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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Press Note: Certificate of Honor to the following scholars

Press Note: Certificate of Honor to the following scholars

Ministry of Human Resource Development
15-August, 2013

 The President is pleased to award the Certificate of Honor to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit:

            1.      Prof. Subbarayan Peri
            2.      Dr. Krishna Lal
            3.      Dr. Hansaben N. Hindocha
            4.      Prof. (Dr.) Chandra Kant Shukla
            5.      Prof. Mallikarjun B paraddi
            6.      Shri Mohan Gupta
            7.      Prof. Mithila Prasad Tripathi
            8.      Prof. Alekha Chandra Sarangi
            9.      Padam Shastri (Padam Dutt Ojha Shastri)
            10.    Dr. Ganeshi Lal Suthar
            11.    Dr. Prashsya Mitra Shastri
            12.    Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi ‘Vagish Shastri’
            13.    Prof. Jaya Shankar Lal Tripathi

            1.      Dr. Robert P Goldman

            1.      Prof. (Mrs.) Qamar Ghaffar
            2.      Shri M.H. Siddiqui

            1.      Shri Mohammad Azeemuddin
            2.      Prof. Zikrur Rahman
            3.      Prof. Ahmad Naseem Siddiqui
            1.      Prof. Bhikshu Satyapal 
                     In addition, the Hon’ble President is also pleased to award the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit.


            1.      Dr. Balram Shukla
            2.      Dr. Dhananjay Vasudeo Dwivedi
            3.      Shri K. Ventatesha Moorthy
            4.      Prof. Neeraj Sharma
            5.      Dr. Upendra Kumar Tripathi

            1.      Shri Shabib Anwar Alavi 

            1.      Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad 

            1.      Dr. Anekant Kumar Jain          

                                 The distinction is conferred once a year on the Independence Day in recognition of substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit.

New Delhi : August 15, 2013
M/o Human Resource Development

RNM/DS/HKJ/BK/President Award/14.8.13

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PM's address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day 2013

PM's address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day 2013

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, addressed the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today on the occasion of Independence Day. Following is the English rendering of the Prime Minister’s address:

“My dear fellow-citizens,

Brothers, sisters and dear children,

I greet you all on this Independence Day.

Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest sympathies are with all the families that suffered loss of life or property. I want to assure the people of Uttarakhand today that the whole country stands with them in this moment of crisis. Our government is working with all the resources at its command to rehabilitate those whose houses have been destroyed and rebuild damaged infrastructure.

Our army, paramilitary forces and numerous officers and staff of the Central and State governments worked in difficult conditions in partnership with the common people to perform an outstanding task in providing relief to those who were stranded. We especially pay homage to the officers and men of the Air Force, ITBP and NDRF who sacrificed their lives to save others.

We are also deeply pained that we lost the submarine, INS Sindurakshak in an accident yesterday.  Eighteen brave sailors are feared to have lost their lives.  The accident is all the more painful because the Navy had recently achieved two major successes in the form of its first nuclear submarine, INS Arihant and the aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.

We pay homage to the brave hearts we have lost.  We also congratulate the Navy on its successes.

Brothers and Sisters,

We achieved independence in 1947 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.  If we look at our subsequent journey, we would find that our country has seen major changes every ten years.

In the decade beginning 1950, India took its first steps as a democratic republic under the leadership of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. We established institutions like the Atomic Energy Commission, Planning Commission and Election Commission, which went on to make a major contribution to the processes of nation building in later years. The first general elections were conducted and a beginning was made towards the formulation of the First Five Year Plan for socio-economic development of the country.

In the Sixties, Pandit Nehru set up new industries and factories, implemented new irrigation projects and opened new universities. By laying emphasis on the role of Science and Technology in nation building he started the work of transforming this ancient country into a modern nation.

In the Seventies, Indiraji boosted our confidence as a nation. During this period, we launched our first satellite in space. The Green Revolution enabled us to be self sufficient in food grains for the first time.

In the next decade, Rajiv Gandhi ji set into motion the process of technological and economic modernization. The foundation for the progress we later made in the area of Information Technology was laid during this period. The importance of Panchayati Raj Institutions was emphasized and this later resulted in amendments to our Constitutions for strengthening and empowering these institutions.

