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7th Pay Commission report will be submitted by September 2015

1. The CPC report will be submitted to the Government of India well within the time by September 2015.

2) VII CPC report will be implemented on their recommendations w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and not from 01.01.2014 as demanded.

3) The minimum pay and pay structure will be decided by taking into account on the price index of 01.01.2016 for that the provisions are kept. 

4) Fitment formula will be equally made applicable for all ranks and it has been worked out already.

Income Tax Return Filing Date for AY 2015-16 extended to 31-8-2015

Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue has issued a circular regarding extension of due date of return filing date for AY 2015-16 up to to 31.08.2015.

F .No.225/154/2015/lTA.II 

Government of India

Ministry  of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block,  ITA. I I Division 

New Delhi,  the 10th June,  2015.

Order under Section 119 of the Income Ta.Act 1961

Subject-  Extension of due date of filing return of income  for  Assessment Year  2015-16 – Regarding.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date’ for filing Returns of Income,  in  terms of clause (c) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1)  of section  139 of the Income-tax Act,  1961, for Assessment Year 2015-16  from 31st July, 2015  to  31st August,  2015   in  respect  of  income- tax  assessees concerned.

(Richa Ratogi)

Under Secretary to the  Government of India

Chennai High Court Rules that Maternity Leave Is Right Of Women Employees even in case of Twins In First Delivery

         Ruling that Maternity Leave is given for protection of the health of women government employees, the Madras High Court stayed the order of Joint Director of School Education (personnel) for recovering over Rs two lakh from the salary of a teacher who took 179 days maternity leave for her second Delivery . Justice S Vaidyanathan of the High Court’s Madurai bench, said “it will not be correct to take into account the number of children one delivers during the first delivery to decide whether the maternity leave should be extended ignoring the health of the woman.”The woman had delivered a twin in the first delivery.

         “The intention of the maternity leave is to afford protection to the woman during the second delivery, it is not based on the number of children she delivers during the two deliveries,” the judge saidi in his interim order after hearing the petition filed by T.Priyadarshini  The judge said “it is not in dispute that the petitioner had two children. But it is in the first delivery, she gave birth to twins, and hence twin born in the first delivery cannot be put against the petitioner to deprive the second maternity leave.” The petitioner submitted that she took her first maternity leave in 2011 for 180 days when she delivered a boy and a girl.

Then in 2014, she applied for maternity leave and it was granted. But the Joint Director of School education had said having two surviving children, she was not eligible to apply for second maternity leave and directed the chief education officer to consider the medical leave as loss of pay and recover Rs.2,56,112 from her and remit the money in the treasury immediately.

 PTI

Guidelines regarding printing and issue of CGHS Plastic Card

 

F.No. FTS 1127429/2015
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Dte. General of CGHS
Ofice of the Director,
CGHS Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 8th June 2015

OFFICEMEMORANDUM

Subject- Guidelines regarding printing and issue of Plastic Card- regarding

The issue regarding pendency of issue of CGHS plastic cards has been reviewed by the competent authority and with a view to clear the pendency expeditiously, it has now been decided that:

1. The work of Updating/ Uploading of the Data for plastic cards shall hereinafter be outsourced to two private agencies, viz., M/s Synapse Solutions Private Ltd., and M/s Madras Security Printers Pvt.Ltd., which are already engaged for printing of plastic cards through NICSI. The work order for Data entry has been issued directly to the agencies at the existing rate contracts for this purpose in order to avoid delays in completion of formalities with NICSI and submitting work orders through NICSI.

If felt required, CGHS authorities in cities may deploy local agencies to get the data uploading done at the same NICSI approved rate contract.

2. CGHS has already issued work order directly to the empanelled private agencies to print CGHS plastic cards at the existing rates as per the contract with NICSI( copy enclosed).

3. Plastic Cards shall hereinafter be distributed directly through concerned CGHS Wellness Centre in order to avoid crowding at the CGHS administrative offices and possible misplacing of the cards when sent through speed post. The concerned CGHS wellness centres and CGHS authority would provide wide publicity of this system so as to avoid keeping the cards in the wellness centres unnecessarily. The centres would keep an authenticated record of the cards received, issued and pending for issue. Every week this report should be sent to the CGHS authority of the city. CGHS wellness centres would take extra effort to contact the beneficiaries about the receipt of the CGHS Plastic cards. Lists must be kept in the notice boards prominently for every body’s notice. The cards must be issued to the beneficiaries after verifying the authenticities of the receiver of the cards. CGHS authority would upload the information of printing of CGHS cards and dispatch details in the website on regular basis.

4. CMO I/Cs would motivate the CGHS beneficiaries to link their database to the Aadhar number by logging in to the CGHS database. The in-charges are also required to enter the Aadhar numbers whenever possible. The CMO i/c of CGHS Wellness Centres shall be responsible to link the CGHS database to Aadhar numbers of beneficiaries.

