Thursday, 28 February 2013

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. regarding.



Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
S. No. PC-VI/314           
No. PC-VI/2010/1/7/5/2
RBE No.14/2013 New Delhi, dated . 19.02.2013
The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. regarding.
   In accordance with the provisions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.PC-IV/2010/increment/1 dated 19.08.2010 on the subject cited above, the Advance Increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. are treated as pay for all purposes.
   2. Consequent upon implementation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 the concept of Pay Band and Grade Pay has been introduced. Since, there are no fixed rates of increments now, the manner in which advance increment(s) are to be computed has been examined afresh keeping in view the clarification given by DOP&T. Further, after issue of clarifications vide Board's letter of even number dated 11.04.2011, this Ministry has received references from some Railways/Production Unit seeking clarifications regarding grant of advance increments. Accordingly, it has been decided that the grant of advance increments to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying the speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. after 01 .01.2006 may be regulated as under:-

   a) In terms of the instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.PC-IV/2010/increment/1 dated 19.08.2010, the advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate office on qualifying Speed Test in Shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-III/74/INC/3 dated 07.11.1975 are to be treated as pay for all purposes and the past cases are also to be regulated accordingly. These advance increments were therefore to be taken into account for fixation in the Revised Pay for those officials who were in receipt of such increments in the pre-revised pay. In such cases, the advance increments will no longer continue as a separate element.
   b) In respect of persons who become eligible for grant of advance increments consequent upon implementation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the advance increment may be calculated by granting increment @ 3% of the Basic Pay on the date of passing of the test. Two advance increments may be calculated by granting two increments @ 3% of the Basic Pay on the date of passing the test. The amount of this increment may be treated as a separate element in addition to the Basic Pay (Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay), till such advance increments are taken into account as per (C) of this letter.
   c) Once the advance increments are taken into account for the purpose of pay fixation on promotion or being placed in a higher scale on grant of ACP/MACP or fixation of pay due to revision of pay scale etc., the advance increments will no longer be continued as a separate element as it will be merged with the basic pay.
   3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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(HARI KRISHAN)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202013/RBE_14_2013.pdf

Saturday, 23 February 2013

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Revival of ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS


No: S. 11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/ Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Government of India 
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 14th February 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revival of Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS
   With a view to ensuring comprehensive health care to CGHS beneficiaries, CGHS has been, apart from the Government Hospitals, empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres by floating tenders periodically. The latest tender process in this context commenced in the second half of 2009. Even the already empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) / diagnostic centres under CGHS were required to submit the bids under this tender process. Through this process, package rates for different treatment procedures and investigations were notified in 2010. As a part of this process, certain hospitals and diagnostic centres which accepted these rates and also signed MOAs with CGHS were notified in CGHS covered cities. Subsequently, with a view to empanel more hospitals and diagnostic centers , continuous empanelment scheme was initiated in December 2010 and was in operation till July 2011 in some cities & till 26th December 2011 in some other cities.
   2. However, it has been noticed that the number of hospitals and diagnostic centres notified as empanelled under CGHS is not adequate to provide a satisfactory level of healthcare to CGHS beneficiaries in all areas of CGHS covered cities.

