MAHARASHTRA STATE FOREST EMPLOYEES WELFARE FUND
The Maharashtra State Forest Employees Welfare Scheme came into force with effect form 9th August 2006.
The main features of the scheme are as under :-
1. THE OBJECTS OF THE FUND
2. MEMBERSHIP :-
3. SUBscr-iptION FROM THE MEMBERS
Subscr-iption shall be collected from all the members of the Fund at the rates decided by the Management Committee. The present rate of the subscr-iption is as under :-
4. ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND
The fund shall be administered in accordance with the approved rules under the guidance of the Management Committee, Executive Committee and Divisional Committee.
5. QUALIFICATIONS FOR BENEFITS
In deciding priority of claims to benefits, on case to case basis, the Executive Committee shall take into consideration :-
6. SUBscr-iptION and DONATIONS
7. ACCOUNTS OF THE FUND
The Accounts of the Fund will be maintained by the staff under Conservator of Forests (HRD) Nagpur who is the Treasurer of the Fund. The Account of the Fund shall be operated jointly by Member Sectary and Treasurer of the Executive committee. The Accounts of the Fund shall be audited by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, M.S., Nagpur annually preferably in the month of May. In addition, these accounts shall be audited by the Local Audit Department of the Government of Maharashtra I.e. the Chief Auditor, Local Fund Accounts, Mumbai
8. ACCOUNTS OF THE DIVISIONAL COMMETTEE
Each Divisional Committee shall open Saving Bank Account with State Bank of India / Nationalize Bank and credit all the moneys received from the Executive Committee in the respective accounts. The Accounts shall be jointly/singly operated by the Chairman and Treasurer of the Divisional Committee. Treasure shall maintain a Cash book and the funds shall promptly be recorded in that Cashbook. Treasurer shall send the same to the Management Committee by 30th April every year. The Inspecting Officer shall inspect annually and shall audit the accounts.
9. HONORARIUM The staff which is required to maintain the Accounts of Divisional and Executive Committees may be granted an honorarium at the rate that may be fixed by the Management Committee.
10. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS
All applications shall in the first instance be investigated by the Divisional Committee and if the Divisional Committee finds that such applications come within the scope of the Fund, it shall forward the same with a full statement in each case, in the forms prescribed for the purpose, to the Executive Committee for disposal.
11. PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF BENEFITS/LOANS
Payments to the beneficiaries shall be made in cash / by cheques. It would be necessary to obtain the consent of the beneficiaries regarding mode of payment.
12. EMERGENCY POWERS OF DIVISIONAL COMMITTEE
Each Divisional Committee may advance up to Rs.5000/- for the fund at its disposal to meet urgent cases of distress among the dependents of the subscribers of the Fund. The said action should be reported to the Executive committee
13. DECISIONS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO BE FINAL
The decision of the Management Committee on all matters connected with the interpretation of the Rules of the Fund and the adjudication of all claims shall be final.
IMPORTANT DECISIONS TAKEN BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTE