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Saturday, 26 November 2016

ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON DEMISE OF A PENSIONER

Take a print out imdt and ensure spouse and children educated. 

(a) Death if due to accident or unnatural causes should always be reported to the Police Station in whose jurisdiction the area falls. It avoids lot of troubles later on. In such cases get the autopsy to establish proper cause of death.

(b) Do obtain two ink signed copies of Medical certificate specifying cause of death from the Hospital or the authorized Medical Practitioner. One of these is required by the authorities at the cremation / burial ground. The other is required by the authorities (Registrar of Deaths & Births) who issues Death Certificates. Obtain cremation / burial certificate from the cremation / burial ground.
(c) A close relative should apply for issue of Death certificate within 15 days of the death of the pensioner/ deceased. Obtain at least 20 ink signed & equal number of Photostat copies duly attested by a class one officer.
(d) Write to the Pension paying Bank Intimating them of demise of the pensioner, asking them to discontinue the pension of the pensioner and payment of the family pension of the spouse l N O K (give name). Enclose ink signed death certificate & copy of the original P P O having joint photo of the pensioner & spouse / NOK. Also state PPO and pension S /B A/C numbers.. Sample Application form as at Annexure.
(e) If the Pension A/c is a joint account or the spouse is a nominee in it, then it is simpler to operate the same A/C for family pension, otherwise a fresh S/B A/C is to be opened in the same bank. It requires proof of Identity and proof of Residence. Photo copy of voter I Card! PAN card will suffice- with three copies of attested photographs.
(f) Write separately to Pension sanctioning Authority, PCDA ( P) to start family pension, on demise of the pensioner and enclose ink signed copy of death certificate. Sample Application is at Annexure.
(g) In the case of Retired Army Pensioner Write to the A Gs branch (MP-6, CW 4) to update their records. & to Pay Platinum Grant if Applicable. Sample As per Annexure.
(h) If the age was less than 70 years write to Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) to Make payment of life insurance amount. Application Performa at Annexure.
(i) Return Retired Officers I Card to Area HQ (lnt Br.) for further Disposal.
(j) If there are other Insurance Policies write to them to pay Insurance amount. (k) Write to all banks wherein the pensioner has his accounts to transfer closing balances to the spouse / NOK giving bankers address and a/c number. (I) Write to Regional Transport Officer to transfer the Automobile to the NOK.
(m) Write to Arms Licensing Authority to transfer the weapon (if any) to the NOK meanwhile deposit the weapon(s) in concerned Police Station or reputedd Arms Dealer for safe custody. The NOK should apply for Arms License at the earliest.
(n) Write to Electricity Providing Agency to transfer the meter in the name of spouse /NOK and start further billing against that name. (SUGGEST GET THE HOUSE AND ELECTRICITY METER JOINTLY IN BOTH NAMES NOW).
(o) Write to the Telephone providing Agency to Change the name of the subscriber, transfer the connection to the name of the Spouse / NOK for further billing.
(p) Apply to AWHO to transfer the dwelling unit to the spouse / NOK. Performa for Application should be obtained from the AWHO / Welfare Society . The Society has to render No Objection Certificate (NOC) stating that there is No encroachment of common land, No major modification to the Approved design and all Dues to the Society has been cleared. If not already done you may have to do it before they issue NOC.
(q) Write to all the clubs & societies to transfer the membership to the spouse of/NOK.
(r) Write to all Debtors to clear all dues and make payment to the Spouse / NOK. (s) Clear the outstanding dues if any of the Creditors and credit cards and loans taken if any. Return the credit cards to the Bank concerned.
(t) Some of the banks may have issued Insurance certificate for the amount of FD /Bank Balance then claim it.
(u) Write to Income Tax authorities to intimate death of the Pensioner to close his Income Tax file and open Income Tax file in the name of the Spouse / NOK Quoting PAN number of both.
(v) Write to the Municipal Authorities to Close Property case file of the deceased person and open it in the name of the spouse / NOK.
(w) Approach the district Courts for Probate of the WILL, if it is in possession, otherwise obtain a Succession Certificate From the District Judge.
(x) These Instructions are repeated at the end to be used as a check list. ******************** ***************

************ ******************** Annexure -- DRAFT LETTER FOR FAMILY PENSION From Name. Address Tele No. Date To, The Manager Name of Bank Address

Sir,
Subject:- GRANT OF FAMILY PENSION ON DEMISE OF PENSIONER. 1. Reference Our Joint Pension SB A/C No. held in your Bank.
2. I regret to inform you that my husband, IC No, Rank ………….. Name ........ has expired on at due to Certificate of his death is enclosed for ready reference. He was drawing his pension through your bank. Kindly, stop his payment of his pension with effect from and Start payment of family pension at the rate prescribed vide Annexure three to 7th Pay Commission Report i.e. Rs; 15630/= + DA @ 119 % or as applicable to me through the same Pension SB A/C No. Held in your Bank. We have no dependent children.
3. You are requested to forward the attached copy of this letter along with Copy of his Death certificate duly endorsed for its correctness.
Yours faithfully ,
Signature &n bsp; ;
(Name)
Copy to : PCDA (P), Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad 211014: for similar action. ***************** ***************

**************** **** Annexure ::
DRAFT LETTER FOR ARMY GROUP INSURANCE EXTENDED POLICY

From: Name Tele No : Mob .................... Address.............................................. &n bsp; Date
To,
The Chairman,
Army Group Insurance Fund, AGIF House, Rao Tularam Marg, NEW DELHI - 110010 Sir,
Sub:- ENCASHMENT OF EXTENDED ARMY GROUP INSURANCE POLICY

Ref. Extended Army Group Insurance

Certificate No. issued to IC No.......Rank ......Name .......... of MAHAR Regt. (Encl in original) 1. I regret to inform you that my spouse, IC ....... Rank ......... Name .......has expired on....... at.......... His / Her Death Certificate issued by …………… is enclosed for ready Reference.
2. I am enclosing the Extended Army Group Insurance Certificate for encashment duly completed in all respect. His date of birth is..... Kindly send the cheque of the sum assured to me on my address as given above. My Bank details are as under:-
SB A/C No. Name and address of Bank. IFSC code.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours Faithfully, Signature (Name) ************ ************ ************

********************* Annexure-
DRAFT LETTER FOR ARMY OFFICERS BENOVELENT FUND – RS 50,000/-

From; Name House No./Sector Locality TeleNo. City & PIN File No. Date
The AOBF (Accts Sec), AG's Branch, IHQ of MOD (ARMY) Room No 279a, South Block DHQ PO, New DeIhi110011
Sir,
Subject:- Payment of Platinum Grant (AOBF) On Demise of IC ......... Rank ..... Name (Late) ......, of MAHAR Regt Reference PPO No. ……………….. (Photocopy enclosed)
1. I regret to inform you that my husband, IC ..... Rank ....... Name ..... has expired on .... at (Name of Hosp) , Address (Place) , Due to (Cause of Death). The Certificate of his death Issued by (Civil Authority) is enclosed for ready reference.
2. You are, kindly requested, to send me his Platinum Grant on his demise. His date of birth is ..... (Photo Copy of his Retired Officers Identity Card is enclosed for ready reference). The cheque may please be issued to me on the Address given on top of this letter. My Bank details are as under: Name of Bank, Address ...... SBA/C No .... IFSC ......
3. We have XXX / do not have dependent Children. Thanking you in anticipation. Yours Faithfully,
Signatures ( Name- Mrs xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xx) W/O Late xxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

Copy to:- MOD

Pay Parity between Military and Civilian Personnel

IN 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION, ARMED FORCES, DEFENCE PERSONNEL - ON NOVEMBER 25, 2016

Pay Parity between Military and Civilian Personnel
The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), an expert body constituted by the Government, gave its recommendations on emolument structure of government employees, including personnel belonging to Defence Forces, after due consultation with various stakeholders and thorough examination of various aspects involved. The Commission recommended separate Pay Matrix for Defence Forces after considering:
(i) principles and philosophy adopted in devising the Pay Matrix for civilian employees; and
(ii)some of the aspects in the rank structure unique to Defence Forces. The Government accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalization, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay with certain exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix, namely,
(i)revision of Index of Rationalization of Level 13A (Brigadier) from 2.57 to 2.67; and
(ii)addition of three stages in Level 12A (Lt Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel), and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier).
As and when issues regarding anomalies in the pay of defence personnel are brought to notice, the same are examined by the Government, on case to case basis. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sultan Ahmed and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

6th CPC DA Orders – Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th pay Central Pay Commission

F.No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) Government of India Ministry of Defence New Delhi, 23rd November, 2016

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chier Of the Air staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th pay Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 18rh April, 2016 on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016.
2. The provisions contained in paras 2, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable wvhile regulating Dearness Allmvance under these orders.
3. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No.1/3/2008-E-II(B), dated 21.11.2016 based on the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) No.1/3/2008-E-II(B), dated 9th November, 2016.
Yours faithfully,
sd/- (Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.mod.nic.in

Monday, 21 November 2016

Allowances to Central Government Employees - Questions in Parliament IN 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

7TH CPC ALLOWANCES, 7TH CPC ALLOWANCES COMMITTEE, FINANCE MINISTER, PARLIAMENT NEWS - ON NOVEMBER 20, 2016 -

All allowances (except Dearness Allowance) to Central Government Employees - Questions in Parliament Allowances to Government Employees In Lok Sabha on 18.11.2016, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has replied in a written form regarding the allowances to Central Government employees recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission. The complete text of the reply is reproudced and given below for your information...

"In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months. The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter."

Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission

Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED

QUESTION NO: 586 ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission ANTO ANTONY Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has received complaints against the implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission''s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereon; and

(c) whether the Government has any plan to review the said recommendations pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): Representations have been received from various quarters some of which pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses. While approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on pay, pension and other related issues, the Government has set up various Committees to examine and address some of the issues arising out of implementation of Commission’s recommendations. Based on the recommendations of these Committees on these issues, appropriate decisions will be taken by the Government.
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Disability Pension for soldiers during the 6th CPC and under the 7th CPC: Details given in Lok Sabha

  Disability Pension for soldiers during the 6th CPC and under the 7th CPC:

Details given in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 544 ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Disability Pension of Soldiers
BALKA SUMAN R.
VANAROJA
PREM SINGH
CHANDUMAJRA
SRINIVAS KESINENI Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has decreased / reviewed the disability pay / pension of soldiers and war veterans;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the disability pay-scale for soldiers during the Sixth Central Pay Commission and under the Seventh Central Pay Commission;

(c) whether the Government proposes to abolish percentage based disability pension regime and restore the earlier slab based system and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether there is no separate category for disability pension due to war injury and if so, the details thereof; and

(e) whether there has been anomalies in determining the disability pension for defence personnel under the Seventh Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof and corrective measures taken in this regard?

ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) to (e): Disability element of disability pension is payable for disability in other than war or war like situation whereas war injury element is payable for disability in war or war like situation. With effect from 01.01.2006, the disability element is paid based on 30% of last emoluments drawn for 100% disability which is reduced pro-rata for lower percentages of disability.

The war injury element is paid at 60% and 100% of last drawn emoluments for 100% disability for discharged and invalided out pensioners respectively, which is reduced pro-rata for lower percentages of disability. The service element / service pension is paid in addition to Disability / War injury element.
7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has recommended slab system for disability element for Defence Forces Personnel. However, for civil side, the 6th CPC dispensation of calculation of disability element on percentage basis continues which has resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee. *******

Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses

IN ARMED FORCES, DEFENCE PERSONNEL, NURSING STAFF - ON NOVEMBER 20, 2016

  Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses
Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Finance 18-November-2016 17:38 IST

Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses Representations have been received from various quarters some of which pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses. While approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on pay, pension and other related issues, the Government has set up various Committees to examine and address some of the issues arising out of implementation of Commission’s recommendations. Based on the recommendations of these Committees on these issues, appropriate decisions will be taken by the Government. This was stated by ‘Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

One Rank One Pension - A Press Report on 18.11.2016 IN ONE RANK-ONE PENSION, OROP

One Rank One Pension -

A Press Report on 18.11.2016 Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Defence 18-November-2016 19:08 IST One Rank One Pension Government had appointed a Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 14.12.2015, to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation OROP.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee is as under: To examine and make recommendations on references received from the Central Government on the following matters: Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in implementation of the OROP letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)/ Part-II dated 07.11.2015. Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-service issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP order ibid. Implications on service matters. Any other matter referred by the Central Government on implementation of the OROP or related issues. In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations.

The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016 which is under examination. During the Financial year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. 12456 crore has been provided for expected expenditure on account of One Rank One Pension (OROP). The status of payment to the Defence Pensioners/ Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP benefits, as on 03.11.2016 are as under:

Out of 20,63,529 pensioner beneficiaries, 1,27,561 Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners are yet to get the benefits of OROP.

Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners/family pensioners and taking up the matters with the concerned Department for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Alok Sanjar and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Sunday, 20 November 2016

SAILORS WITH 10 YEARS OF INITIAL ENGAGEMENT TO GET SPECIAL PENSION


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO.2147 of 2011
T.S. Das and Ors.
.....Appellants
Vs.
Union of India and Anr.
......Respondents
With
Civil Appeal No.8566 of 2014
J U D G M E N T
A.M.KHANWILKAR, J.

These appeals emanate from the divergent relief claimed by
the original applicants before the Armed Forces Tribunal
(Appellants in Civil Appeal No. 2147 of 2011 and Respondents in Civil Appeal No. 8566 of 2014), which, however, involve overlapping points for consideration. Hence, we deem it apposite to dispose of both these appeals analogously, by this common judgment.
PARA 25 OPERATIVE PART
Thus understood, all Sailors appointed prior to 3
Rd July, 1976 and whose tenure of initial active service/empanelment period expired on or after 3
Rd July, 1976 may be eligible for a Special Pension under Regulation 95, subject, however, to fulfilling other
requirements. In that, they had not exercised the option to take  is discharge on expiry of engagement (as per Section 16 of the Act of 1957) and yet were not and could not be drafted by the competent Authority to the Fleet Reserve because of the policy of discontinuing the Fleet Reserve Service w.e.f. 3rd July, 1976. The cases of such sailors (not limited to the original applicants before the Tribunal) must be considered by the Competent Authority within three
months for grant of a “Special Pension” from three years prior to the date of application made by the respective Sailor and release payment after giving adjustment of Gratuity and
Death-cum-Retirement-Gratuity (DCRG) already paid to them from arrears. They shall be entitled for interest @ 9% P.A. on the arrears, till the date of payment.
NNew Delhi,
DDatDated: 27th
OOctober, 2016
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HOW TO CLAIM TAX RELIEF ON DL-33, OROP & PAY COMMISSION ARREARS

