Expected DA from July 2014 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding

Expected DA from Jul 14 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding..!

One of the possible reasons for the dampening interest could be the fact that unlike last time, there is not going to be a DA hike. Although it is very well known that the hike is based on price rise and inflation, it probably feels to them as if something was lost.

This time there is no double-digit increase. It is only going to be a single-digit hike.

At the most, one can expect an increase of 7%. That too is not for sure. All that depends on the soon-to-be announced AICPIN points for balance months.

After announcing the second additional DA for the year 2014, there are only two instalments left. With the instalments of January 2015 and July 2015, the 6th CPC comes to a close.

The next additional DA will be based on the 7th CPC.

Additional Dearness Allowance formula could be changed in the 7th CPC. They could announce a new Base Year. There could also be a change in the 115.76 yardstick. Nothing can be said for certain this time.

There is already a proposal to change the Labour Bureau Base Year from ‘CPI-IW 2001=100’ to ‘CPI-IW 2015 =100’.  The current series of CPI-IW with base 2001=100 was constructed on the basis of employment data in seven sectors namely, Registered Factories, Mining, Plantations, Ports & Docks, Public Motor Transport, Electricity Generation & Distribution Establishments and Railways sector. The current series comprises of a basket of about 370 items and 289 price collection markets spread across 78 centres of the country.

The new series of CPI-IW will cover 7 sectors and 88 cities in 27 states have been selected for the new recommendation of CPI-IW (2015-100). It is worth mentioning that a special Standing Tripartite Committee (STC) under the chaired by Prof. G.K. Chadda has been created in this regard.

DA Table for the last one year…

App. DA
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Employment News Weekly Updates: Job Highlights (12th April 2014 - 18th April 2014)

Job Highlights ( 12th April – 18th April 2014)

No. of Vacancies – Various Posts
Last Date - 01.05.2014

Central Armed Police Forces
Name of Post –Assistant Commandants
No. of Vacancies - 136
Last Date - 12.05.2014

Name of Post – Constable (Tradesman)
No. of Vacancies - 496
Last Date - 15.05.2014

Name of Post – Security Agents
No. of Vacancies - 271
Last Date - 28.04.2014

Name of Post – Finance Executives
No. of Vacancies - 42
Last Date - 28.04.2014

Name of Post – Professional Trainees
No. of Vacancies - 10
Last Date - 26.04.2014

Name of Post – Assistant Professor
No. of Vacancies - 22
Last Date - 21 Days of Publications of this Advertisement

Will the 7th CPC Extend Child Care Leave for Male Employees Too?

Child Care Leave, introduced by the 6th CPC, was a boon for women employees. 

Women employees have for long, been entitled to Maternity Leave. The 90 days paid leave granted as maternity leave was extended to 135 days by the 5th CPC. The 6th CPC further increased it to 180 days. 

Based on the very reasonable request presented by ATMAJA (Association of Adoptive Parents), the Government announced ‘Child Adoption Leave’ for female employees in 2006. Orders were issued to grant 135 days leave for female employees who adopt child upto one year of age. 

The 6th CPC introduced a family welfare privilege for female employees. Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 6th CPC relating to Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave, the Central Govt decided that the existing provisions of Maternity Leave enhanced to 180 days.

Leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) that can be granted in continuation with Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(4)(b) shall be increased to 2 years.

Women employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.

Only female employees were entitled to these leaves in order to provide health care and education supervision requirements for her two children. Although there were difficulties in implementing this decision, the announcement was welcomed by women employees. 

But this also created a sense of longing among the male employees. 

Were they not concerned about their family’s welfare? 

Was their presence not required in health and education related issues of their children? 

‘Why are we being denied this allowance?’. Men employees were wondered. 

But some male staff themselves wondered, it was impossible to give the same privilege to male employees too, who constitute 90% of the government workforce.

One could also hear demands that if not 730 days, at least half of it should be given to the male employees. 

Some suggest that the allowance should be made in genuine cases after necessary enquiries. 

Some also suggest that in cases where the husband and wife are employed, the leave should be given to both. 

Everybody has a right to demand…!

The request to give this privilege to men who have lost their wives, to look after their children sounds very reasonable. 

Children who have lost their mothers require the care and presence of their fathers. 

Will the 7th CPC consider this demand?

