Saturday, March 13, 2010

Disciplinary Authorities - Penalties specified in Rule 11



Disciplinary Authorities - Penalties specified in Rule 11

(1) The President may impose any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 on any Government servant.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-rule (1), but subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4), any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 may be imposed on - (a) a member of a Central Civil Service other than the General Central Service, by the appointing authority or the authority specified in the schedule in this behalf or by any other authority empowered in this behalf by a general or special order of the President ; (b) a person appointed to a Central Civil Post included in the General Central Service, by the authority specified in this behalf by a general or special order of the President or, where no such order has been made, by the appointing authority or the authority specified in the Schedule in this behalf.

(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4), the power to impose any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 may also be exercised, in the case of a member of a Central Civil Services, Group ' C' (other than the Central Secretariat Clerical Service), or a Central Civil Service, Group 'D', -

(a) if a serving in a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, by the Secretary to the Government of India in that Ministry or Department, or

(b) if he is serving in any office, by the head of that office, except where the head of that office is lower in rank than the authority competent to impose the penalty under sub-rule (2).

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule-

(a) except where the penalty specified in clause (v) or clause (vi) of Rule 11 is imposed by the Comptrroller and Auditor-General on a member of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service, no penalty specified in clause (v) to (ix) of that rule shall be imposed by any authority subordinate to the appointing authority;

(b) where a Government servant who is a member of a Service other than the General Central Service or who has been substantively appointed to any civil post in the General Central Service, is temporarily appointed to any other Service ro post, the authority competent to impose on such Government servant any of the penalties specified in clauses (v) to (ix) of Rule 11 shall not impose any such penalties unless it has consulted such authority, not being an authority subordinate to it, as would have been competent under sub-rule (2) to impose on the Government servant any of the said penalties had he not been appointed to such other Service or post ;

(c) in respect of a probationer undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Adminstration the Director of the said Academy shall be the authority competent to impose on such probationer any of the penalties specified in clauses (i) and (iii) of rule 11 after observing the procedure laid down in rule.

16. EXPLANATION - I . For the purposes of clause (c), 'probationer' means a person appointed to a Central Civil Service on probation.

EXPLANATION - II. Where a Government servant belonging to a Service or holding a Central Civil post of any Group, is promoted, whether on probation or temporarily to the Service or Central Civil post of the next higher Group, he shall be deemed for the purposes of this rule to belong to the Service of, or hold the Central Civil post of, such higher Group.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession



  

NO.31011/2/2006-Esst.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
***************


  

Dated the 11th March, 2010

  

Subject:- Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure O.M.No 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13/7/2009 and this Department's O.M. No. 31011/2/2006-Esst-(A) dated 27.7.2009 regarding journey by air while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC), stipulating that in all cases of air travel (including LTC) both domestic and international where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the official concerned may travel by Air India only.

2. It is clarified that restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non-entitled officers who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by entitled class of rail.

3. The above orders will be applicable with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. Past cases already settled will not be re-opened.

4. This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 9.3.2010.

  

(P.Prabhakaran)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Expected Dearness Allowance for CG Employees will be 35%



Expected Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees will be 8%, raising the same from 27% to 35%. Official announcement will be likely expect after the cabinet meeting.

AICPIN for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of January 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of January 2010 increased by 3 points and stood at 172(one hundred and seventy two).

During January 2010, the index recorded a maximum increase of 11 points in Amritsar centre, 10 points each in Jabalpur and Nagpur centres, 9 points in Ranchi, Hatia centre, 8 points in 4 centres, 7 points in 4 centres, 6 points in 7 centres, 5 points in 7 centres and 4 point in 4 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 11 centnres. The index decreased by 1 point in 4 centres and 3 points in three centers, 3 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 3 centres, while in the remaining 6 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 11 points in Amritsar centre is mainly on account of Housing Index and ncrease in the prices of milk, sugar, tea leaves, electricity charges etc. . The increase of 10 points each in Jabalpur centre is mainly due to Housing index and increase in the prices of Rice, milk, sugar etc. and in Nagpur center, it is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of wheat, goat meat, sugar etc. The increase of 9 points in Ranchi Hatia centre is mainly due to Housing index and increase in the prices of wheat, atta, milk, sugar, tea (readymade ) etc. However, the decrease of 4 point each in Tripura, Darjeeling and Raniganj centres is due to decrease in the prices of vegetable and fruit items.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad – 165
2. Bangalore – 177
3. Chennai – 160
4. Delhi – 158
5. Kolkata – 167
6. Mumbai – 171

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of January 2010 is 16.22% as compared to 14.97% in December , 2009.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

MOU SIGNED BETWEEN HRD AND RAILWAY MINISTRIES



PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
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MOU SIGNED BETWEEN HRD AND RAILWAY MINISTRIES



New Delhi: February 16, 2010

An MoU was signed between the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Railways here today in the presence of Smt. Mamata Banerjee, Union Minister of Railways and Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development. The MoU for the HRD Ministry was signed by Smt. Anshu Vaish, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy for matters related to school education and by Smt. Vibha Puri Das, Secretary, Department of Higher Education for matters relating to higher education. On behalf of the Ministry of Railways, Shri A.K. Goel, Member (Staff), Railway Board signed the MoU.

