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Friday, July 22, 2011

Revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

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No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003

Dated the 22nd July, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub : Revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

The undersigned is directed say that in accordance with para 4.2 of this Departments O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, the revised pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall, in no case. be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale.


2 . Doubts have been raised in regard to the applicability of the above provision in the case of revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972. The matter has been examined in the light of the instructions/orders issued after Fifth Central Pay Commission for revision of pension/family pension in such cases. It was clarified in this Department’s O.M No 45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 25-3-2004 that the provisions of O.M. dated 17-12-1998 relating to stepping up of pension to 50% of the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 1-1-96 of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement shall not be applicable in case of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance.


3. It has now been decided that the benefit of para 4.2 of this Departments O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1-9-2008 [as clarified vide O.M. No, 38/37/08-P&PW(A) (pt.l) dated 3-10-2008] will not be applicable in the case of revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.


4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 152/EV/2011 dated 30.6.2011.

5 In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller 8 Auditor General of India.


6. Hindi version will follow.


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(Tripti P. Ghosh)

Director

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

[http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/383708PPW_A22072011.pdf]

OBSERVANCE OF "DEMANDS DAY" BY IRTSA UNITS ALL OVER INDIA

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OBSERVANCE OF "DEMANDS DAY" BY IRTSA UNITS ALL OVER INDIA

 
DEMONSTRATION & GATE MEETINGS HELD RESOLUTION OF DEMANDS ADOPTED & SENT TO ALL CONCERNED
      

Units of IRTSA all over India, observed “Demands Day” by wearing Demand Badges, holding rallies, demonstration & gate meetings and adopting
resolution of demands – which were later sent to all concerned – at the Railway Board, Zonal and local levels. The action was spread over different days in the third week of June, starting from 20th June, 2011 onwards – as per directive of CEC IRTSA and as per local conditions. 

Main demands of the Association included removal of anomalies of Sixth Pay Commission, Grade Pay of Rs.5400 to SSE, CMS, CDMS with Group B (Gazetted Status), grade Pay of Rs.4800 to JES, CMA II & DMS, Incentive or Honorarium to Technical Supervisors & Staff for additional turn-over due to additional workload, new trains and assets, early merger of DA and revision of wages every year for Central Government employees – as in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

MAIN DEMANDS

1.  Recognition of IRTSA

2.  Grade Pay of Rs 4800 to JEs, CMA & DMS. 

3.  Grade Pay of Rs 5400 SSE, CMS, CDMS

4.  Pre-revised Scale of Rs.7450-11500 to CMA-I

5.  Upgrading of adequate % of posts to Group ‘B’ 

6.  Incentive / PCO Allowance to C & M, Drawing, Design, IT (EDP) & Store Engrs. & other left out Shops

7.  Incentive/Honorarium for Technical Staff & Technical Sups./ Engrs. in Sheds & Open Line. 

8.  Removal of drawbacks in MACPS.

9.  Counting of Training Period for MACPS.

10.  Entitlement of all types of passes as per revised pay limits.

11.  Withdrawal of uniform date of Increment.

12.  Parity in fixation of pay of promotees & direct recruits.

13.  Revision of stipend to GP 4200 of trainee JEs w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

14.  Uniform training period of one year for JEs of Mechanical Department

15.  Exemption of all Allowances from Income Tax

 

Courtesy : Voice of Rail Engineers

Individuals having income not exceeding Rs. 5 lakhs from salary or pension - not required to file IT Returns

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Individuals having income not exceeding Rs. 5 lakhs from salary or pension - not required to file IT Returns

Govt. has exempted the following class of persons, from the requirement of furnishing a return of income for the assessment year 2011-12,  (Vide
NOTIFICATION NO. 36/2011 [F. NO. 142/09/2011 (TPL)], DATED 23-6-2011):

1. Class of Persons: An Individual whose total income for the relevant assessment year does not exceed five lakh rupees and consists of only income chargeable to income-tax under the following head,—
(A)  "Salaries"; (B)  "Income from other sources", by way of interest from a savings account in a bank, not exceeding ten thousand rupees.

