Thursday, 29 January 2015

Government refused merger of dearness allowance and interim relief, assured for 7th CPC report on time

Government refused merger of dearness allowance and interim relief, assured for 7th CPC report on time

    34 Lakhs employees are to affected
    JCM Staff Side has met with official of DOPT and Ministry for Finance
    Government employees to have nice budget this year
New Delhi, Government would have to bear burden of Rs. 10000 crore rupees in case deaness allowance of central government employees is merged and till the implementation of seventh pay commission report government will neither give interim relief nor merge dearness allowance in basic pay for central government employees. Central government has flatly refused to give two thousand interim relief to 34 lakhs of its employees. Chairman of seventh pay commission Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has refused to oblige on this issue. He further reiterated that provision of giving interim or merger of dearness allowance hasn’t been there in the terms of reference for seventh pay commission. Pay commission has asked representatives of employee union to move to dopt or Ministry for Finance for interim or da merger. Representatives of Joint Consultative Machinery then met the oflicials of DOPT and Ministry of Finance on the issue, but both department refused to give any assurance on these issues, rather assured JCM members that pay commission report will be implemented on time.

But employees’ unions are not impressed; JCM says that no pay commission has ever presented its report before two years. Employees’ unions are also raising the demand to resolve the anomalies of sixth pay commission which are still lying pending. JCM members also demanded that interim relief may be taken into account in the report of seventh pay commission; this has also been out rightly rejected by government. JCM had requested to merger dearness allowance with effect from lst January 2014. Total expenditure on interim relief and merger of dear allowance will respectively be Rs. 800 crore and ten thousand crore. On the other hand pay commission is doing its work on the daily routine basis. Pay commission has recently visited Kolkatta and Andaman Nicobar islands on Jan 11 14 respectively. Now the pay commission has decided to have evidence meeting with JCM staff side in February.

Till date central government has notified six pay commissions before notifying seventh in February 2014. First central pay commission was notified in 1946, Second CPC in 1957, Third CPC in 1970, Fourth CPC in 1983, Fifth in 1994 and sixth in 2006.
    Government employees to have nice budget this year
Ahead of his first full fledged budget, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the NDA government was against raising revenue by imposing higher taxes, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumer to fuel demand and growth. The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present the real picture of public finances before the people. “High taxation is not the only route to achieve the target of larger revenue we are not going to take this route,” Jaitley said while speaking at a fianction of private news channel CNBC Awaaz. He was replying to a question whether it was possible to increase the income tax payer base from from 3.5 crore to 15 crore. “We believe that the consumer should have money in hand and by spending that money, production will increase and the country will be benefited,” the minister said. The government raised income tax exemption limit from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh in the last budget, he said.

CGDA: Air tickets are to be purchased from authorized travel agents only

Air tickets are to be purchased from  authorized travel agents only: CGDA
Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam , Delhi Cantt-110010
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No.AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-IV
Dated: 27/01/2015
To
All PCsDA/CsDA
(through CGDA Mail Server)

Subject: Purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents – Reg

Of late, this HQrs office has been receiving requests from officers / staff of this department to relax the guidelines laid down under DoP&T OM dated and take up their case for according regularization sanction Ministry.

2. In this connection, it is intimated that Ministry of Finance had granted time relaxation to the guidelines on air travel to purchase air tickets from authorized travel agents to officials who had undertaken air journey before 24.08.2011.However, Ministry while granting such sanction had clarified that journeys undertaken after the specified date i.e 24.08.2011 will not be considered for granting regularization sanction.

3. Inspite of clear instruction issued by this HQrs from time to time to adhere to the guidelines laid down in DoP&T OM dated 16.9.2010, receipt of requests from officers/staff through Controllers for condonation of non compliance to these instructions is not understood. In this regard, a recent circular bearing No. AN/XIV/ 19015/Govt orders/2014 dated 25/05/2014 also refers vide which content of DoP&T OM No. 31011/4/2014-Estt (A.IV) dated 19/06/2014 has been circulated stressing on the fact that the employees may be made aware of the modes in which air tickets are to be booked so as to avoid breach of any LTC rules.