As per the MoU, on the railway land identified by the Ministry of Railways, the two ministries will strive to develop educational infrastructure in the form of around 50Kendriya Vidyalayas in civil sector (about 20 during the 11th Plan and the balance during the 12th Plan), 10 Residential Schools on the pattern of Navodaya Vidayalayas (to be set up by Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of HRD on mutually agreed terms), an appropriate number of Model Degree Colleges and Technical and Management institutions of National Importance to meet the demand for education including wards of Railway employees, either as per the norms specified under the existing schemes/programmes and projects being executed by Ministry of Human Resource Development or through special programmes and projects mutually agreed by the parties or through innovative financing under Public Private Partnership Models or any combinational thereof.

The development of educational infrastructure would include new facilities.This will also include upgradation of existing educational and technical institutions being managed by Railways for which Ministry of Human Resource Development would provide necessary assistance and know how in the interest of improving over all quality of education.

For the achievement of objectives outlined above, the two ministries will constitute a high powered working group, consisting of Senior Officials and Experts to work out a road map for viability and feasibility of upgradation of existing and development of new educational and technical institutions on Railway land within the framework of existing norms and policies.



Empanelment of Hospitals and Diagnostic Centers under CGHS, Delhi for treatment



F.No.Rec.1-2004/JD (Gr)/CGHS/Delhi/CGHS(P)(2)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Department

*********

  

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 108
Date: 6th February, 2019

  

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

  

Subject: Empanelment of Hospitals and Diagnostic Centers under CGHS, Delhi for treatment - Addition to the lists already circulated.

  

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to office Memoranda, of even number, dated the 7th Decembner, 2006, 4th January, 2007, 22nd January, 2007, 20th March, 2007, 29th May, 2007, 30th May, 2007, 13th July, 2007, 19th July, 2007, 1st June, 2008, 1st October, 2007, 7th November, 2007, 9th April, 2008, 7th May, 2008, 3rd June, 2008, 10th June, 2008, 1st July, 2008, 15th July, 2008, 16th July, 2008, 4th September, 2008, 1st December, 2008, 10th December, 2008, 19th December, 2008, 12th December, 2008, 5th January, 2009, and No:S.11011/52/2007-CGHS Desk. II, dated the 23rd January, 2009, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, with which names and addresses of hospitals and diagnostic centres empanneled under CGHS, Delhi, from November 2006 onwards were circulated and to state that under process of continous empanelment of hospitals and diagnostic centres now being hospitlas are added to the list of hospitals and disgnostic cnetres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi, under the same terms and conditions as have been outlined in the Office Memorandum of 7th December, 2006, referred to above:
After the existing entry No: 103 in the list of hospitals empanelled under CGHS, Delhi, names of the following hospitals may be added:

104

Malik Radix Health Care, C-218, Nirman Vihar, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110092

Endoscopic / Laproscopic surgery

105

Surbhi Hospital, Morna, Sector 35, NOIDA 201 301

Multi-speciality General Purpose

106

Prayag Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Sector 41, NOIDA 201 301

Multi-speciality General Prupose and specialised purpose in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Urology / Urosrugery, Orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement, Medical Oncology Endoscopic surgery.

After the existing entry No: 66 in the list of hospitals empanelled under CGHS, Delhi, names of the following diagnostic centre may be added:

67

Srivastava MRI & Imaging Cenre, Shop Nos. 1,2,3,& 6, Purvanchal Plaza, Pocket B, LSC Market, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, Delhi 110 091

MRI and USG / Colour Doppler

  

2. The undersigned is also directed to invite reference to Office Memorandum, F.No.S.11011/52/2007-CGHS Desk II, dated the 23rd January, 2009, vide which the names of the following diagnostic centres were changed as M/S Priamal Diagnostic Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, that the names have officially been changed in respect of five diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS. The changes involved two diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, Dehi. It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that some typographicla error has crept into the Office Memorandum of 23rd January, 2009, referred to above. The entries mentioned in the Office Memorandum were as below:

1

Delhi MRI Scan Centre, M-2, Hauz Khas, New Delhi [Now known as Piramal Diagnostic Services - Delhi MRI, M 2 Hauz Khas, Aurobindo Marg, Near ABN Amro Bank, New Delhi 110 016]

MRI, X-ray, Bone Densitometry, USG / Colour Doppler.

