Monday, March 14, 2016

Instructions on migration of data to CBS

Instructions on migration of data to CBS

Instructions regarding verification of Sanchay Post data before and after migration to CBS.


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.


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.

Fake message about 7th CPC on Whats App gone viral

Fake message about 7th CPC on Whats App gone viral

Fake message about 7th CPC on Whats App gone viral, Please read this news paper report published in Hindi Daily Bhaskar:-

Ration Money Allowance should be exempt from Income Tax – 7th CPC Report

Ration Money Allowance should be exempt from Income Tax – 7th CPC Report

Ration Money Allowance (RMA) : Ration Money Allowance (RMA) is paid to all personnel of Defence forces and nongazetted personnel of CAPFs, Delhi Police, IB, A&N police and such personnel of Indian Reserve Battalions (IRBn) as are posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and don’t dine in the mess. The existing rate of this allowance is ?95.52 per day for Non-Gazetted personnel and Rs.79.93 per day for Gazetted personnel.

There are demands to extend RMA to gazetted officers of CAPFs in line with Defence forces. Demands have also been received from some CAPFs that RMA should be exempted from the purview of income tax.

Analysis and Recommendations : Ration Money Allowance is revised periodically by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home for their personnel. Hence, it is proposed that status quo be maintained regarding the rates of this allowance.

However, regarding the admissibility of RMA, PBORs of CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard should be eligible to draw RMA irrespective of the place of posting (except when in receipt of the Detachment Allowance). Presently, officers of SSB who are posted in field areas at altitudes of less than 7000 feet are not eligible for RMA. This restriction of 7000 feet should be removed.

Regarding income tax exemption of RMA, the Commission, as part of its general approach, has refrained from making recommendations involving income tax.However, looking into the unique service conditions of CAPFs, the Commission is of the view that since RMA is granted in lieu of free rations, it should be exempt from income tax.

It is further recommended that the provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be withdrawn.

Linking of Aadhaar Card with CGHS Card


ANSWERED ON: 11.03.2016
Linking of Aadhaar Card with CGHS Card

Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state: 

(a) whether the Government has instructed the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries to mandatorily enrol/link their CGHS cards with Aadhaar Cards in their respective dispensaries; and 

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the benefits likely to be accrued to the beneficiaries therefrom?


(a) & (b): A statement is laid on the Table of the House



(a) 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.

(b) 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. 

CBS Roll Out - Statistics as on 10th March 2016

Statistical details of Offices migrated to CBS as on 10th March 2016

Finacle Desktop Configuration on Windows 8 and above

Desktop Settings for DOP Finacle on Windows 8

Step 1 – Go to Control Panel -> Programs
Step 2 - Click on “Java (32- bit)” or “Java (64-bit)” based on OS 
Step 3 - Click on “View” to clear the “Temporary Internet Files”. 
Step 4 - Select all the temp files and delete.

Step 5 - Click on “Security” Tab and drag down “Security Level” to “Medium”.

Step 6 - Click on “Java” Tab and then on “View” button.  
Step 7 - Check the “Enabled” check box to the latest “Product” and uncheck the other existing products. 
Click below link to download DOP Finacle Settings on Windows 8 or above

India Post selects Deloitte as consultant for payments bank

NEW DELHI: India Post has selected Deloitte to advise it on setting up a payments bank and an agreement between the two will be signed on March 14.

The Public Investment Board has already approved the Rs 800-crore proposal of India Post and in 15 days, it will go to the Cabinet for final approval.

"We have selected Deloitte as the consultant for payments bank. The agreement will be signed on March 14," an official in the Department of Post (DoP) told PTI.

India Post payments bank will primarily target unbanked and under-banked customers in rural, semi-rural and remote areas, with a focus on providing simple deposit products and money remittance services.

The pilot for the payments bank is set to start from January and the full-fledged operations will start by March.

As many as 40 international financial conglomerates including World Bank and Barclays have shown interest to partner the postal department for setting up the bank.

Reserve Bank had granted payments bank permit to the department, which is already into providing financial services and has 1.55 lakh branches across the country.

Innaguration of 01st POSB ATM of Phulbani Division at Phulbani HO

On 12.03.2016 the 01st ever POSB ATM of Phulbani Division has been innagurated by Shri Padmanav Dash, SPOs, Phulbani in presence of Shri Satyanarayan Mishra, ASP Hqrs and other staffs of Phulbani HO and Phulbani DO.