Monday, January 15, 2018

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GDS PAY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS -- SOUGHT BY RTI

FLASH NEWS 

Dear Comrades,

The vital information sought under RTI regarding the recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee is reproduced here under for favour of information.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Removal of legacy softwares from CSI Rolled out Offices - India Post


COPY : (It has been brought to the notice of CSI PIC that legacy softwares such as meghdoot are still running in CSI rolled out Offices.Post CSI rollout, these legacy softwares shoud no be used. In view of the above, I am directed to request that the CSI rolled out divisions fist remove the legacy softwares that are no more in use to avoid fraudulent activity and certify that the legacy softwares have been removed from all the CSI rolled out Offices. Responsibility lies with the Divisional Heads of any disregard of these instructions is noticed.)

Transfers in the cadre of PS Group 'B' : Vijayawada Region , Andhra Pradesh Circle

Friday, January 5, 2018

How to claim tax benefit on tuition fees under Section 80C

Sending kids to school has an inbuilt tax advantage for parents. This is because tuition fee qualifies for tax benefit under Section 80Cof the Income-tax Act, 1961. The amount of tax benefit is within the overall limit of the section of Rs 1.5 lakh a year. 

For tax purposes, the fee reduces the total gross income which in turn reduces the tax liability. Let us say you fall in the highest income bracket and you pay 30.9 per cent as tax, and you pay Rs 80,000 a year as schools fees. In this case, the tax saved will amount to Rs 24,720 in that year. 

Here's how to get the maximum benefit out of tuition fees

Are all institutions eligible? 

Tuition fees paid at the time of admission or anytime during the financial year to any registered university, college, school or educational institution based in India qualifies for tax benefit. 

What kind of education? 

It has to be a full-time education, including any play school activities, pre-nursery and nursery classes. The institution can be either private or a government sponsored one. 

What is not covered? 

At times, parents have to make payments, other than tuition fees, to the educational institutions. Payments like development fees or donation or capitation fees, etc., are not covered and do not qualify for tax benefit. Also, if you haven't paid the fees on time, the applicable late fee paid will not be eligible. 

Tax benefit for how many children? 

The benefit applies for the fees paid for up to two children. So if a couple has four children, both can claim tax benefit as both have a separate limit of two children each. 

Which parent gets the tax benefit? 

The parent who makes the payment gets the tax advantage. If both parents are working and pay taxes, both can claim individually up to the amount of fees paid. 

If both are working and want to take the benefit under Section 80C for the amount paid by them respectively, they can do so. So if the fee paid is Rs 2 lakh, of which the father has paid Rs 50,000, while the mother has paid Rs 1.5 lakh, both can claim the amount individually as per the payment made by them. 

Conclusion 

As the upper limit for Section 80C tax benefit is Rs 1.5 lakh a year, see how much of that gets exhausted through tuition fees and then decide on further tax savers. While the tax benefit on tuition fees is incidental and helps you to save tax during the early days of your child's education, do not forget to create a long-term investment plan for his higher education. 

Estimate the amount needed for higher studies and create a savings plan towards that goal, preferably through SIPs in 3-5 equity diversified mutual funds scheme. To ensure that the goal is met, do buy adequate life cover, preferably through a pure term insurance plan.

Source:-The Economic Times

RELAY DHARNA FROM 12TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY 2018 : DELHI

APPEAL

TO

        ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES / ALL INDIA OFFICE    BEARERS, CIRCLE SECRETARIES, DIVISIONAL   SECRETARIES & BRANCH SECRETARIES OF ALL NFPE UNIONS:
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          Kindly make all efforts to make the 5 days Dharna at New Delhi from 12th to 16th February -2018 a grand success by mobilizing  maximum number of participants  as per quota allotted to each Circle as per schedule issued by NFPE HQ (which is again reproduced below) 

CIRCLE WISE AND DATE WISE PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME FOR 5 DAYS RELAY DHARNA AT NEW DELHI FROM 12th TO 16th FEBRUARY-2018

DATE
CIRCLES
QUOTA FOR EACH CIRCLE
REMARKS
12.02.18
Andhra  Pradesh
100



(1) All NFPE Unions Circle Secretaries should convene meetings and allot quota to each union and book the tickets to and fro journey in advance to avoid inconvenience.




(ii) All General Secretaries /NFPE Office bearers and All India leaders of All NFPE unions will remain present all the days. Respective CHQ will make their arrangements for stay.
Telengana
75
J&K
15
Himachal Pradesh
30
Punjab
50
Delhi
100
13.02.18
Kerala
100
Karnataka
100
Haryana
50
Uttarakhand
30
Rajasthan
100
14.02.18
Tamilnadu
100
Maharashtra
100
Assam
30
North East
15
UP(Eastern)
75
15.02.18
West Bengal
100
Odisha
75
Bihar
75
Jharkhand
50
16.02.18
UP (West)
100
Madhya Pradesh
100
Chhattisgarh
50
Gujarat
100

        All all India Leaders of All NFPE Unions have to stay in Delhi for all the 5 days i.e. from 12thto 16th February-2018.

          Stay arrangements have been made by respective CHQs.

