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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Granting of special casual leave for attending All India conference of AIPSA.

Five commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs10 each on EMINENT WRITERS

Five commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs10 each on EMINENT WRITERS - Prof. Balwant Gargi, Bhisham Sahni, K.V. Puttappa, Pandit Shrilal Shukla and Krishan Chander were issued by India Post on 31.05.2017

No more queue - Postal Life Insurance

RICT Guide in Hindi - useful for BPMs/SPMs/IPs/ASPs for day to day operations related to RICT project.

"RICT Guide in Hindi " . It will be useful for BPMs/SPMs/IPs/ASPs for day to day operations related to RICT project. 



CGEGIS Tables 2017 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 2nd June, 2017
Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2017.
Ministry of Finance issues two Table of Benefits on quarterly basis for the savings fund to the beneficiaries under Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS)-1980. While one Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month per unit from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 per month per unit w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards, the other Table of Benefits for the savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month in respect of the employess who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

2. The Table of Benefits under CGEGIS-80 are prepared by IRDA based on the rate of interest notified by DEA for samll savings including GPF. Earlier, DEA used to notify the interest rate on financial year basis. However, DEA has now shifted to notifying the interest rate on quarterly basis. In view of this, it has been decided that the Table of benefits will be issued on quarterly basis commencing from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017.
3. The two tables under CGEGIS-80 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e, 01.01.2017 to 30.06.2017, prepared by IRDA, are enclosed. The benefits in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 7.9% per annum (compounded quarterly), as notified by Department of Economic Affairs.
4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.
5. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

Employee joined with fake Caste Certificates to be dismissed – DOPT Order

No.36027/1/2017-Estt. (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Res-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 1, 2017

Subject: Compilation of information about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon – regarding 

This Department have been 3 receiving references from various Ministries/ Departments regarding appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates despite the instructions contained in the Department’s OM. No. 11012/1/91-Estt.(A) dated 19.05.1993, which have been re-iterated vide OM. No. 3601 1/1/2012 Estt.(Res.) dated 10.01.2013. The instructions provide that if it is found that a Government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/ fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant Service Rules.
2. It has been decided to collect information from all the Ministries /Departments about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon. Therefore, all the Ministries /Departments are requested to collect information from all Organisations under their administrative control about the cases where the candidates got/ alleged to have got appointment against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on the basis of false/ fake caste certificate and send a consolidated report in this regard in the enclosed Proforma to this Department by 15.07.2017 positively.
Encls: As above.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Link your Aadhaar with PAN through just an SMS

Now you can link your Aadhaar with PAN using just an SMS. Your mobile number and e-mail id will help you receive alerts related to your Aadhaar and to access Aadhaar services easily. The Income Tax Department on Wednesday issued advertisements and described how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.
Here is how you can use the SMS facility to link Aadhaar with PAN
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:
UIDPAN<12 aadhaar="" digit=""><10 digit="" pan="">
It said people can also visit the official e-filing website of the department to link the two identities, in both the cases-- identical names in the two databases or in case where there is a minor mismatch.
It said linking the two numbers is the key to "seamlessly avail online, a world of income tax facilities."
"Aadhaar can also be seeded into PAN database by quoting Aadhaar in PAN application form for new PAN allotment or by quoting Aadhaar in change request form used for reprint of PAN card," it said in the advertisement.
Why is it important to link Aadhaar with PAN?
The Income Tax Department is urging taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an SMS-based facility because from July 1, 2017, all tax returns will have to mention the Aadhaar number.
If you have both the permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar, you need to link the two. If you fail to do so, your PAN number could become invalid.
How to link your Aadhaar to PAN online:
1. Log on to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. (This step is not compulsory. You can directly jump to Step 2, if you do not wish to log in)
2. Click on 'Link Aadhaar' 
3. A pop up window will appear. Enter your Aadhaar number, PAN number and name as per Aadhaar 
4. Enter captcha and click on 'Link Aadhaar'.
In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one-time password) will be required. The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number in the Aadhaar database.
Linking mobile number with Aadhaar
You need to do this offline.
—Visit your nearest Aadhaar centre to get the Aadhar Update/Correction Form or download it from the UIDAI website.
— Fill out the form correctly; submit it to the concerned person at the centre and mention on the form that only mobile number is to be updated. 
— While submitting the update form, along with photocopy of your Aadhaar card you also need to provide photocopy of an Identity proof document such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID card
— Following the submission, your biometrics will be verified at the enrolment centre. Your thumb impression will be verified. While applying for Aadhaar your biometrics were recorded and to authenticate the changes, they are verified. 
— After verifying the biometrics, you will be given an acknowledgement slip. Usually, it takes 2-5 working days for the update to happen but as per the UIDAI helpline, the turnaround time for the update is 10 days.
The government, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of Income-Tax returns (ITR).
While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the I-T department to any person, firm or entity.

Six-month time to probe corruption cases against government employees

NEW DELHI: Changing an over 50-year-old rule, the government has set a deadline of six months to complete probe in corruption cases+ involving its employees.
The decision has been taken to speed up the investigation in such cases, most of them pending for quite a long time.
The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has amended Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, and decided a timeline for critical stages of investigation and inquiry proceedings.
The Inquiring Authority should conclude the inquiry and submit its report within a period of six months, says the amended rules.
However, an extension for a period not exceeding six months at a time may be allowed for any good and sufficient reason to be recorded in writing by the disciplinary authority, it said.
Earlier, there was no such time frame to complete an enquiry.
The disciplinary authority shall deliver to a government servant, accused of irregularity and corruption, a copy of the articles of charge, the statement of the imputations of misconduct or misbehaviour and a list of documents and witnesses by which each article or charges is proposed to be sustained, the new rules said.
On receipt of such articles of charge, the government servant shall be required to submit his written statement of defence, if he so desires, and also state whether he desires to be heard in person, within a period of 15 days, it said.
The time limit can, however, be extended for a period not exceeding fifteen days. But under no circumstances, the extension of time for filing written statement of defence shall exceed forty-five days from the date of receipt of articles of charge, the rules said.
At present, there is no time limit for submission of the employee's statement of defence.
The new rules are applicable to all category of employees excluding those in all-India services--Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)-- and a few other categories of officers.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), in a directive, had last year expressed serious concern over delay in finalising corruption cases and asked all departments to complete these inquiries within a maximum period of six months to keep away "nothing will change" notion associated with governance.
The directive comes after the commission noted that administrative authorities are not adhering to the time- schedule prescribed for completion of disciplinary proceedings.
"In a recent study conducted by the commission, it has been noticed that while the average time taken by the administrative authorities in finalisation of disciplinary proceedings is more than two years, the maximum time taken in a particular case was eight years and at least in 22 per cent cases the inquiry took more than two years," the CVC had said.
As per the anti-corruption watchdog, the time-limit for completion of departmental inquiries is six months from the date of appointment of inquiry officer.
Source : The Times of India

Sanction for acquisition/disposal of immovable/movable properties under CCS (Conduct) Rules

AN-IV Section
10~A, SK. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

No: 789/AN-IV/IMP/Vol.-XX
Dated: 29.05.2017
The CDA (RTC) ER, Kolkata,
The Officere-in-Charge, Section (M.O.), including
Railway Section & Website Cell.
Subject:- Sanction for acquisition/disposal of immovable/movable properties under CCS (Conduct) Rules.
It has come to notice that in several cases in respect of employees under PCA(Fys) Kolkata while dealing with i.e. acquiring/disposal of immovable/movable property, obtaining proper permission of the Competent Authority as per Rule 18(2) & 18(3) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 are frequently being violated and in maximum cases application seeking ex-post facto sanction has become a regular features which is viewed seriously by Competent Authority.
In view of the above, all concerned are requested to follow Rule 18(2) & 18(3) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 (mentioned below) while making any transaction regarding acquiring/disposal of immovable/movable property and non-adhering to the procedure envisaged under these Rule, hence forth may attract strict disciplinary action against the delinquent official.
Rule 18(2): No Government servant shall, except with the previous knowledge of the prescribed authority, acquire or dispose of any immovable property by lease, mortgage, purchase, sale, gift or otherwise either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family:
Provided that the previous sanction of the prescribed authority shall be obtained by the Government servant if any such transaction is carried out with a person having official dealings with him.
Rule 18(3): Where a Government servant enters into a transaction in respect of movable property either in his own name or in the name of the member of his family, he shall, within one month from the date of such transaction, report the same to the prescribed authority, if the value of such property exceeds two months' basic pay of the Government servant:
Provided that the previous sanction of the prescribed authority shall be obtained by the Government servant if any such transaction is made with a person having official dealings with him.
This has the approval of C of A (Fys).

(S.K. Ghosh)
A C of A (Fys)

Source: pcafys.nic.in Click here to download/view


Recruitment For Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2017

Application Start Date - 16.05.2017
Application End Date - 16.06.2017 (upto 5:00 p.m)
Recruitment for SSC Selection Post, 2017

Application Start Date - 08.05.2017
Application End Date - 07.06.2017(upto 5:00 p.m)
Recruitment Of Sub-Inspector In Delhi Police, CAPFs AND Assistant Sub-Inspector In CISF Examination, 2017

Application Receiving Date is Over
Candidate can check status and take print out of the application form
Combined Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination, 2017

Application Receiving Date is Over
Candidate can check status and take print out of the application form
Multi Tasking(Non - Technical) Staff in different States/UTs, 2016

Application Receiving Date is Over
Candidate can check status and take print out of the application form

Validity of downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) as Proof of identity: Clarification by UIDAI

F.No. 14014 / 8 / 2011-Logistic Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Electronics & IT
Unique Identification Authority of India
Logistics Division
9th Floor, Tower-I, Jeevan Bharti Building,
Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 28th April, 2017
Subject: Validity of downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) as Proof of identity - regarding.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory body under Section 11 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits Services) Act, 2016 (Aadhaar Act, 2016) which came into force on 12.09.2016. The UIDAI is mandated to issue 12 digit Unique Identification number called Aadhaar to the residents based on demographic and biometric information submitted by them to the UIDAI during enrollment. Aadhaar number is communicated to the residents in physical form (Aadhaar letter) by post. UIDAI also provides facility to download Aadhaar in electronic form (Downloaded Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar) on its website (https://uidai.gov.in/).
2. UIDAI is receiving requests from various organisations/individual residents seeking clarification on validity of downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) as various authorities are not accepting downloaded Aadhaar. This circular is being issued to clarify the validity of downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar).
3. As per Section 4(3) of Aadhaar Act, 2016:
"An Aadhaar number, in physical or electronic form subject to authentication and other conditions, as may be specified by regulations, may be accepted as proof of identity of the Aadhaar number holder for any purpose"
[Explanation- For the purposes of this sub-section, the expression “electronic form” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000].
4. Further, as per Regulation 15 (1) of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016:
The Aadhaar number may be communicated to residents in physical form (including letters or cards) and/or electronic form.
5. It is informed that downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) carries Name, Address, Gender, Photo and Date of Birth details of the Aadhaar holder in similar form as in Printed Aadhaar letter. The downloaded Aadhaar also contains date of Aadhaar generation and date of Aadhaar download. The downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) is a digitally signed document by UIDAI as per IT Act, 2000 which provides for legal recognition of electronic records with digital signatures.
6. Downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) is, therefore, as legally valid proof of identity under Section 4(3) of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 read together with Regulation 15 (l) of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, as printed version of Aadhaar Letter.
7. It is, therefore, clarified that, Downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) is a valid and secure electronic document which should be treated at par with printed Aadhaar letter. Ministries/Departments/State Governments/agencies accepting printed Aadhaar as proof of identity are hereby required to accept downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) also as a proof of identity and not to discriminate it vis-a-vis printed Aadhaar.
8. This issues with the approval of CEO, UIDAI. 
(B.M. Patnaik)
Deputy Director (Logistics)
Forwarding letter by CGDA
Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 10
No. AN / III / 3012 / Circular Vol-VII 
Dated 02.06.2017
All PCsDA/ PCA (Fys) / PIFAs
CsDA/ CsFA (Fys) / IFAs/ RTCs
(Through CGDA Website)
Subject: Validity of downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) as Proof of identity - regarding.
Please find enclosed Ministry of Electronics & IT, Unique Identification Authority of India (Logistic Division) Circular No. 14014 / 8 / 2011-Logistic Vol.II dated 28th April 2017 on the subject, for information and compliance please.
(Mustaq Ahmad)