Sunday, June 28, 2015

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCEACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCEACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No – 142

No. G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 11/06/2015

To,
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub: – Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service-Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners –regarding.

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ welfare OM No. 45/3/2008-P& PW(F) dated 20th November 2014 is enclosed herewith for information & necessary action. In order to implement the instructions contained in the above Govt. letter, HOOs are required to review/identify the cases where Disability Pension/Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details i.e. PPO No., Current PDA details, Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address of Payee to this office for revision in terms of OM dated 20.11.2014.

2. It is therefore requested that suitable instructions along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.


Sd/-
(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
Dy CDA (P)

No: G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
Dated: 11/06/2015

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department  of Pension & Pensioners’  welfare OM No. 45/3/2008-P& PW(F)  dated  20th November 2014. [view]

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-c142.pdf


One time opportunity for enrolment under ESIC Pensioners Medical Scheme has allowed those pensioners who could not enroll under the scheme, one more opportunity for enrollment w.e.f. 10.06.2015 to 31.08.2015.

HEAD-QUARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES' STATE INSURANCE CORPORA TlON
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN: C.I.G MARG: NEW DELHI

No. D-12/16/1/12-E-VI
Dated-: 09.06.2015

To
IC (NTA),All Regional Directors/ Directors/JD(I/c), RO/SRO
D(M)D/ D(M) Noida/ SSMC/ M.S. of ESIC Model Hospitals/ ODCs/Dean, Medical Educational
Institutions. Joint Director – V,. Hqrs. Office.

Sub: One time opportunity for enrolment under ESIC Pensioners Medical Scheme.

Ref: Hqrs. office clarifications of even No. dated 13/1/06, 7/6/06, 15/12/06, 1/3/07, 7/1/08, 27/6/08, 25/8/08, 25/3/09, 1/7/09, 7/1/10, 26/8/10, 1/11/2010, 7/4/2011, 24/05/2011 and 11/10/2012.

Sir,

I am directed to invite your attention to the references cited above and to state that the ESIC – Pensioners Medical Scheme came into force w.e.f. 01.04.2006 for which the last date for enrollment under the ESIC-PMS-2006 was upto 30.06.2011. As per scheme, pensioner is required to apply within 6 months from the date of retirement if he/she wants to become member of the ESIC-PMS.

Representations from the pensioners through RD/MS and All India Pensioners Federation have been received at Hqrs. office requesting therein to allow them to join ESIC-PMS as they could not join earlier, due to certain reasons.

Considering the requests on humanitarian grounds, the Director General, in exercise of his power under Rule 10 of ESIC-PMS has allowed those pensioners who could not enroll under the scheme, one more opportunity for enrollment w.e.f. 10.06.2015 to 31.08.2015. All the instructions issued earlier may be followed strictly.

It is requested to upload the same on your website and give wide publicity mentioning the period of the opportunity extended for enrolment.

This issues with the approval of Director General.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(P.K.NARULA)
JOINT DIRECTOR-II

Source: http://esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_E.VI.EN_19.06.15.pdf

Delay in finalization of Pension/Family Pension claims due to common errors / mistakes found therein




LIST OF HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES, EXCLUSIVE EYE AND DENTAL CENTRES UNDER CGHS. DELHI &NCR EMPANELLED THROUGH CONTINUOUS EMPANELMENT SCHEME w.e.f. 24.06.2015.




HOSPITALS: - DELHI
Sr. No.
Name of the Hospitals
Address & Tel. No.
NABH Accredited/ Non-NABH
Facilities Empanelled for
1.
NKS Hospital

Empanelled
w.e.f. 24.06.2015
219-220, Gulabi Bagh,
Delhi - 110007.
Tel. No.
011-23666666.
Non-NABH
General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obst, Orthopedic, Eye, ENT, Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Urology, nephrology including Dialysis, Dental and Diagnostics.

