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Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015

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 Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)

Action Taken Report on the SCOVA Meeting held on 13.10.2015
under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

Click here for Minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting

Sl.  No Issues raised in 27th SCOVA meeting Gist of Decision Taken in the 27th SCOVA
Follow up Action
l. Para 5(i) of Minutes:-

Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners

CPAO intimated that as on date 9697 PPOs are yet to be
revised.
CGA took a meeting on
07.10.2015 in this connection. CPAO has been mapping the
pendency location wise.
Status of Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners is as under:-

Mins/ Deptt Total No. of Cases Revised Authority issued by
Deptts
PPOs yet to be
revised
CPAO 4,31,123 4,26,178 5033
Defence 16.71 lakh 16.71 lakh Nil
Railways 9,84,260 9,84,260 Nil
Telecom 53,126 52,898 228
Posts 1,59,675 1,59.675 Nil

 
CPAO
To facilitate settlement of pending cases. meetings are
being organized regularly by C PAOs with concerned
Ministries/Departments/PAOS. In most of the cases
details of pensioners are not available with Ministries/Departments/PAOS. Banks are paying
pension to these pensioners under KYC norms. Banks
CPPCs have been repeatedly requested to provide
details of such pensioners to CPAO. The matter has
also been taken up with Department of Financial
Services.

One of the associations expressed
their reservations about the “Nil”
pendency shown in the ATR by
Department of Ex-servicemen
Welfare. However. the
association expressed its inability
to provide the details of pending
PPOs as the association did not
maintain data in this regard. Secretary(Pension) directed that
representatives of CGDA.
Department of Financial Services and Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare be
asked to
present in the meeting scheduled to be held on 27.10.2015 for
revision of pension.
Ministry of Defence

CGDA Informed that meetings were held with Air
Force Pensioners Associations. The list of unrevised PPOs given by them had been looked into and the
unrevised PPOs have been revised.
One of the Railway pensioners’ association suggested
that
perception for non-revision of
PPO is partly due to the fact that
many of the revised PPO are
being sent at the addresses where
pensioners no longer reside. The
association suggested that the
revised PPO be sent to pension
disbursing bank who can send it
to the pensioners.
Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways has reported ‘Nil‘ pendency.
Department of Telecom informed
that the remaining PPOs pertain 
to BSNL about which they do not
have sufficient Information.
Now. they are taking help from
Banks to get that information to
reach out to remaining pensioners.
Department of Telecom
Department of Telecom has intimated that 228 cases
are pending.
Department of Posts
Department of Posts has reported ‘Nil‘ pendency
Jt. Secretary (Pension) requested
all the Ministries/Departments to issue revised authorities for all
pending cases before the next
SCOVA meeting so that this item could be closed finally.
(Action:- CPAO, Department
of Posts, Department of
Telecom, Ministry of Defence,
Ministry of Railways and
Department of Financial
Services)
2. Para 5(ii) of Minutes:- Health Insurance Scheme for 
pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS area.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that after
consultation with the concerned Departments such as NITI Ayog.
Department of Expenditure, Department of Financial Services and the Insurance Companies
a scheme for Health Insurance for employees and pensioners been
prepared. An EFC Memo in
this regard would be circulated to the concerned Department shortly.

One of the Associations suggested
that the Medical Insurance
Scheme may be extended to
CGHS beneficiaries also. so that
they could get medical benefits
under Insurance Scheme over and
above the reimbursement under
CGHS.

(Action: Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/DoPPW

 Draft EFC Memo was circulated by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on
08.02.2016. Comments of DoPPW were sent to Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare on 26.02.2016. Further comments have been sent by DoPPW vide OM
dated 30.05.2016 on the observations made by Ministry of Health and
Family employees and pensioners has Welfare on 02.05.2016.

Final EFC Note will be circulated by Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare once the
comments/approval of all the concerned
Ministries/Departments is received.

3. Para 5(iii) of Minutes:- Special ’higher’
Family Pension for the widows of disabled pensioners who have invalided 
out of service.
It was clarified by the-Association that the matter pertained only to
widows of disabled war veterans who have been invalided out of service and
not to widows of the others disabled pensioners. It was decided that Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare will have a relook and take a decision at an
appropriate level in consultation
with CGDA at the earliest.

(Action: Department of Ex-
servicemen Welfare and CGDA)

Ministry of Defence

The proposal was examined by Ministry of Defence in consultation with Department of Expenditure. The
latter did not agree to the same.

4. Para 5(iv) of Minutes:-

Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T Pensioners
 

One of the Pensioners’ Association stated
that with the
dismissal of the SLPs by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 22-8-2014. the issue has
attained finality, and therefore
withdrawal of OMS dated 1.8.96
and 05.06.98 must be expedited
to pave the way for extension of
CGHS facility to P&T
Pensioners.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that a proposal
regarding extension of CGHS facility to all P&T pensioners at
par with other Government
pensioners has been forwarded
for approval of Department of
Expenditure. Department of
Expenditure was advised to
expedite their decision in this
regard.

