Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Regarding tests investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS

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S-11045/40 /2012/CGHS/ITEC/CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health &, Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd February, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding tests investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 on the above subject wherein it has been provided under Para 3 that the serving government employees / CGHS beneficiaries shall submit medical prescription in original while claiming reimbursement of expenses incurred on diagnostic tests and investigations, from their office. Keeping in view the inconvenience and difficulties faced by the serving employees / CGHS beneficiaries in submission of prescription in original, it has been decided to relax the above condition and to allow a self attested photocopy of the medical prescription to claim reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on getting diagnostic tests / investigations carried out from a CGHS empanelled hospital / diagnostic laboratory / imaging centre on a valid prescription issued by a CGHS Medical Officer / Govt. Specialist, without a permission letter issued from the Department concerned.

Railway Budget 2013-14: Highlights

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Headlines:
  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-14
  • Marginal Increase in Some Charges; Enhanced Reservation Fee Abolished
  • Major Thrust on Passenger Amenities and Cleanliness
  • ‘Anubhuti’ Coaches with latest modern facilities to be introduced in select trains
  • Quality Catering for all classes of passengers
  • Railway to Introduce Next Generation E-Ticketing System
  • Seven New Lines to be Constructed Doubling of ten Lines Approved
  • Frequency of 24 Trains Increased
  • Gross Traffic Receipts In 2013-14 Likely To Rise by Rs 18062 Crore Year 2013-14 To See Balance of Rs 12506 Crore
  • Outlay of Rs. 63,363 Crore Proposed in Rail Budget Operating Efficiency Likely to Improve to 87.8%
  • 1.52 Lakh Vacancies in Railways to Be Filled up this Year
  • ‘Fund Allocation for Rly Staff Quarters Enhanced by 50 %
  • Recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award & Dhyan Chand Award to be Provided Complimentary Card Passes for 1st Class/2nd AC
  • Land Acquisition for 2,800 Km Dedicated Freight Corridors Nearing Completion
  • Amenities for Differently-Abled Passengers: Escalators and Lifts, Braille Stickers, Wheelchair Friendly Coaches
  • Quality Catering for all classes of passengers

CIRCULAR OF CONFEDERATION ON STRIKE AND SCOVA MEETING

CIRCULAR OF CONFEDERATION ON STRIKE AND SCOVA MEETING

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
MANISHINATH BHAWAN, A2/95 RAJOURIGARDEN
NEW DELHI-110027
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com.
email. confederation06@yahoo.co.in
PH:011 25105324
                                      
Conf/23/2013 Dated: 25.2.2013

Dear Comrade,
                                     The 48 hour two day General Strike

                The two days strike, for which the call was given by the Joint Platform of Trade Unions in the country through the National Convention held at New Delhi on 4th September, 2012 was a tremendous success.  Not only the workers in the country but also common people supported the strike action in many States.  It is estimated by the Central Trade Unions that more than 10 crore workers might have participated in the strike.   In other words more than 50 crore people of the country supported the action.  The overwhelming response in the mightiest strike action  ever of the Indian working Class is indicative of the growing anger against the economic policies pursued by the Government.  There had been constant and continuous increase in the prices of basic needs of the common people i.e. food items, gas, diesel, gas, coal electricity etc. in the last two years.  The inflation in the economy continued unabated despite the assurance held out by the rulers, as a matter of course. to contain it.

Joint Resolution on various matter dated 12-02-2013


SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUN 
C/o GISTC,, 6 Block, Hathibarkala Estate, Derhadun 
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUN 
C/o NPG (Budget Section), Survey of India, Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun 
CLASS III SERVICE ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUN 
C/o NPG (HLO), Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun 
TOPOGRAPHICAL STAFF ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA,CHQ:DERHADUN 
C/o UK&WUP GDC, 17 EC Road, Dehradun. 
DRAUGHTSMEN’S (C ) ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA,CHQ:DERHADUN 
C/oMA&DC (B&P) Directorate , Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun 
SURVEY OF INDIA KARAMCHARI CLASS IV UNION, CHQ: DEHRADUN 
C/o NPG (Adm. Section , Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun 
               Dated 12-2-2013
 
A Joint meeting of all Executive Committee members of the Surveyors’ Association, Ministerial Staff Association, Class III Service Association, Topographical Staff Association, Draughtsmen’s (Cartographic) Association and Survey of India Karamchari Class IV Union was held on 11-2-2013 at Dehradun unanimously passed the following Resolution:- 
          RESOLUTION--I

Procedures to deal with letters received from the Members of Parliament, member of public, recognized association or a public body

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No.48013/1/2011-O&M
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances
(O&M Division)
5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan,
New Delhi, the 19th February, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Procedures to deal with letters received from the Members of Parliament, member of public, recognized association or a public body.

