Monday, September 25, 2017

Retirement in the month of September 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’ and PS Gr. ‘B’ Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/9/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Shaikh A H
SSPOs, Aurangabad Division
Maharashtra
2
S K Kar
SPOs, Contai Division
West Bengal
3
P Pattabhiraman
SP PSD Tiruchirapalli
Tamil Nadu

CHQ wishes them happy, healthy and peaceful retirement life. 

Information on Maternity Leave

Leave Rules – Maternity Leave

FR & SR Part III

Pregnancy Eligibility : A female Government servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave – Rule 43 (1)

Duration : 180 days from the date of its commencement – Rule 43 (1). DOPT OM dated 11-9-2008

Leave Salary : During such period, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. – Rule 43 (2)

Miscarriage / abortion : Maternity leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to a female Government servant (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire service of that female Government in case of miscarriage including abortion on production of medical certificate as laid down in Rule 19. `Provided that the maternity leave granted and availed of before the commencement of the CCS (Leave) Amendment Rules, 1995, shall not be taken into account for the purpose of this sub-rule. – Rule 43 (3)

Maternity leave shall not be debited against the leave account – Rule 43 (5)

Maternity leave may be combined with leave of any other kind. – Rule 43 (4) (a)

Leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) that can be granted in continuation with Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(4)(b) shall be increased to 2 years. DOPT OM dated 11-9-2008

Service which counts for increments. – F.R. 26 (b)

In the case of a person to whom Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), applies, the amount of leave salary payable under this rule shall be reduced by the amount of benefit payable under the said Act for the corresponding period. – Note below Rule 43(2)

Admissible for induced abortion

Not admissible for ‘threatened abortion

POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE RULES 2011 - ADDITION TO SUB RULE (10) OF RULE 6



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by SSC

Mascot Design Competition for Postal life Insurance/Rural Postal Life Insurance

To read the details, please CLICK HERE. All members and track in viewers are requested to give the wide publicity to this among all staff and friends, relatives etc. 


100% AADHAAR LINKING OF GPF, PPF & EPF BY DEC, 2017 AND USING AADHAAR FOR PORTABILITY: DECISION OF CABINET SECRETARIAT MEETING

No. D-11011/36/2016- DBT (Cab.)
Govt. of India
Cabinet Secretariat
DBT Mission

Subject: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees’ Provident Fund (EFF) accounts regarding.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat on 25th August, 2017 at 11:00 A.M in the Conference Hall, 4th floor, Shjvaji Stadium Annexe Building, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi on the subject mentioned above. The list of participants isplaced at Annexure I.

2. Joint Secretary, DBT Mission welcomed the participants and stated that the objective of the meeting is to deliberate on Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF and EPF accounts of employees, examine the possibility of a centralised repository of employees" fund details with Aadhaar as the primary identifier and establishing portability of fund accounts across organisations. He requested all stakeholders to share comments and suggestions in this regard.

3. Deputy CGA, Govt. Banking Arrangements, D/o Expenditure informed that an on-line salary application system, Employee Information System (EIS) is being developed within PF MS for implementation in all Drawing and Disbursing Offices (DDOS) and Pay Accounts Offices (PAOS) of Central Ministries. EIS is envisaged to be a central repository of details of all salaried employees, and it can also maintain details of GPF of government employees. He fiirther stated that at present, Aadhaar number is not a mandatory field in employee information records, due to which Aadhaar seeding may be low. it was discussed that if the employee data on E13 are linked with Aad’naar, it may serve the purpose of establishing interoperability of salary and GPF accounts across DDOs. It was highlighted that Railways and Defence departments are not covered under £18. An example of e-Samarth was cited, which is a centralised database of CRPP (Central Reserve Police Force) in MHA, which may be studied for this purpose. Dy CGA also mentioned that M/o Railways and Defence may also be consulted in this context.

