Simplification of Pension Payment procedure for first paymentAT/II/Misc-VII Dated:22 Sep 2017 To, All PCsDA/CsDA All CsFA (Fys)/PCA (Fys) (Through CGDA Website) Subject: Simplification of Pension Payment procedure for first payment. Please find enclosed HQrs office letter No.5169/AT-P/Vol-XII dated 12.09.2017 addressed to PCDA (P) Allahabad on the subject issue for your necessary action. 2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to HQrs office through return FAX/e-mail by 26th Sep 2017 positively for better appreciation of the case. S/d, (Ashish Yadav) Sr.ACGDAO/O THE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS No.AT/I/1225/III Dated: 15.09.2017. To The PCDA (O) Pune. Subject: Simplification of pension payment procedure for first payment. please find enclosed HQrs office letter bearing No.5169/AT-P/Vol-XII dated 12/09/2017 addressed to PCDA(P) Allahabad and copy endorsed to PCDA by name on the subject issue for necessary action please. 2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to this HQrs office through Fax/e-mail at the earliest for better apprication of the case. Encl: As above. (V K Purohit) For CGDANo.5169/AT-P/Vol-XII Dated: 12.09.2017 To, Shri Praveen Kumar, IDAS Pr.Controller PCDA (Pension) Allahabad Sub: Simplification of Pension Payment Procedure for first payment. Ref: PCDA (P) Allahabad letter No.AT/Tech/70/XXV dated 11.08.2017. The comments received under above cited letter have been examined in this HQrs CGDA office. Initiation of first payment without physical presence of pensioners is essential to ensure implementation of orders issued by DOP&PW/MoD and circulated vide PCDA(P) Allahabad Circular No.132 and 546 and also in the proposed CPDA scenario. In view of the procedure being followed by Civil Ministries for processing, calculating, making payments and also revising Retirement/Death gratuity and CVP (in case payment not opted through bank) could also be adopted for commissioned officer, PBORs and Defence Civilians. 2. It is intimated that in case of Civil Ministries, the H.O.O. (through PAOs) are responsible for release of lump-sum payment following the date of retirement under intimation to CPAO (details also available on website of CPAO). Hence, PCDA (O)/AFCAO/NPO in case of commissioned officers, Record Offices/PAOs for JCOs/ORs and HOOs/AOs for defence civilians could be assigned the responsibility who will release these payments of lump-sum pensionary benefits. The claim initiating agency shall reflect the amount worked out on account of Gratuity/CVP in the claim submitted to PSA. the latter can get the same scrutinized to confirm paid amount is correct or not. This will not only eliminate the chance for over payment in case of death before receiving lump sum payments but also being uniformity in the procedures presently being followed by other Civil Ministries. 3.It is, therefore, requested that matter may please be examined and views on the above proposal may please be forwarded positively by 27th September 2017 for taking final decision in the matter. S/d, (Nanwaldeep singh) Jt. CGDA (Pension) Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Aadhaar linking and interoperability of GPF, PPF and EPF Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India) Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14- Bhikaiji Cama Place,New Delhi - 110066 (Central Analysis & Intelligence Unit) No.CAIU/011(44)2016/Aadhar/10273 Date: 22.09.2017 To All ACCs (Zones) including ACC (ASD), All RPFC-I/ RPFC 11 (Regional Offices), Sub:- Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) -regarding. Sir, Please find enclosed herewith a letter No.D-11011/36/2016-DBT (Cab.) dated 29.08.2017 received from Assistant Director, Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission forwarding therewith record of discussions of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission on 25.08.2017, wherein it has been directed that all the Departments should ensure 100% of Aadhaar seeding by December 31,2017. 2.It is requested to implement the instructions issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission, New Delhi for seeding of Aadhaar by December 31, 2017. [This issues with the approval of ACC-II (CAIU)]. Yours faithfully, S/d, (A.K. Mandal) Regional P. F. Commissioner-I (CAIU) Encl: As above No.D-11011/36/2016-DBT(Cab.) Government of India Cabinet Secretariat DBT Mission 4th Floor, Shivaji Stadium Annexe Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi- 110001 Dated: 29th August, 1017 Subject: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) accounts-regarding. The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of record of discussion of the held under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat on 25.08.2017 at 11:00 AM on the subject mentioned above for information and further necessary S/d, (Tulsipriya Rajkumari) Assistant Director DBT Mission Tele: 23343860 Extn: 316 No. D-1101113612016- DBT (Cab.) Govt. of India Cabinet Secretariat DBT Mission **** Subject: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) accounts - regarding. A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat on 25th August, 2017 at 11:00 A.M in the Conference Hall, 4th floor, Shivaji Stadium Annexe Building, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi on the subject mentioned above.The list of participants is placed at Annexure 1. 