Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Government has directed the banks to install an additional one million new PoS terminals by 31st March 2017

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

06-December-2016 19:47 IST   
 
 
In order to facilitate the move towards cashless transactions, the Government has directed the banks to install an additional one million new PoS terminals by 31st March 2017;. 2,73,919 camps organized to open banks accounts for unorganized labour in which 24.54 lakh accounts opened. 
As part of the plan to expand the digital payments eco-system and facilitate the move towards cashless transactions, the Government has decided that an additional one million new PoS terminals should be installed by 31st March 2017. Towards this end, banks have already placed orders for 6 lakh PoS machines and another 4 lakh PoS machines are likely to be ordered in the next few days. The country today has about 15 lakh PoS terminals across different merchants to facilitate card based payments. 

A special drive has also been undertaken jointly with Ministry of Labour & Employment and States’ Administration to open banks accounts for unorganized labour by holding camps at various locations. A total of 2,73,919 camps have been organized so far in which 24.54 lakh accounts have been opened. 

In the light of the Government’s decision to demonetize Specified Bank Notes w.e.f. the midnight of 8th November 2016, banks are making all out efforts to facilitate genuine transactions. Appropriate action is being taken against individuals involved in irregular and unauthorized activities. Since 3rd December 2016, action against 7 officials of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) have been taken. 

In addition, audit has been taken-up in few branches of Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The Concurrent Audit is also being initiated as per the requirement and under the extant guidelines of RBI.

Income Tax (IT) Department carries-out swift investigations in more than 400 cases since the de-monetization of old High Denomination (OHD) currency on 8th November, 2016; More than Rs. 130 crore in cash and jewellery seized and approximately Rs. 2,000 crore of Undisclosed Income admitted by the taxpayers; IT Department refers large number of cases with serious irregularities detected Post De-monetization to Enforcement Directorate (ED) & CBI. 
The Income Tax Department has carried-out swift investigations in more than 400 cases since the de-monetization of Old High Denomination (OHD) currency announced by the Government on 8th November, 2016. More than Rs. 130 Crore in cash and jewellery has been seized and approximately Rs.2000 Crore of undisclosed income has been admitted by the taxpayers.

Detecting serious irregularities beyond the Income-tax Act, the CBDT decided to refer such cases to the ED and the CBI, enabling them to examine the criminal conduct for immediate necessary action. More than 30 such references have already been made to the ED, and are being sent to the CBI.

The Bengaluru Investigation Unit of the Income Tax Department has sent maximum references (18) to ED. These are cases where undisclosed cash in new high denomination notes was seized by the Department. The Mumbai unit has referred a case where Rs. 80 lakh in new high denomination currency notes were seized. Ludhiana Unit has referred 2 cases, where seizures of USD 14000 and Rs. 72 lakh in cash were made. Hyderabad, shared a case involving seizure of Rs. 95 lakhs cash from 5 persons travelling in a Tata Indica. Pune’s reference stems from a seizure of Rs. 20 lakhs cash, including 10 lakhs in new currency notes from an un-allotted locker of urban cooperative bank, the key of which was in the possession of the CEO of the bank. Two cases referred by the Bhopal unit are of jewelers against whom evidence of large scale pre-dating of bills and flouting of PAN reporting norms were detected during searches conducted. The cases referred from the Delhi unit include the Axis Bank, Kashmiri Gate in which complicity of officers of the bank in the malpractices was detected.
The concerted and coordinated enforcement action of the Income Tax Department, ED & CBI in detecting the malpractices and taking swift action is going to continue in the coming days.
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DSM/KA

Source : PIB, (Release ID :154960)
STAFF SIDE MEETING ON 19-12-2016 ON THE EVE OF DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON 20-12-2016

011-23743667
Mobile No. 09811213808
STAFF SIDE
JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY
POSTAL DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL

No. JCM/DC/2016                                                                                    Dated 05-12-2016

R.N.Prashar                                                                                                Giri Raj Singh
   Leader                                                                                                         Secretary

To
All Members
Postal Departmental Council-JCM

Subject:- Staff Side Meeting on 19-12-2016 on the eve of Departmental Council Meeting to be held on 20-12-2016

Dear Comrades/ Colleagues,

    Director (SR) has conveyed vide his letter No. 06/03/2015-SR dated 30 Nov.,2016 that the next meeting of Departmental Council (JCM) will be held on 20-12-2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Posts) in G.P.Roy Committee Room, 2nd floor,Dak Bhawan,New Delhi-1.

   Prior to the meeting it is proposed to convene a Staff Side meeting on 19-12-2016 at 3.00 P.M. at NFPE Head Quarter North Avenue Post Office building, New Delhi-1 to discuss the items taken in the Departmental Council.

You are, therefore, requested to attend the said meeting on the above mentioned date.

With regards.
(Giri Raj Singh)
Secretary Staff Side

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NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING  

        It is hereby notified that Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE will be held at NFPE Office, 1st Floor North Avenue, Post Office Building, New Delhi at 05 P.M.  on 19.12.2016.

