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07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day

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07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

01-December-2018

Armed Forces Flag Day – 2018

Since 1949, 07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day throughout India to honour the martyrs as well as men and women in uniform, who valiantly fight on our borders to safeguard the country’s honour. It is an important occasion to remind the nation of its obligation to look after veterans, disabled soldiers, war widows and dependents of those who have sacrificed their lives for the safety, honour and Integrity of the motherland.

The ‘Armed forces Flag Day Fund’ (AFFDF) has been constituted by the Government of India for the welfare and rehabilitation of the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) community. There are more than 30 lakh ESM Including 6.5 Iakh widows and around 60,000 ESM are added every year due to early superannuation. Contributions received from prospective donors of AFFDF are utillsed to provide basis sustenance needs of the ESM community through a medium of welfare schemes.

The aim of the campaign to generate awareness about the ‘Armed Forces Flag Day Fund‘ and encourage people to contribute generously. Several cashless payment methods have been setup and made available. You can send your contributions via PayTM number ‘8800462175’ and UPI code: armedforcesflagdayfund@sbi – To contribute using Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking log on to ksb.gov.in/armed-forces-flag-day-fund.htm

This year the programme MoD has planned to run has been in effect from 01 November, 2018 and would continue till December 31, 2018. You can show your sense of pride by wearing the flag representing three services from 01 November to 31 December 2018. These flags are available at all Government offices. Alternatively, printable version of the flags can be downloaded from www.ksb.gov.in.

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Incorrect/Wrong practice being followed by banks in payment of Defence Pension on e-PPOs

Incorrect/Wrong practice being followed by banks in payment of Defence Pension on e-PPOs.

O/o the principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadi hat Allahabad-211014

Circular 207

No. AT/Tech/358-II

Dated: 12.11.2018.

To,

1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8 143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
2. The Director of Treasuries of all state
3. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
4. The CDA (PD) Meerut……….
5. The CDA-Chennai……….
6. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank).
7. The Pay & Accounts Officers.
8. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
9. The DPDO…………
10 The Post Master…………..

Sub: Incorrect/Wrong practice being followed by banks in payment of Defence Pension on e-PPOs.

Consequent upon generation of e-PPO by this office for all categories of Defence Pensioners, procedures for forwarding of e-PPOs by the Pension Sanctioning Authorities to the Pension Disbursing Authorities and e-verification of these e-PPOs were issued under this office circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017

The procedure mentioned in above circular clearly states that a copy of e-PPO, duly digitally singed will be sent to the bank through SFTP connectivity which this office has established with various banks and through email id pcdapedp.cgda@nic.in to others bank and other PDAs (except DPDO to whom the PPOs are forwarded through CGDA WAN) who have not established SFTP connectivity that time. A copy of these e-PPOs, duly digitally signed will also sent electronically to Army HQrs/Record Offices(ROs)/ Head of Offices for scrutinizing and checking the same. Army HQrs/ Record Offices(ROs) / Head of Offices were required to provide to the PDA a hard copy of the e-PPO( after printing from the PDF file) along with the descriptive roles of the Descriptive Particulars of the pensioners.

PDAs were advised to affect the payment based on e-PPO received by them through SF TP/email only after confirmation from the Army HQrs/Record Offices(ROs)/ Head of Offices in the form of receipt of hard copy of e-PPO and Descriptive Role and Descriptive Particular.

However, flagrant incidents of ignoring the above guidelines by the banks have been noticed where banks are found making payment on the basis hard copy of e-PPOs where PPO has been issued in favour of CPDA, Allahabad instead of banks.

In view of the above, all the banks are requested that on receipt of hard copy of PPOs from Army HQrs/Record Offices(ROs)/ Head of Offices may invariably be confirmed with e-PPO received through SFTP and payment may be released only if they are authorized to make payment by that e-PPO. In case, e-PPO shows that PDA is other agency e-PPO may not be acted upon.

(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl.CDA (P)

Source: pcdapension.nic.in

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ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months

ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MOD (Army), Maude Lines,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010

B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS

05 Nov 2018

IHQ of MOD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ West Comd (A / ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ ECHS)
Northern Comd (A / ECHS)
South West Comd (A/ ECHS)
All Area Headquarters
All Regional Centres

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF TEMPORARY SLIP TO SIX MONTHS

1. All Ex-Servicemen applying for new 64 Kb Cards fall in any one of the following category

(a) Future Retiree.

(b) Temp Slip Holder.

(c) 01 Jan 1996-31 Mar 2003 Pensioners.

(d) Pre 01 Jan 1996 Pensioners.

(e) Death case while in Service.

(f) Loss of 32 Kb 85 64 Kb Cards.

(g) Post Apr 2003 Retiree not a member yet.

(h) 16/32 Kb Card Holders.

2. All the above categories except 16/32 Kb Card holders are required to download online generated temporary slip. This Temporary Slip is required to be taken to the nearest polyclinic for activation alongwith all related service documents for ECHS membership. The Temporary Slip was earlier valid for three months and subsequently extended on monthly basis.

3. Now the competent authority has approved the following

(a) All system generated Temporary Slips will be abinitio valid for Six Months.

(b) The Temporary Slip can be further extended by three months at a time by Parent Polyclinics in case the ECHS beneficiary does not receive the Card.

(c) The ECHS beneficiary to collect his Card from Station Headquarters within 30 Days from receipt of OTP. These slips will be handed over to the Station HQ at the time of collection of Card.

4. All Regional Centres will forward copy of this document to all Station HQs & Polyclinics in their AOR.

(Rakesh Kakar)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Source: echs.gov.in

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Waiver of requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner

Requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner – Circular 205

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014

Circular 205

No. AT/Tech/30-XX

Dated: 02.11.2018.

To,
The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051

The Director of Treasuries of all state ……
The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
The CDA (PD) Meerut..
The CDA-Chennai……
The Nodal Officers (ICICl/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
The Pay & Accounts Officers……
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
The DPDO…….
The Post Master…………….

Sub: Waiver of requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner.

During various Defence Pension Adalats, representations are being received against the requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify pensioner.

The issue has been examined and it is noticed that various checks to be observed by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) before making payment for first time on new Pension Payment Orders (PPOs)/transferred PPOs are provided in para 584 of DPPI-2005 & 2013. Similarly, these checks were circulated to the PDAs as Annexure-A to important Circular No.113 dt 27/05/2005. Item No. 7 and No. 15 of DPPI and Annexure-A to above mentioned circular respectively states that two defence pensioners should identify a new pensioners (except officer).

Now a days, requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner which is applicable to the pensioners below officer ranks does not seem correct, as PDAs are required to identify the pensioner based on marks of identification furnished in Descriptive Rolls/Descriptive Particulars and photographs provided to them.

Accordingly PDAs are requested to refer this office circular No. 197 dt 10/01/2018, and follow the guidelines issued there under for identification by additional documents produced by defence pensioners in absence of Aadhaar Number as indicated in Notification No. S.0 747(E) dt 03/03/2017 issued by Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW rather than insisting the pensioner to produce two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify him/her.

(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl.CDA (P)

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Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one PDA to another PDA – Circular 206

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 206

No. AT/Tech/30-XX

Dated: 02/11/2018

To

The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
The Director of Treasuries of all State……..
The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
The CDA (PD) Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Nodal Officers (ICICl/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
The Pay & Accounts Officer……..
The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The D.P.D.O…………….
Post Master, Kathua (J &/ K) and Camp Bell Bay

Sub: Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA.

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA has been provided in the Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) as well as Scheme for Payment of Defence Pensions by Public Sector Banks. But, it has been observed that the PDAs are not following laid down procedure in the matter. Hence, the competent authority has decided that following procedure is required to be adopted in the matter.

(i) Pensioner shall submit a simple application (in Part-I of the enclosed formats) along with Pension Certificate (where issued to him) to the PDA from where he is drawing pension at present. A copy of application may be returned to the pensioner duly giving the receipt of the application by the PDA for the records of the pensioner.

(ii) The following documents are required to be forwarded by the existing PDA to the new PDA by registered post.

