Saturday, December 25, 2010
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flew in from
He was cremated near the tomb of his wife Kalyanikkuttti Amma, who died 15 years back, at their Murali Mandiram house at Poonkunnam on the outskirts of the town. His son K Muralidharan lit the funeral pyre at .
The prime minister could not make it to the funeral due to space constraints and security concerns at the small house where the ‘Leader’, as Karunakaran was addressed both by his followers and detractors spent his early days as a politician with his wife and children. However, Defence Minister A K Antony and several state ministers attended the funeral.
Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose led the official ceremony giving state honours to the four-time chief minister with a gun salute. Policemen fired in the air as a mark of respect for Karunakaran known for his tough handling of the law and order.
The body was brought to Thrissur from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram in the morning, which took almost 19 hours. A large number of mourners, including women and children waited from early morning to catch one last glimpse of the leader whom they elected from the district several times.
Singh arrived by a special flight from
In his condolence message sent to Muralidharan earlier, the prime minister described Karunakaran as a leader widely respected.
“He was elected three times to the Rajya Sabha and twice to the Lok Sabha, and was the union minister for industries in the mid nineties,” Singh recalled. “On a personal note, I had the privilege of benefiting from Karunakaranji’s wisdom and experience many times. He was generous with his advice, which was always sagacious. I will miss him as a senior leader, a valued colleague in the Congress Party and a close friend.”
“May his soul rest in peace..........”
Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi paying homage to Shri. K Karunakaran
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, paying homage to Shri. K Karunakaran
Thursday, December 23, 2010
"We express our profound sorrow at the passing away of our beloved 'leader' Shri. K Karunakaran.
FNPO family bows our head in reverence, love and grief profound to the dear memory of our most beloved 'leader'. May his soul rest in peace."
Friday, December 17, 2010
No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 16thNovember , 2010
The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for fresh empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS and also for the revision of package rates (which were fixed in 2006-07), to be paid to hospitals, by floating tender for the same. On the basis of the responses received package rates for various procedures / treatments have been arrived at and have been uploaded in the website of CGHS:
www.mohfw.nic.in\cghsnew\index.asp and can be downloaded.
(b) Cost of Implants / stents / grafts is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for Implants / stents / grafts or as per actual, in case there is no CGHS prescribed ceiling rates.
(c) Treatment charges for new born baby are separately reimbursable in addition to delivery chares for mother.
d) The hospitals empanel led under CGHS shall not charge more than the package rates / rates.
2.2 Package rates envisage upto a maximum duration of indoor treatment as follows:
12 days for Specialised (Super Specialties) treatment; 27 days for other Major Surgeries;3 days for Lapar oscopic surgeries / normal deliveries; and 1 day for day care / Minor (OPD) surgeries.
2.3 However, there are certain procedures where there is no prescribed package rate under CGHS. Similarly, there are medical emergencies where the treatment is mainly conservative. The admissible amount in such cases is calculated item wise, room rent, procedures, investigation , etc.,
Therefore , it has now been decided to revise the rates applicable for room rent (Accommodation Charges) for different categor ies of wards as given below:
General ward -Rs.1000/- per day
Semi-private ward -Rs. 2000/ - per day
Private ward -Rs.3000/- per day
3. CGHS beneficiaries are entitled to facilities of private, semi-private or general ward depending on their basic pay / pension. The entitlement is as follows:-
Basic Pay (without the inclusion of grade pay)
Upto Rs. 13,950/-
Between Rs.13,951/ - and Rs.19,530/-
Rs. 19,540/- and above
4.2 This issues with the concurrence of Internal Finance Division in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide Dy. No: AS & FA / 3932 /2010 dated the 8thNovember , 2010.
The revised rates will come into effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.
[R Ravi ]
[Tel: 2306 3483]
1 All Ministries / Departments, Government of India3
2 Director, CGHS, Ni rman Bhawan, New Del hi
3 All Additional Directors /Joint Directors of CGHS ci ties outside Delhi
4 All Pay & Accounts Off icers under CGHS
5 Additional Director (Hqrs) / Additional Director (SZ), CGHS, New Del hi
6 JD (Gr.)/JD(R&H), CGHS Delhi
7 CGHS Desk-I/Desk-II/CGHS-I/CGHS-II, Dte.GHS, Ni rman Bhawan. New Delhi
8 Estt.I/ Estt.II/ Estt.III/ Estt.IV Sect ions, Ministry of Heal th & Fami ly Welfare
9 Admn.I / Admn.II Sections of Dte.GHS
10 Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretari at
11 Registrar, Supreme Court of India /Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh
13 Finance Division
14 Deputy Secretary (Civil Service News), Department of Personnel & Training, 5th
Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.
15 PPS to Secretary (H&FW)/ Secretary (AYUSH)/ Secretary(HR)/ Secretary(AIDS Control), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
16 PPS to DGHS / AS&FA / AS(H) / AS&MD, NRHM
17 Swamy Publ ishers (P) Ltd., P. B. No. 2468, R. A. Puram, Chennai 600028.
18 Shri Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, Staff Side, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi
19 All Staff Side Member s of National Council (JCM) (as per list attached)
20 Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
21 All Offices / Sect ions / Desks in the Ministry
22 Sr. Technical Director, NIC, MOHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi with the request to upload on the websi te of the CGHS.
23 Office Order folder
24 Guard File
Thursday, December 16, 2010
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES, GROUP C
(Affiliated to INTUC & Union Network Intenational, Geneva)
KERALA CIRCLE, TRISSUR – 680004
It has been decided to convene a Circle Working Committee meeting at Kozhikode on 21.12.2010 and 22.12.2010, with the following agenda.
Venue: Sikshak Sadan, Chinthavalappu, Kozhikode (Near New Bus Stand & 1 Km from Rly station)
Meeting to commence at 11 AM on 21.12.2010.
2. Welcome by Circle Secretary
3. Presidential Address
4. Adoption of the agenda
5. PA Recruitment & Sale of guide
6. National Post
7. FNPO Calender, 2011
8. Financial Review
9. Organizational Review
10. Any other items with the permission of the chair
1. CPMG, Kerala Circle with a request to grant special CL on 21.12.2010 & 22.12.2010 to the eligible office bearers of the Union
2. Circle Office bearers/ Divisional/ Branch Secretaries
3. General Secretary, NAPE Gr C at New Delhi – 18
4. Secretary General, FNPO at T-24, Atul Grove, New Delhi
5. All Circle Secretaries of FNPO, Kerala
6. PMG, NR/ CR for information
Johnson D Avokkaran
Monday, December 13, 2010
Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - payment of disability pension/family pension - relaxation of qualifying service
No. 33/5/2009-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 10th December, 2010
Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – payment of disability pension/family pension – relaxation of qualifying service :-
The undersigned is directed to say that the scales of disability pension admissible under CCS (EOP) Rules were laid down in para 3 of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000. The said O.M. dated 3.2.2000 was modified vide Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No.45/3/2008- P&PW (F) dated 18-11-2008.
2. The service element of the disability pension under Categories ‘B’ and ‘C’ of this Departments’ O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000 is regulated by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (EOP) Rules, according to which only service gratuity is admissible to Government servants with less than 10 years qualifying service and pension is admissible for qualifying service of 10 years or more. The matter has been reviewed by the Government considering the hardships being faced by the disabled Govt. servants who have less than 10 years qualifying service at the time of discharge and it has been decided that the disability pension of Govt. servants who are discharged from Govt. service will be regulated as under:
Disability Pension – for cases covered under categories ‘B’ and ‘C’
(1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension (@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to the Government servant) and gratuity admissible under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, plus disability element equal to 30% of basic pay, for 100% disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible. The condition of minimum of qualifying service of 5 years for payment of gratuity would continue to be admissible/applicable in accordance with Rule 50 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
(2) For disability less than 100%, disability element of disability pension shall be reduced proportionately. In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the reckonable emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/- per month.
Disability pension – For cases covered under Category ‘D’
(1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension (@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension subject to the condition that the aggregate of the service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the pay last drawn, for 100% disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible.
(2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3/2/2000.
Disability pension – For cases covered under Category ‘E’
(1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension (@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal to pay last drawn. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service elements. No service gratuity would be admissible.
The condition that the aggregate of the service and disability elements shall not exceed the pay last drawn for 100% disability – stands withdrawn w.e.f. 1.7.2009.
(2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3.2.2000.
3. Other terms and conditions in the CCS (EOP) Rules and Liberalized Pensionary Awards Scheme which are not specifically modified by these orders shall continue to remain operative.
4. These orders will be effective from 01.01.2006.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. NO.515/EV/2010 dated 26.10.2010.
6. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.
Copy to President's Secretariat, Vice President's Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Supreme Court of India, C&AG, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.
Department of Posts
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle
Trivandrum – 695033.
The Postmaster General Kochi/ Kozhikode
All SSPOs/ SPOs Headquarters Region
No: GEN/ 18-8/ 2009 dated at Tvm- 33, the 22-11-2010.
Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave for attending All India Conference Meeting of NAPE, Gr C at SILIGURI [WEST BENGAL].
