Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD

Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD
BHARTIYA PRTIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 25.10.2014

To,
The Under Secretary, D(Civ-II),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

Reference: MOD ID No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II), Dated 09.09.2014

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under;
We  recognize  that  employees  covered  by  Medical  Reimbursement Scheme (MRS) under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are experiencing difficulties as regards the treatment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by them. There is also considerable administrative and accounting work involved in the settlement of claims. Various kinds of malpractices in the scheme have also brought to our notice. We, therefore, recommend grant of a Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 25/- per month for outdoor treatment to all employees covered by MRS. The expenses incurred on special diseases (cancer, diabetes, mental diseases, poliomyelitis, tubercular diseases and leprosy) and hospitalization may continue to be reimbursed to all employees as at present under the scheme”.

 

The above recommendation of 04th CPC was discussed in National Council (JCM) in length and official side concluded the matter, thereupon Govt decided & issued instructions vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 11.07.1990 published as Govt of India’s Decisions No. (9) below Rule 2 of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 which reads as under:
Subject: CS (MA) Rules, 1944 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior.
In the National Council of J.C. M., the Staff Side has demanded for grant of Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5 kms.
2. This matter has been considered by the Government and now it has been decided that quantum of medical allowance of Rs. 25/- (Rupees twenty five only) per month per employee working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5kms, may be granted on the condition,

 

(i) The Head of the Department should obtain a Certificate from an appropriate District Authority that there is no State Government/Local Body Hospital/Dispensary available within a radius of 5 kms. and also there is no qualified medical practitioner available and if available he is not willing to be appointed as Authorized Medical Attendant.
(ii) The position will be reviewed every three years and a fresh certificate is to be obtained by the Head of Department.
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure and the Department of Personnel and Training.”
It is worth to mention here that it was not introduced as optional / replacement of CS (MA) Rules but it was supplement or additional benefit for the employees residing in interiors. Hence, the reimbursement of medical expenses for indoor treatment were allowed by the Govt of India though the employee was drawing Rs. 25/- per month FMA.
It is also to be noted that the matters concluded by the Official side at meeting of the National Council (JCM) will not be reversed by later decision of the Govt as per instructions issued by Govt of India on Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration.
Subsequently, Fifth Central Pay Commission (5thCPC) also recommended in Para 114.24 on the subject matter as under;

“We are in favour of a greater freedom of choice in obtaining medical aid and advice, where Central Government is unable to organize its own facilities for employees. Such a freedom, while aiming at development of employees within their own responsibilities, will reduce much of clerical work involved in medical reimbursement claims for day-to-day need. For serious ailments and hospitalizations, however, we still do not see any justification for removal of restrictions. Accordingly, we recommend that in areas presently covered by Medical reimbursement Scheme for outpatient purposes a medical allowance of Rs. 100/- per month per employee may be granted only for outpatient facilities, not provided by either CGHS or any departmental medical facilities.”

Thereupon Govt issued instructions to enhance the quantum of FMA to Rs. 100/- from Rs. 25/- per month per employee vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999, for employee working in interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.
But this O.M. does not prohibit for reimbursing the medical expenses in case the Government Employee or his dependant is being treated as ‘indoor patient’ because the employee is being granted the Fixed Medical Allowance for the reimbursement of consultation fees paid to any doctor available in the interior areas. Even the employee has to bear the cost of medicines prescribed by such doctors and in such circumstances he is authorized for reimbursement of cost of medicines, any pathological test etc. as ‘Out Door Patient’.
Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.
It is to be kept in the mind that the DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997 is concerned with the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners/family pensioners, where CGHS facility is not available, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, whereas this federation is raising the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance being granted to serving employees residing in the interior area and who are under the purview of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and have been granted Rs. 25/ per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th July, 1990, 28th Sep, 1991 and the quantum enhanced to Rs. 100/- per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999.
The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.
Further, this federation has raised the issue through online Public Grievance Redressal System before Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India (Grievance Registration No. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) & Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance (Grievance Registration No. DOEXP/E/2014/00164). Dept of Exp, Min of Finance has intimated that the proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being considered by them.
Therefore, you are requested to liaise with the concerned authorities of Min of Finance, Dept of Expenditure (SO E.V) so that genuine grievances of the serving employees who are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month may be resolved without further delay by reimbursement of the medical expenses for indoor treatment.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
PORTAL FOR
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances
Government of India

Status as on 25 Oct 2014

Registration Number  :DOEXP/E/2014/00164
Name Of Complainant : Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
Date of Receipt: 06 Sep 2014
Received by: Department of Expenditure
Forwarded to: SO E.V
Contact Address: 28, North Block, New Delhi 110001
Contact Number: 23092604
Grievance Description : Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior (mostly Defence Civilians) where AMA not available. The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government or State Government or Local Municipality or Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled or granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 100 per month as FMA. This issue is being considered by Department of Health and Family Welfare under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which states (grievance Regn no. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) that the matter is already under consideration in the Ministry and the views/comments have been sought from Dept. of Expenditure, DoPT and Ministry of Defence. It is requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities to reimburse the medical claims for indoor treatment where the serving employees are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month.
Current Status: CASE CLOSED
Date of Action: 08 Oct 2014
Details: The proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of inpatient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being examined in this Department.