(a) PPO (including all Corrigendum PPOs) and Payment Authority (if any issued)

(b) Descriptive Roll/Identification Documents with Photographs.

(c) Extract of Payment Register with a certificate thereon indicating the rate of Pension and Dearness relief and date upto and for which last paid. Where the pensioner has been allowed commutation of pension, the PDA should also indicate prominently in the Last Pension Certificate, the date of payment of capitalized value of pension, the date of reduction of pension on account of commutation and the date on which he would complete 15 Years for restoration of his commuted portion of pension.

(d) Nomination to receive arrears of pension

(e) Option 85 undertaking furnished by the pensioner for Medical Allowance

(f) Pension Certificate (where issued)

(iii) In the current scenario, most of the PPOs are issued e-PPO form. Hence, it has been decided that transferor PDA will forward the documents mentioned above as well as copy of e-PPO received through SFTP from this office duly countersigned by him to the new PDA as per existing system.

(iv) Further payments in continuation of the date upto and for which the pensioner is shown as paid on the Extract of Payment Register, will be arranged by the new PDA.

(v) An intimation regarding the transfer of pension papers should invariably be sent both by the transferor/ transferee PDA to the Pr. CDA (Pensions) Allahabad through Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II by the transferor PDA (under Part-II of the enclosed format) and Form­II/IMP-5/D-I by the transferee PDA (under Part-III of the enclosed format) as per prevailing procedure by registered post as well as on e-mail ID: dad@hub.nic.in

(2) While forwarding Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II to this office by the transferor PDA, following documents are also required to be attached with Form­I/IMP-5(A)/D-II:

(i)  A consent (in Part-IV of the enclosed format) from the new PDA that after receipt of documents from the existing PDA, his/her pension will be paid after taking on the payment strength of the new PDA.

(ii) A leaf of cheque issued by the new PDA duly cancelled in the case of new PDA is Bank.

(3) In the case of change of PDA from Indian Embassy, Nepal to other PDA and vice-versa, existing system for pension file routed through this office and issuance of corrigendum PPO before change of PDA will follow.

(4) This circular has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in

(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)

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Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Defence Civilian Employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944: MoD Order

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010

No. AT/IV/4918/XXXVI

Dated: 30.10.2018

To
All concerned PCsDA/ CsDA
(Through CGDA Website only)

Sub: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

A copy of Ministry of Defence (Department of Defence) D (Civ-II) ID No.9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.09.2018 on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information, guidance and further necessary action please.

Sd/-
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA (AT-I)


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)

Subject: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

The issue of extension of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees working in the interior/remote areas was discussed in the meeting held on 18.06.2018 under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Estt) on the various issues raised by the Staff Side of defence civilian employees/workers under provision of “Additional Mechanism”.  During the discussion, it was informed that the appointment of AMAs has not been done in remote areas even after issuance of MoH&FW’s OM No. S.14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 extending the CS(MA) Rules 1944 to the employees residing in remote areas thus, denying; benefits to the employees.  In this connection it was decided that the instructions for appointment of AMAs in remote areas would be reiterated by D(Civ-II).

2. Accordingly a copy of MoD ID Note of even number dated 25.06.2015 alongwith MoH&FW’s OM No. S 14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 is enclosed herewith. It is requested to comply with the aforesaid MoH&FW’s OM dated 03.06.2015 and extend the benefits of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees residing in interior/remote; areas. Appointment of AMAs, wherever necessary, shall be done as per the provisions laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
MoD I.D. No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.090.2018

Source: cgda.nic.in

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Citizen Forum in Defense of Indian Financial Sector

National Convention – Citizens Forum in Defence of Indian Financial Sector

Citizens Forum in Defence of Indian Financial Sector

NATIONAL CONVENTION
27th October 2018, Constitutional Club, Speaker Hall Annexe, New Delhi

PRESS STATEMENT

Citizen Forum in Defense of Indian Financial Sector is organising a National Convention at Speaker Hall Annexe, Constitutional Club, V.P. House, Rail Marg, New Delhi – 110 001. Prominent speakers in this convention are – Economists – Prof. Prabhat Patnaik & Prof. Jayati Ghosh; prominent political leaders – Prof. Manoj Jha (RID) & Sh. Harish Rawat (Congress) and other prominent trade union leaders from financial sector -Insurance, Banking and representatives from Central Govt. Employees.

The network of Public Sector Financial Institutions which have played a highly laudable role in financial and economic development of modern India is an uncontested fact It is also a fact that Public Sector Financial Institutions in India provided shield to financial system in India during international financial crisis in 2008. Unfortunately, Moth Govt at Centre is hell-bent to destroy Public Sector Financial Institutions in the name of ‘ease of doing business’, also as a political class of a particular political leaning keeping in view the interest of Indian and foreign corporate houses and thus jeopardising the national interest.

This convention will discuss the whole gamut of neoliberal global agenda which Indian government is implementing with full zeal ignoring the ground realities in Indian context. The campaign in defence of Indian Financial sector will not be limited to this convention. Campaign will continue and will cover whole country in times to come in order to mobilise the people of this country to force the Indian Govt. to abandon neo-liberal agenda on financial sector in the best interest of this country.

We invite your representatives to cover this event which will start at 10.30 am on 27.10.2018 at Speakers Hall Annexe, Constitutional Club, V P Haase, New Delhi and will continue till 1 pm.

(Anil Kumar Bhatnakar)
Convenor

Source: Confederation

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Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year

10 Days CL for Defence Civilian Industrial Employees

Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year

Government of India
(Department of Defence)
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ.II)

Sub : Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year
Reference MoD ID No 01(02)/2018/D(Civ-II) dated 21st March 2018 on the above-mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been further examined and it has been decided with the competent authority to extend the provision of 10 days casual Leave in terms of Para 9 of the Appendix -III of the CCS (Leave Rules) 1972 to Industrial Employees who are entitled to 16 Holidays in a year

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Os/Admin, Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

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Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 27.09.2018 in Contempt No.1860/2017 and 924/2018 and MA No. 1067/2018 in Civil Appeal No.2147/2011 with Contempt Petition (C) No.04/2018 in SLP(C) No.19790/2010 for grant of Special Pension under Regulation 95 of Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964

Supreme Court Order in respect of grant of Special Pension – DESW Order dt. 22.10.2018

Implementation of Honourable Supreme Court Order dated 27.09.2018 in respect of grant of Special Pension under Regulation 95 of Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964. Dated 22.10.2018.

No.4(10)/2017-D(Pen/Legal)
Government of India
Ministry of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Legal)

Sena Bhawan, New Dehi
Dated 22.10.2018

To
The Chief the Naval Staff

Subject: Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 27.09.2018 in Contempt No.1860/2017 and 924/2018 and MA No. 1067/2018 in Civil Appeal No.2147/2011 with Contempt Petition (C) No.04/2018 in SLP(C) No.19790/2010 for grant of Special Pension under Regulation 95 of Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964.

Sir,
I am directed to refer the cited Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 27.09.2018 and convey sanction of the Competent Authority for grant of Special Pension under Regulation 95 of Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964 to the ex-sailors appointed prior to 03.07.1976 and discharged on or after 03.07.1976 on expiry of 10 years of service.

2. The amount of pension payable is Rs.9000 (Rupees Nine thousand) per month to each of the ex-sailors under Regulation 95 Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964, payable September 2018 as per the Court Order under reference.

3. The amount of gratuity and DCRG paid, be adjusted the amount payable. Necessary PPO may be issued immediately.

4. The expenditure incurred on this account will be paid under Charged Expenditure and be debited to the relevant Head of Account.

5. This issues with concurrence of Ministry Defence vide their U.O. No. 1023/Fin/Pen Dated 17.10.2018.

6. Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 4(10)/2017-D (Pen/Legal) dated 26th September, 2017 may be treated as cancelled.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Ajay Kumar Agrawal)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

View order

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in

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How to Calculate Pay for Defence Personnel? Formula for Fixation of Pay

How to Calculate Pay for Defence Personnel? Formula for Fixation of Pay

Formulae for Fixation of Pay from 3rd CPC to 4th CPC

If 20% x of B.P (3rd CPC)Value is less than 75 then

B.P+ D.A + A.D.A + ad hoc DA + IR-1 & IR-2 + 75 = 4th CPC Basic Pay

Otherwise,

B.P + D.A + A.D.A+ ad hoc DA + IR-1 & IR-2+ + 20% of B.P= 4th CPC Basic Pay

Formulae for Fixation of Pay from 4th CPC to 5th CPC.

