Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recognition of Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, for treatment of Central Government employees


No. S. 14021/08/2014-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi- 110108
Dated the 11th June, 2015

Sub: Recognition of Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, for treatment of Central Government employees under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

The undersigned is directed to say that the proposal received for recognition of Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, for treatment of Central Government Employees and their family members under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 has been examined in this Ministry and found to be in order. It has been decided to recognized Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.

2. The Schedule of charges for the treatment of Central Government Employees and the members of their family under the CS (MA) Rules, 1944, will be the rates fixed for CGHS non-NABH Thiruvananthapuram rates. The approved rates are available on the website of CGHS (http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp) and may bedownloaded/printed.

3. The undersigned is further directed to clarify as under:-

(a) “Package Rate” shall mean and include lump sum cost of in-patient treatment/day care/diagnostic procedure for which a CS(MA) beneficiary has been permitted by the competent authority or for treatment under emergency from the time of admission to the time of discharge, including (but not limited to)-

(i) Registration charges, 

(ii) Admission charges, 
(iii) Accommodation charges including patient’s diet, 
(iv) Operation charges, 
(v) Injection charges, 
(vi) Dressing charges, 
(vii) Doctor/consultant visit charges, 
(viii) ICU/ICCU charges, 
(ix) Monitoring charges, 
(x) Transfusion charges, 
(xi) Anesthesia charges, 
(xii) Operation theatre charges, 
(xiii) Procedural charges / Surgeon’s fee, 
(xiv) Cost of surgical disposables and all sundries used during hospitalization
(xv) Cost of medicines, 
(xvi) Related routine and essential investigations, 
(xvii) Physiotherapy charges etc, 
(xviii) Nursing care and charges for its services.

(b) Cost of Implants is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for implants.

(c) Treatment charges for new born baby are separately reimbursable in addition to delivery charges for mother.

(d) Pawana Hospital, Somatane Phata, Tal-Maval, Distt-Pune (Maharashtra) shall not charge more than the package rates fixed for CGHS, Pune.

(e) Expenses on toiletries, cosmetics, telephone bills etc. are not reimbursable and are not included in package rates.

4. Package rates envisage duration of indoor treatment as follows:

Upto 12 days: for Specialized (Super Specialities) treatment
Upto 7 days: for other Major Surgeries
Upto 3 days: for Laparoscopic surgeries/normal Deliveries
1 day: for day care/Minor (OPD) surgeries.

No additional charge on account of extended period of stay shall be allowed if that extension is due to infection on the consequences of surgical procedure or due to any improper procedure and is not justified.

In case, there are no CGHS prescribed rates for any test/procedure, then AIIMS rates are applicable. If there are no AIIMS rates, then reimbursement is to be arrived at by calculating admissible amount item-wise (e.g. room rent, investigations, cost of medicines, procedure charges etc) as per approved rates/actually, in case of 
5. (a) CS (MA) beneficiaries are entitled to facilities of private, semi-private or general ward depending on their basic pay. 

(b) The package rates given in rate list of CGHS are for semi-private ward.

(c) The package rates prescribed are for semi-private ward. if the beneficiary is entitled for general ward there will be a decrease of 10% in the rates; for private ward entitlement there will be an increase of 15%. However, the rates shall be same for investigation irrespective of entitlement, whether the patient is admitted or not and the test, per-se, does not require admission.

6. The hospital shall charge from the beneficiary as per the CGHS prescribed rates or its own rate list whichever is lower. The hospital shall charge CGHS Non-NABH Thiruvananthapuram rates.

7. (a) The maximum room rent admissible for different categories would be:
General ward Rs. 1000/- per day
Semi-private ward Rs. 2000/- per day
Private ward Rs. 3000/- per day
Day care (6 to 8 Hrs.) Rs. 500/- (same for all categories)

(b) Room rent mentioned above at (a) above is applicable only for treatment procedures for which there is no CGHS prescribed package rate.
Room rent will include charges for occupation of bed, diet for the patient, charges for water and electricity supply, linen charges, nursing charges and routine up keeping.

(c) During the treatment in lCCU/ICU, no separate room rent will be admissible.

(d) Private ward is defined as a hospital room where single patient is accommodated and which has an attached toilet (lavatory and bath). The room should have furnishings like wardrobe, dressing table, bed-side table, sofa set, etc. as well as a bed for attendant. The room has to be air-conditioned.

(e) Semi Private ward is defined as a hospital room where two to three patients are accommodated and which has attached toilet facilities and necessary furnishings.

(f) General ward is defined as hall that accommodates four to ten patients.

(g) Normally the treatment in higher category of accommodation than the entitled category is not permissible. 

However, in case of an emergency when the entitled category accommodation is not available, admission in the immediate higher category may be allowed till the entitled category accommodation becomes available. However, if a particular hospital does not have the ward as per entitlement of beneficiary, then the hospital can only bill as per entitlement of the beneficiary even though the treatment was given in higher type of ward.

If, on the request of the beneficiary, treatment is provided in a higher category of ward, then the expenditure over and above entitlement will have to be borne by the beneficiary.

8. In case of non-emergencies, the beneficiary shall have the option of availing specific treatment/investigation from any of the empanelled hospitals of his/her choice (provided the hospital is recognised for that treatment procedure/test), after the specific treatment/investigation has been advised by Authorised Medical Attendant and on production of valid ID card and permission letter from his/her concerned Ministry/Department.

9. The hospital shall honour permission letter issued by competent authority and provide treatment/investigation facilities as specified in the permission letter.

10. The hospital shall also provide treatment/investigation facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries and their eligible dependent family members at its own rates or rates approved under CS (MA) Rules, whichever is lower. The hospital shall provide treatment to pensioner CGHS beneficiaries after authentication through verification of valid CGHS Cards.

11. However, pensioner CGHS beneficiaries would make payment for the medical treatment at approved rates as mentioned above and submit the medical reimbursement claim to the Addl. Director, CGHS through the CMO i/c of the CGHS Wellness Centre, where the CGHS Card of the beneficiary is registered.

12. In case of emergencies, the beneficiary shall have the option of availing specific treatment/investigation from any of the empanelled hospitals of his/her choice (provided the hospital is recognised for that treatment procedure/test), on production of valid ID card, issued by competent authority.

13. During the in-patient treatment of the CS (MA) beneficiary, the Hospital will not ask the beneficiary or his attendant to purchase separately the medicines/sundries/equipment or accessories from outside and will provide the treatment within the package rate, fixed by the CGHS which includes the cost of all the items.

14. In case of treatment taken in emergency in any non-recognised private hospitals, reimbursement shall be considered by competent authority at CGHS prescribed Package/rates only.

15. if one or more minor procedures form part of a major treatment procedure, then package charges would be permissible for major procedure and only 50% of charges for minor procedure.

16. Further, the Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, shall undertake the pre-investigations/diagnostic tests/consultations/ examinations as a service provider for conducting the Annual Medical Examination of the Civil Services Group ‘A’ Officers of above 40 years of age as per the prescribed protocol for Annual Medical Examination, as per Annexure.

17. The hospital will not charge the Central Government Employees came for Annual Medical Examination more than Rs. 2000/- for conducting the prescribed medical examinations of the male officers and Rs. 2200/- for female officers, who come to the hospital with the requisite permission letter from their Department/Ministry concerned. The above rates for Annual Medical Examination are valid until such time when the above rates are revised by the Central by the Government.

18. Any legal liability arising out of such services shall be the sole responsibility and shall be dealt with by the concerned empanelled hospital. Services will be provided by the Hospital as per the terms given above.

19. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the above recognition without assigning any reason.

20. The order takes effect from the date of issue of the OM.

21. The authorities of Lakshmi Hospital, Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, will have to enter into an agreement with the Government of India to the effect that the Hospital will charge from the Central Government employees at the rates fixed by the Government and they will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) within a period of 3 months from the date of issue of the above mentioned OM failing which the Hospital will be derecognized (Two original copies of MOU duly signed by the Hospital to be sent for acceptance). Subject to above, the Hospital can start treating Central Government employees covered under CS (MA) Rules, 1944.

22. A communication in acceptance of the para 21 above may be sent to the undersigned within a week from the receipt of this Office Memorandum.
(R.S. Nayal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Postal Informations

The Department of Posts, which forms a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is responsible for the planning, development, expansion of operation and maintenance of Postal Services in the country.  It also discharges certain agency functions in respect of Savings Bank and other Small Savings Schemes, collection of customs duty on Postal articles and disbursement of pension to Military and Railway pensioners, Family pension to Industrial Employees of Coal Mines etc. 

