Saturday, December 15, 2018

An article on the theme "Christmas Stamps" published in Times of India

An article on the theme "Christmas Stamps" published in Times of India Chennai Edition dated 15.12.2018

Swamy's Handbook 2019 [Where to buy]

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SOP in case of deputation/transfer/promotion/punishment/retirement/training/leave of DOP Staff with reference to IPPB Operations

SOP in case of deputation/transfer/promotion/punishment/retirement/training/leave of DOP Staff with reference to IPPB Operations




Transparency Audit of Disclosures Under Section 4 of the RTI Act by the Public authorities

Transparency Audit of Disclosures Under Section 4 of the RTI Act by the Public authorities

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Procedural Impediments of CGHS Beneficiaries – Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 780
ANSWERED ON: 14.12.2018

Procedural Impediments of CGHS Beneficiaries

JANARDAN SINGH SIGRIWAL

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

(a) whether the Government has made it mandatory for the CGHS beneficiaries who have been referred to CGHS empanelled hospitals, to report back to the concerned wellness centre to endorse investigations advised by the specialists at empanelled hospitals and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has taken note of inconvenience and harassment being faced by CGHS beneficiaries who have to visit dispensaries time and again for endorsement of such investigations and if so, the reaction of the Government thereto;

(c) whether the Government has received representations in this regard and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the corrective measures taken/ proposed to be taken by the Government to simplify/change the procedure in this regard in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND 
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a) & (b): Yes; The Government vide its Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 permitted all CGHS beneficiaries to seek OPD consultation from Specialists at Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS after being referred by any Medical Officer/CMO of CGHS Wellness Centre. After consultation at empanelled hospitals beneficiary shall report back to concerned Wellness Centre, where Medical Officer/CMO would endorse listed investigation and issue medicines.

The Government has reviewed the matter and issued revised guidelines.

(c): Yes; some representations were received for permitting investigations on the advice of Specialist of Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS.

(d): The guidelines for referral issued vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 have been modified vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 10th December, 2018 and the following modifications have been made in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees:-
The referral shall be valid for consultations upto 3 times in the same hospital within 30 days.
CGHS beneficiaries have been permitted to consult upto 3 Specialists, if required during a single visit.
Investigations advised by Specialist of Private Empanelled Hospitals may be undertaken if they are required in emergency as certified by Specialist without endorsement by CGHS.

AIPEU-GDS served strike notice to the Department with GDS demands

AIPEU-GDS served strike notice to the Department with GDS demands...

List of CGHS Hospitals and Rates 2018

List of CGHS Hospitals and Rates 2018
CGHS Hospitals, Eye, Dental and Diagnostic Centres and Package Rates 2018
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS)
(Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
We compile here a list of CGHS General Hospitals, Eye Care Centers, Dental Clinics and Diagnostic Centers with Treatment Package Rates updated on November and June 2018 for your information…
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7 Chennai Hospitals Rates
8 Dehradun Hospitals Rates
9 Delhi Hospitals Rates
10 Guwahati Hospitals Rates
11 Hyderabad Hospitals Rates
12 Indore Hospitals Rates
13 Jabalpur Hospitals Rates
14 Kanpur Hospitals Rates
15 Kolkata Hospitals Rates
16 Lucknow Hospitals Rates
17 Meerut Hospitals Rates
18 Mumbai Hospitals Rates
19 Nagpur Hospitals Rates
20 Patna Hospitals Rates
21 Pune Hospitals Rates
22 Ranchi Hospitals Rates
23 Shillong Hospitals Rates
24 Trivandrum Hospitals Rates

Step by Step procedure to active Internet Banking in DOP


DOP Finacle Menu : CMRC

by using CMRC menu, the Net Banking of the DOP Customer may be enabled and verified by the Supervisor. On successful activation of Internet Banking,

  • An Activation message will be received from DOP with in 24 hours or take little more based on server response.
  • Customer can register Internet Banking by clicking on New User.
Customer ID is a CIF ID of the Customer



Note: You must select only Internet Banking not mobile banking option in CMRC

Procedure for registering POSB net banking in DOP Finacle

DOP Finacle Menu : CMRC

Use CMRC menu,
  • Fill all mandatory fields. Mobile Number, eMail ID, PAN Number, Mother's Maiden Name are Mandatory. Also confirm whether DOB, Full KYC Updated for the requested Account. If KYC Not updated please obtained from the concern and update the same immediately.
  • Click on enable Net banking and submit and verify.
  • You will receive SMS after 24 hours.
  • A SMS containing activation link for enabling Internet Banking option.


Launching the Internet Banking Facility for POSB customers and e-commerce portal, in New Delhi on December 14, 2018


The Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha launching the Internet Banking Facility for POSB customers and e-commerce portal, in New Delhi on December 14, 2018. The Secretary (Post), Shri Ananta Narayan Nanda is also seen.

lndia Post ventures into new arena of e-market place - End to end support to rural artisans and online retailers

Ministry of Communications
ECom english
"lndia Post ventures into new arena of e-market place to provide end to end support to rural artisans and online retailers to sell their products using e-Commerce portal of DoP" 

Posted On: 14 DEC 2018 4:20PM by PIB Delhi

Minister of State for Communications (independent Charge), Shri Manoj Sinha today launched the e-Commerce Portal of the Department of Posts (DoP). The Portal will provide an e-Market place to sellers especially to rural artisans / self-help groups / women entrepreneurs / State and Central PSUs / Autonomous Bodies etc. to sell their products to buyers across the Country. The small and local sellers, who have been left behind in e-Commerce space will now, by leveraging the vast physical and lT network of DoP, be able to maximize their reach and retailing power. The buyers can access the products of their choice displayed by sellers on the portal and place online orders by making digital payments. The products will be shipped through Speed Post.