In the year 1991, under the leadership of Shri Narsimha Rao, we successfully negotiated a major economic crisis and embraced reforms for strengthening our economy. These reforms were opposed by many political parties at that time. But the reforms were in national interest and were therefore continued by all governments that came to power subsequently. Since then, the reform process has continually moved forward.

I believe that the last decade has also been a decade of major changes in the history of our nation. In no other decade has our economic development increased as much as in this decade. Democratic forces have been strengthened and many sections of our society have joined the mainstream of development for the first time. The common man has been given new rights which have led to his social and economic empowerment.

Brothers and Sisters,

The first UPA government came to power in May 2004. Ever since, we have worked with sincerity and honesty to build a progressive and modern India.

We have envisioned a prosperous India. An India which has got rid of centuries old burden of poverty, hunger and disease. Where the light of education has driven away the darkness of ignorance and superstition.

Where there is social equality and all citizens enjoy equal economic opportunity. Where no section of the society faces injustice and exploitation.

We have dreamt of an India where the youth get employment opportunities that enable them to contribute to the noble endeavour of nation building.

We have strived for India’s voice to be heard loud and clear at the international level. We have strived to build a nation that is looked at with respect and honour by the whole world.

We have taken many measures to realise these dreams.  But the journey is long and a large distance still remains to be travelled.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have recently issued an Ordinance towards  a Food Security law.  The Food Security Bill is now before Parliament and we hope it will be passed shortly.  This law will benefit 75 percent of our rural population and half of our urban population. Under the law, about 81 crore Indians would be entitled to receive rice at 3 Rupees per kg, wheat at 2 Rupees per kg and coarse grains at 1 Rupee per kg. This is the largest effort of its kind in the whole world.

We have been able to implement this law only because of the hard work of our farmers. Our food-grain production reached a record level of 25.9 crore ton in 2011-12.

Without rapid agricultural growth, we cannot achieve our goal of making our villages prosperous. We have constantly endeavoured to increase production and to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce. In the last 9 years, support prices for various crops have been enhanced as never before. The support prices for wheat and paddy have been more than doubled. Many States which faced shortages of food-grains earlier are now producing more than what they require for themselves.

The average annual rate of agricultural growth in the 11th Plan was 3.6, which is more than both the 9th and 10th Plan levels.

We now see clear indications of enhanced economic prosperity in our rural areas. In the period 2004 to 2011, rural per-capita consumption has increased four times faster than earlier.

Rural wages have also increased much faster in this period. MNREGA provides employment to crores of people in rural areas.

Measuring poverty is a difficult task. There are diverse views about what constitutes poverty. But whatever definition we may adopt, it cannot be denied that the pace of reduction in poverty has increased after 2004.

Many States which had been considered backward for a long time, with some of them being called Bimaru, are now progressing rapidly.

We have enacted the Right to Education Act to provide every child in the country the opportunity for education. Almost all our children are today being imparted education in Primary schools.

The number of young men and women going to college has more than doubled in the last 9 years.

We have implemented new schemes for scholarships on a large scale to enable poor children and those belonging to the weaker sections to access opportunities for education. Today, the Central government provides scholarships to more than 2 crore children.

Many new institutions have been opened in the area of Higher education. For example, 8 new IITs, 7 New IIMs, 16 new Central universities and 10 new NITs.  New institutions have also been opened to boost scientific research. Steps have been taken to attract students to the study of science and encourage Indian scientists working abroad to return to India.

However, much still remains to be done for reforming our education system.  Many of our schools still lack drinking water facilities, toilets and other necessary infrastructure. There is a need to improve the quality of education. To achieve this, it is necessary to lay more emphasis on training of teachers.

About 11 crore children are being provided afternoon meals every day in schools under the Mid-day Meal Scheme. This programme is of immense benefit for both education and nutrition of children. However, it is necessary to improve its implementation. The tragedy that happened in Bihar some days back should not be repeated anywhere in the country.

