Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cadre Restructuring of IT Department: DPCs for filling up vacancies are likely to be held shortly.

Cadre Restructuring of IT Department: DPCs for filling up vacancies are likely to be held shortly.

F. No. A-3201115/2013-DT/Per
Govt. of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue

North Block, New Delhi
Date: 12.07.2013.

All Chief Commissioners of income Tax (CCAs).

Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Income Tax Department —regarding.

Madam, Sir,
I am directed to refer to the above cited subject and to state that as you are aware that consequent upon the approval of the Cabinet for additional Manpower for Income Tax Department, DPCs for filling up of vacancies are likely to be held shortly.  It is therefore requested that appropriate actions towards completion of ACR dossiers of the officers under your charge, who may fall under zone of considerations for promotion to the next higher grades, may please be taken up on priority. Besides, officer concerned may also please be. advised to ensure that their ACR dossiers are complete in all respect.

Yours faithfully,

(Brij Mohan)
Under Secretary to the Govt, of India

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in

Highlights of IT Cadre Restructuring: Proceeding of the meeting held on 5.07.2013

Highlights of IT Cadre Restructuring: Proceeding of the meeting held on 5.07.2013

Proceedings of the meeting of Implementation of Cadre Restructuring in the Income Tax Department held at Civic Centre, New Delhi on 5th July, 2013.

A meeting of the all Cadre control Authorities, members of the Core Committee and Sub-committees was held in Delhi at the Conference Hall of the Civic Center at 10:00 A.M. on 5th July, 2013 to familiarize all concerned with the details of the Cadre Restructuring proposals and discuss the terms of reference of each Sub-committee for coordinating implementation of the cadre restricting in the Income Tax Department. The meeting was chaired by the Honible Member(P&V), CBDT.
2.    The meeting opened with the welcome address of the DGIT(HRD) followed by the inaugural address by the Hontle Member(P&V).

3.    Hon'ble Member(P&V), in her inaugural address, briefed the participants about the sterling efforts of the officers which resulted in the approved Cadre Restructuring. The highlights of her address were:

(i)   All due procedures have to be followed for the implementation of the restructuring.

(ii) The CCsIT(CCA) must necessarily involve employees of Group A, B and C of the Department, after consulting with the IRS, ITGOA and ITEF, for constituting appropriate Implementation Committees for examining and formulating their recommendations.

(iii)    All efforts should be made to complete the restructuring entirely in the calender year 2013.

(iv)    The imperative for higher revenue collection (of additional revenue collection of Rs. 25,756 crores per annum) viz a viz the Cadre Restructuring and attendant creation of new posts in the department. Despite the additional efforts required for implementing the restructuring, the high revenue target must not be lost sight of. The CBDT is committed to deliver oh the revenue collection.

(v)    There should be an effort to create an Income Tax Office in every district of India, while drawing up the implementation plan for restructuring.

(vi)    While projecting workload in the region, due care should be taken by CCAs to prepare an accurate requirement of workload and posts required.

4.    The following are the highlights of the proceedings
(i) A presentation on "Cadre Restructuring- A Perspective" was made by Sh.B.K.Jha, DIT-I (HRD). In gist, it dealt with the background of the Cadre Restructuring and the road ahead. Various recommendations of the Cadre Restructuring Committee about the future structure of the Department were informed to the House, including creation of 620 posts of Reserves for the first time.

The House agreed that that where flexibility in distribution of the new posts is possible, there should be keeping in view, inter alia, the various factors like workload, revenue potential and the outcome of the recommendations of the various Sub-committees set-up for the purpose inter-alia.

(ii) A presentation on "Terms of reference: Responsibilities of Core Committee and Sub-committees" by Shri B.K. Jha, DIT (HRD) on the terms of reference, responsibility of the Core Committee and Sub-committees formed for the specific purpose of implementation of the cadre restructuring proposal. The important points highlighted are:

