Saturday, 26 October 2013

Railways: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance


Railways: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2011/E (LL)AT/MW/1
New Delhi dated: 24.10.2013
The General Managers, All Indian Railways, PUs and pSUs,
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All lndian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Del
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Revision of minimum rates of wages dearness allowance.

A copy each of orders No. (i) No. 1/11/(3)/2013-LS.II, (ii) No.1/11(4)/2013-LS-II, (iii) No.1/11/(5)/2013-LS.II, (iv) No.1/11/(6)2013-LS,ll and (v) No.1/11/(7)2013-LS.II dated 19.09.2013 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in

(i) Construction or maintenance of roads or in Building operations etc., (ii) stones mines for Stone breaking & Stone Crushing, (iii) loading and unloading operations in railway goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (iv) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 and, (v) employment of watch and ward respectively is sent herewith, for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f.  01.10.2013

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour(R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948  strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract laborers.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge the receipt.

(Madan Lal)
Director Estt. (LL)
D.A.: As above(13 pages)

To view the revised rate of wages & DA for various categories of worker, please click the link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UamMzNVJpa0N5OG8/edit?usp=sharing

Source: NFIR

Postal: Department issued orders bonus to GDS employees as per with departmental and DA for per-revised 6th CPC to CG and autonomous bodies


Postal: Department issued orders bonus to GDS employees as per with departmental and DA for per-revised 6th CPC to CG and autonomous bodies

F.NO. 26-06/2011-PAP-KW
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T.
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
[ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION]
DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI-110001.

15th OCTOBER, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia Bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 3500/- REG.

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competant Authority to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks, from Rs. 2500/- (Rs. Two Thousand, Five Hundred only) per month to Rs. 3500/- (Rupees Three Thousand five hundred only) per month. The decision is applicable with prospective effect i.e. from the accounting year: 2012-13 payable in the year 2013.14. The enhanced bonus calculation ceiling for the Gramin Dak Sevaks has already been indicated in the orders No. 26-4/2013-PAP Dated 4.10.2013, issued for payment of ex-gratia bonus during the financial year: 2013-14.

(SHANKAR PRASAD)
ASSTT.DIRECTOR GENERAL(ESTABLISHMENT)
Tele: 011-23036268

7th CPC: Feedback of the meeting with Secretary, DoPT - By AIRF


7th CPC: Feedback of the meeting with Secretary, DoPT - By AIRF

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen's Federation
No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)

Dated: October 24, 2013

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Feedback of the meeting held today with Secretary, DoP&T on Terms of Reference of VII CPC

On the invitation of Secretary, DoP&T, today we met him at North Block, being led by Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), where Jt. Secretary(Estt.), Ms Mamta Kundra was present along with the Director(JCA), Shri Ashok Kumar.

Corn. Purohit explained in detail about the background of the past Pay Commissions as he has been associated with the JCM as Secretary(Staff Side) since 1977. He said that the VI CPC though had many favourable recommendations, but it has also created many anomalies, particularly because of introduction of Pay Band and Grade Pay. Corn. Purohit further said that he had expected some draft on the Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission from the Official Side, it would facilitate better appreciation to react.

It was also explained that the VI CPC has been based on Secretarial Structure, and there no appreciation for professional and operational needs, faced by the departments, like Indian Railways, Defence production etc. Therefore, it was demanded that some professional experts should be used to appreciate the problems of the Railwaymen and others.

Nivas also demanded that, to have a true representative character, a labour representative should be included as member in the Commission.

Besides the undersigned, Com. Rakhal Das Gupta, Working President/AIRF and Corn. JR.Bhosale, Treasurer/AIRF, were present on the occasion.

The Staff Side also raised the following issues:-
  •     Secretarial Structure - Pay Structure - Hierarchy of Industrial employees
  •     GP 5400 and other facilities
  •     Allowances
  •     Provision should be made to appreciate problems of the Railways and other departments
  •     Problems of the Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department
  •     Cadre Restructuring in Defence Production
  •     Parity between pre and post retirees
  •     Removal of the anomalies
  •     MACPS - GP Rs.2000, Stepping up of pay
  •     Court cases in the matter of MACP
  •     Pay fixation of the Promotees Vs Direct Recruits
  •     Loco Pilots and other categories
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: AIRF

Seventh Pay Commission: Terms of Reference finalised by AIRF & NFIR


Seventh Pay Commission: Terms of Reference finalised by AIRF & NFIR

DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013
A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

  1.    Central Government employees - industrial and non industrial;
  2.    Personnel belonging to All India services;
  3.    Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
  4.    Personnel called ss Grameen Dak Sewalrs belonging to the Postal Department;
  5.    Personnel of Union Territories;
  6.    Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;
  7.    Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
  8.    Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up under Act of Parliament.

B. To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government Employees mentioned (A) above as on 1.1.2014.

C. The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

D. To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees and Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;

E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension

F. To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.

G. To work out the improvements needed to the existing retirement benefits, like pension; death cum retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.

H. To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.
***
AIRF forwarding letter Feedback of the meeting with Secretary, DoPT - By AIRF
NFIR letter regarding forwarding above Draft Terms of Reference:-


NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/2013/Pt.I
Dated: 26/10/2013
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission - reg.

The draft, terms of reference finalized by JCM Staff Side on enclose for information.
Affiliates may convey their views immediately.

DA/As above

(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of Government of India Offices: Confederation letter to Government


Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of Government of India Offices: Confederation letter to Govt
CONFEDERATION WRITES TO GOVERNMENT ON LDC- UDC PAY SCALE  ANOMALY


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001
Website : www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email : confederation06@yahoo.in

Patron S.K.Vyas 09868244035 
President K.K.N.Kutty 0981148303
Secretary General M.Krishnan 09447068125

Ref: Confdn/LDC-UDC/2013
Dated : 25.10.2013
To
The Secretary,
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi-110001

Sub: Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of Government of India Offices.

Sir,
This is in reference to the letter dated 14/10/2013 sent to you, on the above subject, by the All India Association of Administrative Staff, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India (Copy enclosed).