2. Joint Secretary, DBT Mission welcomed the participants and stated that the objective of the meeting is to deliberate on Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF and EPF accounts of employees, examine the possibility of a centralised repository of employees' fund details with Aadhaar as the primary identifier and establishing portability of fund accounts across organisations. He requested all stakeholders to share comments and suggestions in this regard. 3. Deputy CGA, Govt. Banking Arrangements, D/o Expenditure informed that an on-line salary application system, Employee Information System (EIS) is being developed within PFMS for implementation in all Drawing and Disbursing Offices (DDOs) and Pay 8z. Accounts Offices (PAOs) of Central Ministries. EIS is envisaged to be a central repository of details of all salaried employees, and it can also maintain details of GPF of government employees. He further stated that at present, Aadhaar number is not a mandatory field in employee information records. due to which Aadhaar seeding may be low. It was discussed that if the employee data on EIS are linked with Aadhaar, it may serve the purpose of establishing interoperability of salary and GPF accounts across DDOs. It was highlighted that Railways and Defence departments are not covered under EIS. An example of e-Samarth was cited, which is a centralised database of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) in MI-IA, which may be studied for this purpose. Dy CGA also mentioned that Mio Railways and Defence may also be consulted in this context. 4. Senior Audit Officer, Office of Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. Delhi stated that at present, State AG (Auditor General) offices assign new GPF numbers to employees while moving across different PAOs and there is no centralized mapping system with Aadhaar as the primary identifier. JS DBT Mission requested that the matter may be taken up with the Office of C&AG, with the concerned Dy C&AG to examine the possibility of mapping all State GPF subscribers across the country. It was suggested that the role of a third party such as NSDL to create and maintain this database may also be examined. 5. Assistant Directors D/o Posts stated that presently, around 25 lakh PPF accounts out of 27.2 lakh accounts are on Core Banking Solution (CBS) network and these accounts are portable across Post Offices. It was informed that every PPF account is associated with a PPF number and a Customer Identification Form (CIF) number. which is a unique number that holds all personal as well as account related information of the customer. Ideally, a customer can have one CIF number in one post office, though the customer can have multiple accounts under these numbers. It was further informed that Aadhaar linking with individual accounts and CIF numbers is being undertaken and 4.7 crore CIFs out of total 56 crore CIFs (which also include savings certificates, term deposit accounts, etc) have been seeded with Aadhaar. JS, DBT pointed out that Aadhaar seeding is very low in this case, and the Department may undertake necessary actions to expedite the same to achieve 100% seeding by December 31, 2017. It was further suggested that all PPF accounts and CIF numbers may be linked with Aadhaar and the Department may share its suggestions on establishing a common repository of all PPF accounts using, Aadhaar as the identifier. 6. Deputy Director, Mio Labour & Employment stated the Universal Account Number (UAN) provides portability for the employees covered under EPF. It was informed that 1.4 crore out of 4 crore active subscribers records have been seeded with Aadhaar. It was discussed that this will enable portability of EPF accounts when the details of Bank Account. Aadhaar and PAN are seeded in UAN database of the employees and are verified by employer on change of job. It was suggested that Aadhaar seeding of all EPF subscribers / may be taken up on priority. 7. Deputy Secretary, Budget, D/o Economic Affairs stated that a host of small saving schemes including PPF are operated by post offices, public sector banks and select private sector banks and Aadhaar seeding is being undertaken in all these accounts. JS. DBT Mission enquired if the Department is taking any initiative to have a centralised platform for all savings schemes, Oven that all banks use different systems and operate in silos. It was discussed that the Department may examine the matter and share updates in this regard. 8. After detailed deliberations, the following were agreed upon. i. All stakeholder Departments to ensure 100% Aadhaar seeding of GPF, PPF and EPF accounts by December 31, 2017. ii. All Departments to examine the possibility of developing common platforms for their respective service subscribers/employees/account holders using Aadhaar as the unique identifier to ensure portability across the financial system. iii. DBT Mission to hold a review meeting with senior officers of all stakeholder Departments in the second week of September, 2017 to discuss the issue further. *** Annexure-IList of ParticipantsShri Peeyush Kumar, Joint Secretary, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat-in Chair Shri Arun Sharma, Director, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat Shri Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Deputy CGA, Govt. Banking Arrangements. Di() Expenditure Ms. AnjanaVashishtha, Deputy Secretary, Dlo Economic Affairs Shri Dinesh Dharni, Deputy Director, Mio Labour & Employment Shri Vijay Kumar Kanojia, Senior Audit Officer. Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India Dr.Aiinkya Kale, Assistant Director General, Dio Posts Ms Disha Pannu, Assistant Director General, Die Posts Ms.Tulsipriya Rajlaimari, Assistant Director, DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat Ms. Jaya Kurnari, Assistant Audit Officer, Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaShri Katnlesh„Assistant Audit Officer, Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Non-applicability of Flexi Fare System for tickets booked on Privilege Ticket Order GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ( MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS) ( RAILWAY BOARD) No TC II/2910/2017/PTO/Flexi Fare New Delhi Dated 19.09.2017 The General Managers (Commercial). All Zonal Railways Managing Director/CRIS/Chanakyapuri/New Delhi Sub: Non-applicability of Flexi Fare System for tickets booked on Privilege Ticket Order (PTOs) in Raidhani, Shatabdi, Duronto. Humsafar and Suvidha trains. REF: l Requests of All India Railwaymen's Federation dated 11.05.2017 2 CRIS letter dated 2017/CRIS/NDLS-HQ/PRS/Rly-Board/189/Pt-XXIII/D252 dated 23.08.2017 In the reference of above it is informed that as per rule para 2 (g) of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 ‘Privilege Ticket Order (PTOs) is an authority issued in favour of a railway servant which may be exchanged for a passenger rail ticket on payment of one third of the normal fare. Accordingly, Ministry of Railways desire that normal base fare applicable for the train may be taken into account for booking of tickets on PTOs even in trains with variable fare scheme such as Rajdhani Shatabdi, Duronto. Humsafar and Suvidha trains. However, no change has been made in case of trains having higher fixed base fare like Gatimaan, Tejas etc. Other terms and conditions shall remain same for tickets booking on Privilege Ticket Orders (PTOs) in Rajdhani Shatabdi, Duronto. Humsafar and Suvidha trains. 2. The above shall be implemented with ettect from 04.10.2017. S/d, (Vikram Singh) Director Passenger Marketing Railway Board Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Deduction of Tax at Source (TDS) by Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) under GST regime No. 1(8)/2017/TA/993 Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Controller General of Accounts New Delhi Dated: 20 -9-2017 Office Memorandum Sub:- Deduction of Tax at Source (TDS) by Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) under GST regime. Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide Notification No. 33/2017 —Central Tax, notified vide GSR No. 1163 (E) dated 15th September, 2017 has stated that from 18th September, 2017 the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 51 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) shall come into force with respect to inter-alia, a Department or establishment of Central Government and that the said person shall be liable to deduct tax from the payment made or credited to the supplier of taxable goods or services or both. All the Controlling Authorities are requested to ensure adherence to the contents of the above said Notification issued in exercise of powers conferred by the above said Act and issue necessary instructions to all concerned under their jurisdiction. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. S/d, (Shailendra Kumar) Dy. Controller General of Accounts To All Pr. CCAs/ CCAs/ CAs (independent charge), Director, INGAFMINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE AND CUSTOMS) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 15th September, 2017 No. 33/2017-Central Tax G.S.R. 1163(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government hereby appoints the 18th day of September, 2017 as the date on which the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 51 of the said Act shall come into force with respect to persons specified under clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) of section 51 of the said Act and the persons specified below under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 51 of the said Act, namely:— (a) an authority or a board or any other body,— (i) set up by an Act of Parliament or a State Legislature; or (ii) established by any Government, with fifty-one per cent or more participation by way of equity or control, to carry out any function; (b) society established by the Central Government or the State Government or a Local Authority under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860); (c) public sector undertakings: Provided that the said persons shall be liable to deduct tax from the payment made or credited to the supplier of taxable goods or services or both with effect from a date to be notified subsequently, on the recommendations of the Council, by the Central Government. [F. No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.)] Dr. SREEPARVATHY S.L., Under Secy. Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968 —Following of proper procedure regarding. RBE No. 133/2017 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) New Delhi, 18.09.2017 No.E(D&A) 2017 RG6-21 The General Manager(P) All Indian Railways and Production Units etc. (As per standard list). Sub: Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968 —Following of proper procedure regarding Rule 14(ii) of the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, which emanates from the provisions contained in clause (b) of the second proviso to Article 311 (2) of the Constitution of India, lays down special procedure for imposition of penalties in situations where the disciplinary authority is satisfied, for reasons to be recorded by it in writing, that it is not reasonably practicable to hold an inquiry in the manner provided in these rules. 