UFESM expected a date for implementation of OROP – Relay hunger strike continues
Government committed to implement ‘One Rank One Pension': Manohar Parrikar to ex-servicemen
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has conveyed the NDA government’s “unequivocal commitment” in implementing ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) when a delegation of ex-servicemen, who are on a strike for past 19 days pressing for its execution, met him.
Not happy with Parrikar’s assurance, the agitating ex-servicemen said the question of ending the protest does not arise without a government announcement on implementing the long-pending demand.
“A six member delegation of United Front of Ex-Servicemen (UFESM) met the Defence Minister last night. Parrikar conveyed unequivocal commitment of the party (BJP)and the government towards implementation of OROP,” said Col (retd) Anil Kaul, spokesman of the Front.
He said Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was also present at the meeting.
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MPs’ 100 per cent salary hike – Government’s final call
New Delhi: BJP today sought to distance itself from a parliamentary panel’s recommendation for a 100 per cent hike in MPs’ salary besides a number of perks, saying it was for the government to take a call on it.
“We have nothing to say. It is our government at the Centre and the panel is headed by a senior member of our party. But the Centre has apparently put the report in cold storage. It is finally for the government to take a call on it,” a party leader said.
The fact that the parliamentary panel is headed by BJP MP Yogi Aditynanath has forced the party to maintain a distance.
The panel has pitched for 100 per cent hike in salary and daily allowances of MPs and 75 per cent raise in pension of ex-MPs apart from facilities for their “companions” in place of “spouses”.
In far-reaching recommendations, it also has sought the doubling of the existing Rs 50,000 salary of MPs and favoured increasing the pension of former parliamentarians from Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000.
While the government has expressed its readiness to consider their demand for a hike in salary, constituency and office allowances and raising the expenditure limit on furniture, it is not in favour of the other recommendations, official sources said.
The panel is likely to meet on July 13 and prepare a final report taking into account the government’s stand.
Pay commission for government employees: Parliament panel wants doubling of pay, automatic pay revision mechanism for MPs
“Pay revision mechanism for parliamentarians like that of pay commission for government employees : The Committee has proposed that an automatic pay revision mechanism for parliamentarians like that of pay commission for government employees.”
Parliament panel wants doubling of pay, automatic pay revision mechanism for MPs
A parliamentary panel has recommended doubling the salary of law makers and also increasing pension of former MPs by almost 75%. The joint committee, which has submitted its recommendations to the government, has also proposed an automatic pay revision mechanism for parliamentarians like that of pay commission for government employees.
Sources said the panel has made a total of around 60 recommendations. “The committee has reasoned that the last revision of MPs salary happened in 2010 and they don’t get any dearness allowance like that of government employees,” said a government source.
At present, sitting MPs get monthly salary of Rs 50,000. The panel has also recommended that the daily allowance of Rs 2,000, which they get for attending the House during Parliament sessions should be increased substantially, sources said.
“The hike is overdue. Our daily expenses only for offering tea to visitors come to around Rs 1,000. Can we stop showing this little courtesy to electorates?” asked a sitting BJP lawmaker.
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Dopt orders 2015: Framing a Transfer Policy in all cadres – regarding
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.11013/10/2013-Estt.A, dated 2.7.2015
Subject: Framing a Transfer Policy in all cadres – regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to the OMs of even number dated 13thJune, 2014, and 3 July, 2015 wherein all the Ministries/Departments were requested to (i) prescribe Minimum Tenure, (ii) set up a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer, and (iii) place in public domain the transfer policy.
2. The Rotational Transfer Policy should aim to harmonise objectives of institutional memory, avoid development of vested interests, and provide exposure to the employees of working in different organisations, inter alia ensuring overall growth of an officer. The Transfer Policy should provide for both a minimum as well as maximum tenure. Any transfer before completing the minimum prescribed tenure or stay beyond the maximum tenure should be with the approval of the Committee constituted for the purpose, for reasons to be recorded in writing.
3. The draft Rotational Transfer Policy for the Central Secretariat ServiceNavailable on the website of Department of Personnel and Training at www.persmin.nic.in (Annexure). It lays down guidelines on tenures, postings on promotion, posting on return from leave/deputation, outstation postings, mutual transfers etc. Appropriate provisions on these aspects may be made in the Rotational Transfer Policy in each cadre that will best serve public interest.
4. In addition, instructions of Central Vigilance Commission in the Circular No. 03/09/13 (No.004/VGL/090/225553 dated 11.9.2013) reiterate that sensitive posts should be identified and staff working in these posts strictly rotated after every two/three years to avoid developing vested interests. The OMs of this Department also lay down guidelines on postings of spouse at the same station, and postings of disabled Government servants/ parents of disabled children.
4. The Ministries/Departments/Cadre Authorities may communicate action taken report on the following latest by 10.7.2015, (i) framing of Rotational Transfer Policy and putting up in public domain (ii) Identification of sensitive posts (iii) rotation of officers from sensitive posts in true spirit of the provision.
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Dopt Instructions: Revised Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) proforma for submission by the candidate for appointment by deputation
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.AB.14017/28/2014-Estt.(RR), dated 2.7.2015
Subject: Revised Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) proforma for submission by the candidate for appointment by deputation — issue of instructions — regarding.
The consolidated instructions on the procedure to be followed in cases where appointment is to be made by transfer on deputation / transfer basis (now termed as deputation / absorption) issued by this Department vide OM No. AB-14017/71/89 — Estt. (RR) dated 3.10.89. In terms of para 4.8 of the instruction, while calling for application for appointment on deputation/absorption basis, Ministries/ Departments are required to call for Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the candidates in the proforma at Annexure A of the OM dated 3.10.89.
2. The revised Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) proforma was issued by this Department vide OM No. AB-14017/10/2000 — Estt. (RR) dated 29.8.2005. The proforma has been reviewed by UPSC, keeping in view the changes took place due to implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendation and with the objective to reflect the complete profile of the candidate. The revised proforma suggested by the Commission is at Annexure-I.
3. The modified Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) proforma is enclosed with the request that this modified proforma may be utilized while calling for applications for appointment on deputation / absorption basis. The administrative Ministries / Departments are also advised to pay attention towards the points indicated in Annexure-II at the time of inviting application and preparation of the deputation proposal before sending the same for the consideration of the Commission.
4. It is requested that these instructions may be circulated to all the subordinate formations of the Ministries / Departments.
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IT Returns early to avoid the last minute rush of filing – Income Tax Department urges
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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-July-2015 17:43 IST
Electronic Filing of Income Tax Returns for 2015-16 Commences; ITR 1-Sahaj, 2 and 2A can be Used by Individuals or HUF Whose Income Does not Include Income from Business;
ITR 4S – SUGAM can be Used by an Individual or an HUF Whose Income Includes Business Income Assessable on Presumptive Basis; Taxpayers Requested to E-File Their Returns Early to Avoid the Rush Closer to the Last Date of Filing.
The Income Tax Department has released the software for preparing the Income Tax Return forms 1- SAHAJ, 2, 2A and 4S- SUGAM for AY 2015-16. The e-filing of these return forms has been enabled on the e-filing website-https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
ITR 1-SAHAJ, 2 and 2A can be used by individual or HUF whose income does not include income from business. ITR 4S – SUGAM can be used by an individual or HUF whose income includes business income assessable on presumptive basis. The elaborate details of the persons who can use these forms are available in the instructions for filling the forms.
The facility for pre-filling of information for these return forms is available in the software for preparing the return forms. When the taxpayer exercises this option and just fills in his PAN, then personal information and information on taxes paid and TDS will be auto-filled in the form. Taxpayers are requested to use the return preparation software available free of cost under the ‘Downloads’ section on the home page of the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website-https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The use of Departmental software will ensure preparation of error-free returns thereby avoiding any need for future rectification due to data validation mistakes.
Taxpayers are requested to e-file their returns early to avoid the rush closer to the last date of filing.
