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Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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No.20015/2/2015-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
AIS- II
New Delhi, Dated the 7th April, 2017
To
THE CHIEF SECRETARIES OF ALL STATES/UTS

Subject: Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations-reg.

Sir/Madam
In accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule 1 of the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, the initial pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection, as the case may be, shall be fixed after grant of an increment at the stage of the senior scale next above his actual pay provided that if such stage of pay happens to be common to different components of the Senior Scale, pay shall be fixed in the lower or the lowest component, as the case may be, of the Senior Scale.

2.The Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides for the fixation of pay of a Member of Service on promotion to Selection Grade (Level -13) of Pay Matrix by adding one increment in the Level-12 of the Pay Matrix and two additional increments in the Level 13 to which he is promoted. Rule 5 (5) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides that the pay of a member of the Service in the Senior Time Scale shall, on promotion to the junior Administrative Grade, be fixed in Level 12 of the Pay Matrix.

3.Subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, queries have been raised by various State Governments on the following issues:

(a) Regulation of increments on actual promotion of officers to JAG/Selection Grade when pay was fixed initially in PB-4 (GP 8700) to protect the pay drawn in the State Civil Service.

(b) Fixation of pay officers who were promoted to IAS in Senior Time Scale/Junior Administrative Grade after 01.01.2016.

4.In this regard, it is clarified in respect of para 3(a) and in view of the extant provision of Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016, the two additional increments due to MoS inducted into the IAS and on actual promotion to the Selection grade/JAG cannot be denied due to pay being initially fixed in the Selection grade/IAG. In such cases, the State Government may kindly ensure that the pay of these officers on actual promotion to JAG/Selection Grade are re- fixed (only for the purpose of fixing pay on promotion) at Level 11/12 of the Pay Matrix as per current pay drawn and given one increment in the junior Scale and thereafter two additional increments shall be allowed at the Level to which the officer has been promoted.

5.In respect of para 3(b), the initial pay of an officer inducted into the IAS shall be fixed in he respective level of the Senior Scale i.e. Level 11, 12 or 13 based on the year of allotment in the IAS. However, the pay drawn in the state civil services will be protected in the concerned Level. An illustration of pay fixation of an officer inducted in IAS is given below:

Mr. X who is drawing pay at Rs, 48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 (GP) is inducted.to IAS on 04.03.2016. He is allotted 2010 batch. The pay on induction to IAS would be fixed as under:

S.No.StatusPay fixation
1Last Pay drawn by the officer in the State as on 04.03.2016) Rs.48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 GP
2Date of promotion in IAS04.03.2016
3Year of allotment2010
4Pay fixation in IAS as on (04.03.2016) as per 7th CPC [The officer has the option either to get the pay fixed from the date of promotion or from the date of annual increment).Rs.48920 X 2.57 =125725. Equivalent stage available at Level 11 is 126300/-. After grant of one increment his pay is fixed at 130100/- (Since the officer has been allotted 2010 batch he is eligible for pay fixation at Senior Time Scale (Level 11 The pay of the officer has also been simultaneously protected.
5Pay fixed in IASRs.130100 at Level 11 in the Pay Matrix
6Date of next increment01.01.2017 or 01.07.2017 ( as per the option exercised by the officer in terms of Rule 6 of IAS Pay Rules, 2016.

6.The Rule 6 of IAS (Pay) Rule, 2016 provides for exercise of option of fixation of pay by the officers as under:

"….any member of Service may opt to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next of any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that pay structure  …further in cases where a member of the Service has been placed in a higher scale between the lst January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the member of Service may opt to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be."

7.All the State Governments are requested to adhere/comply with the aforesaid instructions while fixing the pay of promoted IAS officers.

8.This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
DoPT Order 2017

Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under "Come & Play" Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent family members

Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under "Come & Play" Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent family members
No. 108/01/2016-17/CCSCSB
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated 05th April, 2017
CIRCULAR

Sub: Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under "Come & Play" Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent family members-regarding.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) under administrative control of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT), a nodal agency for promotion of Cultural & Sports activities amongst the Central Government Employees in the country, has been running a Scheme for use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under their Come & Play scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families members. The details of the Come & Play Scheme are available at http: www.sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in => Schemes => Come and Play scheme

2. Under the scheme, the Central Government Employees & their dependent family members may use sporting facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre (excluding Sauna Facility) of the Sports Authority of India (SAl) at their rates (on monthly basis) or rates available for Central Government employees and their dependent family members, whichever is lower.