   3. Accordingly, it has become necessary to revive ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’, to empanel more hospitals and diagnostic centres to take care of existing inadequacy. In this background, it has been decided to invite private hospitals and diagnostic centers to come forward and apply for empanelment under CGHS if, they are willing to accept the rates notified by CGHS in 2010 & as per OM No. Misc. 1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS (P) dated 6/2/2013 and fulfill the same terms and conditions as notified earlier under ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ except for the following modifications:-
   a) Hospitals / Diagnostic centres shall be empanelled for all facilities in all specialties available in the hospitals including those listed under super specialties. Existing hospitals already on panel of CGHS shall not be allowed to add selective specialties./super specialties and will have to offer all available facilities (Undertaking shall be submitted on Rs 100/- non- Judicial Stamp paper attested by Notary Public by hospitals already on panel of CGHS that such hospital shall abide by the terms and conditions of empanelment for the additional facilities and would provide facilities to CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialties/Super specialties (list all the facilities available ) in addition to the agreement signed earlier by such hospitals). The empanelled hospitals will not be permitted to add new specialties or discontinue some specialties subsequently without the approval of the Government.
   b) Application under Super Specialty category or change of category to Super Specialty from already empanelled and other eligible hospitals will be considered only if all facilities available in the hospital are offered as per applicable CGHS rates.
   c) The scrutiny of the applications and finalization of the lists of eligible hospitals and diagnostic centres of a particular city shall be done by a committee under the chairmanship of AD/JD CGHS of concerned city with two senior most CMOs of that city as members.
   d) Addl. Director / Joint Director of concerned CGHS city may inform the eligible hospitals/ diagnostic centres to submit the letters of acceptance of the terms and conditions of the empanelment process. ADs/JDs shall send the details of eligible hospitals / diagnostic centres to Director, CGHS after signing MOA with eligible hospitals/ diagnostic centres and obtaining Performance Bank Guarantee so that the eligible hospitals / diagnostic centres shall be notified by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as empanelled hospitals / diagnostic centres under CGHS.
   4. Empanelment shall be for a period of one year from the date of notification or till new empanelment process , whichever is earlier. All the empanelled hospitals / diagnostic centres shall however, have to participate in the new empanelment process, as and when initiated in order to continue their empanelment under CGHS.
   5. The continuous empanelment scheme would be in force till next empanelment.
   6. Further, the undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 15.12.2012 and to state that it has been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of presently empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centers on the same terms and conditions under which they were empanelled for one year or till next empanelment, whichever is earlier.
   7. The application form for the continuous empanelment scheme can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, www. mohfw.nic.in \cghsnew\index.asp.
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(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File574.pdf

Pension- Contributory Pension Scheme- Employees contribution and Government contribution- Enhancement of rate of interest at the rate of 8.6% - Orders - Issued.


GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2013
FINANCE (PGC) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.38,  
Dated: 11th February, 2013

Pension- Contributory Pension Scheme- Employees contribution and Government contribution- Enhancement of rate of interest at the rate of 8.6% - Orders - Issued.
Read the following:-
   1. G.O.Ms.No.222, Finance (Pension) Department, dated.3.6.2008.
   2. G.O.Ms.No.106, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 30.3.2012.
   3. From the Principal Accountant General, Chennai-18 letter No.GPF-14/CPS/SO/382- 119134, dated 24.8.12 and 27.12.2012.
   4. Government letter No.49690/PGC/2012, dated 2.1.2013.

ORDER:
   In the reference first cited the rate of interest for Contributory Pension Scheme has been fixed at the rate of 8% with effect from 1.4.2003.
   2.  In the reference second cited the rate of interest for General Provident Fund and other Provident Funds including Contributory  Provident Fund has been enhanced at the rate of 8.6% with effect from 1.12.2011.
   3.  Accordingly, the Government have decided to enhance the rate of interest for Contributory Pension Scheme also and ordered that the rate of interest for Contributory Pension Scheme is fixed at the rate of 8% upto 30.11.2011 and at the rate of 8.6% with effect from 1.12.2011.
   4.  The above rate of interest will remain the same until further orders issued in this regard.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
S. KRISHNAN,
Secretary to Government (Expenditure)
Source: http://www.tn.gov.in/gosdb/gorders/finance/fin_e_38_2013.pdf

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding.



No.20/16/1998-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 19th February 2013.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from each retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation.

