Monday, October 31, 2016

Sri S V Siva Prasad  belonging to Gudur Division worked in different capacities inGudur Division and after passing Inspector examination was posted to other division.Now is retiring from service today afternoon as Senior superintendent of post offices Vijayawada Division. NFPE Gudur wishes him a Happy retired life.

Employment News : 29 -October To 04-November -2016

JOB HIGHLIGHTS:  29 -October To 04-November -2016

Name Of Post : Manager Project, Dy. Manager, Medical Officer, Purchase Officer, Civil Engineer Junior Storekeeper and Various Posts
No.of Vacancies : 31
Last Date :30.11.2016
Name Of Post : Specialist Officers IT
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :09.11.2016
Name Of Post : Trainee Co Pilot, Cabin Crew
No.of Vacancies : 240
Last Date :Within 15 days after publication
Name Of Post : Hindi Officer, Junior Hindi Translator, Nurse and Compounder
No.of Vacancies : 4
Last Date :Within three weeks after publication
Name Of Post : Sports Quota Requirement of Wrestlers, Kabbadi Players, Badminton Players
No.of Vacancies : 21
Last Date :28.11.2016

7th Pay Commission: Here is the lowest allowance likely to be abolished

The 7th Pay Commission examined 196 allowances currently paid to Central government employees.

New Delhi:- The suspense over whether the Narendra Modi government will make an announcement on the hike in allowances to Central government employees as proposed by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) remains, with no buzz from the North Block.

The CPC had examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.

The recommendations of the 7th CPC cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

It had proposed 138.71 percent hike in HRA and 49.79 percent for other allowances while submitting its voluminous report last November.

While the government accepted the hike in the salary component on June 29, those on allowances were referred to a high-level committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, with a deadline to submit its views within four months.

Some allowances are poised to be raised substantially if the government accepts them. For instance, incentives paid to Central government employees for acquiring higher qualifications. The CPC has proposed a steep hike to staff from the amount currently payable — ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000, subject to caveats and existing norms governing such payments.

However, the most interesting and also the lowest of all allowances is that paid for the hair cut to the foot soldiers — referred to as personnel below officer rank, or PBOR — of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
“This (hair cut) allowance is granted to PBORs of CISF to compensate for the cost of hair cutting, at the rate of Rs 5 pm. No demands have been received regarding this allowance. The Commission took note of the fact that the amount of this allowance is the lowest among all allowances. This allowance has been subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance and, therefore, should be abolished as a separate allowance,” it recommended in its report.

More DA for Central Government Employees

New Delhi, Oct. 27: The Union cabinet has approved the allocation of 2 per cent dearness allowance and relief to 50 lakh central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners in a decision timed with Diwali and citing price rise.
The DA installment will be paid with effect from July 1.
"The Union cabinet has given its approval to release an installment of DA to central government employees and dearness relief to pensioners from July 1, 2016, representing an increase of 2 per cent of the revised basic pay/pension, to compensate for price rise," an official release said.

The increase in dearness allowance or a pay correction to cope with the rising cost of living expenses, is expected to help the broader economy too.

The central government had increased DA by 6 percentage points to 125 per cent in March this year. The DA was later merged with the basic pay following the implementation of the pay commission recommendations.

The 2 per cent payout will result in an annual burden of Rs 5,622.10 crore on the government. For a period of eight months (July-February in 2016-17), it will be Rs 3,748.06 crore.

According to the release, the increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the central pay panel. The central government employee unions wanted the DA to be increased by 3 per cent, not 2 per cent.

The president of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, K.K.N. Kutty said: "The 12-month average of the consumer price index for industrial workers from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, works out to 2.92 per cent. Therefore, the unions had pressed for 3 per cent DA. We are not satisfied with this."

As the increase comes during the festive season, the additional money could spur consumer spending.

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IPPB operation through Postman

IPPB gives the facility for its customers especially in rural areas to deposit or withdraw the money from their IPPB account without going to the IPPB branch.  The Postman will operate the accounts with help of bio metric device at the door step of customers.  Watch the two videos below for better understanding.

