Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Scanning of ACRs/ APARs from the year 2000-2001 onward in respect of all the three services of Central Secretariat viz. CSS, CSSS and CSCS reg

Scanning of ACRs/ APARs from the year 2000-2001 onward in respect of all the three services of Central Secretariat viz. CSS, CSSS and CSCS reg

No.21/11/2010-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 16th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Scanning of ACRs/ APARs from the year 2000-2001 onward in respect of all the three services of Central Secretariat viz. CSS, CSSS and CSCS reg.

 As Ministries/ Departments are aware this Department has launched Web Based Cadre Management System (WBCM) for the three services of Central Secretariat viz. Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) and Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS). The system is presently hosted in a test server at URL: http://10.21.145.125 which will be moved to NIC Server shortly and can be accessible from the entire network.

2.    One of the components of the system is to link the scanned copies of the ACRs/APARs in the WBCM with a view to facilitate holding of DPCs and issue of Select Lists on time. There are a total of 23000 officers in all the three services. As this Department is centrally maintaining ACRs/APARs of US and above level officers it has already scanned ACRs/APARs in respect of 2000 officers of US and above level. Accordingly, we need to scan the ACRs/APARs of the remaining 21000 officers from all the Ministries/ Departments and link them to WBCM.

3.    This Department has engaged M/s. Procurve Computer Systems Pvt. Limited for scanning of ACRs/APARs. The Company’s representatives will be visiting Ministries/ Departments to scan the ACRs/APARs of all the officers of CSS, CSSS and CSCS from the year 2000-2001 onwards and provide soft copies to CMC Ltd., Noida for linking them to the WBCM system.

4.    All the Ministries/ Departments are therefore, requested extend necessary assistance to the representatives of M/s. Procurve Computer Systems Pvt. Limited for scanning of ACRs/APARs of all officers of three services of Central Secretariat i.e. CSS, CSSS and CSCS so that the task of scanning could be finished in a time bound manner. After scanning Ministry/ Department may please certify the no. of pages scanned by the firm so as to enable this Department to make payment of the same.

(V. Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele.:24629412

PCDA CLARIFICATION on Circular 501 & 502 - OROP: Pension / Family Pension of JCO/ORs prior 01st Jan 2006

PCDA CLARIFICATION on Circular 501 & 502 - OROP: Pension / Family Pension of JCO/ORs prior 01st Jan 2006

One Rank One Pension Circular No. 512 by PCDA - Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen- Improvement in Pension of JCO/ ORs Armed Forces retired/ discharged/ invalided out of service prior to 01.01.2006.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSION)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 512

Dated: 26.06.2013

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen- Improvement in Pension of JCO/ ORs Armed Forces retired/ discharged/ invalided out of service prior to 01.01.2006.

Reference: This office Circular No. 501 and 502 dated 17.01.2013.

PDAs are aware that as per this Office circular cited under reference, service pension in respect of JCOs/ORs discharged with qualifying service of 15 years and more will be revised by PDAs with reference to qualifying service, rank and group last held by the individuals as per tables attached with above cited circular.

It has been observed that various PDAs feel difficulties while revising pension w.e.f 24.09.2012 .Accordingly clarification on some of major problems are given as under -

1. Terms of engagement -

The Maximum terms of engagement of various rank of all services are prescribed as Appendix X to the above cited circular. The term of engagement of various ranks have been changed from 1.12.76 and 30.05.1998.  Due to clerical mistake "from 01/12/1976" has been mentioned as "from 1.1.73" in above cited circular which should be amended to that extends i.e. in place of 1.1.73 read 1.12.76. Further, Terms of engagement of Seamen I and Leading Seamen as shown "from 1.04.85" will be "from 01.06.1953". Exception periods are "emergency period" and applicable to those armed Force personnel who were retained in service compulsory beyond their terms of engagement during emergency.

