Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dopt Orders 2013 : Upgradation of 1467 posts of UDCs to Assistants’ Grade of CSS - Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

Dopt Orders 2013 : Upgradation of 1467 posts of UDCs to Assistants’ Grade of CSS - CadreRestructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS)


No.19/1/2012-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


Dated 3rd April. 2013

ORDER

The Government had set up a Committee on Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in June, 2008. The Committee submitted its report in November, 2008. The Report of the Committee was considered by the Governmentand, inter-alia, a following decision was taken, as was conveyed vide this Department’s OM dated 20/7/2010.

“Upgradation of 1467 posts of UDCs to Assistants’ Grade of CSS”.
 
2. These upgraded posts were odered to be filled up on ad-hoc basis on as is where is basis without any change in the overall strength of Assistants’ and Upper Division Grades vide this Department’s OM dated 5.8.2010 Additional posts to the extent necessary to accommodate adhoc appointees to the Assistants’ Grade were deemed to have been upgraded, temporarily, in each cadre-unit of CSS.
 
3. The competent authority’s approval is, now, accorded to allocation of the 1467 posts upgraded to Assistants’ Grade of CSS, amongst 42 cadre-units, as indicated in the column (e) of the Annexure. Accordingly, the revised strength of the Assistants’ Grades in various cadre-units of CSS is as in column (f) of the Annexure.
 
4. The sanctioned strength of Upper Division Grade of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) cadre of respective Ministries/Departments (cadre-units of CSS) is reduced by the same number as is the allocation of the upgraded posts indicated in column (e) of the annexure. The revised strength of UD Grade of CSCS
 cadres derived accordingly, shall be notified by CS.II Division of this Department.
 
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(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
 
Annexure to DoPT’s Order No.19/1/2012-CS.I dated 3.4.2013

 
Cadre-units of CSS
Assistants Grade
S.No.
Ministries / Departments
Strength as per CSS Rules 2009
Encadred posts
Allocation of upgraded posts
Revised strength
(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)
1Agriculture & Cooperation181 69250
2CivilAviation98 23121
3Coal27 532
4Commerce140 51191
5Consumer Affairs23 528
6Corporate Affairs39 847
7Culture52 1668
8Defence336 55391
9Earth Sciences14 620
10Environment & Forests63 2083
11Expenditure45635107598
12Fertilizers63 1679
13Food & Public Distribution102 20122
14Health & Family Welfare222567294
15Home Affairs**43021115566
16Industrial Policy & Promotion124447175
17lnfomation & Broadcasting256 117373
18Labour & Employment143942194
19Law & Justice50 1868
20Micro. Small & Medium Eriterp.26 1541
21Mines37 845
22Minority Affairs’10 010
23Personnel & Training217445266
24Petroleum & Natural Gas40 848
25Planning Commission62 2890
26Posts102 23125
27Power102146149
28Roads Transport & Highways67 1683
29Rural Development58201694
30Science & Technology6021880
31Higher Education2231638277
32Shipping*41 950
33Social Justice & Empowerment62 1274
34Steel40 949
35Supply Division80 59139
36Telecommunication86 29115
37TribalAffairs’20 424
38Union Public Service Commission285 73358
39Urban Development27722130429
40Water Resources127 57184
41Women & Child Development30 1040
42Youth Affairs & Sports43 750
 Total   1467  

Strength indicated in colmn (C) after formation of new Cadre-units
@ To be settled

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/upgd1467.pdf]

Anomalies in payment of arrears of Rank Pay

Anomalies in payment of arrears of Rank Pay

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers) under Ministry of Defence has published the notice for the officers affected by Supreme Court judgment on Rank Pay, a link has been provided to download their 'Due Drawn Statements'. Officers can download their details through the link is given in the official website of PCDAO Pune.

“Officers affected by Supreme Court judgment on Rank Pay and in receipt of payment of arrears may please note that in cases where there is no change in revised basic pay on substantive promotion, due-drawn statements are under review for checking of date of next increment. The affected officers are requested to wait for revised due-drawn statement which will be uploaded after completion of review.”

Click the link to view the 'Download' Page...

Source: https://pcdaopune.gov.in/
[https://pcdaopune.gov.in/Downloads/Rankpay-%20anomalies.pdf]

Revision of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies — stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f.24.9.2012


No.4/38/2008-P&PW (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBUC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE)

3 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-10003.
Dated the 3rd April, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Revision of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies — stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f.24.9.2012.

Orders for revision of 1/3 restored pension of absorbees, who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption, were issued vide this Department O.M of even number dated 15/9/2008 As per para 2A of the said OM, the full pension of the absorbees was notionally revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department OM. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008. The payment of DR and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full pension.

2. Instructions have been issued vide this Departments OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of the pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012. Accordingly, the notional full pension of the absorbee pensioners would also be stepped up w.e.f. 24/9/2012 in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013. No arrear of DR and additional pension on notional full pension would be payable for the period prior to 24/9/2012.

