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Sunday, May 31, 2020

NEW GUIDELINES TO FIGHT COVID-19 TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST JUNE 2020


Ministry of Home Affairs

New Guidelines to fight COVID-19 to be effective from 1st June 2020

Strict enforcement of lockdown in Containment Zones, which are to be demarcated by State/ UT Governments based on Health Ministry guidelines

Phased re-opening of all activities outside Containment Zones; Unlock 1 to have an Economic focus

Night Curfew to remain in force on movement of individuals for all non-essential activities from 9 pm to 5 am

 

Posted On: 30 MAY 2020 7:47PM by PIB Delhi

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones, today.  The guidelines would come into effect from June 1, 2020 and would be effective till June 30, 2020.  The current phase of re-opening, Unlock 1, will have an economic focus. The new guidelines have been issued based on extensive consultations held with States and UTs. 

A strict lockdown was imposed throughout the country since March 24, 2020.  All activities were prohibited except essential activities. Subsequently, in a graded manner and keeping the overarching objective of containing the spread of COVID-19 in view, the lockdown measures have been relaxed.

Salient features of the new guidelines

Lockdown measures would continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones. These will be demarcated by the State/ UT Governments, after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry. Within the containment zones, strict perimeter control shall be maintained and only essential activities allowed. 

All activities that were prohibited earlier would be opened up in areas outside Containment Zones in a phased manner, with the stipulation of following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to be prescribed by the Health Ministry:

Phase I (permitted to open from June 8, 2020)

·         Religious places and places of worship for public;
·         Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services; and
·         Shopping malls. 
Health Ministry would issue SOPs for the above activities, in consultation with the Central Ministries/ Departments concerned and other stakeholders, for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Phase II

Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc., will be opened after consultations with States and UTs.  State Governments/ UT administrations are being advised to hold consultations at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders.  Based on the feedback, a decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020.  MoHFW will prepare SOP for these institutions. 

Limited number of activities to remain prohibited throughout the country

·         International air travel of passengers;
·         Operation of Metro Rail; 
·         Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places; and,
·         Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ and other large congregations. 
·         Dates for the opening of above activities would be decided in Phase III, based on assessment of the situation. 
Unrestricted Movement of Persons and Goods

·         No restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods.  No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit would be required for such movements.
·         However, if a State/ UT, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate movement of persons, it would give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions to be placed on such movement, and the related procedures to be followed. 
Night curfew would continue to remain in force, on the movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities.  However, the revised timings of the curfew will be from 9 pm to 5 am. 

National Directives for COVID-19 management would continue to be followed throughout the country, with a view to ensure social distancing.    

States to decide on activities outside Containment Zones

States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones or impose such restrictions, as deemed necessary. 

Protection for vulnerable persons

Vulnerable persons, i.e., persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
Use of Aarogya Setu

The Aarogya Setu mobile application is a powerful tool built by Government of India to facilitate quick identification of persons infected by COVID-19, or at risk of being infected, thus acting as a shield for individuals and the community.  With a view to ensure safety, various authorities are advised to encourage the use of the application.


Saturday, May 30, 2020

MHA : ORDER DATED 30.5.2020 WITH GUIDELINES ON EXTENSION OF LD IN CONTAINMENT ZONES AND PHASED REOPENING (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
SB ORDERS ON REGARDING RELAXATION PROVISIONS IN NATIONAL SAVINGS SCHEMES (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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REITERATION OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ON STREAMLINING THE PROCEDURE FOR VERIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES AND OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES FOR PURPOSE OF APPOINTMENT TO THE POSTS/SERVICES. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
GDS-REVISED DRAFT NOTIFICATION FOR THE POSTS OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS CYCLE -11/2019 - 2020 & SUBSEQUENT CYCLE


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Friday, May 29, 2020

FM LAUNCHES FACILITY OF INSTANT PAN
THROUGH AADHAAR BASED E-KYC

Ministry of Finance
FM launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC
Posted On: 28 MAY 2020 4:42PM by PIB Delhi

In line with the announcement made in the Union Budget, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman formally launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN (on near to real time basis) here today. This facility is now available for those PAN applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.

