Daily Archive: April 14, 2018

CBI arrests Guwahati’s Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit), Swetabh Suman along with an Income Tax Officer Pratap Das and a Chartered Accountant Ramesh Goenka

CBI arrests Guwahati’s Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit), Swetabh Suman along with an Income Tax Officer Pratap Das and a Chartered Accountant Ramesh Goenka for their alleged involvement in a case of tax evasion and criminal conspiracy

Central government employees can’t be denied medical reimbursement

Speaking for the bench, Justice Agrawal held: “Can it be said that taking treatment in Speciality Hospital by itself would deprive a person to claim reimbursement solely on the ground that the said Hospital is not included in the Government Order.”

“The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any medical claim is honored, the authorities are bound to ensure as to whether the claimant had actually taken treatment and the factum of treatment is supported by records duly certified by Doctors/Hospitals concerned.”

“Once, it is established, the claim cannot be denied on technical grounds”, the court said.

It is a settled legal position that the employee during his lifetime in service or after his retirement is “entitled to get the benefit of the medical facilities and no fetters can be placed on his rights”, the court said.

It further said that the specialty hospitals are established for treatment of specified ailments and services of doctors specialized in a discipline are availed by patients only to ensure proper, required and safe treatment.

The court also took note of “slow and tardy pace of disposal of MRC by the CGHS in case of pensioner beneficiaries and the unnecessary harassment meted out to pensioners who are senior citizens, affecting them mentally, physically and financially, ..”

Directing that all such claims “shall be attended by a Secretary-level High Powered Committee in the concerned Ministry which shall meet every month for quick disposal of such cases”, the court said: “We are of the opinion that after submitting the relevant papers for claim by a pensioner, the same shall be reimbursed within a period of one month.”

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It also directed the setting up of “Committee for grievance redressal of the retired pensioners consisting of Special Directorate General, Directorate General, 2 (two) Additional Directors and a specialist in the field which shall ensure timely and hassle-free disposal of the claims within a period of seven days.”

“We further direct the concerned Ministry to take steps to form the Committee as expeditiously as possible,” the court said.

The court order came on a petition by a retired central government official who had taken treatment from two private hospitals and sought the reimbursement of medical bills.

The government had initially refused to reimburse the bill saying that implant of CRT-D device was not required.

The court said: “It is acceptable to common sense, that ultimate decision as to how a patient should be treated vests only with the doctor, who is well versed and expert both on academic qualification and experience gained. A very little scope is left to the patient or his relative to decide as to the manner in which the ailment should be treated.”

Holding that the CGHS approach in the instant case was “very inhuman”, the court said: “This is hardly a satisfactory state of affairs. The relevant authorities are required to be more responsive and cannot in a mechanical manner deprive an employee of his legitimate reimbursement.”

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), the court said was propounded with a purpose of providing health facility scheme to the central government employees so that they are not left without medical care after retirement.

AThe bills were initially declined on the grounds that both the hospitals were not on the panel of CGHS. But later a part of two bills were reimbursed.

The court on Friday directed the reimbursement of the balance amount but making it clear that its order was limited to this case alone.

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Reasons Why Sex Is Important In Your Relationship

Sex can be a much more passionate experience when you share it with a meaningful partner. Sex may feel like a mere means of pleasure and fun but there is a lot of good that it can do for your relationship.

Here are the reasons why sex is beneficial for your relationship.

Keeps you connected

Sex is an intimate experience, which can bring you closer to your partner not just physically but emotionally. Your bedroom chemistry can also improve the chemistry in your relationship. A sexless relationship can become vulnerable over time and therefore, you need sex to keep the fire burning.

Keeps stress at bay

With the kind of lives we live, stress has become an integral part of it. This often takes a toll on your relationship. However, research shows that sex releases a feel-good chemical in the brain, which reduces stress levels. Instead of resorting to antidepressants, engage in a heated sex session to improve your well being and strengthen your relationship.

Keeps the romance alive

Sex may seem like a physical activity but it has an emotional appeal to it. It causes the body to release oxytocin, which is also called the love hormone that will make you feel that you need to love and trust your partner.

Keeps the hormones balanced

We’ve already mentioned that being sexually active will calm stress but apart from that it also helps your body maintain hormonal balance. This hormonal balance will calm other emotional problems like depression and anxiety and will also increase fertility.

Keeps you both healthy

Sex can also benefit your overall health. Sex can also make you more flexible. It also acts as a metabolic and immune booster and can also fight the ageing process. This ensures that it not only keeps you and your partner healthy but also keeps your relationship vibrant.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and others paid tributes to BR Ambedkar at Parliament House in #Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and others paid tributes to BR Ambedkar at Parliament House in