4. Senior Audit Officer, Office of Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Delhi stated that at present, State AG (Auditor General) offices assign new GPF numbers to employees while moving across different FAQs and there is no centralized mapping system with Aadhaar as the primary identifier. JS. DBT Mission requested that the matter may be taken up with the Office of C&AG, with the concerned Dy C&AG to examine the possibility of mapping all State GPF subscribers across the country. It was suggested that the role of a third party such as NSDL to create and maintain this database may also be examined.

5. Assistant Director, D/o Posts stated that that presently, around 25 lakh PPF accounts out of 27.2 lakh accounts are on Core Banking Solution (CBS) network and these accounts are portable across Post Offices. It was informed that every PPF account is associated with a PPF number and a Customer Identification Form (CIF) number, which is a unique number that holds all personal as well as account related information of the customer. ideally, a customer can have one CIF number in one post office. though the customer can have multiple accounts under these numbers. It was further informed that Aadhaar linking with individual accounts and CIF numbers is being undertaken and 4.7 crore ClFs out of total 56 crore CIFs (which also include savings certificates, term deposit accounts, etc) have been seeded with Aadhaar. JS, DBT pointed out that Aadhaar seeding is very low in this case, and the Department may undertake necessary actions to expedite the same to achieve 100% seeding by December 31, 2017. It was further suggested that all PPF accounts and CIF numbers may be linked with Aadhaar and the Department may share its suggestions on establishing a common repository of all PPF accounts using Aadhaar as the identifier.

6. Deputy Director, M/o Labour & Employment stated the Universal Account Number (UAN) provides portability for the employees covered under EPF. It was informed that 14 crore out of 4 crore active subscribers’ records have been seeded with Aadhaar. It was discussed that this will enable portability of EPF accounts when the details of Bank Account, Aadhaar and PAN are seeded in UAN database of the employees and are verified by employer on change of job. It was suggested that Aadhaar seeding of all may be taken up priority.

7. Deputy Secretary, Budget, D/o Economic Affairs stated that a host of small saving schemes including PPF are Operated by post offices, public sector banks and select private secror banks and Aadhaar seeding is being undertaken in all these accounts. JS, DBT Mission enquired if the. Department is taking any initiative to have a centralised platform for all savings schemes, given that all banks use different systems and Operate in silos. It was discussed that the Department may examine the matter and share updates in this regard.

8. After detailed deliberations, the following were agreed upon.
i. All stakeholder Departments to ensure 100% Aadhaar seeding of GPF, PPF and EPF accounts by December 31, 2017.

ii. All Departments to examine the possibility of developing common platforms for their respective service subscribers/employees/account holders using Aadhaar as the unique identifier to ensure portability across the financial system.

iii. DBT Mission to hold a review meeting with senior officers of all stakeholder Departments in the second week of September. 2017 to discuss the issue further.

                                                                                                                                   
Annexure-I

No. D-11011/36/2016-DBT (Cab.)
Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
DBT Mission

4th Floor, Shivaji Stadium Annexe
Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 29th August, 2017

Subject: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) accounts-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of record of discussion of the meeting held under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat on 25.08.2017 at 11.00 AM on the subject mentioned above for information and further necessary action, please.

Sd/-
(Tulsipriya Rajkumari)
Assistant Director
DBT Mission

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)
Head Office

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066
(CENTRAL ANALYSIS & INTELLIGENCE UNIT)

No.CAIU/011(44)2016/Aadhar/10273

Date: 22.09.2017
To
All ACCs (Zones) including ACC (ASD),
All RPFC-I/ RPFC 11 (Regional Offices),

Sub:- Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) -regarding.

Sir,

Please find enclosed herewith a letter No.D-11011/36/2016-DBT (Cab.) dated 29.08.2017 received from Assistant Director, Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission forwarding therewith record of discussions of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission on 25.08.2017, wherein it has been directed that all the Departments should ensure 100% of Aadhaar seeding by December 31,2017.

