GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: SLP (civil) CC No.10435 of 2014, UOI Vs Babu Ram & Ors, hearing was listed on 22 08 2014 before Hon’ble Supreme Court. Details of orders passed on the case are given below:
ITEM NO.38 COURT NO.12 SECTION IVB
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C)……CC No(s).
(Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 07/11/2013 in CWP No. 24279/2013 passed by the High Court Of Punjab & Haryana At Chandigarh)
BABU RAM & ORS. Respondent(s)
I.A. 1/2014(with c/delay in filing SLP and office report)
S.L.P.(C)…CC No. 10436/2014
(With appln.(s) for c/delay in filing SLP and Office Report)
Date : 22/08/2014 These applications were called on for hearing today.
CORAM : HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE MADAN B. LOKUR
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE C. NAGAPPAN
For Petitioner(s) Mr. Maninder Singh, ASG
Ms. Rekha Pandey, Adv.
Ms. Indira Sawhney, Adv.
Ms. Sushma Suri, Adv.
For Mr. B. V. Balaram Das ,Adv.
UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following
In the meantime, the operation of the impugned orders shall remain stayed.
Tag with SLP (C) No. 22181 of 2014.
Signature Not Verified
Grant of Study Leave to officers of Railway Medical service for prosecuting Post graduation course: Railway Board Order
RBE No.84 /2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
New Delhi, Dated 31.07.2014
All lndian Railways/Production Units.
(as per mailing list)
Sub: Grant of Study Leave to officers of Railway Medical service for prosecuting Post graduation course.
In terms of Sub-rule S(i) of Rule 1 of Study Leave Rules, as contained in Appendix-V of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I (1985 Edition) (Third Re-print Edition 2008), study leave may be granted to a Railway servant who has satisfactorily completed period of probation and has rendered not less than five years regular continuous service including the period of probation under the Government. A Railway Medical Service Officer who has been granted study leave for thirty-six months for acquiring post graduate qualification shall execute a bond to serve the railways for a period of five years after completion of the study course.
2. The question of grant of study leave to Railway Medical Service Officers after 2 years of regular service including the period of probation under the government for acquiring Post Graduate qualification instead of present provision of 5 years of regular continuous service has been considered by the Board. It has been decided that Study leave may be granted to Railway Medical Service Officer who has satisfactorily completed period of probation and has rendered not less than two years regular continuous service including the period of probation under the Government -with the stipulation that they would have to execute a bond to serve for eight years in the Railways after completing their post graduation subject to fulfillment of all other conditions regarding grant of study leave issued from time to time.
3. These orders will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.
4. Hindi version is enclosed.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
Dy. Director Finance(Estt..)III
4,000-page Joint Service Memorandum (JSM) submitted by the three service chiefs to the 7th CPC, OROP has been dropped
Armed forces seek pay parity with civil servants: Indian Express
Parity with civil servants, tax-free risk allowance and attractive entry-level pay, are some of the demands jointly sought by the armed forces from the seventh central pay commission (CPC). The demands form a part of a 4,000-page Joint Service Memorandum (JSM) submitted by the three service chiefs to the CPC this week. Interestingly, One Rank One Pension (OROP) — a demand since 1982 — has been dropped as the forces “consider it approved” as announced by the government on the floor of Parliament.
Considering “application of civilian pay structure to services despite differential cadre structure, rank structure and promotional prospects,” as the prime fault line, the JSM seeks extension of Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) to armed forces personnel. The NFU, which has so far been applicable only to IAS officers and other class A services, entitles them to the pay scale of the highest promoted officer of their respective courses. “Thus, even if an officer is not promoted, he gets the pay of a higher grade by virtue of another officer of his batch reaching higher rank. The same is applicable to IPS, IFS and other such services. We have asked for extension of NFU to the armed forces,” an Army official said.
While civil servants retire at 60, the retirement age of officers of the armed forces can vary with their rank. “Also, a major general equivalent picks up the rank after 32 years of service whereas a joint secretary reaches the pay scale in 18 years of service. We have sought “concordance of status” based on length of service and not rank,” the official said.
Besides tax exemption from risk pay the recommendations also include an “edge in entry level pay to improve attractiveness of defence services” and “incentives for selection grade ranks.
Headed by justice A K Mathur CPC will be submitting its recommendations to the government by January 2016.
CBDT Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department
F.No. Dir(Hqrs.)/Ch(DT)/25(10)/ 2014 /774
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department in Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes )
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 21st August, 2014.
Subject: Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department -reg
Cabinet Secretary in his recent directives to Revenue Secretary has emphasised that ‘cleanliness of work areas and improvement in the over-all ambience of office buildings as also punctuality on the part of the officials should be reviewed on sustained basis so that there is a visible improvement and that there are no report of slippages in this regard,’
The importance of clean and tidy office which gives an air of efficiency and observance of punctuality which is essential for maintenance of office decorum and discipline needs hardly be emphasised. Accordingly, the following instructions are brought to the notice of all Cadre Controlling Principal CCsIT and the offices under their jurisdictions for information and compliance and to help them to discharge their responsibilities in a more effective and efficient manner:
(i) Precincts of each office has to be spit and span. There should be no dust, no old ACs, Almirahs, and old furniture belonging to the office lying around in corridors, or common areas near staircases, and no betel leaf-stained comers. Dustbins should be provided in the rooms, corridors and washrooms for putting waste paper and garbage. The Agency responsible for maintenance of cleanliness and upkeep of office premises should be instructed suitably to provide services of highest standard failing which penal provisions of the contract signed with the agency may be invoked. Services of Civil, Electrical and Horticulture Wings of CPWD should be obtained wherever required, to improve the overall ambience of office buildings consistent with the prevalent green building norms. To give a neat and tidy look to the sections, the officers concerned may also be impressed upon to take special interest in weeding out of obsolete papers/files and to record all closed cases after action on the issues considered thereon has been completed, as per the prescribed retention schedule.
(ii) All the officers and staff working in offices under cadre control of Pr.CCsIT should strictly observe the prescribed office timings. It should be ensured that they do not overstay the lunch break and leave offices early before closing of office hours. No amount of external efforts can bring about improvements in punctuality of the officials on sustained basis unless Heads of Departments themselves take a personal interest in the same and observe the prescribed office hours. Therefore, all HODS may be instructed to conduct regular ,unannounced and surprise punctuality checks alongwith checking of attendance registers of the offices to see that the officials are observing office hours meticulously. Habitual latecomers may also be warned to mend their ways failing which disciplinary action may be taken against them.
This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.
Arbitrary Rates for Medical Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals queried in Lok Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2402
ANSWERED ON 25.07.2014
ARBITRARY RATES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT
2402 . Dr. VIRENDRA KUMAR
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether certain Government hospitals/private CGHS empanelled hospitals across the country including the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi are reportedly charging arbitrary ratesfor treatment/diagnostic tests from Central Government Employees instead of rates approved by CGHS;
(b) if so, the details thereof and thereasons therefor including action taken against the offenders;
(c) whether the Government has issuedany direction to these hospitals to charge the rates for treatment of diagnostic testsas per CGHS approved rates from CGHS beneficiaries and if so, the details thereof;
(d) the mechanism put in place tomonitor the effective implementation of the directions of the Government in the matter;and
(e) the corrective measures taken/proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard including reimbursement offull expenses incurred on medical treatmentof the CGHS beneficiaries?
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (DR. HARSH VARDHAN)
(a) & (b): There are certain complaints of overcharging by the CGHS empanelled private hospitals. However it does not include the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi, which is an autonomous body under State Government of Delhi.
The Complaints received against some Private CGHS empanelled hospitals are as under:
2. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
3. JeewanHopsital& Nursing Home
4. Dr B.L.Kapoor Hospital
5. Yashoda super speciality Hospital
6. Fortis Flt Lt. RajanDhall Hospital
7. Medanta the Mediciti
8. National Heart Institute
9.Saral Advanced Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.
11. Max Super speciality Hospital
12. Escort’s Hospital Faridabad
13.Kailash Hospital & Heart Institute
14. Mata Chanan Devi Hospital
15. Dr Lal Path Lab
Excess amount charged has been deducted and paid to the beneficiaries.
1. Fortis Hospital , Cunningham Road
2. Fortis Hospital Bennerghatta Road
3. Shankar Eye Hospital
4. Imperial Hospital
Warning letters were issued by Addl. Director, CGHS and the excess amount charged was recovered and paid to the beneficiaries.
Show Cause Notice was issued to Ruban Memorial Hospital
1. Jabalpur Hospital & Res.Centre
2. Marble city Hospital & Res. Centre
Warning letters were issued by Addl. Director, CGHS and the excess amount charged was returned to the beneficiaries.
(c): The CGHS empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres are to charge only the approved package rates and this clause is part of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between CGHS and CGHS empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres at the time of empanelment.
(d)& (e): Monitoring is done by the officers of CGHS, including Addl. Director of the concerned city, Joint Director(Grievances), Hospital Cell and Hospital Empanelment Cell.
As and when any instance of excess charging comes to the knowledge of CGHS, the matter is taken up with the concerned hospital / diagnostic centre and Show Cause Notice is issued seeking explanation. In case of unsatisfactory reply or no reply suitable action is taken as per terms and conditions of Memorandum of Agreement signed by the hospitals like forfeiture of performance bank guarantee , recovery of excess amount and in extreme cases removal from CGHS panel.
Source: Lok Sabha