Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Extension of due date of filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July 2013 to 05th August 2013 and arrangement of special counters


               The Central Board of Direct Taxes today extended the due date of filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July 2013 to 05th August 2013. In view of this, CBDT also directed to all Chief Commissioners of Income Tax (CCA) to make arrangement for special counters for accepting the returns of income from 1st August to 5th August (including 3rd and 4th August, being Saturday and Sunday respectively) to facilitate income tax payers to file the income tax returns.





Monday, July 29, 2013

RTI will be applied on BCCI : Draft of Sports Development Bill 2013

Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the committee constituted to draft the Sports Development Bill 2013, said today that BCCI will have to come under the ambit of Right to Information Act if it wants to use 'India' as its national team's name. He also said that that all the sports bodies, including the BCCI, will have to come under the RTI once the Bill is passed by the Parliament. At a media interactin to discuss the contents of the draft Bill, Mr. Mudgal said

"RTI will apply to all sports bodies and even cricket will come under it.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tech News : Smart Phones के 5 मैजिकल एप्स

क्या आपके पास ऐसा ऐप है जो आपको आने वाले हर अनजान कॉल करने वाले का नाम फ़ोन उठाने से पहले बता दे, या ऐसा कोई फोटो ऐप जो आपके तस्वीरों को स्केच में बदल दे. हाल ही में ऐसा ऐप भी लॉंच किया गया है जो आपके मूड का पल-पल हिसाब रखता हो. तो आइये अभी जाने ऐसे 5 एप के विषय में जाने जो पुरे फ्री है और  जिन्हें डाउनलोड करने के बाद आपके Smart Phones का अनुभव ही बदल जाये। 

1. ट्रू कॉलर
ट्रू कॉलर एक ग्लोबल फ़ोन डायरेक्टरी है जिसमें नाम या मोबाइल नंबर डालने से उससे संबंधित बाकी जानकारी मिल जाती है.


Disclose top 10 Income Tax assessees: CIC to I-T department

It has been directed by the Central Information Commission to the Income Tax department to disclose the list of top 10 Income Tax assessees among individual, companies and charitable organisations categories.


“The information should be disclosed as it may entuse and motivate such assesses and others to pay their taxes in an hones and transparent manner” said Information Commissioner M L Sharma.

Rejecting the contention of the Income Tax Department that the information is of third party, held in confidence, and if disclosed might endanger the life and physical safety of the assessee, Sharma said couple of years ago the department felicitated highest income tax payers publicly.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

वेटिंग टिकट वालों के लिए 'डुप्लीकेट ट्रेन' चलाएगा रेलवे : आपको डुप्लीकेट ट्रेन आपके गंतव्य तक ले जाएगी

आने वाले फेस्टिव सीजन में अगर आपकी ट्रेन छूट गई, टिकट कंफर्म नहीं है या ट्रेन में इतनी भीड़ है कि आप सफर नहीं करना चाहते तो कोई बात नहीं, आपको डुप्लीकेट ट्रेन आपके गंतव्य तक ले जाएगी। आगामी त्योहारों के समय में रेल यात्रियों को राहत देने के लिए प्रमुख ट्रेनों की डुप्लीकेट ट्रेन चलाई जाएगी। रेलवे अधिकारियों ने इस बात की पुष्टि की है। इसका मकसद है अधिक से अधिक यात्रियों को कंफर्म सीट या बर्थ उपलब्ध कराना।

Tech News : सैमसंग को रिकॉर्डतोड़ मुनाफ़ा

सैमसंग इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स ने पहली तिमाही में रिकॉर्ड मुनाफ़ा दर्ज किया है.  सैमसंग के मुनाफ़े में बढ़ोतरी स्मार्टफ़ोन की बढ़ती बिक्री और सैमसंग के टीवी बनाने वाले डिसप्ले पैनल डिविज़न की कमाई बढ़ने की वजह से हुई है.

सैमसंग को अप्रैल से जून की तिमाही में सात अरब डॉलर यानी क़रीब 41 हज़ार 300 करोड़ रुपए का शुद्ध मुनाफ़ा हुआ है, जो पिछले साल के मुक़ाबले 50% ज़्यादा है.