It may be recalled that in the Union Budget, 2020, Finance Minister Smt. Sitharaman had announced to launch instant PAN facility shortly. In para 129 of the Budget Speech, the Finance Minister had stated, In the last Budget, I had introduced the interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar for which necessary rules were already notified. In order to further ease the process of allotment of PAN, soon we will launch a system under which PAN shall be instantly allotted online on the basis of Aadhaar without any requirement for filling up of detailed application form.”

The facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC has been launched formally today, however, its ‘Beta version’ on trial basis was started on 12th Feb 2020 on the e-filing website of Income Tax Department. Since then onwards, 6,77,680 instant PANs have been allotted with a turnaround time of about 10 minutes, till 25th May 2020.
It may also be noted that as on 25.05.2020, a total of 50.52 crore PANs have been allotted to the taxpayers, out of which, around 49.39 crore are allotted to the individuals and more than 32.17crore are seeded with Aadhaar so far.

The process of applying for instant PAN is very simple. The instant PAN applicant is required to access the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department to provide her/his valid Aadhaar number and then submit the OTP received on her/his Aadhaar registered mobile number. On successful completion of this process, a 15-digit acknowledgment number is generated. If required, the applicant can check the status of the request anytime by providing her/his valid Aadhaar number and on successful allotment, can download the e-PAN. The e-PAN is also sent to the applicant on her/his email id, if it is registered with Aadhaar.

The launch of the Instant PAN facility is yet another step by the Income Tax Department towards Digital India, thereby creating further ease of compliance to the taxpayers.


PROCEDURE FOR VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS FOR RECOGNITION UNDER CCS (RSA) RULES, 1993 - REVISED OPTION OF MEMBERSHIP REG

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

PARTICIPATION BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVANTS IN SPORTS  EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS OF NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE-CLARIFICATION (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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SB ORDERS ON EXTENDING THE PRESCRIBED TIME LIMIT OF ONE MONTH POST RETIREMENT OF RETIREES TO INVEST IN SR. CITIZEN SAVINGS SCHEME. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

Monday, May 25, 2020




PAYMENT OF WAGES TO OUTSOURCED PERSONS OF MINISTRY / DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DURING LOCKDOWN PERIOD OF COVID-19


HAPPY EID-UL-FITR 2020
 EID MUBARAK

Saturday, May 23, 2020

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                                                                                                                DATED: 23.05.2020

PRESS STATEMENT
​     On call of Central Trade Unions and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Nationwide One day protest demonstration. On 22nd May 2020 was organised throughout the Country to oppose the policy of govt. to change the labour laws, freezing of DA and DR of employees and pensioners, corporatisation and privatization of Public Sector Enterprises including Ordinance Factories of Defence.
​          This program was organised in Allahabad (U.P.) also under leadership of Comrade Subhash Chandra Pandey, Ex. Assistant General Secretary, Confederation and Working President COC UP maintaining all norms and advisories issued by MHA , Health Ministry and DOPT. During demonstration Social Distance was also maintained.
​            But it is a matter of great regret that a Police FIR has been lodged at Allahabad against Comrade Subhash Chandra Pandey, Shri Anugrah Narayan Singh Ex. MLA , Comrade Pramod Kumar Mishra, AGS All India Audit And Accounts Association and ten other Trade Union Leaders.
​            We as Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers condemned this antiworker act of UP Govt. and demand immediate   withdrawal of FIR against the leaders mentioned therein.
  R.N. PARASHAR
                                                                   SECRETARY GENERAL
                                                            CONFEDERATION OF CGE&W

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                                                          23.05.2020

REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS

REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS AND THANKS TO ALL ALL INDIA LEADERS, GENERAL SECRETARIES, CIRCLE , DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES AND ALL MEMBERS OF ALL CONSTITUENT ORGANISATIONS OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS FOR MAKING ONE DAY NATIONWIDE PROTEST ON 22ND MAY-2020, A GRAND SUCCESS.

  R.N. PARASHAR
                                                                   SECRETARY GENERAL
                                                            CONFEDERATION OF CGE&W
RESUMING OF BOOKING OF INTERNATIONAL EMS AND INTERNATIONAL TRACKED PACKET SERVICES
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FUNCTIONING OF PTCS UNDER REGIONS AND CIRCLES TO EXPEDITE VARIOUS ISSUES
(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)     
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PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION OF RS. 10 LAKHS TO COVER DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 - APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED OFFICE  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
PRESS NEWS
Ministry of Communications

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad asks India Post to work towards realizing PM's vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat

India Post delivers over 2000 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment across the country

Rs.1500 Crore disbursed at the door step using Aadhar enabled Payment System (AePS)


Posted On: 22 MAY 2020 7:21PM by PIB Delhi

          Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Communications, Law & Justice and Electronics and IT instructed the Chief Post Master Generals and  senior officers of India Post  to work towards realising the vision of the Prime Minister for an AatmaNirbhar Bharat. Union Minister reviewed the activities and efforts of Department of Posts during Covin-19 crisis through Video Conference today. Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Communications, Shri P. K. Bisoi Secretary, Posts, Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh, DG, Postal Services and other Senior officers also attended the VC at the Head Quarters. All the Chief Postmaster Generals attended through VC from respective Circle Headquarters.
The VC was conducted on first “Make in India” VC Solution developed      by     C-DOT. As such, it was also a first successful trial run of the VC solution.
        Highlights of the Covid efforts of India Post are:
·         More than 2000 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment were booked and delivered to needy individuals and hospitals across the country.
·         Road Transport Network running more than 25000 Kms daily and carrying more than 75 tonnes of mails and parcels, was introduced to strengthen the supply chain.
·         Around Rs.1500 Crore disbursed at the door step using Aadhar enabled Payment System (AePS) of India Post Payments Bank to around 85 lakh beneficiaries.
·         75 lakh electronic money orders (EMO) payments made under various schemes of financial inclusion worth Rs.760 Crore.
·         Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) payments worth Rs.1100 crore disbursed in beneficiary accounts.
·         Around 6 lakh food and ration packets were distributed to labourers, municipal workers etc. through self-contribution and in association with NGOs.
The CPMGs shared the activities undertaken as a dedicated team effort of     postal staff. Different circles excelled in different activities like:
·         Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh pioneered in tie ups with pharmaceutical and medicine company and providing logistic solution.
·         Bihar, Uttar Pradesh , Gujarat , Andhra Pradesh , Rajasthan , Punjab and Telangana have been leading states in financial inclusion.
·         Delhi , West Bengal and Maharashtra circles performed well in ensuring the gateway for North, North East and Southern states of the country.
·         Haryana , Karnatka , Kerala circles developed customised apps for receiving service request from public and fulfilment thereof.
Certain innovative models of service delivery and promoting regional     specialities were also shared by the CPMGs such as :
·         Jammu & Kashmir has finalised delivery of Prasad of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and Saffron  from Kashmir across the country shortly.
·         Punjab is promoting booking and distribution of Indian medicines through post offices and also in association with CSCs.
·         Bihar excelled in taking “Apka Bank Apke Dwar” with around 11.65 lakh disbursal worth Rs.147 crore.
Union Minister, sharing his vision for the Department, instructed the CPMGs and  senior officers of India Post  to work towards realising the vision of the Prime Minister for an AatmaNirbhar Bharat. He spelt out the following priority areas in post-Covid situation for the Department:
·         Provide logistics support for Indian Systems of Medicines that include Ayurveda , Unani , Siddha etc. in different parts of the country.
·         “Dakiya” should become first resource for collecting database of migrants, their skill sets, opening of their accounts and facilitate payments under MGNREGA and other Govt. Schemes.
·         India Post should prepare strategic plan, dovetailing suggestions from the field, to become flag bearer of an Indian Supply Chain through which tele-medicine, agri-products, handicrafts, artisan products and other local specialities can be connected from producer to ultimate buyer eliminating the middleman.
·         He emphasised that experience gained from distribution of medicines and essential items during Covid period has created this opportunity to scale-up the model.
·         The Minister also appreciated the good work of the postal employees and officers in their role as “Covid Warriors”. 