As you are aware, the implementation of the 6th anomalies. The LDC UDC issue is among the most genuine anomalies for which an agenda had been submitted on behalf of this Federation in the National Anomaly Committee (NAC). So far four meetings of the NAC have been held but had not been able to settle the issue and the 5 meeting wherein several genuine anomaly cases including the LDC-UDC issue have to be discussed and decided has not been convened so far despite of repeated requests of the staff side. In this respect, it is worth to mention here that CS-II section of the DoPT had identified the LDC/UDC issue as anomaly which is the subject matter of JCA section and sent the case to JCA vide DoPT I.D. No.25/2/2013-CS.II (B) Dated 13.08/2013 for action. But it is surprised to note that the case in original has been returned to the All India Association of Administrative Staff by the CS-II section vide letter No 25/2/20134-CS II (B) dated 19/09/2013 with a direction to take up the case directly with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. And the reason behind the returning of the case to DoPT without considering to put up it in the NAC by the JCA is not recorded.

It is further to state that 6th get selected to the post of LDC but denied an appropriate pay structure in accordance with the increased qualification. On the other hand, the educational & technical qualifications prescribed for DEO & LDC are the same but the DEO has been granted Rs. 2400 grade pay whereas the Grade pay of LDC is Rs. 1900 only. Moreover, 6th to MTS as a result the gap between the MTS and LDC narrow down to Rs. 100/.

As regards the duties and responsibilities assigned to the LDC & UDC in the subordinate offices are concerned, it is altogether different than the duties and responsibilities for the posts prescribed in the DoPT manual or assigned to these posts in the offices of Central Secretariat. While comparing the duties of DEO & LDC the DEO has only to make entry the readymade data given to them whereas the LDCs have to create data/draft letters and then to type on computer, putting up the matter through file note with justification with the support of rules and procedure. Thus LDC does more work in qualitatively and quantitative terms with less grade pay than that of the DEO. Besides, many cadres with less or equal qualification have been recommended higher pay by the 6th the Government has implemented the same.

Since the duties of the LDC & UDC in the various State Government also assigned in line of these subordinate offices and considering the volume and quality of duties assigned to them several of the State Governments who have implemented the 6th increased the pay structure/grade pay of the LDC & UDC.

From the above it is evident that the LDCs & UDCs deserve higher grade pay than the present one, commensurate with the qualifications and assignments attached to these posts. DoPT has identified the LDC & UDC issue related to anomaly and asked to take up the case with your office. It is requsted that as tens of thousands of LDC, UDC are eagerly waiting for a favourable decision from Govt, the case may be considered in a sympathetic and judicious manner so that a decision for revising the grade pay of LDC to Rs. 2400/ and that of UDC to Rs. 2800/ may please be taken.

A favourable decision in this regard is requested please.
Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Copy to: -
Com. T.K. R. Pillai

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in
[http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2013/10/confederation-writes-to-government-on.html]

Minutes of DoPT Meeting by INDWF: 7th CPC Appointment, GP 4600 to MCM under 3rd MACP, 30 Days EL iro Piece Worker, Ex-gratia on Death


Minutes of DoPT Meeting by INDWF: 7th CPC Appointment, GP 4600 to MCM under 3rd MACP, 30 Days EL iro Piece Worker, Ex-gratia on Death

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

Minutes of Meeting with Secretary DOP&T held on 24.10.2013 at New Delhi

INDWF/Circular/015/2013
Date: 25.10.2013
To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Indian National Defence Workers Federation continuously representing in various forums and also raised before Hon’ble Defence Minister on the pending issues of Defence Civilian employees.  Now on the following issues, decisions were taken by Ministry of Defence which are as follows.

1. GRANTING OF 3rd MACP UNDER FINANCIAL UPGRADATION TO MCM AND CHARGEMAN

Master craftsman pay was upgraded to Rs.4200/- Grade Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and was clarified by PC of A (Fys) that it was not considered as promotion and accordingly all these MCMs and re-designated Chargeman(T) were granted 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service to Rs.4600/-.  Subsequently DOP&T vide their letter dated 13.07.2012 and M of D vide their letter dated 23.07.2013 clarified that their upgradation was treated as promotion thereby denied the MACP – III and conveyed by PC of A (Fys), Kolkatta to recover the payment paid excess from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- Grade Pay. This was strongly protested and represented by Indian National Defence Workers Federation to DOP&T, M of D and OFB to review the decision and grant Rs.4600/- Grade Pay.   The reduction of Grade Pay and recovery was stopped awaiting for the decision from DOP&T.  The recovery was stopped including the reversion from Rs.4600/- Grade Pay to Rs.4200/- Grade Pay in respect of serving employees.

Now, due to our efforts, DOP&T sent back the file to M of D on 14.10.2013 stating that if the MCM is not the feeder grade to Chargeman for promotion as per the existing Recruitment Rules, it may be confirmed and if so the employees completed 30 years can be considered for granting 3rd MACP to Rs.4600/-.  Now M of D had made out the proposal in conformity with SRO that MCM is not the feeder grade to Chargeman and only HS I is the feeder grade and the file was sent to M of D (Finance) for their acceptance and after obtaining clearance from M of D (Defence Finance), formal order will be issued by DOP&T revising its order dt 13.07.2013 and then all the MCMs granted Rs.4600/- under 3rd MACP will be allowed is continue.

This is a major achievement for Indian National Defence Workers Federation in succeeding to get this issue resolved with going to Court.  This will benefit existing employees and the retired employees who got the benefit of 3rd MACP Rs.4600/-.

2. ENTITLEMENT OF 30 DAYS EL IRRESPECTIVE OF OPTION IN RESPECT OF PIECE WORKERS OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES

Piece Workers are denied 30 days EL and were granted only 18 days in a year whereas 30 days EL was granted to all Industrial Employees in defence vide the agreement reached between Government of India and Staff side National Council JCM reached signed on 11.09.1997.   Since, the Piece workers have opted leave under Factories Act, 1948, they are denied the benefit of 30 days.

The issue was discussed at JCM III, II and with DOP&T by Indian National Defence Workers Federation and a proposal was sent to DOP&T through M of D, that one set of Leave Rules (Departmental Leave Rules) is acceptable for all employees and therefore, the Leave Rules under Factories Act, 1948 is to be ignored and the benefit of Leave Rules under Departmental Leave rules be granted to all Industrial Employees in Ordnance Factories.