2. It is requested to implement the instructions issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission, New Delhi for seeding of Aadhaar by December 31, 2017.[This issues with the approval of ACC-II (CAIU)].


Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above
(A.K. Mandal)
Regional P. F. Commissioner-I(CAIU)


I-T department asks taxpayers to update their information on e-filing portal

The Income Tax Department has asked taxpayers, who file ITRs and conduct other I-T businesses online, to update their profiles and vital details on the official e-filing portal to ensure an "effective communication" between the two. 

The department today issued an advisory asking taxpayers to furnish their latest information such as personal and secondary email and mobile phone numbers, address and bank account details. 

These details will be verified and processed after the taxpayer is sent a One Time Password (OTP) over the email and through SMS over the phone. 

"New registration process to facilitate effective communication between the taxpayer and the department is enabled. The existing e-filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-filing account. Users who have registered already and not activated has to register again," the advisory said. 

The updated information, a senior official said, is being sought to ensure that a communication sent to a taxpayer reaches him without fail and in good time. 

"A taxpayer can do any business using their personal e- filing account only after updating the details," he said. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Promotion and posting of Senior Time Scale (STS) officers of the Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A' to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Service and transfers/postings of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers

To view, please CLICK HERE.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

XXXI All India Postal Wrestling Tournament 2017 at Aurangabad (Maharashtra) from 18-9-2017 to 20-9-2017

L to R : Shri Santosh Kulkarni ADPS (Bldg) CO Mumbai, Shri Pranav Kumar PMG Aurangabad Region, Brig. Anurag Vij, Guest of Honour, Shri Kaka Pawar Shivchhatrapati and Arjun Award Winner 


Speech by Shri Kaka Pawar National Wrestler 

Opening bout 

Anubhav Awards for Outstanding Pensioners

Anubhav Awards will be presented to 17 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments.

Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’ tomorrow

Pensioners for outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ to be awarded

Mobile App to avail the services of Pensioners’ Portal also to be launched

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the first ‘Pension Adalat’ here tomorrow. He will also award the Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ – a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experience of working with Government. Moving ahead from e-governance to m-governance, a Mobile App has been created to avail the services of Pensioners’ Portal which will also be launched by Dr Jitendra Singh tomorrow. As a measure of welfare to the pensioners of Government of India, a workshop on Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) of 300 retiring Central Government employees is also scheduled to be held. The event is being organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.

The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about the post-retirement entitlements as well as an advance planning for life after retirement. There will be four interactive sessions which will cover inter-alia, the road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners, re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities under ‘Sankalp’. There will be another session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the Importance of writing a Will.

The Pension Department in this programme will launch the first of a series of Pension Adalats which is being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases can be settled across the table within the framework of extant rules.

The Mobile App to be launched tomorrow will be extending all the services meant for the pensioner, which are currently available on the Pensioners’ Portal of the department, to the mobile handset. With this App, a superannuating Central Government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and will also be able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department.

The ANUBHAV AWARDS 2017 will be presented to 17 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Anubhav scheme had been instituted on the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to encourage retiring/retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government with the objective to create an institutional wealth for the government for future governance as well as to enthuse and inspire the future generations of government officials in their respective assignments.

Source: PIB News

Agent can not work as messengers for withdrawal of money




60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus for Regular Employees and GDS

To view Directorate order under Memo No. 26-1/2017-PAP dated 18th September 2017, please CLICK HERE. 



Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries - reg.

To view DoPT OM dated 15/9/2017, please CLICK HERE. 


F.No.142/40/2015-AVD.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi Dated, the 15 th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of utilizing the services of retired officers for conducting departmental inquiries had been under consideration of the Department. It has now been decided that panels of retired officers from the Ministries/Departments under Government of India and PSUs would be created and maintained by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.

2. Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers - Panels of retired officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary in Central Government and equivalent officer in the State Governments/PSUs to be appointed as the Inquiry Officer for the purpose of conducting departmental inquiries would be maintained level/rank wise and place-specific by each cadre controlling authority where its offices are located.

3. Validity of the panel - The panel of the retired officers created for the purpose of appointing Inquiry Officers for conducting departmental inquiry will be valid for a period of three years. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will ensure that a panel of retired Inquiry Officers is available with them.

4. Following are the eligibility conditions for appointment of willing retired officers as the Inquiry Officers to conduct departmental inquiries:-

(i) Retired officers who are willing to serve as Inquiry Officer.

(ii) He/she should not have been penalized in a Disciplinary Proceeding case (no penalty in DP or prosecution in criminal case)

5. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will immediately take necessary action for inviting applications from willing and eligible retired officers to serve as the Inquiry Officer for conducting departmental inquiry. In this regard, a format for inviting applications is annexed.

6. A three-member committee consisting of Joint Secretary level officers including CVO of the concerned Ministry/Departments/PSUs would be constituted by the respective cadre controlling authority. The other two members can be from the same Ministry/Department or from the attached or subordinate office. After receipt of willingness of the retired officers, names of the officers will be screened by the committee so constituted. The formation of panel will be a continuous and ongoing process. The DA will decide on the appointment of the JO based on willingness for a case, experience in the sector and status of residence. Committee constituted for making panels of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer has to keep in mind that applications of retired officers willing to serve as an Inquiry Officer should be scrutinized carefully to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.

7. The number of disciplinary cases assigned to an Inquiry Officer may be restricted to 8 cases in a year, with not more than 4 cases at a time.

8. Terms and conditions for appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer. The designated Inquiry Officer shall require to give an undertaking as follows:-

 (i) that he/she is not a witness or a complainant in the matter to be inquired into or a close relative or a known friend of the delinquent Government officer. A certificate to this effect will be obtained from the Inquiry Officer with respect to every inquiry and placed on record

 (ii) shall maintain strict secrecy in relation to the documents he/she receives or information/data collected by him/her in connection with the inquiry and utilize the same only for the purpose of inquiry in the case entrusted to him/her.

9. No such documents/information or data shall be divulged to anyone during the Inquiry or after presentation of the Inquiry Report. All the records, reports etc. available with the Inquiry Officer shall be duly returned to the authority which appointed him/her as such, at the time of presentation of the Inquiry Report.

10. The Inquiry Officer shall conduct the inquiry proceedings at a location taking into account the availability of records, station/place where the misconduct occurred as well as the convenience of the witnesses/ PO etc. Video Conferencing should be utilized to the maximum extent possible to minimize travel undertaken by the IO/PO/CO. The cadre controlling authorities will facilitate necessary arrangements for the Video Conferencing. —

11. The Inquiry Officer shall undertake travel for conducting inquiry (in unavoidable circumstances) with the approval of an authority as may be nominated by the concerned Ministry/Department.

12. The Inquiry Officer shall submit the inquiry report after completing the inquiry within 180 days from the date of his/her appointment as the Inquiry Officer. Extension of time beyond 180 days can be granted only by the Authority as may be prescribed.

13. The rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to the Inquiry Officer will be as under:-

Items
Category
Time taken to complete the inquiry proceedings
Rate per case (in rupees)
Honorarium
‘I’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is more than 10
80% of monthly basic pension drawn
‘II’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet are between 6-10
60% of monthly basic pension drawn
‘III’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is less than 6
50% of monthly basic pension drawn
Transport Allowance
‘IV’
Rs. 40,000/- per case Subject to the condition that the for outstation journey, the actual expenses for Air/Railway AC 1 will be reimbursed in addition. ( subject to the approval of the competent authority and for outstation journey by Air journey will be performed by Air India in the cheapest of the entitled class a per their status before retirement and tickets will have to be arranged through authorized /permissible sources as per MoF's guidelines;. If journey is not performed by Air India, prior approval for travelling in airlines other than Air India would be required as per the prescribed procedure; Similarly traveling by train would also be permissible/restricted as per the far of class entitled to the officer before retirement
Secretarial Assistance
‘I’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is more than 10
Rs.40,000/-
‘II’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet are between 6-10
Rs.30,000/-
‘III’
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is less than 6
Rs.20,000/-

