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Saturday, March 31, 2018

SB Order No. 04/2018 : Revision of Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - DOP Order


Revision of Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - Finmin Order

Income Tax benefits in Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA)



Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Investments through Savings Account : Ministry of Finance

Vacancies in Postal Department as on dated 28th March 2018




Employment News : 31 March to 6 April 2018


JOB HIGHLIGHTS

STATE BANK OF INDIA
Name Of Post : Specialists Cadre Officers
No.of Vacancies : 119
Last Date :07.04.2018

IRCON INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Name Of Post : Civil Quality and She Discipline
No.of Vacancies : 72
Last Date :27.04.2018

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DEHRADUN
Name Of Post : Technician, Assistant, Store Keeper etc
No.of Vacancies : 98
Last Date :21.04.2018

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, MUMBAI
Name Of Post : Officers in grade ‘A’
No.of Vacancies : 92
Last Date :02.04.2018

NATIONAL TECHNICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
Name Of Post : Scientist ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 62
Last Date :14.04.2018
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in/

Gazette Notification on Gratuity: Amount, Effective Date and Maternity Leave

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018
S.O. 1419(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 (12 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of March, 2018 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.
[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018
S.O. 1420 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies that the amount of gratuity payable to an employee under the said Act shall not exceed twenty lakh rupees.
[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018
S.O. 1421 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iv) of the Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 2A of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said clause that the total period of maternity leave in the case of a female employee shall not exceed twenty-six weeks.
[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Extension of CGHS facilities to all retired employees of KVS residing in Delhi/NCR - OM dated 20.03.2018


KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi - 110116
F. No. 11086/01/2012-KVS HQ (Admn.II)/75-85 
Dated: 20.03.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Extension of CGHS facilities to all retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan residing in Delhi/NCR- regarding.

Consequent upon KVS’s proposal on the subject vide letter dated 29.09.2017, the Deputy Secretary (UT), Ministry of Human Resource Development vide his letter No,F. 3-5/2011-UT-2 dated 02.02.2018 to be read with MHRD’s letter of even number dated 19.03.2018 has conveyed the decision of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi regarding extension of CGHS facilities to all retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan {KVS) residing in Delhi/NCR. 

2. Accordingly, medical facility under the CGHS is extended to all retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan residing in Delhi/NCR. 

The terms and conditions mentioned in the Office Memorandum of even number dated 21.08.2015 will remain the same. 
(U. N. KHAWARE) 
ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER (ACAD/ADMN.)



Source : Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-20-03-2018H.pdf]

File your Income Tax Return before 31st March, 2018

Grant of Dearness Relief to CG Pensioners/family pensioners - DoP Order

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rates effective from 1.1.2018 : Department of Posts



Booking to Tatkal Tickets & Measures to Avoid Misuse of Tatkal Scheme

 Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
27-March-2018 18:42 IST

Booking to Tatkal Tickets & Measures to Avoid Misuse of Tatkal Scheme 

              On Indian Railways, reserved accommodation including Tatkal accommodation can be booked through computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) on first come first served basis. During peak rush periods/days when demand outstrips  the availability, reserved accommodation especially in higher classes and on popular routes gets exhausted within short duration of opening of reservation.  However,   during lean periods, on non-popular and lower classes, the accommodation remains available for longer duration.  The phenomenon is more relevant for Tatkal where limited accommodation is earmarked. This happens as the available limited accommodation is accessed simultaneously through more than 10,300 counters at 3465 computerised Passenger Reservation Centers as well as through internet.
             
              To avoid misuse of Tatkal Scheme, there are some inbuilt features in Tatkal scheme which includes provision of not granting refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets except in case of certain special circumstances indicated in the scheme, not allowing any modification of Tatkal ticket, etc. Some additional steps have also been taken to facilitate the passengers and to avoid the misuse, some of which are:-
    i.            Staggering of the timings of reservation under Tatkal scheme.
 ii.            Captcha implementation in Registration, Login and Booking page to check fraudulent booking through automation software.
iii.      Imposition of minimum time limit before proceeding for payment gateway as well as after making payment while booking tickets through internet.
 iv.            Making OTP(one time password) compulsory for all net Banking Payment options.
 v.     Disabling authorised agents to book Tatkal tickets during first half an hour of opening of reservation.
                       
