Friday, 24 October 2014

Medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases – Amendment CGHS Order on 21.10.2014


Medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases on the basis of a valid prescription and for up to 6 months for those beneficiaries who are going abroad.

Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

F.No 2-2/2014/CGHS PPT/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108
Dated: the 21st October , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to paragraph (c) and (d) of the Office Memorandum of even No dated the 25th August 2014 and to state that in response to the representations received from CGHS beneficiaries in this regard , it has now been‘decided by the competent authority to withdraw the provisions under para (c) and para (d) of the Office Memorandum No 2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/ PPT/CGHS(P) dated the 25th August , 2014 [view] and to restore the status existing prior to the issue of above stated OM dated the 25th August, 2014.

In other words medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases on the basis of a valid prescription and for up to 6 months for those beneficiaries who are going abroad, as was the case prior to issue of OM dated 25.8.2014.

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(RAVI KANT)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/linkimages/4934498220.pdf

Guidelines for processing proposals for appointment to Board Level Posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs)


Guidelines for processing proposals for appointment to Board Level Posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs)
No.27(4)/2014(ACC)
Government of India
Secretariat of the Apoinrnents Committee of the Cabinet
Department of Personnel & Training
Office of the Establishment Officer
North, Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22.10.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines for processing proposals for appointment to Board level posts In Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs).

Attention of all Ministries/Departments is invited to Secretary, PESB’s D.O. letter No. 13/07/2010-PESB dated 13.05.2011 vide which detailed guidelInes for appointment/extension/confirmation to the Board level posts were circulated. Consolidated guidelines to be followed in this regard are also available on this Department’s website

www.persmin.nic.in (O.M. & Orders —> Establishment Officer—> S.No.10 -Guidelines for processing cases of Board level appointments in Central Public Sector Enterprises).

2. It has been observed that the timelines prescribed for processing the proposals for appointments to Board level posts in CPSEs are not being adhered to. The resultant delay In filling up the Board level vacancies has been a matter of serious concern for the Government. In order to address this issue effectively, the following tlmelines are hereby issued for information and strict compliance:

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Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission as on 21st October 2014


Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission as on 21st October 2014

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 21.10.2014)

Date Meeting with
13.10.2014 At Leh: Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, BRO, ITBP, MES, All Ladakh Central Government Employees Association
09.10.2014 At Dehradun: Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, LBSNAA; National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Employees’ Union; Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India; Topographical Staff Association, Survey of India; Class III Service Association, Survey of India; Central Government Library Association; Faculty, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy; Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Staff Association; Faculty, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
08.10.2014 At Dehradun: National Defence Medical Laboratory Technical Staff Association; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories; Employees Union Ordnance Factory, Dehradun; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers of Ordnance & Equipment Factories and Quality Assurance Organization; Staff Association, Rashtriya Indian Military College; All India DGQA Engineers Association; Wildlife Institute of India
24.09.2014 Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014 CRPF Officers
22.09.2014 BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers
17.09.2014 Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014 RPF Group ‘A’ Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014 Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014 At Bangalore: IAS Officers’ Association, IPS Officers’ Association, IFS Officers’ Association
25.08.2014 At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014 At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers – Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, The Indian Railway Loco Pilot Association, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association
21.08.2014 Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014 Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014 Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014 Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B’ Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B’ Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
22.07.2014 Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014 Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014 Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
18.06.2014 IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
17.06.2014 IAS Officers’ Association; Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers’ Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
16.06.2014 IPS Officers’ Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers

Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/meetings.html

National Convention of all Central Government Employees (Railway, Defence & Confederation) on 11.12.2014 at New Delhi


JCM Staff Side leadership has decided to organize a National Convention of all Central Government Employees (Railway, Defence & Confederation) on 11.12.2014 at New Delhi.

JCM STAFF SIDE NATIONAL CONVENTION ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014 AT NEW DELHI.
WILL DECLARE JOINT PROGRAME OF ACTION ON CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES COMMON DEMANDS

JCM Staff Side leadership has decided to organize a National Convention of all Central Government Employees (Railway, Defence & Confederation) on 11th December 2014 at New Delhi from 12 PM to 4 PM. Convention will adopt a joint resolution on the common demands of the Central Government Employees viz; Merger of DA, Interim Relief, Inlcusion of GDS under 7th CPC, Scrap New Pension Scheme etc and will declare joint programs of action.