2 The recovery and adjustment of Govt. dues from retirement gratuity is regulated under Rules 71 to 73 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Rule (1) to (3) of Rule 72 ibid provide for recovery of actual amount of Govt. dues in respect of Govt. accommodation from pay & allowances before retirement and from Retirement Gratuity. Sub rule (5) of Rule 72 ibid stipulates that if, in any particular case, it is not possible for the Directorate of Estates to determine the outstanding licence fee, that Directorate shall inform the Head of Office that ten per cent of gratuity may be withheld pending receipt of further information. The withheld amount of gratuity is to be paid back to government servant immediately on production of ‘No Demand Certificate’ (NDC) from Dte of Estates. Thus, if no ‘Govt. dues’ in respect of Govt. accommodation are outstanding then the rules do not provide for withholding of any part of the gratuity on retirement of the Govt. servant. If no Government accommodation is allotted to a Government servant, in accordance with Dte of Estate’s OM No.18011/5/1990-Pol-III dated 12.10.2010, it is for the Administrative Ministry to issue an `NDC”.


3. As regards recovery in respect of ‘Govt. dues’ other than those pertaining to Govt. accommodation, the Head of Office is required to complete assessment of such dues eight months prior to the date of retirement [Rule 73(2)]. The actual amount of such dues and the dues which come to the notice subsequently and remaining outstanding are to be adjusted against the amount of retirement gratuity becoming payable to the Govt. servant on retirement.Thus, there is no provision for withholding any part of gratuity for the purpose of recoveryof outstanding government dues other than those pertaining to government accommodation.


Sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Fixation of pay of employees on promotion to higher post carrying identical scales of pay and grade pay-clarification –Reg




















Finance (Pay Cell) Department
Fort St. George
Chennai - 600 009
Letter No. 48211 / Pay Cell / 2012-1, dated 09-10-2012.
From
Thiru. S. Krishnan, I.A.S.,
Secretary to Government (Expenditure).
To
All Secretaries to Government.
Departments of Secretariat.
All Heads of Departments.
All Collectors including District Magistrates
The Accountant General (Audit.II), Chennai -18.
The Accountant General (CAB), Chennai -9/Madurai.
The Pay and Accounts Officers, Chennai -9/1/8/35/Madurai.
All Treasury Officers.
Copy to: All Recognised Associations 
Sir,
Sub:- Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Fixation of pay of employees on promotion to higher post carrying identical scales of pay and grade pay-clarification –Reg.
Ref: From the Legislative Assembly Secretariat U.O.Note. No.10001/OP2/2012-1, dated: 27-6-2012.
     In the reference cited, a clarification has been sought for on the mode of fixation of pay in respect of employees promoted to higher posts on identical scales of pay i.e. in the same pay band and Grade pay in the revised pay structure on or after 1-1-2006.

     2.  In this connection, it may be stated that as per rule 10 of the Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009, employees on promotion to higher posts are entitled for the benefit of one increment benefit equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10 and the same will be added to the existing pay in the pay band.  On the same analogy, it is clarified that the employees on promotion to higher posts on identical scales of pay i.e. in the same pay band and same Grade pay in the revised pay structure are also entitled for the benefit of one increment equal to 3% of Basic Pay (Pay + Grade pay) in the lower post .
Yours faithfully,
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for Secretary to Government (Expenditure).
Source: http://www.tn.gov.in/gosdb/gorders/finance/fin_e_48211_2012.pdf

Fixation of pay in the post wise revision of pay scales-clarification regarding grant of next increment on the revised Grade Pay.


No.Fin(PR)-B( 7)-64/2010
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pay Revision) Department
From:
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.
To:
I. All Administrative Secretaries to the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
2. All Heads of Departments in Himachal Pradesh.
3. The Registrar General, High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla171001.
4. The Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabba, Shimla-171004.
5. All Deputy Commissioner in Himachal Pradesh.
6. All District and Session Judges in Himachal Pradesh.
Dated, Shimla-17l002, the 30th January, 2013.
Subject:- Fixation of pay in the post wise revision of pay scales-clarification regarding grant of next increment on the revised Grade Pay.
Sir,
      I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that pay band and grade pay of certain categories of Government employees have been re-revised w.e.f 1-10-2012 as per the provisions of HP Civil Services (category/post wise Revised Pay) Rules, 2012. References are being received from various Departments seeking clarification regarding the grade pay to be taken into account for the purpose of grant of next increment in respect of such employees whose annual increment falls on 1-10-2012.