2.98 x (4th CPC B.P) + 100 = 5th CPC Basic P

Formulae for Fixation of pay from 5th CPC to 5th CPC (10-10-1997)

As per change of scale if occur.

Formulae for Fixation of Pay from 5th CPC to 6th CPC

a. As per Appendix G to S NI 01/S/2008

b. For X Group personnel add X Group Pay

Formulae for Fixation of Pay from 6th CPC to 7th CPC

As per Pay Matrix of 7th CPC

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ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

Year of Disability in line of Duty – Eligibility for ECHS Beneficiaries

Tele : 011-25684847
ASCON : 36832
Fax : 011-25684946
Email : diropsechs-mod@nic.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010

26 Sep 2018

B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2018

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N) Air HQ (VB)/DPS
All Comd HQs (A/ECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
Director General of Indian Coast Guard
Director General NCC
Director General SFF
ADG TA/TA-3
All Regional Centres, ECHS

ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

1. “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016″ has been revised, which will replace the existing PWD Act – 1995. The permanent disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21.

2. In consonance with spirit of Indian Army wherein the year 2018 has been declared “Year of Disability in line of Duty” MoD (DoESW) has approved applicability of PWD Act 2016 wef 18 Sep 2018 vide their ID No 18(77)/2017/WE/D(Res-I) dated 18 Sep 2018 wherein sons suffering from following disabilities :-

(a) Blindness.

(b) Low-vision.

(c) Leprosy Cured persons.

(d) Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing).

(e) Locomotor Disability.

(f) Dwarfism.

(g) Intellectual Disability.

(h) Mental Illness.

(j) Autism Spectrum Disorder.

(k) Cerebral Palsy.

(l) Muscular Dystrophy.

(m) Chronic Neurological conditions.

(n) Specific Learning Disabilities.

(o) Multiple Sclerosis

(p) Speech and Language Disability

(q) Thalassemia

(r) Hemophilia

(s) Sickle Cell Disease

(t) Multiple Disabilities including deaf, blindness

(u) Acid Attack Victim

(v) Parkinson’s Disease

(BS Sisodia)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
for MD ECHS

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PL Bonus 2017-18 – Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments – Ordnance Factory, DGQA, DGAQA

PL Bonus 2017-18 – Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments – Ordnance Factory, DGQA, DGAQA

No.10(1)/2018-D(Estt/NG)
Government of India,
Ministry of Defence,
(Deptt. of Defence Production)
New Delhi

Dated: the 15th Oct, 2018.

To
The Chairman.
Ordnance Factory Board,
10A, S, K. Bose Road,
Kolkata-700001.

The Controller General of Defence Accounts,
New Delhi;

The Director General of Quality Assurance,
New Delhi;

The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance,
New Delhi;

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2017-18.

Madam Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.48(4)/98/D(B&C) dated 27 July, 2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2017-18 equivalent to 40 days wages to the eligible employees in Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall ceiling of wages of Rs.7000/- per month. PLB is to be calculated taking average number of days per month as 30.4 days.

02. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages or Rs.1200/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments. All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

03.The above sanction is subject to the following condition:-

(a) OFB will submit a monthly status report on the progress achieved to review the formula for calculation of PLB which otherwise would have been reviewed after three years from implementation ie from the accounting year 1999-2000.

(b) GMs of each of the respective factories should submit the Certificate regarding standard man-hour for jobs whenever there is a change in production processes or when new labour saving machines are introduced, incorporating the following details :-

(i) Standard Man Hours before the installation of CNC Machines.

(ii) Standard Man Hours after the installation of CNC Machines.

(iii) Difference between the above two leading to savings in Standard Man Hours.

