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Friday, March 15, 2019

EXTENSION OF PROBATION PERIOD

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EXTENSION OF PROBATION PERIOD
15.If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations prescribed (proficiency in Hindi, etc.), if any, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period oi probation.

16.If the Appointing Authority thinks it fit, they may extend the period of probation of a Government servant by a specified period but the total period of probation should not exceed double the normal period. In such cases, periodic reviews should be done and extension should not be done for a long period at a time.

Conditions to Extend the Probation Period
17.Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the Service/ Post at the end of his period Of probation, having completed the probation satisfactorily.

18.Some employees are not a to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee doc not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account or availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/ her probation period may be extended by the length of the leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period oi probation.

Source:https://dopt.gov.in/whats-new

Master Circular on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services

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 Master Circular on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services
No.28020/3/2018-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Master Circular on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.28020/1/ 2010-Estt.(C) dated 21.07.2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/Confirmation were Issued.

It has been decided to further consolidate/ modify the instructions/ guidelines in relation to probation and confirmation as a Master Circular to provide clarity and ease of reference. The Master Circular issued vide O.M. dated 21.07.2014 has been suitably updated as on date and the same is enclosed. The list of O.M.s which have been referred for consolidation of instructions for this Master Circular is at Appendix.

sd/-
Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:https://dopt.gov.in/whats-new

Grant of 10 Days CL to Industrial Employees

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Grant of 10 Days CL to Industrial Employees
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

PAY TECH SECTION

No. Pay/Tech-II/1058 Date: - 07/03/2019

To

All Controllers of Finance & Accounts (Fys.).

Subject: Grant of 10 Days CL to Industrial Employees- reg.
****

A copy of MoD ID No. 01(02)/2018/D(Civ-II) dated 23.10.2018 regarding extension of the provision of 10 days Casual Leave in terms of Para 9 of the Appendix-III of the CCS(Leave) Rules,1972 to the Industrial employees circulated vide OFB No. 265/Per/Policy dated 30.10.2018 is forwarded herewith for your information and necessary action, please.

Enclo: As above.

Sd/-
(Dr. D L Meena)
Deputy Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
AYUDH BHAVAN
10-A, SHAHEED KHUDIRAM BOSE ROAD
KOLKATA-700 001

No.265/Per/Policy
Date : 30/10/2018

To,

The Sr. General Manager(s)/General Manager(s)/Head of Unit(s)
All Ordnance Factories / Units

Sub: Grant of 10 days CL to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year - regarding.

Ref: OFB circular of even number dated 02/08/2018.

In continuation of the circular cited under Ref above, a copy of MoD I.D. No.01(02)/2018/D(Civ-II) dated 23/10/2018 extending the provision of 10 days Casual Leave to Industrial Employees is forwarded herewith for information and compliance at all OFs/Units accordingly.

Encl.: As above

[ S. Sharad Rao ]
Dy. Director/Admin.
For Director General Ordnance Factories

Government of India
(Department of Defence)
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-II)

Subject: Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year.

Reference MoD ID No. 01(02)/2018/D(Civ-Il) dated 21st March, 2018 on the above mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been further examined and it has been decided with the approval of competent authority to extend the provision of 10 days Casual Leave in terms of Para 9 of the Appendix-III of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 to Industrial employees who are entitled to 16 holidays in a year.

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in/files/scan3621.pdf

Gazzette Notification: Exemption u/s 10 of Income Tax - Rs. 20 Lakh for Gratuity w.e.f. 29.03.2018

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Gazzette Notification: Exemption u/s 10 of Income Tax - Rs. 20 Lakh for Gratuity w.e.f. 29.03.2018


EXTRAORDINARY
भाग 1---खण्ड 3---उप-खण्ड (॥)
PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (ii)
प्राधिकार से प्रकाशित
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
सं. 1079]
No. 1079] नई दिल्‍ली, शुक्रवार, मार्च 8, 2019/ फाल्गुन 17, 1940
NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019/ PHALGUNA 17, 1940
वित्त मंत्रालय
(राजस्व विभाग)
(केंद्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड)
अधिसूचना
नई दिल्‍ली, 8 मार्च, 2019
(आयकर)

