Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022
PAYMENT OF PROVISIONAL PENSION AND GRATUITY UNDER RULE 62 OF THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (PENSION) RULES, 2021 IN CASE OF DELAY IN ISSUE OF PPO AUTHORIZING REGULAR PENSION (23/02/2022)
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Sub: Payment of Provisional Pension and gratuity under Rule 62 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in case of delay in issue of PPO authorizing regular pension – reg
The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with Rule 62 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 (Rule 64 of the erstwhile Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972), the Head of Office is required to sanction a provisional pension/gratuity, in cases where a delay is anticipated in issuing a PPO authorizing regular pension. Rule 65 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 further provides that in all cases where pension/ family pension/gratuity (including provisional pension/ family pension/gratuity) has not been sanctioned or is delayed, and it is clearly established that the delay in payment was attributable to administrative reasons or lapses, interest shall be paid on arrears of pension/family pension/gratuity at the rate and in the manner as applicable to General Provident Fund amount. Every case of delayed payment of pension/family pension/gratuity in respect of employees of a Ministry or Department and the employees of its attached and subordinate offices shall be considered by the Secretary of that Ministry or Department or any other officer authorized by him, and where it is found that the delay in the payment of pension/family pension/ gratuity was caused on account of administrative reasons or lapse, interest shall be required to be paid to the affected pensioner/family pensioner. In such cases, responsibility shall be fixed and disciplinary action shall be taken against the Government servant or servants who are found responsible for the delay on account of administrative lapses.
2. Although as per Rule 62 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 2021, payment of provisional pension shall not continue beyond the period of six months from the date of retirement of the Government servant, the Rule further provides that the Accounts Officer shall treat the provisional pension as final and issue pension payment order immediately on the expiry of the period of six months, if the final amount of pension and gratuity have not been determined by the Head of Office in consultation with the Accounts Officer within the aforesaid period of six months.
3. In view of the provisions of Rule 62 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 (earlier Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972), the Accounts Officer has to treat the provisional pension as final and issue pension payment order immediately on the expiry of the period of six months provided in the Rule, if the final amount of pension and gratuity have not been determined by the Head of Office in consultation with the Accounts Officer within the said period. Therefore, there should not be a situation where regular pension is not authorized by the Accounts Officer to a retired Government servant on expiry of the period of six months.
4. All Ministries/Departments and their Account Officers are advised to strictly comply with the provisions of Rule 62 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021. It is further emphasized that pension should not be discontinued under any circumstances, if, for any reason, PPO for regular pension could not be issued by the Accounts Officer till the expiry of the aforesaid period of six months.
(Ashok Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
LAUNCH OF NEW CGHS MOBILE APPLICATION FOR ANDROID BASED DEVICES (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
No . 44/49/MCTC/CGHS2021 /DIR/CGHS/
Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the February , 2022.
SUBJECT: Launch of new CGHS Mobile Application for Android based devices.
With reference to the above mentioned subject and in alignment with its vision of being the first choice in providing quality healthcare services and ensuring holistic well- being across clients’ entire life span, Central Government Health Scheme has found it imperative to adopt new technology and innovations in the delivery of quality healthcare.
In this regard, CGHS has launched a new mobile application for Android based platforms, named ‘myCGHS’. The launch of the mobile app is an important and timely step towards catering to India’s increasing digital penetration. ‘myCGHS’ application shall provide the beneficiaries, CGHS services and updates without venturing out, from the comfort of their homes.
The ‘myCGHS’ mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store on Android based smartphones by following the below mentioned steps.
· Open the Google Play Store on Android device
· Search ‘myCGHS’ on the search bar of Play Store
· Select ‘myCGHS’ application icon
· Click on ‘Install’ button to install the application on your mobile device
should be allowed to access all the services of the application
· Log-In using beneficiary ID and mobile number and create an mPIN for added security
Once installed, CGHS beneficiaries can use ‘myCGHS’ mobile application to access the following services :
i) Appointment Services:
· Book appointment: CGHS beneficiaries can book online appointments using the ‘Book Appointment’ tab at the Home Page of the application.
· Cancel appointment: CGHS beneficiaries can cancel an already booked appointment by clicking on the ‘Cancel appointment’ tab.
· My Appointments: details of all the previous appointments, booked appointments and cancelled appointments can be viewed by clicking the ‘My appointments’ tab.
ii) Medical History:
· Medications: Beneficiaries can access the medication history, with details such as Name of the medicine, Dosages, Relevant advise of the doctor, Source of the prescribed medicine and Prescription date.
· Referrals: Beneficiaries can also retrieve the history of all the issued referrals, Date of the referral, Referral ID, and Name of the issuing wellness centre
iii) Card details:
· Beneficiary Cards: Beneficiaries can access the e-CGHS card and Index card from within the application itself. This card can be used at- par with the original CGHS card for availing services at the wellness centres and empanelled HCOs.
· Family details: Beneficiaries can view details of the dependent beneficiaries, book their online appointments.
iv) Medical Reimbursement Claim status:
· Beneficiaries can get to know about the status of their Medical Reimbursement Claims pending with the CGHS as well.
v) Other services that can be accessed even without login are as follows:
· FAQs : Beneficiaries can also view Frequently Asked Questions about CGHS and access News and Highlights for latest CGHS OMs and Updates.
· Details of Empaneled centre, Wellness Centres and CGHS Offices: Beneficiaries can get information about details and location of Empaneled HCOs, Wellness Centres and Offices of the CGHS establishment.
· Nearby Wellness Centres: Beneficiaries can also access the addresses and maps of the CGHS wellness centres, closest to the location of the beneficiary.
[ Dr Nikhilesh Chandra ]
EMPANELMENT OF PRIVATE DAY CARE THERAPY CENTERS FOR AYURVEDA, YOGA & NATUROPATHY UNDER CGHS (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME –1980 – TABLE OF BENEFITS FOR THE SAVINGS FUND FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.10.2021 TO 31.12.2021 & 01.01.2022 TO 31.03.2022 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
CLARIFICATION ON REVISION OF MONETARY LIMITS FOR INVESTIGATIONS IN LOSS AND FRAUD BY DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES IN DEPARTMENT OF POST (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
Saturday, February 19, 2022
CLARIFICATION ON REVISION OF MONETARY LIMITS FOR INVESTIGATIONS IN LOSS AND FRAUD BY DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
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Thursday, February 17, 2022
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980 - TABLE OF BENEFITS FOR THE PERIOD 01.01.2022 TO 31.03.2022
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
PROMOTION AND POSTINGS OF HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (HAG) OFFICERS OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A TO THE HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE+ (HAG+) [MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD/ADDL DIRECTOR GENERAL (COORDINATION)L OF THE SERVICE AND TRANSFER OF REGULAR HAG+ OFFICER
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Monday, February 14, 2022
Ministry of Women and Child Development
PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE
Posted On: 11 FEB 2022 5:42PM by PIB Delhi
The Government of India has enacted ‘the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’ (SH Act) with the aim to provide safe and secure work environment to women. The Act is applicable to all women irrespective of their age or employment status, working in organised or unorganised sector. The Act casts an obligation upon all States to constitute Local Committees (LCs) in every district to receive complaints from organizations having less than 10 workers or if the complaint is against employer himself, for receiving complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
The responsibility of implementation of the Act at State and District levels rests with the appropriate Government i.e. the respective State Governments in respect of all workplaces, which are established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the State and any other workplace falling within its territory. They are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Act and maintaining the data on the number of cases filed and disposed of. The data of State/ UT/ district-wise details of number of cases of sexual harassment filed and resolved is not maintained centrally. However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles data regarding sexual harassment in work/ oﬃce premises (Section 354A of IPC) since 2017 in its publication namely 'Crime in India'. The published report is available till the year 2020, which is available at its website https://ncrb.gov.in.
The Act casts an obligation upon every employer to create an environment which is free from sexual harassment. For the purpose, employers are required to organize workshops, orientation and awareness programmes at regular intervals for sensitizing the employees and towards building the capacity of Internal Committee (IC) members around the provision of this legislation and display at any conspicuous place notice regarding the constitution of Internal Committee and penal consequences of sexual harassment etc.
To ensure effective implementation of the Act, a handbook and a training module have been developed. In addition, Ministry of Women and Child Development, from time to time, has issued advisories to all State Governments/ UT Administrations, Ministries/ Departments of Government of India and business associations/ chambers to ensure effective implementation of the Act. Video conferences have also been held with all State Governments/ UT administrations requesting them to establish and build capacity of LCs in each district of the country.
The Ministry has developed an online complaint management system titled the Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box, www.shebox.nic.in) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment of women at workplace.
On 31st July 2018, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, at the request of this Ministry, has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 making mandatory the inclusion of a statement about compliance with the provisions relating to the constitution of IC under the SH Act in the Report of the Board of Directors.
The Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India has also issued advisories to all the Central Ministries/ Departments directing them to complete the inquiry in a time bound manner and to include the information related to number of cases filed under the SH Act and their disposal in their annual report.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
Successfully conducted the 11th Joint Divisional Conference of AIPEU Group C, Postmen and MTS Koraput Division held on 13/02/2022 at Babasaheb Kalyan Mandap Jeypore ,The following leaders are attend the open secession by com Bidya Bhusan Bhatra Org Circle Secretary P III Odisha Circle,Com.Bimal Prasad Das vice President PIII Odisha Circle,Com Debabrata Mohanty,Dy Secretary General NFPE cum General Secretary AIPEU Postmen and MTS CHQ Com M C S Rao Circle Secretary AIPEU Postmen and MTS Odisha Circle ,Com Bishnu Prasad Das Ex Divisional Secretary PIII Cuttack City Division ,Com Purna Chandra Moharana Divisional Secretary Com Bhaskar Pattnaik Ex Divisional secretary P III, Com Geeta Jayanti Patra Offg Divisional Secretary Koraput, Com Rajesh Rai pall , President PIII Rayagada Division,Com B.K Mahalik Ex Divisional Secretary Rayagada Com Nilambar Naik Divisional Secretary P IV he Open session presided by Com A Uma Maheswar president P III, ,Com Sadashiv Jena ,P IV Com Amiya Kumar Moharana vote of thanks , The conference Grand Success.