Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Expected Dearness Allowance w.e.f. July 2014

As per the press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment, the All-India CPI-IW for March, 2014 is increased by 1 points and pegged at 239 (two hundred and thirty nine).

It increased by 0.42 per cent in March, 2014 compared with the rise of 0.45 per cent in corresponding period of last year.

This 1 point increase in last month's AICPIN produces some clear picture of future DA / DR. It is expected that DA/ DR may be increased by 5-6 percent to 6-7 percent w.e.f. July 2014. Also, The AICPIN of next month will give confirm picture of expected DA / DR with effect from July, 2014. The next index of April 2014 will be released on 30th May 2014.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Updated Status of Cadre Restructuring of CBEC : Notification may be issued within one week

As per the news published by All India Central Excise Inspector’s Association, Rajasthan Circle, the IRS lobby is doing their war like efforts to get approved notifications to notify the jurisdiction & manpower of the re-organized Commissionerates in their own interest whereas Federations of Inspectors & Superintendents are trying their best for possible justice during implementation of the Cadre Restructuring.

 As per current developments it appears that: -

(1) The awaited notifications can be issued on the basis of original CR proposals of year 2010 vis-à-vis proposal approved by the Cabinet.

(2) The changes suggested by the Committee for Operational Issues will have no major effect on the said original proposals.

(3) The Board authorities can organize the final round of discussion with both the said Federations to redress their major grievances.

(4) The awaited notifications can be issued within one week with approval of the present Revenue Secretary & Finance Minister.

(5) On adamant attitude of the Board authorities & Federations, the present CR will be delayed for a long period and will be re-processed by the new Government repeating all the steps.

Income Tax Department News: Four CCsIT are retiring on 30th April, additional charges given to other officers

Four senior officers of Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre are retiring on April 30, 2014. The officers are: K Satyanarayanan, CCIT-I, Bangalore; R K Gupta, CCIT, Nagpur; Jagtar Singh, CCIT, Coimbatore and CS Dash, CCIT, Trichy.

Accordingly, additional charges given to other officers. S Ravi has been given the chare of CCIT-I, Bangalore while Kiran Oberai Vasude will hold the charge of CCIT, Nagpur and Kisan Kumar Mishra is assigned the charge of CCIT, Coimbatore. Besides, PR Sethi has been given the charge of CCIT, Trichy.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25%

DOPT today issued a  Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances wef 01/01/2014. References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1st January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.

According to this new OM, following shall be the revised limits:
a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18, 000 / - per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs.4500 / - in one quarter. The Hostel Subsidy shall be Rs.4500 / - per month per child;
b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs.1500 / - per month; and
c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.36, 000 / - per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.9000 / - per child per month.

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st  January, 2014.

Status of Cadre Restructuring of CBEC

As per the information received, the new Revenue Secretary is not convinced with formulation submitted by CBEC authorities for implementation of CR, therefore he returned the CR file back to CBEC with remarks. This week is very crucial for further development in the line of implementation of CR.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

CAT orders for fresh SSC CGL Exam 2013

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has scrapped the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination for 2013 and ordered re-examination on the ground that the question papers were leaked.

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Taking into note the status report Delhi Police filed in the case that said the SSC CGLE 2013 Tier-I and II exams were leaked from various centres, a bench of CAT members Raj Vir Sharma and Shekhar Agarwal scrapped the examination.

The examination was conducted for recruitment of Income Tax Inspectors, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Sub Inspectors and Excise Department Inspectors, among others.

The question papers were leaked in 2013 and police arrested 14 people, including a policeman, for their alleged involvement in the case.

In its order, the CAT said that as per the report submitted by police, electronic gadgets such as laptops, mobile phones, data cards and pen drives were extensively used in the examination.

"Answer keys were transmitted via SMSes and emails well before the start of the examination and a large number of people, including those running coaching institutes and candidates participating in the examination, were involved.

"Investigations conducted by Delhi Police revealed involvement of some centres and transmission of answer keys to candidates located at the stations," the order said.
It said the "possibility of further investigation revealing involvement of other candidates at other stations cannot be ruled out as this list given by police is by no means exhaustive.

The CAT order said investigations were also being carried out by the CBI and police at other stations which may reveal involvement of many other centres.

The order came on a plea filed by Nitant Trivedi, Maninder Singh Attri and Vivek Kumar Mishra, seeking fresh examination in light of question papers being leaked from various centres, including Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Jaipur, Dehradun and Shimla.

The SSC had earlier said it will re-conduct the examination only in seven cities (View notification of SSC). But after the CAT's April 23 order, it has to re-conduct the test all over India.

Source : newstrackindia

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pr. CCIT, Ahmedabad published Draft Revised Seniority List of ITIs

Pr. CCIT, Ahmedabad Region published Draft of Revised Seniority List in the cadre of Inspectors of Gujarat Region in accordance to OM NO.20011/1/2012-Estt. (D) DATED 04.03.2014 and the decision of Hon’ble CAT Ahmedabad vide Order dated  19.09.2013 From R.Y. 86-87 TO R.Y. 2012-13 (W.E.F. 01.03.1986).

It is pertinent to note here that the Revised Seniority List is subject to revision of seniority in the Lower Cadres in consequence of implementation of decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of NR Parmar in such cadres as per parameters unanimously agreed vide minutes of meeting dated 21.04.2014.

The revised seniority list has been prepared on the parameters as agreed upon by all the stake holders vide minutes of meeting dated 21.04.2014.

Registration of government employees aged 60 years and above under NPS

Now PFRDA will enroll all eligible Government employees (central & state) who are on the rolls of the government in to NPS, irrespective of the age at the time of entry, subject to the condition that the total period of contribution to NPS account shall not be more than 42 years.
 The NPS applications of such subscribers need to be submitted through the appropriate nodal officer of the Government/ Department, in line with the procedure adopted for NPS registration for Government employees aged below 60 years.
 Also, the responsibility for ensuring that the employee is eligible for being covered under NPS and that the NPS contribution is not paid beyond 42 years during the entire service period for such an employee, lies with the department submitting the subscriber registration form.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Revision of rates of allowance to running staff of railway by 25%

Railway Board has decided the revision of the rates of allowance in lieu of running room facilities, shunting duty allowance, trip allowance and commercial duty allownce by 25% payable to the running staff with effect from 1.1.2011.

Abolish NPS : Railway Minister writes to Finance Minister

Railway Minister Sh. Malikarjun Kharge has written a DO letter to Minister of Finance for abolishing New Pension System(NPS) from Indian Railways. Read here the contents of DO letter

“Dear Shri P. Chidambaram ji,
Through this letter, I wish tO draw your attention to a long standing demand raised by both Staff Federations of Railways on National Pension Scheme (NPS) for employees of Indian Railways. The Federations have been expressing resentment over operation in the Railways of the National Pension Scheme, which is perceived as a lower social security cover for Railway employees. Their contention is that there are enough grounds for Railway employees to be treated differently from other civil employees of the Government, and that Indian Railways should operate the traditional defined .benefit pension scheme available to pre-01-01-2004 appointee's.

Now you can use cell phones during flight : DGCA

As per the publication of Press Information Bureau, The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) has amended its CAR Section 5 Series X Part I relating to air safety today and decided to allow the use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) including cell phones. The use of PEDs shall be in the non-transmitting mode commonly called flight / airplane mode. The amended CAR also directs all operators for reporting of any suspected or confirmed PED interference or smoke or fire caused by PEDs to the DGCA. It also lays down the guidelines for the crew training.

The scheduled operators, during their meeting on April 17 with the Director General Civil Aviation, raised the demand for allowing use of PEDs during all phases of flight in the flight / airplane mode. The DGCA examined their demand in view of the new and current regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Under the FAA and the EASA Regulations, the use of PEDs is allowed in the airplane mode in all phases of flight.

Monday, April 21, 2014

NR Parmar Case: CAT lucknow bench order in favour of DR Inspectors

CAT, Lucknow Bench in its recent judgement passed an order in favour of direct recruitee Inspectors directing Income Tax Department to recast the seniority list based on the principles of NR Parmar’s case. 

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Departmental examination for Ministerial staff-2014- provisional permission to the Stenographer Grade 'D' appointed at relaxed standard

DIT(IT) issued a letter conveying that a provisional permission for appearing in Ministerial staff Examinaiton-2014 may be given to the Stenographer Grade 'D' appointed at relaxed standard under the reserve list examination-2011 conducted by SSC subject to the condition that their results would be declared only If they have actually cleared the requisite Proficiency test before declaration of the result failing which their candidature would stand cancelled. Further, it is stated that provisional permission should not be granted in case CCA office in no position to declare the proficiency test results by the end of October, 2014 as results of the Departmental Examination -2014 are likely to be declared by November, 2014.

