Friday, November 25, 2016

Poor Functioning of CGHS

Some grievances have been received from CGHS beneficiaries through grievance portals and other channels regarding functioning of CGHS. These are mainly regarding non-issue of medicines, plastic cards, shortage of doctors/ specialists and long queue of patients in Wellness Centres.

Following action has been taken by the government in this regard:

(i) Appointment of retired doctors on contract basis as a stop gap arrangement to fill the vacant posts.

(ii) Medicines, which are not available at CGHS Wellness Centres are procured through Authorized Local Chemists.

(iii) A special drive was undertaken to clear the pendency of issue of CGHS Plastic cards

(iv) Option for self-printing of CGHS cards for existing CGHS beneficiaries.

(v) Introduction of on-line registration for consultation at selected Wellness Centres in Bengaluru and in one zone in Delhi.

(vi) Initiation of tele-consultation on trial basis in Delhi from two CGHS Wellness Centres with specialists of Dr. R.M.L Hospital.


Regular internal audits and also external audits/studies on the functioning of CGHS have been carried out. 

Outcome of some of the important studies are as under:

(i) Staff Inspection Unit (SIU) was carried out by Ministry of finance for Staff Pattern Norms based on patient attendance. Recommendations of the SIU have been implemented.

(ii) Based on the study carried out by Kaul Committee, computerization of all the CGHS Wellness Centres has been done

(iii) On the basis of recommendations of the CAG Audit on procurement of medicines, Medical Stores Organization (MSO) has initiated e-tender for procurement of Anti Cancer and other Lifesaving medicines. It has also been decided to procure only L1 Rate medicines under formulary for Branded Medicines.

(iv) Committee of Secretaries (COS) has also been monitoring the functioning of CGHS since 2008 and various steps have been implemented to make CGHS beneficiary friendly. As per the recommendations of COS, UTI-ITSL has been appointed as Bill Clearing Agency for settlement of credit bills of empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres pertaining to the treatment of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries.

(v) The functioning of CGHS is also monitored by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and as per the directions under ‘PRAGATI’, the process of linking of Aadhar Number with CGHS beneficiary Numbers has been started.

A special drive was undertaken to clear the pendency of issue of CGHS Plastic cards. Provision has been made for self-printing of CGHS cards by existing CGHS beneficiaries.

(vi) DAR&PG conducted a study through Quality Council of India (QCI) to identify areas of Grievances in Different Ministries and organizations including CGHS and suggested possible solutions.

Based on the inputs so received:

  • Financial Powers of Additional Directors of CGHS have been enhanced for early settlement of medical claims of Pensioners.
  • Introduction of on-line registration for consultation at selected Wellness Centres in Bengaluru and in one zone in Delhi.
  • Aadhar-based Bio-metric attendance for the staff at CGHS Wellness Centres has been implemented in Delhi and NCR.
The following steps have been taken for improvement in the functioning of CGHS in the country:

1. Regular Inspection of Wellness Centres is carried out.

2. Monthly advisory committee meetings are held for each Wellness Centres with CMO (Incharge)

3. Regular monitoring of empanelled hospitals by a team constituted by Additional Directors, CGHS of cities for this purpose.

4. Regular meeting of Additional Directors, CGHS with pensioner associations.
SMS alert facility to CGHS beneficiaries.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING RBI SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING RBI SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS : 

Sir / Madam,

RBI Mumbai has given final Certificates of Holding (Bonds) after settlement on 17.11.2016 for successfully accepted applications in eKuber portal for Sovereign Gold Bond Tranche-6.

The Circle wise Final data of Successfully accepted applications in eKuber portal of RBI for Tranche-6 and all previous Tranches is given in 6 Excel files for referring Investor IDs / Names etc. The said data is sent herewith in Google Drive Link as below.

Google Drive Link :


Steps for Downloading/Printing Bonds:

1) Download the Excel files from above Google Drive Link.

2) Find out 'Investor Name' and notedown the 'Investor ID' mentioned against the said Investor from Excel file of a particular tranche.

3) Go to Web URL:http://sgb.mrpost.in ORhttp://120.63.208.120:9010

4) Login with ID: dop Password :india

5) Type the Investor ID and Click on 'Search' button.

6) Bonds in respect of All Tranches for the said Investor will be displayed.

7) Click on download button todownload/Print Bonds.

Note: Investor ID can also be search in Web URL: http://sgb.mrpost.in OR http://120.63.208.120:9010 by clicking on "Search Customer" button available on the top besides "Home" button.

The Bonds have been generated only for the applications which are successfully accepted by eKuber portal of RBI as given in Google Drive Link Excel files. Other applications for which Bonds are not generated may be treated as REJECTED.

Due to large file size and download speed constraints, Web URL and Google Drive link is made accessible only onInternet BROADBAND Connection, and available for Download/Print upto 31st December 2016.

It is therefore requested to direct all concerned to download/print the Bonds for All Tranches related to their Offices, within given period and follow the instructions given in Directorate letter No. F. No. 36-36/2015- BD & MD Dated 04.11.2015 for further necessary action please.

