Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dopt orders on submission of Assets and Liabilities Declaration under Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act 2013 by Public Servants

As per the said Act and the Rules framed thereunder, every public servant shall file declarations, information or return, as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31st day of March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st day of July of that year. This is an important difference from the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and may kindly be noted.

F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt(A)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 23,2014

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013. on 14.07.2014. The same is available on this Department’s website at http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_Homepage_New.asp.

2. As per the said Act and the Rules framed thereunder, every public servant shall file declarations. information or return. as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31st day of March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st day of July of that year. It may be noted that as per Section 2(1)(o) of the Act, “Public Servant” means a person referred to in clauses (a) to (h) of sub-sectlon (1) of section 14 of the Act but does not include a public servant in respect of whom the jurisdiction is exercisable by any court or other authority under the Army Act, 1950. the Air Force kt, 1950, the Navy Act. 1957 and the Coast Guard Act. 1978 or the procedure is applicable to such public servant under those Acts.

3. It may also be noted that the definition of public servant covers all Central Government servants (Groups A, B and C). Therefore, all Central Govenmient servants are required to file the declaration. This is an important difference from the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and may kindly be noted.

4. As per these Rules, the public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants shall file the revised declarations. information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 1st day of August, 2014, to the competent authority on or before the 15th day of September. 2014. All Ministries/Departments are accordingly. requested to please bring the provisions of the Public Servants (furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

5. Formal amendment to the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 will be made in due course.

6. Hindi version will follow

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(J.W Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)

Advance Booking of Reserved Train Tickets
The advance reservation period for booking reserved accommodation is 60 days excluding the day of journey. In case of certain day time express trains, shorter time limits are prescribed.
In case of Tatkal tickets, the booking opens at 1000 hours on the previous day of journey from the train originating station.
In case of unreserved tickets involving journey upto 200 kilometres, the tickets can be booked on the same day whereas tickets involving journey of more than 200 kilometres can be booked up to three days in advance excluding the day of journey.
Premium trains with dynamic pricing have been introduced during the Holi and summer rush with shorter advance reservation periods of up to 15 days.
Indian Railways have a route length of about 65,436 kilometres. On an average, about 23 million passengers commute across Indian Railways daily. The passenger traffic on different routes varies from season to season, day to day and train to train.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Central govt employees will have to declare family assets


All central government employees will now have to declare their immovable/movable assets and liabilities as well as those of their spouses and dependents by July 31 every year.
The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limited for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 make it mandatory for central government employees to file a statement listing their and their spouse/dependents’ cash in hand; bank deposits; investments in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies and mutual funds; long-term savings; insurance policies; provident fund; loans and advances; cars/aircraft/yacht/ships; and jewellery.
The declaration must record value of these items as on March 31 and filed with the competent authority by July 31 of that year.

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance


It has been informed by the Department of Personnel and raining that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is Rs. 18,000/- per child. The Hostel subsidy shall be Rs. 4,500/- per month per child. The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees if Rs. 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is Rs. 9,000/- per child per month. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. The reimbursement is admissible for children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. No change is proposed to be made in the same.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Granting of fixation benefit in cases of promotion from one post to another where the promotional post carries the same grade pay as the feeder post


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
(HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT)
ICADR Building, Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase-II
New Delhi— 110070. Ph. 26130592. Fax 26130594
F.NO.HRD/CM/MIsc/221/1/2013- 14/2727
Dated the 16th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate letter F.No I-IRD/CM/Misc /221/1/2012-13 dated 08.01.2013 circulating the Department of Exependiture’s Office Memorandum No.10/02/2011-E.III/A dated 07.01.2013 communicating the decision of the Government to grant fixation benefit in cases of promotion from onc post to another where the promotional post carries the same grade pay as the feeder post. It is stated in the above referred Office Memorandum that the fixation of pay in such cases shall be as per Rule 13(i) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules. 2008.
In this regard. the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Departrment of Expenditure on the proposal of the Department seeking fixation of pay under Rule 13 (j) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules. 2008 in cases of promotion from (a) Steno Grade-II (till merger of Steno Grade -I and II in the year 2010) to Steno Grade-I and (b) Sr Tax Assistant to Office Superintendent where both feeder and promtional posts are in the same Grade Pay in terms of Department of Exependitures Office Memorandum No 10/02/2011-E.III/A dated 07.01.2013 subject to the condition that fixation of pay in such cases was done as per FR 22(1 )(a)( I) prior to 01.01.2006.
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(Sanjay Gosain)
Deputy Director of Income Tax (HRD)
Source: www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act-Reg.

Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act - IRSA's clarifactory communication to all IT heads :- 

INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE ASSOCIATION
(ALL INDIA BODY)
President
General Secretary
Raminder
Kaushal Rajani Kant Gupta

F.No. IRSA(AIB)/EC/Res./UK-DR/5

Date: 15th July, 2014

To
All Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax;
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Admm); 
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems); 
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Logistics); 
Principal Director General of Income Tax (HRD); 
Principal Director General of Income Tax (International Taxation); 
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Training), NADT; 
Director General of Income Tax (L&R); 
Director General of Income Tax (Vigilance); 
Director General of Income Tax (Exemption); 
JointSecretary (Admn.). Department of Revenue

Sir/ Madam,
Sub: Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act-Reg.

Kindly refer to the Resolution dated 11-07-2013 and subsequent letters of the Executive Committee of the Indian Revenue Service Association (All India Body) calling for contributions towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand.

2. In this regard, vide letter No. lR.SA(AlB)/EC,/Res./Ul(-DR/4 dated 05.06.2014 it was brought to the kind notice that 100% deduction under section BOG of the Income Tax Act is available on contributions made for Uttarakhand disaster relief. In this regard, it may further be informed that this 100% deduction is available as per section 8oG(2)(iiihf) of the Income Tax Act and PAN of CM Relief Fund Uttarakhand, for claim of the deduction, is AAAGM0036M.

3. This may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned.

With highest regards,

Yours faithfully,
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Rajani Kant Gupta
General Secretary

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Introduction of Combined Money Order Form

Introduction of Combined Money Order Form  vide F No. 27-6/2014-PO dated 7/07/2014
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Circular issued by Department of pension & pensioner,s welfare reagarding

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cut-off eligibility date for promotion and calculation of Vacancies including chain Vacancies


CLICK HERE to view Directorate Memo No. 25-10/2014-SPG dated 9th July 2014. 

Holiday Home at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh for Central Govt Employees

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India Post launched new website for Philately

Directorate has launched new website for Philately. www.postagestamps.gov.in  All members and track in viewers are once again requested to open philatelic deposit account (PDA) at any philatelic bureau to get new released stamps and stationary at door step by free of cost. 

Revised rates of honorarium to IO/PO are not put into implementation in DOP


As per the recommendations of the Expert Committee, DoPT vide its OM No. 142/15/2010-AVD-I dated 31st July 2012 revised the rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to IO both serving and retired officers and PO (serving). 

"The honorarium is normally regulated under the financial powers delegated to the Ministries/Departments and taking into account the quantum of work involved in individual disciplinary cases". 

While deciding the representation of one of the IO (Retired) in connection with inordinate delay in sanctioning honorarium it was intimated by Directorate that Nodal Ministries ibid letter was sent to all concerned for information and necessary action vide memo No. C-32016/12/2011 dated 8.1.2013. It is further mentioned that neither it has the approval of the Finance Wing nor can it be implemented without revising the powers of the Heads of the Circle and Secretary (Posts). The aforesaid letter was circulated to all concerned for enabling them to submit proposal for revision of the financial powers of the Heads of Circle for grant of honorarium to IO and PO vide para 2 of the annexure-I enclosed with the letter. 

In view Directorate's above reply, it is clear that revised rates of honorarium to IO/PO for conducting of departmental enquiries are not put into implementation. 

But DoPT vide memo No. 142/15/2010--AVD.I dated 23rd June 2014 has clarified that the honorarium payable to IO/PO for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be the outside the purview of the general delegation of FR 46 B. 

Revision of Forms under the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 and Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962 - regarding.

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Income Tax Structure 2014-15 announced in Budget 2014


There is no change in the income tax rate for the year 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16)
(i) The rates of income-tax in the case of every individual (other than those mentioned in (ii) and (iii) below)
Upto Rs. 2,50,000
Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,00010 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
(ii)               For persons of Age between 60 Years to 80 Years
Upto Rs. 3,00,000
Rs. 3,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,00010 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
(iii)             For persons having Age of 80 Years or More
Upto Rs. 5,00,000
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
Other Budget 2014 highlights relating to Income tax 2014-15
  • Personal tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from current Rs 2 lakh for taxpayers below 60 years
  • Senior citizens’ tax exemption limit hiked from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh No change in surcharge for corporates, individuals
  • Education Cess to stay at current 3%
  • Investment limit under Section 80C hiked to Rs 1.5 lakh from current Rs 1 lakh
  • Exemption on housing loans interest on self-occupied property increased from Rs 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh

NEW TAX CALCULATOR

CBDT has introduced a new, customer-friendly online tax calculator to help the tax payers calculate their annual IT liability, before they file their Income Tax Returns (ITR) by the end of this month.
Using this calculator, an individual, corporate or any other entity can compute their total tax liability under various heads like income from house property, capital gains, profits and gains of business or profession etc. and email it to a private email or to the email of the tax planner, intermediary or Chartered Accountant. Taxpayers can access the new tax calculator using the link given below: 
To see detail click here

Modi likes to communicate his Independence Day speech directly to Central Govt Employees by mail and messages…


Narendra Modi to reach out to govt employees’ on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for an exhaustive Central database of all Central and state government employees. The creation of the database, which will have the phone numbers and email addresses of all employees, is already underway, and will be first used on Independence Day when Modi’s speech is directly sent to the employees by mail and messages.

The prime minister would like his maiden speech from the Red Fort to be directly communicated to one crore government employees, such as school teachers, village sarpanches, healthcare workers etc, in the farthest corners of the country. Most of these are not tech-savvy, Internet users and so frenetic efforts are under way to implement Modi’s intent, said government sources.

The government has therefore initiated the process of creating the first-ever countrywide database of central and state government employees and stakeholders. Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth is monitoring the creation of this database after clear instructions by PM Modi. Seth has been meeting officials from all ministries two times every week to monitor the progress.

The National Informatics Centre has created a new portal sampark.nic.in for the purpose. All states, through their districts and block level offices, have been directed to update their data on this website. “The ministries are also coordinating with their state counterparts to compile this data in a time bound manner,” said an official.

The National Informatics Centre has so far collected information of 50 lakh teachers, 30 lakh sarpanches, 10 lakh health care workers and two lakh corporators. The prime minister is likely to use the data to connect with all these employees and stakeholders through social media platforms, much as he had done to connect with voters during the 2014 general election campaign, said an insider.

“He intends to do the same now with government employees. It is an exercise to build a bond,” the official said.

Dopt Orders on the recommendation of department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment...

Parliament Committee Matter
IMMEDIATE
No.41013/1/2013-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 8th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendation of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 25.03.2013 and subsequent reminder dated 26.5.2014 on the above mentioned subject wherein all the Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish an annual report in the enclosed proforma latest by 30th April of every year, indicating the status of implementation of Government instructions on compassionate appointment as on 31st March of that year.

2. It is observed that the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and their subordinate/attached offices are furnishing the requisite information in a piecemeal and haphazard manner, compilation of which is a time consuming and difficult exercise for this Department.

3. In view of the above, the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish the requisite information in a consolidated manner, including the information in respect of their subordinate/attached offices.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in

Criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary



The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 11th July 2014 by the Minister of Helath and Family Welfare Shri Harsh Vardhan as follows...

The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-


(i) In an existing CGHS city:- For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).

(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City:- For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders. However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.

(b): The details about number of CGHS allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries and Hospitals in the country, State/UT-wise are at Annexure.

Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken not to expand CGHS to cover new cities/ areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States/UT’s namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Gujarat and Pudduchery.

In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.

ANNEXURE

STATEMENT SHOWING DETAILS OF CGHS HOSPITALS/WELLNESS CENTRES
S.No.CityALLOPATHYPOLYCLINICAYUSHCGHS HOSPITALS
1AHMEDABAD8120
2ALLAHABAD7120
3BANGALORE10140
4BHOPAL2000
5BHUNESHWAR3010
6CHANAI14240
7CHANDIGARH1000
8DEHRADOON2000
9GUWAHATI5010
10HYDERABAD13260
11JAMMU2000
12JAIPUR7120
13JABALPUR4000
14KANPUR9030
15KOLKATA18140
16LUCKNOW9130
17MEERUT6020
18MUMBAI26250
19NAGPUR11130
20PATNA5130
21PUNE9130
22RANCHI3000
23SHILLONG2000
24TRIVENDRUM3020
25DELHI944364
TOTAL27319854

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Penalty Proceedings against Central Government Employees...

The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 9th July 2014 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as follows...

Article 311(1) of the Constitution provides that no person who is a member of the civil service of the Union or an all-India service or a civil service of a State or holds a civil post under the Union or a State shall be dismissed or removed by an authority subordinate to that by which he was appointed. Again as per Article 311(2) no such person as aforesaid shall be dismissed or removed or reduced in rank except after an inquiry in which he has been informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges.

Disciplinary proceedings under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965] can be initiated against a Government Servant for violation of the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. The procedures for imposition of major penalties minor penalties are prescribed in the Rule 14 and Rule 16 of the [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965], respectively. There are similar provisions in Rules governing the All India Services.

