The government has announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will look into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of its employees and pensioners.
Who is to authorize payment of family pension and death gratuity when a Govt. servant dies while on deputation ?.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Clearance of probation period of officials who were recruited as per PAs / SAs REcruitment Rules 2002---Regarding
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Considering the large-scale devastation due to recent natural calamity in the State of Uttarakhand, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the lncome-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the 'due-date' for filing Returns of Income required to be furnished by 31st July, 2013 to 31st October, 2013, in respect of income-tax assessees residing or assessed in the State of Uttarakhand.
i. The officer's DNI (Date of Next Increment) as per Vth CPC fall between Feb 2006 and June 2006 and
ii The officer had exercised an option to switch over to the revised pay structure (VIth CPC) from the date of increment instead of 01/01/2006.
2. The last date to re-exercise this option is 31/07/2013.
3. Officers exercising this option will be entitled to the following :
i. One increment in pre-revised scale on 01/01/2006.
ii. The pay will be fixed in revised Pay Structure (VIth CPC) from 01/01/2006.
iii Annual increment on 01/07/2006.
The officers who are affected as above are requested to exercise the option without any delay.
(i) I, No.___________________, Rank ______________________ Name___________________________________________________ hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 01 Jan, 2006.
(ii) I, No. ______________________, Rank_______________________________ Name__________________________________________________ hereby elect to continue in the existing scale of pay of my substantive rank mentioned below until.
*the date of my next increment
the date of my subsequent increment raising my pay to Rs.__________
I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing scale.
Existing scale Rs.____________
Station Name (in Block letters_____________________
*To be scored out if not applicable
Friday, July 19, 2013
Railway Medical Attendance Rules/RELHS: Guidelines and ceiling limit for Liver Transplant Surgery - Railway Board Order
No. 2010/H/6-1/POLICY (Liver Transplant)
All Indian Railways
Sub :- Guidelines and ceiling limit for Liver Transplant Surgery in respect of beneficiaries of Railway Medical Attendance Rules / RELHS.
The issue of laying down uniform guidelines to be adopted for Liver Transplant Surgery of Railway Health beneficiaries has been engaging attention of Ministry of Railways for sometime. After careful consideration of the matter, it has been decided to stipulate the under mentioned guidelines for adoption in all cases of Liver
1. Selection Criteria
(i). Adult Liver diseases
|Non-(Viral, drug, induced, Wilson’s, Autoimmune hepatitis etc.)||Prothrombin time >100 sec or 3 of 5:|
Interval jaundice-encephalopathy > 7 days
Age < 10 or > 40 Years
Prothrombin time > 50 sec. / INR > 3.5 Bilirubin > 30 umol/1
Cause non-viral or unknown.
|Paracetamol induced||Arterial Ph <7 .30="" 3="" all="" br="" criteria="" encephalopathy="" grade="" iii="" iv="" nbsp="" or="">Prothrombin time >100 sec./INR > 6.5 Creatinine >300 umol/I7>|
|Chronic Liver disease||Cirrhosis (Non- Cholestatic)||Child-Pugh score >or equal 10 or|
Meld Score > 14
|Cholestatic with or without||According to American criteria based on MELD scoring|
|Miscellaneous||case to case basis|
|Single Tumor <6 .5="" 4.5="" br="" cm="" equal="" nbsp="" or="" tumors="" two="">No Vascular invasion|
No distant Metastasis6>
|Other types||Case to case basis|
2. Pediatric Liver diseases: - EHBA and Metabolic Liver Disease to be decided on case to case basis.
|Absolute||Systemic extra hepatic infections|
Extra hepatic malignancy (if not definitely cured)
Irreversible multi-organ failure
Substance abusc ( if not abstinent for > 6 months)
Age > 65 years
Extra hepatic disease limiting the chance of survival
Residency outside India (unless emergency)
2. Type of Transplant: permitted for reimbursement.
(a) Cadaveric donor
(b) Live donor
3. Centres Approved for Liver Transplantation Surgery
Liver Transplant Surgery shall be allowed only in Government Hospitals/ Pvt. Hospitals, which are registered under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, as amended from time to time.
4. Documents required to be submitted for consideration of permission for liver transplant surgery
(i) Recommendation by Govt. / RIy. Gastroenterolgist/GI Surgeon.
(ii) CT/ MRI Liver report.
(iii) Etiology evaluation report.
(iv) Histopathological report, wherever available.
(v) Current Child Pugh/MELD score report.
(vi) Other relevant document.
5. Package Charges for Liver Transplantation Surgery
a) Package rate for Liver Transplantation Surgery involving live Liver donor shall be - Rs. 14,00,000/- (Rupees Fourteen Lakhs only). This would include Rs.2,50,000/- (Rupees Two Lakhs Fifty Thousand only) for pre-transplant evaluation of the donor and the recipient and Rs. 11,50,000/- (Rupees Eleven Lakhs Fifty Thousand only) for transplant surgery.
b) Package rate for Liver Transplant Surgery involving deceased donor shall be Rs.11,00,000/- (Rupees Eleven Lakhs only).
The above package includes the cost of consumables during the organ retrieval and the cost of preservative solution etc. The package charges also include the following:
(i) 30 days stay of the recipient and 15 days for the donor starting one day prior to the transplant surgery.
(ii) Charges for Medical and Surgical Consumables, surgical and procedure charges, Operation theatre charges, Anaesthesia Charges, Pharmacy charges etc.
(iii) Investigations and in-house doctor consultation for both donor and recipient during the above period of stay.
(iv) All post operative investigations and procedures during the above mentioned period.
