Friday, December 16, 2016

RBI Imposes Restrictions On Withdrawal From Certain Bank Account

The Reserve Bank imposed certain restrictions on withdrawal if more than Rs 2 lakh has been deposited after November 9 in an account which has a balance of over Rs 5 lakh.

Mumbai: Tightening the noose around people who misused banking channels to park unaccounted money, the Reserve Bank on Thursday imposed certain restrictions on withdrawal if more than Rs 2 lakh has been deposited after November 9 in an account which has a balance of over Rs 5 lakh.

As per a RBI notification, withdrawal or transfer of funds will not be permitted in accounts without quoting of PAN or submission of Form 60 (persons who do not have PAN).

The Reserve Bank also said monthly withdrawal limit of Rs 10,000 will be maintained even if a 'small account' has witnessed increase in annual permissible deposit of Rs 1 lakh.

The notification follows after it was brought to the notice of the RBI that "strict compliance" with KYC (Know Your Customer) provisions is not being ensured in some cases.

In respect of KYC compliant accounts where the required Customer Due Diligence (CDD) procedure has been complied with, RBI said banks and NBFCs should ensure compliance regarding quoting of PAN/obtaining of Form 60 for all transactions.

"No debit transaction, transfer or otherwise shall be allowed in accounts which do not comply with the above mentioned requirements.

"To begin with, this rule shall be strictly applied in accounts where both the thresholds listed -- (i) balance of rupees five lakh or more; and (ii) the total deposits (including credits by electronic or other means) made after November 9, 2016, exceed rupees two lakh," RBI said.

RBI further said if any account is rendered ineligible for being classified as a small account due to credits/balance in the account exceeding the permissible limits, withdrawals may be allowed within the limit prescribed for small accounts.

The monthly limit for withdrawal and transfer from a small account is Rs 10,000. Also, aggregate of all credits in a financial year cannot exceed Rs 1 lakh.

Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts (Jan Dhan accounts are akin to BSBDAs), which are not KYC compliant accounts are to be treated as 'small accounts', the RBI added.

Government demonetised old Rs 500/1000 from November 9.

Earlier, RBI had asked banks to strictly follow norms while allowing deposits in dormant accounts.

There have been reports some people misused Jan Dhan and dormant accounts to deposit unaccounted money following demonetisation.

Unprecedented Success of the 15th Dec 2016 Parliament March with declaration of one day nationwide strike on 15th February, 2017 by Confederation



DATED – 16.12.2016

15TH DECEMBER 2016 PARLIAMENT MARCH
AN UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS

AN OUTBURST OF RESENTMENT, ANGER AND PROTEST AGAINST THE TOTALLY NEGATIVE STAND OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT


IN SPITE OF CANCELLATION AND DELAYED RUNNING OF SEVERAL TRAINS IN NORTH INDIA DUE TO HEAVY FOG AND THE HAVOC UNLEASHED BY THE CYCLONE IN TAMILNADU.


ABOUT 15000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN THE PARLIAMENT MARCH AND RALLY

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

AGAINST THE BETRAYAL AND BREACH OF ASSURANCE BY THREE CABINET MINISTERS OF NDA GOVT. VIZ. SRI RAJNATH SINGH, HON’BLE HOME MINISTERS AND SRI SURESH PRABHU, HON’BLE RAILWAY MINISTER.

DEMANDING IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT OF THE 21 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO GOVT. (SEE CHARTER OF DEMANDS PUBLISHED BELOW).

A massive Parliament March was conducted on 15th December 2016, as per the decision of the Diamond Jubilee year National Conference of the Confederation held at Chennai in August 2016. Central Government employees from all over the states belonging to all affiliates of Confederation participated in the March and Rally. Autonomous bodies employees and pensioners Central Government Pensioners etc. are also extended their support and solidarity by joining the rally.

Inspite of cancellation and delayed running of several trains in North India due to fog and also the havoc unleased by the Cyclone in Tamilnadu, participation of about 15000 employees in the Parliament March and Rally. Made it a resounding success. As decided by the National Secretariat on day Strike on 15th February 2017 wad declared in the Rally.

The rally after the Parliament march was presided over by the National President of the Confederation Com. K. K. N. Kutty. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, announced the decision to go one day national wide strike on 15th February 2017. 