The paragraph Nos.63 & 66 of the Chapter No.VIII (Forms & Procedure of Communication) and of the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP) and paragraph Nos.127 of Chapter No.XIV prescribe the procedure for dealing with the correspondence received from Members of Parliament, VIPs, members of public, recognized association or a public body. The same are reiterated, as given below, for strict compliance:-
Para 63: Correspondence with Members of Parliament -
(1) Communications received from Members of Parliament should be attended to promptly.

(2) Where a communication is addressed to a Minister, it should, as far as practicable, be replied to by the Minister himself. In other cases, a reply should normally be issued over the signature of an officer of the rank of Secretary only.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Revision of PPO of pre-2006 'pensioners/family pensioners - (i) even if age/date of birth of spouse is not available, (ii) model advertisement for use by Ministries/Departments - regarding.

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No. 1/20/2011 P&PW (E) 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 28th January, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Revision of PPO of pre-2006 'pensioners/family pensioners - (i) even if age/date of birth of spouse is not available, (ii) model advertisement for use by Ministries/Departments - regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number, dated 16.12.2011, 2.11.2012 and 14.11.2012 and OM No. 1/23/2012-P&PW(E), dated 13.09.2012 and 27.09.2012 on an extremely important issue, Le. revision of the Pension Payment Order (PPOs) of pensioners/family pensioners who retired/died before 2006. The revision has to be done on priority because the pensioners are suffering harassment due to non-revision of their PPOs. .

To Fix timeline for redressal of pensioner grievances

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F. No. 55/20/2012-P&PW(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 18th February, 2013
To
All Nodal Officers of all Ministries/ Departments
(Web Based Pensioners' Portal)

Sub: To Fix timeline for redressal of grievances.

As per software developed for monitoring of Pension related grievances, all on- line grievances of pensioners are being fed through web application CPENGRAMS available in the Pensioners' Portal maintained by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare and the same are forwarded online to the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations for their redressal.  It has, however, been felt that timely action is not being taken by various Ministries/Departments/ Organizations for redressal of grievances and same remain pending for unduly long periods. There is thus need to emphasis upon the concerned officers dealing with these grievances in your Department for taking timely action on the grievances of pensioners so that unnecessary delays could be avoided.  The regional offices and field officers, wherever they exist also need to be sensitized in this regard accordingly.

On-line reservation of Touring Officer’s Hostel at Mumbai

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D-11028/1/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Date:- 20/02/2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- On-line reservation of Touring Officer’s Hostel at Mumbai.

It has been decided to put the following rooms of Touring Officers Hostel/Guest House at Hyderabad Estate, N.S.Road, Mumbai for online booking through GAMS.

Sl.No.
Room No.
Type
Location
1.
69A
Double-bedded(A/C)
11th Floor
2.
69B
Double-bedded(A/C)
11th Floor
3.
1
Double-bedded(A/C)
1st Floor
4.
2
Double-bedded(A/C)
1st Floor
5.
11
Double-bedded(Non-A/C)
2nd Floor
6.
12
Double-bedded(Non-A/C)
2nd Floor

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

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F.No. Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
 Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 21st February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary Stents for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 31.10.2011 and to state that ceiling rates for all DCGI approved Coronary Stents have been revised In super cession of the Office Memorandum of even No. dated 31.10.2011 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as per the ceiling rates mentioned below:

S. No.
Type of Coronary Stents
Ceiling Rate
1.
DRUG ELUTING CORONARY STENTS
All DCGI and FDA approved Drug Eluting Stents
All DCGI and CE approved Drug Eluting Stents
All DCGI approved Drug Eluting Stents
Rs.25,000/-
2.
BARE METAL CORONARY STENTS
COBALT STENTS (including Coated and other Stents)
All DCGI and FDA approved
All DCGI and CE approved
All DCGI approved
Rs.12,000/-
3.
BARE METAL STAINLESS STILL STENTS
Rs.10,000/- the rates were already notified vide OM of even number dated 7tg February 2013

Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension.

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No.28 (22)/84-P&PW
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
New Delhi, the 4.2.1986

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & AR's (now Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare) O.M. No. 28/10/84-Pension Unit dated 29.8.84 down the provisions for regulating the cases of the Central Government employees going over to a Central autonomous; body or vice-versa for purpose of counting of past-service for pension in the new organisation, and to say that certain -Union Territory Administrations have sought clarification if the autonomous bodies of the UT's financed wholly or substantially by the UT Administrations can be treated at par with the autonomous bodies of the Central Government for the purpose of implementing the instructions contain in O.M. of 29.8.84 referred to above. In this context it has also been pointed out by the UT Administrations that there are similarities between the administrations of the UTs and the Central Government extending to the terms and conditions of employment of the staff of the UTs, their scales of pay, their governance by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 etc. It has, therefore, been urged that the benefit available to the employees of the Central Government when absorbed in autonomous bodies wholly or substantially financed by the Central Government and vice versa for counting of past service for pension, should-also be extended to the employee of the UTs when absorbed in the autonomous bodies wholly or substantially ,financed by the Govts. of UTs and vice versa.

