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Monday 25 November 2013

Pension from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 : Supreme Court dismisses the Review Petition filed by Govt of India

As most would know, the Govt had challenged before the Supreme Court the decision of the Delhi High Court wherein the judgement by the Central Administrative Tribunal granting benefit of rectification of pensionary anomalies from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 was questioned. The order in effect and essence affected all central govt pensioners, including defence pensioners.

The controversy had emanated from the fact whether the benefits of the correct pension were to flow from 01 Jan 2006 which is the date from which the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations were implemented or from 24 Sept 2012 when the Govt had decided to remove the anomalies in the pension structure after the said Pay Commission. Of course, it was held by Courts that the removal of the anomalies shall date back to the date of the inception of the said anomalies and not any later artificial date.

Incorrigible as it is, the Govt had gone ahead and filed a Review Petition in the matter urging the Supreme Court to review its order of dismissal of the SLP filed by the Central Govt.

The Supreme Court has yesterday dismissed the Review Petition filed by the Govt in the matter.

CGHS-- Nomination facility for claiming medical reimbursement in the event of death of the principal CGHS Card Holder

PLI policies from Temporary Status Casual Labours - clarification from Directorate (PLI)

Tuesday 12 November 2013



One more option given to GDS to enroll in Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) – Directorate order:

The Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for GDS came into effect from 1st April, 2011  (vide OM No.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 01-04-2011). It is noticed that only 70% of GDS has opted the Scheme.
              On request of Service Unions / Federations, it is now considered to give one more option to the remained willing GDS; the Directorate issued guidelines / instructions  on the subject on two items :

(i)   Extend one extra option for enrollment:
= GDS having less than 3years of service as on 01-01-2014 are not eligible.
= Enrolment must be made before 31st January 2014
(Govt. contribution shall be commenced from that month only)

(ii) Personal subscription / contribution towards this scheme:
= It is now allowed to made personal contribution / subscription from GDS towards the Scheme.
= Same rate of Rs.200/- permonth can be made as personal subscription for the Scheme with effect from the month of October 2013.

= The personal contribution / subscription can be deducted from the monthly TRCA on application to the concerned DDO.

The interested GDS can now enroll themselves in the Scheme.


Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

North Block, New Delhi                                                                       Dated the lith November, 2013
                                                            OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Change in the date of Holiday onthe occasion of Muharram -reg.

                   The Holiday on the occasion of Muharram was listed on Thursday the 14" November, 2013vide Annexure I of this Department's O.M. No 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 5th June, 2012. This was dependent on sighting of the Moon. It has now been decided that for offices in Delhi / New Delhi, the Holiday on the occasion of Muharram will now be on Friday, the 15" November, 2013 and all Central Government Administrative offices located in Delhi / New Delhi shall remain closed on account of Muharram on 15th November, 2013. 

2. Hindi version will follow.
                                                                                                                           Deputy secretary (JCA)
                                                                                                                                     2309 2589

1.All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
2. UPSC/CVC/C&AG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/
President's SecretariatNice-President's Secretariat1 Su~reme Court1 High
Court/Central ~drninistrative Tribunal/ Election ' Cornkission of 1ndia-/
Minorities Commission/ National Human Rights Commission/Central
Information Commission/National Commission for Women.
3.All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. &Pensions.
4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New
5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of
Personnel, P.G. and Pensions. 7. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.
8. PS to Cabinet Secretary.
9. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I G Stadium, I.T.O.,
New Delhi.
lo. The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166, Lenin Sarani,
11. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territories.
12, Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, PTI Building, New Delhi
13. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
14. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake, Manish
Bathan, Kolkata - 700091
15. Facilitation Center, DOP&T (20 copies)
16. NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of the
Department (

Reimbursement of Medical Claim for emergency treatment in non-empanelled hospital - CGHS Mumbai Clarified.

Promotion and postings of STS officers of Indian Postal Service {lPoS}, Group 'A' on ad hoc basis to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Service and transfers/postings of JAG officers of lPoS, Group'A',

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Sunday 3 November 2013


                                                           S.K. Mishra Secretary General BPEF