4. In view of the foregoing, it is enjoined upon all, that the contents of this circular may be brought to the notice of all concerned to ensure strict compliancy and adherence.
Sd/-
(S.J.Bajaj)
AO(AN)
Source: http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/purchase%20air%20ticket%20280115.pdf

Tags: Air Travels, cgda, LTC, Air Tickets, DoP&T, DOPT Orders 2015, Central Government Employees News, LTC rules.

Income Tax Exemption Limit can be increased upto Rs 3 Lac

Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax – 10% Tax on 3 to 10 Lakh


Income Tax Exemption Limit can be increased upto Rs 3 Lac

Finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce during the Budget

The Modi government may declare a raise in the Income Tax Exemption limit from the current 2.5 lacs to 3 lacs.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce an increase in the Income Tax Exemption limit to 3 lacs in the 2015-16 budget meeting, which will be a great relief to the taxpayers, particularly for Central Government Employees.

If this proposal is accepted, then there are chances that changes are made in the Income Tax Rate slab, which may also provide relief to the people of the High Income group.

It is being understood that the government can give a tax exemption up to an annual income of Rs 3 lacs; where a 10% tax was paid for an income between 2.5 to 5 lacs, there it is expected that people with an annual income of Rs 3 lacs to 10 lacs will have to pay a tax of 10%. Similarly, where people with an annual income of Rs 5-10 lacs had to pay a tax of 20%, it is expected that this tax rate would be extended for the income group of 10-20 lacs.

Similarly, the 30% tax rate for the income above 10 lacs is expected to be increased to a limit between 20 lacs and 1 crore for implementation. It has been told that the government is making easy the path of the High Income group and for above 1 crore, and is in the process of collecting a lump sum of 33% instead of the interest over 30% and surcharge of 10%.

According to sources, the special Investigation team formed in relation to black money has recommended a maximum cash possession limit of approximately 15 lacs which may also be declared.

Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax

Present Income Tax Slab
Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 2.5 Lacs Nil
2.5 lacs to 5 lacs 10
Rs 5 Lacs to 10 Lacs 20
Above 10 Lacs 30
Above 1 Crore 30 plus 10 percent surcharge

Proposed Income Tax Slab
Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 3 Lacs Nil
3 lacs to 10 lacs 10
Rs 10 Lacs to 20 Lacs 20
Rs 20 Lacs to 1 Crore 30
Above 1 Crore 33

Integral Coach Factory(ICF) to manufacture High Speed Coaches

Integral Coach Factory(ICF) to manufacture High Speed Coaches

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) plans to produce 67 stainless steel state-of-the-art Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) high speed coaches this year and follow it up with another 300 in 2015-16, a top company official has said.

The production unit of Indian Railways manufacturing passenger coaches had for the first time produced three variants of LHB EOG shells during 2013-14, its General Manager Ashok K Agarwal said.

ICF produced a total of 1,662 general coaches last fiscal, registering its largest production in a financial year, he said, adding that the organisation has produced more than 49,000 coaches since its inception.

Referring to the green initiatives of the unit, he said ICF has rolled out one rake of environment friendly CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit).

In a significant step towards adopting green fuel, the Railway Minister had launched this ICF built CNG train by flagging off the train on the Rewari-Rohtak section of Northern Railway on January 14 this year, he added.

Source: Economics Times

Kendriya Vidyalaya SChools Age Criteria and Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

KV SChools Age Criteria and Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools admissions starts from February 2015

As per the official announcement by KVS, the admission process for Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools across the country would start from February 2015. .

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools follow unique admission procedure for various classes and categories of students. Following links are given below for  more information on Kendriya Vidyalaya School admissions and eligibility criteria.

KV SChools Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

KV SChools Age Criteria for all classes

AADHAR enabled Bio-Metric Attendance System – Dopt Notification on 28.1.2015

AADHAR enabled Bio-Metric Attendance System – Dopt Notification on 28.1.2015

All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System – Dopt notification

Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 28.1.2015

Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY’s DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.

2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, it has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub ordinate offices, in India. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed.

3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

Download original DoPT Order

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in

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