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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15- enhancement of the calculation ceiling- Regarding




Source : http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/PLB29-08-2016.pdf

GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND (GPF) INTEREST RATES

GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND (GPF) INTEREST RATES (CONSOLIDATED)

Implementation of 7th CPC pension revision: Clarification on the points raised by banks

Implementation of 7th CPC pension revision: Clarification on the points raised by banks in the meeting held on 22.08.2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/7th CPC (Clarification)/2016-17
Dated: 24th Aug, 2016

Clarification on the points raised by banks in the
 meeting held on 22.08.2016
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Applicability to absorbees
Para 7 (a) of the OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated-04.08.2016 issued by DP&PW stipulates that “Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies continue to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately”.
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Applicability of family pensions for absorbees
Para 7 (b) of the OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated-04.08.2016 issued by opapw stipulates that “In cases where, on permanent absorption in public sector I undertakings/ autonomous bodies, the terms of absorption and/or the rules permit grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway employees/ members of All India Services, the family pension being drawn by family pensioners will be updated in accordance with these orders."
3
List of absorbees to be provided on banks login.
List has been uploaded on banks login by NIC
4
Interpretation of para 6 of OM dated 04.08.2016 on dearness relief to employed/ re-employed pensioner.
It has been clarified by Director, DP&PW that “As is clear from para 7(a) of the OM dated 04.08.2016, the pension of those pensioners who are re-employed and were not drawing dearness relief before 01.01.2016, is also required to be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in terms of the said oM. However, dearness relief on revised pension will not be admissible during the period of re-employment”.
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Format of reporting through e-scrolls of 7th CPC
It has already been mentioned in para 3 of CPAOs OM No. CPAO/lT&Tech/Revision (7030/19 Vol-III/2015-16/109 dated-11th August, 2016 that “after paying the revised pension and arrears, banks have to flag the revised cases in the Format-A of e-Scrolls to be submitted to CPAO so that revised cases may be identified at CPAO. To enable the banks for flagging of such cases, necessary modifications have been made in the Format-A of e-Scroll by changing the heading of column -18 to “Applicable Pay Commission”. Under this column, banks have to fill “7” for the cases which have been revised under 7th CPC by them”. Further, in the Column No. 27 of Format-F in e-scroll titled “Pay Commission" 7th CPC may be incorporated and sent alongwith Format-A. Each CPPC must attach Format-F with each e-scroll.
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Who would do Ex-gratia payment revision?
The DP&PW oM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii), dated 04.08.2016 is meant for revision of pension only of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners for which banks have been authorized to revise the pensions and make payment accordingly. Revision of ex-gratia payment is to be dealt with in accordance with para 12.1 of DP&PW oM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (i), dated 04.08.2016. The ex-gratia revision cases are required to be dealt with by the Department concerned and not by banks
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Specific case of the Chief Election Commissioner
In this context para 2.3 of DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii), dated-04.08.2016 clearly states that these orders do not apply to the retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges and other Constitutional/ Statutory Authorities whose pension etc. is governed by separate rules/orders.
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How to deal with cases where pension is being paid on 5th CPC rates.
 Following categories:-

i) Employees suspended before 2006 and also retired before 01.01.2006.

ii) Employees suspended before 2006 but retired after 01.01.2006.

iii) Employees who retired before 2006 and against whom departmental/judicial proceedings were
pending at the time of retirement.

were allowed to draw provisional pension in the pre-2006 pay scales.
Later on DP&PW vide 38/6/2010-P&PW (A)(pt) dated18.03.2013 had decided to revise all such cases of provisional pensions in terms of their OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-01.09.2008. As such these cases may be referred to the concerned Ministry/Department for revising them first as per 6th CPC before they are revised under 7th CPC.
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Applicability of 7th CPC revisions to various categories of pensioners.
As per para 2.1 of DP&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated-4th August, 2016, “These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/ family pensioner who became entitled to pension/ family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders”. 

