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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for pensionary benefits - DoP's clarification


Grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for pensionary benefits - DoP's clarification
No. 100-10/2018-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)
 Dak Bhawan. Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
10th January. 2019.
Office Memorandum

Sub : Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits - Regarding

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of representation dated 04-12-2018 along with its enclosures received from Shri R. Ganesan. Secretary. Department of Posts (Retd.) & President. India Posts Retired Officers Association (IPROA) requesting to consider grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation in case of officials retiring on 30th June or 31st December after completion of one full year service, for calculating pensionary benefits. The request has been made on the basis of an order dated 15-09-2017 passed by Hon'ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ Petition No. 15732/2017 in the matter of Shri P. Ayyumperumal. wherein the High Court had directed that the petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period of one full year's service from the date of his last increment till the date he retired 30th June next year for the purpose of pensionary benefits. The appeal preferred by UOI by way of filing SLP Civil Dy. No. 22283/2018 challenging the High Court order was dismissed by Hon'ble Supreme Court. vide order dated 23-07-2018

 2. The issue raised in the representation does not come under the purview of Department of Post. Therefore, the representation Is being forwarded to the nodal Ministry (Department of Expenditure) for their consideration and appropriate action.
(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (Pension)

Source : Confederation
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CBDT: Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS) by using Data Analytics and request the Non-filers to assess their tax liability for AY 2018-19


Ministry of Finance
CBDT identifies non-filers through Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS) by using Data Analytics and request the Non-filers to assess their tax liability for AY 2018-19 and file the Income Tax Returns (ITR) or submit online response within 21 days
22 JAN 2019
The Non-filers Monitoring System (NMS) aims to identify and monitor persons who enter into high value transactions and have potential tax liabilities but have still not filed their tax returns. Analysis was carried-out to identify non-filers about whom specific information was available in the database of the Income Tax Department. The sources of information include Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT), Tax Deduction at Source (TDS), Tax Collection at Source (TCS), information about foreign remittances, exports and imports data etc.

Data analysis has identified several potential non-filers who have carried-out high value transactions in Financial Year 2017-18 but have still not filed Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2018-19 (relating to FY 2017-18).

The Department has enabled e-verification of these NMS cases to reduce the compliance cost for taxpayers by soliciting their response online. It is reiterated that there is no need to visit any Income Tax office for submitting response, as the entire process is to be completed online. Taxpayers can access information related to their case from the ‘Compliance portal’ which is accessible through the e-filing Portal of the Department at https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The PAN holder should submit the response electronically on the Compliance Portal and keep a printout of the submitted response for record purposes. User Guide and FAQs are provided under the "Resources" Menu on Compliance Portal.

Non-filers are requested to assess their tax liability for AY 2018-19 and file the Income Tax Returns (ITR) or submit online response within 21 days. If the explanation offered is found to be satisfactory, matters will be closed online. However, in cases where no return is filed or no response is received, initiation of proceedings under the Income-tax Act, 1961 will be considered.

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Increase Age Limit from 67 to 70 for Doctors in CGHS


Increase Age Limit from 67 to 70 for Doctors in CGHS

Enhancement in age of contractual doctors from 67 years to 70 years for
contractual engagement in CGHS Delhi

F.No.4- 07/2018/CGHS/GE
GOVT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
C.G.H.S. (HQ), Estt(GO Section)
Sector-12, Rama Kraishna Puram,
New Delhi - 110022
Date: 21.1.2019
Sub: Enhancement in age of contractual doctors from 67 years to 70 years for contractual engagement in CGHS Delhi reg

In continuation to this office letter of even no. dated 12.12.2018 it is informed that the age limit for contractual engagements of doctors in CGHS is enhanced from 67 years to 70 years. Those medical officer who have completed 67 years of age but are less than 69 of years as on 31.01 .2019 may apply a fresh to this office by 3 1.01 .2019 either by post or by hand.
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Additional Director
Central Government Health Scheme
Delhi
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DoPT: Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades

DoPT: Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades

F. No. 18/3/2008-CS-I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 21 st January, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades-reg.

promotion-dopt-increment
References have been received from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarity on the issue of granting additional two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from the grade of US/ PPS after implementation of Seventh Pay Commission.

