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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Cashless Facility under PMJAY - Indian Government

Cashless Facility under PMJAY - Indian Government
 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Cashless Facility under PMJAY
12 FEB 2019
The details of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) are given below:
  1. Government of India has launched Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) on 23.09.2018. PMJAY is centrally sponsored scheme. It is entirely funded by Government and the funding is shared between Centre and State governments as per prevailing guidelines of Ministry of Finance.
  2. PMJAY provides health coverage up to Rs. 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization to around 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families (approx. 50 crore beneficiaries).
  3. PMJAY is an entitlement based scheme. This scheme covers poor and vulnerable families based on deprivation and occupational criteria as per SECC data.
  4. PMJAY provides cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service in any (both public and private) empanelled hospitals across India. In other words, a beneficiary from one State can avail benefits from an empanelled Hospital anywhere in the Country.
  5. Under PMAJY, the States are free to choose the modalities for implementation. They can implement the scheme through insurance company or directly through the Trust/ Society or mixed model.
  6. There is no restriction on family size, ensuring all members of designated families specifically girl child and senior citizens get coverage.
  7. At National level, National Health Authority (NHA) has been set up to implement the scheme.
  8. MoU has been signed between National Health Agency (now National Health Authority) and 33 States/UTs to implement PMJAY.
  9. About 1393 treatment packages are available for the beneficiaries under PMJAY.
  10. The details of package, operational guidelines and key features are available at www. pmjay.gov.in.
Any beneficiary of PMJAY can approach any empanelled hospital in the country under PMJAY to avail the benefits. It is an entitlement based scheme and does not involve enrolment, or issue of plastic cards. On establishment of the beneficiary’s identity, services are rendered to him/her in a cashless manner.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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Defence: RELAXATION OF RULES FOR CONSIDERATION OF REIMBURSEMENTS IN EXCESS OF THE APPROVED RATES PERTAINING TO MEDICINAL CLAIMS UNDER ECHS

Defence: RELAXATION OF RULES FOR CONSIDERATION OF REIMBURSEMENTS IN EXCESS OF THE APPROVED RATES PERTAINING TO MEDICINAL CLAIMS UNDER ECHS
File No.22 A(37)/2018/WE/D(Res-l)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare)
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated- 15 January, 2019
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: RELAXATION OF RULES FOR CONSIDERATION OF REIMBURSEMENTS IN EXCESS OF THE APPROVED RATES PERTAINING TO MEDICINAL CLAIMS UNDER ECHS.

Sir,
With reference to Gol, MoD letter No 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Dec 2002 and Gol, MoD letter No. 24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19 Dec 2003 and in light of M/o Health and Family Welfare order No. Z.15025/ 38/ 2018/ DIR/ CGHS/ EHS dated 22nd May 2018 and No. Z15025/ 51/ 2018/ DIR/ CGHS/ EHS dated 6-6-2018, partial amendments are hereby made to the procedure for payment and reimbursement of medical expenses under ECHS with relaxation of rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates as per the details given under the succeeding paragraphs.

2. The request for full reimbursement which fall under the defined criteria indicated in para 3 below and cases indicated in para 4 below shall be examined by a High Powered Committee whose constitution is indicated in para 5 below. After recommendation of HPC, the concurrence of MoD (Finance/Pension) and approval of Secretary, ESW will be required in all these cases.

3. The request for full reimbursement which fall under the following defined criteria would be considered by the High Powered Committee.
  • Treatment was obtained in non empanelled hospital under emergency condition and the patient was admitted by others when the beneficiary was unconscious or severely incapacitated and was hospitalized for a prolonged period.
  • Treatment was obtained in non empanelled hospital under emergency and was admitted for prolonged period for treatment of head injury, coma, septicaemia, multiorgan failure etc.
  • Treatment was obtained in non empanelled hospital under emergency and was admitted for prolonged period for treatment of head injury, coma, septicaemia, multiorgan failure etc.
  • Treatment was obtained in a non empanelled hospital under emergency for treatment of advanced malignancy.
  • Treatment was taken under emergency in a higher type of accommodation as rooms as per his/her entitlement were not available during that period.
  • Treatment was taken in higher type of accommodation under specific conditions for isolation of patients to avoid contacting infections.
  • Treatment was obtained in a non-empanelled hospital under emergency when there was a strike in Govt. Hospitals.
4. Cases falling in the following categories would also be considered by the High Powered Committee.
  • Settlements of medical claims in relaxation of rules.
  • Approval of air fare with or without attendant on the advice of the treating doctor, for treatment in another city even though he/she is not eligible for air travel/treatment facilities are available in city of residences.
  • Representation from ECHS beneficiaries seeking full reimbursement under special circumstances, which are not covered under para 3 above
5. Composition of the High Powered Committee would be as follows :
  • JS, ESW - Chairman
  • Government Hospital Specialist Doctor (of concerned speciality) - Member
  • Director/DS/US, DoESW - Member
  • Director(Medical), CO, ECHS - Member-Secretary
  • Representative of MoD(Fin/Pen) - Member
6.. The other terms and conditions mentioned in the procedure for payment and reimbursement of medical expenses under ECHS vide Gol, MoD letter No.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19 Dec. 2003 shall remain unchanged.

