Monday, May 18, 2009

Clarifications regarding Plastic Cards for Individual CGHS beneficiaries

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F.No.11-1/2004-C&P/Pt-XII

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

CGHS (P) Division

Nirman Bhawan, Maulan Azad Road,
New Delhi - 110011.

Dated the 15th May, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Clarifications regarding Plastic Cards for Individual CGHS beneficiaries-

With reference to the above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to state that individual Plastic Cards are being issued to all CGHS beneficiaries in Delhi and NCRT in place of Family Cards. In this regard this office has beenreceiving several queries seeking clarifications and therefore, this Ministry has decided to issue an Office MemorandumClarifying the issues.
It is clarified that:
1. Data of CGHS beneficiaries is available on Data base of Servers located at NIC Headquarters.
2.The individual Plastic Cards are only Identity cards bearing a unique number for each beneficiary, validity for CGHS facilities, name of wellness Centre are available in Data base.
3.The Plastic Cards are issued for a maximum period of Five Years or till entitlled for CGHS benefits, whichever may be earlier. In case of CGHS pensioners who have paid for 'Rest of Life' facilities a new Plastic Cards shall be issued after 'Fiver Years' without any additional contribution. Similarly, New Plastic Cards shall be issued to serving employees after 'Five Years'.
4. The Plastic Cards bear a colour strip on the top side of Card. The Colour of Strip is Blue in case of Serving employees, Green in case of Pensioner beneficiaries, Freedom Fighters etc.,, Yellow in case of Autonomous Bodies and other and Red in case of Members of Parliament.
5. As of now computerization is under process in cities other than Delhi. After computerization of allCGHS coverd Cities the Plastic Cards will be valid all over India and there is no need for obtaining temporaryattachment while on a visit to another CGHS City.
6. In case of Pensioners applying for CGHS Cards applying for the first time in Delhi, an acknowledgment slip is issued immediately on submission of complete Set of Documents and prescribed subscription fee. The print out Slip is valid for availing CGHS facilities till Plastic Cards are issued. Individual Plastic Cards are issued within '7' Days after receiving the same from agency appointed for preparation of Plastic Cards. The acknowledgment slips are valid for availing treatment from empanelled hospitals with permission / under emergency.
7. Beneficiaries / Empanelled Hospitals / Diagnostic Centres can verify the Data at
8. Permissions for treatment shall be granted on the basis of ben ID (Beneficiary Identity Number) printed on Plastic Cards. While granting permission Data like the name of Serving employee / Pensioner and the relationship of Individual family member etc., can be verified at http:/cghs.nic.in/welcome.jsp , in case a beneficiary is admitted under emergency.
9. At the time of Submission of Medical Claim the Ben ID number of Serving employee or Pensioner shall be entered on Modified Medical 2004 form as he / she shall be the claimant. Copy of Plastic Card of Patient shall be enclosed along withMedical Reimbursement Claim.
10. In case of loss of Plastic Cards, Serving employee / Pensioner shall apply at CGHS (HQ) for Duplicate Plastic Card along with IPO for Rs.50 / a copy of FIR lodged with Police, a copy of lod Card. A 'print out slip' shall be issued immediately for availing CGHS facilities and Plastic Card after '7' Days. In case of serving employees the application shall be forwarded by the his / her department.
11. In case of change in residential address and shifting from one dispenasry to another, CMO I/C of Dispensary shall make modifications in Data base and transfer the cards to new dispensary. CMO i/c of new dispensary shall accept transfer of Card and Data shall be transferred to new dispensary.
12. In case of superannuation / transfer to another city, serving employees get the card deleted from Data base at Dispensary andobtain a certificate from CMO i/c and surrender the card to his / her department. Department shall issue a surrendercertificate to employee for getting a new Card at another city (if covered under CGHS) or for obtaining a pensioners CGHS card in case of superannuation.
13. It is compulsory to bring original Plastic Cards every time for availing CGHS benefits.
14. All nenficiaries entitled for semi-private ward in empanelled private hospitals are eligible for Nursing Home facilities in Govt. Hospitals and those entitled for Private ward are eligible for Direct Consultation with specialists in Govt. Hospitals. Similarly, beneficiaries entitled for Private ward in empanelled private hospitals are also eligible for Private ward facilities at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi. No separate endorsement is required for these criteria.
JAIPRAKASH
UNDER SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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Classification of posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

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No.11012/7/2008-Estt.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

 

North Block,

New Delhi,

Dated the 17th April, 2009

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Classification of posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

 

Under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, all Central Government posts are classified into four categories, viz., Groups “A”, “B”, "C" and “D”. This classification at present is based on the norms prescribed by the Department of Personnel and Training vide S.O. 332(E) dated 20.04.1998 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.

2. As per clause (4) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 notified vide notification No G.S.R. 622(E) dated 29.8.2008, the pay band and grade pay or the pay scales, as applicable, of every post/grade specified in column 2 of the First Schedule thereto shall be as specified against it in columns 5 and 6 thereof. Consequent upon the notification of the said rules, it has become necessary to prescribe revised norms for categorization of posts into the abovementioned four categories based on the pay band and grade pay or the pay scales as applicable, as approved by the Government. Accordingly, an Order classifying the various Central Civil Services posts into Group “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” based on the revised norms of pay has been notified in the Gazette of India Extraordinary vide S.O. 946 (E) dated 09.04.2009. A copy of the Order is enclosed. All posts in the Central Civil Services would now stand classified strictly in accordance with the norms of pay band and grade pay or pay scales as prescribed in the said Order.

4. In some Ministries/Departments, posts may exist which are not classified as per the norms laid down by this Department. If, for any specific reason, a Ministry/Department proposes to classify the posts differently, it would be necessary for that Department to send a specific proposal to Department of Personnel and Training giving full justification in support of the proposal within three months of this O.M. so that the exceptions to the norms of classification laid down in S.O.946 (E) dated 09-04-2009 can be notified.

 

(P.PRABHAKARAN)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

 

 

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

ORDER

New Delhi, the 9th April, 2009

 

S.O. 946(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause 5 of article 148 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Training number S.O. 332(E) dated the 20th day of April, 1998, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts under the Union, shall be classified as follows :—

 

SI.No.

Description of Posts

Classification of posts

(1) (2) (3)
1. (a) A Central Civil post in Cabinet Secretary’s scale (Ks. 90000- fixed), Apex Scale (Ks. 80000-fixed) and Higher Administrative Grade plus scale (Ks. 75500-80000); and -
(b) A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays Ks. 12000, Rs. 10000, Ks. 8900 and Ks. 8700 in the scale of pay of Ks. 37400-67000 in Pay Band-4, and Rs, 7600, Rs. 6600 and Rs. 5400 in the scale of pay of Rs. 15600-39100 in Pay Band-3 Group A
2. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays Ks. 5400, Rs. 4800, Rs. 4600 and Ks. 4200 in the scale of pay of Rs. 9300-34800 in Pay Band-2. Group B
3. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays :— Rs. 2800, Rs. 2400, Ks. 2000, Ks. 1900 and Rs. 1800 in the scale of pay of Rs. 5200-20200 in Pay Band-I. Group C
4.

A Central Civil post carrying the fo1owing grade pays :—

Rs. 1300, Ks. 1400, Ks. 1600, Rs. 1650 in the scale of pay of Ks. 4440-7440 in iS Scale

Group D

(till the posts are upgraded)

 

Explanation: For the purpose of this order Pay Band, in relation to a post, means the running Pay Bands specified in Part- A, Section 1 of columns of the First Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

 

[F. No. 1 10l217/2008-Estt. (A)

C. B. PALIWAL, Jt. Secy.

 

 

Source document from www.persmin.gov.in

Supreme Court seeks response from Kerala government on creamy layer

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Kerala Government on its decision to raise the income ceiling for the 'creamy layer' among OBCs from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh.

A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan issued notice to the state government on a petition filed by Kerala-based Nair Service Society challenging the notification in this regard. The Society said without determining the criteria, the state government raised the income ceiling giving reference of a similar decision taken by the Centre which has been challenged in the apex court.

It said it would have been appropriate for the Kerala Government to appoint an independent Commission for dwelling on the issue of the creamy layer.

The bench tagged the petition with another petition which in October last year had challenged the Centre's decision to raise the income ceiling for the creamy layer. Some of the anti-quota petitioners had alleged that the Union Cabinet's decision to raise the income was aimed at defeating the apex court.

It was submitted that the Cabinet's decision was arbitrary as the apex court on 23rd February, 2007 had set aside the report of a Commission from Kerala recommending raising upto Rs 3 lakh the upper limit of annual income for the creamy layer.

The court had set aside the report of Justice K K Narendran Commission appointed by the Kerala Government which was challenged by the Nair Service Society. The Narendran Commission was appointed by the state government after the Supreme Court had accepted the report of another Commission led by Justice K J Joseph which had recommended Rs 2.5 lakh annual income as the upper limit for the creamy layer.
Source: DDI News



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