Monday, October 20, 2014



Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in two years: RTI -- NEWS

New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query.
Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent.
During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income to the tune of Rs 743.76 crore whereas BJP in the same time span did for Rs 338.95 crore.
Congress in 2012-13 had income worth Rs 318.08 crore whereas the amount rose to Rs 425.68 crore in 2013-24, BJP though had an income of Rs 17.42 crore in 2012-13 and it was Rs 321.53 crore for 2013-14.
According to the Income-Tax department, Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party in UP had tax-exempted income worth Rs 164 crore whereas their rival party Bahujan Samajwadi party had registered only Rs 20.76 crore for the same period.
Among other parties, CPI(M) registered an income of Rs 92.90 crore, CPI Rs 2.62 crore, JD(U) Rs 13 crore and RLD Rs 4.48 crore, it said.    
Lalu Prasad's RJD party in 2013-14 had a tax-exempted income of Rs 41,411.    
The figure for the year 2012-13 for other parties were – SP (Rs 30 crore), BSP (Rs 8.99 crore, CPI (Rs 1.55 crore), CPI(M) (Rs 40.73 crore), JD(U) (Rs 2.70 crore), RLD (Rs 97.90 lakh), JD(S) (Rs 46.99 lakh)   
Political parties are exempted from tax on their income through section 13 A of IT Act 1961. They have to, however, maintain a book of account for donations or income above Rs 20,000.
  India News 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

India Post joins hand with

India Post joins hand with, to introduce new-age technology at cost of Rs. 4909 crores - NEWS

New Delhi: In a bid to enhance its electronic connectivity and capability across 1.5 lakh Post Offices in India, Department of Posts is in the process of inducting new-age technology through an enterprise wide IT Project. In this series, it has also signed Business MoU with & 
India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th

 to 15th October, 2014 and on the occasion of Business 

Development Day on 14th Oct 2014 it decided to join 

hands with &

Mr. Vijay Ajmera, Sr. Vice President (Finance) said that they are happy to choose 

Department of Post as their delivering partner and this 

will provide their e-commerce business a wider reach 


In tune with the emerging e-Commerce market, parcel

product has been revamped & Cash on Delivery (CoD)

facility has been introduced. State-of-the-art Parcel 

centres are also being set up across the country. 

Department is also developing exclusive Parcel Network 

to cater the needs of e-Commerce companies.

department is also developing Parcel Network to cater 

to the needs of e-Commerce companies. Delivery of 

parcels and Express mail is also planned to be 

mechanised in bigger cities for efficient & quicker 


Rate of interest i/r/o PLI / RPLI policies falling under Rule 56(3)(i) and Rule 54(4) & 58(3) of POLI Rules, 2011 - clarification.

Rate of interest i/r/o PLI / RPLI policies falling under Rule 56(3)(i) and Rule 54(4) & 58(3) of POLI Rules, 2011 - clarification.

Bank staff may come under govt pay panel: Hindustan Times

Even after several rounds of talks between bank employee unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA), there seems to be no consensus on the quantum of salary hike for over 800,000 employees at different public sector lenders.

While the IBA has indicated that the maximum hike that can be offered to employees is about 11%, unions are demanding a 25% raise.

With the stalemate still continuing, sources said a proposal could also be considered to bring them under the purview of the Seventh Pay Commission, which has already been constituted. A large section ofbank employees are, however, unwilling to do the same.

“There needs to be an end to the stalemate and this is an option that has also come up,” an official source who refused to be identified said.

IBA chairman, TM Bhasin, however, told HT that there was no proposal to bring bank employees under the purview of the pay commission. “IBA has no such consideration and no proposal has come to the IBA,” he said.

“There have been some reports of bringing the bank employees under the purview of the pay commission but we are completely opposed to such a move,” said CH Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association.

The salary revision of bank employees is due since November 2012.

Unions meanwhile have threatened to go on a strike on November 12. There could even be an indefinite strike thereafter if the issue is not addressed, union representatives said.

A senior bank executive said the issue of wage settlement would have to be sorted at the earliest and the finance ministry could intervene to ensure that the deadlock comes to an end.

“At a time, when the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is underway and targets have to be met, there is little scope to lose time,” he said.


Raising the Cash limit for conveyance of cash and streamlining cash management

Monday, October 13, 2014

Method of address of mails addressed to Defense Service Personnel

RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the Department of Personnel and Training

F No.111012009-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-I 10001
Dated: 7.10.2014

Office Memorandum

Subject: RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the Department of Personnel and  Training

The Department of Personnel and Training has been conducting an justify to  Information Online Certificate Course in English since the year 2009 and in Hindi and Telugu since the year 2012.

The course is hosted through Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad on the url . The RTI online certificate course not only offers the benefit of away from Class room learning, but also provides a platform for reinforcing one’s learning through interacting with experts and fellow candidates. This course is open for all the citizens and is available free of cost.

2. The CGG hosts two courses on RTI – a short duration course of 7-days and a longer version of 15 days. The 7 days course is introductory in nature and does not  have chat window/moderator facility and does not carry any certificate. However, this is treated as an eligible criterion for getting selection into the longer version 15-days course.

3. The 15-day course is more intensive with practical orientation of applying the RTI Act. This version of the course has the facility of discussion forum and moderation. On successful completion of the course, an e-Certificate will be issued.

4. It is requested that the Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authorities working in your Ministry/Department and public authorities under your administrative control may be encouraged to enroll for the said Online Certificate Course on RTI.

(Archana Varma)
Joint Secretary

//copy// Source: Dopt

Compassionate Appointment -- clarification

No need of declaration/undertaking countersigned by two permanent government employees.

Manner of disposal of PPO – Death of the pensioner with no claimant authorized for family pension in the same PPO

NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2014-15/511-581,



Sub: Manner of disposal of PPO – death of the pensioner with no claimant authorized for family pension in the same PPO

The Central Pension Accounting Office is a nodal agency for administering the Scheme for pension disbursement through public sector banks. It is in continuous process of streamlining and simplifying the pension delivery to the utmost satisfaction of Pensioner’s/ family pensioner’s comfort and convenience. The disbursement of family pension to the “family pensioner other than spouse” like widowed/divorced daughter is one of those areas in which a lot of efforts have been put in to simply and make them effective and efficient.

But it has been observed that a number of court cases and legal cases received in CPAO are mainly related to delay in the commencement of family pension to the family pensioner other than a spouse and arisen due to negligence on the part of the banks in returning the disbursers’ and the pensioners’ half of the PPO to CPAO if there is no family pensioner stands to be authorized through the same PPO.

In this context, Para 23.3 of “Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorized Banks” provides the manner of disposal of PPOs wherein no claimant exists after the death of pensioner/family pensioner with the stipulation that the disburser’s portion as well as pensioner’s portion of the PPO is to be returned to CPAO for updation of its record and onward transmission to the PAD/AG who had issued the PPO for similar action and record.

The non-compliance of these instructions by the banks is resulting increase in receipt of number of court cases and legal cases in CPAO, non-updation of CPAO’s and PAO’s relevant record, delay in authorization of family pension to the eligible family members for whom a new PPO is to be issued, causing hardship to the claimants, points raised by the Pensioners’ Welfare Associations from different platforms including SCOVA meetings.

The Para 6.3.1 of the CPPC Guidelines also stressed upon the strict adherence to the codal provisions of “Scheme Booklet”, CCS[Pension] Rules, Orders, Guidelines on Pension issued by Government of India/Reserve Bank of India from time to time.

Non-compliance of codal provisions by the banks is a very serious lapse on their part. Therefore, it is imperative to instruct the Heads of CPPC of all the banks/ Heads of Govt. Business Divisions to take a stock of these cases and send a Review Report within seven days from the receipt of this Office Memorandum followed by returning of both the halves of all such PPOs wherein pensioner/spouse has died and no claimant for family pension has been authorized in the PPO. The matter may be taken
on priority as it is under review at the higher level.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller [Pensions].

The Hindi version will follow.

(M.M. Kaushik)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Felicitation to retired postal employees

Felicitation to retired postal employees in P&T Employees co-op credit society General body on 28-09-14 held at NGO kalyana mandapam