Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

A Question was raised by Shri Rajkumar Dhoot in Rajya Sabha regarding abolishment of Clerical Posts in Government establishments. In a Reply to this Question No.2086, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions DR. JITENDRA SINGH has stated the following..

“The Government of India has not abolished all Clerical Posts in all Government establishments. SSC has made recruitment for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in respect of vacancies reported by various Ministries/Departments/Sub-ordinate offices of Government of India.

However, the First Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Service was taken up in the year 2001. The Government had accepted recommendations of the committee in the year 2003 that Direct Recruitment LDC in Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS) cadre may be stopped with immediate effect and all posts of LDC in CSCS presently filled through Direct Recruitment mode be abolished as and when these fall vacant. It was also decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

Source : Rajya Sabha.nic.in

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Innovation is key to achieve the vision of Digital India-Manoj Sinha

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Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
10-August-2016 11:35 IST

Innovation is key to achieve the vision of Digital India-Manoj Sinha 

Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today called for holistic planning rather than piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India. Inaugurating a seminar organized by National Institute of Communication Finance on “ICT emerging technologies & USOF for Digital India” here, the Minister said, there is need for innovation in this sector as India cannot afford to emulate the Developed economies due to limited resources. He said, if India will lag in catching up with emerging technologies in the coming 15 to 20 years, the very existence of the country will be at stake. He exhorted the officials and other stakeholders to “Walk the Talk” for achieving Prime Minister’s vision of Transforming India through Digital Revolution. He said, it is our bounden duty to digitally empower the huge chunk of population particularly in rural areas who are still deprived of IT revolution and he underlined that Government alone cannot do this and called for cooperation of all. 

Shri Sinha expressed the hope that by March, 2017, one lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) will be connected through Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) to set up a network infrastructure to serve the rural masses. He said, whether network infrastructure or digital highway, there is need for finding appropriate technologies for the deprived sections of society. 

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Telecom Shri J.S.Deepak said that Finance Ministry is very conservative in allocation of funds under USOF ( Universal Service Obligation Fund). He said, despite Rs 70,000 Crore available under USOF, allocation of work is less than 40 per cent. He, however, admitted that the execution of digital infrastructure projects particularly in rural areas needs to be speeded up. Shri Deepak also announced that Rs 10,000 Crore will be spent in 2016-17, which is the highest in the history of USOF. 

In his address, Chairman, TRAI, Shri R.S.Sharma said that for transforming India into Digitally Empowered Society and Knowledge Economy, Public-Private Partnership is definitely the best mode. He said, when mobile telephony made its foray into India, there were 2 Crore fixed telephone lines and the number remains the same even today even though the mobile subscribers have crossed 100 Crore mark. He also cautioned that the era of voice has been replaced by data and if India will lag behind in building the Digital Highway in a time bound manner, there will be problems of traffic Jam. 

The two-day long seminar will deliberate on the topics like changing role of USOF, regulatory issues and its future perspective, challenges of consolidation in digital Indian initiatives, Bharat Net and road ahead, broadband proliferation by telecom service providers, unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi etc.

MACP-II: Most beneficial Option

The details of MACP fixation options to be supersized by the officials of respective category in order to get 7th CPC effect in Revised Pay Scale, in the light of 7th CPC Gazette Report & Noble Concept of MACP have been analyzed and displayed below
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7th Pay Commission: Enhanced Pay With Arrears To Be Paid In This Month

New Delhi: The government is going to pay of salaries to its 4.8 million central government employees according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations in this month along with seven months’ arrears.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier had “congratulated” central government employees after the Union Cabinet accorded its approval to the 7th pay commission recommendations.

The payments will be made following the Finance ministry Office Memorandum No.1-5/2016-IC dated July 29 and Corrigendum dated August 1.

The government’s overall arrears payout will be lower because of only seven months arrears this time, compared to the previous sixth pay commission, which came in late.

The sixth pay commission report was submitted in 2008, with the higher salaries coming into effect retrospectively from January 1, 2006.

As per the notification and resolution, the central government employees will receive an average 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay effective from January 1, 2016.

The minimum pay in central government with effect from January 1, 2016 will now be Rs 18,000 per month, up form Rs 7,000 per month. At the highest level of Cabinet Secretary, the salary would go up from Rs 90,000 a month to Rs 2.5 lakh.

