Monday, 23 July 2018

7th CPC Recommendation - Parameters to grant of GP 5400 i.e. Level 9 to Assistant Accounts Officer of CCAS

7th CPC Recommendation - Parameters to grant of GP 5400 i.e. Level 9 to Assistant Accounts Officer of CCAS
No. A-60015/1/2014/MF.CGA/NGE/7th CPC/238
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi-110023
Dated: 4th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC - Para 11.12.140 - Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400(PB-2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officers of Central Civil Accounts Service.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance Office Memorandum F No. 25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 18th June, 2018 issued in pursuance of recommendation of 7th CPC as contained in Para 11.12.140 of the report and Government Resolution No. G.I., M.F., No. 1-2/2016-IC dated the 25th July, 2016. In accordance with the ibid O.M., the revised pay scales of the post of Assistant Accounts Officers in Central Civil Accounts Service in the pay structure of 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2016 would be Level 8 of Pay Matrix and Level 9 on completion of 4 years in Grade Pay of Rs.4800/-(PB-2)/Level 8 subject to the following parameters:-

(i) The grant of Non-Functional Upgradation in Pay Level 9 shall be admissible to the AAOs of CCAS on completion of 4 years of approved service from the date of joining as AAO, subject to their vigilance clearance. The aforesaid non-functional upgradation to AAOs is effective from 01.01.2016.

(ii) Necessary amendment to CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in due course.

(iii) The benefit of pay fixation admissible as per Rule 13 of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2016 shall be available at the time of grant of non-functional upgradation.

(iv) The orders for grant of non-functional upgradation to AAOs shall be issued by the Appointing Authority i.e. Chief Controller of Accounts or Joint Controller General of Accounts as the case may be. While issuing orders, i t may be ensured that none of the circumstances for adoption of sealed cover procedure exists and the official is not undergoing any penalty under CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Suresh Kumar Gupta)
Senior Accounts Officer
Source: CGA

Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees


Central Staff Visit Central Asian Countries on LTC Very Soon!

Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees - DoPT

F.No.31011/5/2018-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Persons
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
New Delhi, 17th July, 2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the proposal of Ministry of External Affairs to include five Central Asian Countries namely Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the scheme of LTC with some ceiling and to seek the comments of Ministry Civil Aviation (MOCA), Ministry of tourism (MOT), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Expenditure at the earliest possible.
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: Confederation

Equal Opportunity Policy & Appointment of Grievance Redressal Officer under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Equal Opportunity Policy & Appointment of Grievance Redressal Officer under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-110010
AN/ III/ 3012/ Circular/ Vol.VII
dt. 18.06.2018
To
All PCsDA/ PCA(Fys) / PIFAs/ CsDA/ CsDA/ CsFA/ IFAs
(through CGDA website)

Sub: Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (PRwD Act, 2016)- regarding.

Please find enclosed a copy of D.O No. 16-3/CCD/ 2018 dt. 10th May 2018 of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the subject.

It is requested to intimate the action taken on the section/ provisions of the PRwD Act, 2016 as highlighted in the ibid DO letter and appoint Grievance Redressal Officer.

(Praveen Kumar Rai)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey
Chief Commissioner
Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons
with Disabilities (Divyanjan)
Department of Empowerment of Persons
with Disabilities (Divyanjan)
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Govt. of India

No. 16-3/CCD/2018
10th May, 2018
Dear Shri Mitra,
As you are aware that the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 has now been repealed by the Rights of Person with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act, 2016). The following Sections in the new RPwD Act, 2016 mandates the establishments to take necessary action at their end.

(a) Equal Opportunity Policy:

Section 21. (1) Every establishment shall notify equal opportunity policy detailing measures proposed to be taken by it in pursuance of the provisions of this Chapter the manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

(2) Every establishment shall register a copy of the said policy with the Chief Commissioner or the State Commissioner, as the case may be.

(b) Appointment of Grievance Redressal Officer:
Section 23. (1) Every Government establishment shall appoint a Grievance Redressal Officer for the purpose of section 19 and shall inform the Chief Commissioner or the State Commissioner, as the case may be, about the appointment of such officer.

