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Monday, April 29, 2019



CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL & DR EXAMINATIONS
  

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ONLINE GENERATION AND RECORDING OF APAR ON SPARROW OF GR.'A', 'B' AND 'C' OFFICERS - EXTENSION OF TIMELINES FOR COMPLETION OF APAR ONLINE FOR THE YEAR 2018-19



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RELAXATION AND EXTENSION OF TIMELINES FOR RECORDING OF PAR FOR THE YEAR 2018-19 ELECTRONICALLY IN RESPECT OF AIS OFFICERS ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR ENGAGEMENT ON DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ONGOING GENERAL ELECTIONS - REG(Click the link below to view)

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SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ADVENTURE SPORTS & SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AMONGST CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES- PROGRAMMES TO BE ORGANIZED BY YOUTH HOSTEL ASSOCIATION OF INDIA. (Click the link below to view)

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RE-ORGANISATION OF BD&M DIRECTORATE, PARCEL DIRECTORATE AND MAIL BUSINESS DIVISION OF POSTAL DIRECTORATE (Click the link below to view)



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 ON AUTHORISED MEDICAL ATTENDANT (AMA)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)


Who are covered by CS (MA) Rules?

           They shall apply to all Government servants other than (i) these in railway
service and (ii) those of non-Gazetted rank stationed in or passing through Calcutta, whose conditions of service are prescribed by Rules made or demand to be made by the Central Government, when they are on duty, leave or Foreign Service in India or which under suspension.

Who is an AMA?

          Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA) is Medical Officer in the employee of Central Government or Private Medical Practitioner appointed/nominated by the Ministry/Department for providing medical attendance to its employees.

What is the Reimbursement in case of treatment taken under emergency at private hospital?

          CS(MA) beneficiaries are being reimbursed as per the prevailing nonNABH CGHS as applicable to a CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates applicable
to the nearest CGHS covered city in case of non-CGHS city, as the case may be, or the actuals, whichever is less, for treatment undertaken at private hospitals under emergent condition.

What are the hospitals in which CS(MA) beneficiary are entitle for treatment under normal conditions?

          CS(MA) beneficiaries and their dependent family members can get treatment from any of the Central Government hospitals/States Government hospitals/private hospitals and diagnostic centers recognized under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules as per provisions.




CALLING FOR WILLINGNESS TO WORK IN DIRECTORATE ON DEPUTATION/ATTACHMENT BASIS(Click the link below to view)       http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3407


RECOGNITION OF AIPSBCOEA RESTORED.

Earlier due to a false case filed in Calcutta High Court based on misleading facts by a rival union which could not get recognition, the recognition of AIPSBCOEA was withdrawn temporarily.

         Now after consistent fight of AIPSBCOEA and NFPE, the recognition has been restored by Department of Posts, vide Directorate letter No.16/75/2010-SR dated 25.04.2019 (Letter is published below:-


Friday, April 26, 2019




CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION HELD AT JALANDHARR FROM 24.04.2019 TO 25.04.2019





Thursday, April 25, 2019



NOTIFICATION FOR CONDUCTING LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF INSPECTOR POSTS FOR THE PERIOD 01.04.2016 TO 31.12.2018. (Click the link below to view)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019



IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY ASPECTS SPECIFIED IN RULE 9 (MINOR AND MAJOR PENALTIES OF GDS CONDUCT AND ENGAGEMENT; RULES FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS).


No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi
Dated 23.04.2019


Subject: Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects specified in Rule 9 (Minor and Major penalties of GDS Conduct and Engagement; Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to refer to letter No. 17-391212012 GDS dated 14th January, 2015 regarding Minor and Major penalties specified in Rule 9 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2011.

