Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Government’s theory on 7th Pay Commission – More arrears will inject more money into market

New Delhi: Government is likely to delay implementation the Seventh Pay Commission award, which means arrears payments to central government employees to give a big boost to spending in consumer markets.

Arrears payments to the central government employees will help savings more than spending, economists say, but more cash in consumers’ pockets should boost automakers and white goods manufacturers.

Delays to the Sixth Pay Commission’s report meant that rise was backdated to January 2006, with arrears payments giving a big boost to spending that will be repeated this time also.

Sales at carmakers like Maruti Suzuki rose after the Sixth Pay Commission raised pay by close to 40 percent in 2008.

The Seventh Pay Commission head by Justice A K Mathur proposed a 23.55 percent rise in salaries and pensions for about 10 million current and retired central government employees, smaller than past increases as central government faces pressure to curb its fiscal deficit and prices.

Economists and investors are keenly awaiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendation, which will test the government’s commitment to budgetary prudence but could boost discretionary consumption across the country.

A pay commission reviews the pay of government employees every 10 years and its recommendations are usually accepted with some modifications.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on November 19 after receiving the Seventh Pay Commission report, the recommendations would add at least Rs 1.02 lakh crore spending in 2016 — the first year of implementation — if they are accepted.
That ratio of expenditure to GDP could rise by 0.65 percentage points in the fiscal year to March 2017, Jaitley added.
UBS analysts estimate that 18 million people and around 7 percent of households will be directly affected by the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendation, which influences wages of employees of state-owned firms, local bodies and India’s 29 states.

Including pensioners, the number rises to 30 million.

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Fire at Tallakulam Head Post Office


  MADURAI, January 20, 2016
Flames engulfing the second floor of Tallakulam Head Post Office on Tuesday.— Photo: G. Moorthy

A major fire broke out on the second floor of Tallakulam Head Post Office here on Tuesday night. Fire and Rescue Services personnel, with the help of five fire tenders from Madurai and Tallakulam stations, fought the flames for more than an hour.

A postal department employee said that the fire was first noticed around 8.30 p.m. The second floor housed the office of Senior Superintendent of Posts. It was mainly an administrative block where files of employees and officers were kept, he added.

The firemen struggled to reach the windows of tall building. Some 30 employees who were working in the office had left around 6 p.m.

An electrical short-circuit was suspected to have caused the fire. Initial probe indicated that the fire had destroyed some computers and furniture kept in two rooms on the second floor.

Grant of MACP benefit in the promotional hierarchy – Copy of the stay order passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court

Grant of MACP benefit in the promotional hierarchy – Copy of the stay order dated 08.08.2014 passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court

References/Representations/Court Cases in various Ministries/Departments/Organisations for grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – reg.
No. 22034/04/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20.01.2016
Office Memorandum
Subject :- References/Representations/Court Cases in various Ministries/Departments/Organisations for grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – reg.
The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the stay order dated 08.08.2014 passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court in CC No. 8271/2014 (converted to SLP No. 21803/2014) in the matter of UOI Vs. Shri M.V. Mohanan Nair on the order of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in OP(CAT) No. 2000/2013(Z) regarding grant of MACP benefit in the promotional hierarchy, for information.
sd/-
(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (E-I)
Source: www.persmin.gov.in

7th Pay Commission – Implementation may be Deferred – “Recommendations Biggest Headache for Finance Ministry” – Jayant Sinha

With a massive financial resource crunch estimated for 2016-17, the government is planning to defer the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award.

Union Minister Jayant Sinha

Last week, the Union Cabinet approved the formation of an empowered committee of secretaries to work out ways for staggering the award through more than one financial year, instead of letting the Rs 1,02,100-crore bill from the implementation of the award come up at one go.

A top-ranked official said one of the options for the empowered committee was to defer the increase in allowances for central government employees, while letting the rise in pay for all scales to go through. According to finance ministry figures, the ratio of allowances to pay for these 4.7 million employees is 1:1.4. For instance, the Budget estimates in 2015-16 pegged the salary bill for all central government employees at Rs 60,731 crore, whereas the tab for allowances is Rs 84,437.4 crore.

