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Friday, May 22, 2015

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Black-IV. Old INU Campus.
New Delhi. May 20. 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government  servants

The undersigned is directed tn refer to Department ef Personnel & Training’s OM. at even number dated 3rd November. 2014 en the subject mentioned above. where all Ministries/ Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry ef the employees' Aadhaar number.

2. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to intimate action taken in this regard and also the number of employees whose service books have been seeded with there respective Aadhaar number.

(Mukul Ratra)
Directer

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/aadhar.pdf
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Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR Regarding NPS,GROUP D POSTS etc

No. II/NFIR/95/Part VII
Dated: 19/05/2015

Shri Pradeep Kumar
Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR -reg.

The Federations seriously disappointed over non-finalisation of issues in spite of discussion held at lower level on a number of occasions.  Even he agreed issues in the full Board Meeting held on 7th February 2014, have not been implemented (eg stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006 and upgradation of Apex level Group 'C' posts to Group 'B' Gazetted- 3335 posts).

While conveying unhappiness over procrastination of matters, we list below the issues which are needed to be settled at the earliest. Incidentally, it is mentioned that a few issues agreed to during
discussions in the Fast Track Committee Meetings are yet to be complied with:-
Issues:

Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices against erstwhile Group ‘D' vacancies in Safety and other categories.

Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme - Hon‘ble Minister for Railways sent proposal to Finance Minister on 29'h March 2014 and thereafter the Railway Board has sent reminder to the MoF,

Absorption of Quasi-Administrative Units staff against erstwhile Group ‘D‘ vacancies Railway Board have arbitrarily cancelled the policy decision issued in 1973 and 1977, Since then the Federations have been pressing for restoration of policy. The subject has been dealt with in the DC/NCM meeting also vide item No. 27/2006 & 12/2012. Also the subject was discussed in the meeting held by the Full Board on 7th Feb. 2014. Unfortunately. there has been no satisfactory finalisation of this item.

Upgradation of Apex level Group ‘C‘ posts to Group ‘B‘ Gazetted (3335 posts) - implementation of agreement dated 7th Feb 2014 is yet to be ensured.

Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006. Although agreed in the Full Board meeting. the decision has not been implemented yet.

Though instructions have been issued by the Railway Board for inclusion of a few additional categories of safety categories of staff in GP 1800 under LARSGESS vide Railway Board‘s letter No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 24/03/2014, but unwarranted conditions like “working on tracks" have been shown even though these staff by virtue of working conditions perform Safety job.

Federations. therefore. urge upon the Member Staff to kindly fix Joint meeting at the earliest for frank discussions.


(Dr. M. Raghavaia)
General Secretary/NFIR
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
 General Secretary/AIRF
Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UX05OX1FKX0tyOVU/view
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Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055 
No. 11/10
Dated: 19/05/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis -reg.

Federation desires to invite attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Rule No. 1676 (1) extract of which is reproduced below:-

“A Railway servant suffering from Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis who is sent to a hospital referred in Rule 643 RI for treatment on the advice of the authorised Medical Attendant shall be entitled to travelling allowance as for a journey on tour to and from the place of treatment, but no daily allowance shall be admissible for any halts”

As per the above provision Railway employee or a family member of the employee if suffering from Cancer, Tuberculoses or Polio myelitis and sent to Railway Hospital or referred to another Hospital for treatment is entitled for payment of travelling allowance similar to the journey on tour, to and from the place of treatment.

NFIR has noted that the rules, however, do not cover the period of absence during the medical treatment of the Railway employee or member of his/her family. Reports received by the Federation from Zones/Divisions reveal that Railway employees have been facing difficulties in absence of adequate provision as the period spent by the employee is debited against ‘leave due‘ and sometimes leads to 'Nil' balance which causes further hardships as the employees are denied salary due to non- availability of adequate amount of leave in the leave account.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to make suitable provision in the rules for treating such periods as duty, may be, on production of medical certificate from the authorised medical officer and issue instructions accordingly. This will send a right message among the Railway employees as a positive welfare measure. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
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(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UMjJHOXdQUi1SUmM/view
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EPFO to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals in some cases from June

 Retirement fund body EPFO will deduct tax at source from next month on PF withdrawals where accumulations are over Rs 30,000 and the employee has worked less than five years.

