Friday, April 24, 2015

DA from Jan-2015 @ 223% in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC

Rates of Dearness Allowance 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC

No. 1(3)/2008-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 24th April, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their a in the pre revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.
 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 25th September, 2014 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015. All other conditions as laid down in the 0.M, of even number dated rl October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Tax Relief To Family Members of Differently Abled: Section 80DD of IT Act

Tax Relief To Family Members of Differently Abled: Section 80DD of IT Act

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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
24-April-2015 17:39 IST
Tax Relief To Family Members of Differently Abled
Section 80DD of the Income Tax Act, 1961, inter alia, provides for a deduction to an individual or HUF, who is a resident in India, and
  • Incurs expenditure for the medical treatment (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of a dependant, being a person with disability; or
  • Pays any amount to LIC or any other insurer in respect of a scheme for the maintenance of a disabled dependant.

The section provides for a deduction of fifty thousand rupees if the dependant is suffering from disability and one hundred thousand rupees if the dependant is suffering from severe disability.

“Dependant” in the case of an individual, has been defined to mean the spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters of the individual or any of them, and in the case of a Hindu undivided family, a member of the Hindu undivided family, if such person is dependant wholly or mainly on such individual or Hindu undivided family for his support and maintenance.
In view of the rising cost of medical care and special needs of a differently abled person, Finance Bill, 2015 proposes to amend section 80DD of the Income-tax Act so as to raise the limit of deduction in respect of a person with disability from fifty thousand rupees to seventy five thousand rupees and in respect of a person with severe disability, from one hundred thousand rupees to one hundred and twenty five thousand rupees.
This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
PIB

Timely and advance action in convening of DPC meeting in terms of Model Calendar: DoPT

Timely and advance action in convening of Departmental Promotion Committee meeting in terms of Model Calendar-regarding.

No.22011/1/2011-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated-23rd April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Timely and advance action in convening of Departmental Promotion Committee meeting in terms of Model Calendar-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to state that with a view to having the approved select panels for promotion ready in advance in a time-bound manner, this Department has issued a Model Calendar for DPCs vide OM No.22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 8th September, 1998 as modified vide OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 28.01.2015. An indicative pattern has been provided in the Model Calendar for various events involved in the pre/post DPC related actions.All the Ministries/Departments have been impressed upon from time to time by the Department to adhere to the prescribed time-line so as to ensure that the panel is ready in time and is utilised as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year.

2. Appointment Committee of Cabinet has viewed it seriously that the DPCs are not being convened in time. Delay in promotion effects the manpower planning and impedes the career progression of the employees. The delays in conduct of DPC negate the very purpose of the Model Calendar for DPCs issued vide Office Memorandum No.22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 8th September, 1998 as modified vide OM No.22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 28/01/2015.

4.The objective of timely promotions of employees in various Ministries/Departments can be achieved only by granting the promotion in time.

5.All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again advised to ensure strict compliance of instructions in order to achieve the desired objectives of timely convening of DPCs/preparation of approved select panels within the prescribed time frame.

(S.K. Prasad)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension – Pensioners Portal Clarification

Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 16th April, 2015
Office Memorandum

Subject: Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

The undersigned is directed to say that vide this Department’s 0M No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1 ,9.2008 and 0M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008. Instructions were issued for grant of additional pension/family pension @ 20% to 100% to old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above.

A question has been raised as to how the amount of additional pension is to be regulated in case the additional pension results in fraction of a rupee. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and it has been decided that the amount of additional pension as finally calculated may be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

In cases where the pension/family pension of old pensioners has been fixed/revised without rounding off the additional pension, in those cases also, the additional pension may be rounded off to the next higher rupee hereinafter. However, no arrears for the period from 1.1.2006 on account of such rounding off would be paid in those cases.

3. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) ID No. 157/EV/2015 dated 30.3.2015.
(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority : http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

7th Pay Commission Team to visit North-eastern states

7th Pay Commission Team to visit North-eastern states

7th Pay Commission has proposed to visit North-eastern states between 7th to 15th May 2015.

Commission’s visit to North-Eastern States

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit North-eastern states in the second week of May, 2015.

The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 6th May 2015 (1700 hours)

Source: www.7cpc.india.gov.in

ECHS: Reimbursement limited to 23 days in case 7 days medicines issued by empanelled hospitals

ECHS: Reimbursement limited to 23 days in case 7 days medicines issued by empanelled hospitals

Procedure for reimbursement of Medical expenses under ECHS – Reimbursement limited to 23 days in case 7 days medicines issued by empanelled hospitals

No.22 D(07)/2014/ (WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi
Dated : 22nd April, 2015.
 To,
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

ADDENDUM
Subject: Procedure for payment and reimbursement of medical expenses under ECHS
Sir,

With reference to Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19th December 2003, I am directed to convey the sanction of Competent Authority for following addition to Para 7 of the letter.

2. The reimbursement shall be limited to 23 days in case 7 days medicines have been issued by empanelled hospital for conditions mentioned in para 6 of Govt. of India letter under reference in terms of GOI/MoD letter No.22D(07)/2014/US(WE)/D(Res) dated
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No 33(207)/2014.Fin/Pen elated 8-4-2015.

Yours faithfully,
H.K Mallick
Under secretary to the Govt. of India
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