A list of Minor and Major penalties that may be imposed on a Government servant for good and sufficient reasons as provided in Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules is annexed.

The data on cases registered involving major penalty proceedings and punishment awarded on conviction are not centrally maintained.

It is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen and streamline the institutional mechanism for disciplinary proceedings.

In order to check delays in completion of disciplinary proceedings, guidelines for monitoring and expeditious disposal of the disciplinary proceedings cases have been issued on 29th November, 2012.

ANNEXURE
PENALTIES SPECIFIED IN THE RULE 11 OF THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965.

MINOR PENALTIES
(i) Censure;

(ii) Withholding of his promotion;

(iii) Recovery from his pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused the Government by negligence or breach of orders;

(iii a) Reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adversely affecting his pension.

(iv) Withholding of increments of pay;

MAJOR PENALTIES

(v) Save as provided for in clause (iii) (a), reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay for a specified period, with further directions as to whether or not the Government servant will earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay

(vi) reduction to lower time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service for a period to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant during such specified period to the time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service from which he was reduced, with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said specified period -

(a) the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what extent;
and
(b) the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time scale of pay , grade, post or service;

(vii) Compulsory retirement;

(viii) Removal from service which shall not be a disqualification for future employment under the Government;

(ix) Dismissal from service which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future employment under the Government.

Provided that, in every case in which the charge of possession of assets disproportionate to known-source of income or the charge of acceptance from any person of any gratification, other than legal remuneration, as a motive or reward for doing or forbearing to do any official act is established, the penalty mentioned in clause (viii) or clause (ix) shall be imposed:

Provided further that in any exceptional case and for special reasons recorded in writing, any other penalty may be imposed.

Washing Allowance to Canteen Employees working in Central Government Offices - Dopt Orders



No.18/1/2013-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 10th JuIy, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to the Canteen Employees working in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteen/Tiff in Room functioning from Central Government Offices -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 18/1/2000-Dir-(C), dated 29.6.2001 on the subject mentioned above and to say that it has been decided to revise the existing rate of washing allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m. (Rupees thirty only) to Rs. 60/- p.m. (Rupees sixty only) who have been supplied with uniforms. The rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.

2. This order shall be effective from 1 September, 2008 in pursuance of the Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No14/3/2008-JCA, dated 11.9.2008 (Copy enclosed).

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Home Finance Division vide their U.O /Dy. No. 3101359, dated 3.7.2014 respectively.

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(Pratima Tyagi)
Director(Canteens)

Distance limit on issuing a Tatkal ticket

With a view to discourage short distance travel under the Tatkal scheme, the minimum distance for booking tickets under the Tatkal Scheme has been revised as under:-

ClassMinimum distance for charge (in km)
Second Sitting100
AC Chair Car, Executive Class250
Sleeper, 3AC Economy Class, AC 3-Tier, AC 2-Tier500


The above information was submitted to a question in Parliament by the State in the Minister of Railways Shri.Manoj Sinha on 11th July, 2014.

Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m.to Rs. 60/- p.m.


No. 18/1/2013-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
******
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 10th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to the Canteen Employees working in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteen/ Tiffin Room functioning from Central Government Offices – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No.18/1/2000-Dir-(C), dated 29.6.2001 on the subject mentioned above and to say that is has been decided to revise the existing rate of washing allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m. (Rupees thirty only) to Rs. 60/- p.m. (Rupees sixty only) who have been supplied with uniforms. The rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
2. This order shall be effective from 1st September, 2008 in pursuance of the Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.14/3/2008-JCA, dated 11.9.2008 (Copy enclosed).
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Home Finance Division vide their U.O. /Dy. No. 3101359, dated 3.7.2014 respectively.
(Pratima Tyagi)
Director(Canteens)
Encl : As above.


F.No.14/3/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
….
Dated, the 11th September 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to common categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of various Ministries/ Departments.
Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.14/9/95-JCA dated 12.12.2000 on the subject of Washing Allowance, the President is pleased to order that the rate of Washing Allowance will be revised from the existing Rs.30/- per month to Rs.60/- per month for all common categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees who have been supplied with uniforms. Moreover, the rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
2. These orders shall be effective from 1st September, 2008.
3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
4. Hindi version will follow.
(Dinesh Kapila)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. Of India

Restricted Holiday(R.H.) on the occasion of the Maha Shivratri to be observed on 17th February, 2015

MOST IMMEDIATE
F.No.12/5/2014-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th July, 2014
CORRIGENDUM
Subject: Restricted Holiday(R.H.) on the occasion of the Maha Shivratri to be observed on 17th February, 2015
The festival of Maha Shivrati falls during the year 2015 A.D. on 17th February, 2015 (28 Magha, 1936 Saka Era, Tuesday). Inadvertently, this was not included in the list at Annexure – II of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 6.6.2014, under the heading “List of Restricted Holidays during the year 2015 for Administrative Offices of Central Government Located at Delhi/NewDelhi”. The Annexure II now stands amended to this extent.
2. Hindi version will follow.
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
2309 2589
SOURCE-DOPT

Personal Tax Exemption Limit Raised by Rs. 50,000/- ; No Change in the Rate of Surcharge; 15% Investment Allowance to Manufacturing Companies, to Incentivize Small Entrepreneurs and Income from Foreign Portfolio Investors to be Treated as Capital Gains.

Personal Tax Exemption Limit Raised by Rs. 50,000/- ; No Change in the Rate of Surcharge; 15% Investment Allowance to Manufacturing Companies, to Incentivize Small Entrepreneurs and Income from Foreign Portfolio Investors to be Treated as Capital Gains.
The General Budget 2014-15 presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has raised the personal income-tax exemption limit by Rs. 50,000/- that is, from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh in the case of individual taxpayers, below the age of 60 years. Exemption limit raised from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh in the case of senior citizens. However there is no change in the rate of surcharge either for the corporates or the individuals, HUFs, firms etc. The budget proposes to continue education cess at 3 percent.
Investment limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act has also been raised from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh and Deduction limit on account of interest on loan in respect of self occupied house property raised from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.2 lakh. To incentivize small entrepreneurs an Investment allowance at the rate of 15 percent to a manufacturing company that invests more than Rs. 25 crore in any year in new plant and machinery. The benefit to be available for three years i.e. for investments upto31.03.2017. Investment allowance to manufacturing company investing more than Rs.100 crore announced last year to continue in parallel till 31.03.2015.
To bring greater certainty and to encourage fund manager to shift to India, income arising to foreign portfolio investors from transaction in securities will be treated as capital gains. Concessional rate of 15 percent on foreign dividends without any sunset date will be continued.
To augment low cost long term foreign borrowings for Indian companies, the eligible date of borrowing in foreign currency has been extended from 31.03.2015 to 31.03.2017 for a concessional tax rate of 5 percent on interest payments. Tax incentive extended to all types of bonds instead of only infrastructure bonds.
The budget proposes introduction of a “Roll Back” provision in the Advanced Pricing Agreement (APA) scheme so that an APA entered into for future transactions is also applicable to international transactions undertaken in previous four years in specified circumstances.To remove tax arbitrage, rate of tax on long term capital gains has been increased from 10 percent to 20 percent on transfer of units of Mutual funds, other than equity oriented funds.
60 more Ayakar Seva Kendras will be opened during the current financial year to promote excellence in service delivery. Net effect of the direct tax proposals will result in revenue loss of Rs.22,200 crore.
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Union Budget 2014-15 : Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh and also raised to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C Posted

Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh and also raised to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C

For Senior Citizen tax exemption limit also increased to 3 lakh.
The Central  Government today hiked the exemption limit for investments by individuals in financial instruments to Rs 1.5 lakh under section 80C.

And one more relief to the depositors of Public Provident Fund, the ceiling limit will raised to Rs.1.5. lakh form current level of Rs.1 lakh.

Source: CGEN.in

Ticket booking through Post Offices

Railway Reservation System to be Revamped
The Minister of Railways Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda has said that Railway Reservation System will be revamped into Next Generation e-Ticketing System. Ticket booking through mobile phones and through Post Offices will be popularized.
Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today he said, the Indian Railways will improve the system capabilities in e-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute and allow 1,20,000 simultaneous users at any point in time.
The Minister said, facility of Coin Operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machines will be experimented.
He said, efforts will also be made to provide facility of buying Platform Tickets and unreserved tickets over internet. Parking-cum-Platform Combo Tickets will be launched to facilitate the passengers and to save their time.
He said that online booking facility of Railway Retiring Room will be extended to all the stations during the course of the year. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today he said, the Indian Railways is expanding the scope of online booking for people to book a Train, book a Coach, book a Berth and book a Seat in Chair Car.

7th CPC preliminary meeting on 23rd July 2014


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ

Breaking news-meeting with 7th CPC
I wish to share with all friends, supporters & well wishers that I have been invited by 7th CPC for a preliminary meeting on 23rd July 2014 from 11.00-11.45 AM.
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S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners