Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dental Clinics in CGHS Dispensaries

Dental Clinics in CGHS Dispensaries

The dental services in CGHS Delhi have been outsourced in 13 Wellness Centres (5 under Central Zone and 8 under South Zone) for 22 dental procedures. The location wise details are at Annexure-A.

The details of payment made to the service provider in respect of these clinics from the starting of the services till July, 2013 are at Annexure-B.

No specific complaint has been reported about such irregularities committed by the dental clinics in connivance of some officers. However deficiency in services has been reported from the beneficiaries. An Inspection Committee has been constituted for regular inspection of the dental units to ensure proper delivery of services as per the terms and conditions of the agreement.
ANNEXURE –A
Details of CGHS Wellness Centers where the Dental Care Services have been outsourced
Central Zone : New Delhi
S. No.Wellness Centres NameAddress
1.Dr. Z.H. Road (D44)CGHS Dispensary Building, Dr. Z.H. Road, New Delhi.
2.Chitra Gupta Road (D51)CGHS Dispensary Building, Near Aram Bagh, New Delhi.
3.Aliganj, Lodhi Road -I (D9)CGHS Dispensary Building, Near Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
4.Kali Bari (D 76)CGHS Dispensary Building, Kali Bari Marg, DIZ Area, New Delhi.
5.CGHS Dispensary ChanakyapuriCGHS Dispensary Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

South Zone: New Delhi
S. No.Wellness Centres NameAddress
1.Sadiq Nagar (D63)CGHS Dispensary Building , Behind Siri Fort Road, Near G.K.-I, New Delhi.
2.SriniwasPuriCGHS Dispensary Building, Sriniwaspuri, New Delhi
3.PushpVihar (D78)A-B/125, 126, 127 – Sector –IV, PushpVihar, New Delhi.
4.R.K. Puram-V (57)CGHS Dispensary Building, Sector-XII, R.K. Puram.
5.Moti Bagh (D 16)CGHS Dispensary Building near Begum Zaidi Market, Moti Bagh, New Delhi.
6.Kidwai Nagar (D 12)CGHS Dispensary Building, 61-63, Kidwai Nagar.
7.Kalkaji. I (D42)CGHS Maternity Centre & Dispensary, Kalkaji.
8.Faridabad (D70)CGHS Dispensary Building, NH-4, Faridabad.

ANNEXURE –B
Details of Expenditure of Outsourced Dental Units in CGHS Delhi
(Figures in Rs)
S. No.MonthCentral ZoneSouth ZoneTotal
1.Oct-11448956-448956
2.Nov-11497881-497881
3.Dec-114043711--
4.Jan-12---
5.Feb-12---
6.Mar-12176163-176163
7.Apr-12117914225864243765566
8.May-1213006909-13006909
9.Jun-12130370552908706594575
10.Jul-1248477019285302413300
11.Aug-123552947744326910996216
12.Sep-1226639519411973605148
13.Oct-122425373-2425373
14.Nov-123272900-3272900
15.Dec-122359883-2359883
16.Jan-13174047920751113815590
17.Feb-1329846124906502789111
18.Mar-1365191381436177120880909
19.Apr-13258286025864245169284
20.May-13557993332510848831017
21.Jun-1326288541282363415452488
22.Jul-134296128742015411716282

This information was given by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

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FAQ by DoPT of Recruitment Rules – Deputation, Qualifying Service, Promotions, Absorption etc.

 FAQ by DoPT of Recruitment Rules – Deputation, Qualifying Service, Promotions, Absorption etc.


No. AB.14017/13/2013-Estt. (RR) (1349)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

