Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act – IRSA’s clarificatory communication to all IT heads

Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act – IRSA’s clarificatory communication to all IT heads

INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE ASSOCIATION
(ALL INDIA BODY)
President
General Secretary
Raminder
Kaushal Rajani Kant Gupta
F.No. IRSA(AIB)/EC/Res./UK-DR/5
Date: 15th July, 2014
To
All Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax;
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Admm);
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems);
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Logistics);
Principal Director General of Income Tax (HRD);
Principal Director General of Income Tax (International Taxation);
Principal Director General of Income Tax (Training), NADT;
Director General of Income Tax (L&R);
Director General of Income Tax (Vigilance);
Director General of Income Tax (Exemption);
JointSecretary (Admn.). Department of Revenue

Sir/ Madam,
Sub: Contribution made towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand- 100% deduction u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act-Reg.

Kindly refer to the Resolution dated 11-07-2013 and subsequent letters of the Executive Committee of the Indian Revenue Service Association (All India Body) calling for contributions towards disaster relief for the affected people of Uttarakhand.

2. In this regard, vide letter No. lR.SA(AlB)/EC,/Res./Ul(-DR/4 dated 05.06.2014 it was brought to the kind notice that 100% deduction under section BOG of the Income Tax Act is available on contributions made for Uttarakhand disaster relief. In this regard, it may further be informed that this 100% deduction is available as per section 8oG(2)(iiihf) of the Income Tax Act and PAN of CM Relief Fund Uttarakhand, for claim of the deduction, is AAAGM0036M.

3. This may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned.

With highest regards,

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Rajani Kant Gupta
General Secretary
Source: www.incometaxindia.gov.in
[http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/archive/uttarakhand-disaster-relief-15-07-2014.pdf]

AIRF secretary writes a letter to Railway Minister in protest against the Railway Budget

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra GS/AIRF has written letter to Railway Minister in protest against the Railway Budget.
A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi.-110055
D.O.No. AIRF/60
Dated: July 14, 2014
Resp. Shri Sadananda Gowda Ji,

Sub: Rail Budget 2014-15

We are very much pained and constrained on the Rail Budget 2014-15, presented by you in the floor of the Lok Sabha.

I had given you a memorandum consisting of suggestions related to Rail Budget, but unfortunately none of them could get place in this Rail Budget, and by and large there is nothing motivational and inspiring for the Railwaymen in the said Rail Budget. This has happened after a long time.

Moreover, direction of the said Rail Budget is towards privatization, and the announcement of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) in the Railways has created lot of resentment among the Railwaymen. All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF) in its General Council Meeting, held at Chennai on 3-4 July, 2014, unanimously adopted a resolution to oppose all kinds of privatization in the Railways.

AIRF is a recognized federation and having a wider support among 13 lakh Railway employees. We always expect from the Railway Board that before making any announcement, which may change the face/ownership of the Railways, the matter must be discussed transparently with the Federation. But in the matter of FDI and PPP, no discussion has been made with the recognized federations.

If any decision detrimental to the interest of Railway Industry, Railwaymen in particular and the Rail users in general, takes place, we will have no other alternative, but to organize sustained struggle to save the Indian Railways.

In this Rail Budget, something also has been said about the Restructuring of the Railways. Earlier also there had been similar talks of Railway Restructuring through Rakesh Mohan and Prakash Tandan Committees and also under various modes.

We know that, the Planning Commission in the past also tried to privatize the Indian Railways but they could not do so because of pressure from the Railway workers as well as rail users.

I know that, as “Opposition”, at that time, the BJP had also opposed the idea of Privatization and FDI. There should not be any change in that stand on coming into power.

Since lot of demoralization and de-motivation are going down the line among the Railway employees, who are very sensitive and working round-the-clock to keep operative country’s lifeline. It would be appreciated, if a dialogue is organized with the recognized federations, representing 13 lakh Railway employees, at an earliest to clarify various issues, taking the Railways to a different direction.

I do hope, you will take this communication in a very justify perspective because the AIRF throughout the years, after 1974, has tried to maintain industrial peace and still stands for the same, but such announcements may create a breach of industrial peace.

Therefore, an early dialogue is requested.
With kind regards!
Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source : AIRF

Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification

Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
No.II/16
Date : 14/7/2014
The Gerieral Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR,

Brother,

Sub: Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification.

Ref:
(i) GS/NFIR’s letters No.II/16 dated 9th October 2012. 04/10/2013 & 31/03/2014
(ii) GS/NFIR’s letter No. II/16 dated 4/10/2013 addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi and copy endorsed to the AM/Staff, Railway Board.
(iii) NFIR’s PNM item No. 15/2011.

In continuation to the above cited references, the Federation desires to convey that the Ministry of Finance has since given clearance. (as informed by the E.D/FE. Railway Board, during discussions) for applying liberalized pension scheme to those substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 but, however, got regular absorption subsequent to 01/01/2004 with continuous service.

