Friday, May 12, 2017

7th CPC HRA Rate: Logic behind demand of 30%, 20%, 10% instead of 24%,16%, 8%

7th CPC HRA Rate: Logic behind demand of 30%, 20%, 10% instead of 24%,16%,8%
JCM (Staff Side) has explored the logic behind demand of House Rent Allowance at the existing rate, the 7th CPC has recommended the reduced rate. A note on HRA has been sent to Committee on Allowances by the JCM (Staff Side). Full text of note on HRA by JCM (Staff Side) is furnished below:-

House Rent Allowance to Civil Servants

Housing accommodation is provided to a small segment of the Civil Servants. While the percentage of satisfaction is very high at the senior level Officers, Employees at the lower levels are to depend upon the market for a dwelling place. Of late recruitment at Gr B and C levels in Central Govt Offices is on the basis of an all India Examination and the regional recruitment which was in prevalence a decade back has been dispensed with. Once, recruited, he/she is perforce to be posted outside his/her home state making it necessary to search for a dwelling unit at the place of his/her posting and compete with those workers in the private sector whose salary levels in certain cases are phenomenally high. Housing in the country, despite introduction of various projects, tax concessions etc, continues to be a seller‟s paradise. A simple scrutiny of the rate of increase in the cost of construction and the rates quoted by the property dealers, real estate agents and tenant facilitators will reveal the extent of escalation in rent over the last a decade.

7th CPC has made a bald statement on HRA

In Para 8.7.14 the 7th CPC has made a bald statement that with the increase in Basic pay, most of the employees will be able to afford rented houses as per their entitlement. The Chart given under Para 8.7.14 indicates the rent increases over a period between 2006-14. The rent is shown to have gone up by 118% by 2014. The Commission has sourced the House Rent Index figures from AICPI (IW). We have no hesitation to state that the Commission's observation based upon the most unreliable data must be discarded. Even according to the said data, which only indicates the figures up to 2014, the registered increase was 118%. The progression between 2009 to 2014 from 136 to 168 gives an average increase of 22 points. This reads as much similar to the progression of the AICPI (IW) prepared by the Indian Labour Bureau Shimla, whose commodity prices have been adopted by the 7 CPC for minimum Wage computation.

How divorced those rates are from the reality in the market has been explained with facts and figures in our letter dated 10.12.2015 to the Chairman, Empowered Committee of Secretaries. Even if one bases the computation on such unreliable data, the hypothetical progression of the housing index by end of 2015 shall be 279-290 which warrant an increase by 136%.

Relation of Index figures with HRA

Relating the index figures indicated in chart under Para 8.7.14 to the DA percentage as on 1.1.2016 (125%), the ratio obtaining both in H1 and H2 i.e. 123 to 260 (2014) and 126 to 268 (2014) are 2.11 and 2.13 respectively. If the same is calibrated to 125% as on 1.1.2016, the ratio shall be 2.64 and 2.66. This will necessitate to raise the HRA to 33.13% in Metro Cities, 22% in Y Class Cities and 11.12% in Z class towns.
"The hypothetical progression on average basis will also make it necessary to compensate housing expenses at 29.7% in Metro Cities and 19.74% in Y class Cities and 9.87% in Z class towns."
The Commission is on record to state that the house rent factor in AICPI (IW) is on an average 15.27. The 6th CPC has indicated the factor at 8.67 and has been on record to state that the factor is not uniform at all places. The rates between Metro cities and small towns vary violently. This apart the Commission has applied a factor of 0.8 to all allowances, which are not cost indexed on the specious plea that wages per- se has been increased. While the Basic wages registered a paltry rise of 14% over a period of ten years (1.4% per annum) how justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension. The Commission has proceeded with the assumption that the grant of 30,20 and 10% of the determined basic pay was a full and perfect reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Government employees on housing, which is undoubtedly erroneous as could be evidenced from the observation of the 6th CPC itself. Even if all these untenable contentions of 7 CPC and the unreliable statistics are taken into account, still it is clear that in order to maintain the present compensation level, the commission ought to have maintained the status quo in respect of rates of HRA and should not have reduced it by the application of 0.8 factor.

Request to retain HRA @ 30, 20 and 10 percentWe, therefore, request for the reasons adduced above, that the HRA may be retained at the levels determined by 6th CPC i.e. 30, 20, and 10 per cent of Basic pay for X,Y, Z class of cities and towns respectively.

CALCULATION OF HRA

Dearness Allowance
01.01.2007 = 06%
01.01.2008 = 12%
01.01.2009 = 22%
01.01.2010 = 35%
01.01.2011 = 51% (25% increase in certain allowances)
01.01.2012 = 65%
01.01.2013 = 80%
01.01.2014 = 100% (25+25 = 50% increase in certain allowances)
01.01.2015 = 113%
01.01.2016 = 125%


Central Government notifies Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar / Enrolment ID to certain individuals

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
12-May-2017 16:42 IST

Central Government notifies Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar / Enrolment ID to certain individuals

The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply to the following individuals if they do not possess the Aadhaar / Enrolment ID:
  1. An individual who is residing in the state of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya. 
  2. An individual who is a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961. 
  3. An individual of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year. 
  4. An individual who is not a citizen of India. 
The notification is available on the Income Tax website www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as inserted by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017. Section 139AA (3) of the Act empowers the Central Government to notify the person(s) or State(s) to which the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply.

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DSM/VKS/KA

Clarification on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by POs after Implementation of CBS


Inter cadre transfer / deputation / extension of inter cadre deputation – Meeting on 01.05.2017

MoM held under the chairmanship of Secretary, DOP&T on 01.05.2017 to consider the cases of inter cadre transfer / deputation / extension of inter cadre deputation requiring relaxation of provision(s) of the guidelines.
A meeting was held on 01.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P) to consider the cases of inter cadre deputation/ inter cadre transfer requiring relaxation of provision(s) of the guidelines. The members of the committee EO&AS and JS(S&V) were present. Further, DS(AIS) & US(S-III) were also present to assist the Committee in the meeting.
The Committee took note of the Action Taken Report on the minutes of the previous meeting held on 29.03.2017. The Committee after detailed deliberations and careful consideration in each case took the following decisions in the meeting:-
Case 1: Inter cadre deputation of Shri R Sudhan, IAS (MN:2006) from Manipur cadre to Tamil Nadu cadre for a period of three years.
The Committee was informed that Shri R. Sudhan , IAS has requested for inter cadre deputation to Tamil Nadu cadre. The officer has completed the required nine years of service in his cadre and both the states Governments have conveyed their consent / no objection for deputation. Further, the officer is clear from vigilance angle.
The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC.
Case 2: Inter cadre deputation of Smt. M. Sudha Devi, IAS (HP:2003) from Himachal Pradesh cadre to Tamil Nadu cadre for a period of three years on personal grounds.
The Committee was informed that Smt. M.Sudha Devi,IAS (HP:2003) has requested for inter cadre deputation to Tamil Nadu cadre. Both the State Governments have conveyed consent / no objection. The Committee observed that the officer was on Central deputation from 18/06/2009 to 17/06/2014 and the mandatory cooling off period would be completed by 16.06.2017. The officer is clear from vigilance angle. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed that ACC note for inter cadre deputation of the officer be put up for a period of three years beyond 16.06.2017.
Case 3: Inter cadre deputation of Dr.Karuna Kumari, IAS (AM:2010) from Assam-Meghalaya cadre to Bihar cadre for a period of five years.
The Committee was informed that Dr. Karuna Kumari, IAS (AM:2010) has requested for inter cadre deputation to Bihar cadre. The State Governments of Assam, Meghalaya and Bihar have conveyed consent / no objection for the same. The officer is clear from vigilance angle. It was further informed that as per existing inter cadre transfer/ deputation policy for North East cadres, a lady officer borne on the North East Cadre is eligible for deputation for a maximum 9 years to be availed in two spells. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal for a period of five years and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC.
Case 4: Cadre change of Ms.Radhika Aiyar, IAS (WB:2011) from West Bengal cadre on the basis of PH policy dated 14.02.2014.
The Committee was informed that Ms. Radhika Aiyar, IAS (WB:2011) has requested for cadre change on grounds of PH policy. The Committee after detailed deliberations decided to defer the proposal at present.
Case 5: Cadre transfer of Dr. Jitendra Gupta, IAS (BH:2013) from Bihar cadre to Haryana cadre on grounds of extreme hardship.
The Committee was informed that Dr. Jitendra Gupta, IAS (BH:2013) has requested for cadre transfer on grounds of extreme hardship including threat to life and property. The Committee after detailed deliberations directed to seek a report from the Intelligence Bureau regarding such threat.
Case 6: Cadre transfer of Shri Megha Nidhi Dahal, IAS (AM:2015) from AssamMeghalaya cadre to Sikkim cadre
The Committee was informed that Shri Megha Nidhi Dahal, IAS (AM:2015) has requested for cadre transfer to Sikkim cadre which is his home cadre. The Committee after detailed deliberations decided to defer the proposal at present.
Case 7: Inter cadre deputation of Shri R. Selvam, IAS (HP:2001) from Himachal Pradesh cadre to Tamil Nadu cadre — reg.
The Committee was informed that Shri R. Selvam, IAS (HP:2001) has requested for inter cadre deputation to Tamil Nadu cadre. The Committee observed that the officer has reached Supertime scale. Further, the officer would complete the mandatory cooling off period on 29.06.2017. The Committee after detailed deliberations did not recommend the proposal as the same is not covered under the extant guidelines. However, the Committee directed to explore the possibilities of taking the officer on a central deputation post in Tamil Nadu after following due process.
Case 8: Premature repatriation of Smt. Sonli Ponkshe Vayangankar, IAS (MP:2000) from Maharashtra cadre to Madhya Pradesh cadre
The Committee was informed that the officer has requested for premature repatriation to Madhya Pradesh cadre. Further, the State Government of Maharashtra has conveyed consent for the same. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC on receipt of vigilance clearance in respect of the officer.
Meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.
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ENHANCEMENT OF THE RATE OF BONUS PAYABLE TO CASUAL LABOURERS - REJECTED

