Monday, July 24, 2017

Farewell of The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee being presented a souvenir by the Vice President and Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, during his farewell ceremony, at Central Hall of the Parliament, in New Delhi on July 23, 2017.

Implementation of Hon ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 15.07.2014 in Civil Appeal Nos. 6046-6047 of 2004

Implementation of Hon ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 15.07.2014 in Civil Appeal Nos. 6046-6047 of 2004 - Providing consequential benefits to SC ST Officers - Availability Status of APARs for the period from 2008-09 to 2015-16 regarding : DoPT Order.

Applications are invited for Grant of Fresh Scholarships for the academic year 2017 - 2018 : Andhra Pradesh Circle

Applications are invited for Grant of Fresh Scholarships for the academic year 2017 - 2018 : Andhra Pradesh Circle

Criteria for Classification of Cities for House Rent Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 926
ANSWERED ON: 21.07.2017
Classification of Cities
SAUGATA ROY
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of the criteria followed for the classification of cities into various categories to consider for the HRA of Central Government employees; 

(b) whether this classification will be mandatory for all Central Government assistance in future to the cities of the country;

(c) if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Union Government sought the opinions of the concerned State Governments in this regard and if so, the details thereof ? 

ANSWER

(a) For the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees, cities are classified on the basis of population criteria. For this classification, the population within the Urban Agglomeration area of a city as per the latest published final decennial Census Report, is taken into consideration.

(b) & (c) No, sir. This classification of cities is only for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees. 

(d) No, sir. 

Staff who got jobs on fake caste certificates to be sacked: Govt

Employees who have got job on the basis of fake caste certificates are to be sacked from the government service, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

In order to discourage unscrupulous activities, state governments and union territories have been asked to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers who default in timely verification of caste certificates or issue false certificates, he said.

The central government had in 2010 undertaken an exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of false/fake certificates.

An instruction had also been issued on June 1, 2017 to all departments to collect such information and send consolidated report on this to personnel ministry with details of action taken report thereon.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said extant instructions provide that if it is found that a government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service.
“Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant service rules,” he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Singh had, in another reply, on March 29 said that 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates.

Of these, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal, 521 were entangled in litigations and disciplinary proceedings were pending in the remaining 1,035 cases, he had said.

A total of 1,296 cases of jobs secured allegedly through fake caste certificates were under the Department of Financial Services.

As many as 157 such cases were in State Bank of India, 135 in Central Bank of India, 112 in Indian Overseas Bank, 103 in Syndicate Bank, and 41 each in New India Assurance and United India Assurance.

Source : http://www.hindustantimes.com

Simplification in procedure for getting passports - Total number of Annexes has been reduced to 9 from the present 15. Annexes

Simplification in procedure for getting passports - Total number of Annexes has been reduced to 9 from the present 15. Annexes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-495
ANSWERED ON-20.07.2017

Simplification in procedure for getting passports
495 . Shri Ranjib Biswal
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has decided to print personal details of individuals on passports, both in Hindi and English;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether Government proposes to reduce passport fee for children and elderly people and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the other steps taken by Government to simplify the procedure for getting passports?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) Yes. The Government has decided to print personal details on passports in both Hindi and English languages. The pre-printed portion of the passport is already in Hindi and English languages.

(c) Yes. The Government has implemented with effect from 24 June, 2017 a new scheme under which senior citizens of the age of 60 years and above and minor children upto the age of eight years would be given a discount of 10 per cent on the applicable passport fee on fresh application for passports.

(d) The Government has taken several steps to simplify the procedure for getting passports by general public. These involve simplification of the passport rules and outreach to the people in the delivery of passport related services. The steps taken in this direction are as follows:

A. Outreach
(i) The Government has opened 14 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) since May 2014 which includes all the States in the North East of India. Two more PSK at Siliguri in West Bengal and at Sholapur in Maharashtra are scheduled to be inaugurated shortly to take the total number of PSK in the country to 93.

(ii) The Ministry of External Affairs in association with the Department of Posts has taken an innovative initiative and has decided to open Passport Offices at the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the country called ‘Post Office Passport Seva Kendra’ (POPSK). The Government has announced the opening of 235 POPSK in two phases – 86 in Phase-I and 149 in Phase-II. 55 POPSK out of the 86 announced in Phase-I have become functional as on 15 July, 2017. With the addition of 235 POPSKs, the total number of Passport Seva Kendras including POPSK to have been set-up since May 2014 for the benefit of the citizens would be 251.

(iii) There will be 93 PSK and 235 POPSK after the operationalization of all the PSK and POPSK announced in Phases I and II. The Government intends to open POPSK in the HPO in the country in such a manner that Passport Seva Kendra facility is available to citizens within a radius of 50 kms.

B. Simplification of rules

In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has announced steps in the realm of passport policy to ease the process of issue of passports. The details of these steps are given below:-

(I) Documents in support of proof of Date of Birth

As per the extant statutory provisions of the Passport Rules, 1980, all the applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, in order to get a passport, had to, hitherto, mandatorily submit the Birth Certificate as the proof of Date of Birth (DOB). It has now been decided that all applicants of passports can submit any one of the following documents as the proof of DOB while submitting the passport application:

(i) Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of Births & Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India;

(ii) Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board containing the DOB of the applicant;

(iii) PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of applicant;

(iv) Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar having the DOB of applicant;

(v) Copy of the extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant, having his DOB;

(vi) Driving license issued by the Transport Department of concerned State Government, having the DOB of applicant;

(vii) Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India having the DOB of applicant;

(viii) Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy.

II. Other steps:
(i) The online passport application form now requires the applicant to provide the name of father or mother or legal guardian, i.e., only one parent and not both. This would enable single parents to apply for passports for their children and to also issue passports where the name of either the father or the mother is not required to be printed at the request of the applicant.

(ii) The total number of Annexes prescribed in the Passport Rule, 1980, has been reduced to 9 from the present 15. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been removed and certain Annexes have been merged.

(iii) All the annexes that are required to be given by the applicants would be in the form of a self-declaration on a plain paper. No attestation/swearing by/before any Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate would be henceforth necessary.
(iv) Married applicants would not be required to provide the erstwhile Annexure K or any marriage certificate.

(v) The passport application form does not require the applicant to provide the name of her/his spouse in case of separated or divorced persons. Such applicants for passports would not be required to provide even the Divorce Decree.

(vi) In case of children not born out of wedlock, the applicant for the passport of such children should submit only extant Annexure C while submitting the passport application.

(vii) In case of issue of passport to in-country domestically adopted children, submission of the registered adoption deed would no longer be required. In the absence of any deed to this effect, the passport applicant may give a declaration on a plain paper confirming the adoption.

(vii) Government servants, who are not able to obtain the Identity Certificate (extant Annexure-A)/ No-Objection Certificate (extant Annexure-G) from their concerned employer and intend to get the passport on urgent basis can now get the passport by submitting a self-declaration in extant Annexure-‘H’ that he/she has given prior Intimation Letter to his/her employer informing that he/she was applying for an ordinary passport to a Passport Issuing Authority.

