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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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SBI Monthly Average Balance (MAB) in Savings Bank Accounts to be revised w.e.f. 01/10/2017





The country’s largest lender State Bank of India has brought down service charges on not maintaining monthly average (MAB) balance by a whopping 20-50%. 

The bank has also decided to treat the metro and urban centres in the same category and the requirement of MAB in metro centres stands reduced to Rs 3000 from Rs 5000 earlier. The above revision is likely to benefit another 5 crore account holders. 

The charges at semi-urban and rural centres range from Rs 20 to Rs 40 and at urban and metro centres from Rs 30 to Rs 50. The revised MAB requirement and charges will become applicable from the month of October 2017. 

“We would like to state that financial inclusion including JAN DHAN Accounts have never been subject to any charges," SBI said in a statement. "It has now been decided to exempt the pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from the Government and accounts of Minors.” 

Accounts which are exempt from MAB are financial inclusion Accounts, Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account, Small Accounts, Phela Kadam and Pheli Udaan accounts. Minors up to the age group of 18 (Primary Account Holder) and pensioners, all categories, including recipients of social welfare benefits are also exempt. 

5th CPC DA from July, 2017: @ 268% with 4% Increase - Finance Ministry Order

No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.i. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre~revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission;
2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 264% to 268% w.e..f. 01.07.2017.
3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)797- I E.II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office. Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


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Ministry of Communications - Directorate of PLI : Gazette Notification.

6th CPC DA from July, 2017 @ 139% with 3% increase: Fin Min Order

No. 113/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated. the 26th September, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness. Allowance wet. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pro-revised pay scale i Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.
2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 136% to 139% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.
3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s .O.M.No;1(3)12008-E.II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Instruction regarding issuing Insta ATM Card in SB Acccount


It’s observed and has come to the notice of this office that many SOLs are sending Instant ATM cards to the customers by ordinary/Registered post by noting the address on the envelopes which is available in CIFs. It’s highly irregular, sending Instant ATM cards by post, as both ATM card and PIN will be available in the same envelope and might lead to fraudulent transactions.
This office is receiving many such Instant cards back as undelivered due to insufficient address. 

As per procedure, when a customer approaches the counter, Instant card has to be issued at that time only after obtaining/verifying the KYC documents and updating all the relevant details at CIF level which is mandatory. It should not be sent through Post to customer as both PIN and ATM Card will be in the same envelope and anyone could misuse the card at this stage, if it's wrongly delivered or lost in transit and fraud might be committed.
Such instances shows that the SOLs are issuing cards to SB account holders with or without consent of the depositor and then dispatching Instant cards along with PINs stuffed in a single envelope to depositors' addresses which will lead to misappropriation of funds of DOP customer for which concerned official/s of the SOL will be responsible/answerable. Any fraudulent transactions occurring due to above practices will be recovered from the defaulted officials.
This is for your kind information and strict instructions to all concerned.
​Thanks & regards,
Incharge Operations, DOP ATM Unit, 
Bengaluru GPO 560001