Implementation of schemes for promotion/development of sports
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is implementing only one Centrally Sponsored Scheme for development of sports, namely the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), w.e.f. 01.04.2014. This Scheme provides for construction of an integrated sports complex in each block of the country both for outdoor and indoor sports disciplines and also provides for grant-in-aid for holding competitions at block, district, State and National levels.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, in addition, the Sports Authority of India (SAI), an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, implements the following sports promotional schemes all over the country in order to identify young sports talent in the age group ranging from 8-25 years and to nurture them to excel at National and International competitions:
• National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC)
• Army Boys Sports Company (ABSC)
• SAI Training Centre (STC)
• Special Area Games (SAG)
• Extension Centres of STC/SAG
• Centre of Excellence (COE)
• SAI National Sports Academies
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) Scheme provided for funding of infrastructure component through convergence of various schemes implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Development of North East Region, and erstwhile Planning Commission. However, no funds could be obtained towards infrastructure due to non-convergence of various schemes by the concerned Ministries. Accordingly, the Government of India, after consultation with the State Governments/Sports Authority of India (SAI), etc., has decided to restructure and merge a number of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, including the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of RGKA, into one Central Sector Scheme to address talent search, grooming of talent and provision of infrastructure to ensure its effective implementation.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that Details of funds allocated and actual expenditure during last three years under various schemes of the Ministry are given is:
|Department of Youth Affairs
|(Rs. in Crore)
|Department of Sports
|(Rs. in Crore)
He said, the outcome of these expenditures for youth affairs has been youth club mobilization and organization, youth development and empowerment, training and deployment of youth volunteers for engagement in social action for nation building, skilled and employable youth Work Force, enrollment of NSS volunteers, conducting of their Special camps and adoption of villages by them for community service, promotion of national integration, communal harmony, adventure, life skills education, youth employability, counseling, career guidance etc. for both school going and out of schools adolescents, professionally trained Postgraduates and Researchers in youth work, training of trainers for creating a Cadre of master trainers, capacity building of youth functionaries, mainstreaming of tribal youth in north eastern region, promotion of youth travel in the country, promotion of Scouts and Guides movement in the country and exchange of delegations with friendly countries for promoting exchange of ideas, value and culture amongst the youth.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, the outcome of expenditures for Sports has been creation/development of sports infrastructure in rural areas, urban areas, conduct of sports competitions at block, district, state and national levels, organizing of coaching camps preparatory to participation in international tournaments, participation of Indian sportspersons and teams in international tournaments, engagement of foreign coaches and support personnel, procurement of sports equipment, conduct of national championships, conduct of international tournaments in India, disbursement of cash awards to medal winners in international tournaments and their coaches, pension to meritorious sportspersons, customized training of elite athletes and medal prospects in international sports events, grant of sports awards to sportspersons and coaches, identification of talented sportspersons and nurturing of identified talented sportspersons for their participation in national and international tournaments, preparing highly qualified teachers and leaders in the field of Physical Education and Sports, anti-doping measures etc.
Reservation for SCs and STs in Allotment of Shops/Stalls at Railway Stations
The Catering Policy 2010, presently in force on the Railways, provides for 25% reservation in allotment of minor static catering units at A, B & C categories of stations and 49.5% reservation in allotment of minor static catering units at D, E & F categories of stations, with a view to protect interests of socially backward and economically weaker sections of the people. Out of the total 25% reservation at A, B and C category stations, a quota of 6% for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 4% for Scheduled Tribes (STs) has been reserved for allotment of minor catering units. Similarly, out of the total reservation of 49.5% at D, E & F category of stations, a quota of 12% and 8% for SCs and STs respectively, has been reserved. Allotment of stalls for SCs/STs is done by zonal railways by calling application through press notification. .
1572 shops/stalls have been earmarked for allotment to SCs and STs out of which 532 shops/stalls have already been awarded to SCs and STs as per extant provisions of the Catering Policy. Allotment of stalls for SCs/STs and clearance of backlog thereof is an ongoing process
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16.03.2016 (Wednesday).
