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Sri Kaushal Srivastava, Member, is given additional charge as Chairman of CBEC

Shri  Kaushal Srivastava,Member, CBEC is given additional charge as Chairman of CBEC till his regular appointment as the the next chief  replacing the incumbent Ms. J M Shanti Sundharam who is retiring today. 

                                                         Shri Kaushal Srivastava

Income Tax 2014-15 – Exemptions available to Salaried Employees for the Financial Year 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16)

Finance Act 2014 has made following changes relating to determination of Income Tax payable by Salaried Employees, which provide income taxexemption varied from Rs.15,000 to Rs. 30,000 on the basis of taxable income of individual.

1. Taxable Income eligible for full exemption fromincome tax increased from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh

2. Additional deduction of Rs. 50,000 under Section 80 C, CCC, CCD(1):

Deduction allowed under Section 80C, 80CCC, and Section 80 CCD(1) for savings/investments, premium for annuity / pension fund and employee contribution to NPS respectively has been increased to Rs. 1.5 lakh from Rs. 1 lakh (Section 80CCE Limit)

3. Income Tax exemption on Interest paid on housing loan under Section 24 of the Income TaxAct increased from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh

In addition to above three new changes, Income Tax Rebate of Rs. 2000 for taxable income up to Rs. 5 lakh continues this year also under Section 87A of Income Tax Act

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Shri Kaushal Srivastava, IRS – Next Chief of CBEC?

Shri  Kaushal Srivastava, Officer of the Indian Customs and  Central Excise Service, is tipped to be appointed as the next chief of the Central Board of Excise and Custom  (CBEC), replacing incumbent Ms. J M Shanti Sundharam who retires this month.

                        Shri Kaushal Srivastava

Shri Kaushal Srivastava, a 1978-batch Indian Customs and Central Excise Service (IC&CES) officer, is currently serving as a Member (budget) with additional charge of computerisation and vigilance.  He is the senior-most in the board after the present Chairperson  J M Shanti Sundharam.

Shri Srivastava, previously held the post of Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, Delhi before joining as a member in CBEC on October 22, last year. A law graduate, Srivastava, will have a tenure of eight months as he will retire on June 30, next year, on his attaining the age of superannuation.

 The CBEC has six members apart from the Chairman and is the apex body for policy and administrative issues related to indirect taxes i.e customs, central excise and service tax.

Two of the six  posts of members are lying vacant in Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) till date.

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Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

50% D.A. of Central Staff should be merged with Pay and Interim Relief should be paid to all employees, pending finalisation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

 

NOCGE – National Organisation of Central Government Employees issued a press release, in which it has been stated that  National Protest day will be observed by all Trade Union Federations on 5th December 2014 to draw the attention of Central Government to resolve the pending issues. All the affiliated unions are asked to observe this protest day on 5th December

Medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases and for six months in advance for those going abroad

F.No 2-2/2014/CGHS PPT/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

 

 

Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

Dated: the 21st October , 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

             With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to paragraph (c) and (d) of the Office Memorandum of even No dated the 25th August 2014 and to state that in response to the representations received from CGHS beneficiaries in this regard , it has now been‘decided by the competent authority to withdraw the provisions under para (c) and para (d) of the Office Memorandum No 2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/ PPT/CGHS(P) dated the 25th August , 2014 [view] and to restore the status existing prior to the issue of above stated OM dated the 25th August, 2014.

In other words medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases on the basis of a valid prescription and for up to 6 months for those beneficiaries who are going abroad, as was the case prior to issue of OM dated 25.8.2014.

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(RAVI KANT)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Board issues promotion orders to Superintendents as Asst.Commissioners

WISH YOU ALL A  HAPPY DIWALI.

DIWALI BONANZA….HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEWLY PROMOTED OFFICERS. 

AT LAST AFTER A LONG AND TORTUOUS WAIT…SECOND PROMOTION IN A CAREER OF 30 YEARS..

Board vide Office Order No., 192/2014, dt. 22-10-2014 has issued promotion order to 1863 Central Excise Superintendents and 299 Customs Superintendents as Assistant Commissioners on in-situ basis.

In Hyderabad CCA 1986 Batch Inspector (OC) is covered i.e. Superintendents prior to 23-9-2002 seems to have been covered.

In Hyderabad CCA 70 Officers have been promoted as ACs. The following is the list of the Officers of Hyderabad CCA who have been promoted as Asst.Commissioners.

1.      64 . B.NARAYANA MURTHY 26-04-1955 08-07-1978 30-09-1993DD 08-07-1978 01-08-1985 VIZAG-I
2      69 CH.SANKARAN RAJU SC 11-07-1962 11-02-1985 01-11-1993DD 11-02-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
3       71 N.A.J.V.SHYAM BABU SC 22-11-1957 12-02-1985 01-11-1993DD 12-02-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-II
4     72 SHAIK MASTAN VALI 21-06-1957 06-07-1983 01-03-1994DD 06-07-1983 14-12-1989 VIZAG-I
5     73 A.NATARAJ 10-07-1956 14-11-1983 20-06-1994DD 14-11-1983 14-12-1989 HYD-I
6     74 G.P.VIJAYA KUMAR 15-08-1955 01-08-1975 20-06-1994DD 16-01-1984 15-12-1978 HYD-II
7      75 T.J.S.PRABHAKARAN 18-03-1960 27-02-1984 20-06-1994DD 27-02-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-III
8      76 G.MAN MOHAN 23-06-1962 16-07-1984 20-06-1994DD 16-07-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-I
9      77 V.A.J.BHAGWAN DAS 06-10-1955 21-09-1984 01-07-1994DD 21-09-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-II
10     78 K.VENKATAPPAIAH 11-02-1952 12-09-1984 01-07-1994DD 12-09-1984 14-12-1989 TIRUPATHI Retired on 28-02-2012.
11     79 K.SATYANARAYANA PRASAD 01-06-1953 11-09-1984 01-07-1994DD 11-09-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-III Retired on 31-05-2013
12     80 A.OBED RAJ 24-10-1956 29-11-1980 01-07-1994DD 14-03-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-III
13       81 MEENA R.SINGH 22-07-1955 03-09-1976 01-07-1994DD 01-06-1984 22-12-1981 HYD-III
14       83 T.PRANAVANANDA 17-01-1957 10-09-1982 01-07-1994DD 13-07-1984 14-12-1989 VIZAG-II On Deputation to ADG(Audit), Hyd.
15    84 K.S.G.S.KUMAR 30-12-1958 08-04-1981 01-08-1994DD 01-08-1984 — HYD-III
16    85 BH.V.V.S.BHASKAR 25-07-1955 02-12-1980AN 01-08-1994DD 11-08-1984 — HYD-II
17    86 G.L.N.REDDY 01-04-1956 15-10-1980 01-09-1994DD 24-09-1984 14-12-1989 HYD-I
18    87 V.SREENIVASA RAO 04-11-1960 01-03-1985 01-09-1994DD 01-03-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-II
19    88 N.SATYANARAYANA MURTHY 05-11-1960 27-02-1985 01-10-1994DD 27-02-1985 14-12-1989 GUNTUR
20    90 S.DORA REDDY 15-10-1958 01-03-1985 01-10-1994DD 01-03-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-III
21     91 Y.VENKATARATNAM 20-07-1960 22-02-1985 01-10-1994DD 22-02-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
22    96 K.VIJAYA BABU SC 01-11-1959 13-03-1986 01-12-1994DD 13-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-I
23      97 M.RAGHUNATHA BABU ST 15-02-1959 20-01-1986 01-01-1995DD 20-01-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-IV Presently working in SEZ.
24   9 8 P.S.RAJASEKHAR 14-01-1963 11-01-1985AN 01-02-1995DD 11-01-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I
25    99 N.NAGARAJU 12-10-1957 30-06-1983 01-02-1995DD 07-01-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I
26    100 M.HANUMANTHA RAO 11-02-1954 12-01-1976 01-03-1995DD 25-05-1985 10-06-1985 HYD-III
27     101 P.SUDHAKAR REDDY 08-07-1960 02-11-1983 01-07-1995DD 02-11-1983 14-12-1989 HYD-III
28     102 P.V.RAMANA 16-12-1960 08-12-1980 14-06-1995DD 10-06-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I
29 103 S.KRISHNA MURTHY 19-04-1954 02-06-1982 14-06-1995DD 15-07-1985 14-12-1989 GUNTUR
30       104 B.TIRUPATHI RAO 15-07-1957 29-04-1982 14-06-1995DD 15-07-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-III
31     105 S.MURALIKRISHNA 28-12-1955 21-02-1980 14-06-1995DD 08-08-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
32     106 P.CHANDRASEKHAR 08-05-1957 30-05-1983 14-06-1995DD 13-09-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
33         107 A.DULIP 04-05-1963 25-10-1985 01-07-1995DD 25-10-1985 14-12-1989 VIZAG-I
34     109 B.RAMACHANDRA RAO 16-07-1960 31-10-1985 01-07-1995DD 31-10-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I
35            110 T.S.S.N.RAVI PRASAD 01-06-1962 18-10-1985 01-07-1995DD 18-10-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
36       111 Y.V.V.SATYANARAYANA 02-05-1961 04-11-1985 01-07-1995DD 04-11-1985 14-12-1989 VIZAG-II
