Friday, December 9, 2016

Delegation of powers to Heads of Departments in various Ministries/Departments for settling permission cases and post facto approval relating to referral system and medical reimbursement under CGHS — Enhancement of ceiling rate from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs without consultation of IFD of concerned Ministry – Reg.

No.S.11011/20/2014-CGHS (P)/EHSS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 23 November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Delegation of powers to Heads of Departments in various Ministries/Departments for settling permission cases and post facto approval relating to referral system and medical reimbursement under CGHS — Enhancement of ceiling rate from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs without consultation of IFD of concerned Ministry – Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. S.12020/4/97-CGHS (P), dated 27.12.2006 and its clarification issued vide this Ministry’s OM No. S.11011/20/2014-CGHS (P), dated 20.06.2014, wherein financial powers were delegated to the Heads of Departments/Ministries to settle all such cases where there is no relaxation of rules involved and admissibility of claim was worked out with reference to the CGHS approved rate list and guidelines.

2. This Ministry has been receiving requests from different Ministries/Departments for enhancement of delegation of financial powers to Head of Departments to settle medical claims/medical advance cases involving financial implications upto Rs. 5 Lakhs without referring the case to Internal Finance Division (IFD).

3. The matter regarding enhancement of delegation of financial powers to the Heads of Departments/Ministries has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to enhance the existing limit of Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs to settle all cases where there is no relaxation of rules and the entitlement was worked out with reference to the rate list prescribed.

In respect of cases involving payment exceeding Rs. 5,00,000/- (Rupees 5 Lakhs only) but as per the prescribed rate list, the concerned Departments/Ministries may settle such cases in consultation with their respective Internal Finance Division. Only in those cases where the settled scheme/rules are required to be relaxed, should the case be referred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

4. This issue with concurrence of Internal Finance Division vide FTS No. 91725, dated 01.11.2016.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
(Tel 2306 1986)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

inclusion_Adhar_number(unique identification issued by UIDAI) in Service


NPOP implemented

At last, NPOP fully implemented by GOI​

​At last NPOP fully implemented by GOI​.
This is the only way we, senior citizens can ever hope the present government to implement NPOP.

Apart from the satirical remark I want to know how many of our organic food enthusiasts know about accreditation mentioned herein?

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Implementation of NPOP
Ministry of Commerce has implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) since 2001. The objectives of NPOP are as under:
1)            To provide the means of evaluation of certification programme for organic agriculture and products (including wild harvest, aquaculture, livestock products) as per the approved criteria.
2)            To accredit certification programmes of Certification Bodies seeking accreditation.
3)            To facilitate certification of organic products in conformity with the prescribed standards.
4)            To facilitate certification of organic products in conformity with the importing countries organic standards as per equivalence agreement between the two countries or as per importing country requirements.
5)            To encourage the development of organic farming and organic processing.
The standards of Organic Crop Production have been described in Appendix 1 of Chapter 3 of NPOP document The production standards include crop production plan, conversion requirement, nutrient management, disease management etc for agricultural crops. There are no separate prescribed production standards for pulses.
            The organic pulses certified under NPOP are being cultivated in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh/Telengana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, H.P, Odisha and Punjab.
The certified production of organic pulses under NPOP, including in conversion, for the last three years is as under:
Year
Production in MT
2013-14
39444.96
2014-15
34717.45
2015-16
39248.63
Source: APEDA
Any agricultural product certified as organic under NPOP has to be certified by an accredited certification body under NPOP for exports. As per the inspection and certification procedures as prescribed under chapter 4 clause 4.3 of the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) Document, the Certification Bodies accredited under NPOP conduct inspection before certifying the operators as organic.  After inspection and compliance to the requirement by the certified operators, certification decision is taken by the Certification Body and Scope Certificate is issued having a validity of one year.     
Organic products are traded only through issuance of Transaction Certificates (TCs) wherein the product identity and traceability is maintained. The TCs are also issued only by the accredited Certification Bodies. All the handlers of the product in the supply chain are required to be in the certification system under NPOP and need to obtain TC whenever the product is traded.

As prescribed under NPOP Chapter 4, clause 4.3.1.4 under Analysis and Residue Testing, the testing is to be carried out in ISO 17025 accredited and preferably APEDA approved laboratories. The list of APEDA approved laboratories is at Annexure-I

This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister  Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mass Dharna EPS 95 Pensioners under the banner of Bharat Pensioners Samaj' demanding 7500-pm minimum Pension with the provision of DR







Over 28 lav of EPS 95 Pensioners still get Rs 1000/- & less Pension Per month & r nt entitled to Dearness relief.Also they do not get any healthcare benefits .Demand is minimum 7500 /-pm pension with DR and health care benefits at par with CG pensioners.

Friday, December 2, 2016

implementation of government decision on the recommendation of the seventh cpc - revision of provisions regulating ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families oe railways employees who died harness in performance of bonafide official duties


Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives — Raising the income ceiling.

RBE No. 132/2016
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No. 75
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. E(W)2016/PS5-1/7
New Delhi, dated 24.11.2016
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.
Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives — Raising the income ceiling.
Pursuant to implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding revision of minimum pension to Rs 9000/- it has been decided to amend the proviso below Para 2(C)(vii) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993) as follows:-
“Provided that a person shall not be considered to be a dependent relative if his/her monthly income from all sources including pension, dearness relief, etc., exceeds 15% of the basic pay of the Railway servant or the amount arrived at by adding minimum pension/family pension of Rs. 9,000/- (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners) and the dearness relief admissible to the pensioner/family pension thereon, rounded off to the nearest ten rupee figure, whichever is more.”
2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt.(Welfare)-1
Railway Board

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of disability pension of pre-2016 disability pensioners- clarification-reg


PC-VII No.: 10/2016
R.B.E. No. : 141/2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated: 28.11.2016.

The GMs/FA&CA0s,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of disability pension of pre-2016 disability pensioners- clarification-reg


A copy of department of Pension & Pensioners ‘Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M No. 1/4/2016-P&PW(F) dated 11th November, 2016 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. This instruction shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1972, correspond to Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993 and DOP&PW’s OM dated 04.08.2016 referred to in the enclosed O.M., was circulated on Railways vide letter of even number dated 10.08.2016

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director, Finance (Estt.)III,

Railway Board.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

All-India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 2001=100)

All-India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers
(Base 2001=100)
Item
Jan
2016
Feb
2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
May 2016
June 2016
Jul 2016
Aug 2016
Sep 2016
Oct 2016
Nov 2016
Dec 2016
Average
General Index
269267268271275277280278277278
 

29th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA)under the chairmanship of Honarable MOS(PP)- reg