Tuesday, July 23, 2019

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS :: IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO.3150 OF 2019
(Arising out of SLP (Civil) 7627 of 2019)
Diary No. 41829 of 2018

Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices …               .....             Appellant
Versus
Gursewak Singh & Ors. …             ...                         Respondents

WITH
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3151 OF 2019

(Arising out of SLP (Civil)No. 7628 of 2019)
Diary No. 41825 of 2018

Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices …                ......          Appellant
Versus
Smt. Swam Kanta …                  .....                    ......          Respondents


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Pensionary benefits under NPS on Voluntary Retirement -- PIB

The features and benefits under National Pension System (NPS) and the old pension scheme are independent. Under NPS, there is a provision for voluntary retirement/exit prior to the age of superannuation, without linking it with the minimum number of 20 years of service.

As per Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under the National Pension System) Regulations, 2015, and amendments there under, the provisions for voluntary retirement/exit and the benefits available/ allowed under NPS to employees of Central Government who voluntary retires are as follows:

“3(b) where the subscriber who, before attaining the age of superannuation prescribed by the service rules applicable to him or her, voluntarily retires or exits, then at least eighty per cent out of the accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber shall mandatorily be utilized for purchase of annuity and the balance of the accumulated pension wealth, after such utilization, shall be paid to the subscriber in lump sum or he shall have a choice to collect such remaining pension wealth in accordance with the other options specified by the Authority from time to time, in the interest of the subscribers”

Further, as informed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, the benefit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity has been extended to Government employees covered under NPS on the same terms and conditions as are applicable under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

Recently, vide Gazette Notification dated 31.01.2019, the mandatory contribution by the Central Government for its employees covered under NPS Tier-I has been enhanced from the existing 10% of basic pay +DA to 14% of basic pay + DA. The employees’ contribution rate would remain at the existing 10% of basic pay + DA. There is no proposal to increase the contribution to 20 per cent from 14 per cent under NPS.

This was stated by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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DSM/RM/PD

(Release ID :192138)

IT Returns : 'Due date' extended from 31-07-2019 to 31-08-2019

Extension of date for filing of Income Tax Returns 
The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.
--PIB             
(Release ID :192157)


Submission of Life Certificate by Pensioners


Clarification regarding grant of Dual Family Pension i.e., Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) from Military Side as well as Special Family Pension (SFP) / Liberalized Family Pension (LFP) for reemployed Military service ..........



Friday, July 19, 2019

CGHS WELLNESS CENTRES :: Lok Sabha Q & A (19-07-19)




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Simplification of the Procedure in CGHS -- PIB

CGHS Wellness Centres provide primary health care facilities and, if required, refer the beneficiaries to the Specialists at Government Hospitals/ Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS. In emergency conditions, no endorsement for any treatment/ investigation is required from CGHS Wellness Centre. However, in non-emergency conditions or unlisted treatment/ tests, endorsement from concerned CGHS Wellness Centre is required.

With a view to facilitate ease of availing consultations from Specialists at empanelled hospitals, Government has permitted elderly CGHS beneficiaries aged 75 years and above to seek consultations from Specialists without any referral and undergo treatment/ investigations without endorsement.  Permission is required only for unlisted treatment procedure/ tests in non-emergency conditions.

The guidelines for referral issued vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 have been modified vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 10th December, 2018 and the following modifications have been made in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees:-
  1. The referral shall be valid for consultations upto 3 times in the same hospital within 30 days.
  2. CGHS beneficiaries have been permitted to consult upto 3 Specialists, if required during a single visit.
  3. Investigations advised by Specialist of Private Empanelled Hospitals may be undertaken if they are required in emergency as certified by Specialist without endorsement by CGHS.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, here today.

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SK/LK

(Release ID :191937)

Protest against Rail Privatization at Rail Bhawan ... video

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