Thursday, 28 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Salary of Newly Joined Bank Officer (PO) from June 2015 Onward:

After 10th Bipartite Settlement Bank officer salary has been revised and it has been effective from November 2012. 10th Bipartite  settled with IBA at 15% of basic.

Indicative salary has been as per the table mentioned below:

Newly joining bank officer at scale I or Probationary Officer (PO) would get the revised salary from June onwards.

Special Allowance/Pay
  • For Officer Scale I,II,II:  @ 7.75 % + DA @ 33.70% 
  • For Officer Scale IV & V: @ 10 % + DA @ 33.70%
  • For Officer Scale VI & VII: 11 % + DA @ 33.70%

City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) : 
  • Lower CCA  – 3% Maximum of Rs.600/- 
  • Higher CCA – 4% Maximum of Rs.870/-
SOURCE - salarystructure.in

Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006- Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee

F.No.7 /7 /2008-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, 25th May, 2015
Subject: Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006- Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the issue of stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants, appointed on or after 1.1.2006 at par with the pay of the UDCs promoted and appointed to the post of Assistant between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 whose pay has been fixed in terms of para 2(c) of Department of Expenditure’s U.0. No.10/ 1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009.
2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and they are of the view that as per the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, the stepping up of pay is allowed if the anomaly in pay, if at all arising, is a direct outcome of fixation of pay in the revised pay scale from the pre-revised scale to the effect that the senior who was drawing higher pay in the pre-revised scale, starts drawing lower pay in the revised scale. However, in the case of direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006, the direct recruits never drew the pre-revised pay prior to 1.1.2006. Further, Department of Expenditure’s U.O. dated 14.12.2009 relates to fixation of pay in revised scale from pre-revised scale of pay.
3. All the Ministries/Departments are therefore advised to review all the cases wherein stepping up of pay has been allowed to direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006 with reference to the pay of their junior promotee Assistants. The pay fixation in revised pay structure of such direct recruit Assistants be revised immediately and action be initiated for effecting recoveries of excess payments, if any, as per extant instructions.
(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source - govemployees

Saturday, 23 May 2015

DMRC and Rail Tel Corporation sign MOU for starting WIFI Internet Services at select metro stations

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rail Tel Corporation of India for starting WiFi internet services at some of the select stations of the Delhi Metro network.

Five stations of the Delhi Metro system have been identified for the setting up of these services initially. The stations are:
·         Rajiv Chowk
·         Kashmere Gate
·         Vishwavidyalaya
·         Central Secretariat
·         Hauz Khas.
As per the MoU, the installation of the equipments is expected to be completed within the next seven months.

Rail Tel shall conduct the necessary surveys, install equipments and carry out maintenance of the installed infrastructure. 

The MoU was signed today at Metro Bhawan in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh and Rail Tel Corporation of India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Sh. RK Bahuguna.

DMRC is exploring the possibilities of introducing WiFi based internet facilities at its Metro stations as well as trains. This MoU is the first step towards that direction.

National Pension System may undergo major overhaul

New Delhi: The National Pension System (NPS) could be in for a major overhaul.
A committee set up to review investment guidelines for the NPS has recommended not only a shift in the investment strategy from passive to active fund management, but also proposed relaxing investment norms for pension funds and giving investors the freedom to decide the assets they want to put their money in and how much they want to invest.
The committee under G.N. Bajpai, former chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), was set up by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), the sector regulator, in September 2014. It submitted its report on 7 April.

