Saturday, December 10, 2016

Permanent Commission to Women

Permanent Commission to Women

Eligible women officers who are being inducted into Ground Duty branches are considered for grant of permanent commission at par with their male counterparts based on a gender neutral policy with uniform Qualitative requirements (QRs).

Permanent commission (excluding Medical and Dental Branch) have been granted to 10177 officers in the IAF as on 01.12.2016.

A total number of 336 women officers (excluding Medical and Dental branch) have been granted permanent commission till date.

The criteria for allotting permanent commission (PC) in the IAF are based on a gender neutral policy. The eligible officers for grant of PC are considered by a Board of Officers constituted at Air Headquarters based on their suitability, willingness, medical category, availability of vacancies and position in merit etc.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Poonamben Maadam in Lok Sabha today.

Short Service Commissioned Officers

Short Service Commissioned Officers

An Ex-Servicemen (ESM) means a person who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a Gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service.

10% of the vacancies in posts upto the level of the Assistant Commandants in all para military forces to be filled by direct recruitment in a year shall be reserved for being filled by the Ex-Servicemen.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the results of an open All India Competitive Examinations, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short
Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the results of an All India Competitive Examination, the Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released :


(i) On completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or

(ii) On account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

DGR Resettlement Schemes for ESM Short Service Commissioned Officers are as under:-

(i) ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme.

(ii) Allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. / Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. outlets Pan INDIA.

(iii) Management of CNG Station by ESM (Officers) in NCR.

(iv) DGR Sponsored Security Scheme.

(v) Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme.

(vi) Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles.

(vii) Allotment of LPG distributorship under Government Person (GP) category scheme.

(viii) Allotment of Retail Outlet (Petrol & Diesel) under Combined Category 1 (CC1) scheme.

The Short Service Commissioned Officers are offered to undergo 24 weeks management courses in IIM, Ahmedabad, IIM, Lucknow, IIM, Indore, MDI, Gurgaon and other skill upgradation courses which are National Skills Qualifications Framework compliant.

There is no proposal for restructuring the Short Service Commission in the Ministry.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha today.

Insurance Scheme For Railway Passengers

Insurance Scheme For Railway Passengers

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at the premium of Rs. 0.92 per passenger.

This insurance scheme provides financial support to the family/legal heir in case of death/injury of reserved passengers due to train accident/untoward incidents as defined under section 123 read with Sections 124 and 124A of the Railways Act, 1989, subject to the qualification that the coverage will be valid from the actual departure of train from the originating station to actual arrival of train at the destination station including 'process of entraining' and 'process of detraining' the train.
The Sums Insured to be given to passengers are as follows: (i) In case of Death- Rs. 10 lakh, (ii) Permanent Total Disability - Rs. 10 Lakh, (iii) Permanent Partial Disability upto- Rs. 7.5 Lakh, (iv) Hospitalization Expenses for Injury -Rs. 2 Lakh, (v) Transportation of mortal remains - Rs. 10 Thousand.

IRCTC which is a wholly owned undertaking of Ministry of Railways has entered into an agreement with three Insurance Companies through Limited Tender, namely (i) Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd., (ii) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., and (iii) Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd.

(a) Ex-gratia is paid to the victims of train accidents and untoward incidents at the following scales:
Train Accident
(Sec.124)
Untoward Incident
(Sec. 124-A)
In case of deathRs. 50,000/-Rs. 15000/-
In case of grievous injuryRs. 25,000/- lump sum for hospitalisation upto 30 days.
Rs. 300 per day at the end of every 10 day period or discharge,
whichever is earlier.
Rs.5000/- lump sum for hospitalisation upto 30 days.Rs. 1000/- per week or part thereof the period for indoor treatment
upto further six months of hospitalisation.
Rs. 500/- per week or part thereof the period for indoor treatment
upto further five months of hospitalisation.
The maximum period for which ex-gratia is payable to the
grievously injured passenger will be 12 months.
In case of simple injuryRs
5000/-
Rs. 500/-

The insurance scheme is available on optional basis to passengers of all reserved classes (SL, 1AC, 2AC, 3AC etc.) of all trains except passenger trains and sub-urban trains for tickets booked online on the IRCTC websites.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 09.12.2016 (Friday).

