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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Reimbursement of medical claims...

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Reimbursement of medical claims pertaining to availing treatment to those employees who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

MoD D (Civ.II) ID No. 1051/D(Civ.II) dated 9/12/2010 alongwith MoH&FW OM No.390/2010-MS dated 14th July 2010 regarding the subject matter is enclosed for information and guidance.

MoH&FW has clarified that employees in receipt of FMA are not eligible for reimbursement of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained at any circumstances.

Probation in various Central Civil Services

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N0.18011/1/2010-Estt. (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

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New Delhi 110001
Dated: January 3, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



SUBJECT:    Probation in various Central Civil Services.

      The undersigned in directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O.M. No.F.44/1/59-Ests(A) dated 15.4.1959 as amended from time to time. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation/confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the service/recruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It is proposed that in the service / recruitment rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed, corresponding provisions as envisaged in the draft guidelines enclosed herewith, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department.

2.       Before the guidelines in the draft OM, is finalized, all Cadre Controlling Authorities are requested to offer their comments/views in this regard, if any, by 31.1.2011 at the E Mail address dse@nic.in.



s/d
(P.Prabhakaran)
Director (Estt.)



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NO. 18011/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

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North Block,New Delhi,
Dated the --


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject :        Probation in various Central Civil Services.

       The undersigned is directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different postslservices in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O.M. No. F.44/1/59-Ests.(A) dated 15.4.1959 as amended from time to time. Although instructions exist to the effect that save for exceptional reasons probation should not be extended for more than a year and no employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period apart from instructions for timely action on completion of probationlconfirmation, these are not invariably followed.

2. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation / confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the servicelrecruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It has now been decided that :-

(I)         If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations if anybrescribed or has not been on dutyitraining for at least 75% of the probation period, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation except in the cases mentioned in (ii) below:-

II)        the period of probation may be extended for such period as the Central Government may think fit in the circumstances of the case in respect of a probationer who is:

a)        under suspension;

b)        against whom disciplinary proceedings are pending; or

c)        against whom prosecution for criminal charge is pending.

III)        Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the SewicelPost at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily. In such cases, where no order extending the probation period has been issued and no order of confirmation is issued within one year of completion of the prescribed period of probation, the probationer would be deemed to be confirmed in the servicelpost.

3.        In the Service/Recruitment Rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed. corresponding provisions, as in para 2 above, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department in the light of the above instructions.

4.         The Hindi Version of this O.M. will follow.



(P.Prabhakaran )
Director



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Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification

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No. 12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 30th December, 2010


Office Memorandum


Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification
Subsequent to issue of this Department OM No. 12011/32008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarificatory OMs dated 11/11/2008, 23/11/2009 and OM No. 12011/16/2009-(.Allowance) dated dated 13/11/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking further clarifications.
The doubts raised are clarified as under:-
(i)Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year?
CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year.The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA scheme.
(ii). Whether Children of a Government servant who dies while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme?
If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt/State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other condition laid down under CEA Scheme
(iii) Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for claming CEA? Whether CEA can be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning”?
If so the age limit prescribed for the same. The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class which ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have been already made, in respect of children above this age may not be reopened. It has also been decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other condition prescribed
(iv) What is the definition of the terms ‘two sets 0f uniform’ which occur in para1(e) of our O.M. dated 2.9.08. What is the definition of ‘one set of shoes’?
It is clarified that ‘one set of shoes’ would mean one pair of shoes and ‘two sets of uniform’ would mean two sets of uniform prescribed by the school in which the child is studying. A set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school. Reimbursement may be allowed for two sets of such uniform irrespective of the colours /winter/ summer/ PT uniform
(v) What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel subsidy ?
It is clarified that for the purpose of hosted subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Government Servant is posed and/or residing’. ‘The first three digits of the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District
(vi) Whether fee paid 10 organizations/institutions other than the school or fee paid to private tutors for purposes mentioned in para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 is reimbursable?
No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in the para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee charted by the school directly from the student.
s/d
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director (P&A)


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