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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Media reports on 7th CPC are totally wrong and not true – Karnataka COC

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7TH CPC PAY CALCULATOR 
Media reports on 7th CPC are totally wrong and not true – Karnataka COC
Prepare for struggle on 7th CPC issues.
Comrades,
The Staff side had demand of minimum wage of Rs 26000/- & fitment formula of 3.71. Against this the 7th CPC had recommended minimum wage of Rs 18000/- & fitment formula of 2.57. The 7th CPC recommendations has provided only at 14% wage hike at Group “C” level it is only ranging from Rs 2240/- to Rs 3500/- increase per month, and at Group “B” level ranging from Rs 4000/- to Rs 6500/- increase per month. This increase is lowest by any pay commission, hence vast changes are required as the prices of essential commodities have gone up and also the inflation rate has gone up.
There are various reports on 7th Central Pay commission on the media reports on minimum wage of Rs 21000/- & fitment formula of 3.00, (which is at 34% wage hike against the 14% wage hike recommended by the 7th CPC). These reports are totally wrong and not true, these reports divert the Central Government Employees from the struggle path. Now it’s clear from the meeting of the staff side leaders with the Cabinet Secretary that there will likely hood of the slight increase in minimum wage, but not be any changes in the fitment formula. This is against the Staff side demand of minimum wage of Rs 26000/- & fitment formula of 3.71.
Secondly there is no change in allowances expect HRA that too its rates are reduced by the 7th CPC and also many allowances have been withdrawn. This is saving for the Government.
Comrades it is the time to struggle, we should educate the members and prepare for struggle, so that we should get at least 50 % wage hike without allowances, as allowances are not taken into pension benefit.
Only struggle will get us benefit. Please don’t believe on rumours. Now it is now or never. Serve strike notice on 9th June 2016.
Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary
Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/2016/05/prepare-for-struggle-on-7th-cpc-issues.html

7th Pay Commission News – No indication on revision of Fitment Formula, pay matrix

7th Pay Commission Latest News

7th Pay Commission News – No indication on revision of Fitment Formula, pay matrix –

NJCA reports on 7th CPC Empowered Committee’s possible proposal for slight increase in minimum pay but no consequential increase in Fitment Formula and entire pay matrix

7th Pay Commission News – NJCA has issued a communication to all its constituent member orgainisations indicating the expected recommendations of Empowered Committee on 7th Pay Commission report. NJCA has observed as follows

1. Slight Increase in Minimum Pay more than what was recommended by 7th Pay Commission
2. However, increase in minimum pay is not going to result in consequential upward revision in fitment formula and pay matrix.
3. 7th Pay Commission has proposed for reduction in the HRA rate from the present of 30%, 20% and 10% to 24%, 16% and 8% respectively. There is no indication as such from Empowered Committee for restoring these HRA rates to the present level.
4. 7th Pay Commission has recommended for abolishing more than fify allowances. However, staff side is for restoring those allowances. The Empowered Committee may propose for forming a Committee by Government for getting its opinion on necessity of granting various allowances

5. As far as NPS scheme is concerned all Central Trade Unions an Federations are demanding for replacing the same with Old Pension Scheme (Defined Pension). It is expected that this matter may be referred by the Govt to a Committee formed for this purpose.
6. 7th Pay Commission has recommended for proving two options in respect of revision of present pension on implementation of its recommendations. As per first option (option 1), revsion pension will be determined on the basis of number of increments earned by the pensioner in the pay scale from thish he / she retired. Option 2 provides for arriving at the revised pension by multiplying the present pension with multiplication of factor of 2.57.
A pensioner can choose any one of the options that is beneficial to him / her. Click here to get the details of 7th Pay Commission recommendations on revision of pension However, NJCA has now indicated that Department of Pension and Defence Ministry are against the option 1, as they are not possession of necessary records for revising the pension as per Option 1. As most of the pensioners would be benefited only if their pension is revised on the basis of increments earned by them, this will be great loss for them if Govt ignores 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations for revision of pension on the basis of increments earned by pensioners.

The extract of communication dated 27.05.2016, by NJCA is given below. NJCA National Joint Council of Action 4, State Entry Road New Delhi-110055 Ph: 011-23365912, 23343493, Fax: 23363167 No.NJCA/2016 Dated May 27, 2016
All Constituent Organisations, National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades,

As there had been no response from the Government to our communication dated 2nd May, 2016, we decided to seek an appointment with the Cabinet Secretary. Accordingly a delegation consisting of the following members of the NJCA met Cabinet Secretary, Shrl P.K. Sinha on 26. May 2016. Com. Shiva Gopal Misra Com. Guman Singh Corn. K.K.N. Rutty From the discussions, it appears that, the Empowered Committee has made up their mind to recommend to the Government a slight increase in the Minimum Wage. No indication was however given as to the consequential revision of the Fitment Formula and Pay Matrix. There had also not been any hint about the need to restore the percentage of the HRA, which the 7th CPC has recommended for reduction. On Advances and Allowances, abolished, the Government might be advised to setup a committee to go into the matter and make suggestions. In the matter of the New Contributory Pension Scheme also, the Government might refer the demand to a committee. On the question of pension benefit to the retired personnel, who are covered by the defined benefit pension scheme, the Cabinet secretary indicated that, both the Department of Pension and Defence Ministry were of the firm view that the first option recommended by the 7th CPC to bring about the parity with the past pensioners being infeasible and impracticable (due to the non-availability of the requisite records) might not be accepted and acted upon. Surprised over this development, the delegation requested for an official formal meeting of the Standing Committee so that the considered views of the Staff Side could be presented.
The delegation informed to the Cabinet Secretary that, non-acceptance of the recommendation of the 7th CPC in the case of pensioners will be extremely disappointing for them and will give rise to avoidable discontent. The Cabinet Secretary suggested to the Staff Side to reach out to the Department of Pension and Ministry of Defence in’ the matter. So far he is concemed; he is an open minded on this subject, provided it is workable. The National JCA will meet on 3rd June 2016 at New Delhi to consider these developments and take appropriate decision.

Monday, 30 May 2016

इतना बड़ा hospital, इतने बड़े नाम वाला डॉक्टर और ये हाल !!! शनिदेव उनका कल्याण करें!!!

इतना बड़ा hospital, इतने बड़े नाम वाला डॉक्टर और ये हाल !!! शनिदेव उनका कल्याण करें!!! Dear All,

I am reproducing below the experience of one of us, just in case another one of us too is faced with similar situation. This is forwarded as received. In response to write-up by Nandini Sinha on Medanta, Col RK Rahul has the following to say.
(It's his personal experience : बहुत अच्छा article लिखा नंदिनी जी आपने।

बड़े- बड़े नामी hospitals का तो बुरा हाल है। मैं Feb 15 में Noida के एक बहुत बड़े multi speciality हॉस्पिटल "MEDANTA - The Medicity" में अपनी Heart problem को लेकर Dr.N Trehan से मिला। Rs.800/- उनकी consultation fees जमा की। Dr.Trehan ने मेरे Lucknow के records और पुरानी reports देख कर कहा कि आपके 3 valve ख़राब हैं। इन्हें replace करना होगा। खर्चा बताया 7.5 लाख रुपये। मेरा 2D echo test भी किया गया और तब भी यही बताया गया।
Medanta के ही एक और Director हैं Dr. Kasliwaal. हम लोग उनसे लखनऊ के एक उनके परिचित के reference से मिले। तब Dr Kasliwal ने Dr. Trehan से बात करी और हमको 5.75 लाख जमा करने को कहा। हम लोगों ने जमा कर दिए और admit हो गए। check-ups start हो गए।
12 March की date दे दी गयी surgery की।
11 March की रात में जो लिस्ट release की गयी, उसमें मेरा नाम नहीं था। अगली सुबह जब Doctors round पर आये तो पता चला कि आपके urine में infection है, उसका treatment होगा तब surgery होगी।
Treatment में सुबह-शाम antibiotic injections लगने थे। 6 दिन का course था। Medanta का room 8000/- per day का था।
हम लोगों ने discharge ले लिया और बाहर guest house में रहकर treatment लेने लगे। 5 दिन बाद मेरे एक Delhi के मित्र ने कहा कि एक बार cross check के लिए कहीं और भी echo करा लो।

हम लोग Delhi के National Heart Institute में गए और वहां 2D echo कराया 3000/- में। उन लोगों ने बताया कि आपका 01 valve खराब है। उसकी सर्जरी करके replace की cost बतायी 3.75 लाख।

हम लोग बहुत confused हो गए क्योंकि Medanta में हमारा 5.75 जमा था। हम लोग Dr.Kasliwal से दोबारा मिले और उनको National Heart की echo report दिखाई। Namrata ji, believe me, Dr. Kasliwal सर पकड़ कर बैठे रहे, उनका पूरा staff करीब 8-9 लोग उस समय उनके चैम्बर में थे, Dr. करीब 30-40 सेकण्ड के pause के बाद बोले कि - "यार मैं तो Trehan से पहले दिन से कह रहा हूँ कि तेरा एक ही valve खराब है, लेकिन क्या करें, हम लोगों पर इतना pressure रहता है।"

Namrata ji, I was shocked to hear this. उनका सारा staff उनकी और हमारी शकल देख रहा। उनके चेहरे पर शर्मिंदगी और मेरे चेहरे पर असंतोष के भाव थे। मैंने कहा Dr साहब मैं आपके पास फलाँ व्यक्ति के reference से आया था। कम से कम आप उसी का सोच कर मेरे से ईमानदारी रखते। खैर, हम लोगों ने बाद में अपने पैसे वहां से वापस लिए तो 80000/- काट कर हमको पैसे वापस किये गए। 80000/- hospital ने अपने expenses के काट लिए, जो हमारी जाँचे हुई थी और 4 दिन हम लोग 8 star हॉस्पिटल में रहे थे। फाइनली, हमने अपनी surgery Fortis Escorts में कराई Dr. Z.S. Meherwal ने करी।

इस प्रकार से बड़े hospitals मरीज़ को cheat करते हैं। यह मेरा अपना व्यक्तिगत अनुभव रहा जो कि अत्यन्त दुखदायी है। __._,_.___
(Source- Via e-mail from Samuel Dhar)

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA

7th Pay Commission Latest News

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA –

NFIR provides data that shows that increase in pay by way of revision pay proposed by 7th pay commission from the Level 1 to 6 is marginal and from Level 7 there is no increase

During discussions with the Hon’ble MR and the Board (CRB, FC, MS) on 23rd December 2015, the NFIR General Secretary has expressed that there is all-round unhappiness on 7th CPC recommendations as in many cases the ‘Take Home Pay’ is either very marginal or less than what is received by the employee now. The Federation also disputed the estimated financial implications (Rs.28,500 crores) and said that the estimated expenditure has been exaggerated. It was also brought to the notice of the MR the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC, while the case of Railway employees of various categories was not dealt adequately and the Railway Ministry has unfortunately not apprised the inadequacies of Grades Pay and Pay Band of 6th CPC to the Chairman, 7th CPC.

Table–II indicates 6th CPC minimum pay in GP+ Pay Band without HRA. Table-II

(a) gives 7th CPC minimum pay without HRA (staff in occupation of Railway quarters are not entitled for HRA). [A comparison of Table-II with Table-II (a) shows minus ‘Take Home Pay’ for employees of Level- I to Level-6 of Pay Matrix and equally marginal increase to those in Level-7, 8 & 9 of Pay Matrix. Again in Level- 10 the ‘Take Home Pay’ will be less than the present amount. Overall position will be either “minus” or “marginal increase”. The Income Tax deduction would further worsen.] TABLE- II VI th CPC pay at the minimum of the Pay bands without HRA as on 01/01/2016
Pay Band GP PAY DA HRA TR/ALL GROSS PF PTAX CGIS DED NET PB-I 5200-20200 1800 7000 8750 0 1350 17100 840 150 30 1020 16080
PB-I 5200-20200 1900 7730 9663 0 1350 20643 928 200 30 1158 19485
PB-1 5200-20200 2000 8460 10575 0 3600 24635 1015 200 30 1245 23390
PB-I 5200-20200 2400 9910 12388 0 3600 28298 1189 200 30 1419 26878
PB-I 5200-20200 2800 11360 14200 0 3600 31960 1363 200 30 1593 30367

PB-11 9300-34800 4200 13500 16875 0 3600 33975 1620 ,200 30 1850 32125
PB-Il 9300-34800 . 4600 17140 21425 0 3600 42165 2057 200 30 2287 39878
PB-Il 9300-34800 4800 18150 22688 0 3600 44438 2178 200 60 2438 42000
PB-Il 9300-34800 5400 20280 25350 0 7200 52830 2434 200 60 2694 50136

PB-Ill 15600-39100 5400 21000 26250 0 7200 54450 2520 200 120 2840 51610 PB-I11 15600-39100 6600 25350 31688 0 7200 64238 3042 200 120 3362 60876 PB-111 15600-39100 7600 29500 36875 0 7200 73575 3540 200 120 3860 69715

TABLE-II

(a) VII th CPC pay at the minimum of the level without HRA as on 01/01/2016 LEVEL PAY DA HRA TR/ALL GROSS PF PTAX CGIS DED NET GROSS DIFF NET DIFF 1 18000 0 0 1350 19350 2160 200 1500 3860 15490 2250 -590

2 19900 0 0 1350 21250 2388 200 1500 4088 17162 608 -2323

3 21700 0 0 3600 25300 2604 200 1500 4304 20996 665 -2394

4 25500 0 0 3600 29100 3060 200 1500 4760 24340 803 -2538

5 29200 0 0 3600 32800 3504 200 1500 5204 27596 840 -2771

6 35400 0 0 3600 39000 4248 200 2500 6948 32052 5025 -73

7 44900 0 0 3600 48500 5388 200 2500 8088 40412 6335 534

8 47600 0 0 3600 51200 5712 200 2500 8412 42788 6763 789

9 53100 0 0 7200 60300 6372 200 2500 9072 51228 7470 1092

10 56100 0 0 7200 63300 6732 200 5000 11932 51368 8850 -242

11 67700 – 0 0 7200 74900 8124 200 5000 13324 61576 10663 700

12 78800 0 0 7200 – 86000 9456 200 5000 14656 71344 12425 1629

Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission Award, Central Government Employees To Get Richer

7th Pay Commission Award, Central Government Employees To Get Richer

New Delhi: Central government employees will be richer in the coming months with the government planning to spend Rs 1.02 lakh crore on its employees.

Empowered Committee of Secretaries is expected to submit its report soon to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for cabinet nod. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the 7th Pay Commission will make revision in the pay scales of the central government employees. Although 48 lakh strong workforce and 52 lakh pensioner of central government come under the purview of 7th pay commission but the government doesn’t hesitate to give pay in hike to its employees.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will be making revision in the pay scale on June 11 on the inputs Implementation cell. Implementation cell hold a series of discussions and meetings with the employees’ unions, which brought a motion to compel the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to decide to propose a minimum salary at Rs 21,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000. Each of the central government employees- from low paid employees to high ranking official- will get a salary hike of around 25 per cent to 30 per cent from January 2016, a Finance Ministry official said on Friday asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the information.

The 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations that would put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer. “But government is ready to spend that much on its employees,” he added. The Central Government Employees’ Confederation also pressed that 7th Pay Commission recommendations should be implemented immediately with necessary amendments. Accordingly, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the 7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its report soon to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for cabinet nod.

The 7th Pay Commission by headed Justice A K Mathur had recommended the minimum salary for central government employees at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000. The pay commission submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 last year. After that, the government formed a secretary-level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to review the pay panel’s recommendations and an Implementation Cell has also been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries. The government will make the announcement of 7th Pay Commission award soon after reviewing the Empowered Committee of Secretaries’ report on the remuneration of central government employees.

TST

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Directorate of Air Veterans (DAV)

Directorate of Air Veterans (DAV) 

Public Info Notice As received HQ SWAC has intimated that the DAV has recently re-launched its website, "www.iafpensioners.gov.in" to resolve pension related queries/ grievances and timely finalisation of NE benefits. All Air Veterans are requested to log in to this website and update their personal information like Mob No, residential address and e-mail address. If you are not able to access the website then please send an e-mail to cc . Thanks. __________________ 
 CK Sharma 
 (SOURCE- VIA E-MAIL)

No TDS on Disability Pension to Armed Forces Personnel

No TDS on Disability Pension to Armed Forces Personnel

By Prashant Thakur -February 3, 2016

The tax exemption of disability pension received by Armed Force Personnel are among those exemptions under Income Tax Act for which you may not get a direct reference in the Income Tax Act.

However , such tax exemption are allowed by the executive instruction issued by either Finance Ministry notification or under the delegated powers to CBDT . Armed Forces personnel get the disability pension which is basically aggregate of two components-disability pension and service pension. Previously , this website had posted earlier 3 Types of Pension to Armed Forces Completely Tax Free!

Disability Pension to Armed Forces : What is it ? Update :

The below portion is modified as the govt, has issued new circular for minimum disability pension .

The circular is applicable to all Pre-2006 Armed Forces Disability/War Injury Pensioners who were/ are in receipt of Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension as on 24th September 2012.

Download the Circular 542 dated 27/05/2015

As per the website of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), where an Armed Forces Personnel is invalided out of service, which is accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service, he shall be entitled to disability pension consisting of Service Element & Disability Element as follows:-

Service Element The amount of service element shall be determined as 50% of less emoluments drawn as given in para 6 of MOD letter dt- 12.11.2008 which is subject to minimum Rs 3500/- p.m.

Disability Element The rates of disability elements for 100% disability for various ranks shall be 30% of emolument last drawn subject to Rs. 3510/- per month. Disability lower than 100% shall be computed by reducing proportionately.

Disability Element on Invalidment Where an Armed Force personnel is invalided out of service under circumstances mentioned in para 4.1 of Govt. letter dt. 31.01.01, the extent of disability shall be determined as follows for the purpose of computing the DE :- Percentage as finally assessed by Competent AuthorityPercentage to be reckoned for computing DE Between 1 to 4950 Between 50 & 7575 Between 76 &100100 Disability Element on Retirement/Discharge Where an Armed Forces personnel is retained in service despite disability and subsequently retired/ discharged on completion of tenure or on attaining the age of retirement, he shall be entitled to Disability Entitlement at the rate prescribed for 100% disablement. For disablement less than 100% but not below 20%, the rates shall be reduced proportionately.
No disability element shall be payable for disability less than 20% .

Is Disability Pension to Armed Forces Tax Free ?

Yes, although there is nothing in section 10 of the Income Tax Act , which is a general exemption section under Income tax Act , the disability pension has been made tax free through Finance Ministry notification No 878-F (Income Tax) dated 21-3-1922 .

The following instruction from CBDT explains that the entire disability pension is exempt

INSTRUCTION NO 136F.NO. 34/3/68-IT(AI)GOVT OF INDIA CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES NEW DELHI, DATED THE 14TH JAN 1970
FROM :SHRI S N NAUTIALSECRETARY, CBDT

TO:ALL COMMISSIONERS OF INCOME TAX

SUBJECT : EXEMPTION – SERVICE AND DISABILITY ELEMENT OF DISABILITY PENSION GRANTED TO A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMY –

WHETHER EXEMPTED FROM INCOME TAX. REFERENCE IS INVITED TO THE BOARD’S LETTER F NO 42/9/59-IT(AI), DATED THE 5TH SEPT 1960 ON THE ABOVE SUBJECT WHEREIN IT WAS MENTIONED THAT IN THE CASES FALLING UNDER ITEM (29) OF FINANCE DEPTT NOTIFICATION NO 878-F (INCOME TAX) DATED 21-3-1922, THE‘DISABILITY ELEMENT’ OF THE DISABILITY PENSION RECEIVED BY AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY WILL ONLY BE EXEMPTED FROM TAX AND THAT THE ‘SERVICE ELEMENT’ WILL BE SUBJECTED TO TAX.

2. ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE MATTER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF LAW, THE BOARD ARE ADVISED THAT ITEM 29 OF THE NOTIFICATION DOES NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN TYPES OF PENSIONS. ACCORDINGLY IN THE CASES FALLING UNDER ITEM 29 OF THE ABOVE NOTIFICATION, ENTIRE DISABILITY PENSION WILL BE EXEMPTED FROM INCOME-TAX.

3.THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL ASSESSING OFFICERS INYOUR CHARGE. YOURS FAITHFULLY,
SD/- (S N NAUTIAL) SECRETARY ,CBDT

Confusion on Exemption Disability Pension & Service Element As the disability pension is aggregate of two elements- disability element and service element- a confusion was created in filed formation of tax authorities , whether the disability element only is tax free and not the service element. CBDT , therefore , in order to wipe out any confusion , issued another instruction

F. No. 200/51/00-ITA-1 dt. 02.7.2001 to stress that both element of disability pension is tax exempt.
Read the instruction below :

[F. NO. 200/51/00-ITA-1 DT. 02.7.2001 FROM MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPTT. OF REVENUE CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES, NEW DELHI.]

SUBJECT: EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX TO DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. ” DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES- INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING.

REFERENCE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN THE BOARD REGARDING EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX TO DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. “DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. IT APPEARS THAT FIELD FORMATIONS IN CERTAIN CASES ARE NOT UNIFORMLY ALLOWING DISABILITY, PENSION IN SPITE OF BOARD’S INSTRUCTION NO.136 DATED 14TH JANUARY, 970 (F.NO.34/3/68-IT(A.1)).

3. THE MATTER HAS BEEN RE-EXAMINED IN THE BOARD AND IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO REITERATE THAT THE ENTIRE DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. ” DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES CONTINUES TO BE EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX.

4. THIS MAY BE BOUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL THE OFFICERS WORKING UNDER YOU.

SD/- B.L. SAHU OFFICER ON SPECIAL DUTY (ITA .1)

No TDS on Disability Pension to Army Personnel

As it happens in India, everyone becomes the super authorities against the common man. The government received complaint that certain banks are deducting the tax on the disability pension .

So , government issued a press release that no TDS is required on the said disability pension paid to Armed Forces personnel.
Read below the excerpt. PRESS RELEASE, DATED 20-12-2007

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE PRESS THAT SOME BANKS WERE DEDUCTING TAX FROM PENSION OF DISABLED EX-SERVICEMEN IN VIOLATION OF GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS.

RBI WAS REQUESTED TO HAVE THE MATTER INVESTIGATED AND REMEDIAL ACTION TAKEN. AFTER EXAMINATION, RBI DISCOVERED THAT IN ONE SPECIFIC INSTANCE, DUE TO OVERSIGHT, THE PENSIONER’S DISABILITY PENSION WAS WRONGLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHILE CALCULATING INCOME-TAX.

RBI HAS ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL AGENCY BANKS TO STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARA 88.3 OF DEFENCE PENSION PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS, 2005, REGARDING EXEMPTION OF INCOME-TAX OF THE DISABILITY PENSION OF THE PENSIONERS OF ARMED FORCES.

BANKS HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO ISSUE SUITABLE INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL THEIR PENSION DISBURSING BRANCHES THAT INCOME-TAX SHOULD NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM THE DISABILITY PENSION PAID TO THE PENSIONERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

Conclusion

The disability pension given to Armed Forces Personnel are having two components-disability element & service element. Both are tax free vide Ministry of Finance notification read with clarification from CBDT and also there can not eb any TDS as the amount is fully tax free.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees Confederation want 7CPC implementation soon

New Delhi, May 27:
With a new development coming almost everyday on the Seventh Pay Commission, the central government employees are getting more ardent day by day.
Demanding fast implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations, in Thiruvananthapuram, the Central Government Employees' Confederation has said that the same should be implemented speedily.
According to a The Hindu report, "A press note issued here said the recommendations of the pay commission, which are beneficial to 50 lakh Central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners, ought to have been implemented with effect from January 1, 2016." The recommendations, which have come after a gap of 10 years, should be implemented immediately with necessary amendments, the confederation further said in the press release. Earlier, the central government employees had also said that they are planning to strike work on July 11 so that they get higher wages and allowances under the 7th Pay Commission.