Shri Sinha also launched the internet banking facility for Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) customers which are under Core Banking Solution (CBS). Now, around 17 Crore POSB accounts will be intra-operable and customers can also transfer funds online to RD and PPF accounts of Post Offices. This facility will help customers to do their transactions without physically visiting post offices.

With the objective of bringing philately to the mainstream of the education system and incentivizing it, in 2017, Department of Posts had launched a scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH (i.e Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). The Scheme has caught the imagination of children across the country as is evident from nearly 4 times increase in the number of their participation from 20,652 children in 2017-18 to 74,555 children in 2018-19. Out of these, 920 students have been selected for the award of Scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per annum. 40 scholarships are being awarded by each circle to 10 students each from classes Vl, Vll, Vlll & lX under this Yojana. Shri Sinha presented the scholarships to the selected children from Delhi Circle and interacted with the selected children from Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh Postal Circles through Video Conference.

Shri Sinha also presented the Meghdoot Awards to the Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) and employees of the Department in eight categories in recognition of their outstanding contribution. The Meghdoot Award was revived after 2011 under the guidance of Shri Manoj Sinha. Each of the 8 awards carries a cash award of Rs. 21,000, a gold medallion and a citation.

Shri Sinha also launched the revamped Website of lndia Post during the function. The revamped Website has a better look with features refurbished for easy access and is organized overall for better responsiveness across all devices including mobile phones. The new Website of the Department is a step towards increasing the Department's digital reach.

Shri Sinha said that "these initiatives are in keeping with the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision of bringing governance to the doorstep of our citizens".

Shri Sinha also thanked the Media for reporting and publicizing the various initiatives of lndia Post like the Post Office Passport Sewa Kendra, Aadhar Centres, lndia Post Payments Bank and all the other citizen centric initiatives of the Department. 

Adhoc/Regular promotion of PAs to LSG Cadre in Odisha Circle

Click here to view the complete Memo issued by Circle Office on 14.12.2018


Regular promotion of eligible PAs to LSG Cadre in Odisha Circle

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Automated Teller Machines penetration

Ministry of Finance

Automated Teller Machines penetration

Posted On: 14 DEC 2018 6:13PM by PIB Delhi

As informed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), no comparable data is available with them regarding India beings among the countries having lowest Automated Teller Machine (ATM) penetration globally. As reported by the Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs), Small Finance Banks (SFB), Payment Banks (PBs) and White Label ATM Operators (WLAOs), 2.21 lakh ATMs are deployed in the country as on 30.9.2018.

Apart from ATMs, banking services across the country are provided through bank branches, inter-operable Business Correspondents (BCs) with micro-ATMs etc. Further, mobile banking services and various digital modes of banking facilities are also available in India.

Under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), as informed by banks, all villages were mapped into 1.59 lakh Sub-service Areas (SSAs) of 1,000 to 1,500 households each. Out of these SSAs, 0.33 lakh are served by bank branches and 1.26 lakh are served by BCs.

As apprised by the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), they do not have any plan to shut down nearly 50 per cent of ATMs by March 2019.

RBI, vide its circular dated 21.6.2018 on ‘Control measures for ATMs – Timeline for compliance’, advised banks to initiate immediate action to implement the control measures for ATM, including up-gradation of software in a time bound manner and to closely monitor the compliance. Further, RBI, vide its circular dated 27.8.2015 on ‘Security and Risk Mitigation Measures for Card Present and Electronic Payment Transactions – Issuance of EMV Chip and PIN Cards’, advised banks to ensure that all active cards issued by them are EMV Chip and Pin based by December 31, 2018. As regards the problem due to disbursal of fake currency, RBI issued the ‘Master Circular – Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes’ dated 20.7.2016 advising banks to ensure authenticity of notes, putting adequate safeguards/checks before loading ATM with notes etc.

As informed by RBI, out of total 2.21 lakh ATMs deployed in the country as on 30.9.2018, only 15,626 ATMs are deployed by WLAOs while rest are operated by banks. Further, in urban and rural regions, the total number of ATMs deployed by SCBs, SFBs and PBs, as on 30.9.2018 is 90,956, whereas 8,623 ATMs are deployed by WLAOs. For a customer, there is no difference between using a normal ATM and a WLA. These ATMs are interoperable and cards of all banks can be used at both types of ATMs.

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Meghdoot Award 2018 conferred on 14.12.2018

Meghdoot Award 2018 conferred on 14.12.2018


The Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha with the recipients of the Meghdoot Awards, at a function, in New Delhi on December 14, 2018. The Secretary (Post), Shri Ananta Narayan Nanda is also seen.