Saturday, August 17, 2013

New series of consumer price index - Base for calculation of Dearness Allowance

New series of consumer price index - Base for calculation of Dearness Allowance

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India has decided to prepare a new series of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers. For this purpose, Government has set up a Standing Tripartite Committee (STC) to advise the Government on issues pertaining to the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (New Series). The STC will go into details of various parameters that are taken into consideration for updation of the base year such as the weighting diagram, consumption basket, selection of centres, sample size of establishments for price collection etc.

Government has no specific information about the skilled/semi-skilled worker outsourced by the Central Government /State Governments through contractors not being paid as per the CPI. However, the Contract Labour Act, 1970 inter-alia, contains provisions for payment of wages to these category of workers. The contract workers are also entitled to receive minimum wages as notified by the appropriate Governments from time to time.

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok Sabha today in reply to a written question.

PIB

Hike in Ex-gratia: Hike in the amount of Ex.-gratia payable to dependent Family members of the deceased pre-1986 SRPF(C) employees /retirees – reg.

Hike in Ex-gratia: Hike in the amount of Ex.-gratia payable to dependent Family members of the deceased pre-1986 SRPF(C) employees /retirees – reg.
RBE No. 75/2013

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/Ex.Gr./2
New Delhi, Dated: 31.07.2013.

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,/RDSO
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Enhancement of amount of Ex.-gratia payable to dependent Family members of the deceased pre-1986 SRPF(C) employees/retirees – regarding.

The amount of ex.-gratia to the surviving State Railway Provident Fund (Contributory) {SRPF(C)} retirees was increased vide this Ministry’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/Ex.Gr./3 dated 15.11.2006. However, the ex.-gratia amount was not increased for the dependent family members of the deceased pre-1986 SRPF(C) employees/retirees.

2.  Now, the President is pleased to enhance the ex.-gratia amount being paid to the widows and dependent children of the deceased SRPF(C) employees/retirees from Rs. 605/- to Rs. 645/- p.m. w.e.f. 04.06.2013. They shall also be entitled to dearness ex-gratia equal to 50% of the enhanced amount of ex-gratia and Dearness Relief, as notified from time to time, on the sums of enhanced amounts of ex-gratia and dearness ex-gratia.

3. The terms and conditions for grant of ex.-gratia and dearness relief will continue to be governed by this Ministry’s letters No. PC-IV/87/Imp/1 dated 30.06.1988 and F(E)III/97PN1/Ex.Gratia/3 dated 31.12.1997 and subsequent letters issued in this regard.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sukhender Kaur)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

Source-http://www.nfirindia.org

Railways: Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers

Railways: Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2012/PM5/1
New Delhi, dated 13.08.2013.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Pus.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers.

    Railway Board vide letter No.2010/CE-I(Spl)/GNS/15(Pt.), dated 17.08.2012 have issued instructions for restructuring/reorganizing staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways. In para 2 of the letter ibid it was indicated that instructions regarding norms/procedure for future promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers will be issued by the Establishment Directorate separately.

2.    Accordingly, it has been decided that existing eligibility conditions as applicable to the erstwhile category of Trackman/Trolleyman/Gateman/Watchman/Keyman in Civil Engineering Department (P.Way) in PB-I, Grade Pay  1800 would continue to apply for future promotion to the newly created cadre of Track Maintainers (Grade-III, II & I).

2.1    As regards the mode of promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers, the following principle may be adhered to :
S.No.
Designation
Pay Structure
Mode of Promotion
1.
Track Maintainer-IV
PB-1, G.P.1800
Entry Grade – Direct Recruitment, Compassionate Ground Appointment etc.
2.
Track Maintainer-III
PB-1, G.P.1900
Seniority/Non-Selection.
3.
Track Maintainer-II
PB-1, G.P.2400
Seniority-cum-Suitablitiy/Non-Selection
4.
Track Maintainer-I
PB-1, G.P.2800
Selection, through a Trade Test

3.    All other conditions applicable for promotion to next higher grade will also hold good for this cadre.

4. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this letter.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Kajal Mukherjee)
Joint Director Estt.(N)III
Railway Board
Source: http://www.nfirindia.org/

Railways: Committee to be formed to monitor Disbursement of Pension and Internal Check

Railways: Committee to be formed to monitor Disbursement of Pension and Internal Check

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. ERB-I/2013/23/27            
New Delhi, Dated: 30.07.2013.