   The matter has been examined in the Finance Department. It is clarified that annual increment of those Government employees which falls due on 1-10-2012 and onwards will be granted on the re-revised pay band and grade pay wherever applicable in accordance with Rules 6 of the HP Civil Services (Category/post wise Revised Pay) Rules, 2012.
   These instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned for compliance.
Yours faithfully
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Special Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.
Source:http://www.himachal.nic.in/finance/PayRevision/FixationOfPay30Jan2013_A1b.pdf

Monday, 11 February 2013

Grant of financial upgradation under the Modified ACP Scheme - reckoning of Non-Functional Grade (NFG) to DR AssistantslDR Grade 'C' Stenographers - clarification reg.


Grant of financial upgradation under the Modified ACP Scheme - reckoning of Non-Functional Grade (NFG) to DR Assistants / DR Grade 'C' Stenographers - clarification reg.

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Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees - clarification-regarding.



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S. No.PC-VI/313
No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2
RBE No.08/2013 New Delhi, dated 31/01/2013
The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)
Subject :- Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees - clarification-regarding.
   Reference is invited to the Board’s letter of even number dated 10-06-2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to Railway employees. Pursuant to the discussions in the meeting of National Advisory Committee held on 17-07-12 and subsequent meeting on 27-07-2012 held with the Staff Side and in continuation to clarifications issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010, it is further clarified as under:-
2 (i). Financial upgradation under MACPS in the case of staff who joined another unit/organization on request.

   Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010 provides that in case of transfer ‘including unilateral transfer on request’, regular service rendered in previous organization/office shall be counted along with the regular service in the new organization/office for the purpose of getting financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme. However, financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme shall be allowed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Bands as given in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. It is now further clarified that wherever an official, in accordance with terms and conditions of transfer on own volition to a Lower post, is reverted to the lower Post/Grade from the promoted Post/Grade before being relieved for the new organization/office, such past promotion in the previous organization/office will be ignored for the purpose of MACP Scheme in the new organization/office. In respect of those cases where benefit of pay protection have been allowed at the time of unilateral transfer to other organization/unit and thus the employee had carried the financial benefit of promotion, the promotion earned in previous organization has to be reckoned for the purpose of MACP Scheme.
2. (ii) Benchmark for MACP Scheme:
   Para 17 of Annexure-1 of Railway Board’s letter dt. 10-06-09 provide that the financial upgradation would be on Non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS, the benchmark of ‘Good’ would be applicable till the grade pay of 6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be ‘Very Good’ for financial upgradation to the grade pay of 7600 and above. Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010 provides that where the financial upgradation under MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefit under MACPS as mentioned in para-17 ibid, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also. It is now further clarified that wherever promotions are given on non-selection basis (i.e. on seniority-cum-fitness basis), the prescribed benchmark as mentioned in para-17 of Annexure-I to Board’s letter dated 10-06-2009 shall not apply for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.
   3. The instructions issued on MACP Scheme vide Board’s letter of even number dated 10-06-2009 stands modified to the above extent.
   4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
   5. Hindi version is enclosed.

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(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

The new pension scheme has been implemented in all the ordnance factories including Jabalpur based ordnance factories.

HVF NPS Reformation Association, Avadi filed an OA before CAT Madras Bench challenging the implementation of New Pension Scheme introduced by the Government of India as unconstitutional and violative of Article 14, 16 & 21 of the Constitution of India contending, inter alia, that new pension scheme does not guarantee any minimum return on investment of employees. A strike had been called on 28.2.2012 by All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Workers Federation and BharatiyaPratirakshaMazdoorSangh jointly demanding to scrap the new pension scheme. 

No proposal for considering the implementation of old pension scheme in ordnance factories is under consideration

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Singh in Lok Sabha today. 

Source - PIB (Release ID :81167)

Friday, 1 February 2013