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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Simplification of procedure for Form No.15G and 15H - regarding CBDT Notification No.4/2015

F.No.: DGIT(S)/CPC(TDS)/DCIT/15GH/2015-16/14425-556
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of lncome-tax(Systems)
New Delhi.

Notification No. 4/2015
New Delhi, 1st of December 2015
Subject: Simplification of procedure for Form No.15G and 15H - regarding

Section 197A of the Income tax Act provides for no deduction in certain case by submitting a declaration using Form I5G/I5H as laid down in Rule 29C of the Income tax Rules. The manner of filing such declaration and the particulars have been laid down in Rule 29C of the Income tax Rules. The person responsible for paying any income of the nature referred to in sub section (1) or sub section (1A) or sub section (1C) of section 197A (hereinafter called ”payer”) shall enable the payee to furnish the declaration in electronic form after due verification through an electronic process. The declarant shall mandatorily quote his/her PAN in the declaration form I5G/H in accordance with the provisions of section 206AA(2).
A unique identification number shall be allotted to declaration (paper /electronic). The payer shall digitize the paper declaration and upload all declarations (including electronic declaration and digitized declaration) received during a particular quarter at departmental site (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) on quarterly basis. Further, clause 5 of rule 29C provides that the payer shall also furnish transactions covered under 15G/15H declarations in quarterly TDS statement in accordance with the provisions of clause (vii) of sub rule (4) of rule 31A irrespective of the fact that no tax has been deducted in the said quarter.
In exercise of the powers delegated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (Board) under sub para (7) of para 2 of Notification issued vide 5.0. No.2663(E) dated 29th September 2015, the Principal Director General of Income-tax(Systems) hereby specifies the procedure, formats and standards in this regard asunden
1. Furnishing and verification of the electronic declaration :
Rule 29C enables the payer to receive electronic declaration after due verification through an electronic process. The payer shall be responsible for proper verification of the declarant through an electronic process and shall implement the verification process after due diligence to ensure non- repudiation of the declarant. The payer shall archive log of all electronic activities in the process of furnishing of electronic declaration and the payer shall be responsible to establish the identity and credentials of the declarant in case of any dispute. The declarant shall mandatorily quote his/her PAN in the declaration form ISG/H in accordance with the provisions of section 206AA(2). 
2. Allotment of UIN (Unique Identification Number):
2.1 UIN shall consist of following three fields (a), (b) and (c):
a) Sequence Number (10 alphanumeric for Form 156/15H) given as follows;
15G
10 alphanumeric characters starting with G 
followed by 9 digits(Eg. 6000000001)
15H
10 alphanumeric characters starting with H
followed by 09 digits(Eg. H0000000001)
b) Financial year for which declaration is being furnished
c) TAN of the payer
2.2 Paper declaration shall be digitized by the payer and the same shall bear sequence number out of the same “running sequence number(Field ’a’ of UIN) series”, as used for online submission.
2.3 UlN running sequence number series shall be reset to 1 in case of each TAN of the payer at the start of each F.Y.
3. Furnishing or making available the declaration to the income-tax authority :
3.1 The payer will upload, the 156 and 15H declarations (digitized/electronic) received during a quarter, on quarterly basis, in the given file format on the e-filing site (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in).
3.2 In addition to the above, the payer shall quote ”sequence number” (Field ’a’ of UIN) in quarterly TDS statement against the transaction covered under ISG/H declaration in accordance with the provisions of clause (vii) of sub rule (4) of rule 31A irrespective of the fact that no tax has been deducted in the said quarter.
4. Reconciliation Mechanism :
4.1 The payer will be responsible for reconciliation of the allotted UlNs vis-a vis reported UINs to the ITD through reporting in quarterly TDS statement as well as through upload of declarations on quarterly basis.
4.2 The payer shall file exceptional report for the following UlNs: a) UlNs not reported in TBS statements b) UlNs not uploaded on ITD website. The format of the report will be made available at the departmental website separately.
(Ps. Thuingaleng)
Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (CPC-TDS)
0/0 The Pr. Director General of Income-tax (Systems)

Navi Mumbai Festival of Stamps 2015 - Nerul

L to R : Shri E. V. Rao DPS Mumbai Region, Shri Ranjeet Kumar PMG Mumbai Region, Shri A. K.Dash CPMG Maharashtra, Guest of Honour, Shri Sankha Samanta Stamp Designer and Shri Prakash Shewale SSP Navi Mumbai Division
Navi Mumbai Festival of Stamps 2015, a district-level philatelic exhibition was held at Agri Koli Sanskruti Bhavan, Palm Beach Road, Sector 24, Nerul, Navi Mumbai on 1st and 2nd December 2015. Drawing, essay, elocution and quiz competitions for the school children below and above 10 years groups were also organized during the exhibition. Winners were given prizes. Postal staff performed short play on "Yaswanta Harkara". Nearly more than 3000 school going children visited the festival of stamps during two days. Magic show was also arranged for visitors.
On the occasion a Special Cover on Navi Mumbai mangroves was released on 1st December 2015 (Special Cover approval no. MH/37/2015). The illustration on the special cover shows Rhizophora a prominent mangrove species found along the coast of Maharashtra.
Mumbai Historical records indicate that there were several islands around Mumbai during 1670. Mangroves represent the spirit of Mumbai – they are plucky survivors. Mangroves are the protectors of land, food factories and champions of ecological balance. Around 20 out of the 35 species of true mangroves found in India have been identified along the Maharashtra coast and 15 species of these are found in Mumbai. Mumbai has between 35 and 45 square kilometers of mangrove forest.

Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission — meeting with CSS/CSSS/CSCS Associations

No.21/19/2014-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
C.S.I Division
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 7th December 2015
Meeting Notice
Subject: Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission — meeting with CSS/CSSS/CSCS Associations
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 3.12.2015 and 4.12.2015 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the venue of the meeting scheduled for 07.12.2015 at 3 PM has been shifted to R.No. 119, North Block (Conference Room of MHA).
2. The service associations representing CSS, CSSS, CSCS and MTS (Central Secretariat) personnel may depute their representatives to the meeting. List of Associations is attached.
 
(Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele.: 24629412

Revised Pension Table of Pre-2016 Pensioners based on 7th CPC Report

Revised pension table of pre-2016 pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation)  (Based on the 7th CPC report Chapter 10.1 Pension and Related Benefits of Civilian Employees AND 5.1 Pay Structure (Civilian Employees) Pay matrix for civilian employees)