              To keep a check on the activities of touts, preventive as well as regular checks are conducted jointly/individually by Vigilance, Security and Commercial Departments, and the action against the culprits is taken as per provisions of Section 143 of Railways Act, 1989. 
         This information was made available in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment – MoD Orders dt.22.3.2018

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/ORequivalent
No.1(20)/2017/D(Pay/Services)
Ministry of Defence
D (Pay/Services)
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 22nd, March 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.
Reference is invited to Special Army Instructions (SAI-2008), Special Air Force Instructions (SAFI-2008), Special Navy Instructions (SNI-2008) dated 11.10.2008 and Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.
2. In 6th CPC regime pay fixation on promotion in respect of Defence Services Personnel was governed by provisions contained in SAI-2008, SAFI-2008 and SNI-2008. These provisions regulates pay fixation on promotion, wherein an Officer has an option to get his pay fixed in the higher post either from the date of his promotion or from the date of next increment. Similarly, consequent upon implementation of ih CPC, the pay fixation on promotion from the date of promotion is regulated by Rule 12 of the Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations
2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent. This methodology of fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance, of a Defence Services Personnel in case he opts for pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) has been considered in this Department.
3. After due consideration in this matter, the following is decided as follows:
(i) A Defence Personnel, who is promoted or upgraded from one rank to another, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules, to another post carrying duties or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such, Defence Personnel may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her
Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis, as applicable in the Defence Services.
(ii) In case, consequent upon his/her promotion, the Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) in the Level of the post from which Defence Personnel is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his/her  DNI, the Defence Personnel shall be placed at the next higher cell in the level of the post to which he/she is promoted.
Illustration:
1.
Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4
Pay Band
5200 - 20200
2.
Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600
Grade pay
2000
2400
2800
3.
Granted promotion in Level 5.
Levels
3
4
5
1
21700
25500
29200
2
22400
26300
30100
4.
Pay in the upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31000 (next higher
to 29600 in Level 5)
3
23100
27100
31000
4
23800
27900
31900
5
24500
28700
32900
5.
Pay from the date of promotion till DNI: 30100
6
25200
29600
33900
7
26200
30500
34900
8
26800
31400
35900
9
27600
32300
37000
10
28400
33300
38100
 (iii) Subsequently, on DNI in the level of the post to which Defence Personnel is promoted, his/her Pay will be re-fixed and two increments (one accrued on account of annual increment and the second accrued on account of promotion) may be granted in the Level from which the Defence Personnel is promoted and he/she shall be placed, at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived, in the Level of the post to which he/she is promoted; and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.
Illustration:
1.
Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4
Pay Band
5200 - 20200
2.
Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600
Grade pay
2000
2400
2800
3.
Granted promotion in Level 5.
Levels
3
4
5
1
21700
25500
29200
2
22400
26300
30100
4.
Pay from the date of Promotion till DNI: 31000
3
23100
27100
31000
4
23800
27900
31900
5
24500
28700
32900
5.
Re-Fixation on DNI: Pay after giving two increment in Level 4: 31400
6
25200
29600
33900
7
26200
30500
34900
8
26800
31400
35900
9
27600
32300
37000
6.
Pay in the Upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31900 (either equal to or next higher to 31400 in Level 5)
10
28400
33300
38100
(iv) In such cases where Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, the next increment as well as Date of Next Increment (DNI) will be regulated accordingly.
4. It is further reiterated that in order to enable the officials to exercise the option within the time limit prescribed, the option clause for pay fixation on promotion with effect from date of promotion/ON I shall invariably be incorporated in the promotion/appointment order, as per applicability, so that there are no cases of delay in exercising the options due to administrative lapse.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance vide their 1D No. 4-23/2017-IC/E.III (A) dated 22.3.2018.
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: https://mod.gov.in/