We had launched the National Rural Health Mission in 2005. The Mission has started showing good results. Both Maternal Maternity and Infant Mortality rates have come down sharply. A much larger proportion of children is now born in hospitals. There has also been a large increase in the proportion of children being inoculated.

No case of polio has been detected in the country in the last two years. We have been able to eradicate a disease which used to cause disability to lakhs of people.

The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, which provides free in-patient treatment in hospitals to our poor brothers and sisters, now covers about 3.5 crore families.

We have implemented the Health Mission in urban areas also. This will result in both expansion and improvement of health services in such areas.

For ensuring better safety and security for women, we have strengthened the law dealing with offences against women.

There has been good progress in the last 9 years in the infrastructure sector also, covering areas such as Roads, Railways, Power, Civil Aviation, Ports and Telecommunications. About 2 lakh km of new roads have been constructed for connecting villages under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.  More than 37,000 km of new Highways have been built, facilitating travel and trade. More than 40 airports have been built or upgraded.  In 2004, only 7 percent of the people had telephone connections. Today, 73 percent enjoy this facility. In rural areas, this figure has gone up from 2 to 40. There has been a record addition to our capacity for electricity generation.

Brothers and Sisters,

In the recent months, there has been much discussion on the fact that last year our growth rate came down to 5 percent. This is indeed true and we are trying our best to remedy the situation. However, it is not only our country that is facing economic difficulties. The last year has been difficult for the world economy as a whole. Major European nations are experiencing a slowdown these days. All over the world, there has been a slump in export markets. All developing countries have slowed down.

I believe that this phase of slow growth in India will not last long. In the last 9 years, our economy has grown at an annual average rate of 7.9 percent. This pace of development is the highest in any decade so far.

Brothers and Sisters,

Countries today are more integrated with each other than ever before. We have endeavoured that our foreign policy exploits this fully to India’s benefit. In the last 9 years, there has been a continuous improvement in our relations with the major powers of the world. Our Look East policy in respect of 10 ASEAN countries in East and South-East Asia has borne good results, especially in economic matters. We have also strived for friendship with our neighbouring countries. However, for relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity.

There has been improvement in the area of national security also. Despite some worrisome communal incidents in 2012 and this year, the last 9 years have been good for communal harmony. There has been a reduction in terrorist and Naxal violence also. However, the area of national security calls for constant vigil. We have not been successful in preventing Naxal attacks that happen from time to time. The Naxal violence in Chhatisgarh on 25 May was a frontal attack on our democracy. Recently, there was a dastardly attack on our Jawans on the Line of Control with Pakistan. We will take all possible steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have taken many important measures to make the work of the government responsive, transparent and honest. I would like to mention only two of them here.

Through the RTI Act, the common man now gets more information than ever before about the work of the government. This legislation is being used on a large scale at all levels. The Act frequently brings to light irregularities and corruption and opens the door for improvements. I am sure that the RTI will lead to further improvements in the way the government functions.

We have introduced the Lokpal Bill in Parliament. The Lok Sabha has passed the Bill and it is now before the Rajya Sabha. This legislation will be a major step towards making our political system clean.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have journeyed a large distance in the last decade. But much remains to be done. The process of change that we have initiated will be continued in the coming time.

As I have stated earlier also, rapid economic growth is an imperative for our country. Without it, we cannot possibly achieve targets such as removal of poverty, provision of good quality education and health services and creation of new employment opportunities. The average rate of economic growth that we have attained in the last 9 years shows what we are capable of. However, economic growth has slowed down at present and we are working hard to remedy the situation.

We have recently taken many steps to speed up the process of government clearances for industry, build an environment more conducive to trade and industry and increase investment in the economy. A special Cell has been set up to help big projects with clearances. The Cabinet Committee on Investment is working to remove hindrances in the way of stalled projects.

Inadequate supply of coal had become a major problem affecting our efforts for increasing electricity generation. This has been resolved to a large extent.

We will start work on a number of new infrastructure projects in the coming months. This includes 2 new ports, 8 new airports, new industrial corridors and Rail projects.

To boost Foreign Direct Investment, we have recently enhanced the limit of such investment in many sectors and made its easier procedurally.