ORDER
The Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to study Pension Disbursement and internal check thereof. The Committee will consist of the following:-

1.    Adviser/Accounts                               ………    Convener
2.    FA&CAO/Eastern Railway               ………    Member
3.    FA&CAO/Western Railway             ………    Member
4.    FA&CAO/West Central Railway     ………    Member

2.    The detailed terms of reference of the Committee are as under:-

    “To monitor implementation of the Pension Portal for generation f PPOs from centralized server, concurrent updation of Pension Master in the Pension Portal and receipt of debit scrolls in electronic format from banks and reconcile the same with master data through Pension Portal”

3.    The Headquarter of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

4.    The tenure of the Committee will be for a period upto 30.6.2014.

5.    The Convenor and Members of the Committee shall be eligible to draw TA/DA as admissible under the existing rules.

(J.M.S. Rawat)
Deputy Secretary (Estt)-II
Railway Board

SOURCE-NFIR

Income Tax returns can still be filed even after the deadline: IT dept. urges

Income Tax returns can still be filed even after the deadline: IT dept. urges
A press release of PIB Mumbai said that those who missed the deadline of August 5 can still file their income tax returns...

IT Department urges all those tax payers to file their IT Returns, who missed even the extended deadline of August 5.

The Income Tax Department has urged all those tax payers who have not filed their Income Tax Returns, even by the extended deadline of August 5, 2013, to file their returns at the earliest to keep away unavoidable difficulties.

Those who missed the deadline of August 5, 2013 can still file their IT Returns.  If all your taxes are paid and there are no refunds to be claimed it is quite straight and simple. The IT return can be filed before March 31, 2014.  If the return is not filed by March 31, 2014,  there will be a penalty of Rs 5000 that will be levied.  Those with tax dues will have to pay late payment fee leviable for every month of delay since April 2013.

All those with total income of Rs 5 lakh and above and all those having foreign assets have to mandatorily file their IT returns online. More than 1.23 crore tax payers filed their returns online this year. Those with total income less than Rs 5 lakh can file their returns off-line.

While Income Tax Department gives taxpayers certain grace period to file their returns, there are certain disadvantages associated with late filing of IT returns.  Those who file their returns late, can not modify their returns if there are any mistakes. They also can not carry forward any short term and long term losses.

The Department keeps a close watch on transactions and possesses necessary tools to detect tax evasions. A person defaulting in filing returns of income could be liable for prosecution u/s. 276CC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Conviction may result in rigorous imprisonment for a term not less than six months but which may extend to seven years and a fine, if the tax liability which has been evaded exceeds Rs 25 lakhs.  In other cases ( tax evasion below Rs.25,00,000/-), a defaulter would be liable for conviction for not less than three months but which may extend to two years and a fine.

It may be recalled that recently, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi sentenced a tax payer to six months imprisonment in one assessment year and one year imprisonment in subsequent Assessment Year for repeating the offence of not filing return of income.

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CGHS Orders - Continuation of empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS in Ahmedabad

CGHS Orders - Continuation of empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS in Ahmedabad

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Office of the Additional Director CGHS
2nd Floor S.R.House, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-380009

CGHS/AHMD/PVT.HOS/EMPANELMENT/860
16/07/2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

The undersigned is directed vide Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Services New Delhi Office Order No.S.11045/23/2013/CGHS D.II9HEC)/CGHS(p)/(pt) dtd. 15-7-2013 to Invite reference to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Office Memorandum no.S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part.IX) dated 14/2/2013 vide which continuous empanelment scheme was initiated for empanelement of private hospitals/diagnostic centers under CGHS.

In response to the O.M. dtd. 14/2/2013 the following hospitals/diagnostic centres have applied for emapanelment under CGHS, Ahmedabad :-

1. Apollo Hospitals International

2. Shalby Hospitals

3. Nidhi Hopspitals

4. Parekhs Hospitals

5. Diva Eye Institute

6. Vasan Eye Care hospital

7. Supratech Micropath Laboratory & Research Centre Ahmedabad

On recommendation of the committee, constituted for verification of application, the above hospitals/diagnostic centers who are signed MOU and submitted Performance Bank Guarantee are empanelled as per Annexure under CGHS, Ahmedabad. The HosptiaIs/Diagnostic centers will treat CGHS beneficiaries and charge at the revised rates per MOU from the date of issue of this office memorandum.

sd/-
(Dr.M.L.Verma)
Additional Director
CGHS : AHMEDABAD
Source: www.msotransparent.nic.in
[http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File614.pdf]

DOPT ORDERS - Managing Committee for Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices

DOPT ORDERS - Managing Committee for Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices

File No. 27/1/2005-Director(Canteens)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, Dated 14/08/2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Managing Committee for Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices.

