Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) EFFECTIVE 01.01.2018-DOP ORDER

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CGHS Online Appointment Booking Restored At Wellness Center & STEPS FOR BOOKING ONLINE APPOINTMENT BY CGHS BENEFICIARIES

CGHS Online Appointment Booking Restored At Wellness Centre

The Hindu posted a news item regarding  restoring of CGHS Online Appointment Booking at Wellness Centre. This online appointment system saves senior citizens from waiting for long hours in queues without food and medicine. The report is given below

Online Appointment Restored At CGHS Wellness Centre

Here is good news for Central government pensioners. Full-fledged online appointment has been restored at the CGHS Wellness Centre, located on the premises of the Government Hospital for Mental Care, with effect from April 16, according to T.K. Bhagavanudu, CGHS cardholder and pensioner, who has been fighting for the cause since long.
It may be recalled that the problems of pensioners visiting the CGHS Centre was highlighted in these columns on the headline: “All is not well with Wellness Centre” (Health Watch, March 30, 2018). The problems in accessing the online system for taking appointments was forcing CGHS cardholders, a majority of whom are pensioners, who had retired long ago, to make it to the dispensary before daybreak and await their turn under trees for it open after 8 a.m.
Mr. Bhagavanudu had also raised the issues of inadequacy of doctors and non-availability of drugs at the wellness centre. “I was successful in getting an online appointment on April 16 and on the next day I was able to book an appointment for my wife. Full-fledged online appointment is crucial to save senior citizens from waiting for long hours in queues without food and medicine,” he says.He acknowledged the contribution of All Central Government Employees Pensioners Association leaders KBR Prasad, J. Janardhana Rao and GSN Murthy in his struggle for the revival of the online system.

Steps for Booking Online Appointment by CGHS Beneficiaries

CGHS has introduced Online Appointment System  for the convenience of CGHS Beneficiaries. So that they can avoid waiting unnecessarily for a long time in a queue . The Steps for Booking Online Appointment is explained below, follow these steps to book online appointment
595236/2017/MCTC-CGHS

STEPS FOR BOOKING ONLINE APPOINTMENT BY CGHS BENEFICIARIES

1.Visit the website cghs.nic.in
2.Click on the option “Book Appointment” available on RHS of the screen
3.Enter beneficiary ID and click on “Generate OTP”.Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries
4.An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent on registered mobile no. of the beneficiary or to the main card holder’s mobile if that is the only registered number.
5.Enter OTP and click on “Proceed”.
6.Beneficiary details are displayed on screen. Click on “Proceed” button if the details displayed on screen are correct otherwise click on “NOT YOU”. In that case login again and proceed as above.Steps to book CGHS online appointment
7.Select Specialty, Dispensary, Doctor as per your choice and click on “Proceed” button. A beneficiary can select a GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) or a Specialist of any of the CGHS wellness centre for appointment.
8.A calendar is displayed to choose a date that has the availability of appointment for the selected doctor. Select date for appointment.
9.On selecting date, top of the screen shows the slot timings and the appointments available. A beneficiary can choose the desired slot.
10.Click on “Proceed to Book Appointment”. One can go back and make changes by using the ‘Change the Specialty’ button.
11.On clicking the button “Proceed to Book Appointment”, beneficiary details and the appointment details are displayed on the screen for confirmation.
12.Click on the option “Confirm to Book Appointment”, Confirmation status page is displayed. One can print the confirmation slip, or book another appointment. System would also send an SMS to registered mobile number.
13.Appointment for the GDMO can be taken within 72 hours of date of appointMent whereas appointment for the Specialist can be taken within 1 month of date of appointment. Online appointment cannot be made for the same day/date. (This window period may change depending upon the decisions taken from time to time)
14.If a self registered patient arrives at the indicative time slot and by that time his “Q” number has already passed, he will be called as very next patient, barring emergencies. However, if the indicative time slot has passed beyond half an hour then he will have to get fresh registration from WC registration counter.
15.If patient fails to turn up on appointed time thrice in a row the facility for him may be blocked for a month.
Source : CGHS.nic.in

PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) EFFECTIVE 01.01.2018

No. 14-3l2016-PAP

Government of India

Ministry of Communication

Department of Posts

(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section



 Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi - 110 001

Dated:24th April,2018



To,



             All Chief Postmaster General

                 All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).


Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective                          01.01.2018 onwards -reg.

            Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January,2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 1/1/2OL8-E-II (B) dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department's letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/2008-E.ll(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2018. lt has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to !42% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2018.



 2.        The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak  Sevaks.



3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.



 4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 05 /A/2018/CS dated  24.04.2018.

                                                                                                                                                Sd/-                                                   

R L Patel

Assistant Director General (E stt.)



Monday, April 23, 2018

Transfer/posting of a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Transfer and posting in the grade of Executive Engineer(Civil)

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066
PHONES:26174596,26174450,26174438
CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III (D)/2017-18/12
19.04.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC .
7th CPC Pension Revision cases are to be settled in a time bound manner. This office is receiving more than 3000 pension revision cases on daily basis. However, it has been observed that about 5 to 10 percent cases are returned by this office to PAOS due to Various discrepancies. The reasons to return are indicated by this office in each case. To facilitate the PAOs, a list of common mistakes made by PAOs has been prepared and enclosed herewith at Annexure-A.
In view of above all the PAOs are requested to ensure that 7th CPC revision cases are sent correctly to CPAO to speed up the processing of the same in a time bound manner.
Encl: As abov
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No 011‐26103074

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

ANNEXURE-A 
1.  DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3(b. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)
2. APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER ITIS APPLICABLE OR NOT.
3. CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSION UNDER COLUMN 1(g) MAY BE CHECKED.
4. NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3(e) MAY BE CHECKED.
5. PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3(e) ,DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7th CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4(a).
6. LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4(a)MAY BE CHECKED.
7. BASIC PENSI0N IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.
8. PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE TO REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED‐ 16.05.2017
9. MATRIX FOR LEVEL‐ 14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT.OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED- 13.09.2017
Signed copy

Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(G)2018/PN 1-7
New Delhi, Dated 16-04-2018
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(as per standard mailing list)
Sub: Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)
References is invited to Railways Board’s letter No.2016/AC-II/21/7 dated 27-11-17 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been highlighted that grant of pension/family pension to NPS beneficiaries has not commenced on some of the Zones/Units. Board has taken a serious note of the aforesaid delay.
2. As already brought out in the attached letter, instructions have been issued from time to time for making provisional pension payment to eligible NPS beneficiaries by the Railways and Joint procedure order has been put in place duly signed by the personnel Department and the Accounts Department to ensure smooth disposal settlement of such cases.Relevant instructions have been reiterated vide Board’s letter dated 02.01.17 (RBA No.1/2017). a compendium of circulars compiled by PFRDA has also been uploaded on the website of Indian Railways (RBA No.162/2017).
3. It is accordingly desired that pension/family pension cases of NPS beneficiaries should be processed immediately without delay so that payment of pension in such cases commences at the ealiest.
(Dr.Anand.S.Khati)
Eecutive Dir.Estt.(G)
Railway Board.
Signed copy

Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant - Equal to Direct Entry Pay on Promotion - CAT Judgement

Guidelines for Transfers

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commlssion recommendations of Dress Allowance - regarding wearing of Uniform

Appeal to employees to support and wear Khadi voluntarily once a week.

PARCEL DIRECTORATE INAUGURATED BY SHRI MANOJ SINHA MINISTER

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Implementation of 7th CPC recommendation of dressing allowance reg wearing the uniform - DOP

MINISTRY OF FINANCE PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRESCRIBES NEW NPS SUBSCRIBER REGISTRATION FORM: ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS


            Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been established by the Government of India for regulation and development of Pension Sector in order to protect the old age income security of subscribers. PFRDA takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc. In this regard, it has been decided by the Authority to make bank account details and mobile no. mandatory to provide ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and make the process of Exit from NPS hassle free.

             Further, in compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act guidelines issued by the Government of India, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest (CERSAI) have been made mandatory for new as well as existing subscribers. These have been made mandatory in the new Common Subscriber Registration Form (CSRF) forms that are required to be filled in by the new subscribers. The existing subscribers have been provided the facility to submit online FATCA Self-Certification in their login (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ). The information regarding the said functionality is also made available on Central Record-keeping Agency (CRA) websites. The steps to be followed by the subscriber to submit online FATCA self-certification are also mentioned on the website.

             It is to be ensured by the subscribers to fill the mandatory fields correctly and not leave them blank in order to avoid rejection of their forms.
 DSM/RM /AS

(Release ID :178804) (20.04.2018)
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पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण ने नया एनपीएस सदस्य  पंजीकरण फॉर्म - अतिरिक्त अनिवार्य आवश्यकताएं निर्धारित कीं

      पेंशन क्षेत्र के नियमन और विकास के लिए भारत सरकार द्वारा पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण (पीएफआरडीए) की स्थापना की गई हैताकि संबंधित सदस्योंस की वृद्धावस्था आय सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित की जा सके। राष्ट्रीय पेंशन प्रणाली (एनपीएस) में परिचालन संबंधी मुद्दों को आसान बनाने एवं संबंधित व्यलवस्थाप को बेहतर करने के उद्देश्यध से पीएफआरडीए की ओर से समय-समय पर विभिन्न पहल की जाती रही है। एनपीएस ढांचे के तहत नई कार्यक्षमता का विकासखाता खोलने एवं निकासी में आसानीशिकायत प्रबंधन इत्याकदि इन पहलों में शामिल हैं। इस संबंध में प्राधिकरण द्वारा बैंक खाते के विवरण और मोबाइल नंबर को अनिवार्य बनाने का निर्णय लिया गया हैताकि इसके सदस्यों  के हित में परिचालन को आसान बनाने के साथ-साथ एनपीएस से बाहर निकलने की प्रक्रिया को भी परेशानी मुक्त बनाया जा सके।
      इसके अलावाभारत सरकार द्वारा जारी मनी लॉन्ड्रिंग की रोकथाम अधिनियम संबंधी दिशा-निर्देशों के अनुपालन के तहत नए सदस्योंड के साथ-साथ मौजूदा सदस्यों  के लिए भी विदेशी खाता कर अनुपालन अधिनियम (एफएटीसीए) और प्रतिभूतिकरण परिसंपत्ति‍ पुनर्निर्माण एवं प्रतिभूति हित की केंद्रीय रजिस्ट्री (सीईआरएसएआई) को अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है। इन्हें नए सामान्य सदस्य् पंजीकरण फॉर्म (सीएसआरएफ) में अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है जिसे नए सदस्यों् द्वारा भरना आवश्यक है। मौजूदा सदस्योंि को अपने लॉग-इन  (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ) में एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने की सुविधा प्रदान की गई है। उपर्युक्तस कार्यक्षमता के बारे में जानकारी भी केंद्रीय अभिलेख-रखरखाव एजेंसी (सीआरए) की वेबसाइटों पर उपलब्ध करा दी गई है। एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने के लिए संबंधित सदस्यब द्वारा उठाए जाने वाले कदमों का भी उल्लेख वेबसाइट पर किया गया है।
      सदस्योंा अथवा ग्राहकों को अपने फॉर्म को अस्वीकृत होने से बचाने के लिए यह सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि वे समस्तो अनिवार्य खंडों या रिक्तच स्थाहनों को सही ढंग से भरें और उन्हें रिक्त कतई नहीं छोड़ें।
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वीके/एएम/आरआरएस – 8266   (20.04.2018)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

