Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

14-December, 2016 16:30
Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the Central Government pensioners.

Eighty-seven percent of Central Government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The remaining thirteen percent, including those Government pensioners of the age of 80 and 90 years have not yet seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The Government has made efforts to seed accounts of all Central Government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate. Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2016 (as on 31.12.2016) by the Officers of the Central Secretariat Services

F. No. 26/02/2015-CS.1 (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-I (PR/CMS) Section
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated Deeember 13, 2016

Subject: Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2016 (as on 31.12.2016) by the Officers of the Central Secretariat Services - regarding

In terms of Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2016 (as on 31.12.2016) is required to be furnished by the CSS Officers latest by 31.01.2017. Non-submission of the IPR within the stipulated time period/date leads to the denial of vigilance clearance to the CSS officers for empanelment, deputation, cadre clearance etc.

2. It is observed that some Officers either do not file their on-line IPR in time or file the same after the stipulated time period/date, when they apply for deputation etc., This leads to administrative difficulties while processing their case(s), as filing of IPR within the stipulated time/period is mandatory.

3. It is, therefore, requested that the CSS officers may be directed to file their Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2016 (as on 31.12.2016) in time by 31.01.2017 through the Web Based Cadre Management System only. IPRs received beyond the stipulated date or vide off-line mode shall not be regarded as conforming to the extant guidelines.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412
The Deputy Secretaries/ Director of all Ministries/Departments
(through DoPT website)


Court orders against Government of India instructions on service matters - consultation with Ministry of Law and Department of Personnel and Training on question of filing appeals

F. No. 28027/1/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated: December 9, 2016

Subject: Court orders against Government of India instructions on service matters - consultation with Ministry of Law and Department of Personnel and Training on question of filing appeals.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 16.03.2016 (copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject and to say that the Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal Department that formulates policies on service matters and issues instructions in this regard from time to time. Vide para 4 of the O.M. dated 16.03.2016, it was explained how action on different decisions/orders of the Courts/CAT has to be taken after consulting Department of Legal Affairs and DOP&T.

2. In this regard, it is pertinent to point out here that the Parliament committee on the Welfare of SCs and STs in its report has observed that the above instructions are not being followed stringently by the Ministries/ Departments. The Ministries/Departments are independently fighting out service related cases to the detriment of employees particularly those belonging to the reserved categories. The Committee, therefore, desired that this Department reiterate the standing instructions.

3. In view of the above, all the Ministries/ Departments are once again requested to scrupulously follow the instructions contained in this Department's OM dated 16.03.2016 while taking action on the decisions/orders of the Courts/CAT.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tel: 23093176
Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments
Click to see the DOPT order

List of Pension Sanctioning Authority and its corresponding Disbursing Agency

List of Pension Sanctioning Authority and its corresponding Disbursing Agency

S.No. Pension Sanctioning Authority Pension Disbursing Agency
1Banking StaffBank
2Central GovernmentBank
3Chennai Port TrustBank
4Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO)Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO)
6EPFOBank, Kerala Gramin Bank
7Mumbai Port TrustBank
8New Delhi Municipal CouncilNew Delhi Municipal Council
9Paradip Port TrustBank
10PostalBank, Post Office
11RailwayBank, Post Office
12Sahitya AkademiSahitya Akademi
13State Government Andhra PradeshAndhra Treasury-sub Treasury
14State Government Arunachal PradeshBank, AP Treasury-Sub Treasury
15State Government GoaBank, Goa Treasury-Sub Treasury
16State Government HaryanaBank, Haryana Treasury-Sub Treasury
17State Government Himachal PradeshHP State Treasury
18State Government JharkhandBank, Jharkhand Treasury-Sub Treasury
19State Government KarnatakaBank, Karnataka Treasury-Sub Treasury
20State Government KeralaKerala State Treasury
21State Government Madhya PradeshBank,MP State Treasury
22State Government MaharashtraMaharashtra State Treasury
23State Government MizoramMizoram Treasury-Sub Treasury
24State Government OdishaBank, OdishaTreasury-Sub Treasury
25State Government PuducherryBank, Puduherry Treasury-Sub Treasury
26State Government PunjabBank
27State Government RajasthanBank, Rajasthan Treasury-Sub Treasury
28State Government Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Treasury-Sub Treasury
29State Government TelanganaTelangana Treasury-Sub Treasury
30State Government TripuraBank
31State Government Uttar PradeshUP Treasury-Sub Treasury
32TelecomBank, DoT, Post Office
33Union Territory - Andaman and NicobarBank
34Union Territory - Daman DiuDaman Diu Treasury

