REGARDING INVESTIGATIONS AT PRIVATE HOSPITALS / DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES / IMAGING CENTRES EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS (CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)
NFPE HAS GIVEN THE CORRECT NEWS
MAHADEVAIAH GROUP FLASHED THE FALSE NEWS DELIBERATELY ON 10TH DECEMBER 2012 TO SABOTAGE THE 12TH DECEMBER 2012 STRIKE
MAHADEVAIAH GROUP GDS UNION HAS NOT GIVEN STRIKE NOTICE FOR 12TH DECEMBER 2012 STRIKE
1. On 10th December 2012 when all are actively campaigning for the success of the 12th December 2012 joint strike, the Mahadevaiah Group GDS Union flashed the following news in their website -
“FLASH AND GLAD NEWS – BONUS FILE CLEARED BY FINANCE TODAY”
They deliberately gave publicity to this false news just to create confusion among the GDS and to sabotage the 12th December strike.
2. After 12th December strike NFPE put the following news in its website.
“Regarding GDS Bonus the propaganda made by Mahadevaiah Group GDS Union is totally false. Finance Ministry has not approved the proposal for raising the GDS Bonus ceiling to Rs. 3500/- but returned the file without approval.”
(This news item is still in the NFPE website and anybody can verify it.)
3. Now, after the 12th December strike, the Mahadevaiah Group GDS union openly admitted that the Bonus File is not cleared by Finance, but the File was returned to Postal Directorate without approval. Now in the website of Mahadevaiah group the following lines are written.
“FINANCE MINISTRY HAS SENT THE FILE BACK TO THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS FOR SOME CLARIFICATION”
4. Now let the readers and employees judge, who is right and who is wrong. Who is giving correct news and who is spreading false news. NFPE has given the correct news and Mahadevaiah group has published false news and subsequently corrected it after NFPE putting the correct news. They have lost their credibility and they are trying to cover up their ill motivated false propaganda by putting the blame on NFPE.
5. It is an admitted fact that Mahadevaiah group GDS Union has not given strike notice for the 12th December strike. They tried their best to sabotage the 12th December strike. Their leaders have demanded the administration to take disciplinary action against those employees who participated in the 12th December strike. NFPE has already published one such letter in its website and anybody can read it.
6. Can Mahadevaiah group GDS Union prove that they have given strike notice to the Secretary, Department of Posts, for the 12th December strike? Can Mahadevaiah group GDS Union deny that their leaders have not written any letter to the administration to take disciplinary action against those participated in the 12th December strike? Can Mahadevaiah group deny that the letter written to the administration by their leader published in NFPE website is a false one? No, they cannot.
7. The issue of raising Bonus ceiling of GDS from 2500/- to 3500/- was an important item in the memorandum submitted by Confederation to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister and Cabinet Secretary during the Parliament march and also in the strike charter of demands of the 12th December 2012 strike served to the Cabinet Secretary and the Secretary, Department of Posts. Many MPs irrespective of political affiliation and also Union Cabinet Ministers have written letters to Hon’ble Prime Minister to consider the demand of the Confederation. Further both NFPE and FNPO has jointly demanded the Government to raise the bonus ceiling of GDS. The Minister of States for Communications and the Secretary, Department of Posts, has assured the JCA leaders that the case will again be forwarded to the Finance Ministry with favourable recommendations. The Secretary, Department of Posts has informed the JCA leaders that Cabinet Secretary was also appraised of the matter. The efforts made by NFPE, FNPO and Confederation and the mass-scale participation of the employees (Departmental as well as Gramin Dak Sewaks) in the 12th December Strike has its own impact.
8. The attempt of the Mahadevaiah group to project themselves as the only union for the GDS was thoroughly exposed in the 12th December strike and more than 80% of the GDS joined the strike call given by NFPE & Confederation, inspite of the fact that Mahadevaiah Group GDS Union has not given the strike notice and has not conducted any campaign programme to make the 12th December strike a success. More and more GDS leaders from Mahadevaiah group including All India office bearers are joining the newly formed AIPEU GDS (NFPE). In the 12th December strike, the unity of the Departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sewaks was restored and those who are trying to divide the GDS and Departmental employees cannot continue their nefarious game any more.
9. ACTUAL POSITION OF GDS BONUS
As already exhibited by NFPE in its website, the GDS Bonus file was not cleared by Finance Ministry but returned to Department of Postswithout approval. The reason stated by Finance Ministry is as follows -
Up to 2006 GDS were also paid equal Bonus on pro-rata basis along with regular employees. The One-man Committee (Nataraja Murthy Committee) appointed by Government has recommended that GDS are not eligible for equal bonus with regular employees and the payment made up to 2006 was unjustified as per the commission’s recommendations. This recommendation of the Nataraja Murthy Committee was accepted by the Government and Postal Board. Accordingly it was decided not to raise the Bonus ceiling from 2500 to 3500. After that the Department of Posts has not undertaken any fresh study to justify the payment of equal Bonus (3500) to GDS. Postal Department should conduct a fresh study by another committee and submit revised proposal justifying the payment of equal bonus to GDS. Such revised proposal, if any, submitted after fresh study will be examined by the Finance Ministry and if found justified will be considered for implementation from the next financial year i.e., 2013-2014. Regarding this financial year’s Bonus Finance Ministry is not ready to reconsider it. That means the Bonus for the current financial year (2012-2013) stands rejected. This is the stand of the Finance Ministry.
