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Central Government setup a committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Rules

Central Govt setup a committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Rules

Government Sets-Up A Committee to Simplify The Provisions of The Income Tax Act, 1961

The Government of India has constituted a Committee with a view to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, with the following composition:

(i) Justice R.V. Easwar, (Retd.), former Judge, Delhi High Court and former President, ITAT – Chairman
(ii) Shri V.K. Bhasin, former Law Secretary – Member
(iii) Shri Vinod Jain, Chartered Accountant – Member
(iv) Shri Rajiv Memani, Consultant – Member
(v) Shri Ravi Gupta, Sr. Advocate – Member
(vi) Shri Mukesh Patel, Tax-Advocate – Member
(vii) Shri Ajay Bahl, Consultant – Member
(viii) Shri Pradip P. Shah, Investment Adviser – Member
(ix) Shri Arvind Modi, IRS (IT:81009) – Member
(x) Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh, IRS (IT:95006) – Member

The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Committee shall be as follows:
i) To study and identify the provisions/phrases in the Act which are leading to litigation due to different interpretations;

ii) To study and identify the provisions which are impacting the ease of doing business;

iii) To study and identify the areas and provisions of the Act for simplification in the light of the existing jurisprudence;

iv) To suggest alternatives and modifications to the existing provisions and areas so identified to bring about predictability and certainty in tax laws without substantial impact on the tax base and revenue collection; and
The Committee shall set its own procedures for regulating its work. The Committee can also work in Sub-Groups and the draft prepared by the Sub-Groups can then be approved by the whole Committee. The Committee will put its draft recommendations in the public domain. After stakeholder consultations, the Committee will formalise its recommendations. The Committee can give its recommendations in batches. The First Batch containing as many recommendations as possible shall be submitted by 31st January, 2016.
The Term of the Committee shall be for a period of one year from the date of its constitution.

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15 — Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15 — Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

bonus-centralgovernmentnewsF.No.7/22/2008 E-III(A) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 26th October, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15 — Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 16th October, 2015 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2014-15 to the eligible Central Government employees not covered by the Productivity Linked Bonus Schemes, subject to terms and conditions laid down therein.

2. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i) follow the pattern of pay structure and emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and (ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation.

3. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders, circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M. No.14(10)E-Coord/88 dated 4.10.88, as amended from time to time, may be kept in view, mutatis mutandis.

4. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) in respect of various autonomous organizations would not be considered by the administrative Ministries concerned, as the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders as per their own administrative and financial judgment in respect of their employees, no liability for funding will, in any case, lie on the Central Government on this account.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in
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Festival advance for government employees hiked to Rs 10,000

Festival advance for government employees hiked to Rs 10,000

Mumbai: Keeping in view guidelines of the Centre, the Maharashtra government has decided to increase the festival advance of non-gazetted employees to Rs 10,000.

Festival Advance for Government Employees Hiked to Rs 10,000

The advance, which was earlier Rs 5,000, will cover nine major festivals – Diwali, Ramzan Id, Christmas, Parsi New Year, Rosh Hoshnaa (Jewish new year), Buddha Jayanti, Independence Day, Republic Day and Sanvatsari (last day of Jain’s ‘Paryushan).

“Non-gazetted state government employees will now get festival advance of Rs 10,000 for nine major festivals. The limit earlier was Rs 5,000. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has taken this decision keeping the guidelines of the Central government in mind,” an official from the state finance department said.

A Government Resolution (GR) in this regard has also been issued by the finance department on October 18.

“As per the GR, non-gazetted state government employees having pay band of Rs 4,800 or less will get this benefit,” the official said.
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CPAO reminder on payment of arrears of pension to pre‐ 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006

CPAO reminder on payment of arrears of pension to pre‐ 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Reminder-II

CPAO/IT &Tech/Revision Pre-2006/2015-16/1660
Dated: 15/10/2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of arrears of pension to pre‐ 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 ‐regarding

Attention is invited to CPAO’s OM CPAO/Tech/Revision (Pre‐ 2006)/2015‐16/941‐ 1011 dated 04.09.2015 and even No.1016‐1086 dated 08.09.2015 regarding guidelines to be followed by all CPPCs for processing of these cases with the request to make the payment of arrears of pensions in compliance to the DP&PW OM dated 30.07.2015 at the earliest (preferably within a week). Secretary (Pension)is monitoring the progress of payment of arrears to these pensioners.

Therefore,it is again requested to intimate the status of arrear payment of those pensioners whose consolidated amendment authorities have been issued on 08.09.2015 by reverse mall to vijay.cpao@gmail.com positively followed by daily progress report if the arrear payment is still pending.
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(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Authority: www.cpao.nic.in
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Officers and employees of the MHA and DoPT observes Vigilance Awareness Week

Officers and employees of the MHA and DoPT observes Vigilance Awareness Week

MHA observes Vigilance Awareness Week
Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Secretary (Border Management), administered the pledge to officers and employees of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Personnel & Training here today to mark the commencement of Vigilance Awareness Week.

It has been declared by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) that every year Vigilance Awareness Week should be observed. Since the year 2000, the Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed around the first week of November every year. It has been decided that this year, the Vigilance Awareness Week be observed by all organisations, falling within the purview of the Central Vigilance Commission, from October 26-to-October 31, 2015.

As per CVC directions, the observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week commences with the pledge at 1100 hours on Monday of the assigned week. All officers and employees of the Government affirmed that they shall continuously strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, work unstintingly for eradication of corruption, remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation, and do their duty conscientiously and act without fear or favour.

During the week, organisations are requested to emphasise more on efficiency and transparency in their customer-oriented programmes. Efforts should also be made to raise awareness among the users of the services provided by the departments/ organisations, about the initiatives taken for improvement of the systems and procedures, the complaint handling policy, the avenues available for redressal of grievances, etc.

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