India Post Payment Bank Video

2% DA Calculation for Pay Scale 5200 to 20200: 7th Pay Commission

Want to calculate DA for your current pay scale as per 7th pay commission? Then given below table entitled 2% DA Calculation for Pay Scale 5200 to 20200: 7th Pay Commission will show 2% DA calculation after DA hike announced by central government recently. This DA is affected from 01 July 2016. So you have to calculate your revised salary as per 7th CPC with two percentage DA hike from July 2016. This calculation is given in below table.
2% DA Calculation for Pay Scale 5200 to 20200: 7th Pay Commission
Pay Matrix DA Calculation Table for Level 1 to 5, With Effect From 01-07-2016

Level – 1 (1800GP)Level – 2 (1900GP)Level – 3 (2000GP)Level – 4 (2400GP)Level – 5 (2800GP)
Basic Pay2% DABasic Pay2% DABasic Pay2% DABasic Pay2% DABasic Pay2% DA
Before implementation of seventh pay commission, 6% DA hike is given by central government and DA reaches 125% of your basic salary. But at the time of implementation of 7th pay commission, panel of 7th pay commission has merged DA with basic pay and make pay matrix table with fitment factor 2.57. You have to multiply 2.57 in to your basic salary as on December 2015. After multiplication of Fitment factor your new initial salary as per 7th pay commission is calculated.
Example 1: As shown in table, if your pay scale is Rs. 5200 to Rs. 20200 and Grade Pay is Rs. 1800 and your basic as per 7th CPC is Rs. 18000 then your 2% DA will be Rs. 360.
Example 2: If your basic / initial pay scale is 29200 as per 7th CPC, then 2% DA will be Rs. 584.As per example you can check your 2% DA Calculation for Pay Scale 5200 to 20200 with different grade pay.

More About DA in 7th Pay Commission: As per formula and suggestion of panel headed by justice A K Mathur government increases DA on the bases of 12 month average of retail inflation. 12-month average of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, works out to be 2.92%. So Unions of central government employee want that DA should be increased by 3% not 2%. They demand 3% hike in DA. But government has approved only 2% increment in this allowances.

Income Tax 2016-17 – All Salaried Employees to declare deductions and savings under Form 12BB

12BB – Download Form 12BB as a Word, Excel or PDF file- All Employees to file Declaration under Form 12BB to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10
The Finance Act, 2015 had introduced section 192(2D) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) wherein the person responsible for making payment of salary (employer) was obliged to collect the necessary evidence or proof in the prescribed form and manner to allow any claim for any deduction and/or tax saving investments. However, the relevant rules and form were yet to be prescribed. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come out with the relevant rules1 and also prescribed the form i.e. Form 12BB, in which salaried employees would now be required to furnish evidence of claims and tax saving investments to the employer.

Till Finance Act 2016, there was no standard format for salaried employees for filing declaration with their employer to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10. In the absense of single declaration form, employees had to submit proof for each investment made in the year.

As a relief to employees and also to employer, Income Tax Department has introduced a new Form 12BB. This form, applicable from June 1, 2016, will act as a single entity that you can use to declare your to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10.

Deductions that can be declared under Form 12BB:

The standard Form 12BB is for all salaried Employees to claim tax deductions. You use can use it to claim deductions for leave travel allowance (LTA/LTC), house rent allowance (HRA), interest paid on home loans, and all other tax deductions pertaining to Chapter VI-A of the Income Tax Act.

House Rent Allowance (HRA):

With form 12BB, you can claim any HRA tax deductions under Section 10 (13A) of the Income Tax Act. Along with 12BB you will need to provide the relevant rent receipts for this deduction. You will also need to submit the name and address of the landlord. In the event the aggregate rent paid by you exceeds Rs 1 lakh, you will also need to submit the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of your landlord.

Amount claimed under Leave travel Concession (LTC)

With Form 12BB, you need to furnish amount and provide evidence of expenses made towards your travel. Unlike in the past, it is now mandatory to provide proof of all travel expenses in the form of receipts for your claim.

Interest on home loan under Section 24:

Earlier to claim deduction for interest paid on home loan, we have to submit interest certificate from the concerned bank. Now, in addtion to the same we will have to fill up Form 12BB to claim deductions under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act.

