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Posting of husband and wife at the same station

Posting of husband and wife at the same station F.No.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block,New Delhi, Dated the 30th September, 2009. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Posting of husband and wife at the same station. In view of the utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women's status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the ·children, guidelines were issued by DOP&T in O.M No. 28034/7/86-Estt.(A) dated 3.4.86 and No.28034/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 12.6.97 for posting of husband and wife who are in Government service, at the same station. Department had on 23.8.2004 issued instructions to all Mins.lDeptts. to follow the above guidelines in letter and spirit.
2. In the context of the need to make concerted efforts to increase representation of women in Central Government jobs, these guidelines hav…

AICPIN - for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009 increased by 1 point and stood at 169 (one hundred and sixtynine).

During December, 2009, the index recorded a maximum increase of 5 points each in Yamunanagar, Mundakkayam and Puducherry centres, 4 points each in Madurai, Goa and Guntur centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 1 point in 8 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 3 points in 7 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Yamunanagar centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fresh Milk, Sugar, Firewood, etc., in Mundakayam centre due to Rice, Onion, Firewood, etc. and in Puducherry centre due to Rice, Poultry, Fish Fresh, Onion, Sna…

Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2009

No.22/5/2009-CS.I(PR) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training


II Floor Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 28th January, 2010 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2009 (as on 01.01.2010) - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say refer to the subject noted above and to say that Immovable Property Returns for the year 2009 (as on 1.1.2010) are required to be submitted by all the Group 'A' & Group 'B'(Gazetted/Non-Gaz.) officers in the prescribed proforma latest by 31st of January, 2010. All the Group 'A' CSS officers are requested to send a copy the IP Return which they would be submitting to their respective cadre/sub-cadre administration, to the CS-I Dvision also for our records.

(A.K.Cashyap)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia

Refund Fraud scamsters Identified in Income Tax department

Refund Fraud scamsters Identified. Swift action by the Income tax Department to put in place a robust method of issuing refunds

No.402/92/2006-MC (05 of 2010)
Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
*** New Delhi dated 25th January 2010 DRAFT PRESS RELEASE On or about 12th January 2010, an officer in the Income Tax department, Mumbai, noticed that refunds had been issued from his jurisdiction without his knowledge or approval of his higher authorities. He immediately brought the matter to the notice of his superior officers.

2. On internal inquiry by the Income Tax department, it was found that User Ids and Passwords of certain officers had been fraudulently used to generate refunds in some cases. Upon detection of the fraud, the following actions were taken by the Income Tax department to contain the damage:-

(i) Stop payment orders were issued. As a result, refund outgo in at least two cases could be prevented. (ii) Investigatio…

Agenda Points for 46th Meeting of National Council (JCM) from BPMS

Agenda Points for 46th Meeting of National Council (JCM) from BPMS Member, National Council (JCM) Mr.M.P.SINGH

Kindly refer your D.O. No. 3/2/2009-JCA Dated 30th Nov, 2009 whereby it has been intimated that the 46th meeting of the National council (JCM) is scheduled to be held on 16th January, 2010 under the Chairmanship of Hon`ble Cabinet Secretary.

In this meeting, I would like to submit following points on behalf of my federation BPMS, which needs the attention of the meeting for the welfare of the employees.

1. DISPARITY IN THE FORMATION OF PAY BAND / SCALES

Central Govt. Employees as well as Federations were confident that a similar Pattern would be adopted by the 6th CPC and Review Committee, in the formation, of Pay Scales, irrespective of the Cadre of workers and Officers. After thorough study of the Pay Structure, it is observed that the structure of Pay bands of PB-1 to P…

Grant of Presidential Awards to the officers of the customs and central excise

Grant of Presidential Awards to the officers of the customs and central excise on the occasion of Republic Day 2010

The officers of the Customs & Central Excise Department are considered for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of life and specially distinguished record of service on their achieving and maintaining excellence in the discharge of their duties. These awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day every year. This year, one officer has been selected for Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of life and thirty-one(31) officers have been selected for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for specially distinguished record of service. These officers have exhibited exceptional commitment and devotion to duty on a sustained basis, while achieving the goals set for their organizations.