Concluding the event, Union Minister emphasized that ordinary Indian has to be empowered with vast network of Post Office and the power of technology i.e. digital inclusion supplemented by financial inclusion and strong physical supply chain.
RJ/NG/RP   (Release ID: 1626160) 

POST OFFICE AND THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY: SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD
AROUND 6 LAKH FOOD AND RATION PACKETS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO LABOURERS, MUNICIPAL WORKERS ETC. THROUGH SELF-CONTRIBUTION AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH NGOS

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Communications, Law & Justice and Electronics and IT, reviewed the activities and effort of Department of Posts during Coving19 crisis through Video Conferencing. Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre Hon’ble Minister of State of Communications, Shri P. K. Bisoi Secretary, Posts, Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh, DG, Postal Services and other senior officers also attended the VC at the Head Quarter. All the Chief Postmaster Generals attended through VC from respective Circle Headquarters.

2.         The VC was conducted on first “Make in India” VC Solution developed by C-DOT. As such, it was also a first successful trial run of the VC solution.

3.         The highlights of the Covid efforts of India Post:

·         More than 2000 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment were booked and delivered to needy individuals and hospitals across the country.
·         Road Transport Network running more than 25000 Kms daily and carrying more than 75 tonnes of mails and parcels was introduced to strengthen the supply chain.
·         Around Rs.1500 Crore disbursed at the door step using Aadhar enabled Payment System (AePS) of India Post Payment Bank to around 85 lakh beneficiaries.
·         75 lakh electronic money orders (EMO) payments made under various schemes of financial inclusion worth Rs.760 Crore.
·         Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) payments worth Rs.1100 crore disbursed in beneficiary accounts.
·         Around 6 lakh food and ration packets were distributed to labourers, municipal workers etc. through self-contribution and in association with NGOs.
4.         The CPMGs shared the activities undertaken as a dedicated team effort of postal staff. Different circles excelled in different activities like:
·         Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh pioneered in tie ups with pharmaceutical and Medicine Company and providing logistic solution.
·         Bihar Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Telangana have been leading states in financial inclusion.
·         Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra circles performed well in ensuring the gateway for North, North East and Southern states of the country.
·         Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala circles developed customised apps for receiving service request from public and fulfilment thereof.
5.         Certain innovative models of service delivery and promoting regional specialities were also shared by the CPMGs such as:
·         Jammu & Kashmir has finalised delivery of Prasad of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and Saffron from Kashmir across the country shortly.
·         Punjab is promoting booking and distribution of Indian medicines through post offices and also in association with CSCs.
·         Bihar excelled in taking “Apka Bank Apke Dwar” with around 11.65 lakh disbursal worth Rs.147 crore.
6.         Minister of Communication, sharing his vision for the Department, instructed the CPMGs and senior officers of India Post to work towards realizing the vision of Prime Minister for an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. He spelt out the following priority areas in post-Covid situation for the Department.
·         Provide logistics support for Indian Systems of Medicines that include Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha etc. in different parts of the country.
·         “Dakiya” should become fist resource for collecting database of migrants, their skill sets, opening of their accounts and facilitate payments under MGNREGA and other Govt. Schemes.
·         India Post should prepare strategic plan, dovetailing suggestions from the field, to become flag bearer of an Indian Supply Chain through which tele-medicine, agri-products, handicrafts, artisan products and other local specialties can be connected from producer to ultimate buyer eliminating the middleman.
·         He emphasised that experience gained from distribution of medicines and essential items during Covid period has created this opportunity to scale-up the model.
·         The Minister also appreciated the good work of the postal employees and officers in their role as “Covid Warriors”.
·         Concluding the event, Minister made it clear that ordinary Indian has to be empowered with vast network of Post Office and the power of technology i.e. digital inclusion supplemented by financial inclusion and strong physical supply chain.  RJ/RP Source : PIB (Release ID :208147)
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NC(JCM) 

