Sunday, November 6, 2011


Circle Secretary visited Bhavnagar division on 03.11.2011. Bhavnagar is the best division of our circle so far as trade union movement is concerned. This division is well known for a disciplined leadership. It is also prestigious that there is no branch of any other union in the division. With the change of time, change of level of expectations, change of chemistry of human relations in the new era, healthy change also comes in the vision of members for brighter future of union as well as members. There were healthy and invisible competition by few leading members in Bhavnagar division who desired to work more efficiently and provide leadership in the divisional union.

With an intention to provide a platform to all members to express their views and suggestions before leaders of Circle Union, Circle Secretary visited Bhavnagar division alongwith Com.S.K.Vaishnav Asst C/S and Com.M.G.Dulera Circle Finance Secretary and personally heard all members very peacefully at the Inspection Quarters through out the day. The entire process of discussions was very useful and guiding to all of us.

Circle President Com.Prakash Rathod had quite maturely guided us in the matter which converted a gloomy morning into a pleasant evening.

Divisional conference of this division will be held on 13.11.2011.


Circle Secretary attended Divisional Monthly Meeting at Nadiad with the SSPO Kheda division on 2nd November, 2011. One of the previous meetings was also attended by the C/S of all Wings i.e. P.III/P.IV/EDEU. There were several problems prevailing in the division which were infect minor but for one or other reason status-co on administration side was pinching our members. In that previous meeting the issues discussed at length were heard by the SSPOs and assured resolutions but unfortunately nothing was done so far and therefore, Divisional Secretary Kheda division called upon C/S once again to attend the meeting at Nadiad on 2nd.

At the end of meeting, the SSPOs had assured to take suitable action very shortly on few items and we have put trust upon his words once again.

D/S was asked to make a report to C/S after one week about remedial action taken on items discussed.

It is hoped that the administration would properly understand and respect feelings of the staff side.


Posted: 02 Nov 2011 07:40 AM PDT

F No Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS(P)

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Department of Health& Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan

New Delhi 110 108 dated the 31 October 2011.


Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary /Vascular Stents for CGHSICS (MA) beneficiaries.

In supersession of the Office Memorandum of even No dated 12.09.2007 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the revised rates and guidelines for Coronary / Vascular Stents for reimbursement of CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries, all DCGI approved Coronary / Vascular Stents are approved for reimbursement to CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries as per the ceiling rates mentioned below


i. All DCGI and FDA approved Drug Eluting Stents – Rs. 65,000/-
ii. Ail DCGI and CE approved Drug Eluting Stents - Rs. 50000/-
iii All DCGI approved Drug Eluting Stents - – Rs 40000/-


ii) COBALT STENTS – Rs.20,000/.

a) All DCGI and FDA approved
b) Ail DCGI and CE approved – Rs. 18,000/-
c) All DCGI approved – Rs. 15,000/-

iii) COATED I OTHER STENTS – Rs. 25,000/-


ii) COBALT STENTS – Rs 22,000/-
iii) NITINOL / OTHER STENTS – Rs 25,000!-

Reimbursement to beneficiaries /empanelled hospitals shall be limited to ceiling rates or as per actuals, whichever is lower.

2. Coronary Stents shall be permitted on the advice of Govt. Specialist, of which not more than two shall be of Drug Eluding Stents. Permission shall be granted as per the laid down procedure. If more than two drug eluding stents are implanted in an empanelled hospital and no written informed consent was obtained from the beneficiary that he / she would bear the difference in cost between the DES and Bare Metal Stent, arid the hospital has charged this amount from the beneficiary, the additional amount shall be deducted from the pending bills of hospitals and shall be paid to the beneficiary

3. It is essential for the empanelled hospitals to quote the Batch number when a coronary/vascular stent of any type is implanted in the case of a CGHS/CS (MA) beneficiary and also enclose a copy of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals. In addition to this, the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed shall also be enclosed with the medical bill for claiming reimbursement from the Govt. In case of treatment from a private non-empanelled hospital, where the treatment was taken in an emergency, it is the responsibility of the beneficiary to obtain the batch number, invoice and outer pouches of the stent(s) before the submission of the medical claim to CGHSI concerned department, as the case may be.

4. The empanelled hospital shall submit a self certified undertaking that the hospital has not charged the CGHS / CS(MA) beneficiary more than the rate at which the stent has been procured by the hospital and in case of any detection and establishment that the hospital has overcharged the hospital shall be removed from the list of hospitals empanelled under CGHS without any further notice.

5. UTI-TSL, while processing the hospital bills of coronary I vascular stents shall ensure that the hospitals have enclosed copies of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals and the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed and that the prescribed rates and the guidelines have been followed, before making provisional payments to the hospitals

6. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be in force for a period of one year or tilt they are revised, whichever may be earlier.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division vide Dy. No 2979 dated 20.10.2011 of the office of AS&FA Min. of H&FW




Govt. Prepares Draft Bill on Citizens’ Right to Grievance Redress; Seeks Inputs from Stakeholders

A draft Citizens Right to Grievance Redress Bill 2011 has been prepared and put up in the public domain for suggestions/inputs from the stakeholders. This was informed by the MoS, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and PMO, Shri Narayanasamy in New Delhi today. The Draft aims at creating institutionalize mechanism to ensure delivery of public services in a time bound manner and redressal of public grievances.

Key recommendations in the Draft Bill are:

1. There will be a Citizens Charter, and a protocol will be put in place.
2. Bill can be enacted as a central legislation under the concurrent list Item 8 (actionable wrongs) and can cover:
a. Central Schemes and Central Government Departments
b. Provide a Platform to States to make this a Grievance Redressal Mechanism for State Schemes and Departments
3. Bill will incorporate the institution of Information and Facilitation Centre in all public authorities to ensure that Citizens can be facilitated and grievances are systematically recorded and tracked using telephone, sms, web etc.
4. First level Redress should be within concerned department as proposed. This should be done through a Grievance Redress Officer in each department
5. The second level redress/ appeal will be at the level of Head of the Department of the public authority.
6. State Grievance Commissions should be set up as second level appellate authorities.

The Draft Bill can be accessed at the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances All those interested can send their suggestions/comments/inputs within 21 days.


Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2012 -UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2012 on February 12, 2012 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy for the Courses commencing in January 2013 and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the Courses (Men and Women) commencing in April, 2013.

Candidates are required to apply only through online mode. For details regarding the eligibility conditions, syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated October 29, 2011. Details are also available on UPSC website i.e .