Friday, February 22, 2019

ESI Corporation took important decision towards improvement in its service delivery mechanism

Ministry of Labour & Employment
ESI Corporation took important decision towards improvement in its service delivery mechanism
22 FEB 2019
The ESI Corporation during its recently held 177th meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), has taken some important decisions towards improvements in its service delivery mechanism.

The decisions include reduction in rate of ESI Contribution, Proposal for increasing the income limit for dependency of the dependent parents of an Insured Person for availing Medical Benefit, ESIC to bear full cost of ESI Scheme in the prescribed ceiling of per IP expenditure, Setting up of 500 bedded ESIC Model Hospital at Sheelanagar, Visakhapatnam, Up-gradation of ESI Dispensary into 30 bedded ESI Hospital, Sub-Committee formed to decide the quantum of enhancements of PDB/DB rates and Starting of DOTT and DMRT Courses.

In the meeting, it was informed that Government has approved the reduction in the rate of contribution being paid by employers and employees from 4.75% to 4% and 1.75% to 1% respectively of the wages, and a draft notification intending to reduce the rate of contribution has been issued by Government on 15.02.2019. Reduction in contribution will benefit all the employees and employers covered under ESI Scheme.

The Income limit for availing medical benefit for the dependent parents of an Insured Person covered under ESI Scheme has been enhanced from the existing Rs.5000/- per month from all sources to Rs.9000/- per month.

In order to improve the medical service delivery in the states, It was decided that ESIC will also bear the 1/8th share of expenditure earlier used to be borne by States. Till now, ESIC used to bear 7/8th share of expenses of ESI Scheme. With this decision, ESIC will bear the full cost of ESI Scheme in the prescribed ceiling of per IP expenditure for a period of three years beginning from 2019-20.
ESIC will acquire an additional land of 10.56 acres abutting already allotted land of 8.58 acre at Sheelanagar, Visakhapatnam. On this land, 500 bedded ESIC Model Hospital with Super Specialties will be constructed.

To bridge the gap in indoor health care facilities, in principle approval to Report of Sub-Committee on reconsideration of policy for up-gradation of ESI Dispensary into 30 bedded ESI Hospital was accorded. Now, the 30 bedded ESI Hospitals will be established on 20000 IPs population in plain area and 15000 IPs population in hilly areas. Earlier, ESIC was setting up hospitals only in such areas where minimum IPs population is 50000. This decision will provide indoor facilities to IPs/beneficiaries in several under-served implemented areas under ESI Scheme.

ESIC has been periodically enhancing the basic rates of the PDB and DB payments to counter the effect of inflation. To compensate for inflation, a Sub-Committee of ESIC has been formed to decide on the methodology and quantum of enhancement of the PDB/DB rates.

It was also decided in the meeting that ESIC will start paramedical courses of Diploma in OT Technology (DOTT) and Diploma in Medical Records Technology (DMRT) at its Hospital & College complex, Gulbarga. In line with Skill India Mission, these courses will help in bridging the gap in the availability of trained paramedical manpower.

Besides above, around 40 other agenda items pertaining to improvement in services/benefits to Insured Persons and their beneficiaries and other administrative matters were deliberated upon and approved during the meeting.

The other dignitaries present in the meeting include Shri Heera Lal Samaria, Secretary, Labour and Employment, Shri Raj Kumar, Director General, ESIC, Smt. Anuradha Prasad, Addl. Secretary, Labour and Employment, Smt. Sibani Swain, Addl. Secretary & FA, Labour and Employment and Ms. Sandhya Shukla, IA&AS, Financial Commissioner, ESIC, Representatives of Employees and Employers, ESI Corporation Members, representatives of State Governments and ESIC.

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable Medical Care and a range of Cash Benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc. The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs. 21,000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 10 lakh 33 thousand factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3 crores 43 lakh family units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 13 crores 32 lakh. Ever since its inception in 1952, the ESI Corporation has, so far, set up 154 Hospitals, 1489 Dispensaries, 174 ISM Units, 815 Branch/Pay Offices and 63 Regional and Sub-Regional Offices.

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Railways massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories

Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways will launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains
An Indicative Notice will be published in Employment News on the forthcoming recruitments on 23rd February, 2019
There are expected to be 1,30,000 vacancies in Indian Railways in this recruitment drive
For the first time there will be reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates
22 FEB 2019
Ministry of Railways is going to launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains.

On 23.02.2019, an IndicativeNotice will be published in Employment News on the forthcoming recruitments. Indian Railways has over 1.3 lakh vacancies in different departments which needed to be filled up.

The eligible candidates for the first tranche of recruitments in Non-Technical Popular Categories can do registration of online applications from 28.02.2019. The posts included in these categories are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master etc.

The next tranche of recruitment will be available for online registration with effect from 04.03.2019, in Paramedical categories like Staff Nurse, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, ECG Technician, Lab Assistant, Lab Superintendent, etc.

On 08.03.2019, online registration will open for candidates eligible for Ministerial and Isolated Categories like Stenographer, Chief Assistant, Junior Translator (Hindi) etc
.
In all, there are expected to be 30,000 vacancies in the above three recruitments.

In addition, the Ministry of Railways will also recruit about 1 lakh staff in Level-1 (erstwhile Group-D Categories) for which online registration would open on 12.03.2019.

