Monday, April 29, 2019

MAY DAY (International Workers Day) Greetings

Happy May Day

“International Workers Day 2019″

Hands To Hands, We Join 
We Raise our Voices, For our Rights, 
To want we give in our work,

We have the right to make our own choices.

Secretary General

Hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above of Maharashtra Pensioners from 1.1.2019

The State Government of Maharashtra has decided to hike in Pensioner’s Pay for Pensioners above 80 Years with minimum of 10%.

In view of the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission, Under the Chairmanship of Shri K. P. Bakshi, Additional Secretary (Home) Maharashtra, the State Government had set up the “State Pay Revision Committee 2017” to hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above. This hike is decided by the Bakshi committee. The said rates are standing revised from January 1, 2019 as below :
Details of Age
Hike in Pension (in %)
Age 80 to 85 yrs
Increase in basic pension 10%
Age of above 85 to 90 yrs
Increase in basic pension 15%
Age above 90 to 95 yrs
Increase In basic pension 20%
Age above 95 to 100 yrs
Increase in basic pension 25%
Age above 100 yrs
Increase in Basic pension 50%

The revised increased rate will be applicable from January 1, 2019. No difference of the revised increased rate will be payable for previous period to existing Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.

This decision is implacable to the Recognized and Aided Educational Institutions, Non Agriculture Universities and affiliated Non- Governmental Collages and Agricultural Universities etc.

Under Section of 248 of the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samitis Acts 1961, this decision will also be implemented to Zilla Parishads. The State Government Employees who opted for Lump sum Payment on absorption in a Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Bodies/ Local Bodies and are entitled to restoration in a 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as a revision of the restored amount in terms of Government Resolution, Finance Department No. COP-1099/306/SER-4 Dt. November 11, 1999 and also eligible for revised pension as per sixth Pay Commission



Friday, April 26, 2019

Online generation and recording of APAR on SPARROW of Gr.'A', 'B' and 'C' officers - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR online for the year 2018-19 ....

FAQ on Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA)

Who are covered by CS (MA) Rules?

They shall apply to all Government servants other than (i) these in railway service and (ii) those of non-Gazetted rank stationed in or passing through Calcutta, whose conditions of service are prescribed by Rules made or demand to be made by the Central Government, when they are on duty, leave or Foreign Service in India or which under suspension.

Who is an AMA?
Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA) is Medical Officer in the employee of Central Government or Private Medical Practitioner appointed/nominated by the Ministry/Department for providing medical attendance to its employees.
What is the Reimbursement in case of treatment taken under emergency at private hospital?
CS(MA) beneficiaries are being reimbursed as per the prevailing nonNABH CGHS as applicable to a CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates applicable to the nearest CGHS covered city in case of non-CGHS city, as the case may be, or the actuals, whichever is less, for treatment undertaken at private hospitals under emergent condition.
What are the hospitals in which CS(MA) beneficiary are entitle for treatment under normal conditions?
CS(MA) beneficiaries and their dependent family members can get treatment from any of the Central Government hospitals/States Government hospitals/private hospitals and diagnostic centers recognized under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules as per provisions.
Can a Central Government Employee gets reimbursement is treatment undertaken aboard?
Treatment abroad is considered under CS (MA) Rules, 1944, on receipt of application in the prescribed format through the employee’s Ministry/Department. However, approval depends on the opinion of the standing Committee constituted under these rules.


Scheme for promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees - Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India ....


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2019

New Delhi, the 29th January, 2019

G.S.R. 57(E).- Whereas a draft of certain rules further to amend the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules 1963, among other rules, were published as required by sub-section (1) of section 28 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (53 of 1961), in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment number G.S.R. 413(E), dated the 23rd April, 2018, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, within a period of three months, from the date on which copies of Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;
And whereas copies of the said Official Gazette were made available to the general public on the 23rd April, 2018; And whereas the objections and suggestions received on the said draft rules from the public have been considered by the Central Government;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 28 of the said Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963, namely:-

These rules may be called the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2019.
They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963, for rule 16, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: -

‘16. Annual return.- (1) The employer of every mine or circus shall, on or before the 1st day of February in each year, upload a unified annual return in Form X online on the web portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, giving information as to the particulars specified, in respect of the preceding year:

Provided that during inspection, the inspector may require the production of accounts, books, register and other documents maintained in electronic form or otherwise

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-rule, the expression “electronic form” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (r) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000).

(2) If the employer of a mine or circus to which the Act applies sells, abandons or discontinues the working of the mine or circus, then, he shall, within one month of the date of such sale or abandonment or four months of the date of such discontinuance, as the case may be, upload online, on the web portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, a further unified return in Form X referred to in sub-rule (1) in respect of the period between the end of the preceding year and the date of the sale, abandonment or discontinuance.’

No. Z-20025/23/2018-LRC]

Note: The Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963 was published in the Gazette of India vide notification number G.S.R.1642, dated the 5th October, 1963 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R.435(E) dated the 29th May, 2015.