Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4% Additional Dearness Allowance (DA) for Tamilnadu State Government Employees from Jan 2017

4% Additional Dearness Allowance (DA) for Tamilnadu State Government Employees from Jan 2017

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Government today announced a four percent of Dearness Allowance to its employees and pensioners with effect from January 2017.

Today the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has declared an another installment of additional 4% Dearness allowance with effect from Jan 2017 to the employees working under Tamil Nadu Government. Following the announcement, the existing percentage 132% is increased to 136% from Jan 2017.

Following the Central Government, the state government has declared DA to its employees from the existing rate of 132% to 136% with effect from 1.7.2016 as per existing basic pay.

Detailed order is awaited.

The Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income : FM

The Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income: FM

Following is the text of the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's Statement on the subject to impose tax on agriculture income:

"I have read the paragraph in Niti Ayog Report entitled 'Income tax on agriculture income'. To obviate any confusion on the subject, I categorically state that the Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income. As per the Constitutional Allocation of Powers, the Central Government has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income."

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Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees

Demands pertaining the 7th CPC Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS, Pre-2016 Pensioners - Employees are in dark about development - INDWF's All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 with Charter of Demands

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)

No. INDWF/Demand Week/M of D/2017
Date: 18.04.2017
To
Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees - reg.

Sir,
Indian National Defence Workers Federation in its 21st Conference held on 21nd and 22nd March, 2017 unanimously resolved to conduct agitation programme from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 in order to demand Ministry of Defence and Government of India to settle the demands.

INDWF being one of the constituent organisations of National Council (JCM) under the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees. NJCA deferred the proposed Indefinite Strike which was to commence from 11.07.2016 based on the assurances given by the group of Ministers Chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Home Minister that Government will constitute committee on on Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS and Pre-2016 pensioners. It was also the National Council (JCM) within 4 months. However, even after more than 6 months it is regretted to note that none of the demands of the NJCA pertaining to 7th CPC are accepted by the Government Employees in genera and Defence Civilian Employees in particular.

In addition to the above, it is to be pertinent to mention that the Government is going ahead very fast to privatise and outsource the entire defence production activities. We are in dark about the development which is taking place about the letter received from Hon'ble Prime Minister's office to the Department of Defence Production and OFB asking various information's of the production activities of the above unhelpful attitude and decision of Government of India and Ministry of Defence, the Defence Civilian Employees are very much agitated in this regard. Therefore, the Indian National Defence Workers Federation has decided to observe All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 by holding gate meetings, demonstration, wearing demand badges and submit memorandum for your favourable consideration and for early settlement of these demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Stop privatisation and outsourcing of Defence Production and withdraw 100% in Defence

2. Fill up all the existing vacancies including freezed vacancies during the period of ban on recruitment considering the increased work load.

3. Withdraw NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) for the Defence Civilian Employees and extend Defined Pension facilities at par with Armed Forces personnel as per CCS Pension Rules 1972 ensuring 50°/o pension on the last pay drawn and also extend Family Pension. Disability pension.

4 Regularise all the Casual. Contract, Outsource employees, Part time employees employed in permanent and perennial jobs.

5. Withdraw arbitrary decisions of stopping detailment of employees on Sundays/Holidays working in Ordnance Factories in order to achieve the projected targets.

6. Early implementation of granting of Allowances on 7m CPC Pay scales on HRA, TA and Other Allowances. Revise the Minimum Pay, implement 7th CPC recommendation of Option-I for pensioners and accepted by Government regarding pension of pre-2016 Pensioners without any further delay

Yours Sincerely.
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Copy to
1) Secretary (DP)
Department of Defence Production
South Block, New Delhi.

2) Secretary & Chairman,
Department of Defence Research & Development.
DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi 110 105.

3) All Heads of Directorates.
DGOF & Chairman. OFB, DGQA, E-in-c's Branch, COP Navy
AOP Air Force, AG Army HQs

Source: http://indwf.blogspot.in/

CPAO: Not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension

Pensioners were not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension: CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAVA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110068

CPAO/IT&Tech/ Simplification/2016-17/11Vol-VI/18
24.04.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Requirements from pensioner for credit of first pension to his/her account by bank.

Attention is invited to CPAO's OM No.CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2014-15/52 dated- 28.05.2014 whereby it was intimated to all concerned that pensioners were not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension. It was also intimated that undertaking for recovery of excess/over payment of pension had been made a part of PPO. Inspite of these instructions, banks used to insist on pensioners to physically appear in the bank before commencing first payment of pension. Consequently, CPAO had issued instructions vide OM No. CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2014-15/99-175 dated-28.07.2014 that banks should not insist on the pensioners to issue life certificate at the time of first credit of pension. They were also advised to identify the pensioner with reference to information already available with bank obtained through KYC at the time of opening of bank account. The above instructions were reiterated by 0M No. CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2014-15/45 dated-02.06.2016.