  • The entire work allocated to the seven Sub-committees must be completed within the time lines i.e. three months.
  • An initial report about the road map of the task to be completed by each Sub- committee should be sent to the Core Committee within a period of 2 weeks from the date of issue of the order constituting committee.
  • Periodic reports are to be Submitted by all the Sub¬committees to the Core Committee on the progress made in the areas assigned to the concerned Sub¬committees.
  • The Member-Secretary of the Sub-committees, who are all officers of the HR Directorate, will the points of first contact of the Sub-committees with the Directorate.
  • The Chairmen of the Sub-committees may; co-opt other members and also constitute working groups responsible for carrying out task assigned to the each committee.
  • The Chairman of the Sub-committee may also ensure that each group coordinates with the concerned CCA in their respective area of work and obtains necessary input from all CCIT (CCA) regions.
  • CCsIT(CCA) must not only operate their Implementation Committee, but also provide data to the Sub-committees, as required by the latter.
  • A Nodal officer at each CCIT (CCA) region may be nominated urgently by the Chairman of the respective Sub-committees, in consultation with the CCsIT(CCA), who woLild-'' responsible for providing the required inputs.
  • Issues of Budgetary requirement and delegation of financial powers on the issue of creation of infrastructure for additional manpower etc., may be highlighted in the interim reports of the Sub- committees.

(iii)    A presentation on "Implementation Plan" was made by Shri Manoj Joshi, erstwhile DIT(HRD)-II, which dealt, inter alia, on the number of posts sanction by Cabinet, the terms of sanction, the timelines of implementation, and the linkages between the various function Sub-committees.

(iv)    DGIT(HRD), in his winding up address, informed that a list of issues which have been now frozen due to approvals/directions at higher levels will be intimated to the Sub-committees. Subcommittees may give their recommendations on other issues, while keeping 'in view the recommendations of the Cadre review Committee. A portal will be provided to the Sub-committees and CCsIT (CCA) to provide suggestions.

5. The vote of thanks was delivered by Shri Debjyoti Das, DIT-II(FIRD).

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in

PFRDA Orders - Investment in Infrastructure Debt Funds

PFRDA Orders - Investment in Infrastructure Debt Funds

Pension Futd Regulatory & Development Authority
1st Floor, ICADR Buddng,
Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj
Institutional Area, Phase - II,
New Delhi- 110070
Tel : 011 26897948126897949
Fax: 011-26897938

File No: PFRDA/6/7/1

Date: 11th July 2013

All PFMs

Dear Sir/Madam,

Subject: Investment in Infrastructure Debt Funds

With reference to the above, it is hereby clarified that Infrastructure Debt Funds, incorporated either as Mutual Funds or as NBFCs, are to be considered as debt instruments eligible for investments under the debt category of all NPS Schemes, provided it is rated as investment grade by two credit rating agencies .

Kindly note that apart from the ratings assigned by the agencies, PFM shall undertake their own due diligence for assessment of risks associated with the securities before investing.

Yours faithfully,
(Mono MG Phukon)
Deputy General Manager

Source : www.pfrda.org.in

Dopt Orders - Compilation of vacancies in the Personal Assistant (PA) grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2012

Dopt Orders - Compilation of vacancies in the Personal Assistant (PA) grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2012

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Date: 15th July, 2013.


Subject: Compilation of vacancies in the Personal Assistant (PA) grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2012.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been calculating the vacancies in the PA grade on centralised basis by preparing the Post Based Reservation Roster (PBRR) since SLY-2012. Since the period of SLY-2012 i.e. from 1.7.2012 to 30.6.2013 has been completed, the process of compilation of exact number of vacancies in the PA grade for the SLY-2012 needs to be initiated.

The vacancies arisen on account of retirement in the PA grade and promotion to the PS Grade will be assessed centrally by this Department for which post based reservation rosters (PBRRs) will be prepared in this Department. In order to calculate the exact number of vacancies in the PA grade for SLY-2012 arisen due to other reasons such as deputation, resignation, pre-mature retirement, death, absorption, etc., additional information will be required from the Cadre Units of CSSS.

2. For compilation of this information, some proformae have been devised which are enclosed as Annexures I to VII to this O.M. As such, all Cadre Units are requested to furnish the requisite information properly in the prescribed Annexures to this Department positively by 5.8.2013 so as to enable this Department to prepare the PBRRS in respect of PA Grade and calculate the vacancies for the Select List Year 2012.
(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in

EPFO - Revised Transfer Claim Form 13

EPFO - Revised Transfer Claim Form 13

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment,Govt. Of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14 - Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi-110066

No. Manual/Amendment/2011/7368
Dated: 2 JUL 2013

All ACCs (Zones),
Regional PF Commissioners- In Charge of the ROs/SROs

Subject:- Revised Transfer Claim Format.