(This letter is received through facebook, shared by one of my friends.) You can view the letter here

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Excess pay given due to dept mistake cannot be recovered: Madras High Court

Madras High Court today said that if excess pay was granted to an employee due to the mistake of the department and not due to any misrepresentation by him, that amount shall not be recovered from the worker from the retiral benefits, that too after retirement.

Allowing a petition from K Syed Razack, a retired Police Inspector, Justice D Hariparanthaman set aside the order of the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG (Death-Cum-Retirement Gratuity) of the petitioner.

He directed the authorities not to make any recovery on the ground of any wrong fixation done during the service, as it was not the petitioner's mistake.

The judge also directed that the amount be refunded if any already recovered from the petitioner within six weeks.

Razack submitted he was appointed Grade-II constable on June 1, 1971. After two promotions, he was listed in 'C' list of head constables fit for promotion to Sub-Inspector's post on Sep 22, 1985. As there was no vacancy, he was not promoted at that time.

Later, he was promoted temporarily as SI on September 15, 1987 and also paid salary by fixing his pay to the post. He was regularised in the post with effect from August 17 1992, promoted as Inspector on October 15,2003 and retired from service on January 31, 2009.

When the pension proposals were sent, the Accountant General opined that the benefit of fixation was given from September 15, 1987 and should be given only from the date of regularisation of service (August 7, 1992).

The CoP then passed an order to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG of Razack towards alleged excess payment due to the fixation.

Citing a judgment of a division bench, which held such recovery was bad, the judge said he was also of the view that the judgement applies to the facts of this particular case.

"Any wrong fixation that was said to have been made in 1987 shall not be sought to be recovered, after retirement in 2009, more particularly, when it is not the case of the authorities that the wrong fixation was done at the instance of the petitioner by way of misrepresentation. "

"Even, if there was any error, the petitioner cannot be made to suffer after retirement, by way of recovery," the judge said.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Supreme Court Judgment Order : Women government employee can get interrupted CCL

As per the recent order of the Apex Court,  a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. 

View the Judgement order here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Important : Latest notification regarding Departmental Examination for ITO & ITI

As per the latest notification regarding Departmental Examination for ITO & ITI, 2014, the candidates of following categories will be able to fill the forms from 20.04.2014, 6:00 hrs to 30.04.2014, 18:00 hrs, as per the instructions given to them on their e-mail.

1) Candidates whose online complaints remain unresolved by 17.04.2014.
2) Candidates, who have got an application number but have not completed the form.

3) Candidates, who have raised disputes.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Government Woman Employees can get 2 years's un-interrupted CCL : Apex Court

The Apex Court held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness.

A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL (Child Care Leave) for 730 days.

"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days ie during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc, "the bench said.

It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary / senior examinations.

She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.

The apex court set aside the High Court's order.

"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt / production of this judgement, "it said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Confederation demands enhancement in certain allowances

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has written a letter to Secretary, DOPT demanding increase in following allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of DA by 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014.

1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advance, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance

3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance

4. Special Compensatory Scheduled / Tribal Area Allowance

5. Project Allowance

6. Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance

8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour

9. Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Motor Car)

10. Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Other modes)

11. Washing Allowance

12. Split Duty Allowance

13. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children

14. Cash Handling Allowance

15. Risk Allowance

16. Postgraduate Allowance

17. Desk Allowance

18. Bad Climate Allowance

It is pertinent to mention here that as recommended by 6th CPC and accepted by the Government of India, these above mentioned allowances and advances require enhancement of 25% from its present state as done when the DA crossed 50% in 01.01.2011.

View the letter here

New circular of ITEF

Recently CBDT has issued a booklet containing details of scheme for distribution  of all posts to all CCAs. View the first 16 pages of scheme for distribution of posts here : Scheme of Posts

It is also well known that ITEF is not happy with the way used by CBDT authorities for implementation of cadre restructuring of the department. ITEF issued a new circular again showing the resentment with the higher authorities. Friends, it is pertinent to mention here that ITEF & ITGOA which were separated at the time of preparation of reports of sub-committees, without any known reasons, now started protest under the banner of JCA. ITEF have decided to discuss the issues in the National JCA on 04.05.2014. Read the contents of current circular of ITEF below

“As informed to all of you in our message posted in the Website alongwith copy of the letter of JCA addressed to the Chairman, CBDT, for the first time the leaders staged the protest before the authorities in the PGRC meeting after exposing the attitude of the CBDT towards the issues raised by the JCA and continued falsification & treachery of the assurances and promises made by them. After going through the same you all will agree that this type of attitude towards the sole representing body of more than 95% personnel of the Department cannot be allowed to persist. Therefore, we have decided to meet in the National JCA on 4th May, 2014 at New Delhi. The National JCA will take stock of the situation and also review the actions taken by the authorities to address the issues raised by us in the said meeting. The JCA then shall decide the future course of actions, including the agitation to be carried out to bring sufficient sanction on the Authorities to settle our issues.”

