Monday, December 19, 2016

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees: Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 16th Dec 2016


Subject :  Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored commuted portion of pension - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OMs 42/06/2016- P&PW(G) dated 11th April, 2016 and 421l5/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16.11.2016 wherein it was decided to issue separate Dearness Relief orders to the Central Government employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSUI Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1131d restored commuted portion of pension and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% w.e.f. I st July, 2016.

2. These orders will be applicable to Central Government employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible for restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension. These employees will be entitled to the payment of DR @ 132% w.e.f. 1.7.2016 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98 as amended from time to time. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29199-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

3. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009.

The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

6. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528- TA, lI/34-80-II dated 23/0411981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21 st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

7. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

8. This issues in pursuance of instructions of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2008-E.II(8) dated 09th Nov, 2016.

9. Hindi version will follow.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: Confederation
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Government decides to reduce the existing rate of deemed profit under section 44AD of the Income Tax Act in respect of amounts/receipts through banking channel/digital means

Government decides to reduce the existing rate of deemed profit under section 44AD of the Income Tax Act in respect of amounts/receipts through banking channel/digital means

Under the existing provisions of section 44AD of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), in case of certain assesses (i.e. an individual, HUF or a partnership firm other than LLP) carrying on any business (other than transportation, agency, brokerage and commission) and having a turnover of Rupees Two Crore or less, the profit is deemed to be 8% of the total turnover.

In order to achieve the Government’s mission of moving towards a less cash economy and to incentivise small traders / businesses to proactively accept payments by digital means, it has been decided to reduce the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% under section 44AD of the Act to 6% in respect of the amount of total turnover or gross receipts received through banking channel / digital means for the financial year 2016-17. However, the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% referred to in section 44AD of the Act, shall continue to apply in respect of total turnover or gross receipts received in cash.

Legislative amendment in this regard shall be carried out through the Finance Bill, 2017.


Completion of writing of PARs of IAS officers for 2015-16 in SPARROW

Dated the 6 December, 2016

Completion of writing of PARs of IAS officers for 2015-16 in SPARROW - reg.

Dear Sir/Madam
Please refer to my D.O. letter no.4(8)/2008-EO(PR) dated 21.4.2015 making online filing of PAR mandatory for the year 2014-15 onwards. As on date, 6975 number of PARs have been generated online for the year 2015-16. However, it is noted that still 1037 PARs are pending at the self-appraisal stage and 2905 PARs are pending at the stage of reporting authorities i.e. Reporting / Reviewing / Accepting authority (State-wise break-up is enclosed).

2. As per Rule 5(1) of AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007, if a performance appraisal report for a financial year is not recorded by 31st of December of the year in which the financial year ended, no remarks may be recorded thereafter and the officer may be assessed on the basis of the overall record and self assessment for the year, if he has submitted his self-assessment on time

3. In View of the rule position stated above, the window for SPARROW would get closed automatically on the midnight of 31.12.2016, and PARs at whatever stage in the system would also close and be treated as final, I may, therefore, request you to issue necessary instructions to the concerned designed authorities for expediting the PARs, which are yet to be recorded by the reporting / reviewing/ accepting authorities, so that all comments are recorded before 31.12.16.
with regards,
(Rajiv Kumar)
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Advertisement issued by Prasar Bharati Secretariat in regard to Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of MTS post for Persons with Disabilities


Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities to the post of Multi-Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) in Prasar Bharati

Advertisement Notice No. 01/2017
Dated: 09.12.2016
(Prasar Bharati Website:

The Prasar Bharati (PB), a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act 1990, comprising of All India Radio & Doordarshan, invites applications from Indian Nationals for Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) (Non-Technical) under Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) for Doordarshan Kendras. The candidates selected through this recruitment will be employees of Prasar Bharati under Section 11(5) of the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990, as amended from time to time, and thus will not have the status of Central Government Civilian Employees.

Recruitment will be made to the Multi Tasking Staff under the following categories:-
Name of PostScale of PayCategory of DisabilityNo. of PostSuitability for Persons with Disability (VH/HH/OH)
Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)PB-1 Rs.5200-20,200/- + GP Rs.1800/- (Pre-revised) Group ‘C’11111133OA, OL, OAL, B, LV, H & C

NB: Prasar Bharati reserves the right to fill up all the posts or alter the number of posts or even to cancel the whole process of recruitment without assigning any reason. Abbreviations: VH: Visually Handicapped; HH: Hearing Impaired; OH: Orthopedically Handicapped; OA: One Arm; OL: One Leg; OAL: One Arm & One Leg; B : Blind; LV: Low Vision; H: Hearing and C: Communication.
The minimum disability for PWD candidates is 40%. Sub-category of disability, i.e. Visually Handicapped (VH), Hearing Impaired (HH) and Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) is to be indicated.
1.2. Definition of Disabilities (As per DOPT OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 29th December, 2005).

VH : Visually Handicapped
Blindness: "Blindness" refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:
(i) Total absence of sight; or
(ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
(iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse;

Low Vision: "Person with Low Vision" means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of the tasking with appropriate assistive device.

HH : Hearing Impaired - (Persons suffering from Hearing Impairment). "Hearing Impairment" means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

OH : Orthopedically Handicapped: "Locomotor disability" means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

NOTE: Candidates would produce valid original medical certificate of disability issued on or before 23.01.2017 from Medical Board duly constituted by central or state Government at the time of joining.

1.3. Distribution of vacancies:
Post CodeDoordarshan KendraNo. of Post

While applying candidate has to select only ONE Doordarshan Kendra for which he/she wants his/her candidature to be considered.

Note: Candidate will be eligible for chosen Doordarshan Kendra ONLY and will not be considered for the other Doordarshan Kendra. For example, if a candidate chooses Doordarshan Kendra "Delhi", he/she will not be selected for Doordarshan Kendra Shimla even if he/she is above in merit from the candidate who has chosen Doordarshan Kendra Shimla.


2.1 Written examination will be held at DELHI, CHENNAI, KOLKATA, MUMBAI, and GUWAHATI on 05th March, 2017 (Sunday).

2.2 Examination will consist of two papers as detailed below.

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Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee

Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee

No.5/23/2013-RR Cell
New Delhi, dated : 8th November, 2016


Subject : Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee - regarding.

Each Allottee has been allotted a unique Allottee Account Number (AAN) for the purpose of posting of licence fee recovery online through the DDO concerned. As soon as the recoveries as posted by the DDOs, they get automatically reflected in the rent card of the allottee. It is mentioned that a system generated software for Rent Assessment is available on the website of Directorate of Estates. The Retiree Allottee can view the Online Licence fee details in respect of the Quarter allotted to them, on the Website of the Directorate of Estates i.e. or, by logging their ID & Password given by this Directorate, wherein they can get Provisional Rent Assessment details/certificate and can examine/verify the dues pending/outstanding etc. against them and can also obtain the dues position through self or DDO concern.

If any dues or outstanding amount are found, the retiree Allottee should approach their DDO concern urgently and get updated the same, by remitting online posting of Licence fee recoveries in their AAN number on the portal of GPRA. A system generated notification has been generated on the screen of Allottees, to view all the details of the Quarters allotted to them and rent assessed and collected/reported.
Deputy Director (Rent)

Merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way - Pay fixation

Merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way - Pay fixation

No: PC-III/2016/FE-II/3
Dated 09.12.2016.
The General Secretary, NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-55.


Sub: Merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way - Pay fixation.
Ref: NFIR’s letter no. I/2/Part III dated 12-09-2016 & PNM/NFIR item no.53/2016.

With reference to NFIR’s letter ibid, the issue of granting of benefit of pay fixation in the case of enbloc merger of Sr.P.Way Supervisors with JE/P. Way was re-examined in detail in consultation with Finance Directorate and it was observed that due to the following reasons, pay fixation benefit under rule 1313(i) of Establishment Code Vol.II may not be allowed in the case of enbloc merger of Sr.PWS to JE/P.Way.
(i) As per rule 1313 (FR22)(i) (a)(1) R-II, pay fixation benefit under this rule is allowed subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant recruitment Rules. This conditions is not fulfilled during enbloc merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way.

(ii) While phasing out the category of PWS in pre-revised scale Rs. 4500-7000 + Rs. 100 (spl.allowance) and introduction of new category of Sr.PWS in pre-revised pay scale Rs.5000-8000 vide Board's letter dated 22-03-2007, pay fixation benefit under Rule 1313 (FR 22) (I) (a) (1) R-II has already been given to the P.Way Supervisors.

(iii) As Sr.PWSs and JE/P Ways were in the identical scale PB-2, Grade Pay Rs. 4200, while issuing orders for enbloc merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way, both the posts (Sr.PWS & JE/P.Way) were deemed to be equal.
Further, it is stated that as per instructions laid down in Board’s letter no. PC-VI/2011/IC/1 dated 12-09-2013, benefit of pay fixation under Rule 13 of RSRP Rules-2008 is only allowed to the Sr.PWS who were promoted as JE/P.Way betweeen the period from 01-01-2006 to 02-07-2013 (prior to merger of Sr.PWS with JE/P.Way).
Yours faithfully,
General Secretary
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
Source: NFIR

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