Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 7 th Central Pay Commission's visit to Kolkata / Andaman & Nicobar Islands has been rescheduled. As per the revised schedule, the Commission will visit Kolkata from 11th - 14th January, 2015.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Clarification regarding issue of medicines under CGHS

No. 2-2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108
Dated: the 23rd December, 2014
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that the situation arising out of issue of Office Memorandum No 2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P) dated the 25th August ,2014 has been engaging the attention of Government for quite some time. Various representations about the difficulties being encountered have been received from different stakeholders i.e., beneficiaries and doctors, necessitating a review of the matter. It was accordingly considered by a Committee under the Chairmanship of AS&DG,CGHS. After careful review and keeping the recommendations of the Committee in mind, the following guidelines are issued to streamline the functioning of the Wellness Centres:
i. The medicines are to be issued as per the CGHS Formulary and guidelines issued by this Ministry in this behalf.
ii. In case the prescribed medicines are not available in CGHS formulary, but are essential for the treatment of the patient, they can be issued / indented by the doctors of the CGHS Wellness Centre on the basis of a valid prescription of the authorized specialist subject to the condition that such medicines are neither dietary supplements/ food items nor banned drugs. Instructions on this issue i.e., non-admissibility of food items etc. issued vide O.M .No. 39-3/2003-04/CGHS/MSD/RS dated 23rd July 2009 and 3rd August 2009 must be followed.
iii. In case of anti-cancer drugs and other life-saving drugs that are not approved by the DCG1 for use in India, each case should be considered by the Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Special DG(DGHS).
iv. The technical Standing Committee constituted vide 2-2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P) dated 27.08.2014 of this Ministry will review addition or deletion of drugs in the CGHS Formulary/ list of Treatment procedures / investigations / listed implants. The Technical Committee will meet once in three months or as per need, whichever is earlier. In the meantime reimbursement for unlisted procedures / implants will be made at the rates approved by AIIMS/GB Pant Hospital / actuals, whichever is less.
2. The O.M. of even number dated 25.08.2014 is superseded to the above extent while O.M. of even number dated 1.10.2014 is withdrawn.
(Bindu Tiwari)
Director, CGHS(P)
(Tel 2306 1831)

Change in date of birth/age of family pensioners for payment of additional pension

No. 1(11)/2009-D (Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi 110011
Dated : 23rd December 2014
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject : Change in date of birth/age of family pensioners for payment of additional pension.
In accordance with the instructions issued vide GOI, MOD letter no. 17(4)/2008(1)-D (Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 and GOI, MOD letter No. 1(11)/2009-D (Pen/Policy) dated 18th Aug 2009, additional pension/ family pension is allowed on the basis of the date of birth/age recorded in the Pension Payment Order/Discharge Certificate or other office records. Only in cases where the details regarding date of birth/age are not available in the PPO/Discharge Certificate or Office records, additional pension/family pension to old pensioners/family pensioners has been allowed on the basis of following documents 
a) PAN Card
b) Matriculation Certificate (containing information regarding date of birth)
c) Passport
d) ECHS Card
e) Driving License (if it contains date of birth)
f) Election ID Card
2. Some representations have been received in the MOD regarding the hardship being caused to old family pensioners in getting the additional pension on account of incorrect recording of the date of birth/age in the PPO. They have been requesting for allowing the change of date of birth in the PPO on the basis of the documents prescribed in Para 1 above. The matter has been examined in the Ministry and (after issue of Deptt. Of P & PW OM No. 1/23/2012 P&PW (E) dated 13.09.2012) following decisions have been taken :-
(i) Since the date of birth/age of the armed forces personnel is recorded in the PPO on the basis of service records and the date of discharge/retirement/superannuation etc is determined on the basis of this date of birth/age there would be no question of allowing change in the date of birth/age of the retired/deceased pensioner in the PPO. The matter has been examined further. Considering the difficulty in producing any of the above mentioned documents as proof of age by the old pensioners. It has now been decided that the Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI may also be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of 80 years of age or above.
(ii) The request for change of date of birth/age of the family pensioner (Parents and Spouse) in the PPO may be submitted by the armed forces pensioner/family pensioner, to the concerned Record Office in case of JCO/Ors and, service HQrs in case of Commissioned Officers along with at least one of the documents mentioned in Para I above/Aadhaar Card and declaration on a non-judicial stamp paper regarding the correct date of birth of the family pensioner. If the Head of the Department/Record Office is satisfied then the change in the date of birth of the family pensioner may be allowed provided a bona-fide mistake has been made in recording the date of birth in the PPO. As the entry in the PPO needs to be rectified, it would be carried out by PSA by issuing the Corr PPO on the advice of OIC Records/Head of Office.
(iii) No other document except as indicated in Para 1 above and Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI will be accepted for change in date of birth/age of the family pensioner in the PPO.
3. In order to avoid any possibility of recording an incorrect date of birth in the PPO, in future the Armed Forces Personnel would be required to submit one of the documents indicated / in Para 1 above or Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI as proof of date of birth of spouse or parents along with the details of family as indicated in service records of service officer / personnel. In the case of children, certificate of birth from the Municipal authorities or from the local Panchayat or from the head of a recognized school if he/she is studying in such a school or from a Board of Education may be accepted as proof of age.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No. 31(7)/09/FIN/PEN dated 21/11/2014.
Yours faithfully,
(Prem Prakash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Alteration of date of birth of Government Employees – Instructions issued by DOPT

F.No.19017/1/2014-Estt (A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated : 16th December, 2014

Subject : Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.
Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.

2.  As per Note 6 below the aforesaid Rule, the date of on which a Government servant attains the age of fifty-eight years or sixty years, as the case may be, shall be determined with reference to the date of birth declared by the Government servant at the time of appointment and accepted by the Appropriate Authority on production, as far as possible, of confirmatory documentary evidence such as High School or Higher Secondary or Secondary School Certificate or extracts from Birth Register. The date of birth so declared by the Government servant and accepted by the Appropriate Authority shall not be subject to any alteration except as specified in this note. An alteration of date of birth of a Government servant can be made, with the sanction of a Ministry or Department of the Central Government, or the Comptroller and Auditor-General in regard to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, or an Administrator of a Union Territory under which the Government servant is serving, if —
(a) a request in this regard is made within five years of his entry into Government service;
(b) it is clearly established that a genuine bona fide mistake has occurred; and
(c) the date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University of Union Public Service Commission examination in which he had appeared, or for entry into Government service on the date on which he first appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered Government service.

3. The Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No.502 of 1993 — Union of India Vs. Harnam Singh — Judgement dated 9th February, 1993 had observed that :
“Inordinate and unexplained delay or laches on the part of the respondent to seek the necessary correction would in any case have justified the refusal of relief to him. His inaction for all this period of about thirty five years from the date of joining service, therefore precludes him from showing that the entry of his date of birth in service record was not correct”.
The observations of the Apex Court was also circulated to all Ministries and Departments of the Government of India vide OM No.19017/2/92-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-1993.

4. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for changes of date of birth.

5. Hindi version follows.
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Second Amendment Rules, 2014




Circular of BCPC Secretary General Comrade S.K.Vyas is reproduced below for information of all.

Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation

13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001


S.C.Maheswari                                                                                                      S.K.Vyas

      Chairman                                                                                                Secretary General

09868862322                                                                                                     09868244035

Circular No. BCPC 6/2014                                                                     Dated December 2014.


All Members of Governing Council of BCPC
Affiliates of BCPC & NCCPA &
Other CG Pensioners Organisations (Federations & All India Associations)

Dear Comrades,
Wish you Happy New Year 2015.

BCPC is organising a National Convention of Pensioners Organisations to be held on 15th February 2015 at Nagpur to finalize a Charter of Demands and decide a Programme of Action for realization of these demands.

The Convention has been called following the National Convention of Central Government Employees Organizations participating in the JCM held on 11.12.2014 which has finalized the following charter of Demands (some of which have been raised by C.G. Pensioners Organizations as well) and have decided to go ahead with agitational programme of action culminating in an indefinite strike, if the Government does not settle these demands.

Declaration adopted by the said National Convention is reproduced in NCCPA website ( and may be down loaded. However, the Charter of Demands & Programme of Action adopted by the said National Convention are reproduced below:-
Charter of demands.
1.      Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.12014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame
of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.
2.      No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services;
3.      No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.
4.      Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
5.      No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the Publication, Form Store and Stationery department and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;
6.      Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
7.      Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8.      No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9.      Remove the Bonus ceiling;
10.     Ensure five promotions in the service career.


1.      Organize State/District/Divisional level Joint convention to popularize the declaration before and 4 February, 2015.

2.      To organize massive dharna/rally at all State Capital/major Defence centers jointly by all the participating Unions in March, 2015.

3.      To organize campaign fortnight throughout the country in the first two weeks of April, 2015.

4.      To organize Rally before the Parliament house in the month of April when the house will be in budget session to declare the date for the commencement of the indefinite strike action and the programme and
date of serving strike notice.

You are requested to take organizational decision to join this convention to be held at Nagpur on 15th February 2015.

Please inform me about the decision taken by your Organization as also the list of delegates who would be attending this convention, latest by 
15th January 2015.