का.आ. 1213(अ).---आयकर अधिनियम, 1961 (1961 का 43) की धारा 10 के खंड (10) & STE (iii) द्वारा प्रदत्त शक्तियों का प्रयोग करते हुए, और वित्त मंत्रालय के राजस्व विभाग की अधिसूचना सं.का.आ. 141(अ) दिनांकित 11 जून, 2010 के अधिक्रमण में, ऐसे अधिक्रमण से पूर्व की गई अथवा किए जाने के लिए छूट गई वस्तुओं को छोड़कर, केंद्र सरकार कर्मचारियों को देय किसी भी उपदान (ग्रेच्यूटी) की अधिकतम राशि के संबंध में एतद् द्वारा उन कर्मचारियों के संबंध में जो 29 मार्च, 2018 को या उसके बाद सेवानिवृत्त या ऐसी सेवानिवृत्ति से पूर्व असमर्थ हो जाते हैं या मृत्यु हो जाती है, या जिनका नियोजन उक्त तारीख को या उसके बाद समाप्त कर दिया गया है तो उक्त उपखंड के प्रयोजनार्थ बीस लाख रूपए की सीमा को विनिर्दिष्ट करती है।

[अधिसूचना सं. 16/2019/फा. सं. 200/8/2018-आईटीए-]
राजाराजेश्वरी आर, अवर सचिव

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)

(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 8th March, 2019

(Income-tax)

S.O. 1213(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (iii) of clause (10) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), and in supersession of Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, notification number S.O. 141(E), dated the 11th June, 2010, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government, having regard to the maximum amount of any gratuity payable to employees, hereby specifies twenty lakh rupees as the limit for the purposes of the said sub-clause in relation to the employees who retire or become incapacitated prior to such retirement or die on or after the 29th day of March, 2018 or whose employment is terminated on or after the said date.

[Notification No. 16 /2019/F. No. 200/8/2018-ITA-I]

RAJARAJESWARI R., Under Secy.

Source: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2019/199504.pdf

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

DA ORDER FROM DOE 2019

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DA ORDER FROM DOE 2019
No. 1/1/2019-E-II (B)
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure
*****
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 27th February, 2019.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2018-E-ll (B) dated 7th September, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2019 .

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government , but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance (from January to March) shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees , separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comp r ler and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To

All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).

Source: https://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/DA%20eng_0001.pdf

Expected DA from July 2019

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Expected DA from July 2019
No.5/1/2019-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th February, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2019

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2019 increased by 6 points and pegged at 307 (three hundred and seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.99 per cent between December, 2018 and January, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.70 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 5.16 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Fish Frsh, Goat Meat, Coconut, Lady’s Finger, Tomato, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Gourd, Peas, Potato, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 6.60 per cent for January, 201-9 as compared to 5.24 per cent for the previous month and 5.11 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 0.97 per cent against (-) 0.96 per cent of the previous month and 3.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Nagpur reported the maximum increase of 21 points followed by Nasik (17 points), Amritsar, Quilon, Jharia (13 points each) and Jaipur (12 points). Among others, 11 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 10 points in 7 centres, 9 points in 3 centres, 8 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Siliguri (3 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 2 centres. Rest of the 4 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2019 will be released on Friday, 29th March, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.


(AMRI LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Source: http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_JAN_2019_EH.pdf

Dearness Allowance from Jan, 2019: Department of Posts Order

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Dearness Allowance from Jan, 2019: Department of Posts Order
No.8-112016-PAP
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts
PAP Section/(Establishment Division)
*****

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.

Dated: 28.02.2019

To

l. All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PL! Directorate
3. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
4. Addll. Director General. Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram , New Delhi
5. All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP

Sub. Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees-Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's Office Memorandum No. l/1/2019-E.II(B) dated 27th February, 2019 on the subject cited above for information and further necessary action.