In November 2015, the cabinet approved the new scale for central government employees and pensioners after considering reports of the 7th Pay Commission, led by former Justice A K Mathur . The cabinet went for ditto, the 7th pay commission recommendations.

People familiar with the developments told the Sen Times Monday that increasing pay and pension of central government employees and pensioners is estimated to cost the exchequer Rs 1.02 lakh crore annually. However, by deferring the allowance hike proposed by the seventh pay commission, the burden to the exchequer is reduced by a 17 per cent at Rs 84,933 crore as the allowances will be paid after getting report from the Finance Secretary Committee, they added.

According to the notification, the central government employees will have to get a very little arrears after the deduction of income tax and NPS contribution.

However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier had “congratulated” central government employees after the Union Cabinet accorded its approval to the 7th pay commission recommendations.

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MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2566

TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH AUGUST, 2016

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 2566. SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state the details of medical facilities being provided to Central Government employees?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(i) Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates of Government of India are covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) in the cities where CGHS is in operation.

Facilities available to Central Government employees under CGHS are as under :
1. OPD treatment and medicines from CGHS Wellness Centres
2. Specialist Consultation at Govt. Hospitals
3. Hospitalization at Govt. and CGHS empanelled hospitals
4. Investigations at Govt. and empanelled Diagnostic centres.

5. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine (AYUSH).

6. In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries can go to any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment.

7. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment in Private unrecognized hospitals in case of emergency.

8. The beneficiary can go to any CGHS Wellness Centre in the country.

9. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of medical equipments such as hearing aid, hip/knee joint implants, artificial limbs, pace makers, ICD/Combo device, Neuro implants etc., as per the CGHS ceiling rates and guidelines.

(ii) Central Government employees who are not covered under CGHS are provided medical facilities under Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. They can avail treatment from Central Government / State Govt. Hospitals and hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS/CS (MA) as well as the hospitals fully funded by either Central Govt. or the State Govt. with the approval of the Head of the Department on the basis of medical prescription issued by the concerned Authorized Medical Attendant.

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House Rent Allowance: Here’s what can ease employees’ burden

The existing tax provisions provide beneficial tax treatment both in case of house rent allowance (HRA) and rent-free accommodation (RFA).

We would all agree that avenues of tax optimisation for salaried individuals are limited. Most of the companies widely offer accommodation benefit to its employees in the form of allowance or in kind. The existing tax provisions provide beneficial tax treatment both in case of house rent allowance (HRA) and rent-free accommodation (RFA).

House rent allowance

The quantum of HRA exemption under the Income Tax Rules shall be least of the following:
  • HRA received
  • 50% of the salary if the rented property is located in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata or 40% of salary in case of other cities
  • Actual rent paid less 10% of salary
Salary for the purpose of calculating HRA exemption includes basic salary, dearness allowance and commission based on fixed percentage of turnover, but excludes all other allowances and perquisites.
In order to claim HRA exemption, where rent paid during the year exceeds Rs 100,000 a year, employees are required to submit Form No. 12BB to the employer, incorporating the name, address and Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the landlord. In case the landlord does not have a PAN, a declaration to this effect from the landlord, along with the name and address of the landlord should be given to the employer. Employees are exempted from production of rent receipt to employer, if the house rent allowance is up to Rs 3,000 per month or Rs 36,000 a year.

Rent-free accommodation

Many companies also provide rent free accommodation (RFA) to some of its senior level employees. It is particularly prevalent in case of expatriates, where landlords generally prefer entering into lease agreements directly with the employer. The benefit so provided by the company is a taxable perquisite which is calculated as follows:
a) If accommodation is owned by employer:
  • 15% of salary in cities having population more than 25 lakhs;
  • 10% of salary in cities having population between 10 lakhs to 25 lakhs;
  • 7.5% of salary in other areas
b) If accommodation is leased by employer, taxable value will be lower of the following:
  • 15% of salary in case of residential house and 24% for hotel accommodation; and
  • Actual rent payable by the employer as reduced by rent paid by the employee (if any)
Salary for the purpose of calculating RFA includes basic salary, dearness allowance, bonus, commission, all taxable allowances and any monetary payment chargeable to tax.

The above valuation rules can serve as a guide to determine the take home salary in the hands of an employee to whom either of the two benefits are extended by the company.