   HOW TO CLAIM TAX RELIEF ON DL-33, OROP & PAY COMMISSION ARREARS

This article would bring you the idea of filing a Income Tax Form 10E which is mandatory to claim Relief under section 89(1) for OROP, DL-33 & Pay Commission arrears.
However we did not get the arrears till date except OROP. This article is to make our veterans conversant with the procedures. Receiving salary or pension in arrears might change your tax situation. You may fear it's going to move you up a tax slab. Or tax rates may be higher in the year arrears are received as compared to the year to which they belong. To protect you from any additional tax burden, due to delay in receiving income, the tax laws allow a relief under Section 89(1).
This relief can be directly claimed in your income tax return, if you have received any portion of your salary in arrears. The Income Tax Department has made it mandatory to file Form 10E if you want to claim relief under Section 89(1). As per Section 89(1), tax relief is provided by recalculating tax for both the years; the year in which arrears are received and the year to which the arrears pertain.
Your taxes are adjusted assuming arrears were received in the year in which they were due. Let's understand this calculation in detail. Tax for the year in which arrears are received is calculated both inclusive as well as exclusive of arrears. The difference is the tax on additional salary, let's call it x. Now tax is computed for every year to which the arrears pertain- including as well as excluding arrears. The difference is arrived at, let's call it y. If x is more than y, relief is available to the taxpayer.

Here are some important things to remember while claiming relief on arrears: Form 10E must be filed online on the Income Tax Department website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in .

Taxpayers who claimed relief last financial year but did not file Form 10E received a notice from the department for non-compliance. Your return is not processed until you submit this form. You must submit Form 10E before filing your income tax return. Many taxpayers are confused about which assessment year to choose while filing Form 10E.

Arrears may pertain to earlier years, however, one has to choose the assessment year in which arrears have been received. For example, if arrears are received in financial year FY 2015-16, choose assessment year as AY 2016-17.

Form 10E has to be submitted online and no copy is required to be attached with your tax return. However, you must file and keep all documents safely in your records. Your employer may ask for confirmation of submission of Form 10E before adjusting your taxes and allowing tax relief. It is not mandatory to submit this form to the employer. You can claim tax relief by filing this form at the time of submitting your tax returns. Salary is usually taxable when it is due or when it actually received, whichever is earlier. Arrears are usually announced from a back date and therefore cannot be taxed when due. Relief under Section 89(1) is also allowed to those who receive family pension in arrears. The calculation is the same as mentioned above. Do remember this very important step while filing your returns if you have received arrears during the financial year. Income Tax Notice for non-filing of Form 10E Starting income tax returns for financial year 2014-15 (assessment year 2015-16), the income tax department has made it mandatory to file Form 10E if you want to claim relief under section 89(1).

Download Form 10E. Taxpayers who have claimed relief under section 89(1) but have not filed Form 10E have received an income tax notice from the tax department with the following lines – The relief u/s 89 has not been allowed in your case, as the online form 10E has not been filed by you. The furnishing of Online form 10E is required as per sec.89 of the Income Tax Act look

How to file Form 10E Form 10E can be filed online. Here are the steps to file Form 10E online – Login tohttps://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/with your User ID and password along with date of birth.
After you have logged in, click on tab named ‘e-File’ and select ‘Prepare & Submit Online Form (Other than ITR)’

The below screen shall appear. Select Form 10E from the drop down.  Now select the Assessment Year for which you want to file Form 10E.  The below screen shall appear with instructions on how to file Form 10E and you keep on clicking on the blue tabs and enter the relevant information. 

DOWNLOAD FORM-10 IN EXCEL FORMAT AND BELOW ARE THE STEPS INVOLVED IN COMPUTING THE TAX RELIEF.

First- spread out the amount of arrear or advance received over the specific financial year to which they relate and re-calculate the income tax for each year had the arrears been received during the concerned financial year itself.
Second-calculate incometax for each of the financial years without taking into account the arrear or the advance received.
Third- deduct the total of income tax arrived at 2 nd step from step-1.
Fourth-calculate incometax for the Financial year in which the arrear is received, including the arrears/advance received.
Fifth- calculate incometax for the Financial year in which the arrear is received, excluding the arrears/advance received.
Sixth- deduct income tax arrived at step-5 from income tax arrived at step-4

Seventh- deduct income tax arrived at step-3 from income tax arrived at step-6 The figure so arrived is the amount of the relief under section 89(1)  Administrator Latest from Administrator

OROP, the still pending struggle

OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancements be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

You have never lived until you have almost died, and for those who choose to fight, life has a special flavor, the protected will never know! — said Capt R Subramanium Kirti Chakra once. Between Morocco and Malaysia, India is among the very few genuine democracies where troops remain in barracks and willingly follow what their civilian government dictates. China and Pakistan, our immediate neighbours, have strong military participation in government. In ancient times, if a soldier had to beg for his rights, it was considered that the King and the state had failed the promise to the nation’s guardians who otherwise promised to remain loyal and apolitical.