Savings / deductions under Chapter VI-A:

All tax deductions under Section 80C, Section 80CCC, and Section 80CCD, as well as other sections like 80E, 80G, and 80TTA come under Chapter VI-A of the IT Act. For deductions, fill up Form 12BB and provide details and proof of your investments and expenditures incurred related to the relevant section you are seeking deductions under.

7th CPC Transport Allowance - A look back

Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:

Moreover, officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹7,000+DA pm. Differently abled employees are granted this allowance at double the rate, subject to a minimum amount of ₹1,000 plus DA.

Many representations have been received regarding Transport Allowance. Most of them advocate granting the allowance at the same rate to all employees, irrespective of their place of posting, on the grounds that fuel prices affect everybody equally.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission notes that TPTA is fully DA-indexed. The first issue to be considered is whether the rate of Transport Allowance should be the same for all places. There are arguments both for and against this view.

Proponents of the idea argue that petrol prices are almost same everywhere. Moreover, public transport system is better developed in many of the A1/A Class cities, thereby reducing the cost of commuting significantly. The argument, therefore, is that A1/A category places do not need to have a higher rate.

Opponents point out that the categorization of A1/A has been abolished for other purposes (like HRA, CCA) but retained for Transport Allowance. Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under this categorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all. (Incidentally, vide a recent notification No. 21(2)/2015-E.II(B) dated 06.08.2015, the use of term “A1/A” has been dropped for these nineteen cities. Hence, the Commission will refer to these nineteen cities as “Higher TPTA cities.”). In all these places the commuting distances are far more than in other cities. Moreover, the public transport system is not as developed as it should be in all these places. Therefore, it is argued, the distinction should remain.
After considering both the viewpoints, the Commission is of the view that by and large the commuting distances and associated difficulties involved in Higher TPTA cities are much more compared to other places. Hence, the argument that the distinction should stay is a valid one.

The second issue is whether Transport Allowance should be the same for all personnel posted at the same place. Here the Commission feels that a question of status of employee is involved and hence, complete parity is not possible.

Regarding the optimal rate of Transport Allowance, the Commission notes that the allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, since DA has already reached 119 percent and is likely to rise further before the implementation of our report, the following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:

Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will ave the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹15,750+DA pm. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of ₹2,250 plus DA.

JCM Staff Side suggestion on Transport Allowance : The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC‟s
recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares.

Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.

At first glance, both transport allowance and traveling allowance might look the same. But, the two are very different for Central Government employees. Recent spate of orders issued by the DOPT and Finance Ministry on TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE was the inspiration behind this write-up.
  • Pay Range X classified city Y classified towns.
Pay upto Rs. 75,000 Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
Above Rs. 75,000 Rs. 6500 +DA Rs. 3500+ DA
In its order last week, the DOPT said that senior officers who have to travel by air for official purposes may not have to submit the boarding passes while settlement of TA claims. They will have to henceforth submit the passes only when required. The very next day, the Finance Ministry issued an order that made it mandatory for senior officials to submit boarding passes alongwith TA bills for air journey performed on Government account.

The concept of Transport Allowance was introduced by the 5th CPC to defray the cost of commuting between residence and office. The 6th CPC while recommending CCA to be subsumed in Transport Allowance. Transport Allowance is given to the Central Government employees for their everyday commute to and from the workplace. Based on their Grade Pay or Band Pay, this could be anything between Rs. 400 to Rs. 3200 per month. It also depends on the population of the city or town where the office is located. Transport allowance is twice the normal amount for physically challenged employees.

Travelling allowance is given to employees who have to travel out of station for official work. There are a number of rules, guidelines and restrictions that control travelling allowance. DOPT and the Ministry of Finance issues amendment orders related to travelling allowances from time to time.

