Thursday, April 26, 2018

AIPEU GR'C' DHARNA AT CIRCLE OFFICE , AP , VIJAYAWADA ON 25-04-2018







books useful for both AAO and IPO examinations

The books useful for both AAO and IPO examinations are available with us.

The following books are available for AAO Examination.
Cat. No.Title of the BookPrice
C-1F R S R Part I GENERAL RULES 640
C-4F R S R Part II T.A RULES with SL290
C-6F R S R Part III LEAVE RULES with free MCQ280
C-2CCS (PENSION) RULES 430
C-8CCS (CCA) RULES with free MCQ450
C-9CCS (CONDUCT) RULES with free MCQ280
C-10GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND RULES170
C-11LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION RULES with free MCQ220
C-12CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE95
C-13GENERAL FINANCIAL RULES, 2017250
C-14DELEGATION OF FINANCIAL POWERS RULES230
C-28P&T FINANCIAL HAND BOOK VOLUME I520
C-29P&T FINANCIAL HAND BOOK VOLUME II180
C-62NEW PENSION SCHEME 170
C-69RIGHT TO INFORMATION with free MCQ300
G-7INCOME TAX ON SALARIES 2018-19UP
G-16SWAMY’S HAND BOOK 2018 WITH FREE DIARY400
G-20PRECIS & DRAFT MADE EASYUP
U-5
CONSTITUTION OF INDIA150
G-1T.A RULES MADE EASY200
G-2PENSION RULES MADE EASY220
G-3LEAVE RULES MADE EASY140
G-4PAY RULES MADE EASY245
G-5AGUIDE TO FHB VOLUME I200
G-6MASTER GUIDE TO F R S R 360
The books available for IPO are attached as a separate file. Kindly see the attachment.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fixation of Pay of Group 'D' officials promoted to Postal Assistants

Fixation of Pay of Group 'D' officials promoted to Postal Assistants - Reg : DoP
F.No. 2-15/2016-PAP dated 13.04.2018



Fixation of Pay of Group 'D' officials promoted to Postal Assistants - Reg : DoP
F.No. 2-15/2016-PAP dated 13.04.2018


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

1.       CEA rate from Apr 17 to Jun 17 is Rs 1500/- PM (required to submit School fees receipt and bills).
2.      CEA rate from Jul 17 to Mar 18 is Rs 2250/- PM (Fixed amount no need to submit receipts / bills).
3.      For Hostel Subsidy the rate is Rs 6750/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.
4.      CEA for Specially Abled Children is Rs 4500/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.
5.      For claiming CEA submit a certificate issued by Head of Institution / School.
6.      For Hostel Subsidy similar certificate required with additional information about expenditure towards boarding and lodging in the residential complex.

7.      Re-imbursement of CEA forms are given below 


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Monday, March 19, 2018

India Post plans to equip postmen with PoS machines: report

India Post is reportedly planning to equip postmen with point of sale (PoS) machines that will allow postal recipients to pay for parcels with a debit or credit card. The Financial Express reported that the push comes as a part of the India Post’s ambitions of becoming a key player in the digital banking space.

According to the report the project is expected to be rolled out within a matter of weeks. The suggested timeline to have postmen carry PoS machines would coincide with the suggested final rollout of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) with the setting up of 650 branches by the end of April 2018. IPPB is currently only accessible at two branches in Raipur and Ranchi.

Debit cards in India

Although the government’s drive to get people to open bank accounts in rural India has led to the growth debit card holders, the lack of infrastructure has limited use of these cards. According to numbers shared by the Finance Ministry in the Parliament, 235.6 million RuPay debit cards have been issued to Jan Dhan Account holders as of 28 February 2018.

As of January 2018, the number of debit cards held in India stands at 846.7 million, with 4.23 million new cardholders being added in the first month of the new year.
POS machines

FE reports that the local arm of French payments company Lyra Networks India has been given the mandate to develop and connect the network of machines. The report speculates that anywhere between 150,000 and 210,000 new PoS machines could be put to use by India Post and that PoS machines on average cost anywhere between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000 apiece (the massive purchase order could drive down those prices). Beyond the machines themselves, there will be other cost involving logistics and cellular/internet connectivity.

As per Medianama’s February 2018 report on Digital Payments in India, there are 3.03 million POS machines in operation across the country (as of December 2017). The number of POS machines in the country has risen 71% since demonetisation although the monthly growth numbers have declined from 300,000 in March 2017 to 30,000 in December 2017. This number could see a significant surge once India Post begins the rollout of this plan.

ATMs for IPPB

With the rollout of IPPB, India Post aims to issue debit cards to account holders and plans to open its own ATMs to serve these cardholders. “In line with the Cabinet’s decision, IPPB intends to rollout 5,000 ATMs over a period of time. At present, IPPB will leverage the DOP ATMs for its banking operations, which are already connected with network of ATMs of other banks,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha had said.

On last count, the India Post Payments Bank had issued 1619 Debit Cards: around 832 in Jharkhand and 787 in Chhattisgarh. While the Payments Bank hasn’t installed any ATMs, the Department of Posts has around 976 ATMs in rural India.

7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor: Confederation writes to NJCA CONFEDERATION WRITES TO NJCA LEADERS


Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19
Dated – 14.03.2018
To
1. Shri M. Raghavaiyya
Chairman,
National Joint Council of Action of JCM (NC) Staff Side organisations (NJCA) & General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Leader Staff side NC (JCM)
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055

2. Shri Shiv Gopal Misra
Convenor, NJCA & General Secretary
All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) & Secretary, Staff side,
National Council (Staff Side) JCM
13- C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

Dear Comrade,
As you may be aware the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, has given the following written reply in Parliament for a question asked to Minister of Finance, regarding our demand – “Increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula”.

Reply given by Minister of state for Finance:

“The minimum pay of Rs.18000/- p.m. and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration”.

From the above it is crystal clear that Govt. has gone back from the assurance given on 30.06.2016 by Group of Ministers including Sri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhan, then Railway Minister, that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and for that purpose a High Level Committee will be appointed to submit report within four months.

Now that Govt. has gone back from its assurance, I on behalf of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, which is a constituent organisation of NJCA, request you revive our deferred agitational programmes immediately and for that purpose, if necessary, an urgent meeting of the NJCA may be convened.

Awaiting response,

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 0944768125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

GRANT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.01.2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Revision of Welfare Schemes for Postal Employees







Comparison of Minimum Pay of Central Government

Comparison of Minimum Pay of Central Government and a few State Governments as on 01/07/2017
Pay Commission Objective: It is the endeavor of every pay commission to ensure that the pay and allowances of employees should be ‘fair and reasonable’. The pay structure should also motivate the employees to reasonable levels of performance in the tasks assigned to them, so that the general public derive the benefit of their service as intended.
7th CPC of Central Government:
The Central Government has been following the practice of pay revision for employees once in ten years. Pay scales of the Central government employees have been revised with effect from 1.1.2016 based on the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The revised minimum pay effective from 01.01.2016 is 2.57 times the pre-revised basic pay. The minimum pay of the central employees has been worked out at Rs.18,000/- per month and represents a real increase of 14.29% of the pre-revised wages. The multiplication factor adopted for revising all the other scales ranges between 2.57 and 2.72 resulting in maximum pay of  Rs.2,05,400 corresponding to the highest pre-revised pay scale other than the apex pay scale of Rs.80,000 which is raised to Rs.2,25,000. The Cabinet Secretary’s pay is fixed at Rs.2,50,000. 
 Employees Associations (Staff side JCM) have also sought minimum pay revision to Rs.26,000 with effect from  01.01.2016.
Pay Revision of various State Governments:  
Government of Kerala Pay Scales:
The revised pay structure introduced by the Government of Kerala with effect from 1.7.2014 is based on the recommendations of the 10th Pay Revision Commission and relates to index level of 239.92 points of AIACPI (IW). Basic Pay of Group “D” employee is fixed at Rs 16500/-
The rates of increment range from Rs.500 to Rs.2,400. The payment of DA formula is unaltered and continues to be as per the central government formula to neutralise the price rise over and above the 239.92 points twice in a year.
Andhra Pradesh Pay Scales:
The revised pay structure formulated by Government of Andhra Pradesh on the basis of the recommendation of 10th Pay Revision Commission relates to index level of 220.61 points of AIACPI (IW), Basic Pay of Group “D” employee is fixed at Rs 13000/-
The HRA ranges from 30% to 12% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.20,000 depending upon the classification of places and pay.
Karnataka Pay Scales:
The revised pay structure formulated by Government of Karnataka on the basis of the recommendation of 6th Pay Revision Commission relates to index level of 276.9  of AIACPI (IW).
Costs of consumable items obtained from the Department of Economics & Statistics, Government of Karnataka are utilised for their calculation.



For English version read from page number 135 on wards

The 6th pay commission appointed by the Karnataka government  recommended a 30% increase in the salaries of around 520,000 government employees and 73,000 employees from “aided institutions”.


The revision of pay and pension is to come into effect from 1 July 2017 with benefits paid from 1 April 2018. The Group “D”  Minimum  Basic Pay is fixed at  Rs 17000/-. 
Methodology for calculation of minimum wage adopted by Pay commissions both Central and State Pay Commissions: Central pay commissions as well as pay commissions in some states have adopted the approach of determining the minimum pay for employees based on the cost of a minimum acceptable standard of living for a household. This is calculated on the basis of the current prices of daily necessities like food, clothing, housing, etc., for a family of three consumption units typical in the case of young employees starting their careers in government. The normative consumption requirements of the family as adopted in the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957 are considered for this purpose. While the minimum pay is thus worked out on the basis of a set of quantitative norms and based on Dr. Wallace Aykroyd’s formula , the maximum pay for employees at the highest levels is to be determined as that required to attract and retain persons of qualifications and skills appropriate for the higher positions in government services.
Comparative picture of pay of Central Government and State Government in regards to minimum wage as on  1.7.2017
Govt. of India
Group “C”  Min Basic Pay Rs 18000/-
DA 5% =                       Rs 900/-
Total  Basic Pay + DARs 18900/-     
Andhra  Pradesh &  Telagana 
Group “D”  Min Basic PayRs 13000/-
Provide for Skill by adding 25% Rs 3250-
Total Group “C”  Min Basic Pay  Rs 16250/-
DA @ 24.1% =     3916/-
Total Basic Pay + DA=Rs 20166/-
Kerala
Group “D”  Min Basic Pay Rs 16500/-
Provide for Skill by adding 25%   Rs 4125/-                                                    
 Total Group “C”  Min Basic Pay  =Rs 20625/-
DA @ 14% =   2887/-
Total Basic Pay + DA= Rs 23512/-
Karnataka
Group “D”  Min Basic Pay            Rs 17000/-
Provide for Skill by adding 25%     Rs 4250-
Total Group “C”  Min Basic Pay   Rs 21250/-
DA  = NIL    
Total Basic Pay + DA = Rs 21250 /-
Ratios between minimum and maximum pay :
The existing ratios between minimum and maximum pay of the central government and the States is as follows:
Government of India 1 :12.5
Andhra Pradesh 1:8.527
Kerala 1 :7
Karnataka 1:8.86
The gap is highest in Central Government should be reduced ratios between minimum and maximum pay to 1: 8
Hence there is need for revision of minimum wage for Central Government employees and also fitment formula on the lines of the State Government Pay Commissions, the State Government economic conditions are not as good as the Central Government still the State Governments are paying more for their employees comparing it to the Central Government, in case of the 7th CPC the Central Government Employees got only 14.29% , whereas the Karnataka State Government employees got 30% wage hike . Uniform multiplication factor should  be  fixed for the Central Government employees.  
 
Source : http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/ 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

SANKRANTHI HOLIDAY CHANGED TO 15/01/2018

Form No. 16 for Pensioners : Issue Certificate of Tax Deducted in Form 16 to the Pensioners

Clarifications regarding use of Form No. 16 for pensioners where pensioners are drawing their pensions through banks – CBDT Circular No.761, dated 13.1.1998

1184. Clarifications regarding use of Form No. 16 for pensioners where pensioners are drawing their pensions through banks

1. The attention of the Board has been drawn to certain difficulties being faced by pensioners drawing their pensions through banks where the tax deduction at source certificate in the prescribed Form No. 16 is some-time denied to them on the ground that no employee-employer relationship exists between the banks and the pensioner. At times, objections have also been raised by the banks on the premise that Form No. 16 relates to deductions from salaries and not from pensions. In other cases, the certificates have been denied on the ground that the bank was not aware of any other income which the pensioner may have had.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board. It is hereby clarified that :—
(a) as per section 17(1)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the term ‘salary’ includes pension;

(b) once tax has been deducted under section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the tax-deductor is bound by section 203 to issue the certificate of tax deducted in Form 16. No employee-employer relationship is necessary for this purpose;

(c) the certificate in Form No. 16 cannot be denied on the ground that the tax deductor is unaware of the payees’ other income.

