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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

7th pay commission allowance report expected after 11th march 2017

7th pay commission allowance report expected after 11th march 2017

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State The news and views of Central Government Employees of Karnataka State Monday, February 27, 2017 Allowances Comrades, The media is debating that the allowances committee headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa Finance Secretary has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji on 22nd or not.
Comrades as you aware that this committee period has expired on 22nd February 2017 , the question is that even if it has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji it is confidential document all media creation on the HRA rates are not be believed, the actual truth will be known only after the assembly elections results of five states which will be declared on March 11.

The past experience is that even if the committee decides positively the union cabinet had turn down the recommendations of the committee , hence speculation is not correct , only after the union cabinet approves the recommendations of the committee, the new orders is issued . The main demands of the CG employees is retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances. Comrades instead of speculation it would be better we focus on the 16th March 2017 strike, which would put pressure on the Central Government to yield to our charter of demands.

Comradely

yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary Source –

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7th Pay Commission: Gratuity payment limit raised to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh

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7th Pay Commission: Gratuity payment limit raised to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh

The employees' unions have also demanded removal of two conditions--having at least 10 employees in an establishment and minimum five years of service for payment of gratuity.

IndiaToday.in | Posted by Kritika Banerjee
New Delhi, February 27, 2017 | UPDATED 18:59 IST
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In a positive development, the Central government has decided to increase the gratuity payment limit from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The Seventh Pay Commission panel had recommended the same in its report to the government.
A meeting between the Labour Ministry and representatives from central trade unions took place on February 23 in which the decision was taken.
The employees' unions have also demanded removal of conditions on having at least 10 employees in an establishment and minimum five years of service for payment of gratuity.
RAJASTHAN FORMS PANEL TO STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS
Days after the Tamil Nadu government appointed a committee to look into the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations, Rajasthan government has followed suit.
The Vasundhara Raje-led government has formed a committee under retired IAS officer DC Samant to study the recommendations of the pay commission. The committee will submit its report to the state government within three months.
It will provide recommendations on revising the pay scale of state government, examine various allowances and also estimate the financial impact of the implementation.
Retired officers of Rajasthan Accounts Service DK Mittal and MP Dixit are part of the committee.
The Seventh Pay Commission recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay for government employees.
COMMITTEE ON ALLOWANCES SUBMITS REPORT
After much anticipation, the Committee of Allowances is believed to have submitted its report to the government on February 22.
The committee, under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, was formed to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
The pay commission had recommended reducing the amount under various allowances, including the house rent allowance (HRA), besides subsuming some allowances.
According to reports, the Committee on Allowances has recommended against reducing the HRA, a decision likely to bring cheer to government employees.
The government is likely to make an announcement on allowances after the Assembly elections in five states are over.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Black Day - 6th March 2017

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SUPPLY OF MEDICINES FROM ECHS POLYCLINICS

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TSEWA/ECHS/1                                                   26 Feb 2017

To:
The Union Minister of Defence
Ministry of Defence, Govt of India
South Block
New Delhi -110011

Respected RakshaMantriji,

     We the Ex-Servicemen Community are grateful to you for Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) which has given us world class medicare to 52 lakh Ex-Servicemen and their family members. We are aware ECHS being a new scheme, there are bound to be some teething problems. Over period of the last 14 years many improvements have taken place in ECHS. Few problems and suggestions to improve the ECHS is given in the following paragraphs for your kind consideration and issue of suitable instructions.

Lack of Medicines. With introduction of IFA system, the availability of medicines have become major problem in ECHS Polyclinics and Military Hospitals (MH).MH Secunderabad, Golconda  and ECHS Polyclinics in Secunderabad, Golconda & Bowenpally do not have adequate quantities of medicines. The situation has come to such a sorry pass that lowly paid pensioners of the ranks of Sepoy, Naik and Havildar and their widows are spending Rs 2,000 to 3,000 every month to purchase medicines.The ECHS is a cashless medical treatment facility given to Ex-Servicemen and widows of Ex-Servicemen. The IFA especially in Secunderabad do not accord financial concurrence to the local purchase of medicines and rejects these demands on flimsy grounds. This is causing lot of heartburn amongst the ESM community not only in Secunderabad but rest of the country. The supply of medicines through reputed pharma companies need to be introduced without any delay.