The step would allow Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to keep the Budget numbers for this financial year and the next close to the targeted 3.9 per cent and 3.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) that he has committed himself to. For instance, even if the annual expenditure for 2016-17 were kept at about Rs 18 lakh crore (almost unchanged from Rs 17,77,477 crore in 2015-16), the Pay Commission recommendations would add another 5.5 per cent to it.

Given the sluggish pace of GDP growth and the almost negative deflator, the aggregate Budget numbers would otherwise be impossible to sustain on the back of the current trend in growth of tax receipts – just 50 per cent of the Budget estimates after the first eight months of the year, according to Controller General of Accounts data. The assumptions being worked on in North Block are that these might not change dramatically in the next financial year, too.

The announcement of a deferral is expected to be part of Jaitley’s Budget speech on February 29. The formation of an empowered committee for the pay panel recommendations, again a first for the central government, is meant to bring all stakeholders on board in the exercise.

The official explained ministry-wise consultations with the department of expenditure in the finance ministry, in the run up to the Budget, were mostly over. Those discussions had proceeded on the assumptions that the Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented. It was now necessary to bring the secretaries of key departments on board about the need for a drastic cut-back on those estimates.

The status quo on allowances would also allow the government to ignore the demand made by various staff associations to raise the minimum level of salary for employees. The Pay Commission has suggested that the minimum should be Rs 18,000 per month; the unions have demanded that it should be raised to a band of Rs 19,000 to Rs 21,000 a month. Such a change would have created a ripple effect. About 70 per cent of the government employees are bunched in the non-executive ranks; the starting salary for them tops about Rs 42,000 a month, show calculations by the Commission. Even a modest increase in pay for them would cascade the bill for the government by another Rs 50,000 crore annually. The award of the Commission is slated to take effect from January 1 this year.

A key element in the plan to defer some elements of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be the railway ministry. Government managers reckon the powerful unions of the Indian Railways need to be brought on board for this plan to be successful. The higher wage bill for the Suresh Prabhu-led ministry works out to Rs 28,450 crore a year, only a shade less than the yearly loss it makes on its passenger services at present. No formal communications have been sent out to the railway unions by the committee. “It will follow once the empowered committee has decided to take a call on which allowances to clip,” said the official.

In a recent television interview, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha had said the Pay Commission recommendations were the biggest headache for his ministry, struggling to keep the aggregate expenditure of the Union government under control.

Source: Business Standard

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A New version has been uploaded of Cropping tool and Data Entry Tool for CPC.
Below mentioned are the details:
History & About: 
  1. To ease process of AOF Processing at CPC.
  2. Use renaming tool to rename Scanned files in Acc_cif_cif_cif format (with 95% Accuracy speed 300 Forms per hour) and then crop them with cropping tool (speed 1000 Forms per hour). Posted in December 2015. 
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  • Updation: Now works with 3 CIF Holders Forms too. Other reported bugs have been removed.
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Top Speed: 460 Forms per Hour in Renaming Tool and 1700 Forms per Hour in Cropping Tool.
Worked fine without any bug with Images 70-200 DPI.

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Promotion and posting of a SAG officer of lPS,Group 'A' to the HAG

Dimensions of Inland Letter Card (ILC)

PO GUIDE PART I :
LETTER CARDS

106. Description. – A “Letter card” means a sheet of paper of the kind ordinarily used for letter writing suitably folded and gummed. Letter cards, closely resembling in size and shape of the aerogramme form used in the Foreign Service, are issued by the Post Office for the use of the public. A letter card has a stamp of the prescribed value of postage impressed on it. Letter cards of private manufacture, with perforated margins, suitably folded after gumming one side and fastening the other two sides with not more than two bits of gummed tape or other fasteners in such a manner as to permit without removing the fasteners necessary examination of the letter card, may be transmitted by post, provided the letter cards conform in other respects to the specifications mentioned in clause 107.

107. Letter Cards of Private Manufacture. – Privately printed letter cards are permitted provided they conform to the following specifications:-
(a) The weight of a letter card should not exceed three grams,
(b) The dimensions of a letter card, when unfolded or folded, are within the following limits:

UNFOLDED

Maximum - 30 cm. x 21 cm.
Minimum - 20 cm. x 14 cm.
Flaps. – Not exceeding 2.5. cm. x 12.5 cm. on one side and 1.5 cm. x 7.5 cm. on the other.