50% will be paid on submission of the Inquiry Report. Remaining amount will be paid within 45 days. In case it is not possible to proceed with the matter due to stay by courts etc., the Inquiry Officer may be discharged from his/her duties and payment of honorarium and other allowances will be made on pro rata basis.

14. Before the payment is received by the Inquiry Officer, it will be his/her responsibility to ensure that:-

(a) All case records and inquiry report (two ink signed copies) properly documented and arranged is handed over to the office of Disciplinary Authority.

(b) The report returns findings on each of the Articles of Charge which has been enquired into should specifically deal and address each of the procedural objections, if any, raised by the charged officers as per the extant rules and instructions.

(c) There should not be any ambiguity in the inquiry report and therefore every care should be taken to ensure that all procedures for conducting departmental inquiries have been followed in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions of disciplinary and appeal Rules to which the delinquent Government officials are governed.

15. Letter regarding engaging a retired officer as the Inquiry Officer will only be issued with the approval of the Disciplinary Authority of the Ministry/Department/ Office concerned.

16. A review of every empanelled Inquiry Officer will be done after receipt of 2 inquiry reports where adherence to time lines and the procedure and quality of work will be assessed by the concerned Ministry. Subsequent allocation of work may be done only after such evaluation. The services of Inquiry Officers whose performance is not upto the mark will be terminated with the approval of appointing authority.

17. Any issue arising out of this O.M. between the Inquiring Officer and the Disciplinary Authority will be decided by the Secretary , DoPT whose decision shall be final and binding on both parties.

18. These guidelines are issued for internal use of DoPT and other Cadre controlling authorities may adopt the same with suitable amendments.

Sd/-
(K. Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Te1:23092957

To All Ministries / Departments ( As per Standard List)

All State Chief Secretaries ( As per Standard List)


Friday, September 15, 2017

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION-CONCORDANCE TABLES- REGARDING

To view Directorate Memo No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 13.9.2017, please CLICK HERE. 

Central govt employees not to get arrears on revised minimum pay

Media Report :

While the central government employees are hoping to get hike in minimum pay under 7th Pay Commission soon, the government has now decided that the employees will not get arrears on revised minimum pay, a media report said. 
Earlier this month, there were several media reports which stated that the Ministry of Finance is planning to raise the minimum pay hike from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 under 7th Pay Commission. 

In June, the Ministry had fixed minimum pay at Rs 18,000 considering the fitment formula at 2.57. Now, the government may agree to raise fitment factor to 3 times.

However, according to a report by The Sen Times, which quoted a government officials saying, "Finance Minister is very pleased to hike the minimum pay Rs 21,000 with raising fitment factor 3.00 times from 2.57 times, will be paid from January next year. It’s an important payment for the financial impact to central government employees but no arrears on higher minimum pay will be given to employees and the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will place it before the Cabinet in the month of January next year."

Proposed RRs of AO/AAO of IP&TAFS Group 'B'

To Directorate memo, please CLICK HERE. 

All 1.55 lakh post offices to offer payments bank service

NEW DELHI: India Post Payments Bank is gearing up to provide its financial services through all of 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh employees by the end of 2018 -- which will create India's second-largest payments bank in terms of reach. 

"We will have post bank footprint in every district by March 2018, and before the end of the calendar year, all 1.55 lakh post offices and every postman and grameen dak sevak, which is another 3 lakh, will be equipped with a device which will provide full range of payment solutions that we will be hosting," India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Chief Executive Officer A P Singh said at an event organised by United Nations on Financial Inclusion. 