Merging of DA with basic pay of Central Government employees - Rajya Sabha News


ANSWERED ON-11.02.2014

Merging of DA with basic pay of Central Government employees

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is actively considering to merge existing dearness allowance payable to Central Government Employees with basic pay;

(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor; 

(c) whether Government has received any representation from employees associations in this regard;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the details of action taken thereon; and

(e) the reasons for delay in constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission?


(a) No Sir.

(b) The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage. This has been accepted by the Government vide Resolution dated 29th August, 2008. 

(c)&(d) A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations of Central Government Employees demanding merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with basic pay. However, in view of (b) above, the same has not been agreed to. 

(e) The Government has already decided to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission under the Chairmanship of Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 - Tamil Nadu Government Declared Public Holiday on 24.04.2014

Finance (BPE) Department.
Fort St. George, Secretariat,
Chennai-600 009.

Letter No.19161 /Fin(BPE)/2014
 dated 4.4.2014

Thiru T.Udhayachandran, l.A.S.,
Secretary to Government (Expenditure)

The Chief Executive Officer of all State Public Sector
Undertakings/Statutory Boards

Sir/ Madam,                

Sub: General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 and the Bye-election to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 28 Alandur Assembly Constituency on 24.4.2014 - Public Holiday declared- Orders extended to State Public Sector Undertakings-Statutory Boards

Ref G.O.Ms.No.236, Public (Misc) Dept dt.29.3.2014

I am directed to state that in the reference cited, Government have declared Thursday, the 24th April 2014 as a Public Holiday under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881) in view of General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 and the bye-election to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 28 Alandur Assembly Constituency, in Tamil Nadu.

2) I am therefore directed to request you to adopt the above orders to the workers and other employees in all categories of your Organization to enable them to cast their votes.

Yours faithfully,

for Secr1ary to Government (Expenditure)

FinMin against raising Income Tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh

The Finance Ministry has rejected the recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh. The recommendation was made as part of the Committee’s report on the Direct Tax Code (DTC). Adjusting the slabs will cause tax revenue losses to the tune of Rs 60,000 crore a year to the exchequer, the Ministry has said.

It has, however, agreed to the recommendation on reducing the age for tax exemption for senior citizens from 65 years to 60 years. The Ministry has also rejected the recommendation on inflation-proofing the tax exemption.

The Finance Ministry released the proposed Direct Taxes Code - 2013 on Tuesday. Of the 190 recommendations made by the Committee, the Finance Ministry has accepted 153 either wholly or with partial modifications. In his Budget speech in February, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had said that the government will seek public opinion on the revised DTC.

Earlier, the UPA Government had introduced the DTC Bill in the Lok Sabha in 2010 and later referred to the Committee. The revised DTC Bill will now be re-introduced in Parliament by the next Finance Minister post-elections.

The Parliamentary Committee had proposed no tax on income of up to Rs 3 lakh per annum; at the rate of 10 percent for Rs 3-10 lakh; 20 percent, for Rs 10-20 lakh and 30 percent on annual income beyond Rs 20 lakh. At percent, there is no tax on income of up to Rs 2 lakh per annum. Income of Rs 2-5 lakh attracts tax at the rate of 10 percent, 20 per cent on Rs 5-10 lakh and 30 per cent on income beyond Rs 10 lakh.

The revised DTC provides for a fourth slab for individuals, HUFs and artificial judicial persons with a view to maintaining overall progressivity in the levy of income tax. If their total income exceeds Rs 10 crore, it is proposed to be taxed at the rate of 35 percent under the revised DTC.

The revised DTC also said the income from a house property, which is not used for business or commercial purposes, will be taxed under the head ‘income from house property’.

The recommendations accepted include those pertaining to simplifying the structure and the content of the DTC for making it more user-friendly and at the same time “ensuring tax buoyancy by tapping high capacity/income and evasion prone segments”.

The recommendations ministry has rejected include the one on retaining the rate of taxation for life insurance companies at 15 percent against the proposed 30 percent and abolishing the Securities Transaction Tax (STT).

The Ministry has said that the revised DTC captures all assets for Wealth Tax, whether physical or financial, thereby removing the discrimination for taxation purposes against “conservative” taxpayers who invest their savings in physical assets.

The rate for the Wealth Tax is proposed (for individuals, HUFs and private discretionary trusts) at 0.25 percent. The threshold for the levy of in the case of individual and HUF is proposed at Rs 50 crores.