देश की पहली मोनोरेल की तस्वीरें : मुंबई के चेंबूर इलाके से वडाला तक

मुंबई में मोनो रेल का सफल ट्रायल रन किया गया। तीन डिब्बों वाली मोनोरेल वडाला से चैंबूर तक चलाई गई। इस यात्रा की अवधि 15 मिनट रही। देश की इस पहली मोनो रेल का ट्रायल देखने के लिए लोगों की काफी भीड़ जुटी।

मोनो रेल को पूरी तरह से शुरू करने से पहले कई तरह की जांच से गुजरना होगा जिसकी शुरूआत की जा चुकी है। इसके अंतर्गत सिगनल प्रणाली, संचार व्यवस्था, रोलिंग स्टॉक, ऑटो फेयर कलेक्टशन इत्यादि का समावेश है।

एमएमआरडीए की इस परियोजना के तहत मुंबई के चेंबूर इलाके से वडाला तक पहली मोनो रेल आने वाले कुछ महीने में चलने लगेगी। 

Returns on NPS schemes for F.Y. 2012-13 - Press Release

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) which regulates the National Pension System (NPS) has delivered double digit returns for the financial year 2012-13.

Due to this performance PFRDA has evidenced itself as not just being the cheapest retirement product but also as the highest returns generating scheme. PFRDA informed about the average annual returns delivered by the NPS schemes, during the financial year ended on 31.03.2013,  is as under :

(Weighted Average):

Details are as under: 

Sr. No.         Scheme Weighted.             Average Returns (in %)

   1                  Central Government                                  12.39

   2                 State Government                                      13.00
   3                 Swavalamban                                             13.40
   4                 Private: Equity                                            8.38
   5                 Private: Corporate Debt                            14.19
   6                 Private: Government Debt                         13.52


Last year revised guidelines had been issued by PFRDA for Registration of Pension Fund Managers to manage NPS for Private sector, under which eight Pension Fund Managers have been registered so far- SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Ltd., UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd., LIC Pension Fund Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund Ltd., Reliance Capital Pension Fund Ltd., ICICI Prudential Pension Funds Management Co. Ltd., HDFC Pension Management Co. Ltd. and DSP BlackRock Pension Fund Managers Pvt. Ltd.


 It is well known that the National Pension System was introduced by the Central Government for the employees who joins the central government job on or after 01.01.2004 and subsequently subsequently extended to the private sector in May 2009 has accumulated a corpus of Rs 33,000 crores contributed by 50 lakhs subscribers.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cadre Review of CBEC: Higlights of the final draft of the proposal............

As we all aware that implementation of Cadre Restructuring of CBDT is going on and the Cadre Restructuring of CBEC is still pending.

A  quick look at the highlights of the final draft of the proposal of Cadre Restructuring of CBEC is as under:


  • Reinforcement of cadre strength by 17442 posts (The existing strength is 66808);
  • Introduction of two new grades – Apex (16 in number) and HAG+ (38 in number) (Initially, the numbers were 23 & 72 respectively);

Issue of Identity Card to Central Government Pensioners


No.41/21/2000-P&PW (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 25th July, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners -reg.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

JCA meeting on 29.07.2013 regarding Cadre Restructuring Implementation and related issues

Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Employee  Federation and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association issued a notice on 19th July informing that an extended  meeting is scheduled on 29th July, 2013, at Mapple Emarald , Rajokri, New Delhi  at 10.30AM to consider the following agenda items.

1. Cadre Restructuring Implementation  and related issues,
2. Strengthening of JCA at Circle/Unit Level

Income Tax Deptt. Sends Letters to Another Batch of 35,000 Non-Filers Tax Payers again urged to disclose their true Income and Pay Due Taxes



According to PIB News, the Income Tax Department, as part of its ongoing initiative, on 22.07.2017 has sent letters to another batch of 35,000 non filers. Non-filers identified as a result of data matching exercise, these persons were part of the around 12 lakh non filers.

Govt to relax norms for PSU employees to join NPS : The Hindu

The government is considering relaxing norms to enable PSU employees to join the National Pension Scheme and a Cabinet note in this regard is likely to be moved soon, interim pension regulator PFRDA said on Wednesday.