FAQs on Recruitment Rules

1. What are Recruitment Rules?
2. What are Service Rules?
3. Whether Recruitment Rules are applicable retrospectively?
4. Why are Recruitment Rules framed?
5. Why are Recruitment Rules amended?
6. How Recruitment Rules are framed/ amended?
7. Why and how are Recruitment Rules relaxed?
8. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules?
9. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?
10. Who is competent authority to relax the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?
11. What is the format/ procedure to send the proposal for consultation with Department of Personnel & Training for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules?
12. What are model Recruitment Rules?
13. What is procedure for consultation with Union Public Service Commission?
14. What is initial constitution clause in Recruitment Rules?
15. Whether reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions for special categories of persons are applicable in Recruitment Rules .
16. What is the schedule in Recruitment Rules?
17. What is notification part of Recruitment Rules?
18. What are the upper age limits prescribed for Direct Recruitment?
19. What are relaxations available for upper age limit in direct Recruitment Rules?
20. How to calculate crucial date for age limit?
21. How is the educational and other qualification required for direct recruit fixed?
22. Whether the educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits are applicable to promotees?
23. Whether any age limit prescribed for promotion?
24. When probation for appointment to a post/service in Central Government is prescribed? What is the duration of probation?
25. What are the methods of recruitments?
26. How is the method of recruitment or percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods of recruitment decided?
27. What is promotion?
28. What is Direct Recruitment?
29. What is Deputation?
30. What is short term contract?
31. Whether absorption and Deputation are synonymous? What is absorption?
32. What is composite method of recruitment?
33. How is field of deputation decided?
34. How is the period of qualifying service for promotion decided?
35. What is the maximum age limit for Deputation?
36. What is the crucial date for determination of eligibility of absorption) deputation?
37. How is Departmental Committee formed?
38. What are the circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted for recruitment?
39. Whether recruitment to a post can be made in absence of recruitment rules of a post?
40. What are the limits for notification of Recruitment Rules?
41. What needs to be done in case where posts are transferred to some other Ministries/ Departments?




1. What are Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Recruitment Rules are rules notified under proviso to Article 309 or any specific statutes for post(s) prescribing inter alia the method of Recruitment and eligibility for such recruitment. It contains notification part having substantive rules and schedule part (as per prescribed Annexure-I). Recruitment Rules are subordinate legislation and so, they are statutory in nature.

2. What are Service Rules?
Ans. Service Rules are Recruitment Rules for any of the Organized Central Services covering many aspects including constitution of the Service, seniority, probation and other conditions of service.


3. Whether Recruitment Rules are applicable retrospectively?

Ans. The legal position is that the posts are to be filled up as per the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules in force at the time of occurrence of vacancies unless the Recruitment Rules are amended retrospectively. The practice has however been to give effect to the Recruitment Rules prospectively.


4. Why are Recruitment Rules framed?

Ans. As soon as decision is taken to create a new post/ service to upgrade any post or re-structure any service, the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules are framed. Any post is filled up as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules.
5. Why are Recruitment Rules amended?

Ans. Revision in the Recruitment Rules is made by way of amendment to incorporate changes due to implementation of Central Pay Commission Report, modification of orders/ instructions on the subject, creation/ abolition of posts etc. during the intervening period.


6. How Recruitment Rules are framed/ amended?

Ans. Recruitment Rules for Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ posts/ service are framed/amended by the administrative Ministry/Department in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law (Legislative Department) and approval of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department to be obtained.

7. Why and how are Recruitment Rules relaxed?

Ans. The power to relax clause in the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules provides the authority to relax the rules in respect of class or category of person. The administrative Ministry/ Department may resort to relaxation of the rules consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and Union Public Service Commission.

8. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules?

Ans. All Recruitment Rules including their amendments should be approved at the level of Minister-in-charge, unless the Minister has by general or special order delegated such approval at a lower level(s).

9. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. Administrative Ministries/ Departments are empowered to frame/ amend the Recruitment Rules in respect of Group 'C' posts keeping in view the guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules issued by this Department on various aspects. In case of deviation from existing guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules, the concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training is to be obtained.

10. Who is competent authority to relax the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. The Ministries/ Departments are competent to relax the Recruitment Rules for Group 'C' posts. The provisions governing upper age limit or qualifications for direct recruitment should not however be relaxed without prior concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training.