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Cutting nose to spite face

The author advises that "priority needs to be given to reducing civilian manpower paid from Defence Estimates, before reducing non-combat manpower of the Services" and he is right. The teeth to tail ratio has gone askew that the tail has begun wagging the dog for a very long time. In addition to the surplus, superfluous civil work force scattered all over the country we have a very special species that hangs out only in Delhi - in fact they have spawned generations who have lived, reproduced and died in the same government quarters in Moti Bagh, Sarojininagar, and similar colonies. The tooth-to-tail ratio is a military term that refers to the amount of personnel ("tail") it takes to supply and support each combat soldier ("tooth"). While both "tooth" and "tail" soldiers may find themselves in combat or other life-threatening situations "tooth" soldiers are those whose primary function is to neutralize the enemy. The ratio is not a specific measure but rather a general indication of an army's actual military might in relation to the resources it devotes to supply, upkeep, and logistics. An army's tooth-to-tail ratio is often inversely related to its technological capabilities and subsequently its overall power. To quote Maj Gen Dhruv Katoch, “A look at the larger national environment gives a different picture and suggests an alternative and more efficient method of reducing expenditure that could generate more funds for the modernisation process. Outside the ambit of the armed forces, a significant portion of the tail is found in India’s eight Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and 39 Defence Ordnance Factories (OFs), all of which come under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence (MoD). The DPSUs and the OFs were mandated to become the backbone of India’s defence production, but sadly, that promise remains unfulfilled”.

(Read more at: http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/teeth-to-tail-ratio-looking-beyond-the-obvious/).

With regard to the specific comment of an Accounts Officer of the CDA about the Air Force Accounts Branch, please read the accompanying article ( a biased report) on a scam in Karwar. Cheers, Carl. http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/cutting-nose-to-spite-face.html

Cutting nose to spite face

Deepak Sinha
27 May 2016

[To reduce revenue expenditure, look at civilians paid from Defence Estimates, not Services’s non-combat manpower]

The Minister for Defence has recently announced the formation of an 11-member committee, led by Lieutenant General DB Shekatkar (Retd), to look into areas of overlap and convergence within the three Forces — the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The committee will also identify areas to “rationalise manpower”, examine possible areas of multi-tasking by troops and suggest ways to “optimise” combat potential by bringing in more technology instead of more boots. This is to ensure that the burgeoning revenue expenditure, the monies spent on pay, allowances and pensions among other things, is brought under control so that more funds are available for capital expenditure, especially acquisition of modern weapon systems. As Bhartendu Kumar Singh of the Indian Defence Accounts Service points out, “The Accounts Branch of the Indian Air Force, for example, has 492 commissioned officers and 7,000 men catering to the pay matters of 1,60,000 officers and men in the Air Force.
On a competitive note, the same can be provided by 300 people on the civilian side very easily.” There can be no two opinions that such a detailed examination is necessary and must be undertaken periodically, except to suggest that the period of three months given to the Committee to complete its task seems grossly insufficient, if it is to do justice to this critical issue. In fact, one may even suggest that by restricting this examination only to the military, the Defence Minister has not gone far enough. The reasons for this are not far to seek.

The MOD, for example, has sanctioned posts of 5, 85,000 civilians, which is more than the active strength of the Pakistan Army. The MOD spends more than Rs1,000 crore annually on pay, allowances and establishment of the Ministry of Finance personnel who are attached to it.

The civilian-manned Military Engineering Services spends nearly double the amount of the work it does on its own establishment costs.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation only utilises 39 per cent of its budget on research and development while the remainder is spent on establishment costs.

The burgeoning pension bill, which is expected to touch Rs60,000 crore this year after taking into account the sanctioning of One-Rank-One-Pension, is another problem.
While reduction of manpower will certainly go some way in controlling this issue, the fact is that the per capita expenditure on 25 lakh military veterans and their kin amounts to approximately Rs1.5 lakh annually, while the four lakh civilians paid from the defence pension budget receive an average of Rs5.38 lakh a year, which will shoot up astronomically as and when the Seventh Pay Commission report is implemented.

These examples show that priority needs to be given to reducing civilian manpower paid from Defence Estimates, before reducing non-combat manpower of the Services.
The fact is that civilian pensions, despite catering to one-fifth the number of military pensioners, make for approximately 36 per cent of defence pensions — and given our difficulties in ensuring employment, even populism suggests it is better to reduce civilians who cost five times more than to reduce the military.
On the question capital expenditure being given pride of place in our defence budget to ensure our Forces are adequately equipped, the fact is that this issue is much more than just adequate budgeting. Between eight to 13 per cent of the funds marked for capital expenditure remains unutilised. For 2015-16, this was as high as 13.4 per cent, amounting to returning Rs11,505 crore.
This should count as criminal negligence, given the poor state of our weapons and equipment, on the part of those within the military responsible for procurement. And this is where the issue gets complicated.

The Government always shows its ‘firm commitment’ to national security by allotting adequate funds to the MoD but then manipulates the budget to cater to unforeseen situations.

The Finance Minister cannot touch revenue allotments as those are fully committed but, with the active connivance of the MoD (Finance), he takes full advantage of the capital allotment to meet unexpected expenses.

All bureaucratic measures are put to good use to delay or derail the procurement process, resulting in vast amounts remaining unspent.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is known for his intelligence and clarity of thought but like one of his earlier predecessors, Krishna Menon, he too may find his reputation dented somewhat, if he looks at issues through blinkers and acts in haste. It makes little sense to cut off your nose to spite your face. To start with, instead of setting up new committees, he will do well to implement the report of the Naresh Chandra Committee and the recommendations of the Group of Ministers of AB Vajpayee Government.

[Kargil Review Committee]
The writer is a military veteran and consultant with the Observer Research Foundation

Govt likely to table the 7th pay commission report before Cabinet next month; notification to come soon​​

New Delhi: Central government employees can expect to get some good news trickling in from government sources towards the end of June.

As per reports, the Finance Ministry is likely to table the 7th Pay Commission report to the Cabinet for approval in the last week of June. The 7th pay panel headed by AK Mathur had recommended the minimum salary for central government employees at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000. As employees protested against the wage hike calling it the "lowest ever" raise, the government set up the Empowered Committee of Secretaries group to review the AK Mathur-panel's recommendations.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the Seventh Central Pay Commission is expected to soon wrap up its report on the remuneration of government employees. Sources added that even the Prime Minister's Office is keen on a favourable pay hike for the central government employees, so the panel is likely to recommend a minimum salary at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000.
Sources added that the government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. The payout could be substantial with salary hike and arrears adding up to a Rs 1.02 lakh crore burden on government finances. Report add that once the report moves from the table of the empowered group of committee to the cabinet, there is no reason why the cabinet would inordinately delay it.

The Finance Ministry is keen that higher salaries reach government employees just before the festive season starting mid-August, as spurt in consumption during the festive period will have a domino effect on the economy.

Source: Zee News

West Bengal employees blessed with 10% Interim Relief

West Bengal employees blessed with 10% Interim Relief

After coming to power for the second time, the Mamata Banerjee led government on Friday announced a grant of interim relief to state government employees amounting to 10 percent of their band pay. "In our first cabinet meeting, we have decided to provide a grant of interim relief to state government employees amounting to ten percent of the band pay drawn by them," said state Finance Minister Amit Mitra. "This will be effective from July and will cover state employees, teachers, local government employees and pensioners," he said. "The interim relief is small in nature but the net impact to the state exchequer will be around Rs.3,000 crore," said Banerjee.

The difference in dearness allowance for state employees compared to their central counterparts stands at 50 percent. Banerjee had announced a 10 percent hike in dearness allowance for the state employees from January reducing the difference to 44 percent. Later in March, the centre hiked the allowance by another six percent. The government in its first stint had announced the Sixth Pay Commission to review the pay structure of state government employees.