DOPT: Abide by with Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act
The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has written to all central government ministries asking them to comply with Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and suo motu disclose all governance related information in public domain.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-1
Dated: 29th June 2015
Subject: Implementation of Suo Motu Disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005
Attention is invited to detailed guidelines on implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 issued vide this department’s O.M. No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15.4.2013. Subsequently, a Committee of experts consisting of Shri A.N.Tiwari, Chief Information Commissioner(Retd) and Dr. M.M.Ansari, Information
Commissioner(Retd) (of Central Information Commission) was constituted to recommend, interalia, measures to further strengthen implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. The Committee has, interalia, made the following recommendations which have been duly accepted by the competent authority:-
1) All the details of the public authority may be uploaded on its website. Access to information should be made user-friendly for which appropriate information technology infrastructure should be suitably designed. developed and operationalised.
2) All the training modules for professional upgradation of employees should incorporate matter relating to the virtues of transparency and open government and RTI law.
3) In order to minimise the burden of servicing RTI applications. the public authorities with high public dealings should put in place an effective system to redress the grievances of affected persons. At the sub-organisational levels, there should be cooperation and coordination between the Central Public lnforrnation Officers and the officers responsible for addressing public grievances.
4) In order to reduce the number of RTI applications relating to service matters, the information relating to recruitment, promotion and transfers should be brought into public domain promptly.
5) The retention and maintenance of specific documents for specified duration should be clearly spelt by each public authority in respect of its documents.
2. All the public authorities are requested to follow the above recommendations.
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – May, 2015
No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: 30th June, 2015
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – May, 2015
The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 258 (two hundred and fifty eight). On I-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.78 per cent between April, 2015 and May, 2015 when compared with the increase of(+) 0.83 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) I. 96 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Vegetable items, Electricity Charges, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Gourd, Torai, Lady’s Finger, Mango, Sugar, Bus Fare, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.74 per cent for May, 2015 as compared to 5.79 per cent for the previous month and 7.02 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.99 per cent against 5.68 per cent of the previous month and 7.66 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Mercara, Bokaro, Coonoor, Belgaum and Madurai reported the highest increase of 8 points each followed by Tiruchirapally (7 points). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 12 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Srinagar and Rangapara Tezpur centres recorded a maximum decrease of 3 points each followed by Darjeeling (2 points). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 4 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 37 centres are above All India Index and other 40 centres indices are below national average. The index of Tiruchirapally is at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2015 will be released on Friday, 31st July, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
The rate of DA from July 2015 will have an increase of 6 percent
The Labour bureau has released the Consumer Price Index numbers for industrial workers for the Month of May 2015 today.
As Expected the All-India CPI-IW for May, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 258. So the expected DA from July 2015 can be arrived with the available 11 Months AICPIN points now. Because the left out one month AICPIN will not have much impact on Expected DA from July 2015 until it increase by 7 points. The rate of Dearness Allowance which will be paid from July 2015 can however be arrived exactly with these eleven months AICPIN points by assuming the 12th Month ie June 2015 will be 258 plus or Minus 5 points. Enter these AICPIN points in the calculator provided in this website to find out the expected DA from July 2015.
Assuming the AICPIN for the Month of June as 260 points, the Average 12 Months AICPIN is 254.33.
By applying the above AICPIN average in the prescribed formula, which results the 6% increase in the rate of DA from July 2015. So the Dearness Allowance to be paid for central Government employees will be 119% from July 2015.
Publication of notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) in July, 2016: Railway Board Order
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
RBE No. 62/2015
No. E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt (7525)
New Delhi, dated:12/06/2015
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Cell
Sub: Publication of notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800).
Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 19/9/2014 (RBE No. 103/2014), wherein Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) were asked to publish notification for open market notification for open market recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) once in two years beginning July, 2015 besides adhering to the schedule as contained in RBE No. 164/2011 for conduct of such recruitment exercises.
In light of examination of modalities for online conduct of open market recruitment examination by a Committee, it has now been decided by the Board that notification for recruitment to posts in Pay Band-1 (Grade Pay: Rs 1800) from open market may be published by Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) in July, 2016 instead of July, 2015 duly assessing the vacancies in terms of instructions contained in 1(iv) of Board’s letter of even number dated 10/12/2014 (RBE No. 138/2014).
Application will be called online, modalities for which will be provided in due course. Modalities for conduct of online examination, if any, which is presently under examination of Committee ibid will be apprised in due course.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)
Director Estt. (N)-II