Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Revision of Pension/ Family Pensioners of Pre 01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study


Revision of Pension/ Family Pensioners of Pre 01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

F.NO.6-1/2019-U.3
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
U.3 Section
Room No. 519, 'C -Wing
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: April 12th, 2019
To,
The Director,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas,
Shimla -171005

Subject:Revision of Pension/ family pension of Pre-01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla -reg

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Government's decision regarding provisions regulating pension including the revision of pension/ family pension of Pre-01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla on the recommendations of 7th Central pay Commission issued vide Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016, 12.05.2017, 06.07.2017,18.07.2017 and 13.09.2017.

2. The DoP&PW (as per aforesaid OMs) has provided for following manner of revision of pension/family pension:

As per 2nd formulation (recommended by 7th CPC), vide para - 4.1 of O.M. dated 04.08.2016, as follows:

For existing pensioners, who have retired before 01.01.2016 the revised pension/ family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the existing pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

As per 1st formulation (recommended by 7th CPC), vide para - 4 of O.M. dated 12.05.2017,as follows:

The pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 may be revised by notionally fixing the pay of pensioners in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which pensioners retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as per the first formulation. In the case of family pensioners who were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

3. The DoP&PW's above mentioned OM dated 12.05.2017 vide para-5,further maintains that higher of the two Formulations i.e. the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with this Department's OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 or the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of OM dated 12.05.2017, shall be granted to pre- 01.01.2016 pensioners as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases where pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department's OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 happens to be more than pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of OM dated 12.05.2017, the pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

4. Accordingly, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla may workout the pension/family pension of its pre-01.01.2016 pensioners/family pensioners as per the formulations discussed above read with other principles enunciated in Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare's O.M. No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A) (ii) dated 12.05.2017 and 06.07.2017 and subsequent OMs dated 18.07.2017 & 13.09.2017.

5. In the case of those employees who retired/died before 01.01.1986, the pension may be worked out on lines with these concordance tables given in Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017 based on their notional pay as on 01.01.1986, which was fixed in accordance with this Department's OM No. 45/86/97- P&PW(A) (iii) dated 10.02.1998.

6.The revision of pension and pensionary benefits such as gratuity etc. to those pensioners who retired on or after 01.01.2016 shall be done as per Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (I) dated 04.08.2016. The revision of pension and pensionary benefits such as gratuity etc. are to be made applicable to only those who are already covered with the schemes which are in accordance with the similar schemes for Central Government employees.

7. This order is applicable in only those cases where such pension schemes have already been adopted with prior approval of Government of India/Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the benefits was applicable as per Sixth CPC.

8. In case the Institute has fixed the pension in a manner different from the above formulations, the same may have to be reworked by the Institute and necessary adjustment be made.

9. Any excess payment made on account of incorrect fixation of pension or any other excess payment made shall be adjusted/ recovered against the future payments due or otherwise to the beneficiary.

10.The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla is hereby advised to review its user charges for increase in its internal revenue generation to take up a part of the pensionary burden.

11.This issues with the approval of the Integrated Finance Division vide its note Diary No. 1143 dated 02.04.2019.

12.Hindi Version will follow.
(Sanjay Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Download the Order here

Monday, 22 April 2019

Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees - DoPT Orders 2019


Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees - DoPT Orders 2019
18/3/2017 -18-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD

Room No. 361 , B Wing, 3rd Floor
lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Date: 22.04.2019
CIRCULAR

Sub: Music and Dance competition for wards of Central Government Employees

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board proposes to organise the Music and Dance competition for wards of Civilian Central Government Employees working at New Delhi at C.S.O.I. Auditorium on 21-22 May, 2019. The entry for the competition should be sent in the prescribed form to the Board's Office latest by 15th May, 2019 at Room No. 361 , 3rd Floor, lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003 or by email at sportsdopt@gmail.com .

2. The Competition will in held in the following categories:
S.No.CategoryAge CategoriesBorn BetweenDuration
Music05-08 years15.05.2011 to 14.05.20143-5 Minutes
1.Instrumental Music
2.Classical Music (light + vocal) 09-12 years15.05.2007 to 14.05. 2010
3.Folk Music
Dance13-16 years15.05.2003 to 14.05.2006
1.Folk Dance
2.Western Dance
3.Classical Dance

3. Decision of the judges will be final and no appeal against their decision would be entertained.

4. For further queries, Ms. Neelu Suri (9910983139) Convener, CCSCSB (Music, Dance and Short Play) may be contacted .

The circular may be given wide publicity.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
To
The Welfare Officer of all Ministries/Departments
Area Welfare Officer of all Government colonies

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Application form for Music & Dance Competition
(Attach two Photograph)
  1. Name of Participant :
  2. Date of Birth/Age :
  3. Name of Parents/Guardian :
  4. Telephone number of Parents/Guardian:
  5. Category in which to participate :
  6. Official Address of Parents/Guardian:
    (Enclose copy of I.D. Card of the parent and copy of CGHS Card of children)
  7. Residential Address:
(Signature of Parents/Guardian)

Undertaking

I understand that Board will take sufficient care about the general safety of the children during the competition. I shall not hold the CCSCSB responsible for any accident/casualty during the competition.
(Signature of Parents/Guardian)
Dated:

Note. The competition would begin at 10:00 AM on both the days

i. Each participant should be accompanied by his/her guardian during competition.
ii. Food/Eatables will not be available in the premises of auditorium. Parents are requested to make their own arrangements.
iii. All the parents may ensure that their wards are dressed decently.
iv. Participation/Merit Certificates may be collected from Board's Office after two weeks of the event.

Source: DoPT

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016


Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2018/R-U/23
New Delhi, dated: 18.04.2019
To
The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi - 55.

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules,2016.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.1/2/Part IV dated 13.11.2018.

Please refer to NFIR’s letter quoted above requesting Board to give 90 days’ time for exercise of option for fixation of pay on DNI instead of ‘one month’ period as circulated vide Board’s letter RBE No. 142/2018 dated 20.09.2018 from the date of issue of these orders on the ground that these orders have not been circulated by the Zonal Railways and the Divisions to field units with the result that the staff are unable to exercise option in time.

With respect to above, it is stated that general instructions relating to revised pay structure which are applicable to all central government employees issued by Ministry of Finance (MoF) are adopted in Railways in mutatis mutandis manner. The letter under question was also uploaded on Board’s website on date itself and also circulated amongst all concerned including Zonal Railways/Production Units, Board’s branches, Members of the Staff Council, NFIR, AIRF and other, staff associations. Federation may appreciate that MoF’s circulars/orders already remains in circulation before adopted in Railways, as such Railway employees have even more time to go through such circulars/orders in comparison to other central government employees. Further, no Railway has made any reference bringing on record delayed circulation in this regard.

In view of the above, unilateral deviation from MoF’s stipulation is not feasible.
sd/-
For Secretary, Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Income Tax department revises the (Form 16) TDS certificate format issued by employers

Income Tax department revises the (Form 16) TDS certificate format issued by employers

The Income Tax department has revised Form 16 by adding various details, including income from house property and remuneration received from other employers, thereby making it more comprehensive to help check tax avoidance.

It will also include segregated information regarding deductions under various tax saving schemes, investments in tax savings instruments, different allowances received by the employee as well as income from other sources.

Form 16 is a certificate issued by employers, giving details of employees’ TDS (tax deducted at source) usually by mid June and is used in filing I-T returns.

The revised Form, which has been notified by the Income Tax department, will come into effect from May 12, 2019. This means the income tax returns for financial year 2018-19 will have to be filed on the basis of revised Form 16.

Among other things, the revised Form 16 will also include details of deductions in respect of interest on deposits in savings account, and rebates and surcharge, wherever applicable.

The I-T department has already notified income tax return forms for fiscal 2018-19. Salaried class and those who do not have to get their accounts audited, will have to file their ITRs by July 31 this year.

Meanwhile, the income tax department has also modified Form 24Q, which is furnished by employer to the tax department. It will include additional details like Permanent Account Number (PAN) of non- institutional entities from whom the employee has taken loan for buying or constructing housing property.

Nangia Advisors (Andersen Global) Director Sanjoli Maheshwari said the Form 16 and 24Q have been amended with an intent to make them more elaborative and informative. The same has been done in order to bring the Forms in parity with latest changes made in ITR Forms such as disclosure of standard deduction and exemptions claimed under section 10.

“Earlier, where the disclosure of various deductions were mentioned in a consolidated manner, ranging from 80C, 80CCD, 80E, 80G would now be required to be disclosed separately. These specific disclosures would provide ease to the tax authorities in understanding the various components of income of the taxpayer and thereby, facilitating the conduct of scrutiny more precisely,” Maheshwari said.

The changes in Form 24Q will further help in identifying any fabricated transaction undertaken with an aim of tax avoidance, she added.

PTI

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Government will soon be able to implement long - term demand for military personnel

Government will soon be able to implement long - term demand for military personnel.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has agreed to examine a long-standing demand by the army personnel to exempt ration money and the risk and burden of taxation in accordance with the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. Changes to existing regulations are likely to benefit from paramilitary jawans of the CRPF, BSF, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

These changes can be announced by the Government in the next full 2019 Budget, tabled by the new government at the Center. In all, 9 lakh security staff will benefit from the move. In its report, the 7th Pay Commission stated that the allowance given to jawans as a free ration must be exempted from income tax.

Central government employee unions made several requests regarding the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, including increasing the basic pay rise fitting factor. While not all the requirements were met, the Center and state governments implemented several pay increases.

In addition, as part of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, the MP government increased the pensioner dearness allowance (DA). From May, the revised DA will apply. After the 2019 Lok Sabha elections the government will take a definitive decision on the delays from January 2018 to April 2019.

DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance, calculated to compensate for the rise in prices resulting from inflation, as a fixed percentage of a person's base salary or pension.

Under the 7th Pay Commission, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions approved recently an increase for highly skilled central government employees. The onetime incentive given to employees will result in a five-fold increase if they acquire a higher degree while serving in their own departments in accordance with the notification. Those with new higher education qualifications would be awarded a sum of Rs 2,000-Rs 10,000.

In March, the government of Uttarakhand also announced a 3% increase in the DA, which amounts to 12%. The decision would benefit more than 2.5 lakh public servants and pensioners. From 1 January 2019 the order will be retrospectively applicable. The state government also announced to waive off pending water bills estimated at Rs 70 crore of around 10,000 people rehabilitated at New Tehri due to the construction of the Tehri dam.

Via: Central Government News

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