2. The 7th CPC had recommended for . abolition of giving two increments on promotion to the post of DS/Sr. PPS of CSS/CSSS Cadre.

However, the matter is still under active consideration in consultation with Department of Expenditure. Any decision as and when arrived at will be intimated to all the cadre units of CSS/CSSS.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are, accordingly, requested to take note of above.
This also issues in consultation with CS-U Division.
(GeorgeD.Toppo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 24642706
To
All Ministries/Departments participating in Central Secretariat Service/Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (through DOPT's Website)

Source: DoPT
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DoPT: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections(EWSs) in Civil Posts and Services in the Government of India


DoPT: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections(EWSs) in Civil Posts and Services in the Government of India
F. No.36039/112019-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
North Block, New Delhi
19th January, 2019
Subject: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India

Reference is invited to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment O.M. No.F.No.20013/01/2018-BC-1I dated 17.1.2019 on the above mentioned subject, which, inter-alia, reads as under:-
"1 . In pursuance of insertion of clauses 15(6) and 16(6) in the Constitution vide the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 and in order to enable the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, to receive the benefits of reservation on a preferential basis in civil posts and services in the Government of India and admission in Educational Institutions, it has been decided by the Government to provide 10% reservation to EWSs in civil posts and services in Government of India and admission in
Educational Institutions.

2. Persons who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income below Rs. 8.00 lakh are to be identified as EWSs for the benefit of reservation. Family for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years. The income shall include income from all sources I.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. and it will be income for the financial year prior to the year of application. Also persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWSs, irrespective of the family income:

i. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above;
ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;
iii. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
iv. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

3. The income and assets of the families as mentioned in para 2 would be required 10 be certified by an officer not below the rank of Tehsildar in the States/UTs. The officer who issues the certificate would do the same after carefully verifying all relevant documents following due process as prescribed by the respective State/ UT.

5. Instructions regarding reservation in employment and admission to educational institutions will be issued by DOPT and Ministry of HRD respectively. "
2. In pursuance of the above Office Memorandum, it is hereby notified that 10% reservation would be provided for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in central government posts and services and would be effective in respect of all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01.02.2019.

3. Detailed Instructions regarding operation of roster and procedure for implementation of EWS reservation will be issued separately.
(Gyanendra Dev Tripathi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT
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Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifies regarding issue of Prosecution Notices


Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifies regarding issue of Prosecution Notices
21 JAN 2019
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has stated that certain news items that appeared in a section of media regarding enmasse issue of prosecution notices to small companies for TDS default are completely misleading and full of factual inaccuracies. CBDT clarified that Mumbai Income Tax TDS office has issued prosecution Show Cause Notices only in a limited number of big cases where more than Rs. 5 lakh of tax was collected as TDS from employees etc and yet the same was not deposited with the Income Tax Department in time.

CBDT said that some defaulter companies and vested interests are deliberately misleading the media to thwart action against themselves. Having deducted tax from employees and other taxpayers and not depositing the same in time in the Government Treasury is an offence punishable under the law. It also affects the interest of the employees from whose salary the tax has been deducted by the unscrupulous employers who have not deposited the same in time in the Government Treasury. If the TDS is not deposited in time, the employee would be ineligible for claiming credit of the tax deducted when he files his own return.

CBDT stated that in last one month, only in 50 big cases prosecution notices have been issued by Mumbai IT TDS office. Out of these, in 80% of the cases the TDS tax default is above Rs. 10 lakh and in 10 % cases, TDS default is between Rs. 5 to Rs.10 lakh. In the remaining 10% cases, TDS default is of more than Rs. 1 crore as detected in the survey. Prosecutions have also recently been launched against 4 big business houses where more than Rs 50 Crore of tax was collected by them from the tax payers and yet not deposited with the Government in time. But such legal and rightful action is being unfortunately projected in the media by the vested interests as if the Department is going overboard to harass small employers.

It would be pertinent to note that in a country of 130 Crore people where around 6 Crore returns are filed every year, only a total of 1400 prosecutions have been filed so far for various offences under the Income Tax Act during this financial year. This, by any stretch of imagination, cannot be termed as mass harassment by the income tax department. Therefore, to say that prosecution notices enmasse have been sent to taxpayers for minor defaults is completely incorrect and misleading, the CBDT added.

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