Thursday, 24 October 2013

A Meeting on 7th Pay Commission is convened by DOPT

The central government employees will be happy to see some progress in the announcement made by central government on setting up of 7th Pay commission. The General Secretary, NFIR –Nationalfederation of Indian railway men, informed his leaders through his letter dated 20/10/2013, that a meeting with JCM Members has been convened under the Chairmanship of Secretary,DOP&T at 1500 hours on 24th October, 2013 in Committee Room No. 190, North Block,New Delhi.


According to the General Secretary, NFIR, the Core Issue to be discussed in the meeting will be ‘Terms and reference of 7th Pay commission.’ So it is believed that National Council JCM Members will share their views in the meeting regarding Terms and reference of 7th Pay Commission. Already lot of suggestions has been poured by netizens on 7th pay commission and the terms and reference of 7th pay commission.


What is Terms and Reference?

The term represents mainly two things
1.Purpose
2.Structure

So the purpose and structure of 7th pay commission will be discussed and most probably defined inthe meeting to be held on 24/10/2013 at North Block with Staff Side Members of National Council JCM.

Some suggestions on Terms and reference on 7th Pay commission are compiled and produced here for inviting the Readers opinion.

Structure of the 7th Pay Commission
1) As the practice fallowed before ,7th pay Commission should be headed by a Retired or serving Judge of the Supreme Court;

2) Members of the Commission should have a representation from each Pay Band

3) Commission should have one Member each from Defence , Railways and Postal

4) It should be assisted by a Consultative Body of Ex-Defence and Railway Personnel to project the special conditions prevailing there in – being the largest employers.

Purpose and Principals of Pay Determination
1) 1: 12 Ratio between Minimum and Maximum PAY to be reduced

2) Rationalizing Promotion Policy (No reservation in promtion)

3) Ensure effective functioning of Government Mechanism

4) Effective Grievance redressal System for Government servants

5) Removal of anomalies of Sixth CPC

6) Skill based Wage Structure ( Suggestion of Economist)

So Readers may share their views here ,if any ,on 7th Pay commission and the terms and reference of 7th pay Commission

INDIA POST OPENED 30 MILLION SB A/C IN 2012

Postal financial inclusion is enjoying a boom phase. After banks, postal operators and their postal financial subsidiaries are the world's second biggest contributor to financial inclusion.
Today, one billion people use the postal sector for savings and deposit accounts, and more than 1.5 billion profit from basic transactional services through the Post. In India alone, 30 million new postal savings accounts were opened in 2012.click here to see more

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION FINALISATION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE

GOVERNMENT INVITED JCM STAFF SIDE FOR DISCUSSION ON 24.10.2013  
Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will hold discussion with JCM National Council, Staff Side today (24.10.2013) at 3 PM. Meeting of the Staff side will be held at 11 AM to formulate the staff side approach. Shri M.Raghavaiah will lead the staff side details of the meeting will be posted in our website at the earliest. click here to see the postal JCA letter to JCM Staff side leaders 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

EXTENSION IN DEPUTATION TENURE BEYOND THE PRESCRIBED LIMIT OF SEVEN YEARS/PREMATURE REPATRIATION FROM A NON—CENTRAL STAFFING SCHEME POST – REG

ALL PA/SA SELECTED CANDIDATES, YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

CONGRATULATIONS TO PA/SA/OA SELECTED CANDIDATES.
FNPO & NAPE GROUP'C' congratulates and welcomes all the PA/SA/OA selected candidates to the Department of Post, a prestigious organization which is having largest Postal Net Work in the world. Please think twice before selecting the union in which you have to join  The percentage of union alone is not a criterion. The union which fights for protecting the rights/welfare of the postal employees alone is the main criteria to select the union.FNPO&NAPE GROUP'C' is fighting for the cause of Postal Employees irrespective of political aspects. Hence I appeal you to join FNPO & NAPE GROUP'C' en mass and strengthen the organization. It is your organization-utilize its services.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Recruitment to Group C posts in Pay Band-1, with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (pre-revised Group D posts).

No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dated the 21st October 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Recruitment to Group 'C' posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D' posts).
 

This Department vide OM of even number dated 12.5.2010 requested all the Ministries/ Departments to intimate their requirements for Non-Technical Group 'C' posts in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the SSC immediately in order that the Commission could initiate action for recruitment. The Ministries/Departments were also advised to take action simultaneously for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated vide OM dated 30.4.2010.
2. It has, however, come to the notice that Cadre Controlling Authorities are not sending their requisitions for the vacancies of MTS to SSC. The erstwhile Group 'D' posts which now belong to Group 'C' are required to be filled up through SSC as per instructions of this Department instead of through Employment Exchange or any other mode. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, once again requested for sending their requirements in respect of Ministries/Departments themselves as well as their attached/ subordinate officers also, for Non-Technical Group 'C' posts in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the SSC immediately in order that the Commission could initiate action for recruitment.
3. Action pending if any, may simultaneously be taken for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated.
4. Hindi version follows.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I

Karnataka Circle : PA / SA Exam Result 2013 Declared



Direct Recruitment Results of PA/SA for the year 2011 & 2012 in Karnataka Postal Circle


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Saturday, 19 October 2013

NFPE & FNPO DECIDED TO GO ON NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE IF THE DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE STRIKE WILL BE

(1) Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC

(2) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent Employees and Revision of their wages with effect from 01.01.2006 (as per 6th CPC wage revision) & Grant of DA

(3) Merger of 50% DA with pay for all employees including GDS

The above decision was taken in the Central JCA Meeting held on 19.10.2013 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri. T. N. Rahate, President, FNPO.
The JCA did not agree to include the demands of Group  C employees pending and MACP anomolies after the pex court Judgement despite our requisition
General Secretary Sri. D Kishan Rao,  NAPE Group "C"

 (M. Krishnan)                            (D. Theagarajan)
Secretary General                      Secretary General
NFPE                                                                             FNPO

Income-Tax Deduction from Salaries during the Financial Year 2013-14: IT Circular No. 08/2013 Part-I

NO : 08 /2013
F.No. 275/192/2013-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, dated the 10th October, 2013

SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.


Reference is invited to Circular No.08/2012 dated 05.10.2012 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 2012-2013, 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 2013-2014 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.

Rates of Income-Tax on Salaries for AY 2014-2015 FY 2013-2014: IT Circular 08/2013 Part-2

2. RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2013:
As per the Finance Act, 2013, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Actfrom income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2013-14 (i.e.AssessmentYear 2014-15) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax
A. Normal Rates of tax:
Sl No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1
Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/-.
Nil
2
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-
10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/-
3
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-.
Rs. 30,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-.
Rs. 1,30,000/- plus 30 Per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
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:
Sl No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1
Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/-
Nil
2
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-
10 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/-
3
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 25,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,25,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
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:
Sl No
Total Income
Rate of tax
1
Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-
Nil
2
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-
20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-
3
Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
Rs. 1,00,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
 
2.2 Surcharge on Income tax:
The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge @10% of the Income-tax on payments to an individual taxpayer, if the total income of the individual exceeds Rs 1 crore during FY 2013-14 (AY 2014-15). However the amount of Surcharge shall not exceed the amount by which the individual’s total income exceeds Rs 1 crore and if surcharge so arrived at, exceeds such amount (assessee’s total income minus one crore) then it will be restricted to the amount of total incomeminus Rupees one crore.
 
2.3.1 Education Cess on Income tax:
The amount of income-tax including the surcharge if any, shall be increased by Education Cess on Income Tax at the rate of two percent of the income-tax.
 
2.3.2 Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Income-tax:
 
An additional cess is chargeable at the rate of one percent of income-tax including the surcharge if any, but not including the Education Cess on income tax as in 2.3.1.

Click here to see
 IT Circular 08/2013

 

DAY BY DAY HEARINGS ON DISCIPLINARY VIGILANCE INQUIRIES - DOPT

372/3/2007-A VD-III (VoL. 10)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 14th October, 2013
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) – Para 35 of the Committee’s Report on conduct of hearings on a day to day basis – Acceptance by Government – reg.


The undersigned is directed to say that the Government had appointed a Committee of Experts to review the procedure for Disciplinary/Vigilance Inquiries and recommend measures for their expeditious disposal. The Committee comprised the following:

(i) Shri P.C. Hota, Former Chairman, UPSC ——- Chairman
(ii) Shri Arvind Varma, Former Secretary, DoPT –—– Member
(iii) Shri P. Shankar, former CVC –—– Member.