Physical Verification of Retired Employees in Indian Railways
As per extant instructions, every pensioner/family pensioner is required to submit a life certificate to the pension disbursing authority in the month of November every year. The pension for the month of November and onwards is released to the pensioner/family pensioner by the pension disbursing authority on submission of the life certificate. No specific directives have been given for physical verification of pensioners aged between 80 and 100 years. The total number of pensioners on Indian Railways is 1378937.
The total pension expenditure incurred by Railways during 2014-15, including pension payment to pensioners above age of 80 years is `28642.08 crore. There are approximately 286093 pensioners/family pensioners above 80 years of age. However, no separate expenditure is recorded agewise.
The exercise of obtaining life certificates is carried out by pension disbursing authorities in the month of November, every year. However, the certificate is accepted in subsequent months also.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16.03.2016 (Wednesday).
Disabled central government employees may soon get motorised wheelchairs and other helping devices.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has started a scheme for providing facilities to the employees with disabilities. However, the scheme is initially being started for those working in the DoPT.The objective of the scheme is to enable and empower persons with
disabilities of the department by providing certain additional
facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and
effectively, DoPT’s Circular No.B-11011/1/2016-Ad-III
dated March 11, said.
As per the scheme, which will come into force from next month,
persons with disabilities will get wheelchairs (motorised), special
furniture, hearing aids with battery, low vision aids, smart cane and
special software or computer.
Besides, there will be braille signage near lift area, toilets and
canteens, and provision of beep sound in biometric attendance system, it said.
Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the
assisting aids through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority, the DoPT said.
“After successful implementation of the scheme in DoPT, other
government departments will also be asked to follow it,” a senior
No. B-11011/1/ 2016-Ad-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11 March, 2016
Subject: Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of Department of Personnel & Training – reg.
In accordance with this Department’s O.M. no. 36035/3/2013 – Estt (Res) dated 31.03.2014 a scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities in this Department has been formulated.
2. The detail of the Scheme ARE enclosed & circulated herewith.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of Department
of Personnel and Training:-
Name of the Schemes:-
To provide facilities to the Employees with Disabilities working in Department of Personnel and Training, for ease of doing their day to day office work. The Scheme will come into effect from next financial year i.e. from April, 2016.
Objective of the Scheme:-
The objective of the Scheme is to enable and empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) of this Department by providing certain additional facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and effectively.
Facilities under the Scheme:
The Scheme provides the following facilities to the PwDs:-
• Wheelchairs (Motorised, if required)
• Special furniture
• Hearing aids with battery
• Low vision aids
• Smart Cane
• Special Software/computers
• Braille Signage near lift area, toilets, canteen, fire, exit etc. /Room
• Provision of Beep sound in biometric attendance system
• Induction/lob specific training
Eligibility:- PwD employees who are serving in DoPT.
Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the items mentioned above to the Administration Division through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority.
Shri Suresh Kumar DS (Admn), is the nodal authority/Grievance Officer to address the issues, if any, relating to operation and procurement of special items, as mentioned above
43% Posts Vacant in Food Corporation of India (FCI): Food Minister
More than 15,800 posts are lying vacant at state-run FCI, which is also facing shortage of more than 8,600 workers, Parliament was informed today.
“Against sanctioned strength of 36,982 employees, only 21,139 regular employees are in position as on December 31, 2015 and hence at present there are 15,843 vacancies,” Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The minister said 256 posts are vacant in Category-1, followed by 2,057 and 14,783 in second and third categories, respectively.
However, there is surplus of 1,253 in the fourth category, he added.
Therefore, the effective vacancies in the corporation are 15,843.
“Food Corporation of India (FCI) is in the process of filling up 5,596 vacancies across all cadres by the way of competitive recruitment process,” Paswan added.
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The FCI also has three types of departmental workers — regular departmental, under direct payment system (DPS) and under no-work-no-pay system (NWNP).
There is shortfall of 3,241 departmental workers, 5,008 DPS workers and 438 NWNP workers, Paswan said.
Out of the total required strength of 58,480 workers, the FCI’s current strength on December 31, 2015 was 48,793.
In view of high level committee recommendations and High Court directions, there is presently no plan to induct any labour in FCI, the minister added
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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-03.
Dated, the 15th March, 2015
Subject:- Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant Section Officer (erstwhile Assistant) of CSS- reg.
The Undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 29th December, 2015 on the subject mentioned above.