2. Conditions: The individual referred to in para 1 : 
(i)  has reported to his employer his Permanent Account Number (PAN);

(ii)  has reported to his employer, the incomes mentioned in sub-para (B) of para 1 and the employer has deducted the tax thereon;

(iii)  has received a certificate of tax deduction in Form 16 from his employer which mentions the PAN, details of income and the tax deducted at source and deposited to the credit of the Central Govt;

(iv)  has discharged his total tax liability for the assessment year through tax deduction at source and its deposit by the employer to the Central Government;

(v)  has no claim of refund of taxes due to him for the income of the assessment year; and

(vi)  has received salary from only one employer for the assessment year.

3. The exemption from the requirement of furnishing a return of income-tax shall not be available where a notice has been issued for filing a return of income for the assessment year.

 

Courtesy : Voice of Rail Engineers

F & Qs About Nuclear Power

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F & Qs About Nuclear Power
Backgrounder

Can a Chernobyl type accident take place in Indian Nuclear Power Plants?
Nuclear power has a very good safety record for a period spanning more than three decades. The Three Mile Island (TMI) accident in March, 1979 and the Chernobyl accident in April, 1986, Have raised apprehensions in the minds of the public all over the world. In the case of TMI, no radiation injury had occured to any member of the Public. In fact all the safety systems had worked as designed and no radioactivity was released to the atmosphere. At chernobyl, 31 people died and they are all plant personnel. However, it must be recognised that the Chernobyl accident occured due to the negligence of operaters who violated the safety procedures. Besides, the Chernobyl reactor is a totally different type. It employed Graphite as a moderator. Graphite is a form of carbon and its combustible property contributed to explosion in the reactor core. Such a sequence of events in the Nuclear plants is not possible and explosion in the core is ruled out as it is cooled and moderated by heavy water. Adequate safety features in the plant are provided to ensure  its safe operation. Paramount importance is given in setting up of nuclear power installations, to the safety of operating staff, public and environment. Safety experts and regulatory personnel are associated at all --- missioning and operation of nuclear power plants. Thus Chernobyl type accident is ruled out in Indian Nuclear Power Plants.

What is India’s 3-Phase Nuclear Power Programme?
In view of the limited fossil fuel availability with the country, the relevance of Nuclear Power in meeting the short and long term needs of our energy was recognised right at the initial stage. From the very beginning, as a long term strategy, the Nuclear Power Programme formulated by Dr. Homi Bhabha embarked on the three stage nuclear power programme, linking the fuel cycle of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) and Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) for Judicious utilisation  of our limited reserves of Uranium and vast Thorium reserves. The emphasis of the programme was self-reliance and thorium utilisation as a long term objective. The PHWR was chosen due to extensive research and development facilities covering diverse areas for supporting technology absorption.
The 3-stage of our Nuclear Power Programme are :
·         Stage-I : envisages, construction of Natural Uranium, Heavy Water Moderated and Cooled Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs). Spent fuel from these reactors is reprocessed to obtain Plutonium.
·         Stage-II : evisages, construction of Fast Breeder Reactors (FBRs) fuelled by Plutonium produced in stage-I. These reactors would also breed U-233 from Thorium.
·         Stage-III : would comprise power reactors using U-233 / Thorium as fuel.

What are India’s available energy resources?
India's available energy resources are shown in the following table :
Identified Energy Reserves
Coal
186
billion tonnes
Lignite
5,060
million tonnes
Crude Oil
728
million tonnes
Natural Gas
686
billion Cu-m
Uranium
78,000
tonnes
Thorium
3,63,000
tonnes
Hydro
84,000
MW at 60 % PLF
Renewables
Biomass
6000
MWe
Wind, Solar etc.
20,000
MWe


How is environment surrounding Nuclear Plant is monitored?
This is done by the Environmental Survey Laboratory (ESL) set up well before starting the operation of the plant. The ESL collects data on forest, flora and fauna, marine products, food and air etc., to set up base level data on their quality prior to commencement of the operation of the plant. Samples are drawn and regularly analysed to ascertain the status on a continuos basis. The ESL functions independent of plant authorities and the data collected is checked by the regulatory authorities for control purposes.


