Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes – Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

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Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes – Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

No.12017/02/2018-SCD(R.L.Cell)
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
New Delhi, dated: 15.03.2018

To,
The Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.

Subject: Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) letter No. BC 12025/44/80-SC&BCD.I/IV, dated 10.02.1982, addressed to all the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations in which a request was made to issue instructions to the authorities empowered to issue the Scheduled Castes certificates, not to insert the word ‘Harijin’ in the Scheduled Caste certificates, but to mention only the caste to which the person belongs and which has been recognised as Scheduled Caste under the Presidential Orders. Subsequently, the Ministry of Welfare (now Social Justice and Empowerment), vide, letter No. 12025/14/90-SCD (R.L.Cell), dated 16.08.1990, again requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations that for all official transactions, matters, dealings, certificates etc., the Constitutional term,’ Scheduled Caste’ in English and its appropriate translation in other national languages should alone be used for denoting the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes. Thereafter, in compliance with recommendation of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee the aforesaid instructions were again reiterated vide this Ministry’s letter No.17020/64/2010-SCD (R.L.Cell) dated 22.11.2012.

2. The Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior Bench in its order dated 15.01.2018 passed in W.P. No.20420 of 2017 (PIL)-Dr.Mohanlal Mahor Vs.Union of India & Ors. has directed as under:-

“…..that the Central Government/ State Government and its functionaries would refrain from using the nomenclature ‘Dalit’ for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as the same does not find mentioned in the Constitution of India or any statute.”

3. All the State Governments/U.T. Administrations are requested that for all official transactions, matters, dealings, certificates etc., the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste’ in English, and its appropriate translation in other national languages should alone be used for denoting the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes notified in the Presidential Orders issued under Article 341 of the Constitution of India.

Yours faithfully,
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(Arvind Kumar)
Director (SCD)
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Standard Deduction Applicable for Pensioners – Clarification

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Standard Deduction Applicable for Pensioners – Clarification

Ministry of Finance
Clarification regarding applicability of standard deduction to pension received from the former employer

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that the pension received by a taxpayer from his former employer is taxable under the head “Salaries”. The Finance Act, 2018 has amended Section 16 of the Income–tax Act, 1961(“the Act”) to provide that a taxpayer having income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall be allowed a deduction of Rs 40,000/- or the amount of salary, whichever is less, for computing his taxable income. Accordingly, any taxpayer who is in receipt of pension from his former employer shall be entitled to claim a deduction of Rs 40,000/- or the amount of pension, whichever is less, under Section 16 of the Act.

Earlier, the representations were received seeking clarification as to whether a taxpayer, who receives pension from his former employer, shall also be eligible to claim this deduction.

Source: PIB News

GDS Pay Revision: Implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report is under active consideration

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GDS Pay Revision: Implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report is under active consideration

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.6073
TO BE ANSWERED ON 4TH APRIL, 2018

KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE

6073. SHRI PRABHAKAR REDDY KOTHA:
SHRI B. VINOD KUMAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Kamlesh Chandra Committee has submitted its report on the conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks across the country and if so, the details and the major recommendations thereof;
(b) whether the Government proposes to implement the said recommendations of the Committee and if so, the details thereof and the time by which it is likely to be done;
(c) whether the Government proposes to regularise the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the near future and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; (d) whether the Government has taken note of the agitation made by Rural Postal Employees seeking implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee recommendations, if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Yes Madam. The details and the major recommendations are attached as Annexure-I.

(b) Yes Madam. The recommendations made by the Committee constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs) have been considered by the Department. These are currently under approval within the Government. Once necessary approvals have been obtained, the recommendations will be implemented.

(c) No Madam. At present there is no proposal to regularize the Gramin Dak Sevaks. GDSs cannot be regularized for the following reasons :-

i. The Gramin Branch Post Offices function where the workload and traffic does not justify opening of a departmental post office irrespective of the element of profitability. The Gramin Dak Sevaks are engaged by the department for a maximum of five hours in a day and are paid remuneration based on actual work load. The GDS are not wholly dependent upon allowances paid by the Department. Allowances paid by the department are only supplement to the livelihood (main source of income) of GDS. Therefore, one of the conditions for their engagement is that they are mandatorily required to possess independent source of income for livelihood of themselves and their family before they are engaged as GDS.

ii. The legal status of the Gramin Dak Sevaks as held by Apex Court in 1977 is that they are holders of the civil posts outside the regular civil service. The Extra departmental agents (now re-designated as Gramin Dak Sevaks) are governed by non-statutory rules called Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011 which are not framed under Article 309 of the constitution.