PIB

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013
F. No. 21/2/2014-CS.I (U)
Government cf India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-l (PR/CMS) Section
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated December 08, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under amended Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith this Department’s OM dated 01.122016 regarding the furnishing of information relating to the assets and liabilities by public servants under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 (the Act).

2.Contents of the said OM may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Encl: As above.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government Of India
Read full DoPT OM

CGHS & CS(MA) Rules: Revision of dependent income limit subsequent to implementation of 7th CPC

CGHS & CS(MA) Rules: Revision of dependent income limit subsequent to implementation of 7th CPC
No. S-11012/2/2016-CGHS-P
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(CGHS-P Section)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th November, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendation of the seventh Central pay commission-regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the income limit for dependency for the purpose of extending CGHS coverage to “family” members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees was enhanced to Rs. 3500/-per month plus the amount of dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs. 3500/- as on the date of consideration.

2. With the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central pay commission, the issue of revision of income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees and pensioner CGHS beneficiaries was under consideration keeping In view the amount of minimum pension/family pension fixed by the 7th Central pay commission.

3. On the basis of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare under Para 5.2 of their OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 4/8/2016 , has fixed the amount of minimum pension a~ Rs. 9,000/- per month and under para 7.1 of this OM the amount of family pension has been fixed as 30% of the basic pay In revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs. 9,000/- per month and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Vide Para 7.3 of the aforesaid O.M, It has been mentioned that there will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension.

4. It has been decided, In consultation with the Department of Expenditure, to revise the income limit for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to the family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees to Rs. 9,000/- plus the amount of dearness relief on basic pension of Rs. 9,000/- as on the date of consideration.

5. As such, all the orders related to the CGHS Rules stand amended to the extent that the Income limit for Rs. 3500/- per month from all sources including pension/and family pension stands amended to an Income of Rs. 9000/- plus amount of the dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs. 9000/- as on the date of consideration. The amount of dearness relief, as indicated in the Income limit stands for the amount of dearness relief drawn by a pensioner/family pensioner on the date of consideration and not the amount of dearness relief due on the date of consideration.

6. The Income limit for dependency of “Rs.9000/- plus amount of the dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs. 9000/- as on the date of consideration”, shall also be applicable for the cases covered under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 for the purpose of examining eligibility of family members of the Central Government employee for medical facilities under the Rules.

7. The order shall be effective from the date of Issue of Instructions of this O.M.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.204/E-V/2016 dated 19/10/2016.
(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.cghs.gov.in

CGHS - Enhancement of Financial Powers of HoD from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs

CGHS - Enhancement of Financial Powers of HoD from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs

No.S.11011/20/2014-CGHS (P)/EHSS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 23 November, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Delegation of powers to Heads of Departments in various Ministries/Departments for settling permission cases and post facto approval relating to referral system and medical reimbursement under CGHS - Enhancement of ceiling rate from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs without consultation of IFD of concerned Ministry - Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. S.12020/4/97-CGHS (P), dated 27.12.2006 and its clarification issued vide this Ministry's OM No. S.11011/20/2014-CGHS (P), dated 20.06.2014, wherein financial powers were delegated to the Heads of Departments/Ministries to settle all such cases where there is no relaxation of rules involved and admissibility of claim was worked out with reference to the CGHS approved rate list and guidelines.

2. This Ministry has been receiving requests from different Ministries/Departments for enhancement of delegation of financial powers to Head of Departments to settle medical claims/medical advance cases involving financial implications upto Rs. 5 Lakhs without referring the case to Internal Finance Division (IFD).

3. The matter regarding enhancement of delegation of financial powers to the Heads of Departments/Ministries has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to enhance the existing limit of Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs to settle all cases where there is no relaxation of rules and the entitlement was worked out with reference to the rate list prescribed.

In respect of cases involving payment exceeding Rs. 5,00,000/- (Rupees 5 Lakhs only) but as per the prescribed rate list, the concerned Departments/Ministries may settle such cases in consultation with their respective Internal Finance Division. Only in those cases where the settled scheme/rules are required to be relaxed, should the case be referred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
4. This issue with concurrence of Internal Finance Division vide FTS No. 91725, dated 01.11.2016.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
(Tel 2306 1986)
Source: www.cghs.gov.in

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