With this clarification of MoF, those substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 and later on absorbed as regular staff will get covered under the Old Pension Scheme i.e. Liberalized Pension Scheme. Railway Board is processing the case for issuing orders. This is NFIR/PNM item being pursued by Federation since the year 2011.

Concerned Staff may be advised accordingly.
Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

West Bengal hiked bonus and festival advance

West Bengal hiked bonus and festival advance

The West Bengal government Tuesday announced a hike in the festival advance as well as ad-hoc bonus of its employees.

Ad-hoc bonus of state government employees who are in reciept of basic pay upto Rs 22,000 has been hiked from Rs.2,600 to Rs.3,000. Festival advance has been hiked from Rs.2,500 to Rs.3,000 – Finance Minister Amit Mitra said.

Employees drawing basic pay above Rs 22,000 are entitled for interest free festival advance.
The festival bonus is given ahead of Eid and Durga puja.

Details are awaited.

Source: http://paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in/

Appointment on compassionate grounds – delegation of powers

Appointment on compassionate grounds – delegation of powers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)II/1998/RC-1/64
New Delhi, dated 24.06.2014
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railways/Pus

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – delegation of powers.

Please refer to this office letter of even number dated 28.01.2014 wherein it was clarified that the extant policy of not making appointment on compassionate grounds in intermediate grades in GP Rs.4600/-, except in favour of first class engineering graduates, calls for no relaxation. In other words, in GP Rs.4600/-, such appointments can be made only in posts, where the laid down qualification is degree in Engineering and there is sufficient element of direct recruitment quota.

The issue has been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided to withdraw the letter ibid.

Cases in Grade Pay ~ Rs.4600/- will continue to be dealt in terms of stipulation contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 31.05.2011 and No.E(NG)II/2011/RC-1/SR/20 dated 14.09.2011.

(This disposes of Dy.CPO/SR’s letter No. PB/CS/30/Policy/Vol.XIII(pt) Dated 13.02.2014)

sd/-
(Ravi Shekhar)
Dy. Director Estt. (N)II,
Railway Board.

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/2014/RC1.pdf]

Appointment on compassionate grounds of family member of an ex- Railway servant

Appointment on compassionate grounds of family member of an ex- Railway servant.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)II/2014/RC-1/SCR/5
New Delhi, dated 08.07.2014
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railways/Pus

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds of family member of an ex- Railway servant.

As the field units are aware, dependent family members for the purpose of appointment on compassionate grounds means spouse or son (including adopted son) or daughter (including adopted daughter) or brother/sister in the case of unmarried Government servant, who is wholly dependent on the Government servant at the time of death in harness or retirement on medical grounds, as the case may be.

Further, In terms of para 2 of letter No. E(NG)III-781RC1/1 dated 3.2.81, General Managers can consider for employment of married daughters, if they satisfy themselves that the married daughter will be the bread-winner of the family of the Railway servant concerned. tt has also been stipulated vide Instructions issued under RBE No. 224/2001 dated 21.11.2001 that the cases of dependant divorced/widowed daughters should also be considered for such appointment as in the case of married daughters subject to the condition that former should have been wholly dependent on the ex-employee at the time of the death/medical invalidation of the latter.

Existence of a number of instructions as well as the issue of specific clause of dependency on the ex-Railway employee’ have been engaging the attention of this office for sometime. Accordingly, the matter has been reviewed by the Board and- it has been decided that It should be left to the discretion of the family concerned in case of death of ex-employee to request for a job to either spouse or any child {whether son or daughter (unmarried/married/divorced/widowed)} subject to the condition that the concerned child will be the bread-winner of the family concerned.

Further, for this purpose instructions issued by this Ministry vide letter issued under RBE No. 22/2014 dated 4.3.14 be read in the same spirit.

However, the dependent of an unmarried male/unmarried female Railway employee dying in harness/retiring on medical grounds, may be considered for compassionate appointment by the Railway at its own level, subject to the condition that the candidate proposed for appointment Is shown as dependent on the ex-employee on the basis of documents such as Inclusion/declaration of names in the pass or in Ration cards etc.. The condition of inclusion in the pass declaration or Ration cards etc. is only a facilitating factor, and not intended to be a restrictive one. In the absence of any such documentary proof, the factual position regarding the extent of the dependency may be got verified by deputing a Welfare Inspector to inquire into the circumstances. The relaxation of time limit permissible in the case of minor children of those employees who die in harness would also apply In the case of dependent of those who die as bachelor/spinster.

Accordingly, ara 2 of Board’s Instructions E(NG)I1I-78/RC1/1 dated 3.2.1981, letter No. (NG)II/88f RC-i. / Policy dated 4.9.96, No. E (NG)II/88 /RC-1/1 Policy dated 2.5.97,-2- No. E(NG)II/99/RC-1/S19 dated 5.8.99, and E(NG)IIf2001/RC4/EVS dated 21.11.2001 stand superseded.

Past cases, already decided need not be reopened.

Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(Harsha Dass)
Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/2014/RBE_70.pdf]

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