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Supply of essential medicines which are not in the formularies of CGHS, ESIC and ECHS

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Pt. F. No.2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/PPT/CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family welfare
O/0 The Additional Director CGHS (HQ)
CGHS Building, Sector 12, R K Puram,
New Delhi 110022
Dated at New Delhi the 01.10.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
With reference to the O.M. No. 2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/PPT/CGHS (P) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Health & Family Welfare, dated 25.8.2014, I have been directed to inform that the CGHS formulary is under revision. In the meantime, the formularies of the EX-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) have also been adopted to avoid hardship to the beneficiaries. These formularies are also placed on Website of the CGHS. It has been reported that still there are a few essential medicines which are not covered by any of these formularies. It is therefore clarified that till CGHS formulary is revised, CMO I/Cs may use their discretion to supply such medicines which they consider essential and are not in the formularies of CGHS, ESIC and ECHS subject to following:-
1. In such cases the duration of prescription should not be for more than seven days and the cost of the medicine must be less than Rs. 1500.00 per Week.
2. It should be approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), for use in India for that particular indication.
3. In case of imported drug, the drug can be prescribed only when the Indian substitute is not available and the drug is approved by DCGI for use in India for that particular indication.
4. In case, if the duration of treatment is more than one week and /or the cost is more than Rs. 1500.00, the prior permission of AD(MSD)/ AD of the City must be obtained.
This is issued with approval of the competent authority
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(Dr. Sharda Verma)
Director CG HS
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/linkimages/8348884849.pdf

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IESM Meeting With 7th Pay Commission

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IESM Meeting With 7th Pay Commission

