Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System

Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System

A Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System in Ordnance Factories.

The main issue of overtime for Piece workers beyond 44 3/4 Hrs and upto 48 Hrs in a week under departmental rules.

The order is reproduced as under…

ORDER

No.834/PWR/A/A
dated 21st July 2014

Sub: Committee to examine the issue of payment of incremental pay to peice workers for working beyond 44 3/4 hrs and upto 48 hrs in a week under departmental rules.

A committee is hereby constituted with the following officers and staff side members to examine the issue of payment of incremental pay to piece workers for working beyond 44 3/4 hrs and upto 48 hrs in a week.

1. Shri Rajiv Gupta, Member/TS – Chairman
2. Shri V.Ravindran, DDG/Finance – Member
3. Shri A.K.Nayak, DDG/Admin – Member
4. Smt. Arti C.Srivastava, Dir/Admin – Member – Secretary
5. Shri Avra Ghosh, Addl. C of A(Fys) – Member
6. Representative of AIDEF – Member
7. Representative of INDWF – Member
8. Representative of BPMS – Member

2. Terms of reference for the committee will be as follows…

(i) The committee will examine the circumstances which to the decision to stop payment of incremental element of pay as part of piece workers payment for overtime working during 3 1/4 hr (per week) / 1 hr (per day) upto 48 hrs a week or 9 hrs a day.

(ii) The committee will examine the admissibility of incremental pay for the said 3 1/4 hrs within the framework of existing peicework scheme.

(iii) The committee may explore the possibility of payment of incremental pay for the said 3 1/4 hrs as a new element to the existing scheme.

3. The committee will submit its report by 4th August, 2014.

4. This issues with the approval of DGOF & Chariman/OFB.

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Member/Per
Source: INDWF

Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-mps- Will the govt. adopt similar attitude to revise Pension of C.G & State Govt pensioners?

Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-mps- Will the govt. adopt similar attitude to revise Pension of C.G & State Govt pensioners?
Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-mps
NEW DELHI: Former MPs, whose pensions were last revised in 2009, may now see a hefty hike in their retirement benefits. Government sources told HT that the monthly pension for exMPs is likely to go up to Rs.35,000 a month from Rs.20,000 a month — a 75% hike.

A major breakthrough in pensions for ex-MPs came under the first NDA government, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee when they introduced pension for all MPs irrespective of their tenure. Earlier, only MPs who had completed a 5-year term were entitled to post-retirement benefits.

The Modi government is also set to increase the rate of additional pension for each completed year in excess of five years. The centre is considering additional pension of Rs.2,000 per month instead of the current rate of Rs.1,500.

In other words, if a parliamentarian has served for seven years, he or she will get monthly four thousand additional pension on the top of his basic pension of Rs.35,000.

Sitting MPs, who have received routine hikes to keep up with inflation, currently get a salary of Rs.50,000 per month. The additional perks and allowances include Rs.45,000 per month as constituency allowance, Rs.2,000 daily if he attends parliament and Rs.30,000 for secretarial assistance, among other things.

Parliament’s nod is required to enhance the former MPs’ pension. Government sources added that the legal amendments will be brought in the winter session after inter-ministerial consultations.

In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s thrust on welfare of women, the definition of “dependents” for family pension will also include divorced or widowed daughters of former MPs.

The government is also mulling the option of providing family pension for a much longer period of time after the MPs demise.

The pension for former MPs was introduced during the tenure of Indira Gandhi — Rs.3,000 per month — but only for those who completed a term in Parliament.

In 2009, UPA government enhanced it to Rs.20,000 per month.

Source: www.hindustantimes.com

Ceiling Rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft to beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

Ceiling Rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft to beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules


No: 12034/02/2014/Misc/-CGHS D.III
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
CGHS(P)


 Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22th July, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Ceiling Rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft to beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules.

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memoranda No. S-11011/7/95-CGHS(P) dated 12/6/1996 and 26-164/98-R&H/CGHS/CGHS(P) dated 22/11/1999 vide which ceiling rates and guidelines were prescribed for various types of Pacemakers, Rotablator and AICD and to state that while the ceiling rates for coronary stents have been revised from time to time separately the rates and guidelines for pacemakers , Rotablator and AICD were not revised. The matter has been examined by the Ministry and it has been decided to revise the ceiling rates (incl. of all taxes) for these devices as per the details given below:

1 Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker without rate response - Rs.34,840/-
2 Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker with rate respose Rs.44,928/-
3 Daul Chambers Cardiac Pacemaker Rs.83,200/-
4 Bi-Ventricular Pacemaker (CRT-P) Rs.1,95,000/-
5 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Single Camber) (ICD/AICD-Single Chamber) Rs. 1,75,786/-
6 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Daul Camber) (ICD/AICD-Daul Chamber) Rs.3,75,000/-
7 Combo Device (CRT-D) Rs.4,90,000/-
8 Aortic Stent Graft (expandable bifurcated and including delivery system) Rs.4,40,960/-
9 Rotablator with advance Rs.49,920/-
10 Rotablator Burr Rs.23,920/-