With Regards,
Director,
(SGB Cell)
Mumbai GPO-400001.

FNPO Letter to Secretary DoP on Retirement & Death Gratuity


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FEDERATIONOFNATIONALPOSTALORGANISATIONS
T-24,Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378

Ref:9/NAPE/172/2016 24/11/2016
To


Shri. B.V. SUDHAKAR
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan ,
New Delhi-110 001
.
Sub: Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Govt. Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)-regarding.

Ref: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dept of Pension and Pensioners Welfare memo no. 7/5/2012-P &PW (F)/B dated 26.08.2016,
************
Your kind attention is invited to the letter cited above, wherein the Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions, Dept of Pension and Pensioners have been issued to grant gratuity in respect of Govt employees covered by the National Pension System. The orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Govt. Employees who joined the Govt. Service on or after 01.01.2004.

Though the concerned Ministry has issued orders in August 2016 itself, DOP is yet to issue orders to our employees

Hence it is requested that necessary action may kindly be taken to issue orders to the Heads of the Circles at the earliest so as to enable the officials who have retired from service covered by National Pension System to receive the benefits. 
.
Yours Sincerely,
D.Thegarajan.
Secretary General.

Copy to:
1)Shri A.K.Dash, Member (P),

2)MS.Manju Pandey DDG(P).

PRESS NOTE - GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

PRESS NOTE - GOVERNMENT OF INDIA





Directorate directed circles not to issue admit cards for PS Gr. B examination but preparatory work continue

Subject: PS Group B Exam to be held on 04.12.2016

Respected Sir/Madam,

This is regarding conduct of the P.S. Group B Examination scheduled to be held on 04.12.2016

2. It is informed that CAT Ernakulam Bench has issued following directions dated 24.11.2016 in OA No. 180/953/2016 filed by Sh. Ajith Kurian, ASP, CO Kerala and others:-
“The respondent is directed to hold the examination separately for each vacancy year with a gap of minimum 40 days advance notice as per Appendix 37 of Postal manual Volume IV so that the applicants can avail the year-wise chance of appearing in the Examination. The respondents can notify the dates of five Examinations, if necessary, in advance, so that the applicants appearing in each year would get prior information of the dates”

3. In this connection, 12 Circles were provided with the details of the eligible candidates for issue of admit cards so far. It is requested that admit cards may not be issued to the candidates till further instructions from this office as the order of the CAT is being examined by this office. Meanwhile the preparatory work may be continued.

4. This issues with the orders of competent authority.

Regards,

ADG (DE)
24.11.2016
Source: www.postalinspectors.blogspot.com

CBI carries out raids at post offices in Hyderabad after irregularities

CBI officials obtained inputs about irregularities in post offices in terms of amount being accepted in old 500, 1000 rupee notes after demonetisation.

Simultaneous raids were conducted on as many as eight post offices in Hyderabad city.

CASH WORTH RS 40 LAKH SEIZED FROM HIMAYATNAGAR POST OFFICE

Reports suggest that during the raids, cash worth Rs 40 lakh was seized from Himayatnagar post office. The raids are going on at the General Post Office in Abids, Narayanguda, Chikkadpally and Himayatnagar areas. CBI officials interrogated the post office staff, inspecting their records and cash reserves relating to transactions since November 9.

CBI GOT COMPLAINTS ABOUT POST OFFICE STAFF

Sources say that the CBI has received complaints that some post office staff are allegedly exchanging the demonetised high-currency notes illegally. The sleuths are also verifying certain savings accounts, where a huge amount of money has been deposited post the demonetisation announcement.

Regarding payment of Severance Amount to the beneficiaries of SDBS and NPS Subscription deductions under SDBS

Regarding payment of Severance Amount to the beneficiaries of SDBS and NPS Subscription deductions under SDBS.








Accusations abound in Supreme Court during demonetisation hearing

A view of Supreme Court building in New Delhi. | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

The morning’s hearing began with senior advocate Kapil Sibal claiming that “people were starving on the roads.”

As accusations overawed decorum in the demonetisation hearing, a Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur urged lawyers to maintain the dignity of the court while assuring all that the judiciary will “certainly” hear both the ground realities and weigh the constitutionality of the November 8 RBI notification.

In a hearing on the demonetisation issue on Friday, the apex court said it will on December 2 comprehensively hear everyone involved on the various questions, including the hardships caused by demonetisation, the transferring of petitions filed in the various High Courts to Delhi, the constitutional validity of the RBI notification, and finally whether the issue should be referred to a Constitution Bench.

In this, the Bench accepted the suggestion of the government that it was better to hear the demonetisation issue in its totality on December 2 rather than in a piecemeal fashion.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the government’s petition to transfer all demonetisation-related cases from other High Courts to the National Capital is already scheduled for hearing on December 2. “In that case the four separate petitons — listed today for hearing — should also be heard on the same day. This would ensure that the court can take an informed decision after considering all the aspects of the issue,” Mr. Rohatgi said.