“We have taken up this matter with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Secretary and he has prepared a note which he would be soon taking to the cabinet,” Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) Chairman Yogesh Agarwal said in New Delhi.

Under the existing guidelines, if an employee of central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) does not have a minimum 15 years of services, he or she cannot join National Pension Scheme (NPS), Mr. Agarwal said on the sidelines of a seminar titled “Financial Consumer Protection” here.

Video No.:2, AMAZING ROAD SHOW BY GIRLS ON FUTALA LAKE, Nagpur

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                                Video shot at Footala Lake, Nagpur 10.02.2013 by my mobile

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS DECIDES TO TAKE STRIKE BALLOT FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

The first meeting of the National Secretariat of the CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS  was held at New Delhi on 22.07.2013. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, presided.

The main highlights and decisions of the National Secretariat meeting are as under :-

15 Pointes charter of demands and future course of action:-

The meeting decided to organize independent campaign and agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike. The specific decisions were:
(i) To organize state level joint strike conventions of C-o-C with the participation of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations during the month of August 2013. Whereever the C-O-C functioning is not satisfactory or has no participation of district units, efforts must be taken to revamp the committee.

Departmental Exam for ITI and ITO resheduled

Departmental Exam for ITI and ITOs has been rescheduled. It will start from 20th September 2013 instead of 18th as earlier announced. Ministerial Exam will start as announced before, 25th September 2013.

Detailed program is as under :

CBDT extended the due date of filing of Income Tax Returns for assessees residing or assessed in the State of Uttarakhand


In respect of income-tax assessees residing or assessed in the State of Uttarakhand, the CBDT, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, has extended the 'due-date' for filing Returns of Income required from 31.07.2013 to 31.10.2013, considering the large-scale devastation due to recent natural calamity in the Uttarakhand.


Video No. 1 shot at Footala Lake, Nagpur, Road Show on lady empowerment (Video length 1 min 30 secs)



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Video shot at Footala Lake, Nagpur 10.02.2013 by my mobile

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cadre Restructuring of Income Tax Department : Action taken by ITGOA

The association of Income Tax Gazzated Officers, ITGOA, circulated a letters to all its members through all its units to inform activities at CHQ level mainly on Cadre Restructuring issues. ITGOA informed that following actions have been taken against the adverse aspects of Cadre Restrucring-2013

1.    A detailed note on the adverse impact of CRC-2013 has been prepared highlighting the very large number of posts in the grade of DCIT/ACIT that would remain vacant and that too for considerably long period i.e. 8 to 10 years. Besides, deteriorating stagnation in the level of ITO which is the feeder grade for Promotion Quota in the grade of ACIT has been duly depicted as also consequent demoralizing effect on ITOs. Lastly, it has been brought out that these twin aspect will result in an adverse impact on the Revenue Collection and Service to Tax Payers. Copy of the note is enclosed herewith and this has already been given to all Units of ITGOA.

Grant of Family Pension and Gratuity to the eligible member of the family of any employee/pensioner : PIB


Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions have recently been issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases.

According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them.

The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry.

The family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the Head of Office of the organisation where the employee or pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of police report.

The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the employee or pensioner on filling of a police report and submission of an indemnity bond.

Detailed instructions are available at Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s website www.persmin.nic.in.

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KSD/Samir/HR/sk

(Release ID :97360)

Grant of special Incentive Allowance for non executivestaff in CBI

The good news comes for Non-Executive Staff in CBI as approval of the competent authority is conveyed for payment of Special Incentive Allowance @ 15% of Basic Pay w.e.f. 20.12.2006.


Implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Income Tax Department starts: Upgradation of CCsIT/DGsIT



Implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Income Tax Department sets in motion by upgrading all CCsIT/DGsIT to HAG+. The posts of Chief Commissioners of Income Tax/ Director Generals of Income Tax  stand upgraded from HAG scale of Rs. 67000/- - 79000/- to HAG+ scale of Rs. 75,500/- to 80,000/- w.e.f. w.e.f. 23.05.2013. The OM in this

Monday, July 22, 2013

Meeting of JCA rescheduled on 29.07.2013 on cadre restructuring issues


Meeting of the Joint Council of Action (ITEF & ITGOA) is rescheduled on 29th July, 2013, at New Delhi to consider the following agenda items:-

1. Cadre Restructuring Implementation and related issues,

Exit rules under National Pension System for Government Employee Subscribers



PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY



PFRDA has issued necessary instructions to CRA for implementation of the withdrawal process under National Pension System (NPS) for all sectors viz., Government Employees, All Citizen model and Swavalamban scheme. The said information is being re-iterated hereunder for the information of all stakeholders for a better appreciation of the matter.

