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Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has published a notice regarding Exam
Date of Assistant Loco Pilot/Technicians. The Computer-Based Written
Tests for Assistant Loco Pilot /Technicians and Level-I posts are likely
to commence in August/September 2018. Exact dates will be advised
through RRBs’ websites in due course.
RULES ARE TOUGHER THIS YEAR, AND THE HOLE IN YOUR POCKET WILL BE BIGGER IF YOU CHOOSE TO IGNORE THEM.
Come July, the Income Tax season will be in full swing. The I-T
department requires assesses (anyone liable to pay tax) to file their
returns for the previous financial year (2017-2018) by July 31, 2018.
Usually, if you miss the deadline for whatever reason, you can file a
‘belated’ return. However, starting this year, there will be a hefty
late fee that you will have to pay if you don’t file your return before
Hefty Fees for Late Returns
If you file your return after July 31, but before December 31, you will
be required to pay Rs. 5,000/- as belated fee, and if you file your
return after December 31, the late fee becomes Rs. 10,000. If your
income is below Rs.5,00,000 a year, the late fee is capped at Rs.1,000
irrespective of when you file the return. Bear in mind though, that for
the Financial Year 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19), you cannot file a
belated return after March 31, 2019.
The Advantage of Filing on Time
Apart from the fact that you won’t have to pay any penalties, filing on
time also allows you to revise, or re-file your income tax return in
case you have made any errors (such as providing the wrong bank account
number) when you filed your original return. Belated returns, on the
other hand, cannot be revised. It is also important to note that
revisions for returns pertaining to Financial Year 2017-18 (Assessment
Year 2018-19) cannot be made after March 31, 2019. You can revise your
return any number of times within this time limit.
Your Form 16 is NOT your Income Tax Return
Your Form 16 is a statement from your employer that declares the tax
that they have paid on your behalf. It does not mean that your Income
Tax Return has been filed. It is simply a document that provides
evidence of the tax amount that is lying in your name. Now, while the
Form 16 is taken to be a valid proof of Income Tax paid in a number of
places, there have been instances where it is rejected by banks or by
Consulate offices (for visa purposes). So, it is recommended that you
file your return anyway, just to be on the safer side.
If you’re a freelancer, you might also have tax lying in your name as
evidenced by the Form 16As which your clients may have sent you. Once
again, they are merely evidencing documents and not an income tax
The GDS pay scale has been revised by the Seventh Pay Commission and
consequent on this, payment of proportionate arrears has become due. In
order to help the offices using Meghdoot Accounts in this job, a new
application titled GDSArrears.exe is designed to work as an extension of
the main accounts module.
Please note that this application can be used to draw arrears to GDS only on account of seventh pay commission implementation.
Please download the GDSArrears.exe along with the Config.xml file and
copy it to any location in the system. First time when you are running
the exe then it will prompt to enter the server name where accounts
database resides. Give the accounts server name. Now the application is
ready for use. To enter the server name manually, open the Config.xml
file with notepad and enter the name of the server where the Accounts
database resides. Alternatively, you can copy the exe to the folder
where Accounts is installed in which case, the application can be
Process of arrears calculation
Double click the GDSArrears.exe to launch the application. In the login
screen, the user name as available in the accounts module is
exhibited. You can select a user, enter the password and login.
In the arrears calculator dialog box, select the official, the period
from and to applicable (the default period that is from January 2016 to
June 2018 is displayed). Please note that you have to select only the
eligible GDS officials for calculation as it will be displaying retired
GDS officials also.
The list of officials available includes those who have been deleted
between January 2016 and June 2018 on account of retirement, death,
dismissal etc and their name appears with remarks Retired in brackets.
In such cases, if a new incumbent joined the post in the middle of the
period above (between 1.1.2016 and 30.06.2018), first select the
employee who ceases to exist, upto the specified date, select the period
and draw the arrears in the steps explained below. Next, select the
new incumbent and set the subsequent period upto June 2018. In this
case, the month of increment appears as the month of joining. Please
ensure that the month of increment correctly appears and if not so,
correct the same. The other process to continue from this point.
For the official whose first salary drawn later then Jan 2016 old basic and Increment month should be entered manually.
The existing pay scale, pay in the pre-revised scale, the corresponding
month of increment, designation, Post etc., are displayed
automatically. Check for the correctness of these and make
modifications if required, click Insert button and click Submit button.
The calculation of arrears is displayed. Click the Save button to save
the details for the official.
If any of these figures have to be altered, click the Modify tab, select
the employee concerned, click Fetch button, select the month for which
change is required and click Edit button. Figures are displayed for
editing. Afford the appropriate changes and click the Update button to
save the changes. While modifying, if the LWA for a period has to be
entered which was not there in the original bill, the number of days can
be entered and the arrears for this will be modified automatically.
Please note that Dies-Non transactions are also included in LWA while
calculating arrears. Check whether the details are correct or not and
through Modify Tab necessary changes have to be made if the data is
incorrect. Repeat the calculation process for all the eligible officials
and on completion click the Reports tab to proceed further. Please
note that the arrear bills for all the eligible employees will have to
be calculated in a single bill and separate bill for individual cases
cannot be generated.
Before proceeding further, ascertain the next bill number to be assigned
for the arrears bill. In the Reports dialog box, click the Drawl of
Arrears, enter the sanction number and bill number and click the Draw
button. The arrears bill is now created. Acquittance rolls for this
bill can be generated in the other bills module. Retired/ Promoted
Officials details will not go directly to Other Bills Module.
Acquittance Rolls for these employees has to be prepared separately.
You can generate the Detailed Arrears Report and Individual Report for
each employee which displays the total amount of arrears thereof payable
now. For Retired/ Promoted Officials, separate report is there.
Please note that, once the Acquittance rolls are prepared in other bills
module of Meghdoot Accounts for any employee, Arrears details of that
employee cannot be saved/ modified again. So be sure that all the
details are correct before preparing Acquittance Rolls.
If increment amount is not reflecting in the old basic, please check appeared basic pay is matching with the scale selected.
If you have changed charged month next to same and prepared some bills
then again changed to Next to same month, arrears will not calculated
correctly. You need to manually calculate and edit through modify