(2) Any person aggrieved with the non-compliance of the provisions of section 20 may file a complaint with the Grievance Redressal Officer, who shall investigate it and shall take up the matter with the establishment for corrective action.

(3) The Grievance Redressal Officer shall maintain a register of complaints in the manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government and every complaint shall be inquired within two weeks of its registration.

(4) If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the action taken on his or her complaint, he or she may approach the District-Level Committee on disability.
2. Procedure for implementation of the above provisions is mentioned in detail in Rule 9 & 10 under Chaper- IV (Employment) of the Rights of persons with Disabilities, 2017 (copy of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and Rights or Person with Disabilities Rules, 2017 is available on this office website: www.ccdisabilities.nic.in).

3. You are requested to kindly intimate the action taken by your Ministry/Department and offices under your administrative control on above Sections/provisions in the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to this office at the earliest. It is also requested that information in respect of the organizations under your administrative control be sent co this office in compiled form.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey)

Shri Sanjay Mitra
Secretary
Department of Defence
Ministry of Defence
South Block, New Delhi-110011
Source: CGDA

Provision regarding mandatory cooling off period between two deputations for appointment in the personal staff of Union Ministers


Provision regarding mandatory cooling off period between two deputations for appointment in the personal staff of Union Ministers

No. 2/ 11/ 2016-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 20th.July, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub : Provision regarding mandatory cooling off period between two deputations for appointment in the personal staff of Union Ministers - Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 6/8/ 2009- Estt.(Pay-11) dated 17th June, 2010 on the above subject which provides that there shall be a mandatory 'cooling off' period of three years after every period of deputation /foreign service upto Joint Secretary level posts and one year for Additional Secretary level posts.

2. References are received m this Department from various Ministries/ Departments seeking relaxation in respect of provisions of 'cooling off period between two deputations inter-alia for appointments in the personal staff of Union Ministers.

3. The issue of provision of cooling off period in the cases of appointments in personal staff of Union Ministers has been considered in this Department. Keeping in view the urgency of functional requirement in office of Union Ministers, it has been decided to dispense with the requirement of completion of mandatory 'cooling off period in respect of officers selected for personal staff of Union Ministers by amending Para 8.4 of this Department's OM No. 6/8/ 2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010, so as to read as under :-

"8.4. There shall be a mandatory 'cooling off' period of three year after every period of deputation /foreign service for Joint Secretary and below level officers and one year for Additional Secretary level officers. The requirement of cooling off shall, however, not be insisted upon for appointment in personal staff of Union Ministers. However, those officers who have not completed the required 'cooling off period from previous deputation and are posted in personal staff of Minister will have to revert to their parent cadre once their term in the personal staff of Minister ends for whatever reason. A prior consent may be obtained from such officers that they are willing to be appointed in personal staff of Minister in waiver of "cooling off' requirement, fully aware of the condition that they would be reverted back to their parent cadre once their term in personal staff of Minister ends for whatever reason and they will have to complete the "cooling off' period afresh.
Provided, if an officer is appointed from the personal staff of one Minister to the personal staff of another Minister, the cooling off shall not be insisted upon subject to overall ceiling of 10 years in personal staff of Minister and sub-ceiling of 5 years as PS/ OSD.

Provided further that the officers who are appointed in the personal staff of Minister after completion of required cooling off period from the previous deputation can be appointed to another deputation, in continuation of deputation in the personal staff of Ministers, if duly selected, subject to overall ceiling of deputation, other conditions relating to deputation and NOC of the parent cadre/ organisation. The admissibility of Deputation (Duty) Allowance will, however, be only upto 5th year counting from the initial deputation."

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. This amendment shall be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.

Sd/-
(Ashok Kumar Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: DOPT

Social Security Schemes


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Social Security Schemes
23 JUL 2018
The Ministry of Labour & Employment, through its Labour Welfare Organizations across the country, implements welfare schemes relating to housing, education and health for beedi workers, mica mine workers, limestone & dolomite mine workers, iron ore manganese, chrome ore mine workers and cine workers. These schemes were earlier administered through 5 Welfare Cess and Welfare Funds under various Cess Acts of Parliament. Now, these cesses have been abolished/subsumed in GST and the welfare schemes have been retained with funding from the Consolidated Fund of India. Salient features of these welfare schemes: are as follows:

(i) Revised Integrated Housing Scheme-2016: Subsidy of Rs.1,50,000 for construction of a new house is provided to the workers in three installments.

(ii) Education Scheme: Financial Assistance varying from Rs.250 to Rs.15,000 per year is provided to the wards of the workers studying in classes I to XII or pursuing non-professional and professional degree/graduate/post graduate courses.

(iii) Health Scheme: Health care facilities are provided to the workers and their dependents through 12 hospitals and 286 dispensaries under Labour Welfare Organizations across the country. In addition, reimbursement of expenditure for specialized treatment taken in Government recognized hospitals is also provided.

The above three schemes have been extended upto the financial year 2019-20. In addition to the above welfare schemes, the Central Government has recently converged the social security schemes of Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) with Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) to provide life and disability coverage to the unorganised workers (in the age group 18-50 years) depending upon their eligibility. PMJJBY gives coverage of Rs.2 lakhs on death at premium of Rs.330/- per annum. PMSBY gives coverage of upto Rs.2 lakhs on accidental death and disability at premium of Rs.12 per annum. Under the scheme, the Central Government contributes 50% of the premium for eligible unorganized workers and has requested the States to contribute the remaining 50% premium.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

CBDT - extension in due date for non-tax audit cases is fake and there are no such plans to extend this deadline beyond 31st July, 2018


CBDT - extension in due date for non-tax audit cases is fake and there are no such plans to extend this deadline beyond 31st July, 2018

CIRCULAR No.4/2018
F.No.370889/25/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, Dated 21st July, 2018

This Circular is issued in pursuant to 139(1) of the Tax Act, 1961 is to clarify that rumors spreading across in media regarding extension in due date for non-tax audit is fake and no such plans to extend this deadline beyond 31st July, 2018. The department already received over 1 crore returns filed electronically.

As per Section 234F of the Income Tax Act, from 1st April 2018, the penalty for late filing income tax return would be as

(a) five thousand rupees, if the return is furnished on or the 31st day of December of the assessment year;
(b) ten thousand rupees in any other case:

Provided further that if the total income of the person not exceed five lakh rupees, the fee payable under this section shall not exceed one thousand rupees. Therefore, the assessees are hereby asked to file their ITRs before the due date to avoid the penalty.
(Sanyam Suresh Joshi)
DCIT, CBDT
Source: Confederation

CGHS: Revoking suspension of empanelment of BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi under CGHS


Revoking suspension of empanelment of BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi under CGHS
F.No.S-11011/40/2017-CGHS(HEC)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Empanelment Cell)
Maulana Azad Road Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi 110 011, dated the 9th July, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revoking suspension of empanelment of BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi under CGHS

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even Number dated 19.06.2017 vide which empanelment of BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi under CGHS was suspended. In this regard the representation of the said hospital for revoking its suspension on the basis of corrective steps taken by the hospital has been examined and it is now been decided to revoke the suspension of the empanelment of BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi under CGHS, w.e.f. date of issue of this order on the same terms and conditions as indicated in Office Memorandum No S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) vide which it was initially empanelled.
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(Bindu Tewari)
Director, CGHS
Source: https://cghs.gov.in/

Extension of Empanelment of Health Care Organization (HCOs) under continuous Empanelment Scheme

Extension of Empanelment of Health Care Organization (HCOs) under continuous Empanelment Scheme
Govt. of India
Office of the Additional Director
Central Govt. Health Scheme
Police I.T.I. Building Jahangirabad, Bhopal
E-mail: adcghs.bpl@cghs.nic.in
Tel.No.(0755) 2550265
Fax No. (0755) 2768621
No.2(16)/Estt/CGHS/2018-19/470-83
Bhopal Dated:17th July-2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Extension of Empanelment of Health Care Organization (HCOs) under continuous Empanelment Scheme.

In continuation of Office Memorandum of even number dated 14.7.2017 the period of empanelment of the following is extended for a period of One year w.e.f. 14.7.2018 or till next new empanelment which ever is earlier on the same terms & conditions which were signed at the time of empanelment.

Exclusive Eye Hospital/Centre Empanelled under CGHS Indore
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Additional Director
CGHS Bhopal
Source: https://cghs.gov.in

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