The Department administers Postal Life Insurance for the benefit of Postal, Telecom and other Central Govt. Employees and Employees of State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Nationalized Banks and Local bodies etc. Planning and Policy-making at Headquarters. The Postal Services Board is the apex management body of the Department, comprising the Chairman (who is also the Secretary, Department of Posts and Director General) and six Members.  The six members of the Board hold functional portfolios of Operations, Personnel,   PLI, HRD, Technology and Planning.  The Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Department is a permanent invitee to the Board.  The Secretary, Postal Services Board, assists the Board.  Deputy Directors General, Directors and Assistant Directors General provide necessary support to the Board at the Headquarters. 
Postal Circles for providing postal services, the whole country has been divided in to 22 Postal circles extending postal services to 30 States and 6 UTs. Each circle is co-terminus with a State except (i) the North Eastern Circle, which comprises six North Eastern States, (ii) Maharashtra circle which includes Goa, (iii) West Bengal Circle includes Sikkim and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, (iv) Kerala circle includes the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Mahe District of Puducherry (UT), (v) Punjab Circle includes the Union Territory of Chandigarh, (vi) Gujarat circle includes Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT), (vii) Andhra Pradesh Circle includes  Telangana State and (viii) Tamil Nadu Circle includes Union Territory of Puducherry ( Except Mahe District).
The Chief Postmaster General heads each Circle.  Each Circle is divided into Regions comprising groups of field units, called Divisions (Postal / RMS Divisions).  Each Region is headed by a Postmaster General.  In the Circles , DAP and Regions, there are other functional supporting logistics units like Circle Stamp Depots,  Postal Store Depots and Mail Motor Service.  
Army Postal Services Over and above these 22 Circles, the communication needs of the armed forces are catered to by the Base Circle.  Base Circle is headed by the Additional Director General, Army Postal Service.  The officer cadre of Army Postal Services is drawn on deputation from the Indian Postal Service.  75 % of the other ranks of the Army Postal Service are drawn from the Department of Posts and the remaining personnel are recruited by the Army. 
Operational Units :-There are 21 GPOs presently functioning in the country. They are:  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh Circle), Guwahati (Assam Circle), Patna(Bihar), Delhi (Delhi), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Sri Nagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand),Bangalore (Karnataka),Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh),Mumbai (Maharashtra),Shillong(North East),Bhubaneswar Orissa), Chandigarh (Punjab), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Dehradun (Uttrakhand), Lucknow Uttar Pradesh) and Kolkata (West Bengal Circle).

Kausik chennai: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA), Ghaziabad is the Apex Training Institution and caters to the training needs of the managerial cadres of India Post. It conducts induction training of Indian Postal Service officers and mid-carrier training programmes for Indian Postal Service officers. It also conducts Induction Training for Gr.`B‟ officers besides some specialized need based training's on technology, Marketing and other fields of importance.  
There are six Postal Training Centers at Darbhanga, Guwahati, Madurai, Mysore, Saharanpur and Vadodra. These Training Centres cater to the training needs of Inspectorial cadre (Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents of Posts) and all Gr. `C‟ employees (Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. They also conduct induction training for the Inspector Posts and for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. 
 383 Workplace Training Centres (WTCs) in circles are operational.  These WTCs cater to the training needs of various categories of staff near their work place.
There are also 5 Zonal Training Centres (ZTCs) which cater to training needs of the Postal Accounts Personnel. Engineering wing comprising of Architectural, Civil and Electrical Engineering disciplines is entrusted with design and construction of all Major & Minor building projects and maintenance of buildings in the Department.

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/headquarters from going abroad while on leave.

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Guides for LGO examination from MTS / Postman to the cadre of Postal Assistant

Paper I :: General  English  and Grammar,       Arithmetic & Tabulation
Paper II   Postal/Mail Office operations with reference to Post Office Guides

        Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs has prepared guides for LGO examination to the cadre  of Postal Assistant  as per latest syllabus. Previous years questions and answers were incorporated in the guides. His study materials elevate so many officials to higher level in the Department of Posts.

Guide for General English
Rs. 150/-
Guide for Post Office Guides
Rs. 150/-
Guide for Mathematics
Rs. 250/-
  Rs.  50/-
Total amount to be remitted
Rs. 600/-
All books are in English version only

To get the books by Registered Post, please remit Rs. 600/- Six hundred only by Money Order to the following address:

Madurai 625014


 Please write the particulars of books required and your cell number in Money order coupon without fail.

Guides for Direct PA / SA through Staff Selection Commission

Guides for Direct PA/SA through Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission has notified for recruitment of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant . Tentative number of vacancies: 3523

Written examination will be conducted on Sundays 01.11.2015, 15.11.2015 and 22.11.2015.

The scheme of the examination is detailed below:

General Intelligence (Reasoning)
50 marks
General English
50 marks
50 marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
50 marks
200 marks
Negative marks for each wrong answer
0.25 mark 
English Tpye: Speed  35 words per minute

                      Useful guides for the examination

Guide for  General English from Jeevajegan Publications
Rs. 150/-
Guide for  Mathematics from Jeevajegan Publications
Rs. 250/-
Guide for Reasoning from Raman’s  Publications
Rs. 120/-
Guide for General Knowledge from SURA Publications
Rs. 170/-
Type master CD and typing practicing material
 Rs.  70/-
Rs,   40/-
Total amount to be remitted
Rs. 800/-
  All books are in English version only

To get the books by Registered Post, please remit Rs. 800/- Eight hundred only by Money Order to the following address:

Madurai 625014

 Please write the particulars of books required and your cell number in Money order coupon without fail.