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Monday, February 13, 2017

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 - Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

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Appointment of interim MD & CEO of the India Post Payments Bank.

Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS)

Salient features of POSCS (Post Office Senior Citizens Savings) Scheme

Eligibility : 

Any citizen, who has attained age of 60 years or above on the date of opening of the account.

Who has attained the age 55 years or more but less than 60 years and has retired under a Voluntary Retirement Scheme or a Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme on the date of opening of the account within one month from the date of receipt of financial benefit.

No age limit for the retired personnel of Defence services provided they fulfill other specified conditions.

A depositor may open the account in his individual capacity or jointly with spouse.

The accounts may be opened singly or jointly with spouse.

More than one account can be opened provided the total amount deposit does not exceed the prescribed limit.

Eligible applicants can open account by submitting application on Form A.
Non-residents and HUFs are ineligible to open the account under the scheme.

In case of cheque, the date of realiz​​ation of cheque in Govt. account shall be date of opening of account.

Minimum amount : Rs. 1,000/-

Maximum amount : Rs. 15,00,000/- (Rs. fifteen lakhs). In case of retiring employees the amount cannot exceed the amount of retirement benefits.

Maturity period :  Five years

The depositor may extend the account for a further period of 3 years by submitting application on Form B

Nomination facility : Available

A depositor may change nomination by submitting application on Form C.
Interest

Period
Interest Rate
Upto 31.03.2012
9.00% per annum
01.04.2012 to 31.03.2013
9.30% per annum
01.04.2013 to 31.03.2014
9.20% per annum
01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016
9.30% per annum
01.04.2016 to 30.09.2016
8.60% per annum
01.10.2016 onwards
8.50% per annum

Interest is payable quarterly on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.

If the interest payable every quarter is not claimed by a depositor, such interest do not earn additional interest.

Mode of payment of interest :

In case of SCSS accounts, quarterly interest shall be payable on 1st working day of April, July, October and January. It will be applicable at all CBS Post Offices.

Premature withdrawal :

In case the account is closed after expiry of one year but before expiry of two years from the date of opening of the account, an amount equal to 1.5% of the deposit shall be deducted and the balance paid to the depositor.

Premature closure is allowed after one year on deduction of 1.5% interest & after 2 years on deduction of 1% interest.

Application for premature closure of the account may be submitted on Form E.
No deduction shall be made in case of premature closure of an account at any time due to death of a depositor. Application for premature closure by spouse (Joint Holder)/nominee(s)/legal heirs of the account may be submitted on Form F.

Tax benefits

Investment under this scheme qualifies for the benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 from 1.4.2007.

The Account can be transferred from one post office to another.

Opening of the first batch of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of External Affairs
09-February-2017 18:04 IST
Opening of the first batch of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras 

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) announced on 24 January, 2017 their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage.

The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP was inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at the HPO at Mysuru in Karnataka by Shri Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; and at the Post Office at Dahod in Gujarat by Gen (Retd.) Dr. V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, and Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The POPSK at these two places have been running successfully since their inauguration. One hundred appointments are being released every day for each of these POPSK.

With the successful operationalization of these two pilot projects, the Government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening 56 POPSKs at the following places in the first batch of expansion: 

Locations
State
Passport Office
1. Kurnool
2. Kadappa 
Andhra Pradesh
Vishakhapatnam
3. Silchar
Assam
Guwahati
4. Purnia,
5. Gopalganj
6. Muzaffarpur
7. Bhagalpur
8. Siwan
Bihar
Patna
9. Surguja
Chhattisgarh
Raipur
10.Daman
Daman
Mumbai
11. Diu
Diu
Ahmedabad
12. Silvasa
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Mumbai
13. East Delhi,
14. Noth East Delhi,
15. North West Delhi
16. South Delhi
17. West Delhi
Delhi
Delhi
18. Bhuj
19. Palanpur
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
20. Hisar
21. Karnal
Haryana
Chandigarh
22. Faridabad