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding.

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No.20/16/1998-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 19th February 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from each retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Simplification of Pension Procedure- Amendment in para 15 and para 16 of "Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners by Authorised Bank".

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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi.

CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325
18.02.2013
Office Memorandum

Subject: - Simplification of Pension Procedure- Amendment in para 15 and para 16 of "Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners by Authorised Bank".

Attention is invited to the provisions contained in paras 15 and 16 of the Scheme Booklet regarding submission of life & other certificates and inter bank /intra bank transfer of pension Account.

2. Keeping in view the need to make the process of submission of certificates user friendly and in line with the technological advancement in the banking industry, it has been decided to allow pensioner/family pensioner to submit the life certificate as well as other certificates to any branch of the Bank through which his /her pension/family pension is being disbursed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Government Initiatives on proposed Strike by the Central Trade Unions


Ministry of Labour & Employment 19-February, 2013
Government Initiatives on proposed Strike by the Central Trade Unions

As directed by the Prime Minister, senior Ministers in the Union Cabinet – Shri A.K. Antony, Defence Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar, Minister for Agriculture and Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister for Labour & Employment held a round of discussions with the representatives of the Central Trade Unions on the evening of 18th February to convey the serious intent of the Government to resolve the various issues raised in their charter of demands. The list of participants is at.

The representatives of the Central Trade Unions reiterated their demand for the Government to take concrete measures to contain price rise, to ensure employment generation, strict enforcement of labour laws, universal social security for unorganized and organized workers, stoppage of disinvestment in Central and State Public Sector Undertakings. Some of the issues raised by them also related to payment of minimum wages of Rs.10,000/-, abolition of contract labour, payment of equal wages and benefits to contract workers at par with regular workers, removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund, increasing the quantum of gratuity, assured pension for all, compulsory registration of trade unions within 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Convention No.87 and 98.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Various forms of protest action on two days Nationwide General strike on 20th and 21st February,2013

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI-110001
D.O. No. 33012/1(s)/2013-Estt-B
Dated the 15th February, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

The Joint Platform of Action of Government and Associate Services Employee's Organizations — All India Committee has given a notice that the affiliated organizations of JPA and the mass of employees working in Government services throughout the country will boycott work and resort to various forms of protest action on two days Nationwide General strike on 20th & 21st February, 2013 in pursuance of their Charter of Demands.

Engagement of workers through Contractors by the Ministries and Departments of Central Government

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File No. 14(113) Misc. RLC (Coord)/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner
Shram Shakti Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001
Dated:- January 23, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Engagement of workers through Contractors by the Ministries and Departments of Central Government.

It has been noticed in the recent past that a large number of workers are being engaged on contract by various central Government Ministries and Departments. Parliament Questions have been received in this regard apart from various complaints relating to non-compliance of various provisions of law. These include wages and social security benefits flowing out of various legislations.

Similarly in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work.

AITUC rejects PM’s appeal to call off stir

AITUC rejects PM’s appeal to call off stir

New Delhi: AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta today rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s appeal to call off the two-day nationwide strike of central trade unions from February 20 saying there could be no consideration without settlement of our demands by the government.

Dasgupta at the same time made it clear that the trade unions have no reservation to the offer of talks made by the Prime Minister in order to arrive at some course of action that is acceptable both to the Trade Unions and the Government.

“There is no question of calling off the strike. Our position is very clear that there cannot be any consideration without settlement of our demands by the government. We want a settlement from Government, not an assurance,” Dasgupta told PTI.

His remarks came soon after the Prime Minister made a formal appeal to the protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their strike saying it would lead loss to the country’s economy and cause inconvenience to people.

While issuing the appeal to the Unions to withdraw their strike call, the Prime Minister also said that he has requested his senior Cabinet colleagues A K Antony, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram and Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to hold discussions with them.

Dasgupta questioned why the Prime Minister did it so late. “Definitely we will talk to the government tomorrow, but before that we will have our own meeting where all the Unions will give their point of views. We know that the Prime Minister has asked his Ministers to meet us but we want to know why has he done it so late? The only thing I want to say in response to the PM’s appeal is that the strike is on and there is no question of calling it off,” the AITUC general secretary said.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their proposed two-day strike from February 20 saying it would cause loss to economy besides inconvenience to people and offered talks.