IFA System. This IFA system needs to be thoroughly reorganised as they have usurped powers of Competent Financial Authority on the specious plea of financial prudence. IFAs question justification of a requirement which is not in their purview. They are to ensure correct method of purchases has been adopted in local purchase of medicines not supplied by Armed Forces Medical Stores Depots and see that no loss to the state occurs due to adoption of incorrect methods of procurement of medicines at extravagant prices. IFA Secunderabad questions the medical competence of specialist and super specialist doctors as to how a particular medicine is prescribed without an iota of medical knowledge. This can be called Accountant Terrorism. IFAs are only financial advisors who should not be permitted to question justification of procurement of medicines. They charter of duties be limited to check the method of procurement and not the need of procurement of medicines. Many Corporate hospitals are refusing to admit ECHS members as IFAs are not clearing their bills. Financial prudence should not result in loss of precious lives because lack of medicines. Because of stubborn attitude of IFAs who exercise powers without any semblance of responsibility, it is your ministry which is getting a bad name.

Military Hospitals (MH). ECHS came about as MHs are unable to provide medicare to ever increasing number of Ex-Servicemen and family pensioners due to their limited manpower. If ECHS is also brought under MHs, then the staff strength of MHs to take on extra load needs to ensured.

On Call Facility to MHs. Due to excessive load, MHs are unable to look after even serving soldiers. Like in Corporate hospitals, there is a need to permit Commandants MHs to have specialists on call like in Corporate hospitals at reasonable remuneration.

ECHS Hospitals. Corporate hospitals carry out unnecessary diagnostic tests and retain patients for longer duration than required. The bills at times are inflated with needless medical procedures. The answer is construction of ECHS hospitals in phased manner wherever land is available in the premises of MHs. Even then we need the Corporate hospitals as some medical procedures such renal, knee replacement, cardiac and brain related diseases are not cost effective if carried out in ECHS hospitals due to very few patients.

Time for Getting Referral of Patients Admitted in Empanelled Hospitals. The existing provision of getting referral from OiC ECHS Polyclinic of those patients admitted in empanelled hospitals in emergency condition within 48 hrs is found to be too less. Many veterans have children settled abroad and the spouse finds it difficult to get the referral within 48 hours. Empanelled hospitals insist on an attender to be present with the patient all the time and the spouse cannot leave the patient. The spouse finds it difficult to get someone to run around to get referral papers cleared by OiC ECHS Polyclinic, Specialists of MH and Commandant of MH in 48 hrs.The time limit therefore be enhanced to 96 hrs.

Post Audit of Bills. All bills of ECHS be made post audit so that IFA does not stop functioning of ECHS.

Sir, if these problems are looked into and suitable improvements are instituted 25 lakh ESMs and family pensioners will ever be grateful to you and your ministry.
Profound regards,
                                                                         
                                                       Yours Faithfully,
                                                       (Brig CS Vidyasagar, Retd)
                                                       President, T SEWA

12 Fearless Women Of The Indian Armed Forces Who Inspired A Generation Of Soldiers

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12 Fearless Women Of The Indian Armed Forces Who Inspired A Generation Of Soldiers
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25th February 2017

“Service before self”
This is the motto of the Indian Armed Forces and something every woman understands deeply. Sacrifice and service before self is something that is quite innate to women in general – be it mothers or sisters or up until now, wives.
Then it is not a surprise that they have excelled in the armed forces – a profession that is largely dominated by men. Women have broken the glass ceiling way back in the 70s. And since then there’s no looking back for them. They have excelled in all three services – Army, Navy and Air Force. And that is why they inspire a whole generation of women to give up a simple life and aspire for a life that is extraordinary every day.
Let’s take a look at some of the first women who shattered the stereotypes and etched a name for themselves in the pantheon of bravery.
1. Punita Arora – the first woman to become a Lt General AND Vice Admiral
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Fondly called ‘General in a Sari’ she was one of the officers who inspired other women to join the Indian Army. She graduated from AFMC, Pune and still remains one of the most iconic women officers the Indian Armed Forces has ever had.
2. Captain Divya Ajith Kumar – the first woman to lead an all-woman contingent in the Republic Day parade
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And if you thought this is special, she has more feathers in her cap. She was also named the best NCC cadet in the Republic Day Parade in 2008.
She also created history by becoming the first woman in the army to receive the ‘Sword of Honour’.
And that’s not all, she is an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer, a percussionist and loves to play basketball. Keep a look out for her in the newspapers because she is going places with a personality like this!
3. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay – the first woman Air Vice Marshal of the Indian Air Forces
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She is to Air Force what General Punita Arora is to the Army. She joined the Air Force way back in 1968 when women were still thinking of getting jobs. Her list of achievements is nothing short of inspiring. She is first the woman to become a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Society of India and is also the first woman from India to conduct an experiment on the North Pole.
She was also awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for her services during the war of 1971.

4. Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol – India’s first female pilot in Indian Air Forces
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Harita Kaur became one of the first women to be inducted into the Air Force as a pilot. She flew many missions and did something no other Indian woman had done before – she flew an Air Force plane solo.
She was inducted into the IAF back in 1993 and today, she would have been one of the top officers; but she passed away tragically in an air crash near Nellore in 1995.
5. Lieutenant Ganeve Lalji – first woman officer to become an aide-de-camp to an Army Commander
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Lieutenant Ganeve Lalji was commissioned into Military Intelligence Corps and is a third-generation Army Officer. She became the first female aide-de-camp in the Indian Army. Aide-de-camps are personal assistants to the General officers in the Indian Army. And in her case, she was assisting the then Central Army Commander Lt Gen Rajan Bakshi.
The selection procedure of an ADC is extremely tough. You have to prove your motivation and aspiration to assist the top commanders in the Indian Army.
She definitely proved her mettle.
6. Lieutenant Colonel Sophia Qureshi – first woman officer to lead India to a multi-national military exercise
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When India participates in an international military exercise, the reputation of the Indian Army is at stake. And that is why the commanders of the Indian contingent are selected based on their sheer leadership skills. And that is what makes Col. Sophia Qureshi so special. She led a 40-member Indian Army contingent at the ASEAN Plus multinational field training exercise.
Back then it was the largest military exercise of its kind with countries like China, USA, Russia, Japan and South Korea participating.
The whopper – she was the only woman contingent commander among all the participating countries!
7. Indian Army All Women Expedition team to Mt Everest
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Climbing Mount Everest is tough, even brutal. And in these women’s cases even horrific. Because on their way to the top, they encountered four dead bodies. They were among the people who had left just one day before them.
They trained hard in Siachen and Manali for one year before taking up the heroic expedition. India cheered their achievement when they accomplished what seemed impossible.
8. Mitali Madhumita – first woman officer to receive the Sena Medal
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Gallantry awards are extremely coveted by the Indian Armed Forces. You get one if you die fighting or do something so exceptional that would even impress the battle hardened soldier.
Mitali Madhumita saved 19 people from a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. She was posted in the Indian Embassy in Kabul when the terrorist attack happened. She valiantly saved 19 people risking her own life.
In addition to giving her a Sena Medal, she was also one of the few hundred women at the time who was offered a permanent commission in the Indian Army.
9. Flight Officer Gunjan Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan – first women pilots to fly into a combat zone during the Kargil War
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They flew armorless Cheetah helicopters into the combat zone, providing assistance to the forces fighting on the ground. One of their main roles was to evacuate casualties from the war zone.
That meant she had to fly very close to the place where actual fighting was going on. As a good pilot pair, both the women pilots ended up saving lives of many injured soldiers, even when Pakistani soldiers loved to fire at helicopters.
10. Wing Commander Puja Thakur – first woman to lead the guard of Honor when President Obama visited India
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“I AM PROBABLY THE FIRST WOMAN TO COMMAND A JOINT SERVICES GUARD OF HONOUR, SO I AM PROUD AND HONOURED.”
And like her other counterpart, she too was offered the choice of permanent commission by the Indian Air Force.
11. Lt. Anjana Bhaduria – first woman officer to receive a gold medal in Indian Army
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She was one of the first women to be inducted into the Indian Army and she excelled as a cadet during her training. That’s why she passed with a gold medal, effectively topping her batch.
When she got the news that she was selected for the Indian Army, her brother straight up refused to allow her to join. But her commitment to the country was far more intense and that is what made her excel.
12. Priya Jhingan – first ever lady cadet to join the Indian Army
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Although the Air Force and the Navy were recruiting women as officers, the Indian Army was a bit late in realizing their potential. Priya Jhingan became the first woman to join as a cadet in the Indian Army back in 1992. Back then she was so desperate to join the Indian Army that she actually wrote a letter to the Chief of Staff back then asking whether she can join.
And you know what, she did get a reply back! The reply letter remains one of her most valued possessions. She retired in 2002 after 10 years of meritorious service.
These women proved that when it comes to serving the country, they are not far behind in excelling.
Thank you for your services, officers! You have made the country proud with your achievements.
  
"To fight the darkness do not draw your sword, light a candle"   
"You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets"
 
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Self attestation for dependent sons and daughters above 18 years of age for availing ECHS benefits

