BIHAR CIRCLE – Director of Accounts (Postal) Patna responds..
PRICE REDUCED: MRP of most widely used complete knee implant (Cobalt-Chromium) has been fixed at Rs 54,720 plus GST from earlier average MRP of Rs 1,58,324 MRP of special metal titanium and oxidised zirconium has been fixed at Rs 76,600 plus GST, NEW DELHI: After coronary stents, the government on Wednesday fixed a price range for knee implants from Rs 54,000 to Rs 1.14 lakh, nearly 70 per cent lower than most surgeries currently cost.With private hospitals reportedly charging exorbitant rates, the government capped the maximum retail price of the knee implants, a move that will save patients an estimated Rs 1,500 crore annually.”Government will not remain a mute spectator and will not allow this illegal and unethical profiteering,” Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar told a news briefing. The price in case of specialized implants for cancer and tumour has been sharply cut to Rs 1, 13,950 from the current prices of Rs 4-9 lakh. There are 1.5 crore to 2 crore patients who require knee implant surgery. Every year 1.2 lakh to 1.5 lakh knee surgeries takes place in India, according to the government. It is estimated by World Health Organization (WHO) that by 2020, osteoarthritis is going to be the fourth largest cause of immobility globally, Kumar informed.
The decision taken by the Cabinet on 19.7.2017 on implementation of recommendations of 3rd PRC on pay revision of Executives and Non-unionized Supervisors of CPSEs.
Shri S.C. Maheshwari, SG Bharat Pensioner Samaj, on 17.08.2017 writes to Hon’ble PM for “Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations – Revision of PPOs of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners..
BSNL Corporate Office constitutes a Committee to explore the modalities for implementation of revision of pay under 3rd PRC.
BSNL Corporate Office issues Clarification regarding concessional telephone facility to Retiring/Retired Employees BSNL. vide letter No: .2-07/2007-PHA (Pt.) Date: August 16,2017.