(d) & (e) Yes Madam. Department of Posts has taken note of the agitation by Rural Postal Employees seeking implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee recommendations. The recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been considered by the Department. These are currently under approval within the Government. Once necessary approvals have been obtained, the recommendations will be implemented. The Department has already informed the Gramin Dak Sevaks unions that the implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report is under active consideration and appealed to them to withdraw the agitation.

Annexure- I
Salient features of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra

  • The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices have been categorized into A, B, C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  • The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  • The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet /Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs.
  • There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A

Examine the System of Conducting Class X and Class XII Examination to Prevent Leakages

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Examine the System of Conducting Class X and Class XII Examination to Prevent Leakages

HRD Ministry constitutes a High Powered Committee to examine the system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination to prevent leakages

Ministry of Human Resource Development
HRD Ministry constitutes a High Powered Committee to examine the system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination to prevent leakages
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE with a view to prevent leakages.

Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Retd. Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD will be the Chairperson of the 7 member High Power Committee.

The terms of reference of the Committee are as under:

(a) To revisit all aspects related to the security checks built into the system for ensuring that the Question papers reach the examinees without tampering.

(b) To examine and assess all areas of potential weakness in the present system of transporting question papers from the printing presses to the examinees.

(c) To suggest ways in which the system can be made more secure with the use of technology and minimization of human intervention.

The other members of the committee include:

Shri Pavnesh Kumar, Retd. Controller of Examination, CBSE And Former Secretary, UP Examination Board

Prof. J.S. Rajput, India representative on the executive board of the UNESCO former director, NCERT and former Chairman NCTE

Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Independent Director, IRCON & Former VC, SNDT Women’s University

Prof. Krishna Mohan Tripathy, Ex-Director of Education, UP And Chairman Board of High School & Intermediate Education, UP

Senior representative of DG, NIC

Joint Secretary (SE-II)

The High-Powered Committee will submit its report by on or before 31.05.2018.

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Equal Pay for Daily Wagers/Contract Labourers and Regular Employees

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Equal Pay for Equal Work: Equal Pay for Daily Wagers/Contract Labourers and Regular Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 346
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.03.2018

EQUAL PAY FOR DAILY WAGERS/CONTRACT LABOURERS AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES

346. DR. SATYANARAYAN JATIYA:
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to
state:
(a)the policy of “equal pay for equal work” and the effective measures taken for the implementation of the same; and
(b)in reference to (a) above the measures taken to ensure equal payment to daily wagers and contract labourers employed in institutes, establishments and companies of Government and
private sector as is being given to regular employees employed there?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE(IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) & (b): The principal of “equal pay for equal work” was examined and laid down by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court in the civil appeal number 213 of 2013. The issue before the Hon‟ble Supreme Court was as under:
“whether temporarily engaged employees (daily-wage employees, ad- appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like), are entitled to minimum of the regular pay-scale, alongwith dearness allowance (as revised from time to time) on account of their performing the same duties, which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis, against sanctioned posts”

The Hon‟ble Supreme Court held that:
“There can be no doubt, that the principle of „equal pay for equal work‟ would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged Government employees, holding the same post”

The above judgement of the Hon‟ble Supreme Court dated 26th October, 2016 covers various sets of temporarily engaged employees, viz. daily-wage employees, adappointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees etc. It is mandatory for the employer/principal employer to comply with the provisions of labour laws and apply the ratio laid down by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court regarding “equal pay for equal work” while paying wages to its workers/labourers.

In so far as the contract labour is concerned, the Contract Labour (Regulation
& Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 provides for wage parity as stipulated in rule 25(2)(v)(a) which is reproduced below:

“in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work”

Authority: www.rajyasabga.nic.in

CBSE Paper Leak: No Re-Examination for Class X Maths

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CBSE Paper Leak: No Re-Examination for Class X Maths

Class-X maths re-examination not to be held anywhere in the country including Delhi-NCR and Haryana: CBSE

The Central Board for Secondary Education has taken the considered decision not to hold re-examination of Class-X maths paper even in Delhi-NCR and Haryana. Therefore the class-X math re-examination will not be held anywhere in the country. Earlier on 30th March, 2018, the CBSE issued a notification stating that re-examination of class-X would be conducted in Delhi-NCR and Haryana if considered necessary after inquiry.