    R.N. Parashar
Secretary General

SB Order 16/2017 : Submission of Aadhaar number to POSSS extended to 31st March 2018

GOI announces launch of 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 commencing from 10th January 2018

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FOR COPY OF THE GAZETTE  NOTIFICATION

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

About Rule 38 Transfers

Rule 38 transfers may be permitted on the basis of declared vacancy i.e. direct recruit may be transferred against direct recruitment vacancy and promotee against a promotion vacancy. Further OC candidate should be transferred against OC vacancy, SC candidate against SC vacancy and ST candidate against ST vacancy.

(vi) Under Rule 38, inter-Circle and intra-Circle transfer from one distinct cadre to another viz. Post Offices to Circle Office, Regional Office, SBCO, Postal Assistant to Sorting Assistant etc, or vice versa is not allowed. 

(vii) Only such officials who have put in minimum service of five years in the case of direct recruits in the cadre in question and three years in the case of surplus qualified officials wherever applicable would be eligible for transfer under Rule 38. Any relaxation in this regard should be a matter of rarest exception. Transfer of officials who have not yet cleared the probation period should be permitted in deserving cases only.

(viii) Under the existing instructions, Heads of Circles i.e. CPMsG are fully empowered to permit such transfers with the approval of CPMG of the other Circle, where the transfer is sought. ln such cases where the prescribed conditions are met the approval of the Direciorate would not be necessary.

(ix) As and when the applications are received for such transfers, it should be recorded in the register, which will serve as priority list to be operated as and when vacancy (ies) arise.

(x) Under Rule 38, an official will be allowed to seek transfer only twice during his entire service. 

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IMPORTANT - DELHI HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT ON MACP

CLICK HERE TO  VEIW THE COPY OF THE JUDGEMENT

Saturday, December 23, 2017

STREAMLINE THE TREATMENT OF CGHS AND OTHER CENTRAL GOVT BENEFICIARIES FROM CGHS EMPANELLED HOSPITALS.


ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FOR CGHS BENEFICIARIES

CLICK HERE  FOR THE COPY  OF OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations - revision of Pay Scales - Meeting regarding Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd December, 2017

MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales — amendment or Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M or even number dated 9th August. 2016 the subject mentioned above wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Revised pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department or Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules.’Recruitment Rules shall be made by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing pay Band and Grade pay by the new pay “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference 10 the Department of Personnel and Training Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Further, DoP&T vide of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of 0M dated 09.08,2016. The issue is being monitored by higher authorities: however, so far this Department has nol received any information from Ministries/Departments even a lapse of over a year. It has been decided to hold a meeting, under the Championship or JS (E), with all Ministries/Departments on 04.01.2018 in Room No.190, North Block, New Delhi.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish a status report regarding amendment Of Recruitment Rules in pursuance of DoP&T 0M dated 09/08/2016 in the annexure-Il enclosed herewith. The schedule or the meeting is as per Annexure-I.

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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Seeding of Aadhaar Numbers & Linking of Aadhaar Numbers

Salient points from the Circulars

There is a difference between Linking and Seeding.

1.        Linking of Aadhaar number to account:  Process by which the Post offices merely updates their Core Banking System (CBS) with the Aadhaar numbers of the customer against the account number. (Internal policies of POs)
There should be facility for the branch/back office to link the Aadhaar number with the account number of the customer.

a.       The Post offices should ensure that the Aadhaar number is linked to the correct account number after due verification of the details.

b.      In case of single account holders there is no issue, however for joint accounts the Post office should take care of:
        i.      The Aadhaar number should be mapped to a specific account holder. If the account holder get removed/deactivated Aadhaar number should automatically deactivated.
      ii.      If the POs is using the customer ID to map the Aadhaar number, then the system should be built in such a way that the primary account to which Aadhaar is mapped should be picked up automatically at the time of crediting the transactions.

c.       Under no circumstances the same Aadhaar numbers should be allowed to be mapped against two customer IDs or multiple Aadhaar numbers are allowed to be mapped in single customer IDs.

 2.       Seeding of Aadhaar number in NPCI: This is the process by which the bank updates the Aadhaar number of a customer in CBS as well as NPCI mapper.
It requires following process:
1.      Due verification of the documents (Internal policies)
2.    Obtaining clear and explicit consent of the customer, for seeding the Aadhaar number in the prescribed Consent Form.

The Post offices should provide necessary training to their officials dealing with Aadhaar. They should clearly understand the difference between updating the Aadhaar numbers in CBS and updating the same in NPCI mapper.

Note: The NPCI mapper holds only the latest Aadhaar number seeded by the banks/Post offices and route all the direct benefits only to that Banks/Post offices that implies if a Customer has given his Aadhaar mandate to Bank as well as Post office then his/her subsidy will be routed only to Banks or the Post office whoever having the latest updated status of mapping.  

Note: Mere submission of Aadhaar number by the customer for any purpose should not be construed as consent for seeding into NPCI mapper.
There should be explicit consent for the customer in writing as per the prescribed proforma for seeding Aadhaar number in NPCI mapper.

NOTE: In case of any confusion or doubts and for details, kindly go through the enclosed Circulars & SOP.

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2nd PHASE OF AGITATION PROGRAMME BY NFPE & AIPEU-GDS ON 20-12-2017