Delhi
23. Palampur
24. Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
25. Leh
26. Udhampur
J&K
Srinagar
27. Jamshedpur
Jharkhand
Ranchi
28. Dhanbad
29. Deoghar


30. Belgaum
31. Devangere
32. Hassan
33. Gulbarga
Karnataka
Bengaluru
34. Pathanamthitta
Kerala
Trivandrum
35. Kasargod

Kozhikode
36. Kavaratti
Lakshadweep
Cochin
37. Gwalior
38. Satna
39. Jabalpur
40. Vidisha
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
41. Rourkela
42. Sambalpur
43. Koraput
Odisha
Bhubaneshwar
44. Kota
45. Jaisalmer
46. Jhunjhunu
47. Bikaner
48. Jhalawar
Rajasthan
Jaipur
49. Salem
Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore
50. Vellore

Chennai
51. Mehbubnagar
52. Warangal
Telangana
Hyderabad
53. Asansol
54. Nadia
55. North Dinajpur
56. North Kolkata
West Bengal
Kolkata

MEA and DOP are working closely for the early commencement of passport related services at the above mentioned POPSK. Once fully functional, applicants who apply for their passports on-line through the Passport Portal will be able to schedule an appointment at the above POPSK to complete the formalities necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

Following the liberalization of passport policies announced on 23 December, 2016, we have seen nearly 30% surge in demand for passports. For example, a record number of 53,400 applications were processed on 7.2.2017 out of which 49,259 were fresh applications. This is the highest since the commencement of the Passport Seva Project. Our Passport Offices are conducting special Passport Melas during the weekends to cater to the increasing demand for passports.

The pilot projects of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) have been running successfully at Mysuru and Dahod. We have been releasing 100 appointments for Mysuru and Dahod POPSK per day with cent per cent utilization. Appointments for Mysuru are now available in ten days while at Dahod it is available the next day. 

These are clear indicators that the liberalization of the passport policies and opening of the POPSK have been successful efforts of the Government that have been welcomed by our citizens. We expect that opening of these additional POPSK would further help our citizens in getting passports easily.

Sukanya Samriddhi Account ( SSA ) deposits eligible for deduction u/s 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
NOTIFICATION NO. 09/2015
INCOME-TAX
21 st January, 2015
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (viii) of sub-section (2) of section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby specifies the “Sukanya Samriddhi Account” for the purposes of the said clause.
This notification shall come into force with effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. [ F. NO. 178/3/2015-ITA-1 ]
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Launch of National Career Service & Jeevan Pramaan Facility for EPFO pensioners through Post Offices

Launch of National Career Service (NCS) Jeevan Pramaan Facility for EPFO pensioners through Post Offices by Hon'ble Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Indiapost, Hyderabad



THE FUNDAMENTAL (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2017


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Review of Essential Qualifications/ Selection criteria for engagement to posts of Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters.


Employment News : 11 February 2017 to 17 February 2017


JOB HIGHLIGHTS

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, NEW DELHI
Name Of Post : Regional Director, Skipper, Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor, Medical Officers
No.of Vacancies : 83
Last Date :02.03.2017

CHENNAI PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED
Name Of Post : Jr.Engineering Assistant IV, Jr. Quality Control Analyst IV, Jr. Technical Assistant IV etc
No.of Vacancies : 94
Last Date :27.02.2017

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI
Name Of Post : Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor
No.of Vacancies : 98
Last Date :14.03.2017

ORDANANCE FACTORY MEDAK
Name Of Post : Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Welder etc
No.of Vacancies : 370
Last Date :10.03.2017

ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, RISHIKESH
Name Of Post : Senior Resident
No.of Vacancies : 89
Last Date :20.02.2017

MINERAL EXPLORATION CORPORATION LIMITED, NAGPUR
Name Of Post : Assistant Geologist, Assistant Chemist, Assistant Geophysicist
No.of Vacancies : 35
Last Date :03.03.2017
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in