The list of officers, along with their d…

Reservation for the Persons with Disabillties – Filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies through a Special Recruitment Drive

No. 3603812/2008-EsH(Res)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel,P.G.&PensionsDepartment of Personnel & TrainingNew Delhi, Dated the 15th January,2010 OFFICE MEMORANDUMSub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabillties – Filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies through a Special Recruitment Drive.****The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 27.11.2009 whereby a Special Recruitment Drive has been launched to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disability. Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/8/2003-Estt(Res) dated 26th April, 2006, which, inter alia, required preparation of reservation roster registers and earmarking of reservation for persons with disabilities in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Res) dated 29.12.2005 starting from the year 1996. The OM provided that if some or all the vacancies so earmarked had not bee…

Private hospitals bleeding CGHS dry

Private and corporate hospitals in the city have charged as much as Rs 12 crore in excess from the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the past 17 months by submitting inflated bills, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) stated in its recent report.

The hospitals had claimed Rs 43 crore as against the actual expenditure of Rs 31 crore incurred by them. Implemented by the Union health ministry, CGHS provides health care facilities for central government employees, pensioners and their dependents.

An official of CGHS, Hyderabad division, informed TOI that the CVC's report had stated that 14 hospitals claimed excess amount for providing treatment to patients. In all, 34 hospitals are empanelled for CGHS patients in Hyderabad.

Hospitals enter into an agreement with the CGHS, which has a special tariff for treatment including the charges of various wards, depending upon the eligibility of the card holder. Scrutiny of the bills revealed that the provision of agreement was n…

Central govt to net Rs1,400 crore as tax from pay arrears to staff

The government will mop up Rs 1,400 crore (Rs 14 billion) this fiscal by taxing the second instalment of arrears due to central government employees, who were awarded increased salaries by the Sixth Pay Commission.

The first instalment of arrears (representing 40 per cent of the increased pay) was disbursed during financial year 2008-09.

The employees will also have to pay two per cent education cess on the total amount of the arrears.

"The total arrears for this fiscal is Rs 18,000 crore (Rs 180 billion). The arrears that would fall in the tax net would be about Rs 9,000 crore (Rs 90 billion). Barring the grade-IV employees, and according to calculations, around 15 per cent of this amount-- about Rs 1,400 crore (plus education cess) would go into government's coffers during this fiscal as tax," a senior finance ministry official said.

"The Central and State government and various organisations under them are advised to compute the correct tax liability of every emp…

Two hundred new Kendriya Vidyalayas in the offing

The Government has initiated the process of expanding the network of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country by opening another 200 such schools during the 11th Plan period.

The HRD Ministry has projected a requirement of Rs 813.7 crore for the purpose as the Planning Commission has given "in principle" support for the project.

At present, there are 981 Kendriya Vidyalayas which cater to the educational needs of children of Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel who are frequently transferred.

"There is a proposal for opening 200 KVs during the 11th Plan in metros, areas having sufficient concentration of defence or para-military forces and areas with high concentration of Central government personnel. The Planning Commission has supported this proposal in principle," a ministry official said.

The locations will be decided on the basis of local demands and feasibility of proposals.
Source: Indian Express

INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009-2010

CIRCULAR NO.: 1/2010
F.No. 275/192/2009-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
…..
New Delhi, dated the 11th January,2010 SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009-2010 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.

Reference is invited to Circular No.08/2007 dated 5.12.2007 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head “Salaries” under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, during the financial year 2008-2009, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2009-2010 and explains certain related provisions of the Income-tax Act. The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department-
www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
Highlights from the OM…

Relief When Salary Paid in Arrea…