2

Delhi MRI Scan Centre, M-2, Hauz Khas, New Delhi [Now known as Piramal Diagnostic Services - Delhi MRI, M 2 Hauz Khas, Aurobindo Marg, Near ABN Amro Bank, New Delhi 110 016]

MRI, X-ray, Bone Densitometry, USG / Colour Doppler.

The two entries may be amended to read as follows:

1

Delhi MRI and CT Scan Centre, Aashlok Hospital, 25-A, Block AB, Community Center, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi [Now known as Piramal Diagnostic Services - Delhi MR & CT Aashlok Hospital, 25-A, Block AB, Community Center, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110 029 ]

CT scan and Ultrasonography only.

2

Delhi MRI Scan Centre, M-2, Hauz Khas, New Delhi [Now known as Piramal Diagnostic Services - Delhi MRI, M 2 Hauz Khas, Aurobindo Marg, Near ABN Amro Bank, New Delhi 110 016]

MRI, X-ray, Bone Densitometry, USG / Colour Doppler

  

(R.Ravi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

STATE WISE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIOERS DETAILS



Health insurance plan for govt staff takes off

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has got cracking on the Sixth Pay Commission’s plan to introduce health insurance scheme for central government employees that would dramatically increase the number of locations and hospitals where they can access medical facilities.

The ministry has invited quotes for premium payments from non-life/health insurance companies, while an expert group advising the ministry on the scheme’s contours has met several times.

The insurance plan substantially adds to the current Central Government Health Scheme that covers only 24 districts and that too only for outpatients. It has a cumbersome system under which a CGHS-empanelled doctor can prescribe hospitalisation.

The introduction of Central Government Employee and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme (CGEPHIS) will change all that.

“We have already floated the request for quotes from insurers on February 28. We expect the scheme to be finalised soon. The employee and his family will be covered for hospitalisation and surgical procedures for an amount of Rs 5 lakh,” said a ministry official close to the development.

There are an estimated 1.7 million families of serving employees and 700,000 retired employees under the CGHS. Sanjay Pande, managing director, Amicus Advisory said, employees will now have access to 3,000 hospitals and nursing homes under the new scheme.

The new scheme is being made compulsory for new entrants as well as those who retire after the launch of the planned scheme. It is optional for those retiring before the scheme is launched.
Source: Hindustantimes





Appendix-E

STATE WISE DETAILS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
PENSIONERS



S.No.

Name of State

No. of Pensioners

1.

Assam

19,034

2.

Delhi

1,57,937

3.

Jharkhand

12,361

4.

Goa

1,959

5.

Maharashtra

72,475

6.

Tamilnadu

35,324

7.

West Bengal

74,140

8.

Bihar

26,907

9.

Gujarat

16,139

10.

Karnataka

23,308

11.

Rajasthan

33,758

12.

Uttar Pradesh

56,352

13.

Andhra Pradesh

33,763

14.

Kerala

40,033

15.

Uttranchal

34,378

16.

Himachal Pradesh

23,117

17.

Madhya Pradesh

20,849

18.

Daman & Diu

4

19.

Jammu & Kashmir

10,603

20.

Manipur

3,301

21.

Orissa

9,458

22.

Chattirgarh

2,100

23.

Nepal

7,514

24.

Tripura

4,893

25.

Andaman & Nicobar

12,909

26.

Meghalaya

3,087

27.

Chandigarh

9,506

28.

Haryana

40,219

29.

Mizoram

344

30.

Pondicherry

1,405

31.

Sikkim

624

32.

Arunachal Pradesh

2,451

33.

Nagaland

1,979

34.

Punjab

32,754

Total

8,24,958

(Source: Central Pension Accounting Office)
Note: CGHS Card Holders (Pensioners): 2,53,868 (as on 31.3.08)

Appendix-D

City wise CGHS package rates applicable on States



S.No.

CGHS Rates

State

1.

A&N Islands

2.

Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

3.

Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh

4.

Guwahati

Assam

5.

Patan

Bihar

6.

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

7.

Bhopal

Chattishgarh

8.

Ahmadabad

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

9.

Ahmadabad

Daman & Diu

10.

Delhi

Delhi & Diu

11.

Pune

Goa

12.

Ahmadabad

Gujarat

13.

Chandigarh

Haryana

14.

Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh

15.

Chandigarh

Jammu & Kashmir

16.

Randhi

Jharkhand

17.

Bangalore

Karnataka

18.

Thiruvanthapuram

Kerala

19.

Thiruvanthapuram

Lakshadweep

20.

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

21.

Mumbai

Mumbai including Navi Mumbai

Pune

Rest of Maharashtra

22.

Guwhati

Manipur

23.

Guwhati

Meghalaya

24.

Guwhati

Mizoram

25.

Guwhati

Nagaland

26.

Bhubaneswar

Orissa

27.

Chennai

Pondicherry

28.

Chandigarh

Punjab

29.