ECHS empanelled hospitals –

Self attestation for dependent sons and daughters above 18 years of age for availing ECHS benefits Central Organisation ECHS has communicated that Self attestation is valid for dependent sons and daughters above 18 years of age for availing ECHS benefits
Tele : 25684645 Telefax: 011- 25684946 Email: diritechs-mod@nic.in
Central Organisation ECHS Adjutant General’s Branch Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) Maude Lines Delhi Cantt – 110 010
B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS 10 Feb 2017
IHQ of MoD (Navy) /DIR ECHS (N)
Air HQ (SP), Dte of AV,
Subroto Park HQ Coast Guard
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS) HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Training Command AF,
Bangalore
All Regional Centres ECHS Self attestation for dependent sons and daughters above 18 years of age for availing ECHS benefits
1. Pl ref ECHS membership form available for download on www.echs.gov.in wherein dependent details are endorsed in part II of the application.
2. In order to institute a check mechanism for preventing unauthorised dependents above 18 years of age availing ECHS facility, the following is directed:-
(a) A self attested proforma as per format (Copy att) available for download in the download section of ECHS website shall be filled and rendered, wef 01 Mar 2017 by all beneficiaries who have dependent children above 18 yrs of age.
(b) The form will be self attested by primary beneficiary, dependent and the same shall be countersigned by the OIC of parent polyclinic.
(c) The validity of self attested proforma will be one year from the date of signature, on expiry of validity a fresh proforma shall be prepared.
(d) For availing treatment at empanelled hospitals, in addition to the ECHS Card, beneficiariy would need to furnish a self attested copy of this document to the hospital.
3. All Comd HQs(A). Instructions to this effect may pl be communicated to all polyclinics in your AOR.
4. Dir RCs. Directions to this effect are being passed to BPA so as to make this proforma a mandatory document for processing the Hospital’s bills. All Dir RCs are requested to sensitize empanelled hospitals towards this, as also all OIC Polyclinics to ensure that this document is uploaded along with all reimbursement claims of individuals.
5. Forward for strict compliance please.

(Sanjeev Saroch)
Col Dir (Ops & Coord) for MD ECHS

Benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army’ issue raised in Parliament

Benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army’ issue raised in Parliament :

whether Government has any proposal to extend same benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-710 ANSWERED ON-08.02.2017

Benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army 710 .
Shri A. Vijayakumar
(a) whether Government has any proposal to extend same benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether there is any such pending demand by paramilitary forces; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a) to (d): The proposals from Central Armed Police Force for grant of benefits at par with Army include, inter-alia, Risk & Hardship Allowance, Para Military Service Pay, Discontinuation of New Pension Scheme etc. The CAPF personnel are entitled for pension and other pensionary benefits as per Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules 1972, which are different from the pension rules applicable to Ex-servicemen. The 7th CPC has not recommended grant of Para Military Service Pay to the CAPFs. The 7th CPC has recommended a common regime of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Army and CAPFs which is under consideration of the Committee on Allowances.

Authority: www.rajyasabha.nic.in

Sources Confirmed Allowance Committee Report Submitted February 26, 2017

Sources Confirmed Allowance Committee Report Submitted February 26, 2017

  Sources Confirmed Allowance Committee Report Submitted One of the NJCA leader, On Condition of Anonymity, told that the committee constituted to examine the allowance has finalized its reports and submitted it to the Government on 22nd February 2017.

On asking whether the NJCA knew the details of the committee report, he said that they were not provided with the committee report. But the committee has informed them that their demand on allowance would be considered favorably. Hence it is expected the HRA will be retained in old rates (Sixth CPC rates) from the beginning itself and will be paid in 7th CPC Pay Scale when revised allowances come into effect. However, the news of revised allowances would be implemented with effect from 1.4.2017 is not reliable. NJCA will not accept this and clearly said that it should be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016 retrospectively. X cities- 30%
Y cities- 20%
Z cities- 10%

Transport Allowance may be split into two elements as CCA and TA as it was paid in fifth CPC. The Rates will be delinked from DA and will Fixed in slab rates. The Government will announce its decision over the committee report after the last phase of state elections ie after 8th March 2017.

Source: Govtstaffnews.in

PRESS NOTE: APPEAL TO ALL EX-SERVICEMEN BY SAINIK WELFARE DEPT, GOVT OF TELANGANA

The military government of the Telangana welfare office, former soldiers and modernization of the registration details The former soldiers , their family members, welfare for the military to the welfare office, the Telangana government has been formed. Sainikodyogulu Army, Navy, and Air Force, who retired from the documents associated with the military welfare department, after consultation with the former soldiers are given the names of the registered identity card. In the Middle Ages it was something that the former soldiers so far in their district, their names and military welfare office registered in. Therefore, the Union and the State Government gives the advantages and benefits to former soldiers not to caress gamanincatamainadi. Arhata with the former soldiers, our main commitment is to get the benefits. Each of the former soldier of the Office for the District of welfare in the names of the registered modernization (update) to make. Many former soldiers at a young age retirees from bayatakuvastaru amphibious forces. Married while in service or after retirement. But that their family members are not ceyincukovatamu registered in the Records Department. Because of this, unfortunately, a former soldier who died in the former yadala pension granted to the widow of the soldier will be much delay. Some former soldiers who retired from service during or after the birth of a child not to record the names of those who are missing out on ravalisina educational reservation and scholarship. Some of the Aadhaar card or PAN card registration cesukunnaperu occur in the name of the bank account, the difference with the presence of the delay is due to the economic advantages andincatamulo.