On the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to say that provisions relating to the constitution of Managing Committee as contained in chapter VIII of the Green Book have been reviewed, keeping in view various changes which have occurred in status of Canteen employees, provision of funds etc. Accordingly provisions in Chapter VIII of Green Book have been revised. The revised provisions are enclosed. It is also requested that copy of minutes of Managing Committee may also be endorsed to office of Director of Canteens.

2. The Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to follow the revised provisions relating to Constitution of Managing Committee.
sd/-
(Pratima Tyagi)
Director (Canteens)
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/Managing0001.pdf]

Dopt Orders - Appointment of direct recruit Assistants, Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2012-reg.

Dopt Orders - Appointment of direct recruit Assistants, Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2012-reg.

 No.7/7/2013-CS I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the l4th August, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appointment of direct recruit Assistants, Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2012-reg.

The undersigned is directed to nominate the successful candidates recommended by Staff Selection Commission based on the CGLE, 2012 to the various participating Ministries/ Departments (Cadre Units) of Central Secretariat Service as detailed in Annexure.

2. The procedure for joining and imparting training (Foundation Course) to direct recruit Assistants of CSS shall be as per the revised design detailed in this Department O.M. No 7/8/2008-CS I(A) dated 16.10.2012.

3. The Cadre Units shall be responsible for completing the pre and post appointment formalities viz, character and antecedents verification in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time, medical examination etc in respect of nominated DR Assistants. Those candidates who are already in Government servile, their present employers may be requested to furnish copies of Verification/Medical Report The Cadre Units shall issue offers of appointment to the DR Assistants only after completing pre -appointment formalities. In the offer it may be stated in clear terms, inter alia, the mandatory nature of Foundation Course and its direct linkage to their probation period and their subsequent confirmation.

4. The Cadre Units will immediately inform the CS.I Division about the nominated candidates who join the allocated Cadre Units. On their appointment the Cadre Units should immediately enter their complete data in the web based Cadre Management System. The appointed Assistants will be nominated by CS.I Division in batches to the Foundation Course programme at ISTM for a period of 12 weeks Once CS I Division nominates DR Assistants for the training, they shall stand relieved from the concerned Cadre Units. No formal relieving order would be required to be issued by the concerned Cadre Units. It is once again reiterated that the Cadre Units shall indicate in unambiguous terms in the offer of appointment that successful
 completion of training is mandatory for completing the probation by the DR Assistants and their confirmation
.
5. In terms of this Departments OM. No.16/11/1993 dated 26/11/993 if offer of appointment is issued after completion of pre-appointment formalities, the time period allowed to join the post should in no case exceed three months. This condition should also be incorporated in the offer of appointment. After receiving verification and medical reports, the Cadre Units may issue the offer of appointment immediately to the candidates Cadre Units may also pursue the matter with the concerned District Authorities to expedite the matter so as to ensure that the candidates are appointed at the earliest.

6. The original certificates with reference to date of birth and educational qualification etc. shall be verified before appointments are made by the Cadre authorities. Copies of certificates submitted by candidates claiming to belong to the SC/ST/OBCs etc, may also be verified by the Cadre Units concerned.

7. In case of any doubt or suspicion as regards the eligibility or otherwise in respect of any of the recommended / appointed candidates, concerned administrative Ministry/ Department may correspond with the Staff Selection Commission giving therein complete details for getting such case(s) enquired through appropriate Government Agency.

sd/-
(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/AssttNomi2.pdf]

Central Government Employees and Bank Employees salary: A comparative Statement

Central Government Employees and Bank Employees salary: A comparative Statement
Here are the comparative reference charts which are to be reported on the eve of forthcoming negotiations between UFBU and IBA.

HIGHLIGHTS: As per the statistics given below, clerical staff working in banks are the worst affected.

In fact, a clerk in Central Government service earns a monthly salary of Rs.33,920, whereas the monthly salary of JMGS I officers in a bank is Rs.32,471 (both at the beginning of the scale).  This is the mother of all injustice.