 Also read the post on the same issue: JCA's letter to Chairman, CBDT: Shows resentment against the attitude of CBDT authorities

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CR of Income Tax Department ; Scheme for distribution of posts

Friends, as we all are aware that CBDT has sent a booklet on Cadre Restructuring plan containing scheme for distribution of posts. This booklet shows the distribution of posts in details. It contains the administrative structure, creation and function of new offices, deployment of officers and staff in various offices after implementation of cadre restructure. CBDT also stated the criteria adopted for the distribution of posts of administrative commissioners through this booklet. The brief of scheme for distribution of post is contained in first 16 pages of this booklet. You can view the first 16 pages of the booklet as below given link

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Status of Cadre Restructuring of CBEC

It is learnt that  re-organisation / allocation file in respect of CBEC has been returned by the FM office to bring the same on 24.04.14 as FM couldn't attend the office on 09.04.14 to till date. Now, he is expected to come to office on 24.04.14.

Friday, April 11, 2014

JCA's letter to Chairman, CBDT: Shows resentment against the attitude of CBDT authorities

JCA, ITEF & ITGOA sent a letter to Shri R. K. Tewari, Chairman, CBDT showing its resentment against the attitude of the Authorities towards the demands of Promotee Officers and Employees of the department. Vide the aforesaid letter, JCA raised many issues relating to Cadre Restructuring and their long pending demands and requested to make a sincere efforts to cause a meaningful and serious discussion on the legitimate and long pending issues raised by them and to instruct the concerned to put earnest efforts to implement the decisions taken.

Indirect tax collections fell short of the revised budget target

India's indirect tax collections fell short of the revised budget estimates in 2013-14 by more than Rs.17, 000 crore.

The government raised Rs.5 trillion in indirect taxes, which include excise, customs and service taxes, in the year ended 31 March, less than the revised estimate of Rs.5.17 trillion, according to government data.

To be sure, these are provisional figures and the final numbers will be released at the end of the month.

In the interim budget presented in February, finance minister P. Chidambaram had cut the indirect tax collections target for last fiscal from Rs.5.65 trillion.
The shortfall in tax collections may widen the fiscal deficit even though the finance ministry had indicated that the government is expected to make savings from reduced expenditure. The government hopes to curb the fiscal deficit to 4.6% of gross domestic product.

Earlier this month, figures released by the income tax department showed that the central board of direct taxes had managed to meet its revised target of Rs.6.36 trillion. The initial budget estimate was Rs.6.68 trillion.

In an interview to CNBC TV18, J.M. Shanti Sundaram, chairperson of Central Board of Excise and Customs, said the slowdown in the manufacturing sector had affected collection.

Source : Mint News

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grant of 100% Dearness Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2014 to Central Government Pensioners

The dearness relief payable to central government pensioners/ family pensioners is enhanced from existing rate of 90% to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014.

View the OM here

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

E-filed Income Tax Return accounts unauthorisedly accessed : Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry warned the E-filers of Income tax return as income tax online return accounts of certain people have been unauthorized accessed. Replying to an RTI query, the Ministry said a process of "multifunctional authentication" has been designed and will be in place shortly to address any illegal access to e-filers' accounts. It, however, said no instance of "hacking", which implies a breach of security whereby the hackers can obtain passwords by entering into the system, has happened or reported in the case of e-filing website.

"However, there have been instances when the authentication details of certain class of e-filers have been obtained by persons from sources other than the website and then the passwords were reset and the e-filing account accessed," the Ministry said.

To address the issue, a process of multifunctional authentication has been designed and shall be in place shortly. Details thereof cannot be provided due to security reasons, it said in reply to an RTI query filed by PTI. The Ministry was asked to give detail on hacking of income tax returns filing accounts of individuals and measures being taken by it to check such activities.