3. Instructions have been issued on issuance of revised authority in respect of pre 2006 pensioners vide this Department OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 13.2.2013. These instructions will also be applicable for issuance of revised authority in respect of absorbee pensioners.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID. No 1(5)/E.V/2012 dated 15.03.13 and with concurrence of office of CAG, vide their ID No. 26-Staff Hak(rules)/4-2013 dated 25.03.2013.

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(Harjit Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/RevisionofPension_03042013.pdf]

FAQ on Central Government Health Scheme : More questions clarified as FAQ

FAQ on Central Government Health Scheme : More questions clarified as FAQ

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued clarifications in the respect of Central Government Health Scheme in the form of FAQ. Lot of questions and answers is given with detailed references, certainly it could be very useful for the both sides of employees and Department authorities.


FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS ABOUT CGHS
 
 
Who are entitled for CGHS facilities 
All Central Govt. employees and their dependant family members residing in CGHS covered areas. 
 
Central Govt Pensioners and their eligible family members getting pension from Central Civil Estimates 
 
Sitting and Ex-Members of Parliament 
 
Ex-Governors & Lt. Governors 
 
Freedom Fighters 
 
Ex-Vice Presidents 
 
Sitting and Ex-Judges of Supreme Court & High Courts 
 
Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous organizations in Delhi 
 
Journalists (in Delhi )Accredited with PIB 
( for OPD & at RML Hospital) 
 
Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only 
 
Railway Board employees 
 
In how many cities CGHS is presently operative? 
CGHS facilities are available in 25 cities in India 
1. Ahmedabad 2 Allahabad 3 Bengaluru 4 Bhopal 5 Bhubaneshwar 6. Kolkata 7. Chandigarh 8 Chennai 9.Dehradun 10.Delhi & NCR 11.Guwahati 12. Hyderabad 13. Jabalpur, 14. Jaipur 15 Jammu 16. Kanpur 17. Lucknow 18. Meerut 19. Mumbai 20. Nagpur 21 Patna 22.Pune 23. Ranchi 24. Shillong 25. Thirruvananthapuram 
 
For CGHS cards , as dependant , what is the meaning of the word “ family “ 
The term ‘family’ means and includes:- 
 
“Husband or wife as the case may be and other dependant family members. 
 
Dependant Family Members: parents, sisters, widowed sisters, widowed daughters, minor brothers and minor sister, children and step-children wholly dependent upon the Government Servant and are normally residing with the Government Servant”. 
 
Also now include , dependent divorced / separated daughters ( including their dependant minor children) and step-mother. 
 
The term dependency means that income from all sources including pensions and pension equivalent of DCRG benefit is less than Rs.3500/- plus amount of DA on Basic pension of Rs3500/- per month. However, there is no such clause as dependency in respect of spouse. 
 
What is the procedure to register with the CGHS? 
Pensioners:
One can get a CGHS card made from the office of AD / JD of the City. Forms can be downloaded from CGHS Website or can be taken from office of AD / JD of city between 1000 am to 1230 pm. 
 
Documents required 
Application in prescribed format 
Proof of Residence 
Proof of Stay of dependents 
 Proof of age of son 
Disability certificate, if any in case of sons aged 25 & above, who would otherwise cease to be a beneficiary. 
Photos of eligible family members 
Surrender Certificate of CGHS Card while in service ( only in those cases where CGHS Card was issued while in service) 
 Attested copies of PPO & Last Pay Certificate 
Draft for required amount towards CGHS contribution – in the name of ‘P.A.O., CGHS New Delhi’ in Delhi-and in the name of ‘AD, CGHS of the city’. 
In case PPO is not ready for any reason there is option to get a provisional card on the basis of Last Pay Certificate.
The data is entered through computers and entered in data base and a print out is issued same day for immediate use. Plastic cards are subsequently sent to the residence of the card holder by post. 
 
Serving employees:-
Serving employees submit the forms in prescribed format enclosing photos of eligible family members and submit to the Ministry / Department/Office , where he / she is employed. The application form shall be forwarded by the Ministry / Office /Department to the office of Addl. Director CGHS of city for preparation of card. Print out is issued for immediate use and 
 
How long does it take to get the CGHS Cards? 
Normally computerized printout of index card is issued on the same day. Plastic cards are sent to the residence in ‘3’ weeks time. 
 
Whom Should I approach in case the CGHS Card is not issued to me in the prescribed time? 
Contact Joint Director (HQ), CGHS, Bikaner House, New Delhi in case of Delhi and Addl. Director of City in case of other cities. 
 
What should I do if I lose my CGHS Cards ? 
Application is to be submitted to AD/JD along with two photographs and a IPO for Rs. 50/- for issue of duplicate card. 
Indian Postal Order payable to “ P.A.O. CGHS Delhi” if in Delhi or “ Additional Director of the CGHS City “ in respect of other cities 
 
What should I do if the details on the Card viz. name, date of birth, entitlement, etc. are wrong? 
Kindly bring the anomalies to the notice of Joint Director, CGHS (HQ), and Bikaner House in Delhi and to the Addl. Director, Joint Director of concerned CGHS City in other cities. 
 