Salaried employees have limited avenues for tax planning, hence corporates could make use of HRA and RFA as effective tools for reducing their employees’ tax burden.

The writer is partner Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP. With inputs from Divya Agarwal, senior manager, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP.

Source : FinancialExpress

Fixation of Pay on MACP as per CCS(RP) rules 2016 in 7th CPC Scales- 3 Options with Illustrations

Fixation of Pay on MACP as per CCS(RP) rules 2016 in 7th CPC Scales- 3 Options with Illustrations
For illustration purpose date of 2nd financial up-gradation under MACPS of a PA is taken as 18.1.2016
(i)Pre-revised Basic Pay as per VI CPC
Scale on 1.1.2016 (13950 + 2800 G.P)
16750/-
(ii)Granted 2nd MACP financial up-gradation on 18.1.2016 & Basic pay as per  (13950 + 4200 G.P)
VI CPC Scales on 18.1.2016 (Opted to fix pay from DNI on 1.7.2016)
18150/-
(iii)Basic pay as per VI CPC Scales on 1.7.2016(14980 + 4200 G.P)
(Pay Fixation done 2ndMACP financial up-gradation in VI CPC Scales)
19180/-

Pay Fixation (in 3 different options exercise as per Rule 5 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016) in 7th CPC Scales :-

 (a)    If Option exercised to switch over to 7th CPC scales from 1.1.2016:-

1Pre-revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.201616750/- [ 13950 + 2800 G.P]
2Applicable level in pay matrix5
3Amount at Col.3 above arrived by multiplying by 2.5743047.50 say 43048/-
4Applicable cell level either equal to (OR) just above the figure arrived at Col.544100
5Revised Basic Pay on 1.1.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level44100
6Pay fixation on account of 2nd MACP financial up-gradation granted w.e.f. 18.1.2016 as per Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 201646200/- (Level 6 in Pay Matrix)
7DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS (RP) Rules, 20161.1.2017 to the stage of Rs.47600/-
8Eligibility of Arrears = Arrears eligible from 1.1.2016 onwards.

(b)    If option exercise to switch over to 7th CPC scales from the Date of Next Increment in Pre-revised pay structure i.e. on 1.7.2016: –

1Pre-revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.201616750/- [13950 + 2800 G.P]
2Pau drawn in pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC Scales on account of 2ndMACP financial up-gradation   w.e.f. 18.1.201613950 + 4200 (G.P) = 18150/-
3Pay fixation done on 1.7.2016 in pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC Scales on account of 2nd MACP financial up-gradation granted from 18.1.201614980 + 4200 (G.P) = 19180/-
4Applicable level in Pay Matrix for Rs.4200/- G.P. (Pay Band – 2)6
5Amount an Col.3 above arrived by multiplying by 2.5749292.60 say Rs.49293/-
6Applicable Cell level either equal to (or) just above the figure arrived at Col.550500/- (level 6 of Pay Matrix)
7Revised Basic Pay on 1.7.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level50500/-
8DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS(RP) Rules, 20161.7.2017 to the stage of Rs.52000/-
9Eligibility of arrears = Arrears from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2016 are to forego. Arrears are eligible from 1.7.2016 onwards

(C)     If Option exercised to switch over to 7th CPC scales from the Date of Promotion/Financial up-gradation under MACPS i.e. on 18.1.2016:-

1Pre – Revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.201616750/-  [ 13950 + 2800 (G.P)
2Pay drawn in Pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC scales on Account of 2ndMACP financial up-gradation w.e.f. 18.1.201613950 + 4200 (G.P) = 18150/-
[ Option already exercised for fixation in old pay scales from DNI on 1.7.16 cannot be revised now ]
3Applicable level in Pay Matrix for Rs.4200/- G.P(Pay Band – 2)6
4Amount at Col.2 above arrived by multiplying by 2.5746645.50 Say Rs.46646/-
5Applicable cell level either equal to (Or) just above the figure arrived at Col.447600/- (Level 6 of Pay Matrix)
6Revised Basic Pay on 18.1.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level47600/-
7DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS (RP) Rules, 20161.1.2017 to the stage of Rs.49000/-
8Eligibility of Arrears.  = Arrears from 1.1.2016 to 17.1.2016 are to forego. Arrears are eligible from 18.1.2016 onwards.