In the private space, AirtelBSE -0.70 % Payments Bank, launched in January this year, started operations with a network of 2.5 lakh merchants. 

Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. 

The new model of banking allows mobile firms, supermarket chains and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. It will be set up as a differentiated bank and will confine its activities to acceptance of demand deposits, remittance services, Internet banking and other specified services. 

IPPB offers an interest rate of 4.5 per cent on deposits up to Rs 25,000, 5 per cent on Rs 25,000-50,000 and 5.5 per cent on Rs 50,000-1,00,000.

"While our private sector counterparts will, I take it very positively, skim the market from the top, you need someone who works bottoms up. That is our choice," Singh said. 

He said that similar to State Bank of IndiaBSE 0.20 % that was created to take banking to people, IPPB is going to take digital payments to masses. 

At the event, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman R S Sharma said transaction cost on digital payment should be very minimal and it should be made affordable. 

IPPB, according to Singh, will use Aadhaar as payment address of an individual, indicating that the postal bank may bring the transaction charge close to 1 paisa. 

"We will convert it (Aadhaar) into payment address. We will get this activated by offering a host of payment services," Singh said. 

"We have taken up the challenge on ourselves as to how we make a Rs 10 transaction viable. Aadhaar authentication cost less than 1 paisa. There is no reason why a payment transaction should be transacting anything more," Singh said. 

At present, private players and even public banks charge transaction fee even on digital payments, depending on the nature of the transaction. 

Source :  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Re-fixation of the inter se seniority of the Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A' officers of 2009 batch

To view Directorate Memo No. 4-7/212-SPG dated 6/9/2017, please CLICK HERE. 

m-Aadhar – Proof of Identity for Rail Travel

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
13-September-2017 16:34 IST
Ministry of Railways permits m-Aadhar as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel Purpose.

Ministry of Railways has decided to permit m- Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app namely m- Aadhar launched by UIDAI) as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class.

m-Aadhar is a mobile app launched by UIDAI on which a person can download his/her Aadhar Card. It can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked. For showing Aadhar, the person has to open the app and enter his/ her password to show the Aadhar Card.

m-Aadhar when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways. It is effective from 8th September 2017.

Special Cover on Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura - 18th August 2017.

Vijayapura (Bijapur) of Karnataka State set an exemplary move for combating drought and achieving self-sufficiency in water utilization by rejuvenating traditional water resources and employing traditional harvesting techniques. Taj Bavadi is a heritage well built in 1620 by Ibrahim Adil Shah in memory of his quees Taj Sultana. Among such heritage wells, locally known as Bavadies, Taj Bavadi occupies first place with its size and grandeur. Such 20 heritage wells were rejuvenated with the aid of local donors, special grant from the Water Resource Ministry of Govt. of Karnataka through City Corporation.

On the occasion of National Water Convention held at BLDE ground, Vijayapura (Bijapur), a Special Cover was released on Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura commemorating Taj Bavadi by Chief Ministerof Karnataka Sri. Siddaramaiah in presence of Postmaster General, NK Region, Smt. Veena Srinivas and other guests. (Special Cover Approval No. KTK/68/2017).


Special Cover on Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura

Special Cover on Rejuvenation of tanks and wells in Vijayapura

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from 30.10.2017 to 04.11.2017 : DoP


Approval of introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament

Approval of introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament संसद में उपादान भुगतान (संशोधन) विधेयक, 2017 को पेश करने की मंजूरी 

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet
12-September-2017 16:53 IST

Cabinet approves introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament.

The Amendment will increase the maximum limit of gratuity of employees, in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees.

Background:

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workmen after retirement, whether retirement is a result of the rules of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling now is Rs. 20 Lakhs effective from 1.1.2016.

Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, the Government is of the view that the entitlement of gratuity should be revised for employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

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पत्र सूचना कार्यालय
भारत सरकार
मंत्रिमंडल
12-सितम्बर-2017 17:16 IST

मंत्रिमंडल ने संसद में उपादान भुगतान (संशोधन) विधेयक, 2017 को पेश करने की मंजूरी दी

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी की अध्‍यक्षता में केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने संसद में उपादान भुगतान (संशोधन) विधेयक, 2017 को पेश करने को अपनी मंजूरी दे दी है।

इस संशोधन से निजी क्षेत्र और सरकार के अधीन सार्वजनिक उपक्रम/स्‍वायत्‍त संगठनों के कर्मचारियों के उपादान की अधिकतम सीमा में वृद्धि होगी, जो केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों के अनुसार सीसीएस (पेंशन) नियमावली के अधीन शामिल नहीं हैं।

पृष्ठभूमि:

दस अथवा अधिक लोगों को नियोजित करने वाली स्‍थापनाओं के लिए उपादान भुगतान अधिनियम, 1972 लागू है। इस अधिनियम को लागू करने का मुख्‍य उद्देश्‍य है - सेवानिवृति के बाद कामगारों की सामाजिक सुरक्षा, चाहे सेवानिवृति की नियमावली के परिणामस्‍वरूप सेवानिवृति हुई हो अथवा शरीर के महत्‍वपूर्ण अंग के नाकाम होने से शारीरिक विकलांगता के कारण सेवानिवृति हुई हो। इसलिए उपादान भुगतान अधिनियम 1972, उद्योगों, कारखानों और स्‍थापनाओं में मजदूरी अर्जित करने वाली जनसंख्‍या के लिए एक महत्‍वपूर्ण सामाजिक सुरक्षा का विधान है।

अधिनियम के तहत उपादान राशि पर मौजूदा अधिकतम सीमा 10 लाख रूपये है। उपादान के संबंध में सीसीएस (पेंशन) नियमावली, 1972 के अधीन केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए भी समान प्रावधान हैं। सातवां केंद्रीय वेतन आयोग लागू होने से पहले सीसीएस (पेंशन) नियमावली,1972 के अधीन अधिकतम सीमा 10 लाख रूपये थी। हालांकि सातवां केंद्रीय वेतन आयोग लागू होने से सरकारी कर्मचारियों के मामले में 1 जनवरी, 2016 से अधिकतम सीमा अब 20 लाख रूपये है।

इसलिए निजी क्षेत्र में काम करने वाले कर्मचारियों के मामले में भी महंगाई और वेतन वृद्धि पर विचार करते हुए सरकार का अब यह विचार है कि उपादान भुगतान अधिनियम,1972 के अधीन शामिल कर्मचारियों के लिए उपादान की पात्रता में संशोधन किया जाना चाहिए। तदनुसार, सरकार ने उपादान भुगतान अधिनयिम, 1972 में संशोधन की प्रक्रिया शुरू की।


Govt to issue Rs 100, Rs 5 coins to mark MGR birth centenary

The government will issue Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of Bharat Ratna awardee and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late M G Ramachandran. 

The coins will bear his portrait in the centre along with the inscription 'DR M G Ramachandran Birth Centenary' on the lower periphery. The same will also be in Devnagari script on the upper periphery. 

The year '1917-2017' will be flanked below the portrait of Dr M G Ramachandran, said the notification issued in this regard. 

On the obverse side, the coins will bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the inscription 'Satyamev Jayte'. 

The Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins will weigh 35 grams and 6 grams, respectively. 

The Rs 100 coin will be made of silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), nickel (5 per cent) and zinc (5 per cent). 

The Rs 5 coin will be made of copper (75 per cent), zinc (20 per cent) and nickel (5 per cent). 

Ramachandran, popularly known as 'MGR', was the founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party, currently ruling in Tamil Nadu. 

A film actor and a three-time Chief Minister, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1988. 

Source:-The Economic Times