Sunday, December 21, 2014

PCDA Circular: Forwarding of revised LPC-cum-Data Sheets for Retiring and disability Pension Module (Commissioned Officers)

 PCDA Circular: Forwarding of revised LPC-cum-Data Sheets for Retiring and disability Pension Module (Commissioned Officers) of the Pension Sanction Software by incorporating Aadhaar Number, Mobile No. and E-mail ID.

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
V DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

 Circular No. 20


Date : 05.12.2014

To,
1. The PCDA (O)
Golibar Maidan
Pune- 411001
2. The Adjutant General
Integrated H. Qrs of MOD (Army)
MP 5& 6, West Block- Ill,
R.K. Puram, New Delhi -110066
3. The Adjutant General
Integrated H. Qrs of MoD (Army)
MPRS (O), L Block,
New Delhi -110001



Subject: Forwarding of revised LPC-cum-Data Sheets for Retiring and disability Pension Module (Commissioned Officers) of the Pension Sanction Software by incorporating Aadhaar Number, Mobile No. and E-mail ID.

Reference: This office Section order Nos. 4 and 5 dated 19/9/2014

Please refer to this office above cited Section orders under which PHP based LPC-cum-Data Sheet along with instruction for filling of additional columns of Data Sheets for sanction of pensionary awards in r/o Commissioned officers retired/ invalided out from service have been circulated.

2. As you may be aware, Aadhaar-Card Number-based biometric verification system for pensioners as an additional option has been introduced by Govt. of India from Nov 2014. Accordingly, this office issued circular No. 176, 177 dated 17.11.2014 & 19.11.2014 (copies enclosed for information) to all PDAs for accepting Life Certificate issued online by a Govt. agency as result of Aadhaar biometric authentication. It may be mentioned that <www.Jeevanpramaan.gov.in> is an official portal of Govt. of India for all activities relating to issue of this Aadhaar -based biometric authenticated Life Certificate.

3. In the backdrops of introduction of Aadhaar based -life certificate, a need has been felt to capture details of Aadhaar No., Mobile No., residential address and email ID in PPOs to facilitate improved sen/ices to pensioners. Accordingly, LPC-cum-Data Sheet in respect of Retiring Pension circulated earlier and LPC-cum Data Sheet for issue of Corrigendum of it have been replaced with new LPC-cum-Data Sheets under which new columns have been added to incorporate details of Aadhaar Card Number, Mobile No., residential address and E-mail-ID of the pensioners and Aadhaar No. of family members. The information of Aadhaar card is required to be received along with the pension claim from Nodal Agency(PCDA (O) Pune). Therefore, it is requested that the Aadhaar card information with photocopy of same in respect of pensioner, family pensioner and dependants may be obtained from Service H. Qrs or the Units/ offices where the individual has last served and provided to this office in LPC cum data sheet duly filled in with a photocopy of same in support for audit purpose. The Service H. Qrs. are requested to provide the details of Aadhaar Card of officer and family in family detail issued by them at the time of retirement or death for the purpose of notification of pensionary benefits. Revised LPC-cum-Data Sheets for sanction of Retiring Pension (original corrigendum) mentioned below are forwarded herewith for necessary action at your end.

a) For original Retiring Pension claims- G-1/M/DS-1(2014)
b) For corrigendum to Retiring Pension claims- G-1/M/DS-1A(2014)

4. The field-wise instructions to fill the LPC-cum-data sheet are enclosed herewith as Annexure for information and necessary action by all concerned. It is requested that all Retiring pension claims may be initiated on revised LPC-cum-Data Sheet so that PPOs/ Corrigendum PPOs may be issued duly incorporating above information in PPOs/Corrigendum PPOs. This additional information will be helpful for Aadhar-based biometric verification system for pensioners.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(C.B. Yadav)
Asst. Controller (Pensions)
File No. : G-1/M/01/lCOs/ Computer Vol.-Vl/2014
Date: 05.12.2014
Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-20.pdf

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Charging higher fares in Premium Tatkal tickets

Charging higher fares in Premium Tatkal tickets

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3119
ANSWERED ON-19.12.2014
Premium Tatkal tickets
3119 . SHRI SANJAY RAUT

(a) whether under the new policy and rules of Government, train passengers are being looted by charging higher fares in the name of premium Tatkal tickets, whereas several trains are running with vacant seats; and
(b) if so, the reasons for such kind of injustice with passengers?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a)&(b): In order to improve the earnings from passenger services, w.e.f. 01.10.2014, in some of the selected trains by Zonal Railways which are most in demand, 50% of the existing accommodation under Tatkal Quota has been earmarked as Premium Tatkal Quota and is being booked on dynamic pricing.

This is a distance-slab based fare scheme where the fare increases by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to a cap (maximum fare chargeable).

Tatkal is a facility over and above the normal booking of reserved seats/berths.

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Source- http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways

Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways: Ministry of Finance and it has not been found feasible to agree to the demand for parity in the pay structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSSS/RBSSS
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. PC-VI/2011/IR-A/S
New Delhi, Dated : 04.12.2014
The General Secretary,
AlRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110 055.

Sub : Grant of parity to the Stenographers working in Zonal Railways – PNM/AIRF Item No. 26/2011.

Dear Sir,

Undersigned is directed to refer to AlRF’s letter No. AlRF/405 (VI CPC)(13)(602) dated 6.10.2010 (PNM/AIRF Item No. 26/2011) on the above cited subject. in this regard, it is stated that the matter has been examined in consultation with nodal Ministry, viz., Ministry of Finance and it has not been found feasible to agree to the demand for parity in the pay structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSSS/RBSSS. It is further stated that the Government has already constituted the 7th Central Pay Commission which will review the entire pay structure so the present issue could be appropriately considered by the Commission in the light of the all relevant factors.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary Railway Board
Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Railway%20Board%27s%20reply%20on%20AIRF%27s%20PNM%20Item%20No.26%20of%20%20%202011.pdf

ECHS Order: Guidelines on Oncology Treatment – Rates for Cancer Surgery for empanelled Hospital

ECHS Order: Guidelines on Oncology Treatment – Rates for Cancer Surgery for empanelled Hospital
Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010
B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy
09 Dec 2014

GUIDELINES ON ONCOLOGY TREATMENT: RATES FOR CANCER SURGERY FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS

1. Reference:-

(a) This office letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy dt 30 Jan 2012.

(d) CGHS Office Memorandum of No S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dt 01 Oct 14.

2. Rates applicable for treatment of Cancer patients have been revised by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their Office Memorandum No S-11045/36/2012-CGHS(HEC) dated 26 Nov 2014. ECHS rates for Cancer Surgery at hospitals empanelled under ECHS shall be as per the details given below:-

(i) Rates of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (2012), as mentioned below for Cancer surgical procedures are treated as CGHS rates for NABH accredited hospitals. For Non NABH accredited hospitals the rates would be reduced by 15%. These rates are for treatment for Semi private ward entitled class with 10 % decrease for General Ward and 15% enhancement for Private ward entitled beneficiaries.

(ii) The duration of treatment for different categories of Surgery will be as follows:-


 Source: http://echs.gov.in/images/pdf/med/med117.pdf

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions. 

DoPT Order: Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.

F.No.19017/1/2014-Estt (A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated : 16th December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject : Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions. 

Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.

2. As per Note 6 below the aforesaid Rule, the date of on which a Government servant attains the age of fifty-eight years or sixty years, as the case may be, shall be determined with reference to the date of birth declared by the Government servant at the time of appointment and accepted by the Appropriate Authority on production, as far as possible, of confirmatory documentary evidence such as High School or Higher Secondary or Secondary School Certificate or extracts from Birth Register. The date of birth so declared by the Government servant and accepted by the Appropriate Authority shall not be subject to any alteration except as specified in this note. An alteration of date of birth of a Government servant can be made, with the sanction of a Ministry or Department of the Central Government, or the Comptroller and Auditor-General in regard to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, or an Administrator of a Union Territory under which the Government servant is serving, if —

(a) a request in this regard is made within five years of his entry into Government service;
(b) it is clearly established that a genuine bona fide mistake has occurred; and
(c) the date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University of Union Public Service Commission examination in which he had appeared, or for entry into Government service on the date on which he first appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered Government service.

3. The Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No.502 of 1993 — Union of India Vs. Harnam Singh — Judgement dated 9th February, 1993 had observed that : “Inordinate and unexplained delay or laches on the part of the respondent to seek the necessary correction would in any case have justified the refusal of relief to him. His inaction for all this period of about thirty five years from the date of joining service, therefore precludes him from showing that the entry of his date of birth in service record was not correct”.

The observations of the Apex Court was also circulated to all Ministries and Departments of the Government of India vide OM No.19017/2/92-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-1993.

4. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for changes of date of birth.
5. Hindi version follows.
sd/-
(B.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in [http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/19017_1_2014-Estt.A-IV-16122014.pdf]

Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

Revision of retirement age topic echoes also in Parliament today. Dopt Minister replied in a written form to a question asked by the members of Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr.T.Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today. Minister said that there is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

He also said, the Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively. The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

Read our exclusive article on this subject “The Motive behind Reducing Retirement Age for Central Government Employees – An Analysis”

And another stir article published on 10.12.2014 “Retirement Age to be Reduced from 60 to 58 for Central Government Employees?

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