Provident fund withdrawl will attract TDS

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Now you can earn interest by depositing gold at banks

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

No. 31011 /4/2007-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (A-IV) Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: May 18, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.
The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-
S.No.QueryClarification
1.Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?No. Government employees whose headquarters/ place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.
2.Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT’s 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.
3.Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source - govemployees

No LTC for Central Government Employee posted at home town

NEW DELHI: Employees who are posted in their home town cannot take Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the Centre has said.
“Government employees whose headquarters or place of posting and home town are one and the same are not eligible for home town LTC,” it said.
Besides, these employees cannot convert home town LTC to avail special concession scheme to travel to North-East region, Jammu and Kashmir, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Department of Personnel and Training said in an order.However, government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities or towns outside the national capital and falling in other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for home town concession, the order said.
Every new recruit in government service is required to declare his or her home town to avail the benefits of LTC.
The LTC allows grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to eligible central government employees to travel to their home towns.
However, the government has recently allowed employees to visit North-East region and Jammu and Kashmir, among others, in order to promote tourism and increase people-to-people contact.

Salaries of employees may rise upto 15% soon

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Appointment to meet central government officers can be taken online

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee- 29th May, 2015 at 3.00 P.M

No.11/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 12th May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee- 29th May, 2015 at 3.00 P.M.
The undersigned is directed to say that a meeting to discuss the items which were discussed in the last National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on I 17.07.2012 and required separate examination (as annexed) is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (E) on 29th May 2015) at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi
2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
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(A. Asholi Chalai)
Distribution:
Director (JCA)
AGENDA FOR THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.5.2015.
ITEM NO. 1 ·
Review of MACP to Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- where there is no such grade pay in Railway.
ITEM NO.2
Granting of Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic running Staff
ITEM NO.3
Treatment of employees selected under LDCE Scheme/GDCE Scheme
ITEM NO.4.
Grant of minimum entry pay meant for direct recruits to promotes .

Government officers to supervise UPSC civil services Exams

No. 39011/13/2015-Estt(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block. New Delhi, 15th May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Requirement of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers working in the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India including their attached and subordinate offices in Delhi, for their appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Union Public Service Commission for conducting Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Union Public Service Commission’s D.O. No. F.1/5/2015-EIA(CS) dated 21st April, 2015 on the above subject (copy annexed for reference).
2. In this connection, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to spare the services of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers whose names have been forwarded to the Commission for appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators in the forthcoming Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
(G. Jayanthi)
Director
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Ashim Khurana          
Secretary
Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road
New Delhi – 110069
Dear Sir,
As you are aware, the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, which is the flagship Examination of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is conducted every year.
2. There has been a steep rise recorded in the number of candidates for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination during the past few years. In the year 2014, the number of candidates who applied for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination exceeded 9.45 lakh and the examination was conducted at .2137 Venues in 59 Centres. It is estimated that in the current year 2015, the number of applicants for Civil Services ·(Preliminary) Examination, 2015, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015, would increase to approximately 13 lakh. This examination will be held in 71 Centres which includes 12 new Centres, at about 3000 Venues across the country.
3. Out of the 13 lakh candidates, about 1.20 lakh candidates are anticipated to opt for Delhi, as their Centre of Examination, who would have to be accommodated in about 260 Venues. The Examination would be supervised by the Principals of the Institutions. However, 50% of the examination functionaries i.e. Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators would have to be provided by the Commission. Therefore, the requirement of number of Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators to be provided by the UPSC would be around 5000.
4. The Commission would be. requesting various Ministries/Departments of Government of India; including their attached and subordinate offices in Delhi, to send a list of their Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Officers in the prescribed Proforma (copy enclosed) by 25.05.2015 for performing. the duties of Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators in the aforesaid Examination.
5. I take this opportunity to request you to kindly issue suitable instruction to all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, to spare the services of Officers of the above mentioned levels for being appointed as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Commission in he aforesaid Examination.  The Officers thus deputed to the commission will be paid honorarium by the Commission for their services.
6. I would further request that a copy of the instructions issued by DOP&T in this regard may be sent to the Commission also.
With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Ashim Khurana)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

After supreme court, Patna High Court stayed reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees

पटना: अनुसूचित जाति और जनजाति वर्ग के सरकारी कर्मचारियों को प्रोन्नति में आरक्षण पर पटना हाइकोर्ट ने रोक लगा दी है. न्यायाधीश वी नाथ के एकलपीठ ने इस संबंध में  सोमवार को अपना फैसला सुनाते हुए 21 अगस्त, 2012 को जारी राज्य सरकार के उस संकल्प को रद्द कर दिया, जिसके आधार पर एससी-एसटी कर्मियों को परिणामी वरीयता के तहत प्रोन्नति में भी आरक्षण देने का निर्णय लिया गया था.
एकलपीठ ने अपने फैसले में कहा कि राज्य सरकार को एम नागराज बनाम केंद्र सरकार के मामले में 10 अक्तूबर, 2006 को आये सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसले का सही प्रकार अनुपालन करना चाहिए.
प्रधान अपर महाधिवक्ता ललित किशोर ने इसकी पुष्टि की है. सुशील कुमार सिंह एवं अन्य

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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Factory Act to contain state of art facilities for workers

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Simplification of Withdrawal process – Documentary requirements : PFRDA Clarification

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PFRDA/2015/07/EXIT/02
12th May, 2015
To,
All Govt depts./PAO’s/PrAO’s/DDO’s/DTO’s & CRA
Dear Sir/ Madam,
SUB: Simplification of Withdrawal process – Documentary requirements-Circular dt. 25th February, 2015
Reference is drawn to the circular issued on 25th February, 2015 on the matter of simplification of withdrawal process and the documentary requirements thereunder.
There have been queries from some of the stakeholders as to whether these simplified documentary requirements as specified in the circular are applicable to withdrawal requests reported to CRA and NPS Trust, prior to the issuance of the circular or not.
In this regard, it is clarified that the circular would be applicable even to the withdrawal requests which were reported prior to the issuance of the said circular to CRA and NPS Trust.
All other terms, conditions of the said circular remain unaltered.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
Venkateswarlu Peri
General Manager
Source: PFRDA

Parliament witnessed heated exchanges between MPs on reservation in promotion

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Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for Direct recruitment in Central Government

F.No.15012/1/2003-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 12thMay, 2015
Office Memorandum
Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.
This Department intends to issue a consolidated instructions regarding grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.
2. Before the instructions in the Draft O.M. (copy enclosed) are finalized, all stakeholders, Ministries/Departments are requested to offer their comments/views, if any, in this regard latest by 11th June, 2015 at the e Mail address dire]-dopt@nic.in.
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(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)
DRAFT
F.No1501211/2003-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
dated the
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.
The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:
(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;
(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt. (D) dated 27.7.1995; and
(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A,B,C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.
2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (I), (H) and (iii) above the following has been decided:
(i) Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a)blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.
(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.
(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.
(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.
(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.
(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.
3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the
Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.
4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.
(Mukta Goel)
Director(E.I)
SOURCE - govemployees

Government to amend RTI act in a big way

The NDA government has proposed to substantially reduce the kind of information the whistle-blowers will be able to disclose under the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011.
The government has tabled an amendment bill in the Lok Sabha that reduces the mandate of the law considerably.
If the amendment is passed, the whistle-blower would no more be able to provide documents and information that are protected under the Officials Secrets Act, 1923 putting all classified and secret documents of the government out of reach.

Supreme court is against reservation in promotion

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Government has made tough standards for government job

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan has transformed New Delhi Railway Station

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Source - TOI

No Proposal to introduce reservation for recruitment in the armed forces

There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to introduce reservation for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes for recruitment in the armed forces. Recruitment in the armed forces is based on merit and is open to all citizens irrespective of class, caste, community, region or religion. Nature of operational and administrative challenges under which the armed forces function precludes reservation for recruitment in the armed forces.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Tapas Paul in Lok Sabha today.
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Married Daughter of Government employee is eligible for CG appointment

Affirming a Single Judge’s ruling that that marriage alone need not necessarily dis-entitle a woman from claiming a Government job, as marriage is not a disqualification, a Division Bench of the Madras High Court has held that married daughter of a government employee is entitled to be considered for the job on compassionate grounds after the death of her father while in service subject to her fulfilling two requirements : one, she must obtain a no-objection certificate from other siblings and; two, she and her husband must give an undertaking that she will take care of other members of her parents’ family from her salary.
“A married daughter is eligible for consideration, subject to submission of no-objection certificate of other members of the deceased’s family and also with an undertaking from her and her husband that she will take care of other members of the parents’ family,” said a division bench of the Court comprising of Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M Venugopal recently, while dealing with a case of one Kayalvizhi whose father V Indarjith died while in service in the education department under the State Government.
Kayalvizhi, who was the only daughter of Indarjith and happened to be married by the time he died in harness, then applied for appointment on compassionate grounds. When she was denied appointment, she approached the High court seeking reliefs. Citing a government order governing the issue, a single judge of the Madras High Court said she was entitled to be considered for the job. Her marriage alone need not necessarily disentitle her from claiming the job, as marriage is not a disqualification, the judge said.
Assailing the order of the learned Single Judge, the Assistant Primary Education Officer in Anthiyur in Erode district had gone in appeal before the Division Bench.
Ruling in favour of Kayalvizhi, the Division Bench relied on an earlier judgment of the Court in Kamatchi v. state of Tamil Nadu, wherein it had been held that even if there are other members in the family, the beneficiary could take a no-objection from them and stake her/his claim for appointment under compassionate grounds, and the GO issued by the State Government, which on its part, clearly said an NOC from the remaining members of the family, an undertaking from the beneficiary that he/she shall be helpful to her/his parents’ family and an assurance from the spouse of the beneficiary that he/she shall not cause hindrance to her/him in helping members of his/her parents’ family in future, should be fulfilled to become eligible for appointment.
The Division Bench upheld Kayalvizhi’s rights in this regard subject  to her producing a NOC from members in her paternal family and an undertaking from her husband, and directed the authorities to consider her case for appointment within a period of four weeks.
Source: livelaw.in

Investment in NPS is beneficial to save Income Tax

How you can fill Income Tax Return correctly?

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Friday, 8 May 2015

This way you can get more tax benefits this year

Most employees look forward to a new financial year in anticipation of a pay hike. What they don’t realise is that pay hikes often lead to a higher cash outflow in the form of taxes. This can be avoided with a little planning and right communication to employers. If the payroll policy permits, one can explore the option of revising the compensation package to include tax-free components or modify the limits for each of the components as well as invest in tax deductible schemes.
Budgeting for a change
The Budget 2015-16 presents new avenues to save tax, which can be factored in while computing the monthly salary/tax deducted at source (TDS).
Transport Allowance: The limit has been enhanced for transport allowance from Rs 800 per month to Rs 1,600 per month. One needs to ensure that the enhanced limit is part of your compensation.
Section 80CCD: One can contribute to National Pension Scheme, or the NPS, to take advantage of an additional deduction of Rs 50,000 over and above the limit under section 80C. Those in the 30 per cent tax bracket will especially benefit, as they can save about Rs 15,000 in tax annually just by using the additional limit. Please note that 10 per cent of the salary contributed towards NPS is eligible for a tax deduction up to Rs 1.5 lakh under section 80CCD of the Act. Contributions by your employer are tax deductible in the NPS under Sec 80CCD(2). The total benefit under NPS can go up to Rs 2 lakh.
Section 80C: This section allows a maximum limit of Rs 1.5 lakh across investments such as provident fund, PPF, infrastructure bonds, five-year fixed deposits, Sukanya Samriddhi Account, NSC, insurance/pension plans, equity linked savings scheme. It also includes tuition fees of your children and the repayment of principal on your housing loan. Sukanya Samriddhi Account has been introduced this year and enables parents of a girl child less than 10 years old to claim deduction under the section. The scheme will earn 9.2 per cent for FY16 and is exempt-exempt-exempt, meaning the interest earned and the withdrawal amount will be exempt from tax.
Health care: Deduction under section 80D on health insurance prem