FOLDED

Maximum - 15 cm. x 10.5 cm.
Minimum - 10 cm. x 7 cm.
(c)There shall be printed on the outside at the top left hand corner on the address side of every folded letter intended for inland transmission, the words “Inland Letter Card”.

108. Conditions for the Transmission of Inland Letter Cards. – (1) Nothing will be attached to or enclosed in a Inland letter card.
(2) The following rates shall be chargeable on the delivery of inland letter cards on which the postage is not prepaid or is insufficiently prepaid:
On an unpaid letter card Double the prepaid rate
On an insufficiently paid Letter card Double the deficiency
However, should a letter card be posted infringing the conditions laid down for the transmission of such articles, it will be taxed as a letter and double the deficiency at letter postage rate will be recovered.
(3) The use of inland letter cards for addressing communications to foreign countries including those countries for which inland surface rate of postage apply is not permissible except for Pakistan and Nepal. If any such article is posted, it will be treated as an insufficiently paid letter and dealt with accordingly.

NOTE – All conditions prescribed for the letters elsewhere in the Guide will apply to letter cards also unless the context requires otherwise.

Extension of time-line upto 31st March, 2016 for Government Co-contribution under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
19-January-2016 14:54 IST

Extension of time-line upto 31st March, 2016 for Government Co-contribution under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) 

To address the longevity risks among the workers in unorganised sector and to encourage the workers in unorganised sector to voluntarily save for their retirement, the Government had launched a new initiative called Atal Pension Yojana (APY) with effect from 1st June, 2015. Under the APY, the Central Government’s co-contribution of 50% of the subscriber’s contribution upto Rs. 1000 per annum, was available to each eligible subscriber, for a period of 5 years, i.e. from 2015-16 to 2019-20, who join APY before 31st December, 2015. 

After careful consideration of feedback received from various quarters, the Government has decided that the co-contribution by the Central Government of 50% of the total prescribed contribution upto Rs. 1,000 per annum, will be available for those eligible subscribers, who join APY before 31st March, 2016. This measure is likely to benefit substantial number of people who have not been able to join APY and therefore have failed to avail the benefit of co-contribution by the Government till 31st December, 2015.

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To boost savings, Centre may axe NPS withdrawal tax

To boost savings, Centre may axe NPS withdrawal tax

The government is expected to remove tax that is currently levied on withdrawals from the National Pension System, finance ministry sources said. This exemption may come through in the Union Budget 2016-17 as the government looks to boost savings.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to present the Budget on February 29. Sector regulator Pension FundRegulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), in its pre-Budget inputs to the finance ministry, has suggested the need to exempt withdrawals from the NPS from taxation. At a meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council chaired by Jaitley earlier this month, the PFRDA pitched for exemption from tax at time of final withdrawalunder NPS, bringing it on par with tax treatment of Public Provident Fund and Employees’ Provident Fund.

NPS has asset under management of Rs 1.08 lakh crore and 94.68 lakh subscribers as on December 31, 2015, according to data from the National Pension System Trust
State government employees accounted for Rs 51,913 crore of AUM under the NPS, while Central government employees’ AUM in the pension plan stood at Rs 44,752 crore, the data shows. Corporate sector contributed Rs 8,089 crore to the AUM under NPS.

At present, only subscribers’ contribution and accumulation to the NPS are exempt from tax, while any withdrawalfrom the scheme is taxable. Removing tax on NPS withdrawal is aimed at raising country’s savings as well as bringing tax treatment of this pension scheme in line with other options like PPF. In its report in last November, the 7th Pay Commission also pitched for tax exemption on withdrawals under NPS to make it on par with other pension schemes.

In a pre-Budget meeting with Jaitley last Tuesday, banks sought significant tax breaks from the government to promote savings, such as reducing maturity period for tax-free term deposit to 1 year, and increasing exemption limit on savings to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum from Rs 1.5 lakh per year.

