Sunday, July 16, 2017

Validation of Duty/Privilege/Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) in Hamsafar Express trains, Gatimaan Express trains and all other Special trains including Suvidha Express, Special Trains on special charges etc

RBE No. 68/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2016/PS- 5-1/10
New Delhi, dated 12.07.2017
The General Managers (Commercial & Personnel)
All Zonal Railways Railways &
Production Units.

Sub:- Validation of Duty/Privilege/Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) in Hamsafar Express trains, Gatimaan Express trains and all other Special trains including Suvidha Express, Special Trains on special charges, etc.

On a demand raised in PREM Group Meeting, a proposal for standardization of travel entitlement on Passes has been under consideration.


2. After due deliberations, Board have decided to allow booking of berths/seats by serving/retired Railway Servants on Duty/Privilege/Post Retirement Complimentary Passes, as follows:-
(i) The accommodation in Hamsafar Express trains for Duty/Privilege/PRCP shall be earmarked as at par with that being earmarked in Rajdhani/Duronto Express trains.

(ii) In Gatimaan Express train, the accommodation for Duty/Privilege/PRCP shall be earmarked as at par with that being earmarked in Shatabdi Express trains.

(iii) In all other special trains including Suvidha Express, Special Trains on special charges, etc., the accommodation shall be earmarked on the lines of Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi Express trains depending upon the type of coaches being attached in that train to the extent of 1AC-4, EC4, 2A-6, 3A-16, CC-4, SL-20 and 2S-20.

2. Booking of tickets in above categories of trains will be allowed on the basis of extant stamping on passes for travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express trains with a minor modification that now the word "Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express type trains" shall be stamped. No additional stamping containing the name of any other train is to be made on the passes. The Pass Issuing Authorities should ensure that stamping on the passes is strictly in compliance with the Pass Rules and duly authenticated.

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

4. CRIS will make necessary modifications in the software immediately under intimation to Board and all Zonal Railways.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance and Commercial Directorates of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Receipt of the letter may be acknowledged.

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(Vikram Singh)
Director (Passenger Marketing)
Railway Board
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(Sunil Kumar)
Director Establishment (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source Link:  www.indianrailways.gov.in

Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

IRCTC News : GST on Catering Services

Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2012/TG.III/631/2
New Delhi dated 29.06.2017
The General Managers
All Indian Railways

The CMD/IRCTC
New Delhi

CMD/KRCL,
Navi Mumbai

(Commercial Circular No.44 of 2017)

Sub: Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services
The issue of implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services on Indian Railways has been examined in consultation of Finance Commercial Dte. of Railway Board. Accordingly, following are advised:-

1. The chargeable GST on catering services on railways is as under:-
(i) For static units not having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year- 12% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)
(ii) For static units having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year-18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)
(iii) For Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto and other Mail/Express trains -18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)
2. The above GST on catering charges is applicable w.e.f 01.07.2017.

3. The revised catering apportionment charges for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains and other similar type of Rajdhani trains where catering charges are inbuilt in ticket fare are as under:-

GST-RAILWAY-CATERING-SERVICE


4. In case of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto type trains where catering charges are part of the ticket fare, amount of GST is to be reimbursed to the service providers on submission of proof of deposit of the same with the appropriate Government Authority. However, in case of Mail/Express trains and other static units where catering services are provided on payment basis and the above taxes are collected directly from the passengers through cash memo, money receipts etc., Zonal railways /IRCTC shall ensure that the GST collect from the passenger are deposited with the concerned Authorities as per the guidelines /procedures laid down by the M/o Finance. To ensure the same zonal railways shall also obtain monthly proof of compliance of tax deposit by the service provides as per laid down procedures.

5. In case of other mail/express trains and static unit, the GST amount shall not be rounded off. In case of showing separate GST amount for CGST and SGST/UTGST in that case also GST amount shall be separately mentioned upto two decimal place. As regard rounding off of chargeable amount, after levy of GST on the total amount it shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

6. In addition to the above, GST on catering services of other premium trains like Tejas, Gatiman, Shivalik etc. shall be levied @ 18%. Accordingly, necessary changes in the catering apportionment charges shall be advised by the Zonal Railways to CRIS.

