Welcome to the official blog of AIPSA. This blog is meant for use by members of All India Postal Stenographers' Association******E-mail: parambilmohan@gmail.com
================ Blog maintained by : P. Radhamohan Nair, Private Secretary to Post Master General, (Retired) Northern Region, Calicut, Kerala Circle=================

Monday, April 03, 2017

Reimbursement of LTC fares



Income Tax Ready Reckoner for F.Y. 2017-18 (A.Y.2018-19)

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees-Revised rates effetive from 01.01.2017.

The Postal Department has released 20 stamps portraying the history of transportation in India, it includes palanquins, animal driven carriages and carts, rickshaws, vintage cars, buses, metro, trams.

The automotive world in India has had diverse modes of transport, and the postal department of India is commemorating the history of transportation in the form of stamps.
The Postal Department of India has for the first time released 20 stamps portraying the history of transportation in the country, and it includes palanquins, animal driven carriages and carts, rickshaws, vintage cars, buses, metro rail and trams.
The special series of stamps have been labelled as 'Means of Transport through the Ages' and exhibited at the country's only transport museum - Heritage Transport Museum.
The Heritage Transport Museum have played a pivotal role in the formulation of these stamps as fifteen out of the twenty unique series stamps have pictures of vehicles that are now at the museum.
Ms Kalpana Rajsinghot, Postmaster General, Gurgaon Region, Haryana Circle, Department of Posts presented the special series stamps.
Also, present at the commemorative event, Tarun Thakral, Founder & Managing Trustee, Heritage Transportation Trust.
The commemorative stamps are in the form of small sheets in a prestige booklet published for the first time. Each stamp's value ranges between Rs 5 and Rs 25, and they can be purchased at any of the 81 philatelic bureaus across India.

7th Pay Commission : Government retains annual increment at 3 percent

The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained rate of annual increment at 3 percent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the Government.

The 7th CPC has observed that it is essential to have a linkage between Departmental Results Framework Documents (RFD) and Annual Appraisal Performance Report (APAR) and has suggested the following modification in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay:

(i) Alignment of Objectives: The Ministry’s Vision/Mission needs to be translated into a set of strategic objectives for each department and these objectives need to be cascaded by the Department Head to his subordinates and subsequently down the chain.

(ii) Prioritizing Objectives, Assigning Success Indicators and their Weights: Objectives reflected in the APAR should be prioritized and assigned weights along with success indictors or Key Performance Indicators. The Commission recommended 60 percent weight on work output and 40 percent weight on personal attributes, instead of existing 60 percent weight on personal attributes and only 40 percent weight to work output.

(iii) No Ex-ante Agreement: The indicators in the APAR of an officer/staff will need to be discussed and set with the supervisor at the beginning of the year.

(iv) Timelines: The timelines for RFD may be synchronized with the preparation of the APAR so that the targets set under RFD get reflected in individual APARs in a seamless manner.

(v) Online APAR System: The Commission recommended introduction of online APARs system for all Central Government officers/employees.

This was stated by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Employment News : 01 April to 07 April.2017

UPTTAR PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Name Of Post : Statistical Officer, Lecturer, Registrar etc
No.of Vacancies : 529
Last Date :18.04.2017
 
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Name Of Post : Assistant Commissioner, Scientific Officer, Specialist, Assistant Director etc
No.of Vacancies : 64
Last Date :13.04.2017
 
CANARA BANK
Name Of Post : Specialist Officers and Special Recruitments
No.of Vacancies : 88
Last Date :12.04.2017
 
IRCON INTERNATIOAL LIMITED
Name Of Post : Additional General Manager, Joint General Manager, Deputy Manager
No.of Vacancies : 112
Last Date :22.04.2017
 
MUNCIPAL CORPORATION CHANDIGARH
Name Of Post : Safaikarmacharies
No.of Vacancies : 532
Last Date :11.04.2017
 
CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE
Name Of Post : SI, ASI, Draughtsman and CT Pioneer
No.of Vacancies : 240
Last Date :05.05.2017
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

7th Central Pay Commission : Modification in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
31-March-2017 18:17 IST

7th Central Pay Commission

The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained rate of annual increment at 3 percent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the Government. 

The 7th CPC has observed that it is essential to have a linkage between Departmental Results Framework Documents (RFD) and Annual Appraisal Performance Report (APAR) and has suggested the following modification in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay:

(i)                 Alignment of Objectives: The Ministry’s Vision/Mission needs to be translated into a set of strategic objectives for each department and these objectives need to be cascaded by the Department Head to his subordinates and subsequently down the chain.

(ii)               Prioritizing Objectives, Assigning Success Indicators and their Weights: Objectives reflected in the APAR should be prioritized and assigned weights along with success indictors or Key Performance Indicators. The Commission recommended 60 percent weight on work output and 40 percent weight on personal attributes, instead of existing 60 percent weight on personal attributes and only 40 percent weight to work output.

(iii)             No Ex-ante Agreement: The indicators in the APAR of an officer/staff will need to be discussed and set with the supervisor at the beginning of the year.

(iv)             Timelines: The timelines for RFD may be synchronized with the preparation of the APAR so that the targets set under RFD get reflected in individual APARs in a seamless manner.

(v)               Online APAR System: The Commission recommended introduction of online APARs system for all Central Government officers/employees. 

This was stated by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

New ITR forms notified. Aadhaar mandatory

The income-tax department has notified a simplified one-page tax-return form aimed at making it easier for taxpayers to file their annual returns.
At the same time, the new form also requires taxpayers to make additional disclosures—including mandatory linking of tax returns with an individual’s Aadhaar number—which will help curb tax evasion.
Not only will this make it easier for 50% of the country’s 40 million taxpayers and encourage more people to file their tax returns, the new disclosures will also encourage better compliance.
A press release issued by the tax department says individuals earning up to Rs50 lakh and possessing one house will need to file only a single-page tax return form called ITR-1 (Sahaj) for financial year 2016-17.
However, the department has mandated that the taxpayer will have to disclose any cash deposit above Rs2 lakh made during 9 November and 30 December as it moves to track instances where high-value cash deposits post-demonetization do not match with the income profile of the taxpayer.
Further, in line with the changes proposed to the income-tax Act, providing the Aadhaar number or the Aadhaar enrolment number in the income-tax return form has been made mandatory.
The tax department has also rationalised various columns relating to tax computation and deductions for easy compliance.
“This will reduce the compliance burden to a significant extent on the individual taxpayer. This initiative will benefit more than two crore taxpayers who will be eligible to file their return of income in this simplified form,” said the income-tax department in a statement.
However, taxpayers who have more than one house will have to file a much more detailed ITR-2.
The number of income-tax return forms has also been reduced from the existing nine to seven. Further, only those individuals above the age of 80 years or whose income does not exceed Rs5 lakh and have not claimed any refund of income tax will be able to file paper returns.
Earlier, taxpayers filing ITR-1 and ITR-2 could file paper returns and claim a refund.
Also, the tax department has now made it mandatory to report exempted long-term capital gains in the tax return form; dividend income also has to be disclosed.

APPLICATION FOR LEAVE FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

1 Name
2 Designation
3 Nature and period of leave required (Paid Leave / Leave without Allowances)
4 Date from which leave is required
5 Ground on which leave applied (Personal affairs. Medical Ground / to Officiate in Departmental Post)
6 Full Address while on leave
7 Name, age and Address of the substitute
8 Specimen Signature of the substitute
I hereby propose Sh/Smt/Kum…………………………………………………………………whose particulars are given above to work as my substitute during my leave on my responsibility according to the form of the security bond executed by me.
I am aware of the provisions of Rule 7 of the Department of Posts Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Employment) Rules, 2001 and I will abide by them.
A charge report signed by my nominee and myself will be submitted as prescribed in Rule 50 of Rules for Branch Offices.
Necessary approval may kindly be accorded to this arrangement.
Station : 
Date :
Signature of the Gramin Dak Sevak

7th CPC : Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary - Railway Order


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2
PC-VII No. 16/2017
RBE NO. 27/2017
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017
The General Managers and FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations - Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government's decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Advance of Leave Salary in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2. The Government's decision in respect of abolition of advance of leave salary has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Advance of Leave Salary w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The provisions in respect of advance of leave salary are contained in Rule No.548 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-2008). In view of this, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule No.548 of IREC Vol.-l may be amended as in the enclosed Advance correction Slip No, 131

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

DA:- Correction Slip.

(Anil Kumar)
DY. Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE
VOLUME-I, 1985 Edition - (THIRD REPRINT EDITION - 2008 )
Advance Correction Slip No. 131

The following amendments may be made to Rule No.548 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition - 2003):-

Rule 548 may be substituted as under:
548 - Advance of Leave Salary.
The Provision stands deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

{Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2 dated 23.03.2017)

Source : NFIR

Restriction on cash receipt of Rs.2 Lakh or more w.e.f 01.04.2017 Shall not apply to Post Office Savings Bank



Advertisement about India Post - Serve Anywhere & Everywhere...




JUSTICE FINALLY WON : - SUPREME COURT VERDICT IMPLEMENTED - PROMOTION THROUGH COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED AS MACP

Justice finally won:
=================
After having failed in CAT, Madras High court and Supreme Court, the Government finally ordered to implement the judgement in favour of Sri D.Sivakumar, Retd SPM, MMC PO, Chennai city north division who moved the court pleading that promotion through competitive examination should not be counted as MACP.
The order of CAT accepting his prayer was challenged by the Government in Madras High court and subsequently in Supreme Court. Its attempt to deny the justice was defeated by the Judiciary.
On the direction of the Directorate, the SSPOs, Chennai City north division has now issued order granting MACP lll from 1.9.2008 to the official.
The official was promoted to PA cadre from 12.11.1977 through competitive examination. He was granted TBOP on 15.11.1993( now MACP l) and granted BCR ( now MACP ll) on 1.1.2004.

MACP lll from 1.9.2008 has been granted now.

A great victory indeed after prolonged legal battle. He may be the first to put an end to the deliberate injustice of the Government.
Now from now on, we must try to extend the benefit to all the victims of injustice in MACP case.
Copy of order granting MACP III to the LGO promoted official in Chennai City North Division followed by Historic Judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India is enclosed now.