Dear Veterans
1. IESM delegation consisting of the following met the 7th CPC for over an hour on 24th Sep 2014.
(a) Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chairman IESM
(b) Maj Gen PK Renjen Vice Chairman IESM
(c) Gp Capt VK Gandhi Gen Sec IESM
(d) Maj Gen AJB Jaini Member Gov Body
(e) Hony Lt K Pandey Member Gov Body
2. The following members and the officials of the 7th CPC were present:-         
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(a) Justice AK Mathur Chairman 7 CPC
(b) Sh Mudit Mittal Director 7 CPC
(c) Sh DK Rai Director 7 CPC
(d) Ms Meena Aggarwal Secretary 7CPC
(e) Sh Sameer K Sinha Jt Sec 7 CPC
(f) Sh Rajeev Misra Advisor
(g) Sh Y Shukla Advisor
(h) Sh Mohinder Singh Advisor
(i) Km Vandana Sirvastava CGDA
3. Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) Chairman Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd) had met members of the Commission earlier in May 2014, wherein recommendations by the IESM in brief were discussed. (Details attached at Appendix A attached).
4. A detailed Memorandum to 7th CPC was forwarded by IESM vide our letter dated 11 Aug 2014 (Appendix B att.)
5. During the meeting with the 7th CPC on 24 Sep 2014 the following major issues were discussed:-
(a) Start of Down-gradation of Defence personnel in 1973 3rd CPC.
It was highlighted by the IESM Delegation that the down-gradation of military persons started with 3rd CPC when they were clubbed with the civilian employees. Till 1973, military persons had their own pay and pension regulations wherein, pensions were regulated based on the rank and the years of service. Pension of JCOs/OR were based on 75% of the last pay drawn and officers’ pension was 50% of the last pay drawn, whereas the pensions of civilian employees were worked out based on 33% of the last pay drawn with max Rs 416.50. The pension of the highest rank of defence forces was Rs 1000 pm. The 3rd CPC increased the pensions of civilian to 50% of the last pay drawn and reduced the pensions of JCOs/ORs from 75% to 50%. This resulted in reduction of pension of the defence personnel. It was here onwards that the down-gradation of military personnel started. Rajya Sabha Petition Committee on OROP Chaired by Mr. Bhagat Singh Koshyari in 2011 opined that the decision to club the defence personnel with the civilian employees in 1973 was not a considered decision. IESM emphasized that the 7th CPC should correct the injustice by restoring the pension differential that existed in 1973.
(b) Integration of OROP in 7th CPC.
The delegation asked the members of 7th CPC that OROP, which has already been sanctioned by the Govt and not yet implemented, should be fully integrated in the 7th CPC. One of the Directors with the 7th CPC Sh. DK Rai brought out that the OROP has relief of only few rupees to the OR/JCOs. The IESM delegation strongly countered the statement and brought out that as per accepted definition of OROP, a Sepoy with 17 years of services stands to gain Rupees 3150 in his basic pension plus DA and not a few Rupees. It was brought out by the Chairman IESM, Maj Gen Satbir Singh that a Sepoy with 17 years of service and Pre 2006 retiree gets a pension of Rs 5,196 pm. With the implementation of OROP, he will get Rs 8350 pm basic plus DA additional. IESM delegation emphasized that 7th CPC must fully integrate OROP, while arriving at the pension of 7th CPC.
(c) Pension of Widows.
It was brought out by the delegation that there are 6.45 lacs defence widows in the country and 85% of them are the widows of OR. Majority of them draw only Rs 3500 pm basic. It was strongly recommended that service pension of the ESM and the family pension should be same. If the spouse dies, the ESM continues to draw his/her pension, but when ESM, dies the pension is reduced to 60% of the ESM pension. Thus, the defence widow is left to fend for herself with her woes increasing many fold. This segment of the defence fraternity suffers the most. 7th CPC was requested to consider this sympathetically and enhance the family pension to the pension of the ESM. A question from Chairman 7th CPC justice AK Mathur that the other services would also demand this increase of family pension, was replied by Maj Gen Satbir Singh that the two cannot be compared. Defence families suffer while the spouse is serving due to the service conditions and continues to suffer more when they are widowed early.
(d) Defence Personnel Retire Early and also Die Early.
The age expectancy of government employees was studied by a government agency in the 5th CPC. The following age expectancies were arrived at:-
a) Civilian Services —       77 Yrs
b) Railway Employees – 78 Yrs
c) Defence Personnel
i) OR (up to Hav) –  59.6 – 64 Yrs
ii) JCOs                   –  67 Yrs
iii) Officers           –   72.5 Yrs
It is seen that ORs die approximately 20 years, JCOs 15 years and officers 7 years earlier than their civilian counterparts. There are a number of reason, the most important being body wear and tear during service and stress and strain of life after retirement when their responsibilities are maximum. It was strongly recommended by the delegation, that this aspect must be kept in mind by the 7th CPC while arriving at the pension scales of the defence personnel. This also adds to the logic of award of enhanced percentages of pensions to the defence personnel as existed in Pre 1973.
(e) Disability Pension.