(viii) Sadhus/ Sanyasis can apply for a passport with the name of their spiritual Guru mentioned in the passport application in lieu of their biological parent(s) name(s) subject to their providing of at least one public document such as Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Aadhaar Card, etc wherein the name of the Guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s).

(ix) Orphaned children who do not have any proof of DOB such as Birth Certificate or the Matriculation Certificate or the declaratory Court order, may now submit a declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant.

GSR 1170(E) and 1171(E) dated 26.12.2016 and other executive instructions have been issued bringing into force these changes with effect from 26 December, 2016. All the above changes are expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport.

C. Others

(i) An applicant for a passport has to submit any one of the documents as mentioned in B (I) above as proof of Date of Birth (DOB) while submitting the passport application. The DOB mentioned in the document would be recorded in the passport. In case there is a discrepancy between the DOB previously recorded in the passport and the new proof of DOB submitted by the applicant, the Passport Issuing Authorities (PIA) have been authorized to consider the explanation of each applicant seeking change in the DOB (irrespective of the period that would have lapsed after the issue of the passport) to find the genuineness of the claim and if the PIA is satisfied with the claim and with the document(s) submitted by the applicant in support of the claim, the PIA shall accept all such requests made by the applicant to issue the passport with revised DOB.

(ii) Police Verification of the applicants plays an important role in timely dispatch of passports. The Ministry along with the Passport Offices continues to engage closely with the Police Departments across States/Union Territories and with concerned Home Departments to reduce time taken in police verification.

(iii) In order to speed up passport issuance, Walk-in facility has been allowed for certain categories of services/ citizens having Application Registration Number (ARN) to enable them to apply for Tatkaal services ; issue of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC); deletion of Emigration Check Required(ECR) status; inclusion of name of spouse in passport and new booklets where pages have been exhausted. Senior citizens (above 60 years); minors below 15 whose parents hold valid passports; differently-abled persons; central/state government servants and their spouse/dependent minor children, have also been permitted walk-in facility.

(iv) With a view to meet heavy and seasonal demand for passport services, Passport Melas are being organized on weekends from time to time by Passport Offices.

(v) In order to provide closer and speedier passport services to people located far away from PSKs, Passport Seva Camps are being organized at various locations in the country.

(viii) Passport Adalats, on need basis, are also being conducted by Passport Offices to redress passport service grievances by dealing with citizens directly.


7th CPC (Pay Commission): Government Saved Rs 40,000 crore by Delaying Allowances Roll-out, Says Report

The report further claimed that the government used delaying tactics to save government's money not to pay arrears of allowances on the pretext of formation of 'Committee on Allowances'.

New Delhi, July 23: The Union Government recently accepted recommendations on higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission after which a large number of Central Government employees got hiked salaries. But some reports suggest that the government saved Rs 40,000 crore by the delay in the implementation of allowances.

According to The Sen Times, the delay in the implementation of allowances is chiefly because of the financial gains of the government while financial condition of the government is very sound. The report further said that the delay in the implementation of allowances has saved Rs 40,000 crore of Union Government.
The report further claimed that the government used delaying tactics to save government’s money not to pay arrears of allowances on the pretext of formation of ‘Committee on Allowances’ in June 2016, for examination of allowances as the 7th Pay Commission had the recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 other allowances out of 196.

The Union Government last month accepted few of the demands of Central Government employees over hike in allowance under the 7th Pay Commission but some reports suggest that a large fraction of employees are unhappy with the centre’s decision.

The employees union said that there is a widespread resentment against the “meagre” allowances hike implemented under the 7th Pay Commission and not get the arrears of the allowances. The Sen Times report further said that the government employees are annoyed with PM Modi government as a large number of central government employees were eagerly waiting for their allowances since last 18 months but they got deeply annoyed when they saw a little hike without any arrears.

Last month Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the Union Cabinet stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances and gave nod accordingly. The Narendra Modi government’s major contention is on the House Rent Allowance (HRA), which the unions demanded at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of basic pay with arrears.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27 and the Union Cabinet approved the recommendation on June 28, which came into effect from this month.

The committee led by Justice AK Mathur on 7th Pay Commission had submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November 2015.

Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries : CGHS OM

Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries : CGHS OM

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM)

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) held on 21.7.2017 with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure.

Government to open lateral entry door for private sector specialists

NEW DELHI: In a major move aimed at bringing domain expertise to policy making, the government has decided to open its doors for private sector specialists in select departments, a senior personnel ministry official said. 

A proposal is being worked out to induct 50 such specialists from the private sector in government departments at the level of director and joint secretary, he said. Many of these posts are manned by civil service officials. 

A presentation giving details of the proposal was shown to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently by the personnel ministry, the official said. 

Private sector talent can be brought in on fixed- term contracts to supplement the government's effort of providing good and effective governance, he said. 

About 48 lakh employees work in various central government departments. Over 4.2 lakh posts were vacant as on March 1, 2015, according to latest data. 

The move to induct private sector specialists comes following a suggestion from the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog. 

"Today, rising complexity of the economy has meant that policy making is a specialised activity. Therefore, it is essential that specialists be inducted into the system through lateral entry. 

"Such entry will also have the beneficial side effect of bringing competition to the established career bureaucracy," a draft agenda report on civil services reform by the Aayog had said. 

In areas requiring specialised knowledge, it is important to develop expertise among internal staff and induct lateral entry, the report said. 
"This specialisation by the internal staff needs to be complemented by lateral entry of highly specialised staff on fixed-term contracts. Specialists could be brought on three to five year contracts. Such a system will bring top talent and energy into the government and will lend new dynamism to the ministries," it said. 

The government has already been appointing private persons in some departments. 

Last month, an ayurveda physician, 'Vaidya' Rajesh Kotecha, was appointed as special secretary in Ayush Ministry. Usually a senior bureaucrat, preferably an IAS officer, is appointed to such a post. 

Last year, former IAS officer and renowned sanitation specialist Parameswaran Iyer was appointed secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. 

Iyer, who had taken voluntary retirement from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was appointed on contract basis for two years. 

The Centre recently also opened banking sector and central public sector enterprises for private sector specialists.

Allowances on 7th CPC recommendation and audit of TA/DA, LTC and PT claims thereof – Orders issued

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
T SECTION
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001
No.T/1/72/Circular-41
Dated: 17.07.2017


To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, SK.Bose Rd., Kol-700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers/All General Managers Ordnance/Equipments Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs

Sub: Publication of Gazette Notification by Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure dated 06/07/2017 regarding allowances on 7th CPC recommendation and audit of TA/DA, LTC and PT claims thereof.

Consequent upon the publication of Gazette Notification by Ministry Of Finance, Deptt. Of Expenditure dated 06/07/2017 regarding different allowances namely TA/DA, LTC etc , it is seen that entitlement of Govt. servant for different kind of journey and also entitlement for their mode of transport, stay and lump sum amount etc directly linked with Pay Levels of the Pay Matrix.
Hence, it is enjoined upon all concerned that, claim of the Govt. servant, who commence journey on or after 1st July 2017, may invariably to be indicated with Pay Levels of the Pay Matrix positively, to process the same as per entitlement at this end.

Kindly ensure maximum / wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliance.

sd/-
Dy. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)
Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/

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7th CPC Allowances - HRA, CEA, TA


ଆମ ଡାକଘର - "Our Post Office" - An article in Odia written by Com. Soumitri Mishra, OA, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar

🏤ଆମ ଡାକଘର🏤 
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 © ସୌମିତ୍ରି ମିଶ୍ର ।
ସୁନ୍ଦରଗ୍ରାମ,କଟକ ।
    ✒..... ବାପା.....ବାପା....ଏ ନାଲି ବାକ୍ସ ଲାଗିଥିବା କୋଠାଘରଟି କାହାର???? ସେଠାରେ କାହିିଁକି ଏତେ ଭିଡ ଲାଗିଛି । ଚାଲ ନା ଟିକେ ଦେଖିବା ସେଠାରେ କ'ଣ ହେଉଛି ? ବାପା.....ଟିକେ ଶୁଣ । ଏମିତି କିଛି କଥା ଶୁଣିଲା ପରେ, ରଥ ବାବୁ କହିଲେ, ଟିକେ ରହଲୋ ମା' । ସଉଦା ନେଇକି ଆସିଲେ ଆମେ ଦୁହେଁ ଏକାଠି ସେ ନାଲି କୋଠା ଆଉ ନାଲି ବାକ୍ସ ପାଖକୁ ବୁଲିବାକୁ ଜିବା ।

 ✒.....କିଛି ସମୟ ପରେ ବେବି କୁ ନେଇ ମୁଁ ନାଲିକୋଠା ପାଖକୁ ଗଲି ।ଶୁଣିବାକୁ ପାଇଲି ,ଆଜି ଡାକଘର ତରଫରୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ଜନସମ୍ପର୍କ ମେଳା ର ଆୟୋଜନ କରାହୋଇଥିଲା । ସେଥିପାଇଁ ଆଖପାଖ ଗାଁ ରୁ ବହୁ ଲୋକ ଆସିଥିଲେ । ବେବି ର ଆଗ୍ରହକୁ ଦେଖି ଡାକଘରର ଜଣେ ବାବୁ ତାର ନାଁଆ ଓ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ ବିଷୟରେ ପଚାରିଲେ । ବେବି ଠାରୁ ସେତକ ଶୁଣିଲା ପରେ, ସେ ଓ ବେବି ବହୁତ ସମୟ ଧରି କଥାବାର୍ତା ହେଲେ । ସେ କହିଲେ , ଝିଅ ଏ ନାଲି କୋଠାକୁ ଡାକଘର ଓ ନାଲି ବାକ୍ସକୁ ଚିଠି ବାକ୍ସ କହନ୍ତି । ଏହାପରେ ବେବି ପଚାରିଲା,"ଏ ଡାକଘରେ କଣ ସବୁ ହୁଏ ,ଆଉ ଚିଠି ବାକ୍ସ ର କାମ କଣ?" ଏସବୁ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ ଶୁଣିଲା ପରେ ସେ ତାକୁ ଗୋଟିଗୋଟି କରି ବୁଝାଇବାରେ ଲାଗିଲେ ।
     ଡାକଘର ଭାରତର ଏକ ପୁରାତନ ସରକାରୀ ସଂସ୍ଥା । ଏହା ବ୍ରିଟିସ୍ ଅମଳରୁ ରହିଆସିଛି । ପ୍ରଥମେ ଡାକଘରେ କେବଳ ଚିଠି , ଡାକ ତାର ସେବା(ଟେଲିଗ୍ରାମ) ,ଧନାଦେଶ ,ଡାକଟିକଟ ବିକ୍ରି ହେଉଥିଲା । ସେତେବେଳେ ଚିଠିପତ୍ର ନେଣଦେଣ ଡାକଘର ର ମୁଖ୍ୟ କାମ ଥିଲା ।
      ଏବେ ଡାକଘରର ପରିଭାଷା ବହୁତ ବଦଳିଛି । ଆଧୁନିକ ଯୁଗ ସହ ତାଳ ଦେଇ ଡାକ ବିଭାଗ ଅନେକ ଗୁଡିଏ ସେବା ଯୋଗାଉଛି ।
      ଭାରତରେ ଛୋଟ ବଡ ହୋଇ ୧,୫୦,୦୦୦ ରୁ ଅଧିକ ଡାକଘର ଅଛି । ଯାହା ସାରା ବିଶ୍ୱରେ ଯେକୌଣସି ଦେଶଠାରୁ ସବୁଠାରୁ ଅଧିକ । ସେଥିମଧ୍ୟରୁ ପ୍ରାୟ ୧,୨୦,୦୦୦ ରୁ ଅଧିକ ଶାଖାଡାକଘର , ପାଖାପାଖି ୨୫,୦୦୦ ଉପଡାକଘର ଓ ୮୧୧ ମୁଖ୍ୟଡାକଘର ଅଟେ ।
       ✒ ....ଏବେ ଡାକଘରେ ବହୁବିଧ ସେବା ଯୋଗାଯାଉଛି । ସେଗୁଡିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେତେକ ପ୍ରମୁଖ ସେବାଗୁଡିକ ହେଲା.....
     ✒... ରେଜିଷ୍ଟ୍ରି ପୋଷ୍ଟ, ସ୍ପିଡ୍ ପୋଷ୍ଟ, ରେଜିଷ୍ଟ୍ରି ପାର୍ସଲ , ସିଓଡି ପାର୍ସଲ୍  ଇତ୍ୟାଦି।
    ✒.... ଡାକଘର ସ୍ୱଳ୍ପ ସଂଚୟ ଜମା ଯୋଜନା ଅଧୀନରେ ସେଭିଂସ୍ ଆକାଉଣ୍ଟ, ଆର୍ ଡି , ମାସିକ ଆୟ ଯୋଜନା , ୧/୨/୩/୫ ବର୍ଷିଆ  ଜମା ଯୋଜନା, ବରିଷ୍ଠ ନାଗରିକ ଜମା ଯୋଜନା, କିଷାନ୍ ବିକାଶ ପତ୍ର ,ସୁକନ୍ୟା ସମୃଦ୍ଧୀ ଆକାଉଣ୍ଟ,ଏନ୍ଆରିଜିଏସ୍ ଆକାଉଣ୍ଟ, ଜାତୀୟ ସଂଚୟ ଯୋଜନା ଆଦି ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଜମା ଯୋଜନାର ସୁବିଧା  ଡାକଘରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ।
    ✒.... ଭାରତ ସରକାରଂକ ଜନସୁରଖ୍ୟା ଯୋଜନା ଅଧିନରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଯୋଜନା ଡାକଘରେ ଚାଲୁଅଛି । ସେଥିମଧ୍ୟରୁ ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଜାତୀୟ ବୀମା ଯୋଜନା, ଅଟଳ ପେନସନ ଯୋଜନା ଅନ୍ୟତମ ।
     ✒.....  ଏହା ବ୍ୟତୀତ ଡାକଘରର ନିଜସ୍ୱ ଆକର୍ଷଣୀୟ ବୀମା ଯୋଜନା ପ୍ରଚଳିତ ଅଛି । ଭାରତର ସର୍ବପୁରାତନ ବୀମା - ଡାକ ବୀମା ଯୋଜନା ୧୮୮୨ ରୁ ପ୍ରଚଳିତ । ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଲୋକଂକ ପାଇଁ ଡାକ ବିଭାଗ ୧୯୯୫ ମସିହାରୁ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଡାକ ବୀମା ଯୋଜନା ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛି । ଯାହା ସାରା ଭାରତର ସମସ୍ତ ଡାକଘରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ।
    ✒.....ଏବେ ଭାରତର କେତେକ ବଛା ବଛା ଡାକଘରେ ଗଂଗାଜଳ , ସୋଭରେନ୍ ଗୋଲ୍ଡ ବଣ୍ଡ ଯୋଜନା ଚାଲୁଅଛି । ଏଥିସହିତ ପୋଷ୍ଟାଲ୍ ଏବଂ ଅନ୍ୟ ଉପହାର, ବହି, ପେନ୍ ଆଦି ଛୋଟ ଛୋଟ ଜିନିଷ ମଧ୍ୟ ଦେଶର କେତେକ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଡାକଘରେ ଥିବା ପୋଷ୍ଟ ସପି ରେ ବକ୍ରି ହୁଏ।
    ✒..... ଡାକଟିକଟର ପ୍ରଚାର  ପ୍ରସାର ଓ ବିକ୍ରି ପାଇଁ ସାରା ଭାରତରେ ଡାକ ବିଭାଗ ତରଫରୁ  ଏକାଧିକ ଫିଲାଟେଲି ବ୍ୟୁରୋ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରୁଅଛି । ସେଥିରେ ସବୁ ବର୍ଗର ପିଲା ଓ  ଲୋକମାନେ ଆକାଉଣ୍ଟ ଖୋଲିପାରିବେ। ଯାହା ଦ୍ୱାରା ଡାକ ବିଭାଗ ଦ୍ୱାରା ପ୍ରକାଶିତ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଡାକଟିକଟ , ପ୍ରଥମ ଦିବସ କଭର , ସ୍ପେସାଲ କଭର ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ଗ୍ରାହକଂକ ଘରକୁ ବିନା ଡାକ ଖର୍ଚରେ ପଠାଯାଏ ।
   ✒.....କିଛି ଡାକଘରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ରେଳ ଟିକେଟ ବୁକିଂ କରାଯିବାର ସୁବିଧା ଅଛି , ଏବେ ଡାକଘରେ ଭାରତ ସରକାର ଜନସାଧାରଣଂକ ସୁବିଧା ପାଇଁ ପାସ୍ ପୋର୍ଟ ସୁବିଧା ଉପଲବ୍ଧ କରାଇଛନ୍ତି।
     ✒.....ଜାଣି ଖୁସିହେବ , କିଛି ଦିନ ତଳେ , ଡାକବିଭାଗରେ ଆଧାର କାର୍ଡ ସୁବିଧା ଆରମ୍ଭ କରାଯାଇଛି , ଯାହା ଦ୍ୱାରା ଭାରତୀୟ ମାନେ ନିଜର ନୂଆ ଆଧାର ପଂଜୀକରଣ ଓ ସଂଶୋଧନ ଡାକଘରେ କରିପାରିବେ ।
 ✒..... ଡାକଘରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଟେଲିଫୋନ୍ ବିଲ୍ , ବିଦ୍ୟୁତ୍ ବିଲ୍ ,ପାଣି ବିଲ୍ , ବିଭିନ୍ନ କଲେଜ ର ଫର୍ମ ଆଦି ବିକ୍ରି କରାଯାଏ । 
    ✒..... ଏବେ ଡାକଘରେ ଅନଲାଇନ୍ ସୁବିଧାରେ ସବୁ ସୁବିଧା ଉପଲବ୍ଧ । ଏବେ ସାରା ଭାରତରେ ସବୁ ପୋଷ୍ଟ ଅଫିସକୁ କୋର ବ୍ୟାଂକିଂଗ ସେବା ଦ୍ୱାରା ଯୋଡାଯାଇଛି । ୯୮୦ ରୁ ଅଧିକ ଡାକଘେର ଏଟିଏମ୍ ଖୋଲାଯାଇଛି । ଆଗକୁ ଆହୁରି ଏଟିମ୍ ଖୋଲାଯିବାର ଯୋଜନା ଅଛି । ଡାକଘର ଏଟିଏମ୍ ଗୁଡିକ ଅନ୍ୟ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କ ଏଟିଏମ୍ ରେ ମଧ୍ୟ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରାଯିବାର ସୁବିଧା କରାଯାଇଛି ।
 ✒.....ରେଜିଷ୍ଟର୍ଡ ଡାକ, ସ୍ପିଡ୍ ପୋଷ୍ଟ , ମନିଅର୍ଡର , ସିଓଡି ପାର୍ସଲ, ରେଜିଷ୍ଟର୍ଡ ପାର୍ସଲ ଆଦିର ବିତରଣ ଏବେ ନୂତନ ଭାବରେ ଅନ୍ଲାଇନ୍ ରେ ମୋବାଇଲ ଆପ୍ ଦ୍ୱାରା ବିତରଣ କରାଯାଉଛି । ଯାହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଆମ୍ଭେମାନେ ନିଜର ଡାକକୁ ଡିଜିଟାଲ୍ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ତା ଦ୍ୱାରା ପାଇପାରୁଛେ ।

