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Empanelment of private Exclusive Cancer hospitals/Units under CGHS

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No: REC-!/2008/ JD(r.)/CGHS/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maualana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan.
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 28th January 2011.

Subject: Empanelment of private Exclusive Cancer hospitals/Units under CGHS
With a view to ensuring comprehensive health care to CGHS beneficiaries, CGHS has been, apart from the Government Hospitals, empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres by floating tendsers periodically. The latest tender process in this context commenced in the second half of 2009 and through this process package rates for different treatment procedures and investigations have been notified in 2010-2011. As a part of this process, certain hospitals and diagnosic centres which have accepted these rates amd also signed MOAs with CGHS have been notified in some of the CGHS cities. However, there are few or no rates exclusively for Cancer surgery procedures, even though rates were notified for procedures under Radiotheraphy and Chemotherapy. Therefore, there has been no or little response from Exclusive Cancer hospitals/Units under CGHS in almost all the cities, with the result a situation has arisen where CGHS is not in a position to provide to its beneficiaries the requisite health care for Cancer treatment.
2. The matter has been examined by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and it is now decided to invite applications from NABH accredited exclusive Cancer hospitals/ Cancer units, having 100 beds and above in Metro cities and 50 beds and above in non-metro cities exclusively for Cancer treatment and offering comprehensive cancer chemotheraphy (Surgical Onology, Medical Oncology and Radio-therapy). Their empanelment may be considered subject to acceptance of the following conditions:
· Rates of Tata Memorial Hospitals, Mumbai (2009), as mentioned under ‘B’ category for Cancer surgical procedures are treated as CGHS rates for treatment in Semi private ward with 10% decrease for GI. Ward and 15% enhancement for Private ward entitled patients.
· Room rent, Investigation rates and procedure charges for Chemotheraphy shall be as per CGHS prescribed rates of concerned city.
· The categorization of surgeries shall be same as per the categorization of TMH.
· The duration of treatment for different categories of Surgery will be as follows:
Category-I ……………….1-2 days
Category-II ……………….3-5 days
(7-10 days in respect of operations involving Abdominal/ thoracic cavity)
Category III , IV & V ……..14 days
  • The super-specially rates of CGHS Delhi for Cancer Radio-theraphy shall be applicable as CGHS rates for Cancer RAdiotheraphy.
  • Chemotheraphy medicines shall be procured form CGHS wherever feasible and and as per available brand. In case, medicines are supplied by hospital, they shall provide the same on credit to pensioners and shall offer a discount of 10% on MRP.
  • Consulation fee as per CGHS rates for NABH Accredited hospitals.
In case, the exclusive cancer hospital/unit has only applied for NABH accreditation, empanelment under CGHS would be considered provisionally and a 15% deduction would be applicable to the rates prescribed for cancer hospitals. However, such hospitals would be de-empanelled without any further notice, if they fail to obtain NABH Accreditation within 180 days of empanelment.
3. The Last date for submission of Applications is 28th February 2011.
4. The application form for the empanelment of Cancer Hospitals/Units can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, www.mohfw.nic.in\cghsnew\index.asp

This issues with the concurrence of Internal Finance Division in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide Dy. No AS & Fa/4265 dated 29.11.2010.

[Jai Prakash]
Under Secretary to Govt. of India

Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts

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RBE No.: 53/2011

No. E(GP)2005/2/87

New Delhi, dt:-25.O4.2011

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts.

In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 02.02.2006 (RBE No.10/2006), Railways/PUs were advised that instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)l/89/PM2/8-A dated 10.1.92 and letter No. E(NG)I-98/PM2/8 dated 1.10.99, regarding equivalence of grades of running staff with that of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion to the posts in stationary categories, where both running and stationary staff were eligible and were considered together, would be applicable for determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion to the respective Group’B’ posts.

2 The question of equivalence of grades has since been reviewed in the light of the scales of pay introduced on the basis of scales of pay recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, and it has been decided that for the purpose of determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts, the grades of running staff may be equated with those of the stationary staff as indicated below:

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Punjab Government declared 6% additional Dearness Allowance for its employees and pensioners…

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Punjab announces 6% additional DA…

Punjab Government declared 6% additional Dearness Allowance for its employees and pensioners from 01.01.2011.

The DA would be increased from  45% to 51% and the arrears from 1.1.2011 to 30.4.2011 would be credited to their respective General Provident Accounts.

The pensioners of the Punjab State Government will be get the same in cash from 01.01.2011.

This hike in Dearness Allowance at par with Central Government employees and pensioners.

If you want to know more details, pl. visit the Punjab State Government Portal website.

Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children

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No.AIRF/50                                                                                                                              Dated: April 18, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi


Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children

       Railway Board vide letter No.E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 23.10.2008 have issued orders for grant of Child Care Leave to women employees having minor children for a maximum of two years(730 days) during their entire service for taking care of up to two children for rearing/looking after any of their need, like examination, sickness etc. During the period of such leave, women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against leave account.

      A case has come to our notice where a Railway Servant who has not re-married after death of his wife, and therefore, he has to take care of his children up to the age of 18-22(as a normal and disabled) along with his normal duties,single handedly.

      It is felt that in case wife of an employee expires and he does not marry, Child Care Leave Care Leave may be extended to widower employee, looking into the condition of needy Child Care Leave up to his re-marriage. Such types of cases are very few and therefore can be considered with minimum cost to the exchequer.


Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary




Source: AIRF

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008

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No. 6/3/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 26th April, 2011


Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.


       The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th October, 2010 and subsequent reminders dated l4th January, 2011 and l4th February, 2011 on the subject mentioned above.

