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Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

28-October-2016 17:30 IST

Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. 
Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 has been amended by the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 (BTP Amendment Act). The rules and all the provisions of the BTP Amendment Act shall come into force on 1stNovember, 2016. After coming into effect of the BTP Amendment Act, the existing Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 shall be renamed as Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (PBPT Act).

2.         The PBPT Act defines benami transactions, prohibits them and further provides that violation of the PBPT Act is punishable with imprisonment and fine. The PBPT Act prohibits recovery of the property held benami from benamidar by the real owner. Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the Government without payment of compensation.

3.         An appellate mechanism has been provided under the PBPT Act in the form of Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal. The Adjudicating Authority referred to in section 6(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and the Appellate Tribunal referred to in section 25 of the PMLA have been notified as the Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal, respectively, for the purposes of the PBPT Act.

4.         A Joint / Additional Commissioner of Income-tax, an Assistant / Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax and a Tax Recovery Officer in each Pr. CCIT Region have been notified to perform the functions and exercise the powers of the Approving Authority, Initiating Officer and Administrator, respectively under the PBPT Act.

5.         All the notifications have been uploaded on the website of the Department at www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
            (Meenakshi Goswami)
                                                                                                Commissioner of Income Tax
         (Media & Technical Policy)
                   Official Spokesperson, CBDT 

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
29-October-2016 18:58 IST

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 Will Continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee 

The Government Order for implementation of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners has been issued on 29.10.2016. As per the order, for the pre 1.1.2016 pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.

पत्र सूचना कार्यालय 
भारत सरकार
रक्षा मंत्रालय 
29-अक्टूबर-2016 19:49 IST

31.12.2015 के अनुरूप 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली दिव्यांगता पेंशन का भुगतान जारी रहेगा 

2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली पेंशन में संशोधन के लिए 7वें वेतन आयोग (सीपीसी) की सिफारिशों परसरकार के निर्णय के क्रियान्वयन हेतु सरकारी आदेश 29.10.2016को जारी कर दिया गया है। आदेश के मुताबिक, 01.01.2016 से पूर्व के पेंशनरों के लिए, 7वें वेतन आयोग के तहत संशोधित पेंशन निर्धारित करने हेतु 01.01.2016 से संशोधित पेंशन का निर्धारण31.12. 2015 को प्राप्त की जा रही मूल पेंशन/परिवार पेंशन में 2.57 से गुणा करके किया जाएगा ।

दिव्यांगता तत्व की गणना संबंधी कार्यप्रणाली के संबंध में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के कार्यान्वयन को विसंगति समिति के पास भेजा गया है। दिव्यांगता तत्व जिसका भुगतान 31.12.2015तक 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को किया जा रहा थाका भुगतान विसंगति समिति की सिफारिशों पर निर्णय लंबित रहने तक जारी रहेगा।


Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation: