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Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Payroll Reporting in India: An Employment Perspective - Coverage and Sources of data


Payroll Reporting in India: An Employment Perspective - Coverage and Sources of data

Employees' Provident Funds Scheme: September, 2017 to October, 2018
PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES OF SUBSCRIBERS AS PER EPFO RECORDS (IN NUMBERS) 

Employees-Provident-Funds-2017

 Coverage and Sources of data

1. The Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPF) is a mandatory savings scheme under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. It is managed under the aegis of Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). It covers every establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed (and certain other establishments which may be notified by the Central Government even if they employ less than 20 persons each), subject to certain conditions and exemptions as provided for in the Act. The pay ceiling is Rs.15000/- per month. Persons drawing pay above Rs. 15,000 are exempted or can be enrolled with some permission or on voluntary basis. The number of members subscribing to this scheme gives an idea of the level of employment in the formal sector. The data on subscribers-new members, exited members and those subscribers that re-started their subscription is sourced from EPFO. More details are available at www.epfindia.gov.in.

2. The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 is applicable to non-seasonal, manufacturing establishments (other than a mine subject to the operation of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952), or a railway running shed) employing 10 or more workers. For health and medical institutions, the threshold limit is 20 or more workers. ESI Scheme for India is an integrated social security scheme tailored to provide socio-economic protection to the workers in the organized sector and their dependents, in contingencies, such as Sickness, Maternity and Death or Disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazard. The wage ceiling is Rs.21000/- per month. Beneficiaries are termed as Insured Persons (IP) and a new IP number can also arise due to change in employment. Employees may cease to pay contribution due to wage exceeding the statutory ceiling of Rs.21000/- per month or owing to resignation, death, retirement or dismissal. The number of subscribers of this scheme also gives an idea of the level of employment in the formal sector. Data is sourced from Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and the information may have an element of duplication with EPF data and is thus not additive. More details are available at www.esic.in.

3. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PRFRDA)'s National Pension scheme (NPS) is an easily accessible, low cost, tax-efficient, flexible and portable retirement savings account. Under the NPS, the individual contributes to his retirement account and also his employer will co-contribute for the social security/welfare of the individual. NPS is designed on defined contribution basis wherein the subscriber contributes to his account, there is no defined benefit that would be available at the time of exit from the system and the accumulated wealth depends on the contributions made and the income generated from investment of such wealth. Any citizen of India, whether resident or non-resident, individuals who are aged between 18 - 60 years as on the date of submission of his/her application can subscribe to the scheme. From 1st January 2004, the central and the state governments have adopted this scheme for new employees except for armed forces. This was extended to other establishments from 2009 onwards. More details are available at www.pfrda.org.in.

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DoE: Switch over from Petrol and Diesel vehicles to Electric vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached offices of Ministries and Departments of Government of India located in Delhi


DoE: Switch over from Petrol and Diesel vehicles to Electric vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached offices of Ministries and Departments of Government of India located in Delhi
F.No.2S(7)/E.Coord.l2017
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.Coord Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd December, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Switch over from petrol and diesel vehicles to electrical vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached offices of Ministries and Departments of Government of India located in Delhi

Keeping in view the policy thru st of the Government that by 2030, 30% of the total vehicle fleet in the country will be electrical for the reason of its being environmental friendly, cost effective and substitute for fossil fuels, Ministries/Departments are encouraged to switch over to electrical mobility from petrol and diesel cars in respect of vehicles taken on lease/hire for official purpose.

2. Accordingly, all the Ministries/Departments may aim at replacing the petrol and diesel cars hired by Ministries/Departments in their Secretariats and attached offices (located in Delhi) through contractors by electric cars for mobility in Delhi. In cases where existing contracts for hiring of petrol/diesel vehicles have come to an end, Ministries/Departments may consider fresh contract for hiring electric vehicles.

3. To facilitate Ministries/Departments a framework of the draft agreement which the Ministries/Department may adopt for entering into contract for lease/hiring of electric vehicles is annexed. Ministries/Departments are at liberty to amend the conditions of the draft agreement as per the type of lease/hiring (Wet or Dry) entered into with the service provider.
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Download the Template of the conditions of Agreement for hiring of electric vehicles

Source: DoE
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ESI Hospital in Bhubneswar: Inauguration of renovated & upgraded 100 beded ESI Hospital in Bhubneswar


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Inauguration of renovated & upgraded 100 beded ESI Hospital in Bhubneswar
24 DEC 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the renovated and upgraded 100 bedded ESI Hospital, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) to the Nation from IIT Campus, Bhubaneswar along with the basket of different projects of Govt. of India on 24.12.2018 (Monday).