It was recommended by the delegation that “The present disability pension in cases of discharge/ superannuation/retirement with a disability is authorized only to those personnel who have a disability of 20% or more whereas in cases of discharge on medical grounds, the 20% stipulation stands abrogated. All individuals irrespective of the percentage of disability should be granted compensation. Disability pension needs to be paid in ALL cases of disability and broad-banding of percentages of disability be extended to all (and not just invalided personnel as is the case at present) as the concept of broad-banding is to offset medical subjectivity and mistakes and arbitrary percentages awarded by medical boards and has no connection with the manner of exit from service. Moreover, all disabilities arising during military service, including while on authorized leave, should be deemed as ‘attributable or at least aggravated’ by service unless caused by the person’s own misconduct as is the system prevalent in all major democracies (See Rule 105 of United States Code 38). It may be pertinent to point out that the Rules already provide for such a stipulation (See Rule 5 of Entitlement Rules, 1982) and even the Hon’ble Supreme Court has already ruled in favour of disabled soldiers in this regard in Dharamvir Singh Vs UOI, civil appeal 4949/2013 decided on 02nd July 2013. Only condition to deny disability pension would be if the disability is a result of any misconduct or criminality. There should be a separate ‘Defence Services Pay Committee’ (as promised by the former Prime Minister) comprising members from Defence Services/ veterans and judges from SC/ HC.
(f) Common Pay Scale of JCOs and ORs.
IESM recommended that common Pay scales should also be extended to JCOs/OR so that they get benefited for the pension.
(g) Rank Pay Case.
The Govt of India approved the 4th CPC Recommendations of Rank Pay to be added to the basic Pay of officers ranks Captain to Brigadier. This would have had cascading effect on even Maj Gen & Lt Gen and would have, in turn impacted on the pensions of defence officers. Despite the above approval, in the execution stage, this advantage was neutralized by a bureaucratic manipulation, by first deducting and then adding rank pay. This resulted in the basic pay being lowered from the earlier level and had a detrimental effect on each rank with relative equation to other services being lowered. This further had cascading affecting on successive Pay Commissions. After the SC judgment in favour of defence personnel, the Govt has still not fully implemented it. The revisions of pay scales of 4th, 5th and 6th Pay Commissions have not yet been carried out.
IESM delegation emphasized that 7th CPC should arrive at the base figures after taking into consideration the complete implementation of the SC judgment and the same be suitably integrated in the 7th CPC recommendations.
(h) Rank Pay For JCOs and ORs. Rank Pay should also be extended to JCOs and ORs.
(j) Third Assured Career Progression for the Sepoy.
Third Career progression authorised to all central government employees by the 6th CPC is not available to the Sepoy of armed Forces since he is retired after 15/17/19 years of service whereas the third promotion is authorised after 24 years of service. It was recommended that this disadvantage be removed by the 7th CPC. Either, he be given promotion after 5/10/15 years of services or he should be given pension of the 3rd promotion.
(k) Pensions of Pre 2004 retiree Majors and Selection Grade Lt Cols.
IESM brought out that as on today, Armed Forces Officers are not retiring as Majs and selection grade Lt Cols since a time bound promotions up to Lt Col have been introduced. It was recommended that pensions of these categories of officers should be fixed as under:-
(i) Major should be given pension of Lt Col with grade pay of Majors.
(ii) Selection grade Lt Col should be given pension of Colonel with grade pay of Lt Col.
(l) Performance Related incentive scheme (PRIS). This scheme was accepted by the 6th CPC, that is 1/3rd of the population of employees can be granted 20% of basic pay as enhancement on account of PRIS.
While the scheme has been implemented for the civilian employees and DRDO, the same has not yet been implemented for the defence personnel.
It was recommended that the same should also be extended to defence personnel.
(m) Dynamic Assured Carrier Progression (DCAP) For Medical Officers.
Medical officers in the central government with 13 years of service and 20 years of service have been granted a grade pay of Rs 8,700 and Rs 10,000 respectively. While the scheme has been implemented for the civilian Doctors, the same has not yet been extended to the medical officers of the Army Medical Corps (AMC). The same was recommended to be implemented for Military doctors also.
6. In addition the 7th CPC was requested to sympathetically consider all other recommendation mentioned in our Memorandum. Important of these recommendations are:-
(a) All anomalies of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th CPCs be resolved to arrive at the base figures for the 7th CPC.
(b) The Basic Pay and Pensions of Defence Personnel should be year-wise 25% higher than their civilian counterparts. Introduce a Common Pay Scale for all Govt of India employees, incorporating an year-wise increase. There will be two tables of basic pay scales one encompassing PB1 and 2; and the other PB3, 4, HAG, HAG+, and Fixed Grade. These would thus cover All Grades from the lowest to the highest. This will bring in simplicity in concept and implementation (Graph Refers).
(c) MSP should be as was recommended by the 6th CPC ie 64% of basic pay for JCOs and ORs and 52% of basic for officers.
7. Copy of the updated Memorandum was handed over to the Chairman and members of 7th CPC.
8. The aim of the Govt and in turn the 7th CPC, as far as the Defence Forces are concerned, is to so package the compensation in term of pay, pensions, allowances and other service conditions that the most suitable youth is attracted to the profession and shortages of over 14000 officers is made up at the earliest to give the required leadership punch at the cutting edge of the Defence Forces.
9. The meeting was held in a very cordial environment and all the members and the staffs of the 7th CPC were very responsive and positive to the issues discussed. IESM thanked the Chairman 7th CPC and members for affording us the opportunity to discuss our recommendation and suggested that IESM will be privileged to answer any query and come again for any discussion.
With Regards,
Jai Hind
Yours Sincerely,
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Chairman Indian ESM Movement
Mobile: 9312404269, 0124-4110570
Email: satbirsm@gmail.com