In the event of more than one CNC Machine being installed on two different occasions each time figures are to be updated for additional subsequent addition of CNC Machine.

04. The expenditure will be debited to Major Head 2079 of the Defence Service Estimates (Ordnance Factories) and to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of employees of allied establishment: are debited.

05. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance and MoD (Finance Division) vide their Dy. No. 361 dated 15/10/2018.

Sd/-
(SANJAY RAWAT)
Under Secretary
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

40 Days Bonus For Defence Defence Civilians Of The AOC For The Year 2017-2018

No. 20(4)/2018/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 10/10/2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No. F.24(6)/80/D(JCM), dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of 40 days (Forty days) wages in cash as PLO for the year 2017-2018 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2017-2018 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid 30 21 eligible Gp. ‘B’ (Non.Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ & ‘D’ civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2017-2018. The calculation coiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m.(1200×40/30.4) for the accounting year 2017-2018. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB Is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2018-2019, without any additionality.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No 922249/E.III(A) dated 04/10/2018 and Defence (Finance /AG/PB) vide their Dy.No.155/AG/PB dated 10.10.2018.

Yours faithfully,

(Amitava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 2301 1681

Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

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Payment of Legal Fee to Central Government Counsels

Clearance of Doubt regarding Payment of Legal Fee

Office of Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110 010.

No.: LC/Advocate Fee Bill/Vol.II

Dated: 27.09.2018

To

All PCsDA/PCA(Fys) /CsDA/CFAs

Subject:-Payment of Legal Fee to Central Govt. Counsels – clarification reg.

With reference to the existing provisions relating to payment of Legal Fee to Central Govt. Counsels, certain doubts raised by the office of PCDA have been taken-up with the Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs (Judicial Section) for clarification/guidelines. Based on the clarifications received, the summary of the points of doubt and clarification are as given below:-

No. Existing provisions and point of doubt Clarification
(i) The revised fee structure applicable to Govt. Counsels of Supreme Court/ High Court/CAT/Distt. Courts has been notified by Min. of Law & Justice, Dept. of Legal Affairs vide their OM bearing No. 26(1)/2014/Judl. dated 01.10.2015. As per the said OM dated 01.10.2015, payment of legal fee for

non-effective hearings in a case has been restricted to five (05) and payment of legal fee for Conferences in a case has been restricted to four (04).

Point of Doubt

In case, the Govt. Counsel has been changed during the pendency of a case who has already been paid for maximum number of non-effective hearings & conference, whether the newly appointed Govt. Counsel can be paid fee for another five (05) non-effective hearings & (04) conference or not.

The OM No.26(1)/2014-Judl. Dated 01.10.2015 itself restricts the payment to a maximum of five non- effective hearings. Hence, a new counsel appointed during the pendency of a case will not be eligible for payment for non-effective hearings in case the limit of five as stated in above in above- mentioned OM is exhausted.
(ii) In case, a proxy Counsel has appeared on behalf of nominated Govt. Counsel, Whether legal fee {effective or non effective} can be paid to the CGSC for hearings appeared by proxy counsel. When proxy/private counsel has appeared on behalf of the Govt. Counsel in a matter, such nominated counsel is not entitled to payment of fee bill.

The relevant OM dated 01/10/2015 is available on the website of the Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs.

2. All the legal fee bills of Govt. Counsels may be regulated accordingly.

(Must Ahmad)
Dy. CGDA (AN)

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Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)

No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 18th, September, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 01.07. 2018.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004- D(Pay/Services) dated 28th March 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 01.07. 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 257-PA dated 17.09.2018 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B), dated 7th September 2018.

Yours faithfully,
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018

9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personal Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018

No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi,
Dated 18th, September, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004- D(Pay/Services) dated 28th March 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 01.07.2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 257-PA dated 17.09.2018 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B), dated 7th September 2018.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://mod.gov.in

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Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Government servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters

Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives

CGDA Government servant

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010

No. AN/XIII/13006Nol-XXII

Dated 12.09.2018

To
The PCsDA/CsDA
The PIFAs/IFAs

(Through website)

Subject: Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters.

Reference: This HQrs letter bearing No. even dated 30.05.2017.

