Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More PL Bonus to Railway employees for the year 2012-13: Joint Appeal by AIRF and NFIR

More PL Bonus to Railway employees for the year 2012-13: Joint Appeal by AIRF and NFIR
Payment of PLB to Railway employees for the year 2012- 13 : Joint Appeal By AIRF and NFIR

No.A1RF1387/13/ NFIR/1/l0/Pt.IV
Dated: 17/09/2013
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:- Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway employees for the year 2012- 13—reg.

The Railway Board are aware that due to the continued initiatives of both the Federations involving all categories of employees, the efficiency of the Indian Railways has been improving from year to year. It is worth-mentioning that over three decades, not a single man day was lost and this has been possible due to the matured approach on the part of the two major railwaymen’s Federations.

2. Last year, the railway employees have been paid PL Bonus equivalent to 78 days wages with notional calculation at Rs. 3500/- p.m. On comparison with the performance of the year 2011- 12, the Indian Railways have achieved still better results during the year 2012-13 with the freight traffic exceeding one Billion Tonnes, and emerging as 4th best Railways in the World. Due to the dedication of railway employees, the Operating Ratio of 88.8% could be achieved during the year 2012-13.

3. The Federations are however shocked to note that the PL Bonus days are proposed to be reduced in the name of “Capital Weightage and modified Staff Strength”. This news has spread to the different corners of Indian Railways, consequently disappointment and anger is growing among rank and file of the Railway employees. In fact, Railway employees are expecting more bonus this time than the previous year in view of good results achieved during the year 2012-13.

4. During discussions with the Railway Board (CRB, FC & MS) on 16th September, 2013 the leaders of the two Federations (AIRF and NFIR) have conveyed the hurt feelings of workers on the proposed reduction of PL Bonus and urged upon the Board to take note of the serious field situation, It was also made clear that the Federations are not in a position to accept any reduction in PLB days.

5. It is also relevant to mention that the PL Bonus Scheme was evolved in the year 1979 for providing substantial motivation to the workforce towards achieving higher production by way of increased output and improved quality of service. The railwaymen/women have given best account of themselves during the year 2012-13, consequently the freight performance was highest ever and equally the Operating Ratio was good. In view of this, the Railway employees cannot afford to accept any reduction in the PL Bonus days. They, in fact, expect more Bonus this time.

6. We, therefore, appeal that Railway Ministry should take initiative for ensuring payment of PL Bonus more than the previous year in order to create motivation among the Railway employees.

The infirmities in the present calculation formula are required to be reviewed through negotiations later on and for reaching consensus, the Federations will participate in the discussions with open- mindedness.

Summing up, the Federations trust that the Railway Ministry would solve the matter satisfactorily for preserving the decades long industrial peace and preventing agitation in the Railways.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary/AIRF
  
sd/-
(M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary/NFIR
Source : NFIR/AIRF
[www.airfindia.com/Orders%202013/Joint%20Letter%20on%20PLB_17.09.13.pdf]

Expected DA from Jan 2014 – Rates of Children Education Allowance may be revised again…!

Expected DA from Jan 2014 – Rates of Children Education Allowance may be revised again…!

All Central Government Employees and Pensioners are expecting to hear the announcement of hike in the Dearness allowance by 10% from July 2013.

The Union Cabinet Committee may take the agenda point for approval on DA in the next meeting, which will be held on 19.9.2013 (Thursday).

Following the approval on DA, the total DA will go upto 90% and the DA may cross 100% very soon..!

As per the recommendations of 6th CPC,  particular allowances will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%. Therefore, once again the allowances, including Children Education Allowance will be increased by 25%, when the DA crosses 100%.

There is a slight confusion in the calculation of 25% in increasing Children Education Allowance from Rs.1000 or Rs.1250. Ofcourse, there is lot of time to discuss and decide the calculation factor..!

Source : www.ekanews.blogspot.in
[http://ekanews.blogspot.in/2013/09/expected-da-from-jan-2014-rates-of.html]

PFRDA Circulars : Circular on Swavalamban Subscriber Registration through Aggregators Only

PFRDA Circulars : Circular on Swavalamban Subscriber Registration through Aggregators Only

CIRCULAR
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PFRDA/ 2013/15/POP/1 September 17, 2013

To,
All POP’s, Aggregators, CRA & other stakeholders

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Sub: Subscriber registration under NPS – NPS-Swavalamban

Presently Swavalamban Scheme subscribers can be registered either through Aggregators or through Points of Presence (POPs). In order to streamline the system to cater to the Swavalamban scheme objectives, it has been decided that with effect from 01/10/2013, registration of NPS-Swavalamban subscribers would be allowed only through aggregators on the NPS-Lite platform. In effect, no new NPS- Swavalamban subscriber registration would be allowed through POP’s on the all citizen model (UOS) on or after 01/10/2013.

All those POP’s who have registered NPS-Swavalamban accounts on the all citizen model(UOS) of NPS earlier would be provided a period of 3 months starting from 01/10/2013 to approach PFRDA for become aggregator by duly submitting the required documentation so that they can move their existing NPS-Swavalamban accounts to the NPS-Lite platform as an aggregator. However, post the 3 month window provided, if there is no satisfactory action on part of the POP, the subscribers would be asked to choose one of the existing aggregators for subscriber maintenance activities.

This is for the information of all concerned. The circular has also been placed on PFRDA website at http://www.pfrda.org.in and CRA website at
http://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
Venkateswarlu Peri
General Manager
Source: www.pfrda.org.in
[http://pfrda.org.in/writereaddata/linkimages/Swavalamban%20Subscriber%20registration1143946313.pdf]

PFRDA Circulars - Option to defer Annuity purchase under NPS at the time of exit

PFRDA Circulars - Option to defer Annuity purchase under NPS at the time of exit

CIRCULAR
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PFRDA/ 2013/14/ PDEX /9 September 17, 2013
To,
All Govt depts./PAO’s/DDO/ POP’s, CRA & other stakeholders

Dear Sir/ Madam,
Sub: Option to defer Annuity purchase under NPS at the time of exit

As per the Exit guidelines of PFRDA for National Pension System (NPS) subscribers, a subscriber on attaining the Normal Retirement Age (applicable to Govt. sector subscribers) or upon attaining 60 years – is required to compulsorily annuitize at least 40% of your pension wealth and the remaining 60% can be withdrawn as a lump sum.

Also, a subscriber wishing to exit from NPS before the normal retirement age or before attainment of 60 years is allowed to exit subject to the condition that a minimum of 80% of accumulated pension wealth needs to be mandatorily utilized for purchase of annuity that provides for the monthly pension to the subscriber.

Presently, withdrawal of permissible lump sum withdrawal (60%) upon exit can be deferred by the subscriber to a later date but not beyond attaining 70 years of age. This is to take care of the reasons like unfavorable Market conditions or there being no requirement of the funds at that particular time.

Due to the upheavals in the market conditions including the bond market and the swings in NAV’s of the debt funds including NPS in the recent past, feedback has been received from various stakeholders that the subscribers be given an option to defer or time the annuity purchase (subject to a minimum of 40%/80% of accumulated pension wealth as applicable) akin to the deferment option for the lump sum withdrawal that is permitted currently under NPS.

PFRDA after examining the issued has approved the “Deferment option” for the annuity purchase at the time of exit from NPS with condition that such deferment can be for a maximum period of 3 years. One can initiate the annuity purchase option at any time before lapse of 3 years from the date of such deferment, by giving an application or notice to the Central Record Keeping Agency.

If no such notice is given before the lapse of 3 years from such date of deferment, the percentage of accumulated pension wealth as provided by the subscriber in the NPS withdrawal application form (subject to a minimum of 40%/80% of accumulated pension wealth as applicable) for purchase of annuity would be automatically monetized and such amount would not earn any investment income or interest to the subscriber thereafter.

This is for the information of all concerned. The circular has also been placed on PFRDA website at http://www.pfrda.org.in and CRA website at http://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
Venkateswarlu Peri
General Manager

Source: www.pfrda.org.in
[http://pfrda.org.in/writereaddata/linkimages/Annuity%20Purchase%20at%20exit2395121277.pdf]

CGHS Orders - Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) & Imaging Centre under CGHS Jabalpur.


CGHS Orders - Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) & Imaging Centre under CGHS Jabalpur.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
CENTRAL GOVT. HEALTH SCHEME
1544/A NAPIER TOWN
JABALPUR


No.6-8/13-Estt/CGHS/JBP/ 2101-13
Dated:-24.07.2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) & Imaging Centre under CGHS Jabalpur.

In reference to (I) the Ministry of Health & F.W. O.M. No. S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/ Hospital Cell(Part IX) dated 14.02.2013 vide which the 'Continuous Empanelment Scheme' for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS was revived and (ii) Dte. General of CGHS Office Order No. S.11045/23/2013/CG HS D-ll(HEC)/CGHS(P)/(Pt.) dated 15.07.2013, vide which powers for empanelment & issuance of notifications have been delegated to all the ADs/JDs in respect of their respective CGHS cities, a list of additional private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and Imaging Centre has been finalized for a period of one year from the date of issue of this O.M. or till the next new empanelment, whichever is earlier. This list has been finalized after following the due process and terms & conditions as laid down in the O.M. dated 14.02.13 as well as signing of MOA and execution of Performance Bank Guarantee by them signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of empanelment and rates notified under CGHS in 2010/2011 and subsequent orders.

2. The list of empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and Imaging Centre is enclosed herewith.

3. This list is in addition to the list of hospitals (including Eye Care Centres and Dental Clinics), diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres issued vide Ministry of Health & F.W. OM dated 22.03.11, 12.07.11, 27.07.11, 8.9.11, 1.11.11, 16.11.11 & 5.1.12 for Jabalpur.

sd/-
Additional Director
CGHS, Jabalpur
Annexure-I

CGHS JABALPUR

List of hospitals for All available facilities 
On CGHS panel as on 31.03.2013, now enlisted with additional facilities 
NABH, Applied For
SI.No.Name of Hospital Specialities empanelled for
1.Jabalpur Hospital & R.Centre, Russel Chowk, Jabalpur. Tel.No.2450761-62Interventional Cardiology Cath procedures, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery procedures, Non-Invasive Cardiology procedures, Internal medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Neonatology, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Nephrology & Haemodialysis, General Surgery & Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgery, Dental Oral & Maxi lofacial Surgery, Orthodontic Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, IOL Implantation, ENT, Skin and VD, Gastroenterology & Endoscopies, Anaesthesia and pain clinic, Radiology & Imaging & CT Scan, Pathology & Blood Bank, Physiotherapy, medical oncology and chemotherapy, Oncosurgery.
2.Metro Hospital & Cancer Research Centre, (A Unit of Satya Sai Cancer Society) Kuchaini Parisar, Near Damoh Naka Bus Stand, Jabalpur. Tel. No. 2641661, 4062000.General Medicine, General Surgery and Specialized purpose in Neurology & Neuro surgery, Urology and Nephrology including Dialysis, Orthopaedic Surgery including Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy, Gastroenterology and G.1. Surgery, Paediatrics and Paediatrics Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Surgery, Opthalmology, Dental, ENT, Physiotherapy, Oncology (Medical & Surgical, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy), Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Diagnostic and Imaging Centre (CT, USG, X-ray & Pathology)

List of Imaging Centres 
On CGHS panel as on 31.03.2013, now enlisted with additional facilities 
NON-NABL (Not Applicable for Imaging Centre)
SI.No.Name of Centre Specialities empanelled for
1.MP MRI And CT Scan Centre(A Unit of Sanya Hospital and Diagnostics Pvt, Ltd. Delhi) NSCB Medical College Campus Jabalpur Tel.No.0761- 2673130, 4027200CT Scan & MRI

Annexure-II 

 CGHS JABALPUR

Additional list of New Hospitals for All available facilities 
NABH Applied For
SI.No.Name of Hospital Specialities empanelled for
1.Mahakoshal Hospital Opp. Gate No. 03 Wright Town Stadium Jabalpur Tel. 2401909, 2610480,4064780Medicine, Plastic Surgery & Burn, General Surgery & Laparoscopic Surgery, Opthalnriology, Gynae & Obst. Anaesthesia and pain clinic, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Onco Surgery, Paediatrics & Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Nephrology including Dialysis, Respiratory Medicine, ENT, Psychology, Psychiatrics, Physiotherapy. Diagnostic & Imaging
2.Aditya Super Speciality Hospital & Trauma Centre Opp. Little Kingdom School, MLB School Road Napier Town. JEW Tel. 4218312-13Trauma & Joint Replacement, Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Minimally invasive Brain & Spine Surgery, Pain Clinic, Arthroscopy, Uro Surgery, GI Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Obst. & Gynaecology, Opthalmology, Pulmonology, ENT, Dermatology, Dentistry, Psychiatry & Psychology, Physiotherapy, Infertility, Diagnostic & Imaging
Additional list of New Eye Care Centres 
Non-NABH
Sl.No.Name of Hospital Specialities empanelled for
1.Batalia Eye Hospital Dr. Batalia Road, Near Ghantaghar, Jabalpur Tel. 4065919, 2622136As Eye Care Centre for All Available Facilities

Additional list of New Dental Clinics 
Non- NABH
Sl.No.Name of HospitalSpecialities empanelled for
1.Shubham Dental Clinic, Near Ashirwad Baratghar Ranjhi Jabalpur, 9329572500, 9300161600As Dental Clinic for All Available Facilities

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
[http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File642.pdf]

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