The categories of pensioners further clarified by Director, DP&PW to SBI is as under:-

i) The pension of Defence Civilian Pensioners, Postal and Telecom Pensioners under CDA category is regulated by CCS (Pension) Rules. These pensioners are, therefore, eligible for revision of pension under OM dated 4.8.16. However the absorbee pensioners of BSNL/MTNL who are getting pension under IDA category are not covered by this OM. The absorbee pensioners who had taken lump-sum in lieu of their monthly pension and are getting only one-third restored pension are also not covered by this OM.

ii) The State Government pensioners are not eligible for revision of pension under this OM. However the All India Service officers and employees retired from CAG/AGs/Audit & Accounts Departments in States are covered under this OM.
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Applicability of Additional Pension on attaining the age of 65 years to the pensioners of UT Chandigarh on the pattern of Punjab State Government
A clarification has been sought from IS (UT), MHA and DP&PW Central Government instructions allow additional pension only on attaining age of 80 years and above. Therefore, the additional payment on attaining the age of 65 years in case of UT Chandigarh pensioners banks should not grant additional pension on attaining the age of 65 years instead of 80 years until a
clarification regarding applicability is received.
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Contact Official in CPAO for 7th CPC clarification
Sl. No.
Name & Designation
Contact No.
1
Sh. Davinder Kumar, TD (NIC)
011-26175099
Mob. No. 9354806172
kumardavender[@]nic.in
2.
Sh. Vijay Singh,
Sr. AO (IT & Tech)
011-26166758
vijay.cpao[@]gmail.com
3.
Sh. S.P. Sharma, Consultant
Toll free - 1800117788
Mob. No.8010474683

Monday, August 29, 2016

Proposal for introduction of on line selection procedure for all categories of Gramin Dak Sewaks

Children Education Allowance (CEA)-Clarification


Income Tax Slabs & Rates for Financial Year 2016-2017 (Assessment Year 2017-2018)



Additional tax benefit of Rs.5000/- under Section 87A, if Income is upto Rs.5,00,000/-.
3% Extra Surcharge on total Tax.
Section 80GG: Deduction amount under 80GG increased from Rs 24,000 per annum to Rs 60,000 per annum. Section 80GG is applicable for all the individuals who do not own a residential house & do not get HRA (House Rent Allowance). 

Section 87A Rebate : Benefit of Rs 5,000 upto the income of Rs 5,00,000. If you are earning below Rs 5 lakh, you can save an additional Rs 3,000 in taxes. Tax rebate under Section 87A has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. Effectively, this means now the basic exemption is of Rs 3 lakh. 
Surcharge: 15 % Surcharge on income of more than 1 crore rupees yearly has been proposed, earlier it was 10 %. 
National Pension System : 40% of corpus withdrawal at the time of retirement will be tax exempted. 
Section 80EE – First time Home Buyers can claim an additional Tax deduction of up to Rs 50,000 on home loan interest payments u/s 80EE. 
  • The home loan should have been sanctioned in FY 2016-17 
  • Loan amount should be less than Rs 35 Lakh 
  • The value of house should not be more than Rs 50 Lakh 
INCOME TAX RATES FOR GENERAL CATEGORY (NON SENIOR CITIZENS):
INCOME TAX RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (60 YEARS & ABOVE, BUT BELOW 80 YEARS):
INCOME TAX RATES FOR VERY SENIOR CITIZENS (80 YEARS & ABOVE):

Promotion and Postings of SAG officers to HAG of IPoS Group A and transfers/postings of regular HAG officers

1.       Brig. B. Chandrashekhar (lPoS-1987) CPMG, UP Circle  is transferred and posted as CPMG, Telangana Circle Against vacant post (newly created).

2.     Sh. Y.P. Rai (IPoS 1984) CPMG, Andhra Pradesh Circle is transferred and posted as CPMG, UP Circle vice Sri B.chandrasekhar transferred.

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