Com. Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary, CITU, Com. D. L. Sachdeva, National Secretary, AITUC, Com. C. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF), Com. Pathak, President, AIDEF, Com. Amar Singh Yadav (JNU) Nand Kishore Gupta (Delhi University), Bahabuddin (Jamia University) Com. Sharma (IGNOU), Com. K. G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, BSNL-DOT Pensioners Association, National Secretariat Members Com. Narasimhan, Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parahsar, Com. Usha Bonepalli, Com. A. K. Kanojia, Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Com. Giriraj Singh, Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee addressed the rally. Com. VAN Namboodri, Service Leader of BSNLEU, all other National Secretariat members of Confederation, Leaders of Central Government Pensioners and Autonomous bodies Pensioners, and Autonomous bodies employees were also present in the dais. The rally condemned the authoritarian attitude of the NDA Government and also the breach of assurance given by Group of Ministers to NJCA Leaders and demanded immediate settlement of the 21 point charter of demands submitted by Confederation to Government.


The overwhelming participation of the employees in the Parliament March and rally and also the declaration of the one day nationwide strike will definitely have far-reaching implication among other sections of the Central Government employees. Further the Central Trade Unions had assured full support and solidarity to the proposed strike. All India state Government Employees Federation has also decided to extend full support by conducting countrywide demonstrations on 14th February 2016. Intensive campaign will be planned by the National Executive meeting of the Confederation on 16.12.2016. All the affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to start intensive campaign and preparations to make the 15th February 2016 strike a grand success.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Enhance bonus calculation ceiling of GDS also to 7000 from 01.04.2014.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees working in autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.











LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA BY FNPO AND ITS AFFILIATED UNIONS / ASSOCIATIONS.

To
Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-l10011

Respected Sir,

We, the Federation of National Postal Organisation and its affiliated unions submit this letter to express our deep concern and request to honour the commitment given by the Group of Ministers in the meetings held with JCM (Staff Side) leaders on 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016.

Subsequently, an assurance was given that a High-Level Committee will examine the 7th CPC issues, mainly the Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. Based on the assurance, the JCM Constituent deferred the Strike action on 06th July 2016.

Though a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance and discussions held, the response has been disappointing.

The employees of the Postal and other Central Government employees are greatly disappointed over the nonsettlement of the main issues.

More so, many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC have created unrest in the minds of Central government employees in general and Postal employees in particular.

The issues raised after the implementation of 7th CPC & other long pending issues are enclosed.

We request your kind attention to the issues listed in the enclosure and action thereof at the earliest.
Thanking you, sir,

Yours Sincerely,
S-d

THE ISSUES RAISED AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 7TH CPC & OTHER LONG PENDING ISSUES
1. Request to Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially the increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA, at the existing percentage itself, i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Request to Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.

3. Request to Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pensions and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Request to Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5.Request to Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay

6. Request to avoid Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Request to Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decided to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as a fresh entrance to the cadre for grant of the MACP.

8. Request to Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a shortcut as a purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Request to Fill up all vacant posts, including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts.

10. Request to remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Request for Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. Employees..

12. Request to Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

13. Request for Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

14. Request to Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Outstation allowance (OSA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

15. Request to Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years. 16. Request to Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

Aadhaar seeding is not mandatory for release of pension

There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the Central Government pensioners.
Eighty-seven percent of Central Government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The remaining thirteen percent, including those Government pensioners of the age of 80 and 90 years have not yet seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The Government has made efforts to seed accounts of all Central Government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate. Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:-PIB

Avail LTC for the block 2014-2015 before it finally expires by December 2016

Home Town Leave Travel Concession applicable for the year 2014-2015 can be either utilised as Home Town LTC or as All India LTC on or before 31st December 2016.

Have you planned for any Home Town Trip or Leave Travel by availing LTC and Encashment of Leave on LTC before this year expires ? Then Carry over provision available under Rule 10 of LTC Rules would be very handy to you.

Rule 10 of LTC provides that A Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years.

The Current 4 year LTC Block is 2014-2017 and Two Year Block Year is 2016-2017. However, the home town LTC applicable for the Two year block year of 2014-2015, can be carried over and utilised by Central Government Employees either as home town LTC or as All India before it finally expires on 31st December 2016.

By Carrying Over of LTC for the block year 2014-2015, employees who intend to travel on LTC before 31st December 2016, can avail one more Home Town LTC or All India LTC (if they have converted the home town LTC to All India LTC in the previous 2 year block) before December 2017.

