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Friday, March 22, 2019

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners

March 22, 2019 0
Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER.OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPRADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD-211014

Circular No. 616
Dated: 31.01.2019
To,
The OI/C
Records/PAO(ORs)
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Subject:- Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners, and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic / Armed Forces Hospitals / MI Room upgraded to accommodate ESMs.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011;Circular.No..544 dated 04.06.2015 & Circular No. 586 dated 25.09.2017.

A copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 22(01)/2011.WE/D(Res-I):dated:01.11.2018 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded: herewith for information and necessary action.

2.. As per ibid Govt letter Fixed: Medical-Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners is also admissible to ECHS members who are residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic/Armed Forces Hospitals / MI Room upgraded to accommodate ESMs.

3... Those pensioners who are covered under this. Govt order are-required to submit the necessary application in the prescribed format. to the nearest Stn HQ in triplicate. The Stn HQ will scrutinize the. residential address of the ECHS member and verify the applicability of District in the. address ‘for FMA. .and confirm the authorization of FMA on the application in the prescribed format.

4. A separate communication will follow for submission of LPC-cum-datasheet along with instructions in due course.

5. This circular. has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all concerned.

Gts/Tech/05/LXXI
Dated 31.01.2019

(S.K. Singh)
Addl.CDA(P)


Source: PDCA

Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS

March 22, 2019 0
Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS
No.7-8/2016-PCC (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Dated: 13.03.2019

To

All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General.

Sub : Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS and consideration of “Good” benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016.

This office is in receipt of large number of references consequent upon the clarification issued vide DG Posts’ letter of even number dated 02.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject, regarding allowing opportunity of making representation against ‘good’ benchmark and relaxation of benchmark for MACPS.

2. In this context, it is reiterated that opportunity of making representation against the APAR which are post 2009 cannot be given as it is already disclosed to the employees in APAR process.

3. Further, the benchmark for the purpose of financial upgradation under MACP was enhanced from ‘good’ to ‘very good’ w.e.f. 25.07.2016 i.e prior to 25.07.2016 the benchmark was ‘good’ for MACPS. As such, the ‘good’ grading of APAPRs for the period prior to 25.07.2016 may be considered for financial upgradation under MACPS. However, the “very good” benchmark applicable w.e.f. 25.07.2016 cannot be relaxed for MACPS.

4. All concerned may be informed accordingly.

(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source:DOP

Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario

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Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario
No. 1/5/2017-Estt (Pay-I)Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario — reg.

Central Government Servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service are granted incentive in the form of one-time lump-sum amount ranging from Rs.2,000/-to Rs.10,000/-, as provided in this Department’s OM No. 1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-l) dated 09.04.1999 and other related OMs.

2.The 7th CPC has reviewed the rates of incentive presently available to employees on this account in addition to pay, and have suggested their rationalization and simplification in Para 8.9.11 to 8.9.14 of their report.

3.Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (DOE) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 vide Para 7 provided that the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC shall be referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary, and until a final decision thereon, all allowances including this incentive were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th CPC) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

4.The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary has been issued as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 of DOE.

5.The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders/OMs/instructions/guidelines on the subject of granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, the following one-time lump-sum rates as incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification by a Government employee shall be permissible for courses in fields that are directly relevant to the employee’s job:
SI. No.QualificationAmount (Rs.)
1.Ph.D. or Equivalent.30,000
2.PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent.25,000
3.PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent.20,000
4.Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent.15,000
5.Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent.10,000

6. Professional courses directly relevant to the functional requirement of the Organization/Ministry/Department but not covered by any one of the categories mentioned in para 5 above, shall be notified specifically under SI. No. 4 or 5 of para 5 above, by the concerned Ministry/Department in consultation with their respective IFD.

7. Ministries/Departments are free to choose courses on their own. However, the grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in para 8 below. The grant of incentive for the qualifications listed above shall be considered by the administrative authorities in consultation with their IFD and necessary orders shall be issued after ensuring that the criteria laid down in para 8 below are fulfilled.

8. Criteria/guidelines for granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario, are as under:

8.1. The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.

8.2. No incentive shall be allowed for acquiring higher qualification purely on academic or literary subjects. The acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the post held by him/her, or to the functions to be performed in the next higher post. There should be direct nexus between the functions of the post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant.

8.3. The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all posts, irrespective of their classification or grade or the department.

8.4. The incentive shall not be admissible where the government servant is sponsored by the government or he/she avails study leave for acquiring the qualification.

8.5. The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into service.

8.6. No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational qualification. No incentive would be admissible if employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date.

8.7. The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by University Grants Commission, respective regulatory bodies like AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc. set up by Central/State Government or recognized by the Government.

8.8. The incentive shall be limited to maximum two times in an employee's career, with a minimum gap of two years between successive grants.

8.9. The Government servant should prefer the claim within six months from the date of acquisition of the higher qualification.

9.The incentive as per this OM will be admissible for above qualifications acquired on or after 01.07.2017.

10.Government Servants, who have acquired the fresh higher qualification on or after 01.07.2017 till the date of issuance of this OM, may also claim these incentives within six months from the date of issuance of this OM.

11.Insofar as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

12.Hindi Version will follow

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Soiurce:http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02est/higher%20qualification%207th%20cpczKxEJ.pdf]

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

March 22, 2019 0
Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
F. No.12/6/ 2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,  Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the  15th March, 2019.

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM
Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

It has been decided to declare Sunday, the 14th April 2019, as a public holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India by invoking the powers under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

2. All  Ministries/ Departments  of Government  of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:DOPT

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

March 15, 2019 0
 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

March 15, 2019 0
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.
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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

March 15, 2019 0
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

March 06, 2019 0
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

March 06, 2019 0
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