2. Permission for the above mentioned implants shall be granted on the basis of advice of Govt. cardiologist by CMO in-charge / Additional Director / Joint Director, CGHS in case of pensioners, former Governors, former Vice-Presidents, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters, etc., by Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in case of sitting Members of Parliament and by the concerned Ministry / Department / Organization in case of serving Government employees, serving employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies covered under CGHS. The reimbursement shall be limited to the ceiling rate or actual rate, whichever may be less.

3. The Warranty terms and conditions as specified by the manufacturer shall be applicable in case of replacement of a device.

4. In case of requests for replacement of a device, a copy of the details of the earlier device as well as a copy of terms and conditions of Warranty shall be enclosed along with the advice of Govt. specialist.

5. A copy of the device ‘ID No Sticker‘ and a copy of terms of warranty shall be enclosed along with the bill of device for reimbursement.

6. In case of implantation of any of the devices in emergency, reimbursement shall be subject to ex-post facto approval by Addl. Director/Joint Director, CGHS of city, in consultation with experts, if necessary.

7. These orders are in supersession of earlier guidelines and ceiling rates issued in this regard.

8. The rates shall be valid for a period of two years or till further revision, whichever may be earlier.

9. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide CD No C 756 dated 14/07/2014.


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(Ravi Kant)
Under Secretary to Government of India


Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File714.pdf

7th Pay Commission Chairman proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th and 27th August 2014

7th Pay Commission Chairman proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th and 27th August 2014
Visit Bengaluru between 25th to 27th August 2014
The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th August and 27th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in . The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.

Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/

July 31 is the Last Date to File the Income Tax Returns

July 31 is the Last Date to File the Income Tax Returns

July 31 is the last date to file the tax returns for individuals. Here are some information that might be useful for filing tax returns:

Should those with income below the taxable limits also file the tax returns?
Individuals with separate income and Pan card need not file tax returns. But, it is better if they do it. This is especially true if they are investing in real estate or gold. It will be very useful for tax assessments in future.

Should we file the tax returns only through auditors?
If you are very thorough with the income tax regulations and have a good grasp over the filing procedures, then you can file the returns yourselves. If your annual income is over Rs. 1 Crore, then your returns have to be audited by a qualified auditor before filing. The last date for filing audited returns is September 30. Failing to file the returns could attract a penalty of 0.5% of your total income or Rs. 1.5 lakhs, whichever is lesser.

Procedure for filing tax returns if you are living in smaller towns:
You can find out the ward that you belong to by logging in at the income tax department website, http://incometaxindia.gov.in/ . Those returns that have not been audited can be filed by filling up the relevant forms. The returns can be filed online too. If your income tax account is maintained online, then you will have to file your returns online too. It is preferable to file the returns online. You will get your tax reimbursements without any hassles if you choose to file online.

Can I make the tax payments now and file the returns later?
If tax returns for the Financial Year 2013-14 are filed after July 31, how much penalty will it attract? You can file delayed tax returns for up to one year. But, you will have to pay penalties under Section 234A. The minimum amount for failure to pay taxes in the given Financial Year is Rs. 5000. You will be exempted from paying the penalty if you could give valid and acceptable reasons for your failure to pay the taxes on time.

Monday, July 28, 2014

CONFEDERATION SUBMITTED THE COMMON MEMORANDUM FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY CONFEDERATION TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001
(Central Head Quarters)
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com
E mail: confederationhq@gmail.com

No. CONF/7th CPC/Memorandum
Dated: 28th July, 2014
To
The Member Secretary,
7th Central Pay Commission,
PO Box No. 4599, Hauz Khas Post Office
New Delhi – 110016

Madam,

Sub :- Memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission on issues common to All Central Government Employees - Submission of -

On behalf of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, we submit the memorandum for the consideration of the Commission.

The staff side, National council, JCM vide their letter in NC-JCM-2014/7th CPC dated 30th June 2014 have submitted a memorandum in respect of issues common to all Central Government Employees. We are in agreement with the views canvassed therein and endorse the same fully.

As indicated in detail in the introductory Chapter, we have made certain additions to elucidate the views and contentions in respect of some matters and added a paragraph on certain other issues under the Chapter Miscellaneous. We request that the 7th CPC may consider our submissions and make appropriate recommendations to the Government.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
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(M. KRISHNAN)
Secretary General
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