Sunday, May 29, 2016

Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f 01/11/2013 - case of North Western Railway

Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f 01/11/2013 - case of North Western Railway

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. I/5(F)
Dated: 2310512016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the Staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f. 0l/11/2013- case of North Western Railway-reg.

 Ref: (i) GM(P)AJ.W. Rly's letterNo.600E/Bills/HQ/NWREU/7/2015 dated 25/01/2016.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. I/5(F) dated 01/03/2016.




(iii) Railway Board's letter No. F(E)I/2016/AL-28/17 dated 22/04/2016.







On going through the reply sent by the Board vide letter dated 22/04/2016, Federation is disappointed to note that the issue raised by NFIR vide its letter dated 01/03/2016, has not been gone into thoroughly with reference to the rules on the subject lPara1202 of IREM Vol. I and Para 1602 (2) of IREC Vol. II] and the stipulations mentioned in the footnote where following provision has been made in case of late authorization/drawal of increments by the employees from retrospective effect.





"Note: In the case of late authorization/drawal of increments with retrospective effect, other than where increments were withheld or where the increments take an officer above the stage ' of efficiency bar, there is no objection to the supplementary claims relating to Travelling Allowance, if any being admitted, on the basis of the enhanced pay including the increments."
These stipulations however have not been taken into account by the Board while sending negative reply to the Federation.



Incidentally, Federation desires to mention that the issue was raised by the General Secretary, NFIR in the PNM meeting held on 19th/20th May 2016 outside the agenda. It is also worth-mentioning that the benefit of cadre restructuring to be given effect from 0l/1112013 was actually granted after lot of delay due to various administrative reasons, therefore claims of staff for payment of Travelling Allowance at the enhanced rates effective from 01/11/2013 need to be considered as provided under the rules.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review and issue suitable instructions to all Zones etc., on the subject. A copy of instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.


Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary



Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/NFIR.
NFIR



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rotational transfer of CSS officers of Deputy Secretary grade and above during the year 2016 – regarding

No.4/6/2016-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
*****
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated May 26, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational transfer of CSS officers of Deputy Secretary grade and above during the year 2016 – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the revised Rotational Transfer Policy (RTP) published in the website of this Department vide OM No. 21/2/2009-CS.I(P) dated 16.07.2015. In terms of the revised RTP, Deputy Secretaries/ Directors/ Joint Secretaries (in-situ) who have completed 5 years or more in the same Ministry/Department are eligible for transfer. The officers serving in certain Ministries/Departments have a reduced tenure by one year prescribed for the grade.

2. Accordingly, a tentative list of Deputy Secretaries/ Directors/ Joint Secretaries (in-situ) who will be completing the prescribed tenure as on 01.07.2016 has been prepared and enclosed herewith (Annexure). The list includes 22 officers. The number of officers due for rotational transfer in Group ‘A’ (considering Cabinet Secretariat in group ‘A’) and group ‘B’ are equal.

3. The list at Annexure does not include officers within two years of superannuation as on 01.07.2016.
4. In terms of provisions contained in DOPT’s OM dated 16.07.2015 which, interalia, provides that officers serving in PMO and Cabinet Secretariat are exempted under RTP. Cabinet Secretariat is, hereby informed that the officers as indicated in the list are matured for transfer. Therefore, a decision on retention of such officers, keeping in view the willingness of the concerned officers, may please be intimated to this Department.

5. The officers concerned should also ensure that their data is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at www.cscms.nic.in. If the data is not complete, it may please be first got updated in the system.

6. Ministries/ Departments and officers concerned may check the information in the Annexure and bring to the notice of this Department if there is any discrepancy in the list by 06.06.2016. Ministries/ Departments are also requested to bring to the notice of this Department the names of Deputy Secretary/ Director/ Joint Secretary (in-situ) grade officers, who have completed the prescribed tenure but have been left out in the proposed list of rotational transfer.

7. In case no communication is received by the stipulated date i.e., 06.06.2016, the information as furnished in the list will be considered as final and further steps will be taken accordingly. The officers to be considered for rotational transfer will be finalized after correction of data, if any. Once the list is finalized, options will be sought from the officers concerned before issue of rotational transfer order.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
To
1 All Ministries/Departments
2. All Deputy Secretaries! Directors! Joint Secretaries JS(in-situ) of CSS
3. Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrpati Shavan, New Delhi

DoPT Circular

7th Pay Commission report to be put up before Cabinet in June

Government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. It is is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel

7th Pay Commission report to be put up before Cabinet in June – 7th CPC implementation Notification to come at the earliest

Central government employees can expect to get some good news trickling in from government sources towards the end of June.

As per reports, the Finance Ministry is likely to table the 7th Pay Commission report to the Cabinet for approval in the last week of June.

