Sunday, October 28, 2018

Government employees demand restoration of old pension scheme

Government employees demand restoration of old pension scheme

Central and state government employees protested here Sunday, demanding restoration of the old pension scheme.

Hundreds of employees staged a dharna outside the Hamirpur office of local MP Anurag Thakur and raised slogans against the new pension scheme.

The employees said if the old scheme was not restored then they would be compelled to launch a nation-wide stir.

Bikram Singh Rana, a national-level leader of the employees association, alleged the new scheme was launched to help big companies and not for the benefit of the employees and that all employees were against it.

The employees demanded all parties declare in their manifestos that the old pension scheme would be reverted back to.

Senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, who was in Hamirpur during the dharna, addressed the employees and assured them that he would take up their issue with the central and state governments. He said their case was justified.


Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I

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Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I
 ______________________________ ,
 ______________________________ ,
 _______________________________ ,

 The Sr./Postmaster,
 __________________________ HO,
 Pincode: _____________________ .

Subject: Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I - reg

Reference: Directorate sanction letter No.20-27/2015-SPB-II dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg the 15th October 2018 (Published in India post official website and attached with this letter for quick reference)

 A kind reference is invited to the above cited Dte letter, vide above reference, 3% fitment benefit of pay was allowed to Postmaster Grade I official at the time of fixation of pay on promotion to the post of Postmaster Grade I even after availing financial upgradation under MACP.

 I was awarded with MACP financial upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 (Level -5) with effect from _________________ and I was promoted as Postmaster Grade I post (Level 5) with effect from_____________________ without any pay fixation.

 Since I was promoted to Postmaster Grade I post from the date of ___________________ , without any pay benefit, I may kindly be drawn with 3% fitment benefit of pay  from such date of PM Grade I promotion ______________________ as sanctioned by the postal directorate vide above reference please.

Place : ____________________
Date: _____________________   
Yours sincerely,

GST: Goods and Services Tax Council - Journey so far

 Ministry of Finance

Goods and Services Tax Council - Journey so far;
GST Council met 30 times, took 918 decisions since its Constitution;

96% of decisions already been implemented through 294 Notifications
28 OCT 2018
Till date, the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) Council  has taken 918 decisions related to GST laws, rules, rates, compensation and taxation threshold etc. More than 96% of the decisions have already been implemented through 294 Notifications issued by the Central Government and the remaining are under various stages of implementation. Almost equal number of corresponding SGST Notifications have been issued by each State.

The GST Council Members under the Chairpersonship of  the Union Finance Minister have spent long hours discussing the broad contours as well as the nitty gritty of the new GST regime in a harmonious and collaborative spirit. Till now, 30 GST Council Meetings have taken place. Detailed Agenda Notes were prepared before every GST Council Meeting and discussed in the preparatory Officer’s Meeting to enable the Council Members to fully appreciate the issues under consideration. The Detailed Agenda Notes for the 30 GST Council Meetings ran into 4730 pages. The discussions in the GST Council were very detailed, reflecting the collective wisdom of the Council and this has been captured exhaustively in the Minutes of the 30 Council Meetings running into 1394 pages.

The GST Council was constituted on 15th September 2016 under Article 279A of the Constitution. It consists of the Union Finance Minister (Chairperson), Union Minister of State in charge of the Revenue or Finance and the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other Minister nominated by each State Government. Union Revenue Secretary is the ex-officio Secretary to the GST Council. The working of GST Council has ushered in a New Phase of Cooperative Federalism where the Central and the State Governments work together to take collective decisions on all issues relating to Indirect Tax regime of the country.


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