(Action: Ministry of Health
Family Welfare and
Department of Expenditure)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
and
Department of Expenditure

7th CPC has recommended that all Postal Pensioners
should be covered under CGHS’. Department of
Expenditure has advised Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to link the issue
with processing of
Report of 7th CPC and await the decision on the same.

5. Para 5(v) of Minutes:-

Anomaly in fixation of pension to DoT
employees absorbed
in BSNL, who retired between 01.10.2000 and 31.07.2001

It was informed that a proposal was sent by
DOT to DoPPW on
24.04.2015 and a formulation was suggested by DoPPW on 26.06.2015.The case was thereafter referred by DOT to Department of Expenditure. Department of Expenditure sought some clarification/information on
17.09.2015 which are being
obtained by DoT from concerned
Departments/ Agencies. DOT was
asked to finalise their proposal by
31.10.2015.

(Action: Department
Telecom and DoPPW)

DoPPW

Based on some queries of Department of Expenditure.
Department of Telecom sought further clarification.
This was furnished to Department of Telecom on
11.12.2015. No further response has been received
from DoT despite reminders
dated
18.02.2016.29.04.2016 and 26.05.2016.

Department of Telecom

The clarifications received from DoPPW were sent to
Department of Expenditure on 26.02.206. The matter
is pending with Department of Expenditure

6. Para 5(vi) of
Minutes:-

Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic
pension benefit to
the absorbed BSNL
Pensioners.

Department of Telecom informed
that a draft Cabinet Note was
circulated on 16.06.2015 and
comments of DoPPW were
conveyed to DOT on
06.07.2015.Comments/Views
from other
Ministries/Departments have also
been received. However, some
queries have been raised by
Department of Expenditure and
the information/inputs on same
are being collected for furnishing
the same to Department of
Expenditure. DOT were asked to
send the reply to Department of
Expenditure by 31.10.2015.

(Action: D/o Telecom & D/o
Expenditure)

Department of Telecom



Inter-Ministerial comments have been received and
collated. The Cabinet Note has been put up for
approval of Hon‘ble Telecom Minister.

7. Para 5(vii) of Minutes:-

Extension of benefit
of upgraded Grade
Pay pre-2006
retirees of S-12
grade (issue of grant
of grade pay of Rs.4600/- instead of Rs.4200/-)
 

Department of Expenditure
informed that they are examining
the matter and a response would
be sent to DoPPW in a week’s
time.
(Action: D/o Expenditure
DoPPW)
Department of Expenditure/DoPPW

Department of Expenditure has not agreed to the
proposal.

8. Para 5(viii) of
Minutes

Extension of benefit
of OM dated
28.01.2013 w.e.f
01.01.2006 instead
of 24.09.2012
(Revision of
disability
pension/family
pension under EOP
Rules)

It was informed that orders of
Hon‘ble Supreme Court’s have
been complied with vide DoPPW
OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A)
dated 30.07.2015. It was informed that the proposal for
revision of disability pension
under EOP Rules has been
referred to Ministry of Finance
separately. as the formula for
disability
pension is different
from that of normal pension.
(Action: D/o P&PW)
 
DoPPW

In this regard DoPPW has issued ()M No. 45/3/2008-P&PW(F) dated 29.04.2016 which gives the benefit
w.e.f 
01.01.2016
corresponding to OM dated
30.07.2015 issued in the case of ordinary pensioners.
The file for further revision of disability pension
corresponding to the OM dated 06.04.2016 (issued in
the case of ordinary pensioners) has been referred to
Department of Expenditure on 30.05.2016.

9. Para 5(x) of Minutes:-

Issues relating to
CGHS:-

(A) Opening of CGHS Dispensary
in Srinagar.

Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare informed that the request
for opening of dispensary in
Srinagar has been regretted as the
CGHS resources fully
committed as of now.
Secretary(Pension) stated that he
would take up the matter again
with Secretary (Health).
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In the review meeting held on 26.02.2016.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that
P&T dispensary at Jammu has been merged with CGHS dispensary and the erstwhile P&T dispensary
is lying inoperative. It was suggested to Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare to consider the shifting of

non-operational dispensary of Jammu to Srinagar. Ministry of Health and Welfare
on 22.06.2016
informed that the proposal for opening of a Wellness
Centre at Srinagar is under submission.

