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Linking of Aadhaar with PAN extended to 31.12.2017

Linking of Aadhaar with PAN extended to 31.12.2017

CBDT extends date for (a) Linking of Aadhaar with PAN and (b) Due date for filing Income Tax Returns and Tax Audit Reports.

To facilitate ease of compliance by the taxpayers, CBDT has extended the date in the following cases:-

i. Aadhaar was to be linked with PAN by 31st August, 2017. The date for linking Aadhaar with PAN has been extended till 31st December, 2017;

ii. The ‘due-date’ for filing Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-tax Act,1961 has been extended from 30th September, 2017 to 31st October, 2017 for all taxpayers who were liable to file their Income Tax Returns by 30th September, 2017.

AICPIN July 2017 – 5 Points Increased (285)

AICPIN for the month of July 2017 – 5 Points Increased (285)

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – July 2017

The All India CPI-IW for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285.

The Index increased by 1.79% between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of 1.08% for the corresponding months of last year.


List of Latest Orders issued by Railway Board

List of Latest Orders issued by Railway Board

7th CPC Transport Allowance, 7th CPC Travelling Allowance, PCO Allowance and list of Abolished Allowances etc.,

Latest Railway Board Orders
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30.08.2017
Revision of the rates of Breakdown Allowance
30.08.2017
Relating to grant of PCO Allowance to Staff of Production Control Organization.
30.08.2017
Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers.
30.08.2017
Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance to Track Maintainers
30.08.2017
Abolition of Allowances.
30.08.2017
National Holiday Allowance.
30.08.2017
Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants
22.08.2017
Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance - Railway Board Order
30.08.2017
Modification of Ticket booked on Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duranto Trains
24.08.2017
Travelling Allowance to Railway Employees
17.08.2017
7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway employees

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants in light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

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National Holiday Allowance to Railway Employees

National Holiday Allowance to Railway Employees

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – National Holiday Allowance

Pay Matrix Level 1 and 2 - 384
Pay Matrix Level 3 and 5 - 477
Pay Matrix Level 6 and 8 - 630

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Abolition of Allowances

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Abolition of Allowances

Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASV)
Commercial Allowance
Flying Squad Allowance
Night Patrolling Allowance
Rajdhani Allowance
Vigilance Allowance

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Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance to Track Maintainers

Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance to Track Maintainers

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance to Track Maintainers

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Revision of the rates of Breakdown Allowance

Revision of the rates of Breakdown Allowance



OBC creamy layer concept extended to PSUs, financial institutions

OBC creamy layer concept extended to PSUs, financial institutions

Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government so that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations 

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for claiming benefit of OBC reservations. This addresses an issue pending for nearly 24 years.  This will ensure that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations, on par with children of people serving in lower categories in Government. This will also prevent children of those in senior positions in such institutions, who, owing to absence of equivalence of posts, may have been treated as non Creamy Layer by virtue of wrong interpretation of income standards from cornering government posts reserved for OBCs and denying the genuine non creamy layer candidates a level playing field.

The Union Cabinet also approved the increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 6 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The new income criterion will be Rs. 8 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and will enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.

These measures are a part of the Government's efforts to ensure greater social justice and inclusion for members of the Other Backward Classes. The Government has already introduced in Parliament, a bill to provide Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. It has also decided to set up a Commission, under section 340 of the Constitution, to sub categorize the OBCs, so that the more backward among the OBC communities can also access the benefits of reservation for educational institutions and government jobs. All these decisions, taken together, are expected to ensure greater representation of OBCs in educational institutions and jobs, while also ensuring that the more under-privileged within the category are not denied their chance of social mobility.

Background:

In its judgment dated 16.11.1992 in WP(C) 930/1990 (IndraSawhney case) the Supreme Court had directed the Government to specify the basis, for exclusion of socially and economically advanced persons from Other Backward Classes by applying the relevant and requisite socio-economic criteria.

An Expert Committee was constituted in February 1993 which submitted its report on 10.03.1993 specifying the criteria for identification of socially advanced persons among OBCs i.e. the Creamy Layer. The report was accepted by the then Ministry of Welfare and forwarded to DoPT which issued an OM dated 08.09.1993 on exclusion from the Creamy Layer.

The OM of 08.09.1993 specifies six categories for identifying Creamy Layer (a) Constitutional/Statutory post (b) Group  ‘A’  and Group ‘B’ Officers of Central and State Governments, employees of PSUs and Statutory bodies, universities, (c) Colonel and above in armed forces and equivalent in paramilitary  forces (d) professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, Management Consultants, Engineers etc. (e) Property owners with agricultural holdings or vacant land and/or buildings  and (f) income/wealth tax asessee.

The OM further stipulates that the said parameters would apply mutatis mutandis to officers holding equivalent or comparable posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Organizations, Universities, etc. and Government was required to determine equivalence of positions in these organizations with those in Government.

Pending the equivalence to the established in these institutions Income criteria would apply for the officers in these Institutions.

However, this exercise of determining the equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. had not been initiated. The determination of equivalence of posts has been thus pending for almost 24 years.

The matter of formulating equivalence has since been examined in detail. In PSUs, all Executive level posts i.e. Board level executives and managerial level posts would be treated as equivalent to group 'A' posts in Government and will be considered Creamy Layer. Junior Management Grade Scale–1 and above of  Public Sector Banks, Financial Institutions and Public Sector Insurance Corporations will be treated as equivalent to Group 'A' in the Government of India and considered as Creamy Layer. For Clerks and Peons in PSBs, FIs and PSICs, the Income Test as revised from time to time will be applicable. These are the broad guidelines and each individual Bank, PSU, Insurance Company would place the matter before their respective board to identify individual posts.

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Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - DOP&T

Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - DOP&T

Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - DOP&T's instructions not honoured in Railways.


Modification of Ticket booked on Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duranto Trains

Modification of Ticket booked on Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duranto Trains

Provision of modification of Ticket booked on Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duranto Trains

Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance - Railway Board Order

Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance - Railway Board Order

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules,1939 - Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance



Provident Fund - Rate of Interest during the year 2017-18

Provident Fund - Rate of Interest during the year 2017-18

State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of Interest during the year 2017-18

7.8% w.e.f. 1st July 2017 to 30th September, 2017










Thirty percent (30%) add on pay element to the retired/retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits.

Thirty percent (30%) add on pay element to the retired/retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits. 

NFIR, once again urges the Railway Board to issue clarification to all Zones for grating 30% addition to the 7th CPC Pay to the Loco Inspectors for payment of retrial benefits.

Payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f.01/11/2013

Payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f.01/11/2013

Claims, regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f.01/11/2013 - case of North Western Railway

NFIR, requests the Railway Board to re-consider its deicision and allow payment of arrears of TA duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

7th CPC Pension Revision - Pudcherry Pensioners also eligible

7th CPC Pension Revision - Pudcherry Pensioners also eligible

Revision of Pension in respect of Puducherry pensioners/family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules on the line of revision of pension of Central Government Pensioners on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - regarding.

Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers

Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers

RBE 117/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII No.49
RBE No. 111/2017
New Delhi, dated  30.08.2017.

No. E{P&A)I-2017 /SP-1/WS-2

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Senior Supervisors of workshop cadre (whether working in workshops or PCO) when deputed as Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers may be granted Special Allowance @ 6 percent of Basic Pay.
2. The revised rate of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board’s letter No. E{P&A)I-2008/SP- 1/WS-1 dated 04.07.2008 shall remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1
Railway Board.

Source: AIRF

Grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization

Grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII No. 50
RBE No. 112/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.

No. E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/WS-1
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the
recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to revise the rates of PCO Allowance as under:
Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) —  6% of Basic Pay

Non-supervisory staff and Jr. Engineers up to level 6 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) — 12% of Basic Pay

2. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 151 July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board’s letter Nos. PC-IV/86/SP/1 dated 16.10.1989, PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 28.03.1990 and PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 31.05.1991 shall remain unchanged.

4. The PCO Allowance will not be reckoned for any benefit such as DA, HRA, CCA, pension, gratuity and fixation of pay on promotion.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017

Source: AIRF

7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-6 (GP 4200) Merger issues - NFIR Letter

7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-6 (GP 4200) Merger issues - NFIR Letter

Reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Masters Category in Railways. 

Promotion earned/upgradation granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry same Grade Pay due to merger of Pay Scales/Upgradation of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradation under modified ACPS"


Risk and Hardship Allowance in Railways

Risk and Hardship Allowance in Railways

Risk and Hardship Allowance to P.Way staff in Railways - Coverage of Black Smiths, Welders etc., of SSE/P.Way for payment of Allowance. 


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