In the coming months, we will see visible results of these efforts to increase investment. Our growth will accelerate, new employment opportunities will be generated and there will be improvements in the infrastructure sector.

Brothers and Sisters,

After the enactment of the Food Security legislation, its implementation will be one of our priorities. We have already started working in this direction in partnership with States. Computerization of the Public Distribution System will be speeded up.

The Mid-day Meal scheme will be reformed. The meals being provided to our children should not only be nutritious but also be cooked hygienically. We will take concrete measures to ensure this.

In the area of Skill Development, we could not initially achieve as much progress as we wanted. But now the pace has picked up. We have established the National Skill Development Authority a few months back. We will shortly launch a new scheme under which those who have successfully acquired new skills will be given a grant of about Rupees 10,000.  This scheme will benefit about 10 lakh young men and women in the next 12 months.

The Multi Sectoral Development Programme for minorities has been reformed recently. We will now implement it effectively.

A scheme for offering Minimum Support Prices for minor forest produce has been approved some days back. This will enable our tribal brothers and sisters to get remunerative prices for the minor forest produce they collect. We will implement the scheme expeditiously.

A High Level Committee has been constituted to collect accurate information about the socio-economic, educational and health status of our tribal population. The report of the Committee will help us in designing better schemes for their benefit.

We can solve many of the problems that our country faces by deploying advanced technology. The Aadhaar scheme is a good example. Under the scheme, by the end of this year, about 50 crore people will acquire the means of proving their identity and this will bring them convenience in their daily lives. It will also enable crores of people to avail of banking facilities for the first time.

Brothers and Sisters,

There can be no place for narrow and sectarian ideologies in a modern, progressive and secular country. Such ideologies divide out society and weaken our democracy. We should prevent them from growing. We need to strengthen those traditions of our country which teach us to promote tolerance and respect for thought processes different from ours. I would appeal to all political parties, all sections of our society and the public at large to work in this direction.

Brothers and Sisters,

I had stated a few minutes back that every decade after independence has witnessed major changes in our country. We need to think today what changes we would like to see in the decade ahead.

If in the future we can achieve the same kind of progress as in the last decade, the day is not far off when India will be rid of poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance. Our India will be prosperous and all its citizens will be equal partners in this prosperity, irrespective of their religion, caste, region or language.

We will also need to build an environment of political stability, social cohesion and security for this to happen.

Let us all re-dedicate ourselves to building such an India together.

Dear children, please repeat with me thrice: Jai Hind, Jai Hind, Jai Hind.



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President’s Address to the Nation on the Eve of India’s 67th Independence Day

President’s Address to the Nation on the Eve of India’s 67th Independence Day

 Presidents Secretariat

Following is the text of the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the Nation on the eve of the 67th Independence Day:

“Fellow citizens:

1. On the eve of the 66th anniversary of our Independence, I extend warm greetings to you and to all Indians around the world.

2. My thoughts turn first towards the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who shaped our liberation struggle and the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the freedom of our country and great patriots whose relentless struggle liberated our motherland from the colonial rule of nearly two hundred years. Gandhiji sought freedom from both foreign rule as well as the indigenous social chains that had imprisoned our society for long. He launched every Indian on a path of self-belief and hope for a better future. Gandhiji promised Swaraj- self-rule based on tolerance and self-restraint. He promised freedom from want and deprivation. For nearly seven decades now we have been masters of our destiny. This is then the moment to ask: are we heading in the right direction? Gandhiji`s vision cannot be turned into reality if we spurn the very values that were compulsory to his cause: sincerity of effort, honesty of purpose and sacrifice for the larger good.

3. Our founding fathers created the first oasis in the desert of a colonized world nourished by democracy. Democracy is much more than the right to vote every five years; its essence is the aspirations of the masses; its spirit must influence the responsibilities of the leaders and duties of the citizens every day. Democracy breathes through a vibrant Parliament, an independent judiciary, a responsible media, a vigilant civil society, and a bureaucracy committed to integrity and hard work. It survives through accountability, not profligacy. And yet we have allowed unbridled personal enrichment, self-indulgence, intolerance, discourtesy in behavior and disrespect for authority to erode our work culture. The biggest impact of the decay in the moral fiber of our society is on the hopes and aspirations of the young and the poor. Mahatma Gandhi had advised us to avoid, and I quote, “politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice”, (unquote). We have to pay heed to his advice as we work towards building a modern democracy. The ideals of patriotism, compassion, tolerance, self-restraint, honesty, discipline and respect for women have to be converted into a living force.

Fellow citizens:

4. Institutions are a mirror of national character. Today we see widespread cynicism and disillusionment with the governance and functioning of institutions in our country. Our legislatures look more like combat arenas, rather than fora that legislate. Corruption has become a major challenge. The precious resources of the nation are being wasted through indolence and indifference. It is sapping the dynamism of our society. We need to correct this regression.

5. Our Constitution provides a delicate balance of power between various institutions of the State. This balance has to be maintained. We need a Parliament that debates, discusses and decides. We need a judiciary that gives justice without delays. We need leadership that is committed to the nation and those values that made us a great civilization. We need a state that inspires confidence among people in its ability to surmount challenges before us. We need a media and citizens who, even as they claim their rights, are equally committed to their responsibilities.

Fellow citizens:

6. A re-ordering of the society can be brought about through the educational system. We cannot aspire to be a world class power without a single world class university. History records that we were the cynosure of the world once. Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramashila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri comprised the ancient university system that dominated the world for eighteen hundred years beginning Sixth Century BC. They were a magnet for the finest minds and scholars in the world. We must seek to regain that space. A university is the banyan tree whose roots lie in basic education, in a vast network of schools that build the intellectual prowess of our communities; we have to invest in every part of this knowledge tree, from seed, root and branch to the highest leaf.

Fellow Citizens:

7. There is a direct relationship between a successful democracy and a successful economy, for we are a people-driven nation. People serve their interests best when they participate in decision- making at the level of panchayat and other forms of local government. We have to rapidly empower the local bodies with functions, functionaries and finances to improve their performance. Faster growth has given us the resources, but larger outlays have not translated into better outcomes. Without inclusive governance, we cannot achieve inclusive growth.

8. For a developing country of more than 1.2 billion people, the debate between growth and redistribution is vital. While growth builds the scope for redistribution, redistribution sustains growth over time. Both are equally important. A disproportionate emphasis on any one, at the expense of the other, can have adverse consequences for the nation.

9. The last decade has seen India emerge as one of the fastest growing nations in the world. During this period, our economy grew annually at an average rate of 7.9 per cent. We are today self-sufficient in food grains production. We are the largest exporter of rice and second largest exporter of wheat in the world. The record production of 18.45 million tonne of pulses this year augurs well for our march towards self-sufficiency in pulses. This was unthinkable just a few years ago. This momentum has to be sustained. In a globalized world, with increasing economic complexities, we have to learn to cope better with adversities, both external and domestic.

Fellow citizens:

10. At the dawn of our Independence, we lit the glowing lamp of modernity and equitable economic growth. To keep this lamp aflame, our highest priority has to be the elimination of poverty. Though a declining trend in the poverty rate is clearly visible, our fight against this scourge is far from over. India has the talent, ability and the resources to overcome this challenge.

11. Reforms that have enabled us to come this far have to be pursued at all levels of governance. Favorable demographic changes over the next two decades can pay us handsome dividends. It requires industrial transformation and rapid creation of employment opportunities. It also requires an orderly urbanization process. Several initiatives taken by the Government in the recent past including the New Manufacturing Policy, the renewal of urban infrastructure and the ambitious skill training programme will need close monitoring in the coming years.

12. We have given our citizens entitlements backed by legal guarantees in terms of right to employment, education, food and information. We now have to ensure that these entitlements lead to real empowerment for the people. We need robust delivery mechanisms to make these legislations work. New benchmarks of efficient public service delivery and accountability have to be established. The Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme, launched earlier this year, will bring in greater transparency, enhance efficiency and eliminate wastage of precious resources.