"The Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) has inserted a new section 192A regarding the payment of accumulated provident fund balance due to an employee. The provision shall take effect from June 1, 2015," an EPFO circular said today.

"Income Tax shall be deducted at source (TDS)... If at the time of payment of the accumulated PF balance is more than or equal to Rs 30,000 with service less than 5 years," it added.

According to the circular, TDS will be deducted at the rate of 10 percent provided PAN is submitted.

However, in case Form 15G or 15H is submitted by the member, then no TDS shall be deducted. These forms are to declare that their income would not be taxable after receiving payment of their PF accumulations from EPFO.

While Form 15H is submitted by senior citizens (above 60 years of age), Form 15G is submitted by claimants below the age of 60 years.

As per the circular, TDS will be deducted at the maximum marginal rate of 34.608 percent if a member fails to submit PAN or Form 15G or 15H.

However, there are certain exceptions to deduction of TDS by EPFO. TDS shall not be deducted in case of transfer of PF from one account to another PF account.

Besides, it will not attract TDS if the employee is terminated from service due to ill health of member and discontinuation or contraction of business by employer.

EPFO will also not deduct TDS if the employee withdraws PF after a period of five years of continuous service, including service with former employer.

The body will also not deduct TDS where payment is less than Rs 30,000 but the member has rendered service of less than 5 years.

It would also not deduct TDS if the employee withdraws an amount more than or equal to Rs 30,000 with service of less than 5 years but submits Form 15G/15H along with his/her PAN.

The proposal to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals was part of the Finance Bill, 2015.

Source:http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/epfo-to-deduct-tds-on-pf-withdrawals-in-some-cases-from-june/1/219671.html
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions-DOPT

No. 31011 /4/2007-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (A-IV) Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: May 18, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-

 S.No.
 Query
 Clarification
 1
 Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?
 No. Government employees whose headquarters/ place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.
 2
 Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT's 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?
 No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.
 3
 Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?
 Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.



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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_4_2007_Esstt_A_IV.pdf
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Monday, May 18, 2015

One Rank One Pension Cleared in Principle, PM Modi to Take Final Call: Sources

NEW DELHI:  The Centre has in principle cleared the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme for retired armed forces personnel, sources have told NDTV. The government has made a provision for an additional Rs. 8,300 crore for this purpose.

The scheme, which seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel who retire at the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, has been a long-standing demand of the over 20 lakh ex-servicemen in the country. Majority of Defence personnel hang up their boots much before 60 years. Also, over the years the disparity in the pension drawn by personnel of same rank who retired for instance a decade ago and those who retire now is substantial.

Demand for One Rank One Pension has been an emotive issue with defence pensioners for long. And, between 2008- 2010 veterans have on several occasions marched to Rashtrapati Bhavan to return their gallantry medals.

Sources say once Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back on May 19 from his three-nation tour, a final round of discussions will take place with him. The official announcement is likely to be made later this month, coinciding with the first anniversary celebrations of the NDA government.

The government has already made it clear that One Rank One Pension will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2014.

Source:ndtv.com
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Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi.

F. No: S-11011/21/2014-(HEC)
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General Central Govt. Health Scheme
(Hospital Empanelment Cell)

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108, dated the 14th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi.

With reference to the above mentioned subject it is stated that subsequent to the sting operation titled “Operation Jonk-2” aired by a TV channel on 7th May, 2015, prima facie it appears that following MRI centre which was empanelled under CGHS has indulged in unethical practices. Hence it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of following centre from CGHS with immediate effect till further orders.

Sr. No.            Name of the Centre                             Address
1.           C-15 MRI Diagnostic & Research C-15, Green Park Extension,
                                                                                  Centre, New Delhi -                                                                                                                                                                                                      110016.