Note: Exercising Option to switch over to 7th CPC Scales from the date of next increment in pre-revised pay structure i.e. on 1.7.2016 would be beneficial [ i.e. 1st proviso to Rule 5 of CCS (RP)Rules, 2016] by forgoing arrears from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2016.

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O/o SPOs, Sangareddy Division

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Dept. of Posts AP Circle Recruitment 2016 for 121 Postman & Mail Guard Posts, Apply by 04 Sept

Dept. of Posts AP Circle Job Notification:

Department of Posts Andhra Pradesh Circle, Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Hyderabadinvited applications for recruitment to 121 posts of Postman and Mail Guard cadre in Postal Divisions/Units in Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle.

The eligible candidates can apply online to the post through the prescribed format along with other necessary documents on or before 04 September 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for Dept. of Posts AP Circle Postman – Matriculation/SSC pass from recognized Board/University.
Eligibility Criteria for Dept. of Posts AP Circle Mail Guard – Matriculation/ SSC pass from recognized Board/University.
Age Limit: 18-27 years.
Eligible candidates can apply online to the post through the prescribed format on or before 04 September 2016.

Examination Pattern for Dept. of Posts AP Circle Postman and Mail Guard Jobs:

Candidates would be subject to appear for an Aptitude Test of the level of 10th Class/ Matriculation of 100 marks. The examination paper would comprise three sections including questions from General Knowledge, Reasoning & Analytical Ability, Mathematics, English Language and Telugu Language. The duration of examination will be for 120 minutes.

Selection Procedure for Dept. of Posts AP Circle Postman and Mail Guard Jobs:

The selection of the candidates for AP Postal jobs will be done on the basis of interview/ aptitude test which will be conducted by the organization.

Click here to download the open notification for the post of postman for AP Circle.
Click here to download the open notification for the post of postman for Telangana Circle.
Payment to be made in Sunayasam in Head Post Offices and identified sub post offices. Last date for payment is 04.09.2016.

How to Apply for Dept. of Posts AP Circle Postman and Mail Guard Jobs:

Eligible candidates can apply online for Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle through the prescribed format along with other necessary documents on or before 04 September 2016.

Important Date:

Last Date of Online Application: 04 September 2016

Gujarat Post Vacancy Details:
Name of the Posts:
Postman- 118 Posts
Mail Guard- 03 Posts
Pay Scale: PB-1 Rs. 5200-Rs. 20200+Grade Pay Rs. 2000/-+admissible allowance in accordance with Postman Recruitment Rules 2010/ Mail Guard Recruitment Rules 2010.

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Instructions issued for smooth functioning of POSB operations and prevention of frauds in CBS Post Offices by Directorate

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E - Publishing of guidelines / Instructions of LTC on Department's Web site.

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Bunching incidence in the 7th Central Pay commission

The bunching incidence in this pay commission is very much on high side 

For the reason
  1. The pay band stages of VI CPC at which the V CPC pay of employees were fixed at every Rs. 10/-. A gap of 10 rupees distinguished the stage of an employee in any given grade pay. Accordingly the net pay had the difference not leading to any grievance.
  2. But in this VII CPC all this pay band and grade pay on applying fitment formula are subsumed and the stages are arrived in the name of cell in vertically downward progression.
Thus the stages at every 10 rs in the existing pay when fitted in cell level of 500 to 5000/- in the revised pay naturally gets fitted in same for many.
There are incidence of more than 6 stages getting bunched
  • The pay commission did not foresee this. It has therefore recommended as ever before .
  • If at all bunching increment is to given for bunching increment a senior in the bunching sequences if 6 stages will have to be given 3 increment to alleviate bunching .
  • But again he will b bunched to another in that cell with a different stage in the existing pay.
So this is an on going process and in order to mitigate the genuine grievance the difference in the basic pay of immediate senior to the top most in the bunching sequence and the revised pay of official concerned may please b given as' bunching pay ' as separate entity and not to b absorbed in the pay pay progression till such the effect of bunching vanishes in the event if any upgradation or promotion etc.

Like wise the others in the string of bunching should be given bunching pay in such a way that everyone is unique in the quantum of pay

Deputation of Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander (IPoS:1987), PMG, Chennai City Region, Tamil Nadu Circle as Joint secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai