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Friday, 31 August 2012

Consumer price index -July 2012

The All-India CPI-IW which was at  208 points as on June 2012  rose by 4 points and pegged at 212 (two hundred and twelve) as on July 2012 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

GPF Statement's

GPF Statement has been sent to the Head of Office through Emails. Check up if not received

Clarification on the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) during the Child Care Leave (CCL) – Reg.

Monday, 27 August 2012

CGHS Problems and Improvements

Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad replied in Lok Sabha on 17.8.2012 to the question of 'what action taken by the Government, whether complaints have been received about the dissatisfaction of a large number of Central Government Employees with the services provided by the Government under the Central Government Health Scheme'.


While CGHS endeavors to provide best possible health care facilities to the large number of beneficiaries consulting / visiting CGHS Wellness Centres (approx. 1.2 Crore during the last one year), some complaints are received about unsatisfactory services. 

The dissatisfaction relates to shortage of doctors and other manpower resulting in waiting period before consulting doctors, issue of medicines, delay in settlement of medical claims of pensioners, issue of medicines of specific brand, reimbursement at CGHS rates for the treatment taken from unrecognized hospitals, overcharging by empanelled hospitals, opening of new dispensaries, etc. 

Government has been receiving increased budgetary support over the last few years to take care of CGHS beneficiaries. 

Government has undertaken several steps to improve the functioning of CGHS. These include: 
  • Computerization to improve better inventory management and availability of medicines at CGHS Wellness Centres. Based on computer data, 272 commonly indented medicines are procured from manufacturers at discounted rates and make them available at Wellness Centres. 
  • Portability of CGHS cards at any dispensary all over the country. 
  • Issue of medicines for three months in cases of chronic illnesses. 
  • Appointment of Medical officers on contract basis as an interim measure to tide over shortage of doctors. 
  • Receipt of medical claims of pensioners at Dispensary level and proper verification of documents by CMO i/c to ensure that all required documents are submitted. 
  • Enhancement of financial powers of Addl. Directors upto Rs.5 Lakhs for speedy settlement of medical claims of pensioners. 
  • Regular meetings undertaken by Addl. Directors with CMOs i/c to ensure smooth functioning of Wellness Centres for better delivery of services. 
  • Reimbursement from two sources – i.e., from CGHS as well as medical insurance in respect of beneficiaries holding mediclaim policies. 
  • Formation of Standing Technical Committees for examination of requests for full reimbursement. 
  • Settlement of hospital bills of empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres through UTI-ITSL for early settlement of claims to ensure that the empanelled hospitals provide credit facility to pensioners , etc., 
  • Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries residing in non-CGHS areas are permitted to avail IPD and follow up treatment from CS (MA)/ ECHS empanelled hospitals with prior permission from CGHS. 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Observe Anti-outsourcing day on 14th August 2012

  In accordance with the decision of the extended CEC meeting held on 25/07/2012 it is decided to hold  Anti-outsourcing day on 14th August 2012 in CGWB all branches are directed to hold gate meetings in their respective offices and pass the resolution.

  The Copy of the resolution should be sent to  the Chairman CHQ Faridabad  and  The Secretary to  Govt. of India MOWR New Delhi for information and necessary action.

BEC/          /2012                                                                       Dated: 14/8/2012

The Chairman
Central Ground Water Board 
Camp Faridabad  
        I am herwith  enclosing a copy of resolution adopted by the  General Body meeting of Employees of Branch Executive Committee of  __________      held on  14/8/2012 for immediate  & necessary action at your end . 

                                                                                                    Yours faithfully 

                                                                                                  (General Secretary)

      The General Body meeting of Employees of Branch Executive Committee                                held on 14/8/2012 have unanimously resolved  strongly to condemn the outsourcing of activities of Central Ground Water Board including Exploration of Ground Water.  

      The Central Ground Water Board carrying out scientific  work in the field  related to  Ground Water Exploration to access/analize  the quality of Water.  The quality of Scientific and Engineering   work  done by the Central Ground Water Board is of very high standard in nature and  compared with any any other agencies. 

          The scientific quality of work  carried out by  the Central Ground Water Board, cannot be commercialized, It is pure Research and Development work, hence it is necessary that the present Scheme of outsourcing of  functions of the  Central Ground Water Board must be stopped immediately.


            (Chairman)                                                                 (General Secretary )

Copy to

 1) The Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources,  Sharam Shakthi Bhavan, New Delhi
 2)  The Director (Admn.), CGWB ,CHQ, Faridabad for necessary action.
 3) The Secretary General, AICGWBEA camp Faridabad for information.
 4) The Organizing Secretary, AICGWBEA, camp  Bangalore.

FAX numbers.

1) The Secretary, MOWR,New Delhi Fax number : 011-23731553
 2)  The Chairman, CGWB ,Fax number : 0129-2412524
 3) The Director (Admn), CGWB, CHQ, Faridabad :0129 -2418518
 3) The Secretary General, AICGWBEA Fax number ;0129-2413121
 4) Organizing Secretary, AICGWBEA  Fax number 080-22586940/22587256

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Payment of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaizaibad and Noida.