However. it is observed that banks are still insisting upon the pensioners for completion of formalities like submission of life certificate, letter of Undertaking and certificate of non-employment to credit their first payment and other dues to their pension account resulting into inconvenience to the pensioners defeating the very purpose of simplifying the pension procedures.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the banks are advised to ensure that instructions issued by CPAO are followed by CPPCs and paying branches and any inconvenience to pensioners are avoided.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

7th CPC, 7th Pay Commission, Central Government Employees, higher allowances, recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement 'Higher Allowances'

New Delhi: Giving the hint that government is all set to implement higher allowances, Finance Ministry sources said that ‘higher allowances' will have no impact on inflation.

Finance Ministry sources today said the government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May after receiving the report of Committee on Allowances.

"Over 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will benefit by final report on allowances," the sources added.

After the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances, the Committee on Allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

It's been almost ten months and the Committee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months' time to submit the report to Finance Minister.

Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees

Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Admn. Section
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi 
No. BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14
Dated: April 11, 2017
Office Memorandum

Sub: Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees.
Ref: No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011.

Facility of extension of without voucher facility was withdrawn vide guidelines conveyed vide letter No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011, as expenditure control measure. To mitigate the hardship in submission and following up of medical claims by retired employees, the Competent Authority has approved revival the facility only to retired employees, as per the guidelines issued vide letter No. BSNL/ADMN/l dated 28.2.2003 under para 2.1.1.

The entitlement under this option will be 50% of the admissible amount (annual outdoor ceiling prescribed) and will be paid in four equal instalments at the end of each quarter. The amount payable is taxable as per the applicable Rules.

The decision will however will be reviewed after 6 months.
sd/-
(Raj Kumar)
Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)
Signed Copy

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

ESIC
U-16/30/580/2016-Pro.Cell(SST)/WUL-290

Dated: 05/04/2017

To,
Director (Med.) Delhi, Director (Med.) Noida
MS's- All ESIC Hospitals
SSMC's/SMC's- All States

Sub: Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014- reg

Sir/Madam,
As per policy, ESI Corporation follows listed rates of CGHS for clearing bills of Empanelled Hospitals. In this context, ESIC Headquarters is receiving numerous representations from field units as well as tie-up hospitals regarding issues pertaining to defined CGHS package rates. As per clarifications received from CGHS Hqrs, New Delhi, the decisions are as under:

S.No. / Queries Raised / Decisions

1.Whether 10% deduction on rates admissible for General Ward is done for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

No deduction or enhancement for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

2.Whether immunosuppressant therapy for Kidney Transplantation (Related) is included within the package rates.

Yes, the rate is inclusive of immunotherapy.

3.Whether any charges for the consumable (balloon) are to be paid additionally over the package rate for Balloon Mitral Valvotomy/PTMC- (CGHS 547)

No additional Charges need to be paid.

4.Whether charges for the dye/medicine are to be paid additionally over the Package rates for Radio-Isotope Therapy- (CGHS 1364-1370)

Rates are inclusive of the dyes. No additional charges need to be paid.
These instructions will be valid from 01.04.2017.

This issues with the approval of Director General.


Your faithfully
sd/-
(Dr.Sangeeta Mathur)
Dy. Medical Commissioner (SST)

Authority: http://esic.nic.in/

11th Bipartite - Next Wage Revision in Public Sector Banks

11th Bipartite - Next Wage Revision in Public Sector Banks

D.O.No. 4/2/2/15/IR
Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS .
Additional Secretary
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep Building, 3rd Floor,
10, Parliament Street,
New Delhi-110 001
March 21, 2017.
Dear MD/CEO
Kindly refer to this Department's letter dated 12.01.2016, 24.08.2016, 21.10.2016 and 21.12.2016 addressed to all Public Sector Banks ( PSBs) whereby PSBs were requested to initiate the steps taken for smooth conclusion of next wage revision of the employee within time frame. However, it is seen that several Banks are yet to proceed in the matter.

2. May I request PSBs to kindly look into the matter and to conclude the next wage revision prior to the effective date i.e. 01.11.2017
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(G.C. Murmu)
The Chief Executives of all Public Sector Banks
Authority: http://financialservices.gov.in/
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