Is there a colour scheme for plastic cards? What are the details? 
CGHS Plastic cards have the following colour at the top: 
Serving Government employees - Blue
Pensioners, ex-MPs , Freedom Fighters, etc., - Green
Member of Parliament - Red
Beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies / Journalist - Yellow
 
Whom should I contact if the doctors are not present in the Wellness Centre / Dispensary? 
Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or Director, CGHS.
 
Can the CMO or the pharmacist give a different brand than the one prescribed by the specialist? 
Medicines are issued at CGHS Wellness Centres by the same brand, if available or by generic name or by any available brand name of equal therapeutic value. 
 
What is the procedure for getting life saving drugs ? 
In Delhi- through CGHS Medical Store Depot, Gole Market
The documents required are:- 
a. Prescription of spl. of Govt.Hospital or CGHS approved private Hospital. 
b. Photocopy of his/ her token card/ plastic card. 
c. Copy of permission if his prescription is from CGHS approved private Hospital. 
d. Utilization certificate in original during subsequent visit. 
e. Indent is also placed online through CGHS Wellness centre. 
In other cities request is to be submitted to the Addl. Director of City. 
 
What do I do if I am unwell at odd hours, say late in night? 
CGHS beneficiaries have the option to go to any of the 24 hr functional dispensaries in Delhi, a nearby govt. hospital / empanelled private hospital or even any private hospital , in case of emergency.

What should I do in case of emergency? 
CGHS beneficiaries have the option to go to any of the 24 hr functional dispensaries in Delhi, a nearby govt. hospital / empanelled private hospital or even any private hospital 
 
What is the time within which my medical claim is to be reimbursed? 
If all documentation is complete medical claims of pensioners are cleared in 45 days. 
 
What can I do if my claim is unnecessarily delayed?
Pensioner beneficiaries can contact the Additional Directors of concerned city / zone on any Wednesday between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. 
 
What should I do if the empanelled hospital refuses to entertain or give a step-motherly treatment? 
Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or the nodal officer for grievances. 
 
What should I do if the Wellness Centre/Dispensary does not give all the medicines? 
Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or Director, CGHS.
 
How long does it take to get the medicines ? 
Medicines available in the dispensary are issued immediately. If any medicine is not available and is to be indented through Authorized Local Chemist the same are issued on the next day. 
 
What are the facilities available to me if I am a pensioner in a non CGHS area ? 
a) Pensioner residing in non- CGHS covered areas have the option to become CGHS beneficiary and avail CGHS facilities from the nearest CGHS covered city.

b) Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have also the option to avail Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs300/- per month and opt not to avail CGHS facility. 

c) Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have also the option to avail Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs300/- per month for OPD treatment and obtain CGHS card from nearest CGHS covered city for inpatient facilities under CGHS. No OPD medicines shall be issued in such cases. 

d) CGHS pensioner beneficiaries( and their dependant and eligible family members) who are holding a valid CGHS Card and residing in a non-CGHS area shall be eligible to obtain inpatient medical treatment and also follow up treatment from Govt. Hospitals / CS(MA) /ECHS approved hospitals on proper referral from CGHS dispensary and submit the medical reimbursement claim to the Addl.Director/ Joint Director of CGHS of city where the CGHS card is registered. 

In case of medical emergency , treatment may be obtained from any hospital and medical claim shall be submitted to AD/JD , CGHS of the concerned city. 

Reimbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rates of the city where the card is registered and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals, whichever may be less. 
 
What is the system for the services of specialists in Dispensaries ? 
Prior registration is required appointment with the CGHS Wellness Centre, where specialist services are available. 
However, In case of emergency contact CMO i/c of dispensary of Wellness Centre for consulting specialist without prior appointment. 
 
Are the prescription of specialists of empanelled hospitals binding on the dispensary ? 
Medicines are issued on the basis of prescriptions of government doctors. However, in permitted cases medicines are issued on the basis of prescriptions of empanelled hospitals and medicines will be issued as per the available brand / generic names. 
 
What is the maximum period for which medicines can be given in one go ? 
For treatment of Chronic illnesses medicines upto ‘3’ months are issued in one go , provided there is a valid prescription. 
In case of a beneficiary visiting a foreign country , medicines upto ‘6’ months are issued in respect of cronic illnesses , based on valid prescription and documentary support of visit to a foreign country. 
Beneficiary is required to submit an application for obtaining permission from AD/JD along with the following documents:- 
1. Copy of valid CGHS card/ token card. 
2. Valid prescription for six months counter signed by HOD of Specialty of Govt. Hospital. 
3. Proof of station leaving like ticket, Visa etc.
 
What are the papers to be submitted for any investigation by an empanelled diagnostic centre? 
Original or self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist 
Copy of CGHS Card of the npatient and main card holder (head of  family). 
 
