Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CGHS Ayush Hospitals – Extension of Empanelment of AYUSH Hospitals / Centers under CGHS and CS (MA) Rules till 15.12.2017

F. No. 8.11011/90/2016-CGHS (HEC/Ayush)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & family welfare
Directorate General of Central Government Heal Scheme

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Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 9th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of Empanelment of AYUSH Hospitals / Centers under CGHS and CS (MA) Rules for Ayurveda, Unani and Yoga; Naturopathy treatments / procedures till 15.12.2017

Reference is invited to the O.M. dated 24.07.2017 by which empanelment of Ayush hospitals under CGHS was extended till 31.10.2017. In furtherance to that O.M. undersigned is directed to state that all existing empanelled Ayush hospitals under CGHS would further remain empanelled till 15.12.2017 on same terms and conditions on which they were empanelled vide O.M. dated 01.10.2015.

This issues with the approval of AS 85 DG (CGHS).

(Dr. D.C. Joshi)
Director (CGHS)

SAD NEWS

        Com Sukomal Sen , Ex - MP , Ex -GS AISGEF , Ex- GS WFTU - TUI (Public Services) , Ex- Vice President CITU , former Central Committee Member CPI (M) passed away today (22.11.2017) at 09.00 AM at Kolkata.

       He was a leader of entire Working class and guided Confederation in all its activities. Confederation National Sectt convey its heartfelt condolences and pay respectful homage to our beloved leader.

       Long Live Com Sukomal Da

      M. Krishnan
SG Confederation
Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

REGARDING TAKING NECESSARY ACTION AND MODIFICATION IN THE EXISTING SENIORITY LISTS OF DRAFTSMAN, CHIEF ESTIMATOR, JE, AE, EE, & SE(CIVIL/ELECTRICAL/MECH).-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JUDGEMENT OF HON’BLE SUPREME COURT IN CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 17902-17905/2017 ARISING OUT OF SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NOS. 35793-35796/2012 AND OTHER ASSOCIATED CIVIL APPEALS REGARDING

CABINET APPROVES INTRODUCTION OF THE PAYMENT OF GRATUITY(AMENDMENT)BILL 2017 IN THE PARLIAMENT 
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REGISTERING OF EMAIL IDS OF CGHS BENEFICIARIES

Saturday, November 18, 2017

OVER TIME ALLOWANCE (OTA) TO OPERATIONAL STAFF - SEEKING INPUTS/COMMENTS (Click the link below to view)

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INSTRUCTIONS ON APAR (Click the link below to view)

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PRINTING PRESSES HEADQUARTERS AT MINTO ROAD  NEW DELHI AGAINST GOVT’s  DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN 12 PRINTING PRESSES ORGANIZED BY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRINTING , STATIONERY AND PUBLICATIONS EMPLOYEES










Friday, November 17, 2017

CONFEDERATION WOMEN'S TRADE UNION WORKSHOP - MUMBAI- & NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING CANCELLED.

NEW VENUE AND DATES WILL BE FINALISED SHORTLY.

            As already informed the COC Mumbai has intimated their unwillingness to organise the Women's Trade Union Workshop at Mumbai due to various reasons , even though they have confirmed their readiness two month's back to host the camp. Confederation National Secretariat has given them time upto 15th November to review the decision and to inform their final stand. Accordingly meeting of the COC Mumbai was held on 15th November and decided that Camp cannot be conducted. Hence it is decided to cancel the Mumbai Women's Trade Union Education Camp. Confederation CHQ sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to all lady delegates who have booked their up and down travel tickets ( including many who booked flight tickets which is not refundable) for the inconvenience caused to them , though due to unexpected circumstances beyond our control. 

            NEW Venue and dates will be finalised shortly and informed to all. 

           Confederation National Secretariat meeting scheduled to be held at Mumbai on 10th November also stands cancelled.

M.KRISHNAN 
Secretary General 
Confederation 
Mob & WhatsApp:  09447068125. 
Email : mkrishnan6854gmail.com


IMPORTANT

LATEST POSITION REGARDING MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA -- GOVT INFORMED STAFFSIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM THAT INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA WILL NOT COME UNDER ANOMALY COMMITTEE ITEM.

During the last 2 - 3 months both print and electronic media are continuously reporting that increase in 7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor is under serious consideration of the Govt. and National Anomaly Committee will give its recommendation to Govt. and orders for increased Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula will be given effect from April 2018. We are reproducing below a letter from Govt. dated 30.10.2017 addressed to Secretary, Staff Side , National Council JCM  stating that the demand for increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula will not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee. Further Govt. has not yet constituted the HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula as assured by the Group of Ministers including Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 30.06.2016. The so-called Senior Officers Committee has also not discussed this agenda even though staff Side has repeatedly demanded discussion and settlement as per the assurance given by Senior Cabinet Ministers. Now 17 months are over. 32 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners are being continuously betrayed by the NDA Govt.    