The above proposal was agreed by M of D, Department of Defence Production to DOP&T and the same was agreed.  Accordingly, Department of Defence Production D(Estt/NG) vide their letter No. I.D.No.8/IR/08/D(Fy-II) dt 25.09.2013/04.10.2013 issued clarification to Ordnance Factory board that all  the employees are now eligible as per the agreement and as per clarification issued by Ministry of Labour for 30 days.  OFB with the approval of PC of A (Fys), Kolkatta is issuing instructions to all Ordnance Factories within 3 days granting 30 days EL which Indian National Defence Workers Federation demanded that the benefit to be granted with retrospective effect i.e. from the date of granting 30 days EL (11.09.1997 agreement).

This is an important achievement of Indian National Defence Workers Federation by which thousands of retired employees will get the benefit of 12 days in a year for encashment.  This may be communicated to the retired employees also.

3. GRANT OF EX-GRATIA LUMPSUM COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DECEASED EMPLOYEES OF ORDNANCE FACTORY ORGANISATION IN CASE OF DEATH A DUE TO ACCIDENTS WHILE ON DUTY.

All Civilian employees of Government of India are entitled for grant of Ex-gratia lump-sum compensation for an amount of Rs.10,00,000/- as per the provisions contained in Para 07 of DOP & W OM No.45/55/97-P & PW(C) dt 11.09.1998 read with para 11 of DOP & PW OM No.38/37/08-P & PW(A) dated 02.09.2008.  There are many employees expired due to accidents in Ordnance Factories has been seriously represented by Indian National Defence Workers Federation President     Shri Ashok Singh also written number of letters to Hon’ble Defence Minister to grant the Ex-gratia Rs.10 lakhs to the affected families though they have been provided employment assistance out of turn.

Now we are pleased to inform that Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production vide their letter no.444/IE/05/D/(Fy-II) dt 18.10.2013 issued sanction to Ordnance Factory Board for 30 cases with a total amount of Rs.3 Crores for disbursement immediately to the families of deceased employees.  This will be in respect of Ordnance Factory Bhandara, Cordite Factory Aruvankadu, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Itarsi and other factories where accidents have taken place.  This is a great achievement.

4.  APPOINTMENT OF 7th PAY COMMISSION

On the approach of INTUC, UPA Government agreed to appoint 7th Pay Commission and will be effective from 01.01.2016.  Government invited the Federations (National Council Standing Committee members) for discussing the Terms of reference for the 7th Central Pay commission.  A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DOP& T on 24.10.2013 at 1500 Hrs at North Block on behalf of Staff side we have proposed the following:
a)  Government of India should come out with their proposal on Terms of Reference and then Staff side will give their proposal.
b)  All anomalies pending including MACP to be settled.
c)  One Labour leader to be included in the commission.
d)  All pending cadre Review proposals should be delinked from 7th CPC.

After consulting the Ministry of Finance, the proposal of Draft will be given to us for discussion.

Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.
Source: www.indwf.blogspot.in
[http://indwf.blogspot.in/2013/10/minutes-of-meeting-with-secretary-dop.html

Postal: General Secretary Meet and appealed all the NJCM top leaders for their support for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC


Postal: General Secretary Meet and appealed all the NJCM top leaders for their support for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

President                 :     D.N. Giri
General Secretary   :     S.S. Mahadevaiah

GDS/CHQ/1/10/2013                                       
Dated: 23.10.2013
To

Com. Umraomal Purohit,
Secretary (Staff Side), JCM,
National Council of the JCM,
13-C, Ferozesha Road,
New Delhi-110001.

Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra,
General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation,
4, State Entry Road,
Near New Delhi Railway Station,
New Delhi-110055.

Com. M. Raghavaiah,
General Secretary,
National Federation Indian Railwaymen,
4, Chemsford Road,
New Delhi.

Com. C. Sreekumar,
General Secretary, AIDEF,
No.2, Valluvar Street,
Rani Annanagar,
Arumbakkam (PO)
Chennai-600106.

Dear Comrade,

          The Govt. of India have always kept Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal Department numbering more than 3 lakhs outside the purview of the Pay Commission. It is a deliberate attempt to deprive them of their rights. This has been the policy all along. The Govt. have been confusing the issue of legal status of GDS as Govt. servants and taking negative stand. After sustained agitation by GDS, a Committee headed by justice Talwar was constituted by the Govt. The Committee came to the conclusion that GDS are Central Govt. employees and Recommended accordingly. This was also earlier the view of the First and Fourth Pay Commissions. In fact first CPC considered their claims & made recommendations accordingly. Disregarding bureaucratic attempts at confusing the legal status of GDS, both these commissions refused to toe the official line and took an independent view that GDS are Central Govt. employees. The following points need specific attention.

The GDS have always been counted & treated as part & parcel of total Postal workforce. In fact they are more than 55% of the total postal workforce and are running more than 80% post offices in the country, whereas regular Postal employees are only 45%. Justice Talwar committee was firmly of the view Commission. The most important recommendation which Justice Talwar Committee made was that in future these employees should be included within the purview of the Pay Commissions, keeping in view their number, their work profile, effectiveness to the postal system and the services rendered to the public.

Attention is also invited to the landmark judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Gokulananda Dass case decided on 22.4.77 wherein it has categorically been held that GDS are holders of civil post under the union which means they are Central Govt. employees. Recently Central Administrative Tribunal Bench in Tamilnadu and Chandigarh have also held that GDS are Central Govt. employees.

The Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Deptt. have made representation to the Govt. that their claims regarding revision of their pay scales and service conditions may be included in the Terms of Reference of Seventh Pay Commission and Commission may be asked to make recommendations as in the case of other Central Govt. employees. We are soliciting your kind support to our Demand with the request that you may kindly raise our demand when Govt. invites you for discussion to finalise Terms of Reference.