ENHANCEMENT OF THE RATE OF BONUS PAYABLE TO CASUAL LABOURERS -REJECTED BY FINANCE MINISTRY 

Confederation confirms : No Changes in the Mass Dharna

PRO-GOVT AGENCIES ARE SPREADING FALSE NEWS.
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE
WILL BE HELD ON 23RD MAY 2017 ITSELF
It is reported that certain pro-Govt News agencies are spreading false news that Mass Dharna programme in front of Finance Ministers office is cancelled.
This is totally false news.
Last time also just a few days before our 15th December 2016 Parliament March the very same news agencies spread false news that Parliament March is cancelled.

This is a deliberate attempt to defeat our programme. Don't believe in such false news.

Mobilise maximum employees to participate in the mass Dharna on 23rd May 2017.

Please see Confederation website www.confederationhq.blogspot.com for authentic news

M.Krishnan ,
Secretary General,
Confederation ,
Mob & WhatsApp; 09447068125.

EXTENSION OF TIME LIMIT FOR FORWARDING OF 7TH CPC ANOMALIES FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE -REGARDING

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Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group ‘C’ posts

No. 11019/20/Misc./2015/MF.CGA(A)/NG/86
Government of India
Controller General of Accounts
Ministry sf Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
GPO Complex, E-Block, INA
New Delhi - 110023.
Dated. the 5th May, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group ‘C’ posts - Regarding
Reference is invited to the reservation, concessions and relaxations applicable for ex-Servicemen in Central Government Services (Group ‘C ' posts). The Government of India has been issuing instructions from time to time for filling up of vacancies under prescribed quota reserved for ex-servicemen category. In this regard the DoPT has issued compendium of instruction on reservations for Ex-servicemen - consolidation of instructions vide OM. No. 3603/4/3/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 25th February, 2014 View .

All Pr.CCA.s/CCAs/CAs (with independent charge) are therefore requested to ensure that the provisions/ rules for Ex-servicemen notified under Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Services and Posts) Rules. 1979. as amended from time to time are being properly followed up/implemented while forwarding of vacancies or direct recruitment posts to this office for consolidation. The non-implementation of reservations prescribed for ex-servicemen shall be treated as violation of Govt. of India's instructions on the subject.

This. issues with approval of the Jt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. 'B')

(G. Ramesh)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. 'B')

Source: www.cga.nic.in
[http://cga.nic.in//writereaddata/file/ReservationExServicemn86Dt050517.pdf]

Another one Scam in Postman/Mail Guard Examination in Kerala Circle

Another one Scam is found in the Postman / Mailguard Direct Recruitment 2017 in Kerala Circle like happened in Tamil Nadu Circle in Last Year 

Launch of Mobile Application for Real Time Delivery Updation on PAN India Basis




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Post office work flow in CSI - Core System Integrator

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STEP:01

  • In POS Back Office
  • PO Begin
  • Login to POS BO
  • PO Operation
  • PO Begin
  • Received Cash/Stamp Stationary From F and A
  • Counter Allocation
  • cash/Stamp Supply to Counter

STEP: 02

  • In POS
  • Shift Begin
  • Accept Allocation
  • Do the Transactions
STEP: 03
  • If It is Delivery Office
  • Login to SAP
  • Go to DOP Main Screen
  • GO to LSS
  • Select Post office
  • Click on Enter
  • Click on Shift Open
STEP:04
  • Go to DPMS
  • Do the Transactions Like Bag Receiving , Bag Opening, Issue to Postman, Issue eMO ,Cash to Postman
  • Enter Mis-sent Articles /redirected Articles in DPMS for Despatch
  • For Despatch of Articles
STEP:05
  • Login to POS Back office
  • GO to IPVS
  • Close Bag
  • Print Manifest
  • Despatch Bag
  • Print Mail List
STEP:06
  • POS Counter
  • Balance Transfer to Back Office Supervisor/Treasurer
  • Approve at Back Office
  • Do Money Order Approval at Back office Superisor
  • POS Account Submission
  • Approve at Back Office Supervisor
  • POS Shift End
  • Cash/Stamp Stationary Send to F and A by Back Office and Make Cash In Hand 0.
STEP:07
  • In DPMS
  • Take all types of returns from Postman
  • Take Cash From Postman
  • EOD Confirmation of Postman
  • DO LSS Set Closure Process
STEP:08
  • Go to POS Back Office
  • Do PO Account Submission
  • Do PO End.
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Procedure to Issue Cheque Book in DOP Finacle

NOTIFICATION FOR THE POSTS OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) IN KERALA CIRCLE

Kerala Circle - Total vacancies - 1193
Application online Submission Start Date: 11/05/2017
Application online Submission End Date: 10/06/2017.
Source : http://appost.in/gdsonline/Home.aspx