Kindly find enclosed herewith a sample of the revised Transfer Claim Form 13 which has been approved by the Central Provident Fund Commissioner for the smooth handling of transfer claims.

The new revised forms are to be used with immediate effect.
(This issues with the approval of FA & GAO)

End: - As above
Yours faithfully,
Director (Audit) & Link
to RPFC (F & A)
Media News in this regard:

EPFO unveils revised provident fund transfer form for online transactions

Press Trust of India | Updated On: July 07, 2013 14:26 (IST)

New Delhi: Taking the first step towards launch of online provident fund (PF) transfer claim facilities, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday unveiled the revised transfer claim form for the purpose.

The launch of full-fledged service of online transfer of provident fund transfer claims would take more than a month, said K K Jalan, the retirement fund body's central provident fund commissioner.

The revised transfer claim form, which could be used online as well as manually, was unveiled by Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola.

According to Mr Jalan, the full-fledged service of online transfer of PF accounts on changing jobs would be possible only after employers' have digital signatures for the purpose.

This is estimated to cost around Rs. 700 for an employer. At present, EPFO is supposed to settle a transfer of PF claim in 30 days period as per its citizen charter.

Through online settlement of claims, the body envisages to do it in three days.

On this occasion, the Minister said the expectation of EPFO beneficiaries for a timely settlement of claims is a justified one.

During 2012-13, 107.62 lakh claims were settled, out of which 88 per cent of claims were processed within the prescribed 30 days as per the body's citizen charter. EPFO is expecting 1.2 crore claims in the current fiscal year.

The Labour Minister directed that all efforts should be made to not only settle the claims within the time, but also to reduce the time taken in settlement of claims.

The revised form will be called 'Transfer Claim Form' instead of Form 13 for easy comprehension by beneficiaries. The form can be presented after verification, either through the present employer or the previous employer.

Earlier, the form could be submitted after verification only through the present employer.

"It can be submitted online as well as in physical form. The facility of online submission of this form will be given shortly after process of collecting the digital signature of the employer is completed," an EPFO statement said.

The facility to file physical form shall continue to cater to the needs of working class who do not have Internet access. Employees will be allowed to submit their applications online, if their employer is having registered digital signature, it said.

Under the new system of claim settlement, every beneficiary will be informed through SMS and e-mail about the stage of process of the claim to make the entire process transparent and accountable.

Initially, the facility of online transfer of PF account would be available for the employees of establishments whose account is managed by EPFO and not for the firms having private PF trusts who are managing their workers' funds and accounts, Mr Jalan said.

EPFO is in the process of setting up a central clearance house, which will enable subscribers to apply online for withdrawal claim settlements and transfer of funds.

The biggest problem faced by subscribers is with regard to transferring their accounts on change of job. This central clearance facility will expedite the process, a union leader said.

However, the retirement fund body's ambitious plans to provide permanent account numbers to all subscribers to avoid filing for PF transfer claims in the event of changing jobs will be possible only next year.

Read more at: http://profit.ndtv.com

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One time relaxation for booking of Air Ticket through unauthorized Agents - CGDA clarification

One time relaxation for booking of Air Ticket through unauthorized Agents - CGDA clarification

Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010


No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim

Dated: 12/07/2013

PCoA (Fstrs) Kolkata
Sub: Booking of Air Tickets through agents other than the ones authorized by the Government.
Ref: GoI, Min of Finance, Dept of Expenditure OM No. 19024/1/2009-E IV dated:16th Sept' 2010.

Please find enclosed copy of MoD ID No. 3(3)/2013/D(Mov) dated: 24th June'2013 regarding the subject mentioned above. In this connection it has been advised by the MoD to follow the extent orders mentioned under reference to regulate claims of similar nature. This is for your information and necessary action please.

(Upendra Kumar)
Accounts Officer (AT-IV)

MoD Clarification:-

Ministry of Defence
Q Division

Subject- AHQ's Proposal regarding one time relaxation of all pending TA/DA claims of Army Officers who travelled on air tickets purchased from private travel agents in violation of extant guidelines of the Ministry of Finance.

 The aforesaid proposal was examined in consultation with Defence Finance and it has been directed by the Competent Authority that CGDA to follow extant rules in the matter.


MoD ID No. 3(3)/2013/1D(Mov) dated 24th June 2013

Source: http://cgda.nic.in

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