Please refer to the communication cited under reference containing guidelines regarding representation from Government servants on service matters. As per existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organization.

2. However, it has been observed that instances of bringing outside as well as political influence by the official and their close relatives in matters like transfer etc. are on the rise. Such trend has been viewed seriously and the officials concerned may be liable for disciplinary action for such transgression and violation of provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

3. In this context, attention is also invited to DOP&T OM bearing F.No.11013/08/2013-Est(A-111) dated 31.08.2015.

4. The contents of this communication may be disseminated to all officers/ staff serving in your organization.

(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGDA(Admin)

 Source: cgda.nic.in

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Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario

Special increment in order to participate in sports events for Central Government Servants


Government of India
Ministry of Defence


No. 30(13)/2007-D(P/S)

New Delhi, the 24th August, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario-reg.

Sir,

I  am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) Office, Memorandum No. 6/1/2017-Estt (Pay-I) dated 11th June, 2018 on the above subject. The provisions of the said O.M. will mutatis­mutandis be applicable to Defence Service Personnel.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their Dy. No. 319/AG/PD dated 23 August, 2018

Yours faithfully,

(T.D. Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. 23012739

Source: MoD

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Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants – MoD Orders dt. 24.8.2018

Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants – MoD Orders dt. 24.8.2018

Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario-reg

No.30(13)/2007-D(P/S)
Government of India
Ministry of Posts

New Delhi, the 24th August, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Grant of Special increment in the form of personal pay to Defence Service Personnel

Sir, I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) Office Memorandum No.6/1.2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 11th June, 2018 on the above subject. The provisions of the said O.M. will mutatis-mutandis be applicable to Defence Service Personnel.

2. This issued with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their Dy. No.319/AG/PD dated 23 August, 2018.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(T.D.Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India)

Source: https://mod.gov.in

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VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

Veteran Patient Care and Assistance (VPCA) Teams – A vigilance Mechanism in ECHS

DG (DC & W)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
South Block
New Delhi – 110 011

B/49717-C(VIG)/AG/ECHS

12 Jul 2018

VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

Gen

1. Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) is a welfare oriented scheme providing effective healthcare to Ex Servicemen and their dependents. Since in 2003, the scheme has expanded exponentially and has nearly 52 lakh beneficiaries today throughout the length and breadth of the country.

2. There is a need to institute a vigilance framework with a nominated nodal officer at each echelon of the scheme to introduce checks and balances in the system to ensure its efficient and effective functioning . The vigilance frame work so instituted will pay attention to the following aspects with a mechanism to detect, analyse and take corrective and preferably pre-emptive :-

(a) Ensure ECHS benefits are not availed by unauthorized persons.

(b) Check unethical practices I exploitation of ESMs by empanelled facilities.

(c) Monitor referral to empanelled facilities and carry out checks to negate unauthorized treatments/or claims.

Handling of ECHS Issues/Subject/Tasks

3. Tech issues relating to billing, claims and MoA with empanelled hospitals are dealt by Regional Centres of ECHS. All adm issues of Polyclinics are handled by Stn HQ.

4. Regional Centres (RC) ECHS. Comments/ assistance/inv/vigilance on following issues are carried out through RCs:-

(a) MoA with empanelled hospitals therefore complaints regarding empanelled hospitals/Harassment in empanelled hospitals.

(b) Claims/Billing issues of empanelled hospitals.

(c) Indl reimbursement claims received by RC from Polyclinics.

5. Stn HQs. Stn HQs handle the following issues:-

(a) Adm of Polyclinics.

(b) Card making of beneficiaries.

(c) Contractual employment.

(d) Medicine availability through SEMO.

(e) C of I / detailed inv in empanelled hosp or service hosp.

Vigilance Cells

6. A feedback on the satisfactory functioning of Pilot Project at three stations has been obtained. It is now planned to institute the vigilance framework in 14 other major ECHS stations, to include Ambala, Bareilly, Channai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu,Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Patna, Pune and Ranchi.

