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Monday, 8 January 2018

NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT


NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2997
ANSWERED ON: 05.01.2018

DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION
SADHU SINGH

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the disbursement of Central Government Pension to many beneficiaries have been stopped due to non-linking of same with the Aadhaar number and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including Punjab;

(b) whether the Government proposes to exempt beneficiary patients suffering from leprosy or any other grave disease and hence unable to provide their biometric details and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) the other steps taken by the Government to facilitate such beneficiaries patients; and

(d) whether the Government is considering some alternative option for such beneficiary patients and if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (d): The Government has not issued any instructions for stopping disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioner due to non-linking of the pension account with the Aadhaar number.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) from time to time that in view of the difficulty faced by old and infirm pensioners, banks should make concrete effort to provide the facility of obtaining life certificate from the premises/ residence of such pensioners. The instructions also provide that in case of sick and infirm pensioners, personal appearance may be exempted if a life certificate in the prescribed form signed by some specified authorities is produced on the behalf of Pensioners.

Further, all Pension Disbursing Banks have also been advised by DoP&PW that where the finger prints of a pensioner are not accepted by the system, the alternate mechanism of biometric, i.e. Iris scanning, may be used in such case. In case, however, it is not possible to have Digital Life Certificate either through finger prints or through Iris scanning, the physical life certificate submitted by the pensioner may be accepted to avoid any harassment to the pensioner. In no case a pensioner should be returned without accepting his life certificate on account of non-acceptance of his biometric by the system.
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Indian Railways conceives to deploy "Drone" cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations


 Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways conceives to deploy "Drone" cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

It will help in various activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

West Central Railways has become the first Zonal Railway to procure "Drone" cameras in Indian Railways.

Indian Railways has decided to deploy "Drone" cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure. It has been given directions to Zonal Railways to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

"Drone" cameras shall be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation, project monitoring, progress of important works, conditions of track and inspection related activities. It shall also be used to assess preparedness of Non-Interlocking (NI) works, crowd management during fairs and melas, to identify scrap and also for aerial survey of station yards. It is going to be instrumental in providing real time inputs related to safety and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

Under this initiative, West Central Railways with headquarter at Jabalpur (M.P) has become the first Zonal Railway to procure "Drone" cameras in Indian Railways. West Central Railways has already done a trial-run of those cameras last week on its all the three divisions in the following locations.

  Jabalpur Division - Narmada Bridge near Bhitoni
  Bhopal Division - (i) Nishatpura Yard; (ii) Third Line work between HBJ - Misrod.
  Kota Division - (i) Chambal Bridge near Kota; (ii) Dakania Talav Yard near Kota.

WCR further plans to use Drone for project monitoring in 3rd line work of Bina-Katni, Doubling work in Katni-Singrouli, Important Bridge inspections and Mansoon preparedness in deep cutting portions of Ghat Sections of Bhopal and Jabalpur Divisions. Earlier, demonstration of "Drone" camera was done for project monitoring of Railway Electrification work of Jabalpur Yard.

PIB
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All the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017)


All the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,  PUBLIC  GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
D.O.No.142/47/2015-AVD.I/D (Pt.)
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI-110001
5th January, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam,

All the Group 'A' officers of CSS/CSSS cadre are required to submit their annual Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) of the previous year, latest by 31st January of the current year, as per Rule 18 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Accordingly IPR-2017 as on 31.12.2017 is due to be filed latest by 31.01.2018.

2. In this context, CS Division vide their OM No. 26/01/2017-CS.I(PR/CMS) dated 21.12.2017 and 22.12.2017 has requested to all the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017) well in time, latest by 31.01.2018, through Web Based Cadre Management System only.

3. It may please be noted that Vigilance Clearance to Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre for the purpose of (a) empanelment; (b) any deputation for which Vigilance Clearance is sought; (c) appointment to the post of sensitive post, assignments to training programmes (except mandatory training), is examined as per the guidelines contained in DOP&T OM No 11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 27.09.2011. As per the guidelines, non submission of IPR-2017, as on 31.12.2017 latest by 31.01.2018 would invite denial of Vigilance Clearance to the Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre, during the year 2018.

4. In view of the above, I would be grateful if necessary instruction in this regard is immediately issued to all Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre in your jurisdiction.
Yours sincerely
(Devesh Chaturvedi)
Source: DoPT
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details of existing pension rates of Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA


UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2045
ANSWERED ON: 29.12.2017
CPF Pensioners
SUKHBIR SINGH JAUNPURIA

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of existing pension rates of Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) pensioners in the country;
(b) whether the Government proposes to increase the CPF rates;
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(d) whether the Government has any information regarding the number of CPF pensioners as on 31st March, 2016, and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (d) The Central Government employees who are covered by CPF Rules (India) 1962 and who retired on or after 01.01.1986 are not entitled to any monthly pension/ex-gratia amount. However, the Government employees under CPF who retired between 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985 are entitled to monthly ex-gratia amount. Presently following ex-gratia payment is admissible to the CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 01.01.1986:

S.NoGroup of Service to which CPF retirees belonged at the time of retirement Enhanced amount of basic monthly ex-gratia
1Group A ServiceRs. 3,000/-
2Group B ServiceRs. 1,000/-
3Group C ServiceRs. 750/-
4Group D ServiceRs. 650/-
5Widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiaryRs. 645/-

Dearness ex-gratia equal to 50% of the amount of ex-gratia and Dearness Relief, as notified from time to time as per 5th Central Pay Commission series, on the sums of amount of ex-gratia and dearness ex-gratia is being paid to them. There is no proposal to increase the aforesaid rates.

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A
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