2. It has been observed that, so far, a few Cadre Units (as per the list enclosed) have not furnished the requisite information. The concerned cadre units are once again requested to furnish the copies of the orders along with the details of the officials to this Department by 22nd March, 2016.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Tel. No. 24654020
As per the list enclosed.
List of Cadre Units:
1. US (Admn.), D/o Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Shavan, New Delhi.
2. US (Admn.), D/o Culture, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
3. US (Admn.) D/o Fertilizers, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
4. US (Admn.), M/o Home Affairs, North Siock, New Delhi.
5. US (Admn.), D/o Industrial Policy & Promotion, Udyog Shavan, New Delhi.
6. US (Admn.), M/o Information & Sroadcasting, Shastri Shavan , New Delhi.
7. US (Admn.), M/o Labour, Shram Shakti Shavan , New Delhi.
8. US (Admn.), M/o Mines, Shatri Shavan, New Delhi.
9. US (Admn.), M/o Minority Affairs, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
10.US (Admn.), D/o Personnel & Training, North Siock, New Delhi.
11. ADG (Admn.), D/o Posts, Oak Shavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.
12. US (Admn.), M/o Power, Shram Shakti Shavan, New Delhi.
13. US (Admn .), M/o Road, Transport & Highways, Transport Shavan, New Delhi.
14. US (Admn.), M/o Rural Development, Krishi Shavan, New Delhi.
15. US (Admn.), D/o Science & Technology, Technology Shavan, New Delhi.
16. US (Admn.), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
17. US (Admn.), M/o Steel, Udyog Shavan, New Delhi.
18. US (Admn.), M/o Urban Development, Nirman Shavan, New Delhi.
19. US (Admn.) M/o Water Resources, Shram Shakti Shavan , New Delhi.
20. US (Admn.), M/o Youth Affairs & Sports, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
Indian Railways Launches Four Services/Initiatives To Ensure Passenger Comfort and to Strengthen Its System
- Indian Railways E-Catering Service extended from existing 45 Major Stations to 408 Designated Stations
- E-Ticketing For Accredited Journalist On Concessional Passes launched
- We Have To Meet Passengers Needs : Suresh Prabhu
- E-Governance Will Bring Impartiality In The Functioning Of Indian Railways : Manoj Sinha
In line with PM’s ‘Digital India’ programme, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 15.03.2016 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi inaugurated Four services / initiatives namely (1) Extension of e-Catering services from existing 45 large Railway stations to all 408 A-1 and ‘A’ class Railway Stations (II) Launch of E-ticket booking facility for accredited Journalists on concessional Passes (III) Traffic Rationalization – Policy permitting 2-point loading in BCN wagons and increasing scope of mini-rake facility from 400 km to 600 km in both BCN and BCNHL wagons and (IV) Commencement of Pilot Study on introduction of Accrual Accounting and Upgraded costing system at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (A production unit of M/o Railways). These come as implementation of Railway Budget Announcement. Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railway was specially present to grace the occasion. On behalf of the Indian Railways, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mittal, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed, and other Board Members were present on the occasion.
Speaking on this occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the way in which Indian Railways is launching various passenger services, 90 per cent of Members of Parliament have thanked Railways for bringing new culture in the Railways. He said that every passenger service is backed by well-planning and lots of efforts. Under the extending scheme of E-Catering, travelling passengers would be able to order food of their choice from leading private caterers at designated 408 major railway stations. He said that this scheme will include food prepared by women at home which will also lead to women empowerment. Speaking on E-Ticketing Service to accredited journalist, the Minister said that this was a long-standing demand of the journalists to allow the process of online booking ticket through concessional passes which has now been fulfilled. He said that duty of a journalist demand lot of travelling and thus their demand was acceded to by the Ministry. Further, mentioning the salient features of the another initiatives of Commencement of Pilot Study on introduction of Accrual Accounting & Upgraded costing system at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railways holds a huge assets which requires proper monitoring. He said that Railways want to orient and integrate cost and management system. He said that incurring expenditure is nothing. But more important is to get desired outcome for incurred expenditure. He said that 7 zones have already implemented this kind of scheme thereby making expenditure accountable to outcome which is the sole objective to introduce this scheme. Regarding freight rationalization, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that it is an ongoing process and we will continue to do so as freight is main revenue resource for Railways. We will be very market friendly, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways said that Indian Railways is now working on a different leak and bringing new culture in the Indian trains through E-Governance and Digital India Initiatives. He said that these services will ease and benefit the railway passengers.