The draft Code also does away with the Settlement Commission as it has “not achieved the intended purpose of early settlement of cases and additional revenue realisation”.

The DTC Bill, 2010 had provided for a 50 percent threshold of global assets to be located in India for taxation. “This threshold is too high. There could be a situation that a company has 33.33 per cent assets in three countries but it will not get taxed anywhere.

Accordingly, the revised Code provides for a threshold of 20 per cent of global assets to be located in India for taxation...” it said.

Jayesh Sanghvi, National Leader - International Tax Services, EY says, “The proposed revisions relating to the onus of proof with regard to GAAR, transition provisions with repect to tax losses and MAT credit are welcome but the one on relaxing small shareholdings from the net of indirect transfers and the reduction of the threshold from 50 percent to 20 percent for substantial value may continue to some uncertainties”.


Expected Dearness Allowance for July 2014 : AICPIN for the Month of February 2014.

No. 5/1/2014-CPI

DATED: the 31st March, 2014

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – February, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for February, 2014 increased by 1 point and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between January, 2014 and February, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.90 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.34 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Moong Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Medicine, Barber Charges, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.73 per cent for February, 2014 as compared to 7.24 per cent for the previous month and 12.06 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.56 per cent against 8.94 per cent of the previous month and 14.98 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Quilon recorded the highest increase of 9 points followed by Tiruchirapally & Conoor (6 points each) and Lucknow (5 points). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 3 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara reported a decline of 5 points followed by Rourkela & Ajmer (4 points each), 3 points decline was observed in 6 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 20' centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2014 will be released on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau,gov. in.



Minutes of the 1st meeting of the 7th Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held on 26.02.2014

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held in the Conference Room with the representatives of the Federations and Associations at 11.00 hours on 26.02.2014.

List of those present in the meeting is annexed.

1. At the outset, Smt. Arti C.Srivastava Member – Secretary extended a warm welcome to all the invites. Member-Secretary further informed that a Pay Commission Cell (PCC) had been constituted under the chairmanship of Shri.Aidtya Mishra Sr.DDG/CP at OFB Hqrs to initiate deliberations and invite suggestions from all the stakeholders. Three preliminary meetings of the PCC have already been held. The meeting with the representatives of the Federations and Associations has been convened, as a part of the series of the meetings proposed to be held with all stakeholders to formulate views on various issues. A portal has also been launched on the OFB COMMENT to seek views of the officers, staff and employees on matters concerning 7th Pay commission and the General Mangers/Head of the Units have also been required vide Letter dated 14.02.2014 from the Chairman, PCC to have wide-ranging consultations in this regard and communicate their views and recommendations in the matter.

2. The Chairman of PCC, Terms of Reference ToR of the 7th Pay Commission are yet to be framed. However, at this stage, it is desirable if we pro-actively initiate all preparatory actions and crystallize our views and recommendations so that the same could be collated and compiled in the form of a comprehensive presentation before the pay commission at the appropriate time. Particularly, views are being sought on the methodology to the followed by the PCC, issues to be projected before the 7th Pay Commission and the areas/material/data to justify special considerations to the OF organisation vis-a-vis other organisations/cadres. In this connection, Chairman, PCC highlighted that issue relating to anomalies arising for the organisation, uniqueness about OFB, best practices in manufacturing sector, structural and policy limitations of the current system and the emerging ethos in line with other organisation could be deliberated. Therefore, Chairman, PCC invited representatives of the Federations and Associations to share their views in the matter.

3. From the views offered by the representatives of the Federations/Associations, it emerged that detailed proposals can be prepared only after the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 7th CPC are finalised. The representatives of each Federation/Association however briefly raised the issues which would merit detailed consideration/deliberations at a later stage. Also based on the experience of the previous pay commission, it was proposed that :

1. it should be impressed upon the 7th CPC that the Ordnance Factories Organisation as an Industry has a different role to play and that its working is different from other Central Government Deptts. with employees working under hazardous conditions and hard stations.

2. All Cadre review proposals to be finalised immediately.

3. Anomalies arising out of the 6th Pay commission be settled.

4. Categories found to be not adequately taken care of in the 6th Pay commission be given thrust.

5. Recast skills, functions, roles of employees and pay structure to bring parity among various categories. 

6. Outstanding of activities to be discouraged.

7. OFB to take lead in interacting with 7th CPC as done on earlier occasions.

4. After detailed discussions, it emerged that pending finalisation of the Terms of Reference of the 7th pay commission by the Government, certain issues summarised below, were required to be addressed and the views concretised to establish a platform for formulating clear and effective recommendations on various issues :

i. Early finalisation of all cadre review proposals – Action by DDG of the respective Cadre Controlling Authority Division

ii. Settlement of anomalies arising out 6th Pay commission – DDG/Admin, DDG/G&DDG/IR (for ii, iii and iv and v)

iii. Examine issues which have resulted in litigations

iv. Policy issues which require immediate consideration

v. Strengthening of the PPC Cell at OFB Hqrs.

5. The meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

(Smt. Arti C.Srivastava) 
Member Secretary


Armed Forces Tribunal grants ex-serviceman 50% disability pension

Armed Forces Tribunal grants ex-serviceman 50% disability pension

CHENNAI: The opinion of medical board should be given primary credence and the authority of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) (Pensions) for awarding disability pension is very limited, said the Chennai bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal, granting an ex-serviceman 50% disability pension around three decades after he was discharged from service on medical grounds. 

In 1983, M Natarajan joined the Madras Engineer Group as a sepoy. While undergoing basic training at the regimental centre, he met with an accident and his right little finger was crushed. 

In 1985, he was invalided from service. The medical board said the injury was permanent. It granted him 20% disability pension for two years. 

In 1987, the review medical board said his condition was "static and likely to be permanent" and recommended to continue the pension. However, the Army did not pay him pension. After an appeal, he was reassessed by a medical board in 1994 which said there was no change in Natrajan's condition since the last review. 

However, while assessing his disability, the board fixed his disability as below 20% for 10 years. The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) (P), Allahabad rejected his plea. He then moved AFT in 2010. 

In its counter, the Army said during hospitalization, he was "tenaciously adamant for not doing physiotherapy exercises" which aggravated his injury leading to his discharge. Further, the PCDA (P), being the competent medical authority, said his disability was less than 20%. As such, he was not provided pension. 

His subsequent appeals too were dismissed. It said his case was "barred by limitation" as he had approached the tribunal with an "insurmountable delay" (of 5,679 days). 

Natarajan said the delay was "neither wilful nor wanton" and he could not file the application because of "want of money." If the delay was not condoned, he would continue to suffer, he said. 

The bench comprising judicial member V Periya Karuppiah and administrative member K Surendra Nath said the injury might have been exacerbated because Natarajan was unable to understand the physiotherapy instruction as he was not conversant with either Hindi or English. It also noted despite the recommendation of the medical board, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) reduced the disability as below 20% in 1987. "No reasons were adduced for lowering the disability," it said. Finding contradictions in the second medical board's opinion, the bench said, "We are inclined to question the opinion of the medical board and feel it erred on both counts." 

It then allowed Natarajan disability pension for life which, according to the provisions of the central government, was rounded from 20%to 50%. However, the arrears had to be paid only for three years before he approached the tribunal. 

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Pre 2004 Contingent/Casual/Temporary Group D Staff who absorbed permanently in 2005 - Applicability of Old Pension Rules - Madras High Court Upholds CAT Order

Pre. 2004 Contingent/Casual/Temporary Group D Staff who absorbed permanently in 2005 - Applicability of Old Pension Rules -  Madras High Court Upholds CAT Order

Upholding a Central Administrative Tribunal rpt Tribunal order, the Madras High Court today said right of government servants to receive pension is not a bounty and it is a statutory right conferred under the pension rules applicable from the date when the government servant was appointed, either on daily wage, temporary or permanent basis.

A Division Bench, comprising Justice N.Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M.Sathyanarayanan was dismissing a writ petition filed by Ministry of Atomic Energy, and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam challenging the order passed by Central Administrative Tribunal.

In its order, the bench said it was an undisputed fact that the 16 petitioner employees had been appointed as casual labourers and subsequently conferred temporary status from December 31, 1999.

".. merely because they have been absorbed permanently in the year 2005 in Group ?D? service, they cannot be denied of their statutory right," the court said.

Earlier CAT had allowed the original application filed by the 16 employees to extend the benefit of pension under old Pension Scheme, Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 as they were granted temporary status with effect from December 31, 1999 on conditions, among others, that 50% of their service rendered under temporary status would be counted for the purpose of retirement benefits after their superannuation.

