Tuesday, 24 January 2017

GDS Pay Committee Recommendations - formula for calculation of expenditure & Revenue norms & monthly Revenue of of GDS Post offices

Date : 24.1.2017

GDS Pay Committee Recommendations - formula for calculation of expenditure & Revenue norms  &  monthly Revenue of of GDS Post offices.



Income Tax Rates FY 2016-17 (AY 2017-18) - Finmin Orders

Date : 24.1.2017

Income Tax Rates FY 2016-17 (AY 2017-18) - Finmin Orders

CIRCULAR NO : 01/2017
F.No.275/192/2016-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 2nd January, 2017

SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2016-17 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.

Reference is invited to Circular No.20/2015 dated 02.12.2015 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head "Salaries" under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter ‘the Act’), during the financial year 2015-16, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head "Salaries" during the financial year 2016-17 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules). The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department- www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

2. RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2016:
As per the Finance Act, 2016, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2016-17 (i.e. Assessment Year 2017-18) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax
A. Normal Rates of tax:

B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:

C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the financial year:

Method of Calculation of Revenue generation of Branch post offices - GDS Pay Committee Report.

Date : 24.1.2017

Method of Calculation of Revenue generation of Branch post offices -
GDS Pay Committee Report.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

7th pay commission: This is why Modi government not giving hike to 47 lakh employees

Date : 21.1.2017

7th pay commission: This is why Modi government not giving hike to 47 lakh employees


Reports suggest that the committee under the chairmanship of finance secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalised its report for salary hike in accordance with the recommendations of the seventh CPC, but the government is unable to pay the allowances to its employees due to cash crunch.

More than 14 months have passed since the seventh pay commission report was submitted and little less seven months have elapsed since the union cabinet approved implementation of the salary hike recommendations, but the central government employees are still awaiting the good news.
Demonetisation is said to be the reason behind the delay in announcing allowances by the Narendra Modi government for the 47 lakh employees and 53 lakh pensioners. The number of beneficiaries includes 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensions from the armed forces
HOW DEMONETISATION AFFECTS PAY HIKE: THINGS TO KNOW
  1. The government has announced that it will implement the seventh pay commission's recommendations from January 1 last year. But, in the aftermath of demonetisation, the government is not in position to make the final decision.
  2. The seventh pay commission proposed a 138.71 per cent hike in housing allowance (HRA) and 49.79 per cent for other allowances.
  3. The pay commission estimated that during the current fiscal, the hike in allowances would add a burden of Rs 29,300 crore (Rs 17,200 crore under HRA and Rs 12,100 crore under other allowances). This is a huge sum but after demonetisation, the government is working hard to stave off the cash crunch that set in.
  4. The Modi government has constituted a committee to look into the recommendations regarding allowances and the manner of their implementation.
  5. Some reports suggest that the committee under the chairmanship of finance secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalised its report, but the government is unable to pay the allowances to its employees due to cash crunch.
  6. The employees' unions have been putting pressure on the finance ministry to announce hike in allowances at the earliest.
  7. The announcement of assembly elections in five states has given some time for the government as it cannot announce pay hikes till the model code of conduct is in place.
  8. The assembly elections have given the government time till March 8, by when there would be some additional cash in circulation. But, by then the budget would have been presented and accommodating over Rs 29,000 crore for salaries and pensions in the budge may pose a problem.
  9. The delay in implementation of the seventh pay commission's recommendations has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among employees.
  10. The BJP may have to face a backlash in the assembly elections in the five states, two of which is ruled by the party either directly or in alliance. Thus, demonetisation move by the Modi government may strike a double blow to the BJP in polls.

Instructions on sealed cover procedure - where Governmentservant has been acquitted but appeal is contemplated/pending

Date : 21.1.2017

Instructions on sealed cover procedure - where Government
servant has been acquitted but appeal is contemplated/pending -

clarification regarding

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Cabinet Secretary assured to resolve the pending issues at the earliest in NJCA Meeting

Date : 21.1.2017

Cabinet Secretary assured to resolve the pending issues at the earliest in NJCA Meeting

NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055

No.NJCA/2017
Dated: January 19, 2017
All the Constituents of
National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary

A meeting was held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, wherein myself as well as Com M.Raghavaiah were present.
We explained him about various Issues of the Central Government Employees pending at the government level The main issues were NPS, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, Allowances, Pension and Very Good Benchmark, etc. etc. The Cabinet Secretary informed us that, Pension issues have already been referred to the Cabinet, and the report of the Committee on Allowances is likely to be submitted in the next monthSo far as issue of NPS is concerned, he has already directed the committee to hold a meeting with the Staff Side, which has already been fixed for 20th January 2017, The issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula is also being vigorously pursued by the government.

He said that, inordinate delay was because of the various problems, but the intention of the government is very clear that, they want to resolve the problems of the Central Government Employees.

He also advised us to have patience for some time and given us an assurance that he would try to get resolved pending issues of the Central Government Employees as early as possible.

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener



NEW PAY TABLE OF GDS - AS PER GDS REPORT RELEASED ON 18-01-2017

Date : 20.1.2017

NEW PAY TABLE OF GDS - AS PER 

GDS REPORT RELEASED 

ON 18-01-2017








Grant of Special Casual Leave - NAPE Gr- C 22 nd All India Conference at Thiruvananthapuram ,Kerala from 5.2.2017 to 7.2.2017

Date : 20.1.2017

Grant of Special Casual Leave - NAPE Gr- C 22 nd All India Conference at Thiruvananthapuram ,Kerala from 5.2.2017 to 7.2.2017


BPM /ABPMs ARREAR TABLES

Date : 20.1.2017


BPM /ABPMs ARREAR TABLES












LEGAL STATUS OF GDS - COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Date : 20.1.2017


LEGAL STATUS OF GDS - COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS




Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report Major Recommendations

Date : 20.1.2017

Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report Major Recommendations.