Fellow citizens:

13. In our race for development, we must be careful not to disturb the balance between man and nature. The consequences of such imbalance can be disastrous. My heartfelt condolences to the many who lost their lives, and the innumerable who suffered in Uttarakhand; and my salutations to those brave personnel of our security and armed forces, government and NGOs who did so much to alleviate suffering. This tragedy owes as much to the avarice of human nature as to the rage of Mother Nature. This was nature’s wake-up call. And it is time to wake up.

Fellow citizens:

14. We have seen in the recent past grave challenges to our security, internal as well as external. The barbaric face of Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh led to a loss of many innocent lives. Despite India`s consistent efforts to build friendly relations with neighbours, there have been tensions on the border and repeated violations of the Ceasefire on the Line of Control, leading to tragic loss of lives. Our commitment to peace is unfailing but even our patience has limits. All steps necessary to ensure internal security and protect the territorial integrity of the nation will be taken. I applaud the courage and heroism of our security and armed forces who maintain eternal vigilance and pay homage to those who have made the supreme sacrifice of the most precious gift of life in the service of the motherland.

15. There will be a general election in our country before I have the privilege of addressing you again on the eve of our next independence day. This great festival of democracy, is an opportunity for us to elect a stable government which will ensure security and economic development. Every election must become a crucial milestone in our nation’s journey towards greater social harmony, peace and prosperity.

16. Democracy has given us an opportunity to re-create another golden age. Let us not squander this extraordinary opportunity. The journey ahead calls for wisdom, courage and determination. We must work on across-the-board revival of our values and institutions. We must realize that rights go with responsibilities. We must re-discover the virtue of self-scrutiny and self-restraint.

17. Let me conclude by quoting from the great classic Bhagvad Gita where the Teacher propounds his views and then says, and I quote, “ÿatha icchasi tatha kuru” “even as you choose, so you do. I do not wish to impose my views on you. I have presented to you what I think is right. Now it is for your conscience, for your judgment, for your mind to decide what is right.” (unquote)

On your decisions rests the future of our democracy.

"Jai Hind”


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ESIC Orders - Holiday Homes - Holiday Home at Darjeeling in West Bengal Region

ESIC Orders - Holiday Homes - Holiday Home at Darjeeling in West Bengal Region

Employees' State Insurance Corporation
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

Dated 01/08/2013

Sub:- Holiday Home at Darjeeling in West Bengal Region.

It is informed to all concerned that a Holiday Home at Darjeeling will be operational w.e.f. 1st Sep., 2013 for a period of 1 (one) year. Details of Holiday Home and terms & conditions are appended below :

Name & address of the HotelAccommodationPersons allowedCheck in/out time
Hotel Sweet Home International
8, M.G.Road, Near B.ED College,
Darjeeling - 734101 
Ph.-(0354) 2256043,
Mob.-098320-63417, 097331-76987
02 Executive Suites
(Double Bedded)
2 Adults + 1 Child12.00 Noon

 1. The allotment of Holiday Homes will be as per the rules regulations and rates as laid down in Hqrs. Office Circular No.D-11/27/TOR/Policy/09/CT dated 22/12/2009 on the subject "Policy for allotment of Camp Accommodation".

2. Booking of the rooms will be strictly on 'First come first serve basis'.

3. Application for booking should be in advance to the Addl. Commissioner & Regional Director (Estt. Br.-II), ESIC, Regional Office, 5/1 Grant Lane, Koldata-700012 in the prescribed Proforma enclosed by Post  /  Fax-033-22365279  /  E.mail-re-westbengal@esic.nic.in.  Incomplete application will not be entertained and no booking whatsoever shall be done in such case.

4. All the applications should be routed through the Controlling Officer of the applicant. Application received directly from the applicant shall not be entertained.

5. Booking requests should be forwarded at least 30 days prior to date of booking otherwise it will not be considered.

6. The Holiday Home charges in respect of serving personnel of ESIC will be paid in advance or will be recovered from the salary of the employee by controlling authorities. In respect of other allottees evidence of deposit of Holiday Home charges to be submitted 10 days prior the date of reservation asked for so that the reservation can be confirmed from this end.

7. The check-in/out time will be 12.00 noon. Hence, the applicant should clearly mention both the date and time of his/her proposed visit in the apppliction Form.

8. No refreshment/Food/Tea/Beverage, except Bed-tea & Breakfast and normal drinking water, will be provided by the Hotel Management.

9. The guest is required to produce the allotment order to be issued by this office to the Hotel Mangement before check in, otherwise they will not be allowed to check in.

10. The guest is also required to carrry proper identification documents along with his/her and produce before the concerned caretaker before Check-in on demand.

11. The allottee shall maintain utmost discipline / decency and decorum and he/she should not indulge in any indecent behaviour.

This has been issued with the approval of the AC & RD.

Hindi version will follow.

(G.C. Hek)
Assistant Director (Genl.)

Source: www.esic.nic.in

Directorate of Estates Orders - Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Government accommodation - inclusion of AIIMS regarding

Directorate of Estates Orders -  Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Government accommodation - inclusion of AIIMS regarding

Government of India
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated the 8-8-2013
Dr. D.K. Sharma,
Medical Superintendent,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029.

Subject:- Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation — inclusion of AIIMS regarding.

I am directed to refer to your letter No.F.16/Treatment/2012-Estt.(H) dated 07.11.2012 on the subject cited above and to say that in view of practical difficulties are being faced by the AIIMS for issue of Medical/Disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation and as requested by the AIIMS for deletion of its name from the proforma of medical/disability certificate, it has been decided to delete name of AIIMS from performa of medical/disability certificate.

Yours faithfully,
(Sunita Dhawan)
Assistant Director of Estates

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Source : www.estates.nic.in

Recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh for treatment of Central Government employees under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

Recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh for treatment of Central Government employees under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

No.S. 14021/07/2013-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 08 August, 2013


Subject: Recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh for treatment of Central Government employees under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

            The undersigned is directed to say that the proposal received for recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) for treatment of Central Government  Employees and their family members under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 was under consideration.

2.         In view of the hardship faced by CS (MA) beneficiaries for their own treatment and the treatment of their family members at Vijayawada, (Andhra Pradesh) the matter has been examined in the Ministry and it has been decided to empanel Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.

3.         The Schedule of charges for the treatment of Central Government Employees and the members of their family under the CS (MA) Rules, 1944, will be the rates fixed for CGHS, Hyderabad. The approved rates are available on the website of CGHS (www.mohfw.nic.in//cghs.html) and may be downloaded/printed.

4.         The undersigned is further directed to clarify as under:-
(a)       “Package Rate” shall mean and include lump sum cost of in-patient treatment//day care/diagnostic procedure for which a CS(MA) 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 patient’s 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 Implant is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for implants or as per actual, in case there is no CGHS prescribed ceiling rates.

(c)       Treatment charges for new born baby are separately reimbursable in addition to delivery charges for mother.

(d)       Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) shall not charge more than the package rates fixed for CGHS, Hyderabad.

(e)       Expenses on toiletries, cosmetics, telephone bills etc. are not reimbursable and are not included in package rates.

5.         Package rates envisage duration of indoor treatment as follows:

Upto 12 days: for Specialzied (Super Specialities) treatment

Upto 7 days: for other Major Surgeries

Upto 3 days: for Laparoscopic surgeries/normal Deliveries

1 day:             for day care/Minor (OPD) surgeries.

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 procedure and is not justified.

In case, there are no CGHS prescribed rates for any test/procedure, then AIIMS rates are applicable. If there are no AIIMS rates, then reimbursement is to be arrived at by calculating admissible amount item-wise (e.g. room rent, investigations, cost of medicines, procedure charges etc) as per approved rates/actually, in case of investigations.

6.         (a) CS (MA) beneficiaries are entitled to facilities of private, semi-private or general ward depending on their basic pay. The entitlement is as follows:-

S.No. Pay drawn in pay band Ward Entitlement
1. Upto Rs. 13,950/- General Ward
2. Rs. 13,960/- to 19,530/- Semi-Private Ward
3. Rs. 19,540/- and above Private Ward

(b) The package rates given in rate list are for semi-private ward.

(c) The package rates prescribed are for semi-private ward. If the beneficiary is entitled for general ward there will be a decrease of 10% in the rates; for private ward entitlement there will be an increase of 15%. However, the rates shall be same for investigation irrespective of entitlement, whether the patient is admitted or not and the test, per-se, does not require admission.

7.         The hospital shall charge from the beneficiary as per the CGHS prescribed rates or its own rate list whichever is lower.

8.     (a) The maximum room rent admissible for different categories would be:
General ward                                    Rs. 1000/- per day
Semi-private ward                Rs. 2000/- per day
Private ward                          Rs. 3000/- per day
Day care (6 to 8 Hrs.)          Rs. 500/- (same for all categories)

(b) Room rent mentioned above at (a) above is applicable only for treatment procedures for which there is no CGHS prescribed package rate.

Room rent will include charges for occupation of bed, diet for the patient, charges for water and electricity supply, linen charges, nursing charges and routing up keeping.

(c) During the treatment in ICCU/ICU, no separate room rent will be admissible.

(d) Private ward is defined as a hospital room where single patient is accommodated and which has an attached toilet (lavatory and bath). The room should have furnishings like wardrobe, dressing table, bed-side table, sofa set, etc. as well as bed for attendant. The room has to be air-conditioned.

(e) Semi Private ward is defined as a hospital room where two to three patients are accommodated and which has attached toilet facilities and necessary furnishings.

(f) General ward is defined as hall that accommodates four to ten patients.

(g) Normally the treatment in higher category of accommodation than the entitled category is not permissible. However, in case of an emergency when the entitled category accommodation is not available, admission in the immediate higher category may be allowed till the entitled category accommodation becomes available. However, if a particular hospital does not have the ward as per entitlement of beneficiary, then the hospital can only bill as per entitlement of the beneficiary even though the treatment was given in higher type of ward.

If, on the request of the beneficiary, treatment is provided in a higher category of ward, then the expenditure over and above entitlement will have to be borne by the beneficiary.

9.         In case of non-emergencies, the beneficiary shall have the option of availing specific treatment/investigation from any of the above mention hospitals of his/her choice (provide the hospital is recognized for that treatment procedure/test), after the specific treatment/investigation has been advised by Authorised Medical Attendant and on production of valid ID card and permission letter from his/her concerned Ministry/Department.

10.       The hospital shall honour permission letter issued by competent authority and provide treatment/investigation facilities as specified in the permission letter.

11.       The hospital shall also provide treatment/investigation facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries and their eligible dependent family members at their own rates or rates approved under CS (MA) Rules, whichever is lower. The hospital shall provide treatment to such pensioner CGHS beneficiaries after authentication through verification of valid CGHS Cards.

12.       However, pensioner CGHS beneficiaries would make payment for the medical treatment at approved rates as mentioned above and submit the medical reimbursement claim to the Addl. Director, CGHS through the CMO i/c of the CGHS Wellness Centre, where the CGHS Card of the beneficiary is registered.

13.       In case of emergencies, the beneficiary shall have the option of availing specific treatment/investigation from any of the above mentioned hospitals of his/her choice (provided the hospital is recognized for that treatment procedure/test), on production of valid ID card, issued by competent authority.

14.       During the in-patient treatment of the CS (MA) beneficiary, the Hospital will not ask the beneficiary or his 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.

15.       In case of treatment taken in emergency in any non-recognised private hospitals, reimbursement shall be considered by competent authority at CGHS prescribed Package/rates only.

16.       If one or more minor procedures form part of a major treatment procedure, then package charges would be permissible for major procedure and only 50% of charges for minor procedure.

17.       Any legal liability arising out of such services shall be the sole responsibility and shall be dealt with by the concerned empanelled hospital. Services will be provided by the Hospital as per the terms given above.

18.       Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the above recognition without assigning any reason.

19.       The order takes effect from the date of issue of the O.M.

20.       The authorities of Aayush NRI LEPL Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) will have to enter into an agreement with the Government of India to the effect that the Hospital will charge from the Central Government employees at the rates fixed by the Government and they will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (2 copies enclosed only for Hospital) within a period of 3 months from the date of issue of the above mentioned OM failing which the Hospital will be derecognized. Subject to above, the Hospital can start treating Central Government employees covered under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

(Arun Chowdhury)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 23061436


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