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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.

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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

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