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-51g7.pdf

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014:-

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S.NO. PC-Vl/347

RBE NO. 114 /2014

No. PC-Vl/2008/l/7/2/2

New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014

The GMs/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per mailing, list)

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014.

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/10/2014-P&PW (G) dated 29.09.2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners” Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. A concordance of DOP&PW‘s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s correspond instructions below:-

S.No. Para No. No. & date of Deptt. of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M.  No. & date of corresponding order issued by Railway Board
1. 1 (iii) O.M. No. 42/10/2014 – P&PW (G) dated 09.04.2014. PC-Vl/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 22.04.2014
2. 2 (iii) O.M. No. 23/1/97-P&P(B) dated 23.02.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 23/3/2008-P&PW (B) dated 15.09.2008
N.A.
3. 3 (iii) O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000
(iii) F(E)/III/96/PNI/9 dated 18.08.1998
(iv) F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dated 02.08.2000
4. 5 (iii) O.M. No.. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 02.07.1999
(iv) O.M. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW (G) dated 09.07.2009
(iii) F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dated 05.08.1999
(iv) F(E)IIII/2008/PNI/13 dated 20.07.2009

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate ofthe Ministry of Railways.

DA: As above

(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
No. PC-‘VI/2008/I/7/2/2
New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014
DR+to+Rly+Pensioners=engp1+RBE_114_142
DR Order for Railway Pensioner

Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/10/grant-of-dearness-relief-to-railway.html

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Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes from CPSEs

Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes

PFRDA Act gives very wide roles and responsibilities to the regulator with respect to the promotion of old age income security in the country, for promoting pension industry and for protecting the interest of the subscriber to pension and retirement funds. PFRDA Act applies to the National Pension System and also to any other pension scheme not regulated by any other enactment.

In keeping with the demand of the market, quite a few pension plans/ superannuation funds/ retirement schemes have been offered by corporates/CPSEs for their employees for which the regulatory framework may not be clear. The market dynamics are such that products and services including financial services develop faster than the regulatory mechanism for such services.

Now that there is a statutorily setup dedicated pension regulator with specific responsibility for the promotion of old age income security, developing and regulating pension funds, and protecting the interest of subscribers, PFRDA is in the process of framing regulations for the National Pension System and also for any other pension schemes which are not regulated by any other enactment. PFRDA has accordingly sought information on existing pension/ superannuation funds/schemes from all PSUs with respect to their regulatory jurisdiction, supervisory mechanism, investment guidelines, risk management strategies, number of subscribers, assets under management etc. so that the areas of concerns can be addressed suitably in line with the provisions of the PFRDA Act.

The letter sent to all CPSEs is as under:

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Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Staffs posted to ECR & NWR

Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Staffs posted to ECR & NWR

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board

R.B.E No.115/2014

No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2

New Delhi, Dated:.20.10.2014

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units (others as per standard list).

Sub: Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 dated 07.05.2014.

The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway quarters at their previous places of posting has been considered by the Board.

2. In exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board have decided that permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to LCR and NWR be granted up to 31.12.2015 in supersession of Board’s earlier instructions dated 07.05.2014.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S.K. Panda)
Dy. Dir.Estt. (Genl.)

No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 New Delhi, Dated:20 .10.2014

Source : AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE_115.pdf]

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Out of turn allotment of Ground Floor accommodation to applicants with disabilities

Out of turn allotment of Ground Floor accommodation to applicants with disabilities

Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds:-

No. 12035/2/97.Pol II(Vol III)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi — 110 108.
Dated the 7 October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training OM. No.36O35/3/2013.Es(Res) dated 31.3.2014 and to say that it has been decided by the competent authority that preferably ground floor accommodation will be allotted to the applicants with disabilities under the discretionary allotments on out of turn basis on medical grounds as per the extant guidelines of the Directorate of Estates issued vide O.M.No.12035/2/97Pol(pt) dated 17.11.1997.

(Roop Lal)
Deputy Director of Estates

Source : http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20364.pdf

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Observance of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October in Ministries/Departments: Instructions

Observance of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October in Ministries/Departments: Instructions

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs

24-October-2014 15:05 IST

Observance of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October

The Government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year. This occasion will provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.