 ✒....ଏହି ସବୁ ବାଦ୍ ଆମର ଡାକଘରେ ଆଗକୁ ଆହୁରି ଅନେକ ସୁବିଧା ମିଳିବାକୁ ଯାଉଛି । ଏବେ ବୁଝିପାରିଲ ଡାକଘର ଓ ଚିଠିବକ୍ସ ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀତା । ଏତକ ଶୁଣି ବେବି କହିଲା , "ଡାକଘରେ ଏତେ ସବୁ ଜିନିଷ ହୁଏ । ମୁଁ ଜାଣିନଥିଲି । ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ୍ ସାର୍ ।"ତାପରେ ସେହି ସାର୍ ବେବିକୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ପେନ୍ ଓ ଏକ ଲଫାପାଟିଏ ଦେଇ କହିଲେ ଏଥିରେ ତୁମେ ଭାରତୀୟ ଡାକ ବିଭାଗ ଦ୍ୱାରା କରାଯାଉଥିବା ପ୍ରବନ୍ଧ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରବନ୍ଧ ଲେଖି ପଠାଇପାରିବ । ପ୍ରବନ୍ଧର ବିଷୟ "ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ବାପୁ , ତୁମେ ମୋତେ ଅନୁପ୍ରାଣିତ କରିଛ" (My dear Bapu,  You Inspire Me). 
    ✒..... ହସ ହସ ମୁହଁ ରେ ମୁଁ ଓ ବେବି ଡାକଘର ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ ଦେଇ ଘରକୁ ଫେରିଲୁ ।
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Allowances on 7th CPC recommendation and audit of TA/DA, LTC and PT claims thereof – Orders issued

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
T SECTION
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

No.T/1/72/Circular-41
Dated: 17.07.2017

To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, SK.Bose Rd., Kol-700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers/All General Managers Ordnance/Equipments Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs

Sub: Publication of Gazette Notification by Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure dated 06/07/2017 regarding allowances on 7th CPC recommendation and audit of TA/DA, LTC and PT claims thereof.
Consequent upon the publication of Gazette Notification by Ministry Of Finance, Deptt. Of Expenditure dated 06/07/2017 regarding different allowances namely TA/DA, LTC etc , it is seen that entitlement of Govt. servant for different kind of journey and also entitlement for their mode of transport, stay and lump sum amount etc directly linked with Pay Levels of the Pay Matrix.

Hence, it is enjoined upon all concerned that, claim of the Govt. servant, who commence journey on or after 1st July 2017, may invariably to be indicated with Pay Levels of the Pay Matrix positively, to process the same as per entitlement at this end.

Kindly ensure maximum / wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliance.

sd/-
Dy. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/

Meeting with Senior Officers Committee – Confederation

MEETING WITH SENIOR OFFICERS COMMITTEE

As notified earlier, the meeting with the senior officers Committee was held on 21.07.2017. The Committee was represented by Additional Secretary, Expenditure (Chairman), Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell), Joint Secretary (Personnel) and Joint Secretary (DOP&T). Staff Side was represented by all 13 Members, Standing Committee, National Council JCM.
Eventhough no specific agenda was notified, the staff side expected that the Committee will hold serious discussion on the demand of Increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula as assured by group of Ministers on 30.06.2016. But the Committee just briefed the decision of the Govt. on Allowances. Staff side raised the issue of Minimum Pay and fitment formula and demanded an early decision as per the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers. Along with that staff side also raised various issues arising out of implementation of govt. decisions on allowances. As usual the meeting ended without any positive outcome.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Counting of pre-appointment training for granting financial upgradation under MACPS

Counting of pre-appointment training for granting financial upgradation under MACPS - Assam Circle Office Lr. dtd 28.06.2017
Counting of pre-appointment training for granting financial upgradation under MACPS - Andra Pradesh Circle Office Lr. dtd 27.09.2016

Facilities to Retiring Persons: Settlement of PF/EPFO, Gratuity etc.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 67
ANSWERED ON: 17.07.2017

Facilities to Retiring Persons

SUKENDER REDDY GUTHA
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has decided to settle the PF/EPF, Gratuity etc. of the retiring person on the day of retirement itself; and 
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken/being taken in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)
(a) & (b): Directions have been issued by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to all its field offices to make the payment of Provident Fund and Pension to members of Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 on the date of retirement itself. 

As regards settlement of gratuity, as per Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the employer shall arrange to pay the amount of gratuity within thirty days from the date it becomes payable to the person to whom the gratuity is payable.

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Add Aadhar For BSNL Mobile Number Verification With EKYC

Why BSNL mobile number verification required now and made it as mandatory? The question raised from many customers and also with many doubts. Here you may clear about all the queries.
Towards national security and to find the genuineness of an individual customer, TSP (Telecom Service Provider) is re-verifying the Identity and BSNL mobile number address through EKYC with the Aadhar number.
E-KYC full form is Electronic Know Your Customer, and it is an authentication process to verify the identity and address electronically. A person will continue to have their unique mobile number wherever he moves within India throughout his lifetime with this BSNL Mobile Number Reverification.
Why should BSNL Mobile Number Verification be done with EKYC even after submitting Aadhar card when getting a new connection?
  • Submitting Aadhar card physically means, there is an availability of documents, but the signatures of customer made even by any other third party also.
  • But with this new BSNL mobile number address verification with EKYC, the original customer can be verified electronically with biometric fingerprints by uploading Aadhar data connecting with UIDAI. So there is also no chance for third party access.
Why BSNL send the messages to link Aadhar Number?
  • As per the orders of Honourable Supreme Court of India, every mobile number of all Telecom service providers (TSPs) should re-verify before 06.02.2018.
  • It is also electronically by fetching the data from UIDAI. So mobile operator will send SMS to their existing customers to link Aadhar number by BSNL Mobile number verification.
Can we link to the only Aadhar with biometric or any other proof also?
  • Aadhar becomes mandatory because all TSP’s will fetch the data from UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) only.
  • Identity and Address are both available in one card, so there is no need of other proof verification for BSNL SIM card details.
  • In some cases Father Name is not available in UIDAI data, that time customer has to submit other evidence in this BSNL mobile number verification to enter Father name in the database.
How To Link Aadhar Card With BSNL Mobile Number & Process For Reverification?
  • Approach any BSNL authorized retailer, franchisee or customer support center. Ask them to re-verify your existing BSNL mobile number by linking Aadhar.
  • Immediately the retailer or the staff of BSNL will ask your mobile number and entered in their BSNL Swift App through their login in desktop or mobile.
  • Immediately you will receive a four-digit PIN (personal identification number) to your working mobile number.
  • Submit that PIN along with your Aadhar number to them.
  • BSNL CSC staff or support employees will ask to put your thumb on their biometric device. Within seconds, your Aadhar data will fetch you on the screen of BSNL e-KYC App for re-verification.
  • Support team will ask you to confirm the displayed address or BSNL SIM card details.
  • After your final confirmation, they will ask again to put the biometric thumb impression on BSNL e-KYC App. It is for successful validation with UIDAI.
  • With that, the total process will complete and issues a UIDAI Receipt number or application ID. All the verification details will reach through a message instantly.
  • How to cancel the BSNL mobile number address verification which I have submitted.
  • If any customer wants to cancel the BSNL mobile number verification, then have to follow this.
  • A verification confirmation SMS will send to the client after 24 hours.
The customer needs to respond within three days to complete the registration with response ‘REV YES’ or ‘REV NO’ to 53734.
  • If no reply within time, it will be treated as YES, and Aadhaar registration is complete. If the response received is ‘NO’ then re-verification is canceled, and the customer can do it afresh. BSNL mobile number address verification is allowed only two times in cases of dispute/discrepancy.
How to know my Aadhar linked with the mobile number or not?
  • If a customer wants to know the Aadhaar registration details, can send SMS ‘REV NAME’ to 53734. Therefore you will receive the details on reply SMS.
What happened If I have not reverified or submitted Aadhar number with EKYC?
  • It might be liable for disconnection of mobile services if the government didn’t extend the time for BSNL mobile number verification.
Can the landline and broadband customers also link with Aadhar number?
  • No, this verification hasn’t applied for landline or broadband services, so only mobile connections have to link Aadhar number with EKYC.
  • I need to pay any charges for this Aadhar link to BSNL Mobile number
  • This EKYC verification process is free for all customers. The operator will pay the several charges to their retailers to encourage EKYC Aadhar link.
  • Will a new customer requires to re-verify the mobile number again
  • At present all the new connections are processing with BSNL E-KYC App only. So, there is no need to reverify again, the customers who miss verification with EKYC will have to present for BSNL Mobile Number verification.
Can both Prepaid and Postpaid customers required verifying with Aadhar?
  • Yes, all the customers of BSNL prepaid and postpaid services should submit their BSNL mobile number address verification.
  • Is there any facility for BSNL mobile number verification through online.
  • At present, there is no service to link Aadhar number for BSNL mobile number in online.
  • Every customer must approach authorized retailer/franchisee or customer support center with Aadhar number for BSNL mobile number address verification to link that with biometric fingerprints.
  • A customer belongs to once circle can reverify with EKYC in another circle?
  • At present, every BSNL mobile number will have to reverify only in their parent circle only.
  • Can this BSNL mobile number verification confirm two times in different locations?
  • Once a customer verified by biometric fingerprints, BSNL EKYC App didn’t allow the client to reverify the mobile number again in any station.
If you have more queries on this BSNL mobile number verification with Aadhar EKYC, please post us. If anything you can know beyond this, please share with all our readers.

