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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Eligibility for joining CGHS and Facilities available under CGHS

Eligibility for joining CGHS
All Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates and their dependant family members residing in CGHS covered areas.
Central Govt. Pensioners/family pensioners receiving pension from central civil estimates and their eligible dependent family members.
Sitting and Ex-members of Parliament.
Ex-Governors & Lt. Governors.
Freedom Fighters.
Ex-Vice Presidents.
Sitting and Retired Judges of Supreme Court.
Retired Judge of High Courts.
Journalists accredited with PIB (in Delhi).
Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous/statutory bodies which have been extended CGHS facilities in Delhi.
Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only.
Facilities available under CGHS
OPD Treatment including issue of medicines.
Specialist Consultation at Polyclinic/Govt. Hospitals.
Indoor Treatment at Government and Empanelled Hospitals.
Investigations at Government and Empanelled Diagnostic centers.
Cashless facility available for treatment in empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centers for Pensioners and other identified beneficiaries.
Reimbursement of expenses for treatment availed in Govt. /Private Hospitals under emergency.
Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of hearing aids, artificial limbs, appliances etc. as specified.
Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Health Services.
Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha system of medicines (AYUSH)

CGHS WARD ENTITLEMENT AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION IN 7TH CPC


(A)Ward Entitlement and CGHS Contribution Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS (Based on basic pay in pay band):

 S N  Ward Entitlement  Corresponding Basic pay drawn by the officer in 7th CPC per month
1 General Ward Upto Rs. 47,600/-
2 Semi Private Ward Rs. 47,601 to 63100/-
3 Private Ward Rs. 63101 and above
 (B) Revised Monthly Subscription for CGHS facility w.e.f. 1st January 2017

Corresponding levels in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC Contribution per month
Level 1-5 Rs. 250
Level 6 Rs. 450
Level 7-11 Rs. 650
Level 12 and above Rs. 1000
Contribution to be made by the Pensioners/Family Pensioners would be the amount that they were subscribing at the time of their retirement or at the time of the death of government servant.

(C) Monetary Ceiling for Free Diet:

The monetary ceiling for free diet for CGHS beneficiaries is revised to pay/ pension / family pension of Rs. 44,900/- per month.

(D) Monetary ceiling for free diet for beneficiaries suffering from TB or Mental disease

The monetary ceiling for free diet in case of beneficiary suffering from TB or Mental diseaseis revised to pay/pension/family pension of Rs 69,700/-per month.

(E) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of Nursing Home facilities in Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals

The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement The monetary ceiling of nursing home facilities in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals is revised to pay / pension / family pension Rs. 47,600/- per month and above.

(F) Monetary Ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospital

The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government /Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the Same after consultation with Ministry of Finance. (G)Pay slab for determining the entitlement of accommodation in AIIMS, New Delhi. The revised entitlement, as per the pay drawn by the officials, is as follows:

Sl. No. Corresponding Basic Pay drawn by the Officer in 7th CPC per month Ward entitlement
1. Up to Rs. 63,100/- General
2. Rs. 63,101/- to Rs. 80,900/- Private
3. Rs. 80,901/- and above Deluxe /Private

Authority: CGHS

Option for switch over to 7th CPC pay structure from 01.07.2016 is not available in case of Promotion/upgradation after 01.01.2016: Clarification by MoF

Clarification of Ministry of Finance circulated by CGDA regarding option for switch over to 7th CPC Pay Structure from date of next increment in case of promotion/upgradation before date of next increment is not available and the option to switch over to 7th CPC Pay must be from 01.01.2016 or the date of promotion.
 
CGDA,Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

  No.AN/XIV/14164/7thCPC/Corr/Vol-II
Dated: 18/10/2017
  To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCof A(Fys) Kolkata
 
Subject : Fixation of Pay and grant of increment in revised pay structure clarification – regarding.
 
The matter regarding fixation of pay under 7th CPC in respect of employees promoted between 1st day of January and the date of notification of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 and methodology to be adopted in such cases has already been furnished by HQrs vide letter bearing No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-I dated 8.09.2016. Further, on receipt of Dept of Expenditure OM dated 29.09.2016 , the same was circulated to all controllers for necessary action regarding re fixation of pay in such cases. Also , references on above subject received from Controllers was suitably replied in the light of above orders.

2. Of late, this HQrs has been receiving various references regarding application of the orders issued by AT-II Section of this office vide their letter No. AT/II/2703/Clar dated 28.04.2017 thereby seeking clarification regarding availability of option to switch over to 7th CPC from 07/2016 in cases where the official has been promoted between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification.

  3. The matter was referred to MoD(Fin.) DAD Coord for taking up the matter with Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) for issuing necessary clarification in this regard.
 
4. In reply, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their No. 300346981 dated 14.09.2017 received under MoD(Fin) ID No. 1333/C/2017 dated 18.09.2017 have clarified that -“the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or the date of next increment is applicable under Rule 5 of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 in case of post held on 01.01.2016.

 Further, they have clarified that if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option. Thus, the option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to revised pay structure . (copy attached)

5.This is for information and necessary action.

                                                                                                                                                          sd/-
(Kavita Garg)
Sr. Dy.CGDA (AN)
 

Ministry of Defence (Finance)
DAD-Coord
Room No. 24-A, South Block, New Delhi
********
 
Subject: Fixation of Pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding.