The following are the details for the withdrawals allowed in case of Government Employees subscribers:

a) Upon Normal Superannuation: At least 40% of the accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber needs to be utilized for purchase of annuity providing for monthly pension to the subscriber and balance is paid as lump sum payment to the subscriber.

b) Upon Death: The entire accumulated pension wealth (100%) would be paid to the nominee/legal heir of the subscriber and there would not be any purchase of annuity/monthly pension.

c) Exit from NPS before the age of Normal superannuation (irrespective of cause): At least 80% of the accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber needs to be utilized for purchase of annuity providing for monthly pension  to the subscriber and the balance is paid as a lump sum payment to the subscriber.

The subscribers would be able to purchase the annuities directly from the empanelled Annuity Service Providers as per their choice of annuity that is available in the market/with the Annuity Service Provider’s(ASP’s) empanelled by PFRDA.


Source: www.pfrda.org.in

अब वेटिंग टिकट पर नहीं कर सकेंगे सफर, देना होगा जुर्माना

रेलवे एक तरफ मुसाफिरों की सुविधा के लिए कदम उठा रहा है तो दूसरी तरफ यात्रियों की मुश्किलें भी बढ़ती जा रही हैं। रेलवे ने टिकट बुकिंग की सुविधा एसएमएस के जरिये मुहैया कराते हुए यात्रियों को राहत दी तो वेटिंग टिकटों से जुड़े नियमों में बदलाव कर वह मुसाफिरों की दिक्‍कत बढ़ाने जा रहा है। अब वेटिंग टिकट लेकर ट्रेन में सफर करना आसान नहीं होगा क्‍योंकि आपको किसी भी स्टेशन पर उतारा जा सकता है। इतना ही नहीं, आप से जुर्माना भी वसूला जा सकता है।

रेल मंत्रालय के इस आदेश को तत्काल प्रभाव से लागू कर दिया गया है। पुराने नियम के मुताबिक रेलवे रिजर्वेशन काउंटर से टिकट लेने वाले यात्री वेटिंग टिकट पर सफर कर सकते थे, लेकिन अब इस नियम में बदलाव किया गया है।

अब किसी भी तरह की वेटिंग टिकट को ट्रेन में मान्यता नहीं मिलेगी। गौरतलब है कि इससे पहले इस तरह का नियम केवल -टिकट के वेटिंग टिकट पर ही लागू था।

स्लीपर कोच में सफर करने वाले यात्रियों अब भीड़ का सामना नहीं करना पड़ेगा। एसी के बाद स्लीपर कोच केयात्रियों को भीड़ से निजात दिलाने के लिए रेलवे ने यहकदम उठाया है। हालांकि इस नियम से रेलवे को प्रतिमाह लाखों का नुकसान होगा। सीट खाली होने पर टीटीई स्टाफ वेटिंग टिकट वाले यात्रियों को जगह देखा, लेकिन इसके लिए उन्हें ट्रेन में सवार होने से पहले चीफ टीटीई से संपर्क करना होगा। यदि ट्रेन फुल है तो यात्री वेटिंग टिकट पर सफर नहीं कर पाएंगे।

अधिकारियों के मुताबिक यह आदेश यात्रियों की शिकायत और सुझाव पर जारी किया गया है। यात्री लगातार शिकायत कर रहे थे कि सीट कंफर्म होने के बावजूद सफर में कई तरह की दिक्कतें आती हैं।

सबसे ज्यादा परेशानी वेटिंग टिकट के यात्रियों से होती है, वे सीट पर कब्जा कर लेते हैं और टीटीई के कहने पर भी खाली नहीं करते हैं। मारपीट की नौबत जाती है।