Further details regarding number of delegates to be participated from each affiliated Organisation & State C-O-Cs of Confederation will be published shortly.

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in
[http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2014/10/jcm-staff-side-national-convention-on.html]

PM’s surprise visit to Siachen – Celebrates Diwali with Officers and Jawans


PM’s surprise visit to Siachen; celebrates Diwali with officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces
PM to jawans: I come to celebrate my first Diwali as PM with you. Happy to be among my own.
PM to jawans: You make it possible for 125 crore Indians to celebrate Diwali happily.

“Your dreams and responsibilities are the responsibility of us all. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with you.”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today made a surprise visit to Siachen. Addressing officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces at Siachen Base Camp at a height of over 12,000 feet, he praised their valour and courage, saying that 125 crore Indians could celebrate Diwali today, and go about their lives in comfort, because the jawans stood guard at the borders, prepared to make every sacrifice for the nation. The nation is proud of all three wings of the armed forces, the Prime Minister added.

The Prime Minister said he had come unannounced, and the jawans may be surprised, but one does not need to announce arrival when coming to one’s own (family).

The Prime Minister said the jawans at Siachen worked in one of the remotest places in the world. It is a rare opportunity to be called upon to defend the country in such difficult conditions, he said.

Shri Narendra Modi said that he comes to Siachen as a representative of the family members of the jawans who are busy serving Mother India on the borders.

He said he is privileged that his first Diwali as Prime Minister will be spent partly with the jawans of Siachen, and partly with those affected by the floods in Srinagar.

The Prime Minister said the Indian Armed Forces were unique – because while they spelt trouble for the enemy on the battlefield, they spelt life for all the countrymen affected by disasters or natural calamities. He recalled the immense contribution made by the Armed Forces during the recent floods in Srinagar.
The Prime Minister also appreciated the fact that women too were now contributing to the Indian Armed Forces in a significant way.

Sharing the pain and anguish of those who lose their loved ones in these difficult conditions, the Prime Minister said sometimes a body is found years later, and many still wait. He said one has to witness first-hand, the conditions at Siachen to appreciate the hardship that the jawans go through.

The Prime Minister assured the jawans that wherever they are, and serving or retired, the country stands shoulder to shoulder with them. He said their dreams and responsibilities are the entire country’s responsibility. He said he would do his utmost to ensure a life of dignity for them. The Prime Minister said the promise of One Rank, One Pension had been fulfilled, and preparations were being made for a National War Memorial, that we could all be proud of. The Prime Minister wished the entire country “Happy Diwali” from the icy heights of Siachen, adding that as countrymen light diyas today, they should recall that the warmth of the earthen lamps has been fuelled by the sweat and toil of the jawans of the Indian Armed Forces. Let those jawans inspire the rest of the country to work towards achieving the dreams and aspirations of the common man, he added.

The Prime Minister later handed over a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh for the welfare of the jawans, and personally offered sweets to the jawans. He wrote in the visitors’ book, saying that the soldiers in uniform who guarded the nation’s frontiers in such difficult conditions were no less than ‘rishis’ and sages. The Prime Minister was at Siachen Base Camp for over an hour.

Source: PIB News

Amendment in the scheme of distribution of posts under the Cadre Restructuring Plan of the Income-Tax Department – CBDT Orders


Amendment in the scheme of distribution of posts under the Cadre Restructuring Plan of the Income-Tax Department – CBDT Orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
(HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT)
 
ICADR Building, Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj, Institutional Area Phase-II
New Delhi -110070. Ph. 26130592, Fax 26130594.

F.No. HRD/CM/102/28/2013-14/0488
Dated: 17.02.2014
To,
All Pr. CCsIT/CCsIT(CCA)

Subject: – Scheme of Distribution of Posts under the Cadre Restructuring Plan of the Income-Tax Department – Corrigendum reg.