The recent Uri attacks and the surgical strikes have again hit India’s conscience about the soldiers sacrifice. It is most unfortunate that a soldier reportedly committed suicide because of incorrect payment related to One Rank One Pension (OROP). OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancements be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. After nearly 30 years of struggle by ex-servicemen, the government of India issued OROP implementation orders on 07 November 2015.

The ex-servicemen found the OROP announcement short of the definition, and seeing the resentment, a one-man judicial committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of the Patna High Court was set up. After many hearings and interactions, the committee submitted its report on 26 October 2016.

The four main issues pending for resolution are:
1) Base fixation of pension as of calendar year of 2013 instead of FY of 2014, else it would result in loss of one increment.
2) Fixation of pension at the highest pension of each rank in the year and not at the average figure between highest and lowest.
3) Payment should be fixed from April- July 2014 as per budget norms of the government. Changing the date would result in loss of three months emoluments for OROP. Alternatively the base pension should also as applicable in July 2014.
4) Pension equalisation should be every year instead of five years. All the political parties support the OROP but approvals have been lingering simply because of bureaucratic delays and machinations.

Armed Forces have also been very unhappy with the 7th Pay commission recommendations including the proposed change in norms for disability pension and the relative status. Non Functional Upgrade (NFU) has been implemented for all civil services since 2008, but the same has been denied to the Armed Forces. Bureaucracy has often tried to incorrectly interpret Pay Commissions and court orders to reduce benefits to the Armed Forces and to lower their relative status. Servicemen had to fight and win the ‘Rank pay’ case in the Apex court. It is unfortunate that large number of ex-servicemen and widows have to fight in courts for rightful pension. The public opinion and the media are strongly for the Armed Forces.

For the first time, ex-servicemen had to resort to hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and similar agitations in other cities. Many ex-servicemen returned their gallantry medals in protest, and others are openly venting strong views on Television channels and on social media. This is impacting the morale of a much disciplined force which is the port of last call for national security and disaster management. PM Modi has already cleared OROP to 85 per cent satisfaction. Remaining incremental costs are minimal. India awaits a political will to resolve the remaining.

The author is a retired Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force and is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal.

7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

New Delhi: The Committee set up to review the Allowances sanctioned to central government employees under 7th Pay Commission is likely to have finalised Allowances for central government employees. “Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They may finalize all the allowances in today’s meeting itself or some of them”, said Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees, in a circular to its fraternity. Mishra referred to the “crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances” held on November 16.

The government had formed a committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa which has been mandated to submit its views on the 7th Central Pay Commission's proposals on Allowance. The committee had held its first meeting on July 22 and had a four-month deadline to complete its task. The CPC examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.

Friday, 18 November 2016

7th Pay Commission – 1st Meeting of the Anomaly Committee to be held on 1/12/2016

Indian Military Veterans


F.No.ll/2/2016-JCA(Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15th November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: 1st Meeting of the Anomaly Committee to be held on 1/12/ 2016 under the Chairmans h ip of Secretary (P) on the calculation of the Disability Pension for Defence Forces’ Personnel as per the recommendations of the 7 th Central Pay Commission

The first meeting of the Anomaly Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P), will be held on 1st December, 2016 at 11.00 A.M. in Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi on the calculation of the Disability Pension for Defence Forces’ Personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The detailed
agenda note will follow.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting

sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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Income Tax 2016-17 (A.Year 2017-18) Rate, Exemptions, Deductions and Rebate for Salaried Employees

Indian Military Veterans

Income Tax 2016-17 (A.Year 2017-18) Rate, Exemptions, Deductions and Rebate for Salaried Employees under Section 10, Section 24, Section 89(1), Chapter VIA, and Section 87A

Income Tax Rate 2016-17

TAXABLEINCOME RANGERATE OF INCOME TAX
Up to RS.2,50,000NIL
Rs.2,50,001 to Rs.5,00,00010% of the amount by which the income exceeds Rs.2,50,000
Rs.5,00,001 to Rs.10,00,000Rs.25,000 plus 20% of the amount by which the income exceeds Rs.5,00,000
Above Rs.10,00,001Rs.1,25,000 plus 30% of the amount by which the income exceeds Rs.10,00,000
Education Cess
3% on Total Income Tax Payble

Section 10 (13A) – Exemption in respect of HRA:

Under Sec. 10(13A), an employee who is in receipt of House Rent Allowance (HRA) can claim exemption, if he does not live in his own house, and pays rent in excess of 10% of his salary for his residential accommodation.
Exemption u/s 10(13A) is the least of the following
1. Actual amount of HRA received
2. 50% (for Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi) / 40% (for other places) of the Salary for the relevant period
3. Rent paid Less 10% of Salary for the relevant period.

Section 87A – Rebate of Income Tax for Taxable income up to Rs. 5 Lakh 

Finance Act 2016 provides for rebate of Income up to Rs. 5000/- in respect of Persons who have Taxable not exceeding Rs. 5 lakh.

Section 10(14) – Transport Allowance and Children Education Allowance (CEA)

Under Section 10(14), the Budget FY 2016-17 lets you claim Rs. 19,200 tax exemption as transport allowance and Rs. 2,400 tax exemption as Children Education Allowance (CEA) in a financial year.

Section 24(b) – Home Loan

If you have taken a Home Loan, then you can claim a tax deduction on the interest component of the loan under Section 24(b). For self-occupied properties, you can benefit from deductions of up to Rs. 2,00,000.

Section 89(1) – Income Tax relief in respect of Arrears of Salary pertaining to previous years

If arrears of salary has been received in Financial year 2016-17 related to previous years then Relief of Income Tax can be claimed u/s 89(1) by accounting income from arrears in respective years on notional basis.

Deductions allowed under Chapter VI A of Income Tax Act

Deduction Limit – Sec 80CCE. As per Section 80CCE, deduction can be claimed upto Rs. 1,50,000 for the payments / contributions made under Sections 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD

Section 80C – Subject to overall limit of Rs. 1,50,000 under Section 80CCE

For investments in specified schemes, saving instruments etc.
  1. Life insurance premium for policy:
    a) in case of individual, on life of assessee, assessee’s spouse and any child of assessee
    b) in case of HUF, on life of any member of the HUF
  2. Sum paid under a contract for a deferred annuity:
    a) in case of individual, on life of the individual, individual’s spouse and any child of the individual (however, contract should not contain an option to receive cash payment in lieu of annuity)
    b) in case of HUF, on life of any member of the HU
  3. Sum deducted from salary payable to Government servant for securing deferred annuity or making provision for his wife/children [qualifying amount limited to 20% of salary]
  4. Contributions by an individual made under Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme
  5. Contribution to Public Provident Fund Account in the name of:
    a) in case of individual, such individual or his spouse or any child of such individual
    b) in case of HUF, in the name of any member there of
  6. Contribution by an employee to a recognized provident fund
  7. Contribution by an employee to an approved superannuation fund
  8. Subscription to any notified security or notified deposit scheme of the Central Government.
    For this purpose, Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme has been notified vide Notification No. 9/2015, dated 21/1/2015. Any sum deposited during the year in Sukanya Samriddhi Account by an individual would be eligible for deduction. Amount can be deposited by an individual in the name of her girl child or any girl child for whom such an individual is the legal guardian.
  9. Subscription to notified savings certificates [National Savings Certificates (VIII Issue)]
  10. Contribution for participation in unit-linked Insurance Plan of UTI:
    a) in case of an individual, in the name of the individual, his spouse or any child of such individual
    b) in case of a HUF, in the name of any member thereof
  11. Contribution to notified unit-linked insurance plan of LIC Mutual Fund:
    a) in the case of an individual, in the name of the individual, his spouse or any child of such individual
    b) in the case of a HUF, in the name of any member thereof
  12. Subscription to notified deposit scheme or notified pension fund set up by National Housing Bank [Home Loan Account Scheme/National Housing Banks (Tax Saving) Term Deposit Scheme, 2008]
  13. Tuition fees (excluding development fees, donations, etc.) paid by an individual to any university, college, school or other educational institution situated in India, for full time education of any 2 of his/her children
  14. Certain payments for purchase/construction of residential house property
  15. Subscription to notified schemes of (a) public sector companies engaged in providing long-term finance for purchase/construction of houses in India for residential purposes/(b) authority constituted under any law for satisfying need for housing accommodation or for planning, development or improvement of cities, towns and villages, or for both
  16. Sum paid towards notified annuity plan of LIC or other insurer
  17. Subscription to any units of any notified [u/s 10(23D)] Mutual Fund or the UTI (Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 2005)
  18. Contribution by an individual to any pension fund set up by any mutual fund which is referred to in section 10(23D) or by the UTI (UTI Retirement Benefit Pension Fund)
  19. Subscription to equity shares or debentures forming part of any approved eligible issue of capital made by a public company or public financial institutions
  20. Subscription to any units of any approved mutual fund referred to in section 10(23D), provided amount of subscription to such units is subscribed only in ‘eligible issue of capital’ referred to above. 21. Term deposits for a fixed period of not less than 5 years with a scheduled bank, and which is in accordance with a scheme framed and notified.
  21. Subscription to notified bonds issued by the NABARD.
  22. Deposit in an account under the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004 (subject to certain conditions)
  23. 5-year term deposit in an account under the Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981 (subject to certain conditions)