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Sports Ministry revises Guidelines for Appointment of Government Observers for various Sports Disciplines.
With the objective of promotion of sports in the country, the Government of India has revised the guidelines for appointment of Government Observers for various sports disciplines.
The Government Observers will keep the government informed about fair play in the selection of teams, performance of teams at international level, training of sub-junior and junior level athletes and performance of Indian and foreign coaches. They will also study the infrastructural gaps at national coaching camps and play an important role in preparation of Annual Calendar of Training and Competitions (ACTC). In addition, they will provide technical advice to Sports Authority of India and will maintain data on individual athletes and coaches.
Initially, the Government Observers will be appointed for High Priority / Priority category sports disciplines. Each sports discipline will be provided 1 male and 1 female Government Observers. Foreigners may also be considered for such appointment.
The Government Observers will be appointed through open advertisements. They will not be paid regular salary, but honorarium for their work which will be dependent on number of their visits to national coaching camps etc. – thus establishing a direct relationship between their work and payment.
7th Pay Commission Pay Arrears from January 2016
Latest 7th Pay Commission News – 75% of implementation cost budgeted – Provision to be made for 7th Pay Commission Pay Arrears from January 2016
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s government has budgeted to meet nearly three-fourths of the estimated cost of the 7th Pay Commission report in 2016-17 with a provision of some Rs 53,500 crore, as it deferred the payment of extra allowances of about Rs 22,000 crore.
The budgetary outlay for salaries and pensions rose by Rs 59,000 crore or 21% to Rs 3.36 lakh crore in FY17, while the pay panel had pegged the annual hike in the outlay for pay, pension and allowances from the business-as-usual scenario at Rs 73,650 crore.
Grant of full sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) to staff retired in GP 1800/-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 11.03.2016
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi – 110 055.
Sub: Grant of full sets of post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) to staff retired in GP 1800/- (erstwhile Group “D”)
Ref: NFIR’s letter No.I/15/Part III dated 04.01.2016.
With reference to above cited letter, it is stated that the crux of Board’s letter of even number dated 17.07.2012 was that employees retiring from Group “C” posts with GP 1800/- would be automatically eligible for two sets of PRCP. On the other hand, the crux of Board’s letter No.E(W)2012/PS5-1/5 dated 05.08.2014 was that employees who were never granted the status of Group “C” and retired as Group “D” cannot be extended two sets of PRCP. These two letters are, thus not contradictory to each other, and the latter only supplyements the former and brings out the position that only those who retired as Group “C” staff are entitled to 2 sets of PRCP and not those who retired as Group “D” staff in the same GP of Rs.1800/-, before upgradation of these posts.
2. Further,the issue for grant of 2 sets of PRCP to all those employees who retired in the G.P. of Rs.1800/-, irrespective of classification as Group “C” was raised in DC/JCM Meeting (Item No.18/2012) and PNM Forum. The demand was examined in consultation with Finance & Pay Commission Directorates and also at Board’s level. However, the same was not found feasible of acceptance in view of financial and other implications.
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State Bank of India released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme
Top public sector lender State Bank of India today released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, as per the government rules.
The government had in November last year formally notified the OROP scheme for the more than 24 lakh defence ex-servicemen and 6 lakh war widows in the country.
“As per government guidelines, first instalment (1/4th of the total arrear amount up to February, 2016) to service pensioners and full amount of arrears to ‘family pensioners’ and ‘gallantry award’ pensioners will be paid on 14th March, 2016,” SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said in a statement.
“All pensioners will get revised basic (pension) from March, 2016 onwards,” she said.
The bank has the largest share of defence pensioners and serves about 50 per cent of total defence pensioners across the country, he said.
“The first tranche of arrear payment by SBI will be around Rs 1,465 crore,” Bhattacharya said.
SBI noted that while the bank has taken utmost care in the computation and release of arrears to maximum number of eligible defence pensioners, there could be cases where it has not been able to release OROP arrears due to information gaps in the data available with the bank.