10. Now the Department of Posts has constituted a Committee of officers to make fresh study of the case and submit fresh proposal to the Finance Ministry for consideration and approval. The Postal Board has assured the JCA (NFPE + FNPO) that the study will be completed quickly and fresh proposal will be submitted to Ministry of Finance. Definitely the JCA will take necessary follow up action.
11. The anti-NFPE minded leaders of the Mahadevaiah group GDS Union should clearly understand that their repeated attempt to divide GDS employees and Departmental employees is not going to work any-more. GDS will stand with NFPE. NFPE will never misguide the employees, but will always stand by the truth. Please remember that
“You can fool all people for some time and
You can fool some people for all time,
But you can never fool all people for all time”
- M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE
ELIGIBILITY OF UNMARRIED DAUGHTERS OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL FOR GRANT OF FAMILY PENSION BEYOND 25 YEARS OF AGE
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi the 14th Dcc., 2012
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ID No.878/A/D(Pen/Sers)/04 dated 21.9.2004 extending the provisions of Department of P&PW OM No. 1/19/03-P&PW (E) dated 25.08.2004 and this Ministry’s letter No.I (3)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 25.10.07 which makes unmarried / widowed / divorced daughter eligible for family pension beyond 25 years of age subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions, Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s ID No.9(6)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 21.2.2008 under which it was clarified in consultation with Department of P&PW that liberalised family pension/special family pension (dependent pension) was not covered under the provisions of this Ministry’s above said letter dated 25.10.2007. A lot of references are being received in this Ministry for making unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter eligible for grant of liberalised family pension/special family pension beyond 25 years of age, if otherwise in order.
References are also being received in this Ministry for dissolving the provisions contained in Regulation 230(c) of Pension Regulations for the Army Part — 1(1961) and similar provision in Pension Regulations for Navy and Air Force, which debars unmarried daughters for continuance of Special Family pension if they were in receipt of children allowance even after disqualification of all other eligible heir(s).
2. The above matter is considered by the Government and it has been decided in consultation with Department of P&PW that unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter also be eligible for grant of liberalised / special family pension beyond 25 years subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions as hitherto fore. It has also decided that all unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters, who were earlier or otherwise eligible for children allowance, shall also be sanctioned I liberalised family pension subject to other conditions being fulfilled. The allowance, if being paid, shall be discontinued from the date special/liberalised family pension is sanctioned under these orders. The provisions contained in Regulations 230(c), 239 & 240 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part - 1(1961) and similar provisions in Pension Regulations for the Navy and Air Force shall stand modified to that extent.
3. The family pension to unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters above the age of 25 years shall be payable if all other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to receive family pension and there is no disabled child to receive the family pension. Family pension shall be payable to unmarried/widowed/divorced
daughter in order of their date of birth and younger of them shall not be eligible unless the next above has become ineligible for grant of family pension.
4. This order will take effect from 6.9.2007 i.e., the date from which Ordinary Family Pension was allowed to unmarried daughters by DoP&PW.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(8)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 21.11.12.
Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to Government of India
EMERGENCY TREATMENT IN CGHS HOSPITAL- LIST OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
EMERGENCY TREATMENT IN CGHS HOSPITALS
CGHS Hospitals – Getting treatment in emergency conditions
Under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialties…
Private hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS only for such specialties for which they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of empanelment. However under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialties.
“Emergency” shall mean any condition or symptom resulting from any cause, arising suddenly and if not treated at the earliest opportunity would be detrimental to the health of the patient or shall jeopardize the life of the patient".
CGHS beneficiary attending hospital in emergency: In such a situation the Hospital shall intimate to BCA within 2 hours of admission and BCA shall respond in 4 hours (however treatment shall not be denied to any CGHS member and this is only an initiation of the e-workflow). Post discharge hospital would upload bills and download documents as per requirements of CGHS within 72 hours.
TREATMENT IN EMERGENCY
In emergency the hospital shall not refuse admission or demand an advance payment from the beneficiary or his family member and shall provide credit facilities to the patient whether the patient is a serving employee or a pensioner availing CGHS facilities, on production of a valid CGHS card and the hospital shall submit the bill for reimbursement to the concerned Deptt. / Ministry / CGHS. The refusal to provide the treatment to bonafide CGHS beneficiaries in emergency cases without valid ground would attract disqualification for continuation of empanelment.
The following ailments may be treated as emergency which is illustrative only and not exhaustive, depending on the condition of the patient :
Acute Coronary Syndromes (Coronary Artery Bye-pass Graft / Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Temponade, Acute Left Ventricular Failure / Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stoke Adam attack, Acute Aortic Dissection.
Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurysm, Medical and Surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure. Cerebro-Vascular attack-Stokes, Sudden unconsciousness, Head injury, Respiratory failure, decompensated lung disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infections, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual loss.
Acute Abdomen pain.
Road Traffic Accidents / with injuries including fall. Severe
Hemorrhage due to any cause.
Acute Renal Failure.
Acute abdomen pain in female including acute Obstetrical and Gynecological emergencies.
Any other life threatening condition.
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1st AIC of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)