7. Composition of Vigilance Cell. The ECHS Vigilance Cell will function under the Stn Cdr and will incorporate a contractual Doctor/serving AMC officer for On-Spot verification of cases of alleged medical negligence/ violation of MoA. It will be composed as under:-

(a) OIC Team. Medical Offr (when accompanying) CMP JCO/NCO.

(b) CMP Team. Two CMP pers (JCO/NCO) in a light vehicle/MC.

(c) Medical Team. One Medical Offr (serving/contractual from ECHS) to be co-opted for all investigations related to hospitals/having examination of medical aspects. Serving offr may be also co-opted under arngs of Stn Cdr.

8. Tasks of Vigilance Cell. While not exhaustive, some of the tasks will be:-

(a) At Polyclinics.

(i) Investigate irregularities I fraudulence by contractual staff.

(ii) Physical verification of ESM and dependents (card and self attested proforma)

(iii) Review adm functioning of Polyclinics when so detailed by Stn I Sub Area I Area HQs on specific instructions

(iv) Surprise physical check of Medicines I Dispensary.

(v) Surprise physical verification of ESM/dependents.

(vi) Check use of ambulance/equipment with Polyclinic.

(vii) Avlb of complaint/Grievance Book and redressal/Comments.

(b) At Regional Centres.

(i) Check BPA verifiers at Regional Centres and any wrong practices by Hospital reps.

(ii) Check process of receipt of bills.

(iii) Ensure process of First in First Out (FIFO) in billing/ as specified by Central Org.

(iv) Monitor hospital representatives visiting for empanelment process.

(v) Security procedure of Regional Centre premises.

(c) At Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres/Labs.

(i) Periodic/Surprise Checks of Empanelled Facilities and patients admitted.

(ii) Physical verification of patients at non-empanelled facilities when so directed.

(iii) Investigate individual cases of fraudulence by beneficiaries .

(iv) Carry out preliminary investigation wrt complaints received at Regional Centre, if so directed by Director Regional Centre. These will be fwd to Stn Cdr being the nodal agency for check.

(v) Assist in medical audits if ordered by Regional Centres / Higher Headquarters .

Investigations and Reporting

9. Investigations. All complaints/reports are to be forwarded to Stn HQ in confidence irrespective of the subject being dealt by any agency. The Stn Cdr will brief the team and allocate the task to them in confidence. No prior info will be made available to vigilance cell members for surprise checks to avoid confidentiality being compromised. Routine and planned checks can be pre-decided.

10. Reporting. Reports will be of two types, viz/Incident/Info Report and Monthly Report. Reports of Vigilance Cell will be forwarded through Stn HQ SO (ECHS) to Area/Sub Area HQ (Dir ECHS/Dir Veteran) to Command HQ (SO ECHS) to Central Org ECHS (Dir C & L). All cases of misuse, fraud and harassment will be reported.

(a) Incident/Info Report. This report will be initiated by the Stn HQ to imdt higher HQ in chain of command within seven days of investigation being completed, with copy to all echelons of Comd till Comd HQ and Central Organisation ECHS (Dir C & L) for prompt action. Report should be passed immediately on telephone depending on gravity of input, to all concerned and followed up by return report so that corrective measures are not delayed. The format is as per Appendix A (in cases where delinquency in respect of serving pers come to notice, it will also be info to HQ Comd (DV) and DV Dte/AG’s Br by Comd (SO ECHS) and Central Organisation ECHS respectively.)

(b) Monthly Report. A monthly report on surprise checks carried out during the month by the Vigilance Team will be forwarded to Central Org ECHS as per format on Appendix B by 20th of next month by the Comd HQ (SO ECHS).

11. Report. The report by the Vigilance Team for various est will be rendered as per u/m formats:-

(a) Empanelled Hospital – Appendix C.

(b) Regional Centre – Appendix D.

(c) Polyclinic – Appendix E.

12. Check list. A suggested check list for the Vigilance Team is at Appendix F.

13. The Stn Cdr will compile the activities of the vigilance team and render a ground report after three months to Central Org ECHS through comd channel with recommendations/inputs to refine the vigilance mechanism.

(Yogendra Dimri)
Lt Gen
DG (DC&W)

Source: echs.gov.in

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