You would soon be informed about venue etc by Shri D.V.Dhaktod, Secretary, Postal A/c & Audit Pensioners Assn., 63, Dharampeth Society, Layout 3, Deendayal Nagar, Nagpur – 440022

Expecting a prompt response from you

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

Secretary General

Friday, December 26, 2014

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Central Head Quarters, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110 001.
Trade  Union  Workshop 2015
5th, 6th January 2015 - Bangalore
Programme Schedule
10.00 am to 11.30 am                                              Inauguration & Class I
International-National situation &                    :     Com.A.K.Padmanabhan,
Task of the Trade Unions                                       National President, CITU
11.30 to 11.45 - Tea Break
11.45 am to 1.15 pm                                                Class II (Interactive Session)
Subject: 7th CPC Memorandum &                    :     Com.S.K.Vyas, Advisor
Related issues - Interation of Delegates         :     Com.K.K.N.Kutty, President &
with CHQ Leaders.                                             :     Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General
                                                                                   will attend the session.
1.15pm to 2.00 pm -Lunch Break
2.00 pm to04.00 pm                                                 Class III
Media and Politics                                              :     Com. P.Rajeev, MP, Rajyasabha.
04.00 pm to 04.30 pm - Tea Break
04.30 pm to 07.00 pm                                              Class IV (Interactive Session Continues)
Central Govt. Employees Charter of               :     National Leaders of Confederations will
Demands -  Future Course of Action -                  attend the session.
Role of Confederation.
9.00 am to 11.00 am                                                Class V
Two decades of Globalisation and its impact      :                                             Dr.Venkitesh Athreya (Economist)
on working class.
11.00 am to 11.15 AM - Tea Break.
11.15 am to 01.00 pm                                              Class VI
Human Rights and Working Class                   :     Prof.G.Haragopal (ICSSR, National Fellow,
                                                                                   Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Visiting                                                                                                        Professor, National School of Law, Bangalore.
01.00 pm to 02.00 pm - Lunch Break
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm                                              Class VII (Interactive session continues)
Subject: How to further improve the                    
functioning of Confederation                           :     National leaders of Confederation will attend
                                                                                   the session.
04.00 pm to 05.00 pm
Camp Review and conclusion.
- 05.00 pm - END –

Venue of the Camp                                         :     Income Tax Office, Bangalore.
                                                                                   “Cauvery Hall, 4th Floor of Income Tax Office located on Queens Road, which is opposite to GPO building and near to Vidhan Soudha (State Assembly Hall).
Registration                                                      :     0800 AM to 09.30 AM
Attendance of all delegates in the camp from 05-01-2015, 10 AM to 06-01-2015, 05.00PM is compulsory.  No exemption will mbe granted to any delegate. Late coming and early leaving not permitted.

K.K.N.Kutty,                                                                                      M. Krishnan,
President.                                                                                          Secretary General.

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Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants (Click the link below for details)

Friday, December 12, 2014



1.All CHQ Office Bearers of Confederation 
2. All State Secretaries of C-O-Cs


          It is  hereby notified that a meeting of the available Secretariat members and State Secretaries of the C-O-Cs of Confederation of Central Government Employees& Workers will be held at 6 PM on 05.01.2015 at Bangalore.

Venue:    All India Camp Auditorium( Income Tax hall)

All available CHQ Office Bearers and State Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to attend the meeting


1. Implementation of the decisions of the National Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in JCM and related issues.
2. Any other items with permission of the Chair.

Yours fraternally

Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers



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As per the decision of the JCM National Council Staff Side, a massive National convention of all Central Government Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation was held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, New Delhi on 11.12.2014. About 800 delegates from various parts of the country participated. Convention was presided by Com. Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF) Shri Guman Singh (NFIR) Com. S. N. Pathak (AIDEF) Shri Ashik Singh (INDWF) Com. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), Com. GiriraJ Singh (NFPE) and Shri Devendera Kumar (FNPO). Com. M. Raghavaiah, Leader, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, NFIR delivered his opening address. Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, AIRF presented the draft declaration and also addressed the delegates. In addition to the leaders mentioned above Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor, Confederation) Com. C. Sree Kumar (Secretary General , AIDEF) Shri. R. Srinivasan (Secretary General, INDWF) Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation), Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) also addressed the convention. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, president, Confederation summed up the deliberations. The declaration presented was adopted unanimously with certain modifications. The charter of demands and programme of action was also approved by the convention unanimously. The declaration and the press release are published separately – see website dated 11.12.2014.

Photos of the convention are published below.

Shiv Gopal Mishra GS AIRF presenting the Declaration of the National Convention

M.Raghavaiah GS NFIR

A view of Delegates

Galaxy of leaders on Dais

AIPRPA leaders in the Convention


Giriraj Singh

Devendra Kumar FNPO

Srikumar AIDEF GS

M.Krishnan SG Confederation

R.N.Parashar SG NFPE

K.K.N.Kutty President Confederation