Section 80CCC – Subject to overall limit of Rs. 1,50,000 under Section 80CCE

Contribution to certain specified Pension Funds such as LIC or other authorised Insurance Companies

Section 80CCD(1) – – Subject to overall limit of Rs. 1,50,000 under Section 80CCE

Deduction in respect of contributions to National Pension Scheme / System (NPS) notified by Central Government
Limit : 10% of salary in case of employees, 10% of gross total income in case of others

Section 80CCD(1B)

Deduction in respect of the deposit under a pension scheme notified by Central Government (NPS) up to Rs. 50,000/-

Section 80CCD(2)

Deduction in respect of employer contributions to NPS – National Pension Scheme / System – This deduction is available over and above the Rs. 1.5 lakh limit

Section 80 CCG

Amount invested in listed shares covered by Rajiv Gandhi Equity Equity Saving Scheme. Deduction of 50% of total investment subject to maximum of Rs. 25,000 is allowed for 3 consecutive assessment years, beginning with the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which the listed shares or list units of equity oriented funds are first acquired

Section 80D

Amount invested in Health Insurance
In case of Individual, amount paid: a) For self, spouse and dependent children: Up to Rs. 25,000 (Rs. 30,000 if specified person is a senior citizen or very senior citizen) b) For parents: additional deduction of Rs. 25,000 shall be allowed (Rs. 30,000 if parent is a senior citizen or very super senior citizen) In case of HUF, up to Rs. 25,000 (Rs. 30,000 if specified person is a senior citizen or very senior citizen).
The aggregate amount of deduction cannot exceed Rs. 60,000/- in case of an individual.

Section 80DD

Expenditure incurred for the medical treatment of a dependent (spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters of the individual) up to Rs. 75,000 (Rs. 1,25,000 in case of severe disability)

Section 80DDB

Expenditure incurred for medical treatment of specified diseases for self, or wholly dependent spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters up to Rs. 40,000 (Rs. 60,000 in case of senior citizen and Rs. 80,000 in case of very senior citizen)

Section 80E

Interest paid on Educational Loan with no limit

Section 80EE

Interest on loan for acquiring residential house property, sanctioned during the financial year 2016-17. The Housing Loan availed should be up to Rs. 35 lakh and should have been availed in the year 2016-17

Section 80G

Deduction in respect of donations to certain funds, charitable institutions, etc.

Section 80GG

Rent paid for residential accommodation from the income of Tax Payer / assessee who is not in receipt of HRA
Least of the following shall be exempt from tax: a) Rent paid in excess of 10% of total income*;
b) 25% of the Total Income; or
c) Rs. 5,000 per month.

Section 80 TTA

Interest on Savings Bank accounts subject to maximum of Rs. 10,000

Section 80U

Exemption of income tax for an income up Rs. 75,000 for persons with disability (Rs. 1,25,000 in case of persons with severe disability)


Source: Incometaxindia.gov.in & BPS

IMPLEMENTATION OF CIRCULAR 568 : CPPC ANDHRA BANK REPLY TODAY

Indian Military Veterans


Head Office-CPPC

12:17 PM (8 hours ago)
Reply
 
to mebmmah0116bohyderabad
 
Dear Sir,

The implementation of circular 568 is under process and we will be paying the arrears at the earliest.

Thanks & Regards,
M K Srinivas
Senior Manager
CPPC, Head Office
Hyderabad
Ph- 040-24757153

From: GaviniVN [mailto:gounivn@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:55 AM
To: AB-CPPC; bmmah0116
Cc: bohyderabad@rbi.org.in
Subject: REVISION OF PENSION WEF 1.1.2006 AFTER DE-LINKING OF 33 YRS SERVICE FOR FULL PENSION

Sir,

PLEASE REFER MY E-MAIL SENT TO YOU ON 10.11.2017 ON THE SUBJECT MATTER CITED ABOVE. 

I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY ARREARS AMOUNT OR REPLY OR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

HENCE I AM SENDING THE REQUEST FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF ARREARS ONCE AGAIN (PASTED BELOW):=
==========================================================================
Kindly refer PCDA(P) Circular No.568 d/d 13.10.2016, revising my pension wef 1.1.2006 (AVAILABLE AT http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-568.pdf )

My REVISED Basic Pension  - Rs.6420/- WEF 01.1.2006, AS PER ABOVE CIRCULAR.

MY PENSION DETAILS ARE GIVEN BELOW:- 
My date of joining the IAF is - 19.5.1971 and date of dis is 28.11.1989 (18 yrs 06 months & 10days,)

Rank - SGT, Group III (now Y), (qualifying service 18.5 years). 

As per My PPO No. is 08/14/B/11350/1990 issued on 23.4.1990 (qualifying service mentioned is 17 yrs, 11 months and 16 days - excluding boys service (below the age of 17 yrs) with Basic pension Rs.551/-). But as per revised PPO No.08/14/B/Corr./259/2010 issued on 04.06.2010, the qualifying service enhanced to 18 yrs, 06 months and 10 days (18.5 yrs) after including the boys service period.

I have already sent to you on 13.4.2016 the scanned copies of Corr PPO (2010) issued on 4.6.2010 and the orig PPO issued on 23.4.1990, which may kindly be perused.

My SB Pension account is maintained at Andhra Bank (0116) Dhanwada, Dist. Mahabubnagar - 509205 (TS), THE SB PENSION A/C NO.BEING 011610013003371

I have submitted also submitted Life Certificate to the PDA bank on 7.11.2016 

I WAS PAID PENSION AS UNDER :

Rs.4775/- (CIRCULAR 547 (ANNEXURE B-AIR FORCE) WEF 1.1.2006 ( http://www.pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-547.pdf )

Rs..5647/- (CIRCULAR 430- TABLE 114 ) WEF 1.7.2009 - http://www.pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/circular-430.pdf )

Rs.6108/- (CIRCULAR 501 TABLE 17)   WEF 24.9.2012 AND UPTO 30.6.2014.  http://www.pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-501.pdf ) 

Rs.7693/- (orop) WEF 1.7.2014 (NO ARREARS since the pension is more than Rs.6420)

May I request you to kindly credit arrears of Revised pension in to my account at the earliest.. 

This is for your kind info and necessary payment action, please.

Thanking you,

SGT GV NARAYANA, AIR VETERAN

========================================================================
AN EARLY PAYMENT ACTION IS SOLICTED PLEASE.

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

SGT GV NARAYANA, AIR VETERAN

IMPLEMENTATION OF CIRCULAR 570(7TH CPC REC/REVISION OF PENSION WEF 1.1.2016) : AB-CPPC- REPLY ON 10.11.2016

Indian Military Veterans


AB-CPPC-B

Nov 10 (7 days ago)
Reply
 
to me
 
Dear Sir,
 
  With reference trail mail, we are on the job, we implement 7th PC as per time schedule.
 
Regards
 
M.Babji
HO,CPPC,HYD
040-24683509.
 
From: GaviniVN
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: REVISION OF PENSION WEF 1.1.2016 AS PER 7TH CPC RECS AND PAYMENT OF ARREARS
 
Dear Sir,
 
In continuation of e-mail earlier today, the PCDA (P) Circular No.570 of 31.10.2016 is available at -  http://pcdapension.nic.in/7cpc/Circular-570.pdf
 
For kind info, please.
 
 
Thanking you,
 
612017 SGT GV NARAYANA, AIR VETERAN
9490045365
 
 
 
On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 7:57 AM, GaviniVN <gounivn@gmail.com> wrote:



 
Sir,
 
Kindly refer PCDA(P) Circular No.570 d/d 31.10.2016, revising my pension wef 1.1.2016(available on PCDA(P) Allahabad website)
 
My present Basic Pension  - Rs.7693/- as on 31.12.2015 (1.1.2016)
 
As per above circular, the multiplication factor is 2.57 on this BP. i.e. 7693 x 2.57 =  19771.
 
I was paid @ 7693/- with 125% DA  as on date i.e. 17310/-  (the diff being Rs.19771-17310 = 1961)
 
Therefore the arrears amount work out to : Rs.19610/-(for 10 months 1/1/16 to 31/10/2016.
 
The Nov 2016 pension would be = Rs.19771 + 500(FMA) = Rs.20271/-
 
 
My date of joining the IAF is - 19.5.1971 and date of dis is 28.11.1989 (18 yrs 06 months & 10days,)
 
Rank - SGT, Group III (now Y), Pension drawn as on 1.1.2016 -  Rs.7693/- (qualifying service 18.5 years).
 
As per My PPO No. is 08/14/B/11350/1990 issued on 23.4.1990 (qualifying service mentioned is 17 yrs, 11 months and 16 days - excluding boys service (below the age of 17 yrs) with Basic pension Rs.551/-). But as per revised PPO No.08/14/B/Corr./259/2010 issued on 04.06.2010, the qualifying service enhanced to 18 yrs, 06 months and 10 days (18.5 yrs) after including the boys service period.
 
I have already sent to you on 13.4.2016 the scanned copies of Corr PPO (2010) issued on 4.6.2010 and the orig PPO issued on 23.4.1990, which may kindly be perused.

My SB Pension account is maintained at Andhra Bank (0116) Dhanwada, Dist. Mahabubnagar - 509205 (TS), THE SB PENSION A/C NO.BEINGXXXXXXXXX
 
I have submitted also submitted Life Certificate to the PDA bank on 7.11.2016

May I request you to kindly credit Rs.19610/- (arrears of Revised pension) in to my account at the earliest..

This is for your kind info and necessary payment action, please.
 
Thanking you,
 
SGT GV NARAYANA, AIR VETERAN


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