The most important thing that can be observed ex- soldiers before retiring to a single account in the bank and a joint akauntterustaru. But their pension is coming in a single account. The former soldier's death to find that the bank account for the pension to the widow again wrote to the Office of Military Records teppencutaku their pension for at least 6 months to a year to take time. So the former soldiers from all the pension pondutunnatuvanti bank account, a joint account with his wife's name that should be encouraged marpincu. In order to occur only with the name of the wife of tamari pension payment to the bank account can be registered as the joint. In view of the above reasons have been communicated to the military government of the Telangana Welfare Department in each district to establish a memorandum of understanding sadassulukuda former soldiers teliyajeyacunnaru identity card and a wide variety of benefits. In addition, the pension related issues to meet State Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad and other bank Problems with the pension and the pension arrangement covering the Adalat. One of the former soldiers or their widows Registration identity card in the past pondi are in their district, they also noted the following documents with the military welfare officer and handed the credentials are encouraged to be able to modernize.

These documents also can be sent by post.
A) Discharge Certificate / Certificate of Service
B) Pension Payment Order
C) adar card
D) First Page kansild check or bank pass book
E) Passport size photographs ( 04)

Former soldiers and their email account, open an email account name and mobile number of their district, the military welfare office to provide a route. This means that incoming raw yitila eppududappudu them about the e-mail or SMS will be notified by this. The former soldier , 31 March 2017 sent to the modernization of their deed to be kogalaru administer it. Colonel P. Ramesh Kumar Manager Army Welfare Office Telangana ============================================ REGISTRATION WITH SAINIK WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND GET THEIR DOCUMENTS UPDATED AND COMPUTERISATED The Sainik Welfare Department, the Welfare of Ex-servicemen: After Telangana looks and their dependents. The Ex-Servicemen, ie the retired personnel from Army, Navy and Air Force are provided with an Identity card by Sainik Welfare Department immediately after retirement on production of their retirement documents. It has come to the notice of Sainik Welfare Department, Govt of Telangana that some Ex-Servicemen are still not registered or are not updated their documents with the Sainik Welfare Department due to which the benefits due from State and Central Government are not reaching them. Most of the Ex-Servicemen retire young and the names of their wife and children are not updated in the documents at the time of retirement due to which their widows have to do extensive documentation after the death of Ex-Servicemen to get family pension. Similarly, the names of children are also not updated due to which it becomes difficult to provide reservation in education and scholarships. It is also seen that there are discrepancies such as spelling mistakes in the names of the wife and children due to which they are facing severe hardship at the time of sanctioning family pension and other benefits. Similarly their names are not matching with Aadhar card or PAN card due to which their pension claims are getting delayed. The Ex-Servicemen open one Single account and one Joint Account in Bank at the time of retirement. A large number of cases have come to notice where the Pension accounts of Ex-Servicemen are single accounts and the same account number is mentioned in Pension Payment Order. The Joint account becomes inoperative after six months or so due to which the widows do not get their pension immediately after the death of the Ex-Servicemen. The ageing and ailing widows have to do extensive documentation after the death of the Ex-Servicemen and their pension gets delayed for a number months and at times even years. The Office of Director Sainik Welfare and Zilla Sainik Welfare Offices have resolved a number of such cases in the last 2 years. The Director Sainik Welfare has also taken up the issue with Army HQs and they have issued orders to all Army units. All ex-servicemen are requested to get their Single Pension accounts converted into Joint accounts as per the name of the wife in Pension Payment Order. Sainik Welfare Department has been conducting a number of Camps all over the State educating the Ex-Servicemen and their dependents on the above aspects. Sainik Welfare Department has also conducted Pension Adalat to resolve the pension related grievances with banks such as State bank of India and State Bank of Hyderabad. Action in hand to conduct similar Pension Adalat with other hands. All the Ex-Servicemen and widows of Ex-servicemen who have not registered themselves with Sainik Welfare Department are requested to visit the office of their Regional / Zilla Sainik Welfare offices and get themselves registered by providing one copy each of the following documents alongwith original for verification: a) Discharge Book / Service Particulars. b) Pension Payment Order (Only for Pensioners). c) Aadhar card d) Cancelled Cheque or First page of the Bank pass book. e) Passport size Photograph (04) Those Ex-Servicemen or widow who have registered earlier but not provided these documents are also requested to provide these documents so that their records are updated. They can also send the documents by post to their Zilla Sainik Welfare Office or to the Director, sainik Welfare, Sainik Aramghar Complex, Near Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad. All Ex-servicemen are also requested to open an email account and submit their email ID and Mobile number to the Zilla Sainik Welfare Department so that all important information may be sent to these though mail and SMS. Director Sainik Welfare, Hyderabad has now computerised the records of Ex-Servicemen so that benefits can be provided efficiently & by faster means. REGISTER online by visiting the ESM can now wwwtelanganasainikorg They can also apply online for grants applicable to Them. I request the Cooperation of all Ex-Servicemen and their dependents in updating their records so that the benefits applicable to them may be provided to them faster and in an efficient manner. They can visit the Office of Regional / Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer on any working between 10.30 AM and 5 PM and submit their documents for updation or registration. All old case will be entertained till 31 March 2017. May I request your kind cooperation to kindly publish suitable article an all editions of news papers in the State so that maximum number of Ex-Servicemen and their dependents are benefited. DIRECTOR SAINIK WELFARE (Source- Via Gp e-mail)

