Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Inspection Questionnaire for CBS HOs/SOs and AO ICO (SB) inspection on HO/SBCO

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Fee for default in furnishing return of income

For the current financial year (2017-18), a new late fee has been introduced for late filing of Income Tax return.

Fee for default in furnishing return of income.
234F. (1) Without prejudice to the provisions of this Act, where a person required to furnish a return of income under section 139, fails to do so within the time prescribed in sub-section (1) of the said section, he shall pay, by way of fee, a sum of,—

(a) five thousand rupees, if the return is furnished on or before the 31st day of December of the assessment year;

(b) ten thousand rupees in any other case:
Provided that if the total income of the person does not exceed five lakh rupees, the fee payable under this section shall not exceed one thousand rupees.

(2) The provisions of this section shall apply in resp

Calling for application of volunteers from Postal Assistant having accounts qualification to work in PTC - Mysuru against the post of Junior Accountant

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Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

To view, Directorate memo dated 22-8-2017, please CLICK HERE. 

No change likely in Financial Year, date of Budget could be advanced further

The government is unlikely to change the financial year to January-December, though it is considering whether it could further advance the date of the presentation of the Budget by a fortnight or so. 

The government this year presented the Budget on February 1, departing from the British-era practice of announcing Budget proposals on February 28. 

India currently follows April-March financial year, again a 150-year-old tradition dating back to British rule. 

The government had been mulling a shift to January-December financial year and set up a committee to deliberate the issue. 

Finance minister Arun Jaitley had on July 21 in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha said, "the matter of changing financial year is under consideration of the government". 

"For now (2018-19), changing the financial year appears unlikely," a senior government official told ET, adding that switching this year would mean the budget would have to be presented by end of October or early November, which is unrealistic. 

In addition, there is a is thinking that as a big change in taxation — the GST — has been rolled out, it will take some time to settle down. The GST rollout was preceded by the demonetisation exercise. Change in financial year at this juncture will add to the disruption. 

As elections are scheduled to be held in 2019, experts believe that the government will not change the financial year then as well. 

There have been divergent views on aligning the financial year with the calendar year. 

A committee under former chief economic advisor Shankar Acharya was set up in July, 2016 to look at the feasibility of the idea. The panel, however, did not find much merit in the idea. 

A NITI Aayog discussion note, on the other hand, said a change in the financial year was required as the current system leads to sub-optimal utilisation of working season. The financial year is not aligned with international practices and it impacted data collection and dissemination from the perspective of national accounts. 

A parliamentary panel also recommended shifting the financial year to January-December. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, subsequently, at the NITI Aayog governing council meeting on April 23 this year asked the states to "take initiatives in regard of advancing the financial year from January to December", following which Madhya Pradesh announced its intent to change the financial year. 

While a change in the financial year period for now appears unlikely, advancing the date of the budget is a possibility. The government is happy with the outcome of an early budget this year. It enabled front loading of government spending and its capital spending went up by 58 % in the first two months of 2017-18 as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Retirement in the month of August 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’, PS Gr. ‘B’ and ASP cadre officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/8/2017.

Sl. No.
H J Kakde
SSPOs, Navi Mumbai Division
Amit Lahiri
SSPOs, Asansol Division
West Bengal
Suchandan Kr. Biswas
ASP (HQ) Dinajpur Division
West Bengal
G Dadu Kalandar
ASP, Janagaon West Sub Division
Arunkumar Khare
Sr. Postmaster Jabalpur HO
Madhya Pradesh
Brajo Gopal Sarkar
SPOs, PSD Silipuri Division
West Bangal
S K Sharma
APMG (Tech) o/o CPMG Haryana  Circle
S Panda
SPOs Dibrugarh Division
T S Parte
SPOs Mandsaur Division
Madhya Pradesh
G Dada Khalander
ASP, Janagaon West Sub Division
M Brahmaiah
ASP (HQ) o/o SPOs Kakinada Div
Andhra Pradesh

 CHQ wishes them happy, healthy and peaceful retirement life. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Increase in minimum pay and fitment formula - Note Submitted by JCM National Council staff side to senior officers committee headed by Shri Pramod Kumar Das, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 14th August 2017.

To view the letter addressed to Additional Secretary, Govt. of India, Department of Expenditure, please CLICK HERE. 

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC - clarification

Whether non-entitled Govt. servants to follow booking procedure through authorized agents only?