MONTHLY SALARY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STAFF AND BANK STAFF (OTHER THAN OFFICERS) AS ON 01-08-2013 – A COMPARISON

Various Components of Monthly Pay
Central Govt. Staff (in Pay Band –1)
Sub-staff in Banks
Central Govt. Staff (in Pay Band – 2)
Clerical staff in Banks
Basic Pay
4,860
5,850
8,700
7,200
Grade Pay
1,800
N I L
4,200
N I L
Special Pay (at the minimum for bank staff)
N I L
340
N I L
500
Total
6,660
6,190
12,900
7,700
Dearness Allowance
5,994 (@90%)
5,506 (@88.95%)
11,610
6,849
H.R.A.
1,998 (@30%)
619 (@10%)
3,870
770
C.C.A.
N I L
N I L
N I L
N I L
Education Allowance (maximum for 2 children)
2,500
500
2,500
500
Transport Allowance
1,140 (600+90% DA)
225
3,040 (1,600+90% DA)
225
Staff Welfare/Provisions
N I L
500
N I L
500
Newspaper
N I L
100
N I L
100
Gross Monthly salary
18,292
13,640
33,920
16,644
 

MONTHLY SALARY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STAFF AND BANK STAFF (OTHER THAN OFFICERS) AS ON 01-08-2013 – A COMPARISON
 

Various Components
of Monthly Pay
Central Government Officers (in Pay Band – 3 –
Stage I)
Bank Officers
in JMGS I
Central Government Officers (in Pay Band – 3 –
Stage II)
Bank Officers
in MMGS II
Central Government Officers (in Pay Band – 3 –
Stage III)
Bank Officers
in MMGS III
Basic Pay
15,600
14,500
18,930
19,400
21,900
25,700
Grade Pay
5,400
N I L
6,600
N I L
7,600
N I L
Total of Basic + Grade Pay
21,000
14,500
25,530
19,400
29,500
25,700
Dearness Allowance
18,900
(@90%)
12,898
(@88.95%)
22,977
17,256
26,550
22,860
H.R.A.
6,300
(@30%)
1,233
(@8.5%)
7,659
1,649
8,850
2,185
C.C.A.
(Maximum@4% for bank officers)
N I L
540
N I L
540
N I L
540
Education Allowance(maximum for 2 children)
2,500
N I L
2,500
600
2,500
1,000
Transport Allowance / Monthly Conveyance
6,080
(3,200+90% DA)
2,200
(30 litres of petrol)
6,080
(3,200+90% DA)
3,000
(40 litres of petrol)
6,080
(3,200+90% DA)
3,750
(50 litres of petrol)
Staff Welfare
N I L
500
N I L
500
N I L
500
Staff Entertainment Expenses(prorata)
N I L
300
N I L
400
N I L
500
Gross Monthly salary
54,780
32,171
64,746
43,345
73,480
57,035

Note:


1. As regards Education Allowance, Staff Welfare/Maintenance Expenses and Newspaper subscription paid to bank staff, the average prevailing at the industry level has been taken into account, to have a fair and reasonable comparison.

2. In some banks, cost of 15 litres of petrol is reimbursed as ‘Conveyance Allowance’ to award staff, besides the above.  At the present prices, this will be Rs.1,100 extra.

3. If we compare the limited working hours a day and 5 day week for the central government staff, bank staff  need to be paid additional amount of compensation for the extra hours worked (15% more than the central government staff).

4. The volume and varieties of work handled by a bank staff are beyond comparison.

5. If someone moots the topic of concessional loans for bank staff, ask them to consider these points so far as the bank employees are concerned:

(a)  There is no tax liability on the perquisites paid to the government staff.
(b) Number of transfers of a government staff is far less compared to his counterpart in a bank.
(c)  If the amount of risks and responsibilities is any criterion, the bank employees (other than officers) must be paid not less than 150% of the salaries paid to the central government staff.
(d) Central government staff enjoy stagnation-free running scale, throughout their career.
(e)  Whenever the pay scales of central government staff are revised, their pension also undergoes automatic revision, for all types of pensioners.

6. If we look at the statistics given above, clerical staff working in banks are the worst affected.

7. In fact, a clerk in Central Government service earns a monthly salary of Rs.33,920, whereas the monthly salary of JMGS I officers in a bank is Rs.32,471 (both at the beginning of the scale).  This is the mother of all injustice.

Source: www.allbankingsolutions.com

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