37      112 D.VISWANATHAN 08-05-1955 14-12-1978 01-08-1995DD 15-10-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-II
38           113 S.SRINIVAS REDDY 28-09-1961 24-10-1985 01-08-1995DD 24-10-1985 14-12-1989 GUNTUR
39         114 MANJU VERMA(MANJU
40          115 G.UDAY KUMAR 12-04-1961 08-11-1985 01-09-1995DD 08-11-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-II
41         116 CH.MOULY RAO SC 09-06-1958 10-03-1987 01-10-1995DD 10-03-1987 14-12-1989 HYD-III Presently working in SEZ.
42       117 K.PRAKASA RAO SC 08-05-1960 16.03.1987 01-01-1996DD 16.03.1987 14.12.1989 HYD-I
43      118 P.BASAVA RAO SC 08-06-1959 21-05-1987 01-01-1996DD 21-05-1987 14-12-1989 HYD-I Presently working in SEZ.
44         119 P.BHUVANESWARA RAO 24-06-1961 04-11-1985 19-02-1996DD 04-11-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I Presently working in SEZ.
45        120 A.RAVI KUMAR REDDY 01-01-1962 25-10-1985 19-02-1996DD 25-10-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-IV On deputation to Enforcement
46        121 K.PUNDARIKA PRASAD 01-07-1961 01-01-1986 19-02-1996DD 01-01-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
47          122 G.GOPALAKRISHNA RAO 19-10-1961 23-12-1985 13-06-1996DD 23-12-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-I
48          123 J.V.SRINIVASA CHAKRAVARTHY 01-08-1963 17-03-1986 13-06-1996DD 17-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
49         124 P.GOPICHAND 08-12-1961 06-03-1986 13-06-1996DD 06-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-III
50           125 POORNACHANDRA RAO 05-07-1962 25-02-1986 13-06-1996DD 25-02-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
51         126 SUBRATO DUTTA 04-07-1962 04-03-1986 13-06-1996DD 04-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-I
52        127 P.SRINATH 01-12-1961 06-03-1986 01-07-1996DD 06-03-1986 14-12-1989 TIRUPATI on deputation to DGCEI,
53         128 C.SRINIVAS 12-05-1961 21-03-1986 01-08-1996DD 21-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-I
54             129 D.B.NAGESWARA RAO 28-01-1960 06-03-1986 23-09-1996DD 06-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
55         130 M.KIRTIVASAN 25-07-1960 10-03-1986 17-12-1996DD 10-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
56          131 P.V.S.S.SRINIVAS 28-03-1963 27-02-1986 17-12-1996DD 27-02-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
57       1 32 K.SESHAGIRI RAO 01-07-1961 06-03-1986 28-05-1998 06-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-I
58        133 B.NARENDRA KUMAR 21-05-1961 08-08-1986 28-05-1998 08-08-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
59         134 J.VIJAYA BHASKAR 12-08-1959 13-03-1986 28-05-1998 13-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-I
60        135 M.VENKATESWARLU 30-05-1960 04-03-1986 28-05-1998 04-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
61       136 S.PRASADA RAO 15-01-1960 28-02-1986 28-05-1998 28-02-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
62       137 K.VISHNUDEV REDDY 14-09-1961 03-03-1986 28-05-1998 03-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-III Presently working in SEZ.
63 1          38 T.VENKATESWARA RAO 15-06-1960 03-03-1986 29-05-1998 03-03-1986 14-12-1989 TIRUPATHI
64          139 V.V.LAXMI NARASAIAH 02-10-1959 10-03-1986 31-05-2002 10-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-III
65      140 D.SAI RAMESH 19-05-1962 06-03-1986 13-05-2002 06-03-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-II
66       141 K.GOPAL RAO 02-05-1959 06-08-1986 28-05-2002 06-08-1986 14-12-1989 HYD-IV
67         142 K.RAMA RAO SC 01-04-1959 17-11-1989 28-05-2002 DD 17-11-1989 14-09-1993 VIZAG-II
68        143 M.CHAKRAPANI SC 25-11-1961 05-10-1989 28-05-2002 DD 05-10-1989 14-09-1993 HYD-II
69           144 T.RAVI VERMA SC 01-01-1965 09-11-1989 28-05-2002 DD 09-11-1989 14-09-1993 TIRUPATHI
70           145 K.RAJASEKHAR REDDY 01-03-1961 09-10-1985 09-08-2002 09-10-1985 14-12-1989 HYD-II