Trade unions to press government on Hire and Fire policy

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Relief of Five Years Age Limit

There is no proposal to give relief of five years in age limit to the candidates of all categories to apply for Government and semi-Government services. Instructions allowing relaxation in upper age limit for recruitment of the candidates of different categories to various posts under the Central Government already exist.
Further, instructions issued by the Central Government are not suo-moto applicable to autonomous bodies, statutory organizations, public sector enterprises, trusts, banks, semi-Government services, etc. which are governed by their respective regulations/instructions issued under Statute/Act of the Parliament by which they are created or came into existence.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Gopal Shetty in the Lok Sabha today.
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Retired officials have no right for promotion

Post Retirement Benefits
Department of Personnel & Training has not made any change in instructions contained in OM No. 22011/4/1998-Estt.(D) dated 12.10.1998 and reiterated vide OM No. 22011/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 14.11.2014. These instructions provide for consideration of retired employees, who are within the zone of consideration in the relevant year(s) while preparing year-wise panel(s) for promotion. Such retired officials, however, have no right for promotion as they are not available to assume charge of the higher post.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. Udit Raj in the

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Order for Merger of 50% DA, Retirement age news goes viral in Social Media

Recently rumour mill went overdrive in social media with the following news that
1.central government decided to Merge 50% DA with basic pay with effect from 1.1.2015 and order will be issued within 15 days
2. Encashment of Earned Leave to be curtailed to 180days instead of existing 300 days.
3.It went on to say that age of Retirement will be on completion of 33 Years of service or at the age of 58 Years whichever is earlier
According to the Social Media , the above strong decisions were taken in last three meeting of cabinet committee to recommend 7th pay commission. Further the post published in social media warned the central government employees that if above decisions are implemented; they should not expect more from 7th Pay Commission. Since it is considered to be the indication of what the think tank of central government will do for its employees.
We enquired about this rumour with one of the Member to the National council JCM, who recently met the 7th Pay Commission. According to him, the central government has firm on its decision not to accept the Merger of DA with Pay, since the due date of the 7th Pay Commission to submit its recommendation is nearing and the central government in many occasions cleared that the recommendation of 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1.1.2016. So there is no question of issuing order for merger of 50% DA with effect from 1.1.2015.
Further he clarified that the present government wanted to use the man-hours of central government employees productively by introducing new systems like bio metric attendance etc. Hence curtailing EL Encashment will lead the central government employees to take more leave if it is not allowed for encashment. So there is no need to implement such proposal as government point of view is against taking leave by Govt officials.
There is mixed response from the sources whether the retirement age of central government employees will be revised or not. It is believed that the present government is in favour of reducing retirement age to 58. But at the same time government doesn’t want loose resources of knowledge gained through experience by reducing retirement age of Government employees. Since the work culture of government service is deteriorating day by day due to various factors , govt would like to retain the experience of the senior Government officials . Anubhav is the one of the initiative introduced by the central government to improve the work culture of youngsters in government service. So there will not be any change in retirement age of central government employees at present.

Source - gservants

RAIL NEWS CENTER: High court quashes quota in promotion

RAIL NEWS CENTER: High court quashes quota in promotion

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel

No.I(2)/2013-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Pension/Policy)
New Delhi, Date: 27th April 2015
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel – Reg.

Sir, The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 89 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-l (Edn-2008) and equivalent provisions in Navy and Air Force Pension Regulations, payment of Constant Attendance Allowance is made in arrears twice in a year along with disability pension/ war injury pension on the basis of declaration/certificate submitted by the pensioner to his/ her pension disbursing agency (PDA) in May and November each year subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions.


2. Keeping in view of the hardships being faced by the disabled pensioners in claiming Constant Attendance Allowance. Government was reviewing the said provision from quite some time. In partial modification of above provision, the President is now pleased to decide that henceforth Constant Attendance Allowance shall be paid on monthly basis during the period of award along, with disability or war injury pension as the case may be.

