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Pensioners eligible for Fixed Medical Allowance from the date of application for FMA

Clarification of Fixed Medical Allowance - The pensioners may be allowed FMA w.e.f. the date of application for FMA: CPAO OM dated 05.08.2019

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

CPAO/ IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/ 19.Vol-III( E)/2019-20/66

05.08.2019

Office  Memorandum

Subject:- Clarification of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA).

Attention is invited to D P&PW OM No. 4/ 02/ 2019-P&PW (D)/42694 dated-1st July, 2 019 wherein it is mentioned that the pensioners may be allowed FMA w.e.f. the date of application for FMA, if FMA otherwise admissible to them.

SL No. Issue Comments of DoPPW
1.
Whether the effective date of payment of FMA in respect of the pensioners who retired before 01.12.1997 is the date of retirement or the date of submission of application.
The order were issued vide this Department's OM No. 45/57/97-P&PW (C) dated-19.12.1997 wherein FMA was granted . The existing pensioners had to opt for medical allowance and an undertaking was required to be submitted by the claimant. Hence, the orders are being implemented from 01.12.1997. If a person has retired earlier and has opted for the FMA and given undertaking at the time of issue of OM, then the FMA should be paid from 01.12.1997.

After 19.12.1997, several further orders/ clarifications were issued regarding Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA). Therefore, it is difficult to accept that the pensioner was not aware of the admissibility of the FMA w.e.f.01.12.1997. In view of this, those pensioners who retired before 01.12 .1997 and did not exercised the option for FMA immediately after the issue of OM dated- 19.12.1997 would not be entitled to FMA w.e.f. 01.12.1997. However, they may be allowed FMA w.e.f. the date of application for FMA, if FMA otherwise admissible to them.
2 .
Whether the effective date of payment of FMA in respect of the pensioners who retired after 01.12.1997 is 01.12.1997 i.e. date of implementation of order or the date of submission of the application by the pensioner.
In the OM dated-19.12.1997, it has been mentioned that in case of future retirees, the option shall be obtained by the Head of Office alongwith the pension papers and in case the retiree opts for medical allowance, the FMA is payable from the following month after the date of superannuation. If the retiree opts later on or gives his option later, then the FMA is to be given from the date of application.
After 19.12.1997, several further orders/clarifications were issued regarding Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA). Therefore, it is difficult to accept that the retiree/ pensioner was not aware of the admissibility of the FM A. In case of retirees/ pensioners who retired after 01.12.1997 did not exercise the option for FMA immediately on retirement, the FMA would not be admissible to them from the date of the month following the month of retirement. However, they may be allowed FMA w.e.f. the date of application for FMA, if FMA otherwise admissible to them.

All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/ Administrators of UTs and H eads of CPPCs of the authorized banks are requested to intimate the concerned to abide by the instructions issued by D P&PW.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pension).

Sd/-
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

Source: https://cpao.nic.in

Monetary limits for filing of appeals by Income Tax Department further enhanced by CBDT

Ministry of Finance

Monetary limits for filing of appeals by Income Tax Department further enhanced by CBDT

There is a substantial pendency of appeals of the Income Tax Department before various appellate fora. The CBDT is aware of the importance of litigation management and has been continuously working towards achieving the same.

To effectively reduce taxpayer grievances/litigation and help the Department focus on litigation involving complex legal issues and high tax effect, the monetary limits for filing of appeals by the Department were last revised on 11th July,2018 vide CBDT Circular No.3 of 2018. As a step towards further management of litigation by the Government,  the monetary limits for filing Departmental appeals before various appellate fora including ITAT, High Court & Supreme Court have been revised as under:

Appellate Forum
Existing Monetary Limit(Rs.)
Revised Monetary Limit(Rs.)
Before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal
20,00,000
50,00,000
Before High Court
50,00,000
1,00,00,000
Before Supreme Court
1,00,00,000
2,00,00,000

This will further reduce time, effort and resources presently deployed in litigation to focus on issues involving litigation of substantial value.
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RCJ/HP

Source: PIB

CGDA DOPT Order – Incentives for obtaining higher qualification – ICWA Intermediate and Final examination

Incentives for acquiring higher qualification - DAD personnel who qualify the ICWA Intermediate and Final examination: CGDA

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam,
Delhi Cantt-110010

No. AN/ III/ 3060/ I/ Vol. VIII
Dated 07.08.2019

To

All PCsDA/ PCsA (Fys.)/ PIFAs,
CsDA/ CsFA (Fys.)/ IFAs/ RTCs.
(through CGDA website).

    Subject: Amendment to OM Part-I (Revised Edition 2014): Circulation of CS No. 09/2019.

Correction Slip No. 09/ 2019 of the Office Manual Part-I (Revised Edition 2014) has been uploaded on website for information and updation of OM Part-I. The Correction Slip will not be forwarded separately.

Please download the Correction Slip and update the concerned Paras of the Office Manual Part-I (Revised Edition 2014).

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CGDA (AN)

Amendment to OM Part-I (Edition 2014)
Correction Slip No. 09/2019

CHAPTER - II
RECRUITMENT, APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & CONFIRMATIONS
Para 107

Sub para of Para 107
(1) Increment Rs. 2000/-(minimum)
(2) Increment Rs. 4000/-    "
(3) Increment Rs. 6000/-    "
(4) Increment Rs. 8000/-    "
(5) & (6) Increment Rs 10000/-(maximum)
Deleted.

Para 107 (i)
ForRead
Departmental Candidates who qualify in the Intermediate of I.CW.A. Examination will be entitled to one time lump sum incentive of Rs. 4000/ - (in lieu of existing 2 advance increments); and
Departmental Candidates who qualify in the Intermediate of ICWA. Examination will be entitled to one time lump sum incentive of Rs. 10,000/ -; and

Para 107 (ii)
ForRead
Departmental Candidates will be entitled to one time lump sum incentive of Rs. 10000/ - (Rs. Ten thousand only) on qualifying I.CW.A. final examination (in lieu of existing 6 increments).
Departmental Candidates will be entitled to one time lump sum incentive of Rs. 15000/ - (Rs. Fifteen thousand only) on qualifying I.CWA. final examination.
For
Read
All Group "B" and "C" employees of the DAD who qualify the ICWA Intermediate and Final examination will be granted the following scales of one time lumpsum incentives in supersession of existing concessions of Advance Increments available to them w.e.f. 93-94 i.e. 1-4-93.
All Government employees of the DAD who qualify the ICWA Intermediate and Final examination will be granted one time lumpsum incentives in supersession of all the existing orders/ OMs/ instructions/ guidelines.
Insert note below Para 107(ii).
Note: The grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in DoP&T OM No. 1/5/2017-Estt(Pay-I) dated 15.03.2019.
Source: CGDA.nic.in
[http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/AN-III-3060-07082019.pdf]

CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 & Railway rules for Compulsory retirement

Compulsory retirement under railway rules equivalent to fr 56 (j) & pension rules 48 of ccs (pension) rules 1972

(TO BE USED WHERE AN AUTHORITY OTHER THAN THE PRESIDENT IS THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY TO RETIRE A RAILWAY SERVANT)

ORDER

WHEREAS the Senior Divisional Operating Manager, Palghot, of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so:

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses Sub Clause (ii) and b (i) of Rule 1802 (a) read with pars 620 (It) of Manual of Pension Rules 1950 of IREC, Vol. II Senior Divisional Operating Manager/Palghat hereby retires Shri. R.K. Unnikrishnan, Station Superintendent/MJS with immediate effect, he having already attained the age of fifty-five years on the date of acceptance (29.07.19) of Review Committee’s recommendation by the ADRM. R.K.Unnikrishnan, SS/MJS, will be paid a sum equivalent to the amount of his pay plus allowances for a period of three months, calculated at the same rate at which he was drawing them immediately before his retirement. If he so desires, he may represent in writing to DRM/PGT within three weeks from the date this notice is served on him.

P.L.Ashok kumar
Senior Divisional Operating Manager/Palghat

To,
Shri. R.K. Unnikrishnan
Station Superintendent/MJS

Source: Confederation

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