        All General Secretaries and available office bearers of at Headquarters are requested to participate in meeting.

      R.N. Parashar
Secretary General

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NFPE CIRCULAR

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                         e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                     website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-1(e)/2016                                                                      Dated; 07th December, 2016
CIRCULAR

To

            All General Secretaries & NFPE office Bearers
            All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions.

Sub: - Holding of NFPE Trade Union Education Camps.

Comrades,

            As you are aware that NFPE have been organizing Trade Union Education Camps/Study Camps at various levels since last so many years.

            Now it has been decided to organize regional camps so that more Comrades belonging to that region may take part in the Camp and get benefited. 

            Therefore, the whole Country is divided in 4 regions as mentioned below and the period in which camp will be held in that region is also noted.

1.  South Region: Kerala,Tamilnadu, Karnatak,Andhra & Telangana.

(JANUARY TO MARCH-17)

2.  West Central Region: Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat & Rajasthan.

(APRIL TO JUNE-17)

3.  North Eastern Region: NE, Assam, West Bengal , Odisha, Jharkhand & Bihar)

(JULY TO SEPTEMBER-17)

4.  North Western Region: J&K, Punjab, Haryana, HP, Delhi, UP & Uttarakhand.

(OCTOBER TO DECEMBER-17)

            It is therefore all of you are requested to discuss the matter in your NFPE Co-ordination Committees and come forward to organize the Camps in your respective region and decide the venue and dates of each camp so that necessary action may be taken accordingly

            With fraternal greetings.
Yours Comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
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Our deepest Condolence on the sad demise of J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu




Monday, December 5, 2016

Today as Per direction of NFPE lunch hour demonstration conducted in front of Gudur HPO and resolutions submitted to Honarable of India and secretary post New Delhi demanding to publish GDS committee report 
Confederation News : Strike is inevitable



RESERVATION IN PROMOTION FOR SC/ST PROMOTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT


Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme in respect of date of vacancy: Rajyasabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme in respect of date of vacancy


MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1506
ANSWERED ON-29.11.2016

Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme

1506 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam bench has ordered the Central Government to revert the employees who had joined after 1st January, 2004 under NPS to Old Pension Scheme and has observed that date of vacancy should be the basis for inclusion under NPS or Old Pension Scheme instead of date of joining, if so, details thereof;

(b) whether Government has reverted them to Old Pension Scheme, if so, details thereof, if not, reasons therefor; and

(c) whether Government would issue notification for all Central/State Governments and Autonomous Organizations employees in this regard, as per the above orders, if not reasons therefor?



ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) The Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in its judgment has declared that the applicants of Original Application No. 20/2015 are deemed to have been appointed from the date of vacancy arose and they shall be included in the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(b) No Sir. It has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

(c) No Sir, as it has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Procedure to find common no of live accounts & No of accounts opened in a particular Period.


Procedure to find common no of live accounts & No of accounts opened in a particular Period


Userid and password - login with supervisor only
command - HFINRPT
Report Option - common no of live accounts
from date -01-11-2016
To date- 30.11.2016
solid - give your solid 

  • Then generate Report and in HPR menu find the no of live accounts for each scheme.

To know the No. of Accounts opened in a particular period

Step by Step Procedure in Detail 

1. Invoke HACS menu
2. Enter SOL ID
3. Enter General Ledger Subhead Code (Click on the Searcher to know the code for a particular scheme)
4. Enter Scheme Code
5. Enter Open Date (Low) - From date
6. Open Date (High) - To date
7. Select Include Closed A/cs as NO (By default, it is selected as NO only)
8. Click on SUBMIT (F10)
9. System will display the number of accounts opened in that particular period along with the list.

SOME GENERAL LEDGER SUB HEAD CODES

SB:30001
RD:30010
MIS:30016
1TD:30011
2TD:30012
3TD:30013
5TD:30014
SSA:30042

SOME SCHEME CODES

SBGEN
RDIPN
MISN1
TDIP1
TDIP2
TDIP3
TDIP5
SSA
Central govt employees expect January 2017 Dearness Allowance up to 3%
New Delhi: Central government employees were not satisfied with the 2 percent Dearness Allowance(DA) announced by the government for July to December 2016 period. A discussion among the employees has begun what could be the expected DA in January 2017.

Illustration 1:

In case AICPIN value more than 277 for November and December 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 3%

Illustration 2:

In case AICPIN less than 277 for November and December, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 2% due to demonetisation, AICPIN Value may be volatile for coming months, said the post.