All the Government Offices, Public Sector Undertakings and other Public Institutions will arrange a pledge taking ceremony to observe the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has been requested to issue suitable instructions that the students of Schools and Colleges may be administered the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge to motivate them to strive to maintain the unity and integrity of the country.
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and all the State Governments/Administrators of all the Union Territories have been requested to organize appropriate programmes on the occasion in a befitting manner, including the ‘Pledge-taking Ceremony’, ‘Run for Unity’ involving people from all sections of society, March-Past in the evening by the Police, the Central Armed Police Forces and other organizations like the National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Scouts and Guides, Home Guards etc.

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs

25-October-2014 19:13 IST

Observance of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October

Home Minister appeals to the people to participate in Rashtriya Ekta Diwas programmes

The Government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year, to pay tributes to the efforts made by Patel to unite India. In this regard, a function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be held at Patel Chowk, Parliament Street, New Delhi at 0800 hrs.

The Government has also decided to hold three other programmes to mark the occasion. First: ‘Run for Unity’ programme in all major cities, district towns and other places in rural areas participated by all sections of society, particularly youth from colleges, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), etc. In the National capital, ‘Run for Unity’ will be organized from Vijay Chowk to India Gate on Rajpath at 0830 hrs.

Second: Pledge taking ceremony will be organized in all the Government offices, Public Sector Undertakings and other Public institutions to observe the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, the Home Minister said. The pledge timings will be decided by the concerned organization.

Third: In the evening ‘March-Past’ by the Police, the Central Armed Police Forces and other organizations like the NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides, Home Guards, etc on the streets of major cities and district towns. The personnel will also take pledge. March past will be at 1600 hrs.

This occasion will provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said and appealed to the people to participate in the programmes in large number to pay rich tribute to our real national hero.

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PIB

 

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs

26-October-2014 17:56 IST

‘Run for Unity’ to be highlight of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations on 31st October

On 31st October a large number of people, particularly the youth and school children, are expected to participate in the ‘Run for Unity’ to be organised across major cities spread all over the country by the Government as part of scores of programmes to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event to be held in all major cities, district towns and other places in rural areas is expected to draw all sections of society, particularly youth from colleges, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), etc. In the National capital, the ‘Run for Unity’ will be organized from Vijay Chowk to India Gate on Rajpath at 0830 hrs.

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel will provide all of us an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country. He appealed the people to participate enthusiastically in the programmes in large numbers to pay rich tribute to our real national hero.

Shri Rajnath Singh said the ‘Run for Unity’ is part of the elaborate celebrations planned by the Government to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year, to pay tributes to the efforts made by Patel to unite India. In this regard, a function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be held at Patel Chowk, Parliament Street, New Delhi at 0800 hrs.

The Government has also decided to hold other programmes to mark the occasion. Pledge taking ceremony will be organized in all the Government offices, Public Sector Undertakings and other Public institutions to observe the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. The pledge timings will be decided by the concerned organization.

In the evening a ‘March-Past’ by the Police, the Central Armed Police Forces and other organizations like the NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides, Home Guards, etc will be held on the streets of major cities and district towns. The personnel will also take pledge. March past will be at 1600 hrs.

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Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Press Note
CGEC, NOCGE, INTUC
To observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” ON 5th December, 2014
All Over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India

New Delhi, Nagpur,Mumbai,Ranchi, Bangalore, Cochin; 24/10/2014
Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC); National Organisation of Central Government Employees (NOCGE) and INTUC have unanimously resolved to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 all over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India (Viz: INTUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, AITUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, SEWA, LPF and all Federations of Banks, Railways (NFIR & AIRF), Defence (INDWF & AIDEF), Insurance, Central/State Govt. and other Service Establishments Employees).
Demands

1. Central Govt. should desist from its unilateral move to amend Labour Laws and consult and honour the views of Central Trade Unions.

2. Central Govt. should withdraw the retrograde move in allowing/hiking Foreign Direct Investment (F.D.I.) in Defence Sector, Railways, Insurance, PSUs and other Sectors.

3. Restore minimum wages of Rs.15,000/- to all the Unorganised/Contract Workers and Minimum Wages of Rs.26,000/- to the lower paid employees of Central Government.

4. Demands of Bank Officers and Bank Employees should be immediately accepted in respect of their Wage Revision and other privileges and social security measures, which are over due (Go through the Circulars dated 14/10/2014 & 16/10/2014 issued by the UFBU, AIBOBOA, INBOC, INBEC and INBEF etc.)

5. Strict implementation of existing Labour Laws concerning the Welfare of the Working Class all over India.

6.Benefits of Regular Workers should be given to all Contract Workers.