“All such persons may approach their pension-disbursing branch and provide the missing information for an early release of the arrears,” it added.
SBI has introduced facilities in all branches and Centralised Pension Processing Centres (CPPCs) to provide arrear details to the pensioners.
Despite a demand by protesting ex-servicemen to implement OROP with effect from April 1, 2014, the government has said that arrears would be paid with effect from July 1, 2014, and has pegged the arrears till December, 2015 at Rs 10,900 crore.
As per government directions, payment of arrears would be made by the pension-disbursing authorities in 4 installments, except for family pensioners and pensioners in receipt of gallantry awards, who will be paid arrears in one installment.
The OROP scheme is expected to cost the government Rs 7,500 crore per year.
Linking of CGHS Card number with Aadhaar is purely on a voluntary basis
The below information was given in written reply to a question about the linking between CGHS card and Aadhaar by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda in Lok Sabha on 11th March 2016 as follows…
“Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an Office Memorandum No. Z-15025/11/201-DIR CGHS dated the 10th July 2015 requesting the Ministries/Departments concerned to motivate their employees availing CGHS to link their Aadhaar Numbers with the CGHS database either online themselves through the CGHS portal or through the CMO-in-charge of their dispensary.
Central Government employees/pensioners applying for new CGHS cards/new plastic cards have the option to provide Aadhaar Number for entering the number in CGHS database.
Linking of CGHS beneficiary ID number with Aadhaar number is purely on a voluntary basis.
Linkage of Aadhaar number with CGHS ID will facilitate consolidation of all health-related data bases and enable more convenient access to various E-services in the future. “
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Reservation — I Section
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated March 14, 2016
The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs
Subject: Reiteration of the instructions on streamlining the procedure for verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services — regarding
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter no. 36022/1/2007—Estt. (Res.) dated 20.03.2007 addressed to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs (copy enclosed) regarding streamlining of the process for verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward
Classes (OBCs). It was also requested to issue instructions to District Magistrates/District Collectors/ Deputy Commissioners to ensure at their own level the veracity of caste certificates so that unscrupulous non-SC/ST/OBC persons are prevented from securing jobs meant for SCs/STs/OBCs by producing false certificates.
2. Owing to difficulties faced by candidates belonging to these reserved communities in various states in securing employment due to delays in obtaining caste certificates, this Department, vide an Office Memorandum of even number dated 08.10.2015, has re-iterated the instructions on providing provisional appointment to such reserved category candidates who are unable to obtain an appropriate caste certificate in time. It has been reiterated therein that where a candidate belonging to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class is unable to produce a certificate from any of the prescribed authorities, he/she may be appointed provisionally on the basis of whatever prima-facie proof he/she is able to produce in support of his/her claim, subject to his/her furnishing the prescribed certificate within a reasonable time. If there is genuine difficulty in his/her obtaining a certificate, the appointing authority should itself verify hiWher claim through the District Magistrate concerned. A copy of the OM is enclosed for reference and perusal.
3. In order to ensure that the candidates belonging to reserved categories do not face unnecessary problems in obtaining caste certificates, it is requested that instructions issued to the concerned authorities in the light of the aforementioned letter dated 20.03.2007 may be reiterated for information/compliance of all
4. It is also advised that in order to discourage unscrupulous activities, State Governments/UTs may consider issue of appropriate instructions for initiating disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers who default in timely verification of caste certificates or who issue false certificates.
Encl: as above
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Dir, NIC, DOPT – for placing it on the website of this Department for information of all concerned.
In pursuance of the recommendation of 6th Pay Commission President of India sanctioned for merger and re-designation of the in the Civilian Scientific Staff Cadre
Merger and re-designation of the Civilian Scientific Staff Cadre of the Supply and Transport. Directorate in Defence Establishment
Controller General of Defence Accounts has issued a circular for Merger and re-designation of posts of Junior Scientific Assistant & Senior Laboratory Assistant
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
Dated: 01 Mar 2016
PCA (Fys)/A11 CsFA (Fys)
Through CGDA website)
Subject: Merger and re-designation of posts in Food Inspection Organization of Dte General of Supply and Transport.