Agreeing to this, Justice Thakur said the Bench would keep its calendar clear on December 2 at 2 p.m. for a detailed hearing.

The morning’s hearing began with senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for a petitioner, claiming that “people were starving on the roads.”
“Nobody is starving on the roads,” Mr. Rohatgi said, dismissing the claim. “The markets are closed,” Mr. Sibal retorted.
At this point, advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, who claimed that the new Rs. 2000 bank notes bleed and can be easily faked, wrested the floor from Mr. Sibal, claiming “all the banks are closed.”

“Maximum cash has gone into BJP hands,” Mr. Sharma declared as shouts of protest rose from several of the lawyers in the courtroom.

Then lawyers vied with each other, raising their hands for the court’s attention as pandemonium threatened.

Justice Thakur, who along with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, maintained silence all through. But the Chief Justice reined in the confusion by issuing a stern warning that the court would adjourn the hearing by another six weeks unless order was restored immediately.

“Everyone is shouting with their hands over the other’s shoulder. This is a courtroom and there is some decorum to be observed here. We will adjourn the case for hearing after the vacation,” Chief Justice Thakur addressed the crowded courtroom.

“There are some really serious issues here, My Lords,” Mr. Sibal interceded.

“If there is a difficulty, you tell us what the problems are,” Chief Justice Thakur addressed the senior lawyer.

“There is a lot of inconvenience. They don’t have the capacity to print the new currency. What are they going to do?” Mr. Sibal stressed.

“If you want us to look into it... We will certainly do... But we will hear all. We cannot hear this issue piecemeal,” Chief Justice Thakur said, refusing Mr. Sibal’s plea to advance the hearing to Tuesday next.

source : http://www.thehindu.com/

20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Confederation Circular dated 24-11-2016

Ref: Condn/Genl/2016-19 Dated – 24.11.2016

CHALO DELHI – CHALO PARLIAMENT

MAKE THE 15TH DECEMBER 2016 PARLIAMENT MARCH
A HISTORIC SUCCESS
20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

To
1. All National Secretariat Members (office bearers)
2. Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations
3. General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs.

Dear Comrades,

Please refer to the previous circulars on the above subject. Reports so far received at CHQ shows that all affiliates and C-O-Cs are making intensive preparations for the Parliament March to ensure participation of employees as per the quota fixed by the National Secretariat meeting held on 30.09.2016.

AFFILIATES & C-O-CS IN DELHI AND NEAR BY STATES SHOULD ENSURE PARTICIAPTION OF HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar etc. are requested to mobilise hundreds and thousands of employees for the Parliament March. 

CONDUCT CAMPAIGN PROGRAMMES
Please conduct serious campaign programmes. Print notices, posters, circulars etc. and circulate widely among employees and public. Book special conveyance. Bring maximum flags, banners and Placards. Convene your organization’s managing bodies and make effective planning for bringing maximum employees to Delhi. 

ACCOMMODATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
The national Secretariat has decided that the accommodation for the participants from major organisations is to be arranged by the respective organization. For others, if accommodation is required, they are requested to contact the following CHQ office bearers (office bearers of Delhi COC).

1. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee 2. Com. Giriraj Singh
General Secretary, COC Delhi State President, COC Delhi State 
& Financial Secretary, Confederation CHQ & Vice President Confederation CHQ
Mob: 09868520926 Mob: 09811213808

CLIMATE
Climate in Delhi in December will be cold (Sometimes severe cold). Participants may bring warm clothings.

FLAGS, BANNERS & PLACARDS
Participants are requested to bring flags, placards with slogans and banners in large number.

PUBLICITY IN LOCAL MEDIA
Maximum effort may be made to give wide publicity for the Parliament March through local print & electronic media, social media etc.

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETINGS OF CONFEDERATION
National Executive Meeting of the Confederation will be held on 16th December 2016 (next day of the Parliament March) at New Delhi at 10 AM. Venue: MP’s Club, OPP. NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi. All National Secretariat members, Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations (with minimum 500 membership) and General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Meeting will continue upto 5 PM. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.

1ST MEETING OF THE NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN’S COMMITTEE OF CONFEDERATION
1st Meeting of the newly elected Women’s Committee of the Confederation will be held on 15.12.2016 (Day of Parliament March) at 4 PM at New Delhi. Venue: NFPE office, 1st Floor, North Avenue Post office building. All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure participation of the women committee members nominated by them in the meeting on 15.12.2016 at 4 PM. 

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com 
Mob: 09447068125

Rates of Dearness Allowances applicable w.e.f.01.07.2016 to the employees of the Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodles - DOP Orders


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INDIAPOST AT YOUR SERVICE WHEN YOU NEED US THE MOST

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No over the counter exchange of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 by post offices after midninght on 24.11.16

I am directed to inform that there will be no over the counter exchange of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 by post offices from mid night on 24.11.16.

Instructions may be issued to all concerned immediately.

-Director (CBS)