2. The Expert Committee has, in para 35 of its Report, recommended that “as far as practicable, an Inquiry Officer should conduct the hearing on a day-to-day basis to complete the Inquiry expeditiously. Each Inquiry Officer should be required to maintain an order sheet to record proceedings of the inquiry on the day of Inquiry and other relevant matters. if the Inquiry cannot be conducted on a day-to-day basis, the Inquiry Officer should record in the order sheet the reasons why the Inquiry could not be held on a day-to-day basis.”

3. The aforesaid recommendation of the Hota Committee has been considered by a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary and, as recommended by the CoS, the recommendation has been accepted by the Government.

4. Accordingly, it has been decided that once a regular hearing in a departmental proceeding is started, such bearing should, as far as practicable, be continued on a day to day basis, unless in the opinion of the IO, for the reasons to be recorded in writing, an adjournment is unavoidable in the interest of justice.

5. The above decision of the Government is brought to the notice of all Ministries/Departments for strict compliance.

sd/-
(V.M. Rathnam)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Para 31 of the Committees Report on amendments to the Departmental Enquiries (Enforcement of Attendance of Witnesses and Production of Documents) Act, 1972-Governments decision thereon-reg.

PFRDA Orders : New Pension Scheme (NPS) - Changes in Investment Guidelines for the Government Sector

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

CIRCULAR

File No.: PFRDA/2O13/16/PFM/4

Date: 15 Oct 2013

To,
All Pension Funds

Subject: Investment Guidelines

1. Changes in Investment Guidelines for the Government Sector

The following changes in the investment guidelines have been made :-

1.1 Debt securities selected for Investments should have a minimum residual maturity period of  three years from the date of investment by the Pension Fund.

1.2 Debt securities must have an investment grade rating from at least two credit rating agencies.  Apart from ratings by agencies. PF shall undertake their own due diligence for assessment of risks associated with the securities before investments.

1.3 Credit Default Swaps (CDS) on Corporate Bonds are eligible derivative instruments.

1.4 Rated asset backed securities (ABS) are eligible securities for investments provided they have a residual maturity of not less than three years and have an investment grade rating from at least two rating agencies.

2. Guidelines for Private Sector — Corporate CG and NPS lite
Please note that both Corporate CG and NPS Lite Schemes follow the Government pattern of investment and hence investment guidelines as applicable to the Government sector and any subsequent amendments to investment guidelines of Government sector will also be applicable to Corporate CG and NPS lite Schemes. Investment guidelines, and any subsequent changes thereto as applicable to the Government sector, therefore should be adopted simultaneously for Corporate CG and NPS Lite Scheme.

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(Subroto Das)
Chief General Manager

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

view Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol. 10) dated 14th October, 2013 please Click Here.

view Gazette notification, please CLICK HERE. 

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 48 of the Committees Report on conclusion of major penalty proceedings within a period of 18 months - Acceptance by Government - reg.

view Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol. 10) dated 14th October, 2013 please Click Here.

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 38 of the Committees Report regarding payment of TA-DA to retired government servants - reg.

view Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol. 10) dated 14th October, 2013 please Click Here.

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 36(a) of the Committees Report to designate CDIs in CVC in numerical/alphabetical order - reg.

view please Click Here.

Recommend. of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 35 of the CR on conduct of hearings on a day to day basis - reg.

view please Click Here.

Recommend. of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee)-Para 135 of the CR on submission of draft charge sheet while seeking first stage advice of CVC, etc.-reg.

view please Click Here.
REVISED PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF NON-STATUTORY DEPARTMENTAL CANTEEN EMPLOYEES CONSEQUENT UPON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.
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REVISION OF TARIFF POSTAGE RATES FOR INTERNATIONAL EMS (INTERNATIONAL SPEED POST) (Click the link below for details)

RISK ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES- CLARIFICATIONREGARDING.(Click the link below for details)

CLARIFICATION ON ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE IN CONNECTION WITH LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION- PAYMENT OF DIFFERENCE REGARDING. (Click the link below for details)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Vijaya dashami[Dussera] greetings to viewers




1)RESULT OF EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF POSTAL ASSISTANT IN POST OFFICE /RMS/FOREIGNPOST/MMS/SBCO HELD ON 21ST APRIL, 2013.click here to see Maharashtra Circle Result 
2)India Post (Department of Posts) has signed an agreement with Wall Street Exchange  for launch of an International Electronic Money Transfer service through ‘Instant Cash’ product of the Emirates Post Group....read more
3)Private hospitals threaten to stop CGHS treatment.