Thursday, December 08, 2016

Milad-Un-Nabi Holiday Changed to 13th December 2016 - DoPT Order 2016

Milad-Un-Nabi Holiday Changed to 13th December 2016 - DoPT Order 2016
F.N0.12/18/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th December, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad falls on Tuesday the 13th December, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad will be celebrated on 12th December, 2016.

Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad holiday to 12th December, 2016 in place of 13th December, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_18_2016-JCA2-07122016.pdf
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Saturday, December 03, 2016

AICPIN for the Month of October 2016 – Expected DA from January 2017

AICPIN for the Month of October 2016 – Expected DA from January 2017

No. 5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th November, 2016

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — October, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2016 increased by 1 point and stood at 278 (two hundred and seventy eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between September and October, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.13 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.01 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Brinjal, Cauliflower, French Bean, Lady’s Finger, Methi, Peas, Tomato, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Apple, Banana, Potato, Electricity Charges, Soft Coke, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 3.35 per cent for October, 2016 as compared to 4.14 per cent for the previous month and 6.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 2.99 per cent against 4.05 per cent of the previous month and 7.50 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mundakkyam and Darjeeling reported the maximum increase of 8 points each followed by Jamshedpur and Amritsar (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 7 points followed by Bhavnagar (5 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Vishakhapathnam centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2016 will be released on Friday, 30th December, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Sd/-
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://www.labourbureaunew.gov.in/UserContent/Press_Note_CPI_IW_Oct_2016_EH.pdf
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

No Limit on Holding of Gold Jewellery or Ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of Income including inheritance.

No Limit on Holding of Gold Jewellery or Ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of Income including inheritance. 

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

01-December-2016 18:24 IST

Various points clarified with respect to gold jewellery and ornaments; No limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance. 

In order to remove any doubt about the current position of Income Tax Law with respect to gold jewellery and ornaments, the following points are hereby categorically clarified: 

(a) There is no limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments by anybody provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance 

(b) Vide circular dated 11.5.1994, instructions have been issued in the matter of search and seizure of gold jewellery. 

(c) Jewellery and ornaments to the extent of 500 gms for married lady, 250 gms. for unmarried lady and 100 gm for male member will not be seized, even if prima facie, it does not seem to be matching with the income record of the assesse. 

(e) Officer conducting search has discretion not to seize even higher quantity of gold jewellery based on factors including family customs and traditions. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Running Staff – RBA 90/2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Running Staff – RBA 90/2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBA No.90/2016

No.2016/AC-II(CC)/IPAS/37/7(Zonal Railways)

25th November, 2016

a) General Managers, All Zonal Railways (including Metro Railway, Kolkata);
b) Director/Finance, CRIS

Railway Board (Pay Commission Dte.) vide their letter No.PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1 dated 11th November, 2016 (RBE 131/2016) had communicated payment of DA @ 2% per month to all categories of Railway Employees w.e.f 1st July, 2016. The issue regarding admissibility of DA on running allowance paid to Running Staff has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided that DA @ 2% shall be admissible to Running staff on the Basic pay plus Running allowances drawn w.e.f 1st July, 2016.

2. CRIS may incorporate the above rule in IPAS application, so that payroll of running staff for November, 2016 could be drawn accordingly.

3. It may please be ensured that Salary Advance of Rs.10000/- paid to Non-Gazetted employees in terms of Railway Borad’s letter No.2016/E(LL)/APW/1 dated 17.11.2016 is recovered from the concerned staff in salary bill of November 2016.

3. The issues with the approval of competent authority.

Sd/-
(V.Prakash)
Joint Director(Accounts)

Source: AIRF
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Monday, November 28, 2016

HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay – BPMS

REF: BPMS/Cir/17th TC/ 11

Dated: 02.11.2016

To,
The President/General Secretary
Unions Affiliated to the Federation
& Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members
BPMS

Subject: Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. Under the banner of Government Employees National Confederation, we continuously demanded for removal of anomalies related to pay fixation, bonus, income tax, recommendations of Pay Commissions but the Governments did not pay any heed to our genuine demands and it is leading discontentment amongst the employees. Therefore, Government Employees National Confederation has decided that all the constituent Federation of GENC will observe an agitation programme throughout the country from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Being a constituent of GENC, this federation BPMS has decided that all the affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016 like Gate Meeting, Slogan Shouting, Dharna etc. On 09.12.2016 a memorandum should be submitted to their respective Heads of the establishment addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India mentioning the following demands:

1. Minimum Pay should be fixed Rs 24,000/- and fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57.

2. Under MACP Scheme, 05 financial upgradation should be granted in promotional hierarchy in the service of 30 years.

3. Annual Increment should be @ 5% in place of 3%.

4. The Benchmark ‘very good’ should be abolished for granting of promotion, financial upgradation and annual increment.

5. The Grade pay of Group ‘C’ Rs 1900/- and Rs 2000/- should be merged and upgraded to Rs 2400/-.

6. HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay.

7. New Pension Scheme should be scraped.

8. FDI should be scraped in Defence and Railway.

9. Bonus should be calculated on Rs 18,000/- in place of 7,000/- because minimum pay has been enhanced from 7,000/- to 18,000/-.

10. Income tax exemption limit (tax free income) should be extended to Rs 8,00,000/-.

11. The wards of employees died in harness should be guaranteed with 100% compassionate ground appointments.

Thanking you

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Copy to:
1- The General Secretary BMS, New Delhi
2- Shri K.N.Sharma, I/C BPMS, Lucknow For information
3- The Secretary General, GENC, Kanpur

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/circular-11-k2dn.pdf
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