USER MENU ID IS UNDEFINED IN FINACLE MIS SERVER

  • User Menu ID is undefined in Finacle MIS Server
  • An Error "User Menu ID is undefined" is coming while any command is given in Menu Shortcut at Finacle MIS Server. The error is looking like below screen shoot.

Solution :-

  • Delete Browsing History from Tool Menu of Internet Explorer.
  • Now Click on Tools in Right side of Internet Explorer and do the compatibility Setting.

  • Give the website name is indiapost.gov.in and click Add button.
  • Close the window
  • Now Login and check it works fine.

Steps to popularize use of RTI Act

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
15-December-2016 14:50 IST 

Steps to popularize use of RTI Act

As per the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, all citizens shall have the right to information. Further, RTI Act provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. 

A number of measures have been taken by the Government to popularize the RTI Act which inter-alia includes: 

1. Under the Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme “Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of the Right to Information Act”, the Central Government provides funds every year to various State Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs) for promoting various awareness generation activities like mass media campaigns, publishing of handbooks, pamphlets, banners etc. on RTI and for its distribution among public etc. 

2. Providing funds to State Information Commissions for celebration of RTI weeks during 5th -12th October. 

3. RTI web portal www.rtionline.gov.in was launched w.e.f. 21st August, 2013 to facilitate citizens for filing online RTI applications and first appeals with the facility of online payment of RTI fees. RTI online portal has provided the facility to citizens for filing applications and first appeals in Hindi language also. 

4. Government website gives detailed information on various aspects of Right to Information Act like how to make request for information, whom to approach for information, rules, etc. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Amar Shankar Sable in the Rajya Sabha today.

Central Govt Employees, don't need to file assets declaration in 2016

New Delhi: Central government employees need not to file a declaration of their assets and liabilities this year because the new rules under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 are not ready yet.

So, the extension of deadline for submission of declaration of assets and liabilities till December 31 has become fruitless.

“The extension was given under the old Act of 2014, which is now redundant…We are in the process of drafting the final proforma which only will be valid,” an official in Ministry of Personnel said.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 says, “On and from date of commencement of this Act every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.” Since the filing rules have not been firmed up, there is no requirement for filing of declarations by central government public servants, he added.

The government had extended the deadline of filing assets declaration for the fifth time since the Act came into force.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is consulting the law ministry over the final draft of the form for declaration of assets by public servants, so, no fresh deadline fixed yet.

The public servants will now not be required to provide the details of assets of their spouses and other dependents, according to the amendment of the Act, 2016.

TST

Disposal of pending pre-2006 pension revision cases – CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE 
TRIKOOT-II. BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE, 
NEW DELHI-11 0066
PHONES: 26174596, 26174456, 26174438

CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision Pre-2006/B (Vol-IV)/2015 (Part file) / 191
14.12.2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Disposal of pending pre-2006 pension revision cases.

In compliance of decision taken in the meeting held on 11th November under the Chairmanship of Controller General of Accounts,the revised list of Pre-2006 pending pension cases(including pre-90) has been prepared and provided under PAO’s login on CPAO’s website and the same can be downloaded for further processing.

All CCAs/CAs are requested to instruct their PAOs to review the pendency of Pre-2006 pension cases appearing in the revised list and check the availability of records and make all efforts to get the records. In case records are not available even after this exercise, PPO wise certificate of non-availability of records (duly approved by concerned CCA/CA) may be furnished to CPAO by 10th January, 2017 to enable it to take further necessary action. However, if any such pensioner represents for revision of his/her pension in future,the pension case will be processed by the concerned Ministry/Department on the basis of records provided by him/her subject to verification.
sd/-
(Subhash Chandra) 
Controller of Accounts
Phone No. 26174809

March to Parliament Photos - 15/12/2016

The Confederation Call for Parliament March today on pay commission and other issues was a great success as scores of Central Government employees from different organizations participated.

At the end of the rally, a meeting was conducted which was presided over Com KKN Kutty. The speakers who addressed the meeting include Coms M.Krishnan SG, Confederation, Sri Kumar, SG, AIDEF, Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, Srivatsava AITUC.

It was declared in the meeting that the Confederation will go ahead with one day strike on 15/2/2017 on pay commission and all pending demands of Central Government Employees.