad Commissionerate02 Rooms (AC)NoSuperintendent (PRO) Tel: 040- 23230052

JAIPUR CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Jaipur Commissionerate, VIP Guest at Quarter No. 1, Central Revenue Colony, Jyoti Nagar, Jaipur- 30200104 Rooms (AC)YesPr. Commr
(B) Alwar Commissionerate, Central GST & Central Excise Commissionerate building, Surya Nagar, Alwar- 30100101 AC Room with Attached BathroomYes Commissioner, GST & CX Alwar,
Tel.- 0144- 2371484 fax- 0144- 2371487

(C) Alwar Commissionerate, GST & CX Division-C, Alwar Bypass Road, Near Ashiana Bagicha, Bhiwadi- 30101902 Rooms (AC) with attached bathroomYesCommissioner, GST & CX Alwar, Tel.- 0144- 2371484 fax- 0144- 2371487
(D) Udaipur Commissionerate, 142-B, Hiran Magri, Sector-11, Udaipur-3130021 AC Suite
3 AC Rooms
Yes Commissioner, GST & CX Udaipur
Tel. -0294- 2690000 Fax- 0294- 2483648

(E) Jaipur Audit commissionerate, Flat No. 1 to 4, C-1 Block, Sector-7, Central Excise
& Customs Colony, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur-302039
07 AC Rooms
01 Non-AC Room
YesPr. Commissioner, GST & CX Audit Jaipur

KOLKATA CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
(A) Kolkata North Commissionerate Flat No. D305, Central Excise and Customs Residential Complex, 179, Shantipally, Kolkata-700107 (W.B)04 AC SuitesNodeputy Commr./ Asstt. Commr. (HQ)
Tel: 033- 244100521
cgst.kolnorth.hqpool [@] gmail.com
(B) Howrah Commissionerate
4th Floor, Block-A, MS Apartment, (ONGC Tower) , Nr. TV Centre, 18/2, Uday Shankar Sarani, Golf Green, Kolkata 700095
rooms 05 (AC) double bedded suits 10 (AC) Double BeddedYes Commr. of GST, Howrah Commrt,
Tel: 033-22307646
Fax: 033- 2243-5752
exkol2 [@] gmail.com
(C) Haldia Commissionerate
Andaman & Nicobar CGST Division, Port Blair Guest House, Kamraj Marg (VIP road) , Near Guru Mandir, Port Blair- 744103
02 double bedded AC RoomsNoSupdt. (HQ Pool) , 7th floor, MS Building, 15/1, Strand Road, customs house
Tel: 033- 22436486 Fax:033- 22436487

(D) Silliguri Commissionerate, Customs and CGST Residential Qtrs, Himachal Vihar, Matigara, siliguri- 734010.01 VIP Suite
04 double bedded AC Rooms
Yes Supdt. (HQ Pool) Tel: 0353- 2520427
Fax: 0353- 2523146
siliguri [@] nic.in
(E) Bolpur Commissionerate
3rd Floor of Office Building Nanoor Chandidas Road, PO Sian, Bolpur, Distt. Birbhum, West Bengal-731204.
1 VIP Suit (AC) 7
Rooms (AC Double Bed)
YesAC (P&V) ,
Tel: 03463 -221561
Fax: 03463 -221565
cexbolpur [@] nic.in cexbolpu [@] gmail.com
(F) Bolpur Commissionerate
O/o Deputy Commissioner of CGST & Central Excise, Durgapur-I Division, 3rd Floor of Office Building, Satyajit Ray Sarani, City Centre, Durgapur- 713216
2 Rooms (AC) (Double Bed)YesAsstt. Commr., Durgapur-1 Div.,
Tel: 0343- 2545905


CHENNAI CGST ZONE




Commissionerate / City & AddressNo. of RoomsFacilities (Tea/ Meals) Reservation Incharge & Tel.Mail Id:
Chennai-III Customs Zone
6th Floor, Ganga Block, Custom House, 60 Rajaji Salai, Chennai-600001.
04 AC Suites
02 AC Single Rooms
YesJt. Commr. of Customs (CHS) ,
Tel: 044-25246800
chsunitsea [@] gmail.com

BSNL Latest News 2020 - Rates of Memento, Shawl and Cash gift for retired BSNL employees


BSNL Latest News 2020 - Rates of Memento, Shawl and Cash gift for retired BSNL employees

BSNL

Corporate Office
Welfare & Sports Section
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
H.C. Mathur Lane, Janpath, New Delhi-110001 (A Govt.of India Enterprise)
Ph: 011-23739795, Email: agmsports57@gmail. co
F.No. 25-7/201 9-BSN L(WL)

Dated 08.01.2020

To
All the Chief General Manager BSNL

Sub: Farewell Function to Officers/Officials retiring from service w.e.f January 2020 onwards.

I am directed to convey the approval of competent authority regarding revision in the rates of Memento, Shawl and Cash gift for retired employees w.e.f January 2020 on wards, as under:


SI No.ItemExisting limitRevised limit
(w.e f January 2020)
1Cash GiftRs. 3001/-Rs. NIL
2ShawlRs. 750/-Rs. 750/-
3MementoRs. 500/-Rs. 5001-
Other Miscellaneous expenditures such as Bouquets, refreshments, photographs etc have not been changed. However, in January, 2020 refreshments and Bouquets would not be provided in farewell function considering the operational issues due to mass retirement under VRS Scheme.

(Mayank Mishra)
Jt. GM (WL & Sports)
Copy to: (Through Intranet)
PPS to CMD
PPS/PS to Directors of BSNL Board and CVO, BSNL C.O.
All CGMs/PGMs/Sr.GMs/GMs, BSNL C.O.
All BSNL Unions & Associations
BSNL Latest News 2020 - Rates of Memento, Shawl and Cash gift for retired BSNL employees

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