source: http://bcvasundhra.blogspot.in/2014/10/iesmpresentation-to-7-th-cpc-day.html

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Employment News Weekly Updates from 4th October to 10th October 2014

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Job Highlights in the Latest Issue ( 04th Oct – 10th Oct 2014)
High Court, Madhya Pradesh
Name of Post- English Stenographers
No. of Post- 88
Last Date – 13.10.2014 
Public Service Commission, Uttar Pradesh
Notifies Rajasva Nirikshak Examination-2014
Last Date : 16.10.2014
Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur
Name of Post- Trained Graduate Teacher (Science, English), Laboratory etc.
No. of Post- 58
Last Date- 20.10.2014
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
Name of Post- Engineers, Associate Professors, Librarian & Lecturer
No. of Post- 127
Last Date- 20.10.2014
Staff Selection Commission (Northern Region)
Name of Posts- Various Post Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ Non-Gazetted posts.
No. of Post- 30
Last Date – 31.10.2014
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Name of Posts – Group ‘A’ (Film Wing Faculty & TV Wing Faculty) Prof. & Asstt. Prof., Group ‘B’ Cameraman & Asstt. Security Officer, etc.
No. of Posts- 58
Last Date-45 days after publication

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Will the 7th Pay Commission submit its Interim Report to the Central Government..?

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Eight months have passed since the 7th Pay Commission was constituted by the Central Government.
In the Terms of Reference of the 7th Pay Commission, it was mentioned that the Commission could submit an interim report to the Government, if required.
All the employee associations and federations have been demanding a DA merger and an interim report. They have also announced a number of multi-stage protests. The big question is – will the 7th Pay Commission submit its stand on this issue to the Government.

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50% Tatkal Tickets on Dynamic Pricing in 5 Central Railway Trains

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50% TATKAL TICKETS o­n DYNAMIC PRICING
Ministry of Railways have decided that 50% of the existing tatkal quota tickets shall be sold under dynamic fare scheme. After booking of the first 50% of tatkal tickets under tatkal quota, the subsequent 50% tatkal tickets will be sold o­n dynamic pricing. The fare shall increase by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to the existing cap (maximum fare chargeable) o­n dynamic fare.
As such the scheme is implemented in following 5 trains of Central Railway with effect from 3.10.2014.
1. 11015 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Gorakhpur Kushinagar Express
2. 12534 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Lucknow Pushpak Express
3. 11093 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Varanasi Mahangari Express

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DR to Pensioners wef 01.07.2014

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Competent Medical OfficerlBoard for issuing certificate of disability for the . purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972 -

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Army to pay Siachen vet disability pension

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CHENNAI: Coming to the rescue of a retired colonel, the southern bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal has directed the Army to provide him disability pension. 

Though the disability of Col (retd) V Mukesh Kumar was attributable to his service and was aggravated by it, the Army had refused to provide him the retirement benefit, citing a rule that an officer who retired voluntarily was not eligible to disability pension. 

Kumar informed the tribunal that he had joined the Army's Madras Regiment in 1977 as a commissioned officer. During his tenure, he suffered from hypertension because of being posted at a high altitude area in Arunachal Pradesh. Subsequent postings to the Siachen Glacier and Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir aggravated his condition, he said. 

"Stress and strain of field and military service in the infantry" in high altitude zones caused the condition, Kumar said. He opted for voluntary retirement in May, 2005. The medical board of the Army assessed his disability level at 30% at the time of his retirement. It noted that the hypertension he suffered had been aggravated by military service. The government announced, meanwhile, that those armed forces personnel who retire prematurely on or after January 1, 2006, would be entitled to disability pension if the disability was attributable to or aggravated by military service. A subsequent verdict of the principal bench of AFT had made the government policy applicable to personnel who retired prior to January 1, 2006. Despite this, the Army refused to grant him disability pension, Kumar said. 

In its counter, the Army said according to its pension regulations an officer who retired voluntarily was not eligible to disability pension. Also, it said, the government order was applicable only to personnel below the rank of officer and not to officers. 

The bench of judicial member V Periya Karuppiah and administrative member K Surendra Nath said a government notification of August 2010 said if a pre-2006 retiree below the rank of officer filed a claim for disability pension denied because of premature retirement, the case would not be contested and processed for government sanction. However, the principal bench of the tribunal had struck down the government notification, stating that it created an "distinction" between officers and personnel below the rank of officer and "was a ploy" to not pay officers disability pension. 

According to the precedent, denial of disability pension was "erroneous" and "non-sustainable", the bench said, directing the Army to provide him 30% disability pension for life from January 1, 2006. 

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