Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)


Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)

No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 13th March, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Time-limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances - regarding.

Consequent upon the issuance of General Financial Rule (GFR)-2017, vide Rule 290 of GFR-2017, time- limit for submission of claim for Travelling Allowance (TA) has been changed from one year to sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey. Accordingly, in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.F.5(16)-E.IV(B)/67 dated 13.06.1967 & OM No.19038/1/75-E.IV (B) dated 18.02.1976, it has been decided with the approval of competent Authority that the claim of a Govt. servant to Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on Tour/Transfer/Training/Journey on Retirement, is forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished if the claim for it is not preferred within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey.

2. In respect of claim for Travelling Allowance for journey performed separately by the officer and members of his family, the dates should be reckoned separately for each journey and the claim shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of each individual journey. Similarly, TA claims in r/o transportation of personal effects and conveyance shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date on which these are actually delivered to the Govt. servant at the new station.

3. The date of submission of the claims shall be determined as indicated below :
i) In the case of Officers who are their own Controlling OfficerThe date of presentation of the claim at the Treasury-Cash Section.
(ii) In the case of Officers who are not their own Controlling OfficerThe date of submission of the claim to the Head of Office-Controlling Officer.

4. In the case of claims falling under category 3(ii), which are presented to the Treasury after a period of sixty days succeeding the date of completion of journey, the date of submission of the claim
will be counted from the date when it was submitted by the Govt. servant to the Head of office/Controlling Officer within prescribed time-limit of sixty days.

5. A claim for Travelling Allowance of a Govt, servant which has been allowed to remain in abeyance for a period exceeding one year should be investigated by the Head of the Department concerned, If the Head of Department is satisfied about the genuineness of the claim on the basis of the supportive documents and there are valid reasons for the delay in preferring the claims, the claims should be paid by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer or Accounts Officer, as the case may be, after usual checks.

6. These orders are not applicable in r/o Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims which are governed by separate set of rules of DoPT.

7. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.

8. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.doe.gov.in

Deduction of Income Tax at the time of making payment

Deduction of Income Tax at the time of making payment

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT &Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol-II)/2017-18/ 204

09.03.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Deduction of Income Tax at the time of making payment.

It is observed that some of the banks are not following the guidelines of the Income Tax Act regarding tax deduction on pension payments. Pensioners have raised grievances relating to the deduction of income tax at the fag end of the year causing undue financial hardship to the pensioners. Moreover, there is considerable delay in the issuance of Form-16 to the pensioners and in some cases, Form-16 are not being issued to the pensioners.

In view of the above, all Heads of CPPCs are advised to deduct the income tax at the time of each payment itself and issue Form-16 by 31st of May every year and follow the Income-tax guidelines issued from time to time.

(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No.011-26103074

UAN Activated Members Can Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert


Ministry of Labour & Employment

UAN Activated Members Can Know PF Balance Through Missed Call AND SMS Alert
EPFO-UAN-Activated-Members-Can-Know-PF-Balance

12 MAR 2018

Members registered on the UAN portal may get their details available with EPFO by giving a missed call at 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number. If the UAN of the member is seeded with any one of the Bank A/c number, AADHAAR and PAN, the member will get details of last contribution and PF balance. To avail this facility, mobile number must be activated with UAN at Unified Portal. Giving missed call from registered mobile number at 011-22901406 automatically gets disconnected after two rings. This service is available free of cost to the member. Moreover, these services can be availed from non-smart phones also.

The information for availing missed call facility and SMS service for getting PF balance and last contribution is now available on UMANG app also.

Universal Account Number (UAN) activated members may know their latest PF contribution and balance available with EPFO by sending an SMS at 7738299899 from registered mobile number. The Member has to SMS "EPFOHO UAN" to 7738299899. The facility is available in 10 languages viz. English (default), Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannad, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali. For receiving SMS in any of the languages other than English, first three characters of the preferred language needs to be added after UAN. For example, to receive SMS in Telugu, then SMS to be send will be "EPFOHO UAN TEL" to 7738299899

SMS should be sent from the registered mobile number of UAN. In response, EPFO will send last PF contribution and balance details of the member alongwith available KYC information.

PIB

Women in Armed Forces


Ministry of Defence
Women in Armed Forces
Defence-Women-in-Armed-Forces

 12 MAR 2018
The held strength of women officers vis a viz male officers in the Armed Forces is as given below:

WomenMen
Indian Army:(excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing)156141074
Indian Air Force:(excluding Medical & Dental branch)159410781
Indian Navy:(including Medical & Dental officers).64410652

In consonance with the policy in vogue, women officers are not inducted in Arms of Indian Army which are involved in direct combat role. The first batch of three women fighter pilots has been commissioned into the IAF in 2016.

Women officers in the Indian Navy are employed in combat, combat support and support roles. In their capacity as Pilots and Observers onboard Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft, women are being employed in a combat role.

In Navy, the policy for setting up of Permanent Commission for women officers in Law & Education and Naval Constructors branch has been finalized. In case of Indian Air Force, Government had issued prospective policies for grant of permanent commission to women officers in certain branches, whereas in Indian Army, the policy for grant of permanent commission to women officers is yet to be finalized.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Vikas Mahatme in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

Amendment in Conditions for Granting of Pay Matrix Level 8 to Level 10


Amendment in Conditions for Granting of Pay Matrix Level 8 to Level 10

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2018
Amendment in Conditions for Granting of Pay Matrix Level 8 to Level 10

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 8th March, 2018

RBE No. 37/2018

G.S.R. 210(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso of Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following amendment in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 namely :-

1. These Rules may be called Railway Services (Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2018.
2. Below Note 2 of the Schedule to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Note 3 may be inserted as under :-
"In supersession of the existing conditions regarding grant of Level 10 to 80% of Group 'B' Officers of all Organised Services including Accounts Department after 3 years regular service, for Group 'B' Officers of all Organised Services other than Accounts Department, the revised scale of Level 10 will now be granted after completion of four years regular service in the grade of Level 8. For Group 'B' Officers of Accounts Department, the revised scale of Level 10 will now be granted after completion of four years service in the grade of Level-9.
The revised scale of Level 10 may be operated to the extent of 100% of the Group 'B' Officers on roll including Group 'B' Officers officiating in the revised scale Level 11 on ad-hoc basis (subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions) in respect of all organised services, with effect from the date of publication of these rules and thereafter with effect from 1st January and 1st July of subsequent years".
Explanatory Memorandum
The amendment to the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 has been necessitated by the Government's acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations modifying the 80:20 distribution within Group 'B' as provided in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules vide notification dated 05.02.1998 and 25.04.2003.
[F. No. PC-VII/2017/RSRP/1]
RANJANESH SAHAI, Secy.
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India


Implementation of Reservation Policy - UGC Order dt. 5.3.2018
UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India.

No.F.1-5/2006(SCT)
05 March, 2018
The Registrar(s)
All Central Universities
All State Universities receiving grant-in-aid
Deemed to be Universities receiving grant-in-aid by UGC/Government
Inter University Centres of UGC

Subject: Implementation of Resenation Policy of the Government of India - Reg.

Sir/Madam,
With reference to the above subject, I am to inform that for implementation of reservation policy of the Central Government. MHRD vide order No.6-30/2005-U5 dated 6th December, 2005 directed the UGC to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy in the Central Universities and those of Institutions Deemed 10 Universities receiving aid from the public funds except in minority institutions under Article of the Constitution. Accordingly, UGC, vide letter No.1-5/2006(SCT) dated 25-08-2006, circulated new Guidelines for strict implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government. This has been further reiterated by MHRD O.M.No.12-60/2013-UI dated 25-6-2013.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development vide its letter No. 1- 7/2017-CU.V dated 06-09-2017 has directed the UGC to examine the issues mentioned in judgments (10 in number) quoted by the Hon'ble High Court Of Allahabad, in its order dated 07-04-2017 and submit its recommendations to MHRD for their consideration and appropriate decision.

Accordingly, UGC had constituted a Committee and submitted its recommendations to Ministry of Human Resource Development on 07-11-2017. Thereafter, in compliance of the judgement Of the Allahahad High Court upheld by the Hon'ble Supreme Court Of India and in view of tendered by the DOPT and recommendations Of the UGC, MHRD vide its O.M.No.1- 7/2017-CU.V dated 22.2.2018; has intimated that the department's O.M. No.12-60/2-13-UI dated 25-06-2013 stands amended to the extent mentioned below in the UGC guidelines 2006, in accordance with the recommendations of the UGC, which are as under:

"(i) Clause 6(c);
In case of reservation SC/ST, all the Universities, Deemed to be Universities, Colleges and other Grant-in-Aid institutions and Centres shall prepare the roster system keeping the Department Subject as a unit for an levels of teachers as applicable.

(ii) Clause 8(a)(v):
The roster, department-wise, shall be applied to the total number of posts in each of the categories [(e.g.) Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor] within the Department/Subject".
The above decision may also be circulated to its constituent and affiliated colleges for immediate follow up action.

You requested to prepare fresh within month of receipt of this letter under intimation to UGC.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,
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(Dev Swarup)
Source: www.ugc.ac.in

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