This issue with the approval of the competent authority.

Encl.: As above.
(S. B. Vyavahare)
Asstt. Director General (ESTT.)

Copy to:

1. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/ PS to Director General Postal Services.
2. Addl. DG (Co-ordination)/ Mem ber (P)/ Member (0)/
3. Member (PLJ)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (Tech)/ Member (Plg & HRD)
4. AS & FA
5. Sr. DDG (Vig) & CVO/ Sr. DUG (PAF)/ Director General P&'f (Audit)
6. Secretary, Postal Services Board
7. Chief Engineer(Civil) Postal Directorate
8. Budget Section/ PA Wing/ SIT Section of Postal Directorate
9. All other Section of Postal Directorate
10. All recognized Federations/ Unions/ Associations
11. GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India Post website
12. Gua rd File/Spare Copies.

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3283

Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) regarding.

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Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) regarding.
Staff Side
MEETING NOTICE

F.No.3/1/2018-JCA-1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated February 28, 2019

Meeting Notice

Subject : Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) regarding.


The next meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) is scheduled to be held on 07.03.2019 (Thursday) at 3.30 PM in Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Source:Confederation

Friday, February 22, 2019

EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest for the year 2018-19

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EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest for the year 2018-19
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

21-February-2019 18:03 IST

Central Board of Trustees, EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest on Accumulations in the EPF Member’s Account for the year 2018-19

The 224th meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held here today under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar. The Central Board recommended crediting of 8.65 % rate of interest on the EPF accumulations in the EPF member’s account for the year 2018-19.

The Central Board ratified the amendment in EPF Scheme 1952, as approved in the 141st meeting of Financial Investment and Audit Committee (FIAC) held on February 12, 2019, to enable accounting of Investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) (Equity & Related Investment).

The Central Board ratified the approval of Chairman, CBT, EPF for continuation of C-DAC as a consultant to carry out the second phase of Computerisation Project. The Board gave extension to M/s Standard Chartered Bank as custodian of the EPFO securities on the existing terms and conditions of agreement for the period upto March 31, 2019.

The Central Board approved revised estimate for the year 2018-19 and budget estimates for the year 2019-20 and recommended it to the Central Government for approval. The Board gave consent to have performance review of the Portfolio Managers from a separate agency in addition to review by M/s CRISIL Limited.

The Central Board took note of the proposal for recommendation for grant of exemption to six establishments under Section 17(2) of the EPF&MP Act, 1952 read with Para 27A of the EPF Scheme, 1952 by the Appropriate Government . The Board took note of the proposal for recommendation for grant of exemption under Section 17(2) of the EPF & MP Act 1952 read with Para 27A of the EPF Scheme,1952 to M/s Software Technology Parks of India with effect from June 05, 1994 by the Appropriate Government.

Source PIB

Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants.

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 Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants.
भारत सरकार /GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय/ MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
रेलवे बोर्ड/ RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans. Cell/Mech/Contractual Staff 
New Delhi, Dated: 18.02.2019

The General Manager
All Zonal Railways

Sub: Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants.

Ref: GM/ECR's DO letter No. ECR/ADM/SEC/MECH/2019 dated 23.01.2019.

A reference was received from General Manager, East Central Railway seeking approval for hiring of ex-Army personnel as AC coach attendants.

The issue has been deliberated upon and the Board (MS, FC & CRB) has approved the following:

(i) The issue is of hiring through contract of ex-Armymen for ACCA. Zonal Railways can do the same by framing the contract conditions accordingly. There is no specific need for approval of Railway Board for this.
(ii) This can be done where the posts are vacant against sanctioned strength only. This issues with the concurrence of the Associate Finance of the Transformation Cell.

(A.K. Chandra)
Executive Director/Mech./Transformation

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/Transformation_Cell/Circulars/2019/Contractual_Staff_18022019.pdf