Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Government to bear transaction cost of payments received via cards

n order to promote less cash economy, the government has said it will bear the transaction cost for all payments made to it through debit or credit cards and net banking. 

At present, customers bear the transaction cost commonly known as merchant discount rate (MDR) on payments made to the government. 

"Government departments shall take appropriate steps to bear MDR cost like other merchants. The public shall not bear any MDR cost for making payment to government through debit cards or credit cards or digital means," said the office memorandum issued by the Finance Ministry. 

It further said the methodology for reimbursement of such payment to intermediaries on transactions involving debt/credit cards or digital means is being worked out and the detailed guidelines and operational modalities would be issued in due course. 

The Finance Ministry has issued the circular in pursuance of the decision of the government to promote credit/digital transactions in government payments and collections. 

Earlier the government had set up a task force under Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Neeraj Gupta. 

The Task Force on promotion of payments through cards and digital means has flagged issues with respective government departments. 

The Reserve Bank in 2012 had capped the MDR for debit card transaction at 0.75 per cent for transaction values up to Rs 2,000 and at 1 per cent for transaction values above Rs 2,000. However, there is no RBI cap on MDR on credit card payments. 

In order to move towards 'less-cash' society by developing a card acceptance infrastructure, the RBI had in March came out with a concept paper to encourage card transactions and sought public opinion. 

As of October 2015, there were 61.5 crore debit card users and 2.3 crore credit card holders in the country.

Source:-The Economic Times

HFINRPT - Finacle MIS Reports

HFINRPT - Finacle MIS Reports



1.
APY Auto Credit Report
2.
APY Report
3.
Administrative Office Report for Social Security Schemes
4.
Auto-renewal Batch Job Report for PMSBY and PMJJBY
5.
CUUTR Monthly Report for Social Security Schemes
6.
Common Counter Wise Transactions Report - KVP16(Previous day)
7.
Common Counter Wise Transactions Report - KVP16(Today)
8.
Common Counter Wise Transactions Report - NSC16(Previous Day)
9.
Common Counter Wise Transactions Report - NSC16(Today)
10.
Common_Account Statistics Report
11.
Common_Account Statistics Transfer In/Out
12.
Common_Bill Payment Transaction
13.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - MIS (Previous Day)
14.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - PPF (Previous Day)
15.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - RD (Previous Day)
16.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - SCSS (Previous Day)
17.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - Savings (Previous Day)
18.
Common_Counter Wise Transactions Report - TD (Previous Day)
19.
Common_Net Accretion Report
20.
Common_No Of Live Accounts
21.
Common_No Of Transactions
22.
Common_Nominee Amendment Audit Report
23.
Common_Outstanding Balances Of Small Savings Collections- Annexure - IV (I)
24.
Common_Outstanding Balances Of Small Savings Collections- Annexure - IV (II)
25.
Common_Settled/Unsettled Claims
26.
Common_Statistical Statement Report
27.
Consolidated KVP16 Account Journal of Deposits and Withdrawals
28.
Consolidated NSC16 Account Journal of Deposits and Withdrawals
29.
DFS Report for APY,PMJJBY and PMSBY
30.
GL_Monthly Product Wise Balances Report
31.
GL_Monthly Product Wise Interest Balances Report
32.
GL_Monthly Report For New Accounts
33.
GL_Monthly Report For Silent Accounts
34.
GL_Monthly Statistical Report of Nominations
35.
GL_Monthly Statistical report of Deposits /Withdrawals
36.
GL_Yearly Product Wise Balances Report
37.
GL_Yearly Product Wise Interest Balances Report
38.
GL_Yearly Statistical Report of Nominations
39.
GL_Yearly Statistical report of deposits /Withdrawals
40.
KVP/NSC_Duplicate Certificates
41.
KVP/NSC_Forfeited Certificates
42.
KVP/NSC_Released After Pledged Certificates
43.
KVP/NSC_Statistical report for number of certificates Issued
44.
KVP/NSC_Statistical report for number of certificates discharged
45.
KVP/NSC_Transferred Certificates
46.
KVP_Pledged Certificates
47.
List of active SB accounts with balance above Rs.10000/-
48.
Overdue Mature TD Accounts
49.
PPF_Acc Transfer From Bank To Dop
50.
PPF_PPF Download Details
51.
Passbook Report
52.
Post Office Report for Social Security Schemes
53.
RD_Discontinued Accounts
54.
RD_Pre Mature Closure Accounts
55.
RD_Report For Claim Settled Accounts Under RD-Protected Scheme
56.
RD_Report For Extended Accounts
57.
RD_Report For Loan Accounts Having Rd-Deposit
58.
Report of Silent SB Accounts
59.
Savings_Account Freeze Report
60.
Savings_Accounts Transfer Report
61.
Savings_Cheque Book Request Details Report
62.
Savings_Minor to Major Report
63.
Savings_Report of Withdrawals Exceeding Limit
64.
Savings_Sanction Claim Details Report
65.
Savings_Silent Account Closure Details Report
66.
Savings_Silent Account Count
67.
Savings_Silent Accounts Revived
68.
Savings_Welcome kit Accounts Report
69.
Statistical Report for Social Security Schemes
70.
TD_Closure Reason Code
71.
TD_Mode Of Operation (Single/Joint) Report
72.
TD_Transation Reported By Auditor         

