Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Direct Taxes Code Bill likely in winter session, says Chidambaram

The Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill, which seeks to replace the archaic Income Tax Act, is likely to be placed in Parliament during the winter session, finance minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday.

“We are trying to bring DTC in the next session,” the minister told reporters here.

The decisions of Central Working Committee Meeting held at JAIPUR on 19-20 Oct. 2013 and decisions.

The Central Working Committee Meeting was held at Jaipur (Rajasthan) as scheduled on 19th and 20th October, 2013. Following agenda items are discussed. Details of agenda items and decisions are as under:

Item No. 1.  Confirmation of minutes of the CWC meeting held at Puri on 1 & 2 Feb. 2013 and Extra Ordinary CWC held at New Delhi on 27th July, 2013 at New Delhi.

The draft minutes of the above two CWC meeting circulated was confirmed by the house.  The action taken report presented to the house was also approved by the house.

Item No. 2. Discussion on implementation and our approach towards cadre restructuring. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Outcomes of the Meeting on 7th Pay Commission held on 24.10.2013

Central Government invited the National Council Standing Committee members for discussing the Terms and reference for the 7th Central Pay commission. A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DOP& T on 24.10.2013 at 1500 Hrs at North Block. Staff side Members, National Council JCM  Standing Committee, have attended this Meeting. On behalf of Staff side the fallowing suggestion has been given to the Central Government

 Government of India should come out with their proposal on Terms and Reference and then Staff side will    give their proposal.

 All anomalies pending including MACP to be settled.
 One Labour leader to be included in the commission.
 All pending cadre Review proposals should be delinked from 7th CPC.

In its response to the above suggestion the Central Government assured that, after consulting the Ministry of Finance, the proposal of Draft will be given to all the Federations for discussion.

Source : http://www.gservants.com/

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Exit Guideline under National Pension System : Option for complete withdrawal of accumulated pension wealth by subscriber

A circular is issued by PFRDA with partial modification in Exit guidelines. It is decided to provide an option to withdraw the entire accumulated pension wealth to subscriber other than the subscriber of NPS lite - Swalamban Scheme. 

Full details is as under 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

7th Pay Commission News :A Meeting is convened by DOPT

The central government employees will be happy to see some progress in the announcement made by central government on setting up of 7th Pay commission. The General Secretary, NFIR –National federation of Indian railway men, informed his leaders through his letter dated 20/10/2013,  that a meeting with JCM Members has been convened under the Chairmanship of Secretary,DOP&T at 1500 hours on 24th October, 2013 in Committee Room No. 190, North Block,New Delhi.

 According to the General Secretary, NFIR, the Core Issue to be discussed in the meeting will be ‘Terms and reference of 7th Pay commission.’ So it is believed that National Council JCM Members will share their views in the meeting regarding Terms and reference of 7th Pay Commission. Already lot of suggestions has been poured by netizens on 7th pay commission and the terms and reference of 7th pay commission.

What is Terms and Reference?

The term represents mainly two things


So the purpose and structure of 7th pay commission will be discussed and most probably defined in the meeting to be held on 24/10/2013 at North Block with Staff Side Members of National Council JCM.

Some suggestions on Terms and reference on 7th Pay commission are compiled and produced here for inviting the Readers opinion.

Structure of the 7th  Pay Commission

1) As the practice followed before 7th pay Commission should be headed by a Retired or serving Judge of the Supreme Court;

2) Members of the Commission should have a representation from each Pay Band

3) Commission should have one Member each from Defence, Railways and Postal

4) It should be assisted by a Consultative Body of Ex-Defence and Railway Personnel to project the special conditions prevailing there in – being the largest employers.

Purpose and Principals of Pay Determination

1) 1: 12 Ratio between Minimum and Maximum PAY to be reduced

2) Rationalizing Promotion Policy (No reservation in promotion)

3) Ensure effective functioning of Government Mechanism

4) Effective Grievance redressal System for Government servants

5)  Removal of anomalies of Sixth CPC

6) Skill based Wage Structure (Suggestion of Economist)

Source : www.7thcentralpaycommission.net

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NMC urges PM to appoint chairman for 7th Pay Commission

Jammu : National Mazdoor Conference has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint the chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and hold discussions with representatives of the Centre and state government employees in this regard.

"National Mazdoor Conference has urged to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the 7th Commission and hold discussions with representatives of both Centre and state government employees in this regard as the Central and state government employees and pensioners will be entitled to 7th Pay Commission with effect from January one, 2016," NMC President Subash Shastri said.

An early notification for appointing chairman and other members of the announced 7th Pay Commission is the need of the hour, as it will have a bearing on about one crore employees and pensioners, both with the Central as well as state governments, Shastri said addressing a NMC workers rally at Rani Park here.

"50 per cent of the DA should be forthwith merged into the basic pay and pension," he suggested, adding that 20 per cent interim relief should be sanctioned as early as possible in favour of Central and state government employees and pensioners.

The NMC chief also demanded regularization of all daily- rated workers and casual and seasonal labourers engaged in different government departments.

He appealed to the Chief Minister, Finance Minister and Chief Secretary to formulate a comprehensive policy for the regularization of all such workers.

Source :          The Economic Times

Monday, October 21, 2013

49 IRS-IT officers promoted to Deputy Commissioners

As many as 49 Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax have been promoted to the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax in Senior Time Scale. The officers include: Dawa Nangyal Bhutia, Virendra Kumar, SPG Mudaliar, Abhishek Prabhat, Supriya Biswas, Raja Sengupta, Arvind Sudreshan, R S Ambedkr, A K Verma, Paramjit Singh, Ram Singh, Amar Singh Rana, L T Bhutia, A H Khan, Gautam Deb, N C Upadhyay, Sangeeta Yadav, Aashwita Lal, Suresh Kumar, Pinki Mahawar, V K Patel, Satish Kumar Gupta, Dev Raj Sharma, Saurav Narayan Modi, P R Chauhan, Rajendra Kumar, H K Jha, Nishant Samaiya, M A Dalbhide, Ch Sanjeev, K Jayaprakash, Vinod Sharma, Vikas Singh, Janardan Das, Raj Singh, Pranay Saha, Ashok Kumar Mondal, Sanjay Kumar, P K Senthil Kumar, Ramanjit Kaur Sethi, Sumathy Venkatraman, K C Solomon, Pradip K Biswas, C K Singh, Arun Kumar, S M Joshi, HCG Chikkale, Rakhee Nisha Oraon and Ram Pyare Ram.

Source : sureshmehrotra.com

Monday, October 7, 2013

39 CITs awaiting approval of ACC(Appointment Committee of Cabinet) to make it as CCITs

As many as 39 officers belonging to 1981 batch have been waiting in the wings to make it as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT). The ACC, reportedly, has received the proposed list on the third week of September.

Source: whisperinthecorridor

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Order for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway Employee

As the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for the financial year 2012-13 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees, PLB equivalent to 78 days wages will be paid as a special case considering the good financial performances which is expected to motivate employees. Total amount will be 8975/-.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 78 days wages for Railway Employees approved

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for the financial year 2012-13 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees. 
PLB equivalent to 78 days wages will be paid as a special case considering the good financial performances which is expected to motivate employees. The Gross Traffic Receipt (GTR) during 2012-13 is Rs. 1.24 lakh crore showing an increase of 18.85 per cent against GTR of Rs. 1.04 crore during 2011-12. This increase of GTR was 10.13 per cent during 2011-12 as against 2010-11 and 8.71 per cent during 2010-11 as against 2009-10.

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Cadre Restructuring of Income Tax Department: ACRs/APARs of Income Tax Officers

Directorate of Income Tax, New Delhi directed some of the CCsIT(CCA) to take up necessary exercise for updating all the deficient ACRs/APARs of Income Tax Officers till the end of F.Y. 2011-12 in their region on top priority. CBDT also send the list of such ITOs which is as under. CBDT also directed to ensure that complete ACRs/APARs or ‘No Report Certificate’ of these officers may be sent to Directorate latest by 10.10.2013.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cadre Restructuring of Indian Railway : Approved by Ministry of Railways

Railway ministry approved upgradation of 3335 posts from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’. It is approved by the Ministry of Railways and the proposal has been sent for the clearance of Ministry of Finance. About 3.5 lakhs employees are expected to be benefited on account of cadre restructuring all over Indian Railways. The Cadre Restructuring Committee (CRC) meeting had taken place from 2010 and the last CRC meeting had taken place on 22nd February, 2013. NFIR has issued a press statement regarding it. The Federation has also urged to the railway board for issuance of orders before Dussehra.

Source : NFIR

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

164 DCsIT promoted as JCIT : View the list of promoted officers

164 Officers have been promoted as Joint Commissioner of Income Tax on ad-hoc basis. List of the officers are as under:

The promotion shall effect from the date of joining the post of JCIT. The promoted officers are retained at the same CCIT(CCA) region. They will be considered for transfer out of the region on promotion as per the transfer guidelines at AGT 2014 in April May, 2014.