Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What is eIPO?

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           Certain CGHS empanelled hospitals have stopped providing cashless facility to the CGHS beneficiaries due to their huge amount of bills pending for payment. 23 hospitals in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jaipur had stopped providing credit facility alleging pendency of payment of hospital bills. Show-cause notices were issued and after review, 2 hospitals in Delhi, 2 hospitals in Bengaluru and one hospital in Jaipur were removed from CGHS panel.
        There was shortfall in the budget in the last quarter of financial year 2013-14. Additional Budget under PORB was received and direct payment to hospitals (instead of payment through UTI-ITSL) up to Rs. 75 crores was made and the pendency was largely cleared by 31st March 2014. 
         Package rates and ceiling rates of implants are revised as per recommendations of experts from time to time. Last revision of Ceiling rates for Drug eluting stents was done on 29/04/2014.
        Empanelled hospitals cannot charge more than the approved package rates and ceiling rates for implants. If any of CGHS beneficiaries wants to have any implant by a specific brand name which is having more sale price than the CGHS rates, the difference between the sale price of that particular brand and the ceiling rate under CGHS is to be borne by him.
       CGHS invited e-tenders for fixation of rates (revision) and empanelment of hospitals under CGHS in different cities. Technical evaluation of the bids has been completed.

      The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today. 
(Release ID :106946)  PIB 18th July,2014

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance - PIB NEWS

It has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is Rs. 18,000/- per child. The Hostel subsidy shall be Rs. 4,500/- per month per child. The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees if Rs. 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is Rs. 9,000/- per child per month. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. The reimbursement is admissible for children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. No change is proposed to be made in the same.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today (18/7/2014)

(Release ID :107012)