This was challenged by IGCAR, stating that persons who joined in service on or after January 1, 2004 were governed by the new pension scheme. The CAT rejected it following which IGCAR filed the present petition.

IGCAR had engaged 50 Casual labourers for cleaning and assisting Technicians and Scientists Carrying out the task in various laboratories of IGCAR. Out of 50, 34 casual labourers were regularized prior to January 1,2004.

The court said a person already in service either as contingent staff or temporary staff continuously and absorbed in permanent establishment on or after Jan 1,2004 cannot be termed 'new entrant' into service.The new pension scheme can be applied only to persons appointed for the first time as casual or temporary or permanent employee on or after January 1,2004.

The bench clarified that the 50 casual employees appointed by the IGCAR being a class, there cannot be any classification within them, subsequently made as temporary employees and absorbed as Group 'D' employees.

While quoting Supreme Court Judgements the bench said these 16 employees cannot be treated as 'Fresh appointees' for the purpose of applying new pension scheme and upheld the order of CAT while dismissing the petition from IGCAR.

Source: www.newindianexpress.com

Strengthening of administration — Periodical review under FR 56 / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules

No.25013/1/2013-Estt (A) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 

North Block, New Delhi-110 001 
Dated :21st March, 2014 

Office Memorandum 

Subject : Strengthening of administration — Periodical review under FR 56 / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules 

Instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government  servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. Provisions in this regard are contained in FR 56 (i), FR 56 (I) and Rule 48 (1) (b) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

2. As per these instructions the cases of Government servant covered by FR 56(i), 56(1) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 should be reviewed six months before he / she attains the age of 50/55 years, in cases covered by FR 56(j) and on completion of 30 years of qualifying service under FR 56(1) / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as per the following time table:- 
Quarter in which review is to be made
Cases of employees who will be attaining the age of 50/55 years or will be completing 30 years of service or 30 years of service qualifying for pension, as the case may be, in the quarter
January  to March
July to September of the same year
April  to June
October to December of the same year
July to September
January to March of the next year
October to December
April to June of the next year
 3. The procedure as prescribed from time to time has been consolidated and enclosed as Appendix to this O.M. 

4. All Ministries / Departments are requested to follow these instructions and periodically review the cases of Govt. servants as required under FR 56(i)/FR56(I)/Rule 48(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972. 

Under Secretary to the Government of India


Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis.


No PC-V/2003/CC/25/SR
New Delhi, dated 19/03/2014.

The General Secretary
3, Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi-110065

Sub:- Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letters No. NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 28.02.13, NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 9.5.13, NFIR/VI//CPC/Main/10/Pt.9 dt 13.8.13 and NFIR/VI/CPC/Main Pt.9 dt 5.11.13 on the above subject and to state that in context of another case involving identical issue the matter was under consideration in consultation with Central Agency Section/Department of Law and Justice, and based on opinion of Ld. Additional Solicitor General of India an SI.P has been filed in that matter before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The said SLP is pending before Hon’ble Supreme Court. As such the matter at present is sub-judice.

Yours faithfully
For Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

List of Emergency Conditions in CGHS Treatment

The medical emergency conditions included under the purview of CGHS Act are enlisted below:

a) Acute Coronary Syndromes viz. (Coronary Artery By-pass Graft or Percutaneous Trans-Luminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra- Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Tamponade, Acute Left-Ventricular Failure, Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stokes-Adams Attack, Acute Aortic dissection. 

b) Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurism, Medical and surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure. 

c) Cerebro-Vascular Attack, Strokes, sudden Unconsciousness, Head Injury, Respiratory failure, De-compensated Lung Disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infection, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual Loss. 

d) Acute Abdomen 

e) RTA (Road Traffic Accident) with injuries including fall 

f) Acute Poisoning

g) Acute Renal Failure 

h) Acute Abdomen in females including Acute Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies.

i) Heat Stroke

O.P.D. (Outdoor Patient Department) treatment and subsequent follow-up after hospitalization is not permitted in Private Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres recognized under CGHS. Exceptions for follow-up treatment are permissible in following conditions for a period of 3 to 6 months after conducting the surgical procedure, are as follows: 

a. Neuro-surgery 

b. Cardiac Surgery including Angioplasty 

c. Cancer Surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy 

d. Organ transplant viz. Kidney 

e. Knee replacement. 