 2.        After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects Minor and Major Penalties; of Gramin Dak Sevaks and in supersession of all previous orders regarding minor and major penalties of Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in the Minor and Major penalties in Rule -9 of GDS Conduct and Engagement; Rules, 2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS):-

9.  Nature of Penalties

"The following penalties may, for good and sufficient reasons and as hereinafter provided, to be imposed by the Recruiting Authority namely:-

Minor Penalties

(i)             Censure
(ii)          Debarring of a Sevak from appearing in the recruitment examination for the post of Multi Tasking Staff and /or Postman and / or Mail Guard and./or from being considered for recruitment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant for a period not exceeding three years

(iii)          Debarring of a Sevak from being considered for recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff on the basis of selection-cum-seniority for a period not exceeding three years

(iv)         Recovery from Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government by negligence or breach of orders

(v)          Withholding of annual increase in Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)
without cumulative effect for a period not exceeding three years ;

Major Penalties

(vi)          Reduction to a lower stage in the TRCA slab for a specified period exceeding three years (not in nature of permanent measure) with further directions as to whether or not the Sevak will earn annual increase during the period of reduction and whether on expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increases of his / her Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA).

(vii)        Compulsory Discharge from engagement with monetary benefits (i.e. SDBS etc.) and GDS Gratuity proportionate to engagement period rendered by GDS, as per conditions laid down in DG Posts' O.M. No L7-31.12016-GDS dated 27th June, 2018.

(viii)      Removal from engagement which shall not be a disqualification for future engagement

(ix)         Dismissal from engagement, which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future          engagement.

Note: The Penalty of recovery under Rule 9 (iv) can be imposed fully without  any restriction."

3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M. 4. Hindi version will follow.
                                                                                                                   Sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele: No. 011-23096629

MUSIC & DANCE COMPETITION FOR WARDS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES



INCOME TAX (3rd AMENDMENT) RULES, 2019
 IN FORM NO.16

CLICK HERE  FOR GAZETTE NOTIFICATION AND FORMS
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IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATION OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON LIMITED TRANSFER FACILITY FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) (Click the link below to view)http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3396

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GRANTING OF GRADE PAY OF RS.5400 IN PAY BAND -2 (LEVEL 9 IN PAY MATRIX) ON COMPLETION OF FOUR YEARS SERVICE IN THE GRADE PAY RS.4800 (LEVEL 8 IN PAY MATRIX) TO ASPS ON ON FUNCTIONAL BASIS - DOP ORDER





Tuesday, April 16, 2019



PREMATURE CLOSURE OF RD/TD/MIS ACCOUNTS





COMPENSATION FOR NON-DEPOSIT OR DELAYED DEPOSIT OF CONTRIBUTION UNDER NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM DURING 2004-12 (Click the link below to view)




SEMINAR ON NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) AND FELICITATION PROGRAMME OF COM. VIRENDRA TEWARY, EX. GENERAL SECRETARY AIPSBCOEA AT LUCKNOW ON 07th APRIL-2019
















MERGER OF NON-TECHNICAL POSTS IN INDEPENDENT UNITS SUCH AS PSFS, PSDS, CSDS, PTCS, RAKNPA ETC. (Click the link below to view)            http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3392
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CONSIDERING TRANSFER UNDER RULE 38 AGAINST VACANCIES REPORTED FOR FILLING THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION (Click the link below to view)

Friday, April 12, 2019




Issues related to the proposed Group B Recruitment Rules - NFPE Writes to Member (P), Department of Posts, New Delhi


Closing Of Central Government Offices In Connection With General Elections To Lok Sabha 2019 And General Election To The Legislative Assemblies Of Andhra Pradesh, Aruanachal Pradesh, Odisha And Sikkim And Bye- Elections To Fill The Clear Vacancies In Assembly Constituencies Of Various States- Grant Of Paid Holiday- Reg (Click the link below to view)

Thursday, April 11, 2019



DECLARATION OF HOLIDAY ON 14TH APRIL,2019-BIRTHDAY OF DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR (Click the link below to view)
 EXTENSION OF VALIDITY PERIOD OF EMPANELMENT OF ALREADY EMPANELLED HEALTH CARE ORGANISATIONS UNDER CGHS

Wednesday, April 10, 2019




ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA - GRANT OF PAID HOLIDAY IN VIEW OF GENERAL ELECTIONS TO ASSEMBLY/PARLIAMENT & BYE ELECTIONS

Monday, April 8, 2019



INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES NOTIFIED – IT 2018-19 (AY 2019-20)

As many as 7 types of income tax returns have been released by Income Tax Department

Income Tax Returns for Salaried Employees for the year 2019-20 have been notified. Either ITR-1 or ITR-2 will have to be filed by Salaried Employees not having income from profits and gains of business or profession, depending upon total income, number of house property possessed and amount of agricultural income.