FAQs on GST registration

FAQs on Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration
1. IF I BUY RAW MATERIAL FROM A SUPPLIER UNREGISTERED UNDER GST, DO I HAVE TO PAY GST IN RCM AND CAN I AVAIL ITC OF THE SAME?
Reply :- Yes, you have to pay GST via Reverse Charge
e Mechanism (RCM). You can avail ITC of the GST so paid if you are otherwise eligible.
2. CAN AN UNREGISTERED DEALER SUPPLY GOODS TO OTHER STATES IF HIS TURNOVER IS BELOW RS. 20 LAKH?
Reply :- No. The supplier would be liable to obtain registration in case of Inter-State supplies irrespective of his turnover
3. EXISTING TAXPAYER REGISTERING A BRANCH OFFICE IN ANOTHER STATE COMES UNDER FRESH REGISTRATION OR UNDER EXISTING TAX PAYER REGISTRATION?
Reply :- For every State, a fresh registration is needed.
4. IS REGISTRATION NECESSARY IF ONLY INTER-STATE SUPPLY OF NIL RATED GOODS IS BEING MADE?
Reply :- If exclusively making supplies of Nil rated goods, registration is not compulsory. Kindly refer Section 23 of CGST Act.
5. WHETHER FRANCHISOR COMPANY WILL HAVE TO TAKE REGISTRATION IN EACH STATE WHERE OUTLETS ARE LOCATED?
Reply :- No, a franchisor company need not take registration in state where only its franchisee is located
6. IF I’M STARTING A NEW BUSINESS TODAY, DO I STILL NEED TO GET TIN AND THEN APPLY FOR GST? OR CAN I DIRECTLY REGISTER WITH GST?
Reply :- You may directly take GST registration on www.gst.gov.in
7. A FIRM DEALING EXCLUSIVELY IN EXEMPTED PRODUCTS HAS GST REGISTRATION. DOES IT NEED TO FILE RETURN?
Reply :- If registered, then you need to file returns. You may choose to cancel your registration since you are dealing only in exempted products.
8. MY ALL OUTWARD SUPPLIES ARE EXPORT SERVICES. IN SUCH CASE IS IT COMPULSORY TO REGISTER UNDER GST?
Reply :- Yes. Since exports are zero-rate, One needs to register under GST to claim refunds.
9. CAN A PERSON OPERATING TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES WITH DIFFERENT NAMES BUT WITH SAME PAN GET TWO GST REGISTRATIONS?
Reply :- One PAN holder gets one registration in every State, but he has the option of getting different registration for different business verticals
10. IS A JOB-WORKER REQUIRED TO REGISTER? WHETHER COMPOSITION SCHEME IS AVAILABLE TO A JOB-WORKER?
Reply :- Job-workers making taxable supplies above the threshold aggregate turnover need to register. Composition scheme is not available to job-workers. They can, however, avail benefit of the CGSTAct.
11. I AM A SERVICE PROVIDER WITH TURNOVER OF RS. 50 LAKH IN ONE STATE ONLY. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMPOSITION SCHEME?
Reply :- Service providers, except restaurants/caterers, are not eligible for composition scheme.
12. I AM AN ICE-CREAM MANUFACTURER WITH SALES IN ONE STATE ONLY. CAN I AVAIL THE OPTION OF COMPOSITION?
Reply :- No. The manufacturers of following goods, namely-
• Ice-cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa,
• Pan-masala,
• Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes,
are not eligible for benefit of composition scheme.
13. IF I REGISTER UNDER THE COMPOSITION SCHEME, CAN I OPT OUT OF IT LATER? WHAT HAPPENS TO MY STOCK IF I DO SO?
Reply :- Those availing composition can exit and opt for normal tax scheme anytime. They would be eligible for ITC on stocks available on the date of switch over in terms of Section 18(1)(c ) of CGST Act, 2017.
14. CAN I REGISTER AS A NORMAL TAXABLE PERSON NOW AND AVAIL OF THE COMPOSITION SCHEME LATER?
Reply :- You can opt for composition scheme from the beginning of the next financial year on submitting the option to avail composition scheme before beginning of the financial year. It may please be noted that composition scheme cannot be availed from the middle of a financial year.
15. I HAVE REGISTERED AS A COMPOSITION DEALER. IF MY TURNOVER CROSSES RS. 75 LAKH, CAN I CONTINUE IN THE SCHEME FOR THE REMAINING PART OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR?
Reply :- No, a taxpayer becomes ineligible for composition scheme on the day his turnover crosses Rs. 75 Iakh.
16. IF I WAS REGISTERED EARLIER BUT NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER UNDER GST, WHAT TO DO ABOUT PROVISIONAL ID AND ACCUMULATED ITC?
Reply :- Please apply for cancellation of registration under Section 29(1) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 24(4) of CGST Rules, 2017. You will be required to calculate and pay ITC availed on goods held in stock on the date of cancellation of registration.
17. I WAS REGISTERED UNDER CENTRAL EXCISE OR SERVICE TAX, BUT COULD NOT MIGRATE AND THEREFORE HAVE TAKEN A NEW REGISTRATION. WILL I BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSITIONAL CREDIT?
Reply :- In your new registration application, if you have referred to your past registration no. Of Central Excise or Service Tax, you will be eligible for transitional credit under Section 140 of CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117 of CGST Rules, 2017
18. I HAVE MIGRATED AND RECEIVED PROVISIONAL ID BUT NOT GSTIN, HOW DO I SUPPLY GOODS OR SERVICES OR BOTH?
Reply :- Provisional ID (PID) will be your GSTIN. You can supply goods or services or both specifying PID as your GSTIN on Invoice.
19. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ARN OR HAVE RECEIVED ARN BUT NOT GSTIN, HOW DO I SUPPLY GOODS OR SERVICES OR BOTH?
Reply :- You can supply goods or services or both on bill of supply without mentioning GSTIN and/or ARN. On receipt of GSTIN, you will need to issue revised invoice mentioning GSTIN. You are required to reflect this supply in your return and also pay tax thereon.
20. I AM A SUPPLIER OF EXEMPTED GOODS BASED OUT OF DELHI AND PROCURE RAW MATERIAL FROM KERALA. MY SUPPLIER FROM KERALA INSISTS THAT I HAVE TO BE REGISTERED IN DELHI FOR PROCUREMENT OF INTER-STATE GOODS. IS HE RIGHT?
Reply :- No, if you are dealing in 100% exempted supplies, you are not liable to be registered under GST. There is no requirement of registration for making Inter-State purchases.
21. IS GST REGISTRATION MANDATORY FOR SMALL RETAILERS TO BUY FROM DEALERS/WHOLESALERS?
Reply :- There is no such requirement under GST law.