This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
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(Smita Rawat)
Exe. Director (T&C)
Railway Board
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Authority : www.indianrailways.gov.i

Implementation of the Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission- Revision in the rates of Cycle Maintenance Allowance

Implementation of the Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission- Revision in the rates of Cycle Maintenance Allowance

F.No. 19039/4/2008-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Implementation of the Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission- Revision in the rates of Cycle (maintenance) Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department O.M.No. F. 11(18)-E.lV(B)/62 dated 31st August, 1962 including all its amendments thereafter and OM. No.19039/3/2008-Elv dated 29th August, 2008, the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- per month to Rs. 180/- per month subject to the provisions of SR-25.

2. The admissibility of Cycle (maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:-
(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e., daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant in receipt of Cycle (maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:-
(i) For Journeys within a radius of 8 kilometres from the usual place of duty. - No T.A.
(ii) For journeys beyond a radius of 8 Kilometres but not exceeding 16 Kilometres from the place of duty:-

(a) If the destination point falls within the local jurisdiction.- No T.A.
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction. - T.A. admissible under normal rules, provided the journey is performed other- wise than on a cycle.

(iii) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 kilometres from the usual place of duty - T.A. admissible under the normal rules.
(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Government servant in receipt of Cycle (maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.
3. The Cycle (maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a Government servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents.

4. These orders will be effective from July 01, 2017.

5. In so far as the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission grant of Split Duty Allowance to Sweepers and Farashes in Central Secretariat and Allied Offices

7th CPC Allowances Order: Split Duty Allowance

No.27/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017.

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission grant of Split Duty Allowance to Sweepers and Farashes in Central Secretariat and Allied Offices.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, the President, in supersession of all-existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, "is pleased to decide that the Sweepers and Farashes working in Central Secretariat and allied offices performing split duties, where the break in between the shift is at least 2'hours duration and they have not been provided residential accommodation within 1-km. of the office premises, shall be entitled to Split Duty Allowance at the revised rate of Rs.450/- p.m.

2. The rate will further rise by 25% each time Dearness Allowance (DA) rises by 50%.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these, orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Hindi version will follow.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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Implementation on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding grant of Hard Area Allowance to the Central Government employees posted in the Nicobar Group of Islands and Islands of Union Territory of Lakshadweep other than Kavaratti & Agatti

7th CPC Allowances Order: Hard Area Allowance for employees posted in A&N Islands & Lakshadweep
No.13/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017.

Subject: Implementation on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding grant of Hard Area Allowance to the Central Government employees posted in the Nicobar Group of Islands and Islands of Union Territory of Lakshadweep other than Kavaratti & Agatti.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the-recommendations of Seventh "Central Pay Commission by the Government, the President, in supersession of all existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, is pleased to decide that Central Government employees posted in Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy, Kiltan, Andrott, Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra Islands of Lakshadweep shall be paid Hard Area Allowance at the following rates:-

Place where postedRate per month
(i) Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy in Lakshadweep Islands20% of Basic Pay
(ii) Lakshadweep Group of Islands (Kiltan, Andrott, Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra Islands)12% of Basic Pay

2. The term ‘Basic Pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not‘include any other type of pay like Special Pay, etc.

3. In places where more. than one Special Compensatory Allowances are admissible, the Central Government employees posted in such stations will have the option to choose the allowance which benefits them the most, i.e. Hard Area Allowance or one of the Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance Category-I, II and III.

4. The Hard Area Allowance shall be admissible in addition to the Island Special Duty Allowance, where admissible.

5. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates, in respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the "Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Hindi versions attached.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 11th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: - Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of competent authority for special provisions under CGHS to the beneficiaries aged 80
years and below.
a) Consultation of Doctor at CGHS Wellness Centre without standing in Queue

b) CGHS Doctors shall enquire by phone, at least once in a month to enquire about their well being / make a home visit if residing within 5 K.M.s of CGHS WC
c) Settlement of medical claims on priority out of turn

d) Follow up treatment from same specialist in non-empanelled hospital from where he/she was earlier taking treatment- as a special case in view of advanced age and to difficulty to change physician subject to the reimbursement limited to CGHS rates and collection of medicines as per CGHS guidelines.
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(Dr.D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS
Authority: http://cghs.gov.in/

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