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

TN Govt forms committee to implement 7th CPC recommendations

TN Govt forms committee to implement 7th CPC recommendations

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to TN State Employees :

The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to constitute a 5 Member Committee of Higher Officials to implement the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission. The committee will submit the report within four months (30th June).

Following the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission to the employees working under Central Government, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has today decided to constitute a 5 Member Secretary level committee formed to implement the recommendations of 7th CPC to State Govt Employees, Teachers and employees of Localbodies.

Recognised State Government Employees Unions are requested to send the proposal of pay structure and all other demands to the committee. The committee will examine, review and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances, pension and other facilities/benefits.

ECHS Guidelines for Approval for unlisted procedures /tests/implants from controlling ECHS authorities or Army Hospital

ECHS Guidelines for Approval for unlisted procedures /tests/implants from controlling ECHS authorities or Army Hospital

Dear members,

It's seen that many a empanelled hospitals are in the habit of asking the ECHS beneficiaries to run around to get the approval for unlisted procedures /tests/implants from controlling ECHS authorities or Army Hospital; whereas such responsibility lies with empanelled hospitals. In this regard, please refer Central Organization ECHS letter No. B/49778/AG/PA/Ruling dated 03 February 2017.
Please give it a wide publicity among fellow veterans.
Thakur Praveen Kumar Vet

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"Allowance report to be submitted today"

"Allowance report to be submitted today" -

Union leader Proving all earlier reports wrong, the committee for higher allowances for central Govt. employees yet to submit it's report.
Now NJCA Chairman Mr Shiv Gopal Mishra predicts the report to be submitted today. As today has been the last date of the extended tenure of the committee, he may have predicted this before media! Here is the recent media report from India.com published on 21.02.2017 “Government has made no announcement yet.

But the report by Committee on allowances would be tabled tomorrow,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said, while speaking exclusively to India.com. On being asked whether the government would make an announcement in relation to the arrears on allowances, he replied, “Let us see what comes out of the report. We are expecting the hike in allowances, as per our demands. We have to wait and see whether the government makes an announcement on arrears as well.” "Although the government provided arrears on basic pay while hiking the salaries on July 1, indications have been made that no arrears would be released on allowances. NJCA has confirmed that the employee unions would launch protest across the nation if the allowances are hiked, without the arrears. “Arrears are unlikely, but protests would be launched if they fail to release (the arrears),” Mishra said. The date of allowances hike is reported to be April 1. NJCA claims, through its sources, that the government would be implementing the allowance hike from April 1. “It is most likely that the government announces the hike by April 1,” Mishra confirmed.

7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances to submit report tomorrow

7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances to submit report tomorrow, says NJCA chief NJCA chief Shiv Gopal Mishra confirmed that the allowances report would be submitted on Wednesday.
Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, National Council (Staff Side)
New Delhi, Feb 21:

Committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, will submit its report tomorrow, claims National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra. Central government employees were expecting the report to be tabled by Monday. However, the committee delayed the submission due to unspecified reasons. The report would pave the way for the implementation of hiked allowances as per the revised 7th Pay Commission recommendations. (Update: Committee on Allowances to submit report today, hike in HRA expected) “Government has made no announcement yet. But the report by Committee on allowances would be tabled tomorrow,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said, while speaking exclusively to India.com.
On being asked whether the government would make an announcement in relation to the arrears on allowances, he replied, “Let us see what comes out of the report. We are expecting the hike in allowances, as per our demands. We have to wait and see whether the government makes an announcement on arrears as well.” The committee on allowances was formed in July 2016, after central government employees raised several anomalies related to the 7th Pay Commission report submitted by Justice (retd) AK Mathur. The 7CPC report had recommended the abolition of 51 existing allowances, and subsumption of 37 others of the total 191 allowances.