M. Krishnan 
Secretary General 
Confederation 
Mob. & Whats App:  09447068125



Thursday, November 16, 2017

COM MOHAMMED SALIM, MP ADDRESSING THE DHARNA IN FRONT OF GOVT OF INDIA PRESSES HEADQUARTERS AT MINT ROAD NEW DELHI ORGANISED BY ALL INDIA PRINTING , STATIONERY & PUBLICATIONS EMPLOYEES FEDERATION DEMANDING STOP MOVE TO CLOSE DOWN GOVT OF INDIA PRESSES .





MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES  (Click the link to View)



GOVT DECIDED TO REVIEW CASUAL LABOUR TEMPORARY STATUS RULES .




COMRADE M.KRISHNAN , SECRETARY GENERAL,  CONFEDERATION INAUGURATING THE CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE OF ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPAEA) AT GUWAHATI (ASSAM) ON 15.11.2017.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS CALL UPON THE WORKING CLASS 
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HQ NEWS FROM DELHI

CHANGE THE ANTI - PEOPLE ANTI - WORKER POLICIES OR ELSE THE PEOPLE & WORKERS WILL CHANGE THE GOVT.

The unprecedented joint trade union ‘mahapadav’ of workers concluded in the evening of 11th November 2017 with a clarion call to the working class of the country to intensify the struggle against the anti worker, anti people and anti national policies of the BJP led government.

The huge mass of workers who gathered from all over the country and from all sectors of the economy enthusiastically endorsed the unanimous call of the leadership of the joint trade union movement, made in the light of the 8th August 2017 national convention, to prepare for an indefinite country wide general strike if the government does not change tack and heed the voice of the working class. The trade unions decided to chalk out a prolonged course of agitations and actions towards that objective.

The string of actions will start with district level joint conventions to be completed by the first week of January 2018 followed by joint ‘Satyagraha’/ courting of arrest at the district headquarters in the last week of January. The common date for the courting of arrest in all districts in the state will be decided by the joint meeting of the state leadership of the trade unions.

In case of any anti worker measures being announced in the Union Budget, joint protest demonstrations will be held on the same day all over the country. The central trade unions will meet soon after the presentation of the Union Budget and decide upon the next course of action.

Along with this programme, the central trade unions also decided to go into joint industry/ sectoral strike whenever the government takes measures at privatisation. The national federations of scheme workers affiliated to the central trade unions will go on strike before the presentation of the Union Budget on their own demands. The date of the strike will be decided in their joint meeting.

The three days ‘mahapadav’ was significant in many ways. This was the first time that ten central trade unions and independent industrial federations jointly organised dharna in the national capital continuously for three days mobilising tens of thousands of workers on each day. The participation of women workers, not only the scheme workers, but also from other sections like beedi, construction, domestic workers, street vendors, home based workers etc was very huge, particularly on the third day. The participation of young workers was also remarkable.

Another significant feature is the participation of several state level trade unions. Some of them are part of the state level joint trade union platforms in states like Kerala, Telangana etc. In addition around 3000 transport workers, owners cum drivers of trucks etc from different states, who are not affiliated to any central trade union, participated at the initiative of the All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation.

The workers displayed extraordinary resolve to participate in the ‘mahapadav’ overcoming many difficulties. The air pollution in Delhi received wide coverage in the media all over the country. Delhi’s description as a ‘toxic gas chamber’ with a situation of ‘public health emergency’ created scare, particularly among those coming from the southern states. The banning of demonstrations and mobilisations at Jantar Mantar by the National Green Tribunal also raised questions on whether the ‘mahapadav’ will be allowed at all.

Many trains were running inordinately late and several were cancelled. Thousands of workers, including women workers from remote villages who travelled all the way to the nearest railway station had to go back after finding that the train they were to travel was cancelled. Thousands refused to go back despite knowing that their train was late. They just wanted to participate in the ‘mahapadav’ even for a little while. On each of the three days thousands arrived at the venue just as the dharna was about to conclude or after it was adjourned for the day. Around thousand women workers reached Delhi in the night of 11th November!

Attempts were made to create confusion among the workers. The BMS which has deserted the joint trade union movement on the eve of the country wide general strike on 2nd September 2015, the first one after the BJP led Modi government came to power certifying that the government was positive to the demands of the workers, gave a call for a rally in the national capital on 17th November. Rumours were floated that the ‘mahapadav’ has been cancelled. The government, which has been totally ignoring the 12 point charter of demands of the trade unions during the last over two years, called a meeting on 3rd November 2017 sending a notice of less than 48 hours. It did not invite the INTUC, one of the major trade unions and a constituent of the joint movement. When the trade unions protested and refused to attend the meeting unless INTUC was also invited, the government called another meeting but on the same day when three other central trade unions were called to depose before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour in Mumbai. After the trade unions again protested against the casual attitude of the Ministry of Labour, ultimately theo meeting was fixed on the evening of 7th November. But the government had nothing to offer. The trade unions stuck to their programme. The workers brushed aside all these machinations to confuse, divide and disrupt their unity and participated in the ‘mahapadav’ in large numbers.