7th Pay Commission Award To Go To Cabinet Next Month

udhary 7th Pay Commission Award To Go To Cabinet Next Month

New Delhi: Finance Ministry plans to put up the 7th Pay Commission award for cabinet approval by fourth week of June.

Empowered Committee of Secretaries has been formed in consultation with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to process the pay panel’s recommendations. 7th Pay Commission award is likely to be sent to the Union Cabinet for approval next month, a top Finance Ministry official said on Thursday asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the information. “Implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission met all stakeholders and took their inputs.

The Empowered Committee or Secretaries group will be holding discussions internally on the inputs of 7th pay commission recommendations on June 11 and hope to put up the 7th Pay Commission award before cabinet by fourth week of June,” the official said. The Finance Ministry received huge comments from various stakeholders on 7th pay commission recommendations.

The official also said 7th Pay Commission award for central government employees and pensioners will be implemented within July. “The Secretaries group now is reviewing the Implementation cell’s observation and the process of 7th Pay Commission award is in the last stage,” he added. He said Implementation cell in Finance Ministry has already sent its observation on 7th pay commission recommendations after vetting to the Secretaries group.
The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions. The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%. Apart from this, the Commission also recommended for abolition of some allowances and advances.
After receiving the 7th pay commission recommendations on November 19, government set up a 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, in consultation with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to process the pay panel’s recommendations that would put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer.
An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Secretaries group. The Secretaries group is likely to purpose 30 percent basic pay hike of central government employees and it’s also recommending for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.

TST

Friday, 27 May 2016

7th Pay Commission – Cabinet Ready to Accept Secretaries Group Recommendations

7th Pay Commission – Cabinet Ready to Accept Secretaries Group Recommendations –
The finance minister on the personnel side, will take care of higher take away better than the 7th Pay commission recommendations.

A 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group, led by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod and the Secretaries group is likely to submit its report before June 30.
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.
The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%. The move was the lowest increase in 70 years.
A Senior official in Finance Ministry, familiar with the 7th pay commission matter said in anonymous, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is sure that his Ministry will be able to find the money to back the cabinet the pay plan of central government employees. “The finance minister on the personnel side, will take care of higher take away better than the 7th Pay commission recommendations,” the reliable sources added.

The Secretaries group is likely to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent as a way to both boost central government employees’ take home pay and its efforts to fight inflation that year by year surges to a very high. The central government employees pay raise is expected to be tied to the anticipated rise in private sector wages in the upcoming months.
The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the then government doubled while implementing it in 2008. Sources said that the higher pay raise is needed for the central government employees to stay competitive in purchasing power and inflation. “The central government employees, by practice are entitled to a 30% pay increase in their income and the ministry will take the proper step in ensuring that they do receive it,” reliable sources added. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has also been provisioned Rs 70,000 crore in the Union Budget 2016-17 to meet the demand for the 7th Pay commission award that is expected to be effective from January 2016. The central government employees are expected to get their pay hike from July after cabinet nods to the recommendations.

Category: Government Employees

7th Pay Commission latest News


7th Pay Commission latest News – Doctors to indefinitely strike work from 1st June on NPA issue – Doctors under Central Government Pay roll felt they are aggrieved by 7th Pay Commission recommendations

20,000 resident doctors from central, Delhi government and corporation hospitals across the city have went for a strike on May 26 to protest against the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. One of the doctors was quoted as saying, “If the changes like reducing Non Practicing Allowance from 25 to 20 per cent are not reverted, doctors across the country may go on an indefinite strike from June 1”. The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), an umbrella organisation of 15,000 resident doctors across 41 government hospitals in the national capital, has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to revise the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which they termed were “particularly discriminating to doctors”.  The strike is expected to affect more than 50,000 Delhiites who depend on government hospitals for health care. “The Seventh Pay Commission is currently being reviewed by the committee and we usually get the notification by June. So we want to protest against some of the recommendations and ask the committee to listen to our pleas,” said Dr Pankaj Solanki, president of the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA), the body under which the resident doctors are protesting. Even senior consulting doctors may support the resident doctors in their demands for a better pay structure by not working for the day, which would mean a shutdown of government hospitals on May 26. “In our general body meeting, we will decide whether the emergency would be kept operational. We are, however, planning to run parallel OPDs, so that patients do not suffer,” said Dr Solanki. The main demands of the Doctors include increase in NPA (Non-Practising Allowance) from the present level of 25% of to 40%. However,as per 7th NPay Commission recommendations with regard to NPA is accepted as such by Govt, NPA would be reduced to 20% from the present level of 25% of Basic Pay. The 7th Pay Commission has also recommended that NPA is not to be taken as pay for the purpose of calculating HRA. Hence, if 7th Pay Commission recommendations with regard to calculation of HRA for Doctors are accepted as such by Govt, then Doctors coming under the pay roll of Central Government will be getting reduced HRA in addition to reduction in NPA. Click here to read in detail about 7th Pay Commission recommendations on NPA to Central Doctors Calculate the expected 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances along with arrears from January 2016 The doctors have demanded same pay for same work for ad hoc and permanent employees and allowances to cover telephone bills, extra duty allowance, night shift allowance, and hazard pay for diseases contracted by doctors on duty. The FORDA has demanded that doctors across hospitals be given this allowance. The doctors made it clear that if their demands were not met they will go on a nation wide Strike from June. Doctors of AIIMS, did not participate in strike. However, there is no response from Govt so far. Due to this strike, the OPD Services in many of the hospitals in Delhi were interrupted. The Chairman of FORDA, the organisation for Doctors, said their demands have been taken up by Health ministry to the Committee of Secretaries which is processing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations at Govt side. However, he said they were not heard by Govt so far. He also added that since Govt did not call them for talks they had to resort to strike.

Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings: CBDT Order

Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings: CBDT Order

F.No.225/267/2015/ITA.II
Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi, the 23rd May, 2016
To,
The Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata
Sir,
Subject: Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings-reg.

Paperless assessment/ e-assessment has been conceived to usher in a paperless environment while carrying out regular assessments of cases selected by the Department. In this regard, to start with, the Board had, during the last Financial Year, decided to implement the e-mail based assessments on a pilot basis in non-corporate charges of 5 cities ie. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai where the e-mail based assessment proceedings were initiated and disposal of several cases has been reported.
2. It has now been decided to cover two more cities, namely Hyderabad and Kolkata, for implementing e-mail based communication scheme for paperless assessment proceedings. It shall now be open for all the taxpayers assessed in those seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, to opt for being scrutinized under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings by giving their consent. However, the cases, which require submission of voluminous documents and it is not practicable to submit the scanned copies thereof through e-mail, the documents could be received by the assessing officer in physical form provided reasons are recorded for the same. It is also necessary that proper Note-sheet is maintained for recording the entire proceedings.
3. The Directorate of Systems is in the process of developing a dedicated module. for comprehensive e-scrUtiny. Till the same gets functional, the Assessing Officers may be advised to follow Notification No.2/2016 dated 3rd Feb 2016 issued by Pr. DGIT(Systems) prescribing the procedure, formats and standards for ensuring secured transmission, of electronic communication. Further, the instructions issued by the Member (IT) vide his D.,O dated 9th May 2016 may also be strictly complied with.
4. In order to make the Scheme a success, you are requested to give due publicity in media and create awareness and a sense of confidence so that the taxpayers of the above seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, give their consent for being covered under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings.
5.This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.
Yours faithfully, (Neeraj Gupta) DClT-OSD(ITA.II)

Source: https://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/1523201634805.pdf

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations

No.55/10/2016-P&PW (C)
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi Dated the 9th May, 2016 To,
The Secretary / President All identified Pensioners’ Associations (As per enclosed list)
Subject: Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations.

Sir,
As you are aware Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October, 2019. It has, therefore, been desired that each Ministry, based on the Ministry’s areas of responsibility, draw out and implement at least a fortnight long action plan every year to bring into focus, its contribution towards Swachh Bharat Mission and also to carry out substantive work related to Swachhta.
2. As a step towards this direction, this Department has prepared an action plan, to involve Pensioners’ Associations identified under Pensioners’ Portal in this mission, with special reference to ‘Swachh Bharat Pakhwada’ being observed during May 16-31, 2016. Under the proposed action plan, Pensioners’ Associations are expected to:-
(i) Organize a mass pledge by members of Pensioners’ Associations (copy enclosed)
(ii) Sensitize their members on cleanliness in their neighborhood.
3. In view of above you are requested to observe the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada during May 16-31, 2016 by organizing the above activities by involving members of your Pensioners’ Associations.
4. You are also requested to take photographs of activities undertaken by you during the Pakhwada and send the same along with a report on the activities undertaken by your Association, immediately after duration of the Pakhwada, for uploading the same on Pensioners’ Portal website.
Yours faithfully
(seema Gupta) Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Government doctors retirement age to be raised to 65

Government doctors retirement age to be raised to 65:

PM Citing shortage of doctors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced raising the age of retirement of government doctors to 65 years and said the Union Cabinet will give its nod to the decision this week. In a rally to observe the second anniversary of his government, Modi said there is a need for more doctors across the country but it was not possible to fill the gap in two years of his government. The decision will cover all government doctors whether serving under states or the central dispensation, he said. “There is a shortage of doctors.
In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors. “Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government’s Cabinet will take a decision and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62,” he said.

It will allow doctors to serve patients and provide education for a longer period, he said, adding that his government is also working fast to have more medical colleges to have more doctors in the field.

Read more at-Timesofindia.

EXPECTED ARREARS FOR SPECIAL FAMILY PENSION-MOD LETTER DT 18-5-2016

BENEFIT OF CDA CIR 547 TO SPECIAL AND LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSIONERS.: MOD-DESW Letter No: 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 18-5-2016.

The Rate of Special Family pension was fixed Rate during Vth CPC. It was: Sepoy to Havildar; 2550- for Group-X Nb.Sub………….. 3318 Sub……………….. 3897 Su.Maj………….. 4440 For Hony.Lt………………. 6300 Hony.Capt…………… 6510 During VIth CPC, the same was revised as consolidated method- cir 397, Annexure-I Example: Sep: 2550.00 50 % merger… 1275.00 24% DA………. 918.00 40% fixation… 1020.00 Total……5763.00……..cir 397-Annex-I Like wise for all the Ranks.

Then as per CDA cir 410, it was revised as Rs.7000 minimum- Then As per CIR 456, it was revised as 60% of Minimum Pay Band. For the Rank and group.- No benefit for Sep- Hav. For Nb.Sub-GP-X- Pay scale:9300-34800 Minimum scale: 9300+4200+2000+1400=16900 Special Family pension – 60% of 16900= 10140- Ref- Cir 456 Table No-3 Same way for all Ranks and Group of all the 3 Services.

Then as perCDA cir 542 it was revised as 60% of Pay in the pay Band On the Basis of SIA-01/S/08 by multiplying by factor 1.86 on minimum. Eg.for Nb.Sub – Gp-X Pay scale-5770-140-8290 5770 X1.86=10740 +4200+2000+1400=18340 Special Family pension- 60% of 18340=11004- w.e.f 24-9-2012 Like wise for all the Ranks and groups and for all the 3 services.

Again As per CDA cir 503, the Rates are arrived according to Rank , group and Length of service , but the minimum rate is maintained. This is with effect from 24-9-2012. Now, as per the MOD letter, this Benefit, Rate is to be given with effect from 1-1-2006 in stead of 24-9-2012. like Cir 547.and arrears to be paid .

Here, the Rate as per CDA cir 503 Minus 456 to be arrived and arrears to be calculated. Say for
example: Nb.Sub- Group- X - QS-15 yrs As per Cir 503-11004 As per cir 456 -10140 Difference 864.00 this is to be paid from 1-1-2006 to 23-9-2012 Arrears= 864 X 103.65=89554.
In the same method for all the ranks and group, the arrears cir-503-456 to be calculated.
Source: Exwel Trust

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

Press Information Bureau Government of India Cabinet

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service.
The cadre review will enable the Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field on the basis of functional requirement, which will provide more avenues to earn review and respond effectively to the customer needs, reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian Postal Service officers.

The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of a post of DG(Postal Operations) in the Apex scale, creation of post of Additional DG(Coordination) in the HAG+ scale, one post in HAG level, 5 posts in SAG level and 4 posts at the JAG level, and also increase of 84 posts at JTS level by down-grading from STS and overall decreasing STS posts by 96 for adjustment of new posts proposed to be created, without any overall change in the total number of posts in the cadre. For undertaking the above exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal.

Source : Indian Postal Service

Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9

 Search Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9 Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9
KKN Kutty, national president of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, today said the employees of the Central government would stage a demonstration from June 9 onwards in case the “shortcomings in the seventh pay commission recommendations” were not rectified. Kutty, while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016 in Dehradun, said the seventh pay commission had recommended Rs 18,000 per month as minimum wage whereas it should be Rs 26,000 per month. “Thirty five to 40 per cent positions are vacant in the Central government departments which must be filled at the earliest,” he said while criticising the government for its outsourcing policy. “Several issues are there which should be resolved. We have asked the Centre to hold talks with us before June 9, otherwise we will be forced to launch an agitation,” he said. He said it was wrong to link government employees with corruption. “It is in society and there should be a mechanism to check it,” he asserted.

Earlier, while addressing the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016, Kutty called upon the Central government employees to work unitedly towards ensuring justice for them. Another speaker, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, said the liberalisation policies followed by the rise of communalism in the country had adversely affected the working class. He said the Central government employees were facing challenging times as they were being neglected.

Source: Tribune India

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

KV admission process to go online across the country from 2017-18

KV admission process to go online across the country from 2017-18

With increasing demand for admissions to Kendriya Vidyalaya schools, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided take the admission process online across the country from 2017-18.

Santosh Kumar Mall, Commissioner, KVS, who was in the city recently, said for the coming academic year, a pilot was conducted in Delhi where they called for online applications. He said that they had received 1.16 lakh applications for 8,760 seats.

Mr. Mall said the online application system will be a “convenient option” for parents as it would avoid long queues in front of schools. “It will also ensure transparency and eliminate the scope for manipulation in registration,” he said. In Bengaluru region — which consists of 50 KV schools in Karnataka and Goa — the number of applications registered for the 2016-17 academic year was 29,117 for 5,000 seats, which is six times the demand. In some instances, the demand was nearly 22 times the number of seats. The highest number of applications was received in Malleswaram, with 2,657 forms for 120 seats. Owing to the high demand, many KV principals in the city said that the general public are unable to get admissions to KV. “The only way they can get a seat is under the RTE quota, if they are eligible, or under the Member of Parliament quota and girl child quota. This is because we have to give preference to other categories such as Central government employees, Central government autonomous bodies, and State government employees,” a principal said.

In many schools, the State government employees themselves are unable to obtain a seat because of the demand, she said. Online system will avoid long queues in front of schools. It will also ensure transparency and eliminate the scope for manipulation in registration, Santosh Kumar Mall,Commissioner, KVS

Source : TheHindu

Family Pension, Disability and War Injury Pension

Time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Family Pension, Disability and War Injury Pension
No. 1 (3)/2008/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare New Delhi
Dated: 17th May 2016

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/element etc.

Sir
It has been observed that Service Hqrs are processing the appeal case files (First Appeal/ 2nd Appeal) for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc after elapse of considerable time from the date of rejection of claim/ date of discharge or invalidment of the personnel from service,
2. The matter has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time and President of India is pleased to decide that, a time limit of five years is prescribed for filing an appeal for consideration of the case for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized :Family Pension, disability/war injury pension/ element etc from the date of discharge/ invalidment from service or from the date of rejection of claim. The time limit of five years prescribed in this order is applicable in the case of belated appeal only and the period of six months prescribed in the Pension Regulation and Entitlement Rules etc for filling appeals in respect of disability/ war injury element, special Family Pension etc would continue to be governed under the existing provisions.

3. The time limit of five years prescribed now will not be appliCable in the case of delayed manifestation of disease and all such cases would continue to be governed under the existing provisions provided under regulation 86 of Pension Regulation for Army Part. I (2008).

4. Para 1(a] (vi) of Ministry of Defence Order No.4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001 and Para 2(c) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 4684/Dir(Pen)/2001 dated 7th November 2001 may be modified as “Time bar sanction for filing appeals for all type of Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc in respect of officers and PBORs beyond twelve months to five years”.

5. A period of one year from the date of issue of this order is granted for submission of the appeal in respect of past cases. This one time relaxation may be allowed judiciously in deServing cases.

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No PC-2 to 26(7)/2013/Fin/Pen dated 13/14 April 2016. Hindi version will follow. Yours faithfully, Sd/- (R K Arora) Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority : Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Secretaries Group To Revise 7th Pay Commission Recommendations

Secretaries Group To Revise 7th Pay Commission Recommendations

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group is likely to hand over a report on the revised pay structures of 7th pay commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by the end of next month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government had requisite fund to implement 7th pay commission award. Cabinet Secretary Sinha will finally make his appearance before the the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group on June 11 to make a proposal on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

recommendations to be submitted by June “The proposal will be placed before the Cabinet after the finance ministry’s review. We don’t think it will take more time for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s consideration and the new pay structures will be implemented from July after cabinet nod,” said a top official from the Finance Ministry who did not wish to be named.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted the report on November 19. It had proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.
The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%. Finance Minister Jaitley is likely to agree with the Secretaries group. “I think it should not be touched again,” the official said. Once the new structure is implemented, salaries of around 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will rise by 30 percent. The Finance Minister already said the 7th pay commission award would not make the commodity prices to go up.
The central government employees and pensioners will also spend more money on a variety of goods after receiving the 7th Commission award with arrears from January 2016. “This means higher consumption similar to what happened in the past. But the previous two Pay Commission awards came with a lag of two years. So the arrears were large.
This time, it will not be so,” says Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician, government of India and now Country Director, International Growth Centre, a think tank based at LSE, run in partnership with University of Oxford.
The official also agrees with Sen and said there was no possibility of any impact of the report on the market at this stage of implementation as there were no impacts when the Pay Commission had first submitted the report. The government formed a 13 member secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by Sinha in January to review the report of the 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod. The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014. It submitted the report after around 22 months. After getting the 7th pay commission report, the finance minister Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19, already said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months including the process of Secretaries group. Finance Minister also said, government had requisite fund to implement it.
The secretary group is likely to propose pay structure of minimum at Rs 21,000 and the maximum at Rs 2,70,000 Accordingly, the Secretaries group is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.
They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said. TST

Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission Reminder:

Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Minimum Pay: Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at Rs.18,000 per month. Maximum Pay: Rs.2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and Rs.2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level.
Financial Implications: The total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be Rs.1,02,100 crore, over the expenditure as per the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario. Of this, the increase in pay would be Rs.39,100 crore, increase in allowances would be Rs. 29,300 crore and increase in pension would be Rs.33,700 crore. Out of the total financial impact of Rs.1,02,100 crore, Rs.73,650 crore will be borne by the General Budget and Rs.28,450 crore by the Railway Budget. In percentage terms the overall increase in pay & allowances and pensions over the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario will be 23.55 percent.

Within this, the increase in pay will be 16 percent, increase in allowances will be 63 percent, and increase in pension would be 24 percent.

The total impact of the Commission’s recommendations are expected to entail an increase of 0.65 percentage points in the ratio of expenditure on (Pay+Allowances+ Pension) to GDP compared to 0.77 percent in case of VI CPC.

New Pay Structure: Considering the issues raised regarding the Grade Pay structure and with a view to bring in greater transparency, the present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. Grade Pay has been subsumed in the pay matrix. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix.

Fitment: A fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees.

Annual Increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP): Performance benchmarks for MACP have been made more stringent from “Good” to “Very Good”.

The Commission has also proposed that annual increments not be granted in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service. No other changes in MACP recommended.

Military Service Pay (MSP): The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only. As before, Military Service Pay will be payable to all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The current MSP per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows: 

Short Service Commissioned Officers: Short Service Commissioned Officers will be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service, with a terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments. They will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute.

Lateral Entry/Settlement: The Commission is recommending a revised formulation for lateral entry/resettlement of defence forces personnel which keeps in view the specific requirements of organization to which such personnel will be absorbed. For lateral entry into CAPFs an attractive severance package has been recommended. Headquarters/Field Parity: Parity between field and headquarters staff recommended for similar functionaries e.g Assistants and Stenos.

Cadre Review: Systemic change in the process of Cadre Review for Group A officers recommended. Allowances: The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but subsumed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance. The current Siachen Allowance per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows: 

This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance.

House Rent Allowance: Since the Basic Pay has been revised upwards, the Commission recommends that HRA be paid at the rate of 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the new Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent. In the case of PBORs of Defence, CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard compensation for housing is presently limited to the authorised married establishment hence many users are being deprived. The HRA coverage has now been expanded to cover all. Any allowance not mentioned in the report shall cease to exist. Emphasis has been placed on simplifying the process of claiming allowances.

Advances: All non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished. Regarding interest-bearing Advances, only Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance (HBA) have been retained. HBA ceiling has been increased to Rs.25 lakhs from the present Rs.7.5 lakhs. Central Government Employees

Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): The Rates of contribution as also the insurance coverage under the CGEGIS have remained unchanged for long. They have now been enhanced suitably. The following rates of CGEGIS are recommended: 

Medical Facilities: Introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government employees and pensioners has been recommended. Meanwhile, for the benefit of pensioners residing outside the CGHS areas, CGHS should empanel those hospitals which are already empanelled under CS (MA)/ECHS for catering to the medical requirement of these pensioners on a cashless basis. All postal pensioners should be covered under CGHS. All postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS.

Pension: The Commission recommends a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel as well as for Defence personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016. This formulation will bring about parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of retirement. The past pensioners shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by the Commission on the basis of Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the pay matrix. This amount shall be raised to arrive at the notional pay of retirees, by adding number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service at the rate of 3 percent. In the case of defence forces personnel this amount will include Military Service Pay as admissible. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the new pension. An alternative calculation will be carried out, which will be a multiple of 2.57 times of the current basic pension. The pensioner will get the higher of the two.

Gratuity: Enhancement in the ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity may be raised by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.

Disability Pension for Armed Forces: The Commission is recommending reverting to a slab based system for disability element, instead of existing percentile based disability pension regime.

Ex-gratia Lump sum Compensation to Next of Kin: The Commission is recommending the revision of rates of lump sum compensation for next of kin (NOK) in case of death arising in various circumstances relating to performance of duties, to be applied uniformly for the defence forces personnel and civilians including CAPF personnel. Martyr Status for CAPF Personnel: The Commission is of the view that in case of death in the line of duty, the force personnel of CAPFs should be accorded martyr status, at par with the defence forces personnel.

New Pension System: The Commission received many grievances relating to NPS. It has recommended a number of steps to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism.
Regulatory Bodies: The Commission has recommended a consolidated pay package of Rs.4,50,000 and Rs.4,00,000 per month for Chairpersons and Members respectively of select Regulatory bodies. In case of retired government servants, their pension will not be deducted from their consolidated pay. The consolidated pay package will be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. For Members of the remaining Regulatory bodies normal replacement pay has been recommended.

Performance Related Pay: The Commission has recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of Central Government employees, based on quality Results Framework Documents, reformed Annual Performance Appraisal Reports and some other broad Guidelines. The Commission has also recommended that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes. There are few recommendations of the Commission where there was no unanimity of view and these are as follows:
The Edge: An edge is presently accordeded to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at three promotion stages from Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and the NFSG. is recommended by the Chairman, to be extended to the Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS). Shri Vivek Rae, Member is of the view that financial edge is justified only for the IAS and IFS. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member is of the view that the financial edge accorded to the IAS and IFS should be removed.
Empanelment: The Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend that All India Service officers and Central Services Group A officers who have completed 17 years of service should be eligible for empanelment under the Central Staffing Scheme and there should not be “two year edge”, vis-à-vis the IAS. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this view and has recommended review of the Central Staffing Scheme guidelines. Non Functional Upgradation for Organised Group ‘A’ Services: The Chairman is of the view that NFU availed by all the organised Group `A’ Services should be allowed to continue and be extended to all officers in the CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard and the Defence forces. NFU should henceforth be based on the respective residency periods in the preceding substantive grade. Shri Vivek Rae, Member and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, have favoured abolition of NFU at SAG and HAG level. Superannuation: Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend the age of superannuation for all CAPF personnel should be 60 years uniformly. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this recommendation and has endorsed the stand of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The full report is available in the website http://7cpc.india.gov.in.

Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission

Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission –

Exclusive Report by GServants May 24, 2016 By admin 
Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission – Exclusive Report by GServants

The Empowered Committee is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016
Some news on 7th pay commission are being posted in couple of websites -on a nearly daily basis. All Central Government Employees are eagerly searching for latest news about 7th pay commission regularly. But to attract these visitors, some websites keep posting some unconfirmed news on a regular basis. When reading this, the CG Employees wanted to check the authenticity of the news with their Association Leaders. While asking them, they expect that the Leaders should tell, “Yes, it’s true”.

But the worst part of this story is the Federation Leaders couldn’t tell anything against their wish. The top level Union leaders are flooded with queries about pay commission from Cg Staffs when they come to headquarters. Unfortunately they have no answers to this queries. In addition to that, by posting this unconfirmed sensational news, these particular websites are adding fuel to fire. In spite of this, News about Implementation dates and Minimum wages are keep changing and coming every day.

The latest news is, the Empowered Committee on 7th CPC is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016. And the Minimum wage will be 24000/-

Source: http://www.gservants.com/

“Exemption from NEET (UG) for States only for a year” -PIB Shri J P Nadda

“Exemption from NEET (UG) for States only for a year” -PIB Shri J P Nadda:

Ordinances on NEET (UG) give it firm statutory support and backing to bring in transparency in examinations “Lakhs of students stand benefitted through the Ordinances” “Exemption from NEET (UG) for States only for a year” Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda stated here today that The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 are being promulgated to amend the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and Dentists Act, 1948 respectively to provide for a uniform entrance examination for Undergraduate and Post Graduate admissions with a proviso that for UG admission for the year 2016-17 only, the State Govt. seats (both in Govt. and Private Medical Colleges) shall be exempt from the purview of NEET regulations if the State Government so opts. Elaborating further, the Health Minister stated that NEET is being implemented from the current year itself for all UG admissions in all private institution in respect of their seats.

The first phase has been conducted on 1st May 2016, and the second phase shall be held on 24th July, 2016, the Minister said. Only State Government seats in Government Medical Colleges and State Government seats in private institutions will have exemption (if the state Government concerned so opts) for the current year. He added that as the States of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry do not conduct an examination for entrance in its Medical and Dental Colleges, and instead admit students on the basis of marks obtained at Class XII examinations for their State Govt. seats, admissions in these States for the current year only, shall be as per present procedure being adopted by these two States.
Shri Nadda categorically clarified that the management quota seats shall be filled by the respective private colleges/associations of colleges and/or private universities/deemed universities through the NEET UG-2016 examination only, in all the States even for this year. He also said that from next year starting with PG examination in December 2016, NEET will fully apply without any exemption. “The purpose of the Ordinances is to provide a firm statutory status to the concept of Uniform Entrance Examination for all undergraduate and post graduate admissions in Medical/Dental Colleges while providing a relaxation to the State Governments in relation to only UG admissions for this year [2016-17] in view of their difficulties”, stated Shri Nadda.
He stated that the necessity of promulgating the Ordinances arose since the Hon. Supreme Court is in vacation presently and both Houses of the Parliament had adjourned sine-die by 13th May 2016. He further added that six States and one UT are already participating in the NEET this year, and the Ordinances will allow them as well as any other State which so opts to fill up their State Govt. seats from NEET for 2016-17 UG admissions. The Union Health Minister said that the exemption to the State Governments from NEET is only for a year. This was strongly requested by the States at the meeting of the State Health Ministers held on 16th May 2016 where they cited the following reasons: (i)State level examinations for admissions have already been conducted and students will have to appear for a second examination.
(ii)State examinations are also conducted in regional languages. It would be unfair to make all students take the examination in English/ Hindi, particularly when only two months are left for NEET phase II. (iii)The syllabi for the State level examinations are different from the All India PMT, which is going to be the basis for NEET phase II examination. The Health Minister added that the same was endorsed in the all-party meeting earlier this month where almost all parties reiterated that while they were all in –principle in favour of holding NEET, it would be prudent and in the larger interest of lakhs of students to allow the State Governments to continue with their existing procedures for filling up of UG seats for 2016-17 in respect to State Government seats. The Ordinances address these concerns expressed by States and representatives of Political Parties, Shri Nadda pointed out. He added that it was the Government of India that had approached the Hon. Supreme Court in the matter with the Review Petition and strongly reiterated that the Government stands committed to NEET.

Receipt of Income without deduction of Income Tax in Form 15G / 15H

Receipt of Income without deduction of Income Tax in Form 15G / 15H

Income Tax CBDT Notification on Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of Income tax in Form 15G/15H
Directorate of Income Tax has issued a Notification on revised Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H
F. No. DGIT(S)/ADG(S)-2/TDS e-filing Notification/110/201

Government of India Ministry of Finance Central Board of Direct Taxes Directorate of Income Tax (Systems) Notification No 7/2016 New Delhi, 4th May, 2016

Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 290 of Income-tax Rules, 1962  As per sub-rule (1) of rule 290 (Declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax) of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereunder referred as the Rules) a declaration under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15G and declaration under sub-section (1C) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15H.

2. As per sub-rule (3) of rule 290, the person responsible for paying any income of the nature referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (1A) or sub-section (1C) of section 197A, shall allot a unique identification number to each declaration received by him in Form No.15G and Form No.15H respectively during every quarter of the financial year in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards specified by the Principal Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C.

3. As per sub-rule (4) of rule 29C, the person referred to in sub-rule (3) herein shall furnish the particulars of declaration received by him during any quarter of the financial year along with the unique identification number allotted by him under sub-rule (3) in the statement of deduction of tax of the said quarter in accordance with the provisions of clause (vii) of sub-rule (4) of rule 31A. As per sub-rule (7) of rule 29C, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for the purposes of furnishing and verification of the declaration, allotment of unique identification number and furnishing or making available the declaration to the income tax authority and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration in relation to the furnishing of the particulars of declaration in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 29C.

4. In exercise of the powers delegated by Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘Board’) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) hereby lays down the following procedures: a. Registration: The deductor/collector is required to register by logging in to the e-filing website (https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/) of the Income Tax Department. To file the “Statement of Form 15G/15H”, deductor should hold a valid TAN. Following path is to be used for the registration process: Register yourself- >Tax Deductor & Collector b. Preparation: The prescribed schema for Form 15G/15H and utility to prepare XML file can be downloaded from the e-filing website home page under forms (other than ITR) tab. The Form 15G/15H utility can be used to prepare the xml zip file. The declaration is required to be submitted using a Digital Signature Certificate. The signature file for the zipped file can be generated using the DSC Management Utility (available under Downloads in the e-Filing website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/) c. Submission: The designated person is required to login to the e-filing website using TAN and go to e-File -> Upload Form 15G/15H. The designated person is required to upload the “Zip” file along with the signature file (generated as explained in para (b) above). Once uploaded, the status of the statement shall be shown as “Uploaded”. The uploaded file shall be processed and validated at the e-filing portal (list of validations are given in the user manual). Upon validation, the status shall be either “Accepted” or “Rejected which will reflect within 24 hours from the time of upload. The status of uploaded file will be visible at My account -> View Form 15G/15H. In case the submitted file is “Rejected”, the reason for rejection shall be displayed and the corrected statement can be uploaded again.

(Gopal Mukherjee) Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT

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