Income Tax Department has notified Income Tax Returns for the year 2018-19 (Financial Year) 2019-20 (Assessment Year) recently vide notification No: 32/2019 dated 01.04.2019. As per this notification, Income Tax Returns from ITR-1 to ITR-7 for various types of Income have been notified by the Govt.
As far as Salaried Employees are concerned, ITR-1 and ITR-2 will be applicable.

ITR-1 Income Tax Return is applicable to a Salaried Employee in the following cases:

  • Total income of the salaried employee during the financial year 2018-19 did not exceed Rs. 50 lakh.
  • The employee concerned should not own more than one House Property
  • Agricultural income received the salaried employee if any should not exceed more than Rs. 5000/-
  • Employees having Other income sources such as interest subject total income limit of Rs. 50 lakh can file ITR-1

ITR-2 Income Tax Return will be applicable Salaried Employees in the the following cases:
1. Total income a salaried employee from salary, other resources such as interest and more than one house property exceeded Rs. 50 lakh.
2. When a Salaried Employee owns more than one House property
3. When a salaried employee having income from other than salary such as interest income, rental income, agricultural income exceeding Rs. 5000/- etc.
4. Salaried Employees receiving income from profits and gains of business or Profession is not entitled to file ITR-1 or ITR-2. In such cases ITR-3 will have to be filed.
 ITR Form  No.
Applicable to
ITR-1 SAHAJ
For individuals being a resident (other than not ordinarily resident) having total income upto Rs.50 lakh, having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.), and agricultural income upto Rs.5 thousand] [Not for an individual who is either Director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares]
ITR-2
For Individuals and HUFs not having income from profits and gains of business or profession
ITR-3
For individuals and HUFs having income from profits and gains of business or Profession
ITR-4 SUGAM
For Individuals, HUFs and Firms (other than LLP) being a resident having total income upto Rs.50 lakh and having income from business and profession which is computed under sections 44AD, 44ADA or 44AE]
[Not for an individual who is either Director in a company or has invested in unlisted equity shares]
ITR-5
For persons other than,- (i) individual, (ii) HUF, (iii) company and (iv) person filing Form ITR-7]
ITR-6
For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11
ITR-7
For persons including companies required to furnish return under sections 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM) MEETING NOTICE


SOP FOR REMITTANCES ON CREDIT OF VARIOUS SERVICES BENEFITS AND MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE RECORDS ETC OF DOP EMPLOYEES ON DEPUTATION. (Click the link below to view)
CBDT ISSUES CIRCULAR 6/2019 FOR REQUIREMENT OF QUOTING AADHAAR WHILE FILING INCOME TAX RETURN AND ISSUES NOTIFICATION FOR ALLOWING LINKING PAN WITH AADHAAR IN OTHER CASES TILL 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 





REVISION OF INTEREST RATES FOR SMALL SAVINGS SCHEME FROM 01.04.2019 TO 30.06.2019



AMENDMENT IN NPS FUND INVESTMENT GUIDELINES
PFRDA CIRCULAR
  
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
Qutab Institutional Area,
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016.

Ph: 011-26517501, 26517503, 26133730
Fax: 011-26517507
Website : www.pfrda.org.in

CIRCULAR
PFRDA/2019/8/SUP-PF/2
Date: 25.03.2019
Subject: Amendment to the investment Guidelines (Applicable to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana)

Reference is invited to the Investment Guidelines for NPS Schemes (Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana) dated 3rd June 2015 issued vide circular no. PERDA/2015/16/PFM/7, the Change in Investment guidelines for NPS schemes W.r.t. Investment in equity Mutual funds vide circular no. PERDA/2018/56/PF/2 dated 20th August 2018 and Revised rating criteria for investments under NPS Schemes vide circular No. PERDA/2018/02/PF/02 dated 08.05.2018. The changes hereunder shall apply only to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana.

2. In order to provide flexibility to the Pension Funds to improve the scheme performance depending upon the market conditions, it has been decided to increase the cap on Government Securities & related investments and Short term debt instruments & related investments by 5% each.

3. The asset class wise revised caps on the various asset classes are as under:

Asset Class
Caps on Investments for composite schemes
Government Securities & related investments
Upto 55%
Debt Instruments & related investments
Upto 45%
Equity ‘& related investments
Upto 15%
Asset backed, trust structured etc.
                    Upto 5%
Short term debt instruments & related investments
Upto 10%

4.The other terms and conditions as mentioned in the circular PERDA/2015/16/PFM/7 dated 03.06.2015, circular no. PERDA/2018/56/PF/2 dated 20th August 2018 and circular No. PFRDA/2018/02/PF/02 dated 08.05.2018 shall remain the same.

5. This circular is issued in exercise of powers of the Authority under sub-clause (b) of the sub-section (2) of section 14 of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 read with regulation 14 and 43 of PFRDA (Pension Fund) Regulation, 2015.

6. This would be effective from 01.04.2019.

Venkateswarlu Peri
(Chief General Manager)


GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF IN THE 5TH CPC SERIES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.01.2019 TO CPF BENEFICIARIES IN RECEIPT OF EX-GRATIA PAYMENT-REG (Click the link below to view)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) ON RESERVATION TO PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES IN POSTS/SERVICES UNDER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT – REG
No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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North Block, New Delhi
dated the 25 March, 2019
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on reservation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government – reg.
This Department receives references from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarification on instructions with regard to reservation for Persons with Bench mark Disabilities issued vide OM of even number dated 15.1.2018; therefore, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been answered as under for their use:
Q.1 Whether the reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities are vacancy based or post based?
Answer: Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is vacancy based as per Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Q.2 What categories of specified disabilities are covered for reservation and what is the percentage allocation of reservation for each category of persons with benchmark disabilities?
Answer: As provided in Para 2 of the OM of even number dated 15.1.2018, categories of specified disabilities covered under reservation in posts and services of the Central Government vis-a-vis category wise percentage of reservation is as under:

(a)
blindness and low vision;
1%
(b)
deaf and hard of hearing;
1%
(c)
locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
1%
(d)
autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
1%
(e)
multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness,
Q.3 Whether the Persons with Bench mark Disabilities can apply against the posts, which are not identified suitable for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities?
Answer: Persons with Benchmark Disabilities can apply only against the posts identified suitable for the relevant category.
Q.4 Whether any priority has been given in selection to any category of disability?
Answer: Priority has not bee n given in selection to any category of Persons with Bench m ark disability.
Q.5 Whether a Benchmark Disability candidate can compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancies?
Answer: Yes, Bench mark Disability candidates can compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy if selected with out relaxed standards a long with other candidates for those posts/services which are identified suitable for them.
Q.6 Whether the vacancies which are to be earmarked reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is to be computed on the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified categories of posts as well as unidentified categories of posts.
Answer: Yes, vacancies which are to be earmarked reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is to be computed on the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified categories of posts as well as unidentified categories of posts. However, recruitment of persons with bench mark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them.
Q.7 Whether a separate roster is to be maintained for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities irrespective of the post based roster applicable for SC/ST/OBC?
Answer: Yes, every Central Government establishment shall maintain group-wise separate 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the prescribed format for determining /effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.
Q.8 What to do with vacancies reserved f or any particular category(s) of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities cannot be filled due to non-availability of a suitable candidate, or for any other sufficient reasons?
Answer: As per Section 34(2) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, if in any recruitment year any vacancy can not be filled up due to non-availability of a suitable person with benchmark disability or for any other sufficient reasons, such vacancy shall be carried forward in the succeeding recruitment year and if in the succeeding recruitment year also suitable person with benchmark disability is not available, it may first be filled by interchange among the five categories and only when there is no person with disability available for the post in that year, the employer shall fill up the vacancy by appointment of a person, other than a person with disability.
                                                                                                                           Sd/-

                                                                                                                         (G. Srinivasan)
                                                                                                                          Director (Res)