Who can give MACP Exercise option - Between 1st day of January, 2016 and the Date of Notification ( ie. 25/07/2016)

To Exercise option under the provisos to rule 5 with in three months of the Notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016 is issued.

shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016.

5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure.– Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: 

Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

Explanation 1.- The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.

Explanation 2.– The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

Explanation 3.– Where a Government servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that pay structure under Fundamental Rule 22, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

Click to know : Revised Pay Rule

7th Pay Commission: Details of Posts under CGA Organization corresponding to the revised Pay Matrix Level

Seventh Pay Commission: Details of Posts in CCAS Cadre under CGA Organization carrying Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay Corresponding to the revised Pay Matrix Level: Controller General of Accounts OM


No.A-60015/1/2014/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7th CPC/218
GOVERNMENT OF INDlA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
LOK NAYAK BHAWAN,
KHAN MARKET,NEW DELHI
Dated: . 10th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Consequent upon Govt. of India’s decision for implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission’s Recommendations vide Resolution. dated 25th July, 2016, Min. of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure has notified the orders for revised pay scales, fixation of pay and payment of arrears etc. Attention is drawn in this regard to Gazette Notification G.-S.R. 721(E) dated 25th July, .2016. The details of. posts in CCAS cadre carrying existing Pay Band and Grade Pay corresponding to the revised Pay, Matrix Level are as under:-

Sl. No.
Posts
Existing
Revised
Pay Band
Grade Pay
Pay Level (Matrix)
As per 6th CPC
(7th CPC)
1.
MTS
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1800
Level 1
2.
LDC
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1900
Level 2
3.
Accountant
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
4.
Sr. Accountant
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
5.
Assistant Accounts Officer
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4800
Level 8
Level 9 after completion of 4 years**
6.
Accounts Officer
PB-2 (9300-34800)
5400
Level 9
7.
Senior Accounts Officer
PB-3 (15600-39100)
5400
Level 10
8.
Stenographer Grade III
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
9.
Stenographer Grade I
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
10.
Private Secretary
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4600
Level 7
11.
Sr. Private Secretary
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4800
Level 8
Level 9 after completion of 4 years**
12.
Data entry Operator Grade A
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
13.
Data entry Operator Grade B
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
14.
Computer Operator
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
15.
Staff Car Driver Ordinary
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1900
Level 2
16.
Staff Car Driver Gr.II
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
17.
Staff Car Driver Gr.I
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
18.
Staff Car Driver Special Gr.
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6

**Separate orders shall be issued in this regard.

The above description is for the guidance of offices under CGA organization inconsistencies, if any, may he brought to the notice of this office.
(G. Ramesh)
Asst. Controller of Accounts


Source: http://cga.nic.in/writereaddata/7th%20cpc%20implementation%20cga.pdf

7th CPC: Civilians in Defence Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - Notification

7th CPC: Civilians in Defence Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - Notification

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART II, SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY

F.No. 11(3)/2016/D(Civ-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, dated the 9 August, 2016


SRO ......II.. (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309, and Clause (5) of Article 148 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely

1. Short title and commencement

(1) These rules may be called the Civilians in Defence Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Categories of Government servants to whom the rules apply-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union whose pay is debitable to the Defence Services Estimates.

(2) These rules shall not apply to

(i) Persons locally recruited for services in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;

(ii) persons not in whole~time employment;

(iii) persons paid out of contingencies;

(iv) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece rate basis;

(v) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;

(vi) persons re-employed in Government service after retirement;

(vii) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.

3. Definitions- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

7th Pay Commission – Railway Board has issued orders on deduction of Income Tax on Arrears

7th Pay Commission – Railway Board has issued orders on deduction of Income Tax on Arrears, Instruction given to CRIS,Railway Board orders to CRIS:-

SDBS Simplification of withdrawal Procedure and document requirement for subscribers belonging to GDS: NPS-Lite - SWALAMBAN

SDBS - SIMPLIFICATION OF WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE - DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSCRIBERS BELONGING TO GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) WHO ARE COVERED UNDER NPS-Lite - SWALAMBAN



Preparation of Gradation List of HSG-I (Postal) officials of Odisha Circle



Central Government considering not to form Pay Commission in future

No new commission may be formed in future for increasing salaries of central government employees, a senior Finance Ministry official told The Sen Times on condition of anonymity.

“The government is going to take a policy decision in this regard,” official told our reporters after issuing the 7th Pay Commission notification.

Pay Commissions makes much impact on the fiscal deficit, since pay commission awards come once in 10 years, the two to three years subsequent to each award tend to be fiscally stressful for the central government. States also suffered major blows to their finances for implementation of pay commission report, he added.
Presenting an idea about an alternative arrangement, he said that the 7th Pay Commission Chairman Justice A K Mathur had earlier told The Financial Express in an interview, “The government should review the salary of central government employees every year looking into the data available to it and based on the price index.”
The 7th Pay Commission recommended that the pay matrix may be reviewed periodically without waiting for the long period of ten years. It can be reviewed and revised on the basis of the Aykroyd formula which takes into consideration the changes prices of the commodities that constitute a common man’s basket, which the Labour Bureau at Shimla reviews periodically.

The Pay Commission also suggested that this should be made the basis for revision of that pay matrix periodically without waiting for another Pay Commission.

So, it will not be necessary to form a new pay Commission after every 10 years for central government employees and pensioners and whether any change is required regarding pay and allowances would be made considering inflation.

Accordingly, the central government is to follow this proposal of the Pay Commission and to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future to suggest salary structure and other perks for all central government employees and pensioners, the official gave his views.

The official said there would be an officer who would submit a report of inflation to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley every three years.

He added some changes regarding pay and allowance would be made considering inflation.

Source: TST

Cancellation of result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGOs Exam-2015-16 for the period from 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2016)

Department of Posts,India
O/O The Chief Postmaster General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

No.RE/30-23/2015-16(PA/SA) dated at Bhubaneswar the 16-08-2016

To
The PMG, Sambalpur/Berhampur Region
All SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRMs in Odisha Circle

Sub- Declaration of result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(LGOs Exam-2015-16 for the period from 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2016) of Lower Grade Officials for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants held on 31-07-2016

Ref- CO letter of even no. dated 06-08-2016 (sent by email)

Kindly refer to CO letter of even No. dated 06-08-2016 sent by email declaring the result of the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the vacancies pertaining to the Year2015-16 for promotion of Postman/Mail Guard & MTS to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants held on 31-07-2016 wherein the names of the candidates selected for Postal Assistant/Sorting Asst cadre Divisionwise alongwith their Roll No,Community & Marks secured by them were furnished.

In this connection , this is to intimate that key of the above examination has been revised as per the intimation given by the designated Circle i.e A.P circle, Hyderabad. Consequent upon receipt of revised & corrected key the answer sheets are required to beevaluated again and also the result is to be modified/declared afresh.

In view of above, I am directed to intimate that the result of the above examination as declared vide CO letter dated 06-08-2016( sent by email) is hereby cancelled and the said result will be declared afresh after evaluation of the answer sheets on the basis of corrected key.

The orders issued by Divisions for in-house training for successful candidates may be kept in abeyance till receipt of revised selection list and the Divisional heads are also requested not to take any further action on the previous results.They are also requested to send the names of all candidates alongwith community & Roll No. in excel sheet in an attachment as per the following format to enable this office for further processing for declaring of the revised result today positively.

Sl. No Name of the candidate Roll No. Community Marks secured ​ ​ Remarks
Paper-I Paper-II Total Marks 

(K.P.Parida)
Asst. Director (RE)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar-751001

Source : http://aipeup3bbsr.blogspot.in/

Govt should also provide paternity leave to help men participate in child-rearing

Govt should also provide paternity leave to help men participate in child-rearing

The passage of the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, by the Rajya Sabha improving the working conditions of women with newborn children is welcome. The government needs to do away with the differentiation between natural, adoptive and commissioning mothers when it comes to leave for infant care: the infant’s need for care is the same regardless of its circumstance of birth. Thought also must apply to extending these benefits to women working in the unorganised sector where the bulk of working women toil.

There are some 1.8 million women in the organised sector. By increasing maternity leave to 26 weeks, it bridges the gap between women in private and public organisations — government institutions already provide for a longer maternity leave. The proposal requiring establishments with 50 or more employees to provide for crèche facilities will enable women to pursue their professional goals, contribute to the workplace, without shortchanging on child care. Given the importance of the first six months in an infant’s life, these measures would enable healthier children. The Bill provides for an option allowing young mothers to work from home, the details of which arrangement will have to be worked out by employers. The government says it would discuss with the states on ways to extend the benefits to women in the unorganised sector, comprising roughly 100 million women. The best solution is to bring ever-larger chunks of the unorganised sector into the organised sector. For that, regulation that dissuades formal employment must change.

The Bill reflects the changing reality, with more women working, and from nuclear families. In this spirit, the government should also consider providing for paternity leave to enable men to participate in child-rearing.

Source : The Economic Times