Source : PIB

CGHS approved hospitals in Chennai

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Latest list of CGHS hospitals in Chennai :-
S. No.
Name of the Hospital
Approved for
Whether accredited by NABH
Whether already on the panel of CGHS
1 Sugam Hospital,
349, Thiruvotriyur High Road, Thiruvotriyur, Chennai 600 019[Tel: 044 – 2573 3830 / 2573 3296]
w.e.f. 12th November 2010
General Purpose incl. Joint Replacement No Yes
General purpose and  (Laparoscopic surgery, IOL Implant and Joint replacement)
2 Miot Hospitals,
4/112, Mount Poonamalee Road, Manapakkam, Chennai 600 089 [Tel: 044 – 2249 2288]
w.e.f. 12th November  2010
 
General Purpose incl.Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery  and  Joint Replacement No Yes
General purpose, and Cardiological investigation, cardiothoracic surgery, lithotripsy / TURP, IOL implant, laparoscopic surgery and Joint replacement
3 Sri Devi Hospitals,
1620 A, 16th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600 040[Tel: 044 – 2616 2000 / 2616 2900]
w.e.f. 12th November 2010
General  Purpose Hospital No Yes
General purpose , laparoscopic surgery and IOL implant,
SPECIALITY (SELECTIVE) HOSPITALS
S. No.
Name of the Hospital
Approved for
Whether accredited by NABH
Whether already on the panel of CGHS
1 Soundarapandian Bone & Joint Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd.,
AA – 16, 3rd Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600 040[Tel: 044 – 26211026/42066667]
w.e.f. 12 th November , 2010
Orthopaedics No Yes
Orthopaedic surgery including Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement
SUPER SPECIALITY (HOSPITALS)
 
Nil
     
CANCER HOSPITAL
 
NIL
     
EYE CARE CENTRES
1 * Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital Ltd., No 19, Cathedral road, Chennai-86. [044-28112811, 044-28112592 ,044-28113704, fax : 28115871]
w.e.f. 12th November 2010
Eye Care NO No
2 Prem’s Eye Clinic,
120 A, Bazaar Road, Saidapet, Chennai-600 015 [044-43400000] w.e.f. 12th November 2010
Eye Care NO Yes
Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal –  & Vitreoretinal surgery, strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa & other specialised treatment
3* Vasan Eye Care Hospital ,
No 77, 3rd avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600 102 [044-43400310] w.e.f. 12th November 2010
Eye Care NO No

 
* - Empanelment of these eye care centres is provisional and is subject to the recommendation of Quality Council of India after inspection of these eye care centres.
DENTAL CLINIC
1* Sriram Dental Clinic,
No 5/4, 29thstreet, Nanganallur, Chennai-61, [044-22248102]
w.e.f. 12th November 2010
Dental Care No No

 
* - Empanelment of these dental clinics is provisional and is subject to the recommendation of Quality Council of India after inspection of these dental clinics.
In view of inadequate number of new hospitals in Chennai, existing hospitals in Chennai have been allowed to continue at Old rates.
 