3. Concerned Armed Forces Pensioners shall submit a declaration on the format enclosed as Annexure with this order to their pension disbursing agency at the time of initial payment of CAA and thereafter on annual basis at the time of his/her annual identification. During initial declaration pensioner shall state in item III of the Annexure that he/she will employ an attendant for the upcoming one year or up to the date for which CAA has been sanctioned whichever is earlier. During subsequent annual declarations pensioner would also complete item II of the Annexure providing a declaration for the period from the date of last declaration. Payment made against declaration under item III of Annexure shall be treated as provisional and would be final on submission of subsequent declaration under item II.

4. In case a pensioner drawing CAA becomes inpatient in any Government Hospital / Institution or is gainfully employed, he shall immediately report the matter to the FDA. Since, CAA is being paid, on the basis of annual declaration, any overpayment on account of CAA noticed with reference to the declaration quoted above, shall be adjusted from the monthly pension due to the pensioner.

5. All other team and conditions. for grant and payment of Constant Attendance Allowance which are not. affected by this order, shall remain unchanged. Pension Regulations of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their ID. No. 10(08)/2014/Fin/Pen dated 09/04/2015.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Prem Prakash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


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After the implementation of OROP the pension related anomalies will be reduced – Manohar Parrikar

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar has said that his top priority is to enhance military capabilities of the country with due focus on modernization of the armed forces. Inaugurating a two-day Controllers’ Conference of Defence Accounts Department, here today, he said, high serviceability levels of equipment and weapon systems and high morale of soldiers is also necessary which is possible with an effective and optimum resource utilisation. He stressed on working as an integrated whole with shared resources of data and information, specifically in area of pension, payments, compilation and accounting preferably on real time basis. The Defence Minister emphasized that faster and transparent decision making and focus on "Make in India" are the two pillars of our strategy for leapfrogging our economy to a higher growth. Shri Parrikar cautioned the Defence Accounts officials against any attack of hackers on their database. 

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June & July 2015

Indian Banks’ Association
HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No.ClR/HR&IR/76/D/2015-16/ 1742.
May 2, 2015
All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)
Dear Sirs,
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June & July 2015 under IX BPS/Joint Note dt. 27.4.10
The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base l960=100) for the quarter ended March 2015 are as follows:-
Jan 2015 – 5797.78
Feb 2015 – 5774.95
Mar 2015 – 5797.78
The average CPI of the above is 5790.17 Consequently, dearness allowance to employees is payable for 738 slabs for the period May, June & July 2015 i.e., an increase of 4 slabs over the current level.
In terms of clause 7 of the 9th Bipartite Settlement dated 27.04.2010 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, the rate of dearness allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of May, June & July 2015 shall be 110.70 % of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.
We advise banks to pay the difference between the old and revised salary and allowances to officers on an ad hoc basis, pending amendments to Officers’ Service Regulations.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
KS Chouhan
Senior Vice President

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मोदी सरकार के इस कानून से वर्कर को हटाना हो जाएगा आसान

नई दिल्ली - सरकार की योजना तीन श्रम कानूनों को एक ही कोड में एकीकृत करने की है। इससे जहां श्रमिक यूनियन बनाना कठिन हो सकता है वहीं 300 तक श्रमिकों वाली कंपनियों के लिए बर्खास्तगी कार्रवाई करने के लिए किसी तरह की आधिकारिक मंजूरी की जरुरत नहीं होगी।

सरकारी अधिकारियों ने हालांकि कहा है कि प्रस्तावित कदमों का उद्देश्य व्यापार को आसान बनाने को प्रोत्साहित करना है और ये अनिवार्य रूप से ' श्रमिक विरोधी' नहीं हैं। ऐसे ही एक प्रस्ताव के अनुसार श्रमिक यूनियन पंजीकरण के लिए श्रमिकोंं का कम से कम दस प्रतिशत या 100 कर्मचारियों की जरूरत होगी। मौजूदा व्यवस्था के तहत ऐसी कोई बाध्यता नहीं है और सात सदस्यों से श्रमिक यूनियन बन सकती है। इसके अलावा केवल कर्मचारियों को ही यूनियन बनाने की अनुमति होगी।