DoPT clarifies as under :

"The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is hereby clarified that in case of non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC'may not be insisted upon. In rest of the cases, the condition of booking the tickets through authorised modes shall continue to follow." 

No. 31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: August 21, 2017


Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 23.09.2015 on the subject noted above and to say that as per the extant instructions, whenever a Government servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorized travel agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s).
2. In this regard, references are received in this Department seeking clarification whether the aforesaid condition of booking the tickets through authorized travel agents needs to be followed in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air on LTC and claims the entitled train fare.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is hereby clarified that in case of non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ may not be insisted upon. In rest of the cases, the condition of booking the tickets through authorised modes shall continue to follow.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Greetings ........

National Anomaly Committee related letter of the JCM (Staff Side)

Shiva Gopal Mishra

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail :

No.NC-JCM-2017/7th CPC Anomaly

Dated: August 23, 2017

Dear Comrades,

Kindly refer to your letter requesting us to take up certain issues in the National Anomaly Committee. We, having considered the definition of the anomaly and the ambit of the NAC, taken up the issues which are placed on our website. Some of the issues brought to our notice are actually “demands” in the charter and, we have reserved the same for taking up in the Standing Committee as Agenda.
These, apart from department specific items/issues, i.e. pertaining to one single department, are to be taken up in the Departmental Anomaly committee.

If you have any objection over our decision in the matter, kindly write to us or call on us immediately. No requisition received after 30th August 2017 may be able to be considered by us.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: NC JCM Staff Side

RTI Week Celebration for the year 2017.

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Winners of Photography Competition on "Beautiful India" held on the occasion of Independence Day 2017

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sad demise .....

Shri Manoher Patter, Superintendent of Post Offices, Parbhani Division (Aurangabad Region - Maharashtra) expired yesterday night due to cardiac attack. 

He was promoted to PS Gr. B cadre vide Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016. He belongs to Karnataka circle and allotted to Maharashtra and joined as SPOs Parbhani Division in the month of December 2016. He was waiting for repatriation to his parent circle. 4 years and 10 months service was in hand. He was sincere, hard worker and soft spoken officer. 

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to rest his soul in peace and give courage to the family members to bear the shock. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

IPO examination books published by Shri P. Karunanithy

Examination books for IPO 2017
from Shri P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs
Catelogue dated 13.08.2017 

MCQ Guide on  FR & SR containing 611 Q & A on 14 subjects namely FR & SR, Joining Time,  Pension, NPS, Commutation,  Leave, TA, LTC, GPF, CGEGIS, CEA, CGHS, DA & HRA, Medical Attendance with Seventh Pay Commission latest rulings

Rs. 250/-
Guide on  Compendium of complaints & other subjects
Guide on Manuals  and other subjects
Guide on Law  subjects
Guide on miscellaneous  subjects
Guide on Acts  and other subjects
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume V
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VII
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VIII
Questions and answers 2011,2012,2013,2014 & 2016
In IP Exams, 70% of questions are asked from the questions of previous years. Hence the study of previous years questions is a must for success.

MCQ on Postal Manual Volume VII
MCQ book on Constitution of India
General English containing MCQ Questions and Answers
MCQ Guide on  Post Office Guides containing 832 Q & A
on Post Office Guides incorporating latest rulings on PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Postal Savings Bank and Savings Certificates  corrected up to 01.07.2017

Rs. 230/-
Latest General Knowledge book for the year 2018
Reasoning or Mental ability
Bare Act on Constitution
Bare Act on Consumer Protection Act
Rs.  80/-
Bare Act on RTI
Rs.  85/-
MCQ book:
The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 with 178 MCQ Q & A The RTI Act, 2005 with 176 MCQ  Q & A

Rs. 150/-
“Disciplinary Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 575 Q& A containing CCS (CCA) Rules, Conduct Rules, Schedule containing the particulars of Appointing Authority, Disciplinary    Authority and Appellate Authority in respect of Postal and RMS officials and Grade Pay of Postal and RMS employees

Rs. 170/-
“ Financial Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 471 Questions and Answers  containing FHB Volume I, FHB Volume II and General Financial Rules, 2005 incorporating latest changes in 7th CPC

Website copy of Post Office Guide Part I                        (Corrected up to date)
Rs. 150/-
Latest 7th  CPC orders on HRA, TA, Transport  Allowance and some other allowances
Total amount for books
Despatch charges under Registered Book Packet
Rs.120/ -
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Total 24 items only

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