(Dr. Kanwal Kumar)
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)
R.K. Puram, New Delhi

Source:http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File1009.pdf
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Grievances of Staff - MACP anomalies in Railways

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2014/E(LR)H/1/4
New Delhi: 12 05.2015

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-l 10055.

Dear Sirs,

Subject: Grievances of Staff - MACP anomalies.

Ref.: Board’s letter No. 2013/E(LR)II/1/17 dated 18.02.2014.

In the above connection, a meeting of the Federations with Board (MS and FC) has been fixed for 19.05.2015 at 15.00 hrs. in the Committee Room (Room No. 237). A list of issues to be discussed is enclosed.

3. President and General Secretary of the Federations are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the above meeting.

Yours faithfully,

(Naveen Kumar)
Dy. Director, E(LR)-l

Enclosure to Railway Board’s letter No. 2014/E(LR)II/1/4 dated 12.05.2015.

(1) Financial up-gradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engineers Considering entry Grade Pay as Rs. 4,600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engineering Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres.

(2) Third financial up-gradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment whichever is earlier?

(3) Grant of financial tip-gradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy - (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) - as per judgment of various Courts.

(4) MACPS benefits to railway employees - cases of employees joining another unit/ organization on request.

(5) Provision of all..b.enefits on financial upgrading under MACPS - including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc.

(6) Non-grant of benefit of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway.

(7) Grant of Financial Up- gradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years.

(8) Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of up-graded PayScale with revised designation Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) - Clarification on entry Grade Pay.

(9) Non-grant of benefit under MACP Scheme to the Stock Versifiers working in Zonal Railway/ Production Units.

(10) Grant of financial Up-gradation under MACP Scheme - Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board.

(11) Grant of Transport Allowance to the employees availing the facility of Workmen Trains.

Source: NFIR
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REQUIREMENT OF GROUP A AND GROUP B OFFICERS FOR UPSC EXAMINATION -DOPT

No. 39011/13/2015-Estt(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block. New Delhi, 15th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:- Requirement of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers working in the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India including their attached and subordinate offices in Delhi, for their appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Union Public Service Commission for conducting Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Union Public Service Commission’s D.O. No. F.1/5/2015-EIA(CS) dated 21st April, 2015 on the above subject (copy annexed for reference).

2. In this connection, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to spare the services of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers whose names have been forwarded to the Commission for appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators in the forthcoming Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.

(G. Jayanthi)
Director


Ashim Khurana
Secretary
Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road
New Delhi – 110069

D.O. NO.F.1/5/2015-EIA(CS)
21st April, 2015 
Dear Sir,

As you are aware, the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, which is the flagship Examination of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is conducted every year.

2. There has been a steep rise recorded in the number of candidates for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination during the past few years. In the year 2014, the number of candidates who applied for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination exceeded 9.45 lakh and the examination was conducted at .2137 Venues in 59 Centres. It is estimated that in the current year 2015, the number of applicants for Civil Services ·(Preliminary) Examination, 2015, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015, would increase to approximately 13 lakh. This examination will be held in 71 Centres which includes 12 new Centres, at about 3000 Venues across the country.

3. Out of the 13 lakh candidates, about 1.20 lakh candidates are anticipated to opt for Delhi, as their Centre of Examination, who would have to be accommodated in about 260 Venues. The Examination would be supervised by the Principals of the Institutions. However, 50% of the examination functionaries i.e. Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators would have to be provided by the Commission. Therefore, the requirement of number of Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators to be provided by the UPSC would be around 5000.

4. The Commission would be. requesting various Ministries/Departments of Government of India; including their attached and subordinate offices in Delhi, to send a list of their Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Officers in the prescribed Proforma (copy enclosed) by 25.05.2015 for performing. the duties of Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators in the aforesaid Examination.

5. I take this opportunity to request you to kindly issue suitable instruction to all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, to spare the services of Officers of the above mentioned levels for being appointed as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Commission in he aforesaid Examination. The Officers thus deputed to the commission will be paid honorarium by the Commission for their services.