[CHENNAI EXISTING HOSPITALS AT OLD RATES (2007)]
1. Bharathiraajaa Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.,
No: 11 Madley Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600 017
Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry), X – Ray and Bone Densitometry.
2. Beach-Chennai Hospital,
4 LIG Colony, Cross Road, New Washermenpet, Chennai 600 081 [Tel: 044 – 2591 3351 / 2591 1793]
Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry), X – Ray and Bone Densitometry.
3. Billroth Hospitals.
43 Lakshmi Talkies Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai 600 030 [Tel: 044 – 2644 1777 / 2644 0020]
General purpose, Specialised purposed (TURP, Laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant and Joint Replacement) and diagnostic Centre (Laboratory services, CT Scan, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray).
4. National Hospital,
12 Jaffar Serang, Street  I, Beach Line, Chennai 600 001 [Tel: 044 – 2524 0130 / 2424 0131]
General purpose, specialised purpose for laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant and Joint Replacement, Diagnostic centre (Laboratory services, CT Scan, USG / Colour Doppler).
5.   Frontier Lifeline Pvt. Ltd.,
R 30 C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, Chennai 600 101 [ Tel: 044 – 4201 7575 / 2656 7200]
Specialised purpose (Cardiological investigation and Cardio-thoracic surgery) and Laboratory services
6. C. S. I. Rainy Multi Speciality Hospital,
45 G. A. Road, Chennai 600 021 [Tel: 044 – 2595 1204 / 2595 3232]
General purpose and Specialised purpose (Laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant, and Joint Replacement) and Diagnostic Centre (Lab services, Mammography, USG / Colour Doppler and Conventional Radiology).
7. Chennai Kaliappa Hospital,
52 Second Main Road, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai 600  028 [Tel: 044 – 2464 1111]
General purpose, Specialised purpose (Renal Transplantation, Haemodialysis, TURP, IOL Implant and Joint Replacement) and  Diagnostic Centre (Laboratory services, USG / Colour Doppler and Conventional Radiology).
8. J. V. Hospitals,
31 Railway Border Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600 024 [Tel: 044 – 2483 3998 / 2472 5582]
Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Bio-chemistry).
9.   CSI Kalyani General Hospital,
15 Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai 600 004.  (Tel. 044 28475101/28476433)
  General Purposes, specialized purpose for laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant, USG/Colour Doppler and Joint Replacement.  
10  KKR ENT Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd.,
No: 274 (827), Poonamalee High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai
ENT including specialised surgeries
11 Srushti Hospital,
No: 1, Padmavathy Street, Thirumalai Nagar, Ramapuram, Chennai 600 089 [Tel:044 2486 1144]
General purpose only
12 Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital & Research Centre, Andhra Mahila Centre,
No: 11 & 12, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Road, R. A. Puram, Chennai 600 028
Obstetrics & Gynaecology only
13 Udhi Eye Hospital,
9 Murrays Gate Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018
Super-speciality Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal – Medical & Vitreo – retinal surgery, Strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa, etc.]
 

More good news from CM for differently-abled

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More good news from CM for differently-abled

Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said differently-abled people in the State Transport Corporations would be given special casual leave with pay on 3 December, which was being observed as International Day for Disabled.

An official release here said such facility was being extended to the differently-abled people in government and government- aided institutions.

On coming to know that those in the State Transport Corporations were not covered, Jayalalithaa today announced the extending of the benefit to them also.

This is not the first time for the AIADMK government led by Jayalalithaa to come to the help of the differently-abled in the State.

Only recently, Jayalalithaa has ordered enhancing the monthly assistance from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 to over 76,000 differently abled persons in Tamilnadu.

The announcement was aimed at reaching out the beneficiaries covered under different schemes, including persons with severe disability and muscular dystropy

She also announced the inclusion of differently-abled persons in the free gold and marriage assistance scheme launched by as soon as assuming the power after winning the Assembly elections.

Under the scheme, which was one of the populist poll promises made by the AIADMK , the beneficiaries would get four gram of gold for making 'Thaali' (Thirumangalyam) and financial assistance of Rs 25,000.

An official press release here said the Chief Minister wanted the differently-abled to be included in the scheme to enable them to get the benefits.  The release said the State government would incur an additional expenditure of Rs one crore in view of this.

Jayalalithaa also doubled the assistance given to women who had studied upto Under Graduate or Diploma from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and also announced free four gm gold coin for their marriage.

 

Source: Newstodaynet



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