Janipur

Rajasthan

30.

Guwahati

Sikkim

31.

Chennai

Tamilnadu

32.

Guwahati

Tripura

33.

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

34.

Deharadoon

Uttarkhand

35.

Kolkata

West Bengal



Tax Deduction at Source on payment of interest on time deposits under Section 194A



CIRCULAR NO- 03/2010.

F.No.275/66/2007-IT (B)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
*********

New Delhi the the 2nd March, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Tax Deduction at Source on payment of interest on time deposits under Section 194A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by banks following Core-Branch Banking Solutions (CBS) software – reg.

As per provisions of section 194A of the Income Tax Act 1961, income tax has to be deducted at source at the time of credit of interest income to the account of the payee or at the time of payment thereof in cash or by issue of a cheque or draft or by any other mode, at the rates in force if such interest amount exceeds specified limit. Further, Explanation to section 194A states that “for the purpose of this section, where any income by way of interest as aforesaid is credited to any account, whether called ‘Interest payable account’ or ‘Suspense Account’ or by any other name, in the books of account of the person liable to pay such income, such crediting shall be deemed to be credit of such income to the account of the payee and the provisions of this section shall apply accordingly”.

2. Representations have been received from Indian Banks Association (IBA) seeking clarification regarding deduction of tax at source from payment of interest on time deposits by banks using Core-Branch Banking Solutions (CBS) software. In case of banks using CBS software, interest payable on time deposits is calculated generally on daily basis or monthly basis and is swept & parked accordingly in the provisioning account for the purposes of macro-monitoring only. However, constructive credit is given to the depositor’s / payee’s account either at the end of the financial year or at periodic intervals as per practice of the bank or as per the depositor’s / payee’s requirement or on maturity or on encashment of time deposits; whichever is earlier.

3. The matter has been considered by the Board. Explanation to section 194A was introduced with effect from 1.4.1987 by the Finance Act, 1987 to plug the loophole of avoiding deduction of tax at source by crediting interest in the books of accounts under accounting heads ‘interest payable account’ or ‘suspense account’ instead of to the depositor’s / payee’s account. Therefore, the Explanation is not meant to apply in cases of banks where credit is made to provisioning account on daily/monthly basis for the purposes of macro monitoring only by the use of CBS software.

4. In view of the above position, it is clarified that since no constructive credit to the depositor’s / payee’s account takes place while calculating interest on time deposits on daily or monthly basis in the CBS software used by banks, tax need not be deducted at source on such provisioning of interest by banks for the purposes of macro monitoring only. In such cases, tax shall be deducted at source on accrual of interest at the end of financial year or at periodic intervals as per practice of the bank or as per the depositor’s / payee’s requirement or on maturity or on encashment of time deposits; whichever event takes place earlier; whenever the aggregate of amounts of interest income credited or paid or likely to be credited or paid during the financial year by the banks exceeds the limits specified in section 194A.

Hindi version to follow.

(Ansuman Pattnaik)
Director (Budget)


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Second Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee


No.11/2/2008-JCA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training
(JCA Section)

  

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 4th March, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Second Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Second Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission is scheduled to be held under the charimanship of Secretary (P) at 10.30 A.M. on Saturday, the 27th March, 2010 in Room No. 119, Norht Block, New Delhi.

It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.



(Dinesh Kapila)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)



Monday, March 08, 2010

Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 - clarification - regarding




No.F.1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

  

New Delhi the 8th March, 2010.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 - clarification - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of the provisions contained in Fundamental Rule 35, the Central Government may fix the pay of an officiating Government Servant at an amount less than that admissible under the Fundamental Rules. Accordingly, orders have been issued from time to time indicating the circumstances and the extent to which provisions of FR 35 would apply. This Department's OM NO. 18/7/98-Estt (Pay-I) dated 15th December, 1998 lays down the ceilings based on the pay scales sanctioned by the Government on the recornendation of the Fifth Central Pay Comission.

2. The question of revising these ceilings consequent upon implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, which have replaced pre-revised pay scales by the running pay bands and grade pay, has been considered by the Government and the President is pleased to decide to replace the existing criteria of basic pay regarding imposition of the above restriction by the criteria of pay in the pay band. Accordingly, the pay under FR 35 shall be restricted so as not to exceed the basic pay in the revised scales by more than the amounts shown below:

a) For employees in receipt of Pay in the pay band above Rs.14,880 p.m.

12-1/2% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000 p.m. (including the difference of grade pay between the feeder and the promotional post)

a) For employees in receipt of Pay in the pay band upto Rs.14,880 p.m.

15% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000 p.m. (including the difference of grade pay between the feeder and the promotional post)



3. Insofar as the rate of increment to be drawn in cases where the pay is fixed under FR 35 is concerned, the Government servant may be allowed to draw his annual (F.No.1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 8 March, 2010) increment @ 3% of the basic pay granted to him after imposition of restrictions under FR 35.