The Board has said that internal inquiries and analysis based on available material and inputs from the ongoing police investigations are indicating that the alleged leak may be confined to a few alleged beneficiaries. Similarly, the trend of random evaluation done so far for class X Mathematics paper is not indicating sudden spikes or unusual patterns, giving any impression of passing on widespread benefits of alleged leaks to students. Further, the board has come across several fake question papers being put up on social media, obviously with a view to spread panic amongst our students, parents and schools.

Meanwhile, Board is constantly receiving representation from stakeholders indicating anxiety amongst of class X due to the uncertainty surrounding the Maths examination. Also, it has received over 1000 calls on our Counselling Helpline Desk enquiring about whether the re-examination will be held and requesting for announcing the dates for the reconduct of Maths Class X examination.

Keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, the Board has taken the considered decision to not hold the re-examination of Class X Maths paper even in Delhi NCR and Haryana, wherever it is conclusively established, after due enquiry in specific cases, that undue advantage of the alleged leakage has been taken by beneficiaries, action shall be taken as per the provisions of CBSE Examination Bye Laws.

Source: PIB News

Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence – Guidelines regarding

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Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence – Guidelines regarding

No. 25(12)/E.Coord-2018
Government of India
Ministry Of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E. Coord. Branch)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 3rd April 201B

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence-guidelines regarding.

Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, vide order no.1 (24)/E.IIA/96 dated 13th September, 1996, had issued guidelines on the subject cited above It has been felt that these guidelines are dated and need to be updated. It has therefore, been decided that in place of the existing practice of getting monthly reimbursement of newspaper on production of newspaper bills, reimbursement for newspaper may be made at the rates mentioned below based on the certification given by the entitled officer:
S. No
 Level of Officers
Reimbursement to be made per month (In Rs. )
1.
Secretary / Secretary equivalent
As per actuals
2.
Additional Secretary/ Additional Secretary equivalent
Rs.1100
3.
Joint Secretary / Joint Secretary equivalent
Rs.850
4.
Director / Deputy Secretary / Under Secretary Section Officer or
equivalent
Rs.500
2. A certificate as per the Annexure, to the effect that expenditure has been incurred on newspaper shall be provided by the officers on half yearly basis to the office for reimbursement.

3. This issues in supersession to all earlier guidelines Of Department of Expenditure on the subject. The orders will be effective with immediate effect.

4. The orders will be effective with immediate effect.

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(H.Atheli)
Director

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Filling Up of Posts in B&S Cadres of MES

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Filling Up of Posts in B&S Cadres of MES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE 
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3847
TO BE ANSWERED ON 2.4.2018

FILLING UP OF POSTS IN B&S CADRES OF MES

3847. SHRI K.R. ARJUNAN:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that 1573 posts of Barrack and Store (B&S) Cadre of Military Engineer Services (MES) were revived through Ministry of Finance during September, 2016;
(b) if so, the details of vacancies filled-up till date;
(c) if not, reasons for delay of 18 months in filling up of vacancies;
(d) the date by which all revived posts will be filled-up alongwith details of recruitment / DPCs conducted during last three years at each level; and
(e) the details of DPC conducted during last three years in respect of all cadres of MES at each level with present position of each case?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a) Yes, Sir.
(b) to (d): Post Cadre Review of the Barrack and Store Cadre, which was completed on 15th December, 2017 a number of posts have been upgraded and some have been abolished. These will require amendment of the recruitment rules before filling up of posts.
(e) A total of 44 Departmental Promotion Committees have been conducted for various cadres of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Officers of MES in the past three years.

Source: Rajya Sabha

Union Government sensitive to employees’ concerns: Dr Jitendra Singh

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Union Government sensitive to employees’ concerns: Dr Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Union Government sensitive to employees’ concerns: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy & Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is sensitive to employees’ concerns and a number of decisions taken during the last four years, are aimed in the direction of addressing employees’ issues and providing them a motivating environment.

Dr Jitendra Singh was speaking to a delegation of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) led by Shri M. Sudhakar Rao, Secretary General of Geological Survey of India Employees Sangh affiliated to BMS.

The members of the delegation submitted two memoranda to the Minister. One of them related to the alleged discrepancy in Recruitment Rules (RRs) of the Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’ Assistants in the Ministry of Mines, Geological Survey of India. The other memorandum proposed the setting up of a Joint Consultative machinery for arbitration.

Dr Jitendra Singh held a detailed discussion on each of the issues raised. He said that he will get the issues examined.