With greetings,
                                                                                          Yours comradely,
                                                                                             
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
 General Secretary
Friday, 25 October 2013

Subsistence Allowance during Suspension - for information


Subsistence Allowance during Suspension - for information

THE ALL INDIA SERVICES(DISCIPLINE AND APPEAL) RULES, 1969

4. Subsistence allowance during suspension.
4(1) A member of the Service under suspension or deemed to have been placed under suspension by the Government concerned shall be entitled to receive from that Government:-
4(1)(a) a subsistence allowance at an amount equal to the leave salary which a member of the Service would have drawn if he had been on leave on half-average pay or on half pay and in addition, dearness allowance, if admissible on the basis of such leave salary; Provided that where the period of suspension exceed three months, the authority which made or is deemed to have made the order of suspension shall be competent to vary the amount of subsistence allowance for any period subsequent to the period of the first three months as follows:

(i) the amount of subsistence allowance may be increased by a suitable amount, not exceeding 50 per cent of the subsistence allowance admissible during the period of the first three months, if, in the opinion of the said authority, the period of suspensions has been prolonged for reasons, to be recorded in writing, not directly attributable to the member of the Service;
(ii) the amount of the subsistence allowance may be reduced by a suitable amount, not exceeding 50 per cent of the subsistence allowance admissible during the period of the first three months, if in the opinion of the said authority, the period of suspension has been prolonged for reasons, to be recorded in writing directly attributable to a member of the Service;
(iii) the rate of the dearness allowance will be based on the increased or, as the case may be, the reduced amount of subsistence allowance admissible under sub-clause (i) or sub-clause (ii) above.
4(1)(b) any other compensatory allowance admissible from time to time on the basis of pay of which a member of the Service was in receipt on the date of suspension, subject to the fulfillment of other conditions laid down for the drawal of such allowance.
4(2) No member of the Service shall be entitled to receive payment under sub-rule (1) unless he furnished a certificate that he is not engaged in any other employment, business, profession or vocation.
4(3) The authority to grant subsistence allowance shall be the suspending authority.
Government of India's Decisions

(1) The Government of India have decided that:
(i) the amount of subsistence allowance once granted should be varied by the suspending authority under the first proviso to this rule only after recording in writing the reasons for increasing or decreasing the amount;
(ii) a member shall not be entitled to compensatory allowance of which he was in receipt prior to suspension unless the suspending authority is satisfied that he continues to meet the expenditure for which they were granted.
[G.I., M.H.A. Letter No. 13/7/58-AIS (III), dated 18th October, 1958, read with No. 7/20/59-AIS (II), dated the 17th November, 1959]

(2) The Government of India have decided that the following deductions should be enforced from subsistence allowance:-
(i) Income tax and super tax (provided the member's annual income calculated with reference to subsistence allowance is taxable).
(ii) House rent and allied charges i.e. electricity, water furniture etc.
(iii) Repayment of loans and advances taken from Government at such rates as the competent authority deems it right to fix.
(2.2) The following deductions should not be made except with a member's written consent letter-
(a) Premia due on Postal Life Assurance Policies.
(b) Amounts due to Co-operative Stores and Co-operative Credit Societies.
(c) Refund of Advances taken from General Provident Fund.
 
(2.3) The following deductions should not be made from subsistence allowances:-
(i) Subscription to the All India Services Provident Fund.
(ii) Amounts due on Court attachments.
(iii) Recovery of loss to Government for which a member is responsible.
 
(2.4) There is no bar to the recovery of overpayments from subsistence allowance but the competent authority will exercise discretion in deciding whether recovery should be held wholly in abeyance during the period of suspension or it should be effected at full or reduced rate depending on the circumstances of each case.
[G.I., M.H.A. letter No. 7/18/59-AIS (II), dated 21st October, 1959]
 
(3) A question having arisen, it was decided that an officer (under suspension) is entitled to receive subsistence allowance at the rate equal to leave salary which he would have drawn while on leave on half average pay or half pay as the case may be, for the first twelve months. If after the expiry of that period, the competent authority does not find it necessary to increase or decrease the amount, the officer (under suspension) will continue to receive the same amount of subsistence allowance and it is not necessary to issue fresh orders in this regard.
[G.I., M.H.A. letter No. 7/8/62-AIS (III), dated 5th May, 1962]

CPCB Order – Submission of Income Details & proof of savings for income tax financial year 13-14


CPCB Order - Submission of Income Details & proof of savings for income tax financial year 13-14


Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi
File No. AC-101/05/VG/2013-14/
September 24, 2013
CIRCULAR

Subject: Income details & proof of savings for tax calculation / deduction purposes for FY 2013-2014

The government of India imposes an income tax on taxable income of individuals. Levy of tax is separate on each of the persons. The levy is governed by the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. The Indian Income Tax Department is governed by the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) and is part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Income tax is a key source of funds that the government uses to fund its activities and serve the public.

Section 192 of the I.T.Act, 1961 provides that every person (DDO in case of CPCB) responsible for paying any income which is chargeable under the head ‘salary, shall deduct income tax on the estimated income of the assessee under the head salaries. The tax is required to be calculated at the average rate of income tax as computed on the basis of the rates in force. The deduction is to be made at the time of the actual payment. However, no tax is required to be deducted at source, unless the estimated salary income exceeds the maximum amount not chargeable to tax applicable in case of an individual during the relevant financial year. The tax once deducted is required to be deposited in government account and a certificate of deduction of tax at source (also referred as Form No.16) is to be issued to the employee. Finally, the employer/deductor is required to prepare and file quarterly statements in form No.24Q with the Income-tax Department PAN and address are mandatory. If not furnished, tax at source is to be deducted at the prescribed rates or 20% whichever is higher without giving any rebate/deduction.

ArrangementsBy 30th November 2013By 15th February 2014
AnnexureI & II along-with proof of the savings (self-attested) till Nov. 30th 2013.Only the documentary proof (Annexure need not be sent again) of the proposed savings (self-attested) declared in annexure II.
DeclarationDeclaration of Proposed savings in the prescribed column in annexure II which are proposed to be made after 30th November 2013 for 2013-2014.Proposed savings or proof of the savings will not be considered after this date, even if submitted.
Last Date30th November 201315th February 2014)

In case, no declaration is received by November 30th 2013, due tax will be deducted as per the current tax structure.  soft copy of this circular & saving submission annexure are also available at the employees’ corner on the CPCB’s web-site i.e. http://www.cpcb.nic.in/employee/itcircular13-14.pdf & saving submission annexure http://www.cpcb.nic.in/employee/savingsubmission13-14.pdf at Intranet portal (http://10.24.84.156:8080/cpcb.htm).

(M.S. Bansal)
Accounts Officer & I/C F&A
Income Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2013-2014

For All Assesses:
Upto Rs.2,00,000/-NIL
Rs.2,00,010/- to Rs.5,00,000/-@ 10% of (total income minus Rs.2,00,000)
Rs.5,00,010/- to Rs.10,00,000/-Rs.30,000/- + 20% of (total income minus Rs.5,00,000)
Rs.10,00,010/- & aboveRs.1,30,000/- + 30% of (total income minus Rs.10,00,000)

Things one must know:
1. As per new section 87A wef AY 2014-2015 onwards:
An assessee, being an individual resident in India, whose total income does not exceed five hundred thousand rupees, shall be entitled to a deduction, from the amount of income-tax (as computed before allowing the deductions under this Chapter) on his / her total income with which he/she is chargeable for any assessment year, of an amount equal to hundred per cent of such income-tax or an amount of two thousand rupees, whichever is less.

2. Education Cess 2% +Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Cess 1% Education Cess is applicable (2%+1%)@ 3% on income tax

3. Threshold limit of exemption from personal income tax in the case of all assesses is Rs.2,00,000. The threshold limit for a resident woman assessee is also Rs.200,000, while for a resident senior citizen over 60 years is Rs.2,50,000 and for senior citizen over 80 years is Rs.500,000.

4. The last date for filing of individual income tax return with the concerned ITO is 31st July 2014. For the Assessment year 2013-14, E-filing must for people with annual income above Rs 5 lakh.

5. Tax payers with salary income of up to Rs.5 lakh and interest from savings bank accounts up to `10,000 is required to file income tax returns in either mode manually or e.filing.
(M.S. Bansal)
Accounts Officer
& I/C F&A
Source: /www.cpcb.nic.in
[http://www.cpcb.nic.in/employee/itcircular13-14.pdf]

Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway employees in Gp Rs 1800/-


Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway employees in Gp Rs 1800/-

No.II/34/Pt.9
Dated: 23/10/2013
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
NEW DELHI

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway emproyees in GP Rs 1800/-

Federation wishes to bring to the notice of Rairway Board grievance railway employees working on Delhi Division/Northern Railway safety categories (Loco Pilots) and eligible to avail benefit under LARSGESS whose wards had appeared in the Aptitude test of December 2011 cycle but unfortunately could not qualify. It has been reported to NFIR that when the staff represented for 2nd chance pursuant to instructions of Railway Board vide letter no. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 29/03/2011, as applicable in written test, Administration did not allow. This is grossly unjustified. A copy of representation submitted by the staff is enclosed for reference.
NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board to consider and issue suitable instructions to all zones for considering cases of cycle of December 2011 and onwards for granting 2nd chance to clear aptitude test, as a special case. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation — need to obviate delays in payment of such dues


Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation — need to obviate delays in payment of such dues

No. 18019/6/2013-Estt(L)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 21 October, 2013
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation — need to obviate delays in payment of such dues – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that in terms of the provisions of rule 39 of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, the authority competent to grant leave is suo mote required to issue an order granting cash equivalent of leave salary for both earned leave and half pay leave, if any, at the credit of the Government servant on the date of his retirement, subject to the prescribed limits.

2. It has since been brought to the notice of this Department that the concerned administrative authorities as indicated in First Schedule to the said rules including authorities subordinate to the leave sanctioning authorities to whom such powers have been delegated, are not ensuring that the dues, as admissible to a Government servant retiring on attaining the age of superannuation, are promptly paid. This has led to avoidable litigation where courts have been directing payment of interest on such delayed payments. It has been observed from the references received in this Department that the delays in such payments are predominantly due to avoidable administrative reasons relating to processing of such cases.

3. It is further stated that the Leave Account of a Government servant is a dynamic document which is required to be revisited periodically to record credits of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave in terms of provisions of rules 26 and 29 of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 with entries made on each occasion the Government servant avails the leave of the kind due and admissible to him Further, the said rules envisage that advance credits be made in the leave account of the Government servant and a constant check maintained to ensure that the total accumulations at any given time do not exceed 300+15 days.

4. Delays in reckoning the leave accumulations at the credit of Government servant at any stage, particularly at the time of his retirement on superannuation, cannot be acceptable and can be construed as administrative lapse, liable to attract provisions of the CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 and CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965. All cases
of delay may be looked into and delays in disbursement of dues to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation be avoided.

5. The administrative authorities may consider putting in place a mechanism to check such delays and define various processing parameters and time lines viz. issuance of orders in respect of such retiring Government servants who have 300+15 days earned leave at their credit on the 20th of the month in which they are retiring as any leave availed by such Government servants shall not impact the maximum ceiling of encashment of such leave even if any request is made for grant of earned leave during the said period. The possibility of e-transfer of dues can also be worked out in consultation with respective P&AOs.

6. All Ministries/Departments are accordingly advised to bring the position referred to in this OM to the notice of all concerned from the perspective of ensuring that the dues of leave encashment in respect of Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation are discharged with due promptness. It maybe ensured that sanction orders, in this regard are issued timely, so that dues admissible to the Government servants on attaining the age of superannuation, on account of encashment of leave, are discharged as soon as possible, preferably on the next working day following the date of their retirement on superannuation.
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(Mukul Ratra)
Director
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/18019_6_2013-Estt.L-21102013.pdf]
Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Re-commencing of booking of Holiday Home at Port Blair - Directorate of Estates


Re-commencing of booking of Holiday Home at Port Blair - Directorate of Estates

IMMEDIATE
No. D-11016/53/2007-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates


Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 03-10-2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Re-commencing of booking of Holiday Home at Port Blair.

Reference Directorate of Estates vide O.M. of even No. dated 6th June, 2013. Room No. 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 & 306 of Holiday Home at Port Blair kept for repairs & maintenance would be ready for occupation w.e.f. November, 2013 and accordingly, it has been decided to re-commence the booking of above rooms in Holiday Home at Port Blair with effect from 1st November, 2013.

NIC, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi is requested that online booking of above rooms may be re-activated with immediate effect.  However, it may be ensured that applicants can apply for booking only for period with effect from 1.11.2013.

