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Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors – 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for retirement benefits

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Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors – 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for retirement benefits – reg.

No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Pt.VII
Dated: 08/02/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors – 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for retirement benefits – reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s demand in the Board PNM meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016 for continuance of 55% & 30% pay element on 7th CPC pay matrix levels.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25 dated 24/01/2017.

Pursuant to NFIR’s references and discussions held in the Railway Board PNM meeting on 22nd 23rd December, 2016, the Railway Board vide letter dated 24/01/2017 has issued instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways to reckon add-on pay element of 55% on 7th CPC pay matrix levels for calculation of emoluments for the purpose of retirement benefits and 30% for other purposes to the running staff as per IREM provisions and extant instructions.

In the above context, NFIR brings to the notice of the Railway Board that in terms of the extant instructions (Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10(IV) dated 25/11/1992) contained in para 5.5 of Board’s letter dated 25/11/1992, the running staff deployed as Loco Inspectors are entitled for 30% addition to their basic pay for the purpose of pensionary benefits. Those Loco Inspectors retired/retiring w.e.f. January 2016 are required to be granted retirement benefits with 30% add on to their pay in the 7th CPC pay matrix level, but, however in the absence of Railway Board’s instructions, some Zonal Railways are entertaining doubts and denying benefit of 30% on revised pay matrix.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways to ensure 30% addition to the 7th CPC pay matrix of Loco Inspectors for payment of retiral benefit similar to runnign staff for whom 55% addition is allowed. A copy of the instruction issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

7th CPC Advances - Railway Board Orders

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Grant of Advances- Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants.

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
No.I/11-Part I
PC-VII No : 15/2017
RBE No. 10/2017
No. F(E) Spl./2016/ADV.4/1(7th CPC)

The General Managers and FA&CAOs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

Subject: Grant of Advances- Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016 have amended the eligibility criteria in the existing provisions relating to the grant of Personal Computer Advance.

2. Amendment conditions of grant of Computer Advance are as follows:

Advance Quantum Eligibility Criteria
Personal Computer Advance ƻ50,000/- or actual price of PC, whichever is lower. All Government Servants
The Computer Advance will be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.
The other terms and conditions governing the grant of Personal computer advance shall remain unchanged.
3. Further, Ministry of Finance in their ibid OM have also decided that the other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Advance will stand discontinued.

4. The above mentioned OM of Ministry of Finance relating to grant of interest bearing advances will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also.
4.1 So far as the interest free advances are concerned, Bicycle and Warm clothing advances stands abolished for Railway employees also in terms of MoF’s decision.
4.2 Orders relating to other interest free advances will be issued separately by concerned Directorates.

5. Necessary Advance Correction Slip to the chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

6. The revised orders are effective from 07.10.2016 i.e. the date of the issue of the aforesaid OM of the Ministry of Finance. Past cases where the advances have already been sanctioned under the provisions of earlier rules on the subject need not be reopened.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

8. Hindi version will follow.

(A.C. Jain)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

What are allowances? Are all allowances taxable? – INCOME TAX FAQ

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What are allowances? Are all allowances taxable? – INCOME TAX FAQ

​What is considered as salary income?
​​​ section 17​​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term ‘salary’. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary.

​What are allowances? Are all allowances taxable?
Allowances are fixed periodic amounts, apart from salary, which are paid by an employer for the purpose of meeting some particular requirements of the employee. E.g., Tiffin allowance, transport allowance, uniform allowance, etc.
There are generally three types of allowances for the purpose of Income-tax Act – taxable allowances, fully exempted allowances and partially exempted allowances.​

My employer reimburses to me all my expenses on grocery and children’s education. Would these be considered as my income?
​Yes, these are in the nature of perquisites and should be valued as per the rules prescribed in this behalf.​​

During the year I had worked with three different employers and none of them deducted any tax from salary paid to me. If all these amounts are clubbed together, my income will exceed the basic exemption limit. Do I have to pay taxes on my own?
​Yes, you will have to pay self-assessment tax and file the return of income.​

Even if no taxes have been deducted from salary, is there any need for my employer to issue Form-16 to me?
​​Form-16 is a certificate of TDS. In your case it will not apply. However, your employer can issue a salary statement.​

​Is pension income taxed as salary income?
​Yes. However, pension received from the United Nations Organisation is exempt.​​

Is Family pension taxed as salary income?
​No, it is taxable as income from other sources.​

​If I receive my pension through a bank who will issue Form-16 or pension statement to me- the bank or my former employer?
​​The bank.​

Are retirement benefits like PF and Gratuity taxable?
​​In the hands of a Government employee Gratuity and PF receipts on retirement are exempt from tax. In the hands of non-Government employee, gratuity is exempt subject to the limits prescribed in this regard and PF receipts are exempt from tax, if the same are received from a recognised PF after rendering continuous service of not less than 5 years.​

