Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Message from CGHS Director regarding Indian and Imported medicines

Indian medicine cheaper than the imported medicine. Only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

Dear CGHS Beneficiary,

Off late there are apprehensions on the orders issued on 25th August 2014. It is clarified that intention is not to deny the availability of essential medicines to CGHS beneficiaries. CGHS is committed to provide quality health care to its beneficiaries.

In the meantime, steps are initiated to allow medicines from existing formularies of ECHS, ESI & AIIMS also. Anti Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis. Only the medicines approved by DCGI for use in India shall be supplied. In case an Indian version is available, which is cheaper than the imported medicine, only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

CGHS has already set up a mechanism to update the formulary on continuous basis.

With Regards,
sd/-
Director (CGHS)
Click to view the order…

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/linkimages/8936106293.pdf 

Message from CGHS Director regarding Indian and Imported medicines

Indian medicine cheaper than the imported medicine. Only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

Dear CGHS Beneficiary,

Off late there are apprehensions on the orders issued on 25th August 2014. It is clarified that intention is not to deny the availability of essential medicines to CGHS beneficiaries. CGHS is committed to provide quality health care to its beneficiaries.

In the meantime, steps are initiated to allow medicines from existing formularies of ECHS, ESI & AIIMS also. Anti Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis. Only the medicines approved by DCGI for use in India shall be supplied. In case an Indian version is available, which is cheaper than the imported medicine, only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

CGHS has already set up a mechanism to update the formulary on continuous basis.

With Regards,
sd/-
Director (CGHS)
Click to view the order…

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/linkimages/8936106293.pdf 

Extension of PPF Scheme to private sector banks – Department of Posts

Department of Posts issued a detailed order including the list of private banks to authorize to transfer of Public Provident Fund accounts from Head Posts Offices to Nationalized Banks…

SB ORDER No. 11/2014
F.No.32-01/2014-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & lT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001, Dated: 22.09.2014
To
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject: – Extension of PPF Scheme to private sector banks.

The undersigned is directed say that this office has received some complaints regarding non transfer of their PPF Account from Post office to Private sector banks and vice versa. The matter was referred to Min. of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs [MOF(DEA)] for clarification. MOF (DEA) has forwarded copies of Gazette notifications to this office wherein MOF (DEA) had authorized some branches of ICICI Bank Ltd., lDBl Bank Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd. and UTI Bank Ltd. (Axis Bank Ltd.) to operate PPF accounts under PPF Scheme. Copies of MOF (DEA) Gazette notifications .no. F.7/3/2005-NS.ll dated 14.06.2005 and 29.08.2005 are also enclosed.

2. In view of above, now PPF Account can be transferred from Post office to the branches of private banks mentioned in above Gazette notifications and vice versa and procedure prescribed for the transfer of PPF A/c from Head Post Office (HPO) to Nationalized Banks and vice versa will also be applied for transfer to these designated branches of Private Banks. lt is, therefore, requested to circulate these notifications to all
field units for information and necessary action.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Encl.: As above
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Kawal Jit Singh)
Assistant Director(SB-II)
Click here to view the detailed list of Private Banks…
Source: www.indiapost.gov.in
[http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf%5CCirculars%5CPPF_1535_29092014_pub_upload.PDF]

Central Government Employees would devote 100 hours every year for fulfilling the pledge of cleanliness – Cleanliness Pledge

Central Government Employees would devote 100 hours every year for fulfilling the pledge of cleanliness – Cleanliness Pledge

Cleanliness Pledge

Mahatma Gandhi taught us to live for the country.
He freed ‘Maa Bharati’ by breaking
the shackles of slavery.

Let us pledge to eradicate insanitation.
It would be a great service to Mother India.

I take the pledge that :

I would devote 100 hours every year for fulfilling the pledge of cleanliness.
I would neither litter nor allow anyone to do so.

I would begin cleanliness with myself, my family, my area and my workplace.

We know that those countries are cleaner whose citizens do not litter. So we would aware people of the cleanliness drive from village and street to street.

I would administer this pledge to 100 other persons, who would devote 100 hours every year for the cleanliness.

Gandhiji’s dream was not only of an independent India, but also that of a neat and clean Nation. I would remain committed to it.


Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/1929201455405.pdf

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Steering Committee Constituted – TKR Pillai

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Steering Committee Constituted – TKR Pillai

THE BIG MOVE
MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY-STEERING COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED
MINUTES OF THE MEETING CONDUCTED ON MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY
DATED 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AT NEW DELHI

A meeting of the organizations/individuals who won the cases of MACP on promotional hierarchy in principal CAT/High Courts and other Associations, demanding to grant MACP on promotional hierarchy was convened on 25/09/2014 at NFPE office, North Avenue Post Office to discuss and decide the course of action to be taken to defend the SLP filed by the DoPT against the MACP cases of MV Mohanan Nair of Ernakulam CAT, Babu Ram, Reeta Devi and Dirender Singh of CAT Chandigarh.
The following persons/organisations were present in the meeting.

1. B S Negi All India CPWD Engineers Association
2. R.K. Singh All India CPWD Engineers Association
3. Sanjay Kumar Ministry of Defence
4. R.M.S. Pillai Survey of India
5. A S Bhatnagar Survey of India
6. Vijayendra Kumar Survey of India
7. R.K. Shrivastava All India CPWD Office Staff Association
8. Madhav Goswami All India CPWD Office Staff Association
9. D P Singh AE © CCW AIR
10. V M Tripathi AE © CCW AIR Min. of I & B
11. Pranjit Singh Sethi Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan
12. Hamed Husain DPR, Ministry of Defence
13. Rohit Jain Indian Ordinance Factory Gazetted Officers Association.
14. Om Prakash NCERT New Delhi
15. Sunil Kumar NCERT New Delhi
16. Yogiraj Chandiliya Kendriya Vidhyalaya
17. Bhupendra Singh CPWD Engineers Association
18. P R Charan Babu CPWD Engineers Association
19. P Surender nath Defence
20. R Ramesh Chawdrd Indian Information Service Association
21. A S Chaudhary Statistical Service Officers Association
22. Subodh Kumar SOI
23. H S Bist SOI
24. TKR Pillai All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Besides, top leaders of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, namely, Shri S. K Vyas Advisor, Shri M Krishnan, Secretary General, KKN Kutty, President, M S Raja Secretary etc. were present in the meeting. The leaders of Confederation elaborated the presentation before the MACP Anomaly Committee by them and said that the Government is not willing to consider any of the pending demands/anomaly including the anomaly of MACP, the only way left to us, at this stage is to intervene in the SLP pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court by presenting our case through reputed advocates. The leaders of the Confederation have spelt out the merits and demerits of the MACP. However they are unanimous on the matter of intervening in the SLP filed in the Supreme Court as there is no alternative left with the employees.

The meeting discussed the issue in its breadth and length and decided to intervene in the SLP filed by Shri Mohanan Nair which is listed for hearing on 8th of October 2014 after assessing the merits of the case. Otherwise to intervene in the SLP of Shri Babu Ram/Dhirender Singh on its listing for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

While discussing the course of action to be taken to defend the case and also raising funds for the expenses, All India Ordinance Factory Gazetted Officers Association, CPWD Engineers Association and All India CPWD Engineers Association have assured the meeting to provide one lawyer each at their own expenses to defend the case at Supreme Court. It was also decided that a legal fund to meet the expenses for conducting the case will be raised from the Central Government Employees.

The meeting unanimously decided to constitute a Steering Committee to conduct the case smoothly and elected the following persons as its members:-

1. Shri TKR Pillai Min. of Statistics & Programme Implementation(MoS&PI) Convener
2. Shri B S Negi CPWD Joint Convener
3. Shri Bhupender Singh CPWD Joint Convener
4. Shri Rohit Jain Ordinance Factory Joint Convener
5. Shri Hamed Husain Min. of Defense Member
6. Shri Sanjay Kumar Min. of Defense Member
7. Shri A Bhatnagar Survey of India Member
8. Shri A S Chaudhary MoS&PI Member
9. Shri Madhav Goswamy CPWD Member
10. Shri Om Prakash NCERT Member
11. Shri D P Singh AIR Member