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Pr. DGIT(HRD)’s DO letter of even number dated 4.4.2014 (copy enclosed for ready reference) forwarding the detailed Scheme of Distribution of Posts under the Cadre Restructuring Plain of the Income-Tax Department (the Scheme) and to convey amendments of the following Annexures contained in the ‘Scheme':

Sl. No. Annexure Page no. of the ‘Scheme’ Descreption Remarks
1 A1 20 List of Pr. CCITs/ CCITs (region-wise) Re-designation of the DGIT(Inv.) in CCA Andhra Pradesh region as DGIT(Inv.) Hyderabad and of the DGIT(Inv.) in CCA Kerala region as DGIT(Inv.), Kochi
2 G1 39 Posts for Training in the Cadre Control of Pr. CCIT Rectification of error insofar as it relates to posts at NADT, as per amended Annexure G1 enclosed.
3 O 91 Bifurcation into the posts of NS/LDC/Driver Rectification of typographical error as per amended Annexure O enclosed.
4 P 92 Bifurcation into the posts of TA/.Steno/Driver Rectification of typographical error, as per amended Annexure P enclosed.
5 Q 93 Additional vacancies to be filled through Direct Recruitment Quota (ITI/TA/Steno Gr.II) Rectification of typographical error, as per amended annexure Q enclosed

2. The amended annexures G1, O, P and Q to the Scheme as detailed above, are enclosed herewith for kind information and appropriate action.
Yours faithfully,
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(SURABHI SHARMA)
Deputy Director of Income Tax(HRD)
Source: www.irsofficersonline.gov.in

50% hike in the Fellowship amount to Young Research Scientists


Dr. Jitendra Singh announced over 50% hike in the Fellowship amount received by various categories of  Young Research Scientists

This hike is applicable to the research personnel working on R&D programmes funded by the Central Government Departments/Agencies

Dr. Jitendra Singh announces hike in fellowship amount to Research Scientists

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced over 50% hike in the fellowship amount received by various categories of young Research scientists, here today. This land mark decision, responding to a long standing demand by around one lakh science Research Scholars and Associates working across the country, is taken by the Department of Science & Technology under his Ministry, the Minister added.

Addressing a press conference, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that the fellowship amount for Research Associate-III had been hiked from Rs.24000 to Rs.46000, Research Associate-II from Rs.23000 to Rs.42000, Research Associate-I from Rs.22000 to Rs.38000, Senior Research Fellow from Rs.18000 to Rs.30000 and Junior Research Fellow from Rs.16000 to Rs.25000 per month respectively.

In addition, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) as well as the Medical benefits will continue to be available to all the categories of Research Scholars as per the Central Government norms or the norms of host institutions which ever applicable. Entitlement for travel by AC-2 tier or AC-3 tier depending upon the category of Research Fellow / Research Associate will also be available. In addition, maternity leave for women will also be available to all categories of Research Fellows.

Dr. Jitendra Singh recalled that as soon as he took over as Minister for Science & Technology four months back, the Research scholars had approached him with this demand, in response to which he had assured them that it is genuine and, being himself from the scientific fraternity, he could very well understand that a hike was richly deserved by Research Scholars and the Research Associates who devoted their entire time and energy to the growth of science in the country. Soon after, he said, he held a series of meetings with the Secretary (S&T) and other Departments which was followed by inter-ministerial meetings with the Ministry of Finance for budgetary implications.

Dr. Jitendra Singh thanked the Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley for having accepted the demand put up by his Ministry. Each Ministry and agency can now use the guidelines to make requisite changes over their specific fellowship programmes, he added.

Dr. Jitendra Singh further suggested that a hike in the fellowship amount should be undertaken periodically after due assessment and for this purpose he directed his Science & Technology Secretary to put in place a proper mechanism.

In addition, Dr. Jitendra Singh also issued directions to the Science & Technology Ministry to put in place a web-based fellowship assessment and disbursement mechanism so that delays in disbursement of fellowship amount could be avoided.

Source : PIB News