A copy of MoD letter No. PC to MF 67707/ RR/ Q/ ST-8/ 6732/ D (QS) dated 11.01.2016 received under DGST, QMG Branch (ST-8), IHQ of MoD (Army) letter No. 67707/ RR/Q/ST-8 dated 14.01.2016 is forwarded herewith for your information and necessary action at your end.
(V. K. Purohit)
PC to MF 67707/RR/Q/ST-8/6732/D(QS)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 11th January 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
Subject: MERGER AND RE-DESIGNATION OF POSTS IN FOOD INSPECTION ORGANISATION OF DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SUPPLY & TRANSPORT
In pursuance of the recommendation of 6th Pay Commission and MoF OM No. 1/1/2008-IC of 13th November 2009, I am directed to convey sanction of the President of India for merger and re-designation of the following posts in the Civilian Scientific Staff Cadre of the Supply and Transport. Directorate in Defence Establishment:-
|Name of Cadre
||Existing name of the Post and Scale
||Corresponding Pay, pay band and grade pay as per 6th CPC
||Name of the post and scale after merger and re-designation
|Name of post
||Pay scale as per 5th CPC
||Name of post
||Corresponding pay, Pay band & grade pay as per 6th CPC
|Civilian Scientific Staff
||Junior Scientific Assistant
||Rs. 9300-34800, Pay Band 2 Grade pay Rs.4200/-
||Rs. 9300-34800, Pay
Band-II Grade pay Rs.4200/-
|Senior Laboratory Assistant
||Rs. 9300-34800, Pay Band 2 Grade pay Rs. 4200/-
2. The sanction is subject to the condition that it will not involve any change in the pay scale or re-fixation of pay or change in the date of increment in any manner and it will not disturb next higher post in the hierarchy.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their DC. No. 10(6)/E.III.B/2012 dated 04.12.2015 and Ministry of Defence (Fin/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No. 230/AG/PB/2015 dt 01.01.2016.
Under Secretary to Govt of India
OROP Arrears is expected to be released by March end to family pensioners
Revised Pensionary benefits under OROP released to over Two Lakh Defence Pensioners
The Defence Pension Disbursing Offices (DPDOs) functioning under Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) in the Ministry of Defence have released revised pensionary benefits to 2,21,224 Defence pensioners drawing service/disability pension. The amount along with first instalment of arrears had been released and credited by the Defence Ministry to the accounts of these pensioners on 01.03.2016.
In the case of remaining 1,46,335 family pensioners drawing pension from Departmental Pension Drawing Officers (DPDOs), payment along with arrears is expected to be released by March end. Banks are under process of revision work.
These steps are a follow-up to Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry of Defence’s notification on 07.11.2015 ordering implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for Defence pensioners.
The total additional annual financial increase for grant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) is Rs. 7488.70 crores. The total amount on account of arrears to be paid for the period 1.7.2014 to 31.12.2015 is Rs. 10925.11 crores.
Out of total annual liability of Rs. 7488.70 crores, PBOR family pensioners shall get Rs. 6,405.59 crores, which works out to 85.5% of total expenditure of OROP.
Due to increase in defence pension budget, the additional liability for current financial year 2015-16 shall be Rs. 4,721.34 crores which will increase the current defence pension liability of Rs. 60,238 crores to Rs. 64,959.34 crores for the year 2015-16.
Detailed implementation orders of OROP with 101 tables containing revised pensions of different ranks and categories were issued by the Department of ESW on 03.02.2016 through their website www.desw.gov.in. According to the orders, the Pension Disbursing Agencies have been authorized to make payments with arrears as scheduled.
To facilitate the pension disbursing agencies, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (P) have also issued implementation instructions through a circular on 04.02.2016. The implementation instructions along with Government orders are available on the website www.pcdapension.nic.in.
7th Pay Commission Recommendations Hospital patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance Related to Risk and Hardship
Hospital patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance: (Retained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.)