There will be reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non creamy layer) and for the first time there will be reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates. Besides, there will be reservation of posts for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), Ex-Serviceman (ExSM).Besides, for Level-1 post, there will reservation for Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAA).The vacancies in the above categories, except Level-1, will be available on Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) websites, after opening of online registration for the respective category.The vacancies of Level-1 will be available on website of Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). Applications for all post will be accepted online only.

Indian Railways is already in the process of recruiting over 1.5 lakhs candidates in various safety categories like Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians, Safety Category posts of Operating Department and Technical Department such as Civil Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal & Telecommunication, in both the Level-1 and Supervisory Categories. This also includes over 10,000 recruitments in Railway Protection Force organization.

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Pre-retirement Counseling for Central Armed Police Forces held in Chennai

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Pre-retirement Counseling for Central Armed Police Forces held in Chennai
22 FEB 2019

A Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) was held for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in Chennai today. This was the 46th workshop in the series organized by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.

Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Government of India is addressing the gathering at the Pre Retirement Counselling (PRC) held for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Chennai on 22.02.19.

Around 140 CAPF retirees were present in the workshop. Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Government of India, Shri D.V. Thomas, Commandant, CRPF and Shri S. Elango, DIG, CRPF were also present in the PRC.

The sessions covered retirement benefit, process involved in Pension Payment Order, CGHS facility, investment option and Income Tax benefit available to the senior citizens. The sessions provided a detailed over-view of entitlements of the pensioner & other benefits. They also got to know about Bhavishya Software which is a common online platform for processing of pension cases by all civil Ministries/Departments of Government of India. This system is now integrated with PAO and CPAO through their online module, PFMS and PARAS respectively.

This workshop was organized for the Central Armed Police Forces who are about to retire. It aims to prepare them for a seamless process of retirement.

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Rent and Allied Charges in Respect of Indian Army Officers

Rent and Allied Charges in Respect of Indian Army Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
PAY TECH SECTION
No.Pay/Tech-I/Misc
CIRCULAR.01
Dated:12/02/2019
To
ALL Branch AOs

Subject: Information regarding rent and allied charges in respect of Indian Army Officers

A DO Letter has been revived from shri A.V.Rao, IDAS, PCDA, PCDA (O) Pune regarding timely closing of accounts on retrenchment/release of the Army Officers. It has been intimated that large number of debit balances are being reflected in IRLAs of the Army Officers on account of recovery of rent and allied charges after their date of retirement.

As per provisions of Rule 693 & 694 of RMES, "In the case of pensioners and private individuals, rent is recoverable month;y in advance.Rent bills will be sent through the appropriate MES office direct to them for payment, either into the treasury or to the MES office concerned on or before the 5th of the month" .In such a scenario,there is no need to raise a rent bill in r/o officers after retirement and PCDA (O) Pune is not required to wait for the vacation returns.

It is therefore, requested that rent bills of Indian Army Officers deployed at the factory and its allied establishments, may be dealt in accordance with the provisions of RMES and forwarded through Project Bhawan, If rent bill is floated at your end. A compliance report in this regard may please be forwarded to this office latest by 28/02/2019 by mail/fax.
sd/-
Dr.D.L. Meena
DC of A (Fys)

Railways: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers - reg. (RBA No. 19/2019)

Railways: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers - reg. (RBA No. 19/2019)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 19/2019
No 2018/AC-II/ 20/8
110001 19/2/2019
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 19/2/2019
The Principal Financial Adviser
(All Zonal Railway & Production Units)

Sub: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers.

Please connect Board's letter of even no. dated 21/8/18 under which it was requested to ensure that above provisions & instructions issued from time to time with regard to supply of copy of Service Record to officers are followed.

It is requested to review the position on your Railway to ensure that the above provisions / instructions are followed scrupulously by officials handling the service Records and send a compliance report for Board's information at the earliest. This may also be notified to all officers on your Railway.
(G. Kabul)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board
Source: Indian railways

Applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in DOPT

Inviting applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in DOPT

F. No. A-51/2/2018-Ad.I(Pt.I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
The 21st February, 2019
CIRCULAR

Subject: Inviting applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in Department of personnel & Training - regarding.

It is proposed to engage retired PAIPS of Central Govt. service to render their services as stenographers in DoPT initially for six months against the vacant posts in these grades. Their monthly remuneration would be paid on the basis of last pay drawn minus pension. No other allowances whatsoever would be payable. The engagement of such retired personnels will be purely on temporary basis which can be extended every month depending on the basis of the vacancies in respective grades.

The applications in the attached format (complete in all respects) are invited from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. service along with the requisite documents, i.e., copy of PPO, Last Pay Certificate & Bank Details, within two weeks of issue of this Circular to process their cases, accordingly.

(Brij Mohan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 2309 2982
Proforma for inviting applications from retd.PA/PS
1.Name of the retired personnel
2.Last Designation held
3.Name of the Department from
where retired

4.Date of retirement
5.PPO No.
6.Last Pay Drawn
7.Monthly Pension sanctioned
8.Present Addres
9.Bank Account Details
Name of Bank:
Branch:
Account no:
IFSC Code:

10.Contact no.
11.Email id

Source: DoPT

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