7. This has the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(Finance/Pension) vide their U.O. No32(23)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 3-1-2019.
Yours faithfully
(A.K. Karn )
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: CGDA
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Maternity Benefit Act - Creche Facilities for government Employees


Maternity Benefit Act - Creche Facilities for government Employees

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Creche Facilities for Employees
11 FEB 2019
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 is enforced and implemented by the respective State Governments in all sectors except in the Mines and Circus Industries. As per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, it has been made mandatory for the establishments employing 50 or more employees to provide creche facility, either separately or along with common facilities within a prescribed distance. Time to time, advisories are issued to State Governments for strict enforcement and compliance of the provisions of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Government does not maintain data of defaulters centrally. Implementation of provisions relating to nursing breaks are also enforced by State Governments, except in case of mines and circus.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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NJCA Circular dtd. 09-02-2019 for Central Government Employees

NJCA Circular dtd. 09-02-2019 for Central Government Employees
NJCA Circular dtd. 09-02-2019

NJCA

National Joint Council Of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi- 110055
No.NJC/2019/7th CPC
February 9,2019
To
All Constituents of NJCA

Dear Comrades,
A delegation of the National JCA consisting of Com. M. Raghaviah, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Com. Guman Singh, Com. K.K.N. Kutty, Com. Ashok Singh, Com. L.N. Pathak, and Com. R.N. Parasar met the honourable Home Minister on 8th February, 2019 at 9.30 Am. The delegation conveyed to the honourable Home Minister, the discontent and anger of the central Government employees over the dishonouring the assurance held out by the group of minister headed by him on 30 th June, 2016 in the matter of the upward revision of the minimum wage and fitment formula.
They pointed out the honourable home minister that on all previous occasions, the Government had revised the minimum wage recommended by the respective pay Commission after negotiation with the Staff Side JCM. The growing concern of the Central and state Government employees manifested in large scale mobilisation of the newly recruited employees over the new contributory Pension scheme was also brought to his notice.

The employees and officers who are recruited in Central Government service after 1.01.2004 are extremely agitated over the meagre amount of annuity they are entitled to receive even after paying huge amount of subscription to the scheme devoid of cost indexation. Family pension protection ect. The delegation also brought to the notice of the honourable Minister that the number of employees and officers who are presently covered by the new scheme has crossed over 50% of the total strength and the demand for bringing back the old Pension scheme has gained momentum. It unfortunate
that the Government did not heed even to the modest suggestion made by the Staff Side before the pension committee to the effect to guarantee a minimum amount of annuity to those who are covered under the new scheme. The delegation also stated that they are constrained to belive of a concerted effort on the part of the Government to kill the negotiating forum JCM as repeated pleading made to revive the joint consultative Machinery has not been responded.

They pointed out that the National Council of the JCM met about 9 years back and the meetings of the Standing committee and national Anomaly Committee has been few and far between . Since no meetings are convened at the apex level, the departmental Councils had also become defunct, they added. In other words, they said that there has been virtually no interaction worth the name between the Government and the employees organisation , which has proliferated the litigation and in most of the cases, the Government has lost out in the Courts. They also pointed out that the official side had been taking extremely nugatory attitude and had not been acting upon even on the verdicts of the Supreme Court.

The Honourable Home Minister gave a patient hearing and recalled the interaction he had with the Staff side earlier, when an assurance to revisit the quantum of minimum wage and fitment formula had been held out . He assured the delegation that he would cause a discussion of the matter with the Honourable Prime Minister.

The National JCA met later at the Staff side office when Com. M.S. Raja and Com. Giriraj Singh joined the meeting. The issues were discussed at length, especially taking into account the ensuing general Election in the country. The meeting finally decided to organise the following programme of actions.

13th March 2019

A massive demonstration cum dharna will be organised under the auspices of the National JCA to highlight and focus the demand for the withdrawal of the new Pension scheme and restoration of the old Pension scheme for Central Government employees. The National JCA will simultaneously write to all Political parties to make their stand clear on the issue of the New Pension scheme in their respective manifesto. The National JCA will spcarhead a campaign amount the employees for the acceptances of the demand by the political parties. The dharna will be at jantar Mantar and the same will be participated by the employees working in and around Delhi besides the NJCA leaders. On the same day, similar dharna and demonstrations will be held in front of all Central Government offices throughout the country. The employees will also be requested to wear black badges projecting the demand for the withdrawal of the NPS.

28th MARCH 2019

A protest day long dharna will be organised at jantar Mantar on 28.03.2019, in which all the National council members will take part. A huge demonstration will also be organised on the same day in front of the dharna venue in which the employees working in and around Delhi will take part. The dharna will highlight the need to revive the JCM forum and thus constant and continuous inter action between the Government and the employees. It will also focus the intolerable attitude of the official side even in issuing orders, where the supreme Court has given the verdict in favour of the employees. The Cabinet Secretary will be informed of this decision well in advance.

Copy of the letter addressed to the Cabinet Secretary is enclosed. All participating organisations are requested to make the programme a grand success. The NJCA will meet again on 28.03.2019 to discuss of the future course of action to be mounted in the days to come.
With greetings,
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source: Confederation
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National Council will sit on Dharna on 28.3.2019 at New Delhi


National Council will sit on Dharna on 28.3.2019 at New Delhi
National Joint Council Of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi- 110055
No.NJC/2019/7th CPC
February 9, 2019
The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India & Chairman,
National Council/JCM
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
We invite your kind reference to the representations made by the staff side both in writing and orally during discussions bilaterally and otherwise on innumerable occasions over the need to convene the National Council meeting of the JCM, which met last about 9 years back.

Since there had been no meeting of the National Council the directive issued by the Department of personnel to various Ministries of the Government of India to convene the Departmental Council meeting had also not been dwindled. We regret to write that inspite of our persistent persuasion you have unfortunately no found time for holding the meeting.

There had been no reason whatever for such inordinate delay in convening the meeting. This apart, the periodicity with which the National Standing committee used to meet has also been dwindled. The National Anomaly Committee set up in the wake of the 6th CPC is still to finalise its business.
The Staff Side, which met on 8th February, 2019 at New Delhi, has come to the inescapable conclusion that it must tread the path of struggle to get the negotiating forum revived we are therefore, constrained to take recourse to agitational programmes and have decided that all the Staff Side members of the National Council will sit on dharna on 28th March, 2019 at New Delhi.
We hope you will take note of the growing. discontent in the matter and take corrective steps to revive the JCM and to convene the meetings immediately.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source: Confederation
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Dr Jitendra Singh to present Certificates of Appreciation to 9 ministries/departments for implementation of e-Office tomorrow


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Dr Jitendra Singh to present Certificates of Appreciation to 9 ministries/departments for implementation of e-Office tomorrow
11 FEB 2019

The MoS (PP) Dr. Jitendra Singh will confer Certificates of Appreciation to 9 Ministries/Departments of Government of India tomorrow (12.02.2019) here, to appreciate the sincere efforts made by them and giving recognition of the commendable work done by them in implementation of e-Office. In 2018, 34 Ministries/Departments were awarded Certificate of Appreciation.

The e-Office is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan and is being implemented by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) to improve efficiency in Government Process and Service Delivery Mechanism.

The e-Office is a Digital Workplace Solution that replaces the physical files and documents with an efficient electronic system. Being an electronic system, it has its inherent advantages such as data is stored digitally with audit trails for every transaction being done. Regular backups and Disaster Recovery Systems are in place which ensures that Government files are not damaged in case of any mishap. In addition, this being a web based application; people can access it from anywhere through VPN.

The e-Office system contains the following packages:-

1) File Management System (FMS)
2) Knowledge Management System (KMS)
3) eFile MIS Reports
4) Personnel Information Management System (PIMS)
5) Employee Master Details (EMD)
6) Leave Management System (LMS)
7) Leave MIS Reports
8) Tour Management System (TMS)
9) Master Data Management

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) has coordinated with all Central Ministries/Departments to expedite the implementation of the e-office. The Department has taken various steps to accelerate the implementation in the various Ministries/Departments. This includes, conducting review meetings and visiting Ministries/Departments to understand the specific problems. As a result of these efforts, till date, 43 Ministries/Departments are completely on e-Office platform. Department of Health Research is the latest to achieve complete e-Office implementation. 75 Ministries/Departments are actively using the e-office platform. Ministry of AYUSH is the most recent Ministry to go live on the e-office platform.

The main outcomes generated by the e-Office are as follows:-

Transparency and Accountability has been brought by e-office. File notes cannot be changed or undone and the file cannot be kept pending as the system is designed to give feedback and monitoring mechanism.

Quick Disposal of files and timely monitoring of pending files has been the other advantage of e-office Instant file exchange: The file can be received within fraction of seconds.

Knowledge Repository: Knowledge is wealth and now using KMS (Knowledge Management System) knowledge can be preserved in a centralised and easily accessible repository for employees.

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