I am directed to convey the orders for grant of Special Casual Leave to the eligible members of the above union who have to attend the All India Conference meeting held at SILIGURI [WEST BENGAL] from 6-1-2011 to 8-1-2011 including the days of transit, subject to eligibility, under usual conditions.
[K V VIJAYAKUMAR]
Asst Director [GA]
Shri. Johnson D Avokkaran, Circle Secretary, NAPE Gr. C, Trissur-4 for information.
Friday, December 10, 2010
File No. 113512008-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 10th December, 2010.
Subject : Amendment to RTI Rules.
The Government proposes to notify Right to Information Rules in supersession of the existing rules, namely, the Right to Information(Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 and the Central Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2005. Comments if any, on the proposed Rules may be sent at e-mail address, email@example.com by ~ 7 ' December, 2010.
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART-II, SECTION 3,SUB-SECTION (i)]
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, dated the , 2010
G.S.R…..- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) and in supersession of the Central Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2005 and the Right to Information(Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Right
to Information Rules, 2010.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official
2. Definitions.– In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(a) "Act" means the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005);
(b) "Commission" means the Central Information Commission as constituted under sub-section (1) of section 12 of the Act.
(c) "First Appellate Authority" means an officer in the public authority who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer to whom an appeal under sub-section (1) of section 19 lies;
(d) "Government" means the Central Government;
(e) "Registrar" mean officers of the Commission so designated and unless otherwise requires includes an Additional Registrar, Joint Registrar and Deputy Registrar;
(f) "Registry" means the Registry of the Commission comprising the Registrar
General, Registrar, Additional Registrar, Joint Registrar or Deputy Registrar;
(g) "section" means a section of the Act;
(h) all other words and expressions used herein but not defined in the rules shall
have the same meanings assigned to them in the Act.
3. Appointment of Secretary to the Commission: The Government shall appoint an officer not below the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India as Secretary to the Commission who shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar General of the Commission.
4. Request for Information: A person who desires to obtain any information from a public authority under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the Act, shall pay an application fee of Rs. 10/- to the public authority alongwith the application;
Provided that the request for information shall relate only to one subject matter and shall be limited to two hundred and fifty words, excluding the address of the Central Public Information Officer and the address of the applicant.
5. Fees for providing information: Fee for providing information underSection 4(4), Section 7 (1) and Section 7 (5), as the case may be, shall be chargedat the following rates:
(a) rupees two for each page in A-3 size or smaller size paper;
(b) actual cost or price of a copy in larger size paper;
(c ) actual cost or price for samples or models;
(d) for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and fee of rupees five for
each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
(e) for information provided in diskette or floppy, rupees fifty per diskette or
(f) for information provided in printed form, at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication;
(g) the actual amount spent by public authority on hiring a machine or any other
equipment, if any, to supply information;
(h) Postal charges, in excess of rupees ten, if any, involved in supply of information.
Provided that no Fee shall be charged under this rule from the persons who
are below poverty line as may be determined by respective State Governments.
6. Payment of fee: Fee under these rules shall be paid by way of:
(a) cash, to the public authority or to the Central Assistant Public Information Officer of the public authority , as the case may be, against proper receipt; or
(b) demand draft or bankers cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to theAccounts Officer of the public authority; or
(c) electronic means to the Accounts Officer of the public authority, if facility for receiving fee through electronic means is available with the public authority:
Provided that a public authority may accept fee by any other mode of payment.
7. Appeal to the first Appellate Authority: A person aggrieved by any order passed by the Central Public Information Officer or non-disposal of his application by the Central Public Information Officer within the prescribed time, may file an appeal to the first Appellate Authority in the format as given in the Appendix.
8. Documents to accompany first appeal to the first Appellate Authority:
Every appeal made to the first Appellate Authority shall be accompanied by the
following documents, duly authenticated and verified:
(i) Copy of the application submitted to the Central Public Information Officer;
(ii)Copy of the reply, if any, of the Central Public Information Officer.
9. Appeal to the Commission: A person aggrieved by any order passed by the
First Appellate Authority or by non-disposal of his appeal by the First Appellate
Authority, may file an appeal to the Commission in the format as given in the
10. Documents to accompany Appeal to Commission: Every Appeal made to
the Commission shall be accompanied by the following documents, duly
authenticated and verified:
(i) Copy of the application submitted to the Central Public Information Officer;
(ii) Copy of the reply, if any, of the Central Public Information Officer;
(iii) Copy of the appeal made to the First Appellate Authority;
iv) Copy of the Order, if any, of the First Appellate Authority;
(v) Copies of other documents relied upon by the Appellant and referred to in
(vi) An index of the documents referred to in the Appeal.
11. Admission of appeals: (1) On receipt of an appeal, if the Commission is
satisfied that it is a fit case for consideration, it may admit such appeal; but where the Commission is not so satisfied, it may, after giving an opportunity to the appellant of being heard and after recording its reasons, reject the appeal.
(2) The Commission shall not admit an appeal unless it is satisfied that the
appellant had availed of all the remedies available to him under the Act.
(3) For the purposes of sub-rule (2), a person shall be deemed to have availed of
all the remedies available to him under the Act:
(a) if he had filed an appeal before the First Appellate Authority and the First
Appellate Authority or any other person competent to pass order on such appeal
had made a final order on the appeal; or
(b) where no final order has been made by the First Appellate Authority with
regard to the appeal preferred, and a period of 45 days from the date on which
such appeal was preferred has expired.
12. Procedure for deciding appeals: The Commission, while deciding an appeal may,
(i) receive oral or written evidence on oath or on affidavit from concerned or
(ii) peruse or inspect documents, public records or copies thereof;
(iii) inquire through authorized officer further details or facts;
(iv) hear Central Public Information Officer, Central Assistant Public Information Officer or the First Appellate Authority, or such person against whose action the appeal is made, as the case may be;
(v) hear third party; and
(vi) receive evidence on affidavits from Central Public Information Officer ,Central Assistant Public Information Officer, First Appellate Authority and such person against whom the appeal lies or the third party.
3. Amendment or withdrawal of an Appeal: The Commission may allow a
prayer for any amendment or withdrawal of an Appeal during the course of hearing, if such a prayer is made by the Appellant on an application made in writing.
Provided that such request shall not be entertained by the Commission after
the matter has been finally heard or a decision or order has been pronounced by the
14. Personal presence of the appellant before the Commission:
(1) The appellant shall be informed of the date of hearing at least seven clear days
before that date.
(2) The appellant may, at his discretion, be present in person or through his duly
authorized representative or, if permitted by the commission, through video
conferencing, at the time of hearing of the appeal by the Commission.
(3) Where the Commission is satisfied that the circumstances exist due to which
the appellant is being prevented from attending the hearing of the Commission,
then, the Commission may afford the appellant another opportunity of being heard
before a final decision is taken or take any other appropriate action as it may deem fit.
15. Presentation by the Public Authority: The public authority may authorize
any representative or any of its officers to present its case.
16. Abatement of an Appeal / Complaint: The proceedings pending before the
Commission shall abate on the death of the appellant.
17. Service of notice by Commission: Notice by name to be issued by the
Commission may be served in any of the following modes, namely:-
(i) service by the party itself;
(ii) by hand delivery (dasti) through Process Server;
iii) by registered post with acknowledgement due;
iv) by electronic mail in case electronic address is available.
18. Order of the Commission: An order of the Commission shall be in writing and issued under the seal of the Commission duly authenticated by the Registrar or any other officer authorized by the Commission for this purpose.
19. Compliance of the order of the Commission: The head of a public authority shall ensure that an order passed by the Commission, unless varied or stayed by a validly passed order, is complied with and compliance report filed with the Commission within the time limit specified by the Commission, or within 60 days if no such limit is specified.
20. Recovery of Penalty and Payment of Compensation: (1) If a penalty is
imposed by the Commission on a Central Public Information Officer as per the
provisions of the Act and if the Commission requires a Public Authority to
compensate a person for any loss or detriment suffered, an order duly authenticated
by the Registrar shall be served on the Public Authority for recovery of penalty and
payment of compensation.
(2) The Public Authority shall deduct the amount of penalty in such installments as may be allowed by the Commission in its Order and authenticated by the Registrar from the monetary payments due to such person against whom penalty has been imposed by the Commission and compensation shall be paid as per order of the Commission.
21. Recommendation for Disciplinary Action: If disciplinary action is
recommended by the Commission on a Central Public Information Officer as per
the provisions of the Act, an order duly authenticated by the Registrar shall be
served on the Public Authority to initiate such action and the action taken on such
order will be communicated to the Registrar within the time specified by the
Commission in its order.
FORMAT OF APPEAL
1. Name and address of the appellant
2. Name and address of the Central Public Information Officer
to whom the application was addressed.
3. Name and address of the Central Public Information Officer
who gave reply to the application.
4. Name and address of the First Appellate Authority who
decided the First Appeal.
5. Particulars of the application.
6. Particulars of the order(s) including number, if any, against
which the appeal is preferred.
7. Brief facts leading to the appeal.
8. Prayer or relief sought.
9. Grounds for the prayer or relief.
10. Any other information relevant to the appeal
11. Verification / authentication by the appellant