EXCLUSIVE DENTAL CLINICS: - DELHI
Sr. No.
Name of the Exclusive Dental Centres
Address & Tel. No.
NABH Accredited/ Non-NABH
Empanelled for
1.
T32 Dental Clinic
Empanelled w.e.f. 24.06.2015
1-C, Vivekanand Market, Sector-1, R.K. Puram, Hyatt-Munirka Road, New Delhi - 110022.
Tel.No. 011-26173914
Non-NABH
All Available Dental Care
Facilities
2.
White Field Dental Clinic
Empanelled w.e.f. 24.06.2015
1E/4, Jhandewalan Extension, Near Jhandewalan Metro Station,
New Delhi-110055.
Tel. No.9650622253.
Non-NABH
All Available Dental Care Facilities

DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES: - DELHI
Sr. No.
Name of the Exclusive Eye Centres
Address & Tel. No.
NABH Accredited/ Non-NABH
Empanelled for
1.
Clinical Laboratory,
Empanelled w.e.f. 24.06.2015
E 13/9, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
NABL / Non- NABH
Laboratory facilities

EXCLUSIVE EYE CENTRES: - GHAZIABAD
Sr. No.
Name of the Exclusive Eye Centres
Address & Tel. No.
NABH Accredited/ Non-NABH
Empanelled for
2.
OM Eye & Gynae Centre,
Empanelled w.e.f. 24.06.2015
5/622, Sector-5, Vaishali, Ghaziabad-
201010.
Non-NABH
Exclusive Eye Care Centre

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File1059.pdf

Friday, June 26, 2015

An outstanding work for the benefit of Pensioners

SCM Secy.Genl BPS visit to Bangluru to attend 20th AGM of KPTPA 20th AGM on 21.06.15


