REVISION OF INTEREST RATES FOR SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES W.E.F. 01.01.2023
Thursday, December 29, 2022
EXTENSION OF DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ACCEPTANCE LETTER FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REVISED MOA BY ALREADY EMPANELLED HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS AND THE VALIDITY OF EMPANELMENT TILL 28TH FEBRUARY 2023 OR TILL FINALIZATION OF NEW RATES WHICHEVER IS EARLIER
EXTENSION OF THE LTC BLOCK YEAR 2018-21 (EXTENDED) FOR A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS - REG. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
Monday, December 26, 2022
CGHS, known for providing comprehensive health care services to its beneficiaries, is conducting a series of short webinars of 60-90 minute duration with active participation of its beneficiaries to provide information on common health related issues. These webinars are being scheduled at 4.00 pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. A 30-40 minutes presentation by a CGHS Doctor will be followed by 30 minutes of answering of relevant questions from the beneficiaries
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Sunday, December 18, 2022
FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR RETIRED CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BY GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1086
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.12.2022)
FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR RETIRED EMPLOYEES
1086 # DR. RADHA MOHAN DAS AGRAWAL:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) the amount which is paid as Fixed Medical Allowance to the retired Central Government employees by Government;
(b) the year in which the said amount was decided and whether it has ever been increased; and
(c) whether Government would consider increasing this amount?
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 (c): It is submitted that Central Government Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees and who are not availing OPD facilities under that scheme, are entitled to receive a monthly Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.1000/- per month for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. The amount of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA), which was fixed at Rs. 100/- per month in the year 1997 has been revised from time to time. In 2008, FMA was revised to Rs. 300/- per month and in 2014, it was again increased to Rs. 500/- per month. Lastly, the amount of FMA from Rs. 500/- per month was increased to Rs.1000/- per month with effect from 01.07.2017.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
CASHLESS FACILITIES TO CGHS BENEFICIARIES AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CGHS BENEFICIARIES IN THE COUNTRY
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 590
TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH DECEMBER, 2022
CASHLESS FACILITIES TO CGHS BENEFICIARIES
590. DR. MANOJ RAJORIA: SHRIMATI RANJEETA KOLI: SHRIMATI SAJDA AHMED: SHRI BALAK NATH:
SHRI RAJENDRA DHEDYA GAVIT:
(a) the details of the total number of CGHS beneficiaries in the country, State/UT-wise including Rajasthan;
(b) the details of the beneficiaries in Sikar and Alwar in Rajasthan, district-wise;
(c) whether the Government is aware that several CGHS empanelled hospitals across the country including Rajasthan have stopped providing cashless facilities to CGHS beneficiaries due to pending dues of the Government;
(d) the list of hospitals whose payment has been put on hold/stopped during 2021-2022; and
(e) ) if so, the details thereof along with the measures taken in this regard?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (DR. BHARATI PRAVIN PAWAR)
(a) to (e): State/UT-wise details of the total number of CGHS beneficiaries in the country, including Rajasthan are at Annexure. There is no separate database pertaining to the districts of Sikar and Alwar. There has been a time lag on account of established procedures for processing the claims. However, the procedures are streamlined now.
State / Union Territory
Jammu & Kashmir
STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE OLD PENSION SCHEME - NJCM LETTER
SENIOR CITIZEN CONCESSION TO RAILWAY PASSENGERS – RECOMMENDATIONS OF STANDING COMMITTEE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 230
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.12.2022
SENIOR CITIZEN CONCESSION
230. SHRI KANUMURU RAGHU RAMA KRISHNA RAJU:
SHRI S. VENKATESAN:
SHRI RAJMOHAN UNNITHAN:
SHRI PALLAB LOCHAN DAS:
(b) if so, the reasons for non-resumption of senior citizen concessions for Railways despite the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic;
(c) whether it is true that the age limit of the senior citizens has increased from 60 years to 70 years and the reservation process is restricted to second sleeper class only, if so, the reasons therefor;
(d) the Government’s assessment of how discontinued concessions is likely to affect the number of senior citizens travelling;
(e) whether the Government is aware of how this decision is likely to impact the savings of senior citizens and the if so, the details thereof;
(f) whether private Airlines are also extending senior citizen concession to air passengers;
(g) if so, whether the Railways will accept the recommendations of the Standing Committee and restore passenger concession to senior citizens to increase passenger earnings in view of 63 lakh senior citizens who avoided journey without such concessions;
(h) whether the Government is also planning to resume concession fare Railway tickets for students and sportspersons as well and if so, the details thereof; and
(i) whether the concession is to be restored to reserved and unreserved second class passengers also and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW)
(a): Standing Committee on Railways has advised to review and consider concession to senior citizens at least in sleeper class and 3AC.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
COMRADE KKN KUTTY SECRETARY GENERAL
NCCPA AMAR RAHE!
Comrade KKN Kutty the Secretary General NCCPA and the Vice President Confederation of CG Employees & Workers has breathed his last today morning (08.12.2022) at Kozhicode after a prolonged treatment in different hospitals including a super specialty Hospital.
After information about some hope of revival in ICU, ultimately doctors confirmed Hus passing away.
The CG Employees Movement and the Pensioners Movement has suffered an irreparable loss and the vaccum caused by the sudden demise of Comrade KKN Kutty will remain so for many years to come.
He was a spectacular orator and his speeches were always very much impressive and all the spectators were spell bound whenever he speaks in the assembly of employees or pensioners.
He was the former Secretary General of Income Tax Employees
Federation - Former President of Confederation - He was earlier the Secretary General of Confederation - recently he was the sitting Vice President of Confederation - he was a Member of the Standing Committee of JCM National Council - He was the Secretary General of NCCPA - and he was also the Member of the Finance Control Commission of Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees)!
A versatile personality and he used to guide the movement in turbulent waters. His parting away is a great loss.
No words will be sufficient to express our grief.
RED SALUTES TO COMRADE KKN KUTTY!
COMRADE KKN KUTTY AMAR RAHE!
KR S/G AIPRPA & Ex. S/G NFPE
JOINT NATIONAL CONVENTION OF AISGEF AND CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS AT TALKOTARA STADIUM, NEW DELHI
Joint National convention of AISGEF and Confederation of central Government Employees & workers at Talkotara stadium, New Delhi paying homage to com. K. K. N. Kutty, passed away today morning at Calicut Meitra hospital.
Com. KKN Kutty leads the Central Government Employees movement for the last 40 years. He was Secretary General and President of Confederation, Secretary General of Income Tax Employees Federation and National Co-ordination Committee of Pensioners (NCCPA) for many years.
His demise is a great loss to the working class and CG employee’s movement.
We conveying our deep grief and condolences. Red salute to com. KKN Kutty.
Rajendran. P. V.
Ex. President NFPE