Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees – PIB

Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees – PIB

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees

24 JUL 2019

Government is working on an incentive Scheme of reimbursement of 07 weeks wages for entities that provide 26 weeks maternity benefits to their woman employees as provided for in the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. To enable an entity to avail of the incentive, the women employees working in their entity should be a wage earner of less than Rs.15,000/- per month and a member of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for at least one year and not covered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The scheme is proposed to be administered through Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and shall be implemented after obtaining the approval of the competent authority.

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

PIB

Revision of Pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of 7th Pay Commissions recommendations – anomaly in determining notional pay

DoPT Orders 2019

Revision of Pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of 7th Pay Commissions recommendations – anomaly in determining notional pay

No.29018/02/2019. AIS-II(Pension)
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
AIS-II (Pension)

To,
All Chief Secretaries to the States

Subject: Revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of seventh Central pay Commissions recommendations-anomaly in determining notional pay.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to various communications from State Governments on the above subject and to state that the matter raised in various representations of the pensioners seeking revision of their pension after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Pensions and Pensioner’s Welfare.

The basis for the re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners are DoPT OM No.14021/4/2016-AIS-1I dated 19th May, 2017 (mutatis-mutandis based on DoP&PW OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 12th May,2017) and the Concordance Tables issued by DoP&PW vide OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 6th July,2017.

Prior to re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners etc., following instructions/ pension may be followed:-

   " (a) Para 4 of the OM dated 12th May, 2017 provides inter alia that the “revised pension / family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central Civil pensioners retired prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulas approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. Further, para 7 of the OM provides inter alia that in case of those Government servants who retired or died on or after 01.01.1986 but before 1.1.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 in accordance with para 4 above.

    (b) Accordingly, the pay of pre-2016 pensioners was notionally fixed in relevant cell of pay matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay fixation approved by the Government. The pay of the serving IAS officers (including of Selection Grade officers) is also fixed in relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC as approved by the Government. Also, the pay of serving officers who had been promoted on 1.1.2016 in JAG or Selection Grade is first fixed in the relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision approved by the Government. Thereafter, they had to be promoted in next scale and their pay fixed in that level as per IAS Pay Rules 2016, granting them two increment in the promotion level.


    (c) The pay of only those officers who were promoted on or after 1.1.2016 is to be fixed in 3rd cell of level-13. The pay of the officers who were already in selection grade i.e. level-13 as on 1.1.2016 is fixed as per the formula of pay revision from 6th to 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The notional pay of the officers who had retired before 01.01.2016 has to be similarly fixed. Therefore, the contention of any pensioner that his/her notional pay cannot be in any case less than the lowest level at which the pay of a serving officer of the Selection Grade of IAS can be fixed, is not tenable. Their pay is to be notionally arrived at by the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC at par with other serving IAS officers."


Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioner may be revised w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in D/o P&PW OM dated 12.5.2017.

Accordingly, the representations of pre-2016 pensioners may be examined by the State Government and the concerned pensioner(s) may be informed.

This issues is with the approval of the competent authority.

(Sandeep Kumar Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

CBDT – Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

CBDT – Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

CBDT

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

Extension of due date for filing of ITRs for the A.Y 2019-20 from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019

F. No. 225/157/2019/ ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA-II Division
New Delhi, the 23rd of July, 2019

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

The ‘due-date’ for filing income-tax returns for Assessment-Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. It has been reported that some of the taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income- tax returns due to various reasons including extension of due date for issue of Form 16 for the Assessment-Year 2019-20.

In this regard, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby extends the ‘due-date’, as prescribed under section 139(1) of the Act, for filing income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in cases of all taxpayers who are liable to file their income-tax returns by the said ‘due-date’.

sd/-
(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Income tax India

Recruitment of retired military staff for vacancies in RPF for core areas

Recruitment of retired military staff for vacancies in RPF for core areas

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans/01/Policy

New Delhi, Dated: 18.07.2019

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/ PUs, NF(C), CORE
The DG/RDSO/ Lucknow, DG/NAIR
CAQOs, DMW/ Patiala, COFMOW/ NDLS, RWP/Bela, IROAF

Sub: Hiring of retired Army Personnel against vacancies of RPF for deployment in Core Areas.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2018/Trans/01/Policy dated 16.07.2018 General Managers were empowered vide this office letter under reference to engage security personnel against existing vacancy through Government Security Agencies like Home Guards, Maharashtra Industrial Security Force etc in core areas of railway security.

Item No. 4 of the letter No. 2018/Trans/01/Policy dated 16.07.2018 has been modified with the approval of Board (MS, FC & CRB) as under:

Existing Para 4 of the letter under reference

“GMs are empowered to engage government security agencies like Home Guards, Maharashtra Industrial Security Force etc (and not private agencies) in Core Areas of railway security to the extent of vacancy in RPF and till such time these vacancies are filled up, for such period as required as and when the need arises e.g. during summer rush, festive season etc.” in consultation with PCSCs and with concurrence of PFA.

Modified Para 4 of the letter under reference

“GMs are empowered to engage Government Security Agencies like Home Guards, Maharashtra Industrial Security Force etc or retired army personnel engaged through Sainik Kalayan Boards in core areas of railway security to the extent of vacancy in RPF and till such time these vacancies are filled up, for such period as required as and when the need arises e.g. during summer rush, festive season etc.” in consultation with PCSCs and with concurrence of PFA”

This issue with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell.

Sd/-
(A.K. Chandra)
Executive Director /Mech./ Transformation
Railway Board

Copy to:

    General Managers/All Indian Railways
    PFAs, All Indian Railways & Production Units
    The ADAI (Railways). New Delhi .
    The Director of Audit, All Indian Railways pel oe

Sd/-
(Sanjeeb Kumar)
Executive Director/Accounts
Transformation Cell

Source: Indian Railways

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