ACTION TAKEN REPORT ON SCOVA MEETING HELD ON 05.09.2014 CIRCULATED ON THE EVE OF 26th SCOVA MEETING SCHEDULED ON 03.02.2015.
MINUTES OF THE SCOVA MEETING HELD ON 03.02.2015 IS AWAITED.
ACTION TAKEN REPORT OVER OLD ISSUES DISCUSSED IN 25TH MEETING OF SCOVA ON 05-09-2014 HAS BEEN CIRCULATED BY DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE – SOME OF THE SALIENT FEATURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Issue of Revised PPOs to Pre-2006 Pensioners:
(a) Civil Ministries: As on 7-1-2015 out of a total of 4,31,167 cased 3,99,396 cases are issued with new PPOs. Still 31,771 Pensioners are to be issued with revised-PPOs.
(b) Railways: All pre-2006 Pensioners numbering 9,48,260 were issued with revised PPOs.
(c) Postal: 1,58,876 Pensioners are issued with revised with revised PPOs out of the total 1,79,407 Pensioners.
(d) Telecommunications: 51,881 Pensioners are issued with revised PPOs out of the total 53,126 Pensioners.
(e) Defence: Total Pensioners 16.71 lakhs. All are issued with revised PPOs.
- Pension Adalat:
It was demanded that Minutes of Pension Adalats should be circulated by all Departments. Lok Adalats should not be confined to only cities but hinterland areas like Ladakh etc. It was pointed out that in Departmnts like Income Tax, Survey of India, Central Excise no Pension Adalat meetings are being held.
It was replied that regarding issue of Minutes, departments like Revenue, Central Excise, Survey of India are being reminded. But in Survey of India 21 Pension Adalats have been organised till 28-01-2015.
- Discrimination to P&T Pensioners in permitting to join CGHS:
There is no change of stance of the Government in this matter. It is only reieterated that only the pensioners who were earlier members of CGHS will be allowed to remain or join in CGHS and other pensioners who were not beneficiaries of CGHS while in service will not be allowed. Further the matter is sub-judice in the Apex Court.
- Anomaly in fixation of Pension to DOT employees absorbed in BSNL:
BSNL has not so far supplied the information and therefore the proposed the meeting between the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare and the DOT could not take place. DOT has been reminded on 19-01-2015.
- Merger of 78.2% IDA to BSNL Pensioners:
Cabinet Note has been prepared and put up for the approval of MOC & IT.
- Upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 Retirees of S-12 Scale:
The matter is sub-judice at Apex Court. The SLP is pending for hearing on 17-02-2015. The Department of Expenditure has sought to examine the issue again. The relevant file has been forwarded to Department of Expenditure.
- Extension of benefits under OM dated 28-01-2013 w.e.f. 1.1.2006:
Again the matter is sub-judice in Apex Court. As and when the Supreme Court decides the pending SLP, the orders of the Apex Court will be implemented.
- Extension Counter of CGHS Jammu at Srinagar and construction of CGHS Hospital in Jammu in the land allotted by J&K Government:
CGHS reieterated its stand that due to constraints of resources and man power, opening of CGHS extension counter at Srinagar is not possible.
- CGHS contribution to BSNL retirees who have no grade pay element:
The matter is being taken up with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.