11. What is the format/ procedure to send the proposal for consultation with Department of Personnel & Training for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Proposal for framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules fs r Group 'A' & Group 'B' posts (except Service Rules) is sent to Department f Personnel & Training, first, on-line under Recruitment Rules Framing Amendment and Monitoring System (RRFAMS) of the on-line services of Department of Personnel & Training. After approval of on-line Recruitment Rules in Department of Personnel & Training, the proposal is referred by the Administrative Ministry/ Department in a file with a self-contained note accompanied inter alia the following: -
(i) Check-list for sending proposal to Department of Personnel & Training.
(ii) Copy of the report of freezed on-line Recruitment Rules.
(iii) Draft Recruitment Rules including notification and Schedule 1 (for posts other than those in the Organized Services) in the proforma in Annexure I.
(iv) Supporting particulars in Annexure II (for framing of Recruitment Rules)/ Annexure-III (for amendment of Recruitment Rules), as prescribed in Department of Personnel & Training OM No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010.
(v) Recruitment Rules for the feeder posts(s) and the higher post, if any.
(vi) Present sanctioned strength of the post for which rules are being framed/ amended as also of the lower and higher posts.

12. What are model Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Model Recruitment Rules for a number of common categories of posts have been framed in consultation with Union Public Service Commission, wherever required. While framing/ amending Recruitment Rules for such posts, the model rules should be adhered to.

13. What is procedure for consultation with Union Public Service Commission?

Ans. After obtaining the concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training, the Administrative Ministry / Department should refer the draft Recruitment Rules for posts/ services which are within the purview of the Union Public Service Commission in a self-contained letter to the Commission, along with the information in the prescribed proforma (Check list, Annexure II/ Annexure-III etc.). It should be stated in the letter to the Commission whether the clearance of the Department of Personnel & Training (and also the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare were required) ha been obtained in respect of the proposals in question.

14. What is initial constitution clause in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. In cases where a new service is formed and the Recruitment Rules are framed for the first time and that there are officers already holding different categories of posts proposed to be included in the service on regular / long term basis, a suitable 'Initial Constitution' Clause may be inserted in the Notification so as to count the regular service rendered by such officers before the date of notification of the Rules.

15. Whether reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions for special categories of persons are applicable in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. These concessions in recruitments are made applicable by inserting the following 'Saving Clause' in the covering notification of the Recruitment Rules:-
"Nothing in those rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons, in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard".
16. What is the schedule in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The schedule of Recruitment Rules of post(s) is a 13 columns table as per prescribed Annexure-I (vide OM No. AB-14017/48/20l0-Esft. (RR) dated 3 1.12.2010) containing details of the post(s) along with method of recruitment and eligibility criteria. The prescribed schedule is used for post(s) which are not covered by any organized service.

17. What is notification part of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Notification of Recruitment Rules contains the substantive rules which include the provisions related to title, date of commencement, enabling provision for applicability of schedule, disqualification clause, power to relax clause, saving clause and any other rule specific to a post viz, initial constitution clause, liability for all-India Service etc.

18. What are the upper age limits prescribed for Direct Recruitment?

Ans. The upper age limits for different posts depend upon the nature of duties, educational qualifications and experience requirements as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB- 14017/48/201 0-Estt (RR) dated 31 .1 2.2010 (Para 3.7.4.1 & 3.7.4.2).

19. What are relaxations available for upper age limit in direct Recruitment Rules?

Ans. A provision is prescribed in the recruitment rules for relaxation of the upper age-limit for departmental candidates up to 40 years for appointment by direct recruitment to Groups C posts and for Government servants up to 5 years for direct recruitment to Groups A and B posts:

20. How to calculate crucial date for age limit?

Ans. In the case of recruitment through the Union Public Service Commission and the Staff Selection Commission, the crucial date for determining the age- limit shall be as advertised by the UPSC / SSC. In the case of other recruitment, the crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam etc.).

21. How is the educational and other qualification required for direct recruit fixed?

Ans. The minimum educational qualifications and experience required for direct recruitment may be indicated as precisely as possible and if necessary, into two parts, viz., “Essential Qualifications” and “Desirable Qualifications” taking into account the pay band! grade pay and the nature of duties, and the provisions in the approved Recruitment Rules for similar higher and lower posts in the same hierarchy.

22. Whether the educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits are applicable to promotees?

Ans. The educational qualifications are not generally insisted upon in the case of promotion to posts of non-technical nature; but for scientific and technical posts, these should be insisted upon, in the interest of administrative efficiency, at least in the case of senior Group A posts in the Pay Band-3 Grade Pay Rs. 6600 and above. Sometimes the qualifications for junior Group A posts and Group B posts may not be insisted upon in full but only the basic qualification in the discipline may be insisted upon.

