Thursday, August 16, 2018

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CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT PAY RESPECTFUL HOMAGE TO SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation

PM condoles demise of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee - PIB News


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“मैं नि:शब्द हूं, शून्य में हूं, लेकिन भावनाओं का ज्वार उमड़ रहा है। हम सभी के श्रद्धेय अटल जी हमारे बीच नहीं रहे। अपने जीवन का प्रत्येक पल उन्होंने राष्ट्र को समर्पित कर दिया था। उनका जाना, एक युग का अंत है।
लेकिन वो हमें कहकर गए हैं- “मौत की उमर क्या है? दो पल भी नहीं, ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला, आज कल की नहीं मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूं, लौटकर आऊँगा, कूच से क्यों डरूं?”

अटल जी आज हमारे बीच में नहीं रहे, लेकिन उनकी प्रेरणा, उनका मार्गदर्शन, हर भारतीय को, हर भाजपा कार्यकर्ता को हमेशा मिलता रहेगा। ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करे और उनके हर स्नेही को ये दुःख सहन करने की शक्ति दे। ओम शांति !

India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti.

It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century. His futuristic policies across various sectors touched the lives of each and every citizen of India.

Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to Karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit.

It was due to the perseverance and struggles of Atal Ji that the BJP was built brick by brick. He travelled across the length and breadth of India to spread the BJP's message, which led to the BJP becoming a strong force in our national polity and in several states”, the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets.

Earlier All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi issued a Press Release informing that the Former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at 05:05pm.

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AKT/KP

KERALA FLOOD HAVOC -- DONATE GENEROUSLY TO CHIEF MINISTER'S RELIEF FUND

Dear Friends and Comrades ,

As you are aware, the people of Kerala is in the grip of unprecedented flood havoc. Please see below published APPEAL of Com. Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala which explains the seriousness of the situation. All affiliated organisations and COCs and also all well-wishers are requested to donate maximum amount to the Chief Minister's Relief fund in the address and Bank account shown in the below appeal,  UNDER INTIMATION TO CONFEDERATION CHQ .

M. Krishnan,
Secretary General, 
Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125.
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Happy Independence Day

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Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of NE Region, A & N Islands, Lakshadweep Islands & Lakah.


CHANGE OF DATE OF HOLIDAY ON ACCOUNT OF ID-UL-ZUHA (BAKRID) DURING 2018 FOR ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI









CGHS – REVISION OF CEILING RATES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF CARDIAC PACEMAKER, AICD, COMBO-DEVICE, ROTABLATOR & AORTIC STENT GRAFT
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate Genera! of CGHS
Office of the Director, CGHS

NoS-11011/29/2018-CGHS(HEC)/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 6th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

With reference to the above subject attention is drawn to the OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./­CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 vide which ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS (MA) Rules were prescribed and to state that the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is decided to revise the ceiling rates as per the details given under:

SI. NO.
CARDIAC DEVICE
CEILING RATE
1
Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker without Rate Response
Rs. 34,840/- + GST
2
Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker with Rate Response
Rs. 44.928/-+ GST
3
Dual Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker
Rs.83,200/-+ GST
4
Bi-Ventricular Cardiac Pacemaker
Rs.1,95,000/-+ GST
5
Implantable         Cardioverter         Defibrillator    (Single                      Chamber)(ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)
Rs.1,75.786/-+ GST
6
Implantable         Cardioverter         Defibrillator     (Dual                            Chamber)(ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)
Rs. 3,75,000/-+ GST
7
Combo Device (CRT-D)
Rs. 4,90,000/-+ GST
8
Aortic     Stent     Graft     (expandable,       bifurcated and including delivery system)
Rs. 4,40,960/- + GST
9
Rotablator with Advancer
Rs.49,920/-+ GST
10
Rotablator Burr
Rs.23,920/-+ GST

  1. Other terms and conditions prescribed under OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./-CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 shall remain unchanged.
  2. These rates shall remain valid till the rates for the above devices are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  3. issued with the concurrence of SS&FA, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD — 1295 dated 25.07.2018.
Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS

INCOME TAX EXEMPTION ON NPS MATURITY VALUE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3975
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH AUGUST, 2018
19, SHRAVANA, 1940 (SAKA
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TAX RELAXATION ON NPS MATURITY VALUE
3975. SHRI KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government is contemplating to give tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Securities and Exchange Board of India has also recommended to this tax relaxation in the recently held Financial Stability and Development Council meeting and if so, the details thereof; and
 (c) the stand of the Government in this regard?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a) No Madam. Currently, Government is not contemplating to give any tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme(NPS) like Public Provident Fund. In this context, it may be noted that under the existing provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961 the following payments from the National Pension System Trust are exempt:
(i) up to 40% of the total amount payable to an assessee on closure of his account or on his
opting out of a Pension Scheme; and
(ii) partial withdrawal by an employee from NPS up to 25% of own contribution.
(b) No.
(c) Does not arise.
Source : LokSabha



Monday, August 13, 2018

Chalo Delhi :: 5th September 2018


Change in system of Referral - No Referral to be in the name of any private empanelled medical facility




Com.Somnath Chatterjee was the Chairman of the Parliamentray Standing Committee for Communications Ministry when the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Act was moved in Parliament by Govt for giving license to courier services for collection, processing, booking, transmission and delivery of articles including letter mail articles.