f. RTA (Road Traffic Accident)

Computation of reservation — implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court

No.36012/24/2009-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20 March, 2014

Sub: Computation of reservation — implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of Inida & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors

In pursuance of the judgement dated 08.10.2013 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Civil Appeal No.9096 of 2013 [arising out of SLP(civil) No.7541 of 20091 titled Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors, this Department issued O.M No. of even dated 3rd December, 2013 modifying para 14 of this Department’s O.M dated 29.12.2005 to the following extent:
“Reservation for persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in all the Group A posts or Group posts respectively, in the cadre”.
2. It was also requested to compute number of vacancies available in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc. in the aforesaid manner and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period of three months from the date of judgement (8.10.2013) and implement the same without default. The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed that non-observance of the provisions of reservation for persons with disabilities shall be considered as an act of disobedience and the Nodal Officer concerned in Department /Public Sector Undertakings/Government Companies responsible for proper strict implementation of reservation for persons with disabilities be departmentally proceeded against for the default.

3. Vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 24th February, 2014, it was informed that the Petitioner i.e. National Federation of the Blind has filed an application in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Hon’ble High Court has directed to file a status report giving details of steps taken to implement the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court including the appointments made, if any. Owing to inadequate response from the appointments made, if any. Owing to inadequate response from the Ministries/Departments, progress report on implementation of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court could not be placed before the Hon’ble High Court during the last hearing held on 12th March, 2014. The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has given three weeks time to file the status report which has to be complied with.

4. All the Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India are requested to compute the reservations for persons with disabilities at the earliest and immediately identify the posts for disabled persons and implement the same without default. However, the following points may be kept in view while computing reservations:- 

(i) Three percent of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment to Group A,B,C and D shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from (i) blindness or low vision , (ii) hearing impairment and (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy; in the posts identified for each disability. Three percent of the vacancies in case of promotion to Group D and Group C posts in which direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75% shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from (i) blindness or low vision, (ii) hearing impairment and (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy; in the posts identified for each disability; 

The computation of reservation for persons with disabilities has to be computed in ease of Group A, B, C and D posts in identical manner viz.
"computing 3% reservation on total number of vacancies in the cadre strength". The Honble Supreme Court has further directed to compute the number of vacancies available in all the "establishments" and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period , of three months from 08.10.2013 and implement the same without default.

(iii) As regards effecting reservation, Para 15 of this Department's O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt(Res) dated the 29th December, 2005 "http://persmin.nic.in » OMs & Orders>> ;Establishment (Reservation)» Persons with Disabilities], inter alia, stipulates that all establishments shall maintain separate 100 point reservation roster registers in the prescribed torment for determining/effecting reservation for the disabled - one each for Group A posts filled by direct recruitment, Group B posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C posts filled by promotion, Group D posts filled by direct recruitment and Group D posts filled by promotion. Points 1, 34 and 67 of the roster shall be earmarked reserved for persons with disabilities - one point each for three categories. The Head of the establishment shall decide the categories of disabilities for which the points 1, 34 and 67 will be reserved keeping in view all the relevant facts

(iv) Whereas reservation policy for SCs/STs/OBCs is post based, the reservation policy for persons with disabilities is vacancy based. 

(v) List of identified posts for the persons with disabilities issued by the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide Notification No.16-15/ 2010-DD.III dated the 29th July, 2013 is available at the website of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

5. Keeping in view the above, all the Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India are requested to furnish details of vacancies available and poi identified for persons with disabilities in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc in the following format:- 

Name of Posts (both identified and non- identified)
Total vacancy available
Vacancy available for PwD at @ 3% of total vacancy (1% each for VH, HH &OH)
Name of Post identified for persons with disability
Proposed action plan to fill up the post identified for persons with disability
[VH=Visually Handicapped; HH=Hearing Handicapped; OH=Orthopedically Handicapped] 

It is requested that above information may be sent to this Department within two weeks i.e. by 27th March, 2014 so that a consolidated status report could be placed before the next date of hearing. It is clarified that the Departments who had earlier sent the information with reference to this Department's earlier communications may also send the information, in the format now prescribed keeping in view the details furnished in para 4 above. It may be noted that response of the Ministries/Departments together with defaulters list would form part of the status report to be filed before next date of hearing in the Honble High Court of Delhi. 


Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36012_24_2009-Estt.Res.-20032014.pdf