Issuance of ₹ 500 bank notes without inset letter, in the Mahatma Gandhi (New Series)

Issuance of ₹ 500 bank notes without inset letter, in the Mahatma Gandhi (New Series)

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without any inset letter, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2016' printed on the reverse of the banknote.

The design of these notes to be issued now is similar in all respects to the ₹ 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which was notified through Press Release : 2016-2017/1146 dated November 08, 2016.

All ₹ 500 bank notes issued earlier in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series will continue to be legal tender.

Alpana Killawala
Principal Adviser

Press Release : 2016-2017/1461

Authority: https://rbi.org.in/

Latest Guidelines for nomination in SCOVA

Latest Guidelines for nomination in SCOVA 

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

08-December-2016 16:52 IST

Latest Guidelines for nomination in SCOVA 

The Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) is a forum for holding consultation with the stakeholders, i.e., the pensioners through their Associations and various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to get feedback on implementation of pension related policies, to discuss and critically examine the policy initiatives and to mobilise voluntary efforts to supplement the Government action.

A mechanism has been put in place for nomination of a Standing Group comprising of 5 Associations and a Rotating Group comprising of 10 Associations through a Resolution issued from time to time. As per the existing mechanism the Standing Group serves for 3 terms of 2 years each or till the pleasure of the Chairman of SCOVA whichever is earlier and Rotating Group serves for 1 term of 2 years and is eligible for re-nomination for one more term. These Associations represent various categories of Central Government pensioners from various Regions/States.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra in the Rajya Sabha today.

Resolving of old pension cases

Resolving of old pension cases

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

08-December-2016 17:34 IST

Resolving of old pension cases 

Ministries/Departments of the Government sanction pension/family pension as per Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 and send pension papers through Pay and Accounts Office and Central Pension Accounting Office to the pension disbursing agency, which is generally a public sector bank. 

This department monitors grievances of retiring employees/pensioners through Centralised Pension Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). The department rigorously monitors the grievances registered under CPENGRAMS. Various reports are generated and examined on the cases of delay/ pendency/non-payment. There is no grievance case, including that of lonely women, pending for over 10 years. There is no proposal under consideration for opening of Fast Track Unit of pension to resolve old and pending cases.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Anubhav Mohanty in the Rajya Sabha today.

Shri Bandaru Dattatraya calling on Shri Arun Jaitley to discuss issues relating to Demonetization

Shri Bandaru Dattatraya calling on Shri Arun Jaitley to discuss issues relating to Demonetization 

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

08-December-2016 16:36 IST

Shri Bandaru Dattatraya calling on Shri Arun Jaitley to discuss issues relating to Demonetization 

The Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya met the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley and discussed the issues relating to demonetization and gave suggestions keeping in view the welfare of the workers in New Delhi yesterday. Shri Dattatreya requested Finance Minister to initiate steps to deploy mobile ATMs in all the workers/industrial clusters specially in remote and rural areas where there is pre-dominance of workers. Labour & Employment Minister also discussed to take steps to address the wage payment related issues, issues of plantation workers and construction workers. Shri Dattatreya while appreciating the efforts of the Finance Minister in reviving the old lower denomination notes, also highlighted the importance of issuing more and more lower denomination notes (Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50 & Rs.100) in large numbers, as this will be beneficial to a large number of workers. Shri Dattatreya also requested to expedite and print more Rs.500/- notes for circulation and to ensure their availability to industrial and other institutions which employ large number of workers.

Labour & Employment Minister also apprised Shri Arun Jaitley about the campaign undertaken by the Labour & Employment Ministry to open bank accounts and stated that so far 52,852 camps have been held till date all over India where in 13,76,243 accounts opened. He said, senior officers have been deputed to various States to oversee the campaign that has been conducted by the team of officers for opening of bank accounts. Shri Dattatreya also informed the Finance Minister that these camps that were conducted with cooperation of the bank officials resulting in the opening of more accounts.

Demise of Selvi J Jayalalitha - State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 06.12.2016

Demise of Selvi J Jayalalitha - State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 06.12.2016

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
ABSTRACT

Demise – Demise of High Dignitaries – Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – Demise on 5th December, 2016 – Notification – Issued.

PUBLIC (SPECIAL.B) DEPARTMENT

G.O. Ms.No.926

Dated: 05.12.2016

Tiruvalluvar Aandu, 2047
Dhunmuki, Kaarthigai, 20

ORDER:

The Government of Tamil Nadu announce with profound regret, the demise of Selvi J Jayalalitha, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 p.m. on Monday, the 5th December, 2016. State Morning will be observed for seven days from 06.12.2016, during which period the National Flag on all Government Buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

(P. RAMA MOHANA RAO)
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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NOTIFICATION

Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881) read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public -1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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PUBLIC (SPECIAL.B) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.NO. 930

Dated: 06.12.2016
Thunmugi, Kaarthigai – 21, Thiruvalluvar Aandu-2047

Read:
G.O.Ms.No.929, Public (special-B) Department, dated 06.12.2016

ORDER:

Under Clause (3) of Article 166 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Tamil Nadu allocates among his Ministers, the Business of Government as follows:-