6. I would further request that a copy of the instructions issued by DOP&T in this regard may be sent to the Commission also.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,
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(Ashim Khurana)



Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/39011_13_2015-Estt.B-15052015.pdf
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Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy

No.21 /2/2009-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 15th May 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the following provision is proposed to be added in the rotational transfer policy for CSS/CSSS Officers:

“Officers returning from deputation/ long leave/ long term training etc.: An Officer repatriating from deputation, returning from long leave/ long term training will be posted back to the same Ministry/ Department he last served for the balance period of the tenure prescribed for the grade subject to availability of a vacancy and subject to the condition that at least one year of balance tenure is left. In the absence of a vacancy in the last Ministry/ Department served, he will be allowed to exercise option for posting treating the last served Ministry/ Department as his current group. On expiry of the retention for the balance tenure, the officer will be transferred on rotational transfer.

Period of leave/ training exceeding six months will be treated as long leave/ long term training for the purpose of posting under RTP.

Officers to be retained on promotion in the same Ministry/ Department in terms of the RTP would be adjusted first and only thereafter officers returning from deputation, long leave or training would be considered for retention, subject to availability of vacancy.”

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(V. Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/rtp1.pdf
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One rank, one pension' cleared: Parrikar

PANAJI: The much-awaited "one rank, one pension" (OROP) for the armed forces is likely to be cleared in a few days, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said in Goa on Saturday.

"OROP proposal is in final stage. The defence ministry has approved it and the finance ministry will clear it in a few days," he added.

He said it is the first time that a clear proposal has been sent to finance ministry on OROP.

An estimated Rs 8,000 crore is likely to be allocated by the government to fulfill its commitment to the over 25 lakh ex-servicemen, who have been demanding OROP for several years.

Source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/One-rank-one-pension-cleared-Parrikar/articleshow/47314463.cms

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Meeting of the National Anomaly committee – 29th May 2015 at 3.00 p.m

No.11/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated:12th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly committee – 29th May 2015 at 3.00 p.m

The undersigned is directed to say that a meeting to discuss the items which were discussed in the last National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on 17.07.2012 and required separate examination (as annexed) is scheduled to be held under the chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (E) on 29th May, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

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(A.Asholi chalai)
Director (JCA)
Tel/Fax: 011- 23094906

Distribution:

ALL STAFF SIDE MEMBERS OF THE NAIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. (List attached).

1. Secretary, Staff side, National council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.

2. General Secretary, AIRF, 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi.

3. General secretary, NFIR, 3, chemsford Road,New Delhi.

AGENDA FOR THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.5.2015.

ITEM NO. 1

Review of MACP to Grade Pay of Rs.2000/- where there is no such grade pay in Railway.

ITEM NO.2

Granting of Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic running staff

ITEM NO.3

Treatment of employees selected under LDCE Scheme/GDCE Scheme

ITEM NO.4

Grant of minimum entry pay meant for direct recruits to promotes.

Source: NFIR
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Policy on reimbursement of medical expenses by Railways-RAILWAY BOARD

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2009/H /6-4/Policy 
Dated: 09 04.2015
General Manager,
All Indian Railways,
New Delhi,
GM/CAO/DG

All Production Unit including RDSO

Sub: Policy on reimbursement of medical expenses by Railways where part payment has been. received by the beneficiary through medical insurance claim.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter no. 2009 /H /6-4/Policy, dated 28.02.2013.

Railway Board has been receiving representations from various quarters for modifying the extant policy on reimbursement of medical expenses where part payment has been made thrOugh insurance claims. After due consideration, in supercession of the above referred letter, the following instructions are issued:

Railway beneficiaries, both serving employees and retired employees (members of RELHS scheme) who have subscribed to Medical Insurance Policies, may be allowed to claim reimbursement both from the insurance company as well as Railways subject to the condition that the total amount of reimbursement from both the sources should not exceed the total expenditure incurred by the beneficiary for the treatment. The beneficiary will make the first claim to the insurance company and thereafter to the Railway concerned, wherever necessary, as per the procedure explained below.

1. The medical claim against the original vouchers/bills would be raised by the beneficiary first to the insurance company, which would issue a certificate, addressed to the concerned CMS/MD indicating the amount reimbursed. The insurance company will retain the original vouchers/bills in such cases and issue photocopies of bills/vouchers duly certified in ink along with stamp of the insurance company.

2. The beneficiary would thereafter prefer his/her medical claim along with photocopies of vouchers/bills duly' certified, in ink, along with stamp of the insurance company to the concerned MD/CMS through the Health Unit/Hospital where the Medical I card is registered.

3. Medical Department shall scrutinize the Claim as per the extant rules of Railway, ignoring the amount already reimbursed by insurance company, and the amount found admissible, as per Railway approved rates, will be processed fee reimbursement.

4. Reimbursement from Railway will however be limited to the difference between actual amount spent by beneficiary and the amount already reimbursed by insurance company “or” the amount found admissible as per Railway Rules, whichever is lower. (Illustrative examples are enclosed as annexure 1)

5. The fact that the claim has been accepted and processed by an Insurance Company does not confer any validity/legality to the claim as far as reimbursement from Railways is concerned. Reimbursement from Railways shall be done only if the Claim is admissible as per the extant rules of Railways. Just like any other reimbursement claim, it can be rejected at any stage.

These instructions take effect from the date of issue of letter. Past cases shall not be reopened.

DA: One
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Dir (H&FW)
Railway Board

Annexure to Board’s letter No.2009/H/6-4/Policy dated 09.04.2015

Illustration No. I
A. Total Medical Expenditure incurred by the Rly beneficiary : Rs.1,00,000/-

B. Amount reimbursed by Insurance Company out of (A) : Rs.40,000/-

C. Amount out of (A) which is reimbursable as per Rly approved rates/rules. : Rs.70,000/-

D. Maximum amount that can be reimbursed by Railways will be either (A-B) OR (C) whichever is lesser.: Rs.60,000/-

Illustration No. II
A. Total Medical Expenditure incurred by the Rly beneficiary : Rs.1,00,000/-

B. Amount reimbursed by insurance Company out of (A) : Rs.20,000/-

C. Amount out of (A) which is reimbursable as per Rly approved rates/rules.: Rs.70,000/-

D. Maximum amount that can be reimbursed by Railways will be either (A-B) OR (C) whichever is lesser: Rs.70,000/-


Source: NFIR
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Government’s decision to change Civil Services Exam pattern welcomed

Civil Services aspirants, student leaders and representatives of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh at his North Block Office here today and thanked him for the revolutionary decision to change the exam pattern of IAS and Allied Services.

Acknowledging the gesture by the young scholars, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Narendra Modi Government is committed to provide “Maximum Governance with Minimum Government” and to achieve this objective in true spirit, we need to attract into Civil Services such youth who not only have calibre but also have an inborn aptitude for administration. The decision has been taken to revise the pattern and syllabus of the Civil Services Exam (CSE) in such a manner as to provide a level playing field to all the aspirants, regardless of their background, rural or urban upbringing, or stream/subjects studied by them.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, for the very first exam of Civil Services that took place in the month of August 2014 after this Government took over, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) decided to scrap the 22-mark English portion in CSAT-Paper II of the Preliminary Exam so that no aspirant would experience the disadvantage of not having studied in an English medium school or college. Time has come when educationists must sit down and devise a selection pattern which enables inclusion into Civil Services of such candidates who can live up to the requirements of governance in the 21st century India, he added.

“We have come a long way since the time when a Collector was meant to collect revenue”, said Dr Jitendra Singh and added, “today we need Collectors who can generate revenue for a host of poverty eradication schemes introduced by PM Narendra Modi”. The need of the hour is to have such administrators who could carry forward schemes like “Jan Dhan Yojana” to the poorest of the poor and the remotest of the remote with sensitivity and effectiveness, without getting stuck up in red tapism or dogmatism, he said.

The student leaders who visited Dr Jitendra Singh expressed gratitude and satisfaction at the decision to declare CSAT as qualifying and determine the merit of the Preliminary Examination purely on the basis of marks obtained in the General Studies Paper No.1.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
 



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