ATM Crisis Proves Demonetisation Couldn't Change India's Preference for Cash


Instead of admitting their mistake, the government is in denial.
For the past few weeks, cash machines in several states in India have been running dry. For customers, it has been a grim reminder of the severe cash shortage following the government’s shock demonetisation experiment in November 2016, when it cancelled 86% of the currency in circulation to rout out black money and promote a digital economy less reliant on cash.
It is now well known that demonetisation failed to curb black money while causing enormous economic hardship to the poor and robbing the country of its economic momentum. The latest crisis of dry cash machines proves that both India’s central bank and the government miscalculated the preference for cash by Indian consumers, their vision blurred by the rise in the volume of electronic payments since demonetisation.
Instead of admitting their mistake, however, the government is in denial. It said the “temporary” inconvenience was a reflection of a sudden spurt in demand for cash, raising doubts about whether money was being hoarded by consumers wary of the health of India’s banks. Currency withdrawal by individualsduring January-March 2018 was at Rs 1.4 trillion, up from Rs 1.1 trillion in the corresponding quarter of 2016. The March 2017 quarter data isn’t comparable because of the immediate impact of demonetisation in November 2016.
The RBI pointed to logistical issues in replenishing the cash machines, adding that some automated teller machines were still being recalibrated to dispense new currency denominations to account for their different size. Nevertheless, it pledged to boost printing more notes and said it had sufficient cash in its vaults and currency chests to meet the increased demand for cash.
So what caused the demand-supply mismatch? Demand for cash usually rises ahead of the crop harvest season in March-April. Elections in five Indian states over the next few months may have also led to an increased demand for cash. However, these are factors the RBI should have known and accounted for. The central bank’s statement that the ATMs were still being recalibrated, to dispense new denominations such as the Rs 200 notes more than 15 months after the currency ban, if true, is a weak apology for incompetence.
‘Cash in hand’ with banks, which comprises cash supplied by the RBI, from which banks stock up their ATMs with currency notes, fell to around Rs 604.8 billion as of March 30, from Rs 710 billion at the end of December 2017.
What explains this decline? The RBI clearly miscalculated the demand for currency, but was this a result of a deliberate policy decision predicated on the assumption that the economy would be less cash reliant post demonetisation? The latest Economic Survey (Figure 22) provides us with some clues to the government’s thinking that could have prompted the RBI to underestimate the demand for currency. On demonetisation, the survey estimates the impact would be about Rs 2.8 trillion less cash (1.8% of GDP) in 2018. The hype over digital payments buttressed by the increase in the volume in electronic payments, which peaked in January 2018 (the decline in February is a blip since the month had 28 days), may have also influenced its decision.
In absolute terms, the total cash in circulation – which includes currency notes and coins with the public and ‘cash in hand’ with banks – was Rs 18.43 trillion on April 6, which is more than the Rs 17.98 trillion cash in circulation a few days prior to demonetisation. As a percentage of GDP, however, it accounts for the less than the roughly 12% of GDP before the demonetisation drive. For the trend (customer preference for cash) to have remained unchanged from its pre-demonetisation level and based on a fiscal 2019 nominal GDP estimate of about Rs 187 trillion, a ratio of 12% would mean that currency in circulation would have to be close to Rs 23 trillion.
The government had been betting on a change in behaviour to an economy less reliant on cash, which hasn’t materialised. Digitisation that was forced on the people during the demonetisation drive has worked in the periphery as can be seen in the rise in the number of electronic payments. But a large unorganised sector, poor internet connectivity and point of sale machines necessary for carrying out digital transactions mean Indians still prefer cash. Indeed, a year after the hamlet of Dhasai in rural Thane was touted as Maharashtra’s first cashless village, traders have gone back to dealing in cash, citing poor internet connectivity, frequent power cuts and payment charges.
If there is a lesson to be learnt from the current ATM crisis, it is that demonetisation has failed to change consumer preference for cash. The RBI should take note of this when estimating demand for currency, despite the hype over electronic payments.
Indrani Dattagupta is a UK-based business journalist and has previously worked for The Economic Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Holding the charge of SG FNPO - DIRECTORATE ISSU LETTER



Holding the charge of SG FNPO - Directorate Ordre

FAQS ON RECRUITMENT RULES - DOPT

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for recruitment to AAO cadre of IP&TAFS Group 'B' for the year 2018-19

Child Care Leave (CCL) - Clarification

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the level-11 of the Pay Matrix(Rs.67,700-2,08,700) [Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' vide Review STS DPC for the year 2012-13

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the level-11 of the Pay Matrix(Rs.67,700-2,08,700) [Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' vide Review STS DPC for the year 2013-14

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS TO WORK ON DEPUTATION BASIS AT RAKNPA, GHAZIABAD FROM DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS FROM THE CADRE OF PA/SA

FORM PLUS - CONSOLIDATED FORMS USED IN DEPARTMENTS