1.
Thiru O. Pannerselvam,
Hon’ble Chief Minister
Hon’ble C.M.
Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police, Home, Finance Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections and Passports, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Training)
2.
Thiru Dindigul C.Sreenivasan,
Minister for Forests
M (Forests)
Forests
3.
Thiru Edappadi K.Palaniswami,
Minister for Public Works, Highways & Minor Ports
M (PW, Highways & MP)
Public Works, Irrigation including Minor Irrigation, Programme Works, Highways and Minor Ports
4.
Thiru Sellur K.Raju,
Minister for Co-operation
M (Co-op.)
Co-operation, Statistics, Ex-Serviceman Welfare
5.
Thiru P.Thangamani,
Minister for Electricity, Prohibition & Excise
M (Electricity, P & E)
Electricity, Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses and Prevention of Corruption Act
6.
Thiru S.P. Velumani,
Minister for Municipal Administration & Rural Development, Implementation of Special Programme
M (MA & RD, Impn. Spl. Prog.)
Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness, Urban and Rural Water Supply, Implementation of Special Programme
7
Thiru D.Jayakumar,
Minister for Fisheries
 M (Fisheries)
Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation
8.
Thiru C.Ve. Shanmugam
Minister for Law, Courts & Prisons
M (Law, Cts. & Pri.)
Law, Courts and Prisons
9.
Thiru K.P.Anbalagan,
Minister for Higher Education
M (Hr. Edn.)
Higher Education including Technical Education, Electronics, Science and Technology
10.
Dr.V.Saroja, Minister for Social Welfare & Nutritious Noon Meal Programme M (SW & NNMP)
Social Welfare including Women’s and Children’s Welfare, Orphangaes and Correctional Administration, Integrated Child Development, Beggar Homes, Welfare of Differently Abled and Social Reforms & Nutritious Noon Meal Programme.
11.
Thiru M.C. Sampath,
Minister for Industries
M (Industries)
Industries, Steel Control, Mines & Minerals and Special Initiatives
12.
Thiru K.C.Karuppannan,
Minister for Environment
M (Environment)
Environment and Pollution Control
13.
Thiru R.Kamaraj.
Minister for Food & Civil Supplies
M (Food & Civil Supplies)
Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control.
14.
Thiru O.S.Manian,
Minister for Handlloms & Textiles
M (H &T)
Handlooms & Textiles
15.
Thiru Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan,
Minister for Housing & Urban Development
M (Hg. & UD)
Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
16.
Dr.C. Vijaya Baskar,
Minister for Health & Family Welfare
M (Health & Family Welfare)
Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare
17.
Thiru R.Doraikkannu,
Minister for Agriculture
M (Agriculture)
Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development
18.
Thiru Kadambur Raju,
Minister for Information & Publicity
M (Information & Publicity)
Information & Publicity, Film Technology and Cinematograph Act, Stationery and Printing and Government Press
19.
Thiru R.B. Udhayakumar,
Minister for Revenue
M (Revenue)
Revenue, District Revenue, Establishment, Deputy Collectors, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including Legislation on Money lending Chits, Registration of Companies
20.
Thiru Vellamandi N.Natarajan,
Minister for Tourism
M (Tourism)
Tourism, Tourism Development Corporation
21.
Thiru K.C.Veeramani,
Minister for Commercial Taxes
M (CT)
Commercial Taxes, Registration and Stamp Act
22.
Thiru K. Pandiarajan,
Minister for School Education & Sports and Youth Welfare
M (Sch. Edn. & S & YW)
School Education, Archaeology, Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department
23.
Thiru K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji,
Minister for Milk & Dairy Development
M (Milk & DD)
Milk and Dairy Development
24.
Thiru P.Benjamin,
Minister for Rural Industries M (RI)
Rural Industries including Cottage Industries, Small Industries
25.
Dr.Nilofer Kafeel,
Minister for Labour
M (Labour)
Labour, Population, Employment and Training, Newsprint Control, Census, Urban and Rural Employment and Wakf Board.
26.
Thiru M.R.Vijayabhaskar,
Minister for Transport
M (Transport)
Transport, Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
27.
Dr.M.Manikandan,
Minister for Information Technology
M (IT)
Information Technology
28.
Tmt V.M.Rajalakshmi,
Minister for Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare
M (AD & TW)
Adi Dravidar Welfare, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
29.
Thiru G.Baskaran,
Minister for Khadi & Village Industries Board
M (Khadi & Village Indus. Board)
Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoodan and Gramadhan
30.
Thiru Sevvoor S.Ramachandran,
Minister for Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments
M (HR & CE)
Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments and Tamil Official Language & Tamil Culture
31.
Tmt S. Valarmathi,
Minister for Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare
M (BC & MW)
Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Overseas Indians, Refugees & Evacuees and Minorities Welfare
32.
Thiru P.Balakrishna Reddy,
Minister for Animal Husbandry
M (AH)
Animal Husbandry

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

P. RAMA MOHANA RAO
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

Authority: http://www.tn.gov.in/

No Service Tax charged while making payments through credit card and debit card

No Service Tax charged while making payments through credit card and debit card

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

08-December-2016 19:55 IST

Government waives service tax charged while making payments through credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card; waiver limited to payments up to Rs. 2,000 in a single transaction 

When a customer uses a credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card for payment of his purchase of goods or services, the merchant/service establishment is charged certain merchant discount rate (MDR) by credit card or debit card issuing banks. With a view to promote digital transactions and encourage merchant establishments to accept such card payments, Government has waived service tax on such amount charged while making payments though credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card. However, this waiver is limited to payments upto two thousand rupees only (Rs.2000) in a single transaction.

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