Which are the categories eligible for cashless treatment ? 
Hospitals shall provide credit facility to the following categories of CGHS beneficiaries (including dependant family members, whose names are entered on CGHS Card): 
• Members of Parliament; 
• Pensioners of Central Government drawing pension from central estimates;
• former Vice-presidents, Former Governors and former Prime Ministers; 
• Ex-Members of Parliament; 
• Freedom Fighters; 
• serving CGHS employees; 
• serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
(including attached / subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare); and
 
Is there any interactive mechanism at dispensary level? 
At the Wellness Centre ‘Local Advisory Committees’ are formed. CMO i/c holds a meeting with Local Advisory committee members to discuss local dispensary related issues. 
 
Are CGHS facilities free of cost? 
For serving employees residing in CGHS covered area obtaining CGHS card is compulsory 
Deduction from salary is made by the department, every month, depending upon their pay  w.e.f 1st June 2009 
Grad Pay Contribution
Upto Rs.1650 /- Rs. 50/- 
Rs.1800/-, Rs1900/- 
Rs.2000/- , Rs.2400/- 
Rs.2800/- Rs.125/- 
 Rs.4200/- Rs.225/- 
 Rs.4600/-,Rs.4800/- 
 Rs.5400/- Rs.6600/- Rs.325/- 
 Rs. 7600/- and above Rs. 500/- 
Pensioners who want to avail CGHS facilities can make contribution either on yearly basis or one time ( ten yrs ) contribution for whole life validity.
Payment can be made by Demand Draft in favour of “ P.A.O. CGHS Delhi” if in Delhi or “ Additional Director of the CGHS City “ 
Contribution in respect of Pensioners are calculated on the basis of grade pay they are entitled had they been in service , but for superannuation. 
 
What are the criteria for Entitlement of Treatment endorsed on CGHS Card like General ward / Semi-Pvt ward or Pvt. Ward in CGHS Empanelled Hospitals? 
Endorsement of entitlement for general/semi- private/private ward facility is done according to their basic pay / basic pension as under :

  • Upto Rs. 13,950/- per month - Entitlement : General Ward 
  • Rs. 13,960/- to 9,530/- per month -Entitlement: Semi-private Ward 
  • Rs. 19,540/- and above - per month - Entitlement : Private Ward 
I am a serving employee residing in a place close to a city covered under CGHS. Can I get CGHS card issued from the nearest CGHS city? 
There is no provision to avail CGHS facilities in respect of serving government employees residing in non-CGHS covered areas. They are covered under CS(MA) Rules 1944. 
 
I retired in 1998 from Central Govt. but, I never made a CGHS card. Can I get a card now? 
Pensioners can apply for CGHS card with relvant documents. However, the subscriptions as applicable at current rates shall have to be paid. 
 
My husband/wife is also employed under Central Government and is eligible for a separate CGHS Card. Is it necessary that separate cards are to be obtained? 
No. Spouse drawing higher pay shall make the card and other spouse is eligible to avail CGHS benefits as member. 
 
I have retired from Delhi. Now I want to settle at city where no CGHS facility is available . How to cover my family for medical care? 
Pensioners are eligible for CGHS facilities and can obtain CGHS card from the nearest CGHS covered city. 

My husband / wife retired in 2002. He /she was paying CGHS subscription every year. After his death can I get Card on my name. Do have I to pay extra. Shall I get Life Time Valid card?
Yes, the ownership of card can be transferred in the name of spouse on submission of required documents. Addl. Director of concerned city shall transfer the ownership of Card in the computer Data base and same CGHS plastic cards with same Beneficiary ID can be used. 
No extra payment to be made, in case of life time cards. 
However in other cases one has to pay 10 years subscription for life time card 
For example, if the spouse had contributed for seven years before he expired , balance payment for the remaining three years is to be paid for a life time card. 
Documents required : 
i) Application in prescribed format 
ii) Proof of Family Pension with its break up from Bank 
iii) Prescribed contribution if, card is not for life time 
 
How to transfer CGHS card from one WC to other in the same city? 
If there is any change in residential address, CMO i/c may be approached with proof of residence for transferring the data from one Wellness Centre to another in the same city. 

CMO i/c of the new Wellness Centre will accept the data of transferred card. 

In respect of serving employees the request is to be forwarded by his/her office / department. 
 
I am CGHS beneficiary at Kanpur. Visiting Mumbai for 6 months. Can I get CGHS facilities at Mumbai .Can same card of Kanpur continue or a separate card to be made. From where to get permission for the same? 
Subsequent to computerization no separate permission is required and CGHS card is valid for availing facilities from any CGHS Wellness Centre in India. For any assistance , Addl. Director of the city may be contacted. 
 
Who is competent to delete name of sons who have crossed age of 25 years? 
CMO i/c of Wellness Centre is competent to delete the name of son aged 25 yrs and above. Computer system does not allow sons aged 25 and above to avail medical facilities. 
 
After retirement in 2007 I got a Life time Pensioner CGHS card made in Delhi. Now I am shifting to Dehradoon. Can I use the same card. Do I pay again? 
Pensioners shifting from one CGHS covered city to another, will have to apply to the Addl. Director of concerned city for transfer of card. The card shall be transferred online and a receipt will be issued to the beneficiary , on the basis of which , Addl. Director of new city ( say Dehradun) shall receive the data. Same Plastic cards and same Ben ID will be valid. No contribution is required to be paid in respect of pensioner benfciries holding life time cards. 
 
I live in Gurgaon but my office is in Saket. Can I avail facilities from both the places because it is convenient for me. 
Yes. Subsequent to computerization CGHS facilities can be availed from any Wellness Centre in India. 
 
Is there any age limit for sons / daughters as dependant in CGHS Card ? 
Son is eligible till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years or gets married whichever is earlier. 
However, in case the son is suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) he is eligible for CGHS benefits even after 25yrs . 
Disability means blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation, mental illness. A disability certificate from Medical Board is required. 
Daughter is eligible till she starts earning, or gets married, whichever is earlier (irrespective of age)
 
Are step-children allowed CGHS facilities? 
Yes. If they are dependent on card holder: other conditions as in case of dependant sons and daughters. 
 
Can dependent in-laws be included under family members for CGHS facilities? 
A lady Government servant will be given a choice to include either her parents or parents –in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under CGHS subject to the condition of dependence and residence , etc., being satisfied. 
 
Me and my wife are both central Govt. employees and have dependant brothers / sisters and parents. Can we make separate cards and include family members? 
Yes. Your wife can have her parents as dependant in her card.

Can drugs like antibiotics, if not available in WC, be made available urgently from local Chemist? 
Yes, beneficiary can collect drugs from the chemist counter on the chemist on the basis of authority form issued by WC 
 
How to get a drug if same is not available in WC & also not supplied by Chemist(ALC)? 
Beneficiary, after authorization by CMO i/c can purchase such drugs from open market & claim reimbursement from ALC. 
 
What should beneficiary do, if he/ she notice some deterioration in the quality of drugs? 
He /she should return the medicine to WC & get replacement. Samples can be sent for testing through CMOI/C. 
 
My father is a cancer patient and after operation is bed ridden. Doctors have advised Protein powder. Can I get from CGHS? 
Dietary supplements are not permissible under CGHS.
 
I am a CGHS Pensioner.My wife was admitted in pvt hospital in emergency state. How to get reimbursement of money spent on her treatment? 
Apply to CMO I/c of WC with : 
MRC forms duly filled in as per Check list 
Copy of Discharge summary 
Hospital bills with break-up 
Receipts in original 
Copy of the valid CGHS Card 
Copies of other documents issued by hospital 
MRC forms are available with CMO I/c and can also be downloaded from CGHS Website http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
Serving employee in similar cases shall submit the medical claim to his department. 
 
My original papers having bills, Receipts of hospital treatment are lost. Can I claim on duplicate papers? Yes.With affidavits on Stamp paper.Details of Draft for Affidavit may be seen in the instructions sheet appended to Medical Claim Form available at http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp and CMO i/c. 
 
My husband/wife was a CGHS card holder. He/She was sick and died while in hospital. How do I get MRC? 
Apply to CMO I/c of WC with : 
MRC forms duly filled in as per Check list 
Copy of Death summary 
Hospital bills with break-up 
Vouchers in original 
Copy of the valid CGHS Card 
Death Certificate 
Affidavit on Stamp paper of yourself being Legal Heir and NOC from other legal heirs in favour of claimant 
Copies of other documents issued by hospital 
Draft for affidavit may be seen in the instructions sheet appended to the Medical Claim Form available at CGHS Web site at http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
 
I retired in Dec 2011. Due to certain reasons I had to go to my native place in Uttranchal and could not make pensioner’s CGHS card. In May 2012 I came to Delhi and had Heart attack. In emergency I was treated in pvt hospital .I got CGHS Card made after discharge but I have been refused reimbursement of the expenditure incurred.? 
After retirement three months grace period is given to get CGHS card made. 

(i) The treatment taken and expenditure incurred thereon within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable subject to the condition that the beneficiary has either obtained or applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription within one month of expiry of the grace period of three months. 

(ii) The expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable unless the beneficiary has obtained a valid CGHS card or has applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription prior to taking such treatment. 

I went to Hyderabad to visit my son and had fracture of leg bone. I received treatment from a pvt hospital. Shall I get full reimbursement? 
Reimbursement for treatment taken in a private hospital under medical emergency shall be considered as per CGHS rates only. 
 
Is treatment for IVF reimbursable? 
IVF treatment is approved under CGHS. The details may be seen as per Office Memorandum Z.15025/5/2011/CGHS III/CGHS(P) dated 22.11.2011 , which can be downloaded from CGHS Website at http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
 
Are ambulance charges reimbursable? 
Yes. Ambulance charges are reimbursable within the city , if there is a 
certificate from treating doctor that conveyance by any other mode would 
definitely endanger patient’s life or would grossly aggravate his/her 
condition. 
 
