Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employee of the Central Government serving in the listed States [DoE Order dated 14/08/2018]

Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employee of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands & Ladakh

Transfer/posting of regular Senior Administrative Grade(SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service, Grade 'A' [DOP]

59th NDC Course at National Defence College commencing on 7h January, 2019 to 29th November,2019 [DOP Order]

59th NDC Course at National Defence College commencing on 7h January, 2019 to 29th November,2019 [DOP Order]









Transfer/postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of the lndian Postal Service, Group 'A' [Directorate]

Minutes of Meeting of Circle Relaxation committee held on 13/08/2018 for Vacancies pertaining to the year 2016-17

Minutes of Meeting of Circle Relaxation committee held on 13/08/2018 for Vacancies pertaining to the year 2016-17 (01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017)

Transfer / Posting of regular Higher Administrative Grade Officer of Indian Postal Service, Group A

Transfer / Posting of regular Higher Administrative Grade Officer of Indian Postal Service, Group A Directorate letter no.1-2/2018-SPG(Pt) dated 08.08.2018

India Post Payments Bank Set to Launch on August 21 [Everything You Need to Know]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on August 21 with 650 branches. This new payments bank is said to become the most extensive banking network in the country complete with doorstep banking services, mobile banking facility to open three types of accounts and much more. The IPPB is going to be a new step by the government to avail better banking services to the citizens of the country. Read to below to find out more about what the IPPB will offer.

Three Types of Savings Accounts

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will give the option of opening three types of different savings account with the bank. Citizens will have the option of opening a regular savings account, digital savings account or a basic savings account. All three will offer different types of services with them. However, the interest rate across all the accounts will be the same – 4%.

Current Accounts for Small Businessmen

Small merchants/ Kirana stores and individual business people will also have the option of opening a current account in the IPPB for commercial purposes. The bank will also be providing its customers with a merchant app which will help the account openers in meeting business requirements. The merchants will be able to open their account very easily at post office counters or their doorstep.

Doorstep Banking Services

Existing customers or new customers interested in opening an account with the IPPB will have to call the toll-free number 155299 to avail doorstep banking services. Using this, the customers will be able to quickly open an account or carry other baking activities right from the comfort of their home. The doorstep banking service will be chargeable for existing customers, however, for new account holders, this will be free of cost.

Mobile Banking Facility

Like the other banks in the present time, the IPPB will also offer a mobile banking facility for its customers. The mobile app for IPPB will be a simple, secure and easy-to-use tool for carrying out mobile transactions, checking account balance and much more. In addition to mobile banking services, customers will also be able to pay for their DTH bills, phone bills or recharges via the India Post Payments Bank.

The India Post Payments Bank won’t be able to issue loans or credit cards to its account holders, individuals or businessmen, however, the bank will accept a deposit of Rs 1 lakh from its customers. Across the 650 branches, account holders will have the facility of services as mentioned above in addition to the service of transferring money to other bank accounts. The bank will also offer multilingual customer support.

Old Pension Scheme Vs New Pension Scheme

The old pension scheme was a defined benefit scheme where the government promises that once you retire, you will get so much pension based on the last drawn salary. In NPS 10 per cent of your salary is deducted every month for a contribution towards NPS and the same amount is matched by the government.

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi - JCA

Income Tax Refunds – Parliament Q&A

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1751 
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018
PRASUN BANERJEE 

(a). the average time taken for Income Tax refunds; and

(b). the details of all pending IT refunds since 2014 and the number of people awaiting IT refunds as on date?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)

(a). In the current financial year, the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) of the Income Tax Department, Bengaluru has taken on an average 43 days to process the income-tax returns of Assessment Year 2018-19. Separate data of average time taken in respect of returns involving claim of refund is not available. However, 83% refunds in the current financial year were issued by CPC within 60 days of filing of return.

(b). Out of all eligible refund claims filed in FY 2017-18, CPC has already processed 1.93 Cr cases. Out of the total eligible refund claims pending as on 01.04.2018, only 1.86 Lakh are pending to be issued by CPC as on 24.07.2018. Processing for eligible refund claims filed in the current financial year has already been completed in 17.92 lakh cases and processing in 19.61 lakh cases is under progress. Eligible refund cases are those cases where the return of income is free from any defect, the response of taxpayer to any notice for adjustment of income or outstanding arrears is not pending and the case is not covered under scrutiny.