The major point of grievance was the reduction in Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) offered to central government employees. As per the 6th Pay Commission report, the HRAs provided were 30 per cent, 20 per cent, 10 per cent for employees living in ‘X’, ‘Y’, ‘Z’ category towns/cities. However, the 7th Pay Commission report decreased the allowances to 24, 16 and 8 per cent of the basic pay. Reduction in HRA has irked a major section of central government employees, who reside in rented accommodations. A section of the aggrieved employees have blamed the top bureaucracy for the delay in HRA hike. “Naturally, the common central government employees are more affected by the delay in allowance hike. The top bureacrats don’t take higher allowances, therefore, they are not interested in the hike,” Mishra said.

Apart from the hike in allowances, central government employees have also demanded Centre to provide arrears on the allowances. Since the date of implementation of 7th Pay Commission was fixed as January 1, 2016, employees have demanded the release of arrears on allowances as well. Although the government provided arrears on basic pay while hiking the salaries on July 1, indications have been made that no arrears would be released on allowances. NJCA has confirmed that the employee unions would launch protest across the nation if the allowances are hiked, without the arrears. “Arrears are unlikely, but protests would be launched if they fail to release (the arrears),” Mishra said.

The date of allowances hike is reported to be April 1. NJCA claims, through its sources, that the government would be implementing the allowance hike from April 1. “It is most likely that the government announces the hike by April 1,” Mishra confirmed. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

SETTING UP OF ANOMALY COMMITTEE TO SETTLE THE ANOMALIES ARISING OUT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS.

No.11/2/2016-
JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Establishment
JCA Section North Block, New Delhi Dated the 20th February, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly: “Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:
(1) Definition of Anomaly Anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules;

c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

sd/- (D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

7th Pay Commission: A look on all allowances and demand of central government employees

7th Pay Commission: A look on all allowances and demand of central government employees

Reports claim that the financial implication of the revised allowances will be within the Central Pay Commission’s estimate of around Rs. 29,300 crore.

New Delhi, Feb 19:
The Union Government is on the verge of clearing the revised allowances for central government staff, precisely after a year of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. Reportedly, it is widely expected that the committee formed by the Government to review the 7th Pay Commission s recommendations on all allowances payable to Central Government employees including Railway employees and Defence personnel will be submitting its report soon.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the basic pay for those cities with a population over 5 million a House Rental Allowance (HRA) of 24% . But the revised HRA which is being suggested at by the Finance Secretary-led panel is 30%. It means in this, the Government employees have something to rejoice about.
Reports claim that the financial implication of the revised allowances will be within the Central Pay Commission s estimate of around Rs. 29,300 crores.

In the first year it shall also reportedly include the railways. Due to the demonetisation move and the extra taxes the people had to pay under the income disclosure schemes, the Government has a kind of safety valve. In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect to these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.
Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission, 12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions 52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished 36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one. 12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change. Remaining Allowances have been retained but with some changes.

The HRA has been raised to 30 per cent opposed to the recommendation of the CPC of 24 per cent. A grievance hearing has been set up by the Anomaly Committee to listen to the grievances of the Defence personnel.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

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Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017


Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

Federation Leaders associated with National Council JCM are keep telling that Allowance Committee might submit its report on 20th February 2017. The CG Staff are already very much upset over the Government’s deliberate attempt to delay the payment of Allowances by constituting many committees. Because the payment of revised Allowances is considered will impact the Governments Exchequers.

Lot of Committees formed and Meetings held after the Notification issued for implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations. But there is no any fruitful outcome from these meetings. No sign of making decisions which satisfy the Central government employees.

Had the Allowance like HRA is paid in revised rates from the date of Notification ie 25th July 2016, it seems more beneficial than waiting for the subcommittee reports. Because if revised allowances are not given retrospective effect, it will be a huge loss for Central Government Servants.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Allowance committee may suggest betterment of HRA The committee formed to examine allowances for central Govt. employees may submit it's report to Finance Ministry on Monday, the 20th February 2017.

Media Report :
Allowance committee may suggest betterment of HRA The committee formed to examine allowances for central Govt. employees may submit it's report to Finance Ministry on Monday, the 20th February 2017.

Also Read Report on allowances likely to be submitted on Monday According to media report as published in Financial Express, "A year after implementation of the new pay- and pension-related recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), the government is likely to approve the revised allowances proposed by it for central government staff after the ongoing state elections are over, by March 15.
The reworked allowances are likely to be effective from April 1 and at least in the case of the employees in metro cities, the house rent allowances (HRA) could be a little more generous than the CPC’s award, sources told FE. Taking note of employees’ representations, a finance secretary-led panel is looking at HRA of 30% of basic pay for those in cities with a population of over 5 million, against 24% recommended by CPC, the sources said. In the Sixth CPC award period (2006-2015), HRA was 30% for these cities.
A draft Cabinet note for implementation of the revised allowances would be circulated soon, the sources said.
HRA accounts for about 60% of the total allowances bill."