Protesting against government’s “inaction” on price rise and alleged violation of labour laws, 11 central trade unions and workers’ federation have called for a two-day nationwide strike starting from February 20.

“I appeal to the Central Trade Unions to withdraw their call for countrywide general strike on February 20 and 21. Such a strike would lead to avoidable loss to our economy and inconvenience to the public through disruption of services,” the Prime Minster said in his message.

Singh also pointed out that some of the issues raised by the Trade Unions are “already being acted upon” and others are at “various stages of consideration”.

While issuing the appeal to the Unions to withdraw their strike call, the Prime Minister said that he has requested his senior Cabinet colleagues A K Antony, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram and Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to hold discussions with them.

“I am confident that these discussions would result in a course of action that is acceptable both to the Trade Unions and the Government,” he said.

AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta had yesterday said that it was for the first time all trade unions have come together for the two-day strike as “government has not taken any action to look into the problems of sky rise inflation, disinvestment in public sector units and non-implementation of labour laws”.

The strike has been called jointly by the Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh (BMS), All India Trade union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) and other such organisations. The Independent Federation of Workers and Employees too have joined the protest.

Opposing the contract labour policy, the Unions have also demanded regular employment for jobs of perennial nature. They are also demanding pensions for everyone along with removal of ceiling on bonus and provident fund.

A statement issued by the Trade Unions yesterday also claimed that federations of road transport, port and dock, petroleum, coal, steel and building and construction will also be on strike.

“Banking, insurance and other financial sector workers will also remain on strike,” it had said. Dasgupta had yesterday said that the unions decided to go on strike as the government was not interested in listening to their demands and has not responded despite their protest call.

“The last minute meeting called by Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on February 13 resulted in further strengthening of resolve for strike as government could not come forward to resolve any of the issues concerning Labour Ministry,” he had said.

He had claimed that over 100 million workers will participate in the strike. National Secretary of AITUC Amarjeet Kaur, had said that said if the government did not act after the strike, the Unions will intensify their agitation.

“If the government still does not listen, there will be intensification.... We want government to take concrete steps like stopping the deregulation of petrol and diesel prices. They should have price fixation policy. They should have universal ration system, they should control hoarding and black marketing also,” she had said.

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130217/news-current-affairs/article/pms-appeal-trade-unions-call-strike-rejected

Prime Minister’s appeal to withdraw the call of 20-21 Feb Strike

Prime Minister's Office 17-February, 2013

Prime Minister's Appeal to Central Trade Unions 


I appeal to the Central Trade Unions to withdraw their call for a countrywide General Strike on 20 and 21 February, 2013. Such a strike would lead to avoidable loss to our economy and inconvenience to the public through disruption of services. While some of the issues raised by the Trade Unions are already being acted upon and others are at various stages of consideration, I have requested my senior Cabinet colleagues Shri A K Antony, Shri Sharad Pawar, Shri P Chidambaram and Shri Mallikarjun Kharge to together hold discussions with the leaders of the Trade Unions. I am confident that these discussions would result in a course of action that is acceptable both to the Trade Unions and the Government.

 

PIB
(Release ID :92274)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Budget 2013-14: Tax-savings other than 80C

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It’s that time of the year again when one needs to begin calculating their tax liabilities. However before you do so, remember to analyze the various sections of tax deductions under the Income Tax Act as tax planning does not end with Section 80C. Apart from this, there are other tax deductions provided by the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Let’s understand them briefly:
80D: Tax deduction section 80D qualifies for mediclaim policies. The premium, which is paid for medical insurance policy for self and family members to protect them from sudden medical expenses, comes under this section.
The maximum amount allowed for exemption annually for self, spouse and dependent parents/children is Rs 15,000. In case of a senior citizen, the maximum amount extends up to Rs 20,000. If you are paying the premium for your parents (whether dependent or not), you can claim an additional maximum deduction of Rs 15,000.
80DD: According to the Income Tax Act, if you are paying a premium to Life Insurance Company (LIC) or any other insurance company (approved by the Income Tax board) for the medical treatment of a ‘dependent’ physically disabled person, you can avail exemption under the section 80DD.
Here, the ‘dependent’ should be none other than your spouse, children, parents or sibling. If the person is suffering from 40% of any disability, a fixed sum of Rs 50,000 can be claimed in a year. Similarly if the disability is 80%, the fixed sum hikes to Rs 1,00,000 per year. For initiating the process of deduction you need to submit the medical certificate issued by a medical authority along with the return of income.