The discipline displayed by the workers, belonging to different organisations and different states, during the entire duration of the three days’ ‘mahapadav’ was exemplary. Majority of the workers sat throughout the day and showed eagerness to hear the speakers – not less than 30 of them, in three sessions, every day! They responded with enthusiasm whenever a call was given to intensify the struggle.

However all this was of no consequence to the corporate media. The corporate controlled mainstream print and electronic media chose to black out the ‘mahapadav’ and the demands of the workers, the backbone of our economy. All that they could capture was some poor street vendors ‘doing hectic business’ selling shoes and books and the long lines near the public toilets!

But the ‘mahapadav’ and the issues raised by it received wide publicity in the social media and some pro people television channels. Several teams active in the social media talked to the workers and union leaders and uploaded them in the websites.

The struggle and the demands of the workers also received huge support from various organisations within the country as well as from outside. The two major international organisations of the working class, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) sent messages of solidarity. In addition, national trade union organisations from different countries including Greece, Nepal etc expressed solidarity. The joint platform of over 100 kisan organisations and several women’s organisations came out in support of the ‘mahapadav’. 50 eminent personalities including writers, university professors, scientists, researchers, artists and social workers, signed a letter to the Prime Minister demanding that the issues raised by the joint movement of the workers be addressed immediately. There were many more such expressions of support to the struggle of the workers.

The three days ‘mahapadav’ makes one thing certain. Discontent against the policies being pursued by the government is growing among all sections of the working class – unorganised sector workers, organised sector workers, those in the public sector and in the private sector, the scheme workers, contract workers and all others. Even large sections of the middle class employees who have voted for BJP are becoming disillusioned with the government’s policies. It has shown that the workers are ready to fight. What is necessary is to make them aware that alternatives to the disastrous neoliberal policies exist; to make them aware that it is the working class which has to lead the struggle for such an alternative; and create confidence among them that they can do it through their organised strength and by uniting with other sections of toiling people like the peasants and agricultural workers.

 


 

COM. M.KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, CONFEDERATION ADDRESSING THE 14th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF SURVEY OF INDIA MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION HELD AT JAIPUR (RAJASTHAN).



Monday, November 13, 2017

FIXATION OF PAY ON PROMOTION TO A POST CARRYING HIGHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES BUT CARRYING THE SAME GRADE PAY

HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE RULES (HBA) - 2017: MINISTRY OF HOUSING & URBAN AFFAIRS


RBI CIRCULAR: BANKING FACILITY FOR SENIOR CITIZEN AND DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS




Sunday, November 12, 2017

MAHA DHARNA -- LAST DAY
 A SECTION OF PARTICIPANTS  


Friday, November 10, 2017

Lakhs of workers storm Delhi



           
               The thousands of workers who stormed the national capital and assembled at Parliament Street in the national capital Delhi, to participate in the first day of the three days ‘mahapadav’ on 9th November 2017 enthusiastically endorsed the call of the speakers to intensify the struggle against the anti worker, anti people and anti national policies of the BJP led government and prepare for a countrywide indefinite general strike if the government fails to concede their demands.

            Workers from all over the country representing many sector - public and private, permanent employees and contract, casual workers, state and central government employees, banks, insurance, telecom, railways, defence, and the various schemes of the government of India participated in the ‘mahapadav’ on the first day.

            Ashok Singh (INTUC), Gurudas Dasgupta (AITUC), HS Sidhu (HMS), Tapan Sen (CITU), Satyawan (AIUTUC), G Devarajan (TUCC), Manali (SEWA), Rajiv Dimri (AICCTU), M Shanmugam (LPF) and Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) addressed the gathering in the first session presided over by Sanjay Singh (INTUC), Ramendra Kumar (AITUC), Raja Sridhar (HMS), Hemalata (CITU), RK Sharma (AIUTUC), Naren Chatterjee (TUCC), Sonia (SEWA), Santosh Rai (AICCTU), Subbaraman (LPF) and Shatrujit Singh (UTUC).

            Leaders of the federations spoke in the second part of the first session. It was most significant that the leaders of the two major national federations of the railway employees - Shiv Gopal Mishra, general secretary of All India Railwaysmen’s Federation and Raghavaiagh, general secretary of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen - have announced that they would join the indefinite strike whenever the joint trade union platform gave the call. Leaders of several other all Industrial federations including Venkatachalam, general secretary of All India Bank Employees’ Association, Subhash Lamba, additional general secretary of All India State Government Employees’ Association and secretary of Electricity Employees’ Federation of India, KK Divakaran, general secretary of All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, C Sreekumar, general secretary of All India Defence Employees’ Federation, Jagdeesh Sreemali, VS Dahiya, GR Shiv Shankar, Ravi Sen, Peelimuthu, Kalyan Sengupta, also joined them in endorsing the call addressed the huge gathering and announced they would join the indefinite country wide general strike whenever the joint trade union platform took the decision. Thampan Thomas (HMS), Vijay Pal Singh (AIUTUC), Anil Sharma (TUCC), Sonia (SEWA), Mahendra Parida (AICCTU), Natarajan (LPF) and Thomas Joseph (UTUC) also addressed

            H Mahadevan (AITUC), Raghunath Singh (CITU) Shyamlal (AICCTU), Bashir Abud (LPF) replaced their colleagues in the presidium in the second part of the first session. The second session was presided over by Gurnam Singh (INTUC), C Singh (AITUC), SN Pathak (HMS), Anadi Sahu (CITU), Shiv Shankar (UTUC), Lataben (SEWA), Shyamal Prasad (AICCTU), Basheer Ahmed (LPF) and PG Prasanna Kumar (UTUC)



IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION - FIXATION OF PENSION OF MEDICAL OFFICERS RETIRED DURING 1.1.2016 TO 30.6.2017

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IDENTIFICATION OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS UNDER THE PENSIONERS' PORTAL
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SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR TREATMENT AT PRIVATE HOSPITALS EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS/CS(MA) RULES, 1944


REVISION OF CEILING RATES FOR KNEE AND HIP IMPLANTS UNDER CGHS AND CS(MA) RULES


REVISED THE HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE (HBA) RULES FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCORPORATING THE ACCEPTED RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 7TH PAY COMMISSION

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

09-November-2017 18:33 IST


House Building Advance 2017 

The Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.  Following are the salient features of the new rules:-

1.         The total amount of advance that a central government employee can borrow from government has been revised upwards.  The employee can up to borrow 34 months of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 25 lakhs (Rs. Twenty Five Lakhs only), or cost of the house/flat, or the amount according to repaying capacity, whichever is the least for new construction/purchase of new house/flat.  Earlier this limit was only Rs.7.50 lakhs.
2.         Similarly, the HBA amount for expansion of the house has been revised to a maximum of Rs.10 lakhs or 34 months of basic pay or cost of the expansion of the house or amount according to repaying capacity, whichever is least. This amount was earlier Rs.1.80 lakhs. 
3.      The cost ceiling limit of the house which an employee can construct/ purchase has been revised to Rs.1.00 crore with a proviso of upward revision of 25% in deserving cases. The earlier cost ceiling limit was Rs.30 lakhs.
4.      Both spouses, if they are central government employees, are now eligible to take HBA either jointly, or separately.  Earlier only one spouse was eligible for House Building Advance.
5.      There is a provision for individuals migrating from home loans taken from Financial Institutions/ Banks to HBA, if they so desire.
6.      The provision for availing ‘second charge’ on the house for taking loans to fund balance amount from Banks/ Financial Institutions has been simplified considerably. ‘No Objection Certificate’ will be issued along with sanction order of HBA, on employee’s declaration.
7.      Henceforth, the rate of Interest on Housing Building Advance shall be at only one rate of 8.50% at simple interest (in place of the earlier four slabs of  bearing interest rates ranging from 6% to 9.50% for different slabs of HBA which ranged from Rs.50,000/- to Rs.7,50,000/-) .
8.       This rate of interest shall be reviewed every three years.  All cases of subsequent tranches/ installments of HBA being taken by the employee in different financial years shall be governed by the applicable rate of interest in the year in which the HBA was sanctioned, in the event of change in the rate of interest.  HBA is admissible to an employee only once in a life time.
9.      The clause of adding a higher rate of interest at 2.5% (two point five percent) above the prescribed rate during sanction of House Building Advance stands withdrawn. Earlier the employee was sanctioned an advance at an interest rate of 2.5%  above the scheduled rates with the stipulation that if conditions attached to the sanction including those relating to the recovery of amount are fulfilled completely,  to the satisfaction of the competent authority, a rebate of interest to the extent of 2.5% was allowed.
10.  The methodology of recovery of HBA shall continue as per the existing pattern recovery of principal first in the first fifteen years in 180 monthly instalments and interest thereafter in next five years in 60 monthly instalments.
11.   The house/flat constructed/purchased with the help of House Building advance can be insured with the private insurance companies which are approved by Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA). 
12.       This attractive package is expected to incentivize the government employee to buy house/ flat by taking the revised HBA along with other bank loans, if required.  This will give a fillip to the Housing infrastructure sector.
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