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Retirement age of teachers enhanced to 62 from 60

Retirement age of teachers enhanced to 62 from 60


Now, government teachers to retire at 62 instead of 60

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh on Wednesday ordered that retirement age of teachers in government medical colleges be increased to 62 years from 60 years.

The UT administration, which follows service conditions including retirement age as specified by the Punjab government, was supposed to increase the age of retirement after Punjab increased the age of superannuation in November 2011.

However, since the UT administration did not comply with the decision, an appeal was filed in the CAT by Dr. Harsh Mohan, head of the Pathology department at the Government Medical College.

Mohan, who was to retire on July 31 this year, sought direction from the CAT that the age of retirement for medical teachers in government medical colleges be changed to 62 years.

Dr. Harsh Mohan said "I am happy as I will be able to serve the institution for some more time and share my experience with my colleagues and students".

He had earlier made a representation to the Department of Medical Education in April 2012 and January 2013.

However, the administration did not convey any decision to him following which Mohan sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Mohan then came to know that the matter was under active consideration of administration and had been referred to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In 2007, when the Punjab government increased the retirement age from 58 to 60 years, the UT administration did not follow the decision.

Following this an appeal was filed in CAT which ordered the UT administration to increase the age in 2008.

Source : www.indianexpress.com
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Retirement Age 62 – Cabinet decision to increase retirement age deferred

Cabinet decision to increase retirement age deferred


The government may make the announcement in the Prime Minister’s 15 August address.

A proposal to increase the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 62 years came to the Cabinet on Thursday but a decision was deferred. The government might make the announcement in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day address, his last before general elections in 2014. The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has proposed an increase in retirement age of government employees from 60 to 62 years, top sources confirmed.

There are around five million central government employees in India. The previous occassion the government raised the retirement age of central government employees was in 1998, from 58 to 60 years. The move is meant to ease the financial burden on the government in terms of its pension liabilities, sources said.

The retirement age of professors in all central universities was recently raised to 65 years. D L Sachdev, national secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress, said his union was totally against the increase of the retirement age beyond 60. It would hurt the youth, especially when the government is doing nothing to create jobs for them, Sachdev said.

Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress national president Sanjeeva Reddy said his union had been demanding increase in the retirement age to 62 years and would welcome it.

Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanaswami had ruled out an increase in the retirement age to a question in Parliament in the winter session this year. An official in the ministry, when asked, refused to speak about it.

Source : www.business-standard.com
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GOVERNMENT LOST THE REVIEW PETITION IN PAYMENT OF ARREARS CASE

 GOVERNMENT LOST THE REVIEW PETITION  IN PAYMENT OF ARREARS CASE

HONORABLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA DISMISSED THE REVIEW PETITION FILED BY THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE RAILWAY ACCOUNTS ON PAYMENT OF ARREARS W.E.F 01-01-1996 TO 18-02-2003 CASE. EARLIER GOVERNMENT MOVED SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION BUT HONORABLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA DID NOT ALLOW IT. NOW THE GOVERNMENT AGAIN FILED THE REVIEW PETITION AND LOST. WITH THIS IT IS CERTAIN THAT GOVERNMENT CAN NOT AVOID THE PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF UP-GRADED SCALES TO THE ORGANIZED ACCOUNTS' EMPLOYEES. JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ORGANIZATIONS HAS ALREADY WROTE A LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT THE JUDGMENT UNIFORMLY TO ALL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES.
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POSTMASTER’S CADRE

POSTMASTER’S CADRE

Consequent on granting permission by the DOP&T to fill up HSG-I vacancies as per existing recruitment rules, HSG-II officials with three year service are considered for HSG-I promotion. But the Postmaster Grade II officials with minimum five years service are only considered for PM Grade-III promotion as per the Postmaster Grade Recruitment Rules approved by DOP&T. This DISCRIMINATION was brought to the notice of the Directorate by AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) earlier. On 02.08.2013, detailed discussion was held with Member (P), Postal Services Board. It is informed that Directorate has already called for the detailed particulars, from Circles. On receipt of information the case will be submitted to DOP&T for RELAXATION of five years to three year at par with HSG II officials.

Source : http://nfpe.blogspot.in/
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Clarification regarding admissible non-admissible items under CGHS

Clarification regarding admissible non-admissible items under CGHS

F.No. 2-1 /2012/CGHS/VC/CGHS(P)

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 1st August, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject : Clarification regarding admissible non-admissible items under CGHS



With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 1st October 2012 issued by this Department in compliance of the directions of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi in the case of Shri Kanhiya Singh Vs U01 and others [W.P.(C) 9044/2011] clarifying admissibility / inadmissibility of items of expenditure for claiming reimbursement under CGHS. The same are being reproduced for a wider circulation and information in compliance of Hon'ble High Court's latest direction issued on 16.05.2013 in this case. The requisite clarifications regarding admissible and non- admissible items under CGHS are provided herewith as under:-


a) "CGHS Package Rate" shall mean and include lump sum cost of inpatient treatment / day care / diagnostic procedure for which a CGHS beneficiary has been permitted by the competent authority or for treatment under emergency from the time of admission to the time of discharge including (but not limited to) — (i) Registration charges, (ii) Admission charges, (iii) Accommodation charges including patients diet, (iv) Operation charges, (v) Injection charges, (vi) Dressing charges, (vii) Doctor / consultant visit charges, (viii) ICU / ICCU charges, (ix) Monitoring charges, (x) Transfusion charges, (xi) Anesthesia charges, (xii) Operation theatre charges, (xiii) Procedural charges / surgeon's fee, (xiv) Cost of surgical disposables and all sundries used during hospitalization, (xv) Cost of medicines, (xvi) Related routine and essential investigations, (xvii) Physiotherapy charges etc. (xviii) Nursing care and charges for its services.


b) Cost of Implants / stents / grafts is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for Implants / stents / grafts or as per actual, whichever is lower, in case there is no ceiling rate prescribed under CGHS,


c) During In-patient treatment of the CGHS beneficiary, the hospital will not ask the beneficiary or his / her attendant to purchase separately the medicines / sundries / equipment or accessories from outside and will provide the treatment within the package rate, fixed by the CGHS which includes the cost of all the items.



d) In cases of conservative treatment / where there is no CGHS package rate, the above mentioned items are admissible-items wise at CGHS rates or as per AIIMS rates (if there is no CGHS rate) or as per actual (if there is no CGHS / AIIMS rate) available for any item.


e) Package rates envisage up to a maximum duration of indoor treatment as follows:
12 days for Specialized (Super Specialties) treatment;
7 days for other Major Surgeries;
3 days for Laparoscopic surgeries / normal deliveries; and
1 day for day care / Minor (OPD) surgeries.



However, if the beneficiary has to stay in the hospital for his / her recovery for a period more than the period covered in package rate, in exceptional cases, supported by relevant medical records and certified as such by hospital, the additional reimbursement shall be limited to accommodation charges as per entitlement , investigations charges at approved rates, and doctors visit charges (not more than 2 visits per day per visit by specialists / consultants) and cost of medicines for additional stay).

No additional charge on account of extended period of stay shall be allowed if that extension is due to infection on the consequences of surgical procedure or due to any improper proceed.


f) In addition to the above mentioned items, some patients may require additional facilities/ procedures, which are admissible with proper justification in deserving cases. Therefore, it is not possible to give a comprehensive list of items, which are not admissible.

However, the following items are not admissible:

Telephone charges
Toiletries
Sanitary napkins
Talcum powder
Mouth fresheners

2. It has also been decided to clarify that expenses incurred on medicines, consumables, sundry equipments and accessories etc., which are purchased from outside, based on specific authorization of treating doctor / staff of the concerned hospital will be reimbursable if they are not falling under the list of non-admissible items. In case the empanelled hospital has asked a CGHS beneficiary for purchase of the said items over and above the package rates, reimbursement shall be made to the beneficiary and the amount shall be recovered from the pending bills of hospital.



3.  This Office Memorandum is issued in compliance of the directions of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) 9044/2011 [Sh. Kanhiya Singh Vs UOI and others].



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[V.P. Singh]
Deputy Secretary to Government of India


Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File609.pdf
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7CPC: Seventh Pay Commission and Pending promotions of over 3 lakh employees: NFIR demonstrate in run-up to meeting on strike

7CPC: Seventh Pay Commission and Pending promotions of over 3 lakh employees: NFIR demonstrate in run-up to meeting on strike

Railwaymen demonstrate in run-up to meeting on strike: TOI

AHMEDABAD: A two-day meeting of the All India Working Committee of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen will be held from August 7. The working committee will decide on the date for taking a secret ballot vote to go on strike. The employees are protesting against delays in appointing the Seventh Pay Commission and promotions of over 3 lakh employees, among other issues.

A large number of railway employees held demonstrations across the state. In Ahmedabad, the demonstrations were led by J G Mahurkar, general secretary, WR Mazdoor Sangh. “The issue of the Seventh Pay Commission and the implementation of the cadre-restructuring report for promotions have been pending with the railways and finance ministry for over two years. It’s time the government takes action,” said Mahurkar. They also demanded that the New Pension Scheme be scrapped and guaranteed pensions be given to railwaymen who have joined since April 1, 2004.

On June 24, the steering committee of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh had taken the decision to conduct a strike ballot and paralyze operations if these demands were not met within the next three months. The union leader has demanded entry pay of Rs 42,000 for station masters. He further said that the railway ministry should rectify the anomalies of the Sixth Pay Commission, which are harming the operating staff and trackmen.

Mahurkar also demanded that the ministry increase the fixed medical allowance from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000 for pensioners.

Source: Central Government News
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Dearness Relief to Bank Pensioner for the period August 2013 to January 2014

Dearness Relief to Bank Pensioner for the period August 2013 to January 2014

Indian Banks’ Association
HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No.CIR/HR&IR176/D/G2/2013-2014/7589
August 1, 2013

Designated Officers of all Member Banks
which are parties to the Bipartite Settlement on Pension

Dear Sirs,

Dearness Relief payable to Pensioners for the period August 2013 to January 2014

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended June, 2013 are as follows:-
April 2013    5158.65
May 2013    5204.31
June 2013    5272.78
In terms of Regulation 37 of Bank Employees’ Pension Regulations, 1995 dearness relief is payable to pensioners at rates specified in Appendix II to the Regulations.

Pending amendments to Pension Regulations, Banks may pay on ad hoc basis, the dearness relief payable to pensioners for the period August 2013 to January 2014 as per Annexure.
Yours faithfully,
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K UNNIKRISHNAN
DY. CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Source: http://www.iba.org.in/Documents/scan0014.pdf
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