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Distribution of Group C Posts After Cadre Restructuring in All over India

Video on First IPPB Inauguration at Ranchi

GST Registration-Enrollment procedure for service tax assessee/tax payers from 1.1.2017

Employment of Ex-Servicemen

Press Information Bureau
Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence
Dated: 31-03-2017
Re-Employment of Ex-Servicemen
As per Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 36034/27/84-Estt(SCT), dated 2.5.1985, on an Ex-servicemen joining the Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-servicemen for his re-employment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government would cease. As per DOP&T OM No. 36034/6/90-Estt(SCT), dated 10.10.1994, an ex-servicemen already secured regular employment under the Central Government in a civil post would be permitted the benefits of age relaxation as admissible for ex-servicemen for securing another appointment in any higher post or service under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for benefits of reservation, if any, for ex-servicemen in Central Government jobs.

As per DOP&T’s OM No. 36034/1/2014-Estt(Res), dated 14.8.2014 if an ex-serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, he / she can avail of the benefit of reservation as ex-servicemen for any subsequent employment. However, to avail of this benefit, an ex-serviceman as soon as he / she joins any civil employment, should give self-declaration / undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he / she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment. This benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the ex-servicemen.
In addition to above, a proposal has been referred to DOP&T to the effect that an Ex-servicemen be allowed the benefit of reservation for second time and even thereafter in subsequent recruitments for civil employment, if the vacancies, which are to be filled on the basis of direct recruitment and where reservation is applicable to Ex-servicemen, has not been filled up with by those Ex-servicemen, who are getting / claiming benefit of reservation for the first time.
The details of reservation available to Ex-servicemen is as under:

(I) In Central Government Ministries / Departments:

(i) 10% Direct recruitment posts upto the level of Assistant Commandant in Central Para Military Forces.
(ii) 10% Direct recruitment posts in Group ‘C’.
(iii) 20% Direct recruitment posts in Group ‘D’.

(II) In Central Public Sector Enterprise:

(i) 14.5% in Group ‘C’ Posts.
(ii) 24.5% in Group ‘D’ Posts.

(III) Nationalised Bank:

(i) 14.5% in Group ‘C’ Posts.
(ii) 24.5% in Group ‘D’ Posts.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri PC Mohan in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB

Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary on 28.03.2017

No.NC/JCM/2017 Dated: March 30, 2017
All Constituents of the
NC/JCM(Staff Side)
Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary

I met the Cabinet Secretary on 28th March, 2017 and shown anguish about the inordinate delay in resolution of long pending demands of the Central Government Employees, and subsequently handed him over a letter on the subject matter on the next day.
The Cabinet Secretary given us assurance that, he is already pursuing these issues, and though there had been some delay in finalization of the allowances, report of the Committee on Pension has already been submitted to the Cabinet, NPS Committee is already on its job and we would try to resolve the pending issues within a short period.
He also expressed his apprehension that, MCD elections may result in some delay, but at the same time, he assured that, as soon as he gets report of the Committee on Allowances, that will immediately be forwarded to the Cabinet, and after approval of the Cabinet, if need be, we would take necessary permission from the Election Commission.
This is for your information.

CBDT notifies new IT Return Forms for AY 2017-18

CBDT notifies new Income Tax Return Forms for AY 2017-18: Introduces one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj) 
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified Income-tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2017-18. One of the major reforms made in the notified ITR Forms is the designing of a one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj).  This ITR Form-1(Sahaj) can be filed by an individual having income upto Rs.50 lakh and who is receiving income from salary  one house property / other income (interest etc.) . Various parts of ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) viz. parts relating to tax computation and deductions have been rationalised and simplified for easy compliance. This will reduce the compliance burden to a significant extent on the individual tax payer. This initiative will benefit more than two crore tax-payers who will be eligible to file their return of income in this simplified Form.  
Simultaneously, the number of ITR Forms have been reduced from the existing nine  to seven forms. The existing ITR Forms ITR-2, ITR-2A and ITR-3 have been rationalized and a single ITR-2 has been notified in place of these three forms. Consequently, ITR-4 and ITR-4S (Sugam) have been renumbered as ITR-3 and ITR-4 (Sugam) respectively.
 There is no change in the manner of filing of ITR Forms as compared to last year. All these ITR Forms are to be filed electronically. However, where return is furnished in ITR-1 (Sahaj) or ITR-4 (Sugam), the following persons have an option to file return in paper form:-
(i) an individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year;   or
(ii)  an individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and who has not claimed any refund in the return of income,
The notified ITR Forms are available on the department’s official website www.incometaxindia.gov.in
Source: PIB

7th CPC Fixation of Pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a): Clarification by DoPT OM dated 31.03.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 31st March, 2017
Subject : Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)- clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.16/4/2012-Pay-I dated 5th November, 2012  read with OM No.13/9/2009-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 21st October, 2009, whereby clarification was issued by this Department for fixation of pay in case of employees seeking transfer to lower posts under FR 15(a) subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of 6th CPC and CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. It was clarified therein that in case of transfer of a Government servant to a lower Grade Pay under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the pay in the Pay Band will be fixed at the stage equal to the pay in Pay. Band drawn by him/her prior to his/her appointment against the lower post. However; he/she will be granted the Grade Pay Of lower post. Further, in all cases, he/she will continue to draw his/her increment(s) based on his pay in the Pay Band +Grade Pay (lower).
2. Consequent upon the implementation of 7th CPC Report and CCS(RP)Rules, 2016, the concept of new Pay Matrix has replaced the existing Pay Bands and Grade Pays system. Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department's OMs dated 5th November, 2012 and 21st October, 2009 ibid: the method of pay fixation in respect of a Government Servant transferred to a lower post under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f 1.1.2016 will be as under:

‘In case of transfer to a lower Level of post in the Pay Matrix under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f. 1.1.2016, the pay of the Government Servant holding a post on regular basis will be fixed in the revised pay structure at the stage equal to the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level of post held regularly. If no such stage is available, the pay will be fixed at the stage next below in the lower Level with respect to the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level of post held regularly and the difference in the pay may be granted as personal pay to be absorbed in future Increment(s). If maximum of the vertical range of pay progression at the lower Level in which he/she is appointed, happens to be less than the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level, his/her pay may be restricted to that maximum under FR 22(I)(a)(3).
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to revise the Terms/Conditions of such transfer, if any, in line with para 2 above.
4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. This order takes effect from 1.1.2016.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: download original copy from DoPT.Gov.in 

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation – Fixation of pay on promotion/upgradation after 01.01.2016

7th CPC Lok Sabha Question & Answer

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भारतीय डाक विभाग
कार्यालय - मुख्य डाक महाध्यक्ष, झारखंड परिमंडल, रांची -834002

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति
                                                                                                            दिनांक 31.03.2017

·          माननीया श्रीमती द्रौपदी मुर्मू , महामहिम राज्यपाल, झारखंड द्वारा “झारखंड के वन” शीर्षक पर विशेष आवरण का विमोचन
·        महामहिम राज्यपाल द्वारा श्री अनिल कुमार, मुख्य डाक महाध्यक्ष द्वारा लिखित  फिलाटेलिक गाइड बुक “Rendezvous with Stamps” का विमोचन
·         झारखंड के अप्रितम  वन संपदा को समर्पित विशेष आवरण “झारखंड के वन”  का विमोचन
·         प्रकृतिक सौन्दर्य को समर्पित डाक विभाग  का विशेष आवरण “झारखंड के वन” 
·        बच्चों में डाक टिकट संग्रह के प्रसार हेतु डाक विभाग की अनुपम पहल ““Rendezvous with Stamps” पुस्तक
              अपार हर्ष के साथ सूचित किया जाता है  कि  झारखंड के अप्रतिम वन संपदा को समर्पित एक विशेष आवरण “झारखंड के वन”  तथा बच्चों के लिए फिलाटेली गाइड बुक Rendezvous with Stamps” का विमोचन माननीया श्रीमती द्रौपदी मुर्मू , महामहिम राज्यपाल, झारखंड द्वारा श्री अनिल कुमार, मुख्य डाक महाध्यक्ष, झारखंड की उपस्थिति में राजभवन, रांची में  किया गया ।  इस अवसर पर श्री एस के सतपथि, प्रधान सचिव, राज्यपाल, श्री भूपाल राम, निदेशक  डाक सेवाएं, श्री एस के सिन्हा, सहायक डाक महाध्यक्ष, श्री के डी सिंह, वरिष्ठ डाक अधीक्षक, रांची इत्यादि उपस्थित थे । 
            झारखंड  की प्रकृतिक सुंदरता को समर्पित विशेष आवरण “ झारखंड  के वन” में बेतला, दलमा, सारण्डा तथा हजारीबाग के वनों को प्रमुखता दी  गई है । यह न केवल झारखंड के वनों को प्रचारित करेगा बल्कि इस भव्य भूमि के जीवों तथा वनस्पतियों को भी प्रचारित करेगा । विशेष आवरण एक साथ भारत में अवस्थित सभी फिलाटेलिक ब्यूरो और फिलाटेलिक काउंटर में प्रदर्शित किए जाते हैं और यह एक अत्यधिक संग्रहणीय वस्तु है इससे झारखंड, इसके वनों और पर्यावरण पर्यटन स्थलों को विशेष पहचान मिलेगी। 
            इसके साथ  आज श्री अनिल कुमार, मुख्य डाक महाध्यक्ष, झारखंड द्वारा लिखित बच्चों के लिए फिलाटेलिक गाइड बुक Rendezvous with Stamps” का विमोचन माननीया श्रीमती द्रौपदी मुर्मू , महामहिम राज्यपाल, झारखंड द्वारा किया गया । यह पुस्तक बच्चों  में डाक  टिकट  संग्रह के प्रति रुचि जगाने  में तथा डाक टिकट संग्रह संबंधित जिज्ञासाओं का समाधान करने  में अत्यंत  उपयोगी होगा  तथा फिलाटेली हेतु एक  एनसाइक्लोपीडिया का भी  कार्य करेगा ।     
            “झारखंड के वन” पर विशेष  आवरण और फिलाटेलिक गाइड बुक Rendezvous with Stamps”  के विमोचन पर हमें गर्व है ।  
                                                                                    सहायक  डाक महाध्यक्ष
                                                                                                कार्यालय – मुख्य डाक महाध्यक्ष
                                                                                                झारखंड परिमंडल, रांची-834002
सेवा में,
संपादक महोदय 

Filing of assets details by Government officials

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
30-March-2017 16:23 IST

Filing of assets details by Government officials
The Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 requiring declaration of assets and liabilities in respect of public servants, their spouses and dependent children has been amended by the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 on 29.07.2016. The Amended Act shall be deemed to have come into force on 16.01.2014. The amended Section 44 reads as:

“44. On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed”.
The Government had introduced the Lokpal & Lokayuktas and other related Law (Amendment) Bill 2014, which inter-alia proposes to amend certain provisions of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 so as to provide for situations where the composition of the Selection Committee is deficient/incomplete due to absence of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, etc.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri A. Vijayakumar in the Rajya Sabha today.

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