Saturday, December 20, 2014
NO PROPOSAL TO REDUCE RETIREMENT AGE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM 60 TO 58 YEARS – REPLIES MINISTER OF STATE FOR PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.
The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.
The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha.
Source: Press Information Bureau
Press Release of Ministry of Home Affairs
Attention of the Government has been drawn to some news items appearing in a section of the press regarding proposal of the Central Government to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.
It has been clarified that Government has no proposal to reduce the age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.
Source : Press Information Bureau
Income Tax Deduction from Salaries during FY 2014-15 under Section 192 of Income Tax 1961 – Circular No: 17 / 2014 issued by Income Tax Departmant
Labels: Income Tax
Friday, December 19, 2014
The leadership of this Association has been to Delhi on 16.12.14, 17.12.14 & 18.12.14. During our stay, we met Member (P&V) and other Senior Officers in Ad.IIA, Ad.IIIA & IIIB sections and DGHRD. Following issues were taken up:-
- Early DPC for promotion to CAO and allied issues.
- Facilitation of promotion to Inspector and relaxation in Recruitment Rules.
- Filling the strength, allocated for EA (Executive Assistant) on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules and allied issues.
- Relaxation in the Recruitment Rule of TA.
- Other miscellaneous issues.
Response on the above issues has been positive. We expect some early action. Off course we have to follow it up. I shall give a detail report when I return home.
We have also decided to hold the next convention to plug the vacancies in the organization of the Association. It is likely to be conducted by our friends of Hyderabad Unit in the 2nd or 3rd week of April, 2015. I would like to sensitize my comrades of all the zones to come and join us in Hyderabad to strengthen the organization. This can enable us to reap maximum benefit for our cadre in the post-cadre Restructuring scenario.
Friday, December 5, 2014
I am proceeding to Delhi on 15.12.2014. I have sought appointment with Board Chairman, Member (P&V), and Joint Secretary (Administration), CBEC during the period of my visit to Delhi on 16.12.14, 17.12.14 & 18.12.14. Letters seeking the appointment are given below:-
I request that any member from the zone or zonal leader come and join me there as per scheduled programme above.
Friday, November 28, 2014
At long last the Promotion Order to Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) has been issued.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PROMOTED TO CAO OFFICERS.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PROMOTED TO CAO OFFICERS.
The said Order is given below:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Dear Comrades, Dated: 14th Nov,2014.
Many of our members are wondering as to why the promotion order of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) is getting delayed so much. We fully share the anxiety. The fact remains that the concerned file has duly been processed for approval of the Competent Authority and we are also trying on our part in best possible manner. Meanwhile, our Comrades of Bangalore have met Ms. Joy Kumari Chander, Hon'ble Member (P&V) today at Bangalore. Member (P&V) was very kind to give a patient hearing despite her busy schedule. The issue of present promotion order and the next DPC for CAO for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 have been represented today also. I request our friends at various zones to see that all requisite information relating to updation of Seniority List of CAO, ACR/APAR etc. (whenever calls for) are sent at the earliest.
Meanwhile, I have received many representations from some of the zones, urging for the Association to take up some issues with the Board for immediate redressal. The issues basically centre around the problems, being experienced in various zones in the matter of promotion to various posts. The hype created before CR seems to have not been fulfilled, resulting in accumulation of grievance among our members.
The main problem area after implementation of Cadre Restructuring has been the preserved confusion on appropriateness of length of qualifying service for effecting the promotion to the post of Inspector against the additional strength. We are trying to resolve the impasse that exists in some of the zones in an appropriate manner.
Promotion to the grade of Tax Assistant (TA) has also been halted in many zones owing to notification of new Recruitment Rule dated 10.01.2014. The qualifying service has been lengthened and educational qualification has been raised. We had earlier taken up this issue and have been following it up. We will continue to do so with greater thrust.
Also, it is informed that even the regular promotion Senior Tax Assistant (STA) is not implemented in some of the zones, citing the fact that STA and DOS (Deputy Office Superintendent) posts have been merged as Executive Assistant (EA). It has been clarified by the Board and DoP&T in the past that a post only to be considered to be created once the Recruitment Rule (RR) of such post is notified. Any RR does not become infractuous automatically only through an executive order. It will continue to be effective till new Rule is notified in its place through laid-down process and after the approval of the Competent Authority. Therefore, wherever such problem has cropped up, it is suggested that the zonal administration may be requested to take note of the above facts and appreciate that the Recruitment Rule (RR) of STA and DOS are still in vogue, till the RR of Executive Assistant (EA) is notified.
This Association is also alive to the need for some relaxation in Recruitment Rule of Inspector in terms of qualifying service and other conditions. There shall be considerable number of vacancies which will not be filled up for want of eligible officers in the feeder post. In order to impress upon the Board, we need data on number of posts, lying vacant after first phase of DPC, post Cadre Restructuring. I request to all the zonal leaders to mail me (Email Id : firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information of their zones at the earliest:-
1. Name of the zone : ........................................................
2. Number of vacancies in Promotee Quota (PR Quota) of Inspector as on 31.07.2014 (pre-cadre restructuring) : ...................................................
3. Number of additional posts sanctioned in the PR Quota through Cadre Restructuring as on 01.08.2014: ....................................................
4. Number of posts filled up after Cadre Restructuring (CR) against Point No.2: ................................................
5. Number of posts filled up after Cadre Restructuring (CR) against Point No.3: .................................................
6. Number of pre-cadre restructuring vacancies (Point No.2 - Point No.4): ..........................................................
7. Number of post-cadre restructuring vacancies (Point No.3 - Point No.5): ..........................................................
It will be highly appreciated if the above data is made available with this association, so that the issue of relaxation can be taken up with the Board in a much stronger manner.
The implementation of the judgement of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh bench dated 17.03.2010 on promotion of officers beyond the age of 50 years to the post of Inspector, has not been uniformed all over the country. We tried hard to get a clarification from the Board to pave the way for implementation in every zone. The said clarification has been issued on 03 Nov, 2014 (to see the order click here) which will be of great relief to many of our members.
Thanking you, yours Comradely,
Monday, November 10, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
DPC for promotion to CAO for the vacancy years 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 has been conducted on 30.10.2014 & 31.10.2014 as scheduled. Subsequent action has also been initiated. Active pursuation will be made to get the Promotion Order issued at the earliest.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It is our bad luck that the DPC for regular promotion to CAO for the years 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 has not taken place before this Diwali. It is learnt that the Chairman UPSC has already nominated the Chairman for this DPC. However, the date of the DPC is yet to be finalized. We expect that it will be held very shortly.
Meanwhile the Board has taken initiative to update the All India Seniority List of Administrative Officers for the period 01.01.2009 to 30.06.2014. Letter has been issued by ADG (HRM) in this regard vide letter no.8/B/187/HRD (HRM)/2014 dated 21.10.2014 posted below:-
I request leaders and members of all the zones to send the reply at the earliest.
The DPC for various other grades are taking place in different zones. Although DPC for promotion to Inspector against the additional posts sanctioned through Cadre Restructuring during this year, are getting held up in many of the zones.
Association wishes to take stalk of the situation, prevailing in various zones and I request the zonal leaders to apprise me about the difficulties and development at various zones, consequent upon the Cadre Restructuring. They may send their factual reports at my e-mail id (email@example.com) so that a comprehensive stand may be taken by this Association at all India level.
I also wish to involve new leaders to the Association activities and also desire a convention at the earliest possible opportunity.