5. Printout of CGHS Index Card, which shall be valid for availing all CGHS facilities including investigations I treatment from empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals till Plastic cards are issued through the CGHS wellness centre. In addition all the empanelled private hospitals and the laboratories shall continue to provide medical facility at CGHS terms and conditions to the CGHS Beneficiaries irrespective of the printed date of validity in their plastic cards. However, they shall verify the validity of the card in the CGHS database at the link – http://www.cghs.nic.in/welcome.jsp and extend the investigation /treatment facilities.

6. A copy of this OM shall be displayed prominently in the notice board at CGHS Wellness Centres.

7. These instructions are valid till further orders.

This issues with the approval of competent authority and concurrence of IFD vide FTS Rl27429 dated 3/6/2015

(Dr.D.C.Joshi)
Director,CGHS

Meeting with 7th CPC and National Anomaly Committee: Brief by Confederation

Confedertion of Central Government Employees and Workers

Dear Comrade,

As indicated in our last circular letter, the final meeting with the 7th CPC was held on 9.6.2015. Earlier on 8th afternoon, the Staff side had met separately to chalk out the course of negotiations. The National JCA also met on the same day. The National Anomaly Committee met on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 pm under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E) Department of Personnel at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi. We give hereunder a brief synopsis of the discussions at all the meetings.

1. Meeting with 7thCPC

The following Staff Side members were present at the Meeting:

Coms. M. Raghavaiah (Leader Staff Side – NFIR), Shiv Gopal Mishra (Secretary, Staff Side-AIRF), Com. Guman Singh, R.P. Bhatnagar and Com.Sharma (all from NFIR), Com. Rakhal Dasgupta, Com. J.R Bhosale (AIRF) Com. KKN Kutty, M.S. Raja and Com. M. Krishnan (from Confederation and NFPE) Com. Srikumar and Com. R.N. Pathak (from AIDEF) Com. Srinivasan and Com. Surjeet Singh ( From INDWF)

(a) Date of effect: The Chairman has made it clear that the Commission would recommend 1.1.2016 as the date of implementation of their recommendations. The Commission would finalise its report by end of August and would submit the same to the Government thereafter. They would adopt Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the Minimum wage. To the specific query made by the Staff Side, the Commission said that they would factor the probable increase in the rate of retail prices of the commodities and would arrive at the minimum wage as on 1.1.2016. There had been no reply to the loss of wages to the employees due to the erosion of the real value of wages as there was no interim relief or benefit accrued from the merger of DA. These demands, therefore, stand rejected.

(b) Increase in the insurance coverage in cases of death in harness: The Staff Side recalled the assurance held out by the Commission earlier to have the actuarial assessed by an expert agency to accede to the demand of the staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage. The Staff Side was of the opinion that their suggestion to share the subscription in the ratio of 3:7 was reasonable but in the absence of an expert study, the Government might not accept the same. The commission said that they would explore the possibility of such an assessment by the LIC before finalization of the report.

(c) Fitment formula. The Commission might accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in respect of fitment formula with requisite change in the ratio on the basis of the quantum of minimum wage determined.

(d) Open ended pay scales: The Commission would recommend open ended pay scales as suggested by the Staff Side.

(e) In the matters of rate of increment, quantum of allowances etc, the Commission did not come out clearly of their thinking in the matter.

(f) Parity in pension entitlement of the past and present pensioners. The Commission is yet to make up its mind on the suggestion made by the staff side in the matter. They however said that almost all the Pensioners organizations which met the Commission had pleaded for this and the same is linked with the one rank one pension demand of the Armed forces personnel.

(g) MACP scheme . The difficulties and anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side and various other organizations have been taken note of by the Commission. The Commission assured to evolve a methodology to resolve the problem.

(h) Opposition to the induction of casual/daily rated workers and contractorisation. The Commission said that they were opposed to the unfair practice of exploitation of labour. For jobs which are of perennial and permanent character, regular workers must be recruited, the Commission added and that would obviate the need for outsourcing and contractorisation. Since most of the outsourced jobs do not require any academic qualification, the Commission was of the opinion that the revival of Group D cadre would help to address the issue. However, the Commission stated that if only the staff side sends in a communication in writing, the Commission would be able to make any recommendation in the matter. The Staff Side reiterated that they are totally opposed to outsourcing, induction of casual workers and contractorisation and the same has been made explicit in their memorandum.

(i) Parity in the pay scales between the personnel in the Central Sectt and those in the subordinate establishments.

The Commission stated that they have appreciated the stand taken by the Staff Side in the matter.

The Commission was non committal on other issues raised by the Staff Side members.

