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Friday, April 07, 2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) dues

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Married Women Employees can show their parents as her dependents for CGHS, LTC etc

QUESTION NO 3280
ANSWERED ON 30.03.2017
 
3280 Shri Narayan Lal Panchariya
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether, a married woman employee can show her own parents as her dependents under the service rules applicable to Central Government employees;
(b) if so, under what conditions;
(c) if not, the rationale therefor;
(d) whether Government has taken any action to make the aforesaid service rules gender neutral both in letter and spirit; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER: 

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)

(a) to (e): The service rules of the Government employees have been framed keeping in view their contextual purpose and with a view to make them gender neutral.
  • As per Rule 50 of Central Civil Services (CCS)(Pension) Rules, 1972, father and mother of a Government employee (which includes a female Government employee) come within the definition of family. For the purpose of gratuity, there is no condition of dependency or inclusion in family.
  • In respect of General Provident Fund (GPF) Rule, female employees can nominate their parents for the benefits of GPF. There is no dependency criterion for nominating parents for the benefits of GPF.
  • Under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Rules, married women employees have the option either to opt their dependent parents or dependent parents-in-law for CGHS facilities.
  • As per All India Services (AIS) {Medical Attendance (MA) Rules}, ‘family’ definition includes the name of parents wholly dependent upon the member of service and normally residing with such member.
  • As per CCS {Leave Travel Concession (LTC)} Rules, ‘family’ definition includes parents or step parents wholly dependent on the Government servant irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government servant or not.
  • As per CCS(Conduct Rules), “Members of family” in relation to a Government servant include the wife or husband, son or daughter, parents, brothers or sisters or any person related to any of them by blood or marriage, whether they are dependent on the Government servant or not.
  • As per AIS (Conduct) Rules, any person related, whether by blood or marriage, to such member or to his or her wife or husband, as the case may be, and wholly dependent on such member is treated as member of family.
Source : RAJYA SABHA

Notification for Circle Wise GDS Vacancies in India Post - GDS Online Recruitment

S.No
Circle/State
Vacancies
1 Andhra Pradesh 1126
2 Assam 0
3 Bihar 0
4 Chattisgarh 123
5 Delhi 0
6 Gujarat 0
7 Haryana 438
8 Himachal Pradesh 391
9 Jammukashmir 0
10 Jharkhand 256
11 Karnataka 0
12 Kerala 0
13 Madhya Pradesh 1859
14 Maharashtra 0
15 North Eastern 0
16 Odisha 1072
17 Punjab 0
18 Rajasthan 1577
19 Tamilnadu 0
20 Telangana 645
21 Uttar Pradesh 0
22 Uttarakhand 0
23 West Bengal 0
* Some of the Circles the Notification not yet done

First Women Post Office in India


Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017- Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

F. No.12/6/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
*****
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 5th April, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017- Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.


It has been decided to declare Friday, the 14th April 2017, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


GDS ONLINE APPLICATION -- CHHATTISGARH CIRCLE & HARYANA CIRCLE

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LAST DATE : 05-05-2017

Candidate who desires to apply online will have to register himself in the portal through https://indiapost.gov.in or https://appost.in/gdsonline with the basic details to obtain the Registration Number. 

Ban on cash transactions of over Rs 2 lakh not applicable for bank, post office withdrawals

The ban on cash transactions of more than Rs.2 lakh a day will not apply to withdrawals from banks, post office savings accounts and cooperative banks, the Central Board of Direct Taxes said.
The Finance Act 2017 prescribed to impose a penalty equal to the transacted amount on those who violated the rule restricting cash transactions. It provides that no one can deal in cash in excess of Rs.2 lakh a single day, in respect of a single transaction or transactions relating to one event or occasion. 
The restrictions will also not apply to any receipt by government, banking company, post office savings bank and cooperative bank, the CBDT said in a statement. 
A notification will be issued to implement this change. 
To curb large cash transactions and discourage black economy, finance minister Arun Jaitley had in the 2017-18 budget proposed to ban transaction of over Rs.3 lakh a day. This limit was lowered to Rs.2 lakh through an amendment to the Finance Bill 2017 that was later passed by Parliament. In another related measure, the Finance Act said any capital expenditure in cash exceeding `10,000 shall not be eligible for claiming depreciation allowance or investment-linked deduction. Similarly, the limit for revenue expenditure in cash has been cut to `10,000 from `20,000. 
AADHAAR FOR NON-RESIDENTS 
Only those who are eligible to obtain Aadhaar will need to quote the number while filing income tax return, the income tax department has clarified. The Finance Act 2017 has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or the enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns. It has also been made compulsory for applying for the income tax permanent account number with effect July 1, 2017. 
“It is clarified that such mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or enrolment ID shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number... Accordingly, the requirement to quote Aadhaar as per section 139AA of the Income-Tax Act shall not apply to an individual who is not a resident as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016,” an official statement said. 
Residents as per the Act means an individual who has resided in India for at least 182 days in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for the enrolment. “CBDT has clarified that an expat, if he has stayed for more than 182 days in India in the past 12 months and is paying taxes in India would be required to apply for an Aadhaar card. Many expats may not have been prepared for this as they were expecting a leeway from applying for an Aadhaar card. Expats who have left the country should file their taxes before 1st July, 2017,” said Amit Maheshwari Partner, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP. 
As per the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, only a resident individual is entitled to obtain Aadhaar.
Source : The Economic Times