Cadre Review and Recruitment in B&S Cadre of (MES)

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Cadre Review and Recruitment in B&S Cadre of (MES)

“Cadre Review and Recruitment in Barrack and Store (B&S) Cadre of Military Engineer Services (MES)”

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE 
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3846
TO BE ANSWERED ON 2.4.2018

CADRE REVIEW AND RECRUITMENT IN B&S CADRE OF MES

3846. SHRI K.R. ARJUNAN:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Director General (Personnel) has been defying the order of President, regarding implementation of first cadre review of Barrack and Store (B&S) Cadre of Military Engineer Services (MES) for past three months;
(b) if so, the details of administrative action taken thereof;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether it is also a fact that direct recruitment of officers of B&S cadre has not been done during last eight years;
(e) if so, the reasons therefor; and
(f) the details of action plan to fill the existing vacancies?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a) No, Sir.

(b) & (c): Does not arise.

(d) to (f): A proposal for direct recruitment of 24 Barrack and Stores Officers was initiated in 2013. Observations made by UPSC in 2016 thereon have since been addressed. In the meantime, cadre review of Barrack and Stores Cadre which had been undertaken, was completed on 15th December, 2017, following which a number of posts have been upgraded and some have been abolished. These will require amendment of the recruitment rules before filling up of vacant posts.

Source: Rajya Sabha

Aadhaar Card as Id Proof

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Aadhaar Card as Id Proof

Ministry of Home Affairs
Aadhaar Card as Id Proof

‘Prisons’ is a State subject as per entry 4 of List II of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. The administration and management of prisons is primarily the responsibility of respective State Government. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised all States and Union Territories (UTs) to make use of Aadhaar for identification of visitors to ensure that facilities are being availed by authorized individuals. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also advised all States and UTs that prison inmates should also be Aadhaar seeded so that various aspects of day to day prison administration like production before court, return to prison, transport, health facilities, interview, free legal aid, parole, temporary release mechanism, educational/vocational training, release from prison etc. can be regulated by use of Aadhaar. These advisories are also available on Ministry’s website viz. www.mha.gov.in

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri HansrajGangaramAhirin a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

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Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX, DELHI
C.R.BUILDING, L.P.ESTATE, NEW DELHI-110002
Phone No.011-23379596/23379245; FAX 011-23378668

F.No.PrCCIT/Admin/2017-18/02
Dated: 02.03.2018
Office Order

Reg: Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

The Income Tax Department strives to maintain a workplace environment that is well functioning and maintain high standard of conduct and decorum. As part of that effort, the Department requires employees to maintain a neat, clean and formal appearance that is appropriate for the workplace setting.

It if often seen that a large number of employees, especially the younger members of the department come dress casually for the office, which is unexpected of them.

All the Officers/Officials/ staff members should be attired in appropriate, formal, clean, modest and decent clothes. Casual and party attire should be strictly avoided during appearance in office. Any staff member who does not meet the attire, will be subject to corrective action and may be asked to leave the premises to change clothing.

This issues with the prior approval of the competent authority.

(Divya Vashishta)
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, (Hqrs.) (Admn.)
New Delhi.

Source: Confederation

Free Personal Accident Death Cover and Permanent Disability Cover of Rs 30 lakhs

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Free Personal Accident Death Cover and Permanent Disability Cover of Rs 30 lakhs

“Army personnel will get free personal accident death cover and free permanent disability cover of Rs 30 lakhs, free educational cover of upto Rs 1 Lakh per year for four years for education of dependent child in case of accidental death of defence personnel”

Ministry of Defence
MoU between Indian Army and HDFC Bank

A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank on the Defence Salary Package on 03 Apr 2018. The first MoU between HDFC Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 13 Mar 2015. The current MoU is tailor made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families.

The signing in ceremony was chaired by the Director General (MP&PS), Lt Gen S K Saini and was attended by the top dignitaries of HDFC Bank headed by Ms Smita Bhagat, Head Government Business and Branch Banking.

Currently Indian Army has MoUs on Defence Salary Package with 11 public and private sector banks. MoUs are considered for inception and renewal with banks on analyzing their utility and suitability to the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families. Army is hoping that this MoU will benefit a large number of serving and retired Army personnel who are having their accounts with HDFC bank; and also provide them an opportunity to access modern banking facilities.

Under the current MoU apart from other benefits the Army personnel will get free personal accident death cover and free permanent disability cover of Rs 30 lakhs, free educational cover of upto Rs 1 Lakh per year for four years for education of dependent child in case of accidental death of defence personnel and 100% processing fees waived for Car Loans and Personal Loans.

Source: PIB News

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