2. The scope and ambit of the special procedure under the aforesaid Rule 14(11) and the protections embodied therein for the Railway servants have been explained in Circulars issued by this Ministry from time to time. It is to be noted that (i) the conditions precedent to application of the aforesaid special procedure, (ii) the action taken thereunder being subject to judicial review and (iii) permissibility of the claim by the penalized person for holding of inquiry at the stage of appeal, revision etc, have been explained in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 respectively of Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 11012/11/85- Estt(A) dated 11.11.1985 as circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No. E(D&A) 85 RG6-72 dated 06.02.1986. A Note regarding some of the important points to be borne in mind while taking action under the aforesaid Rule 14(ii) and specimens of speaking order and notice imposing penalty thereunder were also circulated vide this Ministry’s letter no. E(D&A) 85 RG6-72 dated 06.10.1988. Further thereto, the requirement that the reasons recorded by the Disciplinary Authority for dispensing with the inquiry should be supported by objective facts and/or independent material, was emphasized vide this Ministry’s letter no. E(D&A) 92 RG6-48 dated 06.04.1992. 3.Notwithstanding above, instances of non-adherence to the aforesaid instructions/clarifications have been brought to notice of this Ministry. 4. In view of above, the afore-mentioned instructions/clarifications are emphatically reiterated. All zonal Railways/production Units etc. are directed to bring it to the notice of the disciplinary/appellate/revisionary authorities that, whenever it is proposed to invoke action under the aforesaid Rule 14 (ii), it is imperative that all the instructions mentioned above in this regard are followed scrupulously so as to ensure that the action is not found wanting in compliance of: (i) the mandate under the clause (b) of the second proviso to the Article 311 (2) of the Constitution of India, (ii) of the provisions contained in the aforesaid Rule 14(ii), and (iii) of the related subsidiary instructions/clarifications. 5. Hindi version will follow. please acknowledge receipt. S/d, (Sunil Kmar) Director Estt. (W&D&A) Railway Board. Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Pre 2004 Contingent/Casual/Temporary Group D Staff who absorbed permanently in 2005 – Applicability of Old Pension Rules – Madras High Court Upholds CAT Order
Upholding a Central Administrative Tribunal rpt Tribunal order, the Madras High Court today said right of government servants to receive pension is not a bounty and it is a statutory right conferred under the pension rules applicable from the date when the government servant was appointed, either on daily wage, temporary or permanent basis.
A Division Bench, comprising Justice N.Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M.Sathyanarayanan was dismissing a writ petition filed by Ministry of Atomic Energy, and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam challenging the order passed by Central Administrative Tribunal.
In its order, the bench said it was an undisputed fact that the 16 petitioner employees had been appointed as casual labourers and subsequently conferred temporary status from December 31, 1999.
“.. merely because they have been absorbed permanently in the year 2005 in Group ?D? service, they cannot be denied of their statutory right,” the court said.
Earlier CAT had allowed the original application filed by the 16 employees to extend the benefit of pension under old Pension Scheme, Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 as they were granted temporary status with effect from December 31, 1999 on conditions, among others, that 50% of their service rendered under temporary status would be counted for the purpose of retirement benefits after their superannuation.
This was challenged by IGCAR, stating that persons who joined in service on or after January 1, 2004 were governed by the new pension scheme. The CAT rejected it following which IGCAR filed the present petition.
IGCAR had engaged 50 Casual labourers for cleaning and assisting Technicians and Scientists Carrying out the task in various laboratories of IGCAR. Out of 50, 34 casual labourers were regularized prior to January 1,2004.
The court said a person already in service either as contingent staff or temporary staff continuously and absorbed in permanent establishment on or after Jan 1,2004 cannot be termed ‘new entrant’ into service.The new pension scheme can be applied only to persons appointed for the first time as casual or temporary or permanent employee on or after January 1,2004.
The bench clarified that the 50 casual employees appointed by the IGCAR being a class, there cannot be any classification within them, subsequently made as temporary employees and absorbed as Group ‘D’ employees.
While quoting Supreme Court Judgements the bench said these 16 employees cannot be treated as ‘Fresh appointees’ for the purpose of applying new pension scheme and upheld the order of CAT while dismissing the petition from IGCAR.