Secy. Genl. at Banglore
Namaskar Bangalore Namaskar Sisters & Brothers
Distinguished Sr comrades  on the dais , brothers & sisters I am deeply grateful to Karnataka Post & Telecommunication Pensioners Association for inviting me to this beautiful garden city to be with you.
Comrades ,We  belongs to the privileged generation which has had the honor of contributing to both India's independence  & consequent Nation building .Forgoing 8.33% matching contribution by Govt. to  P.F. and  accepting  salaries which were intentionally designed at lower level to cater to the pension to be paid after retirement,  the Civil & PSU Pensioners' of today, during their productive years worked hard for the development of the country with the hope that the Nation will take care of them during the evening of their lives.
Even today  whenever, need arises due to natural calamities or otherwise, Pensioners are first to come out with emotional, monetary &  physical support . Stand shoulder to shoulder with the administration and the fellow citizens not only to donate money ,but they go to the extent of donating  their organs & even the  bodies so that others may live to serve this beautiful country.
Despite old age pensioners make endless contributions to  families, communities and the society. They contribute as family care givers, as workers, consumers, volunteers and taxpayers. In fact Pensioners are the ones who have been & are still paying Taxes most honestly.
And what we as pensioners wish to have?   
A peaceful and healthy life with dignity. Dignity as guaranteed by the Constitution &  pronounced by the Apex court  as far back as 17.12.1982.in D S Nakara vs UOI. i.e pension is a deferred wage, pension w/o any cutoff date/or discrimination based on date of retirement  should be sufficient to enable pensioner to live with the standard he/she had been living while in service. And that healthcare be recognized as a Fundamental right of ex employee as pronounced by the apex court on 27.10.1995 in the case   Consumer education and Research Centre  Vs Union of India (AIR 1995 Supreme Court 922) .
 But what we are getting?  Discrimination ,disparities & neglect.
Ladies & gentlemen; every time, months before CPC recommendations. Media creates a hype! "CG Employees/Pensioners will be richer . Pension& salaries expected to go up 4times, country's finances will derailed etc etc.
A wrong perception is created , as if alms are being doled out!
 But what we actually  get as revised pension ?
Existing basic Pension+ DR+ fitment benefit = revised pension = about 40% rise in pension for over 90% of pensioners. The fitment benefit, in fact is part of squeezed DR . DR which govt. pays  during intervening period of two pay commissions is never sufficient  as the very method of calculating ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS is fraught with discrepancies. 100% neutralization is an illusion. This was accepted by  the then deputy chairman planning comm. Sardar Montek  Singh Alluwaliah in his statement to PTI on27.2.2008(published in National dailies on 28.2.2008)
We must therefore, counter this media hype & apprise the civil society of the facts.
Comrades, this time well before the constitution of 7th CPC we at BPS realized that there was lack of consensus among Pensioners & their Associations over common minimum aspirations. So we went over the different parts of the country to connect to grass roots , organized conventions, seminars& consulted sister organizations to know what are our  minimum common requirements. We identified common  issues and sought support of JCM staff side, thanks to Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra  we could get it  readily. Each of the identified issue was dotted down with clinching justification and a comprehensive memorandum was submitted to 7th CPC. Chairman CPC was considerate enough to go through our memorandum & to invite BPS for initial discussion on 23.7.2014 & then for final round-table on17.02.2015.
7th CPC as we understand has classified pensioners in two broad categories i.e. Defense Pensioners & Civil Pensioners. For representing civil Pensioners in final round of discussion Pay comm. short listed Bharat  Pensioners Samaj.
We are satisfied that the 7th CPC listened to us patiently & appreciated our view point on several important issues such as ratio between min & max. paid to be brought back to 1:8. upward revision  of pension  to 67/65% of last drawn. Full parity in pension/ carrying forward w/o break the  modified parity formula enunciated by 5th CPC. Common multiplication factor to apply uniformly to all, need for downward revision of age for  additional pension, additional pension to start from the age of 65 yrs removal of  discrimination with those who retire on 31.12 & 30.06,modification of NPS to ensure that min pension shall not be less than 50% of last drawn, DR merger with pension whenever it goes above 50%, 7th CPC recommendations should apply to all w/o cut of date,7th CPC recommendations should apply to  BSNL pensioners since governed by ccs(pension rules) Defence civilian  pensioners should get exservice-men status, uniform application of CGHS without discrimination such as CGH/non CGHS areas/CSMA rules, removal of discrimination against pensioners of postal & other departments. Periodical  revision of CGHS rates to match market conditions, regulatory authority for healthcare facilities. Issuing Smart Cards to all pensioners for hassle free cashless treatment in medical emergencies with all India validity in all empanelled hospitals of CGHS,ECHS,REHS , State govt. as well as in super specialty hospitals which have been allotted land on concesation rates. Upward revision of FMA. Improvement in grievance redressal mechanism etc.
However, they were not agreeable to consider 50% DR merger & interim relief.
Friends, 7th CPC has almost  finished recording evidence & we have done our duty well by representing  our issues in a forceful manner.
But Government of India’s Policy is explicit as seen from the Budget documents. This Government is anti employee and Pro-employer.  Freight charges on Coal, Petroleum product etc. have been increased health care budget is slashed, service tax enhanced &Swatch Bharat cess introduced, Petrol/Diesel prices set to increase, prices of essential commodities  increasing due to crops damage on account of unseasonal rains & hail storms.   The Interest rates are  coming down. We  Pensioners’ will pay excess price on essential commodities, receive less interest on savings, will pay more taxes and will not get any tax relief, interim relief or DR merger . 
On the other hand. Wealth Tax abolished. Income tax rates for corporate assesses reduced from 30% to 25% .  Already Estate duty & Gift Tax stand abolished benefiting the rich.  But no provision has been made for VII Central Pay Commission recommendations, though the Government of India  has promised implementation from 1.1.2016.
The Fourteenth Finance Commission projected an increase in Pension Payment  by 30% in 2016-17 & annual increase rate of 8% thereafter. Thus we may not be getting desired relief through 7th CPC. Middle class should take care of itself says the Finance minister. We should be able to understand the writing on the wall- "bad days ahead".
India considered to be a bright spot in Global economy but is pushing its Pensioners to poverty through  anti middle class attitude .
GOI has spent  100s of crores on Administrative reforms, e governance  and is now striving for digital India. But in reality our grievances on CPENGRAMS are being closed without resolving. Concerned officers do not read our e.mail. Ministers & even Secretaries have no time to listen to our representations. It take weeks & weeks to get few minutes appointment.

