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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

How to file Nil Income Tax Return?

How to file Nil Income Tax Return?

Income Tax What Is Nil Income Tax Return? Here Is Why You Should File It

Did you know that you can file a tax return even if your income for the year is below the taxable limit? If your taxable income is less than the threshold limit of Rs 2.5 lakhs in a year, you are not mandated to file income tax return. But if you want to, you can file a nil return.

But you may wonder why get into the hassle of filing a tax return when you don’t have to pay any taxes. There are certain benefits of filing tax returns that you may not be aware of.
1) To carry forward losses The only condition to carry forward losses is that you have to file tax return on time. If you file your income-tax return after due date which is generally July 31 of the year, you will not be allowed to set off your capital losses against capital gains in a belated return. For example, you have incurred a loss suppose on sale of equity shares. To carry forward these losses for future adjustment with capital gains you must file tax returns.
2) To claim TDS refund If your bank has deducted tax deducted at source (TDS) on your interest income over Rs 10,000, despite the fact that your income is below the taxable limit, you can claim a refund only if you have filed a tax return. Also, in case your rental income is more than Rs 1.8 lakhs in a year, your tenant is liable to deduct TDS. You will have to file a tax return for refund of TDS.
3) To show proof of your income If you are applying for any kind of loan, most lenders ask for your income tax return of the past few years as a proof of income. Even if you are applying for a visa, foreign countries often ask for your income-tax return to know your financial position before issuing visa.

Source: NDTV Profit

Development of Single Window Service for Central Civil Pensioners

Development of Single Window Service for Central Civil Pensioners
Development of Single Window Service for Central Civil Pensioners. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066 PHONES : 26174596, 26174456, 26174438
CPAO/IT&Tech/Single Window Service/2016-17/38 17th May, 2016 Office Memorandum
Subject:- Development of Single Window Service for Central Civil Pensioners.

CPAO is in final stage of developing a single window service for Central Civil Pensioners providing them access to pension process status and all the required information about their Pension & revision details, also providing for Grievance Registration facility and its status to pensioners. This service also intends to track each pension case from the initial stage of preparation of list of all government servants who are due to retire within next twelve to fifteen months on quarterly basis and its submission to concerned Pay & Accounts Officer to the stage of first credit of Pension by the bank.
2. In this context, Rule 56 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 provides that:- (i)Every Head of Department shall have a list prepared every three months, that is, on the 1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October each year, of all Government servants who are due to retire within the next twelve to fifteen months of that date. (ii) A copy of every such list shall be supplied to the Accounts Officer concerned not later than 31st January, 30th April, 31st July or 31st October, as the case may he, of that year.
3. Joint Secretary (Admn) of all the Ministries/Departments (copies endorsed to Pr. CCAs/ CCAs/CAs) have already been requested to provide the above lists to their concerned Accounts Officer vide CPAO’s OM No. CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2015- 16/515-662 dated 10.07.2015 followed by OM No. CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/ 2015-16/1770 dated 07.03.2016.
4. All the PAOs must have these lists with them by now. Accordingly, all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/ CAs/AGs/Administrators of UTs are requested to ensure that the lists of all such government servants as on 1st April, 2016 are provided to CPAO latest by 3rd June, 2016 positively through PAO login provided on the CPAO’s website cpao.nic.in in the annexed format.
5. The facility of generating PPO Nos. through the list itself is also being developed by CPAO.
sd/- (Subhash Chandra) Controller of Accounts)

7th Pay Commission To Bring A Sense Of Relief For Central Govt Employees

7th Pay Commission To Bring A Sense Of Relief For Central Govt Employees
New Delhi:
The 7th Pay Commission award would bring a sense of relief among the central government employees, but it would be a challenge for the government to contain country’s inflation, economists observed.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission would not impact market price volatility. Top economist in Modi government familiar with the matter told The Sen Times on Friday asking not be named, that the 7th Pay Commission would speed up country’s economy and bring about a positive change in the lives of government employees. Their purchase capacity would increase and so, businessmen would have its advantages at different level. “There is no demerit of salary hike, but some people would try to take immoral advantages of the situation. It has to be stopped,” he noted. He also told us that it is necessary to hike up the salary of government employees as the 6th Pay Commission has been implemented since January, 2006. However, he does not think that the 7th Pay Commission award would shoot up inflation in the country.
The government should have to be careful against the unscrupulous quarter who might try to take immoral advantages of the 7th Pay Commission award, he also said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when presented the Economic Survey in parliament said that the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission would not impact market price volatility. The officials of Prime Minister Office (PMO) also said the government will execute the new pay scale for the central government employees soon. “The 7th Pay Commission award was supposed to be executed from the month July. It’s almost ready and government’ll do it,”said the senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) also said, the government will give the better pay package of its employees than 7th Pay Commission recommendations. “The salary and allowance hike for the central government employees on the proposal of the Secretaries group would not be nominal but a handsome one,” they added. 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 previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in basic pay which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008. 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 finalize its work. The new pay scales will be effective from January 1 for all central government employees.

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