TRANSITION

22. AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF GST, WILL EOU SCHEME CONTINUE OR NOT?
Reply :- GST has no special dispensation for EOUs. As to whether they exist for any other purpose may be seen from the FTP.
23. I WAS UNREGISTERED IN EXCISE BEFORE AND NOW IN 18% SLAB? CAN I TAKE CREDIT OF STOCK IF I DON’T HAVE INVOICES?
Reply :- Deemed credit will be available to you for stock as duty paying documents are not available, subject to provisions of Section 140 (3) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117(4) of CGST Rules, 2017.
24 I WAS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER EARLIER, AS I WAS AVAILING SSI EXEMPTION IN EXCISE AND DID NOT REGISTER; HOW DO I NOW TAKE CREDIT OF STOCK LYING WITH ME?
Reply :- Credit may be availed on the basis of document evidencing payment of duty on inputs as per Section 140(3) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117(4) of CGST Rules, 2017.
25. AS TEXTILE TRADERS OR MANUFACTURERS, WITH INPUT STOCK WITHOUT PAYMENT OF EXCISE DUTY BUT GST BEING CHARGED ON FINAL SALE, WILL WE GET CREDIT ON SUCH STOCK?
Reply :- Credit on stock which was unconditionally exempt from excise duty or was NIL rated shall not be available. Please see Rule 117(4) of the CGST Rules, 2017.
26. CAN A SPICE MANUFACTURER TAKE ITC OF CENTRAL EXCISE PAID ON PACKING MATERIAL LYING IN STOCK AS ON 30′ JUNE, 2017?
Reply :- If he has duty paying documents, then he will get full credit of Central Excise duty paid on stock held by him.
27. I MADE BOOKING FOR HOTEL FOR A TRIP IN OCTOBER, FOR WHICH INVOICE HAS ALREADY BEEN RAISED. WOULD I NEED TO PAY GST IF PAYMENT WILL BE DONE ON 21ST JULY?
Reply :- If the invoice has been raised and payment made before the 1 July, 2017 then GST will not be applicable.
28. IF RENT WAS RECEIVED IN ADVANCE BEFORE THE APPOINTED DAY AND PERSON WAS NOT LIABLE TO SERVICE TAX THEN DOES RCM LIABILITY ARISE?
Reply :- The liability of RCM under GST will arise only after 1st July, 2017.
29. IS THERE ANY FORMAT FOR INVOICE UNDER GST? IF YES, PLEASE PROVIDE THE LINK OF THE SAME.
Reply :- No, there is no particular format. Rule 46 of the CGST Rules, 2017 prescribes the particulars that a tax invoice should contain.
30. WHETHER FROM 1ST JULY SEQUENCE OF INVOICE NO. WILL CHANGE? OR CAN WE FOLLOW THE SAME SEQUENCE?
Reply :- Same sequence can be followed provided conditions laid down in Section 31 of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 46 of CGST Rules, 2017 are met.
31. WHETHER EXISTING UT-1, BOND WILL SUFFICE? WHETHER EXISTING ARE-1 FORM WILL EXIST?
Reply :- Circular No. 4/4/2017-GST dated 07.07.2017 has clarified that the existing Bonds/LUTs shall be valid till 31.07.2017 after which the Bonds/LUTs shall have to be executed in the newly prescribed formats. New formats of bond and LUT have been prescribed under Rule 96A of CGST Rules, 2017.
ARE-1 procedure is being dispensed with, except with reference to commodities which continue to attract Central Excise duty.
32. CAN WE GET ITC FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES LIKE VEHICLES, SOLAR PANELS, ETC. FOR COMPANY USE?
Reply :- ITC on capital goods is generally available if they are used in the course or furtherance of business. However, credit is not available on cars, unless you are in the business of imparting driving training, or supplying such cars. A list of item on which ITC is not available is provided in Section 17 of the CGST Act, 2017.
33. IF MY TURNOVER IS LESS THAN RS.1.5 CRORE, DO I NEED TO MENTION HSN CODE IN MY INVOICE?
Reply :- Specifying HSN code on invoice is optional for taxpayers having turnover upto Rs.1,5 crore.
34. WE ARE EXCISE REGISTERED DEALERS AND HAVE STOCK OLDER THAN 1 YEAR ON WHICH EXCISE IS PAID. WILL WE GET INPUT TAX CREDIT?
Reply :- You will be entitled to carry forward closing balance of CENVAT credit shown in your last return filed under the Central Excise Act.
35. I WAS UNREGISTERED EARLIER. NOW I WANT TO REGISTER UNDER COMPOSITION SCHEME. CAN I TAKE ITC OF MY DUTY PAID STOCK?
Reply :- No, a person registering under the composition scheme cannot take ITC on inputs.
36. I HAVE EXCISE REGISTRATION. I NOW WANT TO MIGRATE USING COMPOSITION SCHEME. WHAT IS TO BE THE TREATMENT OF ITC?
Reply :- ITC is not allowed under composition scheme. Your ITC lying in balance will lapse.
37. I PAID FOR A SERVICE IN JUNE 2017 BUT AM LIKELY TO RECEIVE THE SERVICE IN AUGUST 2017. CAN I AVAIL ITC FOR THE SAME?
Reply :- Credit on such inputs services will be allowed subject to satisfaction of conditions prescribed in Section 140 (5) of the CGST Act.
38. FOR TAXPAYERS WITH CENTRALIZED REGISTRATION UNDER EXCISE/ST, WHAT WILL BE TREATMENT OF CENVAT AFTER MIGRATION?
Reply :- CENVAT credit lying in balance in the return filed for period upto 30th June, 2017 is to be allowed as CGST credit as per Section 140(8) of the CGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 117(2) of CGST Rules, 2017.