It has decided that a meeting of the steering committee will be held on 27th September in All India CPWD Engineers Association’s Office, IPO New Delhi. It has also decided that Shri B S Negi, Joint Convener will convene meetings of the steering committee/emergency meetings in the absence of Shri TKR Pillai, Convener in Delhi.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks
(TKR Pillai)
Convener
Source: http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/

MODI GOVERNMENT IS TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No Inclusion of GDS Under 7th CPC, No relaxation of Compassionate Appointment condition, No withdrawal of New Pension Scheme, No Filling up of Posts, No Removal of Bonus Ceiling, No Assurance Regarding 01.01.2014 Date of Effect of 7th CPC, No Regularisation of GDS and Casual Labour, For Each Demand the reply is NO, NO, NO, NO………………

MODI GOVERNMENT IS TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW. Confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: Confederationhq@yahoo.co.in

Patron
S.K.Vyas
09868244035
President
K.K.N.Kutty
09811048303
Secretary General
M.Krishnan
09447068125

Circular No. 19
Dated – 27.09.2014

CONFEDERATION DECLARES NEXT PROGRAMME OF ACTION
TWO HOURS MASS SQUATTING OF NOT LESS THAN 3000 EMPLOYEES AT EACH STATE CAPITAL AT A CENTRALLY LOCATED IMPORTANT PLACE ON 18.11.2014
MODI GOVERNMENT IS TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No Inclusion of GDS Under 7th CPC, No relaxation of Compassionate Appointment condition, No withdrawal of New Pension Scheme, No Filling up of Posts, No Removal of Bonus Ceiling, No Assurance Regarding 01.01.2014 Date of Effect of 7th CPC, No Regularisation of GDS and Casual Labour, For Each Demand the reply is NO, NO, NO, NO………………

NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NDA AND UPA GOVERNMENT LET US PREPARE FOR A MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Dear Comrades,
Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 26.09.2014, under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, Advisor was also present. After detailed deliberations on all agenda items, the following decisions are taken.

1. Decided to further intensify the campaign and agitational programmes against the Governments attitude towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees. It is decided to organize two hours MASS SQUATING of not less than 3000 Central Government employees on 18th November 2014, at a centrally located important place at all the state capitals. Effort should be made to ensure maximum participation of Lady comrades in the programme. Next phase of action will be decided after successful implementation of the above programme.

2. Decided to explore the possibility of joint action with Railways (AIRF) and Defence (AIDEF) culminating in strike.

3. Decided to participate and implement all the decisions taken in the National convention of workers organised by Central Trade Unions on 15.09.2014.

4. Decided to organize Two days All India Trade Union workshop of Confederation at Bangalore on 2015 January 3rd and 4th. Total number of delegates will be limited to 200. COC Karnataka has agreed to host the Trade Union workshop.

5. Decided to grant affiliation to the following two organizations.
(1) Forest Survey of India Employees Association
(2) Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sanghathan (NYKS) workers Welfare Association.

6. Decided to organize Dharna in front of all Government of India Presses and Stationery offices and also in front of Government Medical stores Depot to protest against the proposed move to close down these offices. In front of Government of India Presses Dharna will be organised by Confederation on 27th October 2014 and in front of Government Medical Stores Depot dharna will be organised on 30th October 2014.

7. Financial position of the Confederation was presented by Financial Secretary Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee. CHQ is running with a ‘NIL’ balance. Unless and until all the affiliated Unions/Associations voluntarily clear all pending dues it will be very difficult to run the CHQ. It is decided that Financial Secretary shall issue notice to all affiliated organizations to clear the pending dues.

8. National Secretariat calls upon all Central Government employees and also the affiliated organisatons and state COCs to make the 18th October programme a thundering success.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2014.

Pensioners Portal issued orders on granting of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners with revised rate effective from 1st July 2014 from 100% to 107%…

F. No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners” Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 29th Sept, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 17.2014.

The undersigned Is directed to refer to this Department’s oM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated April, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100 % to 107% w.e.f. 1st July 2014.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.3500/- p.m. in terms of this Departments OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3 commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 107% w.e.f.

1.7.2014 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down In para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained In this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting  for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No. No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 26th Sept.2014.
11. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Charanjlt Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

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