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Incentivizing Digital Payments

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
NITI Aayog
10-December-2016 18:18 IST

Incentivizing Digital Payments

Government of India has initiated numerous steps to combat the scourge of Corruption and Black Money in the last two and a half years. Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rs. notes is an important milestone in this endeavour. These large denomination currencies have resulted in a number of ill effects upon the economy. To increase overall transparency in the economy, it is important that we set into motion long term schemes to encourage digital payments so that tax evasion can be minimized.
It is possible to leverage technology to carry out business transactions digitally through online payments, mobile banking, e-wallets, debit cards etc. There are a large number of instruments to move from digital to digi-dhan. In Africa a developing country like Kenya has made this possible. In a country like India where 65% of the population is below 35 years of age, whose IT prowess is well recognized and where even poor and illiterate people exercise their franchise through EVMs, this transformation toward digital economy is definitely possible provided the citizens resolve to do so. This would enable the economy to grow at a faster pace.

In order to realize this vision, we need to encourage electronic payments and nudge the society to move from digital to digi-dhan. There has been a remarkable increase in both volume and amount of digital payment transactions since November 8th. However, it is necessary to ensure that electronic payments are adopted by all sections of the society. In view of the above, NITI Aayog has requested National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) to conceptualize and launch a new scheme to incentivize digital payments. It would be useful to reiterate that NPCI is a not for profit company which is charged with a responsibility of guiding India towards being a cashless society.

The highlights of the proposed incentives scheme are as follows:

• All consumers and merchants using digital payments shall be eligible
• There are two levels of incentive amounts available under the scheme:
• Weekly lucky draw of the transaction IDs generated in that week, the contours of which are being finalized.
• Quarterly draw for grand prizes.
• While designing the scheme the focus will be on poor, lower middle class and small businesses.
• All modes of digital payments- viz. USSD, AEPS, UPI and RuPay Cards- will be eligible.
• For merchants, transactions made on the POS machines installed at their locations would be considered.
• The detailed guideline of the scheme shall be unveiled soon. However, it would be ensured that all those who have used digital payment systems after November 8th shall be eligible to participate in the scheme.
• The scheme would also provide for recognition of State Governments, their Undertakings, Districts and Urban & Rural Local Bodies who innovate for promoting electronic payment in their respective jurisdictions.

Finance Minister conveys Government's Appreciation to tax payers for their contribution towards Nation building

Finance Minister conveys Government's Appreciation to tax payers for their contribution towards Nation building
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, 19th September, 2016.
Press Release

Sub: Finance Minister conveys Government's Appreciation to tax payers for their contribution towards Nation building.

The Government acknowledges the contribution of individual tax payers in paying taxes within the prescribed time and prompt filing of Income Tax Returns. The Honourable Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley today handed over certificates of appreciation issued by CBDT honoring select tax payers for such contribution. While it is widely acknowledged that the Nation meets its obligations towards spending in various social sector and welfare schemes and infrastructure development out of revenues mobilized through tax payments by millions of honest tax payers, this step marks the first effort by the Government to directly communicate to the tax payer its appreciation for that contribution.
CBDT will be sending out such certificates of appreciation to individual tax payers by e-mail in various categories on the basis of the level of taxes paid by them for the current Assessment Year 2016-17 where taxes have been paid in full and tax payers have no outstanding tax liabilities and where the return is e-filed within the prescribed due date. The tax payers may display these certificates in their homes / offices.

The categories for individual taxpayers and the number of certificates being issued in the first round are:

1PlatinumTax  contributed Rs. 1 Crore and above
2GoldTax contributed Rs. 50Lakh to Rs. 1 Crore
3SilverTax contributed Rs. 10Lakh to Rs.50 Lakh
4BronzeTax contributed Rs. 1Lakh to Rs.10 Lakh

The CBDT urges taxpayers to e-file their returns in time and verify their return by submitting the Electronic Verification Code online or sending their ITR-V within the 120 day period so that they can be also acknowledged for their contribution.

The Department is committed to continuous improvement of taxpayer services and seeks the cooperation of all taxpayers in contributing their fair share of taxes voluntarily.

(Meenakshi J Goswami)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.
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