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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CGHS – REVISION OF CEILING RATES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF CARDIAC PACEMAKER, AICD, COMBO-DEVICE, ROTABLATOR & AORTIC STENT GRAFT
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate Genera! of CGHS
Office of the Director, CGHS

NoS-11011/29/2018-CGHS(HEC)/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 6th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

With reference to the above subject attention is drawn to the OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./­CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 vide which ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS (MA) Rules were prescribed and to state that the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is decided to revise the ceiling rates as per the details given under:

SI. NO.
CARDIAC DEVICE
CEILING RATE
1
Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker without Rate Response
Rs. 34,840/- + GST
2
Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker with Rate Response
Rs. 44.928/-+ GST
3
Dual Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker
Rs.83,200/-+ GST
4
Bi-Ventricular Cardiac Pacemaker
Rs.1,95,000/-+ GST
5
Implantable         Cardioverter         Defibrillator    (Single                      Chamber)(ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)
Rs.1,75.786/-+ GST
6
Implantable         Cardioverter         Defibrillator     (Dual                            Chamber)(ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)
Rs. 3,75,000/-+ GST
7
Combo Device (CRT-D)
Rs. 4,90,000/-+ GST
8
Aortic     Stent     Graft     (expandable,       bifurcated and including delivery system)
Rs. 4,40,960/- + GST
9
Rotablator with Advancer
Rs.49,920/-+ GST
10
Rotablator Burr
Rs.23,920/-+ GST

  1. Other terms and conditions prescribed under OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./-CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 shall remain unchanged.
  2. These rates shall remain valid till the rates for the above devices are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  3. issued with the concurrence of SS&FA, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD — 1295 dated 25.07.2018.
Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS

INCOME TAX EXEMPTION ON NPS MATURITY VALUE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3975
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH AUGUST, 2018
19, SHRAVANA, 1940 (SAKA
)
TAX RELAXATION ON NPS MATURITY VALUE
3975. SHRI KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government is contemplating to give tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Securities and Exchange Board of India has also recommended to this tax relaxation in the recently held Financial Stability and Development Council meeting and if so, the details thereof; and
 (c) the stand of the Government in this regard?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a) No Madam. Currently, Government is not contemplating to give any tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme(NPS) like Public Provident Fund. In this context, it may be noted that under the existing provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961 the following payments from the National Pension System Trust are exempt:
(i) up to 40% of the total amount payable to an assessee on closure of his account or on his
opting out of a Pension Scheme; and
(ii) partial withdrawal by an employee from NPS up to 25% of own contribution.
(b) No.
(c) Does not arise.
Source : LokSabha

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RECENT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS.


Significance of Supreme Court judgement is that Govt can not deny regularization stating that the Umadevi’s case Supreme Court has put a cut off period as 2006.

Whenever any case is filed by Casual labourers engaged after 2006 in CAT, the Govt is giving counter by quoting the 2006 judgment of Supreme Court in Umadevi’s case. CAT or High Court also reject their claim stating that after 2006 no regularization can be considered as per 2006 Supreme Court judgement in Umadevi’s case. Even in JCM (NC) Standing Committee Govt has repeated this stand. Now Supreme Court has clearly stated that  2006 judgement doesn’t mean that Govt is bound to regularise ONLY those irregularly appointed casual labourers up to 2006 only provided they complete 10 years service up to 2006 and can go on engaging casual labourers after 2006 as the question of regularization is not applicable to them and thus continue exploitation of them without regularization.
 
Court ruled that those appointed after 2006 should also be considered for regularization. Even if the appointment is made after 2006, those casual labourers can now approach the CAT for regularization quoting this judgement. This is the importance of this judgement.

Of course, this particular judgement will be implemented for Jhakhand State Govt casual laboureres only. But the above mentioned important observations and ruling of Supreme Court clarifying the 2006 Constitution Bench judgement  of the same Court are beneficial to all casual labourers.

Similarly, the stand taken by the Govt that all appointments (engagements) of casual labourers made after 01-09-1993 are irregular and hence not eligible for regularization, will not also stand in the Court of Law after this judgement. In Umadevi’s case also Supreme Court has clearly ruled that those irregularly appointed casual labourers (even if appointed after 01-09-1993)are eligible for regularization, if they have completed 10 years of service.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation

Saturday, August 11, 2018

DoP&T Clarification on CEA,, OTA, Honororium, Leave etc.



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