C) The package shall exclude the following :-
Charges for drugs like Basiliximab/Daclizumab, HBIG, and peg interferon.Cross Matching charges for Blood and Blood products.
d) (i) The extra stay if any may be sanctioned/reimbursed after justification by the trcating specialists for the reason of additional stay and only as per Railway RMA/RELHS guidelines.
(ii) The drugs mentioned above would be reimbursed as per CGHS rates or actual whichever is lower.
6. Reimbursement Criteria:
As Liver Transplant Surgery is a planned surgery and, therefore, prior permission has to be obtained before the surgery is undertaken. However, if for some reason it is done in emergency to save the life of the patient, the medical board shall consider the case referred to it for recommending grant of ex-post-facto permission on a case to case basis.
7. Procedure for Sanction:
CMD of the zone shall nominate Medical Board comprising of a CMS/MD as the Chairman and two specialists each from Gastroenterology and GI Surgery as members which will recommend for Liver Transplantation. The proposal for financial sanction would be considered in consultation with finance of the zone and approval of General Manager before forwarding the same to Railway Board for sanction.
8. Other terms & conditions for payment of advance as per instructions laid down by this office from time to time will remain unchanged.
9. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Dte. of Ministry of Railways.
10. These guidelines shall come into effect from the date of issue of this letter.
Source : NFIR
The medical examination for these recommended candidates shall be conducted by the Ministry of Railways. A communication for medical examination is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Railways to the candidates individually within 21 days from the date of declaration of final result.
ROLL NUMBERS & NAMES OF RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES
( in order of merit )
KRISHNA KINKER SINGH
SHUBHAM KUMAR PANDEY
MANRAJ SINGH BEVLI
RAKESH KUMAR PATEL
SHUBHAM PRATAP SINGH
POONAM KUMARI SAHA
DIPTESH KUMAR MANDAL
PILLI HARSHA VARDHAN
ASHWANI KUMAR D
VINEET KUMAR MEENA
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Sub: Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents — instructions regarding. This Department’s O.M. No.1/19/11- P&PW (E), dated 3.8.2011, O.M. No.1/6/2008-P&PW (E), dated 22.6.2010 and O.M. No.1/21/91-P&PW (E), dated 20.1.93 refer.
The undersigned is directed to state that a number of representations are being received in the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare about the difficulties being faced in getting the revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) issued for old parents and disabled children/siblings after the death of the pensioner/family pensioner.
2. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that the employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/death of employee, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, which are reproduced as under:
Proviso (iv) to sub-rule 6 (iv): before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child;
Sub rule 10 (B): Family pension to the dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Govt. servant immediately before his or her death and deceased Govt. servant is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.
3. In terms of sub-rule (10-A) (reproduced below) a request for advance approval to the grant of family pension to the parents may be made to the Head of Office.
Sub rule 10 A (a): Family pension to the parents shall be payable if the parents were wholly dependent on the Govt. servant immediately before his or her death and the deceased Govt. servant is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.
(b): The family pension, wherever admissible to parents, will be payable to the mother of the deceased Govt. employees failing which to the father of the deceased Govt. servant.
4. On acceptance of such a request, the Head of Office (HOO) will immediately issue a sanction order for grant of family pension to such children/siblings/dependent parents on their turn. No further authorisation for grant of family pension to the disabled child/sibling dependent parents would be required. The HOO and Pay and Accounts Officer (PAO) will maintain the details of such disabled children/siblings/dependent parents in the service book and pension file of the employee/pensioner to enable prompt processing of such requests. On the basis of this approval, the permanently disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents will be authorised to receive family pension at the appropriate time, i.e., after the death of pensioner and/or after the death/ineligibility of any other member in the family eligible to receive family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents, as explained in the succeeding paragraphs.
5. The name(s) of permanently disabled child/children/siblings and/or dependent parents may be added to the PPO issued to the retiring Government servant if there is no other eligible prior claimant for family pension other than the spouse. No fresh PPO need to be issued in such cases and the family pension will be payable by the pension disbursing authority in the following order and the following manner:
(i) To the spouse — on the death of the pensioner – on production of death certificate of pensioner. This family pension will continue till death or remarriage of spouse. In the case of a childless widow, the family pension may continue even after her re-marriage as per rules.
(ii) To the Permanently disabled child/children — on the death/remarriage of spouse — on production of such death certificate/remarriage-intimation. Family pension to the spouse will be discontinued and family pension would be allowed by the PDA for life for permanently disabled children in the order prescribed in Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
(iii) To the dependent parents — first mother, then father – when claimants in (i) and (ii) die or become ineligible — on production of death certificate/remarriage-intimation of spouse and/or death certificates of all permanently disabled children, family pension would be allowed by the PDA to dependent parents. This family pension would continue till death of the dependent parents.
(iv) To the permanently disabled sibling/s — when family pension to all above ceases to be payable on account of death/re-marriage — on production of death certificates/ remarriage-intimation as applicable, the family pension will be allowed by PDA to the permanently disabled siblings.
6. For all other cases where there are other eligible prior claimants to family pension in accordance with rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, the names of disabled child/children/dependent parents/permanently disabled sibling will be added to the PPO issued to the preceding eligible family pensioner, based on the authorisation made as in para 3 above. Family pension to these permanently disabled child/children/siblings /dependent parents will be payable after the death/ineligibility of the prior claimant, as the case maybe.
7. The authorisation as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised authority if a child, parents or sibling is authorised for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised authority shall take the usual route to the pension disbursing authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO/revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificate(s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.
8. Such an authorisation shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the pensioner/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the Head of Office in accordance with the provisions of rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
9. In order to facilitate the Bank Authorities to promptly sanction the family pension in such cases, the Govt. Employees/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and indicate this information to the Head of Office for inclusion in the PPO/revised authority.
10. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these instructions issue after consultation with the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.