उक्त सब प्रस्ताव औद्योगिक संबंध विधेयक, 2015 की उस मसौदा श्रमिक संहिता का हिस्सा है जिसे श्रम मंत्रायल ने तैयार किया है। इस विधेयक के जरिए औद्योगिक विवाद कानून 1947, ट्रेड यूनियंस कानून 1926 व औद्योगिक रोजगार (स्थायी आदेश) कानून 1946 को मिलाने का प्रस्ताव है।

श्रम मंत्रालय के एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी ने कहा कि श्रम संहिता मसौदे के प्रस्तावों पर विचार के लिए छह मई को यूनियन व उद्योग प्रतिनिधियों की बैठक होगी। मीडिया रिपोर्टों में इसे 'श्रमिक विरोधी' बताए जाने पर अधिकारी ने कहा,' यह गलत धारणा है कि यह विधेयक श्रमिक विरोधी है क्योंकि हमने रोजगार छिनने के कतिपय मामलों में मुआवजा बढाकर 45 दिन करने का प्रस्ताव किया है जबकि मौजूदा प्रावधानों के तहत यह 15 दिन है।'

नियुक्ति प्रक्रिया में लचीलापन लाये जाने के सरकार के प्रयासों पर अधिकारी ने कहा,' यूनियनों को श्रमिकों का सच्चा प्रतिनिधि बनना चाहिए। इसके साथ ही कानून भी मौजूदा समय के हिसाब से होना चाहिए।
'Source - navbharattimes

‘Extremely simplified’ income tax return form coming soon: FM Arun Jaitley

An “extremely simplified” income tax return form will soon replace the controversial 14-page ITR that sought information like all bank accounts and foreign trip details, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the Lok Sabha today.
“I am having the entire matter reviewed and very soon you will hear an extremely simplified procedure coming for us,” he said replying to the debate on the Finance Bill, 2015.
Referring to the criticism of new 14-page income tax return (ITR), he said the entire issue has been reviewed and the form will be based on feedback received from the industry and MPs.
“Recently, a controversy did come up. There is an old income tax form of 12 pages which was made thirteen-and-a-half page. I was out of the country when this was done, I had it stopped,” he said.
The Finance Ministry is considering easy taxation form which an “assessee can do things himself and does not have to run to various advisers”.
Many members cutting across party lines had criticised government for issuance of a new tax return form saying that the present form impinges on the individual’s privacy as it seeks details of all bank accounts and foreign travel.
Earlier this month, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department, notified the new ITR forms for the current assessment year, seeking additional details to check the menace of black money.
As it stands, the new ITR forms, including the ITR-1 and ITR-2, require an assessee to furnish the number of bank accounts held by the individual “at any time (including opened/closed) during the previous year” with the last balance in the account on March 31 of the just-concluded fiscal.
The assessee will also have to furnish the name of the bank, account numbers, their address, IFSC code and any possible joint account holder.
When it comes to disclosure of foreign travel, the taxman wants the assessee’s passport number, its place of issuance, countries visited, number of times such sojourns made and in case of a resident taxpayer, the expenses incurred from own sources in relation to such travel.
The I-T Department last year had made it mandatory for taxpayers to mention details of all assets they hold in a foreign soil under a new schedule- details of foreign assets and income from any source outside India.
The new measures are part of the government’s effort to tackle black money in an non-obtrusive manner. The details will add to the taxman’s knowledge about a particular assessee.
The new ITR forms, this time, also feature a new column to include the Aadhaar number of the assessee.
Source - http://www.govemployees.in/2015/05/01/extremely-simplified-income-tax-return-form-coming-soon-fm-arun-jaitley/

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