OTHERS

39. WHICH DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE USED IN CASE OF INTER-STATE SUPPLY OF GOODS UNTIL E-WAY BILL RULES ARE NOTIFIED?
Reply :- The documents specified under Rule 48 of the CGST Rules, 2017 may please be referred. Triplicate copy of invoices for supply of goods and duplicate copy of invoice for supply of services may be used.
40. IF I USE MY CREDIT CARD TO PAY UTILITY BILLS, WILL I END UP PAYING GST TWICE: ONCE FOR THE SERVICE AND SECOND TIME FOR THE CREDIT CARD BILL?
Reply :- No, GST is not leviable on the entire credit card bill; it is charged only on the fee/commission charged by the credit card company.
41. WE CURRENTLY TRANSPORT MATERIAL ON DELIVERY CHALLAN AND MAKE A SINGLE BILL AT THE END OF THE MONTH. CAN THE SAME BE DONE UNDER GST?
Reply :- If in every instance you are making a supply then an invoice needs to be issued. For any other movement of goods other than supply (as specified in Rule 55 of CGST Rules, 2017), a delivery challan may be issued.
42. WILL SERVICE CHARGE. AS CHARGED BY SOME RESTAURANTS, BE TREATED AS CONSIDERATION FOR A SUPPLY AND HENCE CONSIDERED LIABLE FOR TAX?
Reply :- There is no distinction between goods or services under GST. Service charge like any other consideration for supply will be leviable to GST. It is also clarified that service charge is not a statutory levy. It is not levied by the Government.
43. WHAT TO DO WITH STOCK LYING WITH ME ON 1.07.2017? DO I NEED TO CHARGE GST?
Reply :- Yes, you need to charge GST on supplies of such stock, but you can use transition credit. if available on the said goods.
44. I AM A SMALL MANUFACTURER WHO SUPPLIES CYCLE PARTS TO TWO MANUFACTURING UNITS IN THE SAME AREA. FOR EVERY SUPPLY, I GENERATE AN INVOICE AND TAKE 500 RS. FLAT FOR CARTAGE AND LOADING CHARGES. WHAT TAX RATE IS TO BE CHARGED ON THE CARTAGE AND LOADING EXPENSES?
Reply :- This is a composite supply where the principal supply (the goods) cannot be supplied without the cartage / unloading / transportation expenses. Therefore, the GST rate applicable will be the same as that of the principal supply, i.e, cycle parts, as provided under Section 8 of the CGSTAct, 2017.
45. I RUN A RESTAURANT WHERE I SERVE ALCOHOL AND PROVIDE FOOD ETC. HOW DO I GENERATE MY INVOICES? WHAT WILL ATTRACT GST AND WHAT WILL ATTRACT VAT?
Reply :- In this case, you are providing both taxable and non-taxable supplies. You will charge VAT on the non-taxable supply (which is alcohol for human consumption) and GST on all other taxable supplies.
46. IN A SHOP, I PURCHASE SOME VEGETABLES AND ONE BOTTLE OF COKE WHERE ONE OF THEM IS EXEMPT AND THE OTHER IS TO BE CHARGED WITH 40% GST. WILL I BE CHARGED 40% ON THE WHOLE AMOUNT?
Reply :- No, these are two independent supplies at two different prices, they will be charged at the GST rate applicable to them even if they are purchased on the same invoice.
47. I AM GOING TO A JEWELRY SHOP AND SELLING 10 GM GOLD AND PURCHASING A 20 GM SET IN RETURN. GST WILL BE CHARGED ON 10 GM OR 20 GM ?
Reply :- The value to be charged on such transaction will be the open market value of the entire transaction as per Rule 27(a) of the CGST Rules. 2017. Therefore, GST should be charged on the entire 20 gm.
48. AS A COMPOSITION DEALER, WILL I HAVE TO ISSUE A SELF INVOICE IF I PURCHASE GOODS FROM AN UNREGISTERED PERSON?
Reply :- Yes. a composition dealer will issue a self invoice as he is required to pay GST. He will not be eligible for ITC also.
49. CAN I USE MY CGST/SGST CREDIT TO SET OFF MY IGST LIABILITY?
Reply :- CGST credit can be first used to set off CGST liability. Whatever is left can be used to set off IGST liability. It cannot be used to set off SGST liability. Similarly, SGST credit can be used to set off SGST and IGST liability, in that order. It cannot be used to set off CGST liability. Please see Section 49 of the CGST Act, 2017.
50. CAN TAX PAID IN ONE STATE BE USED AS ITC BY THE SAME FIRM IN ANOTHER STATE?
Reply :- No, if a firm is registered in more than one State, then each such registration will be treated as a separate registered person. Cross-utilization of credit available with two different registered persons is not allowed.

Official Aadhaar App "mAadhaar" now available for Android

UIDAI has launched official Aadhaar App named "mAadhaar", as of now it can be downloaded on Android Platform from Google Play Store.

This App mAadhaar has been released as a Digital India initiative, this app is developed by UIDAI which includes demographic information like name, date of birth, gender and address along with the user's photograph and is linked with one's Aadhaar number. Aadhaar Official 
This App mAadhaar allows you to lock/ unlock your Aadhaar Biometric, Time based onetime password which can be used as an alternative to SMS bases OTP etc.

With mAadhaar App users will also be able to update their profile but only after successful completion of the request. To use mAadhaar App, your registered mobile number should be on same device on which you are installing mAadhaar App. Incase if your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar Card you will not be able to use this app, to use this you will have to get your mobile number updated in your Aadhaar Card. QR Code and Password Protected eKYC is additional features found in this app.

HRA @ 30%,20%,10%, Lower Transport Allowance, Allowance from 7th CPC Notification: Issues discussed in JCM & DoE meeting

HRA @ 30%,20%,10%, Lower Transport Allowance, Allowance from 7th CPC Notification: Issues discussed in JCM & DoE meeting. Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) held today with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: July 21, 2017
All Constituents of National Council JCM(Staff Side),

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held today with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure

A meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, has taken place today to discuss about the issues arising after the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.
At the beginning of the meeting: the Official Side briefed about the decision taken by the Government on the Allowances. The Staff Side thereafter raised the following issues:-

1. The Central Government Employees are dissatisfied by the decision taken by the Government not to revised the HRA percentage recommended by 7th CPC. The demand of the Staff Side is reiterated for retaining the existing percentage of 30%, 20% and 10%.

2. The low paid employees who were getting Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600 + DA a on 1.1.2016 is subject to huge financial loss since their Transport Allowance has been reduced to Rs.1300+DA. This injustice should be rectified. Official Side agreed for a review.

3. Even though the demand of the Staff Side is that, Allowances should also be revised from the date of revision of pay i.e.1.1.2016, at least Government should have given the same from the date of notification of 7th CPC as was done during the previous pay commissions. The Official Side is requested to consider this demand. The Staff Side also drawn attention of the Official Side towards the Awards given by the Board of Arbitration in favour of the employees in the past in the regard.

4. As regards Minimum Pay Fitment Formula, the Staff Side has already the justification for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor. However, Official Side has not yet responded till date on this demand. Since Minimum Pay is not derived on the basis of Dr.Akryod Formula / 15th ILC norms and Supreme Court judgement, the issue requires the review by the Government. Morever, even in the existing Pay Matrix there is discrimination between the low paid employees and high paid officers. Therefore, this demand should be discussed with the Staff Side by the Official Side so as to settle this major issue which was agreed to be considered by the Group of Ministers.

5. Government may restore various advances withdrawn and should also issue orders for revision of HBA as recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Cabinet.

6. While thanking the government for restoring Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian Employees, the revised rate is very negligible. It should be at least at par with the Risk Matrix given to the Fire fighting Staff.

7. Staff Side, while thanking the government for restoration of some of the allowances, abolished/subsumed by the 7th CPC, asked the Finance Ministry to remove the barrier of coming back to Finance Ministry in case of 12 allowances meant for the Running Staff of the Indian Railways, being bilateral settlement with the Railway Ministry.

The Staff Side informed the Chairman that, considering the discontentment prevailing amongst the Central Government Employees, the Official Side may convey the feelings of the Staff Side to the Government on the above issues, and in case if ther is no positive approach from the Government, then there will be alternative than to plunge into Action Programmes.

The chairman, after a patient hearing, responded as follows :-

1. The views expressed by the Staff Side would be conveyed to the Government.

2. As regards, Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor, the Staff Side may give additional grounds and justification for any revision, so that the Official Side can consider the same.

3. After receipt of the above note from the Staff Side, the next meeting would be convened.

Comradely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)



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