Saturday, August 23, 2014

CBDT Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department

CBDT Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department

 F.No. Dir(Hqrs.)/Ch(DT)/25(10)/ 2014 /774
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department in Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes )

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 21st August, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department -reg

Cabinet Secretary in his recent directives to Revenue Secretary has emphasised that 'cleanliness of work areas and improvement in the over-all ambience of office buildings as also punctuality on the part of the officials should be reviewed on sustained basis so that there is a visible improvement and that there are no report of slippages in this regard,'

The importance of clean and tidy office which gives an air of efficiency and observance of punctuality which is essential for maintenance of office decorum and discipline needs hardly be emphasised. Accordingly, the following instructions are brought to the notice of all Cadre Controlling Principal CCsIT and the offices under their jurisdictions for information and compliance and to help them to discharge their responsibilities in a more effective and efficient manner:
(i) Precincts of each office has to be spit and span. There should be no dust, no old ACs, Almirahs, and old furniture belonging to the office lying around in corridors, or common areas near staircases, and no betel leaf-stained comers. Dustbins should be provided in the rooms, corridors and washrooms for putting waste paper and garbage. The Agency responsible for maintenance of cleanliness and upkeep of office premises should be instructed suitably to provide services of highest standard failing which penal provisions of the contract signed with the agency may be invoked. Services of Civil, Electrical and Horticulture Wings of CPWD should be obtained wherever required, to improve the overall ambience of office buildings consistent with the prevalent green building norms. To give a neat and tidy look to the sections, the officers concerned may also be impressed upon to take special interest in weeding out of obsolete papers/files and to record all closed cases after action on the issues considered thereon has been completed, as per the prescribed retention schedule.

(ii) All the officers and staff working in offices under cadre control of Pr.CCsIT should strictly observe the prescribed office timings. It should be ensured that they do not overstay the lunch break and leave offices early before closing of office hours. No amount of external efforts can bring about improvements in punctuality of the officials on sustained basis unless Heads of Departments themselves take a personal interest in the same and observe the prescribed office hours. Therefore, all HODS may be instructed to conduct regular ,unannounced and surprise punctuality checks alongwith checking of attendance registers of the offices to see that the officials are observing office hours meticulously. Habitual latecomers may also be warned to mend their ways failing which disciplinary action may be taken against them.
This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/18222014110324.PDF

Arbitrary Rates for Medical Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals queried in Lok Sabha

Arbitrary Rates for Medical Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals queried in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2402
ANSWERED ON 25.07.2014

ARBITRARY RATES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

2402 . Dr. VIRENDRA KUMAR

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

(a) whether certain Government hospitals/private CGHS empanelled hospitals across the country including the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi are reportedly charging arbitrary ratesfor treatment/diagnostic tests from Central Government Employees instead of rates approved by CGHS;

(b) if so, the details thereof and thereasons therefor including action taken against the offenders;

(c) whether the Government has issuedany direction to these hospitals to charge the rates for treatment of diagnostic testsas per CGHS approved rates from CGHS beneficiaries and if so, the details thereof;

(d) the mechanism put in place tomonitor the effective implementation of the directions of the Government in the matter;and

(e) the corrective measures taken/proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard including reimbursement offull expenses incurred on medical treatmentof the CGHS beneficiaries?
 
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (DR. HARSH VARDHAN)

(a) & (b): There are certain complaints of overcharging by the CGHS empanelled private hospitals. However it does not include the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi, which is an autonomous body under State Government of Delhi.

The Complaints received against some Private CGHS empanelled hospitals are as under:

Delhi
1.Kukreja Hospital
2. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
3. JeewanHopsital& Nursing Home
4. Dr B.L.Kapoor Hospital
5. Yashoda super speciality Hospital
6. Fortis Flt Lt. RajanDhall Hospital
7. Medanta the Mediciti
8. National Heart Institute
9.Saral Advanced Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.
10.NoidaMedicare centre
11. Max Super speciality Hospital
12. Escort’s Hospital Faridabad
13.Kailash Hospital & Heart Institute
14. Mata Chanan Devi Hospital
15. Dr Lal Path Lab
Excess amount charged has been deducted and paid to the beneficiaries.

Bengaluru:
1. Fortis Hospital , Cunningham Road
2. Fortis Hospital Bennerghatta Road
3. Shankar Eye Hospital
4. Imperial Hospital

Warning letters were issued by Addl. Director, CGHS and the excess amount charged was recovered and paid to the beneficiaries.

Patna
Show Cause Notice was issued to Ruban Memorial Hospital

Jabalpur
1. Jabalpur Hospital & Res.Centre
2. Marble city Hospital & Res. Centre

Warning letters were issued by Addl. Director, CGHS and the excess amount charged was returned to the beneficiaries.

(c): The CGHS empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres are to charge only the approved package rates and this clause is part of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between CGHS and CGHS empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres at the time of empanelment.

(d)& (e): Monitoring is done by the officers of CGHS, including Addl. Director of the concerned city, Joint Director(Grievances), Hospital Cell and Hospital Empanelment Cell.

As and when any instance of excess charging comes to the knowledge of CGHS, the matter is taken up with the concerned hospital / diagnostic centre and Show Cause Notice is issued seeking explanation. In case of unsatisfactory reply or no reply suitable action is taken as per terms and conditions of Memorandum of Agreement signed by the hospitals like forfeiture of performance bank guarantee , recovery of excess amount and in extreme cases removal from CGHS panel.

Source: Lok Sabha

Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the Central Government offices located at NewDelhi: ICAR Order

Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the Central Government offices located at NewDelhi: ICAR Order


Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi
 F.No. Admn-8(3)/2014-WS
Dated : 12th August 2014
CIRCULAR

A decision has been taken to introduce Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in the Central Government offices located at New Delhi. The purpose of this system is to enable an employee with an Aadhaar Number, to register his/her attendance in the offices through Biometric  Authentication. For this purpose Authentication Tablets/Desktop Authentication cevices will be installed in each offices of the Central Ministries/Departments.


In order to enable the Council to complete the required formalities all the officers/officials of DARE/ICAR are requested to submit the details pertaining to their Aadhaar Number in the enclosed format. Those who do not have Aadhaar umber may provide their name and mobile number to the Work Study Unit immediateiy so that further action can be taken to get their Aadhaar Number. AIl the divislonal Head Branch officers are requested to ensure that the officers/officials provide the necessary information immediately in the prescribed format in hard copy as well Email the same tosoworkstudy.icar@nic

sd/-
[K.K.Kulshreshta)
Deputy Secretary (WS)
Source: www.icar.org.in
[http://www.icar.org.in/files/adhar-biometric-13-08-2014.pdf]

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