Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Tour Packages For Gatimaan Express Travellers

Tour Packages For Gatimaan Express Travellers

Ministry of Railways
04-May, 2016

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has started operating two different tour packages for those travelling in Gatimaan Express. The one day comprehensive package offers visit to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in AC vehicle, food at hotel, guide etc. The two days / one night comprehensive package offers visit to Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra in AC Vehicle, food, accommodation at hotel, guide etc.

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 04.05.2016 (Wednesday).

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Minimum Pension – Ministry of Labour & Employment

Minimum Pension – Ministry of Labour & Employment

Minimum Pension

The Government has notified a minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 vide Notification No. G.S.R. 593 (E), dated 19th August, 2014 effective from 01.09.2014 for the year 2014-15 which is continued beyond March, 2015 without any break.

However, no proposal is under consideration of the Government at present for providing inflation-linked Dearness Allowance (DA) to pensioners of EPS, 1995. The issue of index-linking of pension by fully neutralizing inflation was considered by the Expert Committee constituted by the Government in the year 2009 for review of EPS, 1995 and the same was found not feasible in the case of a funded scheme like EPS, 1995 wherein the contribution of the employer and Government is at a fixed rate of 8.33 per cent and 1.16 per cent respectively. Therefore, the value of benefits cannot be left open-ended by linking it with inflation which is variable.

This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training

Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training

No.A.32022/ 3/ 2011-Ad.III (Vol-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 4th May, 2016

To,
The Director,
Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity,
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting,
PTI Building, Parliament Street,
New Delhi – 110002

Subject: – Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training. – Reg.

Sir/ Madam,
I am directed to say that this Department proposes to fill up Seven (7) (number of vacancies are tentative and may vary) vacant posts of Canteen Attendant in the Pay Band-I (Rs. 5,200/- Rs.20,200/ -) with Grade Pay of 1800/- in the Departmental Canteen of this Department purely on temporary basis. The post of ‘Canteen Attendant’ is a direct recruitment post to be filled up through Employment Exchange by candidates having educational qualification of Matriculation or equivalent. The age limit of the said post is 18-25 years as on the last date for submission of application form.

2. . Applications of willing and eligible candidates may be sent along with; i) Bio-data (as in proforma at Annexure-I); ii) Attested copies of certificates (matriculation (mandatory) and certificate/ diploma in hospitality management/ cooking/ catering (optional) only); iii) A valid Employment Exchange Registration ID number (mandatory);  to the Under Secretary (Coordination-II), Department of Personnel & Training, Room No. 3, North Block, New Delhi, within 60 days from the date of publication of this vacancy circular in the Employment News.

3. It is therefore, requested to advertise the same in the Employment News.

A copy of the relevant Employment news may also kindly be sent to this Department.

Yours faithfully
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
23093791

Encl: As Above.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group


No. 31011/3/2016-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk


North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: April 29, 2016


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group.- Clarification reg.

As per Railway Board’s circular No. 71 of 2015, Ministry of Railways have decided that in case of children above 5 years and under 12 years of age, for whom full berth/seat is sought at the time of reservation, full fare shall be charged. It is mentioned that if berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation, then half of the adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to minimum distance for charge. This would be effective for the travel w.e.f. 10.04.2016.

2. In this regard, several references have been received in this Department from various Ministries/ Departments seeking clarification as to whether the full fare charged by the Railways for reservation of berth for children between 5 years and 12 years shall be reimbursable while availing LTC facility.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that for the family members of the Government servant, aged between 5 yrs and under 12 yrs, the actual rail fare shall be reimbursed for LTC, as per the choice of rail tickets purchased by the Government servant.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
The Secretaries
All Ministries / Departments of Government of India.
(As per the standard list)

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7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30

7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30

Mr. Mishra further added, the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that every effort will be taken to insure that the 7th Pay Commission be implemented before June 30th 2016.
7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30 – Mr. Mishra said, they have demanded for the old pension system to be implemented.

A 6 member delegation under the leadership of Mr. V.P. Mishra, president Indian Public Service Employment Federation (IPSEF) met the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh in his official residence and demanded for early implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations.

Mr. Mishra said, they have demanded for the old pension system to be implemented.

Mr. Mishra further added, the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that every effort will be taken to insure that the 7th Pay Commission be implemented before June 30th 2016.

The member delegation also met the President of the 7th Pay Commission and the Central Cabinet Secretary Mr. P.K. Sinha. The delegation demanded for increased in basic salary from Rs.18,000 to Rs.26,000. They also demanded for increase in ACP after 8,16,24 years in service to be equal to promotion wages.

Source: Navbharat Times

Retention of Railway accommodation on medical grounds after retirement

Retention of Railway accommodation on medical grounds after retirement
RBE No.39 /2016.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
RAILWAY BOARD
NO.E(G)2012QR-I-7
New Delhi, Dated:25-04-2016
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard list).

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation post retirement by Railway employees retired on grounds of total medical incapacitation.

The demand raised by AIRF in the PNM Forum (item No.29/2011) to allow post retirement retention of Railway accommodation for a period upto 2 years, to those Railway employees who are retired on ground of total medical incapacitation and in whose cases compassionate appointment of any of their family members is in process, had been under consideration of the Railway Board.

