No. R-III/25/Misc/2014 Dated 18-03-2014
The Secretary ,
Department of Posts,
Subject:-Pay Limit for performance of O.T.A.
It has been intimated by the Circle Secretaries that prior to implementation of 6th CPC officials drawing basic pay upto Rs.6800/ P.M. were entitled to be posted on Over Time Duty i.e officials drawing basic pay above Rs.6800/- P.M. were barred from performance of OTA duty.
2. On implementation of 6th CPC corresponding basic pay of Rs.6800/-P.M. is Rs.16850/P.M. (Pay band + Grade Pay) but circles are not adhering to this limit of Rs.16580/-and posting the officials drawing basic pay more than Rs.16850/- P.M. on OTA duty. If they refuse to perform OTA duty disciplinary action is being taken against them.
Audit offices object to performance of Over Time Allowance by the officials drawing basic pay above Rs.16580/- P.M.and orders recovery of the amount paid for performance of O.T.A. It is injustice with the staff who obey the orders of administration and performs OTA duty during the shortage of staff without getting any Over Time Allowance.
We urge upon you to kindly issue clear instruction on the limit of basic pay for performance of O.T.A. duty and instruct the Heads of Circles not to post the officials drawing the basic pay above the fixed Basic Pay on O.T.A. If ordered to perform the OTA duty in extreme shortage of staff they may be paid O.T.A. and it may also be taken up with Audit Office not to recover the amount paid in lieu of performance of O.T.A.
(Giri Raj Singh) General Secretary
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PIB NEWS - 19.3.14
Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue
There have been reports in the Media that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. Lower package rates and inadmissible deductions etc. have also been reported to be the other reasons for withdrawal of agreed cashless /credit facilities.
24 out of 407 Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS decided unilaterally to discontinue credit facility to the eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries. Show Cause Notices stand issued to these Hospitals and the empanelment of five Hospitals has been suspended for a period of six months or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
In this regard, the CGHS beneficiaries are advised not to be guided by misleading information as most of the private hospitals are continuing to extend the cashless facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will ensure that the CGHS empanelled private hospitals continue to extend cashless /credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries in compliance with the terms and conditions as laid down in the Memorandum of Agreement signed by them with CGHS. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already taken special steps for clearance of pending hospital bills on a priority basis and the pendency of bills is almost cleared.
CGHS has already invited bids for revision of package rates through a transparent tender process, where the last date for submission of bids was 16th March, 2014. Steps are underway to conclude the tender process early.