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AIAPS TAMILNADU CWC Notice dated 11.8.18

Please contribute liberally to those affected by the floods #StandWithKerala

Kerala is in the midst of an unprecedented rain havoc. Path to recovery can be long & arduous, but you can make a difference by joining the rebuilding efforts. 


Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan has urged all to contribute generously to the 
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.



Contributions to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) are 100% tax exempt. Contributions to CMDRF can be made through the account. 


Account Details given below.


Account Number: 67319948232 Bank: State Bank of India 
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram IFS Code: SBIN0070028



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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies now made Mandatory

Ministry of Women and Child Development
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Disclosure of compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies now made Mandatory: Ministry of Corporate Affairs amends the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

"A major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector": Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Non-disclosure to draw penal provisions
13 AUG 2018

In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Vide its notification dated 31.07.2018,the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, issued under Section-134 of the Companies Act, by inserting clause(X) as follows:-

"A statement that the Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013".

While thanking Hon'ble Minister for Corporate Affairs, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi stated that, "this is a major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector". Smt. Gandhi also stated that she will be requesting SEBI to suitably incorporate this disclosure in the Corporate Governance reports of the listed Companies. This will cast as ever higher responsibility on the Directors of these Companies for implementation of the Act.

It may be noted that Section-134 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides the disclosure framework which the Directors of every company are required to comply with in the Annual Reports. This section also includes the penal provisions for non-disclosure. The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issue gets into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been making continuous efforts to mainstream the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013. Detailed Rules under the Act were issued. It was ensured that all the ministries/ departments under the central government as well as the organizations working directly under them constitute the Internal Complaints Committee as mandated under them Act. A number of instructions have been issued by the DoPT on the request of the ministry to provide immediate relief to the women working in central government against sexual harassment at workplace. The ministry has also empanelled a number of entities who can provide training to any organization on effective implementation of the provisions of the Act. The ministry has provided a facility to all working women to file complaints under this Act directly with the ministry through the SHE-Box.


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Centralized online GPF Module Rollout [Pre-requisites for onboarding the online GPF Module]

MF-CGA/ITD/GPF-IMS/2017/PE-3/1028-39
Government of India
M/o Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bawan
GPO Complex, ‘E’ Block
INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated 01st Aug, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Centralized online GPF Module roll out - regarding

Reference is invited to this office OM. No. ITO-CGA/07/11/GF-MIDS/Pt. FileNol.2/163 dated 09 May 2017 regarding complete roll out of Centralized online GPF module. The module can be implemented in PAOs whose all DDOs are using Employees Information System (ElS) for generation of Salary Bills.

2. For migrating to the online GPF module on PFMS, PAOs have to complete some activities in "COMPACT" as per the annexure-I before exporting the GPF data from COMPACT to PFMS portal.

3. The merged DDOs of the PAOs are also required to upload the current year GPF data on the PFMS Portal. Merged DDOs have been provided with an offline utility with in EIS to enter data for uploading.

4. In view of the above, all Pr. CCAs, CCAs, CAs (with independent charge) are requested to direct the PAOs under their control to complete the activities mentioned in Annexure-I in COMPACT at the earliest possible.

Sd/-
(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts

Annexure-I

Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module

1. General/Basic Information like Name, Date of Birth, Date of Joining Government Service, PAN Number of all GPF subscribers may be verified and updated

2. GPF Accounts of subscribers may be made up to date with posting of GPF credit/debit data.

3. May be ensured that noGPF bill is pending for pass and payment.

4. Voucher Incorporation from PFMS to COMPACT may be done for all Bills.

5. Opening Balances of current F.Y. may be verified and interest calculation and finalization of interest of previous year may be completed and data is transferred to F.Y.2018-19.

6. It may be ensured that any discrepancy, if noticed has been removed before shifting to PFMS.

7. May be ensured that GPF Advance recoveries data is correct.

8. It may be ensured to register Digital signature Certificate (DSC) in COMPACT.

9. Before creating final file, PAO should take backup of the data base.

10. GPF Accounts which are transferred out or final payment made may be closed at DH level through the option “Account Closing".

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