 

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GST Bill in Winter Session? Threshold limit for GST proposed by States too low – FinMin

GST Bill is likely to be introduced in Winter Session of Parliament according to FinMin. Once approved, the Bill would need to be endorsed by at least half of the State Assemblies before it becomes a law. 

The Rs. 10 lakh threshold limit for imposition of GST proposed by States is 'too low' for creating a business-friendly tax administration, according to the Finance Ministry. 

The Empowered Committee on State Finance Ministers have agreed on setting a Rs. 10 lakh threshold limit for general category States and Rs. 5 lakh for special category and North Eastern States.  

GST aimes to subsume Central indirect taxes, such as excise duty and service tax, into a Central GST (CGST) and various States leviess, such as VAT and Central Sales tax into State GST (SGST). 

The Centre has also proposed bringing petroleum products within the GST framework with 'nil' rate, giving flexibility to both the Centre and States to impose duties over and above the GST. However, States want these products to be kept out of the new indirect tax regime. Currently, the Centre levies Customs and Excise duties on petroleum products, while States impose sales tax.  Meanwhile, both the Centre and States seem to agree on keeping alcohol outside GSTs purview. 

An hour in-house training to all Central Govt. Employees

F.No.T-17/1/2014-CTP(CSS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Training Division)

New Delhi, 17th October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments

In this era of rapid transformation and heightened expectation of prompt and effective public service delivery, Government has initiated a number of reform strategies/steps aiming at improving the Knowledge, Skill and Attitude (KSA) of its employees thereby empowering them to function in citizen-centric manner. The effectiveness with which the new policies are implemented will largely be dependent on the quality of civil service administration and the ability of its members to operate effectively in the changed environment. This requires a continuous focus on training of employees, who are our most important asset. An important part of valuing and managing them effectively is to ensure that they have access to relevant, high quality, accessible and on-going training.

2. At present, the senior civil servants are exposed to a number of training programmes at different stages such as induction training, mandatory mid-career training, in-service training etc. These trainings are mostly organised service wise and within services at same level. Perhaps there is no training being imparted at Ministry/Department level covering all its Group B and C employees on same subject.

 

3. A need for starting in-house training in each Ministry/Department was emphasised by the Hon’ble Prime Minister during the presentation of the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions on 12.09.14. Such training session in each Ministry/Department should ideally have 45 persons and should be for duration of one hour to be held on weekly basis. Subjects and master trainers could also be identified in-house for this purpose.

4. The objective of an hour in-house weekly training is to provide training to all employees of the Ministry/Department on a regular basis without dislocating their work. This being in-house training, there may not be any additional financial burden as well. The Departments would be free to choose training topics as per their requirements and utilise in-house expertise for imparting training. This will also help in achieving the National Training Policy 2012 objective of training of all employees.

5. Following the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training has started in-house weekly training for its employees which was inaugurated by the Additional Principal Secretary to PM on 9th October 2014. All officials from LDC up to Under Secretaries will be nominated in batches of 45-50 and the training will be conducted every Wednesday from 10.00 am to 11.00 am. You or your representative can attend this training after giving prior intimation, so that your Ministry/Department is familiarised to start in-house training.

6. Accordingly, all Ministries/Department are requested to start hourly in-house weekly training for their employees up to Under Secretaries immediately. In case the Ministries/Departments require training module on a particular subject to be developed/ procured, they may either contact the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM), New Delhi or get it sourced through their own training institutes. The tentative learning schedule of DOPT is enclosed. If any assistance in this regard is required, kindly let DOPT know.

7. It is also requested that action taken may be informed to this Department for apprising the PMO.

 

(Sanjeev Kumar Jindal)
Director (Trg.) Tel. No: 26107960
email: sanjeev.jindal@nic.in

AIACEGEO reports about the present position of the DPC

We  have got innumerable telephonic calls today about the status of DPC and issuance of the promotion orders. Now, everybody is knowing that the DPC has been completed on last Sunday and minutes has been finalised in the late hours of yesterday evening. As far as the promotion orders are concerned, it is already under process. It will also, however, take the minimum required time.

Flash…Flash….DPC for promotion to AC Cadre completed…Orders under preparation