23. Whether any age limit prescribed for promotion?

Ans. Unless there are any specific grounds, the age limit prescribed for direct recruits are not insisted upon in the case of promotees.

24. When probation for appointment to a post/service in Central Government is prescribed? What is the duration of probation?

Ans. The probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group B to Group A or officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. There will be no probation for promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g. from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘C’ and for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption. The period of probation is as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 3 1.12.2010 (Para 3.10.1 & 3.10.2).

25. What are the methods of recruitments?

Ans. The different methods of recruitment are:
(a) Promotion
(b) Direct Recruitment
(c) Deputation
(d) Absorption
(e) Re-employment
(f) Short-term contract

26. How is the method of recruitment or percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods of recruitment decided?

Ans. The percentage of vacancies to be filled by each method that may be prescribed for a particular post or Service depend on a judicious blending of several considerations, e.g.,
(i) the nature of duties, qualifications and experience required;
(ii) the availability of suitable personnel possessing, the requisite qualifications and experience within a cadre. .
(iii) The need for ensuring that suitable incentives exist for the maintenance of an adequate standard of efficiency in the cadre;
(iv) Consideration of the question whether, having regard to the role to be performed by a specified cadre or Service, it is necessary to provide for direct intake of officers at an appropriate level with a view to injecting fresh knowledge and experience that may not be normally available in a particular Service or Department etc.
(v) The proper mix of the six methods of recruitment i.e. (a) promotion (b) direct recruitment (c) deputation (d) absorption (e) re-employment (I) short-term contract (mentioned at (a) to (f) above).

27. What is promotion?

Ans. Promotion is method of recruitment from feeder grade post(s) to higher post in the hierarchy as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules. If promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, it is also necessary to lay down the number of years of qualif5ring service before the persons in the field become eligible for promotion. Only regular, and not ad hoc, period of service is taken into account for purposes of computing this service.

28. What is Direct Recruitment?

Ans. Direct recruitment is the recruitment which is open to all candidates, eligible as per the provisions regarding age, educational qualification! experience etc. as prescribed in Recruitment Rules.

29. What is Deputation?

Ans. Deputation is a method of recruitment where officers of Central Government Departments or State! UT Governments from outside are appointed to post(s) in Central Government for a limited period, by the end of which they will have to return to their parent cadres. In case of isolated post, it is desirable to keep the method of recruitment of deputation! short term contract as otherwise the incumbents of such posts, if directly recruited, will not have any avenue of promotion! career progression.

30. What is short term contract?

Ans. Short term contract is also a form of deputation where officers from non-
Government bodies e.g. universities, research institutions, public sector undertakings for teaching, research, scientific and technical post(s) can come to Central Government posts.

31. Whether absorption and Deputation are synonymous? What is absorption?

Ans. Absorption and deputation are not synonymous. There is a substantial difference between absorption and deputation. Under the provision absorption, the officer, who initially comes on deputation, may be permanently absorbed in the post! grade if recruitment rules prescribe for absorption as mode of recruitment. Such absorption can be effected only in the case of officers who are on deputation from the Central I State Government.

32. What is composite method of recruitment?

Ans. In cases where the field of promotion or feeder grade consists of only one post, the method of recruitment by “deputation (including short-term contract) / promotion” is prescribed so that the eligible departmental officer is considered along with outsiders. If the departmental candidate is selected for appointment to the post; it is to be treated as having been filled by promotion; otherwise, the post is to be filled by deputation I short-term contract for the prescribed period of deputation / short-term contract at the end of which the departmental officer will again be afforded an opportunity to be considered for appointment to the post.

33. How is field of deputation decided?

Ans. The field for “deputation! short-term contract! absorption should, as far as possible, consist of officers holding analogous posts on regular basis but may be widened to include officers working in the next lower grade also with the qualifying service on regular basis normally prescribed for promotion.