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(RITA MATHUR)
DIRECTOR ( PAY)

National Commission for STs



National Commission for STs

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has submitted a proposal for sanctioning additional 481 posts at various levels in NCST (in addition to the present sanctioned strength of 125 posts) including upgradation of 4 existing posts. The Commission has also proposed creation of four new Regional Offices at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) in addition to its existing Regional Offices located at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Raipur, Ranchi and Shillong with a view to ensure the presence of the Commission in the Fifth Schedule Areas. The Ministry has started examination as per the established procedure.

This information was given by Shri. Tushar A. Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB

Sunday, March 07, 2010

FLASH NEWS FROM SECRETARY GENERAL OF CONFEDERATION



FLASH NEWS FROM SECRETARY GENERAL Mr.K.K.N.Kutty...

Confederation General Secretary informs that the next Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee will be likely held on 27.03.2010.

Many issues including Increment to those employees whose date of increment is between february and june and Stepping up of pay of senior officials on par with the pay of higher pay granted to new recruits on or after 1.1.2006 etc will again come up for discussion in the said meeting.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Guidelines related to LTC - Clarifications - LTC 80 scheme of NACIL



F. No. 7(1)/E.Coord./2008
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E-Coord. Branch)



New Delhi, the 4th December, 2008.



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Expenditure Management - Economy Measures and Rationalization of Expenditure - Guidelines related to LTC - Clarifications - reg.

1.The undersigned is directed to refer to OM of even number dated 10 November 2008 regarding expenditure management and guidelines for LTC. In view of the references received in regard to the difficulties in determination of cheapest economy fare it is clarified that officers and/or their families may choose to travel on LTC by any airline provided that the fare does not exceed the fares offered by NACIL (Air India) under their LTC 80 scheme effective from 1 December, 2008 for sectors covered under the scheme, details of which are available on the website http://www.indianairlines.in/scripts/leavetravelconcession.aspx. For sectors not covered by the LTC 80 scheme of NACIL, officers should ensure that cheapest economy tickets are purchased by either booking through internet/airlines directly/authorized travel agents.

1.2 It may also be certified by each officer while submitting his/her LTC claim that no other benefit, other than air travel, has been availed of as a part of any package offered by any airline.

2. These orders will be applicable in the case of tickets booked on or after the date of issue. In respect of tickets booked between 10 November 2008 and the date of issue of these orders LTC claims may be processed for clearance provided full fare economy tickets have not been purchased and no other benefits, except air travel, have been availed of.



(BINA BAHRI)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Thursday, March 04, 2010

Meeting with Health Secretary - Minutes and Discussion Points



News from Secretary General of Confederation Mr.K.K.N.Kutty...



As intimated to you earlier (through sms) the meeting with the Health Secretary was to be held on 3rd March, 2010. Since the Health Secretary was engaged otherwise, the meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary in charge of the affairs of the CGHS. The following staff side members attended the meeting.

1. Com. U.M. Purohit: ......... Secretary Staff Side,
2. Com. S.K. Vyas.............. Member, Staff Side.
3. Com. Shivgopal Misra..... Member, Staff Side.
4. Com. K.K.N. Kutty......... Member, Staff Side,
5. Com. Guman Singh....... Member, Staff Side.
6. Com. M.S. Raja.......... Member, Staff side.

At the outset the Staff Side pointed out the inordinate delay in holding the meeting. The last meeting was held on 4.08.2008. The Action taken statement( which was incomplete) on the minutes of the said meeting was only circulated at the meeting on 3rd March, 2010. The official side agreed to circulate a comprehensive action taken statement within a few days. It was also assured that the next meeting would be held within the next three months. The Official side also circulated a copy of the document containing the salient features of Central Government Employees and pensioners Health Insurance Scheme.

It was decided that Action taken statement would be discussed on the basis of the minutes of the last meeting. Accordingly the following points were discussed.

1. Computerization of the functions of CGHS dispensaries and related problems.. The official side stated that the functions of all dispensaries in Delhi have been computerized. The problems faced by the beneficiaries have been sorted out. In other cities, the work has been undertaken and is at various stages. There would be some problem in the initial stages. This would be resolved as has been done in the case of Delhi Dispensaries.

2. Plastic Cards. In the case of 60% beneficiaries the cards have been issued in Delhi. The other 40% constitute the non receipt of application or mismatch with the names and photos. The official side agreed to place in the notice board of each dispensaries, the names of those whose cards are prepared but not collected. It was also informed by the official side, that after a certain period, the CGHS would lock the operation of the cards and the beneficiaries would have to approach the CGHS authorities for getting the cards and activate the same. The Plastic cards would enable the beneficiaries to go to any dispensary and get the OPD treatment.