MNC seeks 20% Interim Relief before 7th Pay Commission, submits memorandums to PM, Union Finance Minister

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JAMMU, Feb 15: National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) submitted the memorandums of demands to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister P Chidamabaram in New Delhi.

Demands projecting by NMC chief Subash Shastri in the memorandums including constitution of 7th pay commission, immediate merger of 50 percent DA into basic pay/pension, grant of 20 percent interim relief to the salaried class across the country till the implementation of the recommendations new pay commission, raising income tax exemption limit to Rs five lakh, and enhancing the monthly wages of daily rated workers to Rs ten thousand.

In the memorandums Shastri stressed Union Finance Minister to raise the income Tax exemption limit From Rs two Lakh to Rs 5Lakh and total exemption of DA from income tax limit, the salaried class feel that this gesture will increase purchasing power and stimulate demands.
Other demands emphasized in the memorandums mentioned included granting B-1 status to Jammu and Srinagar cities.

Shastri said that the demands highlighted in the memorandums would be major issue during the forthcoming election of Lok Sabha as these pertain to crore of Central and state government, employees and pensioners and their families which constitute a large chunk of voters.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Election of Office Bearers – Jaipur Branch

Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India, Jaipur Branch
No. Jaipur 2013-14/MSA/01
Dated: 08-01-2013

Sub: Election of Office-Bearers.

Sl. No. Post Name
1. President Shri Ram Gopal Bairwa
2. Vice President Shri Gopal Lal Bairwa
3. Secretary Shri Shyam Singh Saini
4. Joint Secretary Shri Suresh Chandra Raigar
5. Organising Secretary Shri Girish Kinra
6. Treasurer Shri Ram Swaroop
7. Auditors i) Shri O.P. Vijaya
ii) Shri P.L. Meena

Branch Address:
C/O RGDC, Survey of India,
Great Arc Bhawan, Sector 10,
Vidhyadhar Nagar,
Jaipur (Raj) - 302039

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

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F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-ll0 003.
Dated the 13th February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government:'s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pension vide this Department's OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time.

2. The pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners was stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 with effect from 24.9.12 vide this Department OM of even number dated 28th January, 2013.

Mallikarjun Kharge Assure Central Trade Union Leaders to Brief Prime Minister about issues Raised by them

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Ministry of Labour & Employment
13-February, 2013

Mallikarjun Kharge Assure Central Trade Union Leaders to Brief Prime Minister about issues Raised by them Appeal to the Central Trade Unions not to Inconvenience the General Public and the Workers and to Withdraw the Notice for the Proposed Strike.

The Union Minister for Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge and the Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K.Suresh today met the representatives of eleven major Central Trade Unions here at Shram Shakti Bhawan in New Delhi to discuss the proposed country-wide General Strike on the 20th and 21st February, 2013. Senior officers of various Ministries also attended the meeting.

The representatives of Central Trade Unions reiterated their demands for the Government to take concrete measures to contain price rise, to ensure employment generation, strict enforcement of labour laws, universal social security for unorganized and organized workers, stoppage of disinvestment in central and state public sector undertakings. Some of the specific issues raised by them related to payment of minimum wages of Rs.10,000/-, abolition of contract labour, payment of equal wages and benefits to contract workers at par with regular workers, removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund, increasing the quantum of gratuity, assured pension for all, compulsory registration of trade unions within 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Convention No. 87 and 98.

LTC entitlement of fresh recruits: CGDA Clarification

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Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi cantt- 10
AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/VoI.II 
Dated: 12/02/2013
To
All CsDA/PsDA/I (Through CGDA Mail server)

Subject: LTC entitlement of fresh recruits.

This is regarding admissibility of All India LTC to fresh recruits, where the HQr’s and Home town happens to be same.


2. In terms of Para 4 of DoP&T O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt (A) dated 23.9.2008 - a fresh recruits have been allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in and to any place in India on the fourth occasion in a block of four years reckoned from the initial date of joining Govt. service for the first time”.

Rates of interest on advances and loans to Govt. employees, for construction/purchase of houses/flats

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No.1-17011/2(6)/2013-H.III
Ministry of Urban Development


(Housing-III Section)
*******

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. 
Dated:- the 17th January, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of interest on advances and loans to Govt. employees, for construction/purchase of houses/flats.
The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith a copy of Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure's O.M. No. 5(3)-B(PD)/2012 dated the 3rd January 2013 intimating the rates of interest on advances and loans given to Government employees for construction/purchase of houses/flats during 2012-13 i.e. 1st April, 2012 to 31St March, 2013 and until further orders, for information and compliance.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Repairing/Renovation of Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata – reg

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D-11020/1/2013-Regions 
Govt. of India 
Min. of Urban Development 
Directorate of Estates 
Regions Section
Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110108 
Dated:11/02/2013
To,
Sh. PP. Bandopadhyay,
Estate Manager,
5-Esplanade East,
Kolkata — 700 069

Subject: Repairing/Renovation of Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata – reg.

