Filing of property Returns twice a year to be relaxed – Central Government Employees to file property returns both under Lokpal Act and Conduct Rules in the year 2015
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
The retirement age of Haryana Government employees now stands reduced to 58 years from 60 years as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has hpheld the decision of the Manohar Lal Khattar government to the effect.
The decision is likely to impact nearly 5,000 of the 3 lakh employees on an immediate basis. Government sources had earlier claimed that while the reduction in retirement would result in an additional burden of RS. 200 crore on the exchequer on immediate basis it would prove beneficial in the long run as it would lead to more job opportunities at the entry level. It was on November 25 that Mr. Khattar had announced the reduction in retirement age of employees. On Tuesday, the court dismissed the petitions filed by the employees against the decisions.
Central government employees will be entitled to 6% additional dearness allowance (DA) with effect from January 1, 2015, taking it to 113% of their basic pay.
DA is linked to the consumer price index (industrial workers). The government uses CPI-IW data of the past 12 months to arrive at a quantum for calculating any DA hike.The increase DA is in accordance with the accepted formula, based on recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. According to the formula, DA is calculated on the basis of the 12-month average of the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers.The consumer price index (industrial workers) has remained stationery at 253 for last four months August to November and even for December, 2014; it is likely to remain same.The CPI (IW) of other months January, February, March, April, May, June and July are 237, 238, 239, 242, 244, 246 and 252 respectively.
As such, the retail inflation for industrial workers between January 1 to December 31, 2014 would be used to take a final call on the matter.Accordingly, the average inflation during this period had stood at 6.3 per cent.In the above scenario, there is not so much scope for DA increase more than 6 percent from January, 2015.However, the employees’ bodies are pressing hard to merge 50 percent dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay to provide relief to employees.With merger of DA with basic pay, the salary and allowances paid in proportion of basic pay are increased. As per earlier practise DA was merged with basic pay once it breached 50% mark. But 6th Pay Commission has disallowed it.
Justice Goda Raghuram, President, CESTAT said on Saturday in Hyderabad that the Tribunals proposed Bench in Hyderabad is likely to start functioning in two months.
It is part of such Benches – three of them at new locations – sanctioned by the Centre and set to benefit trade and industry in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In the absence of a Bench, appeals from the States against orders and decisions of Commissioners of Customs, Excise and Service Tax are taken to the Bench in Bengaluru.
Justice Raghuram who was addressing a seminar organised by the Federation of Telangana and AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry here, said the Bench is likely to be located at a government building here. Biesides Hyderabad, new CESTAT Benches are being set up in Chandigarh and Allahabad, while New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai are getting an additional Bench each.
The six Benches will help reduce pendency of appeals. Around one lakh appeals have been pending before the Benches and over Rs. 2 lakh crore revenue was in the pipeline of adjudication. To queries from press persons later, he said of the 13,500 pending appeals before the Bengaluru Bench, whose jurisdiction included Karnataka and Kerala, 6,300 – 6,500 that were from Telangana and AP would be shifted to Hyderabad. The recruitment process for the six Benches was in an advanced stage, he said, adding there is a lot of infrastructure to be created since its a critical level institution.
Hyderabad Customs has seized 2.8 Kgs of Gold in RGI Airport on 16-1-2015 from a passenger who travelled from Sharjah to Hyderabad by Air Arabia flight No. 9W-548.
Shri K. Ajay Kumar, Superintendent, Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), C Batch has played a pivotal role in seizure of the gold worth nearly Rs. 1 Crore.
Congratulations to Shri K.Ajay Kumar and his team of AIU, C Batch in particular and Hyderabad Customs in general. Keep up the good job.
Of late Hyderabad Customs has been spectacularly successful in controlling smuggling of Gold and seizure of smuggled gold in RGI, Hyderabad.
Below are the pictures of Shri K.Ajay Kumar, Superintendent and his AIU C Batch with the seized gold.
Incidentlly, Shri K.Ajay Kumar and is a national Volleyball player and represented Hyderabad Zone in several national and international games. He has also won silver medal in World Police and Fire Games held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1999.
DoPT has released formats for Lokpal Declarations by CG Employees. Due date is 30-4-2015. Declarations to be filed as on 1-8-2014. Total Four Forms along with covering letter. Form-I: Details of Public Servant, his/her spouse and dependent children. Form-II: Statement of movable property on first appointment or as on 1-8-2014 by Public Servant, spouse and dependent children. Form-III: Statement of immmovable property on first appointment or as on 1-8-2014 by Public Servant, spouse and dependent children. Form-IV: Statement of liabilities by Public Servant, spouse and dependent children.
New Delhi: In a major reshuffle in the IRS (Customs & Central Excise) cadre, 109 senior officials on Tuesday were either promoted or transferred in Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) under Union Finance Ministry.
According to office order, passed by the CBEC, 109 commissioners were transferred, While 84 officers were promoted from additional commissioner to commissioner on ad-hoc basis.