3. Claims adalat. The system of holding claims adalat has been commenced in Delhi. This would be extended to other CGHS cities after the trial run in Delhi. The Staff Side pointed out the inordinate delay in processing the claim in the Health Ministry where their approval is required under the rules. They also brought to the notice of the official side of the sad death of a beneficiary who did not get the advance sanctioned for getting admitted in the Hospital. They gave copies of the various representations received from different cities where the decision from the Health Ministry was pending for quite some time. The official side stated that in all such matters, the discretion of the Health Ministry has been taken out and a technical committee has been constituted to consider those claims and give a final decision within a month's time.

4. Meeting of the Local Advisory Committee in each dispensary. This is being held in each month. The Staff Side suggested that a meeting with the concerned Additional Director CGHS once in six months should be arranged so that the problems not settled in the local dispensary meeting could be addressed.

5. Recognition of Hospitals. The official side stated that the proposal to prescribe the floor minimum for in patient treatment for various diseases on the basis of the cost factor has not been found favour with the Govt. It has been decided that the rates and recognition of hospitals would be decided on the basis of the receipt of tenders. The tender for 2009 has already been floated. There would be two different types of recognized hospitals. Viz. Super-specialty hospitals and hospital for general diseases. The list of recognized hospitals in various cities and the rate structure would be furnished to each member of the Staff Side National Council.

6. The suggestion of the Staff Side to engage Specialist Doctors on contract basis till such time regular appointments are made have been accepted and acted upon. The orders are stated to be under issue of posting the specialist doctors. Their placement list would be supplied to the Staff Side.

7. The official side stated that wherever the dispensaries are computerized, instructions have been issued to the Doctors in charge to telephonically get in touch with the beneficiaries above the age of 80 years once in a month.

8. Opening Ayush Dispensaries. The official side stated that the department is exploring the possibilities.

9. Local purchase of Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines. List of approved firms have been circulated to all CGHS dispensaries.

10. Credit facilities to Pensioners in private recognized hospitals. In the case of Hyderabad, the problem has arisen due to the court order in favour of the recognized hospitals. The Court is expected to give a final decision before summer vacation as directed by the Supreme Court. So this problem would be resolved soon.

11. Extension of CGHS facilities to P & T pensioners. It was informed by the Official Side that the Committee of Secretaries have agreed to take P & T Dispensaries in CGHS Cities only. The benefit of CGHS would be extended to those employees working in the CGHS cities. Unlike in the case of other CG employees, the P & T pensioners would be getting the CGHS benefit only if they retire from the CGHS citifies, since the matter is sub-judice.

12. Revision of fixed medical allowance. The proposal to revise the fixed medical allowance to Rs. 500 plus DA thereon is pending before the Department of Expenditure

13. Revision of dependency criterion at Rs.1500 p.m. to be effective from 1.1.1996. The matter has been referred to the Committee of Secretaries and the same is pending before them. The Official side agreed to expedite the matter.

14. The official side agreed to put on their website the copy of the order as and when the patient care allowance is decided to be extended beyond 31.3.2010.

15. The official side wanted some more time to finalize the demand to extend the CGHS facilities to the Divisional Accountants.

16. Dispensary in Wadi area Nagpur. It was decided that the Deputy Secretary would be deputed to visit the area and staff side has agreed to provide the contact number of the local representatives to assist him.

17. Inclusion of residents of Suburban area of Mumbai City. The official side stated that the dispensaries of Matunga would be merged with Mahim dispensary and Goregaon dispensary has been closed and Charkop has been merged with Kandivli. The staff side demanded that the doctors and staff that had become available due to the merger and closure dispensaries must be utilized for opening dispensary to cater to the requirements of beneficiaries residing in Thane and other suburban area. This was agreed to.

18. Health screening of CGHS beneficiaries. Staff Side pointed out that the orders issued in 2007 has not yet been implemented in respect of beneficiaries belonging to Group B C & D employees. The official side informed that as an experimental measure routine health check up of CGHS beneficiaries about 40 years of age has been started in south zone of CGHS Delhi with effect from 24.2.2010.

19. Placing chronic renal failure in the disability list. Not agreed to.

20. The exorbitant increase in the rate of subscription of CGHS amounting to almost 300% was raised by the Staff Side. The official side pointed out that on all previous occasions, the rate had been increased by 300%. And any discussion in the matter should be held in the National Council.

To our SMS some State Committees and others have responded. Whatever communications we have received in this regard have been gone through. The issues raised are being compiled. It has been decided to send these issues for the consideration of the Committee in the next meeting. Similarly the Staff Side has also handed over a list of items taken up by the Confederation through correspondence. These items would be discussed in the next meeting.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Targets set up by cat benches to dispose pending cases



Targets set up by cat benches to dispose pending cases

The number of cases filed in Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has been increasing during the recent past. During the period July, 2007 to December, 2008 a number of corporations/societies and other authorities were brought within the jurisdiction of the Central Administrative Tribunal, which raised the number of autonomous bodies/corporations/societies owned or controlled by the Central Government from 47 to 191. As a result, a few thousand cases were transferred from various High Courts and other Subordinate Courts to the respective Benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal and this is one of the reasons for increase in the number of cases registered in the Tribunal.