The other dignitaries to grace the occasion were Professor Ganeshi Lal, Governor, Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha, Shri Jual Oram, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India and Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani, MP, Bhubneswar.
In his address, the Prime Minister said that the existing 50 bedded ESI Hospital Bhubaneswar has been renovated & upgraded to 100 bedded hospital with a project cost of Rs. 73 crore (aprox.). Equipped with all the modern facilities, this hospital will provide good medical care to beneficiaries under ESI Scheme of Bhubaneswar area. He said that the Central Govt. is working to provide the good quality medical care to every citizen of India. For this purpose, Wellness Health Centres are also being opened under 'Ayushman Bharat Yojana' to provide medical care in the remotest part of India.
The other projects inaugurated/foundation laid during the event were of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, etc.

ESI Scheme in India

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable Medical Care and a range of Cash Benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc. The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs.21, 000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 10.33 lakh factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3.43 crores Insured Persons/Family Units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 13.32 crores. Ever since its inception in 1952, the ESI Corporation has, so far, set up 154 Hospitals, 1500/148 Dispensaries / ISM Units, 815 Branch/Pay Offices and 64 Regional & Sub-Regional/Divisional Offices.

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Stagnation Increment - Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners


Stagnation Increment - Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners
"Benefit of additional increment has been granted to those officers who were serving as on 1.1.2016. Those who retired/died before 1.1.2016 are, therefore, not eligible for increment after retirement for the purpose of pension."

No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 21st December, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners - Stagnation Increment regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Deptt's OM of even number dated 12.5.2017 for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notionally fixing pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which the Government servant / pensioner retired/died. Concordance tables for fixation of notional pay / pension of pre-2016 pensioners were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 6.7.2017.

2. References/representations have been received in this Department seeking clarification on the applicability of the OM dated 7.9.2016 for the purpose of notional pay fixation and revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2016. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It is clarified that the benefit of additional increment has been granted to those officers who were serving as on 1.1.2016. Those who retired/died before 1.1.2016 are, therefore, not eligible for increment after retirement for the purpose of pension.

3. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.1(3)/V-V/2018 dated 4.9.2018 and 1.D. No.1(3)/V-V/2018 dated 28.11.2018
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(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Dress Allowance to officials discharging Prosecution functions on provisional basis(7th CPC) - Railways


Dress Allowance to officials discharging Prosecution functions on provisional basis(7th CPC) - Railways
7th CPC Dress Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
Pc-VII No. 124
RBE No. 199/2018
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7(Pt.)
New Delhi, Dated: 21.12.2018
The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
AB Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Dress Allowance to officials discharging Prosecution functions on provisional basis.

Consequent to the decision taken by the Government of lndia on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Washing Allowance, Robe Allowance and Robe Maintenance Allowance have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance and orders in this regard have been issued vide Board’s order No. PC-VII/2017/J/7/5/7 dated 03.10.20 17 (PC-VII No. 64/ RBE No. 141/2017).

2. A separate Prosecution Cadre is also being fonned in the Indian Railways. While formalisation of the Cadre is awaited, officials presently designated as Public Prosecutors and Assistant Public Prosecutors continue to perform prosecution related duties, including Court appearances. References are being received from Railways on payment of separate Dress Allowance to such officials as they are no longer part of the Railway Protection Force.

3. The matter has been considered in Board's office. While the Prosecution Cadre sanction and formation is being followed up with the Department of personnel & Training, it is nevertheless a fact that Public Prosecutors/Asst. Public Prosecutors as designated presently continue to perform prosecution related duties that involve appearing in Court. Accordingly, all such Public Prosecutors/Asst. Public Prosecutors who are actually attending Courts in performance of their official duties may be paid Dress Allowance @ Rs. 10,000 per annum provisionally as governed by all instructions/terms and conditions issued under Board’s Order No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7 dt. 03.10.2017 (circulated as RBE No. 141/2017).

4. These orders will be taken up for review as and when the Prosecution Cadre is formally notified.

5. This issues with the approval of Board (MS and FC).

Hindi version will follow.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board
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Non-Practicing allowance of Government Doctors - Loksabha


Non-Practicing allowance of Government Doctors - Loksabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1960
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21sT DECEMBER, 2018

NON-PRACTICING ALLOWANCE OF GOVERNMENT DOCTORS
1960. SHRI MD. BADARUDDOZA KHAN:

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

(a) whether the doctors of Government hospitals are doing private practice despite taking non-practicing allowance, if so, the reaction of the Government thereto indicating the number of the doctors doing private practice across the country including West Bengal;
(b) whether any steps are being taken by the Government to control it, if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?

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

(a): Health being a state subject, information pertaining to the doctors doing private practice across the country including West Bengal is not centrally maintained. As per Rule 13 of CHS Rules, 2014, persons appointed to the Central Health Service shall not be allowed private practice of any kind whatsoever including any consultation and laboratory service.
In one case reported from Central Government Health Services(CGHS) Delhi, disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the concerned officer as per rules and procedure of the Government.

(b) & (c): As and when any instance of private practice by a Central Health Service doctor is brought to the notice of this Ministry, appropriate action is taken in the matter as per rules and procedure of the Government.

Source: Loksabha
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