Traveling allowance differs based on the employee’s grade pay. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determine the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(RP)Rules 2008. Depending on the grade pay, the employee has to opt for the appropriate class of accommodation while travelling via bus, train, ship or by aeroplane. The employee can refund only that amount that he is entitlement for. The Finance Ministry order published on 23.9.2008, OM explained the details of the Travelling allowance and entitlements for Government officials as per title given below…

Government officials on Tour : Travelling Allowance and Entitlements, Entitlement for journeys on tour and travel entitlements within the country, International Travel Entitlement, Mileage allowance for journeys by road, Daily Allowance, Travelling allowance on Transfer, Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance, Transportation of Personal Effects, Transportation of Conveyance, Travelling allowance Entitlement of Retiring employees, Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance

Daily Allowance : If the official tour on is of longer duration, then the employee is paid Daily Allowance to meet his boarding and lodging expenses. This too depends on the Grade pay of the employee. This is what is known as TA/DA. While seeking the TA/DA claims, the employee has to present receipts and bills.

In this regard, the notification, that senior officials are not required to submit the boarding passes while seeking settlement of TA claims of their air travel expenses, was confusing.

The order is not applicable to Group ‘C’ employees. But some have misunderstood the order and have assumed that it was for the air travel facility that is available as part of the Leave Travel Concession.

DoPT Released Employees Online (EO) Mobile App for Transparency

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

How does NREGA Payment work in IPPB using Biometric Device

The workers’ remuneration will be credited to their respective Aadhaar lined IPPB accounts. The beneficiary can withdraw the money using biometric device even without filling a withdrawal form. Following video will give you clear picture about NREGA wage disbursement through IPPB account.

Disappointed on recent meetings to discuss 7th CPC issues, NC JCM wrote letter to Jaitley

Honour the decision or we shall go on path of struggle – Secy/Staff side to Government of India

No.NC/JCM/2016 Dated: October 26, 2016

Hon’ble Minister for Finance,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

We solicit your kind reference to the discussions; the representatives of the Staff Side JCM had with you on 30th June 2016 in the wake of impending strike action that was to commence from 11th July 2016. Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, your goodself, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Hon’ble MoSR, Shri Manoj Sinha, on having detailed deliberations with the Staff Side, had appreciated that, the Central Government employees were not generally happy with the decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June 2016, while accepting the recommendations of the 7th CPC, particularly in the matter of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula. After detailed discussions it was agreed by your goodself and other Hon’ble Ministers present in the meeting that, the government would address the grievances of the employees, whereupon the NJCA had decided to defer the “Indefinite Strike”. Accordingly, a committee was set-up to consider the demand of Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula with a mandate to finalize its report within four months.

We (Staff Side) interacted with the said committee, headed by Shri P.K. Das, Addl. Secretary (Expenditure), on 24.10.2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that, the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that, the committee is dilly-dallying the issue.

We are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the Staff Side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issues of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

We have full trust and believe that, the government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30.06.2016 in your benign presence, and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated timeframe in a satisfactory manner.

It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.

With Kind Regards

NFPE writes to DG (Posts) on orders for delivery of e-tail articles on Sundays / religious holidays

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue P O Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771, e-mail:
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981, website:

No. PF-67-19//2016 Dated: 27th October, 2016

Shri Ashutosh Tripathi,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Orders to deliver e-tail articles booked by e-Commerce Companies.

It has been brought to our notice by Circle unions that the CPMGs have issued orders to deliver the e-tail articles booked by e-Commerce Companies on every Sunday, religious holidays and on the day of festival also.

In this connection we would like to draw your kind attention towards the decision taken on this subject in the Department Council meeting of JCM and instructions were issued to all heads of Circles in this regard vide Directorate letter No. 16/56/2011-SR dated 8th July,2011 which were again reiterated vide No. 08/15/20111-SR dated 09.11.2012.

Further it is also brought to your kind notice that the same reply was given by Secretary Post to the Parliamentary Standing Committee vide Directorate No. 16/51/2011-SR dated 08/7/2011 through Lok Sabha Secretariat.

But now all these orders are being defied by the Heads of Circles.

We are not against the development of Department. But the employees should not be deprived from their legitimate rights of availing weekly off and religious and festival holidays.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instructions in this regard and on the day of Deepawali officials should not be ordered to perform this duty.

A positive action is highly solicited .

With regards.

Yours faithfully,
Encl : As above
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General