Patient Care Allowance (PCA) is admissible to Group `C’ and ‘D’ (non-Ministerial) employees excluding nursing personnel working in the health care delivery institutions/establishments (other than hospitals) with less than 30 beds, subject to the condition that no Night Weightage Allowance and Risk Allowance, if sanctioned by the Central Government, will be admissible to these employees. Similarly placed employees working in hospitals are eligible for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA). This allowance is not admissible to Group `C’ and D (Non-Ministerial) employees working in the headquarters. The rules provide that only Group `C’ and `D’, non- Ministerial employees whose regular duties involve continuous and routine contact with patients infected with communicable diseases or those who have to routinely handle infected materials, instruments and equipment, which can spread infection, as their primary duty can be considered for grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance. It is further provided that HPCA shall not be allowed to any of those categories of employees whose contact with patients or exposure to infected materials is of an occasional nature. The present rates of these allowances are: Hospital Patient Care Allowance@ Rs.2,100 pm for Group `C’ staff and Rs.2,085 pm for Group `D’ Staff. Patient Care Allowance @ Rs.2,070 pm for both Group `C’ and ‘D’ staff.
Irregularities in VRS appointments in Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1707
Irregularities in VRS appointments
1707 . Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad
Kanak Lata Singh
(a) whether the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report of January 2011 to March 2014 has brought to the fore several irregularities in VRS appointments in Railways;
(b) whether Railway Board changed its own rule repeatedly for VRS appointments, thereby clearing the way for such appointments;
(c) the irregularities due to which jobs were given against the rules and at what levels irregularities have been exposed; and
(d) the actual status thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) to (d) The Comptroller and Auditor General has made certain observations in respect of the Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS)/Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) and appointments made under the Scheme.
A Safety Related Retirement Scheme was introduced in January 2004, exclusively, for two frontline safety categories viz. Drivers and Gangmen. The working of Drivers and Gangmen has a critical bearing on safety of train operations and track maintenance in the form of quicker reaction time in emergency situations. The objective of the scheme is to improve saf
ety in train operations and track maintenance and for this purpose, maintain comparatively younger age profile of employees.
Under the Scheme, appointment is given to the ward of the employees seeking voluntary retirement due to aging, provided the ward is found suitable for appointment in all respects, including medical fitness for the same post.
The Scheme was subsequently extended in the year 2010 to specified safety categories in Grade Pay 1800 and thereafter to these categories in Grade Pay 1900 in the year 2011. In keeping with objectives of this Scheme, certain changes were made in the rules to permit voluntary retirement for employees of categories specified in the Scheme in keeping with ground realities. This was a new Scheme wherein changes were necessitated from time to time. Implementation has been done accordingly. Observations made by Audit are being examined.
CGHS facility is meant for the serving Central Govt employees and pensioners residing in specified areas. Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to pensioners living in non-CGHS areas
Pensioners – Pension Policy – Central Civil Services – FAQ on Fixed Medical Allowance. CGHS facilities available for the Central Govt Employees.
Frequently asked questions on Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Central Civil Services Pensioners.
FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA)
1) What is the medical allowance for pensioners?
Fixed medical allowance @ Rs.500/- is granted to the pensioners residing in areas not covered by CGHS, if they are not using CGHS facility for OPD treatment from a CGHS dispensary in the nearest city. The pensioners living in cosmopolitan cities not covered by CGHS dispensary are also eligible on production of a certificate to that effect.
2) Are the Government Employees who have not applied for CGHS card in spite of residing in areas covered by CGHS, also eligible for Fixed Medical Allowance?
The CGHS facility is meant for the serving Central Govt employees and pensioners residing in specified areas. Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to pensioners living in non-CGHS areas, for the CGHS facilities not available to them. The pensioners residing in CGHS areas cannot opt out of CGHS and avail any other medical facility (i.e. Fixed Medical Allowance). Therefore, such pensioners, if they do not choose to avail CGHS facility by depositing the required contributions, cannot be granted Fixed Medical Allowance in lieu of CGHS.
3) In the case of those Pensioners who are in receipt of two pensions viz., service pension and family pension OR military pension and another civil pension to which category of pension, medical allowance shall be allocated.
If any pensioner or family pensioner receives two pensions, only single medical allowance is admissible, if he/she does not avail of the medical facilities provided by the respective organizations As regards, pensioner who gets both military pension and civil pension, if the pensioner avails of the medical facilities provided by one of the civil or military organisations, he is not entitled to medical allowance and if he does not avail medical facilities from any of the organizations, he is entitled to medical allowances for only one of the two pensions.
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