SB Order 01/2017 : Quoting of PAN/Details of Form 60 and submission of Financial Transactions Reports in the Form-61 for certain POSB transaction

SB Order 01/2017 : Quoting of PAN/Details of Form 60 and submission of Financial Transactions Reports in the Form-61 for certain POSB transaction




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REGARDING IMPORTANT POSTAL ISSUES IN LOK SABHA : 05-04-2017


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REGULATION OF PRIVATE COURIER SERVICES  LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 05.04.2017
WOMEN POST OFFICES LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 05.04.2017
EMPLOYEES IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 05.04.2017
POST OFFICES ATMS LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 05.04.2017

Rs 2 lakh cash transaction limit not applicable on bank withdrawals: IT

The Income Tax Department on Wednesday clarified that the Rs 2 lakh cash transaction limit, as announced in the Finance Bill, 2017, will not be applicable on withdrawals from bank, cooperative bank or a post office savings account.

“Restriction on cash transaction shall not apply to withdrawal of cash from a bank/co-operative bank or a post office savings bank,” the department said in a tweet.

In a move to curb black money, the government has placed a ceiling of Rs 2 lakh on cash transactions, which is lower than the Rs 3 lakh proposed in Budget 2017-18. The penalty for violating this is a fine equivalent to the amount of transaction.

An amendment to this effect has been made in the Finance Bill, 2017, which has been approved by the Parliament.

“No person (other than those specified therein) shall receive an amount of Rs 2 lakh or more, in aggregate from a person in a day; in respect of a single transaction; or in respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person, otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account,” the department said.

The other major announcements in the Finance Bill include, restriction on receipt of cash donation up to Rs 2,000 for political parties and reducing presumptive taxation for small unorganised businesses from 8 per cent to 6 per cent for the amount of turnover realised through cheque or digital mode.
Source : http://www.hindustantimes.com

Cases of complaints against officers

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

05-April-2017 17:51 IST
Cases of complaints against officers 

As informed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the confidential list of ‘Officers of Doubtful Integrity’ and ‘Agreed List’ are prepared by the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of   Ministry/Department/Organisation independently in consultation with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and in accordance with the guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs vide OM  No. 105/1/66-AVD-I dated 28.10.1969 and OM No. 130/1/66-AVD dated 05.05.1966 respectively.
To ensure probity in conduct of government officials, government has undertaken intensive review for effective implementation of various measures which inter-alia include:
(i) Rotation Transfer Policy for government officials.
(ii) For timely disposal of pending disciplinary proceedings, the All India Services (Discipline and Appeals) Rules, 1969 have been amended to provide for strict timelines in the procedure related to disciplinary proceedings.
 (iii) Timely decision in cases related to prosecution sanction of public servants referred by the Anti corruption agencies.
(iv) Invocation of FR 56(j) and All India Services (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rule, 1958 for prematurely retiring officials whose performance has been reviewed and found unsatisfactory.
As intimated by the CVC, complaints received against public servants on various allegations are not maintained separately for officers category-wise. 
The number of complaints received against officers including above Joint Secretary level and action taken thereon by CVC during the last three years are as under:
Year
No. of complaints received including brought forward
Sent for inquiry/ investigation to CVO/CBI
Sent for necessary action to CVOs
Filed
2014
64410
1214
24012
36873
2015
32149
179
16215
14395
2016
51207
86
11845
36833
2017*
5850
1
1842
823
*upto February, 2017
Details of penalties imposed by various disciplinary authorities in r/o cases where CVC has tendered its advice are as under:
Year
Punishments awarded
(as reported by CVOs in pursuance to Commission’s advice)

Major penalty
Minor penalty
Administrative Action
Total
2014
863
838
443
2144
2015
1832
1346
414
3592
2016
1904
1034
358
3296
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 Ram Tahal Choudhary, Shri Prataprao Jadhav and Shri Ramdas C.Tadas in the Lok Sabha today.