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Expected DA from Jan 2017 – Almost Confirmed!

Expected DA from Jan 2017 – Almost Confirmed!

January 31, 2017

Expected DA from Jan 2017 Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 CPI(IW) Base 2001=100
Monthly Index Letter – November 2016

JANUARY 2016     269
FEBRUARY 2016   267
MARCH 2016         268
APRIL 2016             271
MAY 2016                275
JUNE 2016              277
JULY 2016               280
AUGUST 2016        278
SEPTEMBER 2016 277
OCTOBER 2016      278
NOVEMBER 2016   277
DECEMBER 2016   275

Additional DA from Jan 2017, may be about to increase 2%.

The total DA from Jan 2017 is expected to rise 4%.

7th Pay Commission – Anomaly Committee of 7CPC to hears grievances of Defence Personnel

7th Pay Commission – Anomaly Committee of 7CPC to hears grievances of Defence Personnel

To hear the grievances of the defence services related to allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, the Anomaly Committee on allowances constituted for the 7th Pay Commission has provided for a direct hearing. Perhaps the first time that any such opportunity has been provided to hear the grievances of the defence services, as per reports, this was provided recently by the Committee in a positive backdrop and the Ministry of Defence is in full support of the views of the defence services.

In a writ petition filed by a serving officer, Col Preet Pal Singh Grewal, according to The Indian Express, the Committee has entertained the views of the three services in compliance with the interim directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. As per Ministry of Defence sources quoted by IE, the petition put forward many issues related to allowances of defence services in front of the Committee. One such issue affecting allowances of defence services is the discriminatory hardship allowance. As per the provision of the Discriminatory hardship allowance, an IPS officer is eligible to get approximately Rs. 55,000 as hardship allowance in Leh but under the same scheme, a military official is entitled to only for about Rs. 1000o.

The same allowance states that a civil servant is entitled to Rs. 55,000 in Shillong, the defence officials were not given any special allowance. The petition further pointed out that the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) were extended many beneficial military allowances over the years, which was not applicable to the defence officers. In some cases these benefits seemed more beneficial to the CAPF than those provided to the defence officials. In addition to this, many organisations, be it the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) were paid allowances which were calculated on the percentage of pay. But in the case of defence services, it was paid based on fixed slabs.

The petition also informed the committee that even though the 7th Central Pay Commission were in favour of providing House Rent Allowances to personnel, except for those commissioned officers staying at barracks and due to administrative or functional requirements, the HRA was not extended to commissioned officers who were forced to stay i Officer’s Mess premises due to same reasons. The petitioner stated that the views of all stakeholders must be heard before the report is submitted. Reportedly, the Colonel petitioned as forming associations in the armed forces is prohibited and this hearing provided an alternative institutional mechanism where views of the defence establishment could be put across to resolve such anomalies. As per reports, the report will be submitted once the assembly elections in the five states are complete, although the Anomaly Committee is almost done with the job.

Source: India.com

Friday, 10 February 2017

7TH PAY PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS/Armed forces to MoD

7TH PAY PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS/Armed forces to MoD:

Don’t compare us with paramilitary New Delhi, February 5 The armed forces have approached the Defence Ministry saying by no yardstick can they be compared, let alone be lowered, in hierarchy to the paramilitary forces.

The three forces — Army, Navy and the Force — have petitioned Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar seeking a restoration of earlier status, which has been “disturbed” after the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. The government is yet to announce what all it has accepted or rejected. The representation has termed comparisons with paramilitary as “wrong and misplaced”, citing suggestions made by 7th pay commission. It talks about “progressive decline of status of the forces” and warns that self-esteem of the armed forces’ officers has been hit. Such is the seriousness of the matter that Parrikar called in Chiefs of the three services for a 90-minute meeting on the matter on February

2. The paramilitary forces included the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). In their representation, which covers an entire gamut of issues, the armed forces have said there can be no comparison with the paramilitary in terms of the mandate, duties, risks in service conditions and tasks assigned. Citing past records, the forces claim the 7th pay panel recommendations will upset laid-down seniorities and placing armed forces’ allowances lower than those of paramilitary forces will change rules for risk allowances like those applicable in the north-east or J&K. It points out the base levels to calculate pensions for the forces are lower than the others. The disability pension for armed forces has been lowered, but it has been maintained at same levels for paramilitary forces. Parrikar has been informed that the pay panel has disturbed the parity between Lieut-Colonels and Commandants of the paramilitary forces.

(Source- The Tribune)

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