7th Pay Commisison report likely to submitted in August 2015 – NFIR Reports on Final Meeting of 7th CPC with Staff Side JCM

The much expected final meeting of 7th Pay Commission with Council, Staff Side JCM was held on 9th June 2015 with much satisfaction to staff side JCM as reported by NFIR in its brief dated 09.06.2015.

Issues discussed in the meeting among others are Minimum Wage to be fixed as per 7th CPC recommendations, Rate of Increment, Fitment of existing employees pay in revised 7th CPC Pay (fitment formula), Pay Scales on the basis of Qualification, Date of effect of 7th Pay Commission revised pay and allowances, Enhanced Ex-gratia to families of employees killed while in duty, Pension Parity, Rectifying MACP related anomalies, and Grant of increment when an employee retires on 30th June and 31st December of a year.

Full text of the brief of the discussions held in the meeting prepared by NFIR is as follows.

 

N F I R

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NF IR/7th CPC/CORRES/Part. V

Dated: 09/06/2015

The General Secretaries of

Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission — June 9. 2015-reg.

Responding to the invitation received from the VIIth CPC, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation met the Pay Commission this day 09th June 2015 and deliberated again in detail on the following issues:-

(a) Minimum wage — (15th ILC norms / Dr. Achroyed Formula for determining minimum wage as proposed in the JCM Staff Side Memorandum),

(b) Rate of increment.

(c) Fitment Formula,

(d) Qualification related Pay Scales,

(e) Pay parity for common categories.

(f) Date of effect of revised Pay Structure and allowances etc.,

(g) Upward revision of Ex-gratia to the families of employees killed in the course of performing duties,

(h) Parity in pension for eliminating the discrimination,

(i) Rectification of MACPS aberrations,

(j) Grant of increment to those retiring on 30th June and 31st December of the year.

Various other issues were also discussed with the VII CPC today. While the response of the Pay Commission by and large has been satisfactory on many points mentioned above, the revised pay structure/allowances is likely to be recommended to be given effect from January 1st, 2016. With today’s discussions in the final meeting with VII CPC, the deliberations by the JCM Staff Side got concluded.

It is expected that the VII th CPC would submit its report to the Government by the end of August 2015. Prominent leaders among those participated in the deliberations are Dr. M. Raghavaiah Leader (JCM) Staff Side, NFIR’ s President Guman Singh. Working President R.P.Bhatnagar and Joint General Secretary B.C. Sharma.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Shri C.P.Rao, IRS felicitated by AIACEGEO, Guntur Branch on his promotion as PC..We wish him all the best..

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Five New Members Appointed; CBEC Now A Full House

 

New Delhi: Government Monday appointed five senior IRS officers, including two women officials, as the new Members of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), apex policy making body for indirect taxes.

DG DRI Najib Shah was Monday appointed as Member of CBEC.

DG DRI Najib Shah was Monday appointed as Member of CBEC.

 

The posts, of the seven-member apex body, have been lying vacant for over three months.

“Orders for the appointment of four IRS officers to be appointed as Members in CBEC have been issued Monday,” a senior Finance Ministry official said.

As per the orders, five Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers — Najib Shah, Ashok K Kaushal, V S Krishnan, Neerja Shah and Vanaja N Sarna — have been appointed in the post of Special Secretary and as Members in the CBEC.

All the above IRS officers belong to the 1979 batch except Vanaja N Sarna. She belongs to 1980 batch.

Najib Shah was till now serving as the Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). According to seniority, he will be appointed as the next Chairman of the CBEC, earlier in July.

With orders for five members’ posting issued by the Finance Ministry on Monday, all vacancies of Members in the seven-member body have now been filled.

The CBEC, at present, is headed by Chairman, Kaushal Srivastava with Ms Joy Kumari Chander as its lone Member. Srivastava is due to retire in June and Chander will demit her office in this month.

CBEC also appointed Shashi Bhushan Singh, a former CBEC member, retired in February this year, as adviser to CBEC on three-month contract, which will be ceased later this month.

Officials said the new appointments will boost the work of revenue collection and other indirect taxes related tasks given to the Customs, Central Excise and Service tax departments.

The body has six members apart from the Chairman and is responsible for framing policy and administrative issues related to indirect taxes.

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DoPT Meets NAC and also JCM on DA Merger, 7th CPC report on time

NC JCM issued a strike notice on 23.11.2015 on the demands of Central Government Employees. DoPT has announced to meet he NC JCM on that day. The list of pending points are given below:

No.3/1/2015-JCA

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015

To

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,

Secretary, Staff Side,

National Council (JCM)

13, C Ferozshah Road

New Delhi

Sir,

Please refer to your online grievance No.PM0PG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

 Yours faithfully

(A.Asholi Chalai)

Director (JCA)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.