Sir,
It has been decided at the competent level to get the entire Nizam Palace Guest House, Kolkata renovated. For this purpose, the entire Guest House building is required to be handed over to the Central Public Works Department for carrying out necessary repairs and renovation with effect from 01.04.2013.

2. You are therefore requested to stop booking both off line and online of the Guest House Accommodation in the Central Government Officers’ Guest House at Nizam Palace, Kolkata from 01.04.2013 onwards and also to issue notices to the present occupants to vacate room/suites and hand over the vacant possession of the same to the CPWD/Estate Manager, Kolkata.

Salaried class employees want income tax exemption limit raised: Survey

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A vast majority of salaried class employees in a host of trade and industry sectors want Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to raise the income tax exemption limit to at least Rs three lakh and increase deductions like medical and educational allowances in the Budget, an Assocham survey said.

The survey was conducted in major places like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh and Dehradun on 'Budget 2013: Common man's expectations from the FM', the industry body said.

Over 89 per cent of respondents said the slab of tax free income has not moved up in line with real inflation.
The current basic exemption limit of Rs two lakh should be increased to at least Rs three lakh with the limit for women going up to Rs 3.5 lakh. This will increase the purchasing power of individuals and stimulate demand.

'Pushing the basic exemption limit the tax payers in saving taxes and will also align it with the proposals made by the Parliamentary standing committee on the Direct Taxes Code (DTC)', the survey noted.

With increasing healthcare costs, the existing tax free limit of Rs 15,000 should be increased to Rs 50,000, said 89 per cent of the respondents.

How to get rent deduction when you don’t get HRA exemption

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House rent allowance (HRA) is an exemption under section 10(13A) of the Income Tax Act. And this applies to you provided certain conditions are met, one such condition being that your employer actually gives you a house rent allowance.

But, before you start looking for your rent receipts, you have to meet a few conditions to qualify for this deduction. “You should not own any residential house at any place of your employment or business,” said Amit Dani, chartered accountant and certified financial planner, based out of Nagpur.

The second condition is that, you should not own a house at any other place which is claimed as self-occupied house. “So, if you work in Mumbai and claimed  tax benefits for a self-occupied house in Pune, you will not qualify for deduction under Section 80 GG,” said Dani.

How much: The amount which you can claim under Section 80 GG will be the least amount of the following options.
1) Rent paid minus 10 percent the adjusted total income.
2) Rs 2,000 per month.
3) 25 percent of the adjusted total income.

Removal/Suspension of Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super speciality Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi - regarding

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No: S. 1-1031/CGHS(HEC)/2012-13-CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 13th February 2013
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Removal/Suspension of Escorts Heart Institute &  Research Centre, Max Super speciality Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi - regarding

With reference to the above mentioned matter; the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No S 11011/23/2009/CGHS DII / Hospital Cell (part I ) dated 7.10.2010 vide which Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital and Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi were empanelled under CGHS, Delhi and to state that Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre and Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi have conveyed their unwillingness to continue their empanelment under CGHS. It is also stated that Max Devki Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi informed that the hospital shall not provide credit facility to CGHS beneficiaries. The matter has been examined by this Ministry and it has been decided that Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi shall stand removed from the list of empanelled hospitals under CGHS, Delhi with immediate effect.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act 2005.

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F. No.12/31/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated : 11.2.2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act 2005.

It has been brought to the notice of the Central Information Commission that some CPIOs inform the information seeker about the additional fee under sub section 7(3) of the RTI Act at the fag end of the thirty days period prescribed for providing the information under sub-section 7(1) of the RTI Act.

2.    The Central Information Commission in one of its orders has mentioned that while there cannot be any hard and fast rule about when exactly the intimation about the photocopying charges should be conveyed to the information seeker, it is implied in the prescribed time limit that the demand for the photocopying charges must be made soon after the RTI application is received so that the information seeker has time to deposit the fees and receive the information within the prescribed thirty days period. If the information sought is not voluminous or is not dispersed over a large number of files, computation of the photocopying charges should not be a time consuming task. As soon as the RT1 application is received, the holder of the information should decide about how much information to disclose and then calculate the photocopying charges so that the CPIO can immediately write to the information seeker demanding such fees.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Short Description about Sixth Pay Commission - Seventh CPC Future Pay Scale Part-III

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Before discuss about the VII pay commission let us see about sixth pay commission…

Initially the then government refused to set up sixth pay commission to review the pay and allowances of central government employees. The then finance minister told that there was no need to constitute next pay commission since 50 % dearness allowance was already merged with the basic pay. The employees had threatened to go on a nationwide strike if the government failed to set up 6th pay commission. In July 2006, the Cabinet approved setting up of the sixth pay commission. This commission has been set up under the Chairmanship of Justice B.N.Srikrishna with a timeframe of 18 months to submit the report. The cost of hikes in salaries is anticipated to be about Rs. 20,000 crore for a total of 3.5 million government employees. The commission submitted the Report to the Government on March, 24, 2008.
The Sixth Pay Commission mainly focused on removing ambiguity in respect of various pay scales and mainly focused on reducing number of pay scales .It recommended for removal of Group-D cadre.
The Fifth CPC had compressed many scales. The number of pay scales was reduced from 51 pay scales as on 31.12.1995 to 34 pay scales by the Fifth CPC. In many cases, this led to the promotion and feeder cadres being placed in an identical pay scale. Although Department of Expenditure issued orders that existence of the feeder and promotion posts in the same pay scale will not constitute an anomaly, however, these orders have consistently been rejected by the various courts of this country. The sixth pay Commission, therefore, decided to evolve a new system of pay scales that would effectively address most of the existing anomalies.

Expected 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale: Seventh CPC Future Pay Scale Part-IV

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People may think that the babus again started to make voice over pay revision and next pay commission or
7th Pay commission. There is a saying that “The crying baby gets the milk”. The need makes the man to act.
One should try to understand the fact that being a government servant one can witness a considerable pay hike at least twice or thrice of his/her entire service period. Because, other than promotion, only the pay commission recommendation will give them considerable pay hike. But it takes place once in ten years. Now a days a government employee can render service 20 or 30 years only due to non availability of employment opportunity in government service below the age of 25. So there is no need to be get annoyed by hearing the voice for seventh pay commission from central government employees. Because constituting next pay commission is for nothing but to review the salary of the govt. servants with the current economical condition of the country.
How the pay of a govt. employee had been fixed at the beginning of the Independence India.
Till now there are six pay commission had been constituted to review and recommend pay structure of central government employees.
All the six pay commissions have taken many aspects into consideration to prescribe the pay structure for government servants.
In the first pay commission the concept of ‘living wage’ was adopted.
In second pay commission it had been reiterated that the pay structure and working condition to be crafted in a way so as to ensure the effective functioning of government mechanism.
The third pay commission adopted the concept of ‘need based wage’

Fourth CPC pay scale and Fifth Pay commission Pay Scale: Seventh CPC Future Pay Scale Part-II

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FOURTH PAY COMMISSION
     The Fourth Pay Commission was constituted in June 1983 and its Chairman was Shri. P N Singhal. But the report of 4th CPC was submitted to government in three phases within the period of four years. There from it was started maintaining huge gap between lowest grade and highest grade as for as pay is concerned.
       There was a huge difference in basic pay between lowest grade and highest grade in IV pay commission pay scales. The basic pay of lowest grade was Rs.750, where as highest grade was Rs.9000. The pay of top most grade was 12 times higher than the pay of Group D employee. The Fourth CPC had recommended the government to constitute permanent machinery to undertake periodical review of pay and allowances of Central Government employees, but which got never implemented.

FIFTH PAY COMMISSION

      The Fifth Pay Commission was set up in 1994. The chairman of fifth pay commission was Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian. The commission gave its report in January 1997. Government accepted most of the recommendations and issued appropriate order in July 1997. The recommendations were implemented with effect from 1-1-1996. It recommended to reduce the number of pay scale from 51 to 34. It is noted that about 93% of the employees were in Group 3 and Group 4

First CPC to Third CPC Pay Scales: Seventh CPC Future Pay Part-I

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Now all the central government employees federations are demanding the govt. to set up seventh pay commission soon. So far six pay Commissions have been set up till date from 1946 by Government of India to review and recommend wage structure for all the central government employees including postal, railway, defence civilian employees and armed forces. All the matters pertaining to the government servants like Pay and Allowances ,promotion policy, retirement benefits, service condition also been thoroughly reviewed by these Pay commissions after every ten years and they submit recommendations to the government for the approval.
At the advent of First Pay Commission, there was 1934 th year pay Scales were remained in effect. The pay scales prescribed by first pay commission replaced the 1934 pay Scales.

First Pay Commission

The first pay commission was constituted in 1946 and the government appointed Srinivasa Varadacharia as Chairman of this commission. The first pay commission was based upon the idea of “living wages” to the employees, this idea was taken from the Islington Commission and the commission observed that “the test formulated by the Islington Commission is only to be liberally interpreted to suit the conditions of the present day and to be qualified by the condition that in no case should be a man’s pay be less than a living wage.
The minimum basic pay for Class IV staff has been raised from Rs. 10/- to Rs. 30/- and for Class III from Rs. 35/- to Rs. 60/- per month.
The Commission had fixed Rs. 55/- as minimum wage (Rs. 30 plus Rs. 25 as Dearness Allowance). The recommendations were accepted and implemented in 1946.