34. How is the period of qualifying service for promotion decided?

Ans. The qualifying service for promotion from one grade to another is necessary so that there is no premature promotion or undue jump in pay and also to ensure that the officer has sufficient opportunity to demonstrate his competence/potential for holding the higher post. The period of qualifying service varies from post to post depending upon the scale of pay and the experience, required for manning the higher post. Broadly, the following qualifying service to be followed is prescribed in this Department OM No. AB1 4017/48/2010-Estt (R.R) dated 31.12.2010 (para 3.12.2).

35. What is the maximum age limit for Deputation?

Ans. The maximum age limit for appointment on deputation (including short term contract) or absorption shall be not exceeding 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

36. What is the crucial date for determination of eligibility of absorption) deputation?

Ans. The guidelines for crucial date for determination of eligibility for absorption! deputation are as follows: -
(i) In the case of a vacancy already existing at the time of issue of the communication inviting nominations, the eligibility may be determined with reference to the last date prescribed for receipt of nominations in the Ministry/ Department! Organization responsible for making appointment to the post i.e. originating Ministry etc.
(ii) In the case where a vacancy is anticipated, the crucial date for determining eligibility should be the date on which the vacancy is expected to arise.

37. How is Departmental Committee formed?

Ans. When promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, the detailed composition of the Departmental Promotion Committee, with minimum 3 officers, may be indicated. In the case of promotion to Group ‘A’ posts, the Union Public Service Commission shall also be associated. The total strength of DPC including Chairman need not necessarily be an odd number, as the decision is to be taken as a joint one.

38. What are the circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted for recruitment?

Ans. 1.JPSC is required to consult in case of recruitment to all Central Civil Services and Central Civil Posts. Exemption from Consultation with Union Public Service Commission is governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 as amended from time to time and the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts (Consultation with Union Public Commission) Rules, 1999 as amended. Some of the circumstances in which the Union Public Service Commission are to be consulted in making recruitment to the posts are illustrated below: (i) Direct Recruitment,
(ii) Re-employment,
(iii) Absorption,
(iv) Composite method of recruitment (i.e. where the departmental candidate
is to be considered along with outsiders),
(v) In case of deputation — (a) if the field for consideration includes State Government Officers or Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ officers of the Central Government simultaneously and (b) if the field for consideration consists of not only Central/State Government officers but also officers from nonG overnment institutions
(vi) Any relaxation or amendment of the provisions of the Recruitment Rules.

39. Whether recruitment to a post can be made in absence of recruitment rules of a post?

Ans. If there are overriding compulsions for filling any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, then the Ministries! Department may make reference to Union Public Service Commission for determination of method of recruitment as a onetime measure for filling up of a post on regular basis.

40. What are the limits for notification of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The Recruitment Rules or amendment(s) thereto as finally approved by the Union Public Service Commission are required to be notified within a period of 10 weeks from the date of receipt of their advice letter. This time limit should be strictly adhered to.

41. What needs to be done in case where posts are transferred to some other Ministries/ Departments?

Ans. The Ministry/Departments concerned should mutually agree for transfer of the posts and the same should be concurred by Department of Expenditure. Thereafter, the existing RR needs to be de-notified in consultation of Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law. Suitable recruitment rules in the transferred Department may be framed? amended following due procedure.

Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB.14017_13_2013-Estt-RR.pdf]

JCM National Council Meeting: CONFEDERATION DEMANDS INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA OF THE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL

JCM National Council Meeting: CONFEDERATION DEMANDS INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA OF THE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL

 Agenda for next meeting of the JCM National Council has been finalized on 27.08.2013 in consultation with DOP&T Twelve demands raised by Confederation in the charter of demands are included. (including GDS employees demand) Next meeting of National Council JCM is expected by the end of October 2013.

The letter give by Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, JCM (NC) and the 12 demands included in the agenda are given below:
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Retirement age 65 – Retirement age of Lecturers of NCERT to 65 years

Retirement age 65 – Retirement age of Lecturers of NCERT to 65 years

The above question was asked in Parliament on 14th August and the concerned ministry has replied that "the retirement age for all the employees of the Kendriya Vidyalayas Sangathan (KVS) and the Navodaya Vidyalayas Samithi (NVS), including the teaching staff, is 60 years.

The age of retirement for the teaching faculty in the centrally funded Higher and Technical institutes was enhanced from 62 to 65 years vide an Order issued by Department of Higher Education in March, 2007.