Are arrears of salary taxable?
​​​​Yes. However, the benefit of spread over of income to the years to which it relates to can be availed for lower incidence of tax. This is called as relief u/s 89​ of the Income-tax Act.​​

​Can my employer consider relief u/s 89 for the purposes of calculating the TDS from salary?
​​Yes, if you are a Government employee or an employee of a PSU or company or co-operative society or local authority or university or institution or association or body. In such a case you need to furnish Form No. 10E to your employer. ​​

​My income from let out house property is negative. Can I ask my employer to consider this loss against my salary income while computing the TDS on my salary?
​Yes, however, losses other than losses under the head ‘Income from house property’ cannot be set-off while determining the TDS from salary.​​

​Is leave encashment taxable as salary?
​​It is taxable if received while in service. Leave encashment received at the time of retirement is exempt in the hands of the Government employee. In the hands of non-Government employee leave encashment will be exempt subject to the limit prescribed in this behalf under the Income-tax Law.​

​Are receipts from life insurance policies on maturity along with bonus taxable?​
As per section 10(10D), any amount received under a life insurance policy, including bonus is exempt from tax. However, following receipts would be subject to tax:
Any sum received under sub-section (3) of section 80DD; or
Any sum received under Keyman insurance policy; or
Any sum received in respect of policies issued on or after April 1st, 2003, in respect of which the amount of premium paid on such policy in any financial year exceeds 20% (10% in respect of policy taken on or after 1st April, 2012) of the actual capital sum assured; or
Any sum received for insurance on life of *specified person (issued on or after April 1st 2013) in respect of which the amount of premium exceeds 15% of the actual capital sum assured.

* Any person who is –

i) A person with disability or severe disability specified under section 80U​; or

ii) suffering from disease or ailment as specified in the rule made under section 80DDB.

Following points should be noted in this regard:
Exemption is available only in respect of amount received from life insurance policy.
Exemption under section 10(10D)​ is unconditionally available in respect of sum received for a policy which is issued on or before March 31, 2003.
Amount received on the death of the person will continue to be exempt without any condition.​

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

Employment News Weekly Highlights – 11.2.2017 to 17.2.2017

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Employment News Weekly Highlights – 11.2.2017 to 17.2.2017

This week Employment News has published some important vacancies through its official portal. In that the Ordnance Factory Medak under the Ministry of Defence required 370 technicians as Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Welder. And the last date to apply for the posts by 10th March, 2017.


Name Of Post : Regional Director, Skipper, Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor, Medical Officers
No.of Vacancies : 83
Last Date :02.03.2017

Name Of Post : Jr.Engineering Assistant IV, Jr. Quality Control Analyst IV, Jr. Technical Assistant IV etc
No.of Vacancies : 94
Last Date :27.02.2017

Name Of Post : Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor
No.of Vacancies : 98
Last Date :14.03.2017

Name Of Post : Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Welder etc
No.of Vacancies : 370
Last Date :10.03.2017

Name Of Post : Senior Resident
No.of Vacancies : 89
Last Date :20.02.2017

Name Of Post : Assistant Geologist, Assistant Chemist, Assistant Geophysicist
No.of Vacancies : 35
Last Date :03.03.2017

Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

Review of Essential Qualifications/selection criteria for engagement to posts of GDS BPM

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Review of Essential Qualifications/selection criteria for engagement to posts of GDS BPM

Review of Essential Qualifications/selection criteria for engagement to posts of Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 06 Feb 2014
All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Review of Essential Qualifications/selection criteria for engagement to posts of Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters
As per this Directorate letter No. 17-366/91-ED & TRG dated 12.03.1993 read with letter No. even dated 08.01.2014, the essential educational qualification for engagement as GDS BPM is matriculation and selection is based on the marks obtained in the matriculation or equivalent examination.

2. As part of the implementation of the rural IT project, there is a proposal for providing Hand Held Devices to the GDS BPMs also so that they are able to provide postal services online, to the customers. In this connection, the issue of GDS BPMs having some basic computer knowledge so that they are able to operate the Hand Held Devices, has been under active consideration of this Department for some time.

3. In has, therefore, been decided that from now on the condition of basic knowledge of computers be made a mandatory requirement for recruitment to the post of GDS BPMs. The applicants selected for the post of GDS BPM should have at least 60 days computer training from a recognized computer training Institute. At the time of engagement, the applicant should provide a certificate to that effect from the Computer Training Institute from where he has done 60 days of basic computer training. The selection of the GDS BPM will however continue to be done on the basis of marks obtained in matriculation/equivalent examination as per existing procedure.

4. The aforesaid revision provision shall come into effect from 15th Feb 2014. Therefore, each notification calling for applications for the posts of GDS BPMs issued on or after the effective date shall contain this additional requirement for an applicant to be eligible for consideration to the post of GDS Branch Postmaster.

5. The contents of this letter may be circulated to all concerned for strict compliance. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(Trishaijit Sethi)
Deputy Director General (Establishment)

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

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