List of Survey of India Guest House

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List of Guest House of Survey of India location, Telephone/Fax No., Eligibility etc.-

Place 
No. of Rooms
Eligibility
Address for Reservation
Tel/Fax No.
Remarks
E-Mail
Bhubneshwar
4
All Deptl. employees
Orissa GDC, Survey Bhawan, PO-R.R.Lab
(T) '0674-2301754 & 56 (Extn 210)

(F) 0674-2301418
ogdc05@yahoo.co.in
dsibbsr@nic.in
Chandigarh
Office Bldg - 3
Gp. 'B' (Gaz.) & above
Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh GDC, Dakshin Marg, Sector - 32-A
(T) '0172-2602607

Type II - 2
Gp. 'C'
(F) '0172-2604671
Type I - 2
earlier Gp. 'D'
gdc-soi-chd@nic.in
Mussoorie, Transit Guest House
 Suite - 2 (i.e. Rooms 4)

Mussoorie Spatial Data Acq. Wing (UK & East UP GDC), Castle Hill Estate
(T) 0135-2632247

(F) 0135-2632651

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fresh agenda items for 22nd meeting of SCOVA to be held under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) on 19th February, 2013

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F.No. 42/1/2013-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 
Date: 6th February, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fresh agenda items for 22nd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) to be held under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) on 19th February, 2013 at 2.30 PM in Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi,


Please find enclosed herewith a copy of fresh agenda items for discussion in the 22nd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) to be held under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) on 19th February, 2013 at 2.30 PM in Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi.

2. Representatives from SCOVA member pensioners associations are requested to kindly bring with them a copy of their PPO to decide eligibility relating to TA/DA.

3. You are also requested to kindly reach at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe by 1.45 PM on 19th February, 2013 due to security protocol.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Central Vigilance Commission's jurisdiction over employees of Multi-State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc: DoPT Order

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No. 399/9/2010-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 1st February, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Vigilance Commission's jurisdiction over employees of Multi-State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc.
 
The undersigned is directed to say that a question has been recently raised as to whether Central Vigilance Commission functioning under the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 has jurisdiction/superintendence over the Multi- State Cooperative Societies like NAFED, KRIBHCO etc.

2. A legal opinion of Learned Attorney General was obtained which has been accepted by the Ministry of Law & Justice. The Ld. Attorney General has opined that the Members, office bearers and employees of the Multi-State Cooperative Societies would fall within the purview of Section 2(c) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and that the Central Vigilance Commission is duly empowered to exercise jurisdiction over NAFED and KRIBHCO and similar societies under Section 8 (1) of the CVC, Act, 2003.

Collection of Important Orders/OM/Notification for Pensioner/ Family Pensioner

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Collection of Pensioner Portal’s Order/ Office Memorandum /Notification regarding Pensioner, Family Pensioner of Central Govt, PSU, undertaking etc.
Category No. Date Subject Click Here For Click Here For Click Here For
O.M. SCOVA F.No.42/1/2012-P&PW(G) 06.02.2013 Action Taken Report(ATR) on the minutes of the 21st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA). PDF(English)(1227 KB)
O.M. Revision of Pension, Sixth CPC 38/37/08-P&PW(A) 28.01.2013 Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - reg. (Revised concordance table) PDF(English)(227 KB)
O.M. Revision of Family Pension 1/33/2012-P&PW (E) 16.01.2013 Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and Eligibility for two family pensions- clarification regarding. PDF(English)(263 KB)
O.M. SCOVA 42/1/2013-P&PW(G) 14.01.2013 22nd meeting of the SCOVA under the chairmanship of honourable MOS(PP) to be held on 19.02.2013 in New Delhi

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Revision of Ceiling Rates for Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon for CGHS beneficiaries

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F.No. Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 7th February, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon for CGHS beneficiaries.
 
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S.11011/23/2009 /Hospital Cell dated 17.08.2010 and other Office Memoranda issued subsequently whereby the OCHS package rates for Coronary Angioplasty were fixed by the Government for empanelled hospitals under CGHS in Delhi and NCR and other CGHS cities and to state that in supersession of the earlier CGHS rates ceiling rates the following ceiling rates are approved for reimbursement to CGHS beneficiaries/CGHS empanelled hospitals as per the details given below:

Coronary Angioplasty : Rs.50, 0001- (for semi-private ward)Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon : Rs.55, 000/- (for semi-private ward)