2. Re-grouping of Group-

Groups for all ranks of PBOR have been introduced w.e.f. 01/06/1953. Initially there were 8 groups i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F,G and H. These pay groups were regrouped in 5 (i.e. A, B, C, D,E) w.e.f. 01/01/1973 which was further regrouped in 3 groups (X, Y & Z) w.e.f. 10/10/1997. It has been clarified that eight groups have been regrouped in five groups from 1.1.73 and further reduced to three groups from 10.10.1997 are as follows-

GROUP
PRE-1973"A ""B" TO "F" and Gunner GD"G" & "H"
POST -1973"A ""B" TO "D""E"
POST 10.10.97"X ""Y ""Z"
 
Similarly for Navy and Air force it is also clarified that Special Group in Navy between 01/01/1996 to 09/10/1997 is equivalent to group 'B'. Therefore, the pension of special group is to be also revised according to group 'B' of the same rank.

    3. Equivalent rank of three Armed Force-

The Equivalent rank of three services are shown Appendix Y to the circular no 501 dated 17.01.2013.some of PDAs queried about equivalent rank of Atrificer III -I in Navy It is hereby clarified that Atrificer III -I rank have Grade pay of 3400/- ,therefore, no equivalent rank in Army/Air Force exists.

It is also clarified that Mechnician and Artificer are equivalent rank in Navy. In this office circular No. 501 only Art III to I and Chief Art has been mentioned in table No. 13 (Navy). The Service pension of Mech III-I and Chief mechnician may also to be revised as for Art III-I and Chief Artificer respectively.

    4. Rounding of Qualifying Service -

while calculating the length of qualifying service for the pensionary benefits, a fraction of a year equal to 3 months and above is treated as one half (1/2) year period and nine months or more but less than a year is treated as a completed one year for determining the amount of pension w.e.f. 28/06/1983. Prior to 28/06/1983 the broken period of service of 180 days or more was treated as ½ years w.e.f. 22/04/1960. In view of above, if Q.S has been mentioned as 17 years 10 months in PPO/ Corr PPO then it should be rounded upto 18 year, 17.5 years and 17 years for post 28.06.1983 retirees, pre-28.6.83 but post 22.04.60 retirees and pre-22.04.60 retirees respectively.

    5. Seeking Information:

It is also informed that all Annexure 'A' of circular 501 may send to OI/C Sangam Cell through E-mail address cda_albd@nic.in of this office on soft copy in single excel sheet along with hard copy and Annexure 'B' of circular No. 501 only beneficial case as per this office circular No. 509 dated 16/04/2013 sent to OI/C RP Cell in Hard copy. It is also intimated that if corr. PPO has been issued wef 1.7.2009 then need not to refer such case to this office on Annexure 'B' as this office issues suo-moto corr. PPO in these cases.

6. Revision of Family Pension:

It is also come to notice that during revision of family pension in terms of this office circular No. 502 dt. 17.01.2013, there may be some cases where some information regarding Q.S. and group is not available at your end. These cases may be referred to this office on all Annexure 'B' for wanting information. It is also informed that Annexure 'B' may be sent to OIC of Sangam Cell through E-mail address cda_alda@nic.in of this office on Soft copy in single excel sheet along with hard copy. It is hereby also clarified that pending receipt of clarification/ information from this office family pension may be received as an interim measure at the rate of minimum guaranteed rate prescribed under this office circular No. 510 dt. 16.04.2013 and if group is also not available then family pension may be revised for lowest group for the rank.

It is therefore, advised that above points may be kept in mind while regulating cases. The payment of pension may be regulated at the existing rates earliest if the same has not been done earlier.

No. Grants/Tech/0167-XIV
Dated: 26/06/2013     

(G K Baranwal)
ACDA (P)

 Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
[http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-512.pdf]

CGDA Order - Admittance of Ex India claims in r/o Army officers and JCO/ ORs

CGDA Order - Admittance of Ex India claims in r/o Army officers and JCO/ ORs

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No. ADIV/4462/Ors/Vol .X.

