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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Salary, Allowances and other conditions of Service of the officers and employees) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
(Department of Telecommunications)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 22nd December, 2020

G.S.R. 796(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 10 read with clause (ca) of sub-section (2) of section 35 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Salary, Allowances and other conditions of Service of the officers and employees) Rules, 2002:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Salary, Allowances and other conditions of Service of the officers and employees) (Amendment) Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Salary, Allowances and other conditions of Service of the officers and employees) Rules, 2002 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules), –

(1) in rule 4, in sub-rule (1), –

(a) for the proviso (b), the following proviso shall be substituted; namely :-

“(b) the officers and employees of the Authority, both serving and retired, shall be entitled to medical facilities as specified in Schedule-II:

Provided that only those retired officers and employees of the Authority shall be entitled for medical facilities who have retired from the Authority as regular officer or employee and have rendered not less than three years whole-time employment in the Authority and a total of twenty years of service in the Authority and other Government Department or Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Bodies.”

(b) in proviso (c), in item (i), after the existing proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted; namely:-

“Provided further that the officers and employees of the Authority (except Chairperson, Members and those appointed on deputation) appointed on or after the 01st January, 2004 shall be governed by the National Pension System regulated under the provisions of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013.”;

(c) in proviso (e), for the words and figures “ the Gratuity Act, 1976”, the words and figures “the Gratuity Act, 1972” shall be substituted;

(2) in rule 5, in sub-rule (2), in clause (iv), for the words and figures “in the pay scale of Rs. 22,400 – 24,500 (pre-revised Rs.7,300 – 7,600).” ; the words and figures “in level -15 (Rs 182200-224100) of the pay matrix” shall be substituted.
3. For Schedule-II of the principal rules the following Schedule shall be substituted; namely: –

“Schedule – II

[ See rule 4(b) ]
MEDICAL FACILITIES

1. Outdoor Medical expenses. – (i) Officers and employees both serving and retired shall be eligible to get medical reimbursement for self and declared members of family.

Explanation – For the purpose of this clause, the expression “family” has the same meaning as assigned to it in the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.

(ii) The reimbursement of outdoor medical expenses during a year shall be limited to the actual expenses or one month’s pay as on the 1st January of the year (Basic pay + Dearness Allowance) whichever is less. The claim should be supported by Doctor’s prescription and the original cash memos/bills for treatment by the Doctor and purchase of medicines. Release of increment or promotion during the year shall not affect the limit as on 1st January. For officers and employees joining during the year, the annual entitlement shall be restricted on pro-rata basis:

Provided that in case of a retired officer or employee, the reimbursement of outdoor medical expenses during a year shall be limited to the actual expenses or the amount of last month’s basic pay drawn at the time of retirement plus dearness allowance, as applicable as on the 1st January of every year, whichever is less:

Provided further that in case the basic pay is revised, the amount admissible to the retired officer or employee under first proviso shall be re-fixed at the equivalent level as per the revised pay scale:

Provided also that the ceiling on reimbursement of outdoor medical expenses shall not be applicable in cases where such outdoor medical expenses are incurred on account of treatment for the special diseases like Cancer or Diabetes or Mental disease or Poliomyelitis or Cerebral palsy and Spastics or Tubercular disease or Leprosy or Thalassaemia major or Hepatitis ‘C’ & ‘D’, covered under instruction contained in Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944, subject to approval by the Head of Department in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

(iii) The outdoor treatment shall be taken from the Authorised Medical Attendants from the panel to be maintained by the Authority.

2. Indoor treatment.-(i) For the purpose of indoor treatment, the officers and employees, both serving and retired, of the Authority shall be entitled for medical treatment at the hospitals recognised by the Central Government under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 as applicable to the Central Government employees drawing equivalent pay;

(ii) The cost of treatment including hospital accommodation at Government empanelled hospital shall be as per the provisions of the Central Services (Medical Attendants) Rules, 1944;

(iii) Treatment at authorised hospitals may be taken on the advice of the Authorised Medical attendants except in emergency.

3. Contribution by retired officers and employees. – A retired officer or employee of the Authority shall, if he opts to avail the medical facility provided by the Authority, contribute to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India General Fund at such rate as applicable to the Central Government pensioners availing medical facility under Central Government Health Scheme:

Provided that the spouse of a deceased officer or employee would be required to contribute the amount on the same analogy as applicable in the case of Central Government pensioner”.

4. In Schedule-III of the principal rules, in clause (3), under the heading ‘Pay scales of officers’, –

(1) for the words and figures “Rs. 22400-24500”, the words and figures “level 15 (Rs 182200-224100) of the pay matrix” shall be substituted;

(2) for the words and figures “Rs. 18400-22400 and 14300-18300”, the words and figures “level 14 (Rs 144200-218200) and level 13 (Rs 123100-215900) of the pay matrix” shall be substituted;

(3) for the words and figures “Rs. 12000-16500 and below”, the words and figures “level 12 (Rs 78800-209200) and below of the pay matrix” shall be substituted. ”

[F.No.10-02/2000-Restg.(Vol.V)]
NAVNEET GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, vide notification number G.S.R. 726 (E) dated the 25th October, 2002.

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