Source :http://zeenews.india.com 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

REPORT OF KVP/NSC HAVING AMOUNT MORE THAN 200000 IN DOP FINACLE

Last month we published a post "Report of Deposit in MIS/TD/SCSS" more than Income Tax Ceiling Amount. We can easily generate the report for these product. But in case of NSC/KVP we have denomination issue. Each certificate has own account no. and the maximum denomination of KVP/NSC is Rs50000/-. Now the process of generating report is just different from prior. Follow the below step to generate the report in case of NSC/KVP.
Menu Shortcut - HACDET
GO
  • The following screen will be displayed.
Set ID -
Report to - INCOME TAX DEPT
From Open Date - 01-04-2014
To Open Date - 31-03-2015
From Scheme Code - KVN3
To Scheme Code - KVN6
Amt From - 10000
To Amt - 999999999
Order By
CIF ID - Check Box
Submit


  • The following screen will be displayed.
  • Now go to HPR Menu
  • The following report will be available
  • Now you see the report contains all account of particular CIF. We should total the balance amount. If it exceeds the ceiling limit, include it in IT Report.
  • This is for KVP. 
  • The same work will be done for generation the report for NSC.
  • Now we have to select from scheme code NSC85 and to scheme code for NSC85 
  • The rest process is same and click the submit button.
  • Now you can see the report is ready in HPR.

Expected DA from Jan 2017 – 3% or 2% ?


As per AICPIN release for October month we have computed expected DA from January 2017, this is only on assumption basis. AICPIN value may vary for November & December 2016.


Illustration 1:

In case AICPIN value more than 277 for Nov & Dec 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 3%

Illustration 2:

In case AICPIN less than 277 for Nov & Dec 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 2% Due to Demonetisation, AICPIN Value may be volatile for coming months. However we have to wait & See

Saturday, December 3, 2016

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF ENHANCED BENCH MARK FOR MACPs

RESERVATION IN PROMOTION FOR SC/ST PROMOTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT





Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions



Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions
RBI/2016-17/170
DPSS.CO.PD No.1421/02.14.003/2016-17
December 02, 2016
The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers
All Scheduled Commercial Banks including RRBs / Urban Co-operative Banks /
State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks/
Authorised Card Payment Networks / White Label ATM Operators /
Payments Banks / Small Finance Banks

Dear Madam / Sir,
Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions

A reference is invited to our circular DPSS.CO.PD.No.892/02.14.003/2016-17 dated September 29, 2016 wherein banks were advised to ensure that all new card present acceptance infrastructure deployed with effect from January 1, 2017 are enabled for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication also.

2. It has been brought to our notice that the rate of deployment of acceptance infrastructure has slowed down owing to the mismatch between demand and supply of such Aadhaar-enabled devices. Therefore, on a review, it has been decided to extend the time for deployment of Aadhaar-enabled devices till June 30, 2017. However, banks may continue to make necessary arrangements, including changes as host-end, network level and device readiness, as required to ensure adherence to above instructions.

3. Further, it is also clarified that the instructions contained in our circular dated September 29, 2016 are for deployment of new card acceptance infrastructure. As regards enablement of existing card acceptance infrastructure for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication, the timeline will be advised in due course.

4. This directive is issued under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

5. Please acknowledge the receipt of this circular.

Yours faithfully,
(Nanda S. Dave)
Chief General Manager



Central Government Employees retiring from January 2017 to submit online application


DP&PW OM on Processing of Pension cases mandatorily through Bhavishya, Retiring employees to submit the online application w.e.f 01/01/2017

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued an OM regarding online system for processing Pension cases and filing of pension data online by retiring central government employees



No. 55/14/2014/P&PW(C)Part-1

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 29th November, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Processing of Pension cases mandatorily through Bhavishya (Online Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System) w.e.f 01/01/2017 – reg.

Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare is responsible for formulation of policy and coordination of matters relating to pension policy and welfare of Central Government pensioners. It has been seen that despite detailed guidelines and instructions to the contrary a large proportion of retiring employees do not get their retirement benefits and the Pension Payment Order(PPO) in time. It is likely that such retired employees find it difficult to get the process completed after retirement. The sanction process starts more than a year before the date of retirement and requires cooperation amongst various agencies. This department has, therefore, launched Bhavishya – an online pension sanction and payment tracking system. The system by keeping track of the progress of each case introduces transparency and accountability. Both the retiring employees as well as administrative authorities can monitor progress at each stage.

2. The system has been running successfully in the main Secretariat of all ministries/departments for the last one year. It has since been extended to cover over 3000 Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Pay and Accounts Offices from various ministries/departments and their attached offices.

3. It has now been decided that all Heads of Offices will henceforth mandatorily process all pension cases only through Bhavishya. In this, where necessary, they will assist the retiring employee to submit the online application form. The Pay and Accounts Offices will process cases generated through Bhavishya through the pension module in COMPACT till the Public Financial Management System(PFMS) is made operational and integrated with Bhavishya.

4. It is to be noted that all authorities will strictly follow the timelines prescribed under the CCS(Pension) Rules and in no case will the pension case be delayed on account of electronic processing through Bhavishya.

5. These instructions take effect from 1st January, 2017.

6. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Seema Gupta)
Director