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Reimbursement of medical expeses – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers.

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment
No. 2011/H/6-4/policy-1                                                                        New Delhi, Dated30/09/2011

Sub- Reimbursement of medical expeses – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers.

Ref – Boards letters No. 2011/H/6-4/policy-1  dated 07.08.2008

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1.   There have been demands by various zonal Railways, for enhancing the powers of the Divisional railway Managers for reimbursement of medical expenses of Railway employees, Incurred on the treatment of self of their dependents taken in emergencies in Private /non recognized  hospital and dispensaries. The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with Finance Directorate of Railway Board.
2.   In terms of the Board’s letter No. 2011/H/6-4/policy-1 dated 07.08.2008, powers were delegates tp DRMs to settle the claims with the concurrence of their associate finance for the reimbursement of medical expenses for the treatment take even without referral from AMO in private / recoginised/ non recoginised hospitals up to Rs. 10,000/- per case with a ceiling limit of Rs. Two lakh per year only.
3.   Ministry of Railways in partial modification of their above orders dated 07.08.2008 have now decided as follows:-
“Divisional Railway Managers are Delegated powers to sanction all reimbursement claims with concurrence of their associate finance for reimbursement of medical expenses  for the treatment take even without referral from AMO in private / recoginised/ non recoginised hospitals up to Rs. 25,000/- per case with an annual ceiling limit of  Rs.5 lakhs.”

Special incentive Allowance for non- executive staff in CBI.

October 7, 2011 Leave a comment
No. 20710112011-AVD-I I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi – Dated: 4th October, 2011
To
The Director,
Central Bureau of Investigation, CGO Complex,
New Delhi.

Subject: Grant of Special incentive Allowance for non- executive staff in CBI
Sir,
I am directed to refer to your iD Note No. DPWSU1201110011310510112008 dated 6.4.2011, on the subject mentioned above and in pursuance of Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta Judgement dated 28.4.2011 in WPCT No. 118/2008 filed by Shri Kisalay Mukherjee and others, approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed to the grant of Special incentive Allowance for. the non-executive staff in Central Bureau of Investigation @ 15% of Basic Pay, as revised after Sixth CPC (Dearness Pay has been subsumed in this) on par with R&AW and lB.
2.                  The Special Incentive Allowance at the aforesaid rates shall be payable with effect from the date of issue of this order.
3.                   This issues with the approval of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide UO No. 701412003-IC dated 27.9.2011 and concurrence of IFDIMHA conveyed vide their Dy.No. 1581Fin.112011 dated •30.9.2011.
Yours faithfully,
( Rajiv Jain)
Under Secret ry (V-ll) Copy to:
1.             Pay and Accounts Office, CBI, AGCR Building, New Delhi.
2.             Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), North Block.
3.    Integrated Finance Division, MHA, North Block, New Delhi. Director (Technical), NIC , DOPT – for updating the DOPT website. 5.   Guard File.
( Rajiv Jain)
Under Secret ry (V-11)
Categories: ALLOWANCES, CBI, DOPT, INCENTIVE

Recent DOPT clarification on Child care allowance.

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment

whether the women employees with disabilities shall be entitled for allowance at double the rate for multiple births at the time of first child birth?

Ans:No.  In case of multiple births at the time of first child birth, the women employee shall not be entitled to this allowance at double the rates for multiple births.

(ii) Whether the allowance would be admissible for the 3rd Child in case first two children i.e. the first child (or for that matter the 2nd child) expires before attaining the age of two years ?

Ans:It is clarified that the grant of Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities is admissible for two years from the birth of the child so long as the women employee does not have more than two surviving children

An important judgement by HC in HRA.

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment
MUMBAI: The HC has ruled that house rent allowance (HRA) is not a right. 

A division bench of Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice A P Bhangale ruled that a government employee not staying in the quarters despite its availability can be disentitled from claiming the special allowance. The bench was hearing a petition filed by the defence ministry against its employees working in the ordinance factory in Nagpur, who were staying in their own accommodation. Nagpur has surplus government accommodation and is one of the few cities where a central government employee, who lives in his own house has to submit a “non-availability certificate” before he can ask for HRA. The government claimed that its employees, who are offered accommodation but refuse to occupy the same, would not be entitled to HRA. 

“HRA is not a matter of right, it is a compensatory allowance given by an employer towards the rental accommodation expenses when the government is unable to provide suitable accommodation to its employee,” said the judges. “The employee, if he resides in his own property, may not be entitled to claim the HRA, because it is paid to central government employees to compensate them partly for the especially higher rents which they have to pay for hired or rented residential accommodation in big cities, but not as a source of profit,” they added.

The court quashed an order of the central administrative tribunal asking the government to pay HRA to employees who had were residing in their own houses. “Prima facie in our opinion, the pre-requisite for a non-availability certificate (NAC) as laid down in the office memorandum as operative in Nagpur, when central government accommodation is available in surplus and the government is required to spend huge amounts towards construction and maintenance (of the quarters), it is neither arbitrary nor malafide,” said the judges.


Thanks to-   TIMES OF INDIA.

Categories: ALLOWANCES, HRA

Increase in quantum of various advances admissible to the Government servants

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

To 
The PCDA/CDA 
The PCA (Fys) Kolkata


Subject : Increase in quantum of various advances admissible to the Government servants on implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations in relation to increase of Dearness Allowance  by 50%.

1.  A number of telephonic references have been received from PCsDA/CsDA regarding increase in quantum of various advances (viz. Bi-Cycle Advance, Warm Clothing Advance, Festival Advance and Natural Calamity Advance) admissible to the Government servants (namely DAD personnel) on implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations In relation to increase of Dearness Allowance by 50%.
2.  In this context, your attention is invited to Para 4 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, OM No.12(1)/E.II(A)/2008 dated 7.10.2008 (copy enclosed), which stipulates that the rates of these advances shall be automatically increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance payable on revised pay bands increases by 50%.
3.  In view of the above, It is requested to take action accordingly.
sd/- 
(Susheel Koul) 
For CGDA

Source – http://cgda.nic.in/adm/Festv%20Advance.pdf

Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2011

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

No. 4/6/2008-Estt. (Pay II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 13th September, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2011-

1. This Department has been receiving references regarding revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance subsequent to increase in the rate of DA @ 51% w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

2. This Department’s O.M No.4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay II) dated 1st October,2008 states that the rates of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance will be automatically increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.

3.  All Ministries/Deptts. are, therefore, advised to take necessary action accordingly.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi) 
Deputy secretary to the govt.of India

Extension of Risk Allowance till 31.12.2011.

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
***** 
New Delhi, dated 19 th July, 2011.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 31.12.2011. 


   The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s OM No. 21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 25.01.2011 vide which payment of Risk  Allowance was extended till 30.6.2011. Extension of Risk Allowance for a further period of six months beyond 30.6.2011 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months upto 31.12.2011 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 31.12.2011. 

( Zoya C.B. ) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India 


Click here to view the OM

Categories: ALLOWANCES