Chairman gave opportunity  to our Federation leaders to tender evidences before the Standing Committee. After hearing all the stake holders, he gave a report in which it was categorically stated that licence for collection, processing, booking, transmission and delivery of "letter mail articles" should not be given to couriers.

Because of the objection of the Standing Committee, Govt allowed the Bill to lapse.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation

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Increase of Fitment Factor under 7th CPC :: RS - Q & A (07-08-2018)


Challo Delhi on 5th September 2018


Com.Somnath Chatterjee passed away ..


Com.Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, CPI(M) Leader, great Statesman and veteran politician passed away at the age of 89, today. He was an unparalleled protector of democratic rights of people of India and working class community. His demise is a monumental loss to the country, especially working class.

Confederation National Secretariat conveys its deepest condolences.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation

Saturday, August 11, 2018

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RECENT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS.


Significance of Supreme Court judgement is that Govt can not deny regularization stating that the Umadevi’s case Supreme Court has put a cut off period as 2006.

Whenever any case is filed by Casual labourers engaged after 2006 in CAT, the Govt is giving counter by quoting the 2006 judgment of Supreme Court in Umadevi’s case. CAT or High Court also reject their claim stating that after 2006 no regularization can be considered as per 2006 Supreme Court judgement in Umadevi’s case. Even in JCM (NC) Standing Committee Govt has repeated this stand. Now Supreme Court has clearly stated that  2006 judgement doesn’t mean that Govt is bound to regularise ONLY those irregularly appointed casual labourers up to 2006 only provided they complete 10 years service up to 2006 and can go on engaging casual labourers after 2006 as the question of regularization is not applicable to them and thus continue exploitation of them without regularization.
 
Court ruled that those appointed after 2006 should also be considered for regularization. Even if the appointment is made after 2006, those casual labourers can now approach the CAT for regularization quoting this judgement. This is the importance of this judgement.

Of course, this particular judgement will be implemented for Jhakhand State Govt casual laboureres only. But the above mentioned important observations and ruling of Supreme Court clarifying the 2006 Constitution Bench judgement  of the same Court are beneficial to all casual labourers.

Similarly, the stand taken by the Govt that all appointments (engagements) of casual labourers made after 01-09-1993 are irregular and hence not eligible for regularization, will not also stand in the Court of Law after this judgement. In Umadevi’s case also Supreme Court has clearly ruled that those irregularly appointed casual labourers (even if appointed after 01-09-1993)are eligible for regularization, if they have completed 10 years of service.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation





7TH CPC DEARNESS ALLOWANCE [LOKSABHA QA]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3948
ANSWERED ON: 10.08.2018
 DA under 7th CPC
RAMESH BAIS
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Dearness Relief of 119 per cent as effective from 1st July, 2015 was the last one taken into consideration by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) while recommending the formulae for revision of pension for civilian personnel including Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) who retired before 01.01.2016 and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the retirees were in receipt of six per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 till the implementation of the Pay Commission Report and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether at the time of implementation of 7th CPC Report, the six per cent has been denied and if so, the reasons therefor; and

(d) the remedial measures taken/being taken by the Government to remove their hardship and to restore the DA denied to them?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) to (c) : The pension of Central Government employees including personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), who retired prior to 1.1.2016, has been revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 based on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), as accepted by the Government, taking into account Dearness Relief @ 125%.
(d): Does not arise.
ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT IN PLACE OF EMPLOYEES ON CHILD CARE LEAVE- LOK SABHA Q & A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3587
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.08.2018)

ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT IN PLACE OF EMPLOYEES ON CHILD CARE LEAVE

3587. SHRI P. NAGARAJAN:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Union Government is aware of the fact that the office work is being totally disrupted due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid maternity leave and child care leave;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government has calculated days and assessed working during maternity/child care leave for making provisions of staff to overcome the shortage or cope up with the work in the absence of women employees who are on maternity and child care leave;

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefore?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (e) : Disruption in the office work due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave has not come to the notice of the Government. Ministries/Departments are authorized to make suitable leave arrangements to cope up the loss of work hours when an employee proceeds on any kind of leave including Maternity and Child Care Leave. There is also provision for creation of leave reserve posts to cover the leave vacancies. No centralized data is maintained in this regard. Source: Lok Sabha