I have a Mediclaim Insurance Policy. Due to emergency received treatment in a pvt hospital. Some amount was paid by Insurance Co. can I get balance from CGHS?
Yes.First Bills are submitted to Insurance Company.Duplicate bills with certificate from Insurance Company may be claimed from CGHS by Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries.CGHS shall consider reimbursement at CGHS rates or actual whichever may be less. However, the total reimbursement from both sources should not exceed actual expenditure. 
Serving employees shall submit claim to department for reimbursement. 
 
I submitted MRC for Rs. 1 Lac 20 thousand but I was reimbursed only Rs. 45,800/-. Why total amount was not reimbursed? 
Expenditure for treatment in private hospitals is considered only if the treatment was taken under emergency at CGHS approved rates. 
In emergency who are all entitled to get treatment at Pvt Empanelled Hospital Any beneficiary holding a Valid CGHS card. 
 
I want to get my Cataract Surgery done at Pvt empanelled hospital ? 
How can I get it done 
Beneficiaries are required to obtain advice from a Govt. Specialist / CMO i/c for Cataract surgery. Pensioners can apply to CMO I/c of WC for permission to obtain the treatment at one of the empanelled hospitals of his /her choice. 
Serving employees to apply to his / her Department / office. 
 
Is it necessary that the Govt specialist should write ‘referred to CGHS empanelled Hospital’ for obtaining permission?
Advice of Government specialist is required only for the specific treatment procedure / investigation to be undertaken. There is no need to specifically refer to any empanelled hospital/ diagnostic lab. It is the choice of beneficiary to under treatment / investigations at any of the empanelled hospitals / diagnostic laboratories after obtaining permission from competent authority. 
 
CMO Incharge does not refer me to Pvt. Hospitals on my request? 
As per CGHS guidelines there is no provision for OPD referrals to private empanelled hospitals except in satellite towns of NCR
 
I am an accredited journalist with CGHS Card Can I seek treatment in Pvt. empanelled Hospitals in emergency and get credit facility? 
No. Journalists are entitled only for OPD treatment from dispensaries and treatment from Dr.RML Hospital. Journalists are not entitled for reimbursement for treatment from empanelled hospitals. 
 
I am a serving employee of an autonomous body ,holding CGHS card. who will give me permission for treatment on the recommendation of Govt. specialist? 
Permission for treatment at empanelled hospitals / diagnostic labs shall be granted by the office of the organization where the employee is serving. 
 
Is Penfill Injection provided under CGHS 
Insulin pen is not supplied under CGHS. But, Insulin Pen Cartridges are supplied under CGHS. 
 
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
[http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File587.pdf]

Policy on fixing an upper limit of the number of years for which officers can work in the personal staff of the Union Minister in their entire careers

Most Immediate

No.31/4/2013-EO(MM-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
 

New Delhi, dated 02.04.2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Subject: Policy on fixing an upper limit of the number of years for which officers can work in the personal staff of the Union Minister in their entire careers.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had laid down a policy -wherein a ceiling of 10 years in the entire career and a sub-limit of 05 years as PS/OSD within the ceiling of 10 years had been fixed beyond which no person was to be permitted to be appointed in the personal staff of Ministers. This was conveyed in DoP&T’s OM No.31/65/2009-EO(MM-I) dated 04.03.2010 and OM No.31/11/2010-EO(MM-I) dated 13.05.2010. This was reiterated vide Cabinet Secretary’s D.O. No.2/3/2010-EO(MM-I) dated 19.1 1.2012.


2. In this regard, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has decided that till the completion of the next General Elections, these instructions may not be made applicable in respect of officers who are at present serving in any capacity in the personal staff of Ministers and are proposed to be retained beyond-the laid down tenure limit.


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(Dr.Amarpreet Duggal)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/31_4_2013-EO-MM-1.pdf]

Ad-hoc Appointment / Promotion — Review of – Regarding


No.28036/1/2012-Estt(D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINIING

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 3rd April, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Ad-hoc Appointment / Promotion — Review of – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per the extant policy of the Government, all posts are to be filled in accordance with provisions of the applicable Recruitment Rules/Service Rules. As explained in this Department’s O.M. No.28036/8/87-Estt.(D) dated 30.03.1988 read with O.M. No.28036/1/2001-Estt.(D) dated 23.07.2001, promotions/ appointments on ad- hoc basis are to be resorted to only in exceptional circumstances mentioned therein, to a post which cannot be kept vacant in consideration of its functional/operational requirement. In spite of these express provisions, it has come to the notice of this Department that the Ministries/Departments are resorting to ad-hoc arrangements in total disregard to the statutory provisions/instructions on the subject as well as proper manpower management and career advancement of the employees.