(B)
Provision of
additional
at CGHS
Wellness
Centre Jammu and
computerization of
Jammu
Centre.
Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare informed that there are 2
doctors posted at CGHS Wellness
Centre. Jammu. one on deputation
from J&K Health Department and
other is a retiree from J&K Health
Department. Regarding
computerization of 
Wellness
Centre at Jammu. the payment has
been made to BSNL for installing
4 Mbps lease line and approval
has been conveyed to start CGHS
application in Jammu using their
existing Broad Band connectivity.
(Action: Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare)
2 doctors have already been posted at Jammu
Wellness Centre and the computerization of Jammu
Wellness Centre has been completed.
10 Para 5(txi) of
Minutes :-
Extension of CGHS facilities to retired
BSNL employees-Issue of follow up orders by the Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare and fixation of rates of contribution and ward entitlement by
Department of Telecom.
The Department of Telecom Department of
Telecom informed that the matter was
being examined anda proposal in this regard is being submitted for approval of
competent authority  to take up the case further with Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare. Department of Telecom was asked to finalise their proposal quickly and send it to
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare by3l.10.2015.
(Action:- Department of Telecom and Ministry of
Health&FW)
Department of Telecom funished the requisite
information regarding criteria to be followed in drawing CDA/IDA pension for deciding contribution and ward entitlement to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 18.11.2015.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

in this regard, a meeting was held with Department of Telecom (DOT) and it was decided that DOT will mention the equivalent Basic Pay and
Grade Pay as per Central Dearness Allowance (CDA)
Scale also corresponding to Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) Scale. in the PPO issued to
pensioners getting pension from Central Civil
Estimates. This will enable CGHS in deciding rate of
contributions and ward entitlement for issuance of
CGHS cards to the eligible BSNL/MTNL pensioners

11. SI. No(27.2) :-
Extension of the
benefits of DoPPW OM No. 38/37/08-
P&PW(A) dated
28.01.2013 read with
OM date 30.07.2015 to pre-2006 pensioners with less than 33 years of service.
 It was informed that the matter
was under examination in the wake of orders dated 26.08.2015 of Hon’ble Supreme
Court in a Review Petition filed by the Government in the case of M.O.Inasu.

(Action: DoPPW)

DoPPW

The orders have been issued by DoPPW vide OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 06.04.2016.

12. SI.7Ho(2-7.3) :-

Opening/ Extension/ Repair of Dispensaries at
following stations:
(a) Chandigarh,
Panchkula
and Mohali
 
Considering-The number of CGHS card holders in Chandigarh, which is much
more than the prescribed norms,
Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare agreed that they would
re-examine the case for
additional dispensary/staff at
Chandigarh.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In the review meeting on 26.02.2016. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that they are
examining the proposed of opening of CGHS
dispensary at Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula. The
response of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is
awaited.

(b) Ambarnath The renovation work for CGHS
Wellness Centre in Ambarnath,
Maharashtra. is in progress since
April, 2015.

(Action:- Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare)

(b) In case of Ambarnath. the renovation work of
CGHS wellness center is in progress and is likely
to be completed in 3 months.
13. SLNO (27.4):-
Issues relating to
CGHS Dispensary
at Dehradun,
Uttarakhand.
Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare representative intimated
Issues relating to the following:
Ministry of Health and Faimly Welfare

Regarding issues related to CGHS Dispensary
Dehradun. following action has been taken:-

(a) Regular
appointment of
Grp C& D staff.
(a) The process to appoint
regular staff has now been
initiated.
(a) The process of appointment of regular staff has
been initiated.
(b) Opening of
Ayurvedic/ Homeopathic and Sidda
Dispensary.
(b) There are only 85 AYUSH
dispensaries in CGHS. The feasibility of opening one at Dehra Dun would be examined.
(b) The proposal was not agreed to due to resource
constraints.
(c) Delegation
of power of
Additional
Director, CGHS at
Dehradun to
sanction Medical Reimbursement
Claims(MRCs)
(c) There is no post of Regional Director under CGHS. even at Chandigarh.
However. there is post of Additional Director, CGHS at Dehradun and has been
filled up by a regular incumbent.
The question of delegating powers for sanctioning Medical
Reimbursement Claims to Addl. Director Dehradun would be
examined.

(Action:- Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare)
(c) The powers of DDO has been delegated to
Addl Director. Dehradun vide order dated
30.12.2015.
14.  SLNo. (27.5):-

Supreme Court
Judgement in CA
No. 11527 of 2014
(Arising out of SLP
No:- 11684 of 2012)
regarding recovery
of wrongful/excess
payment from
employees/pensioners.

DoPT informed that there are
legal and financial aspects
involved and the matter is being
examined. DoPT was advised to
expedite the decision in this
respect

(Action: DoPT/DoPPW)

DoPT/DoPPW

In this regard. the orders have been issued by DoPT
vide its OM No.18/03/2015-Estt.(pay-l)
dated
02.03.2016.

Forwarding letter of Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015

No. 42/05/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market. New Delhi-110003
Date:- 22nd June 2016

All the Pensioners Association included in SCOVA
vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject:- Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in 28th SCOVA meeting.
Please find enclosed herewith copies of ATR on the decision of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and a list of Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in the 28th SCOVA meeting to be held on 27.06.2016 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP).

Encl: as above

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/scova_22may2016.pdf

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