3. These clarifications may be brought to the notice of all concerned, especially the banks in your region.

Circular : No. 761, dated 13-1-1998

Authority: Income Tax Department

Amid Security Fears, UIDAI Introduces ‘Virtual ID’ For Aadhaar Cardholders

This will give the users the option of not sharing their Aadhaar number at the time of authentication.
The ‘Virtual ID’, which would be a random 16-digit number, together with the biometrics of the user, would give any authorised agency like a mobile company, limited details like name, address and photograph, which are enough for any verification.
Officials said a user could generate as many ‘Virtual IDs’ as he or she wants. The older ID gets automatically cancelled once a fresh one is generated.
‘Limited KYC’
The UIDAI has also introduced ‘limited KYC’, under which it will only provide need-based or limited details of a user to an authorised agency that is providing a particular service, say, a telco.
The ‘Virtual ID’ will be a temporary and revocable number mapped to a person’s Aadhaar number and the Aadhaar-issuing body will start accepting it from March 1, 2018.
From June 1, 2018 it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the ‘Virtual IDs’ from the users.
Agencies that do not migrate to the new system to offer this additional option to their users by the stipulated deadline will face financial disincentives.
“An Aadhaar number holder can use ‘Virtual ID’ in lieu of Aadhaar number whenever authentication or KYC services are performed. Authentication may be performed using the ‘Virtual ID’ in a manner similar to using Aadhaar number,” a UIDAI circular said.
The move comes amid heightened concerns around the collection and storage of personal and demographic data of individuals.
People can give their ‘Virtual IDs’ to service agencies along with the fingerprint at the time of authentication. Since the system generated ‘Virtual ID’ will be mapped to an individual’s Aadhaar number itself at the back end, it will do away with the need for the user to share Aadhaar number for authentication.
It will also reduce the collection of Aadhaar numbers by various agencies.
Only users can generate ID
As per the UIDAI, agencies that undertake authentication would not be allowed to generate the ‘Virtual ID’ on behalf of the Aadhaar holder.
The UIDAI is instructing all agencies using its authentication and eKYC services to ensure Aadhaar holders can provide the ‘Virtual ID’ instead of Aadhaar number within their application.
As many as 119 crore biometric identifiers have been issued so far and Aadhaar is required as an identity proof by various government and non-government entities.
For instance, the government has made it mandatory for verifying bank account and PAN to weed out black money and bring unaccounted wealth to book. The same for SIM has been mandated to establish the identity of mobile phone users.
Source: The Hindu.

Friday, January 5, 2018

POSTAL SAVINGS SCHEMES - interest rates

AIPEU-GDS : 3rd All India Conference in Allahabad (UP) on 16th & 17th March 2018

AIPEU-GDS : 3rd All India Conference in Allahabad (UP) on 16th & 17th March 2018

Dear Comrades,

The 3rd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS is decided to hold in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Circle on 16th & 17th of March 2018. Hope that formal communication has been reached to almost all divisions of all Circles through the respective Circle Secretaries / CHQ Office bearers of AIPEU-GDS.

Allahabad is the second oldest city in India and well known for its historical, mythological, cultural importance and a popular sacred place namely, triveni sangam.

Number of trains runs towards Allahabad & through Allahabad; easy accessible to reach the City. Some other major stations nearby Allahabad are viz., Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi. There are number of visiting places in and around Allahabad to enjoy the cultural diversity of our country.

From southern states viz., Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha – number of daily trains, weekly trains are running towards Allahabad: for eg.,

12539 – Yashwanthpur – Lucknow Express
22683 – Yashwanthpur – Lucknow Express
16793 – Shraddha Sethu Express
12669 – Ganga Kaveri Express
16359 – Ernakulam – Patna Express
12801 – Purushottam express

Some other weekly trains, special trains besides trains towards Kanpur, Varanasi are also available.

All the delegates, visitors are requested & book their tickets well in advance. Further requesting the delegates to plan your travel arrangements to ensure your presence for two days (16th & 17th) compulsorily in the Conference hall and make the AIC a grand success.

Challo  ........   Allahabad