These orders are applicable to the teachers, who are actually engaged in teaching classes/courses/programmes of study in such institutions. At present, no proposal to enhance the retirement age of lecturers of the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) to 65 years is under the consideration of this Ministry.

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2013/08/retirement-age-65-retirement-age-of-lecturers-of-ncert-to-65-years/

Issues against CGHS & Government initiatives to improve the services

Issues against CGHS & Government initiatives to improve the services

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is providing comprehensive healthcare facilities to the Central Government employees and pensioners and some other select categories of persons in 25 cities across the country. Government has taken a large number of initiatives over last few years to improve the functioning of CGHS which have yielded positive results. However, the Ministry has also been receiving suggestions, representations and complaints on various aspects of the functioning of this Scheme. The complaints reported from different States are generally of similar nature and can be broadly classified in the following categories:

1. The number of private hospitals on the panel of CGHS in some cities including Thiruvanathpuram, Kerala, is not adequate.

2. The number of CGHS dispensaries is not adequate.

3. Need to cover more cities under CGHS.

4. Shortage of doctors and staff in dispensaries.

5. Impolite and rude behavior of dispensary staff.

6. Delay in supply of indented medicines.

7. Overcharging and denial of credit facility by empanelled private hospitals.

8. Disruption in services due to break down in internet connectivity.

9. Delay in settlement of Medical Reimbursement Claims.

10. Delay in issue of plastic cards.

11. Non- supply of Ayurvedic medicines, etc.



Government has taken the following initiatives to improve the services of CGHS to its beneficiaries:

1. ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ has been revived in all CGHS locations to empanel more number of eligible private hospitals and diagnostic/ imaging centres. The process of empanelment has also been decentralised by delegating powers at the city level.

2. CGHS beneficiaries residing in non-CGHS areas have been allowed to avail follow up and inpatient medical treatment in hospitals recognised under CS (MA) Rules and ECHS.

3. Ministry has mooted a proposal for opening at least one dispensary in the capital of the States where CGHS is not in operation.

4. CGHS engages retired Government doctors on short term contract basis to address the shortage of doctors wherever required. The powers to engage retired doctors on contract basis have also been delegated at city level.

5. Instructions have been issued to the doctors and other staff to be polite and courteous in their behaviour towards the beneficiaries.

6. There is a provision to penalise the authorised local chemists for delay in supply of indented medicines.

7. Appropriate actions are taken against the defaulting hospitals for overcharging and denial of credit facility.

8. Instructions have been issued to provide consultation/treatment even in case of breakdown of internet connectivity. Instructions have also been issued to create standby arrangement to ensure uninterrupted services.

9. Continuous monitoring of MRCs are done at the level of Additional Directors to ensure timely settlement. Time limit of 45 days has been fixed for final settlement of MRCs.

10.  The requirement for referral /permission for diagnostic tests/investigations has been done away with.

11.  ‘SMS-Alert’ system has been introduced by CGHS for close contact with CGHS beneficiaries

12.  CGHS beneficiaries can avail medical consultation and medicines from any CGHS Wellness Centres across the country.

13.  Biometric System for recording attendance has been introduced in CGHS to ensure punctuality.


The above information was submitted by Min of Health & Family Welfare in reply of undermentioned Rajya Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO-242
ANSWERED ON-27.08.2013


  Inadequate facilities provided by CGHS

*242. DR. T.N. SEEMA:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has received any complaints about inadequate facilities, shortage of staff and delay in providing healthcare by the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in various States including Kerala;
(b) if so, the details of the complaints received, State-wise for the last three years and the current year; and
(c) the action taken by Government to redress these grievances, State-wise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

(a)to(c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 242 FOR 27TH AUGUST, 2013
 *** see above**

Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Age of Retirement of Employees of Sick CPSE

Age of Retirement of Employees of Sick CPSE

 Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

27-August-2013 18:11 IST

Age of Superannuation of Employees of Sick Central Public Sector Enterprises

The Government has said that the Department of Public Enterprises is not considering any proposal to enhance the age of superannuation of employees of all sick Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) from 58 to 60 years. However, Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) has been directed to undertake in-depth examination with regard to enhancement of age of superannuation from 58 to 60 years in respect of such CPSEs whose revival packages have been approved by the Government and which will continue to be in public sector after implementation of revival package, and thereafter make suitable recommendations to the concerned administrative Ministry for obtaining approval of competent authority. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, said that BRPSE has also been directed to ensure that the issue of the enhancement of age of superannuation from 58 to 60 years is adequately addressed while examining/recommending future proposals for revival of sick/loss making CPSEs and that the revival package has specific recommendation in this regard.


