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7th Pay Commission: In 70 years, senior government officials salary hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh


7th Pay Commission: In 70 years, senior government officials salary hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh


7th CPC salary hike


The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27% increase in the basic pay of government employees.
1. In the last 70 years, the government has announced 7 pay commissions.
2. In 1947, govt officials lowest salary was Rs 55 per month.
3. The 7th pay commission has recommended a hike of 14.27 pc in govt employees salary.
In the last 70 years, the Central government has announced seven central pay commissions. The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in the basic pay of govt employees.

In 1947, after India's Independence, the lowest salary of a central government employee was Rs 55 per month while the senior most officials took home a salary of Rs 2000 per month. After the 6th pay commission, the monthly salary of senior government officials rose to Rs 90,000 with the lowest salary being Rs 7000 per month.

Central Pay Commission's previous recommendations:
Central Pay Commission's previous recommendations

Following was the salary slabs of government employees in different pay commissions:

 salary slabs of government employees

 The government employees' salaries saw a significant rise with the 7th pay commission. Now, after the 14.27 per cent increase in basic salary, the lowest salary has been increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 while the salary of senior government officials has gone up to Rs 2.50 lakh from Rs 90,000.

In the last 70 years, the Centre has increased the minimum salary of its employees from Rs 55 to Rs 18,000 per month - a hike of 32,727 per cent.

Whereas the salary of senior officials has seen a quantum jump of 12,500 per cent in the same period, from Rs 2,000 per month to Rs 2.50 lakh.

Source: Indiatoday

Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme as per 7th CPC


Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme as per 7th CPC

No.S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 13th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

In partial modification to this Ministry’s OM of even No. dated 9th January, 2017 on the subject mentioned above, the undersigned is directed to say that the revised rates will be effective from 1st February 2017 instead of 1st January, 2017.

2. Other contents of the above said OM will remain unchanged.
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(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. 23061986
No. S.11011/11/2016 CGHS(P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of-pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. S.11011/2/2008-CGHS(P) dated 20th May, 2009 vide which orders were issued revising the rates of monthly subscription for availing CGHS facility, as also the entitlement for free diet, entitlement of accommodation in private empanelled hospitals under CGHS, etc.

2. Consequent upon revision of pay on the basis of the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, it has been decided to revise the rates of subscriptions, to be made by employees / pensioners, for availing benefits under the CGHS, with effect from 1st January, 2017. It has also been decided to revise the monetary ceiling limits for various entitlements of the beneficiaries for availing CGHS facilities.

3. In supersession of all earlier instructions, the following revisions are being made, in so far as it relates to the facilities mentioned below:

(A) Monthly Contributions for availing CGHS facility:

Sl. No. Corresponding   levels in the  Pay Matrix  as per 7th CPC     Contribution (Rs. Per month)
1 Level: 1 to 5  250
2 Level: 6   450
3 Level: 7 to 11  650
4 Level: 12 & above   1000

(B)       Entitlement    of wards in private hospitals empanelled   under CGHS:
Sl. No. Corresponding   Basic Pay drawn  by the officer  in 7th CPC per month       Ward  entitlement
1 Up to  Rs. 47,600/-  General
2 Rs. 47,601/-  to Rs. 63,100/- Semi-Private
3 Rs. 63,101/-  and above     Private

(e) Monetary Ceiling for Free Diet:
The monetary ceiling for free diet for CGHS beneficiaries is revised to pay/ pension / family pension of Rs. 44,900/- per month.

(D) Monetary ceiling for free diet for beneficiaries suffering from TB or mental disease):
The monetary ceiling for free diet in case of beneficiary suffering from TB or Mental disease is revised to pay / pension / family pension of Rs. 69,700/- per month.

(E) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of Nursing Home facilities in Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals:
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement of nursing home facilities in Central Government / State Government / Municipals Hospitals is revised to pay / pension / family pension Rs. 47,600/- per month and above.

(F) Monetary Ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government /Municipal Hospitals:
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the same after consultation with Ministry of Finance.

(G) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of accommodation in AIIMS, New Delhi.

The revised entitlement, as per the pay drawn by the officials, is as follows:
Sl . No. Corresponding   Basic Pay drawn  by the  officer  in 7th   CPC per month   Ward  entitlement
1 Up to Rs. 63,100/-       General
2 Rs. 63,101/-  to Rs. 80,900/- Private
3 Rs. 80,901/-  and above  Deluxe/Private

4. It is clarified that the reference to pay in this order relates to the pay drawn in the level of pay.

5. Pensioners have an option to get their CGHS pensioner card made by either making CGHS contribution on an annual basis (twelve months) or by making contribution for 10 (ten) years {120 (one hundred and twenty) months} for getting a pensioner CGHS card with life-time validity. It is clarified that:
(i) Contribution to be made by pensioners / family pensioners would be the amount that they were subscribing at the time of their retirement or at the time of death of the Government servant;

(ii) Pensioner beneficiaries, who have already obtained CGHS card with life time validity by paying a lump sum amount equivalent to 10 years’ contribution, will not be required to pay any additional amount as a result of the revision in the rates of contribution for availing CGHS facility;

(iii) Entitlement of pensioners / family pensioners, who have already deposited their contribution for life time CGHS facility, will not be changed.

(iv) Pensioners / family pensioners who are contributing to the CGHS on an annual basis and wish to continue to avail CGHS benefits will have to contribute at the revised rates up to the time of contribution needed to cover a period of a total of ten years from the time pensioner CGHS card was issued for the first time to them. The revised rate of contribution for the remaining period would be with reference to the level of pay that he / she would have drawn in the post held by him / her (at the time of his / her retirement / death) had he / she continued to be in service now but for his / her retirement/ death; and

(v) Any pensioner / family pensioner who is entitled to avail CGHS facility has not so far got his / her pensioner CGHS card made, the rate of contribution in such cases will be with reference to the level of pay that he / she would have drawn in the post held by him / her (at the time of his / her retirement / death) had he / she continued to be in service now but for his/ her retirement / death.
6. This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. Note No. 18(1)/EV/2016, dated 24/11/2016.

7. Hindi version will follow.
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(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: http://cghs.gov.in/

TDS on approved Provident and Superannuation Funds as per Income-Tax Act

TDS on approved Provident and Superannuation Funds as per Income-Tax Act

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TDS on payment of accumulated balance under recognised provident fund and contribution from approved superannuation fund

Ministry of Finance has issued a circular about details of TDS on approved Provident and Superannuation Funds as per Income-Tax Act

TDS ON PAYMENT OF ACCUMULATED BALANCE UNDER RECOGNISED PROVIDENT FUND AND CONTRIBUTION FROM APPROVED SUPERANNUATION FUND:

    The   trustees of a Recognized Provident Fund, or any person   authorized   by the regulations of the Fund   to  make payment of  accumulated   balances due   to  employees, shall   in   cases where sub-rule(1) of Rule 9 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule   to the Act applies, at the time   when the accumulated   balance due to an employee is paid, make therefrom   the deduction specified in Rule 10 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Act.

The accumulated balance is treated as income chargeable under the head “Salaries”.

Where any contribution   made by an  employer,  including   interest on  such  contributions,  if any, in  an approved Superannuation Fund is paid to the employee,  tax on the  amount so paid shall be deducted by the trustees of the Fund  to the extent provided in Rule 6 of Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Act. TDS should be at the average rate of tax at which, the employee was liable to be taxed during the preceding three years or during the period, if that period is less than three years, when he was member of the fund.

The deductor shall remain liable to deduct tax on any sum paid on account of returned contributions (including interest, if any)  even if a fund or part of a fund ceases to be an approved Superannuation fund.

As per section 192A of the Act, w. e. f. 01.06.2015 the trustees of the EPF Scheme 1952 framed under section 5 of the EPF & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952 or any person authorized under the scheme to make payment of accumulated balance due to employees, shall, in a case where the accumulated balance due to an employee participating in a recognized provident fund is includible in his total income owing to the provisions of Rule 8  of Part A of Fourth Schedule not being applicable at the time of payment of accumulated balance due to the employee, deduct income tax thereon @ 10% if the amount of such payment or aggregate of such payment exceeds Rs 50,000/-. In case the employee does not provide his/her PAN No., then the deduction will have to be made at maximum marginal rate.

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GST will not lead to job losses at central excise dept, assures Jaitley


GST will not lead to job losses at central excise dept, assures Jaitley

New Delhi: Ahead of the rollout of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today sought to address concerns of job loss from reduced work of central excise and service tax officials, saying they should have no insecurity as enough work and opportunities will be available to them in the new indirect tax regime.

"I see no reason really for disquiet for the simple reason (that) opportunities which are available to people in service and the matter of policy and constitutional guarantee are all protected," he said at the Investiture Ceremony 2017 and International Customs Day 2017 organised by CBEC here.

Only the nature of activity will change because there will be one national sales tax replacing an array of central and state levies like excise duty, service tax and VAT.

"Important changes and evolutions which take place are never put on the back burner" just because the people who conduct the activity would now have to work in an altered form and environment, he said.

"The number of people required, the kind of opportunity will remain unchanged except that the nature of activity itself changes," he said.

GST, he said, has for last several yeas been considered as a larger part of policy consensus in India and an important taxation reform that will lead to the economic integration of the country.

"Once it takes place you have a situation where taxes (that) are levied by the state (and) by Centre (will) all be integrated into one and therefore resulting in one assessment.

"Multiple systems on assessment which is there at present will evolve into a newer kind of system," he said.

He was responding to Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Chairman Najib Shah’s remarks drawing his attention to "the rising disquiet in the cadre", saying there were human resource issues in the service.

Jaitley said the revenue to be collected is going to expand and there will be expansion of economic activity as well.

"Therefore even though you have two parallel machineries which could now be converging into similar kind of activities and shared responsibility, I think the future will stand witness to the fact that there will be adequate amount of opportunities to be created and therefore the kind of disquiet in service, the kind of personal pressure I see on you should reduce as there is no real occasion for a fear of this kind or a sense of insecurity for anyone in this service," he said.

The Finance Minister said change and evolution are an integral part of any economic order, and they are never held back because the nature of responsibility is going to change.

"This is an ongoing process it will continue and we will all have to adjust ourselves with this particular change. I can only assure you that there is no reason for disquiet, you can go and have a comfortable sleep tonight,” he told the revenue officials.

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told the officers that they will have enough work to do under GST.

The Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Officers Association has asked the government to protect the sanctity of their service amid attempts by officers of state government VAT departments to equate themselves with IRS (Customs and Central Excise) officers.

PTI

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7th Central Pay Commission Higher Allowance - Central Government Employees

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