What is the way out?
Why Pensioners who with their spouses  account for over 33 million Voters & who are part of larger community of over 120 million Sr citizens should feel  harassed & helpless? With their vast knowledge & experience they are a large section of intelligent voters among 120 million Sr citizens voters & can very well be the opinion formers.
 Comrades , now is the time to  consolidate ourselves into elderly vote bank to ensure that no injustice is  done to us.
BPS suggests 3 C  formula i.e. Communicate, Co-ordinate & Consolidate”
1. Communicate: World has changed & is constantly changing we too need to change ourselves. Even developed countries have realized that moving alone is not  possible anymore  and have started communicating with other countries. Same is true for pensioners organizations instead of wasting time & energy in raising new or reviving dormant organizations we need to form strong conglomerate of existing live  Federations and Associations. As main aspirations i.e. Financial, Social security & healthcare  are common, this is possible. To achieve it  communication is the basic tool . So communicate amongst yourself , with your members, affiliates, associates, MOU partners, with Civil Society , National / local leaders ,with Media and with the employees retiring in next six months. Spread awareness about,  what pensioners did for the country are still doing for the civil Society. Apprise Civil Society about their service conditions,  entitlements as per Constitution, Supreme court pronouncements . Empower Pensioners & Pensioners to be with information, knowledge & network to interconnect. Make full use of Social Media & modern digital technology to interact among yourself & with the civil society to enable  them  to understand pensioners/family pensioner’s  issues & the deficient areas.

2. Co ordinate: Coordinate not only to seek govt. support in deficient areas but  to develop systems which may enable all of us to act as one family with mutual confidence, support and growing interdependence. To explain it further I narrate  a real life small story " one day at about 9.30 in the night I received a call from a family pensioner from Dimapur in Nagaland .The  lady pleaded for help, she was having health problem with no body to look after her, I took her details & rang up Com. kanji lal acting Genl. Secy.NFRPA at Guwahati in Assam, giving the details & assistance required, comrades at Dimapur were informed accordingly, help reached, lady in medical  distress was shifted to hospital was referred to Lumding Rly Hospital from where she was referred to Prambur Rly hospital Chennai in TN. I passed on the details to Com. D. Balasubramanium  Secy.  Genl. AIFPA at Chennai who attended on the patient , contacted doctors & pursued treatment.  Though due to legal hurdles we were not obliged with 100% success but the lady today is alive, wkg for family pensioners &realises  that she is not alone, she  has a  large family of Pensioners Brothers and sisters. Comrades, if we have to survive with dignity then such should be our system of  mutual  confidence, interdependence & coordination that non of us feel lonely &helpless.

 Share information, technology and resources with Affiliates/Associates MOU partners/sister organizations &members .Coordinate and provide support to members, affiliates and associate associations. Coordinate & stand shoulder to shoulder with the administration & fellow citizens during National emergencies , natural calamities. Launch and participate in  welfare activities such as organ donation for the good of civil society.

3.Consolidate:  Inspire more & more pensioners/Associations/Federations  to come together. Strive to bring all C.G; State, PSU, EPS95 pensioners/family pensioners together.  Inspire sister organizations sign MOUs to jointly & severally struggle  for  resolving common issues. BPS AIFPA &NFRP Palghat have been successfully wkg with such an agreement I  invite other       likeminded  pensioners organizations to join. BPS today has over 14 lac audience on Social media platform, let us utilize the facility for pensioners' cause. We throw it open to all like minded organizations. Add more & more , friends , viewers & followers  on  Social media pages . Share pensioner's related posts as much as possible.
Due to age & ailments,  traditional agitational   methods like Dharnas, Demonstrations  etc are losing sheen for pensioners . Let us blend old & new techniques, strengthen presence  on social media to highlight pensioners issues & deficient areas  . Streamline & inter- link available resources like publications, websites, Blogs, Groups, Face book, Twitter, You Tube etc. BPS has launched a pilot project 'PENSIONERS OWN MEDIA' under which publications of like minded  Pensioners organizations who willingly provide us their publications in pdf format are being uploaded on BPS website, Blog, Face book, Twitter & BPS 1955 yahoo group.

 Let us make best use of modern technology /opportunities combined with traditional methods to consolidate ‘Elderly Vote Power’, the ultimate weapon & panacea for all our ills.

Comrades, we are not a helpless or a useless lot. Neither we are a liability to the society or a burden on  the exchequer. We are an asset for the civil society & the Govt.

We can still turn the TIDES. With  'elderly vote power' we have the ability to change Govt. Even in our death we have the capacity to give life to 5 persons (by organ donation )
We may not live to see the end results but it is our responsibility to give correct direction & a road map to pensioners of tomorrow.
Brothers & Sisters I request  you to consider the suggestion for adoption.

Jai hind
Er,.S.C. Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners Samaj




















Friday, June 19, 2015

Bharat Pensioner Monthly issue June 2015

Amendments to the Employees pension Scheme 1995…


EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110 006.
No: Pension/Actuarial/18(2)2008/
Date: 12-Jun-15
Web circulation
To,
All Additional Central Commissioners (Zones)
All Regional Commissioners – I ( In – charge of Regions)
All Regional Commissioner – II (In – charge of SROs)
Subject: Amendments to the Employees pension Scheme 1995 – Issue of Gazette Notification No.G.S.R.226(E) dated 26.03.2015 and G.S.R.227 (E) dated 26.03.2015
Sir,
Please find enclosed the following two Gazette Notifications published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub – section (i) amending provisions of the Employees pension Scheme 1995.
(i) Notification No.G.S.R. 226 (E) dated 26.03.2015 amending paragraph 9 and the explanation therein by substituting the words “actual service”with the words “contributory Service”. This notification comes into force on the date of its notification.
(ii) Notification No.G.S.R. 227 (E) dated 26.03.2015, which extends “Table C. This notification comes into force from the 1st day of September, 2014.
2. Necessary changes in the application software to incorporate the above amendments are being taken with the IS Division. In the meantime, offices may undertake a manual check for the eligible service conditions.
3. This is for information and necessary action.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Chandramauli chakraborty)
Additional Central Commissioner – II (Pension)
Pension_Amendment_EPS


















 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bharat Pensioners Samaj monthly magazine June 015 issue

Modi suggests Aadhaar-based solution to pensioner’s issues-Honourable Prime Minister is worried only for ex-servicemen. What about other civil pensioners who are suffering at the hands of bureaucracy?


Modi suggests Aadhaar-based solution to pensioner’s problems

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested that an Aadhaar-based solution be found to the difficulties that plague the pensioners.

Officials must take steps to issue Aadhaar cards to all ex-servicemen. At a recent gathering of ex-servicemen held under the leadership of Narendra Modi, it was stated that retiring servicemen face difficulties in obtaining their pensions. During the meeting, Modi advised the officials to ensure that “solution to the pension-related problems be found and given to the defence pensioners through the Aadhaar card.”

Pension Call Centre : Recently the Centre has introduced Pension Call Centre for Pensioners. The toll free number is 18001805321. When you are calling, you may keep the following information ready for submission to the Pension Call Centre executive.
1. PPO No.
2. IC No. / Reg. No.
3. Name of Pensioner / Family Pensioner
4. Date of retirement / discharge / death
5. Brief on points on which information / clarification required.

Pension Adalats: Every year, Pr. CDA(P), CDA(PD) Meerut and CDA Chennai hold 4 Defence Pension Adalats in different parts of the country and wide publicity is given for the same in News papers etc. Any grievance in respect of pension sanction/payment, received by the Pension Adalat Officer is settled in a time bound manner and the pensioner is informed. The pensioner can send his grievances to the nominated , Defence Pension Adalat Officer, Office of the Pr. CDA(P), Allahabad – 211014., if the Adalat is to be conducted by PCDA(P) Allahabad.

Generally Pensioners have broadly two types of complaints

a) Relating to grant/revision : For redressal of their grievances relating to pension sanction/revision, individual should first approach his Head of Office/ Record Office from where he retired/discharged , as the claims are initiated by them to the office of the PCDA (P).

Except in the case of Commissioned Officers whose PPOs are sent by PCDA (P) direct to PDAs and they can write to Grant- I Military section. In case of Air Force Officers and personnel discharged on or after 1.11.85, complaints/grievances may be addressed to DCDA (AF), Subroto Park, Delhi Cantt. as they are the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

In case of Naval officers/ personnel discharged on or after 1.11.85 the complaints may be addressed to CDA (Navy),No. 1, Cooperage Road, Mumbai-400039 email-id cdabombay@hub.nic.in as they are the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities. In case it is informed by your Head of Office/ Record Office that your pension case is pending with Pr. CDA (P), Allahabad, then please quote letter No. and date under which claim has been sent to this office and also quote your original PPO number in case the complaint relates to revision or issue of corrigendum PPO.

b) Complaint relating to payment of pension. In your complaints relating to payment, the following channels may be utilised :

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