   2. All the cadre units were requested to keep in readiness complete ACRS/APARs in respect of officials who applied for the Combined Limited Departmental Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008 so that the result of the said Examination could be declared in a compressed time schedule and in a time bound manner. It was also requested to furnish the status confirming that the ACRs/APARs are in readiness in respect of candidates who appeared in the LDCE by 25.2.2011.

   3. However, the status report has been received only from a few cadre units so far. All the cadre units of CSS and CSSS are requested to initiate action for completion of ACRs/APARs in respect of candidates who appeared in the Combined LDCE and furnish the status report in the enclosed proforma to this Department latest by 2.5.2011.


( Monica Bhatia)



Source : www.persmin.nic.in

Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pension
Deptt. of Personnel & Training


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 110003.
Dated the 25th April, 2011



Subject:- Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion.


The undersigned is directed to say that it has been observed that some of the officials of CSSS, when promoted on regular basis and nominated to some other Cadre Units as per the Rotation Transfer Policy of this Department, are reluctant to move out of their present Cadre Units and subsequently refuse regular promotion with a view to be retained in their Cadre Units. Consequently, they are debarred of promotion as per the instructions of this Department. However, they continue to be appointed/promoted on ad-hoc basis during currency of the debarment by the Cadre Units.

2. On a reference from one of the participating Cadre Unit of CSSS, the matter has been examined in consultation with Establishment Division of the Department and it has been decided that the official who has refused regular promotion and consequently debarred shall not be appointed/promoted to the next higher grade on ad-hoc basis during the currency of debarment.

3. Accordingly, all Cadre Units are requested to immediately discontinue the ad-hoc promotion of the officials of CSSS who have refused to accept their regular promotion and consequently debarred from promotion for a specific period. Copies of order of their discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion may be endorsed to thisDepartment for record.

(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India




Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) : Retire as a Crorepati

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Employee Provident Fund (EPF) : Retire as a Crorepati

We normally hate any kind of deductions in our monthly salary slips – either its income tax deduction , professional tax deduction or even an EPF deduction.Very few of us really know that this small EPF deduction each year can in reality make you a crorepati by the time you retire. Encouraging fact is that this statement is applicable to even with those having modest salaries. There’s many if’s and but’s to achieve that , most notably being resisting the temptation to withdraw money till retirement.

12% of your basic salary that gets deducted as part of EPF account every month has a potential to make you a crorepati by the time you retire. Most of us are of view that investment is so small and interest rate offered is nothing special. Power of compounding clubbed with a matching contribution from your employer every month can do wonders for you.

Encouraging stats : 8.5% interest earned on the EPF can help a person with a basic salary of 25,000 a month accumulate a mammoth 2.4 crore in 35 years. Sounds unbelievable.

Hard fact : A very few people are able to reach even 1 crore milestone in their careers.

Good news is that the initial draft of Direct Tax Code has proposed that new contribution to EPF be taxed on withdrawal. However , the revised draft has made EPF fully tax exempt making it once again one of the best debt option available in the market.

Try not to touch your EPF account till you hang your boots. You may have to use it during acute emergencies but other than that avoid poking into this account while you are working. Its not uncommon of people to withdraw their PF at the stage. Government discourages you to withdraw money as withdrawals from EPF within five years of joining are taxable. Early withdrawal don’t allow power of compounding to come to play.

Lesson for everyone - Do not withdraw money from EPF while switching jobs , one should transfer the balance to the new account with the new employer. Remember , this do not happen automatically. You need to fill a ‘Form 13' and deposit it with the EPFO. Make this one of your first TODO’s things at new workplace as with course of time you will loose track of it and also get pre-occupied at new job.

EPFO in addition is coming up with a software enabling online transfer of money from old account to new account. This will reduce both the paperwork and time taken for transaction.

Positives of EPF :

Guaranteed returns :EPF is one of the safest debt instruments. Safety of principal and interest earned is very much there. Besides bring discipline in investing , it  serves well to accumulate a corpus for retirement.

Tax Exemption for Sure : The contributions you make towards provident fund gets you a tax benefit under Section 80C , upto a maximum limit of 1,00,000.

Interest rate fixed by government – The rate of interest on PF account is fixed eveny year during start of financial year by the government of India. The interest is for sure guaranteed and risk – free. The interest is credited to the members account on monthly running balance with effect from the last day in each year. The rate of interest is 9.5% for the year 2010-11 as notified by the Government.  Out of 12% (or 10% as the case may be) of the employer’s share of contribution, 8.33% is to be remitted towards pension fund.

VPF option : In addition if you fund your debt portion lagging in your portfolio , you can add more through voluntary increases in your contribution (VPF).

Do not Forget Loans Options against EPF -Your EPF balance can be used as a security for getting loans and thus makes your case strong for sanction of loan. Of course , it can also be utilized during acute emergency.

What if you do not withdraw and do not transfer ? – Earlier keeping money in old EPF account was not much of a disadvantage as the amount continued to earn interest till time of withdrawal. But from April 2011 , accounts which are inactive for more than 3 years will stop earning interest. So there’s a distinct disadvantage here apart from the fact that keeping multiple accounts can be a big pain. If accounts are located in different cities , it makes process more cumbersome. Also a single account gives you a better idea of your current corpus.

Once social security number which is currently being worked upon comes into picture , EPF accounts will be portable. So in such a scenario there will be no need to switch funds. The new employer will make all contribution to this account and completely independent of workplace.

Useful Links concerning EPF :

FAQ’s on EPF – http://www.epfindia.com/faq.htm (Official Website)



Courtesy : Investment Mantra

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