7. Compulsory Registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and all the ILO Conventions meant for the Workers should be ratified by the Govt. Of India.

8. 50% D.A. of Central Staff should be merged with Pay and Interim Relief should be paid to all employees, pending finalisation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

9. Minimum 4 Promotions should be given to all Central Govt. Officials, without the hindrances of Departmental Examinations and DPC proceedings, on or before their respective date of retirements.
10. MACP/ACP benefits should be extended to all Central Government Employees, including the staff of Autonomous Body/Semi-Govt. Departments.

11. Bonus eligibility and Bonus Ceiling should be raised as per the present Price Index Cost of Living and Updated Model of Pay Structure.

12. Present quantum of Pension should be raised with adequate Medical facilities/Medical Allowance and the New Pension Scheme should be liberalised as Worker-Friendly.

Accordingly, all the Unions, Associations and their Federations are requested to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 by way of Mass Demonstrations and Mass Protest Meetiungs & Rallies all over India and give wide publicity through Newspapers, T.V. Channels and AIR/Doordarshan etc. Concerned Office-bearers are requested to send a report after observing the above programme of action to the undersigned on or before 15/12/2014.

Source: NOCGE News

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Government employee can’t seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

Government employee can’t seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said.

The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transfered to some other place.

“As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post, the impugned order of the high court is clearly erroneous and against the law,” a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said.

The court passed the order on an appeal filed by Madhya Pradesh government challenging the high court order.

The government had submitted that the high court failed to consider that Ramanand Pandey himself sent back the promotion order and continued on his post and approached the court after two years when it cancelled his promotion.

It said that at the time of promotion, Pandey was posted in Bhind district where he remained for almost 15 years and his intention was to stay at that place only.

The apex court, after hearing both sides, quashed the high court order.

“It is clear that he wanted to remain in Bhind district, where he had continued since 1990, as he was ready to go on leave instead of joining the place of transfer. Moreover, for more than two years from the date of cancellation of the order of promotion, the respondent kept totally mum and maintained stoic silence.

“There was not even a semblance of protest as to why his promotion order was cancelled or that he wanted to join the promotion post after the alleged inquiry into the so-called complaint was over. He filed the writ petition on October 24, 2008, i.e. almost two years after cancellation of his promotion order,” it said.

Source : http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-24/news/55397829_1_promotion-high-court-order-apex-court

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High Court sets aside government order dismissing employee on theft charge

High Court sets aside government order dismissing employee on theft charge

Terming as “harsh” the Centre’s decision to dismiss a government employee from service for stealing government property, the Bombay High Court has set aside the impugned order and instead lowered the punishment to compulsory retirement from service.

Justices Naresh Patil and BP Colabawalla set aside the July 27, 2010, order of dismissal of Ramchandra Goya Sadhu, who was caught stealing copper rods on May 14, 2010, by the Defence Security Corps Platoon at Tiger Gate here. He was found to have tied the rods around his waist, hiding them inside his clothes.

The court also set aside the March 15, 2013, order of the Central Administrative Tribunal which had upheld his dismissal from service for committing theft of government property.

Instead, the bench ordered that the said employee be slapped with the penalty of compulsory retirement under Rule 40 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, and paid pensionary benefits in accordance with law.

Sadhu had cited a government order wherein four employees who were facing a similar charge of stealing property were not dismissed but given a lesser punishment. Some of them were compulsorily retired from service while others were not given increments for two years.

“Taking into consideration the period of service of the petitioner and his unblemished record in serving his employer, we are of the view that the punishment meted out… namely dismissal from service, was harsh,” the bench noted in its order, which was delivered recently.

“We find that the interest of justice would be met if the order of dismissal of the petitioner is set aside and, instead, the lesser punishment of compulsory retirement from service is imposed,” the bench said.

“We are not for a moment condoning the actions of the petitioner. The charge of theft is indeed a serious one, but looking to the totality of the facts, we feel that in the present case it would be punishment enough if the petitioner is compulsorily retired from service so that he receives pensionary benefits as per the rules,” the judges observed.

The bench said it had taken a sympathetic view in the case only because the petitioner has an unblemished record of 22 years of service and other similarly-placed employees found guilty on theft charges were slapped with penalties lighter than what was meted out to him.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/hc-sets-aside-govt-order-dismissing-employee-on-theft-charge-114102300131_1.html

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Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014
Date of Examination: 22/11/2014 (Suturday)
Paper No.:Paper-I & II

Date of Examination: 23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper No.: Paper-III & IV

LDCE for promotion of LGOs to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants for the year 2014.

Date of Examination: 23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper No.: Paper-I & II

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