Source : The Economic Times

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ITEF upset with CBDT, announced for launch hour Demonstration

Today ITEF, Mumbai Circle decided for Massive Launch Hour Demonstration on 07.04.2014. ITEF, Mumbai Circle issued circular showing its resentment with act of CBDT on cadre restructuring matter:

Read the contents of aforesaid circular below:

We strongly denounce this attitude of the Board in not honouring its own promise of discussing the allocation of posts with the ITEF. It is indeed shameful that the CBDT has not even informed the ITEF about the criteria adopted for the allocation of posts. In the circumstances, the ITEF, Mumbai circle has taken the decision to hold a massive lunch-hour demonstration on 7.4.2014 in front of Aayakar Bhavan as first step in the direction of a prolonged struggle expected in the ensuing financial year of 2014.”"

Prior to the announcement of ITEF, Mumbai Circle, JCA, WB Region has already started the agitational action with immediate effect including :

1. Non-submission of statistical reports
2. Non-participation in Search & Survey cases
3. Launch hour demonstration on 07.04.2014
4. Dharna at all building from 08.04.2014 to 11.04.2014

Now the time is to watch as to whether CBDT takes interest on the demands of ITEF or not. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Finance Ministry rejected the proposal of raising IT Exemption limit

The Finance Ministry has rejected the proposal of raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs. 3 lakh as recommended by the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by former FM Shri Yashwant Sinha. The recommendation was made as part of the Committee's report on the Direct Taxes Code (DTC).

The Ministry has stated that adjusting the slabs will cause tax revenue loss to the tune of Rs. 60,000 crore a year. However, ministry has agreed to the recommendation on reducing the age limit for sr. citizens from 65 years to 60 years for the purpose of tax exemption.

At present there is no tax on income upto Rs. 2 lakh in a financial year. For income of Rs.2 to 5 lakh, tax is at the rate of 10%, on Rs. 5-10 lakh 20% and income beyond Rs. 10 lakh 30%. Whereas the Parliamentary Committee had proposed no tax on income upto Rs. 3 lakh per annum, at the rate of 10% for Rs. 3-10 lakh; 20% for Rs. 10-20 lakh; and 30% on annual income beyond Rs. 20 lakh.

Highlights of Today's Video Conference

As scheduled, video conference held today and issue related to cadre restructuring is discussed. The Chairman Shri R K Tiwari confirmed that for promotions the CCIT, Principal CIT and CIT, the UPSC is requested to conduct the DPC soon. The chairman also stated that data for the DPC is prepared in this regard. It is also informed that Region-wise allocation, in detail, will be forwarded to all CCAs by today evening by fax. It is also informed that new offices in the districts should be finalised within 10 to 15 days. Jurisdictions and infrastructure matters will be finalised on 15th April. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Status of Cadre Restructuring of CBEC

As per the information received from reliable sources, all notifications for creation of new establishments as per CR-2013 of CBEC are ready in all respect. The DPC proceedings for promotion of Chief Commissioners to Principal Chief Commissioners are under process. The Notifications and promotion order of the Principal Chief Commissioners will be issued simultaneously either on 09.04.14 or 10.04.14 after approval of FM.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Video Conference on 04.04.2014 and Other news on minimum pay for promottee ITI/ AO/ OS

The Chairman, CBDT and Members would hold a Video Conference with Chief Commissioners and Directors General of Income Tax on 04.04.2014 at 11.00 AM on the following issues:

1. Cadre Re-structuring and Allocation of Post  – Further Roadmap &
2. Interim Action Plan for the 1st Quarter of Financial Year 2014-15.

The other news is from the ITEF. The ITEF from its blog provided the following information

“As per the decision taken by the Secretariat, and upon rejection of our claim by the Government, we have filed two Applications in the Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi on the following issues.

Fixation of pay of ITI / AO / PS who were promoted between 1.1.2006 and 30.8.2008 in terms of provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008 taking the minimum pay on pay band as Rs 13860 (with reference to Rs 7450) and no Rs 12090 (with reference to 6500).

For fixing the pay of promotes at the prescribed entry pay of a direct recruit to the same post as given in Section 2 of the First Schedule of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008.

In the first case, as sought by us, the Tribunal has also granted interim stay of the recovery of the alleged "excess payment"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Expected Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1st July 2014

Ofcourse  it is very early to calculate the Dearness Allowance which will be effected from 01.07.2014. However, curiosity of government employees has no end. Today Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employement issued a press release and stated that there is increase of only 1 points in All India CPI-IW for February, 2014 and pegged at 238 points. AICPIN for the month of March and April will give the clear figure for the expected Dearness Allowance w.e.f. July 2014 but on the basis of points of Feb 2014, increase of Dearness Allowance on 01.07.2014 should not be less than 5%.

View the Press Release Here