CGDA’s office UO Note No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr /Vol-II dated 30.06.2017 on the above subject placed at pages-1-2 ante may kindly be perused.

 2. Rule 5 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 prescribes that

i) A Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on. which he earns his next increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.
 
ii) Provided further that in cases where a government has been placed in higher pay or scale between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of these rules (25.07.2016) on accounts of promotion or up-gradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or up-gradation, as the case may be.
 
3. The relevant detail of the-instant case is appended below:

(i) Shri Vinod Anand, IDAS (Retd) was promoted from Junior Time Scale to Senior Time Scale with effect from 03.06.2016. His pay was fixed on his promotion as under:

As on
Pay in 6th CPC
(PB-3 & GP 5400)
Pay in 7th CPC
(in pay matrix level 10 & 11)
Remarks
1.01.16
Rs.30190/-+ Rs.5400/-
Rs.92,700/-
Promoted from JTS to STS
wef 03.06.2016 and opted for
fixation on accrual of
next increment wef 01.07.16
3.06.16
----
Rs.92,700/-
1.7.16
----
Rs.99,500/-

(ii) However, Shri Vinod Anand, IDAS (Retd) has submitted that his pay should be fixed as per the clarification of MoD D(Civ-I):

As on
Pay in 6th CPC
(PB-3 & GP 5400
Pay in 7th CPC
(in pay matrix level 10 & 11)
Remarks
1.01.16
Rs.30190/-+ Rs.5400-
----
Promoted from JTS to STS
wef 03.06.2016 and opted wef 01.07.16
3.06.16
Rs.30190/-+ Rs. 5400/-
----
1.7.16
Rs. 32360/-+Rs. 6600/-
Rs.1,02,500/-

iii) Department has earlier referred the case to MOD D (Civ) [nodal Wing of MOD dealing with pay matters] vide UO Note dated 28.02.2017 (P-9/c) duly supported. with orders of pay fixation carried out by Ministry of Home Affairs and UPSC (P-S/C as overleaf). MoD D (Civ) clarified (P-10/ C) that the provisions of Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 are very clear and opined that the pay fixation order of UPSC seems to be correct and in consonance with the provisions mentioned in CCS (RP) Rules. However, MoD D (Civ) also mentioned that in case further clarification is required matter may be referred to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

(iv) CGDA’s office after having re-examined the case in light the clarification of MOD D(Civ-l) has opined that that a Government servant who has already vacated the post before 01.07.2016 on account of promotion/up-gradation cannot continue in the pre-revised scale up to the date of increment 07/2016 and hence can either elect to switch over to revised pay structure from 01.01.2016 or from the date of such promotion as laid down under Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules (P-2/C).
 
3. Ministry has been requested to take up the matter with Ministry of Finance, Implementation Cell for clarifying whether the pay fixation order as affirmed by MoD(Civ-I): can be implemented for regulation of pay fixation under 7th CPC. The case has been sent with the approval of Jt. CGDA.
 
4. The matter has been examined and it appears that provisions contained in rule 5 of CCS(RPR) Rules, 2016 are not absolutely in agreement with each other since different interpretations have been made by various organizations viz. CGDA and MOD D(Civ.)/UPSC/Ministry of Home Affairs to deal with the cases of pay fixation where individuals granted promotions after 01.01.2016 have opted for benefit of pay fixation with effect from the date of next increment viz. 01.07.2016 in the existing pay structure and then wished to switch over to CCS(RPR) Rules, 2016. In the instant case if the case is strictly regulated in accordance with second proviso to rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the same puts the individual to a considerable recurring loss in pay fixation as brought out in para 3(i) & (ii) above. Hence, the matter needs to be examined by the nodal ministry viz. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure for issue of instructions with regard to manner of pay fixation in such cases.

5. In view-of the position explained above, if kindly approved we may request Ministry of Finance, Implementation Cell to examine the issue and favour this Ministry with clarification as the matter is not free from doubt in regard to manner of fixation of pay in respect of officials promoted/upgraded during 01.01.2016 till the date of notification viz. 25.07.2016, who have opted to switch over to CCS(RP) Rules wef date of next increment viz 1.7.2016.
 
(Anu Arora)
AFA (DAD-Coord)
Joint Secretary (Pers)
Ministry of Finance. 

MoD(Fin.) ID No. 1333/C/20l7 dated 27.07.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III.A Branch)
 
Reference: Notes in Ministry of Defence File No. 1333 /C/2017
 
Ministry of Defence (MoD) may kindly refer to their preceding notes in File No 1333 / C /20 17 relating to fixation of pay for employee promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of issue of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.
 
2. The matter has been considered and it is informed that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or from a later date than 01.01.2016 i.e., on the date of promotion or the date of next increment, is applicable under Rule 5 in case of post held on 01.01.2016. Thus, if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, i.e., 03.06.2016 in this case, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option, as this post is no longer held on the date of next increment. Thus, option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to the revised pay structure.
 
3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel).
 
(Ram Gopal)
Under Secretary (E.III.A)
14.09.2017
 
AFA (DAD Coord), M/oDefence(Fin), South Block, New Delhi.
M/o Finance, D/o Expenditure, ID. No. 300346981 dated 14.09.2017