Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IT Returns early to avoid the last minute rush of filing – Income Tax Department urges

IT Returns early to avoid the last minute rush of filing – Income Tax Department urges

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-July-2015 17:43 IST

Electronic Filing of Income Tax Returns for 2015-16 Commences; ITR 1-Sahaj, 2 and 2A can be Used by Individuals or HUF Whose Income Does not Include Income from Business;

ITR 4S – SUGAM can be Used by an Individual or an HUF Whose Income Includes Business Income Assessable on Presumptive Basis; Taxpayers Requested to E-File Their Returns Early to Avoid the Rush Closer to the Last Date of Filing.

The Income Tax Department has released the software for preparing the Income Tax Return forms 1- SAHAJ, 2, 2A and 4S- SUGAM for AY 2015-16. The e-filing of these return forms has been enabled on the e-filing website-https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

ITR 1-SAHAJ, 2 and 2A can be used by individual or HUF whose income does not include income from business. ITR 4S – SUGAM can be used by an individual or HUF whose income includes business income assessable on presumptive basis. The elaborate details of the persons who can use these forms are available in the instructions for filling the forms.

The facility for pre-filling of information for these return forms is available in the software for preparing the return forms. When the taxpayer exercises this option and just fills in his PAN, then personal information and information on taxes paid and TDS will be auto-filled in the form. Taxpayers are requested to use the return preparation software available free of cost under the ‘Downloads’ section on the home page of the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website-https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The use of Departmental software will ensure preparation of error-free returns thereby avoiding any need for future rectification due to data validation mistakes.

Taxpayers are requested to e-file their returns early to avoid the rush closer to the last date of filing.

Source: PIB

DOPT: Abide by with Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act

DOPT: Abide by with Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act

The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has written to all central government ministries asking them to comply with Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and suo motu disclose all governance related information in public domain.
No.1/34/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-1
Dated: 29th June 2015
Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of Suo Motu Disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005

Attention is invited to detailed guidelines on implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 issued vide this department's O.M. No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15.4.2013. Subsequently, a Committee of experts consisting of Shri A.N.Tiwari, Chief Information Commissioner(Retd) and Dr. M.M.Ansari, Information

Commissioner(Retd) (of Central Information Commission) was constituted to recommend, interalia, measures to further strengthen implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. The Committee has, interalia, made the following recommendations which have been duly accepted by the competent authority:-

1) All the details of the public authority may be uploaded on its website. Access to information should be made user-friendly for which appropriate information technology infrastructure should be suitably designed. developed and operationalised.

2) All the training modules for professional upgradation of employees should incorporate matter relating to the virtues of transparency and open government and RTI law.

3) In order to minimise the burden of servicing RTI applications. the public authorities with high public dealings should put in place an effective system to redress the grievances of affected persons. At the sub-organisational levels, there should be cooperation and coordination between the Central Public lnforrnation Officers and the officers responsible for addressing public grievances.

4) In order to reduce the number of RTI applications relating to service matters, the information relating to recruitment, promotion and transfers should be brought into public domain promptly.

5) The retention and maintenance of specific documents for specified duration should be clearly spelt by each public authority in respect of its documents.

2. All the public authorities are requested to follow the above recommendations.
(Sandeep Jain)
Director
Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/RTI-29062015.pdf

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The rate of DA from July 2015 will have an increase of 6 percent

The rate of DA from July 2015 will have an increase of 6 percent

The Labour bureau has released the Consumer Price Index numbers for industrial workers for the Month of May 2015 today.

As Expected the All-India CPI-IW for May, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 258. So the expected DA from July 2015 can be arrived with the available 11 Months AICPIN points now. Because the left out one month AICPIN will not have much impact on Expected DA from July 2015 until it increase by 7 points.  The rate of Dearness Allowance which will be paid from July 2015 can however be arrived exactly with these eleven months AICPIN points by assuming the 12th Month ie June 2015 will be 258 plus or Minus 5 points.  Enter these AICPIN  points in the calculator provided in this website to find out the expected DA from July 2015.

Assuming the AICPIN for the Month of June as 260 points, the Average 12 Months AICPIN is 254.33.
By applying the above AICPIN  average in the prescribed formula, which results the 6% increase in the rate of DA from July 2015. So the Dearness Allowance to be paid for central Government employees will be 119% from July 2015.

Source: www.gservants.com

Publication of notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) in July, 2016: Railway Board Order

Publication of notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800)  in July, 2016: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 62/2015
No. E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt (7525)
New Delhi, dated:12/06/2015

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Cell

    Sub: Publication of notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800).

Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 19/9/2014 (RBE No. 103/2014), wherein Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) were asked to publish notification for open market notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) once in two years beginning July, 2015 besides adhering to the schedule as contained in RBE No. 164/2011 for conduct of such recruitment exercises.

In light of examination of modalities for online conduct of open market recruitment examination by a Committee, it has now been decided by the Board that notification for recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) from open market may be published by Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) in July, 2016 instead of July, 2015 duly assessing the vacancies in terms of instructions contained in 1(iv) of Board’s letter of even number dated 10/12/2014 (RBE No. 138/2014).

Application will be called online, modalities for which will be provided in due course. Modalities for conduct of online examination, if any, which is presently under examination of Committee ibid will be apprised in due course.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)
(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board
Source-NFIR

AICPIN for the month of May 2015 – 2 Points increased from 256 to 258

AICPIN for the month of May 2015 – 2 Points increased from 256 to 258

AICPIN for the month of May 2015

According to the press release of Labour Bureau, the All-India CPI-IW for May, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 258 (two hundred and fifty eight).

Click to view the official press release issued by Labour Bureau

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.3/2/2010-CS.II (B), dated 30.6.2015

Subject: Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 9th January, 2015 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of UDCs up to 30/06/2015. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those LDCs of CSCS who are working as UDCs of CSCS on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 31.122015 or till they are appointed on regular basis, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in UDC Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of UDC of CSCS or to claim seniority in UDC Grade Of CSCS.

3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will remain unchanged.

4. Copies of the order along with the details of the officials (date of birth, date of Joining, Rank No., Select List Year, etc,) may be endorsed to this Department for record.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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