The Budget for 2015-16 allowed additional tax deduction — over and above the limit of Rs. 1.50 lakh — on contribution of up to Rs 50,000 towards NPS.
The NPS has been implemented for all government employees, except armed forces, joining Central government on or after January 1, 2004. Most states and Union Territories have also introduced the NPS for their new employees. The NPS was opened to Indian citizens from May 1, 2009 on a voluntary basis. To make the NPS attractive, the PFRDA has introduced a number of changes such electronic opening of pension account, partialwithdrawal up to 25 per cent of subscriber’s own contribution for specific purposes like children’s higher education, marriage, construction of house and specified illness.

No posting if employees fail to submit property returns: Govt

Press news.
An online system is in place to facilitate hassle-free filing of the property details. The employees have been asked to avoid and slowing down of the system at the last moment.
All Central government employees were today told to submit their property returns by this month-end failing which they will be denied vigilance clearance for new postings. The last date for filing Immovable Property Returns (IPR) is January 31. All Central Secretariat Service officers are requested to submit the returns for the year 2015 "at the earliest without waiting for the last date to approach", an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

An online system is in place to facilitate hassle-free filing of the property details. The employees have been asked to avoid and slowing down of the system at the last moment.

"The officers are also informed that for non-submission of IPR within the stipulated date, vigilance clearance will be denied for empanelment, deputations, etc," it said.

Similar instructions have been issued to all employees working under various cadres and services, a DoPT official said.

These IPR are in addition to the ones need to be filed by all Central government employees under the Lokpal Act.

The last date for filing such details under the Lokpal Act is April 15, 2016. Employees need to file details of their assets and liabilities along with that of their spouses and dependent children as part of mandatory obligations under Act.

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

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Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees


Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
Department  of Personnel and Training
Ministry  of Personnel, Public Grievances and  Pensions
Government of India

Phone:     011  -24624204
Fax  :         011-24646961

(Registration   No.2621)
361,  B-Wing,   3rd Floor
Lok  Nayak  Bhawan
New  Delhi-  110003

No.125/1/2015-16/CCSCSB
                                                                       Date: 18.01.2016

CIRCULAR

Sub:   Scheme  for   Promotion   of  Adventure   Sports   & Similar Activities  amongst  Central Government Employees- Programmes   to   be   organized   by  Garhwal   Mandal  Vikas Nigam   Limited,  Limited.

Please  refer  to  the  Department     of  Personnel    & Training     Office   Memorandum   of even number dated  04. 12.2015   regarding   Scheme   for  Promotion   of Adventure   Sports   & Similar Activities   amongst Central    Government   Employees (copy enclosed).

2. The Garhwal    Mandal   Vikas  Nigam Limited   (GMVNL) has offered the following programme for Central    Government  Employees eligible under the Scheme:

Name  of Programme   

Moderate  Trekking, River Rafting, Jungle Safari, etc. (Rishikesh, Haridwar, Neelkanth, Rajaji National Park).

Duration  :  5  Days    4 Nights

Programme  dates*
(a)27.01.2016 to  31.01.2016
(b) 05.02.2016 to 09.02.2016
(c) 10.02.2016 to 14.02.2016

Batch*  :  Minimum   20 persons
Cost* : Rs.17550/-   per  person  (reimbursement will  be regulated as per para 7.3 of the  Scheme.)
Contact Person For further details
Shri  Rajpal Singh

P.R.O.   GMVNL(stationed at New Delhi).
9312633180, 011-23350481, 011-23326620, 011-23327713 (Fax)

Services  : Transportation by 2 x2  non AC coach/  Tempo Traveller, attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, 08  kgs portage of  personal belongings non  veg./veg   meals,   first   aid, Rs. One lakh Personal Insurance high risk Policy and services  of mountaineering  trained tour  groups & experienced camp followers.

Terms and conditions of the programme

To be  provided   by  GMVNL

*Terms    and  conditions   of the  Scheme   and  Garhwal   Mandal   Vikas  Nigam  Limited    are  applicable


3.  The   interested and eligible Central  Government  Employees    may  contact   GMVNL and  forward application  in  the attached  format   after   following  the procedure elaborated in paragraph   8 of the Scheme.  The  cost of the  programme   has to be paid directly to Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam  Limited as per their instructions and re-imbursement, as admissible,·will be   made by CCSCSB  on successfully completion of the  programme.

(Abhay Jain)

Secretary  (CCSCSB)