Dated: 11/07/2013

To
All PCsD s /CsDA
PCoA (F s) Ko1kata

Sub: Admittance of Ex India claims in r/o Army officers and JCO/ ORs.

Ref: This office Important Circular even dated: 4th Jan' 2013

In continuation to the HQrs office Important Circular of even No. dated: 4th Jan'2013, widespread discrepancy and ambiguity in dealing with the Ex-India claims in respect of Army officers, JCO/ORs and Defence Civilians have come to the notice to the HQrs office.

In order to resolve the above issues and ambiguity in the environment regarding the passage and Ex-India Claims and to streamline the claims pertaining to deputation, training courses, temporary duty and permanent postings involving drawal of advances or otherwise the following distribution has been approved by the competent authority.

Sl.
No
Ex India claim in r/oCourse of action proposed
i)Army officers claiming TA/DA while proceeding abroad.PCDA (O) Pune may sanction the advance and watch the adjustment/recovery thereof.
ii)PBOR's claiming TA/ DA while proceeding abroad.Respective PAO's where the IRLA of the PBOR is being maintained, may sanction the advance and watch the adjustment/recovery thereof.
iii)Defence Civilians claiming TA/DA while proceeding abroadRespective PCsDA/CsDA from where the ndividual is drawing his Pay and Allowances.
vi)All claims in r/o Army officers, JCOs/ORs and Defence Civilians where Ex-India posting is not involved, e.g deputation, long term course, Joint Exercise etc.May be dealt by PCDA, New Delhi as per the HQrs office Circular dated: 4th Jan' 2013.
Supplementary claims received where the earlier claim was admitted by some other office may be forwarded to that particular office for linking and auditing of the same.
vii)Para 242 and 243 of Defence Audit Code amply clarifies the term "Air Passage" as the Exchange Orders from the airlines for the Ex-India claims in rio Army Personnel/ Defence Civilians to be centrally dealt by PCDA, New Delhi and not the other incidental charges associated with the Ex India claims.PCDA, New Delhi may continue to deal with Ex-India Air Passage claims in r/o Army personnel and defence Civilians as stipulated in Para 242 of Defence Audit Code.

This issues with the approval of the CGDA.

sd/-
(R.K Sinha)
Jt. CGDA (AT-III)

Source: http://cgda.nic.in
[http://cgda.nic.in/audit/exIndiaClaims110713.pdf]

CBDT instruction - TDS: Payment of interest u/s 244A of Income Tax Act 1961 when assessee is not at fault

CBDT instruction - TDS: Payment of interest u/s 244A of Income Tax Act 1961 when assessee is not at fault

F. No.312/54/2013-OT
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 15th July, 2013.

To
All Chief-Commissioners of Income Tax
All Director General of Income Tax

Subject: Payment of interest u/s 244A of Income Tax Act 1961 when assessee is not at fault - regarding.

Sir/Madam,

Hon'ble Delhi High Court vide its judgement in case of Court On Its Own Motion Vs. UOI and Others in W.P.(C) 2659/2012 dated 14.03.2013 has issued seven Mandamus for necessary action by the Income Tax Department. One Mandamus is on payment of interest u/s 244A of Income Tax Act 1961 when the assessee is not at fault.

2. On this issue, the Hon'ble Court has observed as under:

    "31. In the affidavit filed on 29th January, 2013, the respondents have stated as under:-

    'Where an assessee makes a mistake in the claim of TDS in the e-return and the return is processed and a demand is raised and subsequently, the assessee rectifies the mistake in the claim and files an online rectification application, the same is processed and on any excess TDS is refunded, the interest under section 244A is granted as per the I.T Act after excluding the period of delay attributable to the assessee in terms of sub-section 2 of section 244A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.'

