Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cabinet Committee likely to approve DA today

Cabinet Committee likely to approve DA today

As per reliable sources that the Union Cabinet Committee likely to approve the Finance Ministry proposal to hike the Dearness allowance and Dearness relief by 8% today.

An another additional Dearness allowance from Jan 2013 to all Central Government Employees and Pensioners is expected to declare by the Central Government on 2.4.2013, after the Union Cabinet approval. The agenda is expected to be approved by the committee today in the afternoon. Nearly 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners will get the benefit by this hike with minimum of Rs.560 per month.

After the Cabinet approval, Finance Ministry may issue necessary orders immediately to all Departments/Ministries to issue enhanced payment by cash.

Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare


Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bha wan
New Delhi – 110 108

No: S.11030/55/2012-CGHS(P)                                        Dated the 26th March, 2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

The undersigned is directed to refer to the OM of even no. dated 20th December, 2012 vide which the new timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM in the CGHS Wellness Centres in Delhi NCR were enforced w.e.f. 1st January, 2013. The Ministry has received suggestions from different sections of CGHS beneficiaries in this regard and after due consideration of the same, it has been decided to further revise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the current timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM to the revised timings of 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM as per the following details:

1. The CGHS Wellness Centres will be functional from 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM.

2. The Wellness Centres will observe a lunch break of 30 minutes from 1.00 PM to 1.30 PM.

3. The six dispensaries in New Delhi working round the clock will not be covered under the revised timings and they will continue to function in shifts as usual.

4. The new timings will be applicable to all CGHS Wellness Centres in all CGHS cities across the country.

5 The new timings would also apply to the AYUSH dispensaries /units under CGHS all over the country.

6. The new timings will be effective from 1st April, 2013.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

Source: Cghs

CRA reduces AMC by almost 20% and transaction charges by more than 16%

CRA reduces AMC by almost 20% and transaction charges by more than 16%

CRA had reduced Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) from Rs. 350 to Rs. 280 and Transaction Charges from Rs. 10 to Rs. 6 once the number of accounts (PRANs) crossed 10 lakhs. It was committed to reduce the charges once the number of accounts reaches 30 lakhs. However, with commendable increase in the number of subscribers in a short span of one year, CRA has reduced the AMC by almost 20% to Rs. 225 and Transaction Charges by more than 16% to Rs.5 even before reaching the milestone.

IntermediaryCharge HeadChargesMethod of Recovery
CRA
Account opening
AMC
Transaction (contribution, change in scheme preference, switch and withdrawal)
Rs. 50
Rs. 225
Rs. 5
Redemption of units on a quarterly basis

Source: https://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in/news_detail.php?id=24

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