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(N.S. Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)

Source: www.holidayhomes.nic.in
[http://holidayhomes.nic.in/WriteReadData/Circulars/30Re-commencingAtPortBlair.pdf]

Holiday Homes: Temporary stoppage of allotment of Guest House at Kormangala, Bangalore


Directorate of Estates Orders - Allotment of Guest House at Bangalore is stopped temporarily

Directorate of Estates under Ministry of Urban Development has informed through an Office Memorandum vide No. D-11016/66/2013-Regions dated 11th October 2013 that the booking of Guest House at Koramangala, Bangalore is being temporarily stopped till end of November, 2013 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

The order is reproduced here under...

No. D-11016/66/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 11.10.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Temporary stoppage of allotment of Guest House at Bangalore.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Executive Engineer, Bangalore Central Division-II, CPWD, Bangalore letter No. 23(96)(7)/BCD-II/2013/882 dated 03.10.2013 & Directorate of Estates O.M. of even No. dated 02.09.2013 on the above mentioned subject and to say that booking of Guest House at Koramangala, Bangalore is being temporarily stopped till end of November, 2013 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

(N.S. Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)
Source: www.holidayhomes.nic.in

A Meeting on 7th Pay Commission is convened by DOPT


A Meeting on 7th Pay Commission is convened by DOPT

The central government employees will be happy to see some progress in the announcement made by central government on setting up of 7th Pay commission. The General Secretary, NFIR –National federation of Indian railway men, informed his leaders through his letter dated 20/10/2013, that a meeting with JCM Members has been convened under the Chairmanship of Secretary,DOP&T at 1500 hours on 24th October, 2013 in Committee Room No. 190, North Block,New Delhi.

According to the General Secretary, NFIR, the Core Issue to be discussed in the meeting will be ‘Terms and reference of 7th Pay commission.’ So it is believed that National Council JCM Members will share their views in the meeting regarding Terms and reference of 7th Pay Commission. Already lot of suggestions has been poured by netizens on 7th pay commission and the terms and reference of 7th pay commission.

What is Terms and Reference?

The term represents mainly two things
1.Purpose
2.Structure

So the purpose and structure of 7th pay commission will be discussed and most probably defined in the meeting to be held on 24/10/2013 at North Block with Staff Side Members of National Council JCM.

Some suggestions on Terms and reference on 7th Pay commission are compiled and produced here for inviting the Readers opinion.

Structure of the 7th Pay Commission

1) As the practice fallowed before ,7th pay Commission should be headed by a Retired or serving Judge of the Supreme Court;

2) Members of the Commission should have a representation from each Pay Band

3) Commission should have one Member each from Defence , Railways and Postal

4) It should be assisted by a Consultative Body of Ex-Defence and Railway Personnel to project the special conditions prevailing there in – being the largest employers.

Purpose and Principals of Pay Determination

1) 1: 12 Ratio between Minimum and Maximum PAY to be reduced

2) Rationalizing Promotion Policy (No reservation in promtion)

3) Ensure effective functioning of Government Mechanism

4) Effective Grievance redressal System for Government servants

5) Removal of anomalies of Sixth CPC

6) Skill based Wage Structure ( Suggestion of Economist)

Source: http://www.7thcentralpaycommission.net

Rajasthan Circle PA/SA Exam Final Result 2013 Declared


Rajasthan Circle PA/SA Exam Final Result 2013 Declared

Direct Recruitment Results of PA/SA for the year 2011 & 2012 in Rajasthan Circle

Download / View Result

KERALA CIRCLE PA / SA EXAMS RESULTS 2013 DECLARED


KERALA CIRCLE PA / SA EXAMS RESULTS 2013 DECLARED 

Direct Recruitment Results of PA/SA for the year 2011 & 2012 in Kerala Circle

Download / View Result

http://keralapost.in/Downloads/Direct%20Rectt%20PA_SA_%202013.pdf
Source: http://keralapost.in/Results.html
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Bonus for Tamilnadu PSU Employees


Bonus for Tamilnadu PSU Employees

The State Government of Tamilnadu announced bonus and ex-gratia to the employees working in public sector undertakings about more than three lakh.

Ahead of festival season, the chief minister J.Jayalalithaa informed that the bonus of 8.33% and an ex-gratia of 11.67% would be paid to the employees of PSU for the year 2012-13.

7th Pay Commission: Suggestions for terms of reference with respect to Pensioners by Bharat Pensioner Samaj


7th Pay Commission: Suggestions for terms of reference with respect to Pensioners by Bharat Pensioner Samaj

Suggestions for terms of reference of 7th CPC with respect to Pensioners by Bharat Pensioner Samaj

1. To examine with a view to having a proper pension structure for pensioners and family pensioners both past and future so that all pensioners irrespective of pre retirement status get equal percentage rise in pension through full parity as well as through normal consolidation.

2. To examine the existing pension structure including death-cum-retirement, commutation of pension and other terminal or recurring benefits, upholding the principal of Parity in Pension between past and future pensioners as recommended by V CPC and make recommendations there to be effective from 01.01.2006.

3. To consider the merger of Dearness Relief wef 1.1.2011 and grant of suitable Interim Relief with immediate effect.

4. To consider the unimplemented recommendation of 5th & 6th CPC.

5. To consider enhancement of% of pension & family pension

6. To examine various health schemes in the light of apex court judgments on the subject & suggest improvements so that all pensioners including those of all India services like IAS, irrespective of pre retirement status get hassle free medical facilities at par .

7. To examine FMA with reference to prevailing market conditions & to suggest enhancement w/o any distance restriction.
 Source: Bharat Pensioner Samaj

TASMAC Employees to get bonus: Tamilnadu State Government Bonus


TASMAC Employees to get bonus: Tamilnadu State Government Bonus

More than 28 thousand TASMAC employees will get bonus of from Rs.3450 to Rs.4200 this year.

Ahead of Deepavali Festival, Tamilnadu government has decided to issue bonus to TASMAC Employees this year. In Tamilnadu nearly about 6800 Liquor Shops and 28000 employees are serving under the Department of TASMAC.

