Thursday, September 18, 2014

Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal- Dopt Orders



I-11019/25/2014-CRD
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Personnel
(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan MARKET, New Delhi — 110003
September 12, 2014

Subject: – Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal.

In the meeting of the Cadre Controlling Authorities held on 22 July, 2014, it was decided to draft a model Cadre Review Proposal to facilitate the cadres. The same is enclosed along with a check list of
documents/information required to be sent along with the cadre review proposal.



sd/-
(Mona Singh)
Director (CRD)
Tel: 24624893

Click to continue the OM

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/draft.pdf

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 17.09.2014)

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 17.09.2014)

DateMeeting with
17.09.2014Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014RPF Group 'A' Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014At Bangalore: IAS Officers' Association, IPS Officers' Association, IFS Officers' Association
25.08.2014At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers - Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, The Indian Railway Loco Pilot Association, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association
21.08.2014Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group'B' Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B' Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B' Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
18.06.2014IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
17.06.2014IAS Officers' Association; Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers' Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
16.06.2014IPS Officers' Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IP and LGO Examination 2014 postponed


IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination
Most Urgent

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated : 9th September, 2014

To,
All Heads of Circles

Sub: Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 o be held on 20thand 21stSeptember, 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 proposed to be held on 21stSeptember, 2014.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer this office letter No. A-34012/03/2014-DE and A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 3rd June, 2014 wherein the notifications for holding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014 on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were issued.

2. The Outsourced Agency, M/s CMC Ltd. has intimated that conduct of the above mentioned examination on the scheduled dates is not feasible. Therefore, the Competent Authority has ordered to postpone both the departmental examinations. The revised dates would be intimated shortly.

3.  This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to :-
F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)
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Promotion from IPs Cadre to ASPos cadre

It is learnt from circle that 25 (approximate) IPs may be promoted in ASPos Cadre on adhoc basis.

Postal Department doesn't have manpower to execute RTI Act



Nearly 13 months after Central Information Commission (CIC) directed to issue Right to Information (RTI) stamps instead of Indian Postal Orders and bank drafts or cheques to seek information from government departments, the Department of Posts has said printing presses don't have papers to print stamp papers.

The reply, which the Department of Posts has given for non-compliance to the RTI filed by Delhi-based civil activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, says: "Both the security printing presses at Nasik and Hyderabad do not have paper to print RTI stamps!'' To this reply, Agarwal took a dig at the postal department saying, "these two presses have sufficient paper to print postal stamps for some foreign countries, apart from adequately equipped for printing commemorative and definitive-series stamps regularly with some stamps like on Sachin Tendulkar printed within a few days of decision-taken, but not for RTI, clearly a discrimination against the game-changer Act and disrespect to the CIC direction.''

On August 27, 2013, the CIC had clearly directed Secretary, Department of Posts, that "RTI applications be accepted in all its 25,000-odd post offices across the country and the RTI stamp of the denomination of Rs.10 be used instead of postal orders and this would be time and cost-effective step.'' But the postal department has its own set of reasons for not issuing the RTI stamps so far.

"The issue of RTI stamps is under examination. A committee has been set up by the Secretary (Posts). All stamps are printed by India Security Press at Nasik and Hyderabad. But currently, both presses are out of stamp papers and the printing of postal stamps has been adversely affected by this. Hence, the matter be raised by the DOP&T with the CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCI) Limited and the Finance Secretary under whose charge SPMCI Ltd operates,'' says the RTI reply by Postal Department.

It also hinted at logistics hurdles as opening nearly 25,000 postal offices for this purpose would demand "dedicated manpower and official infrastructure, including computers, which requires cost. In fact, Department of Posts admitted that it has got "no manpower and extra remuneration even to execute RTI Act by accepting those applications and issuing postal orders for the same through its 4,700 designated post offices.'' The onus thus clearly falls on the government to give mandate, manpower and money to execute CIC direction in its right spirit.

Asset Declaration Amendment Rules


MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi. the 8th September. 2014

G.S.R. 638(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-secrion (1) read with clause (k) and clause (1) of sub section (2) of Section 59 read with Section 44 and Section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend 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. namely:—

I. (I) These rules may he called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In 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. in rule 3. in the proviso to sub-rule (2), for the words on or before the 15th day of September, 2014’, the words “on or before the 31st day of December, 2014 shall he substituted.

[ F.No. 407/12/2014-AVD-lV(B) Pt.-I ]
BHASKAR KHULBE, Addl. Secy.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E). dated the 14th July. 2014.

Instructions given by Dopt to all Secretaries regarding the filing returns of Assets and Liabilities

Instructions given by Dopt to all Secretaries regarding the filing returns of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under Lokpal Act – Time limit extended for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 15.9.2014 to 31.12.2014

Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
North Block New Delhi 110001 
Bhaskar Khulbe
Additional Secretary
Tel: 23094010
Telefax : 23092580

D.O.No. 407/12/2014-AVD-lV(B)
Dated: 8th September, 2014
Dear Secretary,

Please refer to my D.O. letter of even No. dated 1st August, 2014 regarding furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

2. In this regard, I am forwarding a copy of the Central Governments notification dated 08th September, 2014 (Annexure-l). containing an Order amending the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from two hundred and seventy days to three hundred and sixty days’, from the date on which the Act came into force, i.e., 16 January, 2014.

3. Government has also notified on 8th September, 2014, the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 15th September, 2014 to 31st December, 2014, A copy of the notification containing the said amendment Rules is enclosed (Annexure-II)

4. I request you to kindly issue orders towards ensuring compliance with these Rules by all officers and staff in your Ministry/Department and in various organisations/PSUs under the control of your Ministry/Department, within the revised time-limit mentioned in the amended Rules, by filing their revised returns of assets and liabilities to the competent authority on or before 31 December, 2014.

5. I also request you to kindly ensure that necessary follow-up action for harmonizing the provisions of the relevant rules relating to all categories of public servants (as defined in the Act) falling under the jurisdiction / administrative /cadre control of your Ministry/Department is completed within the revised time limit of 360 days now provided in the Order dated 8th September, 2014 (Annexure-l).

Yours Sincerely
(Bhaskar Khulbe)

7% DA from July 2014 – Prompt decision is worth appreciating..!

The Centre has announced an additional 7% DA hike for the Central Government employees and Pensioners from July 2014.

Usually, agendas for central government employees’ DA hike are presented at the Cabinet meeting only on the third or fourth Thursdays of the month. There are times when these decisions were made during the last cabinet meeting of the season. Sometimes, these decisions are not made even during the last meeting and are taken up only during special meeting or at critical times.

On the 4th of this month, out of the blue, the Government announced a 7% DA hike. The cabinet’s announcement gives a positive conclusion to the relentless waiting of the past few weeks.

Promotion and posting to the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 08.09.2014

Promotion and posting to the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 08.09.2014 vide memo no18/2014-SPG dated 08.09.14 .To see detail click here

PLIincentive for 2011-12

PLI incentive for 2011-12 has been passed & sanction memo despatched.

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.
sd/-
(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,
sd/-
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
To see detail click here

Circular issued by Department of pension & pensioner,s welfare reagarding

To see detail click here

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

To view details, please CLICK HERE.

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.

To view please CLICK HERE. 

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.

sd/-
(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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