The 7th pay panel headed by AK Mathur had recommended the minimum salary for central government employees at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000. As employees protested against the wage hike calling it the “lowest ever” raise, the government set up the Empowered Committee of Secretaries group to review the AK Mathur-panel’s recommendations.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the Seventh Central Pay Commission is expected to soon wrap up its report on the remuneration of government employees.

Sources added that even the Prime Minister’s Office is keen on a favourable pay hike for the central government employees, so the panel is likely to recommend a minimum salary at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000.

Sources added that the government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. The payout could be substantial with salary hike and arrears adding up to a Rs 1.02 lakh crore burden on government finances.

Report add that once the report moves from the table of the empowered group of committee to the cabinet, there is no reason why the cabinet would inordinately delay it.

The Finance Ministry is keen that higher salaries reach government employees just before the festive season starting mid-August, as spurt in consumption during the festive period will have a domino effect on the economy.

Source: Zee News

Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016

Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016- reg.
IMMEDIATE
No. 32/2016-E0 (MM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 25th May, 2016
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of the State Governments
(As per list enclosed)
2. All Cadre Controlling Authorities of Group ‘A’ Services
(As per list enclosed)

Sub: Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016- reg.

Sir/Madam,
Please refer to this Department’s D.O. letters of even number and No. 33/2016-EO (MM.II) both dated 17th December, 2015 regarding sponsoring of the names of eligible officers for appointment in the Government of India under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016.

2. As per directions of the ACC, the names of officers, for being placed on offer are to be obtained from the State Governments/Cadre Controlling Authorities in two Branches.

3. It is, therefore, requested to kindly sponsor the names of officers to this office, for retention under the Central Staffing Scheme for the 2 nd tranche. Kindly give this circular wide publicity amongst the eligible officers under your administrative control. As far as possible the application may be forwarded by 31st July, 2016.

4. The applications of willing officers (including those pending from 1st tranche of 2016) may be forwarded to this Department after due scrutiny at the earliest. A copy of the D.O. letter dated 17th December, 2015 is enclosed with this letter.
Yours faithfully,
(Jagannath Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary(MM)
DoPT Circular

Facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K

Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

No.12035/4/2015-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi-110108.
Dated the 24th May, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

The concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to Central Government Civilian employees has been permitted at their last place of posting vide the Directorate of Estates OM No: 12035/31l96-Pol.III dated 79.1998 and OM No: 12035/2/90-Pol.II(Pt.II) dated 15.9.1998 on their transfer to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K. It has been brought to notice that some Central Government employees who have come on deputation to Delhi and other places and whose parent Offices are located in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K, on repatriation to their parent Office/Unit request for the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of deputation.

2. It is clarified that the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of posting for Central Government employees is permitted only when the allottee of GPRA is transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman a Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K from other places and is not permitted to the Central government employees who are repatriated back to his/her parent office in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K on completion of their deputation from other places.
sd/-
(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)
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Central Board of Direct Taxes – Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings

Central Board of Direct Taxes – Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings

F.No.225/267/2015/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, the 23rd May, 2016
To,
The Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax,
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Sir,
Subject: Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings-reg.

Paperless assessment/ e-assessment has been conceived to usher in a paperless environment while carrying out regular assessments of cases selected by the Department. In this regard, to start with, the Board had, during the last Financial Year, decided to implement the e-mail based assessments on a pilot basis in non-corporate charges of 5 cities ie. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai where the e-mail based assessment proceedings were initiated and disposal of several cases has been reported.

2. It has now been decided to cover two more cities, namely Hyderabad and Kolkata, for implementing e-mail based communication scheme for paperless assessment proceedings. It shall now be open for all the taxpayers assessed in those seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, to opt for being scrutinized under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings by giving their consent. However, the cases, which require submission of voluminous documents and it is not practicable to submit the scanned copies thereof through e-mail, the documents could be received by the assessing officer in physical form provided reasons are recorded for the same. It is also necessary that proper Note-sheet is maintained for recording the entire proceedings.

3. The Directorate of Systems is in the process of developing a dedicated module. for comprehensive e-scrUtiny. Till the same gets functional, the Assessing Officers may be advised to follow Notification No.2/2016 dated 3rd Feb 2016 issued by Pr. DGIT(Systems) prescribing the procedure, formats and standards for ensuring secured transmission, of electronic communication. Further, the instructions issued by the Member (IT) vide his D.,O dated 9th May 2016 may also be strictly complied with.

4. In order to make the Scheme a success, you are requested to give due publicity in media and create awareness and a sense of confidence so that the taxpayers of the above seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, give their consent for being covered under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings.

5.This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Neeraj Gupta)
DClT-OSD(ITA.II)
Source : irsofficersonline.gov.in

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