The Old system of payment of time related continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 wage scales with two levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

New Wage Scales

1. 10,000 – 24,470 (Other than BPM Level 1)
2. 12,000 – 29,380 (Other than BPM Level 2 & BPM Level 1)
3. 14,500 – 35,480 (BPM Level 2)

  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDS is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wagess of BPMs from Level-1 to Level-2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS post offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A,B,C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDS are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one multi tasking category.
  • The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Department Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6,000/- per Child per annum has been introducted for GDS.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 Years, 24 years and 36 Years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-
  • The GDS contribution for service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/0 to Rs.5,00,000/-.
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
  • The Scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head ” Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
  • The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
  • Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Departmental cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 Time for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
  • The compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT PDF FILE.

Date : 19.1.2017

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
PDF FILE.
Click here to view GDS Committee Report
FNPO & NUGDS have taken all the efforts for the publication of the report. Our actions are transparent and we are not afraid of any officers & any Government. Our sole aim is to improve the lifestyle of GDS without playing any politics. 

FNPO & NUGDS will work continuously to implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra report. Our views on the report will be published tomorrow.

GDS Committee Report

Date : 19.1.2017




Department Provided GDS COMMITTEE report CD to all federations/ union please wait, we will post the full report on our websiteSHORTLY

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Matrix of new wage scale recommended

Date : 19.1.2017

Matrix of new wage scale recommended:







Request for supply of copy of GDS committee report: 
Date : 18.1.2017.

  GDS PAY COMMITTEE RELEASED            


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India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) PO 2016 Prelims Result Out

Date : 18.1.2017


India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) PO 2016 Prelims Result Out




India Post Payment Bank has declared the Result for IPPB PO online Prelims Examination 2016 that was held on 7th and 8th January 2017. 

Post for which IPPB has declared the Results – PO/Assistant Manager/JMGS-I – Junior Manager Grade Scale-I.

IPPB has not declared the marks secured by the candidates in IPPB PO Prelims exam . They only published the List of Candidates shortlisted for Mains examination in PDF format. You can download the Result PDF from the link given below.

Candidates can download their Mains examination Call letter/Admit card from the official web site of India Post or from the download Link given below.

To Download the Admit Card you have to enter your Registration number or Roll Number along with your Date of Birth as a password in DD-MM-YYYY format.

Mains Examination for IPPB PO will be held on – 29th January 2017


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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

Date : 18.1.2017

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

No.25014/05/2016.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated the 17 January, 2017
To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.
Subject: Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No.38/6/2010-P&PW(A)(Pt.) dated 18th March, 2013(copy enclosed) regarding “Revision of Provisional pension.”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Revision of Provisional Pension” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension was sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary of Government of India
Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/


Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).

Date : 18.1.2017


Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).

No.25014/05/2016.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated the 17th January, 2017
To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.
Subject: Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).
Sir,
1 am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No. 38/41/06.P&PW(A) dated 05th May, 2009 (copy enclosed) regarding “Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Additional Relief on death/disability of members of All India Service who have joined Service on or after 01.01.2004 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS)” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners/family of All India Service officers who have joined Service on or after 01.01.2004.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Rajesh umar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/


7th Pay Commission recommendations on CGHS - Govt orders will be effective from 1st February 2017

Date : 17.1.2017

7th Pay Commission recommendations on CGHS - Govt orders will be effective from 1st February 2017 - Ministry of Health issues modification OM



PFRDA to organise National Pension System service fortnight from February

Date : 17.1.2017

PFRDA to organise National Pension System service fortnight from February 1


In order to ensure availability of information and ease problem, PFRDA and NSDL/CRA send various communications regularly to promote awareness regarding NPS.

The activities scheduled to be taken up during the fortnight (Feb 1-15), include updating subscriber details, printing of transaction statement for the subscribers, resolving grievances and addressing issues of pending exit/withdrawals under NPS.

PFRDA will organise a service fortnight from February 1 for building subscribers awareness and disseminate information regarding National Pension System (NPS) - the government's flagship pension programme. According to the Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA), subscribers and employees of the central and state governments are not fully aware about NPS which leads to a large number of queries and grievances.

"In order to ensure availability of information and ease problem, PFRDA and NSDL/CRA send various communications regularly to promote awareness regarding NPS.

"However, it has been observed that in absence of latest contact details in their NPS accounts, most of the subscribers are not receiving such communication," the regulator said.

Therefore, during the awareness fortnight at offices of central and state governments, besides sharing information, nodal offices and the subscribers will be apprised about the need of updating their personal data to enable the system to work effectively.

The activities scheduled to be taken up during the fortnight (Feb 1-15), include updating subscriber details, printing of transaction statement for the subscribers, resolving grievances and addressing issues of pending exit/withdrawals under NPS.

PFRDA said the central ministries and state governments will be required to encourage the subscribers attached to them for downloading mobile apps. The maximum number of downloads of the app will be awarded.

The regulator said that downloading of mobile app by the subscribers will considerably reduce the dependence on the nodal officers.

"This will result in saving time and efforts of the nodal officers," it said. As on November 30, 2016 there were about 1.4 crore subscribers under NPS with over Rs 1.61 lakh crore asset under management.