The number of cases filed in the Central Administrative Tribunal, increased and there was corresponding increase in the rate of disposal of cases, and overall pendency has been under control. As on January 31, 2010, pendencey in respect of all the Benches of the Tribunal is 22440. During the year, 1824 cases were instituted and 1911 were disposed. For 2009, 24496 cases were instituted, 23681 were disposed and 22527 were pending.

The following steps have been taken to clear the pending cases:

(i) Monthly Pendency report is called for from all the benches of Central Administrative Tribunal and the rate of disposal is personally monitored by the Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal

(ii) Targets are set up by the Chairman for the Benches.

(iii) During the All India Conference 2009, the Benches were advised to give priority to disposal of old cases pending since 2004 to 2007.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Special Recruitment Drive to fill SC/ST/OBC posts backlog



Special Recruitment Drive to fill SC/ST/OBC posts backlog

As per information received from 37 Ministries/Departments of Government of India, the number of backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes as on 01.11.2008 were 3537, 2969 and 6439 respectively.

The Government has launched a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Corruption related complaints received by CVC



Corruption related complaints received by CVC

The details of complaints wherein the Central Vigilance Commission has taken cognizance and forwarded the complaint for submission and report for the last three years and the current year (upto January 2010) are as under:

Year`

Complaints sent for Investigation & Report

Complaints sent for Investigation & Report under PIDPI Resolution

2007

727

80

2008

1147

83

2009

1314

112

Upto Jan.2010

122

11



Number of complaints received and considered fit for verification by the CBI during the last three years and the current year is as under:

Year

No. of Complaints received

No. of Complaints verified

2007

1895

569

2008

5632

579

2009

5394

686

Upto Jan. 2010

287

59



The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (PC Act) and the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 (CVC Act) provide the effective investigative machinery into the offences of corruption. The Central Vigilance Commission alongwith the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Ministries concerned every year draw specific lists of officers of doubtful integrity who are kept under surveillance. The enactment of the Right to Information Act, 2005 as a comprehensive legislation provides an effective mechanism for access to information and disclosure by the authorities to work against any corrupt practices and exploitation.

So far as CBI is concerned, as on 31.01.2010, there are 1061 cases under investigation. The time taken for investigation of cases by the CBI depends on the nature of cases, number of voluminous documents requiring scrutiny and the number of witnesses. CBI endeavors to complete investigation in all cases at the earliest. There is a laid down system of holding monthly and quarterly review meetings where the cases under investigation are examined with a view to finalize them early.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to question in the Lok Sabha.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New Income Tax Slab for FY 2010-11



Income upto Rs.1.6 lakh Nil
Income above Rs.1.6 lakh and upto Rs.5 lakh 10 per cent
Income above Rs.5 lakh and upto Rs.8 lakh 20 per cent
Income above Rs.8 lakh 30 per cent




Particulars Taxable/Non-Taxable Exemption/Rebate Limit
Taxable Items: - - -
Basic Pay Fully Taxable - -
Dearness Pay Fully Taxable - -
Grade Pay Fully Taxable - -
Dearness Allowance Fully Taxable - -
House Rent Allowance Fully Taxable - -
City Compensate Allowance Fully Taxable - -
Medical Allowance Fully Taxable - -
Family Planning Allowance Fully Taxable - -
Arrear Amount Fully Taxable - -
Maturity Amount of NSC Fully Taxable - -
Total amount withdrawn from NSS Fully Taxable - -
Transport Allowance Partially Taxable Rebate Maximum upto Rs.800 PM
Children Education Allowance Partially Taxable Rebate Maximum upto Rs.100 PM
Deductions:
Less-Allowance U/S 10(13A) Actual Rent Paid - Exempt Actual amount of HRA received or Expenditure on rent in excess of 1/10th of the salary or 50% of Salary, which ever is less Rent Paid
Interest on HBA U/S 24 - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,50,000
Reimbursement of Medical Exp. U/S 17(2)V - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000
U/S 80C - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
Refund of loan taken for the construction of House - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
C.P.F / G.P.F - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
G.I.S - Deduction Actual
LIC Premium - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
Subscription of N.S.C. / P.P.F - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
Interest Occurred on investment in N.S.C. - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000
C.T.D. / L.I.P. / ULIP (Mutual Fund) - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
Unit Linked Plan - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
Tuition Fee (Limited to 2 children) & (After XII th full time course) - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
5 Years Fixed deposit & 5 years time deposit scheme - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000
U/S 80D CCC - Deduction Maximum Rs.10,000
U/S 80CCD - Deduction Maximum 10% of BP & DA (Recruited on or after 1.1.2004)
Medi Claim Premium U/S 80D - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)
Premium paid for Self, Spouse & Children - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000 (other than above Rs.1,00,000)
Premium paid for Parents (If parent is not senior citizen) - Deduction Maximum Rs.20,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)
Premium paid for Parents (If parent is senior citizen) - Deduction Maximum Rs.20,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)
U/S 80DD - Deduction Handicapped dependents :spouse, son / daughter, parents and brother / sister - Deduction Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,00,000
U/S 80DDB - Deduction Maximum Rs.400,00 (other than above Rs.1,00,000)
U/S 80E - Deduction Entire amount (Interest on higher Education/Study loans)
U/S 80 G - Deduction Deduction for contribution to charitable organization
U/S 80U - Deduction Disability Deduction Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,00,000
Tax Relief - Additional savings in Infrastructure Bonds : Rs.20,000
CGHS subscription will be exempted u/s 80D