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS


Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail: nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2020/Health                                              Dated :  May 20, 2020

The Secretary,
Government of India,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi. llOOll

Dear Sir,

Sub: Health care facilities for the Central Government Employees and pensioners problems and difficulties During lockdown period – redressal regarding.

It has been brought to our notice by various Federations/organizations of Central Government employees and Pensioners that they face serious problems in accessing the healthcare-related facilities during the lockdown period throughout the country. As you are aware that since 24th March 2020, the whole country has been placed under lockdown to combat the spread of the pandemic COVID. I9. The employees and especially the pensioners are not allowed to stir out of their homes. In the case of employees, they are allowed to go only to the places where they are assigned specific jobs. This apart, the CGHS dispensaries themselves had been functioning with little staff and virtually they were open for namesake only. Neither the medicines were available nor the doctor. In the case of those employees, who are entitled for the benefit of CCS(MA) rules, the situation was much more precarious in as much as no private clinic was allowed to be open and the AMAs were not allowed the private practice. The Government hospitals in most of the cases had been declared as exclusive COVID 19 hospitals where other treatments are declared impermissible.

Initially everybody thought that the situation would be a passing phase and would improve once the pandemic spread is arrested. However, despite the lockdown and other measures, the spread of the disease had been on increase in many parts of the country, with the result the lockdown had to be extended to the fourth phase. In the situation in which we are placed, it is difficult to bring about normalcy in the near future. Perhaps till the anti-virus vaccine is developed or medicine to cure the disease is invented, the world will have to live with certain restrictions to contain the deadly nature of the disease. In the circumstances, we are afraid that the Government will have to think in terms of alternative methods of providing the health care facilities for the employees and pensioners keeping the present rules and regulations under suspension.

We, therefore, make the following suggestions to have hassle-free alternate arrangements till normalcy is restored or travel restrictions are eased.
When inpatient treatment becomes necessary:-

(i) CGHS beneficiaries(including pensioners): may be allowed to undergo treatment any private hospital near their residence. The cost of treatment will be reimbursed by the concerned department in the case of employees and CGHS in the case of pensioners The Govt. may direct all hospitals to provide treatment to all CGHEs and CG pensioners and they might be told that the rates stipulated by AIIMS Delhi must be the basis of billing. The hospitals may be asked to submit the bills to the concerned department/ Add!. Director, CGHS as the case may be for payment.
(ii) The treatment has to be based on the production of the CG HS card.
Non-CGHS patients:
(i) They may also avail the same facility as the CGHS beneficiaries. i.e.in any hospitals near their residence. Their admission will be based on the basis of a certificate of identity issued by the department in which he/she is employed.
Out-patient treatment
(i) Outpatient treatment for employees may be provided by the private hospitals on the basis of a predetermined rate of consultation.
(ii) The employees will submit the bills and get the cost reimbursed
Pensioners (outpatient treatment)
(i) In the case of pensioners who require outpatient treatment, they may be permitted to avail of either the CGHS facilities, if it is nearby their residence or in any private hospitals, which is near to their residence. Those who avail the private hospital facilities may submit their bills to the additional director pension for reimbursement.
The private hospitals tlu·oughout the country may be asked to provide the O.P. Treatment to CG employees and pensioners on the basis of predetermined consultation fees and stipulated charges for pathological tests.
We request you to kindly consider these suggestions and issue the necessary orders.

Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary