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Monday, October 31, 2016

Employment News : 29 - October To 4 November -2016


Name Of Post : Manager Project, Dy. Manager, Medical Officer, Purchase Officer, Civil Engineer Junior Storekeeper and Various Posts
No.of Vacancies : 31
Last Date :30.11.2016
Name Of Post : Specialist Officers IT
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :09.11.2016
Name Of Post : Trainee Co Pilot, Cabin Crew
No.of Vacancies : 240
Last Date :Within 15 days after publication
Name Of Post : Hindi Officer, Junior Hindi Translator, Nurse and Compounder
No.of Vacancies : 4
Last Date :Within three weeks after publication
Name Of Post : Sports Quota Requirement of Wrestlers, Kabbadi Players, Badminton Players
No.of Vacancies : 21
Last Date :28.11.2016

Source : www. employmentnews.gov.in/

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

28-October-2016 17:30 IST

Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. 
Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 has been amended by the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 (BTP Amendment Act). The rules and all the provisions of the BTP Amendment Act shall come into force on 1stNovember, 2016. After coming into effect of the BTP Amendment Act, the existing Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 shall be renamed as Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (PBPT Act).

2.         The PBPT Act defines benami transactions, prohibits them and further provides that violation of the PBPT Act is punishable with imprisonment and fine. The PBPT Act prohibits recovery of the property held benami from benamidar by the real owner. Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the Government without payment of compensation.

3.         An appellate mechanism has been provided under the PBPT Act in the form of Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal. The Adjudicating Authority referred to in section 6(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and the Appellate Tribunal referred to in section 25 of the PMLA have been notified as the Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal, respectively, for the purposes of the PBPT Act.

4.         A Joint / Additional Commissioner of Income-tax, an Assistant / Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax and a Tax Recovery Officer in each Pr. CCIT Region have been notified to perform the functions and exercise the powers of the Approving Authority, Initiating Officer and Administrator, respectively under the PBPT Act.

5.         All the notifications have been uploaded on the website of the Department at www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
            (Meenakshi Goswami)
                                                                                                Commissioner of Income Tax
         (Media & Technical Policy)
                   Official Spokesperson, CBDT 

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
29-October-2016 18:58 IST

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 Will Continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee 

The Government Order for implementation of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners has been issued on 29.10.2016. As per the order, for the pre 1.1.2016 pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.

पत्र सूचना कार्यालय 
भारत सरकार
रक्षा मंत्रालय 
29-अक्टूबर-2016 19:49 IST

31.12.2015 के अनुरूप 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली दिव्यांगता पेंशन का भुगतान जारी रहेगा 

2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली पेंशन में संशोधन के लिए 7वें वेतन आयोग (सीपीसी) की सिफारिशों परसरकार के निर्णय के क्रियान्वयन हेतु सरकारी आदेश 29.10.2016को जारी कर दिया गया है। आदेश के मुताबिक, 01.01.2016 से पूर्व के पेंशनरों के लिए, 7वें वेतन आयोग के तहत संशोधित पेंशन निर्धारित करने हेतु 01.01.2016 से संशोधित पेंशन का निर्धारण31.12. 2015 को प्राप्त की जा रही मूल पेंशन/परिवार पेंशन में 2.57 से गुणा करके किया जाएगा ।

दिव्यांगता तत्व की गणना संबंधी कार्यप्रणाली के संबंध में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के कार्यान्वयन को विसंगति समिति के पास भेजा गया है। दिव्यांगता तत्व जिसका भुगतान 31.12.2015तक 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को किया जा रहा थाका भुगतान विसंगति समिति की सिफारिशों पर निर्णय लंबित रहने तक जारी रहेगा।


Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT launched

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

28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Brief of the meeting

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee (JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held 25.10.2016





The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the payscale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. We will be representing to the Govt. To implement this Judgment and issue a common order in this regard. Full judgement is reproduced below:

Odisha Government to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

In a Diwali bonanza for the state government employees, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced Odisha’s decision to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

“The state government has decided to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. A fitment committee has been formed to work out the modalities. This will benefit the state government employees and pensioners”, Patnaik said.

The revised pay structure is set to benefit about 4,00,000 employees and close to 3,00,000 pensioners.
Implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission is to bring an additional burden of Rs 5000 crore per year for the state exchequer.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com/

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Temporary Employee to be paid at par with regular worker: SC

NEW DELHI: 26.10.2016.

In a big relief to lakhs temporary employee who have been hired by government departments and agencies across the country on contractual basis, theSupreme Court

A bench ofJustices JS Khehar
 "In our considered view, it is fallacious to determine artificial parameters to deny fruits of labour. 

An employee engaged for the same work, cannot be paid less than another, who performs the same duties and responsibilities. Certainly not, in a welfare state. Such an action besides being demeaning, strikes at the very foundation of human dignity," the bench said.

The bench said the principle had been expounded through a large number of judgments rendered by theapex court and and constitutes law declared by the Supreme Court.
 "Any one, who is compelled to work at a lesser wage, does not do so voluntarily. He does so, to provide food and shelter to his family, at the cost of his self respect and dignity, at the cost of his self worth, and at the cost of his integrity. For he knows, that his dependents would suffer immensely, if he does not accept the lesser wage," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgement, said. "

Any act, of paying less wages, as compared to others similarly situate, constitutes an act of exploitative enslavement, emerging out of a domineering position. Undoubtedly, the action is oppressive, suppressive and coercive, as it compels involuntary subjugation," he said.

The court passed the verdict on a bunch of petition filed by tempoary employee working for state of Punjab seeking wage parity with regular employee. They approached the apex court after Punjab and Haryana High Court held that temporary employees were not entitled to the minimum of the regular pay-scale, merely for reason, that the activities carried on by them and the regular employees were similar.

Setting aside the HC order, the apex court held that the principle of equal pay for equal work must be followed in the country as India was a signatory of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. "India is a signatory to the covenant, having ratified the same on April 10, 1979. There is no escape from the above obligation, in view of different provisions of the Constitution and in view of the law declared by this court under Article 141 of the Constitution of India, the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right and is vested in every employee - whether engaged on regular or temporary basis,"it said.

Wish you all a Happy Deepavali Greetings

DA Announced 2% for Central Government Employees, Pensioners w.e.f 01/07/2016

Dearness Allowance hiked by 2 per cent for central government employees, pensioners:

Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings.

The Cabinet on Thursday approved 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners, effective from July 1, 2016. The proposal to hike the DA was approved during the Cabinet meeting today afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office. The announcement, which comes ahead of Diwali, is set to bring cheer to around 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners in the country.

Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings. Earlier this year, the government hiked dearness allowance by 6% to 125 % of the basic pay. It was later merged into the basic pay, based on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission Panel.

Directorate Supply of 13,500 Laser Printers to Post Offices

Counting of Induction Training Period for grant of Financial Upgradation under TBOP / BCR Schemes - waiver of recovery of excess payment

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service Group “A”

Press Information Bureau
Government of India

27-October-2016 15:47 IST

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service Group “A” 
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the first Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) with the following salient features:

(a) Reduction of the total strength of the cadre from 420 to 376.

(b) Creation of one Apex level post of Controller General of Communication Accounts (CGCA).

(c) Creation of one additional HAG+ level post taking the grade strength to 2.

(d) Creation of two additional HAG level posts taking the grade strength from 6 to 8.

(e) Creation of 18 additional SAG level posts taking the grade strength from 37 to 55.

(f) Reduction in JAG level posts from 111 to 90.

(g) Reduction in STS level posts from 198 to 86.

(h) Creation of 21 JTS level posts taking the grade strength from 67 to 88.

(i) Creation of 46 Posts to be operated as Reserves


Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service Group ‘A” was constituted in 1972 and caters to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Department of Posts (DoP).

In Department of Telecommunications, the IP&TAFS performs the functions of assessment and collection of license fee/ spectrum usage charges, spectrum auction, USO scheme monitoring and subsidy management, exchequer control, budgeting, accounting, pension disbursement, internal audit and finance advice. In the Department of Posts, the IP&TAFS is entrusted with the functions of finance advice, budgeting, tariff and costing, accounting and internal audit.

There has been a paradigm shift in the role of Department of Telecommunications as well as the Department of Posts in recent years. In the Telecom sector, the role of the Department of Telecommunications has transformed from primarily being a Service provider, Regulator and Policy maker into the present structure whereby the Department is primarily responsible for Policy making, Licensing and Universal Service Obligation. Receipts from Department of Telecommunications, primarily License Fee, Spectrum Usage Charges and Spectrum Auction Value constitute one of the largest source of non-tax revenue for the Government of India.

Similarly, the bundle of services offered by Department of Posts has undergone a quantitative and qualitative change and the Department has ventured into areas of retailing, banking, insurance, digitizing operations etc. Further, the audit mechanism in both the Departments needs to be strengthened.

These facts coupled with the stagnation in various grades of the service necessitated a review of the structure of IP&TAFS.