2. In this regard, Railway Board, in exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxation in public interest in all or any of the existing provisions regarding allotment/retention of Railway accommodation and charging of rent therefor for a class/group of employees, in partial modification of provisions contained in Para 5 of Board’s letter No.E(G) 2000 QR I -23 dated 01.06.2001, have now decided that Railway employees who are retired on grounds of total medical incapacitation and in whose cases compassionate appointment of any of their family members is in process, may be allowed retention of Railway accommodation for the maximum period upto 2 years on normal rent from the date of retirement.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Sanjay Gauri)
Dy. Dir./Estt.(Genl.)- II

Coverage of Railway Employees appointed prior to 01.01.2004 under liberalized pension Scheme

Coverage of Railway Employees appointed prior to 01.01.2004 under liberalized pension Scheme – Affected employees can always represent to the General Manager of the concerned Zonal Railways



Government Of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry Of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
No.2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4
New Delhi, dated 12.04.2016
The General secretary,
NFIR,
3, chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear sir,

Sub: Coverage of Railway Employees appointed prior to 01.01.2004 under liberalized pension Scheme – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.II/35 Part 12 dated 30.03.2016 on the above subject and to state that necessary instructions have already been issued vide this office letter No.F(E)III/2004/NPS/1 dated 27.3.2008 (Copy enclosed). As far as implementation of instructions dated 27.03.2008 is concerned, it is stated that affected employees can always represent to the General Manager of the concerned Zonal Railways. However, if they are not satisfied with the decision of the General Manager, they may represent to Railway Board.
Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board.
R.B.E.No.47/2008
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
NO.F(E)III/2004/NPS/1
New Delhi Dated 27.03.2008
The GMs/FA & CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List)

Sub: Applicability of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 in respect of those put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were in receipt of stipend.

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&Pw)’s O.M.No.38/58/06-P&Pw(A) dated 5th March, 2008 is forwarded herewith for information and compliance. The orders contained therein apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to in the said O.M.Corresponds to Railway Services (pension) Rules, 1993. DOP&PW’s O.M. of even number dated 11th October, 2006 quoted in the O.M.was circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter of even number dated 14.11.2006.
2. Please acknowledge receipt.
(S.SREERAM)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

No.38/58/06-P&Pw(A)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner’s welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi – 10003
Dated 5th March, 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Applicability of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 in respect of those pur on induction training prior to 1.1.04 and were in receipt of stipend.

The undersigned is directed to state that the existing CCs (Pension) Rules, 1972 are applicable to Government Servants appointed on or before 31st December 2003. Vide this Deportment’s OM of even No.dated 11th October 2006. It was clarified that the employees who were put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were paid salary from that date would be covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

2. The staff side of the National council (JCM) has sought further clarification whether the cases of persons who are put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 but were in receipt of stipend would be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

3. The matter has been further examined and it is now clarified that the employees who were required to undergo departmental training relating to jobs prior to 1.01.04 before they were put on regular employment and were in receipt of stipend during such training would also be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 provided the period spent on such training was eligible for being counted as qualifying service under the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(M.P.Singh)
Director
Tel.24624802

Submit proof of travel for claiming income tax deduction on LTC: CBDT

Submit proof of travel for claiming income tax deduction on LTC: CBDT

The Income Tax Department has brought out a new form making it mandatory for salaried taxpayers to furnish proof of travel for claiming income tax deduction on LTC.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has brought in a Form 12BB form requiring employees to furnish to their employers with evidence in relation to house rent allowance (HRA) if it exceeds Rs 1 lakh in an assessment year.

The details to be furnished include name, address and PAN of landlord where the aggregate rent paid exceeds Rs 1 lakh, according to a CBDT order.

For claiming deduction of interest on home loan, the name, address and PAN of lender will have to be furnished.

Similarly, for claiming income tax deduction on leave travel concession (LTC), the new rule makes it mandatory for employee to furnish to his employer evidence for travel expenditure.

Also evidence of investment or expenditure will have to be provided for claiming tax deduction under Chapter VI-A.

Chapter VI-A pertains to allowable deductions under Section 80C, Section 80CCC, Section 80CCD as well as other sections like 80E, 80G and 80TTA.

These are part of new Rule 26C and Form 12BB that require employees to furnish to the employer, evidence/particulars in relation to house rent allowance (HRA), leave travel concession (LTA), deduction of interest under the head ‘income from house property’ and deduction under Chapter VI-A.

CBDT, in the same order, also extended the time limit for depositing tax deducted at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property from 7 days to 30 days.

Also, the due date for filing quarterly TDS returns in Form 24Q, 26Q and 27Q was extended by 15 days.
The amended rules will be applicable from June 1, 2016, CBDT said.

Under section 80C, a deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh can be claimed from total taxable income if invested/spent in PPF, employee’s share of PF contribution, life insurance premium payment, children’s tuition fee, principal repayment of home loan, Sukanya Samridhi Account among others.

Section 80CC provides for deduction on amount deposited in annuity plan of LIC or any other insurer for pension while Section 80CCD is for the same purpose on contribution to Pension (Section 80CCD).

Deduction under Section 80GG is available on House Rent paid where HRA is not received and the taxpayer or his spouse or minor child does not own residential accommodation at the place of employment.
Deduction available on the count is the minimum of rent paid minus 10 per cent of total income or Rs 5000 per month or 25 per cent of total income.

Section 80E provides for deduction of interest on loan taken for pursuing higher education.

An additional deductions on home loan interest of Rs 50,000, over and above Rs 2 lakh allowed under Section 24, is allowed for first time home owners under Section 80EE is available if the value of the property purchased is less than Rs 50 lakhs and home loan is less than Rs 35 lakhs.

Section 80D provides for deduction for premium paid of up to Rs 25,000 for medical insurance.

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