Monday, January 31, 2022

 

PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING



 PRESS NEWS

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

MENTALLY RETARDED CHILD ENTITLED TO

FAMILY PENSION: DR JITENDRA SINGH

Posted On: 30 JAN 2022 7:57PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that mentally retarded child of a deceased Government employee/Pensioner is entitled to Family Pension and the spirit of this provision needs to be understood and respected.

Giving details, the Minister said, this reiteration in public was necessitated by the fact that it has come to the notice of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare that in some cases the Banks are not allowing Family Pension in respect of a mentally retarded child through the person nominated by the Pensioner or his/her spouse and they insist for a Guardianship Certificate issued by a Court of Law.

Dr Jitendra Singh emphasised that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government follows the Mantra of Good Governance for bringing “Ease of Living” to the common man. In that spirit, the provision for nomination for Family Pension is intended to avoid any hassle to the child suffering from a mental disability in obtaining Guardianship Certificate from the Court or in claiming Family Pension after the death of his/her parents. Therefore, he said, insisting for a Guardianship Certificate by a Bank in such cases defeats the very purpose of such nomination and also amounts to violation of the statutory provisions of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021.

The Department has, therefore, reiterated the provisions of the above rules. CMDs of all Pension Disbursing Banks have been advised to issue suitable instructions to their CPPCs/Pension Paying Branches for payment of Family Pension in respect of a mentally retarded child through the person nominated by the Government servant/Pensioner/ Family Pensioner in accordance with the statutory provisions of the Rules and not to insist for a Guardianship Certificate issued by Court of Law in such cases.

Pertinent to mention that in recent months, the Department of Pensions has introduced a number of path breaking reforms including relaxation in the provision of Family Pension for divorced daughters, introduction of Face Recognition Technology through mobile app for ease in submitting Life Certificate by elderly pensioners, Electronic Pension Pay Order, assistance from Postal Department to facilitate pension process etc. SNC / RR (Release ID: 1793706) 


Saturday, January 29, 2022

 STORAGE OF CGHS CARD ON DIGI LOCKER PLATFORM FOR ITS ACCESS AND USE FOR CGHS SERVICES

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 PRESS NEWS

 MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

DR. MANSUKH MANDAVIYA LAUNCHES REVAMPED CGHS WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP “MYCGHS”

“THE USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE WILL PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO MORE THAN 40 LAKH BENEFICIARIES”

IT IS AN IMPORTANT AND TIMELY STEP POWERED BY INDIA’S INCREASING DIGITAL PENETRATION: DR. MANSUKH MANDAVIYA

Posted On: 24 JAN 2022 3:08PM by PIB Delhi

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally launched the revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website (www.cghs.gov.in) and mobile app, “MyCGHS”, today in the presence of Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.

 “The launch of the revamped CGHS website linked with a mobile app is an important and timely step towards catering to India’s increasing digital penetration. The website has several updated features which shall hugely benefit more than 40 lakhs beneficiaries (both in-service and retired personnel) with real-time information from the convenience of their homes.” He added that such a facility will enable healthcare services being delivered without venturing out, and is a timely innovative step during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. It is an important and timely step powered by India’s increasing digital penetration, he added.

The Health Minister added that the basket of services is enlarged with the revamped website. With the newly provided feature of tele-consultation, CGHS beneficiaries can seek expert advice directly through teleconsultation, he stated. With these improved facilities, CGHS aims to further increase its outreach to beneficiaries with ease of providing various facilities.

The new CGHS website and its extension as a Mobile Application called “MyCGHS”, with various beneficiary friendly features, have been designed for ease of service delivery for the beneficiaries within the safe confines of his home especially during the COVID pandemic.

THE VARIOUS FEATURES OF THE UPGRADED CGHS WEBSITE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The Website has been developed in accordance with GIGW (Guidelines for Indian Government Websites). These standards and guidelines make the website 3U compliant i.e., Usable, User-Centric and Universally Accessible.
  2. As mandated by the GIGW, the site has been made Bilingual (Hindi and English) with provision to make it multi-lingual in future.
  3. The Website interface is intuitive and with ease of accessing desired information. Extensive search facility has been provided to access the website contents.
  4. User friendly features have been added for visually impaired persons like audio play of the text and option to increase the font size.
  5. There is a direct link to the eSanjeevani Teleconsultation facility through the CGHS website.
  6. The website provides link to the online Grievance Portal developed for CGHS beneficiaries with provision for the grievance to be sent directly to the concerned officer with both SMS and email alert to the concerned officer for timely redressal of complaints.
  7. The website also has link to beneficiary login for accessing various online facilities  such as tracking of Medical Claims, grievances, status of CGHS card, downloading of CGHS card, accessing history of medicines, online appointment system and various other facilities.

Expressing her elation over this achievement, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated that “this has come as a result of our understanding of the uses of digital media sources during the pandemic. In line with the Digital Health Mission, this new website has been launched so that beneficiaries can get the benefits at their convenience.” She further noted that “in future, this platform would be useful to cater the health-related information to the associated 40 lakhs beneficiaries.”