Shri Patel informed the House that BRPSE has not made any specific recommendation regarding enhancement of age of superannuation from 58 to 60 years in respect of employees of ITI Limited.

Source: PIB

Pensioners Portal Orders : All the Pensioners Associations under present SCOVA

Pensioners Portal Orders : All the Pensioners Associations under present SCOVA

 F. No. 42/6/2013-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3d Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Date:- 26 August, 2013

To,
All the Pensioners Associations under present SCOVA.

Subject: 23 meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) to be held on September, 2013 in New Delhi.

Intimation regarding VENUE and TIME.

Sir,
In continuation to this Department’s letter of even No. dated 26th July,2013 regarding holding of 23 meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP), the venue, date and time of the meeting is indicated below.

Venue : Committee Room  - A, Ground Floor, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi 110 011 (Near Nirman Bhawan)

Date : 20th September, 2013.

Time : 4.00 PM

3. Because of the consideration of space, only one representative may attend the above said meeting.

4. Only one outstation member will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA as per their last entitlement on retirement. Therefore, members are requested to bring copy of PPO for determining the entitlement of their TA/DA claims.

5. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Dy. Secretary (P)

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/SCOVA_260813.pdf]

CGDA Orders : Holiday to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2014.

Holidays for central government offices in 2014 : CGDA issued orders regarding the holiday to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2014.

Office of the CGDA
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 10

No. AN/III/3011/Vol-XXXII
Dated 22.08.2013
(Through CGDA Mail Server)
To
All PCsDA / PCA (Fys) PIFAs
CsDA /CsFA (Fys) / IFAs/RTCs

Subject :- Holiday to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2014.

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi F. No.12/5/2013-JCA-2 dated 11.07.2013 on the subject mentioned above is enclosed for information, guidance and necessary action.

2. The instructions contained in Para 2, 3.1 & 3.2 may be adhered to strictly while deciding the Holidays in respect of offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi. The list of Holidays shall be in consonance with the Notification of DOP&T and should not be deviated. As regards, offices located at Delhi/New Delhi, the holidays and Restricted Holidays as notified in Annexure I & II respectively to the above mentioned OM dated 11.07.2013 will be observed.

3. While endorsing a copy of the Part II Office Order notifying Holidays and Restricted Holidays, it is requested that a copy of Part II Office Order may please be sent to this HQrs Office separately.

This issues with the approval of Jt. CGDA (AN).

sd/-
(S C Gupta)
For CGDA
Check the list of Holidays for the year 2014

Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/circulars/holiday_list_2014.pdf]

Clarification on grant of CCL and other related benefits for the third Child, in case of second surviving child : ESIC Orders

Clarification on grant of CCL and other related benefits for the third Child, in case of second surviving child : ESIC Orders
 No.A-24020/01/2013-SS.I
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Labour & Employment/Shram Aur Rozgar Mantraylya
Social Security Division/Samajik Surakasha Prabhag

Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 30th July’ 2013


To,
The Director General,
ESI Corporation,
Panchdeep Bhawan,
CG Marg,
NEW DELHI 110002.

Subject: Clarification regarding grant of CCL and other related benefits - reg.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to ESIC’s letter bearing No. A-40/11/5/2012-E.III dated 27.05.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training.

The DOPT has observed that the Second child has been given away in adoption and the female government servant is no longer having the custody or legal right of such child. In case, she has not availed CCL and other related benefits in respect of her second child, the said woman is entitled to CCL and other related benefits for the third Child (second surviving child in this case).

ESIC is, therefore, requested to take appropriate administrative decision in the matter.

Yours’ faithfully,
sd/-
(SUBHASH KUMAR)
Under Secretary

Source : www.esic.nic.in
[http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_EIII_22.08.pdf]

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