Source: CGStaffNews

Deduction for Contribution to CGHS



Deduction for Contribution to Central Government Health Scheme The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is a medical facility available to serving the retired government employees. The CGHS facility is similar to the hospitalization and other healthcare facilities covered under insurance policies issued by health insurance companies.

As per the provisions of the Act, an individual can claim deduction for payment of health insurance premium of Rs 15,000 if the insurance is for himself, spouse and dependant children. The individual will get an additional deduction of Rs 15,000 if the contribution is made for his parents. The deduction in case of a senior citizen is Rs 20,000.

The government has now sought to extend the benefit of deduction to contributions made under the CGHS and is welcome change for the retired government employees. This deduction shall be covered within the overall limit of existing deductions under the Act which was not there earlier.
Source: Economic Times

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Income Tax Slab for FY-2010-11



New Income Slab for Individual
Income Slab Tax Income Slab Tax
Income upto Rs 1,60,000 Nil Income upto Rs 1,60,000 Nil
Income from Rs 1,60,001 to 5,00,000 10 % Income from Rs 1,60,001 to 3,00,000 10 %
Income from Rs 5,00,001 to 8,00,000 20 % Income from Rs 3,00,001 to 5,00,000 20 %
Income above 8,00,000 30 % Income above Rs 5,00,000 30 %
(Tax exemption under Infra Bonds Rs.20,000 from FY 2010-11)

New Income Slab for Women
Income Slab Tax Income Slab Tax
Income upto Rs 1,90,000 Nil Income upto Rs 1,90,000 Nil
Income from Rs 1,90,001 to 5,00,000 10 % Income from Rs 1,90,001 to 3,00,000 10 %
Income from Rs 5,00,001 to 8,00,000 20 % Income from Rs 3,00,001 to 5,00,000 20 %
Income above 8,00,000 30 % Income above Rs 5,00,000 30 %
(Tax exemption under Infra Bonds Rs.20,000 from FY 2010-11)

New Income Slab for Senior Citizen
Income Slab Tax Income Slab Tax
Income upto Rs 2,40,000 Nil Income upto Rs 2,40,000 Nil
Income from Rs 2,40,001 to 5,00,000 10 % Income from Rs 2,40,001 to 3,00,000 10 %
Income from Rs 5,00,001 to 8,00,000 20 % Income from Rs 3,00,001 to 5,00,000 20 %
Income above 8,00,000 30 % Income above Rs 5,00,000 30 %
(Tax exemption under Infra Bonds Rs.20,000 from FY 2010-11)
CGHS subscription will be exempted u/s 80D

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Rates of Dearness Allowance

DA & DR ORDERS - EXPECTED DA STATUS
Effective DatesAdditional DA Total DA DA OrdersDR Orders5th CPC
1.1.2006 0-DA/DR
1.7.2006 2%2%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2007 4%6%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.7.2007 3%9%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2008 3%12%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.7.2008 4%16%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2009 6%22%13.03.200927.03.2009DA/DR
1.7.2009 5%27%18.09.200929.09.2009DA/DR
1.1.2010 8%35%26.03.201031.03.2010DA/DR
1.7.2010 10%45%22.09.201029.09.2010DA/DR
1.1.2011 6%51%24.03.201129.03.2011DA/DR
1.7.2011 7%58%03.09.2011 05.10.2011DA/DR
1.1.2012 7%65%03.04.2012 04.04.2012DA/DR
1.7.2012 7%72%28.09.2012 25.10.2012DA/DR
1.1.2013 8%80%25.04.2013 02.05.2013DA/DR
1.7.2013 10%90%25.09.2013 03.10.2013DA/DR
1.1.2014 10%100%27.03.201409.04.2014DA/DR
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EXPECTED DA JUL 14 - FEBRUARY STATUS
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