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is the nodal healthcare provider to Central Government employees, pensioners and certain other category of beneficiaries and their dependents enrolled under the scheme. It caters to the healthcare needs of eligible beneficiaries covering all four pillars of democratic set up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press and is unique of its kind due to the large volume of its beneficiary base and pan India presence providing healthcare through allopathic as well as indigenous systems of medicine. In order to cater to India’s increasing digital penetration, CGHS has laid emphasis on delivery of services through various online channels.

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Shri. Alok Saxena, AS & DG(CGHS), Dr. Nikhilesh Chandra, Director (CGHS), Dr. Neeta Verma, DG, NIC and senior officials of the Ministry were virtually present at the meet. (Release ID: 1792147)

Monday, January 24, 2022

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 EXTENSION OF TIMINGS OF eSanjeevani TELECONSULTATION

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=6311


Friday, January 21, 2022

 

STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO THE CABINET SECRETARY




Thursday, January 20, 2022

 PAYMENT OF FAMILY PENSION IN RESPECT OF A CHILD SUFFERING FROM A DISORDER OR DISABILITY OF MIND THROUGH THE PERSON NOMINATED BY THE GOVERNMENT SERVANT/PENSIONER/FAMILY PENSIONER (19/01/2022) (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/1_4_2021_P_PW_E_I_2001202278V9r.pdf

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CGHS CARD IS VALID FOR REFERRAL TO EMPANELLED HCOS OF PENSIONER BENEFICIARIES THROUGH REFERRAL MODULE, IRRESPECTIVE OF CITY / WC WHERE THE CARD IS REGISTERED: MOHFW

File No.44/60/MCTC/CGHS2021
F No. 44/60/MCTC/CGHS2021 /DIR/CGHS/
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the January, 2022.

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: CGHS card is valid for Referral to empanelled HCOs of pensioner beneficiaries through Referral Module, irrespective of City / WC where the card is registered.

With reference to the above-mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry is in receipt of representations from CGHS pensioner beneficiaries in availing treatment facilitates on a visit to another CGHS covered city IWC. The matter has been reviewed and it is decided to issue the following clarifications in this regard:

i      CGHS card is valid at any Wellness Centers in India for availing CGHS     facilities, irrespective of the WC/ City, where it is registered.

  1. Empanelled HCQOs shall provide treatment on credit basis to CGHS pensioner beneficiaries on referral or in medical emergency to all CGHS pensioner beneficiaries, ex-MPs, etc., irrespective of the City / Wellness Centre where the CGHS Card is registered and the credit bill shall be sent to the CGHS of the City where the treatment is taken. Online referrals issued by Wellness Centres through the CGHS Referral Module can be accessed by any CGHS empanelled HCO, located pan India. Suitable action shall be taken against erring, HCOs in case of violation of these guidelines. HCOs shall suitably brief their staff at the reception counters.
  2. Medical Officers of CGHS shall refer the CGHS pensioner beneficiaries, etc., through the referral module regardless of the WC/ CGHS City, where the CGHS Card is registered. There is provision in the online referral module used by GDMOs, to view all referrals issued to a beneficiary by CGHS Wellness Centres across the country, in the last 06 months, thereby avoiding duplication of referrals. GDMOs also have access to the NHA dashboard to search all the referrals issued to a beneficiary by any CGHS Wellness Centre in India.
  3. However, in case of availing treatment / investigations in Mumbai City, the referral for any CGHS beneficiary is to be made from any CGHS Wellness Centre in Mumbai only as on date. Similarly, for treatment outside Mumbai, CGHS pensioner beneficiaries of Mumbai shall be referred by Medical Officers of other cities.
  4. Additional Directors, CGHS of all Cities / Zones shall circulate a copy of this Order to all CGHS Wellness Centres for strict compliance by Medical Officers.
  5. Similarly, Additional Directors, CGHS of all Cities shall circulate a copy of this Order to all the HCOs empanelled in the city concerned and ensure that these orders are complied with.
  6. A copy of this Order shall be displayed on the Notice Board of CGHS Wellness Centre.

Digitally Signed by
Nikhilesh Chandra
Date: 18-01-2022 14:33:25
Reason: Approved
[Dr Nikhilesh Chandra]
Director, CGHSP
Tel 011-2306 2800

To:

1. CMOs -in-charge and other Medical Officers of all CGHS Wellness Centres in India through the Addl. Director of city ‘Zone

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

FORMAT OF STRIKE NOTICE TO BE SERVED

ON 21.01.2022

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No. Conf. 22/20122                                                                            Dated: 21st January-2022

To

The Cabinet Secretary,

 Cabinet Secretariat,

Government of India,

Rastrapathi Bhawan,

NEW DELHI. 

Dear Sir,

This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on Two days  Nationwide strike on 23rd & 24th February-2022.

The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the Two Days strike action is enclosed.

            Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                            Sd/-

(R.N. Parashar)

Secretary General,

Encl: Charter of demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS 

1.       Payment of Arrears of DA/DR withheld from January -2020 to June-2021.

2..      Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS).  Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) to all employees.  Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension.

3..      (a)     Scrap the draconian FR 56((j) & (i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.  Stop terrorizing and victimising employees.

          (b)     Withdraw the attack against the recognised status of Associations and Federations.

          (c)     Withdraw the anti-worker Wage/Labour codes and other anti-labour reforms.

          (d)     Stop attack on trade union rights.

4.       (a)     Implement five year wage revision and Pension revision to Central Government employees and Pensioners.  Appoint 8th Central Pay Commission and revise the Pay, Allowances and Pensionary benefits of Central Government employees and Pensioners with effect from 01-01-2021.

          (b)     Honour the assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016.  Increase minimum pay and fitment formula recommended by 7th CPC.  Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016.

          (c)     Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark for MACP, grant promotional heirarchy and date of effect of MACP from 01-01-2006.

          (d)     Grant Option-1 parity recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Govt. Pensioners.  Grant one notional increment to those who retired on 30th June.

          (e)     Settle all anomalies arisen out of 7th CPC implementation.

5.       Stop ban on creation of new posts.  Fill up all seven lakhs vacant posts in Central Government departments in a time bound manner.  Scrap National Recruitment Agency and introduce Department wise recruitment and Regional recruitment for Group B and C posts. .

6.       Stop Corporatisation and privatisation of Railways, Defence, Printing & Stationery Department and Postal Departments.  Withdraw closure/merger orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses and Postal Stores depots/Postal Stamp depots.  Stop proposed move to close down  department.  Stop outsourcing and closure of Govt. establishments

       7.        Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servants status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report.

       8.        Regularise all casual and contract workers including those joined service on or after 01-09-1993.

9.       Settle all Covid-19 related issues pertaining to Central Govt. employees and Pensioners on top priority basis.  Treat the period of absence during lock down as duty.  Grant full wages to casual, part-time, contingent and contract workers during the lock down period. Payment of Compensation Rs. 20 lakh to family of deceased died due to Corona.

10.     Grant equal pay for equal work for all.  Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various department

11.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision to remaining Auton- omous body employees and pensioners.  Ensure payment of full arrears without further delay.  Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.

12.     Remove arbitrary 5% ceiling imposed on compassionate appointments.  Grant appointment in all eligible cases.

13.     Grant five time-bound promotions to all Group B & C employees.  Complete cadre review in all departments in a time bound manner.

14.     Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme at all levels.

 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

 EARLY CLOSURE OF OFFICES IN CONNECTION WITH REPUBLIC DAY PARADE AND BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY/AT HOME FUNCTION DURING JANUARY, 2022-REGARDING        (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/early%20closure.pdf

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

 GREETINGS FOR MAKAR SANKRANTI, PONGAL, BHOGALI BIHU, UTTARAYAN AND PAUSH PARVA

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मकर संक्रान्तिपोंगलभोगाली बिहूउत्तरायण

 और पौष पर्व की बधाई

Thursday, January 13, 2022

 REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF OPD MEDICINE -SPECIAL SANCTION IN VIEW OF COVID-19 TILL 30 APRIL-2022


 GREETINGS FOR MAKAR SANKRANTI, PONGAL, BHOGALI BIHU, UTTARAYAN AND PAUSH PARVA

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मकर संक्रान्तिपोंगलभोगाली बिहूउत्तरायण और पौष पर्व की बधाई

 



Monday, January 10, 2022

 

CGHS Webinar

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.

It is expected that these webinars will provide useful information to CGHS beneficiaries and create awareness on various health conditions, provide guidance on promotive care, lifestyle modification and also dispel many health-related myths and doubts.

The twenty-ninth in the series is being held on 11/01/2022 (Tuesday) at 4.00PM on "How to address the issues/concerns of a teenage child" for CGHS beneficiaries by Dr. Radhika Jindal, Associate Professor Endocrinology, SJ Hospital, New Delhi.

The link for attending the webinar is as follows:

 https://cghshq.webex.com/meet/adhq.dl

Saturday, January 8, 2022

 ADMISSIBILITY OF COMPOSITE TRANSFER GRANT ON RETIREMENT (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/OM%20dated%2006.01.2022%20Eng_0_0.pdf

 

Friday, January 7, 2022


Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 in place of National Pension System of those Central Government employees whose selection for appointment were finalized before 01.01.2004 but joined Government service on or after 01.01.2004 (04/01/2022) (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/57_04_2019_P_PW_B_0501202280vqp.pdf

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING       DOWNLOAD

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Attendance.pdf

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - SUSPENSION OF BIOMETRIC ATTENDANCE REGARDING    (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Biometric_Suspension03012022.pdf

Saturday, January 1, 2022