Supervisors and Salesmen are getting bonus amount of Rs.4200 and Asst. Salesmen get Rs.3450 as the total of bonus and ex-gratia.
Monday, 21 October 2013

Bonus: Railway Board Orders - Railway Board issued orders on granting of bonus to RPF and RPSF


Railway Board Orders - Railway Board issued orders on granting of bonus to RPF and RPSF


Railway Board has issued orders on granting ad-hoc bonus to RPF and RPSF for thirty days.
The content of the order has been given below for your information...

"Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2012-2013.
The President is pleased to decide that all Group 'C' & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2012-2013, without any eligibility wage ceiling. The calculation ceiling of  3500/- will remain unchanged.
2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:
a) Only those Group ‘C’ & 'D’ RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.32013 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2012-2013 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year ranging from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded to the nearest number of months).
b) The quantum of ad-hoc bonus will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate ad-hoc bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of  3500/- (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs.3500), ad-hoc bonus for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500 x 30 / 30.4 = 3453.95 (rounded off to  3454/-).
c) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
d) In the matter where the aforesaid provisions are silent, clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministries letter No.E(P&A)II-88/Bonus-3 dated 29.12.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.
e) All the Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways".

Corrigendum on Recruitment of Persons with disabilities from open market


Corrigendum on Recruitment of Persons with disabilities from open market

Railway Board instructed to all recruiting agencies to amend the rule while recruiting persons with disabilities from open market...
The order No.E(P&A)II/2013/Bonus-1 (RBE No.109/2013) dated on 11.10.2013, the clause of the order is given below for your ready reference...

"Recruitment of Persons with disabilities from open market - qualification of scribes- regarding.
Attention is invited to para 2 (ii)(b) of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17/09/2007 regarding guidelines for providing concessions/facilities including scribes to persons with disabilities (PWDs), while conducting examination for their recruitment from open market. 
Pursuant to advice of the Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, in Case No. 389/1041/2013 dated 13/9/2013 that criteria like educational qualification, marks secured, age or other such restriction for the scribe should not be fixed and instead, the invigilation system should be strengthened so that the candidates using scribe do not indulge in malpractices like copying and cheating during the examination, it has been decided by the Board to delete para 2 (ii)(b) of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17/09/2007.
Further, where recruitment notices have already been published, the recruiting agency may also issue corrigendum, bringing this fact to the notice of all concerned".

Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non – Central Staffing Scheme post – reg


Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non – Central Staffing Scheme post – reg
 
F. No.9/25/2006-E0 (MM-I)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi,
17th  October, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non – Central Staffing Scheme post – reg

As per the ACC directions, an officer working on a Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) post is allowed an additional tenure of two years on his shift to a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post and vice-versa, subject to cadre clearance and further subject to the maximum limit of seven years outside the cadre at a stretch. While allowing the shift, the tenure of the officers is specified/fixed. Similarly as per extant policy, officers working on a CSS post on their premature repatriation on grounds other than promotion are required to undergo extended cooling off.
2. However, it has come to notice that officers have continued to stay beyond the stipulated tenure without the approval of the competent authority, sometimes even beyond the maximum stipulated limit of seven years outside the cadre. It has also come to notice that some of the officers who after their stint under the CSS had shifted to Non-CSS posts were allowed to go prematurely to their cadre without seeking the approval of the ACC.
3. The undersigned is directed to convey that any proposal for premature repatriation and extension in tenure beyond the approved tenure in respect of officers who have shifted from a CSS post and are now working on a Non-CSS post should be referred to DoP&T for approval/orders of the competent authority.
4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure compliance of the above direction in future.
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(Dr. Amarpreet Duggal)
Director (MM)
Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/9_25_2006-EOMM-I-17102013.pdf]

DOPT Orders 2013: Recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D’ posts)


DOPT Orders 2013: Recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D’ posts)


No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


New Delhi, dated the 21st October 2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D’ posts).

This Department vide OM of even number dated 12.5.2010 requested all the Ministries/ Departments to intimate their requirements for Non-Technical Group ‘C’ posts in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the SSC immediately in order that the Commission could initiate action for recruitment. The Ministries/Departments were also advised to take action simultaneously for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated vide OM dated 30.4.2010.

2. It has, however, come to the notice that Cadre Controlling Authorities are not sending their requisitions for the vacancies of MTS to SSC. The erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts which now belong to Group ‘C’ are required to be filled up through SSC as per instructions of this Department instead of through Employment Exchange or any other mode. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, once again requested for sending their requirements in respect of Ministries/Departments themselves as well as their attached/ subordinate officers also, for Non-Technical Group ‘C’ posts in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the SSC immediately in order that the Commission could initiate action for recruitment.

3. Action pending if any, may simultaneously be taken for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated.

4. Hindi version follows.




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(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_6_2009-Estt.RR-21102013.pdf]
Saturday, 19 October 2013

Dopt issued guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries / Departments & RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013


Dopt issued guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries / Departments & RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013

Dopt issued guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries / Departments 

No.104/76/2011-AVD.1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
 
New Delhi, Dated October 18, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject:- Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries / Departments.

The undersigned is directed to say that the instructions regarding dealing with anonymous and pseudonymous complaints as contained in this Department’s OM No. 321/4/91-AVD.III, dated 29th September, 1992 and as reiterated vide DOP&T’s OM No. 371/38/97-AVD.III, dated 3/11/1997, being at variance with instructions issued by CVC in this regard vide circular No.3(V)/99/2 dated 29th June, 1999, No. 98/DSP/9, dated 31st January, 2002 and 11th October, 2002, had been receiving the attention of the Government for the past some time.

2. The matter was examined afresh in consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission. Subsequent to the Public Interest Disclosure & Protection of informers’ Resolution 2004 (PIDPI), the Commission has created a mechanism for handling complaints where identity of the complainant is kept secret and the complainant is provided protection. This has been endorsed and operationalized by the Central Government with the approval of the competent authority.
 
3. In view of the fact that complainants who desire to protect their identity now have the protection of the Public Interest Disclosure & Protection of Informers’ Resolution — 2004 (PIDPI), the following procedure is laid down for handling anonymous and pseudonymous complaints, in supersession of instructions contained in DoP&T’s OM No. 321/4/91-AVD.III dated 29th September, 1992:
 
 
(i) No action is required to be taken on anonymous complaints, irrespective of the nature of allegations and such complaints need to be simply filed
 
(ii) Complaints containing vague allegations could also be filed without verification of identity of the complainant.
 
(iii) If a complaint contains verifiable allegations, the administrative Ministry/Department may take cognizance of such complaint with the approval of the competent authority to be designated by the Ministry/Department as per their distribution of work. In such cases, the complaint will be first sent to the complainant for owning/disowning, as the case may be. If no response is received from the complainant within 15 days of sending the complaint, a reminder will be sent. After waiting for 15 days after sending the reminder, if still nothing is heard, the said complaint may be filed as pseudonymous by the Ministry/Department.
 
 
4. Instructions contained in para-3 above would also be applicable (with appropriate competent authority to be designated under para 3 (iii) above) for dealing with complaints against Secretaries to the Government of India or Chief Executives / CMDs / Functional Director of PSEs/PSBs/FIs, which will continue to be referred to the Cabinet Secretariat for placing before the Group of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary/Secretary (Coordination) in the Cabinet Secretariat, as the case may be, as per procedure given in Department’s OM No. 104/100/2009-AVD.I, dated 14/1/2010 and DPE’s OM No. 15(1)/2010-DPE(GM), dated 11/3/2010, as amended from time to time.
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(G.Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 
RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013
 
As per the Finance Act, 2013, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2013-14 (i.e. Assessment Year 2014-15) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax
A. Normal Rates of tax:

S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/-.Nil
2Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/-
3Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-.Rs. 30,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-.Rs. 1,30,000/- plus 30 Per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or
more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:

S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/-Nil
2Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 2,50,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-
10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/-
3Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 25,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,25,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or
more at any time during the financial year:

S. No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-Nil
2Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 5,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-
20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-
4Where the total income exceeds
Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,00,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
2.2 Surcharge on Income tax:

The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge @10% of the Income-tax on payments to an individual taxpayer, if the total income of the individual exceeds Rs 1 crore during FY 2013-14 (AY 2014-15). However the amount of Surcharge shall not exceed the amount by which the individual’s total income exceeds Rs 1 crore and if surcharge so arrived at, exceeds such amount (assessee’s total income minus one crore) then it will be restricted to the amount of total income minus Rupees one crore.

2.3.1 Education Cess on Income tax: The amount of income-tax including the surcharge if any, shall be increased by Education Cess on Income Tax at the rate of two percent of the income-tax.

2.3.2 Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Income-tax: An additional cess is chargeable at the rate of one percent of income-tax including the surcharge if any, but not including the Education Cess on income tax as in 2.3.1.

3. SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961: BROAD SCHEME OF TAX DEDUCTION AT SOURCE FROM "SALARIES":

3.1 Method of Tax Calculation:
Every person who is responsible for paying any income chargeable under the head "Salaries" shall deduct income-tax on the estimated income of the assessee under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2013-14. The income-tax is required to be calculated on the basis of the rates given above, subject to the provisions related to requirement to furnish PAN as per sec 206AA of the Act, and shall be deducted at the time of each payment. No tax, however, will be required to be deducted at source in any case unless the estimated salary income including the value of perquisites, for the financial year exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/- or Rs.2,50,000/- or Rs. 5,00,000/-, as the case may be, depending upon the age of the employee.

Gross Salary for Newly Appointed Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant / PA SBCO


Gross Salary for Newly Appointed Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant / PA SBCO
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A request was made by a candidate regarding salary structure of newly appointed  Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and the details are as follows

B.P = Basic Pay
D.A = Dearness Allowance
H.R.A = House Rent Allowance
T.A = Travelling Allowance
The above are used for calculating the total salary of a Postal/Sorting Assistant
PA/SA’s are included in the Pay Scale of  5200-20200  with a grade pay of 2400.

Calculation:
1. Basic Pay (BP) = 9910 (7510 + 2400)
2. Dearness Allowance = Dearness Allowance (DA) is given by the Government in every six months ie, in January and July every year. From Jan 2013, the Dearness Allowance is 80%. Thus the present DA is 80% of 9910 which works out to 7928.
3)    House Rent Allowance (HRA) = HRA is calculated based on the city where you are working. In India the cities have been classified into three categories as “X”, “Y” and “Z”.
X' Cities - 30% HRA
States
Cities Classified as "X"
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (UA)
Delhi
Delhi (UA)
Karnataka
Bangaluru (UA)
Mahrashtra
Greater Mumbai (UA)
Tamilnadu
Chennai (UA)
West Bengal
Kolkatta (UA)
                                                          
 Y' Cities - 20% HRA 
States
Cities Classified as "Y"
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada (UA, Warangal, (UA), Vishkhapatnam (UA), Guntur
Assam
Guwahati (UA)
Bihar
Patna (UA)
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
Chattisgarh
Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
Gujarat
Ahmedabad (UA), Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA)
Haryana
Faridabad*
Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar (UA), Jammu (UA)
Jharkhand
Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchi (UA)
Karnataka
Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore (UA), Mysore (UA)
Kerala
Kozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thiruvananthapuram (UA)
Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior (UA), Indore (UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA)
Maharashtra
Amravati, Nagpur (UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik (UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Pune (UA), Solapur, Kolhapur (UA)
Orissa
Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar (UA)
Punjab
Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludihiana
Pondicherry
Pondicherry (UA)
Rajasthan
Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur (UA), Kota (UA)
Tamilnadu
Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA), Madurai (UA)
Uttarkhand
Dehradun (UA)
Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad, Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad*, Aligarh, Agra (Ua), Bareilly (UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur, Varanasi (UA)
West Bengal
Asansol (UA)
 Remaining cities –      Z' Cities - 10% HRA 
In X cities = 30 % of 9910 = 2973
In Y Cities = 20 % of 9910 = 1982
In Z Cities = 10 % of 9910 = 991
Travelling Allowance = TA is fixed as Rs.800 + the DA % 
of 800. So at present TA is 800 + 80% of 800 = 1440.
Gross Salary works out to: (For Newly Appointed PA)
·        In X class cities salary will be = 9910+7928+2973+1440   =    
Rs. 22251
·        In Y class cities will be = 9910+7928+1982+1440 =  
Rs. 21260
·    In Z class cities will be = 9910+7928+991+1440
     
= Rs. 20269
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