Central Employees posted at Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida will get less transport allowance as per the below orders,  The Confederation takes up this issue in National Anomaly Committee on 17th July 2012

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Dated, the 1st August, 2012


Subject:- Payment of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaizaibad and Noida.
It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that some Central Government Offices located in Faridabad and Gurgaon are paying Transport Allowance to its employees at the rates other than that applicable to such areas and such payment is irregular. It is clarified that the Central Government Employees posted at Faridabad Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida are entitled to Transport Allowance at the rates applicable to 'other places’ i.e.other than 13 classified cities as per the conditions laid down in this Ministry’s O.M. No, 21(2)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29.08.2008.

2 Joint Secretary (Personnel) has seen.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Friday, 3 August 2012


(OM NO.1/1/80-Welfare, Department of Personnel and

           Grant-in-aid are provided to Recreation Clubs and Labour Welfare Fund Committees. 

          It is the Government’s policy to encourage the formation of Staff Clubs, which have as their object social functions, sports dramatic, literary and such other activities. The promotion and organization of such activities should, however, be a matter for the staff themselves.

          These Recreation clubs necessarily require voluntary workers from the staff to act as office bearers without interference with their official duties.  Such persons should be encouraged and given every assistance to undertake these responsibilities.  Besides financial grant-in-aid from the Government, encouragement, advice and guidance would also be given by Welfare Officers of the concerned Ministries /Departments.  Normally, the execution of club activities should be the responsibility of the elected executive headed by a senior officer of the Ministry/Department.

          Presently staff/recreation clubs are functioning in many Ministries /Departments.  These clubs provide facilities for indoor, outdoor games, and sports, and other organized welfare activities.  The main sources of income of these clubs are grant-in-aid from the Government and membership fee, the scale of which is graded.

          The procedure regarding grant-in-aid, which was earlier, sanctioned by the Department of Personnel and Training, has been decentralized and from the year 1981-82 onwards, such grant-in-aid in favour of Recreation Clubs is being sanctioned direct by the Ministry/Department concerned.

          The admissibility of the grants-in-aid to the Recreation Clubs is to be regulated in the following manner :

(i)      Categories of staff eligible for the concession

(a)  The grant-in-aid will be admissible on the basis of the total strength including gazetted officers subject to clause (b) borne on the regular strength of an organization i.e., Ministry/Department etc. and its attached and subordinate offices and such statutory bodies whose budget forms part of consolidated fund of India, irrespective of the fact whether any individual is a member of the staff club etc. or not.

(b)  Grant-in-aid in respect of gazetted officers will be admissible only to that Ministry/Department where membership of recreation club is open to such officers.

Note:  1.  Categories of staff not brone on the regular strength of an organization e.g. staff paid from contingencies, work charged staff, will not be taken into account.

Note:  2  Such categories of staff as are eligible for similar concession under some other rule, statutory provision e.g., industrial workers will not be covered by these orders.

(ii)     Amounts of Grant-in-aid
          (a)  The rate of the grant-in-aid will be Rs.10 per head per annum.
(b)  Besides this, an additional grant-in-aid upto Rs.15 per head per annum to match the subscriptions collected during the previous financial year by the existing staff clubs, will be admissible.  In the case of staff Clubs, which were not in existence during the previous financial year and which are started during the financial year in which grant-in-aid is to be given, an additional matching grant-in-aid upto Rs.15 per head per annum, to match the subscription collected by such clubs upto the date on which the proposal for the grant is mooted, may be sanctioned.

Note:  For this purpose, the total strength of the eligible staff will be that existing on 31st March, of the previous financial year in the case of staff clubs, etc. which were in existence during the previous financial year.  In the case of staff clubs etc. which were not in existence during the previous  financial year and were started during the financial year in which the grant-in-aid is to be given, the strength of the eligible staff will be that on the date on which the proposal for the grant is mooted.
        One Time grant in aid upto Rs 10000/- is also admissible
(iii)   Main Utilization of Grant-in-aid

          The grants sanctioned by the Government to the Recreation Clubs are intended for providing amenities or recreational or welfare facilities for the Government Employees. A list which is illustrative only, of main items on which expenditure can be incurred out of grant-in-aid sanctioned by Government for provision of amenities is given below ;-

1.       Articles of sports-outdoor and indoor games equipment.
2.       Cost of uniforms, etc., supplied to teams.
3.       Magazines and periodicals.
4.       Entry fee for tournaments.
5.       Hiring of playgrounds.
6.       Hiring and repair of furniture etc.
7.       Purchase of furniture.
8.       Conveyance expenses incurred locally.
9.       Entertainment.
10.     Prizes.
11.      Film shows.
12.     Hiring of accommodation for Club/Association etc.
13.     Cultural and sports programme.
14.     Inter-Ministry meets.
15.     Inter-departmental meets.