3. On submission of monthly payment receipts (in original) of SAl to CCSCSB, the amount charged by SAl will be reimbursed after deducting the amount of Rs. 100/- (for Badminton and Table Tennis) and Rs. 200/ (for Fitness Centre), directly to their bank accounts linked with Aadhaar number. It may be noted that this scheme is one of identified schemes of DoPT for DBT on boarding. The bank details (like Account number, Bank & Branch name, IFSC code & Aadhaar Number seeded with the Bank account may also be furnished while submitting payment receipts for reimbursement to the "Secretary (CCSCSB), Room No. 361, DoPT,Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003.

4, All Ministries / Departments are requested to disseminate this circular for wide publicity in the Ministries / Departments and their attached & subordinate offices.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (CCSCS8)
Tel. : 01124646961
DoPT Order 2017

India Post Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Recruitment 2017 - 10935 vacancies in various circles

India Post Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Recruitment 2017 - 10935 vacancies in various circles

India Post under Ministry of Communication has issued notification through all circles regarding the recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS). A total of 10935 vacancies have been notified at present by the appointing authorities. Moreover, some of the state/circle not yet published their vacancies.

Detailed information such as post name, qualification, age limit, pay scale, selection process, application fee and important dates etc. given in the notification separately for Circle/State.

S.NoCircle/StateV acancies
1Andhra Pradesh1126
2Assam467
3Bihar0
4Chattisgarh123
5Delhi16
6Gujarat0
7Haryana438
8Himachal Pradesh391
9Jammukashmir0
10Jharkhand256
11Karnataka1048
12Kerala0
13Madhya Pradesh1859
14Maharashtra1789
15North Eastern0
16Odisha1072
17Punjab0
18Rajasthan1577
19Tamilnadu128
20Telangana645
21Uttar Pradesh0
22Uttarakhand0
23West Bengal0

Candidates are advised to go through the official notification and follow the instructions for applying the post.

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PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016 

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways
(Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
No.2016/E(LR)I/NM 1-16
New Delhi, dt. 31.03.2017

The General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi - 110 055. Dear Sir, Sub: PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016 During the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016, you had raised the following issue during your opening address:-
"The General Secretary specially mentioned the cases of MACPS which are continued unresolved. He said, the meeting at the level of MS & FC is yet to be held while meetings at the level of EDs were held, but with no fruitful results. He specially requested the MS that on all MACPS issues raised by NFIR, detailed comments may be furnished soon so that a separate meeting can be held for fruitful discussions and decisions before it is too late." Accordingly, the comments of Pay Commission Dte. On MACPS issues are enclosed.
Yours faithfully,
(Debashis Mallik) Director,
Estt. (IR)

Position/remarks on MACPS issues raised in PNM/NFIR item(s)
 
Item No. Subject Position/remarks
1/2011 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade pay for more than 20 year. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal Deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions / clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be 'closed'.
16/2011 Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation - Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) - Clarification on entry Grade Pay - Reg. The matter has been duly examined in consultation with DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board's letter dt. 19.10.2016.
56/2012 Counting of service of D-2 Khalasis in CLW for extending benefits of financial upgradation under MACPS -reg. The item has been discussed threadbare with the Federation and the reply given by CLW is comprehensive covering all the doubts on the issue. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The long pending item may be 'closed'.
16/2013 Non-grant of benefit under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units-reg. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.1 9.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be "CLOSED".
17/2013 Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme - Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade Pay. Meanwhile Federation vide their letter dt.22.09.2016 had requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be 'Closed'.
19/2014 Denial of revised V CPC pay scale - Injustice meted out to Midwives on Western Railway. As desired by the Federation, the matter has been examined based on the information regarding recruitment qualification and pay scale at the time of recruitment obtained from Western Railway and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board's letter dt.12.05.2016. As such, no action is pending. The item may be 'CLOSED'.
15/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to SSE -Drawing (formerly diploma holder tracers) appointed against D.R. Quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman (presently JE- Drawing with GP-4200 in PB-2) - reg. As requested by the Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.16 to examine the matter in context of their letter No.lV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 09.05.2016. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and replied to NFIR vide Board’s letter dt. 21 .10.2016. Further, DoP&T has already been consulted on the issue and they have not agreed to the proposal saying that the services should be reckoned from the date of direct recruitment as mentioned in the policy circular issued in this regard. As no other course of action appears to be left available, the item may be 'closed'.
46/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Technical Supervisors of DC Traction and presently working as JE/SSE. As requested by the Federation, the matter has been reviewed based on the information obtained from Central Railway as well as in light of the extant instructions on the subject and accordingly. Federation have been replied vide Board’s letter dt. 21.02.2017. There appears no other course of action to be left available.
47/2015 Grant of MACP to the former Traffic Signallers/A2 Signallers absorbed as ASMs/SMs on North Eastern Railway-reg. As requested by the Federation to examine the matter in context of their letter dt.12.09.2016. The same has accordingly been examined and replied to the Federation vide Board's letter dt.02.01.2017.
24/2016 Denial of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the serving Graduate Clerks inducted againist LDCE Quota on East Coast Railway. As decided in the meeting held on 19th & 20th May, 2016, E.Co.Railway have been asked to advise the rule and methodology under which the pay of the employees promoted as Sr. Clerks through LDCE against 13 1/3 % quota has been fixed. Reply from E.Co.Railway is awaited. Further, as per para 2 of Board’s letter dt. 18.06.81 and also in terms of Board’s letter dt. 07.10.97 benefit of pay fixation has been allowed on promotion to Sr. Clerks post through LDCE. Therefore, this promotion has to be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

Position/remarks on other MACPS issues raised by NFIR
Item No. Issues Position/remarks
1. Financial upgradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engg- Considering entry grade pay as Rs.4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engg. Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised that the demand does not cover in the MACPS as the Scheme provides for counting service from direct entry grade. Further, DoPT being the nodal department, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions issued by them. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. Thus, the item may be 'Closed'.
2. Third financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment whichever is earlier. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructionsiclarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be 'closed'.
3. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various Courts. The factual position/details about the cadres where ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS as contended by the Federations have ascertained from Railways. The same is under examination.
4. MACP benefits to railway employees- Cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request. (Railway Board's Letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dt. 31/01/2013 NFIR's letter dt 29/07/2013). As desired by the Staff Side, necessary instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.23.11.2015 (RBE No.147/2015) and thereafter a corrigendum has also been issued vide Board's letter dt.17.02.2016 (RBE No. 19/2016).
5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgradation under MACPS-including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc. In the meeting Staff Side was requested to come out with specific entitlement which are being denied to such Staff. No reply from the Staff Side has been received so far.
6. Non-grant of benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway. As decided in the meeting, the matter has been examined after obtaining information from N.W.Railway and reply to the Staff Side has been issued vide Board’s letter dated 17.03.2017.
7. Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, Dop&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long item pending may be 'closed'.
8. Abolition of pay scales and introduction of upgraded pay scale with revised designation - SSE Drawing clarification on Entry Grade Pay. Federation has requested that the matter may be examined in context of their letter dt.05.09.2016. Accordingly, the same has been duly examined in consultation wit DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board's letter dt. 19.10.2016.
9 Non-grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/PUs. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be "CLOSED".
10. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme- Wrongful clarifications issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade pay. Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.2016 have requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be 'Closed'.
11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised to examine and decide the matter in terms of clarification No.35 of DoP&T's OM dt. 18.7.2001. Accordingly, the same is under examination.

Source: NFIR

7th CPC recommended an increase in house rent allowance (HRA) of 8-24% of basic pay

Seventh Central Pay Commission Allowances

The 7th CPC recommended an increase in house rent allowance (HRA) of 8-24 per cent of basic pay.

The higher HRA would have a direct and immediate impact on headline CPI through an increase in housing inflation.

Assuming a rate of increase in the HRA as proposed by the 7th CPC is implemented from early 2017-18 onwards and the State Governments implement a similar order of increase with a lag of one quarter,CPI inflation could be 100-150 bps higher than the baseline for 2017-18.

The HRA impact on inflation is expected to persist for 6-8 quarters, with the peak effect occurring around 3-4 quarters from implementation. In addition, indirect effects could occur from elevated inflation expectations.

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Rajnath Singh launched the website 'Bharat Ke Veer' to facilitate monetary contribution to the kin of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans


Rajnath Singh launched the website 'Bharat Ke Veer' to facilitate monetary contribution to the kin of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday launched the website 'Bharat Ke Veer', to facilitate monetary contribution to the kin of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed in action.

The Home Minister launched the website on the occasion of the 'Shaurya Diwas', which was organised to facilitate the CRPF with bravery awards and medals.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, the brainchild behind the website was also present at the ceremony.

Any jawan sacrificing his life for the nation will not get less than Rs 1 Crore as the support fund. Also, I have spoken to states and if any disparity in the compensation between one state to other will be filled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Singh said at the occasion.

He also said praised the Indian Armed Forces for bringing down the naxalism by 45 to 50 percent and terrorism by 70 to 75 percent in North- east.

"One can witness the big heart of the jawans and officers of the forces on whom some people in Kashmir pelt stones, that in case of difficulties, floods it is the same jawans and officers go to help them. The situation in Kashmir will also change," he said.

Akshay Kumar who was also present on the occasion thanked the Home Minister for taking his advice so seriously and implementing it.

Akshay, who has recently won National Award in the 'Best Actor' category, for 'Rustom', has always been contributing for such cause.

Recently, the actor donated Rs. nine lakh each to the families of the 12 Central CRPF personnel, who were killed during an encounter with the Naxalites on March 11 in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

The website 'bharatkeveer.gov.in' is launched for the people willing to contribute toward the families of the bravehearts who sacrifices their lives in line of duty for the nation.

ANI

RBI: Systems and Controls for conduct of government banking

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
www.rbi.org.in
RBI/2016-17/271
DGBA.GAD.No.2646/31.02.007/2016-17
April 7, 2017
All Agency Banks
Dear Sir/Madam,

Systems and Controls for conduct of government banking

Please refer to our Master Circulars DGBA.GAD.No.2/31.12.010/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on Conduct of Government Business by Agency Banks – Payment of Agency Commission and DGBA.GAD.No.H-1/31.05.001/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks that, inter alia, deal with Systems and Controls in agency banks for conduct of government banking.

In addition to existing instructions, agency banks may ensure that internal/concurrent audit at bank branches verifies whether government business is being conducted as per rules and regulations prescribed by government/RBI. Accordingly, the internal/concurrent audit at bank branches may also examine, among other things, various aspects of government banking such as agency commission claims and pension payments. A checklist may be provided to the inspecting officers/auditors, which may at a minimum include the items given in the Annex. Accordingly, Annex 2 of the Master Circular DGBA.GAD.No.H-1/31.05.001/2015-16 on Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks dated July 1, 2015 stands withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,
(D. J. Babu)
Deputy General Manager
Annex

Checklist relating to government business for internal / concurrent audit

Part A: Agency commission claims

Internal inspectors/auditors may verify the agency commission claims submitted by branches and confirm their accuracy during the course of their inspection/audit. The following may be specifically examined during the course of internal/concurrent audit at agency bank branches:

The system in place to arrive at total number of transactions is robust and free of errors.
Categorisation of different types of transactions (physical/electronic receipts and pension/non-pension payments) are in accordance with RBI instructions.

Correctness of number of transactions reported in agency commission claims.

Whether agency commission has been claimed on error scroll transactions. (Banks are not eligible for commission on error scrolls as the commission on the original transaction is being paid).

Whether proper records are maintained at branches as regards government business and agency commission claims (wherever the branch has a role in making such claims).

Whether the entries in the registers/printouts relating to agency commission claims are properly authenticated.

Part B: Pension related issues

Internal inspections should assess branch performance in servicing pensioner customers. In this regard, the following may be ensured:

A specific questionnaire covering all aspects of pension payment may be devised for use during inspection of pension paying branches.

Inspecting officers may also, during inspections, call up pensioners at random and enquire about their satisfaction with pension-related services.

A detailed check-list relating to pension payments/government business may be given by banks to internal auditors/inspectors in order to adhere to the recommendations of the Prabhakar Rao Committee, constituted by the Government of India, relating to pension payments/government business.

These include the following:
(a) Whether there is delay in payment of pension, revision of pension, revision in dearness relief etc.
(b) Whether the branch manager has structured interaction with a cross section of pensioners serviced at the branch on quarterly basis, where the number of pensioners of all governments and departments exceeds a fixed number, say, 100 or 200.
(c) Whether nominations have been obtained for all pension accounts.
(d) Whether pension accounts have been converted into joint accounts wherever applicable.
(e) Whether the bank branch has an effective complaint redressal mechanism and the complaints of pensioners are attended promptly and their grievances redressed expeditiously.
(f) Whether the pension is credited to pensioner’s account during the last four working days of the month except for the month of March for which pension is to be credited on or after first working day of April.
(g) Whether the pension paying branch obtains Life Certificate/ Non-employment certificate/ Employment Certificate from the pensioners in the month of November every year.
(h) Whether pension paying branches deduct income tax at source from pension payments wherever applicable.
(i) Whether paper tokens in acknowledgement of cheques presented are invariably given by the tax collecting branches.
(j) Whether the challans are stamped giving bank’s BSR code and Challan Identification Number (CIN) clearly.
(k) Whether the stamped challans are kept in the custody of bank's staff and handed over to the concerned tax payer only on production of the paper token.
Source: www.rbi.org

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7th Central Pay Commission Higher Allowance - Central Government Employees

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