    32. An assessee can be certainly denied interest if delay is attributable to him in terms of sub-section (2) to Section 244A. However, when the delay is not attributable to the assessee but due to the fault of the Revenue, then interest should be paid under the said Section. False or Wrong uploading of past arrears and failure to follow the mandate before adjustment is made under Section 245 of the Act, cannot be attributed and treated as fault of the assessee. These are lapses on the part of the Assessing Officer i,e. the Revenue. Interest cannot be denied to the assessees when the twin conditions are satisfied and in favour of the assessee. However, even in such cases Assessing Officer may deny interest for reasons to be recorded in writing if the assessee was in ,fault and responsible for the delay. This is the fourth mandamus which we have issued."

3. In view of the direction of the Hon'ble Court, I am directed to convey that in no case should interest u/s 244A of the Act be denied to the assessee where the assessee is not at fault. The observation of the Hon'ble High Court in Para 32 above be strictly kept in mind while dealing with such matters.

4.  I am further directed to state that the above be brought to the notice of all officers working under your jurisdiction for necessary and strict compliance.

sd/-
(Ekta Jain)
Deputy Secretary to Government of India

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in
[http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/17162013121518.pdf]

Every District to have Income Tax Office by the end of 2013 - IT Cadre Restructuring

Every District to have Income Tax Office by the end of 2013 - IT Cadre Restructuring

'Every district to have I-T office by 2013 end'


New Delhi, July 15: Every district in the country will have at least one Income Tax office once the ambitious cadre restructuring of the department is implemented by the end of this year.

The proposal was discussed at length and approved at a recent meeting of top I-T and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) officials as  they sat down to plan the roll-out of the recent government decision which sanctioned a large-scale cadre restructuring of the department  and created 20,751 posts, in various ranks, in the I-T department.

The CBDT, the apex policy making body of the tax department, has put its stamp of approval on the decision.

"The effort will be to create an I-T office in every district of India. This would not only reduce the hardship of taxpayers residing  in mofussil and small towns but also widen the tax base bringing in more revenue to the government kitty," a top official privy to  the development said.

The department has also decided to implement the big- ticket restructuring proposal by the end of this year, the official said.

At present, only metro, semi-metro cities and few towns have I-T offices while a number of districts have no such office and taxpayers  have to go to the nearest city or neighboring district to perform tax related works.

The CBDT had recently called all the top officials heading I-T units across the country here to finalize the road ahead in this regard.

According to the new blueprint of the I-T in this regard, the number of assessment units of the department would be "increased by 1,080 from 3,420 to 4,500 for strengthening the tax administration".

This step is expected to "bring additional revenue of Rs 25,756.04 crore per annum against an expenditure of Rs 449.71 crore per annum",  the new blueprint says.

"The primary objective of the strengthening/restructuring exercise (of the I-T department) is to improve the efficiency of the I-T department, maximise revenue collection and provide better services to the taxpayers, apart from improving career prospects of the employees," the blueprint, also called the vision document, says.

Source: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2013/Jul/16/-every-district-to-have-i-t-office-by-2013-end--47.asp

Temporary stoppage of allotment of Visveswaryia Central Government Guest / House / Touring Offìcer's Hostel at Bangalore - Directorate of Estates Orders 2013

Temporary stoppage of allotment of Visveswaryia Central Government Guest / House / Touring Officer's Hostel at Bangalore - Directorate of Estates Orders 2013


NOTICE/MOST IMMEDIATE

No. D-11016/66/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 15.07.2013


Office Memorandum

Subject: Temporary stoppage of allotment of Guest House at Bangalore.

The Visveswaryia Central Government Guest / House / Touring Offìcer's Hostel at Bangalore is to be under renovation and the work of renovation will take approximately two months. Accordingly, booking of Guest House at Bangalore is being temporarily stopped for two months w.e.f. 01.08.2013 to 30.09.2013 or till further clarifications whichever is earlier. Application for booking for the aforesaid period will not be entertained by the booking authority.

sd/-
(N.S. Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)
Source : www.holidayhomes.nic.in
[http://holidayhomes.nic.in/WriteReadData/Circulars/26Bangalore.PDF]

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