2. This Department has been impressing upon all the Ministries/ Departments from time to time to take adequate steps in advance so as to achieve the desired objective of timely convening of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings and preparing the approved select panels for regular appointments/promotions within the prescribed time limits. However, at many a time, due to non-adherence to the prescribed norms and procedures by the Ministries/Departments, the approved select panel is not ready in time and ad-hoc arrangements are resorted to. Some Ministries/Departments have taken non-acceptance of their incomplete proposals for DPCs, by the UPSC, as the reason for resorting to ad-hoc appointments. In this regard, as already emphasized in this Department’s
O.M. No.22011/3/2011-Estt.(D) dated 24.03.2011, it is reiterated that the responsibility of sending the DPC proposals, complete in all respect, to the UPSC, lies entirely on the administrative Ministries/ Departments concerned.

3. Other reasons for resorting to ad-hoc arrangements are absence/revision of Recruitment Rules, disputed Seniority Lists etc. With regard to tackling the problem of absence of RRs, it may be pointed out that the OM No. AB 14017/79/2006-Estt. (RR) dated 6th September, 2007 provides that where no Recruitment Rules exist or where the existing Recruitment Rules are repealed as per the prescribed procedure, the option of approaching the UPSC for one time method would be available. These instructions further provide that it will not be feasible or advisable for the UPSC to suggest one time method of recruitment in cases where Recruitment Rules exist even if they are perceived as unworkable. In such situations, the administrative Ministries/Departments will have to process necessary amendments required in the Recruitment Rules and, thereafter, initiate the recruitment process.

4. Ad-hoc appointments/promotions should be made only in rare cases and for exigencies of work, where the post cannot be kept vacant until regular candidate becomes available. Persons appointed on ad-hoc basis to a grade are to be replaced by persons approved for regular appointment by direct recruitment, promotion or deputation, as the case may be, at the earliest opportunity. As already provided in this Department’s O.M. No.28036/1/2001- Estt.(D) dated 23.07.2001, no appointment shall be made on ad-hoc basis by direct recruitment from open market. Where the vacant post cannot be kept vacant for functional considerations, efforts are required to be made to entrust the additional charge of the post to a serving officer under provisions of FR-49, failing which only appointment by ad-hoc promotion/ad-hoc deputation is to be considered in terms of provisions of this Department’s O.M. No.28036/8/87-Estt.(D) dated 30.03.1988.

5. As already provided in this Department’s O.M. No.22011/3/75-Estt.(D) dated 29th October, 1975, and reiterated in O.M. No.28036/8/87-Estt.(D) dated 30.03.1988 and O.M. No.28036/1/2001-Estt.(D) dated 23.07.2001, an ad-hoc appointment does not bestow on the person a claim for regular appointment and the service rendered on ad-hoc basis in the grade concerned also does not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade and for eligibility for promotion to the next higher grade. As per existing provisions, these facts are to be clearly spelt out in the orders of the ad-hoc promotions/ ad-hoc appointments. Therefore, such ad-hoc arrangements are neither in the interest of the individuals nor the organizations concerned. It is, thus, not appropriate to resort to ad-hoc arrangements in a routine manner.

6. As per existing instructions vide O.M. No.28036/8/87-Estt.(D) dated 30.03.1988 and O.M. No.28036/1/2001-Estt.(D) dated 23.07.2001, the total period for which the appointment/ promotion may be made, on an ad-hoc basis, keeping in view the exceptionalities anticipated in these OMs, by the respective Ministries/ Departments, is limited to one year only. These instructions further provide that in case of compulsions for extending any ad- hoc appointment/promotion beyond one year, the approval of the Department of Personnel and Training is to be sought at least two months in advance before the expiry of the one year period. Also, if the approval of the Department of Personnel & Training to the continuance of the ad-hoc arrangement beyond one year is not received before the expiry of the one year period, the ad-hoc appointment/promotion shall automatically cease on the expiry of the one year term. Notwithstanding these provisions, instances have come to notice of this Department where Ministries/ Departments have continued ad-hoc arrangements beyond one year without express approval of this Department, and later on, approached this Department to seek ex-post facto approval for continuation of such arrangements. It is reiterated that continuation of any ad-hoc arrangement beyond one year and release of pay and allowances for the same, without express approval of this Department is not in order.

7. This Department vide O.M. No.39036/02/2007- Estt.(B) dated 14.11.2008, has requested all the Ministries/ Departments to comply with the regulation-4 of the UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958, which provide that if a temporary or officiating arrangement made by ad-hoc appointment to a post falling within the purview of UPSC is likely to continue for a period of more than one year from the date of appointment, the Commission shall immediately be consulted in regard to filling up of the post. For this purpose, the Ministries/Departments are required to furnish monthly and six-monthly returns to the Commission showing all such Group ‘A’ and S’
Gazetted appointments and promotions made without reference to the Commission, as emphasized in this Department’s OM No. 39021/1/94-Estt.(B) dated 22.07.1994. These instructions are again reiterated and all the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that requisite returns are furnished to the Union Public Service Commission as per the time schedule prescribed so as to effectively monitor the ad-hoc appointments being resorted to by various Ministries/Departments without consulting the UPSC.

8. All the administrative Ministries/Departments are requested to review the ad-hoc appointments/promotions made by them, from time to time, and at least once a year, on the basis of the guidelines and instructions in force, so as to bring down the instances of such ad-hoc manpower arrangements to the barest minimum, in respect of both Secretariat as well as non-Secretariat offices under them.

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(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/28036_1_2012_Estt_D.pdf]

Model Recruitment Rules for the various categories of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts in the Library Discipline.

No. AB-14017/54/2005-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi

Dated the 28th March, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Model Recruitment Rules for the various categories of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts in the Library Discipline.

The Model RRs for the various categories of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts in the Library Discipline issued in this Department OM No. AB-14017/43/1991-Estt.(RR) dated 22.2.1993 have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations on revision of pay scales, instructions issued by this Department, etc. Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. Ministries / Departments may review the existing rules and notify the revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous / statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs is also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

3. Hindi version will follow,

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(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_54_2005-Estt.RR-28032013.pdf]

Cabinet may approve DA (Dearness Allowance) this week

Cabinet may approve DA (Dearness Allowance) this week

 Generally the announcement of DA comes in the month of every year but this year it did not happened as expected. The government employees were eagerly awaiting for the announcement. As everyone knows that it will be from the month of January 2012 onwards. This situation has raised due to the finance minister’s trip to the japan as information’s received from some media. we can expect the decision of the government as soon as the arrives from there. But surely the announcement of DA will come out in one or two days . Normally ,the DA arrears will be disbursed for January & February and DA For March is included in the monthly salary but as of now, the situation may change.

Source:  http://www.centralgovernmentnews.com/cabinet-may-approve-da-dearness-allowance-this-week/

Grant of Mess Allowance to the employees of Police, Jail and Home Guard Department.

Grant of Mess Allowance to the employees of Police, Jail and Home Guard Department.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

ORDER
No.F.6(2)FD/(Rules)/2010
Jaipur, dated: 28th March 2013

Subject: Grant of Mess Allowance to the employees of Police, Jail and Home Guard Department.

   The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Mess Allowance admissible to the employees of Police, Jail and Home Guard Departments as per Finance Department Order of even number dated 10.05.2012 is revised from "1050/- per month to 1500/- per month"
   The Governor is further pleased to order that the Mess Allowance at the above revised rate shall also be admissible to all Constable Drivers of Home Guard and Civil Defence Department including Constable Drivers of Fire Brigade Service.

   The Governor is further pleased to order that the Mess Allowance at the rate of  ` 1750/- per month shall be admissible to Assistant Sub Inspector, Sub Inspector and Inspector of Police, Chief Head Warder Jail, Assistant Jailor, Deputy Jailor, Jailor and Instructor Grade II.

   The grant of Mess Allowance shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in the Finance Department Notification No.F.12(8)FD/(Gr.2)/82 dated 24.08.1984 as amended vide FD Notification No.F.6(2)FD/(Rules)/2010 dated 22.07.2010.

   This order shall take effect from 01.04.2013.

  By order the Governor,

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( Akhil Arora)
Secretary to the Govemment,
Finance (Budget)
Source: http://finance.rajasthan.gov.in/RULES/F6(2)2010-28.03.2013.pdf

Modifications in Civil Services Examination, 2013

Modifications in Civil Services Examination, 2013

Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

03-April-2013

The Government has approved the following modifications in the Civil Services Examination, 2013 notified on 5.3.2013:


1.    A candidate is allowed to use any one regional language from the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India or English as the medium of writing the examination.

2.    Conditionality of a minimum of 25 candidates in that medium and the requirement to have that language as the medium of examination at graduation level has been dropped.

3.    Furthermore, a candidate is allowed to take up literature as his/her optional subject (to be chosen from a list of 23 literature subjects – 22 of the 8th Schedule languages and English) without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that language’s literature.

4.    The English component (of 100 marks) from the Essay Paper has been dropped and 2 qualifying papers of 300 marks each in any Modern Indian Language(MIL) and in English have been restored. The Essay Paper is now of 250 marks to be written in the medium/language of candidate’s choice.

Now, the Civil Services Main Examination 2013 will be as under:

a.    The candidates may write the examination in any one medium/language chosen from the languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India or English;

b.    Paper I and II will be of qualifying nature only– one in any MIL and another in English – of 300 marks each;

c.    Paper III will be the compulsory Essay Paper, with no English Comprehension test, to be written in the medium of candidate’s choice. The English component shall be dropped. Now this paper shall be of 250 marks.

d.    There will be 4 compulsory papers of General Studies of 250 marks each, namely, Paper-IV (Indian Heritage & Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society), Paper-V (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations), Paper-VI (Technology, Economic Development, Bio Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) and Paper-VII (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).

e.    Paper VIII and IX: Candidates will have to take one optional subject with 2 papers of 250 marks each. This optional subject can be selected from a list of 25 core subjects and 23 literatures (literature of 22 languages in 8th Schedule of The Constitution of India and English).

f.    The personality test/interview will be of 275 marks.

Source: Pib

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